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Gonzales schools can look at an annual student population growth of from 3-5 percent over the next several years, numbers which will strain the district’s existing facilities, GISD trustees were told during a workshop meeting Monday. Steven Stewart of Deskmap Sys-

tems presented an overview of a demographic study commissioned by thye district, and told the school board that without expansion of existing facilities the district could be up to a thousand students over capacity by 2017. “As you see the oil industry move from the exploration and drilling stage into the production and management stage, you’re going

to have a lot move people moving here permanently,” Stewart said. “You’ll have a real challenge here anticipating the needs, especially at the elementary level.” Stewart presented trustees with both a conservative estimate of growth and a moderate estimate which assumes more rapid industrial development. The more conservative growth

scenario indicates a more traditional pattern of early-grade (pre-k/kindergarten/first grade) enrollment increases which move through the system. The “crunch” on the numbers in that scenario would first impact East Avenue Primary, where renovations have just been completed to expand the cafeteria but the district has GISD, Page A6

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Madison Kalina gets a big, wet “kiss” from the steer being shown by her brother Dillon Friday night at the Shiner FFA Livestock show. Make sure to grab a copy of The Cannon’s March 21 edition for photos from all the winners in the Gonzales, Waelder, Shiner and Nixon-Smiley Livestock shows. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Murder suspects’ hearings re-set By CEDRIC IGLEHART

Four men who are facing several felony charges, including capital murder, had their cases heard in the 2nd 25th District Court Wednesday morning in Gonzales. Parris Brown of Hallettsville, Robert Garcia Jr. of Cuero, Desmond Patton of Cuero and Larvell Roy of Cuero had their cases reset for May 22 by Judge W.C. Kirkendall. Each man is facing a charge of capital murder

of multiple persons and three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident that took place last October at a Gonzales night club. Frederick Lamon Smith, 39 of Gonzales, died on Oct. 7 after he was struck by gunfire in the 1400 block of Kliene, across the street from The Ebony Club. Taylon Edow Porter, 23 of San Marcos, was also shot and transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The men were

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two of four people who were injured during the incident. A fifth man, Rashad Rudolph of Cuero, was also arrested in connection to the incident. He is facing three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one charge of tampering or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair investigation and one charge of murder. His case was reset to April 19. In other court proceedings, Alice Ramos had her case reset for April 3. CASES, Page A6

Gonzales City Council on Tuesday moved to formalize an agreement which has been in place for years with Southern Clay Products over the amount of chlorides in water discharged from the facility. Council approved a resolution authorizing City Manager Allen Barnes to formalize an agreement with the company allowing for the discharge of from 1200-1800 parts per million (ppm) of chlorides in water processed through city lines. Barnes told the Council the agreement formalizes policy which has been in place for some time. “They asked for this agreement,” he said. “Their level of discharge has been consistent over the last 20 years. Higher chlorides cause us to adjust our processes, but it’s something that we’ve been doing for 20 years already. This really changes nothing from the city’s perspective aside from about $80,000 we’ll be getting that we weren’t getting before.” City Attorney Jackie Williamson told the council the agreement is effectively the same as one first negotiated in 2007 but never brought to the council for approval. Council also approved the city’s “stub budget” for April 1-Sept. 30 for this year. The CITY, Page A6

Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show wraps up local ag-show season

“Come and Hear It!” Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday for weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

for local agriculture students. Friday’s events begin with the judging of crafts starting at 3 p.m. at the NixonSmiley Livestock Shown Barn on Highway 87. Cake judging begins at 3:30, followed by the craft and cake judging awards in the arena at 7 p.m. Judging of Ag Mechanics projects begins at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the Ag Mechanics area, with judging of broilers getting underway in the arena. Turkeys, market rabbit and fryer rabbit judging

will follow the broilers in the arena. Saturday’s events get underway in the arena at 9 a.m. with judging of market hogs, followed by market lambs, market goats, market steers, breeder hogs, breeder goats, breeder heifers and commercial heifers at the commercial heifer pen. After a brief intermission following the judging, the 4-H Clover “Pee-Wee” Showmanship classes will take the ring for a demonstration. The annual buyers party gets underway at 5 p.m., followed by the auction at 6 p.m. with Joey Tomlinson.

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What a wonderful week Gonzales Elementary students had thanks to Alma Trevino, the school’s librarian. Last week they celebrated the birthday of the renowned author, Dr. Seuss, by having community members, business leaders, school board members, parents and staff reading throughout the day from his books. Mrs. Trevino, personally, made “Cat in the Hat” hats for the entire staff, and the cafeteria staff prepared green eggs and ham in his honor.

March 7, 1923

On this day in 1923, an earthquake struck El Paso and resulted in the only death associated with a Texas quake when an adobe house collapsed on a man in neighboring Cuidad Juárez. Even though earthquakes are not common in the Lone Star State, more than 100 recorded tremors have occurred since 1847. Most have been of low magnitude and caused either by relief of tectonic stress along fault lines or by well injections connected with oil and gas field operations. Many of the quakes have hit West Texas and the Panhandle. One such occurrence in 1929 destroyed the hotel at Lobo in Culberson County, but the largest earthquake to shake Texas hit Valentine in Jeff Davis County in 1931 and measured roughly 6.0 on the Richter Scale. Other notable historic quakes shook Seguin (1847), Creedmore (1902), Hempstead (1910), and Mexia-Wortham (1932). In 1995 an earthquake measuring 5.7, the second largest in Texas history, rocked Alpine.

Gonzales City fireman Darrell Hull reads one of Seuss’ classic stories to a group of students. (Courtesy photo)

Gonzales Police Report Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Feb. 24-March 3: Feb. 24 Reported Theft At FM 532. Feb. 25 16-Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. 16-Year Old Female Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. 15-Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 400 Blk College St. Feb. 26 Reported Theft At 1600 Blk St. Louis St. Reported Assault At 400 Blk College St. Reported Assault At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Feb. 27 Reported Assault At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Assault At 700 Blk St.

Paul St. Feb. 28 15-Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana And Was Transported To The Guadalupe County Detention Center. Reported Theft/Criminal Trespass At 1900 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 400 Blk Smith St. March 1 Reported Hit And Run Accident At St. Paul And 90-A. Reported Theft At 800 Blk Cuero St. Reported Criminal Mischief/ Disorderly Conduct At 2300 Blk CR 197. March 2 Sam Adam Wyatt, 47 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated At 900 Blk St. Lawrence St. March 3 Reported Theft At 1800 Blk Church St. Reported Theft At 1600 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr.

Gonzales Co. Sheriff’s Office Report Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Report for Feb. 24-March 2: 02/25/13 Laredo, Florentina Jo, 06/1975, Gonzales. Austin Parole Warrant – Sexual Assault. Remains in Custody. Alvarez, Raymond Ray, 04/1972, New Braunfels. Local Warrant – Fleeing Police Officer. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Macy, Myles Nicholas, 09/1986. Gonzales. Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Released on $1,500 Bond. 02/26/13 Bolton, Jake Cobey, 05/1978, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Criminal Mischief >$500 <$1,500. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Staton, Mary Kathryn, 08/1982, Luling. Local Warrant – Criminal Nonsupport. Remains in Custody. 02/27/13 Woodberry, Dante Trevon, 05/1992, Houston. Local Warrant – Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Requires, $1,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. 03/01/13 Zahn, Shawna Chere, 06/1973, Gonzales. Commitment/Sen-

MOULTON — A San Juan man died Feb. 28 when he was struck by a falling pipe at a drilling site outside Moulton, the Lavaca Co. Sheriff ’s Office reports. Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said Raul Segura Jr., 30, was struck about 9:22 p.m. when the pipe fell whilebeing hoist-

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tence – Driving while License Invalid with Previous Conviction/ Suspension without Financial Special to The Cannon Responsibility. Released – WeekSEGUIN — A former asender/Work Release. sistant district attorney has O’Neal, Amber Ruth, 04/1990, Bebe. Local Warrant – Permit been sentenced in a case of Unlicensed Driver to Drive. Re- misdemeanor assault. quires$189.00 Fine. Released on Lew A. Bechtol II was first Time Served. assistant district attorney on Hunt, Joshua Lemont, 06/1989, Clute. Local Warrant – Theft Sto- the staff of District Attorlen property >$20K <$100K. Re- ney Heather McMinn until quires $30,000 Bond. Remains in shortly after his arrest April Custody. 12, 2012 on a charge of as03/02/13 Macias, Katherine Lauren, saulting his fiance at a home 04/1987, Luling. Commitment/ they shared. Sentence – Possession of MariBechtol, 49, pleaded nolo juana >4 oz <5 lbs. Released – contendere (no contest) Weekender/Work Release Total Arrest, Court Commit- to assault causing bodily ments, other agency arrest and injury/family violence in processing’s: court Monday morning, GCSO 11 DPS 07 GPD 01 WPD 00 NPD 03 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 Cannon News Services DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 22

and Guadalupe County Court-at-Law Judge Frank Follis ordered him to serve 18 months probation with deferred adjudication. Terms of the plea agreement also called for Bechtol to pay a $500 fine, court costs of $212 and to relinquish his license to practice law for three months. He also will be required to attend weekly classes in a 26week program for family violence offenders. First Assistant County Attorney Jane Davis said she was appointed by County Attorney David Willborn as special prosecutor for the case because Bechtol and

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Pictured are 4th grade teachers (top row, from left): Bryan Molina, Nicole Nerada, Robert Gilliam, Sarah Teachers Sequoya Janacek and Suzanne Longoria Menking, Lorie Eames, Grace Watkins, Michelle Werflank GISD Superintendent Dr. Kim Stozier. (Courtesy ner, Tamela Baker, (bottom row) Jenna Mills, Christine Presley, Janica Arellano and Jean Hoghoughi. photo) (Courtesy photo)

ed by workers at the site on County Road 274, just east of County Road 274A. Segura was pronounced dead at Yoakum Community Hospital by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Carol Renner. The judge ordered an autopsy be performed by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin. Segura was working at the site for C&J Speciality Rental Tools, of Houston.

AUSTIN— State. Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt is the Policy Chairman of the House Republican Caucus and this week the caucus met to discuss the Medicaid System. At this meeting the decision was made by the Republican Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives to oppose expansion of the Medicaid system under the Affordable Care Act in its current form. Caucus members expressed their support for Texas-based solutions that allow for innovations, such as managed care, within the existing Medicaid program, and a focus on job creation,

which is the most meaningful path to affordable health care. “Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the unsustainable expansion of our current Medicaid program,” Kleinschmidt said in a news release. “We have chosen sound fiscal policy over the federal government’s empty promises to Texas taxpayers.” According to the Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Medicaid program consumes more than a quarter of the state budget. Expanding Medicaid would add 1.1 million people to the existing caseload in Texas, costing the state an estimated $8.8 billion over the next decade.

Willborn were coworkers and friends when both were serving as assistant district attorneys. Davis did not know Bechtol prior to her appointment as special prosecutor. “It’s important that no one is above the law, even former friends and assistant district attorneys,” Davis said after Monday’s proceedings. McMinn commended Willborn’s office for their work on the case. “I think the county attorney’s office did a good job of following through and prosecuting him,” she said. Once hearing about the complaint against Bechtol,

McMinn said she took immediate action. “When we initially found out he had charges pending and an investigation pending, he was put on suspension,” she said. “Once I was briefed about the investigation by the Texas Rangers and the New Braunfel’s Police Department Mr. Bechtol was terminated.” Davis indicated that a grand jury had declined to return a felony indictment against Bechtol. She added that the defendant’s no-contest plea would not prevent the case from being cited as enhancement if there were any future offenses of assault/ family violence.


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Ceremonies honor 41 men of Gonzales who died at Alamo By DAVE MUNDY

A group of more than 100 Gonzales residents were onhand Friday for ceremonies honoring the sacrifice of 41 men from Gonzales defending Texas freedom at the Alamo. Many of those attending are distant relatives of the nine garrison members and the “Immortal 32” who rode into the old mission on March 1, 1836 to join the besieged garrison, facing certain death at the hands of a thousandsstrong Mexican army. Texas folk musician K.R. Woods entertained the gathering and a large number of Alamo visitors with several musical selections honoring the “Come and Take It” spirit of Gonzales and The Alamo’s 182 defenders, including a reading of a letter sent from the Alamo by Gonzales’ Isaac Millsaps. He then read the text of the famous “Victory or Death” letter written by William Barrett Travis, which returned to the Texas shrine last week for the first time in 177 years. Karen Thompson, president general of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, saluted the “Immortal 32,” who rode through the Mexican lines in answer to Travis’ appeal for aid to arrive at The Alamo at 3 a.m. on March 1, 1836. “They saw what the odds were,” she said. “They could have gone back home, but they didn’t ... they stayed.” Gonzales Mayor Bobby Logan presented the DRT and the Sons of the Republic of Texas with the city’s “Come and Take It” flag. City Manager Allen Barnes told the story of the Battle of Gonzales which began the Texas Revolution, then read the roll of the nine Gonzales men who were part of the garrison of The Alamo when the siege began. Jim Massengill of the SRT and Jason Chall then read the roll of the 32 men who rode from Gonzales in response to Travis’ call. As each name was read, relatives in the Gonzales delegation visiting answered “Here!” to signify their connection.

As tourists lined up at the door of the Chapel to view Travis’ Letter, ceremonies on the plaza at The Alamo Friday honored the 41 men from Gonzales who died defending the old mission in 1836. Folk songman K.R. Woods (left) entertained a group of more than 100 residents from Gonzales with several songs about the valor of The Alamo’s defenders. Gonzales Mayor Bobby Logan exchanges one of the city’s “Come and Take It” flags with Karen Thompson, president general of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who in turn presented Logan with a flag which has flown over The Alamo.

Photos by Dave Mundy

The highlight of the ceremony was the somber roll call of the names of the 41 men from Gonzales who fell at The Alamo. City Manager Allen Barnes (top) read the names of the nine Gonzales men who were part of the original garrison, while Jim Massengill (center) and Jason Chall (bottom) called the names of the “Immortal 32” who formed the only relief force to answer the call for aid made in Travis’ Letter. As each name was read, descendants of those men answered “Here!” in response.

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A place of reverence and dignity amid cultural depravity SAN ANTONIO — To Texans, this is holy ground. I arrived at The Alamo a couple of hours before the scheduled 5 p.m. ceremony honoring the “Gonzales Immortals” on Friday, primarily to drop off a couple hundred copies of our special commemorative to pass out to visitors, but also because I wanted some time to fully explore the site myself. Much like the historic sites here in Gonzales, I learn more every trip I make to The Alamo. Most folks, for example, see the profile of the chapel in photos and artwork and assume that is “The Alamo.” The reality is that the chapel was only a small part of the larger mission, and in fact most of what now comprises the park actually sat outside the main walls that 186 defenders held against Santa Anna’s army. That famed arching front of the chapel? That was actually built by engineers from the U.S. Army in the late 1840s during the war between the U.S. and Mexico, when the site was turned into a storehouse. I took the time to view most of the exhibits housed in the Long

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Barracks, to track down and view each marker and plaque, to commit those facts to memory as my way of honoring the fallen. Most of the fighting and dying actually took place in an area now covered by high-rise shops and a courthouse. It is believed that the ashes of the Alamo’s defenders were likely excavated as part of the construction of those buildings decades ago. The main courtyard of the original site is now called “Alamo Plaza.” The San Antonio city government wants to defile that sacred ground by turning it into a circus. Visitors to the site and the Plaza who wander the area hoping to glimpse something of historical significance are just as likely to wander into wax figures, bearded

ladies, vegetarian protesters or carnival barkers. They have to be careful to avoid the Yuppies cruising around on Segways who dominate the public sidewalks. In particular, developers want to turn what was the West Wall into a hideous commercial enterprise complete with a trolley system — as if the booming of video games from an arcade across Alamo Street and from passing vehicles of irreverent punks were not blasphemy enough. The Alamo is under siege again, it would seem. And, as in 1836, small bands of Texans have heard the call to defend it. One such group is the Alamo Plaza Restoration Project/The Texas History Center at Alamo Plaza, Inc. at www.alamoplazaproject. com. They’re engaged in fighting to retain the dignity and reverence which should surround the site. There’s also Friends of the Alamo at, a slightly newer organization with many of the same goals of opposing the crass commercialism. Even the Texas Nationalists host a monthly vigil at the site to mark their protest against the city’s plans.

What we know was The Alamo today, of course, couldn’t be there had it not been for the DeZavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the daughter of a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto by the name of Clara Driscoll. Driscoll led the fight starting in 1903 to raise funds needed for the purchase of the site and restoration of as much of the property as could be claimed, and her checkbook filled in the coffers whenever the DRT’s efforts came up short until the Texas Legislature in 1905 approved $65,000 to purchase the site. It took another seven years of legal wrangling before Driscoll’s vision of a site that properly honored the sacrifice made there began to take its final shape. Perhaps most interesting is that, even with management and funding shortcomings over the years, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have never allowed the lure of commercialism to deter them from the path of dignity and reverence. No one, neither Texan nor tourist, has ever been charged a single cent to walk through the most sanctified

grounds in Texas. I grew up in the shadows of the San Jacinto Monument in Deer Park. Sadly, you could poll every person in that town and I’d hazard a guess that fewer than half could tell you what that monument represents; most assume it has something to do with the Battleship Texas. One of the things which has always impressed me most about Gonzales is about how history and heritage permeates everything here. Almost every building and house in town has a story. People revere their heritage here. A big pat on the back needs to go out to Nathan Neuse, president of the GEDC, for coming up with the idea for the “Gonzales Immortals Day” as part of the return of Travis’ Letter — and to the City of Gonzales for embracing it so enthusiastically. A great many people who’d never heard of Gonzales learned a lot about it on Friday. The Travis Letter is scheduled to return to the State Archives today, perhaps for decades. But I think that perhaps we in Gonzales should make a March 1 pilgrimmage an annual thing.

House Republicans call Obama’s Sequester bluff While President Obama is lobbying the public to stop the Sequestration, he forgets that it is his law. It was passed by Congress and he signed it in 2011 at the height of the “raising the debt limit” debates. Sequestration was Obama’s idea and recommendation because he was not willing to honor any of the “reduced spending” recommendations from Simpson-Bowles committee. He convinced certain Republican House members to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for more time to debate on how to reduce spending and what should be cut. However, in this law there are specific items like a $500 billion reduction in the Defense Department budget which is a “Republican sacred budget cow” in addition to others. Apparently, Obama felt safe that the Sequester would never happen and he played political “chicken” with House Republicans. Since 2011, Obama has continued to show his bad faith by not proposing meaningful spending cuts, and we have had one legislative crisis after another including “the fiscal cliff ” drama last December. In the meantime, some GOP House members have caved to Obama by raising taxes and getting very little in spending cuts, by agreeing to avoid the Fiscal cliff, and by deferring to March 1st 2013 the issue of Sequestration. Now, Obama is again playing “chicken” and he does not want to reduce spending unless House Republicans raise taxes or eliminate more deductions on the “rich” which will ultimately affect the middle class. Obama never expected the House Republicans to play poker with him, as they are now forcing him to come up with

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“meaningful spending cuts” or let the Sequester Law become effective March 1. We support the Tea Party legislators that have held the line and said “let the Sequester happen”. Unfortunately, this is the only way Obama will be forced to make the spending cuts that are the law, and which are needed to avoid another down grade in the government debt rating. If the Sequester does happen, and if Obama does NOT start making the spending cuts called for in the law, then he will be breaking his own law. Obama and his supporters are trying to scare the American public, specifically the uninformed voters, in hopes that they will panic and put pressure on the House Republicans to cave again to Obama. The Sequestration is Obama’s law and he should deal with it. He can give government agencies authority to move money around for priorities. But apparently he prefers to play politics and scare people instead governing.

The talented Mr. Lew

Some guys have it, and some don’t. I’m referring to that special quality that makes powerful institutions want to throw fistfuls of dollars at them in senseless acts of high-priced beneficence. Jack Lew has it like nobody’s business. You might think the bespectacled treasury secretary nominee is just another brainy budget wonk and miss the animal magnetism that makes his employers lose all sense of financial proportion around him, paying him astronomical sums, forgiving his loans and granting him generous golden parachutes. Yes, Jack Lew is a rare talent -- at the art of getting paid. He left the Clinton administration, George Rodriguez is president of the where he served as director of the OfSouth Texas Political Alliance and can be followed on Facebook at “El Conserva- fice of Management and Budget, for what turned out to be the extremely dor”. lucrative field of nonprofit education. At New York University, he made more than $800,000 in 2002. According to his W-2, examined by staff on CapiBOARD OF DIRECTORS tol Hill, he made $1.2 million in total Billy Bob Low • Chairman compensation in 2006. Randy Robinson, Vice Chairman Myrna McLeroy Even for Jack Lew, housing in New Mary Lou Philippus, Secretary Alice Hermann York City can be expensive. Not to Dave Mundy - Editor & Dorothy Gast - Business Manager worry. New York University provided General Manager him a loan for housing. The trouble with loans is that they have to be paid Mark Lube - Sports Editor Cedric Iglehart - News Editor back. Not to worry. All is forgiven if you are Jack Lew, especially your loans. Sanya Harkey - Circulation/Classifieds According to Lew, the university gave the loan of some $1.4 million “in Debbie Toliver - Advertising Director Letters to the Editor equal installments over five years.” Upon leaving NYU, Lew received THE GONZALES CANNON (USPS 001-390) is what he describes as “a one-time severpublished weekly each Thursday by Gonzales Cannon ance payment upon my departure.” He Inc., 618 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, TX 78629. Periodicals Postage Paid at Gonzales, TX 78629. A one year subscripwasn’t fired, usually the occasion for tion costs $22 in Gonzales County, $24 for out-of-county, severances. He simply left and got paid and $30 for out-of-state. 2013 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Gonzafor the act of leaving. Hey, that’s Jack les Cannon, PO Box E, Gonzales, TX 78629. Lew -- he gets paid when he stays and An erroneous reflection upon the charactor, standing or reputation of any firm, person or corporation, which gets paid when he goes. appears in the columns of this newspaper will be corHe went to Citigroup, which NYU rected upon due notice given to the publication at The Gonzales Cannon office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. had made its primary private lender for 4:30 p.m. Phone: (830) 672-7100. Fax: (830) 672-7111. student loans in exchange for a cut of

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Rich Lowry Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review and a syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate.

those loans. (Coincidences happen to everyone, including Jack Lew.) In 2008, as the bank nearly blew up and laid off one-seventh of its employees, Lew ran its disastrous Alternative Investments unit -- and got paid $1.1 million. The bank had to be bailed out by the federal government, but it couldn’t stop paying Jack Lew. The journalist Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg has unearthed Lew’s contract at Citi. It said, reasonably enough, that he wouldn’t get his “guaranteed incentive and retention award” if he left the company. It made an exception, though, if Lew left to get “a full-time high level position with the United States government or regulatory body.” Jack Lew being Jack Lew, he left Citi to become deputy secretary of state, on his way to resuming his duties at OMB, then becoming the chief of staff to the president, and now secretary of the treasury. And, of course, he got paid. The cynics talk of crony capitalism. The scoffers hint of special favors for the politically connected. The goodgovernment types worry about the unseemliness of a too-big-to-fail Wall Street bank giving one of its executives an incentive to become a high-ranking government official. Maybe they should give it a rest and simply stand back and marvel at the moneymaking machine that is Jack Lew. Lesser mortals criticize and cavil. He gets paid. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.

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State infrastructure needs vs. NIMBY resistance An edited radio interview transcript with Robert Cullick, PR consultant for water and transportation, heard on KULM 98.3 “News from the Camphouse:” Brune: Mr. Cullick is a retired communications director for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), and though we may have different views, we have similar interests. Cullick: Yes, it is a hard reaching consensus on these topics. But they are high on the list of Texas needs. Brune: It deserves mention that Mr. Cullick once did me a great kindness. He gave me a book, an autobiography of Alvin Wirtz. This is a story about a man born in Columbus, Texas, around 1886 who created the LCRA, was friends with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and mentored Lyndon B. Johnson. This book tells that the Buchanan Dam began as the Hamilton Dam. It was a private sector enterprise that busted during the Great Depression. Then instead of helping the private sector, FDR, Wirtz, Buchanan, and LBJ turned it into a Public Works. The book also outlines the inner-workings of government that created the

public works, as well as, the blueprint to stuff ballot boxes in South Texas precincts to further LBJ’s political career. In retrospect after reading this book it’s obvious that Mr. Cullick and I derived 180 degree conclusions from the same readings. Cullick: I believe that’s true. We may be 180 degrees different on the inception of the LCRA. However, I do believe the government should work for the people. I believe the government is responsible for defense, safety, and the market place. But after that we ‘re going to be able to stay on top of China, India, and the rest of the world if we invest in infrastructure – and that means tax dollars and government action. Brune: Well for Texas, that’s what they’re talking about in this session. Legislators are talking about spending money on water and transportation infrastructure. The water infrastructure they refer to is concerning a funding mechanism to implement the new Texas Water Plan. Cullick: That’s the most exciting thing to happen in a while. There’s been a water plan brought up ev-

Looking Down from the Saddle

Herman Brune

Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County.

ery couple of years but not implemented. The price tag for the proposed plan is $52-54 billion, and there has never been state funding. So, until you put the dollars behind the plan, you’re not getting any more water. It’s been interesting how the drought has changed the minds of lawmakers to implement a water plan. Brune: The discussion about water has somewhat shifted to water conservation. How does that relate to your public relations business? Cullick: I work in an area called NIMBY, or Not In My Back Yard. That is the response most people give to infrastructure the state needs. For example, a few years ago the idea of off-channel reservoirs was brought up in Colo-

rado County and we saw incredible residence. It would greatly improve the amount of water for rice farmers, but the folks in Colorado County didn’t want it. Brune: Whoa, the problem at the time included a study with the San Antonio Water Supply (SAWS) and the LCRA. Folks were concerned about co-mingling groundwater and surface water, and the inter-basin transfer of water needed for agriculture in Colorado County to San Antonio. Along about the same time, people were trying to discern whether to implement a Groundwater Conservation District. State government was asking for a lot of trust. Without SAWS people are more ready to accept off-channel reservoirs for rice farmers. Cullick: The drought has chased much misinformation out of the air-waves. We built reservoirs across the state in the 1950’s. There aren’t many more locations for reservoirs in Texas. So, we must find ways to stretch what we have for population growth. That means it makes sense for rural areas to participate in needed water supply development plans. We can’t

sit still and keep inviting more people to Texas. We need enough water for everybody. Brune: You mentioned your public relations business includes transportation. Cullick: Yes, everyone coming to Texas brings at least one car, and the state has had a problem with funding. Consider that highway taxes on gas haven’t gone up. But the car in your garage probably gets better mileage than cars did a few years ago. That means there is less money going to build and maintain highways. So, if we don’t raise taxes the next option is tolls. Brune: Aren’t toll roads the tool of urban metro transit authorities? Cullick: Yes, metropolitan planning associations implement most toll roads. They’re responsible for solving transportation problems on a local urban basis. They also receive federal and state money - but it isn’t enough. Tolls have been necessary. Around Austin, the existing roads are remaining free. The new roads are being tolled. Brune: How does a Public Relations company sell ideas about water or trans-

portation to the public? Cullick: You listen to people. People think we’re pushing a message, but that’s the least good way to reach folks. People will tell you their concerns if you listen. Then unless you address their issue, there will be no discussion. After that, people will either put up a defense or they’ll say, “I’ll meet you half-way”. We all live in a community where we do better if we meet each other halfway. People must come together to solve problems. Unfortunately, the environment in the United States is somewhat hostile to that idea. However, I’ve found that if you can get people to discuss issues they will meet you half-way. Brune: I hear your point but realize that landowners and taxpayers can’t continually compromise. How do you send your message? Cullick: The legislature should see that Lake Travis and Buchanan are 44 percent filled. Further west the lakes are less than one percent full. The cities of West Texas understand conservation. People are willing to protect their lakes. Give people good information and they will usually manage the problem.

God answers prayer: the story of Case Martin EDITOR’S NOTE: We initially ran the Martins’ tale in last week’s paper, but in the editing process some of the details of their story got swapped around on the timeline. We’re re-running this edited verion of an inspirational story:

The following story is about one of those things that “only happens to other people.” But this time it happened to us. God has blessed us with three wonderful children, and sometimes we have almost felt guilty because our family has not suffered the tragedies of others. Our youngest grandson, Case Martin, was born on May 28, 2011. We could not have been happier. However, during the first week of December 2011, a doctor at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio told us Case had a serious kind of pneumonia. A few days later another doctor told us Case had Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, better known as SCIDS--the “Bubble Baby” syndrome. Case was born with almost no immune system. A pediatric respiratory and a pediatric intensive care specialist were in charge of the treatment plan for Case’s pneumonia. Case was receiving four strong antibiotics to combat the pneumonia. However, there was no improvement. A few days later the pediatric respiratory specialist came into Case’s room with his head down and told us he did not know if Case was “going to make it”. We cried awhile and prayed. Case was already on the prayer chain at our church. The prayer chain was expanded by the Southwest Methodist Conference, family and church family. As a result, the prayer chain increased in numbers of people and territories covering the country from Brownsville to Maryland to Germany. Christians of all denominations were praying for Case to recover. About 10 days later, the pneumonia began to slowly improve. Our prayers were being answered. We praised the Lord, gave Him our thanks, and spent more time on our knees. An immunologist conferred with Case’s family. He talked to us about SCIDS. He said SCIDS was treatable as soon as Case regained some strength. SCIDS is a rare condition. In the 1980s a boy with this condition lived in a bubble for 14 years at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The immunologist told Case’s parents, Clint and Lindsay Martin, they needed to make a decision as to what hospital in Texas would treat Case for SCIDS. Case and his mother were flown by an ambulance Lear Jet to Houston. He was admitted to intensive immune care in Texas Children’s Hospital a few days before Christmas 2011. The immunologist would not begin the treatment process for SCIDS until Case’s lungs were more improved from the damage done by the pneumonia. Case also had to continue to regain strength. On February 8, 2012, Case was finally moved to the implant floor. The treatment process for SCIDS was implemented. Case was given stem cells derived from the umbilical cord blood of a new born baby girl. The stem cells had been donated to a donor bank. These cells were an

Letters to the Editor Government pay, private pay Dear Editor, According to the CBO, the federal government employs a lot more workers with doctorates or professional degrees than private sector companies do (7 percent of the workforce vs. 3 percent of the workforce). Nonetheless, when you look at the overall number, they figure that the federal government’s payroll is 16 percent higher than it

would be if it paid its workers private sector scales. If the government would reduce compensation to that of the private sector. Since these make more they should be able to afford it. I did not notice this among the suggested cuts outline by the administration. Just a simple thought. James Ryan Gonzales

Guest Commentary Carol and Sammy Martin

Carol and Sammy Martin are Gonzales County residents and the parents of Clint Martin. Their grandson, Case, was born with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome

exact match. The donor and Case could have been sister and brother. God was continuing to answer our prayers. The stem cells told Case’s bone morrow how to make the immune cells. A few days later, the immunologist told us the stem cells were beginning to do their job. Case and his parents lived in a small room for three months plus one week at Texas Children’s Hospital. They were isolated from the outside world. Clint who had began making a name for himself in Texas country music gave up his music career to be with his wife and son. Case and his parents returned home around the middle of May. Case has frequent check-ups in Houston. There has been a steady improvement in his immune system. The intervals between the check-ups have increased over time. During the February check-up, the immunologist assured Case’s mother he would make a full recovery and lead a normal life. The immune system should be fully developed by February 2013. This has been a difficult journey, especially for Clint and Lindsay. They lived in a hospital room twenty-four hours a days, seven days a week from December 1, 2011 to March 8, 2013. Nobody else could stay with Case for fear of giving him an infection. They prayed and held on to their faith. This stressful experience has bonded their marriage and given them a solid foundation in the power of prayer. Someone once said, “A family that prays together stays together.” Case loves toys, dogs, the out of doors, and riding in a pickup truck. He easily makes friends with everyone. God has blessed us. Our lives have changed because of Case’s ordeal. We have seen the power of prayer. Our family and friends bought t-shirts; printed on the front is “Case’s Army,” and printed on the back is a verse from Jeremiah, chapter 29, verse 11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God has answered our prayers. We praise Him and rejoice because of His unending love and mercy. God is all-knowing and all-powerful. He gave us His Son, Jesus. Jesus, in turn, gave us the sure knowledge that if we believe in Him, the Father, and the Holy Ghost we will know salvation and have eternal life. What a gift! God’s love and healing power have made it possible for Case to take his place in our family tree. We know we could not have survived this ordeal without God’s help and the support of our extended family, church, and many friends. Through all of this trial, we are reminded of the man who walked with Christ on a sandy beach. The man was going through a terrible ordeal. He finally noticed only one set of footprints instead of two. When he asked Christ why He left the man, the Lord said that He never abandoned the man, He carried him. Sam and I were carried much of the way during this situation! After all, Jesus has promised to never leave us. We urge everybody to pray at least once a day. We should all be thankful and be good stewards for what God

A composite (above) shows the difference between Case at about six months old (bottom) and one year (top). Below, Case Martin has a normal happy, healthy 20-month-old.

has given us. We should generously give our time and money to the kingdom of God. God will reward you ten fold for what you give to Him. God is there when you need Him and we need Him in our lives at all times. We trust God and praise the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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Plans begin taking shape for annual Jim Price Cleanup

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kegan Kay sits between Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi and Command Master Chief Carlton Duncan during the filming of the weekly Captain’s Call. Kay was recognized as Sailor of the week during the show’s filming in the public affairs shop NAF Atsugi’s headquarters. (US Navy Photo)

Gonzales native making name as Navy broadcast journalist Cannon News Services fects from the Academy of

NAVAL AIR FACILITY, Japan – Each week Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi leadership recognizes one Sailor who has shown exemplary skill and work ethic within their respective work centers. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kegan Kay, of NAF Atsugi’s Public Affairs Office, was among the newest to receive the Sailor of the week honor. “I am grateful toward my co-workers and chain of command that they felt that I have done a good enough job to have distinguished myself even slightly above others to earn this title,” she said. Kay, a native of Gonzales, graduated from Gonzales High School in 2005, went on to earn an associate degree in multimedia in 2007 from ITT Technical Institute, and is working on a degree in visual ef-

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Art University in San Francisco. According to Kay’s leadership, the same determination and effort that Kay gave to her academic studies is now being put to good use in her duties as a Sailor and mass communication specialist. “With a little more than two years in the Navy, Kay has consistently demonstrated her knack for accurately and creatively telling the story of the Navy and Atsugi through images while representing the highest standards of naval photography,” said NAF Atsugi Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joan Price, Kay’s supervisor. Kay’s responsibilities include preparing and writing news and feature articles, photographing events for publication and historical documentation, and operating computerbased graphics software and desktop publishing

Kegan Kay (right) receives a letter of commendation from Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi recognizing her as Sailor of the Week. (US Navy Photo)

systems to create logos and designs for various departments around base. Although Kay’s initial reason for joining was based on education and finances, she said she has also picked up some valuable traits during her time in service. “Since I’ve joined the Navy, I feel I’ve become more self reliant,” she said. “I’ve gained a sense of where I want to go in the future and what is important to me.” During her downtime, Kay enjoys reading, drawing, writing letters and keeping up with various television shows such as “Doctor Who”. “When I have time, I enjoy writing postcards and letters to my friends and family back home,” she said. “I prefer handwritten mail over electronic mail.” Along with being honored as Sailor of the Week, Kay was featured as a guest host for the base’s weekly show Captain’s Call with the NAF Atsugi’s Commanding Officer Capt. Steven Wieman and Command Master Chief Carlton Duncan. “Kay is an extremely reliable reporter who has covered numerous events, capturing the essence of the NAF Atsugi mission and cultural presence in Japan,” said Price. “Regularly volunteering to work late hours, weekends and holidays in order to capture these images, Kay epitomizes the answer to the question, ‘What have you done for your Navy today?”

GISD: Study shows district can expect student growth Continued from page A1

already scheduled two portable classrooms for installation. Under a moderate growth pattern, he said, an influx of families would include more older children, with a much sharper impact on the district’s four other campuses. “At the secondary level, it doesn’t look too bad at the junior high and high-school campuses under the conservative scenario until about 2017,” Stewart said. “But if you experience the more moderate level of growth, that impact becomes more pronounced.” The moderate projection shows Gonzales High School growing to an enrollment of 981 students — under current University Interscholastic League guidelines, that would move Gonzales into the Class 4A ranks. If those number increases occur, it would leave the district’s two secondary campuses about 335 students over capacity. Stewart said his study had taken a very close look at two current developments and at potential future housing developments in the area. “I think you’re going to continue to see developers taking a look at what’s going on in the Eagle Ford,” Stewart said. “The developer of the 1835 Village (off State Highway 97) has done extensive research. They have done their due diligence, and they see

the opportunity. They’re getting ready to put millions of dollars into the infrastructure, and they don’t do that lightly. “You’re going to see a lot more developers doing that in the near future.” In addition to zones in and adjacent to the City of Gonzales, Stewart said his study showed student growth in a couple of unexpected areas: the Harwood area and the portion of GISD south of the city along U.S. Highway 183. “You may want to keep an eye on development in those areas as well,” he said. During Monday’s regular board meeting which followed the workshop, trustees heard a report from East Avenue principal Christi Leonhardt and assistant principal Stephanie Camarillo on the growth o fthe district’s Dual Language program. The dual language program places students in an environment where they learn — and receive instruction in — both English and Spanish. The program began last year with kindergarten students and grew this year to include a total of 108 students in Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade. Native speakers of one language are paired with native speakers of the other for many activities. The district is preparing to extend the program into second grade next year. Parents who wish to have their children tested and enrolled in the program can apply when they enroll in kindergarten or Pre-K.

The annual Jim Price Cleanup in Gonzales is scheudled for April 20, with new contests to motivate participants and provisions being made to accept even more refuse for disposal. The event is named for longtime Gonzales resident Dr. Jim Price, who was known to carry garbage bags on his morning jogs and pick up trash along the route. This year’s event will accept tires, and negotiations are underway for a dumpster specifically to handle

electronics such as old or broken computers and televisions. Spot pickups will also be available for those who need them by contacting the City of Gonzales in advance. The city’s Public Works site will be open Thursday, Friday and Staurday for the event. The city’s news media has jumped on board to sponsor contests for students promoting the event. The Gonzales Inquirer is hosting a poster contest for high-school students, while

The Gonzales Cannon will host an essay contest for junior-high students. Interested students can check the advertisements in each paper to learn how to enter and win. H-E-B has agreed to furnish gift cards for winners. The Jim Price Cleanup Committee is looking for groups or teams that want to “adopt” certain areas of town for cleanup on April 20. For details, contact Carolyn Baros or Barbara Friedrich at City Hall at 830-672-2815.

Southern Clay Products became a Premiere Sponsor for Gonzales Main Street 2013 Summer Concert Series & July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular on Tuesday. Jon Such presented the check from Southern Clay to Del DeLos Santos, Gonzales Main Street chairman and board members. Among those pictured are Southern Clay employees Jon Such, Samantha Garcia, Carolyn Holt, Joan Richardson, Laurie Benes, James McCray, Isabel Frias and John Boothe, and Gonzales Main Street Board members Michelle London, Barbara Friedrich (Main Street Administrator), Debbie Toliver, Del DeLos Santos, Melissa Taylor and baby. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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Ramos is facing one charge of murder and another charge of intoxicated assault with a vehicle in connection with a two-vehicle crash last August that killed 18-year old Andrew Chet Hamm of San Marcos. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Highway 183 about 11.5 miles north of Gonzales, a 2001 white Toyota 4Runner driven by Ramos was traveling northbound. Authorities said Ramos crossed the double yellow lines and entered into the southbound

lane, where she collided head-on with a 1999 red Chevy S10 driven by Hamm’s older brother, Scott. Both men were airflighted from the scene and taken to Breckenridge and University hospitals. Scott Hamm was left crippled as a result and still uses a wheelchair to this day. According to the arrest affidavit, Ramos’ blood contained three times the legal alcohol limit and tested positive for cocaine. It was her fourth DWI-related arrest since 1990.

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$10.26 million six-month budget will enable the city to adjust its budget cycle from an April-to-April format to the Oct. 1 budget cycle used by most other municipalities. Barnes said that budget calculationbs anticipate an income of some $10.85 million, with the difference of about $600,000 resulting from utilities funds. The budget will be made available on the city website at In other action Tuesday, Council approved the award of a contract for information technology services to IT to the Rescue. The city had previously awarded that contract to another company, but that business mysteriously shut down about two months ago and IT to the Rescue, run by local resident Dennis Nesser, has been providing services to the city on a noncontract basis since February. Council also: • Approved the tax re-sale of a property

located on Lot 2 Block 1, Burchard’s Addition; • Gave approval for the city finance department to make disbursements to several organizations as part of the six-month budget, including the Gonzales Youth Center, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Gonzales County Restoration Association, GCAM and Gonzales County Senior Citizens; • Approved use of Confederate Square on March 29 for an outdoor revival meeting conducted by Life Changing Church; • Approved a request by the Apache Band Boosters for a route to be used in a fund-raising 5K run on jan. 25, 2014; • Approved re-appointments to the Golf Course Advisory Board, Gonzales Economic Development Corp. and the Zoning Board of Adjustments; • Approved the second reading of an ordinance granting a franchise agreement to the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative; • Approved posting the speed limits on Spur 131 at 40 mph.

Gonzales welcomes new Memorial Museum director

During Tuesday’s Gonzales City Council meeting, the new director of the Gonzales Memorial Museum was introduced. Illinois native Marlaina Haberman said she is excited about taking the post and looks forward to a long association with the Gonzales landmark. “It’s definitely a big adjustment for me, but Marlaina Haberman everyone has been very welcoming and loving,” she said. “Gonzales is a whole lot like my home town, a little town, so it feels like home.”

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Pilot Club of Gonzales News By CAROL DuBOSE Soecial to The Cannon

The Pilot Club of Gonzales, Texas, Inc. met Wednesday at Riverside Community Center for a program meeting at which Sandra Holmes, RN was honored as Gonzales High School Anchor Club Advisor. Mrs. Holmes who works as the School Nurse, also uses many hours and much energy being the Advisor to GHS Anchor Club, organizing and enlisting the Anchor Club members in fund raising through out the fall with a concession stand. All the food supplies must be purchased and brought to the stand in early evening, the lists of workers both student and adult volunteers must be gathered and after each home game, there is clean-up time.

Sandra Holmes Other parts of her work with Anchors include advising students at their noon time meetings, advising them as they apply for the scholarships awarded by the Pilot Club. Additionally, she helps organize the teams for shifts to work at Gonzales Come and Take It Days, selling soft drinks to the crowds attending the weekend celebration.

Sandra is admired and loved by the youth and it was very obvious as a parade of young folks came forward to speak in her behalf nominating her as Anchor Advisor of the Year in the Pilot Club. All three of the Holmes’ adult children have been outstanding members of the GHS Anchor Club and husband Rick has also invested time and energy helping in Anchor Club. Another part of the program was information and promotion about Gonzales County’s Relay for Life which is nationally sponsored by the American Cancer Society ; the event here will be April 5th and over night onto the 6th, with local survivor chairman Joyce Gibson. There will be a Gonzales County Survivor Dinner April 1st at First United Method-

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ist Church and the main event will be held at the J.B. Wells Show Barn. Luminaries lighting the walk, in honor of survivors or in memory of honorees, are available now from volunteers, Arline Rinehart, Joyce Gibson, Patti Stewart, Carla Faltisek, and Melanie Wright. We are urged to call and make our donations a part of this gargantuan national effort to fund the American Cancer Society’s efforts to combat the ‘Big C’. There are 10 facets of the help afforded through donations we make, we heard about from Ms. Kari Birner, American Cancer Society representative from the Austin office. “Having cancer is hard....... Finding help shouldn’t be” states the flyer listing the ways we may be helped because our donations have made this possible.

Sesame Study Club News

Gonzales Dog Adoption: February 2013 report: Total Intake: 43 dogs ( 37 from the City & 6 from the County) Total Number Saved: 54 Reunited with the owner: 3 Adopted by GDA: 35!!!— MORE than a dog per day!!!! Transfered to the other rescues: 14 Note: February’s intake number is just a bit higher than average, BUT once again, THANKS to PAWS Shelter & Humane Society & Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center! Total 14 dogs that were saved by these two wonderful Humane Societies!! Our adoptions went so WONDERFULLY! So many dogs, especially socalled, NOT-EASY-TOADOPT ones like the BIG dogs, BLACK dogs, AND PETbull mixes, found

The Sesame Study Club met recently at the Episcopal Church with Mrs. Ronnie Menking serving as hostess. Members enjoyed refreshments consisting of pound cake with cream strawberries and blueberries, nuts, and coffee. Mrs. Menking introduced Mrs. Richard Crozier who presented an interesting and informative program on “The History of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah.” The church building was erected in 1880-1881. It is believed to be the oldest public building in the city used continuously for its original purposes. Mrs. Ralph McGarity presided over the busi-

ness meeting. Several committees were heard from. The club collect was given. Mrs. Greg Griffin introduced the slate of officers for the 201314 Sesame Study Club. President, Mrs. Ronnie Menking, Vice President, Miss Swann Reid, Recording Secretary, Ms. Serene Eaves, Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Thomas Tiller, Treasurer, Mrs. Marvin Barta, Librarian, Mrs. Darren Schauerr, Press Secretary, Mrs. Billy McPearson, Parliamentarian, Mrs. Ralph McGarity. Mrs. Menking gave a book review on Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. She

gave a review of one of the chapters “The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes.” The next meeting will

be held on March 27 at the home of Mrs. Conrad McCullough with Mrs. McGarity serving as co-hostess.

The Gonzales Master Gardener 3rd Annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, March 23 at Texas Heroes’ Square from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Hundreds of plants including vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and houseplants will be available for purchase propagated and grown by the master gardeners as well as other local growers. Master Gardeners will

be present to answer questions, offer suggestions, and give advice on the various plants being sold. Other activities include a silent auction of garden related items, children’s activities and food and drink will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to support community education projects. For more information, contact Cindy Turner at 830-263-1363.

Master Gardeners plan annual sale

FABULOUS FOREVER HOMES!! Thank you VERY much to ALL the wonderful adopters!!! 35 adoption is SUPER especially for a tiny shelter in rural town!! Last but not least, we have to express a very SPECIAL THANKS to our Facebook supporters! This number (including 3 dogs who were happily reunited with their owners) would NEVER EVER have happened without YOU!! Please keep in mind that these dogs were able to get out of our shelter ALIVE, because of EACH ONE OF YOU, who spread the word for them buy liking and sharing the postings!!! Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU!!!! P.S. Why ,oh why?? We still have Wayne, the gorgeous White German Shephered! He is hoping that he can join the number of “ ADOPTED” this month!!!


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50/50 Drawin g

Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ The Gonzales V.F.W. Hall on the Harwood Road

Good Cold Beverages at the bar

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1. Set up time is 7-11 a.m. Start cooking as soon as you check in at the registration table. The registration table will be located inside the V.F.W. Hall. 2. Entry fee is $15 per team/per entry. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 15, 2013 by 7 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall or you can call Dorothy Gast, 254-931-5712. 3. ALL entries turned in the day of the event will be $20 per team/per entry. 4. You must cook at least 2 lbs. of chili/2 lbs. of beans. Pre-cooked or seasoned chili or beans are NOT allowed. Pre-soaked beans in water is acceptable. You can preseason your Brisket, Chicken, Ribs. 5. You must furnish your own supplies. st nd rd 6. Plaques will be given for 1 , 2 , 3 place in the Chili, Chicken, Brisket, Ribs Category. A plaque will be given for the Jackpot Beans and Showmanship. 7. All entries must be turned in at the registration table by the head cook. 8. Times for turn in are 2 p.m. for Chili, 2:30 p.m. for Beans, 3:30 p.m. for Chicken, 4:30 for Ribs and 5 p.m. for the Brisket. 9. Winners will be announced as soon as the judges are finished. 10. Each team is responsible for cleaning up their area. Please pick up ALL trash around your area. 11. The V.F.W. is NOT responsible for THEFT, DAMAGES or ACCIDENTS.

ENTRY FORM Team Name: Head Cook/Phone Number: Team Members:

What are you cooking::______________________________________________________________________________________ Are you participating in the SHOWMANSHIP Award?___________________________________________________ Are You Paying With Cash or Check?_____________________________________________________________________ For info contact Dorothy Gast, 254-931-5712 or Michelle McKinney, 830-263-0973 All proceeds will go towards the V.F.W. Scholarship Fund.

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15 Gallon Trees - $50 More than 100 at this price! 30 Gallon Shade Trees - $100

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Family Dentistry of Gonzales Gentle Quality Care 606 St. Louis Gonzales, TX 78629

Assemblies of God Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God 320 St. Andrew

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ 1113 Hastings, Gonzales

First Assembly of God 509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

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

New Life Assembly of God Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

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

Baha’i Faith Baha’i Faith 621 St. George St. Gonzales

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

Baptist Clark Baptist Church F.M. 794, Gonzales

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

County Baptist Church Hwy. 87 Smiley

Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran 1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959

Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis

First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales

First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley


County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830-540-4516.

SATURN SALES & SERVICE James Miller 4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales

830-540-4285 • 830-540-4422

First Baptist Church 406 N Ave E Waelder

First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church 3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia 201 S Congress Nixon

Harwood Methodist Church North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

Iglesia Bautista Memorial Hwy 97 Waelder

Henson Chapel United Methodist 1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Leesville Baptist Church E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Monthalia United Methodist CR 112 off 97

Memorial Heights Baptist Church 1330 College Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist 1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church 100 Capes Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist 2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Oak Valley Baptist Church Hwy. 97 Bebe

Webster Chapel A.M.E. 1027 Church St. Gonzales

Old Moulton Baptist Church 2287 FM 1680, Moulton

Non-Denominational Agape Ministries 512 St. James, Gonzales

phone 830-672-2867

fax 830-672-6483

Dry Fertilizer Custom Application & Soil Testing



P.O. Box 1826 Gonzales, TX 78629

Morgan Mills 830-857-4086

The Romberg House Assisted Living Residence

Melanie Petru-Manager

210 Qualls Street, Gonzales, TX 78629 #030010

830-672-5030 • 830-672-2483 (Fax) FREE ESTIMATES


Construction Company

Sub-Contractor Specializing in Site Work Foundation Pads • Road Work • Demolition Stock Tanks-Brush Clearing

Office 830-437-2873

David Ehrig 830-832-6063

Bubba Ehrig 830-832-5094

FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP Gets You Back Where You Belong!

Gieser Insurance Agency 941 St. Joseph Gonzales, Tx 78629

830-203-5325 Toll Free: (800) 358-5298 Lisa G. Gaspard Leticia M. Cenotti Agency Manager TDI #001113854

Agency Producer TDI #001243345

BUFFINGTON FUNERAL HOME 520 N. Ave C P.O. Box 64 Shiner, TX 77984 Phone (361) 594-3352 Fax (361) 594-3127

424 St. Peter St. Gonzales, TX 77984 Phone (830 672-3322 Fax (830) 672-9208

Bread of Life Ministries 613 St. Joseph, Gonzales Cowboy Church of Gonzales County J.B. Wells Showbarn El Centro Cristiano “Agua Viva” of Waelder Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

921 St. Peter St. 830-672-6865

Emmanuel Fellowship 1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

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

Saint Paul Baptist Church SE 2nd St. Waelder

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship Hwy. 80 in Leesville

Shiner Baptist Church Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple 1906 Hickston, Gonzales

Union Lea Baptist Church St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord 1805 Weimar, Gonzales


Union Valley Baptist Church FM 1681 NW of Nixon

New Life Temple for Jesus Christ Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

St. James Baptist Church Hwy 80- North of Belmont

3428 Moulton Road Gonzales, TX 78629

409 St. George St. • Gonzales


Stratton Primitive Baptist FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero

of Gonzales

Certified Public Accountant

Living Waters Fellowship Church 605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church 4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90 P.O. Box 186, Luling 830-875-5305


Ilene B. Gohmert

Harris Chapel United Methodist S. Liberty St. Nixon

Primitive Baptist Church 1121 N. College Gonzales


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

First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist 403 E North Main, Flatonia

Harwood Baptist Church North of Post Office

Providence Missionary Church 1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

Travis Treasner

Dewville United Methodist West of FM 1117 on CR 121

Greater Palestine Baptist Church S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms


Methodist Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A

First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon

701 North Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX, 78629

Logan Insurance Agency

Full Gospel Church 1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Eastside Baptist Church Seydler Street, Gonzales

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

Catholic St. James Catholic Church 417 N. College, Gonzales Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. John St. Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church 1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales Inter-Denominational Faith Family Church 1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder 613 Highway 90 East Waelder

Pentecostal Faith Temple Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

St. Phillip Catholic Church Hwy 87 Smiley

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2 1515 Dallas, Gonzales

Christian First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 712 Crockett, Luling

Temple Bethel Pentecostal 1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo) 201 E. Second St. Nixon Church of Christ E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon Churches of God Community Church of God 1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

(830) 672-6556

River of Life Christian Fellowship 207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

St. Joseph Catholic Church 207 S. Washington, Nixon

Churches of Christ Church of Christ 1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

506 St. Paul St. • Gonzales, TX 78629

Reyna’s Taco Hut

Life Changing Church of Gonzales 3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236 Presbyterian Pilgrim Presbyterian Church CR 210 off FM 1116 Presbyterian Church of Gonzales 414 St. Louis, Gonzales

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

David S. Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike B. Mobile 830-857-3900

1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX


Next to the Courthouse Annex Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m. Home of the “Silverado”

Messianic Judaism Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953

Authentic Mexican Food Including Caldo & Menudo

Soncrest Eggs 925 Saint Andrew Gonzales

672-4433 Call Debbie or Dot at 672-7100 today to reserve your sponsorship on the Worship Page for ONLY $10 per issue. M-F 7:00 to 5:30

Sat. 9:00 to 3:00


Tony’s ConCreTe Finishing & MeTal Building ereCTion Craftsmanship You Can Finally Afford

No One Beats Our Price • Free Estimates • Insured Cell Office

830-857-0488 830-672-1821

Tony Fitzsimmons, Owner

Thursday, March 7, 2013

We need rain for that shrinking river This blasted wind has returned with a vengeance and so far has not brought a drop of rain with it. A person had better glue on the toupee or wig or hat because it just might take a hike. It seems like last week end was a good time for fishing. Justin Komoll caught a nice size catfish. Our son-in-law caught four catfish that were a lot bigger than his in the Guadalupe River. Another guy fishing from a boat in front of Paw Paw Allen’s part of the river caught a good size fish too. However that poor river is rapidly shrinking. Rain please! Due to work being done on the Belmont Community Center, the date for the next club meeting have been changed to March 19th at 2pm. The meeting will be held at the center. At this meeting the March 23rd pot luck dinner for GBRA will be discussed. The date for the annual fund raising Rummage Sale has been rearranged and set for May 4th. Work is being done on the center and the foundation in the kitchen was really worse than expected. I think all of the above still stands. GBRA is moving right along and will probably be demonstrating the kitchen this week. So Wednesday everything is being removed from the kitchen. Your prayers and thoughts are needed for the following: Joe Kotwig, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Mariessa, Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Aunt

Sandi’s Country Fried News

Sandi Gandre Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Duncan, Mildred O’Neal, Rhonda Pruett, Matt McGrew.Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Glenn Mikesh, Fletcher Johnson, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Bill Bassett, Carol and husband, Marcie and Blaine Welker, The Bullards, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Matt Pohler, Lanny Baker, Joy, Bob Young, Lucy Jones, Stanley Burris, Ann Bond; Marguerite Williams, Todd, Rita, Melda Rios who lost her brother; our military and their families, and a good soaking rain This time Sean Allen talked Pastor Paul into going to see Travis’s Letter at the Alamo. I imagine that they had a good time together on their Saturday excursion. I had been very worried about Tommy Schlein. He had not called or emailed and I was sure that he was sick. Tommy can really put on a show when he sings. He performs and captures the whole audience with

that beautiful voice of his. He rather enchants the ladies. But anyway he had a post traumatic concussion. The means he hit his head too hard and it boomeranged on him. That condition is hard to explain so you will have to look it up. I am so glad that he is well enough to perform again and wish that he could get a gig back in this area. Look up more about Tommy on his website www. I don’t know how they think up what they are going to cook on these TV cooking shows, but I just wonder how many of us are really going to cook duck. Gee whiz, that is the first thing that I have on my list when I hit that grocery store is to peruse the “duck aisle”. Man, I don’t even know if our stores stock duck on the produce aisle. Oh well, I am back to reality here with some wonderful breaded mushrooms over at the Belmont Social Club with Best Friends playing on Friday night. Hunter Hewell has now turned directions from the George’s Strait and Jones and gone on to Merle Haggard. Silver Wings was very good. He attends Lifegate Christian School. He also obtained a One rating in Choral Competition this last week. This means that Hunter along with several others are going to state for a solo competition. We wish them well. Then I don’t know why but Best Friends showed up again Saturday night. If I would have known that, I would have revved up my energy and trooped over just to listen to them. Happy Anniversary, just a little late, to Janice and Fred Martin. They celebrated by going out to eat

at Longhorn Steak House. We wish you many more happy years together. Kathleen Allen has only a few relatives left. One is Aunt Pauline Bridenbaugh who is 91 years old and lives out in a retirement home in Redlands, CA. When Kathleen could not reach her by phone after calling for a number of days, she nearly went into a panic. She finally found Aunt Pauline who had fallen and had been transferred to the twentyfour hour care part of the facility. Luckily she did not break any bones, but maybe we should say a few extra prayers for Aunt Pauline. Gracie, one of the outside cats, is a beautiful solid grey. Gracie claims no one as her friend. I was watching her from the kitchen window as she snuck up on what looked like to me was a mouse in a pile of brush. It was poetry in motion to watch her. She was so graceful and lithe with her movements. Nicki-D was watching her from his wooden box. As soon as she made her catch Nicki went to harass her. Nicki and Gracie of course don’t get along. So I went outside and gave Nicki and the other critters some food so that they would not bother Gracie and her catch. Animals are so very soothing to watch. Have a good week and God Bless.

Belle Oaks Inn and Boothe House Bed & Breakfast, both located in Gonzales, will be hosting a Book Lovers Weekend March 15-17. The highlight of the weekend


Natalie Horner, Cosmetologist

Call her today for waxing, color, hilites, perms, cuts & more. Appointments & walk Ins. 1402 St. Louis, Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-3904

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE--GONZALES COUNTY Friday, April 5, 2013 Hope shines brightest during the Luminaria Ceremony for each light honors someone who has battled or is battling cancer. Each light commemorates a treasured relationship. Luminarias light the path of hope! Please join us at the J. B. Wells Show Barn for the ceremony. Yes, I would like to light the path of hope by purchasing a luminaria on someone’s behalf. Please PRINT the following information. My gift in honor of Qty. Price Each Total $5 $ $5 $ $5 $ $5 $ Extra Donation -----------------------$ AMOUNT ENCLOSED: CASH CHECK $ Purchased by_________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________ City/State/Zip________________________________________ Phone______________________________________________ Please make checks payable to AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Please mail this form and donation to: Patty Stewart, c/o Gonzales Healthcare Systems P. O. Box 587, Gonzales, TX 78629 Team Number________



Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Finch together with Mr. Tim Kidwell and Ms. Chriss Kidwell announce the approaching marriage of their children, Sarah Elizabeth Finch and Shawn Christian Kidwell. Sarah, a graduate of Gonzales High School, graduated from Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She also earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. She is presently employed with NASA as a lead management analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Johnson Space Center. Shawn graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and also earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He is employed with Lockheed Martin as a technical lead for Avionics Integration at the Johnson Space Center. The couple will be married in a formal ceremony on Friday, April 19, at Butler’s Courtyard in League City, Texas.

Local B&Bs plan to host Book Lovers Weekend

Hair It Is & Co.

Middle Buster Road Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-2777 Fax: 830-672-2888

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will be an author’s lunch at Boothe House, 706 Saint George Street, on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. Romance authors Sasha Summers (San Antonio) and Melanie Macek (Victoria), Cookbook and Children’s author Debbie Roppolo (San Marcos),

Let Us Help You Celebrate Kelsie Smith & Lance Remschel March 23, 2013 ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kacie Brzozowski & Jeremy Henke April 13, 2013

The Hearty Gourmet 813 ST. JOSEPH ST. GONZALES, TX

830-672-GIFT 4438 Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-5

and Fantasy and YA author Jenni James (Farmington, New Mexico) will be our guests of honor at the lunch, and will be spending the afternoon discussing books, reading, and the writing process with attendees. Ms. James will also be in town to to speak to area schools about her love of reading and writing. Michelle London, the innkeeper at Belle Oaks Inn and Boothe House, invites guests to bring books to read and/or swap, and is looking forward to a weekend of sharing good food and conversation with other book lovers. The lunch is $15 for overnight guests or $25 for the luncheon only, and includes a book bag filled with books, pens, and other gifts for each guest to take home. Call Belle Oaks Inn at 830-857-8613 to RSVP for lunch or to make reservations for an overnight stay.

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Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown This Year’s Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown Entertainment Lineup Whiskey Sin Friday 7-11 p.m.

Whiskey Sin was formed for the love of music. With many years’ experience between the members of the band, it is definitely something you will not regret or forget. Whiskey Sin delivers an electric mix of Country and Southern Rock, as well as original music to covers that you can tap your foot to. Whiskey Sin will take the stage Friday evening from 7:00 – 11:00 PM to provide entertainment as cooks arrive and setup for dessert entries.

Cher La Bas (Shah Lah Bah, phonetically; My Baby’s Over There, in English) Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cher La-Bas is a full-fledged, authentic, dance-style, Louisiana-inspired Cajun band from San Antonio, TX and plays for many Cajun Festivals and Events, and always ready for a good time! Playing a driving Cajun rhythm, with Chanky Chank Cajun accordion, fiddle, bass guitar, drum, rhythm guitar, rub-board, and Cajun French vocals while throwing in a little Old-Time Texas Country and 50’s- 60’s Swamp Pop keeps folks up and dancing and drinking for the entire evening. Cher La-Bas will take the stage Saturday from 11:00 – 2:00 PM.

Dr. Zog Saturday 3-7 p.m.




DOWNTOWN LULING, TEXAs Friday & Saturday, March 8-9

crawfish by the pound, live music, beer garden, vendors, street party More Info & Registration (830) 875-3214 ext. 3

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Born and raised in Port Arthur, a hotbed of good times zydeco music. Zog took his swampadelic style of music to Austin in 1989 and began performing at the roadhouses and festivals of Central Texas. He has a deep fried understanding of roots music and plays music to funkify the good folks with fun, upbeat music with a positive message. Put on your alligator shoes and crawfish shuffle to our funky zydeco grooves. Listening to the music of the Dr. Zog band is like traveling to Cajun country. This upbeat, positive music with a driving beat takes your taste buds and heart to Louisiana and Southeast, Texas where gumbo, crawfish, and beer abound. Dr. Zog will take the stage Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

Friday 7 - 11 PM

Saturday 10 AM Competition Begins Bloody Mary, Open, Jambalaya, Showmanship, and Gumbo Cher La-Bas

Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM

Saturday 11 AM - Gone Crawfish by the Pound Dr. Zog

Saturday 3 - 7 PM

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Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown

Teams get ready for another great Cajun-style cookoff It’s time for this year’s Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown in Luling on March 8-9. The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown is a Cajun style cook-off with entries in Gumbo, Jambalaya, Open (anything Cajun inspired), Bloody Mary, Dessert and Showmanship categories. The event also features a great entertainment lineup, Crawfish by the pound and a vendor area. Come have a good time with us! We’re having a street party in Downtown Luling! Come join us in the 300-500 blocks of Davis Street. Need directions? Go ahead and plug 421 E. Davis in your GPS and “poof!” you’ll be at the festivities! The main event will

happen on Saturday, March 9; however teams will start arriving Friday evening for early checkin, Dessert turn in, and entertainment by Whiskey Sin from 7 – 11 p.m. Luling Main Street created this event two years ago in an effort to attract more people to our little town and enjoy a day of food and fun. Luling Main Street is a non-profit organization that helps create Economic Development through historic preservation. As a non-profit organization, fundraising is always a big part of “staying alive.” The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown was created to help fund the many projects and events put on by Luling Main Street

D&G Automotive & Diesel Wrecker Service

830-672-6278 After Hours: 830-672-5383 134 Hwy. 90A• Gonzales, TX 78629 24 hr. Towing & Recovery Heavy, Medium & Light Duty

Gonzales Livestock Market David S. - 830-857-5394 Mike B. - 830-857-3900

Sale Every Saturday at 10 a.m. “Working hard to insure quality service for all our customers.”

830-672-2845 Hwy 90A, Gonzales, Texas

Live Broadcast:

Gonzales Cannon General Manager Dave “Emeril” Mundy slaved all day over a hot stove during last year’s Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown. He’ll head up The Cannon Cookers again on Saturday — Come and Eat It!

in a continuing effort to promote and revitalize our historic main street district. Profits from each year’s event are earmarked to go towards a specific project in the main street district. The first two years have helped to fund the Magnolia Mural project welcoming people to our great town.


Oil Field Supplies • Pump Repairs

(830) 875-2474 Hwy. 183 North, Luling, TX


(830) 875-3979

401 E. Fannin, Luling, TX 78648


Gets You Back Where You Belong!

Gieser Insurance Agency 941 St. Joseph Gonzales, Tx 78629


Lisa D. Gaspard Agency Manager TDI #001113854

Leticia M. Cenotti

Toll Free: (800) 358-5298

Agency Producer TDI #001243345


RICK MARTINEZ GENERAL MANAGER 418 S. LBJ DR. SAN MARCOS, TX 78666 512.353.3914/512.396.4606


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Duane & Tina Zumwalt 178 CR 281 P.O. Box 63 Harwood, TX 78632

Office (830) 540-4208 Fax (830) 540-4203 Cell (830) 857-4556 Email:


Miller’s Autoworx

Complete Auto & Truck Repair, Diesel & Gasoline, Powerstrokes, Cummins, Duramax, Asian & European, Diagnostics, Electrical, AC Brakes, Engine Service , Bullet Proof Diesel Certified Installer ASE Certified, AAA Certified Shop

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Miller Bullock

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Work 830-875-2277 Cell 512-771-6218 Fax 830-875-2277

Holiday Finance Corporation


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

Billy Stephenson Cell: 830-305-1755

Office: 830-203-5111 Fax: 830-203-5139


George’s Salon

The 2012 1st Place Gumbo was served up by Lease Crue (received $500 cash, plaque, trophy, embroidered apron, goodie bag)

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The 2012 1st Place Jambalaya was made by Team Stir Crazy (received $100 cash, plaque, trophy, goodie bag)

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1701 N. Ave. E Shiner 361-594-4200

1208 E. Pierce Luling

P.O. Box 87, Luling, TX. 78648

Overnight Coushatta Bus Trip April 13th & 14th, 2013

$69.00 pp/db, bus, snacks, hotel-Coushatta Inn, $23.00 free play on players’ card. Departs downtown Luling at 7:00 a.m. and Franks in Schulenburg at 7:45 a.m.

~~~~~~~~~ Biloxi & New Orleans Gaming Tour Oct. 7-11

Five Days/4 nights $425.00 pp/db, $75 deposit upon booking Bus departs downtown Luling. Price includes 4 nights lodging at a Casino Hotel In Biloxi, 8 meals: 4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners, Guided Tour of Bay St. Louis, Guided Tour of New Orleans. Free Time in French Quarter of New Orleans, Gulf Coast Gaming at 3 Casino’s

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Honoring the spirit of Texas independence

Seventh-grade students from Gonzales Junior High joined community members on Feb. 28 in ceremonies at Texas Heroes’ Square in Gonzales saluting Texas Independence Day. Hannah Rowland and Adrian James (top left) led the Pledge to the Texas Flag, then Lauren Strickland and Corey Anzaldua presented a wreath at the base of the monument honoring Gonzales’ heroes of the Texas Revolution. Sheriff Glenn Sachtleben read the names of the “Gonzales Immortals” (top) before finishing the event by firing the replica Gonzales cannon. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

2013 Easter Bunny “Baby Contest” Newborn-3 yrs. of age

Show off your baby’s cutest expression in the Cannon’s Easter Baby Contest! $10.00 - 1 picture

$15.00 - 2 pictures

Winners & entries announced in March 28 Easter Edition Deadline - March 21, 2013

Bring in or mail to:

The Gonzales Cannon 618 St. Paul Gonzales, TX 78629

830-672-7100 Entry Form:

Child’s Name: Age:


Parent/Grandparent: Office Use Only Name: Address: Phone No.



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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Flatonia feels upswing in oilfield, sales taxes Cannon News Services

Gubernatorial approval

In honor of Texas Independence Day, Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric delivered the first cases of the new Shiner Premium to Texas Governor Rick Perry. This was not the first delivery of Shiner Beer to the Capitol and it won’t be the last. Twenty-two different men and women have held the office of Governor of Texas since the Spoetzl Brewery was founded in 1909. Quite a few among them were fans of Shiner Beers. We’re honored by that and proud to be Texas’ oldest independent brewery. (Courtesy Photo)

‘Reclaimed’ water may help meet needs for population, oilfields Compiled by R.T. DUKES

As Texas grapples with rapid population growth and dwindling water supplies, a Bryan company plans to save the state 7.6 billion gallons per year by providing an alternative source of water for oil and gas companies to use. Alpha Reclaim Technology, LLC aggregates treated wastewater (or effluent) from a growing list of more than 20 municipalities across the state, and markets it for use in hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking.” As a result, oil and gas companies can reduce their use of freshwater to support drilling operations, and more freshwater is available for use as drinking water. The reuse of effluent for such activities advances a Texas

Water Development Board goal of increasing the long-term Texas water supply. In addition to preserving freshwater resources, using effluent in the oilfield is advantageous because it is both competitively priced with freshwater and significantly less expensive than desalinating brackish water or treating recycled flowback water. Moreover, using effluent provides a revenue source for local communities. Cities such as Karnes City will be able to use the revenue from effluent sales for projects such as school improvement, tax cuts or infrastructure development. Alpha celebrated the opening of its first facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 1, in Karnes City. For more information, visit Alpha’s website at www.

AUSTIN — Increasing oilfield traffic in the northern reaches of The Cannon’s covaerage area is being attributed for sharp increases in sales-tax collections for three municipalities, while Gonzales’ monthly check dipped slightly for the first time in more than a year according to figures released Tuesday. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday released figures showing local municipalities’ shares of state sales tax revenues. The figures show sharp increases for Flatonia, Moulton and Shiner, while Gonzales experienced a 0.64 percent decrease over 2012 figures. Flatonia saw the biggest jump in revenues, with a March check for $32,641 representing an increase of more than 89 percent over 2012 figures. Shallow-drilling technology has opened many areas in southern Fayette and northern Lavaca and Gonzales counties to oil exploration activities previously limited to areas south and west of Gonzales. Moulton’s March check for $14,962 represents 33 percent jump over 2012 numbers,w hile Shiner’s check for $23,913 is an increase of almost 18 percent over its March 2012 allocation. Gonzales, which had seen steady increases in

monthly sales tax checks for more than a year, will get a check for $137,229, slightly below last year’s $174,360 figure. Two other Gonzales County municipalities will still see significant increases, however. Smiley’s March check for $1,851 represents a 58.38 percent increase ovcer last year, while Nixon will get a check for $29,935, up 20.77 percent over last year. Sales in Luling rose

slightly, with a March check for $104,934 representing a 0.23 percent increase. Cuero’s March check for $209,939 is about 10 percent ahead of last year’s figures. Hallettsville’s share of state sales taxes will be $80,020, some 4.65 percent ahead of last year. Two other locations also saw slight decreases in their shares of the state sales tax. Yoakum’s March check for SALES, Page B2

Come and Hear It

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture would like to welcome our newest member, Pat Keating! You can now purchase his album Gringeaux featuring his song “Come & Take It” “Never Been to Mexico” and “A Texan’s Prayer” for $15 dollars. ALL proceeds go to The Fisher House in San Antonio. Stop by the Chamber and pick up your copy today!

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Regional Business Directory

Want to list your business here? Call Debbie at 830-672-7100

Featuring Home-Grown Businesses Walker Plumbing & Septic Systems

123 Bright St., Gonzales

Sale every Saturday at 10am

with live webcast @

P.O. Box 565 • Gonzales, TX 78629 Dave S. Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike B. Mobile 830-857-3900

Office 830-672-2845

Hwy. 87 E., Nixon

830-582-1561 or 830-582-1562 Sale Every Monday 10:30 a.m. All Livestock Bonded and Insured

830-672-6278 134 Hwy. 90A • Gonzales, TX 78629 Glenn & Linda Glass, Owners

Magnolia Materials 830-875-9088 1951 S. Hwy. 80 (Magnolia Ave) Luling, Texas 78648 Hours: Monday Thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am to Noon

Bulk Materials. Order by the yard or by the ton. Delivery available. Sand, Gravel, Topsoil, Base Material, Mulch, Mushroom Compost Crushed Granite, Slag. Also Check out our Flagstone and Cut Limestone

Root Plowing - Root Raking Discing and Tank Building.

35 Years Experience working in Gonzales and Surrounding Counties.

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$90,043 is 1.85 percent under its 2012 numbers, while Waelder’s check for $1,646 is about 5.5 percent below 2012. Combs said that state sales tax revenue in February was $2.08 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to February 2012. “Sales tax revenues continue to grow, but at a more moderate pace compared to recent months,” Combs said. “The latest increase was led by receipts from the construction and restaurant sectors. Collections



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Local rehab centers honor March as Professional Social Work Month Cannon News Services

SHINER/MOULTON — In every community, there are people who go above and beyond their usual work to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands. These advocates can come from every discipline, but many times they are social workers. Social Workers often work in positions and organizations that allow them to see the full impact of the human condition in a community. Many are driven to

work, launch and lead efforts that address the root of such problems. These dedicated individuals are who the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) seeks to honor every March during National Professional Social Work Month. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy,” NASW Executive Director Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH states the 2013 Social Work Month theme “emphasizes the value of using personal strengths and self-advocacy

to manage serious life challenges or transformations.” “Social workers strive every day to help millions of people function better in their environments and change environments that may limit individuals, families and communities.” For example, in Shiner and Moulton, Social Worker Mike Cruz, with the Shiner and Shady Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, is working to provide comprehensive medically related Social Services designed to assist residents to attain or maintain the highest prac-

tical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. This includes assisting residents in maintaining or improving their abilities to manage their everyday physical, mental, and psychosocial needs. Cruz reports, “both the Shiner and Shady Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers are committed to caring for our Shiner and Moulton friends and neighbors. The two facilities are managed by a top rate inter-disciplinary team (Medical Doctor, Nursing Staff, Dietary Planning, Therapeutic Interventions, and Assisted Daily Living Support Staff) which facilitate both long term and short term treatment needs and interventions. In addition, both facilities strive to create an environment

for healing which promotes health, comfort and wellbeing for each resident to attain their highest medial and personal goals.” “Our communities thrive when everyone has the ongoing opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life,” says NASW President Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW. “For more than 100 years, the social work profession has made the psychosocial well-being of the most vulnerable its top priority because everyone deserves to dream bigger.” This is evident in the resource both facilities (Shiner and Shady Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation) have become to their communities which social work has played a role.

The practice of social work promotes the goal of transformation and is holistic in nature. Many professional social workers, just like Mike Cruz, are on the frontlines, responding to human needs such as aging, homelessness, poverty, family break-up, mental illness, physical and mental disability, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence and much more.” For more information regarding how to become a Social Worker you can contact Mike Cruz with the Shiner and Shady Oak Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, 361594-3353 or 361-596-7373. For more information about Social Work Month 2013 or the social work profession, visit

Employee of the Quarter

The Gonzales Healthcare Systems Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2012 is Susan Harris. Susan is a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency. She has worked for Gonzales Healthcare Systems for the past twelve years. As a nurse, Susan takes wonderful care of the patients assigned to her and completes her documentation in a timely and complete manner, while carrying an above-average number of visits. She is a great team player and always picks up the extra load when help is needed, and does so with a smile on her face. Mary Jane will receive a plaque from GHS, a check for $100, eight hours of paid time off, a Cross Pen from Reese’s Print Shop engraved by Storey Jewelers; and a balloon bouquet from Person’s Flower Shop. (Courtesy Photo)

Breakfast at the Old Jail

The annual “Breakfast at the Old Jail” event took place Friday at the headquarters of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Here, Charlie Gray and Kaci Butler help prepare carry-out plates of scrambled eggs, sausage and tortillas for waiting customers. (Courtesy Photo)

Tyler students visit, learn more about Gonzales’ rich history The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture met February 27, with President Sascha Kardosz presiding. The board made the final plans for the Texas Independence Celebration and Breakfast at the Old Jail. Also discussed was a new fundraiser and a committee was appointed to review the membership dues. • Last Wednesday, we had 7th graders from Tyler that spent time at the Old

Around the Chamber Office

Barbara Hand Barbara Hand is the Executive Director of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce.

Jail Museum and the Memorial Museum guided by Paul & Vickie Frenzel. On Friday, a group of students

toured the Memorial Museum. • The Gonzales Country Music Show will be held Thursday, March 7 at the Crystal Theater in Gonzales. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. • The Texas Highways March issue has a story “OR We Shall Perish,” which discovers the Texas Independence Trail and relives the struggle for freedom by Gene Fowler. There is a picture of the Come & Take It Cannon. He also tells about the Memorial Museum and the Come & Take It Celebration. • Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday March 10, so remember to turn your clocks forward on Saturday night before you go to bed. • You are reminded that the Spend Bucks certificates expire on March 31, so be sure to redeem them before that date. • We thank all that came out and had breakfast will us last Friday. Thanks to all who worked, the cooks and servers, the businesses who donated the eggs, sausage, potatoes, and taco sauces. • The J. B. Wells Park will have the Jr. High and High School Region Six Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday.

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Oil & Gas Expect drilling rig counts to continue decline

Compiled by R.T. DUKES

The Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig count settled at 245 units running this past week. La Salle County still leads with 33 rigs running. Judging by announcements from operators, we should expect to see the rig count decline throughout 2013. Operators have dropped the average drilling time from 33 days to just 16 days currently. That would indicate the

same number of wells could be drilled with less than half the number of rigs that were active at the peak (260+). To date, smaller operators have stepped in and increased their drilling efforts as the largest players have dropped rigs. We’ll see more of the same in 2013, but I suspect we’ll see a rig count closer to 200 than 250 in the coming months. The biggest announcement of the week came from Net Midstream. The company plans to build a 124-mile, 42-inch natu-

ral gas pipeline from the Agua Dulce Hub in Nueces County to the border near Rio Grande City in Starr County. The pipeline will potentially export up to 2.1 Bcf/d, which would more than double current exports to Mexico. The natural gas rig count was 28 this past week. That’s one above the Eagle Ford record low set last week. Natural gas prices traded up during the week to $3.47/mmbtu on Friday afternoon. Colder weather and more recent outages at nuclear plants

have helped support natural gas prices. The oil rig count fell three to 216 running in the area. WTI crude futures traded down on the week to a little more than $90 per barrel. Eagle Ford crude prices traded at $101.12/bbl on the 28th of February. Eagle Ford light crude and condensate in the area traded at $88.50 and $87.50, respectively. There are 201 horizontal rigs running in the region. Ten rigs in Webb County were reclassi-

fied this week from horizontal to directional. That change almost accounts for the entire drop in horizontal drilling this past week.. An injection well is being drilled in Karnes County. La Salle County leads development with 33 rigs running. DeWitt (26), Gonzales (25), Karnes (25), Webb (25), McMullen (24), Dimmit (21), Live Oak (15), Atascosa (9), Leon (7), Wilson (7) and Lavaca (5) round out the top counties in the region.

Direction and Miles: 5.38 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99

A-9 Acres: 1,063.10

MCF: 1,583 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,000 Total Depth: 15,681 feet Perforations: 12,654-15,624 feet

Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,250 Total Depth: 17,905 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,732 feet Perforations: 11,654-17,679 feet

API No.: 42-123-32809 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Unit A Well No.: 5 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-89 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 1,304 MCF: 1,500 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 500 Total Depth: 15,526 feet Perforations: 12,577-15,392 feet

API No.: 42-285-33657 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Zebra Hunter Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: A. Ponton, A-35 Direction and Miles: 4.3 miles SW. of Moulton Oil: 1,995 MCF: 898 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,000 Total Depth: 16,980 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,771 feet Perforations: 11,755-16,718 feet

Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report

Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33061 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Frisbie B Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.29 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: A. Strickland, A-665 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33060 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Frisbie B Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.29 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: A. Strickland, A-665 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33059 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Frisbie B Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.29 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: A. Strickland, A-665 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33062 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet

API No.: 42-123-33063 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.37 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32894 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Billings Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles SE. of Smiley Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Acres: 471.37 API No.: 42-177-32889 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hamilton Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,800 feet Direction and Miles: 10 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Oethkin, A-369 Acres: 439.20 API No.: 42-177-32892 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Nichols Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2 miles E. of Glaze City Survey Name: J.D. Clements,

API No.: 42-177-32891 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Nichols Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2 miles E. of Glaze City Survey Name: J.D. Clements, A-9 Acres: 1,063.10 API No.: 42-177-32890 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sydney Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,250 feet Direction and Miles: 5.5 miles SE. of Smiley Survey Name: G. Gwin, A-223 Acres: 520.32 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33692 Classification: Fld. Dev. Operator: Mascot Oil Company Lease Name: Sari Unit Well No.: 1 Field Name: Campbell Creek Total Depth: 10,200 feet Direction and Miles: 4.6 miles N. of Hallettsville Survey Name: W. Ponton, A-36 Acres: 105.42 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32811 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Unit A Well No.: 7 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-89 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 51

API No.: 42-123-32775 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-403 Direction and Miles: 5.7 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 1,564 MCF: 1,941 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,900 Total Depth: 18,048 feet Perforations: 12,765-17,837 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33660 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Rhino Hunter Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: A. Ponton, A-35 Direction and Miles: 4.3 miles SW. of Moulton Oil: 2,036 MCF: 1,113

API No.: 42-285-33651 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Moose Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Chase, A-9 Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SW. of Moulton Oil: 1,509 MCF: 1,004 Choke Size: 17/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,925 Total Depth: 17,134 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,873 feet Perforations: 11,733-16,824 feet API No.: 42-285-33674 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Technik Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: T. Toby, A-461 Direction and Miles: 4.45 miles NW. of Shiner Oil: 1,136 MCF: 1,853

Gonzales County Records Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds February 1-28 John Paul Jones Oil Company, Inc. and Jones Oil Company Inc., John Paul to Magnablend, Inc., w/d, 11.148 Acres (Pt. Lts. 19-20, Rgs 4-5) Outer Town Gonzales. Schmidt & Sons, Inc. to Magnablend, Inc., w/d, 6.00 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Emery, Edythe to Andrade, Aquilino, Andrade, Cynthia and De Olaiz, Mirta Andrade, w/d, Lt. 45, Settlement at Patriot Ranch,

Unit 1. Guerra, Arnold and Guerra, Ruth to Schmidt III, Henry C., w/d, Lt. 1, Blk. 1, Highview Addn, Gonzales. SRP Sub, LLC and SPT Real Estate Sub III, L.L.C. (FKA) to SRP TRS SUB, LLC, w/d, Pt. Lts. 5-6, Blk. 1, Davidson Hill Addn, Gonzales. Gaytan, Robert, Martinez, Yvonne, Perez, Anna, Alvarado, Angela, Alvarada Jr, Michael and Alvarado, David to Garcia, Guillermo Moreno, w/d, Property in J J Tejada Svy, 100 feet 150 feet.

Garcia, Joe to Garcia, Isidro and Garcia, Luz Maria, w/d, Pt. Lts. 7-10, Blk. 31, Waelder. Powertherm Co., Inc. to DenGar Enterprises Limited, w/d, 204.11 Acres, James B Patrick Svy, A-55. Jansky, Carolyn and Jansky, Donald Gene to CDJ Ranches, Ltd., Jansky, Carolyn (Trustee) and CDJ Management Trust, w/d, 210.00 Acres, David W. Brandt Svy, A-16 & Property in Lavaca & Victoria Counties. Peck, Jeffrey and Peck, Anna to Alvarez, Jose, w/d, Lts. 7-8, Blk.

79, Schleicher’s Addn, Nixon. Marriage License Almaguer, Celso Hernandez and Riojas, Anita. Hecox, Kyle P and Guerrero, Alicia R. Blundell, Leslie S. and Hicks, Donna C. Barnhart, Robert L. and Whiddon, Holly N. Yoakum, James and Currie, Janet G. Hill, Andre Leon and Conkling, Nancy Elizabeth. Assumed Names Torres, Gloria A. – Torres In-

surance Services, Gonzales. Breitschopf, Shirley – Breitschopf-Cooper Real Estate, Gonzales. Nuinez, Joe and Nuinez, Carol – Scrap Iron Ranch, Smiley. Van Kirk, Christopher – VK Production, Gonzales. Cantu, Samuel – Samuel Cantu Photography, Gonzales. Long, Shannon and Long, Heath O. – Visionary Swine Genetics, Flatonia.

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LOST: Yellow gold ring. 1 ctr. diamond. Small baguettes. Reward offered. Call Joyce Schellenberg, 540-4318 or 8571574. -------------------------LOST: Black cushion on 97 or 304. Call 830-857-3023.

dents 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.



FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling stu-








Oil Field Help Wanted Stallion Construction is looking for Fork Lift Operator, Crew Pusher and Roustabouts. Call 830-583-6925 for applications or fax resume to 361-7714611.

Full-time and Parttime positions available for Certified Medication Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Full-time and Parttime positions available for Certified Nurses Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For

more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Full-time and Parttime positions available for Licensed Vocation Nurses. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------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.





15, 5-7 PM and Sat., March 16, 8-10:00 AM. Hundreds of Bargains! Special 25 cents section! -------------------------Garage Sale. Saturday, 8-? 112 St. Matthew. -------------------------Yard Sale: Sat., 8-12, corner of Norwood & Ewing. Clothes. -------------------------Huge Plant Sale. Country sheik items. Shiner City Wide Garage Sale., Saturday, March 16, 8am. corner of 15th & Hwy. 90A, Shiner, Tx. For more information, call 979966-3263 or 361594-4258. 7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------Poulan Weedeater, $50; Poulan Leaf Blower, $50. Excellent condition. 361208-3565. -------------------------For Sale: Pogo Stix, orange, 10-yrs & up, $10.00. UT Color Western Jacket, pants, culottes, cute, Size 8, $15.00. Go UT Longhorns. 830-263-4608 --------------------------

For Sale: Mattress Set, floor lamps, freezer. Come by Care Free Inn, Gonzales, 1804 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TV’s, 1 19”, 1 - 25”, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15” water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------For Sale: BGR 14 Series Bottom Mounted Swing Glass Door Refrigerator by Master Built. Contact Carolyn at Gonzales Poultry. 672-7954. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034.



Ranch Hand grill guard for 20002006 Ford Pickup, 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. Good condition. $250. Call 830-5404277. -------------------------DynaVoxV series 5. Communication device - has keyboard, m o u s e , c h a r g e r, case. Works great. new $8,000. Can go on internet, read ebooks, play music, download pictures & programs. Asking $1,000. Good for autistic children or speech impaired children or adults. kathy, 830-8576646. -------------------------Golf Clubs. 2 sets w/bag. $50 each. Great for aspiring Tigers. Call 4372046. -------------------------Horse blanket great condition paid $70 asking $45 obo, treadmill, good condition, works, asking $125 obo. Call or text, (830) 857-6487. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6’ long 6” tall plain or painted, 16’ + 20’ long concrete cattle guard bases, cattle feed troughs. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------MP3 Player. SanDisk 8GB. Brand new. 437-2046. --------------------------

GARAGE SALES Huge Annual Rummage Sale. Sponsored by Shiner Catholic Daughters. Shiner K.C. Park Dining Hall. Fri., March

Gauger Needed

Looking for a qualified person who desires fulltime employment with an established company in Flatonia. This position requires some knowledge of the oilfield in lease/well operations. You will be trained by an experienced supervisor during a 4 to 6 week period. The job does require some physical work and you must be capable of following instructions. Applicants must live within 30 minutes of Flatonia and must have a clean driving record. Apply at our Flatonia office located at 2033 FM 609 between 9AM and 4PM, Mon.-Fri. Any questions, call 361-865-2142.







Victoria College Gonzales Center Part Time Groundskeeper Position will be responsible for maintaining the Gonzales Center campus grounds as directed. Work is primarily outdoors and may involve the use of power equipment. This position also serves as backup to the Custodial staff therefore occasional custodial duties will be performed. Starting pay range is $10.75 - $11.50 an hour.

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For Sale: Brush Guard for 2004 1/2 ton Chev. Pickup $50 and 36” Whirlpool used Gas Range, $50. 361594-2507. -------------------------21” RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 437-2046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $150. Camping travel pot, $20, Antique Bathtub, $550. 512-9174078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604. --------------------------

Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430. -------------------------For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.

cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------“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 800-798-3225 or 361-798-3281 or GRAFECHEVYGMC. COM” -------------------------For Sale: 1995 Ford F-250, Ext. Cab, 4x4, V-8, Automatic Transmission, Heavy Duty, Good Work Truck, Good condition, 830672-2192. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------1972 Chevy Half Ton Pickup. Rebuilt drive train except rear end. All original. 29K Engine, 50K Transmission. 3/4 rear springs. $1K. 830-857-5927. -------------------------2008 Mustang GT with Shelby package and low miles (48K), 22” chrome wheels with performance tires, 5-speed manual transmission, leather interior, Shaker 500 sound system with 6 CD/MP3 changer, and auto windows. $25,000 OBO. Call or text 830-263-1212. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. --------------------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20” universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.

burg, 800-369-6888. Open Sundays, 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------TRADE YOUR OLD HOME TODAY! We pay top dollar for trades! No money down! Singlewides, Doublewides, Triplewides, Park Models, Cedar Cabins! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------USED SINGLEWIDE Like New! - Super Nice Shape! Only $17,900. Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------EARLY BIRD TAX REFUND! Don’t wait to buy your home! Got taxes coming back? Get started now while interest rates are 3.85%. Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------WHOLESALE USED DOUBLEWIDE 2011 - Like New ONLY $64,900. 4/2 28x64! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------FANTASTIC 4BR on 4.6 ACRES Beautiful - land and home package. This home is super nice. Very private! comes with a barn and fenced! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------OIL FIELD HOUSING! Manufactured homes that sleep up to 16 men C O M F O R TA B LY ! READY NOW! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603. -------------------------Mobile Homes for rent, 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished. 900 Old Shiner Rd, Yoakum. 361-582-6593. -------------------------Mobile Homes for rent: 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished, some homes have Wi-Fi. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593 or 361-798-0816. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.

nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 830-8575727. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------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 AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------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.

Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------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

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HAY FOR SALE Fertilized Coastal mix square bales. $7.50. Call 5403923.

FARM EQUIPMENT Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.

FURNITURE Table with 4 chairs, Loveseat, Southwestern design, Queen size bed w/ mattress & boxsprings, Girls white iron daybed, mattress, boxsprings, pop up unit, matching white desk, white china cabinet. All excellent condition. 830203-8633. -------------------------Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37” TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. -------------------------For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------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.


1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830-540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15” and 14” rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older

Save Thousands, Giant Clearance Sale on all Models, NewUsed-Trades. Special Financing Available. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg. 979-743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. tierraverdehomes. com. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Oil Field Specials-2 or 3 bedrooms Singlewides or 8x28 Travel Trailers. Lowest Prices in South Central Texas. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979-743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Cheaper in The Country - New - UsedTrades. Featuring Clayton, Fleetwood & The Custom Built Tierra Verde Homes. Fayette Country Homes, Schulen-




ROOM FOR RENT Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.


Trailer House for rent. 3br & 1 1/2 bath. Smiley area. 830-857-0707. -------------------------Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 3 bedroom/1 bath, fully furnished Mobile Homes for Rent. “MOVE IN SPECIAL”. $675 for the first three months, $775 the fourth month and after! $675 for deposit. More information: 361-293-3420/361582-6593/361-7980816, 900 Old Shiner Rd. Yoakum, Tx. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3

For Lease - 504 St. Michael. Well kept 2BR/2Bath corner lot. Lg. fenced rear yard. $1,000/ month. 512-6148003. -------------------------HOUSE - 1 bedroom, 1 bath. AC/ Heat, appliances, carpet, panelilng. W/D connections, tub & shower, porch. No pets. $600 + deposit & references. 830672-2227. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------2 room river cottage on Lake Gonzales. Partially furnished. You pay for electricity. $500/+ deposit. Bob, 830203-9790. -------------------------3/2 house for rent in Gonzales. $1,350/ mo., $1,350/sec. deposit. Call 830-4014123. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/ CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-8205461. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on





Assistant Manager needed by the Gonzales Branch of World Finance. Valid driver license and auto required. This is a Manager Trainee position and a career opportunity that offers excellent salary and a complete fringe benefit package. Promotion to Manager possible within 15 months. No experience necessary. Apply in person at 623 N. St. Paul EOE M/F


Holmes Foods, Inc. is seeking a Safety Technician for our Poultry Processing Plant in Nixon, Texas. Candidate must have the following qualifications: safety training, knowledge of OSHA 1910 Safety Regulations, first aid, able to work flexible hours, and be self-motivated. Bilingual is preferred. Interested applicants should fax resume to Jimmy Newman, at (830)582-1767 or call (830)582-1551, ext. 226 to set up an interview.

Apply today - Start today! Production/Poultry Processing: • Back Dock Hanger • 2nd Processing • Sanitation (Nights)

Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

Holmes Foods Feed Mill:

2170 FM 108, Gonzales, TX (830) 672-9100 • Driver - CDL, Class B

Holmes Foods Hatchery

5628 FM 1116, Gonzales, TX 830-672-9140 • General Labor • Bus Driver - Class A or B CDL

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Drug screening as applicable to position.

Human Resources

603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Si Habla Espanol

WANT TO RENT Looking for a 2 or 3BR nice house in Nixon and Leesville area. Call 830-8571658. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255.

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FOR LEASE 12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will subdivide. For sale or lease. Would make a great oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)

APTS. FOR RENT Efficiency apartment. EVERYTHING furnished. Pots, Pans, towels, TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830875-3028.

$12.00 Per Hour

Maintenance 10pm-6am

Buc-ee’s #15

114 Hwy. 90A, Gonzales, Texas 78629

Day and Night Transport Drivers Johnson Oil Company, a family-owned oil and gas distributorship in business for over 54 years is currently hiring for Day and Night Transport Drivers - Three years over the road driving experience preferred and a current Class A CDL with HazMat and Tanker endorsements required. Competitive compensation with night and holiday pay differential. Potential annual earnings of $70,000 with limited overnight travel. Sign on bonus available to qualified applicants. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, health insurance and 401(k). Applications may be picked up and returned to Johnson Oil Company, Attn: Mike Burke, 1113 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr, Gonzales, TX or faxed to 830-672-6659.

Production / Poultry Processing:

NOW HIRING!! Supervisor

Responsible for managing processing of department. Responsible for planning and maintaining work systems, procedures, and policies that enable and encourage optimum performance Responsible for planning and allocating resources to effectively staff and accomplish departmental productivity and quality goals. Plan, evaluate and improve the efficiency of processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency and output of department. Day Shift Monday - Friday Competitive pay /BOE Excellent benefits: Health, Medical, Vision, 401K Call Human Resources at 830-582-1619 for more information or email resume to: 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas Si Habla Español

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3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo.

lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.

In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice,

and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-2030735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

ances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000. -------------------------203 Big Sky 38’ Fifth wheel Travel Trailer. 3 slideouts, very, very nice. 3 1/2 yrs. Bumper to bumper warranty left. $17,900. Call 512914-8347. -------------------------RV For Sale. Older unit. 5th wheel. $2,900. Contact Richard, 830-5566905. -------------------------Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565.

28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095.

we carry feeders, waterers, heat lamps, access for show birds. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN)

3/2, CA/CH, on 5.42 Acres, 75 miles West of San Antonio. Extra Large garage. Call for information, 830-494-4102. -------------------------House for sale by owner. 2BR/1Bath CA/H. $65,000. 830234-3415 or 830279-7900. -------------------------Low Down on a 3/2/1136sq ft. home. Asking $79,800 w/ only $800 down. 202 East Lee Smiley, TX. Call Mr Smith, 855847-6806. --------------------------Older couple downsizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. --------------------------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.


979-743-1514 or 800-369-6888

Need personal service? Will clean oilfield campers, homes and apartments. Also offer laundry work, ironing and running your personal errands. If you need a pair of jeans or shirt ironed for the night out or last minute event and didn’t make it to the cleaners in time, give me a call (830) 203-0716. References. Available. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-777-8710 or email barbarajp30@ --------------------------




28 ft. BPull RV Trailers. Handy Man Specials. From $1,700 to $4,400. All need work. WEB Site

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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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LAWN & GARDEN Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any company’s. 830263-0909. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Will also mow oilfield yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.(TFN)

CHILD CARE I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Mom, let Jumping Jelly Beans be your drop in child care answer. Go shopping, run errands or have a great evening out while your mind is at ease knowing your child is safe and happy. Standard drop in hours apply: day, evening and night. Let’s talk! References and resume’ available. 830-5194012 -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

RV’s FOR SALE 1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/C’s - all appli-

TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR RENT Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926.

RV SITES FOR RENT RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921.

BOATS FOR SALE 1996, 18.5’ Baymaster Center Console Boat, 120 Horse Force Mercury Motor with Jack Plate, Lourence GPS Mapp i n g - S o n a r - Fi s h Finder, Marine Radio. $7,000.00. Contact 830-263-2920. -------------------------For Sale or Trade: 27’ Sailboat, Beam 8’, fiberglass. 361-5613335. Ask for Jeff.

RECREATION 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.

PETS CKC Registered Miniature Dachsund Puppies. 1st shots & wormed. $225. Call 830-888-0165. -------------------------Free Puppies. Five Lab/Cocker Spaniel Mix. 830-857-0459. -------------------------Precious long haired Chihuahua puppies. Pure bred. 9 wks. old. Born Thanksgiving. 1st shots & wormed. Paper trained. Males & Females. Playful and very cute. Raised in my home with a lot of love. $200/each. 1-830-560-6668. -------------------------Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Livestock show contestants,

LIVESTOCK Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------Muscovy ducks for sale. $10.00 each. 830-263-2482. (TFN) -------------------------Laying Hens, $10.00. 512-7180482. -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks. Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28” to 36”), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

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CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy equipment operator training. 3-week hands on program. BackDRIVERS- OTR POSITIONS Earn 32¢ hoes, bulldozers, excavators. Lifetime job - 45¢ per mile. $1200 Sign-on bonus! placement assistance with National certificaAssigned equipment, pet policy. deBoer tions. VA benefits eligible. 1-866-362-6497 Transportation 1-800-825-8511, O/O’s HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA from home. 6-8 welcome, weeks, accredited, get a diploma, get a DRIVERS- STUDENTS 18-days from job! No computer needed. Free brochure; start to finish. Earn your CDL-A. No 1-800-264-8330. Benjamin Franklin HS out-of-pocket tuition cost. Step up to a new career with FFE., MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES needed! 1-855-356-7122 Train to become a medical office speEXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS cialist at Ayers Career College. Online Regional opportunties now open with plenty training gets you a job ready ASAP. Job of freight and great pay. 1-800-277-0212 or placement when program completed. 1-888-368-1638.

FARM AND RANCH Modern home on 165-acre ranch located between Gonzales and Shiner on paved road FM 443. Highly improved with scattered oak trees, improved grasses, hay field, cross fencing and stock tank. Recently updated 2,300 square foot home, 3BR, 2BA, two live-in areas. Property includes large hay barn, equipment building shop and cattle pens. Shiner ISD. Possible owner financing available. 361-648-4090 or 361-935-1109.

LAND 25 Acres on Paved Road. FM 443 in Gonzales County. Land has pasture, live oaks, stock tank. Land needs to be surveyed. 361648-4090. --------------------------

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30 Beautiful Acres for sale in Gonzales County, with 1/4 minerals. $6,000/ per acre. Diane, 512-655-3293. -------------------------30 acres with 10 mile views in Gonzales County. Fenced with rolling hills, large tank, pond, hardwoods, Tifton 86 grass. $150,000 (713)2022485. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------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.

Wanted: Used 1024 Gun Fire Safe. 361-798-0482.



STORAGE GKTK STORAGE 922 St. Peter $5.00 Off beginning March for Move In. Contact Patricia, 361-550-5334.

WANTED Wanted: Treadmill - used - good condition - reasonable price. Recliner - used - small -medium - good condition, affordable. Desk - medium (regular) size, 48” maximum, w/ chair - reasonable & affordable. Wood preferred (sic). 830203-5102 or 830743-5284 (cell). -------------------------Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384. --------------------------


EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY 62 OR OLDER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY * Rent based on income * Garden Style Apartments * Private Entrances * Individual Flower Bed Available * Carpeted & Air Conditioned * Water, Sewer & Trash Paid * Miniblinds, Ceiling Fan, Range, Refrigerator furnished * Maintenance/Management/Service Coordinator on site

COUNTRY VILLAGE SQUARE APARTMENTS 1800 Waelder Road - Gonzales, TX (830) 672-2877 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday




BREITSCHOPF COOPER REALTY Serving Gonzales and Central Texas

Serving Gonzales and Central Texas

Homes Homes/Residential

3.7 ACS. 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 1.66 acs.,4BR, riverfront, nice M/H.............. 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 ................................................$115,000 Duplex: A+ condition, 1618 St. Peter - Home andrented....$92,000 extra lot....$70,000 10 acs., perfect home, private...$249,900 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., Brick office bldg., downtown...$114,000 beautiful property.................................. $258,000 Lot Live Oak...........................$8,000 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 Land 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 100 acs., I 10 access, wooded/open,.... $89,000 792 90-B - Lakefront.............................. ..............................................$6,500/ac. 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., 56+ acs., commercial/residential site, 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 Hwy. 97 & FM 108,............$10,000/ac Land 90 A East, 35 acs., + home......$395,000

CT 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. Rd.......$5,300/Ac. NTRA COGast CT RA NT trees................$87,500 Breitschopf CRShirley 228 - 15 acs.,CO M/H, 153 acs., FM830-857-4142 2091.........................$795,000 61 acs., perfect homesite................. $4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 Carol Hardcastle 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. 830-857-3517 1 ac.You Seydler St...............................$25,000 can reach our staff by calling: 8.7 acs., city limits........................$120,000 830-672-2522 58 Phone: acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. ...................................................$12,000/Ac.

MISC. SERVICES Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------Affordable Welding Service. Call Stan, 830-857-6621. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. New Homes, Remodeling. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-4375747. -------------------------Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of





Plumbing. David Matias, Master Plumber. Owner Reasonable Rates. 830-263-1633 Please Call 1026 St. Paul St., 713-203-2814 or Gonzales 281-415-6108. Window Tinting, License #M18337 Commercial. -------------------------Call for No Limit appointment. Accessories PUBLISHER’S NOTICE:

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.


8568 South Highway 80, Leesville,Texas

0.985 acres. Living Room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, single Central Heat & A/C. This is a recently remodelded home on 1 acre land with a century old oak in the backyard and a wooden deck. The property is one mile southof the quiet little town of Leesville.


Mustang Realty

Morris L. Harvey, Broker 208 N. Washington Ave, Nixon



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57 Acres just north of I-10 Near Waelder. Brush, oaks, hay fields, 2 tanks, 3/2 home, barn w/electricity, apartment. Equipment. Part minerals. $275,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.





18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. Mature trees. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 830-875-5866 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/bonus room. Detached storage Residential building. $245,000. 114 Glendale, Luling - NEW LISTING - Open and inviting floor plan featured in this 3BD/2.5 BA home with many updates throughout. Fenced yard with patio and deck area. Efficiency apartment great for guests or rental income. $192,000. 532 Domino Five - NEW LISTING - Guadalupe River Frontage! 3BD/2BA home on approx. 1/3 acre. nice deck & stairs leading to water. Come enjoy the good life! $198,500. 960 S. Pecan - Modern, custom 4BD/3BA secluded home on 1 acre home on 1 acre backs to wet weather creek. Open floor plan, security and surround wired. REDUCED $338,000. $340,000. 3400 SM HWY, Luling - Large, 4BD/2.5BA on 1.5 acres just outside of town. Spacious kitchen open todining and living. Co-op water & electricity. $135,000. 214 E. Crockett, Luling - Charming, move-in ready 3BD/2.5Ba features large den area and beautiful yard. Detached building approx. 650 sq. ft. ideal for storage or commercial space. REDUCED $172.000. $185,000. 189 CR 280, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home with sunroom and covered porch to enjoy the country views! Storage building. $79,500. The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - 2BD/2BA Main Home on 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane - views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached efficiency guesthouse. 2 car carport. $239,000.


79.5 AC CR 281, Harwood - Partially wooded and cleared land with partial fencing. Co-op water and electricity available. 1 tank and hand dug well. Country Road frontage on 2 sides. $360,000. 108.88 AC - Gonzales County - Beautiful tract with combination wooded and pasture land. Panaromic views, 4 tanks, fenced, well, electricity, Fully fenced, partial high fence. REDUCED $410,400. $4,000/acre. RV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. 18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. Mature trees. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/bonus room. Detached storage building. REDUCED $238,000. $245,000. 43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. REDUCED $266,600. 111 Acres, Creek Rd - Dripping Springs - Scenic property offers partially cleared and wooded land located on high bluff with Onion Creek frontage. Minerals convey. $1,900,000.


vWAELDER 5641 Hwy. 90, 2/2 on 2 accres........................$117,000 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis.............$229,000


vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas inSOLD come, Ranching/Investment...... REDUCED TO SELL!............$650,000


v25.936 acres, Henry Bymer 1/3 League, close to I10, electric nearby, CONTRACT PENDING sandy loam, fronts CR420...................................................$98,800 vHARWOOD Manufactured home in excellent condition, about 1900 sq. ft., 3bed/2bath, large kitchen, locatCONTRACT PENDING ed on 5 acres with many oak trees. County water and GVEC elec. Ready for move in. Fronting Hwy. 304, 2 miles north of Hwy. 90 and about 16 miles from Gonzales. Owner/Agent. Pri ce............................................................................................$110,000 vWAELDER- 10 acres, has utilities.......................................$65,000


vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both


vGONZALES - 820 Oil Patch Lane, 2.25 acres (+/-), raw land with 3 sides metal equipment shed. Utilities are available at front of property, zoned heavy commercial....................................................................$125,000 vGONZALES Income producing poultry Breeder Farm with 50 ac includes Tyson contract and 1600 sq. ft. home...owner/agent.....$1,100,000 vGONZALES For Lease: 10 to 20 acres, about 5 miles south of Gonzales, just off Hwy. 183.


vONE BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. $600/mo, $1,000 security deposit, 650 credit rating, two years consecutive employment,outside pets only (no cats inside!). CR 420, Gonzales County.

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Gonzales FFA held their annual drawing during the sale at the Gonzales Livestock Show. The winning tickets belonged to Blaine Hill - Wildlife Observation Blind, Kelsey Fougerat - 36” Fire Pit, Katie Keyser - Deer Corn Feeder, and Wilhelmina Walker - Texas Bird Bath Cooker. The Gonzales FFA would like to thank all that supported them in their fundraiser, which saw a record number of sales this year. Pictured (from left) are: Ty Tinsley; Ryan Lee, who sold the winning ticket; winner of the Wildlife Observation Blind Blaine Hill; and Garrett Remschel. Tinsley, Lee and Remschel plan on showing the blind at the annual Texas A&MKingsville Ag Mech show as well as the Blinn Jr. College Ag Mech show later this spring. (Courtesy photo)

Grass-fed beef conference set

COLLEGE STATION – With consumer interest heightening about where food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities as well as production trends during a May 30-31 conference in College Station. Dr. Rick Machen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in Uvalde, said producers can learn about all aspects of grass-fed beef production techniques at the conference, which will be held at the Rosenthal Meat Science Building on the Texas A&M University campus. “One of the highlights will be Dr. John Andrae, Extension forage specialist from Clemson (University),” Machen said. “Among U.S. grass-fed livestock producers, John is well-recognized for his ‘sustainable systems’

approach to forage production and grazing management. Given the ongoing drought across much of the South Central U.S., sustainable forage production is atop everyone’s items- ofinterest list. “Though we’ve talked about it before, a significant emphasis in this year’s conference will be the importance of a sustainable — both quantity and quality — forage supply. Perhaps the most difficult part of a grass-fed beef production system.” The conference will cover a broad range topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers. A live carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured the second day. Cost is $250 through May 15 and $300 after. Three continuing education credits will be offered to Texas Department of Agriculture

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pesticide applicators license holders. To register online, visit https://agriliferegister. and enter keyword “grassfed” or call 979845-2604. The conference is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and funding from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Area Livestock Reports Gonzales Livestock Market Report The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, March 2, 2013 had on hand: 514 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $220-$255; 300-400 lbs, $190-$210; 400-500 lbs, $175-$185; 500-600 lbs, $148-$170; 600-700 lbs., $137-$145; 700-800 lbs, $133-$135. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $185-$210; 300-400 lbs, $168-$175; 400-500 lbs, $155-$165; 500-600 lbs., $138-$145; 600-700 lbs., $126-$131. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $68-$74; Cutters, $79-$96; Canners, $61-$67; Low

SPECIAL REPLACEMENT SPRING FEMALE SALE Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co. Hallettsville, Texas

Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 12 Noon

20 F-1 Braford Cows (2nd Calf)

20 Black Brangus/Angus Plus

All-Pairs-Charolais calves

Cows Pairs/Heavy Bred

30 F-1 Braford Heifers All

20 Black

Pairs Angus Bulls

20 F-1 Braford Heifers Pairs/ Heavy Bred Angus Bulls 8 F-1 Braford Heifers (chocolates) Pairs/heavy Bred Angus Bulls

12 F-1Braford Heifers (650 to 700#) Open

26 Braford Heifers (600 to 800$) Open 55 F-1 Black Brangus Heifers (700#) Open

Brangus Heifers Pairs/Heavy Bred 20 Black Brangus Heifers Open

50 Brahman Open

Cross heifers

75 Crossbred Cows (3 to 5 yrs. old) Bred hereford/Angus Bulls 8 Registered Gray Brahman Heifers (10 to 12 months old) Open 15 Gray Brahman Heifers (14 to 16 mo. old) Exposed Angus Bull

7 Gray Brahman heifers (700#)

8 Black Brangus Heifers (700#)



20 Crossbred Heifers pairs/ Heavy Bred Angus Bulls

40 Black Brangus/Angus Plus Heifers Pairs/Hvy Bred Angus Bull

15 Black Brangus/Angus Plus

15 Black Brangus Heifers Open

Expecting 500 to 600 females For More Information Call: Auction Barn: 361-798-4336 Mike Heller: 361-293-4949/David Heller: 979-743-0436 Kim Hagan: 361-293-4720/Mark Hagan: 361-293-5116

heifers Heavy Bred Angus Bull

Garrett Remschel (left) and Ty Tinsley placed first in the wildlife class at the recent San Antonio Livestock Exposition. They built a Wildlife Observation Blind for their project and won a Lincoln 140 welding machine, Miller Digital Autodarkening welding hood, Victor Cutting Torch set, 1 dozen welding gloves and other miscellaneous items. The Wildlife Observation Blind is part of the Gonzales Future Farmers of America raffle. (Courtesy photo)

yielding fat cows, $68-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $94-$112; light weights and medium quality bulls, $84$91. Stocker Cows: $950$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,700. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at! Nixon Livestock Commission Report The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, March 4, 2013, Volume, 530. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $173 to $183 to $245; 300-400 lbs., $174 to $184 to $230; 400-500 lbs, $159 to $169 to $193; 500-600 lbs, $147 to $157 to $185; 600-700 lbs, $129 to $139 to $157; 700-800 lbs, $109 to $119 to $138. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $171 to $181 to $200; 300400 lbs, $161 to $171 to $210; 400-500 lbs, $144 to $154 to $200 500-600 lbs, $127 to $137 to $153; 600700 lbs, $119 to $129 to $150; 700-800 lbs, $100 to $110 to $120. Slaughter cows: $55 to $91; Slaughter bulls: $87 to 104; Stocker cows: $850 to $1,200; Pairs, $900-$1,600. Notices: We will be closed April 1, 2013 for Easter. Cuero Livestock Market Report Cuero Livestock Market Report on March 1, 2013, had 425 head.

Had 67 cows and 8 bulls. The packer market was stronger on all classes on a limited supply of cows and bulls has made for a highly competitive market. The calf market was steady as much as can be seen by the small size of this sale. Lighter thin calves continue to command a premium while losses at feedlots have given an undertone to heavier weight calves. The heifer market is dominated by replacement orders and continues to be higher each week. Shows in central US have given hope for grass and this drives the demand for light calves.. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $91-$107; lower grades, $67-$84. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$75; boning, $65-$82; canners & cutters, $82-$97; light & weak, $55-$70. Palpated 14 head bred, $90-$108. Pairs: (one pair bought), $1,310. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, $207.75-$222; 300-350 lbs, $186-$196; 350-400 lbs, $176-$193; 400-450 lbs, $158-$176; 450-500 lbs, $144-$175; 500-550 lbs, $138-$173; 550-600 lbs, $143-$150; 600-700 lbs, $142-$144; 700-800 lbs, $125-$131. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $225-$260; 250-300 lbs, $212-$220; 300-350 lbs, $184-$196; 350-400 lbs, $176-$191; 400-450 lbs, $174-$189; 450-500 lbs, $159-$184; 500-550

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lbs, $153-$174; 550-600 lbs, $146-$162; 600-700 lbs, $132-$139. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $120$125. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., None; 200-250 lbs, $207-$208; 250-300 lbs, $175 & $189; 300-350 lbs, $170-$208; 350-400 lbs, $162-$178; 400-450 lbs, $151-$182; 450-500 lbs, $144-$174; 500-550 lbs, $145-$184; 550-600 lbs, $139-$170; 600-700 lbs., $128-$154; over 700 lbs, $114-$120. Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on February 26, 2013, 675; week ago, 1,018; year ago, 831. The market was mostly steady this week. Some fleshier types were $2 to $3 lower. Demand remains very good for the better quality and better conditioned classes. Packer cows and bulls sold $2 to $3 higher again this week on approx. 100hd. total Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $76-$94.50; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $66-$79; light weight canner cows, $54-$66. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $104-$112.50; utility & cutter bulls, $93$104; lightweight canner bulls, $84-$93. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $220-$255; 200-300 lbs, $215-$235; 300-400 lbs, $185-$210; 400-500 lbs, $168-$192; 500-600 lbs, $143-$182; 600-700 lbs, $130-$157.50; 700-800 lbs, $123-$135. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$245; 200-300 lbs, $180-$220; 300-400 lbs, $162-$188; 400-500 lbs, $143-$172; 500-600 lbs, $128-$156; 600-700 lbs, $121-$132; 700-800 lbs, $117-$123. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

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The Leah R. and Alfred E. Schaefer Charotable Foundation presented a $15,000 donation to the Gonzales County Relay for Life. At the presentation are, from left, Relay for Life’s Carla Faltisek, JoAnn Low, Arline Rinehart and Foundation The 4-L RV Park presented a $500 donation to the Gonzales County Relay for board members Paul Neuse, Sheila Elstner, Charlie Gray and Larry D. Finch. Not Life event. Presenting the check to Relay’s Carla Faltisek, Jo Ann Low and Arline Rinehart are 4-L’s Kenna Lucas and Tameca Harper. pictured is board member Bryan Denman.

Texan Nursing and Rehabilitation presented a donation to the Gonzales County Relay for Life event in honor of the late Louis Kuntschik, one of this year’s San Antonio Water Systems presented a $2,000 donation to the Gonzales County honorees. Presenting the check to Relay’s Carla Faltisek, Jo Ann Low and Arline Relay for Life event. Presenting the check to Relay’s Carla Faltisek, Jo Ann Low Rinehart and Louis’ son Brett Kuntschik are Texan Nursing’s Mary Eurestes, Janie and Arline Rinehart is SAWS representative Ken Holt. Flores, Melanie Wright and Joe Camacho.

Luminarias are Lights of Hope to fight back At every American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, participants spread the message of HOPE as we all gather to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” During opening ceremonies, survivors are recognized for their stories of inspiration as we celebrate with them. Shortly after dark during the Luminaria Ceremony, we remember not only survivors and those recently diagnosed or still battling can-

cer but also those who lost their cancer battle. During the event, we also make the commitment to fight back against a disease that shows no partiality and has affected far too many lives. Even though our 2013 Relay event timeline will be shorter because of our participation in the ACS timeline case study, we will continue to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” At Relay For Life 2013 on

April 5, the walking path will be lined with luminarias--lights of HOPE. It is always important to take time to reflect and remember. The Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. gives participants that opportunity. The community is urged to purchase luminarias early to allow time for processing the orders. Please note that luminarias purchased prior to April 4 will be arranged alphabetically around the track.

Due to time constraints on the day of Relay, purchases of luminarias that day will probably result in those late orders not being placed around the track in alphabetical order. Luminaria order forms are available from RFL team members and are also printed in your local newspaper. Luminaria purchases can also be made online with a credit card at When

making the luminaria purchase online, one can designate the donation for a team or team participant. Each luminaria is a $5 donation. The 2013 Relay For Life of Gonzales County committee thanks the citizens of Gonzales County for supporting this event. Please join us in “Celebrating HOPE Year ‘Round” on Friday, April 5, beginning at 6 p.m. at the J. B. Wells Show Barn.

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The heart of Relay is honoring our cancer survivors. You are our symbol of hope! Please join us to help celebrate and honor your cancer survivorship!

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Blakeney, Yoakum quiet Brahma bats By MARK LUBE

YOAKUM —Three aspects of the game of baseball are crucial in winning games — pitching, defense and hitting. The Yoakum Bulldogs did well on all three in a 4-0 win over Hallettsville Saturday evening in the Yoakum Tournament. “Against Needville (Thursday), we got seven hits but walked nine and hit two. We got good hits against Boling (Friday), and pitched and hit well against Shiner St. Paul (Friday). We combined all three against Hallettsville,” Yoakum head coach Bobby Nicholson said. The Bulldogs committed no errors and limited hot-hitting Hallettsville to just four hits. Yoakum cranked out nine hits including a solo home run by pitcher Timmy Blakeney, who also took the win on the mound by striking out nine Brahma batters. “He threw 76 pitches in seven innings and that is an impressive performance,” Nicholson said.

“Hallettsville is a great hitting team and we were able to limit the amount of hits they got to four.” “I thought Timmy Blakeney outcompeted us,” Brahmas head coach Calvin Cook said. “Facing a pitcher like that will help us when it comes to district. The lesson we take from this game is you better come ready to play or this game will humble you.” Carson Schindler started the top of the first with a leadoff single but a string of Yoakum defensive players, including catching Schindler stealing second, resulted in a quick inning. Yoakum leadoff batter Blake McCracken got a base hit and moved to second on the sacrifice groundout by Reagan Jacobs. Keith Ratley’s single sent McCracken scurrying all the way to home plate for the 1-0 lead. The Brahmas then turned the double play when Troy Kacir flew out to second baseman Reagan McAda, who then teamed up with first baseman Will Wallace YOAKUM, Page C4

St. Paul competitive in baseball opener By MARK LUBE GHS’ powerlifting season continues with athletes going to boys regionals this weekend and girls going to state March 15-16. Pictured are: (bottom, from left) Lady Apache state qualifiers Erika Hernandez and Elea Molina, (middle row), boys’ regional lifters Jaime Tellez, Tyler Wells and Jose Contreras, (top row) and D.J. Gonzales. Not pictured is Josh Estrada. (Photo by Mark Lube)


GONZALES – The Gonzales High School powerlifting team has earned more success as two Lady Apaches lifters will compete at state on March 1516, while the Apaches will have five headed toward regionals in Kingsville on Saturday. Last Saturday, seniors Elea Molina and Laci Lock, along with freshman Erika Hernandez, competed at the girls regional meet in Kingsville. To qualify for a state, a lifter needs to finish in the top two spots or by posting the qualifying total for their weight class. Hernandez said going to state as a freshman shows the success of the GHS program. She came in second in the 275-pound class with a 375 squat, 155 on bench press and 350 on deadlift, for a total of 880 pounds. “I think I did really good for a freshman,” she said. “State is going to be more competitive than what regionals were.” Hernandez said she is looking for a 980 or 995 at total with around 400 squat, 185 bench, and 360

on deadlift. “Hopefully, I can win state for the whole school,” she said. Molina advanced to state as she totaled 745 (305 squat, 145, bench, 295 deadlift), the qualifying minimum for the 165 class. “I think I did pretty good. I increased the weight on my squat,” she said. “But I did not do what I wanted to on the bench press or deadlift. I am happy I got the qualifying total for state.” This will not be Molina’s first rodeo as she competed at state last year. She came in ninth place in the 165 class with a 300 squat, 135 bench and 310 deadlift for 745 total. “I am ready to practice and get better, and get a medal at state,” Molina said. “I want to squat 310, bench 155 or 160, and at least 360 deadlift. I am shooting for an 880 total.” Laci Lock lifted 275, 120 and 265 for a 660 total, finishing in sixth place in the 132 but shy of the qualifying total of 695. Josh Estrada, Jaime Tellez, Jose Contreras, Tyler Wells and D.J. Gonzales will all compete in the regional meet this weekend

in Kingsville. Estrada is the top ranked lifter in the 114 class. Wells is currently sitting in ninth in the 132 class, Tellez is seventh in 181, Contreras holds eighth in 220 and Gonzales is fourth in 165. Several of the boys lifters are in powerlifting for the first time. “It is a new thing for me. An extra-curricular activity,” Wells said. He said he is expecting regional to be a normal meet with “a bunch of people lifting.” Wells is working towards a 370 on squat, 190 on bench and 375 on deadlift. As a first-year lifter, he said the sport is very athletic. Tellez is also a first-year lifter. “It feels exciting to make it to regionals in my first season of powerlifting,” he said. “It is new stuff. I have learned a lot in powerlifting. At regionals, there will be a lot more competition and the lifters will be stronger.” Tellez said he will have to get about 530 on squat, 260 on bench and 490 on deadlift. Contreras is also headed to regionals for the first

time. “It is amazing to be going to regionals and I am excited to be going,” he said. “The competition will be pretty hard at regionals.” Contreras said he is looking to lift a total of 1400, with 540 on squat, 260 or 265 on bench press and over 500 on deadlift. Gonzales is making his second trip to regionals. “I am glad I am going. I have been working really hard at lifting,” he said. “I pride myself on qualifying for regionals.” Gonzales said he is seeking a trip to state after coming in fourth place at regionals last year. He said he will have to squat 520, bench 270 and deadlift 505 for a shot at state. Gonzales said he was happy that Contreras, Tellez, Estrada and Wells will be accompanying him on the trip. Also going to regionals will be Yoakum’s Willie Hights who is the topranked lifter in the super heavyweight in the regional and Thomas Von of Cuero, who is sitting at third in super heavyweight division.

YOAKUM — Cardinals head baseball coach Cole Franco was expecting some first-game jitters Thursday afternoon against La Grange in the Yoakum Tournament. He was also expecting St. Paul to come out and battle in their season opener. Franco was not let down on either account as St. Paul competed tremendously in a close 10-9 loss to the Leopards. “We were fighting hard,” Franco said. “I wanted the guys to compete and I felt they did. They gave 110 percent effort. Our pitchers, Jared (Markham) and Adam (Hollenbach), did well. On defense, we have a couple of things we will need to work on.” “We had first-game nerves but I feel a lot of good things will come later on in the season.” The Leopards got down to business immediately as Tanner Fritsch made contact and got to third on the error. That miscue turned into a 1-0 lead for La Grange as Austin Colon grounded out to second baseman Hollenbach for the fielder’s choice that allowed Fritsch to head home. Over the next several innings, St. Paul got hits

from Mitchell McElroy and Tanner Davis but did not score. The Leopards added a single run in the fourth inning with Kolby Kolek starting things with infield single. He went to second on the hit by Landon Gerik. Runner Ty Besida was thrown out at second on the fielder’s choice that let Kolek score. St. Paul got energized in the bottom of the fourth as Cole Hybner reached on a walk and two batters later, Dakota Kresta got a base hit. Tyler Morgan’s single scored Hybner, McElroy was walked and Laddie Patek flew out to first base for two away. Markham got a base hit to score Kresta and Davis was walked with bases loaded to score Morgan to put St. Paul ahead 3-2. In the top of the fifth, La Grange got five hits and two St. Paul errors to score eight runs for the 10-3 lead. The Leopards’ job was far from done as St. Paul came right back in the bottom of the inning. Hybner was hit by the pitch and Hollenbach picked up a walk. Kresta drew the walk to fill up the bases and La Grange inserted Fritsch to replace fellow reliever Rustin Heger, who had pitched the final out ST. PAUL, Page C2

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Luling, 5:34.41; 3rd, Natalie Jackson, St. Paul, 5:45.74. 200 —3rd, Missy Odom, Cuero, Linescores 28.6; 4th, Patterson, Luling, 28.65. Nixon-Smiley Tournament 3200 — 1st, Munoz, Luling, Skidmore 8, Nixon-Smiley 3 11:26; 2nd, Glass, Luling, 11:34; S 3 0 0 0 0 0 2-5 8 1 3rd, Jackson, St. Paul, 12:18. NS 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-3 7 0 400 — 5th, Villafranca, Cuero, Nixon-Smiley 10, Austin Eastside 7 1:04.53. AE 1 4 0 2 0 x x- 7 4 1 400 Relay — 3rd, Yoakum, NS 8 2 0 0 x x x-10 7 2 52.19; 6th, Gonzales, 52.78. Nixon-Smiley 10, Somerset 9 800 — 3rd, Villafranca, Cuero, S 2 2 1 4 0 x x- 9 5 3 2:34.2; 4th, Bordovsky, Yoakum, NS 2 0 0 0 8 x x-10 6 7 2:36.51 Sacred Heart Tournament 800 Relay — 2nd, Yoakum, Schulenburg 7, Flatonia 1 1:52.03; 3rd, Cuero, 1:53.08; 6th, S 3 0 2 0 0 1 1-7 8 0 Gonzales, 1:54.68. F 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-1 0 3 100 Hurdles — 4th, Bailey ConSchulenburg 13, Flatonia 3 nell, Gonzales, 17.49; 5th, RodriS 2 3 4 1 3 x x-13 6 3 guez, Cuero, 17.54. F 3 0 0 0 0 x x-3 5 2 300 Hurdles — 3rd, Rodriguez, Flatonia 5, Hallettsville Sacred Cuero, 52.12; 5th, Kendall Fougerat Heart 4 , Gonzales, 55.06; 6th, Elizabeth F 0 0 0 4 0 1 x-5 4 2 Neise, Gonzales, 55.12. SH 1 0 1 0 2 0 x-4 7 3 Long Jump — 5th, Odom, CuFlatonia 9, Weimar 5 ero, 15-6 ¾. F 1 0 5 1 0 2 x-9 8 4 Shot Put — 1st, Johnson, YoaW 2 0 1 1 01 1 x-5 6 6 kum, 33-7 ½ ; 2nd, Celine MarkOther area games ert, Yoakum, 33-3 ½ ; 3rd, Patton Karnes City 16, Nixon-Smiley 4 Cuero, 31-11; 4th, Jaccari Hights, NS 0 1 0 0 3 x x- 4 4 5 Yoakum, 31-6 ½ . KC10 1 4 1 x x x-16 11 2 Discus — 1st, Zinke, Cuero, 101-2; 2nd, Markert, Yoakum, 975; 3rd, Hights, 92-4; 5th, Patton, Cuero, 81-1 ½. Triple Jump —4th, Area scores Patterson,Luling, 32-4. Schulenburg Tournament High Jump — 3rd, Lesley SeHouston Episcopal 4, Flatonia 1 idenberger, Yoakum, 5-2. Flatonia 15, Marion 2 Pole Vault — 1st, Lexi Williams, Flatonia 13, Brazos 3 Yoakum, 10-6; 3rd, Danyelle Glass, Flatonia, 5, Somerville 2 Gonzales, 9-6; 4th, Morris, Yoakun, 9-0. 1600 Relay — 1st, Cuero, 4:15.69; 3rd, Yoakum, 4:21.97. Team Results — 2nd, Yoakum, Here are the results from the 100; 3rd, Cuero, 74; 6th, Luling, 44; Yoakum Tom-Tom Relays 10th, Gonzales, 17; 12th , St. Paul, (Area athletes only) 12, 13th, Luling B 0. Varsity Girls Varsity Boys 1600 — 1st, Kristaly Munoz, 100 — 3rd, Blake McCracken, Luling, 5:25.66; 2nd, Carley Glass,


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Yoakum, 10.99; 5th, Moore, 11.43. 1600 — 1st, Jose Campos, Luling, 4:38; 3rd, Danny Castillo, Luling, 4:46.55; 4th, Ryan Flores, Luling, 4:47.02 200 — 1st, Ty Anderson, Luling, 23.23; 4th, Hunter Smith, Yoakum, 5th, Tyshawn Erskin, Gonzales, 11.34; 5th, Moore, Luling, 11.43. 3200 — 1st, Flores, Luling, 9:59; 2nd, Castillo, Luling, 10:03. 400 — 2nd, Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoakum, 51.47; 3rd, Linn, Yoakum, 54.93. 400 Relay — 2nd, Yoakum, 44.36; 3rd, Cuero, 44.44; 4th, Gonzales, 44.55; 5th, Luling, 45.03. 800 — 2nd, Lopez, Yoakum, 2:07.58. 800 Relay — 2nd, Cuero, 1:33.05; 3rd, Gonzales, 1:33.41; 4th , Yoakum, 1:34.64; 6th, Luling, 1:37.72. 110 Hurdles — 2nd, He, Cuero, 15.59; 3rd, Kaiser, Yoakum, 15.71; 5th, Horton, Cuero, 16.92. 300 Hurdles — 3rd,Resenez, 43.05; 4th, Rosales, Yoakum, 43.34; 5th, Horton, Cuero, 44.74; 6th, Kaiser, Yoakum, 44.79. Long Jump — 1st, Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoakum, 21-2 ¼ ; 5th, McCracken, Yoakum, 19-10. 1600 Relay — 1st, Yoakum, 3:31.71; 4th, Gonzales, 3:38.82; 5th, Cuero, 3:44.12. Shot Put —2nd, Blake Reeves, Cuero, 47-10; 4th, Willie Hights, Yoakum, 43-0; 5th, Zach PerezClack, Gonzales, 42-10. Discus —1st, Brzozowski, Yoakum, 127-6; 2nd, Perez, Gonzales, 122-3 ¾ ; 6th, Camarillo, Yoakum, 108-3. Triple-Jump — 1st, Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoakum, 42-8 ½; 3rd, Myron Hights, Yoakum, 41-6 ½; 6th, Mathis, Cuero, 37-5. High Jump — 1st, Anderson, Luling, 6-8; 2nd, Tre’Vontate Hights, Yoakum, 6-2; 4th, Keeton

Coe, Luling, 5-10; 5th, Rosales, Yoakum, 5-10; 6th, Cubit, Luling, 5-6. Pole Vault — 1st, Cole Knocke, Yoakum, 14-0; 3rd, Keith Ratley, Yoakum, 12-0; 5th, Smith, Yoakum, 12-0; 6th, Thompson, Gonzales, 11-0. Team Results — 1st, Yoakum, 164; 3rd, Luling, 71; 5th, Cuero, 53; 8th, Gonzales, 41; T10th , Luling B, 0; T10th , St. Paul, 0. JV Girls 100 — Gray, Gonzales, 12.87; 4th, Klutzer, Yoakum, 13.51. 1600 — 1st Richardson, Luling B, 6:16.53; 6th, Castillo, Luling, 6:35.29, 200 — 1st, Kutzer, Yoakum, 29.97; 3rd, Clark, Cuero, 30.52. 3200 —3rd, Avila, Luling, 13:38; 4th, Drabek, Luling, 13:46; 6th, Richardson, Luling B, 14:04. 400 — 1st, Anzualda, Yoakum, 1:09.07; 3rd, Perez, Yoakum, 1:10.82. 400 Relay — 2nd, Cuero, 56.01; 6th, Gonzales, 59.65. 800 — 1st, Anzualda, Yoakum, 2:46.48; 3rd, Melanie Wagner, 2:58. 800 Relay — 2nd, Cuero, 2:01.51. 100 Hurdles — 2, Haob, Gonzales, 19.57; 5th, Cassidy Thomas, 20.4; 6th, Campbell, Cuero, 20.51 300 Hurdles — 4th, Thomas, St. Paul, 58.17; 6th, Haob, Gonzales, 1:00.03. Long Jump — 1st, Clark, Cuero, 15-5 ½; 6th, Franklin, Gonzales, 13-1. 1600 Relay —2nd,St. Paul, 4:45.02; 4th, Yoakum, 4:53.62; 6th, Gonzales, 5:20.31. Shot Put — 5th, Gray, Gonzales, 28-1 ¼ ; 6th, Britton, Yoakum, 2710 ¾ . Discus — 3rd, Ellis, Cuero, 80-5 ½; 6th, Brannan, Cuero, 76-2. High Jump —2nd, Molly Barnick, Gonzales, 4-10; 4th, Vaught, Cuero, 4-6; 6th, Echols, Gonzales,

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4-4. Pole Vault — 1st, Haob, Gonzales, 6-6; 2nd, Ince, Gonzales, 5-0. Team Results — 3rd, Cuero, 70; 4th, Gonzales, 59; 5th, Yoakum, 49; 7th, St. Paul, 28; T12th , Luling , 11; T12th , Luling, 11. JV Boys 100 —1st , Ramirez, Gonzales, 11.55. 1600 — 1st, Zamora, Luling, 5:14.85; 4th, Rodriguez, Luling, 5:40.79; 5th , Moreno, Gonzales, 5:44.28; 6th, Mason Matias, St. Paul, 5:47. 200 — 1st, Rodriguez, Gonzales, 24.39. 3200 — 1st, Zamora, Luling, 11:01; 2nd, Guerrero, Luling, 11:14; 5th, Rodriguez, Luling, 11:36. 400 — 1st, Zavesky, Cuero, 56.62; 3rd, Maciel, Yoakum, 58.74. 400 Relay —2nd , St. Paul, 47.09; 3rd, Gonzales, 47.13; 5th, Cuero, 48.0. 800 — 1st, Guerrero, Luling, 2:17.43; 6th, Marco Ynclan, St. Paul, 2:23.14 800 Relay — 1st, Gonzales, 1:39.8; 5th, Yoakum, 1:45.3; 6th, Cuero, 1:45.39. 110 Hurdles —1st, DeBault, Yoakum, 16.34;2nd , Eldridge, Yoakum, 16.93; 6th, Walker, Cuero, 18.36. 300 Hurdles — 1st, DeBault, Yoakum, 44.33; 5th, Eldridge, 48.04; 6th, Belicek, Yoakum, 48.12. Long Jump — 1st, Ramirez, Gonzales, 19-2; 6th, Garza, Yoakum, 17-1. 1600 Relay — 2nd, Cuero, 3:53.15; 3rd, Gonzales, 3:58.15; 4th, Yoakum, 3:58.23. Shot Put — 1st, Trevino, Cuero, 37-5 ½ ; 2nd, Damien Airhart, Gonzales, 37-4; 3rd, Ogelby, Cuero, 37-3; 4th, Johnson, Cuero, 36-10 ½ ; 5th, Jacobs,, Yoakum, 36-1 ½;6th, Bridges, Yoakum, 36-1. Discus — 1st, Munoz, Cuero,

112- ¼ ; 3rd, Johnson, Cuero, 94-3; 5th, Ogelby, Cuero, 89-8; 6th, Canseco, Yoakum, 87-3. Triple Jump — 6th, Palomo, Luling, 35-3. High Jump — 1st, Walker, Cuero, 6-1; 6th, Beach, Cuero, 5-4. Pole Vault — 1st, Eldridge, Yoakum, 13-0; 2nd, DeBault, Yoakum, 11-6. Team Results — 2nd, Gonzales, 84; 3rd, Cuero, 82; 4th, Yoakum, 72; 7th, Luling, 45; 9th, St. Paul, 18; 14th, Luling B, 0. Flatonia Junior High meet 7th girls Long Jump — 2nd, Patek, Hallettsville, 12- 10 1/2 ; 3rd , Berence Cruz, Shiner, 12- 10 ½ ; 6th, Bailey Machacek, Shiner, 12-1 ¾ Shot Put — 1st, Clay, St. Paul,290; 2nd, Henrichs, Hallettsville, 270; 3rd. Selph, Hallettsville, 26-0. Discus —1st, Selp, Hallettsville, 63-7 3rd, Bethany Nevlud, Shiner, 57-5; 4th, Kailey Williams, Shiner, 57-0; 6th, Clay, St. Paul, 53-10. Triple Jump — 6th, Johnson, St. Paul, 22-6. High Jump — 1st, Machacek, Shiner 4-0; 2nd, Wagner, St. Paul, 4-0;4th, Aston, Hallettsville, 3-10; 5th, Kubenka, St. Paul 3-8; 6th, Malatek, St. Paul, 3-6. 2400— 2nd, Schulz, Hallettsville, 10:55.61; 3rd, Klimitchek, Hallettsville, 10:55.98; 4th,Greta Grosenbaucher, Shiner, 10:57; 5th, Brooke Kloesel, Shiner, 11:07; 6th,Cruz, Shiner, 11:32. 100 — 1st, Nevlud, Shiner, 14.29; 2nd Patek, Hallettsville; 3rd, Jeterlina, Hallettsville, 14.75; 5th, Clay, St. Paul, 15.11. 200 — 1st, Jasmin Lopez, Shiner, 31.31; 2nd, Henrichs, Hallettsville, 31.43; 5th, Patek, Hallettsville, 32.15; 6th, Sammy Kremling, Shiner, 32.16. (For complete results, visit www.

South Texas Express team tryouts set for March 17 South Texas Express 14U select softball team will be holding open tryouts at 4 p.m. March. 17 at the Shiner softball field at Green Dickson Park. Any girls between the ages of 12-15 are welcome to try-out. The athlete must not be 15-years-old before January 1, 2013.  The team will be coached by Bo Dees, a former Aces Express coach in Sugarland and instructor at Texas A&M softball camp for the past 12 years who has nine years head coaching experience and currently is an assistant softball coach in Yoakum. For more information, contact Dees at 806-3408828 or bo.dees@yahoo. com. Tri-County Softball camp


BRIEFS The Tri-County XPlosion Softball team will be holding their 1st Annual Spring Softball Camp March 23 at the Hallettsville Little League Complex. Camp highlights include hitting philosophy, correction of common flaws, drills to take home, creating power, short game, mental game, slow-motion swing analysis, proper overhand throwing mechanics, ground ball and fly ball techniques, proper footwork, team defense/situations and base running. There will be two parts to the camp: one for ages 8-12 from 8 a.m. until noon. Check-in will be at 7:30 a.m. The second part will

run from 1:30-5:30 p.m. for players ages 13-18. Fee for the camp is $50 with slow-motion swing analysis an additional $25. Swing analysis is limited to a certain number of campers per session. Advance registration is required because of the number of participants is limited to insure quality of instruction. Make checks payable to Tri-County X-Plosion Softball Inc. Return completed registration form and payment to P.O. Box 729, Hallettsville, Texas 77964 by March 18. For more information contact, 361-7981700. Guest instructor will be Martin Rubinoff. He is a former hitting coach/ instructor with the Australian Women’s National Team, hitting consultant

to the Japan Women’s National Team and Japan Shokkei Toyota Women’s professional softball team. Rubinoff also serves as lead hitting instructor for Riverside College, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State- Fullerton. He is the owner of Martin’s Field of Dreams in Waco. Coach Rubinoff will hold a free coach’s clinic at the Hallettsville Little League Softball field on March 24 from noon to 2 p.m. The clinic will cover coaching methodology, coaching mindset, hitting and fielding drills, practice organization, parent education, player motivation and isolating/improving player mechanics. Gonzales softball wins three at Georgetown Tourney

ST. PAUL: Cardinals almost pull off big comeback against La Grange

The Gonzales Lady Apaches won three and tied one in the Georgetown Tournament held Feb. 2123. Gonzales blasted Austin Lanier, 18-0, in the Lady Apaches’ opening game.

Pitcher Lindsey Akers had seven strikeouts in three innings. The Lady Apaches were led on offense by Shayla Simper, Kristeny Magallanes, Carly Bozka, Kortney Wishert and Sibil Philippus. BRIEFS, Page C4

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Yoakum High School held its annual Tom Tom Relays last Saturday, where several area schools competed. Pictured (from left): Danyelle Glass of Gonzales competes in the pole vault, Gonzales’ Tyshawn Erskin completes an attempt in the triple jump, and Bailey Connell of Gonzales takes a big leap during the long jump. For more photos and complete results, visit (Photos by Mark Lube)

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Yoakum Baseball Tournament

State-ranked Needville run rules Gonzales in five By MARK LUBE

YOAKUM — There was the bad and the good for the Gonzales Apaches as they played their final game of the Yoakum Tournament in a 10-0 loss to state-ranked Needville Saturday night. The Apaches made a couple of untimely errors in the bottom of the second inning that led to Needville bringing in four runs. The Blue Jays brought in four more runs, three of them unearned, in the bottom of

the fourth. The Apaches did swing for half a dozen hits at the plate although no runs were scored. “Every day we work on our approach at the plate,” Apaches head coach Larry Wuthrich said. Gonzales will need to correct the errors to have more success in game. “We will need to shore up the areas where we are weak and continue to improve our areas of strength,” Wuthrich said. “We have a group of hard-working players who will keep their

noses to the grindstone.” In the top of the first, Devin Benes got a two-out single for the game’s first hit but Needville caught a flyball in center field to retire the side. For Needville, Cody Labay got a bunt single and was moved to second on the sacrifice by Chad Ramsey. Sameer Khatri hit a flyball to shortstop Aaron Gaytan for the final out. Needville’s defense had three up and three down in the second inning. The Blue Jays’ second and third batters in the second in-

ning, Collin Schaaf and Chet Prihoda, both got walks. Joseph Pesl knocked the ball back to Gonzales pitcher Trey Kridler and Kridler threw to Gaytan for the fielder’s choice on Brent Buzek, the runner for Prihoda, allowing Schaaf to third and Pesl on base. Cooper Weatherley got the infield to score Schaaf and next, Labay’s hit up the middle brought Pesl home for the 2-0 Needville lead. In the top of the third, Gaytan and Kridler picked up two-out hits but did not get any runs in.

In the bottom of the inning, Ramsey had a shot out to center field that was mishandled by the Apaches, allowing Ramsey to reach second. Khatri was walked and the bases were loaded on the error on the ball by Colton Sulak. Schaaf then launched a hit into right field, getting a three-run triple to give Needville a 5-0 lead. Schaaf later went home on the sacrifice groundout by Joseph Pesl. The Blue Jays brought home four more runs in the fourth on two walks, one

batter hit, one error, two hits and a sacrifice flyball. The Apaches stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth to try to plate one run to prevent the run rule from being enacted. Zach Akers singled with two outs, followed by hits from Gaytan and Kridler. Kridler was later thrown out for the final out.

Needville 10, Gonzales 0 G 0 0 0 0 0 x x- 0 6 3 N 0 2 4 4 x x x-10 7 0 G: Trey Kridler, Joe Carrizales (4) and Devin Benes. N: Colton Sulak and Chet Prihoda. W — Sulak. L — Kridler. 3B —N: Collin Schaaf

YOAKUM: Blakeney does Blue Jays launch comeback work on the mound, plate rally to down host Yoakum By MARK LUBE

Blake McCracken dives into home plate ahead of the throw during Yoakum’s win over Hallettsville. (Photo by Mark Lube) Continued from page C1

for the tag out on Ratley to retire the side. Blakeney opened the top of the second with two straight strikeouts and Tait Schindler tripled into left field. He did not advance home as Blakeney picked up another strikeout to end the inning. To start the bottom of the inning, Blakeney blasted a shot over the wall between center and right to give Yoakum a 2-0 lead. Ryan Kvinta followed with a double and moved to second on the sacrifice by Will

Thurmond. Chase Hermes’ single down the first-base line into right field brought Kvinta home for Yoakum’s third run. The ‘Dogs brought home one more run in the third inning as Reagan Jacobs singled and later got to second on a passed ball. The Brahmas then got two outs on a fly ball and strikeout. Jacobs went home on the base hit by Blakeney. The Brahmas had a chance to end the shutout a couple of times in the last three innings. In the top of the third, Wallace reached on a field-

er’s choice and continued to second on the hit by Nate Kowalik. In the fifth inning, Dylan Kerr smacked a one-out double but got no further as Yoakum rallied for two quick outs. In the seventh, Tait Schindler eventually made his way to third but was later caught trying to steal home. Yoakum 4, Hallettsville 0 H 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 Y 1 2 1 0 0 0 x-4 9 0 H: Carson Schindler and Dylan Kerr. Y: Timmy Blakeney and Shawn Brandt. W — Blakeney. L — Schindler. HR — Y: Blakeney 3B — H: Tait Schindler 2B — H: Kerr. Y: Ryan Kvinta

YOAKUM — For four innings, the Needville Blue Jays were having a tough outing against the Yoakum Bulldogs. They had no runs and had been held to just one hit. In the end, they managed to squeeze out a 4-3 win in six innings Thursday night at the Yoakum Tournament. In the top of the fifth inning, Needville got one base hit, but managed to score a trio of runs to erase a 2-0 deficit. The ‘Dogs came back in the bottom of the inning to knot the game at 3-3, but the Blue Jays scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth. Three of the runs for Needville were of the unearned variety as Yoakum walked some batters and had a couple of defensive errors. “We walked a lot of batters,” Yoakum head coach Bobby Nicholson said. “We are horribly lucky that it (score) was only 4-3. In the top of the sixth when it was 3-3, we made it error letting the batter on base.” The runner later scored the game-winning run. Nicholson said it was

BRIEFS: Gonzales golf team wins Continued from page C2

Gonzales then battled Salado to a 5-5 draw. Tori Lester pitched for Gonzales with one strikeout. Morgan Simper, Shayla Simper and Magallanes led Gonzales at the plate. The Lady Apaches pounded Austin Travis, 122, in the next game. Akers got seven strikeouts in the win. Lady Apache leading hitters in the game were Lester, La Fleur, Bozka, Philippus and Kortney Wishert. Gonzales then blanked the Leander junior varsity, 10-0. Akers earned another win inside the circle with five strikeouts, and Philippus, Magallanes, Shayla Simper, Carly Bozka and Cassidy La Fleur got key hits for Gonzales. The Lady Apaches played at Sealy on Feb 26, falling in a close 5-3 game. Akers pitched against the Lady Tigers, and key hitters for Gonzales were Akers, Bozka and La Fleur; Magallanes added a home run. Gonzales boys golf team wins Victoria St. Joseph Tournament. The Apaches golf team won the Victoria St. Joseph Tournament with a 689 total, carding 343 in the first round and 346 in the second round. Runner-up Victoria East totaled 730. Ryan Lee won first medalist as he shot a 79 in the first round and 81 in the second round.

Good outing for Apache netters in La Vernia

The Gonzales Apaches tennis team competed in the La Vernia Tournament last Thursday and Friday. On junior varsity, Rene Bibas and Eli Whitescarver placed third in boys doubles. Devin Contreras won the consolation bracket for boys singles, Dora Rodriguez won the consolation bracket for girls singles, and Anahi Ortiz and Eduardo Ruvalcaba placed second in mixed doubles. On varsity, Josh Estrada and Zack Hernandez placed third in boys doubles, Alex Finch placed third in girls singles, Fernando Ontiveros finished fourth in boys singles, Lucas Hurt and Logan Hurt placed second in the consolation bracket in boys doubles, and Shenan Owens and Alejandra Diaz placed third in girls doubles.

and Abby Scarbrough got Honorable Mentions. Shiner St. Paul’s Colby Schrade made the First Team for TAPPS All-District 2A-5 team. His teammates Dakota Kresta and Dylan Barton received Second-Team honors. Adam Hollenbach, Austin Horne and Marco Ynclan were Honorable Mentions. The Shiner Comanches had Evel Jones named as 29-1A District MVP and Justin Stovall as Newcomer of the Year. Caleb Kalich was named to the First Team, Cole

Lady Apache Jade McCook was chosen for the First Team All-District 263A Team. Kelsey Hardy made Second Team, with Renee Camarillo and Ashli Malatek receiving Honorable Mentions. Savannah Martinez and Alena Alvarez of NixonSmiley were selected to the First Team 28-2A All-District squad. Hailey Boatright and Megan Guerreo made the Second Team while Jennifer Flores

Strauss and Chad Neubauer were Second Team recipients, and Kris Patek received an Honorable Mention. Strauss, Matt Foster, Caleb Murrile and Colby Jahn was named to the Academic All-District team. On the 28-2A All-District Boys Team, Jimario Grounds of Hallettsville was named Offensive MVP and teammate Dalton Herrington was Defensive MVP. Sam Moore of NixonSmiley won Newcomer of the Year.

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Needville 4, Yoakum 3 N 0 0 0 0 3 1 x-4 3 3 Y 1 0 1 0 1 0 x-3 6 2 N: Collin Schant and Sameer Khatri. Y: Blake McCracken, Will Thurmond (5), Timmy Blakeney (6) and Shawn Brandt. W — Schant. L —Blakeney. 2B — N: Sameer Khatri. Y:Chase Hermes

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scored McCracken on the base hit and Yoakum held a two-run cushion. In the top of the fourth, save for a walk, Yoakum kept Needville off the bases. In the bottom of the inning, Brandt was again hit by the pitch and Chase Hermes smacked a double into left field, but Yoakum did not plate a run off those chances. The Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth as Cody Labay struck out on the leadoff. Bryan Byrd and Chad Ramsey both picked up a walk. Byrd went home on the double by Sameer Khatri. Later, Ramsey and Khatri advanced home on passed balls. Needville’s defense got three up and three down in the bottom of the fifth to end the contest.

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easier to score runs when you get on via walks or other miscues. Yoakum walked about a dozen in a double header against Edna earlier in the week. “In my opinion, you cannot walk a lot of batters and win the ball game,” he said. Yoakum did have a bright spot at the plate with six hits. “We hit the ball well,” Nicholson said. The ‘Dogs took the early lead in the bottom of the first when Blake McCracken got a two-base error and moved to third on the sacrifice by Reagan Jacobs. McCracken went home on the sacrifice flyout by Keith Ratley to right field. Yoakum got two base runners in the second inning with Shawn Brandt getting hit by the pitch and Will Thurmond getting a single but did not plate any runs. The ‘Dogs opened the bottom of the third as McCracken laid down a bunt and beat the throw. Needville then got two straight outs on fly balls. Troy Kacir


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Country Music Show

The Gonzales Country Music Show is scheduled Thursday at the Crystal Theatre in Gonzales starting at 7:30 p.m. This month’s show will feature guest performers Harold Watt, Priscilla Speed and Nikki Vincent, along with the local house band of Robert Remschel, Johnny Hoffpauir, Rodney Smith, Wendell O’Neal, Garry Swanson and Dave Demeney.

Interface Fund

The Gonzales Community African American Interface Church Scholarship Fund will be conducting its Monthly Business Meeting the first Thursday of each Month. The next meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Lea B/C of Gonzales, Texas. The public is invited. For information contact Eugene Wilson Sr., (830) 857-3764.

Parent Training

Gonzales Independent School District will host a parent autism education session from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th. The meeting will be held inside the DSDC building. Please enter through the gate on St. Louis Street. The Gonzales Pilot Club will present Project Lifesaver, which is designed to help families locate missing persons who are autistic or who have Alzheimer’s. For additional information, please contact James Alford, Erin LaBuhn, or Jennifer Gay at 830-672-6441.

American Legion

Gonzales American Legion Post #40 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Legion Hall. Boys’ State candidates will be interviewed. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.

WPA meeting

Dr. Calvin Finch of Texas A&M University’s Water Conservation and Technology Center will be the featured speaker during the March 12 meeting of the Water Protection Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1222 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. in Gonzales. The event is open to the public.

ACS benefit

American Cancer Society Benefit is being sponsored by the Lutheran Churches’ Faith Walkers with Jewell’s Jewels providing the entertainment in conjunction with a western style meal. March 9, at the American Legion Hall in Gonzales at 6:30 p.m. $12 tickets are available from the Chamber of Commerce, Halamicek’s, or The First Lutheran Church office. Don’t miss this opportunity for fun and all proceeds go to The American Cancer Society.

Country Dance

TKMB SPONSORING 4th ANNUAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING - KMB’s 4th annual ecycle event will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. - noon at the City of Moulton Wastewater Facility. Accepted items: computers, peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.) laptops, speakers, scanners, headsets, printers, fax machines, external hard drives, pen drives, ethernet cables, telephone cables, power cables, video game consoles and controls, VCRs, stereos, stereo receivers and speakers, DVD and CD players, and turn tables. Not accepted: TVs, household appliances or power tools.

Gospel Weekend

The Delhi Baptist Church, 6172 State Hwy 304 in Rosanky, is proud to sponsor a Gospel Weekend with Sam Craig and the Delhi choir. There will be inspiring preaching and up lifting music please plan to come join us.

Country Dance

Sam Bentley Band will be playing true country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo, March 10, 3-6:30 PM. Open Seating. $7.00 donation. Kitchen/door opens at 2 PM. The hall is smoke free and always open to all. Info 830303-9903/830-379-9260.

Retired Teachers

All education – related retirees are invited to Gonzales County Retired Teachers Association’s March 19 meeting at noon at Caféon-the-Square. Call Ann Laster (672-7609) to reserve a meal or for information.

Garden Open House

The Gonzales Master Gardeners would like to invite the public to join them at the WIC Garden Open House on March 19th from 3-6 p.m. For details, contact Cynthia Green at the WIC office.

Coloring Contest

The Gonzales Public Library will host their annual Easter Coloring Contest starting Monday, March 11. The contest is open for kids ages 3-10. Contest pages are avaiolable at the Library. All entries need to be returned to the Library by Friday, March 22. Winners will be notified before Easter to pick up their prizes.

Country Sounds

Al Sulak’s Country Sounds (country-western/polka) will be playing at Turner Hall near Yoakum on Saturday, March 9 for a Dance Club #90. The dance is open to the public from 8 p.m.-midnight, admission $10. For information, call Wilburn Pargmann at 361-2935576.

Jim Price Cleanup

The Annual Jim Price Community-Wide Cleanup in scheduled in Gonzales Saturday, April 20. The event will be held at Apache Field, 456 Tate Street. Tire and electronic disposal are being added to the event this year.

Biblical health

Biblical Principles of Health Conference at Sleep Inn Conference Room, Saturday March 9, from 9-5, will explore what the Bible teaches about healthcare and healing. Tom and Sandy Schmidt will be teaching the conference based on the book, A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright. Call Sandy Schmidt at 210-722-7990 or Sherry Poe 830 857 4960 for more information. Reegistration needed to reserve place in limited seating.

Texas Nationalists

Gonzales County members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will host an information meeting for the public starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March16 at Boomer’s Sports Bar, 2513 Harwood Road in Gonzales. Gonzales County Coordinator Dave Mundy will explain the organization’s beliefs, core principles and goals, and members will also be available to answer questions from anyone interested in learning more about the group.

Historical Commission

The Gonzales County Historical Commission is accepting applications form county residents wishing to serve a two-year term on the commission for 2013-14. Applications received by Feb. 22 wil be reviewed and appointments made by Gonzales County Commissioners Court at its regular March meetings. Application forms may be picked up at the Gonzales County Archives, 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, or by contacting chairperson Glenda Gordon at 512-9245850,, or secretary Pat Mosher at 830-672-7970, archives@

Al-Anon meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 721 St. Louis in Gonzales. Al-Anon meets every Monday night at the same time and place. Please call 830-672-3407 for more information. All meetings are open.

Free GED Classes

FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 672-8291.

Free piano lessons

Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales

Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830-672-6315.

Violence shelter

The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and non-residents 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.

Toastmasters meet

Come and Speak It Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 12-1 p.m. at the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room, located at 1731 Seydler Street. The Toastmasters environment is friendly and supportive whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters can give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself in any situation. For more information contact Club President GK Willmann at 830-857-1109 or send email to, or Gerri Lawing at 830-857-1207 or

Parkinson Support Group

This group meets the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free and open to the public and is facilitated by Wesley Nurse, Shirley Goss. Educational and supportive programs are offered. For more information, call 6721031.

Free Exercise Programs

Flex & Tone is held every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-11:45 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. These are chair exercises using exercise balls, dowels and hand weights. Come on, join us, and get fit. Exercises are led by an RN with blood pressure assessments available. Walk-Exercise your way to fitness is an Video exercise available at First United Methodist Church. It is offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 3 pm, and every Wednesday at 2 pm. This group meets for 45 minutes in the Fellowship Hall. It consists of low impact aerobic exercises and is facilitated by Shirley Goss, Wesley Nurse. Blood pressure assessments are available at each class. Come and have great fun and socialization along with gaining fitness.

Relay Volunteers

The Texas Independence Relay is looking for Volunteers! Each Volunteer will have a 4 to 5 hour shift. If you would like to be a part of this fantastic event, please contact Georgina Biehl Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! TIR has teamed up with Team Red, White & Blue for this year’s event! Team RWB (www. is a non-profit that cares for returning veterans when they return home from combat, and we are very pleased to be able to partner with this cause! This would be a great opportunity for HS Juniors and seniors looking for those volunteer hours needed for college, or younger kids (and a parent(s)) in Boy Scouts or JROTC that would get to spend time with a veteran, and also VFW and American Legion folks!

VFW Auxiliary Cookoff

The Third Annual VFW Auxiliary Post 4817 Cookoff is scheduled Saturday, March 16 at the Gonzales VFW Post, 3302 Harwood Road. Categories include barbecue chicken, ribs and brisket as well as showmanship. There is a $15 entry fee per category, and early entry deadline is 7 p.m. March 15 at the VFW Hall. RVs will be welcome. Entry forms are available at the Gonzales Cannon office at 618 St. Paul. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund. For details, contact Dorothy Gast at 254-931-5712, Michelle McKinney at 830-263-0793 or Linda Payne at 512-426-1207.

Lecture Series

The Gonzales Church of Christ, located at 1323 Seydler Street in Gonzales, will be hosting a series of five (5) lectures on the theme of “Jesus: The People Person”, February 22nd24th. Friday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 5:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 24th, at 10:30 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited.

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Sheryl Lynn Janak of Moulton passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the age of 41. She was born in Weimar on August 9, 1971 to Murlene Redding Simper and the late Robert Lee Simper, Sr. Sheryl was tragically taken from us in this life. Though her time with us was too short, her impact on our lives will remain for years to come. She was not only a wife and friend but a loving daughter, sister, godmother, aunt, and a second mother to many in her family. Sheryl was a true loving angel to everyone who entered her life. She took immense pride in her work at Lone Star Bank. She considered the bank her second home and those she worked with as her family. She is survived by her husband, Kenward Janak of Moulton; mother, Murlene Simper of Moulton; sisters, Mandy Simper and the late Adam Windwehen of Victoria, Tiffany Simper and partner Cynthia

of Live Oak, and brother, Bobby Simper, wife April, and nephew Nicholas of Moulton. She will also be greatly missed by her mother in law, Dolores Janak and the late Sylvester Janak; her brother-in-laws Wayne Janak and Dale Janak; her sister in law, Joane Janak, and her niece and nephews all of Moravia. She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Simper, Sr. (2001). Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Masion officiating. Burial followed at the Moravia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Janak, Keith Simper, Paul Pilat, Brandon Janecek, David Kapavik, and Kevin Knesek. Honorary pallbearer was her nephew, Nicholas Simper. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Arrangements were made by

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Richard Johnston, 1940-2013


Richard Newell Johnston, 72 of Gonzales, left this world to become part of God’s heavenly body of light on Monday, March 4, 2013. Richard was born November 4, 1940 in McMahan to Myrl and Henderson Johnston. Over the course of a lifetime, he progressed to owning and operating one of the largest pest control companies in

Thank You We would like to gratefully thank Dr. Terry Eska, nurses and staff at Gonzales Memorial Hospital, nurses and staff of Accolade Hospice of Yoakum, nurses and staff of The Heights, Revs. Andy Smith and Chad Chamness, and Tim Markham and staff of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home for the care and compassion given our loved one during his illness and time of passing. Heartfelt thanks also go out to everyone for the prayers, visits, food, flowers, memorials, and sympathy shown us during this sad time. A special thanks also to the members of the First United Methodist Church for providing the meal after the service.

Colorado. His life was full of successes and achievements including family and friends. Richard leaves behind the mother of his children, Carolyn Halverson of Montana; daughter, Stacy Lynn Brown and husband Mike of Dallas; sons, Kevin Newell Johnston and wife Carrie of Georgetown and Mark Johnston and wife Kelly of Austin; brother, Maness Ross Johnston of Gonzales; sisters, Myrlene Jack of Elgin and Bonnie Starr of Rockport; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; six nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 8. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at SeydlerHill Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow at the Saturn Cemetery. Pallbearers include Harvey Massey, David Johnston, Raul Zapata, Clay Boscamp, Kevin Hicks and Griff Robinson. Honorary pallbearers are Sandra Murray and Vicki Hicks. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Diabetes Foundation of your choice. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-6723232.

William P. (Bill) Mercer was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a true patriot and friend, and he will be greatly missed.


Thank you all, and God Bless. The Family of William P. (Bill) Mercer Josephine, Larry & Beth, Jo Ann, Clay & Tamela, Michael & Kristi, Sarah & James, Linda & L.R., and his great grandchildren


To everyone who was there in my time of need when I had my heart attack. Karen Walker Carroll, Gonzales EMS - Jim Russell, Robert McCauley & everyone, Fire Department, SO, PD, Gonzales Healthcare ER doctors & staff, Air Flight, Methodist Texsan Hospital doctors & staff. To my family and friends who were there by mine and Mabel’s side. To all the churches and everyone for all the prayers, phone calls and visits - Thank You - God is Good! Appreciate Life & the ones you love you never know when it might be your time. Thank you - Ben & Mabel Richter

Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Deacon Terry Brennan officiating. Juan was born March 30, 1934 in Gonzales, Texas. He was the son of Ascencion and Herlinda Camarillo. He married Juanita Zertuche in Gonzales, Texas in 1957. Juan loved having BBQs and drinking his beer while listening to Norteno Music. He loved his children. Juan Married Ruth Ganoe in Gonzales, Texas in 1989. He was a “Jack of all Trades” who could take care of his garden and efficiently operate 18 different pieces of heavy equipment. Juan is survived by Ruth, his loving wife of 26 years, four sons; Carlos A. Camarillo and his wife, Veronica Sue of Gonzales, Texas, Andres and his wife, Isabel of Kyle, Texas, Freddy Camarillo and his wife, Yvette of Freindswood, Texas, Juan C. Camarillo of Austin, Texas, six daughters; Linda Bazan and her husband, Gerald of Gonzales, Texas, Carmen A. Rivera and her husband, Ricky of Gonzales, Texas, Rosa E. Beltran and her husband, Eli of Georgetown, Texas, Rita D. Velasquez and her husband, Lupe of Austin, Texas, Dora Leticia Gomez of Gonzales, Texas, Mary Lou Jaramillo and her husband, Jesse of Richmond, Texas, twentysix grandchildren, five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ascencion and Herlinda Camarillo, his step-mother, Nicholas Camarillo, and his brother, Santos Camarillo. To join the family in celebrating Juan’s life, please log onto

Juan Camarillo, 1934-2013


Juan Camarillo, 78, of Gonzales, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at DeTar-Navarro Hospital in Victoria, Texas. Funeral Mass was under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and was held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Cremation Rites followed. A Rosary was recited at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Sacred

Matilde Martinez, March 14, 1914 - February 27, 2013 Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Matilde Martinez at the age of 98, a devoted spouse, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and

great-great grandmother peacefully passed away and went to eternal rest with our Lord on February 27, 2013. Always calling Waelder, Texas her home she lived in Austin, Texas for a number of years before returning to her beloved hometown. While in Austin she worked in cleaning services for IBM. She had a passion for quilting, cooking and gardening. She was preceded in death by Sebastian, her beloved husband; daughter Esperanza Canales, daughter Raquel Martinez, and son Jose P. Martinez. Matilde is survived by daughter Amelia Alvarado and husband Amador; daughter Natividad Tovar and husband Joe; son, Robert Martinez; daughter in law Esperanza Martinez; son in law Max Canales, 24 grand children, 33 great grand children, and 20 great-great grand children. Recitation of the holy rosary will be celebrated 7:00 PM March 1, 2013 at Buffington Funeral Home, 424 St. Peters St., Gonzales, Texas. Funeral mass followed by rites of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM March 2, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waelder, Texas. Internment followed at Waelder Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: Alex Martinez, Gilbert Tovar, Joshua Tovar, Edward Tovar, Alfredo Vargas, Herman Canales. Honorary pallbearers: Randy Martinez, Alfonso Vargas, and Ray N. Flores. The family wishes to say thank you to Gonzales Memorial Hospital staff, The Heights of Gonzales staff, Max Canales, South Texas Hospice, and Dr. Thomas for their assistance and care. Arrangements by Buffington Funeral Home, 424 St. Peters Street, Gonzales, TX. Telephone 830-672-3322. To join the family in celebrating Matilde’s life, please go to

Catholic Daughters fundraiser set

SHINER — The Catholic Daughters and Junior Catholic Daughters of Shiner are sponsoring a kettle fried chicken dinner at the Shiner K.C. Park. Menu includes four pieces fried chicken, giblet rice and green beans. Tickets are $8.00 each. Serving in Shiner will be in drive-thru lines from 10:30 AM until 12:15 PM (or until sold out). Tickets for Shiner pick-up are available from Patek’s Grocery and Quality Pharmacy in Shiner or from JCDA members. Delivery is also available to Yoakum and Gonzales with advance tickets only. Yoakum patrons can purchase tickets at All-Med Sales & Rentals, Yoakum, or by calling Jo Ann at 361-293-1839. Plates are to be picked up at Jahn Refrigeration parking lot

on Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gonzales patrons can purchase tickets at Gonzales Poultry Supply or by calling 830-857-5448. Plates are to be picked up at Wal-Mart parking lot on Sunday, March 10, from 11 am – 12 pm. Annual Rummage Sale, March 15 & 16, 2013 The Shiner Catholic Daughters are sponsoring their Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, March 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at the Shiner K.C. Park Hall. This is traditionally a huge sale with hundreds of bargains to choose from, including a special 25 cents room. Proceeds from these projects help fund scholarships and other charitable projects of the Catholic Daughters.

4-Piece Kettle Fried Chicken Dinner

Seydler-Hill Funeral Home “Proudly Serving the Gonzales Area Since 1914”

906 St. Paul, Gonzales


Sunday, March 10, 2013 Shiner K.C. Park - $8.00/plate Sponsored by Shiner CDA and JCDA Buy Tickets for Gonzales Delivery at Gonzales Poultry Supply Pick-up Pre-ordered Plates in Gonzales At Wal-Mart Parking Lot 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, March 10

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