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PHOTOS BY LYNN ADAMS / GONZALES INQUIRER Commemorang the 177th anniversary of the arrival of the Immortal 32 from Gonzales in defense of the Alamo, descendents and present-day Gonzales residents gathered Friday at the iconic mission to honor the heroes of Gonzales. Included in the reunion were (above, from le) Jason Chall, great-great-great-great-great-nephew of Jessie McCoy, talking with McCoy’s great-great-great-great-granddaughters, Pamela Cochran of Georgetown and Maxine Cochran Farmer of Orla. Among those speaking at the Alamo ceremony were (le) Gonzales city manager Allen Barnes, (right) mayor Bobby Logan and (below right) Karen Thompson, president general for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. K.R. Wood (below) entertained the Gonzales conngent (boom) with several songs about the Alamo and Gonzales’ contribuon to Texas independence.
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The Waelder ISD school board made the message very clear during its monthly meeting that as much as they love their students, they love their teachers as well. But in recent years, the problem has been that they haven’t been able to keep teachers around very long because the salaries aren’t up to par. To be sure, many teachers have a hard time getting jobs straight out of college because they have no experience.
But, as everyone knows, in order to obtain experience, one has to be allowed to work. Waelder school officials said that many fledgling teachers come to teach in Waelder because they can’t get jobs anywhere else. And once they get a year of experience under their belt, they move on, because it’s too hard to drive all the way from San Antonio or Austin or wherever they live on the district’s current $32,000 annual salary. So the school board voted to give all teachers who have completed their first year of work a $2,000 raise.
“Think about it,” board member Rudy Orona said. “These people have gone to college and worked hard to do what they want to do – teach children. But it’s hard for them to get jobs without any experience after they get their degree. We can’t keep teachers because we don’t pay them enough. Our kids keep having to go through all these changes, and it takes its toll on them.” During the public comments portion of the meeting, concerned citizen Roger Booker told the board he wants teachers to stay and form longer-lasting relationships with students. “Our See WAELDER page 2
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Immortal 32 honored on 177th anniversary SAN ANTONIO — Like their ancestors from 177 years earlier, Gonzales answered the call Friday to come to the Alamo. It was March 1, 1836, when the Immortal 32 arrived at the Alamo in response to an impassioned plea by Col. William Barret Travis for reinforcements to help defend the tiny mission from Santa Anna’s thousands-strong army. Five days later when the Mexicans overwhelmed the Alamo, all the defenders perished fighting for Texas independence. Among those who died for the fledgling Republic were 41 from Gonzales — nine who were already serving under Travis along with the 32 who answered the call. In a patriotic tribute to the heroes of Gonzales, a crowd estimated to be as large as 100 people converged on the iconic mission for a sun-splashed commemoration. City leaders and state representatives lauded the heroism of those who defended the Alamo, as well as praising those present-day citizens who paused to remember the fallen. Gonzales mayor Bobby Logan and city manager Allen Barnes welcomed the contingent and recalled how Gonzales was the only community to come to Travis’ aid. Also speaking from the podium draped with a Come and Take It flag were Karen Thompson, president general for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Mark Leffler from the office of Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and Jim Massengill and Jason Chall, both representing the Sons of the Republic of Texas. As Massengill and Chall led a solemn roll call of those who died at the Alamo, descendants of Jessie McCoy — Chall, who is a great-great-great-great-great-nephew, along with great-great-great-great-granddaughters Maxine Cochran Farmer of Orla and Pamela Cochran of Georgetown — proudly called out “Here!” In addition, Texas folk singer K.R. Wood led the crowd in several songs about the Alamo and Gonzales’ contribution to the fight for independence. The Gonzales contingent then quietly filed into the Alamo for a special viewing of Travis’ famous “victory or death” letter, which has been on display since Feb. 23. The letter is scheduled to return to the Texas State Library and Archives Thursday, March 7.
PHOTO BY LYNN ADAMS/ GONZALES INQUIRER Jason Chaull (center), the great-great-great-greatgreat nephew of Jessie McCoy, who was one of the Immortal 32 from Gonzales who answered Col. William Travis’ call for help to defend the Alamo, talks Friday with McCoy’s great-greatgreat-great-granddaughters, Maxine Cochran Farmer (le) of Orla and Pamela Cochran of Georgetown. A crowd esmated to be as much as 100 from Gonzales gathered to commemorate the 177th anniversary of the arrival of the Immortal 32, the names of which are listed on a monument at the Gonzales Memorial Museum (far le).
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kids keep having to meet new teachers every year, and it’s not good for them,” he said. “Our children need teachers who can stay and develop bonds with them that don’t disappear after two years, or whenever they decide to pack up and leave because they can’t make enough money to pay their gas bill while commuting, and their other bills, like mortgage, at the same time.” Superintendent Mark Weisner subsequently recommended the board approve what is called 201314 WISD Compensation Package, which includes a $2,000 addition to the salary steps (each “step” indicates a year of service), five percent increase for all administrative and hourly personnel, $500 for masSTHER OMO Esther Romo, 80, of Gonzales, passed ents, sisters Manuela Barrogan and Seve- ter’s degree (in field) and away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ra Arzola, and brothers Mario Arzola and $250 for additional certifications (the additional She was born April 15, Abelino Arzola. 1932, in Acuna, Mexico, the Funeral services were money is for training redaughter of Marcos and Juheld 10 a.m. Saturday, lia Rincon Arzola. She was March 2, at Seydler-Hill a homemaker and a memFuneral Home, with Rev. ber of Mission Bautista. Jesse Elizondo officiatShe is survived by her ing. Burial followed at St. husband of 60 years, RefJames Catholic Cemetery. ugio Romo of Gonzales; Pallbearers included Fred daughters Alma Garza, Garza Jr., Lauro Arizpe Jr., Irma Arizpe and Laura Mario Calvillo Jr., John AnRomo, all of Gonzales, and drew Garza, Luis Arizpe, Norma Calvillo of Houston; Kristian Calvillo and Eric nine grandchildren and 10 Lee Garza. Arrangements great-grandchildren. were under the care and diShe was preceded in death by her par- rection of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.
ceived outside of the district), plus adding five sick leave days. The board voted unanimously in approval. “We would hire a firstyear teacher at $32,000,” Orona later clarified. “Now that teacher would go up to $34,000. Every teacher contract will go up $2,000 when the new school year starts in August 2013. “Out of the 26 teachers we have in, only four
or five live in Waelder,” he clarified. “We need to give them a reason to stay.” “The incentive is to retain teachers,” board member Avery Williams said. “We are hoping first-year teachers, who are the majority of teachers we hire, won’t just get a year of experience under their belt and move on. We want them to stay and develop their careers here.”
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American Legion Meeting The 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 urged to attend. Happily Neverafter Play The middle school students at Lifegate Christian School will present two performances of their one-act play â€œHappily Neverafterâ€? on March 7 and March 22. â€œHappily Neverafterâ€? is the story of a marriage counselor in the land of famous fairy-tale couples. Everywhere the counselor looks â€“ disaster! Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap. The Frog Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways, and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders! Naturally, the spouses are complaining and there is no choice but to rewrite the endings of famous stories. The results may not be pleasing to the characters, but theyâ€™re going to leave the audience laughing. On Thursday, March 7, the curtain will raise at 6:30 for a spaghetti dinner and show at Lifegate Christian School. Tickets are $7 in advance, and available from any cast member or at the school office. An encore performance will be held at 7 pm Friday, March 22, at the Palace Theater, 314 S. Austin Street in downtown Seguin. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted, which will benefit Jacob Ceniseros, a Lifegate sixth-grade student undergoing serious medical care. Lifegate Christian School is a fully-accredited K-12 school serving Christian families who desire a Christian education for their children. As it has for the past 32 years, Lifegate serves families in Seguin and surrounding communities in Guadalupe, Gonzales, Caldwell, and Wilson counties. The school is located three miles southeast of Seguin on FM 466. Call 830-372-0850 or visit www.lcsfalcons.org. Autism Education Meeting Gonzales ISD will host an autism education meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the DSDC building on the Gonzales Junior High campus. Entry will be through the gate on St. Louis Street. The Pilot Club will present Project Lifesaver, which allows persons who run away from their family to be located within minutes. Church Scholarship Fund The Gonzales Community African American Interface Church Scholarship Fund will conduct its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Union Lea Baptist Church in Gonzales. The public is invited. Call Eugene Wilson Sr. at 830-8573764. Shiner One Act Play Tickets for Shinerâ€™s One Act Play Dinner Theater and Silent Auction go on sale Thursday, March 7. There will be two performances of â€œThe Giverâ€? April 7 at the Methodist Activity Center. Performances are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the meal served one hour prior to each performance. A silent auction will open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 each, which includes the meal and play. Based on a Newbery Award-winning book, Jonasâ€™ world is perfect.
Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver â€“ to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life â€“ and the hypocrisy of his Utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. For tickets, contact Michelle Winkenwerder at 361-594-3131 ext. 460 or winkenwerderm@shinerisd. net, or Linda Truman at 361594-3131 ext. 310 or trumanl@ shinerisd.net.
Eagle Ford Conference Key community, industry, education, business and workforce development leaders are expected to attend the second Eagle Ford Consortium Conference Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The assembly will include private and public stakeholders in the 20-county Eagle Ford Shale. Leaders are looking to formulate actions and move toward sustainability. Political, academic and private sector specialists are expected to speak
at the conference. Registration is $199 for individuals. Hotel reservations are available on the conference website, www. eaglefordconsortium.org.
Saturday, March 9
Biblical Conference Biblical Principles of Health Conference will explore what the Bible teaches about healthcare and healing 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Sleep Inn conference room. Tom and Sandy Schmidt will teach the conference based on the book, â€œA More Excellent Wayâ€? by Henry Wright. Call Sandy Schmidt at 210-722-7990 or Sherry Poe at 830-857-4960. Registration needed to reserve place in limited seating. Maxineâ€™s Heart Fundraiser Maxineâ€™s Heart, a fundraiser for Maxine Beene who is undergoing chemotherapy, will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Lottieâ€™s. Plates of barbecue â€” pork steaks and sausage, green beans, dirty rice and dessert â€” will be available for $7. Raffle tickets for prizes will be available for $1 each or six for $5. Free dance music will be provided by deejay B-John. Call 830-672-6622. Relay For Life Fundraiser The community is invited to a special night of fellowship, food, and fun Saturday, March 9, at the American Legion Hall. Faith Walkers, the Relay For Life team from First Lutheran
and Abiding Word Lutheran churches, will host an evening of entertainment featuring the local group Jewellâ€™s Jewels. This great opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal of chili, cornbread, beans and dessert, plus a lively country western show featuring your friends and neighbors, will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life 2013. The hall will open at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30 p.m. and the exciting show to follow. A limited number of tickets are available for the meal and show are available for $12 each at the First Lutheran Church office, the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce office, Halamicekâ€™s Auto Supply and from team members. Call Arline Rinehart at 672-2077. Country Sounds Dance Al Sulakâ€™s Country Sounds will play at Turner Hall near Yoakum 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 9. The dance is sponsored by Dance Club #90. Cost is $10. Call Wilburn
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Sunday, March 10
Kettle Fried Chicken Dinner Shiner Catholic Daughters and JCDA will host a 4-piece kettle fried chicken dinner 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Shiner K.C. Park Hall. Price is $8, and tickets are available in Gonzales at Gonzales Poultry Supply or call 830-857-5448. Delivery to Gonzales is available 11 a.m.noon Sunday, March 10, at the Walmart parking lot.
Monday, March 11
Master Gardeners Program How to harvest rainwater for the home garden will be the topic Monday, March 11, during a Victoria County Master Gardener Association â€œLunch and Learn with the Mastersâ€? program. Kathy Chilek of Yoakum, a Master Gardener and rainwater harvesting expert, will be guest speaker for the program held free to the public. The program will be noon-1 p.m. at the Pattie Dodson Health
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Friday, March 15
Relay For Life Bake Sale Prosperity Bank employees will host a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, March 15, in the bank lobby. Proceeds from the sale benefit Relay For Life of Gonzales County.
Friday-Saturday, March 15-16
Spring Into Quilting Shiner Heritage Quilters presents its â€œSpring into Quiltingâ€? show 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at First Methodist Church Activity Center, 102 W. Church Street (one block off Highway 90A) in Shiner. Quilts, wall hangings, needle art, vendors, demos, block challenge, special â€œAll Things Springâ€? entries, quilt car, food/drink and door prizes. Visit www.shinerheritagequilters.org or call 361-594-3185.
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harles Darwin meets Noah in heaven. Naturally, the curious biologist has some questions for the world’s most famous seafaring zookeeper. Along these lines, here is a transcript of their conversation. Darwin: There’s not a lot of information on your family background in the Book of Genesis, which most scholars speculate was either authored or compiled by Moses. For instance, there is no mention of your wife’s name. Noah: Yes, I’m afraid old Moses was a bit of a chauvinist. He mentioned me, my sons, my dad and grandpa by name, but not my wife. Her name was actually Betty Rosenberg. My dad was Lamech Goldstein, of the Goldstein clan from the Tigris area. They managed an apple orchard that had been in the family for generations. Nick My granddad was well-known in Thomas the region and lived to a ripe old age. Heck, we used to kid around with him and say he was as old as Methuselah! That always made the old boy chuckle. I was the first in my family to take an interest in marine vessels. Darwin: Why do you think you were selected to build the ark? Noah: Well, I had a good pair of “sea legs,” and never got seasick fishing out on the Tigris. I was also very fond of animals. In fact, I was president of the local Lions Club for nearly 30 years. So when the Boss upstairs was looking for someone to head up the ARC – the Animal Rescue Committee, as we called it – He asked me to be chairman and I was pleased to accept. After that, my family always kidded me by referring to the project as Noah’s ARC. Darwin: ARC? But historically it has always been spelled “ark.” Noah: Yeah, I know. Moses was also a terrible speller. Darwin: According to the account in Genesis, it took you more than 100 years to build the ark. What took you so long? Noah: Hey, give me a break, Chuck! After all, I was more than 500 years old at the time. I just couldn’t pound those nails as fast as I could when I was a spry 200! Darwin: Where on earth did you find all the nails and lumber to build the ark? Noah: Well, my cousin, Ace Goldberg, owned a chain of hardware stores across the Mediterranean Basin. He was able to get me a real good deal on 20,000 square cubits of cypress. Darwin: As a biologist, I often wondered about animal species back in your time. Obviously, some animals were mythical, like unicorns. Noah: Hang on now Charlie, they were real! Lovely creatures, too, and very gentle. But those horns were an accident waiting to happen. In fact, none of the animals standing in line to board the ark wanted the unicorns behind them. So the poor guys kept getting pushed back to the end of the line. As I recall, it was the rhinos that started the shoving – they always had a terrible inferiority complex around the unicorns. Anyway, the unicorns finally got tired of being pushed around, so they stomped off home to collect some more luggage. Unfortunately, by the time they returned, the boat had left. Darwin: Well perhaps you can shed light on one of the great historical animal mysteries of the planet. What really happened to the dinosaurs? Did they become extinct due to ancient climate changes, were they out-evolved by mammals or was it the giant asteroid theory? Noah: Ah, yes, in fact, my wife was actually to blame for that little incident. When Betty saw the two T-Rexs approaching the boat, she blocked the entrance and scolded me saying, “Noah Goldstein, I am not having those messy T-Rexs aboard my boat. Do you know how much dino-dung they will produce in 40 days? I’ll not be cleaning up that mess. Either the T-Rexs stay behind, or I will!” Well, naturally I had to send the T-Rexs away. They were very disappointed. Darwin: But what about the thousands of other dinosaur species? Why didn’t they make it onto the ark? Noah: Well, they were really ticked off when they heard what happened. In fact, they boycotted the ark in solidarity with the T-Rexs and refused to come on board. They immediately filed a class action lawsuit against us, claiming that we were guilty of species profiling. We were due in court on the following Monday morning, but it was miserable weather, so the family stayed home in the ark. Just as well, really, it poured the whole day.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Common sense is available to all who choose it To the Editor: I drive a Chevrolet pickup. It is just over two tons of cast iron, steel and glass capable of moving down a public road at speeds in excess of 100 mph. Federal, state and local authorities all recognize this piece of equipment as a potential danger to public safety, if operated inappropriately. Therefore, it was marked with a vehicle identification number before it left the factory. That V.I.N. was applied to a registration and that registration to license plates that must be displayed on the vehicle when it is being operated. Acquiring the registration and license plates requires that I pay a fee. I must provide proof that the state has inspected the vehicle and found it to be in sound mechanical condition. I must also prove that I have purchased a minimum liability insurance policy that will pay for any harm, or damage, I may inflict on others if I were in an accident.
Operating my vehicle requires that I have a driver’s license with my photo on it. In order to get a driver’s license, I must first pass a vision screening. Then I must pass a written test to show familiarity with our traffic laws and the rules of the road that should be followed in order to be a safe and courteous driver. I must pass a practical driving test, behind the wheel, in order to prove that I can proficiently operate the piece of equipment I am being licensed to operate. No one would suggest that all of these layers of safety regulations could prevent all accidents from occurring. I think all of society agrees that there are far fewer accidents when law-abiding citizens with automobiles, and automobile traffic, are well regulated. Common sense is available for all Americans who choose to reach for it. Ken Mosher II, chair Gonzales County Democratic Party
Fight against Post Oak Dump continues To the Editor: Stop Post Oak Dump is still hard at work. After approximately 15 months, POCG still does not have approval from the TCEQ on parts 1 and 2 of the four-part dump permit. Post Oak has not, after at least six attempts, filed an application that is administratively or technically acceptable to the TCEQ. POCG has also parted ways with everyone’s favorite, Mr. Blackwell, and have recently hired their third project engineer. Post Oak’s recently revised application includes new provision to accept outof-Texas waste, medical waste, asbestos and other industrial waste. That simply increases the threat to our drinking water supply. Hopefully, one day POCG or the TCEQ will realize this location is not suitable for a dump. As most of you know, Senator Zaffirini and Rep. Kuempel oppose the dump in the planned location because they both are extremely concerned about protecting our
water supply. All of the local and regional water authorities are opposed to the dump location over the recharge zone of the CarrizzoWilcox Aquifer. Guadalupe, Gonzales and Wilson counties have joined the fight along with the cities of Seguin and Schertz through the actions of their elected officials. We have pledged and continue to pledge all of the time and resources necessary to fight this abomination until it is defeated. We need your help, so please continue to write letters in opposition to this dump. The TCEQ and your local and state officials need to hear from you. Your letters will make a difference. It is simply not fair to let one landowner decide the fate of the drinking water that is essential for our children, grandchildren and for much of South Texas. The voice of the people must be heard. Jim Watts Gonzales StopPostOakDump.com
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IS THE FEDERAL SEQUESTRATION GOOD OR BAD? A. It’s good. Anything to curb government spending. B. It might be good. Maybe Congress will get its act together. C. It might be bad. It affects Medicare and unemployment benefits. D. It’s bad. We need to get past petty bickering and back to governing. E. I don’t know anything about sequestration. Visit our website at www. gonzalesinquirer/opinion to tell us your opinion. Opinion poll results will be published in next Tuesday’s edion of The Gonzales Inquirer.
Results from last week’s poll queson: Should “man camps” be regulated in Gonzales? A. Yes. There’s a time and place for everything, and this isn’t the time or the place. 29% B. Probably. Without regulation, we could be overrun with “man camps.” 12% C. Maybe. There are concerns that “man camps” could get out of hand. 17% D. Doubtfully. “Man camps” serve a purpose for those needing housing. 15% E. No. “Man camps” fuel the economy, and our economy needs lots of help. 27%
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Manny Kicks Long Ear Lore By Chris Stuckenschneider CHAPTER 7: Mules Earn Their Stripes
Frivolity won’t earn you respect—time to get back in the harness, to turn a deaf ear to the ﬂat screen and stack of “Francis the Talking Mule” DVDs. Pull up a hay bale. I’m about to impart important info on military mules.
Mules also have helped train troops stateside, like at Fort Carson stateside Carson, Colo Colo., from 1942 to 1956. The Army base, just south of Colorado Springs, offered soldiers real-life scenarios in terrain they would experience in other countries. It’s all about practice when you’re learning maneuvers. Military mule Hamilton T. Bone, dubbed Hambone for short, knew all about that.
Oh, our aching backs. Anytime I think I’ve had a rough day, I contemplate Army mules, how they’ve borne the brunt of loads that would buckle a fox trotter’s knees. From the Civil War to the war in Afghanistan, mules from the United States have made their mark, carrying food and supplies to campsites where troops could be hunkered down for months at a time. Mules also transported heavy artillery over Rocky Mountain passes and through humid jungles N mules Now l don’t don d ’t get a lot l off respect respect, tangled with foliage. as previously noted—but a mule that’s white suffers great spite. They pick up Before helicopters were used, mules transported soldiers to ﬁeld hospitals for grass stains and mud as easy as a little leaguer in a back lot game. Hambone surgery and care. was thusly afﬂicted, until he became Mules were used extensively in World the cream of the crop with the 4th Field War I from 1914-1918. A couple of men Artillery Regiment at Fort Carson. made mule history back then. Believed to be the largest mule dealers in the world, Hambone was a bit of a rascal as Guyton and Harrington shipped more an adolescent, harder than most to than 350,000 mules and horses to Great train. Folks didn’t think he’d make Britain and France from Lathrop, Mo. The community became known as “The much of himself. Perhaps the long Mule Capital of the World.” ears just needed the structure the Imagine the work required for this Army provided because he shone effort—the barns that needed to be like a superstar, serving in two built, the ferriers and trainers that had missions overseas in World War II, to be hired, the feed required to sustain getting movie parts in Hollywood the animals. A dozen men scoured the countryside to ﬁnd enough hay to keep and offering service at Fort Carson, the mules fed. Others searched the states where he lived most of his life. for quality long ears to send overseas.
Hambone became a household word when he was featured in an issue of “Life Life Magazine,” which was popular then. Hambone shook things up with the horsey set because he could jump like a jackrabbit. His buddies at Fort Carson entered him in some competitions and he left his opponents in the dirt. Hambone ﬂew like an Olympic high jumper. But the upper crust turned up their tails at him, and stripped him of his ribbons, a ﬁasco that the press picked up—love ’um—resulting in the story in “Life” and further notoriety for the Ham. If you’re out west, you can visit Hambone’s grave at Fort Carson. The old stick’s buried there. After retirement they knew it would be the only proper resting place for him. Hambone kicked off in 1971 at the whopping old age of 39. Wonder what that is in dog years? Better quit hooﬁng it up. There’s a ﬁnal chapter yet. We’ll put the wrap on mules by visiting with folks who are eager to share their experiences with long ears in Just a little current times. mule humor!
Links to More Learnin’ q Pack Mules Rule—Reign in Difﬁcult Terrain, http://www.carolinacountry.com/index.php/carolinastories/item/agility-stability-stamina
w To read more about Hambone, go to Google Books and enter “hambone the mule” in the search box. The ﬁrst entry will be the “Life” magazine article from 1949 about Hambone.
e Mules Trump Horses as Army Mascots, http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGYWM0hP7xg
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S ’ Dear Gonzales ISD school and community family, he beautiful days this past month have been wonderful. With only a short time until spring break, everyone is working diligently to get the most of the days of remaining instruction. As we work attentively to provide full instructional delivery prior to spring break, many other activities are taking place on campuses. Attending the powerlifting meet week before last was great. We had a full house and performed well for both boys and girls. The track meet held earlier this month was additionally very successful. The entire complex was filled with participants and onlookers for the event. Softball and baseball have been underway, and there is such talent in both groups. It should be a great season for our athletes. I could not help but notice the work of the Booster Clubs assisting our coaches and staff in holding these great events. A huge thank you is in order for the time and dedication to our students by the Booster Clubs. This time of year we also begin the budget process. As with the last legislative session, there is still much unknown at this point in time. The ruling from Judge John Dietz is an excellent verdict in support of equitable and adequate funding for all public schools. Essentially, the Judge agrees with plaintiff arguments that school funding fails to provide equal revenue at comparative tax rates. Additionally, the system is not adequate to provide for what the Texas Constitution calls the general diffusion of knowledge. The system has made the local tax base bear an increased burden and limited the local education systems in raising revenue. Although an appeal is anticipated, the ruling is a step in the right direction for public education. Spring assessments continue to take place throughout the semester. With a new high stakes assessment system underway, we certainly see more rigor and higher expectation levels with the new standards. As with any new accountability assessment system, the phase in year one does not allow for a relative year to year comparison
decision somefor growth. We time in March, do, however, have but know that the ability this there will not be year to compare a rating placed on our results to districts for this the statewide school year. We results. Accordare pleased with ing to the review, student results Gonzales ISD continue to outperformed the Kim and applaud the talent statewide scores Strozier of our students in 39% of tested in all tangents grade levels and subjects and 49% of results of the educational system of Gonzales ISD. Students were equal to or within worked extremely hard 6 points for remaining and scored well during this grade levels and subjects. first year. With each new rewritten Reading scores for assessment system that Gonzales ISD were very comes about approxigood at 80% passing for mately every 10 years, the transitional phase in scores all grades for GISD and a statewide passing score of will predict the success of 79% passing statewide. For school districts relative the subject of math our to a higher standard and students scored even better continually increasing with an overall student level required for passing. pass rate at 81.1% for GISD I give you overall score and an overall statewide results for the district and score of 78%. For social include statewide score studies, GISD scored 82% comparison. These scores overall with the statewide are reported in a passing score of 83% overall. percentile set according to Lastly, the science scores a formula set at the state were 77% passing for GISD level comprised in part by differing levels of test ques- to the statewide score of 80% passing. An introductions and how many items tion of new requirements are on the exam. There for written compositions are many questions left to proved to be a challenge answer regarding the acfor not only our district countability ratings placed but many districts across on districts according to the state. In the area of the assessment results. We writing, GISD scored a anticipate a preliminary
61% overall compared to the statewide 66%. I continue to be proud of the work of our teachers in meeting a new assessment system with an attitude of positive commitment to offer students the best opportunity to learn and prepare for success. As we progress through our second semester of school we are experiencing many successes and challenges along the way. We are
energized and excited to surpass our own goals and dreams for the students of this Gonzales ISD. Public education is the heartbeat of a community and certainly enriches life while promoting increasing standards of living. The more knowledgeable we are as a society, the more we contribute to our fellow community members. We will continue to work to provide the best for your
students and look forward to great things as we work toward future needs. I hope you all have some wind down time to spend with your children during the upcoming Spring Break and wish you a wonderful and safe experience. Warm regards, Kimberly Strozier, Ed.D. Gonzales ISD Superintendent
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Yoakum Tournament outings ‘cruel’ for Apaches B J T firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many words to describe the Yoakum Tournament for the Apaches, yet none as accurate as the word Coach Larry Wuthrich used to illustrate his displeasure. Cruel. “The trip to Yoakum has been a cruel one…” Wuthrich observed as Gonzales dropped the first three
games in the tournament. The Apaches struggled to find any consistency at the plate and also struggled on the defensive side of the inning. “No play has been routine, as the leather is receiving failing marks,” the coach said. The Apaches opened Thursday against powerhouse Hallettsville. Needing to play mistake-free baseball to compete, Gonzales missed a few fly balls and accumulated four
PHOTO BY JOSE TORRES / GONZALES INQUIRER The Apaches’ D.J. Gonzales slides past the tag of St. Paul third baseman Tyler Morgan Friday during the Yoakum Tournament.
errors in a 16-1 loss. Gonzales started great with two tremendous fielding plays by Zach Clack-Perez in the first inning. However, bad throws, passed balls and simply great hitting by Hallettsville spelled the difference for the Apaches. After going three scoreless innings while Hallettsville scored eight, Gonzales had men on first and third with two outs. A missed fly ball in left field advanced the runners to give the Apaches their lone run of the night. The Brahmas then blew the game open with an eight-run inning, ending the game with an exclamation mark by striking out the side. St. Paul 10, Gonzales 5 Gonzales faced off against St. Paul Friday morning, but the Apaches were unable to reverse their fortunes. Down 5-2 in the final inning, the Apaches needed to make quick work of the Cardinals in the top of the inning to keep the game within reach. But errors were again an issue. St. Paul staged a two-out rally for a 10-2 cushion before the Apaches stopped the bleeding with a third-out strikeout.
Gonzales already saw Hallettsville score eight runs in one inning the previous day, so the Apaches knew it could be done. Gonzales started the inning strong with a double. But a flyout to center and a strikeout later, Gonzales was in a hole it simply could not get out of. The Apaches managed to score three, but it was too little too late enroute to a 10-5 setback. Boling 5, Gonzales 4 The Apaches’ third game was much closer than the previous two. Gonzales started off strong against the Boling Bulldogs with two runs in the top of the first before giving up two in the bottom half. The third inning proved to be a microcosm of the entire game against Boling. After scoring once, the Apaches did not take advantage of a basesloaded situation, stranding all three men to the end inning. Although up 4-3 in the top of the fifth, Gonzales could not put the Bulldogs away, failing to score for the rest of the game. Boling capitalized in the bottom of the inning with an Apache infield error followed by an RBI triple and a sacrifice
Tournament one to forget for Cards B J T email@example.com
The St. Paul Cardinals dug themselves too many holes at the Yoakum Tournament, winning only once in four games. The Cardinals’ first game against La Grange epitomized their losing efforts for the weekend. Down 10-3 with two innings to go, St. Paul did all it could to rally and steal a win from the Leopards, but ran out of time, losing the tournament opener, 10-9. The Cardinals’ offense started slowly, going scoreless in the first three innings. Their defense helped slow down La Grange with multiple strikeouts by starting pitcher Jared Markham, giving up only two runs during those defensive innings. St. Paul then exploded for three runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Cardinals cashed in on a bases-loaded walk for the first run of the inning, then followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. Another base on balls gave St. Paul at 3-2 edge. Errors suddenly became a problem in the fifth inning. A bobbled catch, missed fly
out and multiple hits later, La Grange was back on top with an eight-run inning. Down 10-3, the Cardinals answered with a four-run inning to cut the deficit to 107. Then, after a three-and-out inning, St. Paul scored twice more for the final margin. St. Paul 10, Gonzales 5 St. Paul’s lone win came against Gonzales Friday. The game shaped up as a pitching duel between Apaches’ Tyler Janota and Cardinals’ Colby Schrade, with each starting the game tossing multiple strikeouts, and the game was a defensive battle until the end. The Cardinals took the lead early with two runs in the first inning. Gonzales could not keep up, with the closest the Apaches got to taking the lead was in the fourth when they closed the gap to 3-2. With St. Paul owning a 5-2 cushion in the final inning, the Cardinals put the game
away. The Cardinals took advantage of fielding errors by the Apaches, scoring five more times to extend their lead to 10-2. Gonzales mounted a comeback with a double to start off the bottom half of the inning, then plated three two-out runs for the final score. Yoakum 8, St. Paul 2 Later that day, St. Paul looking like it would turn back the host team, as Cardinals pitcher Cole Hybner with five straight strikeouts. Although owning a 1-0 lead, the third inning was the beginning of the end for the Cardinals. Yoakum got its first hit of the game on a two-out dribbler down the third base line. A few passed balls and poor fielding decisions later, the Bulldogs scored two to take the lead. St. Paul answered with a score of its own in the top of the fourth, but with a few errors, passed balls, an RBI tri-
ple and the home crowd getting into the game, Yoakum blew the game open with six runs for the 8-2 final. Hallettsville 8, St. Paul 1 The Cardinals broke open a pitching duel with a run in the third inning, before the Brahmas tied things up with a solo home run, a 1-1 deadlock that held up until the fifth inning. That’s when Hallettsville took control with an RBI triple and a pair of three-run homers for an 8-1 verdict. Though not a very successful outing for the Cardinals as a whole, St. Paul’s Adam Hollenbach earned individual honors as he was named to the all-tournament team.
ing. According to Wuthrich, the pitchers were “throwing to contact and pounding the zone with strikes.” Nonetheless, the Apaches need more bats and fewer errors to get back on the winning track against Natalia at 7 p.m. today.
hit for a 5-4 lead the Bulldogs never relinquished. Gonzales went hitless in the final two innings to close out the game. One of the only consistencies for Gonzales throughout the tournament was pitch-
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Help Wanted Truck Driver for Chaparral Portable Build ing. Great opportunity. 830-3030123. Chaparral Portable Building is accepting application for a CONTRACT CARPENTER. Must have own tools. Great Opportunity. Please call 830-303-0123 BLUEBONNET TRAILS COMMUNITY SERVICES Caldwell & Gonzales Counties Case ManagerIntensive-Position #1076 For more information and to apply, please go to www.bbtrails.org Full-time and Part-time positions available for Certified Medication Aides. Excellent ben e fits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sar ah De witt, Gonzales Texas. For more informa tion please call 830-6724530
Caregivers Needed Immediately in the Gonzales area Home care agency seeking dependable people to fill open positions caring for our clients in the Gonzales area. We are needing someone to help our clients with their day-to-day activities such as light Housekeeping, meal preparation,and assisting with personal care. All shifts are available. Call or apply online: (361) 578-7778 or www.comfortkeepers.com
GEO Group, Inc. Lockhart Facility
$9.00 per hour/$10 per hour after training Lockhart Correctional Facility has immediate openings for persons seeking a career in corrections. Paid beneﬁts and training. Must have high school diploma or GED. Must pass drug screening, physical and background check.
Apply online at www.jobs.geogroup.com EOE/m/f/d/v
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 • 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 Make a difference every day, every time… Oak Manor Nursing Center in Flatonia is accepting applications for: Full Time CNA’s 10-6 ($500 sign on bonus) Full time CNA’s 2-10 ($500 sign on bonus) PRN Charge Nurse Part time Laundry/housekeeping Full time laundry/housekeeping Part Time CNA 6-2 We offer 401K, medical and dental insurance, PTO, ﬂexible spending accounts, and short and long term disability to all full-time employees. Apply in person at 624 N Converse, Flatonia TX Or call (361)865-3571 | Oak Manor is a EOE/M/F/D/V
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TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED
Become a valuable part of the largest company of its type in the United States. One of the fastest growing Companies in the area has immediate openings. In their transportation department, the following openings are:
Long Distance Truck Driver Short Haul Truck Driver Local area Truck Driver
SERVICE PERSONNEL NEEDED - experience required Weâ€™ve Expanded Our Services and Have More Work Than We Can Handle!
To insure a good quality of life for our drivers, we only hire in our area. 50 mile radius) This allows our drivers to be home nightly and every other weekend off depending on customers needs. Cal-Maine Foods drivers enjoy some of the most modern equipment available. Employee Benefits include:
We require the following to eligible:
Vacations, Holiday pay, Sick Leave, Employee Stock Ownership Plan 40IK Plan Family Health Insurance Life Insurance
Minimum of 21 years old Class A CDL Minimum of 3 years verifiable experience No major moving violations in past in the past 12 months No Felony convictions
Dental & Vision Insurance
Call Fernando at (830) 875-5425
Be a Part of our 65-Year Tradition
CMC Steel Texas
(a Steel Mill located in Seguin, on the Guadalupe River, just 35 miles East of San Antonio) is accepting applications and resumes for the following positions:
DOT Physical and drug screen required
We offer qualified professional drivers the following:
Electrician â€˘ Engineer â€˘ Entry Level â€˘ Equipment Operators â€˘ Maintenance Electronic Technicians Maintenance Mechanics â€˘ Technical Assistant Truck Driver
Assigned equipment Starting Base Pay of .30 cpm up to .40 cpm Raises are 1/2 cents per mile every 6 months Performance bonus of .05 cpm paid weekly (Pickup of material, etc.) Safety bonus of .04 cpm paid monthly, (Preventable accident cost will reduce any bonus earned until the accident is completely offset). Paid unloading, (Lurnper) Holiday / Lay Over pay $90.00 Weekly pay (Direct deposit)
JOIN OUR FAMILY! WE WANT YOU TO WORK AND ENJOY YOUR JOB! YOU ARE A NAME NOT A NUMBER AT
Aside from a family atmosphere, CMC Steel Texas offers competitive wages and excellent benefits (Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k Plan, Profit Sharing Plan, Stock Purchase Plan, Education Assistance, Fitness Reimbursement, Holiday Pay, Military Pay, Vacation Pay, etc.). Job offers are contingent on successfully passing pre-employment background checks, pre-employment drug test and pre-employment physical, as a condition of hire. Please contact Dennis Arteaga for more information: (830) 372-8762 office (830) 372-8567 fax email@example.com
CALL US FOR INFORMATION:
1-800-242-3509 or 1-361-865-3592
Equal Opportunity Employer
PART TIME HELP WANTED Are you looking for extra income? Requirements âœśAvailable 24/7 âœśPass a criminal background âœśMature, long time Gonzales resident a plus. Contact Bail Bond Hotline 830-672-6300 Hacienda Oaks Nursing & Rehab is now accepting applications for LVNâ€™s. CNAâ€™s with $500 Sign on bonus & MedAids 2-10 $600 Sign on bonus. EOE/AA/VETS Ap ply with in, 1637 N. King St. Seguin or call 830-379-3784 for an ap pli ca tion and to set up an interview. Turk & Pavlock is hir ing for a licensed plumber. Top pay for Top guy. Call 830672-2059 Cuero Home Health PHC has openings for attendats in Gonzales. Contact Ermalinda at 361275-8650 LOOKING FOR
Established Finance Company is searching for an
EXPERIENCED MANAGER as we expand into Gonzales Texas Must be a proven, successful leader in the small loan business with an excellent reputation in the community. Toledo Finance offers a positive work environment where you are a valued part of our team, competitive pay, 401K, insurance, bonuses and paid vacations.
If you are looking to achieve new career heights working for an industry leader, you may apply online at
Career Opportunities Hochheim Prairie Insurance of Yoakum, Texas is looking for dynamic individuals for several positions. These non-sales positions are available for qualified candidates with and without insurance experience. Visit HPFM.com/careers for job descriptions and to apply online.
toledocorp.com or fax resume to 817-645-4310
Join a company that has been proudly serving Texans since 1892
Production / Poultry Processing:
Fresh Texas Chicken
NOW HIRING! Supervisor 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 efďŹ ciency of processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efďŹ ciency and output of department. Day Shift â€˘ Monday - Friday Competitive pay /BOE â€˘ Excellent beneďŹ ts: Health, Medical, Vision, 401K Call Human Resources @ (830) 582-1619 for more information or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas â€˘ Se Habla EspaĂąol
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.
Cal-Maine Foods, INC is hring for Plant Palletizers & Clean-Up positions. Benefits include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp, Ins,, Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc 1680 CR 431 or 748 CR 422 Waelder,TX 78959 Mon-Fri 7AM-4PM Tele# 830-5404105/ 830-5404684 Full-time and Part-time positions available for Certified Nurse Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sar ah De witt, Gonzales Texas. For more informa tion 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 yrs experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. CALL 830-672-8000
W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is now hiring Salesperson
OR A Holmes Foods, Inc.
Skills needed; Product Knowledge Computer Skills (General) Customer Service oriented Full time Guaranteed! 40 hours per week. Send Resume or Apply in person NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply 2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629
Find it and much more in
The Gonzales Inquirer
www.victoriacollege.edu/jobsatvc or call 1-830-672-6251- EOE
LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Find it in the
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Help Wanted Mix er driv ers needed. Class B CDL re quired. Ap ply In gram Ready Mix, Inc. 307 Theo Dr., Gonzales, TX or call 830-6726420. Full-time and Part-time positions available for Licensed Vocation Nurs es. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sar ah De witt, Gonzales Texas. For more informa tion please call 830-6724530 JM Oilfield Services is looking for diesel mechanics for both day & night shifts. Must have own tools. Experience required. Apply in person: JM Oilfield Serv ic es 3470 S. State Hwy 80 Luling Now accepting applications for CNAâ€™s 10P-6A shift. Apply in person at Texan Nursing & Rehab 3428 Moulton Rd or call 830-6722867. Oilfield Service Company. Seeking Outside Sales Rep re sen ta tive. Good personality, Goal Ori ent ed, Good Work Ethic, Ability to Learn Quick, Great Sales, Marketing Skills & Capabilities, Excellent Organiza tion al Skills, Great Opportunity for the right candidate with competitive pay. Email resume to spitfireser vice@ya hoo. com or fax 361275-9081
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Misc. For Sale
Hey girls if you wear a size 12, read this! HUGE CLOTHING SALE Hundreds of women’s clothing items including new and nearly new dresses, suits,tops, jeans, skirts & capris. All for only 50 cents ea. Buy a complete wardrobe for very little. Hurry, call today to set up your appointment to see the selection. 740-974-5644
Oil Field Specials. 2 or 3 bedrooms Singlewides or 8x28 Travel Trailers Lowest Prices in South Cen tral Texas. Homes. Fayette Country Homes Schulenburg 979-7436192 Open Sundays 1-6 (RBI 32896)
Manufactured Home Financing Specialists! Land & Home or Home Only (rbi 36533). No credit, Bad Credit, no SSN# all OK! 1.855.625.4040 www.MHfi nancing Spe cial ists. com
WOW!! Brand New 2 Bedroom 2 bath singlewide for $29990. (includes delivery, set-up, appliance and AC). Call (830)372-9999. RBI#32940
KEN’S TRADING POST. A one of a kind store! Antiques, Furniture, Appliances, Es tate Items, Collectables, Household Items and More! Open 10-5 Wed-Sat. 3390 90A (across from Aux. Airfield, Seguin) We Buy and Sell! 830305-7205 Visa/ MC/Layaway For Sale: 55 gallon ink drums $10, wood pallets $2, and end rolls $5. call Granite Printing, 512-352-3687, or come by 2675 CR 374,Circleville, TX
Manufactured Home Financing Specialists! No credit, Bad Credit, No SS# all OK. Owner Finance new single or DW. Zero Down with land. VA. FHA 1st Time. No app fee. Call 1-888-623-3356. www.MHFiancing Spe cial ists. com RBI 35417 O I L F I E L D HOUSING SPECIAL brand new 5 bedroom/5 bath singlewide $44,900 delivered, set-up, AC in stalled and appliances Call 800-315-2323. RBI#32940
Winter Special!! Brand New 3 BDRM 2 BATH Doublewide for $49900. (includes de liv ery, setup,base pad, ap pliance, AC and Steps). Call (830)372-9999. RBI#32940 Save Thousands, Giant Clearance Sale on all Models, New-UsedTrades. Special Financing Available. Homes. Fayette Country Homes Schulenburg 979-7436192 Open Sundays 1-6. tierraverdehomes. com (RBI 32896) Cheaper in the Country. NewU s e d - Tr a d e s . Featuring Clayton, Fleetwood & The Custom Built Tier ra Verde Homes. Fayette Country Homes Schulenburg 800-369-6888 Open Sundays 1-6 (RBI 32896)
Real Estate 91 ac near Smiley with Brush, Electricity, Water, Co Rd. frontage His tor ic home and campers, will divide. $3,350/ ac. Call Cody Stewart, Broker 210-317-7288 Land for sale in Boerne, Texas. Two acr es $195,000. One acre 103,500. Located at 3 Hillview Lane. just out side the Boerne city limits in Kendall County. Can be used for residential or commercial uses. For information call Brian at 830249-2441
CON DO FOR SALE:Beach from 3/3 in Grand Car ib bean at Dune Crest in Port Ar an sas. Top floor with full view of the Gulf. Access to beach and in-ground pool. $369,000. Con tact Bet ty Turner at email@example.com, 361-8871111 or 361-7495717
Tree Trimming & Removal. Yard maintenance. Serving Gonzales area since 1987 Call Dennis Droupy, 830-672-2000.
606 ac near Gonzales with Live Water, Great hunting. FM532 Frontage. $2980/ ac. Call Cody Stewart, Broker 210-317-7288 For Sale or Rent: 3 bdrm/ 1 3/4 bath home. 711 Ridgemont Ln. Renters must have 2 references. Please call 361-293-3133 & Leave message. Want to buy land. 20-1000 acres. Jimmy Wolf REB. Will pay a fair price. 1-361-5642452
2006 Jayco 28f FBS w/ one large pull out. The unit is clean and selling for $11,000. Call 210-2185701.
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OPENING MARCH 15 The Gonzales Venue
Propane Services now available at Belmont RV Park. Call 830-424-3600 or 830-556-6905 COMMERCIAL JANITORIAL SERVICES Whether you are a small business or large office facility, we have the resources to meet your expectations with the utmost quality and attention to detail. Exceptional customer service & attention to detail are the backbone of our industry. At American Paper & Janitorial Supplies, INC. we pride ourselves at being the best at what we do. To experience the best, come give us a try. You WON’T be disappointed. Contact Kimberly Krueger @361578-0031
Oﬀering Event and Individual Weekly Room Rental Oil Industry Welcome
New Website Coming !
1520 St. Louis • Gonzales TX
Call Chris Kappmeyer 512-327-1994
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING 2800+/- SF OFFICE BUILDING 2 story; stone construction; 2 executive offices + workroom; 2nd floor is large conference room with balconies; two restrooms & kitchen; parking for 17 cars; 1 block off Hwy 183 & within 1 mile of Toll Road. $325,000.
Contact CedarParkOffice@gmail.com or 512.784.7397
TRAVEL TRAILER FOR RENT CLEAN! Fully Furnished! All Household items. Move In Ready. $300 per week Just Bring Your Toothbrush.
For photos and more info www.hillcountrynews.com/office_space
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12.00 Per Hour Maintenance • 10pm-6am
Minigrip is a global manufacturer of high-quality plastic re-closable bags for food and home storage. We offer a great place to work in a climate controlled environment combined with competitive salary and excellent beneﬁts that include health, dental, and prescription insurance with no monthly employee premiums for the entire family! Life insurance, pension, and 401k investment plans with company match also offered. Minigrip is looking for the following highly motivated individuals.
Buc-ee’s Assistant Gift Manager We are seeking qualiﬁed management applicants for our store in Luling, TX. If you are passionate about excellence and you are looking for a career with a retail leader, then we may have an opportunity for you.
Multi-Craft Electrician Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical problems on bag machines, extruders, cartoning machines and supporting equipment • Ability to troubleshoot and repair all types of electrical circuits Qualiﬁcations: • Ability to program A/C & D/C drives • Experience in working with PLC controlled equipment • Working understanding of the NEC • Ability to read electrical prints • Ability to make mechanical repairs to production equipment • Minimum of 3 years electrical experience, maintaining industrial machinery • Excellent attendance and work habits • Ability to work a 2-2-3 schedule, 12 hour rotating day and night shifts with every other weekend off Multi-Craft Maintenance Mechanic II Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical problems on bag machines, extruders, cartoning machines and supporting equipment • Perform routine preventive maintenance • Mechanical Tasks – troubleshoot and repair gear boxes. Troubleshoot and replace bearings, chains, belts and pulleys. Thread pipe, solder copper, MIG weld, Stick Weld, drill and tap threaded holes. Read mechanical prints. • Electrical Tasks – troubleshoot and replace AC and DC drives, temperature controls, Start/Stop electrical controls, troubleshoot PLC’s, replace and wire 3 phase motors, troubleshoot and replace heater bands. Read electrical prints. Qualiﬁcations: • Minimum of 3 years maintenance experience, maintaining industrial machinery • Minimum of 3 years electrical experience, maintaining industrial machinery • Excellent attendance and work habits • Ability to work a 2-2-3 schedule, 12 hour rotating day and night shifts with every other weekend off
Buc-ee’s #15 114 Hwy 90 A, Gonzales, Texas 78629 http://bucees.com/careers.html
• Excellent and Assertive leadership skills • History of integrity and service • Passion for the retail business • Assist in the Administration of product delivery and receiving. • Assist the Gift manager with product offerings which include acumen for product merchandising. • Solve customer issues quickly in a friendly and professional manner. • Understand and apply federal, state, and local laws as they apply to general employment matters. • Strong organization and administration skills. • Product preparation, merchandising and replenishing which includes frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, balancing, pushing, pulling, climbing, and lifting product or material weighing 40 lbs. or more. • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks at one time. • Excellent verbal communication skills. • Ability to work longer than 10 hours when business needs require. • Ability to identify and resolve immediate customer and store needs without constant supervision. • Concentrating, interacting with others, working under stress and coming t work regularly and promptly • Able to work on the store’s busiest days • Solid references for achieving great customer service, team leadership and work ethic • Related management experience is preferred
Make up to $70,000 if you have what it takes • NEW PETES & TRAILERS • Full Benefits Available • Tanker Endorsements Required • Hazmat & TWIC a plus
Apply online at dillontransport.com Or Call 361-433-4561 HIRING IN GONZALES AND GEORGE WEST TRANSPORT INC.
Experience: Specialty Gift management experience preferred. Buc-ee’s Managers are required to work a minimum of 48 hours per week including most weekends and holidays and be available 24/7 for store needs. This is also a great opportunity for recent college grads looking for a career. We will negotiate a rewarding compensation package with each successful candidate.
To apply go to www.buc-ees.com and click on “Jobs”.
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When you need a service-look right here Tuesdays and Fridays! These area businesses look forward to serving YOU! EVELIN HOUSE L
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Paul and Vicki Frenzel. Friday a group of student toured the Memorial Museum. ■■■
The Gonzales Country Music Show will be held Thursday, Barbara March 7, at the Crystal Theater Hand in Gonzales. ■■■ Show time is 7 p.m. Ticket Daylight Saving Time are $6. starts on Sunday, March ■■■ 10, so remember to turn The Texas Highways your clocks forward on March issue has a story Saturday night before you “OR We Shall Perish,” go to bed. which discovers the Texas
Last Wednesday, we had seventh graders from Tyler that spent time at the Old Jail Museum and the Memorial Museum, guided by
You are reminded that the Spend Bucks certificates expire on March 31, so be sure to redeem them before that date. ■■■
We thank all who came out and had breakfast will us last Friday [left]. Thanks to all who worked,
the cooks and servers, the businesses who donated the eggs, sausage, potatoes and taco sauces. ■■■
Business and Agriculture committee will meet Tuesday.
Gift & Gourmet Add some color to your kitchen with Fiesta Dinnerware! Made in the USA
The J.B. Wells Park will have the Junior High and High School Region VI rodeo Saturday and Sunday.
Your store with so much more!
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.
he Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture met Feb. 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.
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Students tour Old Jail, Memorial Museum
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For a Life Worth Celebrating
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life of Gonzales County 2013
“Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” they ﬁght so that cancer research can...
April 5, 2013 J.B. Wells Show Barn | Gonzales, TX
Have you signed up your team for Relay for Life yet? Go to www.relayforlife.org/gonzalestx or contact Arline Rinehart at 830-672-2077.
Relay For Life Sponsorship is a Gi of HOPE There are many ways that people in a community can parcipate in Relay For Life. Some volunteer as commiee members, team captains, team parcipants, day-ofevent volunteers, donors or in other ways. Donors are those individuals, groups, or businesses that choose to give to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life each year to help in the ﬁght against cancer. No maer the size of the gi the dollars will beneﬁt someone diagnosed with cancer. In six weeks Gonzales County will host the eleventh annual Relay For Life on April 5, 2013, at the J. B. Wells Show Barn. “Celebrang HOPE Year ‘Round” is the 2013 event theme. In order for those diagnosed with cancer to have hope every day, your help is needed. Sponsorship informaon booklets were mailed to potenal sponsors in November. Currently our total is $41,950. Sponsorship chair Jo Ann Low and her co-chair Carla Falsek are busy making personal contacts to remind cizens that sponsorship donaons need to be turned in before the end of February. The Relay For Life planning commiee is grateful for each event sponsor because their gi brings hope in many diﬀerent forms. Generous contribuons to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life make it possible for the Society to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by ﬁnding cures, and by ﬁghng back. 2013 RELAY FOR LIFE SPONSORS (donaons received thus far) Legacy Level--Leah R. & Alfred A. Schaefer Charitable Foundaon Diamond Level--Gonzales Elks Ladies Planum Level--Gonzales High School Apache Cheerleaders; Holmes Foods, Inc.; Patricia Ferrell Gold Level--Harding Pump & Supply; Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic Silver Level--Perry L. Smith; Robin & Larry Kapavik; Tracey Schendel Ranch; 4L RV Ranch; Wells Fargo; First United Methodist; Church-Progressive Class; Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc.; Mohrmann’s Drug Store Bronze Level--Southern Livestock; West Motors, Inc.; Sage Capital Bank, N. A.; Sunset Livestock Carriers, Inc.; Barbara Koricanek; Graham Land & Cale; DuBose Insurance; Gonzales Healthcare System Employees; TSG Architects, AIA; Hochheim Prairie Mutual Branch II; Mercer Welding; Circle G Convenience Store; Prosperity Bank Employees; Borrer Electric Service; Soncrest Egg Company; Fehner & Son Grain Co.; All Seasons; Wrangler Trucking; Caraway Ford-Gonzales Turn Around Level--Adam’s Extract & Spice, LLC; Knights of Columbus Council #5090; Allen’s Body Tech; Laura Wilson; Tim’s Saddle Shop; Logan Insurance Agency; Lindemann Ferlizer Service, Inc.; Romberg House; Roeber Insurance Agency If you can’t ﬁnd your sponsorship informaon that you received in the mail or you didn’t receive a booklet and would like to become a Relay For Life sponsor, please call Jo Ann Low (830-857-5585), Carla Falsek (830-857-0993), or Event Chair Arline Rinehart (830-672-2077). How will you help bring hope to those diagnosed with cancer? Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/relayforlifeofgonzalescounty
Coming March 16
Gettin’ Hitched BRIDAL FAIR, PROM AND SPRING FASHION SHOW
10am to 4pm Saturday, March 16 Victoria College If your business deals with brides, we want to talk to you. We invite you to come set up your booth in the convenience of the Great Room at Victoria College for a special one day event all of Gonzales is talking about! Several vendor packages available. Call Brenda Adams or Jessie Holt at 830-672-2861. - our sponsors - attending vendors -
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