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The Karnes Countywide Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vol. 120, No. 13, Three Sections, 74 pages

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Kenedy couple says racial profiling may have been root of incident with deputies By Joe Baker

Countywide staff

KARNES COUNTY – Kenedy residents Robert Trevino and Arcilia Trevino are upset and angry about an encounter they had with two Karnes County deputies on their property which they believe may have been a case of racial profiling. The Trevinos say the actions of one of the deputies could be considered racial profiling based on the fact that the deputies lacked probable cause to stop them, behaved in an aggressive and threatening manner, and one deputy referred to them as “Hispanic male” and “Hispanic female” in his written incident report instead of referring to them by name. “In the report it keeps on repeating that he observed an ‘Hispanic male,’” Trevino said. “Now I am getting the thought that maybe he was just profiling. It’s a possibility.” Mr. Trevino said that the choice of language in the report taken along-

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In this image taken from dashcam video from the patrol car, Karnes County Deputy Guy Finney shoots his handgun at Bronco, a dog owned by Robert and Arcilia Trevino of Kenedy, during an incident where two deputies confronted the Trevinos who were

side the fact that, in his opinion, the deputies had no clear probable cause for stopping them that night, leads him to think

that he and his wife may have been seen as suspicious, based solely on their ethnicity and for no other reason.

parked on their property just outside Kenedy. The bullet missed the dog, but the Trevinos say they were terrified by the situation and disappointed about how the sheriff’s office handled the complaint that they brought forward.

It all started on the evening of Aug. 15, 2011, when the Trevinos were in their pickup truck with their dog, Bronco, a

Truck High winds wreak havoc driver across Karnes County cited in fatal accident By Danay Gilley Countywide staff

By Joe Baker

Countywide staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently completed the investigation of an accident that claimed the life of a Kenedy man on March 1, and the report reveals new information. An eighteen-wheeler truck driven by Alejandro Arizpe, 23, of Laredo, was leaving a parking lot located approximately one-tenth of a mile south of the intersection of State Highway 72 and State Highway 239. The location is about a mile


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KARNES COUNTY – Although the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a tornado touching down in Karnes County Tuesday morning, officials with the National Weather Service said that no tornado has yet been confirmed to have landed in Karnes County last week.

of Kenedy. According to Mr. Trevino, he and his wife often go out there with their dog to get out of town and relax and enjoy the countryside, the evening breeze and the sunset. Mr. Trevino said that it was that evening when he and his wife saw a sheriff’s department patrol car pass them on the highway traveling at an alarmingly high rate of speed. They then saw the police car pull off the road and turn around and drive towards where their pickup was parked with a bright spotlight and emergency red and blue flashing lights turned on. Mr. Trevino then grabbed his dog and put the dog in the bed of the pickup, because according to Mr. Trevino, the dog is very friendly and tends to run up to people when he sees them. Mr. Trevino walked toward the deputies when

40-pound part Lab and part English bulldog. The Trevinos and Bronco were on property that they own at a location just outside (See Deputies, Page 3A)

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Paul Yura, with the National Weather Service said that his office contacted the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher to let them know about a tornado “warning” for the Runge area, but the office did not say that there was an actual tornado on the ground.

(See Winds, Page 7A) Contributed photo

Karnes City junior Philip Vaughan clears one of many hurdles on his way to a first place finish at the Cuero track and field meet last weekend with a time of 15.02, which is a new personal best for Vaughan. See sport, Pages 12A and 13A for more sports stories and photos.

Commissioners Court approves Phase 1 road improvement project Danay Gilley photo

A trailer house lies demolished on the side of the road where it landed after being tossed in the air like a child’s toy by high winds last week. Oilfield Gate Guard Rusty Turner was inside at the time, but miraculously escaped injury.

Candidates file for May city and school board elections ballot. For the City of Karnes City, incumKARNES COUNTY – Candidates bent Aaron Rosales and Sherry have filed for local city and school dis- Sommers will compete for the District trict elections set for May 12. 3 seat on the city council. Candidates had between Feb. 4 (See Elections, Page 14A) and March 5 to file for a place on the

By Danay Gilley Countywide staff

Helena residents protesting proposed site of disposal well By Joe Baker

Countywide staff

HELENA – A group of concerned residents is protesting the construction of a saltwater disposal well site near the intersection of State Highway 80 and Farm to Market Road 81 in Helena.

Several landowners that own property adjacent to the property which has been leased were sent letters letting them know that a company named Pyote Water Systems II, LLC had plans to drill a saltwater disposal

(See Disposal well, Page 16A)

By Joe Baker

Countywide staff

KARNES CITY – Karnes County Road and Bridge Administrator Jeffrey Wiatrek presented “Project Build Them Up – Phase 1” during a special meeting of Commissioners Court on March 22. The plan included a list of road projects that would benefit from materials purchased from

bond funds approved by voters in the recent bond election. Fifteen roads were identified as priorities in the plan which lists specifications such as length, width, depth of material, material type, number of tons and base material cost for each of the roads. County roads included

(See Commissioners, Page 14A)

Karnes County District clerk announces retirement By Danay Gilley Countywide staff

KARNES COUNTY – Friends and family of Robbie Shortner gathered at the Karnes County Courthouse Annex on Friday, March 9, to celebrate her retirement

from the District Clerk’s Office. Shortner was elected district clerk after serving as a deputy clerk for several years.

(See Retirement, Page 16A)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chicken plate fund raiser for Enriquez Sunday

Deadline to include veteran’s names on stone in Veteran’s Memorial Garden this Saturday

A fundraiser benefiting Lupita Enriquez’s fight against cancer will be held this Sunday. Chicken plates with all the trimmings will be

sold at the Karnes City Fire Station Sunday, Apr. 1 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Plates are $7 each and to go only.

For more information or to make a donation, please call Michael Enriquez at 830-2001295.

Free blood pressure and sugar monitoring First Baptist Church, Kenedy and Kaiser Home Health offers free blood pressure/blood sugar monitoring for senior adults.

Free blood pressure check and blood sugar monitoring for all senior adults 60 years and older will be held Monday, Apr. 2 in the Christian Life Center foyer at 1:15

p.m. The monthly Senior Adult Fellowship will follow at 2 p.m. The address of First Baptist Church is 209 E. School St, Kenedy. All Senior Adults are welcome.

Relay for Life benefit dance

The Karnes City Home and Garden Club, Inc. is inviting the public to submit names for a new memorial side stone at the Veterans Memorial Garden. The stone is dedicated to all veterans of all wars and conflicts since 1854. The price will be $3 per letter/number. Contact Julie Weiss by mail: 820 Chula Vista St., Karnes City, TX 78118 or call (830) 780-3967. Checks payable to the Karnes City Home and Garden Club, Inc. The deadline for submitting names is March 31.

Runge Cemetery Decoration Day

San Antonio Combo will perform at Lenz Hall Saturday, Mar. 31 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Karnes County. Admission is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. Country, polka and

The Horned Toad Club will meet Thursday, Mar. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Kenedy City Hall.

Upcoming surveys and welcomed to attend. other club activities will For more information be discussed. Anyone contact Wade at 583interested in joining is 9891.

Sacred Heart Cemetery Spring Clean Up Day The Sacred Heart Cemetery Association will be having their Spring Clean-Up day on Saturday, Mar. 31 starting at 8 a.m. Anyone with family buried at Sacred

Heart and/or wishing to volunteer is encouraged to attend. Please bring your lawn mowers, weed eaters, rakes, etc. If you have

any questions please call Johnny Rodriguez at 830-299-0655. Spring is here, let's take the time to show loved ones how much we care!

Karnes County — A special luminaria ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won. The luminaria candle lighting to represent these individuals is on April 27 at 9:00 p.m. at the Kenedy Football field. Anyone desiring to purchase a luminaria may do so by contacting Pumpkin Culpepper at 830-2990860 or Susie Kotara at 830-534-2189.

“It will be beautiful when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Pumpkin, luminaria chair. “We hope to sell enough to light the entire area.” Relay For Life is a funfilled, overnight event. Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fund raising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches... people from all walks of

Obituaries Guevara Gabriela Recio Guevara, 96, of Kenedy, died Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 at John Paul II Nursing Center. Gabriela was born Oct. 3, 1915, in Falfurrias, Texas to Roman and

Nostara Luevano Recio. Survivors include her daughters, Carmelita Guevara of Kenedy and Alicia Munoz of Temple; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jose Maria Guevara; daughter, Maria Josefina Guevara; and sons, Manuel, Ramon, and Bruno Guevara. A rosary was recited on Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 at 7: p.m. at Eckols

Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Herman officiating. Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Kenedy.

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Poldreck John H. Poldreck, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Weesatche, Texas, at the age of 91. John was born in Bee County, to James and Lena Roehr Poldreck. John proudly served his country in the United States Army where he served during World War II, from 1942 through 1945; 9 of those months were spent in combat. John was part of the 38th Division where they were known as the “Avengers of Batan”. He was also a (BAR) “Browning Automatic Rifle Gunner” having fought in New Guinea, the Southern Philippines Island Campaign, Layte, Samar, Batan (Zig Zag Pass) and Luzon. Mr. Poldreck was very proud of his accomplishments and decorations and

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medals that he received. On November 17, 1968, John married Ramona Villanueva at the Pawnee Café. John is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Ramona V. Poldreck; his sons, Lee Roy Poldreck and John Poldreck and wife Linda; his sister Ruth Pittman; and his 2 loving grandchildren, Marlena “Lana” Poldreck and Jordan Poldreck. Mr. Poldreck is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Walter, Edwin, John, Alex, Benny, Ernest and Louie Poldreck. Graveside services were in the Weesatche Cemetery, Weesatche, Texas, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.


Fred W. Shockome, 68, of Vidor died Monday, March 19, 2012 in Dayton, Texas. A native of Wabash, IN, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Fred was a truck driver. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation

were built. The population in 1950 was forty. The great drought of the 1950’s caused an exodus from the farms. In 1990 only the Hermanns Lodge, called Lenz Hall, and a few scattered farm residents remain. The population was listed as twenty in 2000.

Lights shine in honor of cancer survivors and in remembrance of those lost

The Runge Cemetery will hold Decoration Day on Sunday, April 15. A program will be presented at 2 p.m. at the cemetery that day.

Horned Toad Club meeting

waltz music will fill the hall on C.R. 626 (off Hwy 99W, take 99W off Hwy 181) in Karnes County. Lenz was settled in the early 1890’s by German farmers. The black land produced cotton remarkably well. Eventually a store, a school, a post office, a cotton gin and a Sons of Hermann Lodge

to follow. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home. Fred is survived by his wife, Inez Shochome; son, Freddy Shockome; daughters, Jodie McCoy and her husband Shorty, Donna Lear and her husband Jamie all of Vidor, TX, Merret Kithens and her husband Steve of Picayune, MS; brothers, Thomas Shockome of Karnes City, TX, Ron Shockome of Huntington, IN; 10 grandchildren, 3 g reat -g ra ndch i ld ren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Korzekwa Emily A. Korzekwa of Falls City, TX passed away on March 22, 2012 at the age of 85 years and 9 months. She was born on June 17, 1926 in Kosciusko, TX to Ben and Cecilia Kotara Jaskinia. She went to school in Kosciusko and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1944. She married Leonard Anton Korzekwa on April 17, 1945 in Kosciusko, TX. She was member of the Falls City Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society and the Rosary Society. She was a devoted wife and mother who spent her entire life caring for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, stepmother, Agnes Jaskinia, sisters, Bina Pruski and Helen Rapstine, brothers-in-law, Edmund Pruski, Emil Pruski, and Henry Rapstine and grandson, Scott Lowak. She is survived by her sister, Rosie Pruski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Anton and Mary Lou Jaskinia, and Thomas and Agnes Jaskinia; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Thomas Zaiontz of Adkins, Theresa and Milton Lowak of St. Hedwig, Lori and Roger Lyssy of Falls City; sons and daughters-in-law Leonard I. and Karen Kim Korzekwa of Falls City, Anthony and Patricia Korzekwa of Falls City and Ronald and Sandy Korzekwa of Falls City; fifteen grandchildren, Margaret Eckhardt and husband, Allen of New Braunfels,

life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer. Karnes County cancer survivors will kick off the Relay For Life on April 27 at 7 p.m. with the official survivors’ lap; then the rest of the participants will join the fun. Information about purchasing a luminaria, forming a team or walking in the survivors’ lap is available by Tina Jones. REMEMBER: There is no finish line until we find a cure.

Tammy Armstrong and husband, Don of Adkins, Sally Guess and husband, Mark of San Antonio, Michael Lowak and wife, Louise of La Vernia, David Lowak and wife, Marla of San Antonio, Steven Lowak and wife Christi of New Braunfels, Kasey Korzekwa of Falls City, Kameron Korzekwa and wife, Lauren of Kingsville, Pamela Sanchez and husband, Martin of Hobson, Kimberly Lyssy and husband Bradley of San Antonio, Russell Korzekwa and fiancée Cassi Wallace of Falls City, Keith and Amanda Korzekwa of San Antonio and Rachael and Ryan Lyssy of Falls City; fifteen greatgrandchildren, Megan and Clayton Eckhardt, Sterling and Dylan Armstrong, Mackenzie and Campbell Guess, Anne and Brian Lowak, Kalina and Oren Lowak, Gabriel and Nicholas Bautizta, Madison and Allie Sanchez, and Emma Lyssy. A rosary was recited at 7 PM, Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Falls City. A funeral mass was celebrated 10 AM, Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Lowak, David Lowak, Steven Lowak, Kasey Korzekwa, Kameron Korzekwa, Russell Korzekwa and Ryan Lyssy.

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Deputies (Continued from 1A)

he saw them get out of the patrol car. He began to introduce himself and let them know that they were on their own property. As Mr. Trevino was walking toward the deputies, the dog jumped out of the bed of the truck and ran toward Deputy Guy Finney. As Mr. Trevino described, and as the video of the incident shows, Finney then drew his pistol from his holster and immediately fired his weapon at the dog. The dog then ran away into the darkness and Mr. Trevino went after him. According to the Trevinos, Deputy Finney then kept his gun raised and pointed toward Mr. and Mrs. Trevino for the next 45 seconds. At that point in time, the Trevinos were unsure if their dog had been shot, but later found out the bullet did not strike the dog, but the sound of the gunfire so close to the dog’s ears had caused him to go into a state of shock. Mr. Trevino said Deputy Finney immediately started yelling at him while holding the gun on them saying, “I’m not going to let your dog bite me!” For the next minute or two, having seen the deputy fire his weapon at their pet, the Trevinos became very concerned about what Deputy Finney might do next with the weapon he continued to point in their direction. Mr. Trevino was able to catch Bronco and put him inside the cab of the pickup truck. Once the dog was in the truck and the doors were closed, Deputy Finney then holstered his gun. Mr. Trevino continued to explain to the officers who he and his wife were and why they were at that location and he showed his drivers license to the deputies. The deputies used their radio to call in Mr. Trevino’s drivers license and vehicle license information and confirmed everything that Mr. Trevino was telling them. The officers continued to question Mr. Trevino and as they did, Mrs. Trevino began to become very upset as she watched

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the questioning from the cab of the pickup. Mrs. Trevino said she became terrified, not knowing whether the dog had been shot, or her husband had been shot, and she became more and more fearful about what might happen next. Mr. Trevino said Deputy Gregory Merkert told him he was a rookie officer in training under the supervision of Deputy Finney. Mr. Trevino said he believed that Deputy Finney was trying to “show off” or “look tough” in front of the new deputy in training. At one point during the conversation at the edge of the highway, according to Mr. Trevino, Deputy Merkert told him that he believed that he (Trevino) was acting in a threatening way toward the two police officers. “I said, ‘Why am I scaring you guys?’” Trevino said. “I’m just telling you that we are here – not doing anything wrong.” At that moment, Mr. Trevino said he became afraid about what the two officers might do next. “I said, sir, I’m going to tell you right now, whatever y’all are doing – the way you are handling this matter, you are going to get a super major complaint,” Trevino said. “This is not going to just disappear. You could have easily killed me, killed my wife, or even put yourselves in danger.” “I was telling them all that stuff,” Trevino said, “but they didn’t like what they were hearing.” Suddenly, the demeanor of the officers completely changed, Mr. Trevino said. The officers then instantly became less aggressive and began apologizing to Mr. and Mrs. Trevino. Mr. Trevino said his main complaint was with what he described as the very aggressive way the officers approached himself and his wife, causing both of them to become terrified by a situation that had become extraordinarily tense. Deputy Finney then approached Mrs. Trevino, who was sitting inside the truck, and began to apologize. “I was really upset, because he (Deputy Finney) just got out of the

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Trevino Park, was the name given to a piece of property owned by Robert and Arcilia Trevino. The property is located about two miles outside the Kenedy city limits and was the site of an encounter between the Trevinos and two local deputies.

car and started shooting, and I noticed that he was so close... I thought they had shot him. He came to apologize to me and I said, ‘I really thought you shot Ernesto (Robert).” “That should not have been handled like that,” Mrs. Trevino said. “We were on our property. I even yelled at him, ‘We’re on our property!’ They were very aggressive.” According to Mr. Trevino, while Deputy Finney was talking to Mrs. Trevino, Deputy Merkert seemed nervous and told him that the other officer had acted inappropriately. Everyone began to calm down at that point, according to Mr. Trevino, and the deputies then left the location. The Trevinos also went home. Later that night, Mr. Trevino said their dog went into a comatose type state, and he thought the dog had died. The dog suddenly woke up, returning to a conscious state, Mr. Trevino said. Mr. Trevino took the dog to a local veterinarian and the veterinarian told him that he believed the dog had gone into shock as a result of the gun being fired so close to the dog’s ears. The whole situation was a nightmare, Mr. Trevino said, for both himself and his wife. Mr. Trevino said he tried to reach the sheriff

to express his concerns about the situation, but was told that the sheriff was not available and was told that their complaints would be referred to another officer who would listen to their complaints and investigate if needed. A Karnes County Sheriff’s Office investigator named Kevin Ficke met with the Trevinos to listen to their complaints and investigate the situation. Ficke told the Trevinos that they would have the opportunity to meet with the sheriff to discuss the complaint, if they chose to do so. The interview between the investigator and the Trevinos was recorded, but according to Sheriff David Jalufka, no report

was ever written. Mr. Trevino told the investigator that he believed that Deputy Finney should have been fired or reprimanded as a result of the inappropriate and aggressive way he behaved that night. Trevino said his main concern was the public safety – his concern about having an officer on duty that could act in such an aggressive and reckless manner. The incident reports filed by Deputies Finney and Merkert do not significantly differ from the version of events described by the Trevinos, although in Finney’s report, he claims that at no point was his gun ever pointed toward Mr. Trevino. The reports claim that the deputies were traveling

on FM 2509 after having served some civil process papers when they saw the pickup parked next to a trailer on the property. Finney told Merkert, who was driving the patrol car, to pull up to the pickup in an effort to find out what the pickup truck was doing there. In the report filed by Deputy Finney, the deputy said that the dog charged toward him in an aggressive manner. He also said that the “Hispanic male” made no attempt to call the dog back. “I believed that I was in immediate fear of my life and being attacked by the dog,” Finney said in the report. Deputy Merkert’s report described the

(See Deputies, Page 7A)

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Neighbors’ help is appreciated Editor:

The City of Runge Officials would like to thank the citizens of Runge for their quick action on helping those who encountered damage to their property from the tornado on March 20, 2012.

We are indeed grateful there were no lost lives or bad injuries. It was wonderful, the way the town came together, relatives, neighbors, and friends in helping each other. At the end of day,

most of the damages of brush clearing from trees, roofs repaired, windows replaced. Thank you all once more for all your help! Cecil E. Franke, Mayor

Good deed renews faith in our young people Editor:

Today I was checking out at Walmart. Suddenly my checker stooped down and ran outside. The other checkers all were concerned about why she had run out. She came back in and told us

that the elderly man in front of me had dropped his wallet. She was afraid he would drive off without knowing it. I am so proud of this young Kenedy lady. I knew her from seeing her at Kenedy High

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Joe Brubaker Folks, many moons ago in 1933 this old man became a boy scout. I am happy and thankful that I did as I learned a lot and was able to help others who may have needed

assistance. The Scout Oath, as I remember it is—on my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the scout laws. To help

other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally alert and morally straight. I assume that there are scout troops in the different communities that are serviced by The Karnes Countywide and I salute them. If a scout reads this article let me urge you to give your best in all that you do and to obey the scout oath!

School. Her name is Stephanie but I don’t remember her last name. Even though I don’t remember her last name I will never forget her good deed. Jean Atkinson

Keeping military in our thoughts Editor:

To my son Trey a US Marine who just returned from a 9 month tour in the middle East, my nephew

We love them all. Zach who is a Marine pilot and just came back Vi Malone and finally to my nephew Falls city Texas Cody a US Army ranger currently deployed.

The Texas Bluebonnet: A blossom of renewal By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

“No other flower – for me at least – brings such upsurging of the spirit and at the same time such restfulness.” – J. Frank Dobie

After one of the worst droughts and wildfire seasons in Texas’ history, a sign of renewal is springing up along Texas highways. It is the State Flower of Texas: the bluebonnet. For decades, poets, authors and artists of all kinds have been drawn to the bright blue flower, which typically makes its debut for a few weeks each Spring, decorating the Texas landscape in a sea of blue. It is believed that the first to observe

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and write about the bluebonnet were European naturalists who traveled to Texas, then part of Mexico, in the early 1800s to collect and document specimens of new plants and animals. The first of these was 20-year-old Jean Louis Berlandier, a Franco-Swiss botanical explorer who was sent to Mexico by his professor to serve as the botanist for the Mexican Boundary Commission, which was tasked with establishing the border between Mexico and the U.S. While traveling from Ciudad de Bexar (San Antonio) toward Nacogdoches, his company camped overnight by the Salado Creek. It was here that Berlandier first described the bluebonnet in his journal: “The fields, strewn with flowers, were yet only a small thing compared with what we saw in the upper regions of Texas. A lupine, verbena, delphinium, some lilies, and a great many evening primroses contrasted with the tender green of the grasses, from which sprang flowers of various colors.” Berlandier called the bluebonnet a “lupine,” which is a genus that includes mostly perennials and stems from the Latin “lupinus,” or wolf. Lupines were classified as such because many were believed to rob the soil of its nourishment, much like wolves rob shepherds of their sheep. In fact, the bluebonnet is not predatory in nature and actually has the opposite effect, nourishing the soil through nitrogen nodules on its roots. Over the next several decades, the blue lupine continued to draw attention as a new specimen for naturalists and a beautiful sight for weary travelers. In 1901, State Representative John M. Green, of Cuero, Texas, made a compelling argument before the state

legislature as to why the bluebonnet should be the official state flower. When he rose to the podium to suggest the bluebonnet, someone on the floor called out, “What the devil is a bluebonnet?” One explanation was given comparing the bluebonnet to the sunbonnets worn by Texas women in the pioneer days to protect their faces from the sun. Another called the bluebonnet by its Spanish nickname “el conejo” or “the rabbit” because of its resemblance to the tail of a cottontail rabbit. After the legislators were shown a painting of the blue flower, the bluebonnet stole the show. A resolution making the bluebonnet, specifically the Lupinus subcarnosus, the official state flower of Texas was signed by then-Governor Joseph D. Sayers on March 7, 1901. The debate did not end there, however. Different groups argued that the Lupinus subcarnosus was not the most attractive of the bluebonnet family. They claimed another species, the Lupinus texensis, was bolder, more beautiful and should be named the official flower. For the next 70 years, this debate would ensue. Finally, in 1971, thenGovernor Preston Smith signed a resolution designating both species of the bluebonnet as the official state flower, along with “any other variety of bluebonnet not heretofore recorded.” As it turns out, three other species have been discovered. Towns across Texas have developed wildflower tours and festivals to showcase their bluebonnets as the best and most colorful in the state. I hope this spring we can all pause to enjoy the beauty of our state’s flower—in any of its five forms. Indeed, the bluebonnet runs wild throughout Texas and deep in our state’s history.

Drought, wildfire impact persist as big issues Supreme Court to hear National Health Care Law case AUSTIN — Even with better-than-normal rainfall in many locales in the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, lake and reservoir levels remain low and widespread concern about drought and wildfire remains high. Meanwhile, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples on March 21 announced agricultural losses attributed to the 2011 drought had reached $7.62 billion. Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists said last year’s drought was the costliest on record for the state. At a March 22 interim meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee, Drew DeBerry of the state agriculture department said the $7.62 billion figure does not include some $3.4 billion in timber losses, and that wildfires burned off the vegetation on more than 4 million acres of land. With the threat of high winds and drought continuing, Gov. Rick Perry last week extended two disaster proclamations, one for drought affecting the state’s 254 counties and one for wildfire affecting 86 West Texas counties. Perry originally issued the drought emergency disaster proclamation on July 5, 2011, and the wildfire emergency disaster proclamation on Dec. 21, 2010. There’s a State Drought Preparedness Plan for emergency responses to severe drought, but future, large-scale needs are addressed in the Texas Water Development Board’s 2012 state water plan. Graphs in the plan show the state’s population nearly doubling in the next 50 years and the water supply correspondingly decreasing. Recommendations six years in the making —

the input of more than 400 people and 16 regional water development boards — are in place for new water conservation and management measures needed to deal with persistent drought conditions. Included in the water plan is a Jan. 5 “letter to the people of Texas” by Water Development Board Chairman Edward G. Vaughan. “As the state continues to experience rapid growth and declining water supplies,” Vaughan wrote, “implementation of the plan is crucial to ensure public health, safety, and welfare and economic development in the state.” Supreme Court to hear case

Monday through Wednesday of this week (March 26-28) the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. The court is expected to render a ruling on the case in late June. Texas is one of 25 states joining Florida in the case petitioning the high court to declare unconstitutional the national health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The states’ main objection stems from a mandate in the law that beginning in 2014 will require an individual to purchase health care coverage if their employer does not offer it. Gov. Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and other prominent Republicans have expressed opposition to the law, asserting that it violates states’ rights and individual rights. March 23 was the second anniversary of President Obama’s signing the act into law. The Austin-based, non-partisan Center for Public

Policy Priorities published a paper on March 23 to point out a few things the law is already doing, such as: - 7.5 million Texans no longer have a lifetime limit on their health insurance. - More than 300,000 Texans under age 26 are allowed to stay on their parents’ policy. - 3.8 million Texans with private insurance can get preventative care with no co-pay or deductible. Texans asked to visit parks

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week reported a $4.6 million budget gap brought on by devastating wildfires, record drought and a corresponding decrease the number of state park visitors. Carter Smith, executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, launched an appeal on March 22, asking more Texans to visit the parks and help erase the budget deficit. Texans are pitching in already. The agency reported it had received $1.4 million since early December through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and contributions from a new program allowing Texans to donate to state parks when registering motor vehicles. Nuclear waste disposal OK’d

The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission on March 23 voted unanimously to approve rules allowing low-level radioactive waste from 38 states to be shipped to Texas and stored at an underground site in Andrews County. Final approval must be granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for shipments to begin.

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No protection from credit sharks

Trial and Smith to wed in California Joe and Brenda Trial of Houston, Texas are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Blake Joseph to Rachelle Marie Smith. Rachelle is the daughter of McDonald Smith and the late Oliva Smith of Long Beach, California. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Gloria Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah and the late Frank and Helen Stingi of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Blake is the grandson of the late Leo and Ruth Trial of Hobson and the late Ray Freels and Geneva Freels of Houston, Texas. Blake is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. He is presently employed with the University of California of San Diego, working in circadian rhythms and bio-fuels. Blake will begin his Masters program this fall at UCSD. Rachelle is a graduate

Dear Dave,

Is there some way to put a block on a credit report prior to sending a kid to college, so that the credit card hustlers can’t get to them?

Trevor Dear Trevor,

Blake Joseph Trial and Rachelle Marie Smith

of the University of Utah in Physical Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Utah and is presently working on her Postdoctoral fel-

lowship at the University of California at San Diego. The wedding will take place on April 21 in San Diego, California.

TxDOT Road Work Texas Department of Transportation Road Work for the week of March 24-30. Schedule subject to change because of weather, availability of materials, and equipment breakdown KARNES COUNTY US 181 Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Periodic single lane closures, as needed, C.R. 211 north of Hobson to through Falls City to FM 887 to make roadway repairs. FM 2724 The Cibolo Creek Bridge and all of FM 2724 from FM 81 in

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Panna Maria to FM 627 is closed for the next 30 days due to bridge damage from drifting debris after heavy rains. FM 81 Periodic lane closures for a road widening project from Runge to the Karnes - Goliad County line. FM 1144 Alternating single lane closure for road rehabilitation project from County Road 197 to FM 81 west of Karnes City. Traffic controlled by pilot car. FM 239 Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. – 5

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No, there’s not. Unfortunately, in today’s culture that’s part of becoming an adult. When you hand them car keys there’s no way to put a block on how they drive. And when they turn 21, there’s no way to put a block on what they ingest. About the only thing you can do is to teach your kids to the best of your ability, and be a good parent and good example. Teach them why debt is dumb, and show them how it eats away at their ability to save money and build wealth. And for goodness sake, don’t use credit cards yourself. Kids can smell a hypocrite a mile away!

—Dave Dear Dave,

I’m a new doctor, and I drive a car that has over 200,000 miles on it, is 10 years old, and a few dings in the doors. I’ve heard image is everything when you’re a doctor, but I like

national law, and I have a scholarship that pays 25 Dave percent. However, I won’t Ramsey really be able to work much while I’m studying. How can I do this without not having a car pay- taking on more debt? ment. Should I just get Amy over being self-conscious about my old car? Dear Amy, If I were you I’d do some Mario online research on all the governmental agencies Dear Mario, I like not having a car out there. I’ll bet there’s note, too. I’d walk, ride one that’s willing to pay a bike, or drive your car for your law school if with a great, big smile on you would agree to work my face before I picked up for them for a few years after you get out. It’s kind a car payment! of an indentured serviAs a new, young doctor tude deal, but that’s a you’ve probably got six lot better than taking on figures in student loans $150,000 or more in debt. hanging over your head The scholarship is a right now. So you need to get out from under good thing, but we both all that before you start know it will only scratch thinking about driving the surface when you’re something fancy. If this talking about law school. car is truly on its last Think about this, Amy. legs, then I’d say save You got the scholarship up for a few months then by finding a good opporupgrade to a good, rea- tunity and asking for it, sonably-priced, used car. right? There’s a ton of scholarship money out Just remember, a there, and millions of dolMercedes or BMW doesn’t lars of it goes unclaimed prove you’re a doctor, and every year. it doesn’t mean you’re a If I were you, I’d get good doctor, either. You just need to worry about into the business of huntwhat’s smart for you ing money. Track down instead of what other every possibility you can, and use every honest people think! thing to your advantage! —Dave —Dave

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City of Stockdale obtains loans for water and road upgrades By: Danay Gilley, Countywide staff

STOCKDALE - The City of Stockdale received two loans from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development Fund during a presentation ceremony Wednesday, March 14.

City and county officials were on hand to witness the presentation and hear presentation speeches from Congressman Henry Cuellar, Congressman Staff photo Ruben Hinojosa and City, county and state officials take part in a presentation ceremony giving two loans to the City of Stockdale from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development U. S. Department Fund. of Agriculture State Director Paco Valentine.

Meet the buckle and buckle down Eating Up by Amelia Simmons

It’s an American classic, in case you’ve forgotten or never really knew. The buckle is a member of the cobbler family, cousin to the crisp, the Betty, the crumble and the pandowdy. Lettice Bryan wrote in the “Kentucky Housewife� in 1839 “Although it is not a fashionable pie for company, it is very excellent for family use.� Early settlers of America were very good at improvising and when they first arrived, they brought their favorite recipes for English steamed puddings. Not finding the familiar apples, plums and gooseberries to hand, they used whatever was available. The homely dish didn’t look glamorous: Slump? Grunt? Buckle? But the colonists were fond of them and often served them as the main course, especially when animal protein was unavailable. The substance of the buckle is the fruit, not the

cake. This rustic confection, at its best with blueberries, is a batter full of berries, then topped with a crisp, sugary streusel. The name buckle? The cake, burdened as it is, is said to buckle on the surface as it bakes. What often happens is that the moisture released from the berries during baking adds a disagreeable sogginess and density. To prevent this, the cake batter must be sturdy, so my buckle is more like a cookie dough, with no milk or cream added. The blueberries must be the headliner, otherwise you might as well be eating cake not buckle. I use 4 cups of berries. Do not substitute frozen as they only turn to mush. The streusel topping should be crisp and crumbly, not hard and pebbly, and this is achieved by using the softened butter not melted. The buckle is best served as dessert along with whipped cream

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paper and butter well, dust the with flour. Whisk the flour Blueberry Buckle pan and baking powder and set Streusel aside. Beat together the butter, sugar, salt and lemon zest until ½ cup flour light and fluffy. Beat in the ½ cup light brown sugar vanilla until well combined, 2 tablespoons granulated then add the eggs, beating well sugar after each addition. Add the Ÿ teaspoon cinnamon flour; stir the batter well until ½ stick cold unsalted butter cut the batter is homogeneous. into pieces The batter will be heavy and Cake thick. Using a rubber spatula, 1 ½ cups all purpose flour fold in the blueberries. Transfer 1 ½ tsp baking powder the batter to the prepared pan, 1 Ÿ sticks unsalted butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp lemon zest 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 4 cups fresh blueberries

The loan proceeds will be used for improvements to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water smoothing the surface. Now system and for road sprinkle the streusel mixture improvements. over the top of the cake. Bake Melvin R. Medley of until golden brown about 55 minutes. A wooden skewer Sunko Water Supply inserted into the cake should Corp. expressed his come out clean. Cool on wire thanks to Karnes County rack until cool for about 15 Judge Barbara Shaw and minutes. Insert a paring knife County Commissioner around sides of cake to loos- Pete Juaer for the help en and gently invert onto a and cooperation of the plate. Peel off and discard the County when pipelines parchment. Cool to room temneeded to cross the counperature before serving with ty lines. whipped cream.

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A benefit for Ms. Paula Grimildo of Kenedy will be held Saturday, Mar. 31 from 12 to 3 p.m. Carne guisada plates will be sold for $5 at El Buen

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Storm damage

(Continued from 3A)

Danay Gilley photo

A metal building on FM 2443 lies on the ground following the destructive storms of March 20.

Winds (Continued from 1A)

A tornado warning, Yura explained, means that the conditions are right for the possible creation of a tornado and that precautions are needed. Yura is in the process of completing a storm damage survey for Karnes County, and said he will release the results of the survey when it is complete. On St Mary’s Street in Runge, half a city block received damage. A mobile home belonging to the Penas at the intersection of St. Mary’s Street and Tipps Road was shifted off its foundation and away from the steps leading to the front door. Across the street a double-wide trailer belonging to Augie Rodriguez had the skirting ripped off the bottom. The property also suffered damage to a privacy fence and a storage building was destroyed. Next door a trailer was lifted off the foundation and thrown to the back of the property. The building and contents were torn of the metal trailer frame and thrown to the back of the property. No one was inside the trailer at the time of the storm. The house next door had a tree blown over onto the roof and causing a power line to come

down. Debris and fallen limbs were left scattered across the neighboring properties. Damage has also been reported in other parts of the county. On State Highway 239 near Choate, a mobile home that was being remodeled by Wacey and Amy Rose was destroyed when it was flipped over on its roof. The front of the trailer was left in pieces while part of the roof was left in the neighboring yard. The couple who own the trailer had been married on Saturday, March 16 and were away on their honeymoon when the storm hit. The trailer was located next to the home of Laddie and Cheryl Krawietz who were keeping the couple’s children while they were gone. The Krawietzes’ home receved minor damage to the roof from tree limbs but everyone inside was safe. Outside the house a small shed used as a child’s playhouse was torn down. Several trees had branches broken or twisted off. Some of the tree limbs were blown across the yard from the trees they came off. There were also trees along the highway with broken branches. Texas Department of

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Transportation (TxDOT) workers were called out to remove a tree that had fallen across the road so that drivers could get through. There was also a metal building torn down on Farm to Market Road 2443. Damage was also reported on County Road 159 near State Highway 72 West. A travel trailer being used by oilfield gate guard Rusty Turner was lifted up and flipped approximately 10 feet across the entrance road while he was inside the travel trailer. According to Turner, he noticed the trailer vibrating and was attempting to go outside when the trailer was lifted up and flipped. Turner stated that it was not raining at the time the trailer was flipped over and that the incident only lasted three to four minutes. Turner was not injured during the incident but the travel trailer was destroyed. An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank under Wacey and Amy Rose Tornado Relief Fund. Also a paypal account was set up using the email of Planning is underway for benefits in the upcoming months to help the Roses rebuild.


sound the dog was making as a an “unknown sound” or “small snarl.” According to the Trevinos, Bronco was not growling or making any sound at all when he ran up to the deputy. According to them, this was just Bronco’s way of saying “hello.” When asked about the incident in October 2011, Karnes County Sheriff Jalufka told The Karnes Countywide that he had viewed the video and other reports and in his opinion, both officers acted appropriately and professionally under the circumstances. Four months later, after releasing the video and other records requested by The Karnes Countywide, Jalufka said that neither of the deputies were officially reprimanded or disciplined in any way, although after watching the video, he said he cautioned the deputies about use of profanity or obscene language while on duty. With the exception of the profanity, Jalufka described the actions his deputies took that night as being “by the book.” He did note, however, that Deputy Finney no longer works for the sheriff’s department. Since the incident, Finney accepted a better paying position with the Kenedy Police Department. Jalufka disputes the Trevinos’ claim that Deputy Finney kept his gun pointed at them for 45 seconds. According to Jalufka, the deputy had his arm raised, but he held the gun across his chest so that it wasn’t pointed toward anyone. Because the camera was directly behind Deputy Finney, the video does not clearly show precisely in what direction the gun was pointed, but it clearly shows the deputy’s arm was up with his elbow extended out perpendicular to his body. Mr. Trevino, who works for UPS, and Mrs. Trevino, who works for the Kenedy Independent School District, brought the story to The Karnes Countywide in October 2011 because they said they felt the complaints they

brought forward had been ignored by Karnes County Sheriff Jalufka. At that time, The Karnes Countywide requested video and other records related to the incident, but the sheriff refused to release the video and other records. Three months later, in January 2012, the Attorney General for the State of Texas ordered the sheriff to release the video and other records to The Karnes Countywide. About a month later, in February, Sheriff Jalufka released the video and some of the other records requested. As a result, a more complete account of events can now be told even though it has been more than seven months since the Trevinos’ encounter with the two deputies. Shortly after the incident, the Trevinos made formal open records requests for among other things, the video of the incident, the copies of the incident reports and the recording that the investigator made interviewing them the day after the incident. To this date the Trevinos say the only thing they have received is a copy of the video, but still have not received copies of the investigator’s recording or either of the incident reports. The Trevinos say they have been in communication with the Texas Attorney General’s office regarding these open records requests. According to the Trevinos, the Attorney General’s office is continuing to look into the matter. The Trevinos believe that the fact that the sheriff has not released the records is a criminal violation of the Texas Open Government Act. The Karnes Countywide contacted the Attorney General’s office Monday which confirmed that the Trevinos’ complaint against Karnes County is still active and their Open Records Division is working on it. Video taken by the camera in the patrol car that night is now online at

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St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church:

There must be death before new life

St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church had Reverend Gina Frnka for its pastor for the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Neil Nichols served as Lay Minister and John Greve served as Lay Reader. The First Reading for this Sunday was Jeremiah 31:31-34. The Lord made a new covenant with the Israelites. The Lord told them that everyone would know the Lord and his laws and he would, â&#x20AC;&#x153;forgive their iniquity, and therefore remember their sin no more.â&#x20AC;? The second reading was Hebrews 5:5-10. Christ did not raise himself up as a high priest, but he was told by God that he was his Son and a priest of the people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;..and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Malchizedek.â&#x20AC;? Reverend Frnka read

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the Gospel of John 12:2033. Some Greeks came to the disciples and asked to see Jesus. When the disciples approached Jesus about this, Jesus told them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.â&#x20AC;? Jesus then spoke to the crowd and cited the parable of the wheat falling to the ground. Though it dies, it produces fruit. If it does not die, it simply remains a single grain of wheat. Jesus explained to them that it was his purpose for coming to earth as a man and to glorify God. Then a voice was heard from the heavens saying Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was glorified. Some people thought it was thunder while others said an angel had spoken. Jesus explained that the voice was for their sake and that he would die and then be lifted up from the earth and draw all people unto him. The Lesson this Sunday moved from Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s account to Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. John writes his account as he

already knows what has happened in Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. He told them the meaning of all they have heard. Jesus had returned to Jerusalem for his last days on earth. He knows that he will be condemned by the Jews. Though he enters Jerusalem on a donkey and is hailed as King, he knows that he will soon be crucified. In his parable to the people he is trying to explain his death and resurrection. By giving your life to God, one gains a new life and will live eternally with God. There must be death in order to have a new life. The principle of discipleship demands death to begin a new life. Christ died for a purpose. He gained the victory of peace over death and evil power in the world. The response of the crowd was divided. Some came to love him, while others criticized him. Jesus also died so he could release the Holy Spirit to all of the world. This initiative came from God. We are

First Assembly of God in Karnes City welcomes the community to their services: Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

La Vernia MusicFest On Apr. 14, The La Vernia MusicFest will bring Grammy Nominated music artist, Joe Posada, along with Rusty Martin & Dr. G and Johnny P. & The Wise Guys to the La Vernia City Park. In addition to jazz, blues and crooners, music fans can enjoy delicious food by Tapa Tapa, Lagniappe Today, Rolling Pig and Guilty Pleasures Food Trucks. Wine, beer and gourmet coffee will also be available, offered

by Cowgirls Unlimited and The Daily Grind. No outside food or drink permitted. Visitors are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking is free. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and are available at The Music Loft and La Vernia News office in La Vernia, and the Wilson County News office in Floresville, and online. Children 12 and under will be admitted free if accompanied by

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Friday, April 6, 2012 6 pm Karnes City Park Hot Dogs, Door Prizes, Egg Hunt

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not capable of changing ourselves, but need the grace of God and his gift of love. God had to send a human being to teach us the way to heaven so we could understand. No one is forced. All God does is call us to him, and it is up to us to respond and participate.

St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will begin with Palm Sunday service at 9 a.m. The church will be decorated with many palm fronds. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Tenebrae service led by Neil Nichols, which is a truly awesome experience. Please Next week is the try to attend it and feel beginning of Holy Week. the emotion of Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death. Thursday, at

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Karnes City:

Discerning the Body of Christ

Thank goodness for the Corinthian congregation! Their struggles and squabbles addressed by St. Paul through his letters show us that not everything was perfect and smooth in the life of the early believers and give us hope that God is at work in the midst of our struggles, too.

drink and leave nothing for their poorer brothers and sisters who could not afford to knock off work early. This blatant disregard for their poorer brothers and sisters became the target of Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outrage because in doing so, the community in Christ that the meal created was being Rev. David Collins, St. violated and mocked. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, What might all this Karnes City, chose to mean for us? We have preach off lectionary lost much of that sense this morning, using 1 of community that is creCor. 11:17-34 as his text. ated in gathering around Rev. Collins went on to the table for a meal. describe the situation in When we gather together Corinth: how when the to celebrate the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s believers came together Supper, we gather to celto celebrate the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ebrate not only the gift Supper (which for them of forgiveness and life was a full meal, the that Christ poured out forerunner of the mod- for us on the cross, but ern potluck dinner) how we gather to celebrate those who were rich and the gift of the community didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to work a that is created through full day would eat and our coming together.



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Old Paths Bible Chapel:

God’s forgotten anger - the need for ‘propitiation’

By: Tom Boynton

“You will either worship the God who created you or you will worship the God that you created.” My dad quoted these words to me many years ago when I was a young man. Last week we looked at “Holiness,” the first of eight important words related to salvation. We saw that, because of His Holiness, God’s wrath burns against both sin and the sinner (Psalm 7:11, John 3:36, Romans 1:18). Those who deny this do not believe in the God of the Bible. They

are creating a false god and thereby committing idolatry – which God condemns. The Biblical word “Propitiation” identifies the only way that man can be rescued from God’s wrath. This word, “propitiation,” is the second of the eight words we will be examining, and means the “appeasement or satisfaction of anger or wrath.” The only way that we sinners can be delivered from God’s anger is to have someone appease or satisfy His anger on our behalf. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can

do this. How? He became the substitute for wicked man and bore the punishment of God’s anger for all who will cry out to Him for mercy. The Apostle John said, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10). Notice that the word “propitiation,” used here, shows we can only enjoy God’s love if Christ’s sacrificial appeasement of God’s anger is applied to us. Over two thousand years ago, the prophet Isaiah prophesied (of Christ),

Life Support Group meets second and last Wednesday of every month The Life Support Group will meet the second and last Wednesday of the month, every month from 6 7 p.m. at Iglesia Metodista Unida El Buen Samaritnano, 248 Booe

St., Kenedy. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and join the group. If you have any kinds of problems due to health,

addictions, family issues, grieving a loved one or if you are hungry, please come join us. We will have refreshments. If you have any questions, please call 830-477-9346.

Gospel jamboree includes performances by local and Austin area groups Heavenly Gates Family Worship Center will host a Gospel Jamboree Saturday, Mar. 31. The event will be at the outside stage area at Coastal

Bend College and will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a silent auction, concession stand, and entertainment performed by local groups as

well as groups from the Austin area. For more information, contact Yolanda Abrigo at 361-779-5208 or Esther Charles at 830-299-0268.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Have you called out to Christ for salvation from

God’s anger? Are you committed to abandoning the sin that invokes that anger? Do you understand that no good work you can do will ever be able to propitiate even the slightest portion of God’s righteous anger? If not, His wrath still burns

against you (John 3:36). Old Paths Bible Chapel meets at 107 East Calvert, Karnes City. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10 a.m. Family Bible Hour begins at 11:15 a.m. Please call 830-780-4440 or 830-865-3065 for more information.

Fashing United Methodist Church:

Confession enhances worship

For the Fifth Sunday in Lent service, the congregation was led by Pastor Rhonda Troll to study the corporate disciplines of confession and worship. Confession is asking for forgiveness as a deep and meaningful action in order to allow oneself to be free to worship. Confession is emptying one’s soul so that worship can fill with spirit and truth. Worship is when we face the truth of who God is and who we are. Serving as acolytes and ushers for Mar. 25 service were Brannon Woelfel and Stephen Harlos. During the Time for Young Disciples, the congregation followed the pastor and children in learning The Lord’s Prayer in sign language. Three church members, Stephen Harlos, Richard Buterbaugh, and Tom Troll, were honored for

their service to the church at the Brush Country Awards Banquet held on Wednesday, Mar. 21 in Goliad. Immediately following the Apr. 1 service, the Administrative Council of the church will meet. After the meeting, members will enjoy a covered lunch and participate in a “Spring Clean-up” of the church to prepare it for the Easter Sunday service and fellowship on Apr. 8. The 10 a.m. Easter service will be preceded by a 9 a.m. breakfast and Easter egg hunt. On Saturday, Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m., The Fashing United Methodist Church will kick off a new ministry which will serve as a support group for the vision impaired. The ministry has been tagged as South Texas Rural Impaired Vision Encouragers or STRIVE,

and it will provide area visually impaired residents with support, fun, games, and music. The first gathering of STRIVE will be held in the Fashing United Methodist Church newly remodeled fellowship hall, and special music will be provided by Tom Troll. Anyone interested in attending or seeking more information should contact Linda O’Connell at 830-2990128. Weekly church services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m., with church school for adults and children beginning at 9. Located on FM 99 in the Fashing community in Atascosa County, the Fashing United Methodist Church is about 19 miles west of Karnes City. The church welcomes all to attend and participate in activities and services.

The countywide St. Mary's Polish Choir and the Panna Maria Polish Heritage Choir will rehearse in the

Immaculate Conception Church in Panna Maria on Palm Sunday, Apr. 1 at 3 p.m. Traditional Lenten and Easter hymns

will be covered. New singers are welcome. For more information, call Elaine at (830) 391-3566.

Karnes County celebrates more birthdays and anniversary Polish choir practice Sunday of Relay For Life Karnes County residents will gather at Kenedy High School Football field on Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Karnes County. Over the course of 13 years, the Relay For Life of Karnes County has raised a total of $68,000.00 to help in the fight against cancer, while involving numerous participants walking for a cure.

“I feel honored to be a part of this uplifting event,” said Tina. “I have made a personal commitment both to create awareness about the progress against cancer and help raise the funds necessary to continue the fight against the disease.” Relay For Life is a funfilled overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors,

remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. This is your chance in to make a difference in your community. Please call Tina Jones, Event Chair, at 830-299-9453, if you would like to join or to find out how to offer your assistance. REMEMBER: There is no finish line until we find a cure.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Tuesday and Friday each week from 6-7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located on Mayfield and Esplanade in Karnes City.

Worship at the Church of your choice First Assembly of God 181 Bypass S. at Jauer Karnes City 780-2891

First Mexican Baptist Church 208 W. Dailey Kenedy 583-2241

First Assembly of God Hwy 181 Bypass Kenedy 583-3230

Harmony Baptist Church FM Road 627

Calvary Baptist Church Hwy 123 & Milan St. Karnes City 780-3124

Prospect Baptist Church 303 W. Buchel Karnes City 780-4245

Choate Baptist Church 6355 State Hwy 239 Choate 583-3542

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Meyer St. Falls City 254-3539

Cornerstone Baptist Temple 306 Helena Rd. Kenedy 583-3244

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Hwy 72 & Lenz Rd. Kenedy 583-2285

Overby Road Kenedy 583-2417 St. Boniface Catholic Church Hobson 780-3559

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 408 S. Davidson Karnes City 780-2251

St. Cornelius Catholic Church 605 E. Calvert Karnes City 780-3947

Gillett Baptist Church Gillett 672-2794

St. Elizabeth’s Mission Fashing 780-3947

First United Methodist Church 201 N. Esplanade Karnes City 780-3307

Asamblea De Dios 702 Laredo, Kenedy

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic St. Helena Church Catholic Church Cestohowa 745-2633 Karnes City 780-2748 First Baptist Church 300 FM 3191, Falls City 406 E. Calvert St. Mary’s Catholic Karnes City 780-3147 St. Matthews Church Episcopal Church Panna Maria 780-2748 First Baptist Church 309 S. Fifth 209 E. School St. Kenedy 583-2589 Church of Christ Kenedy 583-2539 Crews St. & Hwy 181 United Methodist Karnes City 780-2050 First Baptist Church Church 508 N. Reiffert Fashing Heavenly Gates Church of Christ Elim Lutheran Church Runge 239-4375 Family Main & School St. Hwy 72 West of Kenedy Worship Center Kenedy 583-2478 484-2304 Galilee Baptist Church E. Aransas St., Runge Helena Rd & Main Community Bible Church Kenedy Our Lady of Peace 120 Sunset Strip Catholic Church Kenedy 583-3322

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church 450 N. Sunset Strip, Kenedy 830-583-2578

Panna Maria, Texas

Greater Life United Pentecostal Church 923 S. Panna Maria Karnes City 830-780-2068

St. Paul Lutheran Church 409 N. Wilbern St., Runge

First Presbyterian Church 405 E. Mayfield Karnes City 780-3538

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church


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First United Methodist Church 416 N. Wilberm Runge 361-533-2275

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ADOLPH’S GARAGE 401 E. Calvert 780-3357

The Word Fellowship Church Hwy 181 & Flax Plant Kenedy 583-9512

El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church 248 Booe St. Kenedy 583-2098

Lone Star Baptist Church Hwy 80 Gillett 789-0027

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Jerusalem Baptist Church Corner of Refugio & Guadalupe Runge

Ecleto Morning Star Baptist Church 71 N. Refugio St. Runge 210-857-0867

Brown Chapel A.M.E. Helena Road Kenedy Elim Pentecostal Church 1119 N. Panna Maria Karnes City Bethel Bible Church 513 St. Mary’s St._ Kenedy 583-3670 Calvary Family Praise Church 101 Wallis St. Kenedy 210-218-2579

St. Anthony’s Church Runge 239-4146

Old Paths Bible Chapel 107 E. Calvert St. Karnes City 780-4440 New Beginning Baptist Church 18361 Hwy 80 Gillett 830-393-8709 South Texas Christian Center Kenedy Civic Center Auditorium 303 West Main Street website: Kenedy 830-583-9518 Sendero Cowboy Church Karnes County Youth Show Barn Sunday 10:30 am

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Please contact us if your place of worship in Karnes County is not listed here, 830-583-0283

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                        

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2012-13 School Year Begins Aug. 27 By Katelyn Villarreal BT Contributor Students will start school next fall a week later than usual, and semester exams will fall before the Christmas break under the recently approved 2012-13 calendar. A new Texas law states that schools cannot begin instruction before the fourth Monday in August, Jo Ann Villareal, Special Programs and Testing Coordinator, said. School will begin Aug. 27, but teachers return on Aug. 20, under the calendar approved Feb. 13 by

To view the 2012-13 calendar, visit www. and then click on About KCISD and find the Calendars link. the KCISD board. “One major change to the school calendar for 2012-2013 will be that the first semester will end in December rather in January,” Villareal said. In the past years, first semester exams began a week after students returned from Christmas Break, so the numbers of days in each semester were fairly balanced. Next year, the number of days won’t

be balanced. “Although there will be fewer school days in the first semester, it will balance out with the second semester considering the actual number of instructional days available due to state testing at the high school level with End of Course Exams for students in grades 9 and 10 and EXIT Level TAKS,” Villareal said. The Christmas Break

will start on Dec. 20 and staff will have a workday on Dec. 21. Students and staff will return from the holidays on Jan. 7. “I like the new changes. Having exams before Christmas is a great idea because what we learned in class is still fresh in our minds,” Junior Mariah Bussleman said. “It is a good idea to have them before our break so that we won’t have to worry about taking them after the break.” Sophomore Katelyn Villarreal is a member of the UIL Journalism team and participates in News Writing.

Brady Braun and Matthew Winn ranked among the Top 20 Cross-Examination Debate teams in the state when they competed at the state meet March 12 at UT-Austin. The seniors won three rounds and lost one round in the preliminaries, accruing 216 points – four shy of advancing to the medal rounds the next day. Their coach, Melissa Soliz, said she was extremely proud of the team “on a job well done.” Sophomore Cody Martinez stars as Lennie Small, a childlike character who does not understand his own strength. Junior Bridgette Matula plays Curley’s Wife, desperate for attention in the Great Depression-era classic. Junior Tristan Ramirez stars as George Milton, Lennie’s caretaker who must make a painwrenching decision to spare Lennie (Cody Martinez) of the horrors he may face after accidentally killing Curley’s wife.

Photo by Korie Rodriguez The One-Act Play Cast and Crew competed last Tuesday in Zone in Three Rivers, performing “Of Mice and Men.” While the play was judged as alternate to district, four actors won honors: Bridgette Matula and Steven Starnes received Honorable Mention All-Star cast; Tristan Ramirez was selected for the All-Star Cast; and Cody Martinez won Best Actor. Pictured: Director Stephanie Martinez, Lucas Janysek (stage manager), Khadeshia Hopkins (Crooks), Bridgette Matula (Curley’s Wife), Zack Pawelek (Carlson), Cody Martinez (Lennie), Steven Starnes (Slim), Tristan Ramirez (George), Lani Pitts (Boss), Desiree De La Garza (Curley), Austin Block (Candy), Samantha Rapstine (Make-Up), Alex Collins (Whit), Jonie Reyes (Make-Up), Weston Block (Sound), Jesus Moncada (alternate), Kathryn Wiatrek (Lights) and Kristina Sauceda (alternate).

Junior Steven Starnes makes his acting debut in the role of Slim, the wise ranch foreman. Sophomore Alex Collins, as Whit, looks on in the scene. See next week’s editions for results of Saturday’s District 30-2A UIL Academic Meet. Photos by Kathryn Wiatrek and Hana Ochoa

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Above & Below: Sometimes good fortune comes in pairs, as it did for sisters, Skylar and Taylor May. Skylar placed fourth with her Chianina steer at the San Antonio Stock Show. Not to be undone, Taylor placed third with her Angus steer. Skylar is in the 6th grade at Falls City Elementary School and a member of the Falls City 4-H club. Taylor is in the 10th grade at Falls City High School and is a member of the Falls City 4-H club and FFA.

Karnes City High School PTO meeting Monday The next Karnes City High School ParentTeacher Organization meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 2, in

the high school cafeteria. Discussion items include a staff appreciation luncheon and Field Day concessions.

Notice to all Kenedy High School seniors Applications for the George W. Dumont Scholarship awards are now available at the Kenedy High School offices. Any KHS senior may apply.

Applications should be returned by May 4 to 103 Bluebonnet Drive, Kenedy, Texas 78119. The George W. Dumont Scholarship Golf Tourney will be held on May 5.

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K. C. Badger Relays Schedule of Events March 31, 2012 8:30AM Scratch meeting in high school cafeteria 9:30AM Field events start Long Jump and Triple Jump will be run off on the assigned runway for each division. Long Jump will be first in ALL divisions. J.V. Girls Runway A J.V. Boys Runway B Var. Girls Runway C Var. Boys Runway D Shot Put Ring A J.V. Boys Var. Boys

Shot Put Ring D J.V. Girls Var. Girls

Discus Ring A Discus Ring B Var. Boys Var. Girls J.V. Boys J.V. Girls

Pole Vault High Jump (on the grass) High Jump J.V and Var. Girls J.V. Boys Var. Boys (will vault at the same time) J.V. Girls Var. Girls J.V. Boys Var. Boys (Depending on the # of entries we may vault the boys at the same time also)

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Falls City senior Scott Lyssy made a stop and then had to make a diving play to get to first base before the Woodsboro player. The Beavers had a 4 to 3 lead going into the 7th but couldn’t hold off the Eagles. The final score was Woodsboro 6, Falls City 4.

Lions win 2nd place in golf tournament The Kenedy Lions took second place in the Karnes County Golf Tournament Tuesday, March 20th. Andrew Aguirre won medalist honors at the tournament with an 85.

Xavier Villarreal shot a 99, and Aaron Castillo a 101. The rest of the team included Daryn Schultz, Charlie Lobner, Christian Crow, and Aaron Mireles.

Coaches expressed congratulations to the Lions and wished them good luck next week as the team prepares for district competition.

10:30AM 3200 M Run J.V. Girls, Var. Girls, J.V. Boys, and Var. Boys Running Events We will start all other running events one hour after the finish of the field events. All races will be in this order: J.V. Girls, Var. Girls, J.V. Boys, and Var. Boys Weight Persons Relay 400 M. Relay 800 M. Run 100 M. Hurdles 110 M. Hurdles 100 M Dash 800 M. Relay 400 M. Dash 300 M. Hurdles 200 M. Dash 1600 M. Run 1600 M. Relay

Weight Man Relay Team

Leopard softball team improves to 3-0 in district The Kenedy Leopards improved to 3-0 in district, 9-5 overall with a 13-1 win over Runge. Saren Sutton got the win and also got a hit, a stolen base, 3 walks, and scored twice. Megan Villanueva got 2 hits and 2 RBI’s, a walk, and scored 3 times. Becca Brown got a

hit and a stolen base, 2 walks, 2 RBI’s, and scored 3 times. Laurel Vickery got a hit and scored once, a walk, and 2 RBI’s. Lauren Hernandez got a hit and scored once, and also got a sacrifice and an RBI. Corina Barrientez got a double, an RBI, and scored once; and Xuabriana Barrientez got

a hit and scored once. Desiree Guerra also got a hit and an RBI, stole a Carole Gaskamp photo base and scored once. Falls City Weight Man relay team warms up before their race. (l to r) William Stolle, Austin Mariah Villarreal and Lawrence, Scott Lyssy, and David Brodsky finished 2nd in the Ben Bolt track meet. Natalie Garcia both got on base with a walk. Leopards coaches expressed congratulations to the Leopards and wished them continued good luck in district.

Beaverettes win Ben Bolt meet

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Falls City senior Brittany Dziuk (far left) won 1st place in the 100m hurdles while Shaw Moy (2nd from left) finished 2nd in the Ben Bolt track meet last Saturday. The Beaverettes won 1st place overall as a team. The Beavers placed 2nd at the meet.

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Kenedy Lions baseball team remain undefeated at 7-0 The Lions had two games scheduled for the week of March 20-23 but were rained out on the March 20th game with Port Aransas to open district 31A play and rescheduled it for Thursday the 22nd and was underway when the lights went out again. The transformer on the lights overheated and cut the lights off at the top of the 4th inning with the

Badgers beat Three Rivers

The game will continue on April 10th as per district rules for first round games that are suspended. On Friday the Lions traveled to Pettus and would take home a convincing win with Dominic Cruz pitching 6 shutout innings striking out 10 and giving up 3 hits. Brother Isaac Cruz would close out the 7th inning striking out the

Jourdanton tops Lady Badgers On March 12 the Lady Badgers were unsuccessful against Jourdanton losing 4-2. Junior Aileen Lundquist pitched the game and had a total of 7 strikeouts, 1 hit, and 1 run. Sophomore Kayla Ramirez had 2 hits and 1 run. Senior Sarah Barkley had 1 RBI during the game as well as Junior Kalli Ferguson. The following day the Lady Badgers faced Dilley and dominated 11-2. Junior Aileen Lundquist pitched the game and had 10 strikeouts. Sophomore Kayla Ramirez had 2 RBI’s. Sophomore Jurnee Jaramillo had 2 RBI’s. Senior Sarah Barkley had 1 RBI. Junior Kalli Ferguson had 1 RBI. Senior Maria Moncada had 1 RBI. The Lady Badgers had a total of 8 hits.

4 runs batted in. Isaac Cruz continued his hitting streak going 3 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Eddie Villarreal went 2 for 3 and Rolie Zepeda plus Jeremy Rodriguez would both go 1 for 4 in the game to round out the hitting in the 11 hit attack that the Lions would have. They would also receive 10 walks and 2 hit by pitches with 5 errors by

Four tennis players brought home awards from their last practice meet before district. Senior Miguel Peralez and Junior Chance Leal took 1st in Boys Doubles and Freshman Chayse Leal Place 4th in Boys Singles at the Runge Tournament in Nordheim last Thursday, March Lucas Janysek photo 22, while Freshman Senior John Mendoza psyches himself up during the dead lift. Mendoza represented KCHS at Haleigh Warlick placed the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet Saturday, March 24, in Abilene. third in girls’ singles on He was ranked 10th in the 275lb division going into the meet and finished the day placing 8. Wednesday, March 21. “Congratulations to John on an outstanding season,” his coach Bobby Perez said. “The tournament was a round robin format, so all participants played everyone in their divisions,” Coach Leigh Ann Warlick said. “It was a great warm-up for the district meet.” The Lady Badger and Sophomore Dontrell four divisions. Schools Glenn, 1st Badger Tennis teams “D.T.” Lyons broke his represented were Austin 110 Hurdles: Philip Vaughan, head to district April 3 own school record in the St. Michaels, Calhoun, 1st; Garrett Willett, 5th and 5 in Dilley. 200 M. Dash and placed Cuero, Goliad, Gonzales, 100 Meter Dash: Kenneth “It was a good learnfirst, along with two other G r e g o r y - P o r t l a n d , Glenn, 1st ing experience; this was a individuals and the 400 Lockhart, San Marcos, 200 Meter Dash: Dontrell M. Relay team, to pace Victoria East, Victoria Lyons, 1st **School Record**  round robin, so our endurance was tested, and we the Badger Track team West, and Yoakum.  The Varsity Girls Results had to put up points fast,” in the Gobbler Relays Varsity boys were able to  Shot Put: Lani Pitts, 5th Chance said. “We are just Saturday, March 24, in bring home gold medals Discus: Lani Pitts, 5th excited for district coming in 4 events.  Cuero. 400 Meter Dash:  Katy up and want to push for Lyons broke his previ- Gotthardt, 4th “The competition was very tough,” Coach ous school record in the JV Boys Results  Donnie Dziuk said.  “Just 200 M. Dash, running a Triple Jump: Paul Kinney, 1st to make the finals in this time of 21.75. Pole Vault: Ari Lopez, 6th meet was a big accom- Varsity Boys Results 800 Meter Relay: Mo Blanco, plishment.  I’m proud of  Pole Vault:  Garrett Willett, Andrew Aguero, Chris all of our kids that com2nd Brambila, Paul Kinney, 5th peted.” 400 Meter Relay: Philip 200 Meter Dash: Paul Kinney, The meet offered some Vaughan, David Glenn, 1st The Karnes Countywide stiff competition for all Dontrell Lyons, Kenneth JV Girls Results welcomes all kinds of  Triple Jump:  Morgan Kelley, news items and photos 6th for weekly publication. 3200 Meters: Desiree Sports news articles Ramirez, 4th; Madie Walter, and photos are especially A Fraternal Service for Members 5th welcome for publication Ages 9-13 in the sports pages of the

Lyons breaks school record in 200 M Dash

the Eagles to add to the 12 runs in the 12 to 1 victory to move the Lions to 7-0 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Lions travel to Falls City for a JV game at 5 followed by the Varsity game at 7 on Tuesday the 27th and then on March 30th the Lions host Runge for one Varsity game starting at 7.

KC tennis players bring home awards By D.C. Williams

a state title. We’ve been working hard for several years now, and we feel this is our year. We have high expectations and can’t wait to take it one match at a time.” Leal and Peralez beat Schulenberg’s No. 1 team, 10-7, to advance to the finals, and then played George West in the finals and won 10-6. Haleigh placed 3rd in Girls Singles playing in her first meet of the season after coming off an injury. “I really didn’t know what to expect going into my first varsity meet, but I was really excited about the way it turned out,” Haleigh said. “I am grateful to be given the chance to play after being hurt. I’m looking forward to the district meet.  Chayse lost his 3rd place match to AustwellTivoli. The tournament was a round robin format, so all participants played everyone in their divisions it was a great warm-up for the District Meet.

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side but giving up a run on two walks and a hit. The game would go 7 innings as the Lions were able to 12 runs in the process. In the 2nd inning the Lions would send 12 batters and score 6 runs. The Lions would score 1 in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, and 3 in the 7th. Leading the offensive charge for the Lions was Tristan Mejia was 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and

Mendoza places 8th at state

The Badger Baseball team got a big win over Three Rivers 15-0 in five innings Friday night. Senior Lawrence Carrasco pitched five innings allowing no hits and striking out eight.  Senior Cody Salas went 3-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.  Senior Wally Gonzales went 3-3 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.

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Sheriff’s office investigating death of woman in Runge Emergency workers respond to call reporting unresponsive woman in home on Victoria Street By Danay Gilley Countywide staff

RUNGE – Emergency personnel were called to a home on North Victoria Street in Runge Thursday, March 22, in regards to an unresponsive female. When deputies and EMS arrived, they found Jill Cornetilus lying on her bed unconscious and unresponsive. Cornetilus, police said, was around mid 30s in age. Cornetilus was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Caroline Korzekwa, who requested that the body be taken to the medical examiner in San Antonio for an autopsy to

determine the cause of death. According to witness statements to authorities, Cornetilus had been inside her bedroom alone all day. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Cornetilus did not respond to a knock on the bedroom door and had not been seen in several hours so her roommate entered the room and found her and called for emergency help. Also according to witnesses, Cornetilus had been taken to a local hospital on Wednesday, March 21. Police said that his case is still under investigation.

Accident (Continued from 1A)

east of Kenedy. The truck was in the process of turning left to go north on 239 and was stopped, with its trailer blocking all of the northbound lane and part of the southbound lane. The report states that it was 6:10 a.m., the light condition was “cloudy” and “dawn,” there was light fog and the roadways were wet when the eighteen-wheeler failed to yield the right of way, causing a 1998 GMC pickup driven by Thomas Ray “Tray” Vickery III, 19, of Kenedy, who was traveling northbound on State Highway 239, to crash into the right side of the trailer with its left front bumper. The report says that Vickery was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. After the crash, the truck driver continued driving forward, dragging the pickup into the east bar ditch. According to the report, the truck driv-

er did not see the pickup coming. Witnesses on the scene said it was very difficult to see the eighteen-wheeler crossing the roadway. Vickery was pronounced deceased on scene by Justice of the Peace Hilda Castro at approximately 8:15 a.m. Arizpe, who was driving the eighteen-wheeler, was not injured and was cited for failure to yield the right of way, expired CMV inspection certificate and for brakes out of service on axles 4 and 5 on the eighteen-wheeler. The truck and trailer were owned by Suarez Bros. Services of Laredo. In addition to failure to yield the right of way, the investigator listed driver inattention on the part of Arizpe, who was driving the eighteen-wheeler, as a contributing factor in the accident. Investigator Roman Macias was called to the scene at 6:45 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:18

Elections (Continued from 1A)

The cities of Falls City and Runge will not have city elections this year. The City of Kenedy has three positions on the ballot. Mayor Randy Garza, District 2 Councilman Felipe Leal and District 4 Councilman H. J. Kolinek are running unopposed. Since there is no opposition, the Kenedy election will be canceled. In the school board elections, Karnes City has cancelled the elections for Districts 1, 2 and 4.

District 1 Trustee Daphne Bianchi, District 2 Trustee Trini Gomez and District 4 Trustee Terry Johnson are running unopposed. Debbie Liska and Robert Janysek will compete for District 4. Falls City will also be canceling the school board election. Mindy Jendrusch and Raymond Dzuik are running unopposed. In the Runge school board elections, District 6 Trustee Eloy Nunez, and District 5 Trustee

Commissioners (Continued from 1A)

The county judge asked County Attorney Robert Busselman for his opinion on the matter. “It sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?” Busselman responded. Wiatrek said that when the cost of transporting the materials to the job sites is figured in, the effective cost of the Phase 1 project will double, increasing in price from $1.17 million to $2.34 million. Proposition 2, in the November 2011 bond election, calling for $3 million to pay for improvements to county roads passed with 881 (73%) voting in favor, while 332 (27%) voted against. The ballot wording on the bond election read as follows: “The issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $3,000,000 to pay for supplies and materials for the construction of and improvements to county roads.” “I think we can clarify that,” Shaw said, in regard as to whether or not the county could legally use bond funding for transportation costs associated with the project. The first phase is 51 miles, Wiatrek explained. Busselman suggested that the court could approve the project contingent upon verification of whether transportation costs could be paid with bond funds. Shaw made a motion to approve the project, contingent on consultation with the bond attorney to verify eligibility of transportation costs. Commissioner Jauer seconded the motion which carried on a 3-0 vote with Shaw, Jauer and Commissioner Tracey Schendel voting in favor. Commissioners James Rosales and Carl Hummel were not present at the March 22 meeting.

in the plan are County Roads 145, 141, 154, 104, 106, 322, 326, 218, 387, 210, 295, 303, 307, 306 and 276. The total estimated cost for the materials used for these road projects amounts to $1,172,522, which is a cost per mile of $19,750. “You are doing this in three phases?” County Judge Barbara Shaw asked Wiatrek. “Yes, ma’am,” Wiatrek said. Shaw asked Wiatrek is he could also prepare and present plans for Phases 2 and 3. Wiatrek said he could do that. “What are you looking at as a timeline for each phase?” Shaw asked. Wiatrek said the estimate for Phase 1 if the county employees did all the work themselves would be three years. Wiatrek said that the trucking cost to move the materials to the job sites is expected to cost as much as the materials themselves. The issue of whether or not bond funds could be used to pay for trucking costs was then discussed by the court. “(County Auditor) Lajuana (Kasprzyk) said you can not pay for the trucking out of this bond money?” County Commissioner Pete Jauer asked the road and bridge administrator. “She said that was for material only,” Wiatrek responded. “Well, material delivered is material,” Jauer said. “That’s the way we talked about it when we wrote up the bond issue was for material delivered, it wasn’t for material and trucking separate. That’s why it was put that way so it was material delivered. I don’t know whether Lajuana is sure about that or not.” “Well, he has to have it delivered, so I think he can do that,” Shaw said.

a.m. Macias explained that it took some time for him to arrive due to the fact that he was off duty at home when the call came in. He did say, however, that sheriff’s deputies were on scene when he arrived. An unconfirmed report says that Karnes County EMS was dispatched to the scene 22 minutes after the 911 call came into the sheriff’s office. Karnes County Sheriff David Jalufka, when asked about this on March 22, said he did not know how much time had elapsed between the time the call came in and when EMS was dispatched to the scene. He said he would answer those questions but as of March 26 had not yet provided the information requested by The Karnes Countywide. A written open records request was sent to the By Danay Gilley sheriff on March 23, but Countywide staff RUNGE – Two juveas of press time Tuesday morning, the information niles were detained has not yet been received. by sheriff’s deputies Thursday, March 22, in connection with burglary cases in a Runge RV park. The burglaries occurred last December. Christine Ramirez are According to the running unopposed. Karnes County Sheriff’s In the Kenedy school Department, the two board elections, Rosemary juveniles are suspected Vickery and Ricky of breaking into travDeLeon will compete for el trailers in the Fire District 6. Department RV Park in District 4 Trustee Mary Runge. Keisling and District 5 Police say only one of Trustee Edward Monson the trailers showed signs are running unopposed. of forced entry and the Early voting will be others had no damage. from April 30 to May 8.

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Branched Broomrape in Karnes County The wildflowers are exploding with color, row crops are planted and emerging with exuberance, and calves are slick and pretty. Abundant moisture in Karnes County has the entire county in full bloom, and local agricultural producers looking forward to a productive year. However, the parasitic plant known as branched broomrape, scientific name Orobanche ramosa, has returned with the rains. So, what is branched broomrape? It is an obligate parasite that grows on the roots of a broad range of broadleaf plants (i.e. weeds); however, it can parasitize crop plants

such as tomatoes, eggplant, potato, cabbage, sunflower, celery, bean, onions and carrots. It was first described in written material in 1753, evolving in the northern hemisphere now reaching into South Australia. It has straw colored stems lacking chlorophyll, so it is NOT green in color and is unable to conduct photosynthesis. The seeds of the plant are minute in size, so they spread like dust, and they can survive in the soil for over ten years. Branched broomrape was first discovered in Karnes County in 1981, and it is thought to have been brought here

via the marijuana drug trade. This parasitic plant occurs on roughly 1094 acres in the county, and small infestations have been located through the years in Goliad, Bee, DeWitt and Atascosa counties. This plant does not pose a serious threat to Karnes County, but it could be harmful to the vegetable production in the Winter Garden and Rio Grande Valley. In 1982 the United States Department of Agriculture- Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) initiated and coordinated an eradication/control strategy, which it handed over to the Texas Department

of Agriculture (TDA) in 1995. TDA coordinated the project from 1995 to 1998 when they handed it over to Karnes County. Karnes County has handled the project since that time with the funding originating at the USDAAPHIS, coming through TDA then to Karnes County. Karnes County has handled the program with great diligence since the threat of full agriculture quarantine on the county if the plant were to become more prevalent. In 2008, budget cuts eliminated the funding for the program. Governmental funding for control of this noxious weed is no longer

available. Eradication is unlike since the broomrape seeds live in the soil for up to seven years. Control can be achieved by spraying a 1% rate of Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, on its host weeds. The pesticide is translocated through the roots to the broomrape plant preventing it from setting seed. As well, some studies have shown that the broomrape particularly strikes in areas of low fertility with high weed populations. Improving fertility and promoting grass growth in affected areas will also provide a second level of control. For any questions,

Branched broomrape is in full bloom this time of year.

comments or concerns please contact the Karnes County Extension office at (830)780-3906.

Rain, rain, rain and weeds, weeds, weeds By: Robert Burns

COLLEGE STATION – More rain came to most of Texas, improving droughtdamaged pastures and rangeland, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The rains greatly improved the agricultural situation, according to weekly reports, but many ranchers were still feeding hay, though the green-up allowed them to cut back. The warmerthan-normal weather and moisture also brought on weed growth in pastures, particularly those pastures damaged by last year’s drought.

“Grass stands are thin from last year’s drought, and weeds are making a comeback with a vengeance,” said Randy Reeves, AgriLife Extension agent for Harrison County, north of Longview. “Winter forage is growing well.” “Recent rains and moisture have really greened things up in the county. Unfortunately right now a large percentage of that appears to be weeds and small forbs,” said Tyler Bobinmyer, AgriLife Extension agent for Mason County, north of San Antonio. “Good grazing for sheep and goats.”

“Calving, lambing and kidding season are in full swing, with winter wheat and weeds in pastures providing a lush feed source,” said Steve Sturtz, AgriLife Extension agent for Tom Green County, San Angelo. “With moist weather producers are scouting fields for fungus and insects as we have a good chance of having a bumper wheat harvest.” “Cool-season annual weeds continue to grow, and burnt areas are still ‘hairing over’ with new grass,” said Caleb Eaton, AgriLife Extension agent for Crane County, south of Midland. “Perennial grasses have yet to

respond to spring conditions.” “No precipitation,” reported Jesse Lea Schneider, AgriLife Extension agent forPresidio County in Far West Texas. “Cattle that

remain are on supplemental feed and consuming large amounts of minerals, as are horses. Pastures are decimated, with only the appearance of poisonous green weeds.”

More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website athttp://agrilife.tamu. edu/drought/ .

Goliad to host Relay For Life event March 31 downtown The 7th Annual Relay For Life Event of Goliad County will be held Saturday downtown on the square from 6 p.m. to midnight. The schedule of events and times are as follows: 6 p.m. — Welcome; Invocation: Laura Becker (Lords Prayer) Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 60 Recognition of Families Survivor Lap Caregivers and Survivor Lap Team Lap 7 p.m. — Survivor Reception Empresario Restaurant J C B - Music you can Believe In 8 p.m. — J.D. Puente Andrea Bethke Games: Cake Walk, Bounce House, Root Beer

Chug-A-Lug 8:45 p.m. — Fight Back Ceremony 9 p.m. — Luminaria Ceremony 9:15 p.m. — J. D. Puente - Andrea Bethke 10 p.m. — Silent Auction on Baskets Ends (Must be present to win bid) 10:15 p.m. — Zumba Lap 10:45 p.m. — Vickie Cross 11:30 p.m. — J C B Music you can Believie 11:30 p.m. — Crowd the Square – Everybody Walks 12 a.m. — Closing Ceremony – Benediction There will be live music during the event to enjoy while walking or visiting with your friends or neighbors. There will be games for everyone,

including a bounce house, a cake walk and a Root Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Steve Byrns Beer chug-a-lug contest Warm weather and March rains brought on lush growth of grass, small grains and weeds, which for anyone who wants to provided good grazing for these San Angelo area sheep. play. The silent auction will be from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of the American Bank of Goliad on the square. Must be present to win. (Corner of Hwy 72 & CR 626) Between Kenedy & Pawnee The Luminaria ceremony is one of the most movNEW HOURS! NEW HOURS! Sat., March 31st We will be ing events of the Relay Tuesday - Thursday For Life. Every bag has CLOSED 11 am - 10 pm the name of a survivor or April 7th in Friday - Saturday the name of a person who Celebration 11 am - Midnight has lost their battle with of Easter Sunday & Monday CLOSED cancer. Luminaria forms and are now available at the American Bank of Goliad and the 4H Extension Doors 8pm Office in Goliad. Anyone Music 9pm can purchase a luminaria for a loved one. Just simTickets ply fill out the form and $10 at the door bring it along with your $13 for Minors donation to the Relay. Sat, April 7 – Wade Bowen For more information, Sat, April 14 – The Moods call committee member Debra Barker at 361-6453035.

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well located about 200 feet southwest of the main intersection in Helena. Mary Lozano, one of the people with land adjacent to the property where the well is proposed to be drilled, called a meeting which was attended by about 30 concerned residents who gathered outside Gil’s Country Store in Helena to discuss their options. “It’s a huge concern for all of us,” Lozano said. “There are several factors. First of all, environmental. I think there are some new water wells which have been drilled in the past month.” Lozano said that traffic is another concern. “With what they are proposing to do, we guesstimated 100 to 150 trucks (per day) that would be rolling through here, trying to unload and dispose of – whatever it is they will dispose of here.” “From the safety standpoint and the environmental standpoint, the fact that we live 100 to 200 yards from it... air quality, all that stuff is going to be affected by all that,” Lozano said. “We didn’t ever think it would be right here in our back yard, but here it is, literally, in our back yard.” Cletus Bianchi, who also owns land adjacent to the site, explained that residents have a 15-day window to file a “one sentence” protest with the Texas Railroad Commission stating that they are opposed to a permit being issued for the purpose of a disposal well. Many of the residents at the meeting signed the protest which was sent to the railroad commission within the 15-day timeframe. Once the railroad commission has the protest in writing, a public hearing will likely be set for both sides to make their cases for or against the permit being issued. It is a process that can take four to six months to play out. “I should go on the record right now,” Cletus Bianchi said. “I am a proponent of the oil and gas industry. I really don’t have a problem with injection wells, provided they are done correctly, but this is just not the right location. A mile in any direction is fine.” Bianchi said that if his neighbor had given him the opportunity, he would have bought the property from him to prevent him from leasing it for this purpose. The total depth of the proposed well, as listed in the application to dispose of oil and waste by injection into a formation not productive of oil and gas, is 7,700 feet, with an injection interval of 5,900 to 7,500 feet. The estimated average daily injection volume is listed at 15,000 barrels per day in the application. On of the residents at the meeting said that he spoke with a representative of Pyote who told him that traffic safety would likely improve because the trucks will have to slow down behind trucks turning off the highway to unload their loads. “I said, it doesn’t matter,” the man said, “you have still got a larger number of vehicles coming in here.” The following is some information about the purposes such wells serve which was found at the

railroad commission’s web site. Oil and gas reservoirs are usually found in porous rocks, which also contain saltwater. This saltwater, which accompanies the oil and gas to the surface, can be disposed in two ways: 1) Returned by fluid injection into the reservoir where it originated for secondary or enhanced oil recovery; or 2) Injected into underground porous rock formations not productive of oil or gas, and sealed above and below by unbroken, impermeable strata. Saltwater disposal wells use this second method to manage saltwater. Operators are responsible for disposing of produced water and frac fluid. Frac fluid is used to fracture and stimulate natural gas wells in certain areas of Texas, such as the Barnett Shale natural gas play near Fort Worth. Water or frac fluid is used to fracture tight shale to release gas trapped in the shale. Operators are required to follow the Railroad Commission disposal regulations administered by the agency’s Technical Permitting SectionUnderground Injection Control Program. Underground Injection Control is a program that is federally delegated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Texas, and it follows national guidelines under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act for surface and groundwater protection. EPA awarded the Railroad Commission “primary enforcement responsibility” over oil and gas injection and disposal wells on April 23, 1982. According to information at the railroad commission’s web site, 78 percent of these types of permits are approved. Jenni Usher and Deriick Thomson representing Pyote responded to some written questions from The Karnes Countywide in regard to the proposed well. What kind of a nuisance will the site pose for people in Helena in regards to foul odors, truck traffic, pollution, noise or public safety? Most people should not see any more of an affect on traffic, noise, smells, public safety with this type of facility. In fact this facility could even be cleaner than a producing oil or gas lease one may drive by. We are proposing this facility here because of the producing wells and wells that are being drilled in the area. In addition to oil and gas, producing wells make water and we take their water; you can not have one without the other. The truck traffic is actually a result of the oil/gas wells being drilled and the trucks carrying the water away. They will now have less distance to drive and will be slowing down to enter the facility and leaving with an empty load, which is much safer than a fully loaded vacuum truck hauling water for 15 miles or more to dispose of its load, and then coming back to get another load, etc. The amount of trucks to enter the facility in a 24 hour period would more accurately range from 50-60 and they would be slowing down to enter the facility versus speeding along the highway until they reach another public disposal facility. The facility is large enough to accommodate multiple trucks

and have room for them to pull through, so there should not be any ‘waiting lines’ on the highway. There are different ways to construct one of these types of facilities and Pyote operates a ‘closed system’, which means that there are no open pits on the surface to collect water. A closed system eliminates the “odor” issue that people typically cite as a complaint of these facilities. It also helps the facility to maintain a cleaner appearance and less potential for soil/groundwater contamination. Pyote builds state of the art facilities and has a stellar compliance record with the TX Railroad Commission. We specialize as a commercial disposal operator and our individuals working on these facilities have over 30 years of experience with these types of facilities. We are the ideal operator to operate a commercial disposal facility near you, if you must be near one. In regards to pollution, these facilities must adhere to more statewide regulations than producing wells and more ongoing testing/monitoring requirements also, so the likelihood of an event that has negative environmental impact is just highly unlikely. The facility will shut itself down if any pressure reading is off, and pressures are monitored multiple times daily and recorded to ultimately be submitted to the RRC. The goal of the RRC is to review our proposal and they will not issue a permit if they feel that there is any chance that groundwater could be endangered. It would also be detrimental to our operations if anything were to happen that would cause the facility to be shut down, which is why a team of experts works for months to create the perfect facility design and wellbore design. By the time the public sees our proposal we feel very confident that it is the safest design possible and that the RRC will accept our proposal and find our application to be technically complete. Why locate the site in the heart of a populated area instead of a mile or two away from Helena? It is important to note that the center of Helena is located on FM81 to the East of the intersection of Hwy 80 and Fm81. The facility would be located at the intersection of two major highways that water trucks would travel on and at this location there is no winding road or limitation of sight that would cause TXDOT to not issue us a curb cut for this facility. An intersection of highways also typically entails a slowing down of traffic for mergers, which is desirable for a facility location. Any side of the city we chose to put the facility location on would still undoubtedly have trucks trafficking from one side of the city to the other, so the trucks will still be crossing this intersection in the center of town no matter where the facility is located. Do you expect the well will be eventually drilled, even considering opposition and protests from the people of Helena? Pyote Water Systems has always made it a priority to create and maintain a friendly, open relationship with our neighbors, and we always try to respond to concerns of citizens and other operators. I include my mobile number and email address in the courtesy

letter that I mail to all adjacent surface owners and I encourage them to call me with their questions or concerns so I can help them or refer someone their way that can. Typically we are able to provide additional information and links that will help to better explain what we are proposing so people are able to better understand all the different aspects of these projects. There is a lot of misinformation or media hype focusing on negative points about these types of facilities, but they are not all the same and they are a vital part of the oilfield industry. As I mentioned before, you can’t have oil or gas wells without having a viable disposal well option. Pyote was honestly completely unaware that there was a large opposition to this facility because no one contacted us. I received one call from an adjacent surface owner asking questions and he informed me about the ‘community meeting’ that was taking place against the project. We do not know how to talk to anyone that is not willing to hear our side or contact us to ask questions, but we have encountered public opposition to our proposals in the past.

Danay Gilley photo

Robbie Shortner stands with her family during the recent celebration of her retirement as Karnes County district clerk. Standing with her are daughter Lisa Baldaramos (far left), husband Jimmy Shortner and daughter Nancy Janysek (far right).

Retirement (Continued from 1A)

“I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. This was the last day for me, I am now retired. My annex family will carry on, being strong at whatever they do,” said

Shortner in a post on the popular social network Facebook. “I have been very blessed by all the support the county has given me over the years.”

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• Cabinets: Kitchen/Bathrooms/Office/Garage Entertainment Centers/Armoires/Desk/Fireplace Mantels • Taxidermy Pedestals • Doors • Anything Wood


Sub-Contractors Welcome!


Cell (832)-309-3503 • Phone (361) 456-7190 Email: Perry C. Born, III Serving All of South Texas

(361) 229-3372 or 318-5430


The Karnes Countywide


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Classified Rates


Card of Thanks

THE KARNES COUNTYWIDE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING accepted at the following rates: Minimum charge, 30 words, $8.50 per insertion first time, $7.80 second consecutive run; employment minimum charge, (40 words) $11 per run, 35c each additional word; Classified display rate, $7.20 per inch, employment $9.36, (2ʟʟ minimum). Ads will only be charged to persons or businesses with established accounts at the Beeville Publishing Co., Inc. Count each initial and group of figures as a word. Card of Thanks accepted at a special rate of $20, with a picture $25 (minimum 6-inch, additional $5 per inch. The Karnes Countywide is responsible for only one correction insertion. If errors appear in advertisement, advertiser is requested to notify publisher at once.

Note: Classified Deadline: NOON Monday

CARD OF THANKS The family of Annie Yanta Dziuk wishes to thank all who sent floral arrangements, food, and memorials at the passing of our loved one. We deeply appreciate the support and comfort everyone provided. We are grateful for wonderful family and friends like you. THANK YOU! I would like to thank all my family, friends and neighbors for the kindness shown me during my recent hospital stay. Also thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Metropolitan Hospital for the loving care shown me while there. I appreciate everyoneĘźs help and support during this time and thank you so much for the love, flowers, prayers and concern you shared with me. GodĘźs blessings to all! Jeane Najvar

Hunting Leases


DEER LEASE WANTED for 4 to 5 responsible hunters. 713-444-6918 or 713-822-0131





Autos For Sale Birth Announcements


Announce your babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival in your hometown newspaper for only


$25 ! 00


1999 FORD F-250: Super Duty, 7.3 diesel, XLT crew cab, extremely clean. See to appreciate, 361-786-2762.

Classified Index

Classified Rates..................001

Heavy Equipment .................450 Pets ......................................460 Items Wanted .......................465 Musical Instruments .............470 Appliances ............................480 Mobile Homes ......................485 Garage Sales .......................490 Miscellaneous (For Sale)......495

Notices.................................010 Meetings ...............................020 Card of Thanks .....................040 Lost & Found ........................050 Prayers/Novenas ..................070 Personals..............................080 Hunting Leases ....................090

Rentals.................................500 Acreage ................................520 Apartments, Furnished .........540 Apartments, Unfurnished......560 Bedrooms .............................580 Duplexes/Efficiencies ...........590 Townhouses/Condos ............595 Houses, Furnished ...............600 Houses, Unfurnished ............650 Commercial Property............700 Want to Rent ........................720 Leases ..................................740 Trailer Spaces ......................750 Mobile Homes ......................760 Storage Space......................780

Transportation ....................100 Autos For Sale......................110 Motor Homes & RVs ............140 Bicycles, motorcycles ...........160 Boats ....................................170 Business Services..............200 Yard Service .........................210 Home Improvements ............230 Appliances ............................240 AC Repairs ...........................250 Music Lessons......................270 Baby Sitting ..........................280 Miscellaneous .......................290 Employment ........................300 Help Wanted.........................320 Work Wanted........................340 Business Opportunities ........380

Real Estate ..........................800 Acreage for Sale...................810 Commercial Property............820 Houses .................................830 Lots .......................................840 Want to Buy ..........................850 For Rent or Sale ...................860 For Sale or Trade .................870 Listings Wanted ....................880

For Sale ...............................400 Building Material ...................410 Farm Equipment ...................420 Feeds & Seeds .....................425 Furniture ...............................430 Livestock...............................440 Electronics ............................445


Public Notices.....................900 Legals ...................................910

Wednesday Edition: NOON Monday



2006 SUPER DUTY F250 FORD 3/4 ton: 94,000 miles, Home Improvements 0230 PW/PL, white, V8 Triton gasoline motor, flatbed with original bed included. $6,500. Call Beeville-ROOFS! ROOFS! Free estimates T. Flores Construction 361-358-1640 or 713-829-4551 & Roofing. Over 39 years expeMotor Homes & RVs 0140 rience. State-certified and insured. Professional work at bet34' RV: w/3 slides located at RV ter prices. $0 down. Call Park in Kenedy Tx. 2002 KZ 358-0311 or 319-4499 to set-up! New Vision, dual A/C, flat screen TVs, many extras. E-mail and I will send pictures or telephone (251) 232-2311

Home Improvements

Barret Travis Campbell Born Nov. 3, 2011 8 pounds, 10 ounces d 22 inches plelonga

2002 WINNEBAGO BRAVE motor home: 32-ft., 2 slides, laminate floors, gasoline motor, only 43,000 miles, $45,000. Call 210-275-1442 or email 2006 5th WHEEL RV ESCALADE for sale: Nice, good for year-round home, â&#x20AC;&#x153;loaded,â&#x20AC;? 3 slide-outs. Call 210-640-3676 or -3677. Canyon Lake, TX


COSME GONZALEZ: Specializing in Roofing, Concrete Work, Fix/Install garage doors, and automatic openers. Commercial and residential, 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call 361-358-2801, 361-354-4416.


am parents: SProud

Cromwell and Amanda Campbell Proud grandparents:


1997 BAYLINER: 2452 Ciera Express Cruiser w/Mercruiser, 5.7 liter, 250 h.p., and like new, 2010 Venture Tandem Trailer. Inspect in Fulton by appointment, $14,000 OBO. Call 361-790-8878.


Cromwell and Rebecca Campbell Jesse and Kelley Kimbrell all of Beeville, Texas


Karnes Community Health Center Karnes City, TX

An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Dental Assistant: Responsible for assisting the Dentist at the chair

and knowledgeable in: Four and six-handed dentistry techniques; preparation of materials; seating, preparing and dismissing the patient; routine housekeeping; maintenance of equipment and all current practices of prevention of transmission of infectious diseases. Provides client/registration, inventory, and general housekeeping support to most patient flow and dental services activities. Qualifications: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2. State Registration required. 3. Minimum of one year experience in a dental environment. 4. Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus. Send resume or curriculum vitae to:

Human Resource, Atascosa Health Center, Inc. 310 W. Oaklawn, Pleasanton, TX 78064 Fax (830) 569-8320

Dave Moore Ford Needs Sales Help

For exciting NEW Products & Expanding Pre-owned Center Training provided but must have good work habits Benefits available.

Apply in person: 115 W. Houston, Beeville NO PHONE CALLS EOE

Live Oak Nursing Center


Live Oak Nursing Center George West 361-449-2532 x-26


Live Oak Nursing Center 2951 Hwy 281 George West, TX 361-449-2532

Miscellaneous (Bus. Serv) 0290 SPRAY FOAM: Metal building, Pole barns. We install Spray Foam insulation in metal buildings pole barns, climate control buildings. Commercial, residential and oil field projects. We also install Fiberglass and Cellulose. Call 361-887-2099, Arctic Express Insulation. JUMPIES FOR RENT: Perfect addition for your childĘźs party! Giant slide/$170; bounce around 3-in-1/$150; moonwalk/$120. All day rental. Call Philip Brewer, (361)658-2741.

WELDING SERVICES: Farm and ranch general welding. Pipe fences, pipe entrances, cattleguards, trailers, cattle pens, farm and ranch equipment, etc. Call Joe Lane, 361-318-7315.

HD TELEVISION INSTALLS: Smart home and surround sound pre-wiring, custom cabinetary and small contractual jobs. Free estimates. No job too small. Call Nathan Brewer, 361-542-8588.

COMPUTER REPAIR: Flat Rate $75. Refurbished Laptops starting at $249 Located in Karnes City two blocks from the Courthouse. 830-299-3611

Moving? Take us with you!!!

Be sure to call our office with your new address. Don't miss an issue of your local news! Pawnee ISD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PK-8 Principal (to begin July 1, 2012) Pawnee ISD is accepting applications for an innovative and progressive campus principal.

      Previous successful administrative and instructional leadership experience desired but not required; minimum of three years successful teaching experience; ability to evaluate instructional programs and teacher effectiveness; strong interpersonal skills; collaborative leadership skills and ability to facilitate change for continued student improvement; skills in +/ '&! ,#'.&*)- -.$$ "#0#'*+(#). -!%**' 4))!# )" -!%**' planning; ability to work effectively with students, parents, staff, and community members in a diverse population; ability to interpret policy, procedures and data; outstanding communication skills, both oral and written; experience working with technology in a public school setting; MasterĘźs Degree with valid Texas administrator *, +,&)!&+'5- !#,.&4!.&*) *, %0# .%#  &'&.3 .* * .&) .#(+*,,3 !#,.&4!.&*) ',3#)#4.- *((#)-/,.# 1&.% #2+#,&#)!# !*(+#.&.&0# +&"(*).%'3.*1,".%#!*-.*$%#'.%&)-/,)!# Applicants should submit a completed application, letter of &).#,#-.)",#-/(#.*'&)#&!%,"-*)/+#,&).#)"#). *21)###2-     2. *,'&!.&*)-,#-/(#-1&'' # !!#+.#"/).&'  +(*)"3+,&'  

Live Oak Nursing Center Open Positions: Accepting applications for

Please apply at

MARCH 30th

Apply at

RAYĘźS PHONE JACK Service: Installation & repair for home or business. Phones, faxes, computers, etc. 40 yrs. experience. $90 per jack. Call (830) 583-6226 or (830)239-4923

Please apply at

Live Oak Nursing Center

â&#x20AC;˘ Social Security Card â&#x20AC;˘ Driver's License/ID â&#x20AC;˘ $125 Registration Fee

STATE LAW requires all child caring facilities be licensed or registered with the Texas Dept. of Human Resources (DHR) to assure that they meet minimum health and safety standards. For information, contact your local DHR office.


NURSE AIDE CLASS Paid Training Requirements if accepted:

Miscellaneous (Bus. Serv) 0290

Sign-On Bonus for


Applications currently being accepted


CNA 2-10 and 10-6 Full-time Charge Nurse Full-time Medication Aide PRN Charge Nurse Full-time Cook Full- and Part-time Housekeeper



Baby Sitting


Sales Representative Needed

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Charge Nurse Please apply at

Live Oak Nursing Center George West 361-449-2532 x-26 EOE

Live Oak Nursing Center â&#x20AC;˘ George West 361-449-2532 x-26 EOE

â&#x20AC;˘Chief Nursing Officer: Full-time with Benefits and Sign-On Bonus Qualifications: Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Nursing Required currently licensed by the State of Texas. 5 years of experience as a DON/CNO or other hospital management experience in a larger hospital setting may be acceptable. Candidates meeting the requirements may submit a resume to: â&#x20AC;˘Registered Nurse, Emergency Dept.: 7am-7pm, Full-time with Benefits and Sign-On Bonus Qualifications: Currently licensed by the State of Texas. One year as an Emergency Dept. RN preferred. â&#x20AC;˘Information Technologist: Full-time with Benefits Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent required. Associates Degree preferred. Minimum two years experience in an IT support environment. MCTS, MCT, or A+ Certification Preferred. Summary: Assists in management of hospital computer system and related networks. â&#x20AC;˘Respiratory Therapist: Full-time with Benefits Qualifications: Currently licensed by the State of Texas. One year as a Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred. â&#x20AC;˘Housekeeper: PRN/As needed Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent required. â&#x20AC;˘Occupational Therapist: Full-time with Complete Benefit Package Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited program in Occupational Therapy. â&#x20AC;˘Healthcare Analyst II: Full-time with Benefits Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent, degree in an accredited RHIT/RHIA program required. Summary: Reviews medical records after discharge for completeness. Accountable for timely and accurate conversion of diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS. Full Benefit Package for Full-time Employees including

Retirement, Medical and Vacation Schedule

Applications may be received at the Information Desk or request by email at: 3349 S. Hwy 181, Kenedy, TX 78119 830-583-3401

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Help Wanted


Warning: While most â&#x20AC;&#x153;By-Mailâ&#x20AC;? advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Bee-Picayune cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt to contact the Corpus Christi Better Business Bureau, 1-361-887-4949, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General, 1-512-463-2070, Austin. Help Wanted


VACUUM TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED: CDL and Haz-Mat required, steady work, good pay, insurance available. Experience is required. Willco Services, Inc. 361-526-4446


Mechanic Needed at

Performance Plus Auto Repair Three Rivers


Benefits including vacation pay, holiday pay, sick pay and health insurance pay DIRECTOR OF NURSING: Karnes City Nursing and Rehab is hiring a Director of Nursing. Must have previous experience in long term care as a DON. Please email resume to: Doug at or fax 903-657-8960.

DAIRY QUEEN is hiring!

â&#x20AC;˘All shifts â&#x20AC;˘All positions â&#x20AC;˘Any availability Apply online at

or visit your local Dairy Queen

Help Wanted


*** OFFICE ASSISTANT *** Trucking company Answer phones/organize driver tickets/ verify pay sheets for Karnes City office. Some dispatching, customer service experience, and computer skills required. Full-time. Strong work ethic

Please send resumes to:

P.O. Box 2236 Alvin, Texas 77512 Attn: Honor Anguiano

Email: or Fax to: (281) 824-1087

Truck Drivers Wanted Immediately!!!

$ Sign On BONUS for Experienced Drivers $

LOCAL DRIVERS needed for Beeville, George West, Dilley & Carrizo Springs. Must have Class A CDL with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xâ&#x20AC;? endorsement, 18 Wheeler or Tanker Experience Preferred. WE OFFER: 401K, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance.

800-577-8853 or Apply Online: EOE

Drivers Needed!

CDL-A drivers needed for

Eagle Ford area. One year exp. driving 18 wheeler trucks, over the road required. Tanker endorsement preferred, but not required. Housing & food allowance provided. Out of state drivers urged to apply. 40-60 drivers needed!! Shifts will vary, lots of OT!

$17-$19/hr. or call 361-814-9700.

Now Hiring!!

Excellent temp to hire opportunity for experienced


2-5yrs exp in 10K, 20K & vacuum truck.

Must be able to work days, nights, weekends & holidays. Overtime available! Immediate benefits available!

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Hiring in

George West


$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Tons of runs! Frac Sand Hauling. Owner Operators need tractor, pneumatic trailer, blower. 800-491-9029 DRIVERS: Local Dedicated Crude Oil & LPG Openings! Great Pay, Bonuses & 100% Paid Health Ins! CDL-A, 1yr TT Exp. TWIC Card, Tank-Haz End. Req. Martin Transport: 1-866-823-0294

Crown of Thorns Oilfield Transportation, LLC (Vacuum Truck Division) Looking for

Experienced CDL Drivers with tanker endorsement Competitive wages

DRIVERS: Owner OpĘźs. Pd. miles 3600 per week at $.90 per mile. 100% FS. Fuel Discount + Stop Pay. CDL-A w/Hazmat end. 22 yoa & 1yr OTR exp. Power Unit 2007 or newer. 800-738-7705 x1286 EXPERIENCED TIRE TECH: Great pay and benefits. Apply at GCR Tire Center, Corpus Christi, TX (361)883-5181. EOE EZ P A W N : Opening for Full-/Part-time Employees. World class benefit package. Bonus and merit increases available. Background check and must pass drug test. Apply online at EOE



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Apply at 511 S. Washington, Beeville or call Joe or Mike, 361-358-4058

Non-Medical In-Home Care Agency is seeking mature, dependable people to fill open positions caring for the elderly in the Panna Maria area. If you would enjoy providing companionship, preparing meals, and shopping for our friendly clients, then we want to hear from you. Flexible part-time hours available. Weekends and evenings are a priority. Please call (361) 578-7778 Applications being accepted at our Victoria office, located at

803 Sam Houston Drive or apply online at

Help Wanted


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Help Wanted


FIBERGLASS LABORERS NEEDED for working with res ins, grinding, rolling out glass, general knowledge of working with fiberglass. Apply in person at Red Ewald, Inc., 2669 S. Hwy. 181, Karnes City.

SELL AVON $$$: Want to be your own boss and set your own hours! Sign-up bonus. Nothing to buy up front and get your name in a $500 gift basket drawing. Call Leah, 361-319-1938.

FULL CHARGE BOOK KEEPER Wanted: Drop off resume at Dynasty Enterprises Inc., 105 S. Sunset Strip, Kenedy, Texas.

SERVICE WRITER/WRECKER DRIVER: Excellent hourly wages, medical insurance, 401k, paid vacation & holidays. Valid driverĘźs license. Apply in person Alaniz Perez Garage, 711 S. St. MaryĘźs St., Beeville. EOE

GENERAL LABORER needed to work in Goliad. $10/hour and must be legal to work in the U.S. Must pass drug screen and physical before hire. Call Tom at 918.606.3596 for information and application.

STYLIST NEEDED for busy salon: Leasing stations. The Hair Gallery, Karnes City. 830-780-2416

Garage Sales


Kenedy-GARAGE SALE: Saturday, March 31, 8a-3p, 710 Loma Vista. Coffee table set, table w/stools, curtains, frames, home decor, 2 mattress sets, etc.

Miscellaneous (For Sale)


HOTSY HOT/COLD PRES SURE WASHER: Industrial mobile type, gas/diesel, like new, extra hoses and tips, $5,000. 361-362-5886.


PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial GRAVEL HAULERS NEEDED: status or national origin, or inEarn up to $200 per day. Class tention to make any such preferA CDL License. Experienced ence, limitation, or discriminaDozer Operator needed, CDL tion. We will not knowingly aclicense a plus. Gresham TruckFOR SALE cept any advertising for real esing. 979-648-2580 tate which is in violation of the GREAT PART-TIME JOBS law. All persons are hereby inavailable: Opportunities at the formed that all dwellings adver0425 Kenedy Wal-Mart. Various posi- Feeds & Seeds tised are available on an equal tions and shifts. Apply at opportunity basis. If you feel or in any BERMUDA GRASS PLANT- that you have encountered an Wal-Mart store. Direct questions ING: Tifton 85 or Coastal. act of housing discrimination, to 830-583-9649. call the discrimination hotline Randy Atkinson, 830-534-9998 toll-free at 1-800-669-9777 or KENEDY HEALTH & REHAB call an Equal Opportunity Spe0430 now accepting applications for: Furniture cialist at the San Antonio HUD Director of Nurses; Charge Office at 210-229-6885. You Nurse Mon.-Fri. (7am-3pm); LOVE SEAT FOR SALE: Floral may also write to HUD, Attn: Hospitality Aides and House- w i t h n a v y c o v e r , $ 8 5 . Fair Housing Division, 800 Dolokeeping. Sign on bonus for 361-362-2468 rosa St., San Antonio, Texas Nursing. Applications may be 78207. 0440 picked up at H.R. Department. Livestock Come see the new pay rates! No phone calls please. EOE 2-YEAR-OLD CHAROLAIS 830-583-3673 or FULL-TIME POSITION avail- BULL: able for Kennel and Barn 830-534-4197. Maintenance . Requires animal Apartments, Furnished 0540 0460 handling. Please call Karnes Pets City Veterinary Hospital at 830-780-2170 for an appoint- FREE TO GOOD HOME: SMALL APARTMENT: For rent. Fully furnished, all bills paid, ment for interview. Homeless dog had 12 puppies, sleeps 2-3, 6 miles outside 8 survived, mixed breed, 4 fe- Kenedy, $1,000 or $550/2 males, 4 males, 8-weeks-old. w e e k s . 830-534-9277, First shots, deworming and are 830-583-6068. on Vectra 3D Flea Control. I have taken very good care of 0650 them and given them lots of Houses, Unfurnished L-3 VERTEX AEROSPACE: love. 830-780-2861 T45 Goshawk Program in Kingsville, TX is seeking qualified TOY RAT TERRIER: Puppies, 2 BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATH applicants for the following $200; 6-month old Terriers, $50; modern house in Falls City. Call positions: REQ 026930 Depot also 1-year-old free male Ter- 210-913-0705 Level Structural Aircraft Me- rier. Pygmy goats, $75. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATH: with chanic, $27.50 p/h; REQ 361-358-1363 appliances, will sleep at least 032150 Depot Aircraft Me four people, 614 N. Bond, chanic Electrical, $27.50 p/h; Items Wanted 0465 Karnes City. Call 830-299-0522. REQ 027156 Aircraft Log & Records Specialist, $24.50 p/h; REQ 027887 Maintenance BETTER CASH OFFER for 4 BEDROOM/2 BATH HOME Supervisor, Salary. Health junked cars, trucks, farm equip- for rent. CHA, with stove, in El Care Plans, Vision, Dental, Life ment and scrap iron. No title Oso Community. 830-583-0361 Insurance, 401k and vacation / OK. Same day pick up. Call PPT benefits available. For a John Wiatrek at 830-534-2555. Trailer Spaces 0750 complete job description and to WANT TO BUY Farmall A. apply, please view the online Tractor in any condition. Bonus p o s t i n g s a t if running. Will consider other PRIVATE LOT: Ready for Your Mobile Home. Close to town in small tractors. Call Merle, Karnes City on Panna Maria 210-288-3123, Sylvia, 210Street. Has electric & water LUBE/TIRE TECHNICIAN: Exor Ned, 210- hooks ups. $350/month. Call perience required. Excellent 413-8114 830-780-2255 or 830-534-0549. hourly wages, medical insur- 822-7416. ance, 401k plan, paid vacation Mobile Homes 0485 RV SITES: Lake CC/Mathis, and holidays. Valid driverĘźs $300. All bills paid, Eagle Ford license. $500 sign-on bonus. Apply in person Alaniz & Perez PERFECT FOR OILFIELD: 3/2, Shale. For info., 361-739-6228. Garage, 711 S. St. MaryĘźs St., 1998 Fleetwood 28x72 (1968 sq. ft.). Wind Zone II con Beeville. EOE structed/rated home. Covered Storage Space 0780 NEWWATER BOATWORKS: built on porch. Appliances Seeking Metal Fabricator, included. FOB: Corpus Christi Fiberglass Technician and $40,000. Contact: David MINI STORAGE: 10x10, $50; Boat Rigger/Assembler. Some Lewandos, Gulf Gate Mobile 10x15, $60; 10x20, $70. JoeĘźs experience required. Competi- Homes, 5858 Leopard St., Mini Storage (formerly BrownĘźs tive wages and benefits. Corpus Christi, 361-299-1442, Mini Storage), 1005 East Main, 210-648-2206 Karnes City, 361-449-6557. GENERAL MECHANIC WANTED: Willing to travel and stay out of town as needed. Resume preferred. Please call 830-583-9590 & e-mail resume to

UTILITY LINE CLEARANCE company seeking experienced foreman, trimmers and groundsmen. Must have a valid driver's license. Job site: Beeville and Mathis area. Call Al at 361-438-3451



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Acreage For Sale





Acreage For Sale

Uvalde County â&#x20AC;˘ 2894 acres South Texas Brush Blacktop frontage, 2 water wells, excellent hunting.


Acreage For Sale

29.5 acres, electric, rural water, 2000 ft. road frontage â&#x20AC;˘ $6500/acre 2 acres equipment yard, electric, road frontage â&#x20AC;˘ $1000/month Hwy 181 commercial 5 acres, water, electric â&#x20AC;˘ $450K 5 acres, north of Kenedy â&#x20AC;˘ $10,000ac 15 acres off 119 rural water and electric available $7500/acre

House for Rent

$1200 to $3500 month

Rooms for rent

RV Spaces and Lots


830-278-5221 TECOLOTE AREA: 20-acre tracts : Seasonal creek, huge trees. Brush and lots of wildlife. $75,000. 361-946-5263.

Commercial Property



David Martin Phillip Real Estate


John Hodges, Broker

38 SELF-STORAGE UNITS: Electricity and water. 1 acre of land. For sale by owner. 361-645-2400


In town for mobile home $400/month

Price $1550 per acre


3BR/1BA HOUSE FOR SALE: 208 Houston St., Karnes City, attached carport, CH&A, on 7 lots, $70,000. 830-780-3443 or 830-780-3855



In the market to buy or sell a home? Call Marie Welkener 361-813-9035

Marie Welkener 361-813-9035

CR 163 - PAWNEE 23.89 Ac. with manufactured home, 3/2. Could be commercial location or home on acreage........................Contract $133,000 FM 673- Pawnee. Vintage 3/1 on .98 ac., Large living area, great school district ..................................................................... Contract $65,000

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Real Estate


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Cell: 361-688-8139


B. Welkener 362-4224

Romelda (Romie) Cantu

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Cell: 210-317-2065

601 Borrum @ Hwy. 181 Kenedy, Tx 78119 Office: 830-583-2222

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Our Showcase Property

Owner will sell or lease. Owner Financing Available! Call for details. *NEW LISTING 21 space RV park on 23 acres located in Choate. 3 water wells, 2 septic systems. All located on very pretty tract of land just off Hwy 239. Room to expand if needed. Great business opportunity. $395,000 SALE PENDING! *Great commercial building located downtown Karnes City on busy Calvert Street. Currently a well known BBQ restaurant known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Marketâ&#x20AC;?. Nicely remodeled with all inventory to remain. Over 2000 sq.ft, hard to find established restaurant business in the busy Eagle Ford Shale area. $199K

OH NO OUR DEAL FELL THROUGH So this very private brick home on 200 acres is back on the market! Custom home offers 3 bedrooms + office, 2.5 bathrooms, beautiful tile, granite, designer colors, inground pool, screened patio and oversized garage. Small guest house, chicken coop, 2 stock tanks, large implement barn, 4 water wells, fenced/cross fenced. Plenty of wildlife, cleared senderos. $850K



*Hill country style at 501 Cottonwood in Kenedy! This 2 story home offers 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Soaring ceiling in family room, wood shutters and 2 dining areas all located on 1/2 acre with large trees and storage shed. $135,000.


*5 acre tracts available off CR 326 & CR 340. Approx 7 miles from downtown Kenedy. Good CR frontage on all tracts. Elec available, no water or septic. Tracts start at $45,000 *20 acres with over 500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; on well traveled FM 2102 frontage (next door to new Stallion complex). Small house would make great office. Just minutes to downtown Kenedy. $300,000 * NEW LISTING! So hard to find but we have it!! 5+/- acres located on Hwy 72 in Runge. City water, sewer & electric. Level and mostly cleared. Located just west of intersection Hwy 81 & Hwy 72. Great business potential with all the amenities needed. $175,000


*Hard to find small acreage tract on busy FM 2102. Just minutes from downtown Kenedy, 20 acres with over 500â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of frontage, electric, water, septic and small house (would make great office). Located next to the new Stallion complex. Plenty of turnaround room for large trucks. Surface only. $300K *2 Buildings on Main St, downtown Kenedy. New roof and storefront. Both still need interior finished but lots of potential.

* Kenedy-214 rolling acres with comfortable rustic 2/1/2 home. Large shop, huge pole barn, 2 water wells, great fencing/cross fenced. Owner willing to split acreage in half. Surface Sale only. $650K * Kenedy-72 Acres with 4/3/3 home. 2 huge fish filled stock tanks, entertainment pavillion, great hunting. 4 water wells. $360K SALE PENDING! * Kenedy-100 Acres with 3/2.5 home. Custom built rock home with beautiful amenities. Large implement barns, irrigation system, Coastal hay business. Best views in the county. $875K REDUCED! *Kenedy-200 acres off FM 743 (known as Chugadusa Ranch) now available. Talk about amenities, this ranch has it all. Custom built brick 3/3 with office, inground pool, granite, tile, custom f/place, screened patio area & oversized garage. 2/1 guest house with large front deck, 4 water wells, great fencing & cross fencing, implement barn, windmill, all weather roads with beautiful views. Located in Karnes & Goliad counties, surface only sale $850K BACK ON MARKET! * Beautiful cattle or equestrian ranch located in Devine. 216 acres with gorgeous Oak trees, large earthen stock tank, seasonal creek, great fencing, working pens, metal implement barn, 2 car storage bldg, 3/2 brick home (approx 1700 sf). Country living with CR frontage on 2 sides, less than 10 miles to town. Owner Financing Available! $3975/acre


2/1 furnished home on 1 acre. Automatic gate, north of Floresville. Yard maintenance included in rent. One year lease required, $1000/ month plus $1000 sec deposit . AVAILABLE NOW!






CITATION BY PUBLICATION Denise Rodriguez, District Clerk 101 N. Panna Maria Ave. Ste. 2 KARNES CITY, TEXAS 78118 Attorney for Petitioner Lee Azopardi P.O. Box 740 Kenedy, Texas 78119 THE STATE OF TEXAS Notice to A.L. RHODES, aka ATHEL LOGAN RHODES, HIS UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney does not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this Citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty two (42) days after the date of issuance of this Citation and Petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.â&#x20AC;? You are hereby commanded to appear and answer before the 218th Judicial District Court in the Karnes County Courthouse in Karnes City, Karnes County, Texas, at or before 10:00 oĘźclock a.m. on the first Monday after the expiration of forty two (42) days from the date of issuance hereof, being at or before 10:00 a.m. on Monday, the 7th day of May, 2012, then and there to answer the Petition of HMR PROPERTIES TRUST in Cause No. 12-03-00048 CVK, styled â&#x20AC;&#x153;HMR Properties Trust v. A.L. RHODES, aka ATHEL LOGAN RHODES, HIS UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVESâ&#x20AC;?, wherein the said HMR Properties Trust is Plaintiff and the said A.L. RHODES, aka ATHEL LOGAN RHODES, HIS UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES are the Defendants. The said Petition filed on the 6th day of March 2012, and the citation issued on the 9th day of March, 2012, discloses that the nature of said suit is as follows: This is brought to determine ownership and quiet title to 7.2 acres of land, more or less, out of the V. Zepeda Survey, Abstract 13, Karnes County, Texas, being the same tract of land described in that certain Deed dated March 22, 1912, from E. G. Gillett, Executor of the Estate of A. J. Jones, Deceased, to A. L. Rhodes, recorded in Volume 43, page 474 of the Deed Records of Karnes County, Texas. WO3-21,28,4-4&11pd

LaJuan Ihrig - Certified Real Estate Broker Danny Ihrig - Sales

830-299-2909 DIRECT


CANYON LAKE! Beautiful custom 3/2/2 home only a couple of PUBLIC NOTICES blocks from boat ramp! This home is spacious & open & would be a great home for fam0910 ily or a perfect weekender! Front Legals & back full length decks to relax with your favorite beverage! NOTICE OF APPLICATION Only $237,500! Call RE Broker, FOR COMMERCIAL Herb Young, 830-708-6547. DISPOSAL WELL, PERMIT IN A NON PRODUCTIVE FORMATION FRAME HOME FOR SALE: 2BR/2-1/2BA in Hobson, Falls Patterson Energy CorporaCity ISD, CH&A, 830-780-2843, tion, P.O. Box 311836, New Braunfels, TX 78131 is applyleave message ing to the Railroad Commission IN THE TOWN OF TAFT: 1-1/2 of Texas for a COMMERCIAL blocks from Hwy 181, nice DISPOSAL WELL PERMIT to house and garage on 1-1/2 cor- dispose of produced salt water ner lot, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, or other oil and gas waste by completely remodeled. Call well injection into a porous 361-850-0776. formation not productive of oil or gas. Port Aransas-LUXURY CANAL The applicant proposes to & BEACHFRONT homes and dispose of oil and gas waste into condos for sale: Call Barbara the Wilcox Formation, Broyles Thrasher, 8 1 7 - 2 7 1 - 6 8 8 0 . Nixon SWD Lease, well number Search 1. The proposed injection well is Rockport -Spacious 3/3.5 sin- located 4.6 miles South of gle-story home on Long Reach Nixon, Texas in the First Shot canal in the exclusive subdivi- (Austin Chalk) Field, in Karnes sion of Harbor Oaks. Large County. Fluid waste will be screened-in shaded porch injected into strata in the subsuracross rear of house. Open floor face depth interval from 5,000 to plan with fireplace on an over- 5,600 feet. sized lot with a boat dock and lift LEGAL AUTHORITY: Chapter and fish cleaning stand. Over 27 of the Texas Water Code, as 2300sf of living area, come live amended, Title 3 of the Texas the good life in Rockport and Natural Resources Code, as enjoy this lovely home. amended, and the Statewide $527,500. Contact Key Allegro Rules of the Oil and Gas DiviReal Estate agents Jackie Shaw sion of the Railroad Commission 361-790-4199; Sandy Swanson of Texas. Requests for a public hearing 361-463-1293 for more details. from persons who can show they are adversely affected or For Rent or Sale 0860 requests for further information concerning any aspect of the 3-4 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH: For application should be submitted rent or sale. Full kitchen, living in writing, within fifteen days of room, dining room. Furnished. publication, to the EnvironmenWill be available on 6/1/2012. tal Services Section, Oil and $negotiable. Plenty of parking. Gas Division, Railroad Commis(210) 415-2435 sion of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711 (Telephone 512-463-6792). WO3-28pd

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Gorgeous Home on the Lake w/100 acres

5BR/4BA, office, den, living room and formal dining room, 3800 square feet, 2 brick fireplaces, 2-car garage, 2 stair cases, large foyer with chandelier. Large private cove connected to main lake, over 1000 feet of water front w/pier. Ranch is completely fenced and crossed fenced. An abundance of wildlife.

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PARCEL ID# 1039474 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 123 ACRES PARCEL ID# 1042983 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 63 ACRES PARCEL ID#1042816 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 ACRES 25% Mineral Conveyance Henry Schmidt

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TWO HOMES ON 5.86 ACRES in Karnes City, city sewer and water, street access on 3 sides, 2 blocks from Hwy 181 on

Third Street .................................................................................................................................................................. $340,000 Aprox. 9000 Sq. Ft. Bld/Warehouse on 1 ace. in Karnes City near Hwy 181 on Third St. ..................... $300,000 115 ACRES+ - on FM 743 South of Kenedy, great grass and lots of game .......................................$3,400/per acre 2.3 ACRES & BUILDING ON HWY 181 IN PETTUS City sewer and Water, Former Restaurant with great truck parking for any business.......................................................................................................................................... FOR LEASE NEW - 10 ACRES on FM 626 - West of Kenedy, water and electricity available ...........................................$88,000 28.7 ACRES & 14.35 ACRES 1/2 mile west of Karnes City on FM 99 .............CONTRACT $11,000/per acre 3BR/2½BA - brick home on 66.19 acres with Minerals, Aprox. 4 miles north of Stockdale............................... $398,000 1ž-ACRE LOT Pleasanton Country Trails Subdivision....................................................................................$32,000 3BR/1BA on ½ ACRE - 2 miles west of Kenedy ........................................................PRICE REDUCED $32,000 3BR/1½BA - 1,700 sq. ft. Home in Poth, Great location, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You finish Remodelingâ&#x20AC;? Owner Financing Available!.............................................................................................................................PRICE REDUCED $74,500 NEW - 3BD/2BA- 1,800 Sq. ft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fixer Upperâ&#x20AC;? Great Rental, on North Johnson, Karnes City ................................$39,000 NEW - 6 LOTS IN PETTUS - Bee St. between Hayes and Aransas St. ..............................................................$20,000 2BR/1BA - on 2.068 acres, East Calvert, Karnes City ............................................................................................ $149,200 3BR/2BA - on West Mesquite St. in Karnes City ................................................................................................... $148,900 8.93 ACRES EAST SIDE OF KENEDY ON TRUCK ROUTE - Includes a 3BD/2BA mfg. home, Great Commercial possibilities ........................................................................................................................CONTRACT $160, 000 5.85 ACRES IN KARNES CITY HWY 123 & CALVERT ST Great location for business, motel or apartment building, City Sewer and Water, Natural Gas .................................................................................CONTRACT $250,000 2.296 Acres in Karnes - City Sewer, water, natural gas.................................................................................. $150,000 MANY MORE COMMERCIAL LISTINGS - Along Hwy 181 corridor from Karnes City to Pettus ..................................................................................................................................................... CALL FOR DETAILS


Shelley Walter - Sales 830-299-2145 DIRECT

Member San Antonio Board Of Realtors and Bee County Board Of Realtors for residential, commercial, farm and ranch listings

NEW LISTING - HOBSON - 107 acres, large 2 story house, caliche, natural spring lake, good cash flow, surface sale only .................. $3,950/ACRE NEW LISTING - NORDHEIM - Remmers Road, 43.32 acres, all brush, surface sale only, fenced .................................................... $3,000/ACRE FIRM NEW LISTING - 3/2 MH on 49.752 Acres, horse stalls, dog kennels, new fences, cleared, lots of wildlife ........................................................ $399,000 NEW LISTING - 3/1 on 6 acres, being remodeled ..................................................................................................................................... CALL FOR PRICE NEW LISTING - KENEDY - 5 Plex, 2/1 Home and 4 1 Bedroom apartments, positive cash flow ....................................................................... $150,000 NEW LISTING - RUNGE - 3/1/1 Remodeled, mature trees, corner lot ................................................................................................................. $119,900 NEW LISTING - 12.65 ACS. - Hwy 72 E, outside city limits, all brush, excellent commercial location ............................................................. $400,000 FOR RENT - 4/3 furnished, horses welcome, multiple tenants welcome ....................................................................... $3,500/MONTH plus DEPOSIT 50 ACS. - 4/3.5/5, 2 story, 3 fireplaces, tile floors, Jacuzzi, steam room, 2 water wells, plus El Oso Water, pool, pens, barn........................... $595,000 KENEDY 3/2/CP- Metal roof, storm windows ............................................................................................................................................................$85,000 214 ACS. - 2/1/2 stone home, 4 years old. lg. oaks, 60X100 pole barn, 30X60 shop. MOTIVATED SELLER! ...................................................... $650,000 148.56 ACS. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OFF HWY 72 WEST - Surface sale only. MOTIVATED SELLER!...............................................................................................$3,000/ACRE MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE ALONG 181 CORRIDOR & HWY 72 .......................................................... CALL FOR DETAILS MULTIPLE PROPERTIES AVAILABLE IN DOWNTOWN KENEDY .................................................................................................... CALL FOR DETAILS

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NOTICE OF DRAFT FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT DRAFT PERMIT NO.: O3464 APPPLICATION AND DRAFT PERMIT. EFS Midstream LLC, 5205 North OʼConnor Boulevard, Suite 200, Irving, Texas, 75039-3712, a Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas facility, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an initial issuance of Federal Operating Permit (herein referred to as Permit) No.O3464, Application No. 17043, to authorize operation of the Area 71 CGP Facility. The area addressed by the application is located from the intersection of FM 792 and Wofford Crossing Road north of the town of Kenedy, and then traveling approximately 3.5 miles northeast on Wofford Crossing Road and then 1.3 miles southeast on CR 331 to the site, Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas 78119. This link to an electronic map of the site or facilityʼs general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www. 10/index.html?lat=28.856944&ln g=-97.789444&zoom=13&type =r. This application was re ceived by the TCEQ on October 14, 2011. The purpose of a federal operating permit is to improve overall compliance with the rules governing air pollution control by clearly listing all applicable requirements, as defined in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code § 122.10 (30 TAC § 122.10). The draft permit, if approved, will codify the conditions under which the area must operate. The permit will not authorize new construction. The executive director has completed technical review of the application and has made a preliminary decision to prepare a draft permit for public comment and review. The executive director recommends issuance of this draft permit. The permit application, statement of basis, and draft permit



will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, First Floor, Austin, Texas; the TCEQ San Antonio Regional Office, 14250 Judson Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480; and Kenedy Public Library, 303 West Main Street, Kenedy, Texas, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. At the TCEQ central and regional offices, relevant supporting materials for the draft permit, as well as the New Source Review permits which have been incorporated by reference, may be reviewed and copied. Any person with difficulties obtaining these materials due to travel constraints may contact the TCEQ central office file room at (512) 239-1540. PUBLIC COMMENT/NOTICE AND COMMENT HEARING. Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit. Comments relating to the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of the permit conditions may result in changes to the draft permit. A person who may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the permitted area may request a notice and comment hearing. The purpose of the notice and comment hearing is to provide an additional opportunity to submit comments on the draft permit. The permit may be changed based on comments pertaining to whether the permit provides for compliance with 30 TAC Chapter 122 (examples may include that the permit does not contain all applicable requirements or the public notice procedures were not satisfied). The TCEQ may grant a notice and comment hearing on the application if a written hearing request is received within 30 days after publication of the newspaper notice. The hearing request must include the basis for the request, including a description of how the person may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the appli-


Invites you to attend a presentation on the possible impact of the Eagle-Ford Shale development on our groundwater sources

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:30 P.M. Floresville Event Center 600 Hwy 97 West Floresville, Texas

The following presenters are:

Evergreen Underground Water District Oil Company Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Oil Company Pecan Valley Underground Water District Question and Answer Session Don’t miss out, this will be a great opportunity to ask questions about our future underground water resources Should you have any questions, please contact David Wallace at (830) 583-3543.



cation area. The request should also specify the conditions of the draft permit that are inappropriate or specify how the preliminary decision to issue or deny the permit is inappropriate. All reasonably ascertainable issues must be raised and all reasonably available arguments must be submitted by the end of the public comment period. If a notice and comment hearing is granted, all individuals that submitted written comments or a hearing request will receive written notice of the hearing. This notice will identify the date, time, and location for the hearing. Written public comments and/or requests for a notice and comment hearing should be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or electronically at comments.html and be received within 30 days after the date of newspaper publication of this notice. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agencyʼs public record. A notice of proposed final action that includes a response to comments and identification of any changes to the draft permit will be mailed to everyone that submitted public comments, a hearing request, or requested to be on the mailing list for this application. This mailing will also provide instructions for public petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to request that the EPA object to the issuance of the proposed permit. After receiving a petition, the EPA may only object to the issuance of a permit which is not in compliance with the applicable requirements of 30 TAC Chapter 122. MAILING LIST. In addition to submitting public comments, a person may ask to be placed on a mailing list for this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address above. Those on the mailing list will receive copies of future public notices (if any) mailed by the Chief Clerk for this application. INFORMATION. For additional information about this permit application or the permitting process, please contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Public Education Program, MC-108, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. Further information may also be obtained for EFS Midstream, LLC, by calling Mr. Randall McClendon at (361) 456-7201. Notice Issuance Date: February 27, 2012 AVISO PARA UN PERMISO FEDERAL PARA OPERAR PRELIMINAR PERMISO PRELIMINAR NÚMERO: O3433 SOLICITUD Y PERMISO PRELIMINAR. EFS Midstream LLC, 5205 North OʼConnor Boulevard, Suite 200, Irving, Texas, 75039-3712 una planta de Petróleo Crudo y Las Istala-



y ciones de Gas Natural ha presentado una aplicación solicitud ante la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas (TCEQ, por sus siglas en inglés) para la expedición inicial de un del Permiso Federal de Operación (en adelante denominado el Permiso), (aplicación núm.ero. O3464, Solicitud núm. 17043, con el propósito de operar para autorizar la operación de Area 71 CGP Facility. El área dirigida por la aplicación es situada del cruce de FM 792 y el Camino de Cruce de Wofford al norte del pueblo de Kenedy, y entonces viajando aproximadamente 3,5 millas hacia el noreste en Camino de Cruce de Wofford y entonces 1,3 sudeste de millas en CR 331 al sitio, Kenedy, Condado de Karnes, Tejas 78119. Este enlace a un mapa electrónico de la ubicación general del sitio o de la instalación es proporcionado como una cortesía y no es parte de la solicitud o del aviso. Para la ubicación exacta, consulte la solicitud. http://www.tceq ndex.html?lat=28.856944&lng=97.789444&zoom=13&type=r. Esta aplicación fué recibida por el TCEQ el 14 de octubre de 2011. El propósito de un Permiso Federal de Operación es mejorar el acatamiento general de las reglas que gobiernan el control de la contaminación atmosférica, claramente definiendo todos los requisitos aplicables como están definidos en el Título 30 del Código Administrativo de Tejas § 122.10 (30 TAC § 122.10, por sus siglas en inglés). El permiso preliminar no autoriza construcciones nuevas, ni tampoco el aumento de emisiones del sitio. El Director Ejecutivo de la TCEQ ha concluido el análisis técnico de la aplicación y ha preparado un permiso preliminar para la revisión y comentarios del público. El permiso preliminar, si es aprobado, establecerá las condiciones bajo las cuales el sitio deberá operar. El Director Ejecutivo de la TCEQ recomienda que se otorgue este permiso preliminar. La aplicación del permiso, la declaración de base, y


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permiso de giro estarán disponibles para ver y copiar en el TCEQ la Oficina Central, 12100 Parque 35 Círculo, Construyendo E, Primero Piso, Austin, Tejas; el TCEQ San Antonio la Oficina Regional, 14250 Rd de Judson, San Antonio, Tejas 78233-4480; y Kenedy Biblioteca pública, 303 Calle mayor Occidental, Kenedy, Tejas, empezando el primer día de publicación de esta nota. En la oficina central y la regional también podrá revisar y copiar todos los demás documentos pertinentes al permiso preliminar, así como los permisos para el Examen de Nuevas Fuentes que han sido incorporados por referencia. Personas que tengan dificultades obteniendo estos materiales debido a restricciones para viajar pueden comunicarse con la sala de archivos de la Oficina Central al teléfono (512) 239-1540. COMENTARIOS/NOTIFICACIÓN PÚBLICA Y AUDIENCIA. Usted puede presentar comentarios publicos y/o solicitar una audiencia de notificación y comentarios sobre esta solicitud. El proposito de la audiencia de notificación y comentarios es el prover la opurtunidad de hacer comentarios de parte del público y hacer preguntas sobre esta solicitud. Cualquier persona afectada por la emisión de contaminantes atmosféricos de este sitio puede solicitar una audiencia de notificación y comentarios. La TCEQ puede otorgar una audiencia de notificación y comentarios con respecto a esta aplicación si una petición por escrito es presentada dentro de los treinta días después de la publicación de este anuncio. El propósito de la audiencia de notificación y comentarios es prover la oportunidad para someter commentaries orales o por escrito acerca del permiso preliminar. Si se concede una audiencia de notificación y comentarios, todas las personas que presentaron comentarios por escrito o peticiónes para audiencia recibiran confirmación por escrito de la audiencia. Esta confirmación indicará la fecha, hora y lugar de la audiencia.



Comentarios públicos por escrito y peticiones para audiencia de notificación y comentarios deben de ser presentados a la Oficina del Secretario Principal (Office of Chief Clerk), MC 105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, o por el Internet la, dentro de treinta días despues de la publicación en el periódico del anuncio del permiso preliminar. Una noticia de la acción final, incluyendo respuestas a los comentarios públicos y denotando cambios hechos al permiso preliminar, será remitida a todas las personas que hayan presentado comentarios públicos, solicitudes para audiencia o que hayan solicitado ser incluidas en la lista de correo. Esta noticia tambien proveera instructiones para hacer peticiones públicas a la Agencia Para la Proteccion del Medio Ambiente (EPA), solicitado la reconsideración de la acción final propuesta por el director ejecutivo. Al recibir una peticion, la agencia EPA solamente podrá objetarse a la promulgación de permisos que no se acaten a los requisitos de sus reglamentos o a los requisitos de 30 TAC Capítulo 122. LISTA PARA ENVÍO DE CORREO. Usted puede solicitar ser incluido en una lista para envío de correo para recibir información adicional con re specto a esta solicitud. Para ser incluido en una lista para envío de correo, envíe su petición a la Oficina del Secretario Principal (Office of Chief Clerk) a la dirección que se encuentra a continuación en el párrafo títulado “Información.” INFORMACIÓN. Para más in formación, usted puede llamar a la Oficina de Asistencia Pública (Office of Public Assistance), sin cargo, a el 1-800-687-4040. Información general concerniente a la TCEQ puede encontrarse vía internet en www.tceq Mas información puede ser obtenida de EFS Midstream, LLC, en la dirección en el primer parráfo o llamando a Randall McClendon a el teléfono (361) 456-7201. WO3-21,28&4-4&11pd

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