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All-District Eight Bulldogs voted to football all-district elite first team. See Page 8A

Christmas Parade Friday!

YCH Award

The Yoakum Christmas Parade will take place downtown on Friday, Dec. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. Come get your photo taken with Santa!

Yoakum Community Hospital honors its employees for service. See Page 3A

Herald - Times Y O A K U M •

Volume 121, NO. 51

24 Pages (2 Sections)





Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Yoakum EDC looking to help Precision Saddle Tree with $80k fire suppression system Michael S. McCracken

All councilmembers were Dunn St.). • Approved an ordinance from the Nov. 12, 2013 meeting on second and final reading were approved unanimously. granting a Change in ZonFollowing were the other ing from Residential (R-3) to agenda items during Tuesday Residential (R-4) for property night’s meeting and how they described as Lot 17 of Block 1122 in the Guchard Addition were acted upon: • Approved an ordinance as shown on the official tax on second and final reading roll (312 Mathew St. and 315 granting a Change in Zon- Bare St.). • After no public comments ing from Residential (R-3) to Residential (R-4) on property were voiced, council approved described as Lot 6 of Block an ordinance on second and 1258 in the Clifton Addition final reading granting a Speas shown on the official tax cific Use Permit to operate an institution of a religious, roll (102 O’Conner St.). • Approved an ordinance educational, or philanthropic on second and final reading nature for property described granting a Change in Zon- as the south part of Lots 7 and ing from Residential (R-2) to 8 of Block 1216 of the Mahon Residential (R-3) for property Addition as shown on the ofdescribed as Lots 6 and 7 of ficial tax roll (405 Orth St.). • Approved an ordinance Block 1103 in the West End Addition as shown on the on second and final reading official tax roll (215 & 217 repealing the City of Yoakum Manual of Fees and Service Dayly St.). •Approved an ordinance Charges in its entirety. • Approved a resolution on second and final reading granting a Change in Zon- adopting a revised City of ing from Residential (R-3) to Yoakum Manual of Fees and Residential (R-4) for property Service Charges. Information described as Lots 2 and 3 of was presented and questions Block 74 in the Yoakum Town- were addressed. • Approved an ordinance site Addition as shown on the official tax roll (1118-1124 See COUNCIL, Page 12A

Managing Editor in attendance and the minutes

Mark Pritchard, Moulton Police Chief, consults with Mike Gibson, Lavaca County Sheriff ’s Deputy, at the scene of a saltwater tank explosion, which resulted in a fatality late Tuesday morning at the GreenHunter Water LLC yard in Moulton. Staff photo by Kathryn Penrose

Saltwater tank explosion kills man at Moulton GreenHunter Water yard Kathryn Penrose

Staff Writer

A man working inside a saltwater tank was killed Tuesday morning, when the tank he was working inside exploded. According to Mark Pritchard, Moulton police chief, Jose Torres, was thrown approximately 75 feet in the blast and pronounced deceased at the scene. The explosion happened on the GreenHunter Water LLC. yard, located at 526 South Lavaca Street, just inside the city limits where South Lavaca Street (State

Hwy. 95) intersects with Rudy Jahn Road. Torres, 45 of San Benito, was holding a metal plate in place inside of the tank while a welder worked from the outside. Something inside the tank ignited, causing the blast. “The tanker was empty at the time of the accident but had been previously filled with salt water,” Pritchard said. Pritchard worked the scene with Lavaca County Deputy Mike Gibson. Carol Renner, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace pronounced Torres deceased.

Also responding were Moulton Volunteer Fire Department and Lavaca County Emergency Medical Services of Shiner. Upon arrival to the scene, shortly after the call went out at approximately 11 a.m., MVFD reported only smoke coming from the tanker. Torres was transported to Smith Funeral Home in Moulton. Two other welders were at the location, but were uninjured. The explosion was loud enough that Moulton residents reported the percussion from all across town.

Lavaca County Appraisal district makes offer for Chief Appraiser

At a regular meeting of the Lavaca County Appraisal District Board of Directors, directors agreed unanimously to extend a job offer to Edward Bridge. According to directors Bridge is the most qualified candidate for the job, as he has experience and has completed all training and certifications for the position. In other business directors decided to keep the district depository in a local institution. Directors decided to use Prosperity Bank. The appraisal district no longer collects tax payments, so monies deposited are mainly from the sale of maps. The depository is also where the appraisal district stores back up tapes each day, in a safe

The Yoakum City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and one of the biggest agenda items and discussions held during the night was in regards to the Yoakum Economic Development Corporation possibly using Type B Sales Tax Funds to help fund a grant (forgivable loan) for Precision Saddle Tree to purchase a fire suppression system that could cost nearly $80,000. Precision Saddle Tree, located on Hickey Street at the time, lost everything in a structure fire back on October 7, 2013. Yoakum EDC held a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 9 to discuss granting $50,000 of the money needed and the city council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the agreement on the first reading. Council would need to approve the second reading for the agreement to come to fruition. Precision Saddle Tree general manager Thomas Stevenson was on hand to provide a professional presentation to the ED board on Monday.

deposit box. Directors also discussed board vacancies. The board has two vacancies to fill. Pat Hybner, of Shiner will likely fill one vacancy. Directors are still accepting applications for parties interested in serving on the board. Robert Ckodre, interim chief appraiser, reported on the district financials. As of November first the district had a bank balance of $437, 865.13. November receipts totaled $6,573.52. November disbursements totaled $39,121.12. The ending balance for November was $ 415,317.53. Directors meet again this week for a special meeting.

Blue Santa Helpers

Helping out at this year’s Blue Santa gift handouts on Saturday at the Yoakum Fire Station were, front row from left to right: Yoakum Police Chief Arthur Rogers, Mayor Annie Rodriguez, Abbie Hall, Jade Hall, Lexi Laqua, Hunter Laqua, Blue Santa, Shooter Laqua, and Billy Wimberley; and back row from left: Jimmie Heiman, Yoakum Fire Chief Mark Herchek, Stephen Nobles, Hallie Hall, KC Rex, Jennifer Laque, Dana Janssen, Hallie Byers and Patti Nordstrand (Blue Santa Coordinator). See Page 11B for pictures of some of the Blue Santa distributions from Saturday. Staff photo by Nadine Rex

City of Yoakum closing for the holidays Two of the three vehicles involved in a major accident on State Highway 95 just two miles south of Shiner on Dec. 14 are pictured above. Staff photos by Nadine Rex

Four taken to hospital following accident Saturday afternoon Myra Lampley

Staff Writer

A three vehicle accident just after lunch on Saturday, Dec. 14 sent four people to a local hospital. The accident took place at 12:20 p.m. approximately two miles south of Shiner on State Highway 95. The accident involved three vehicles including: a 2012 Nissan Altima driven by Tillmon Brooks Jr., 76, of Corpus Christi; a 2003 Dodge Neon driven by Shannon Hilton, 41, of Shiner; and a 2013 Ford F-150 driven by Mark Ba-

zan, 37, of Victoria. According to the DPS accident report, all three vehicles were traveling north on SH 95 with the Hilton vehicle being followed by Bazan in the pickup and Brooks being the third vehicle behind Bazan. Hilton and Bazan had began to slow their speed for the traffic. Brooks was approaching from behind and swerved into the northbound lane in an attempt to miss the pickup. He ended up striking the front of the Ford with the rear of his car when then began to slide sideways striking the Hilton

vehicle from the back causing it to roll over into the northbound ditch coming to rest on its top. The Brooks vehicle came to rest on the southbound shoulder facing west. Brooks and his passenger, Eugene Brooks, and Hilton and her passenger, Shannon Feroben, were taken to Yoakum Community for their injuries and possible injuries. Bazan and his passenger, Sydnie Bazan, were not injured. The accident is under the investigation of DPS Trooper Matt Southall.

Christmas Holiday’s City Hall Offices and the Welhausen Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holidays. The Solid Waste Management Facility will be closed to the public on Dec. 24 and 25. All residential and commercial garbage routes will be on schedule on Monday and Tuesday. There will not be any pickups on Wednesday/Christmas Day. Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Thursday, and Thursday and Friday routes will be picked up on Friday. Please have carts out by 8 a.m. as trucks may be running early Brush will be picked up the week of Dec. 24 thru 27 as it is the 4th full week of the month. Please have all limbs/brush out by the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday morning as trucks may be running early. Brush will not be picked up on Christmas Day.

New Year Holiday’s City Hall Offices, the Welhausen Library, and the Solid Waste Management Facility will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year. All residential and commercial garbage routes will be on schedule on Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. There will not be any pick-ups on Wednesday, Jan. 1/New Year’s Day. Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Thursday, and Thursday’s and Friday’s routes will be picked up on Friday. Please have carts out by 8 a.m. as trucks may be running early No yard waste or brush will be collected the week of Dec. 30 thru Jan. 3. For emergency utility services, please call 361-293-6321. The City of Yoakum staff wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Yoakum Herald-Times Christmas Hours The Yoakum Herald-Times office will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 so the staff can enjoy the Christmas Holidays with family and friends. Next week’s newspaper will go to the post office and

hit newstands late Monday afternoon. The H-T office will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27. Deadline for the Jan. 1 issue of the HeraldTimes will be 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 27.


— Yoakum Herald-Times • WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

The Way I See Things by Mark Herchek Yoakum Fire Chief

Icy Roads

Puttin’ On A Show

Students and teachers of Yoakum Intermediate were entertained who sold at least five items during a fundraiser in October were able with a BMX/Skateboard show last week. The show was presented by to attend the show, which took place at the Yoakum Intermediate Lonestar Action Sports. Mat Olson, Jaren Grob, and Jon Shaw put on campus and lasted 45 minutes. a spectacular show of inline skating and BMX bike stunts. Students Contributed photos

On A Positive Note.... by Richard Crain

When I was ten years old I remember getting one the most awesome opportunities in my young life given to me by my favorite uncle. I was going to drive the ranch truck across the pasture as we fed the cows some hay. I either had the craziest or coolest uncle ever. I’m definitely going with the coolest. I was in the commander’s seat all by myself. No one ever forgets the first time they were in complete control of driving a truck or car. I remember my dad pretending he was falling asleep while we were on the tractor but deep down I knew he was there if anything went

wrong but now this was different. I am in complete control of the star ship. My Uncle Bo had this side job of taking care of this ranch and now I had been hired on to assist him in making sure the cows got fed that day. My uncle had given me very specific instructions on how fast to go and the route we were to take around the pasture. At the beginning as my uncle sat so bravely on the tailgate releasing a little bit of hay every few feet, I could hear my uncle speaking to me through the back sliding glass window of that ol’ single cab truck with encouraging words of how good I was doing. “Hey Ricky a little slower or you can pick up the pace a little.” He was such an encourager. Well we had come to the end

of our mission and I had done such a good job my Uncle Bo said that I could drive the truck up to the gate so that we could exit the cow pasture. My first driving experience was being extended and I was grinning from ear to ear as you can imagine. As we approached the gate my uncle instructed me to go ahead and stop to allow him to get out and open the gate. At this time I would like to share with you at the age of ten years old I still had to reach for the pedals and then pop up to look over the steering wheel. I think you already know what’s coming. When I extended my right foot for the brake, I actually stepped on the gas pedal and popped my head back up over the steering wheel simultaneously to see the front of the truck plowing through the aluminum gate.

We spent the better part of the night on Saturday, Dec. 7 helping people who hit ice on the road and ended up in the ditch. We were having to drive no faster than forty miles per hour to get to the calls. There were so many calls in Dewitt and Lavaca counties that people just had to wait for an ambulance or DPS to show up. Good thing that most people were not hurt they just needed a wrecker and an accident report. Quite a few had vehicle damage from bouncing off the guard rails on bridges. A few times that night we had people come up behind and pass us. We were running emergency lights and going about forty mph, i wonder if the hurry is worth your life. If an emergency vehicle is going forty mph with their emergency lights on, there probably is a reason for the slow speed. We are not going to help anybody if we end up in the ditch. At one time Saturday night we has two ambulances, two fire trucks, and one rescue truck all out on different wrecks. I would like to give you some safety tips for driving on ice, but there are not many. 1. Stay home. Why take the chance if you don’t have too. 2. Chains for your tires, but who has them in South Texas. 3. Slow speed, especially on bridges and overpasses. Every wreck we worked Saturday night was caused by driving too fast. Quote of the week “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

The Cowboy Rides Away Everything was happening so fast and yet it seemed like it was in slow motion. The next thing I remember was the truck was no longer being controlled by me and we were heading for the biggest tree that I had ever seen. My thoughts of being the best ten year-old driver were long gone and it was all about survival now. Still to this day I don’t know how my six foot, two hundred and twenty pound uncle got through that small sliding back glass window to stop the truck the way he did. My uncle saved us, but the gate had surely seen it’s better days. My uncle patched the gate up and because of my epic failure to apply the brakes; my uncle was forced to tell a small fib in how the gate was damaged. Apparently the lone bull in the cow

pasture was offended by us being there and tried getting out through the gate without properly opening it. My uncle obviously protected both of us by telling the tiny fib. My uncle had the most positive impact on my life. My uncle taught me mercy, grace and love through this one small adventure of a first time independent driver. My uncle never really scolded me for my error. He had a way about him that communicated everything you needed to know by the way he looked at you. In so many ways I see how many kids don’t have that positive figure in their life today. Kids need mentors. I’ve had four mentors outside of my dad in my life and you can see each one of them being lived out in my life today. My Uncle Bo could have chewed me out really good and I would have deserved it but he chose to teach me mercy and grace. By his mercy I didn’t get what I deserved that day and by chheim St. •Assault, Thursday, Dec. 12, grace my uncle continued to invest valuable lessons on a 129 Bare St. •Armed robbery, Thursday, daily basis. He never gave up on me. My uncle saw potential Dec. 12, 110 Dallas St. •Criminal mischief, Friday, in me, not failure. The youth of our community deserve Dec. 13, 900 Old Shiner Rd. mentors like my Uncle Bo. I know there are many men-

YPD makes one arrest There was one arrest for the Yoakum Police Dept. for the week of Dec. 9 thru 15. A juvenile male, 16 of Yoakum, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 13 for attempted burglary of a vehicle. He was released to a guardian. Weekly Incident Report: •Burglary of a building, Monday, Dec. 9, 708 US Hwy 77A •Burglary of a vehicle, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 502 E. Ho-

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Yoakum ISD announces Christmas sked

All schools in the Yoakum I.S.D. will release early on Friday, Dec. 20 and resume their regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 6. The campuses will release at the following times Primary Annex: Cars – 2:25; Buses – 2:30; Primary: Cars – 2:30; Buses 2:35; Intermediate: Cars 2:20; Buses – 2:25; Junior High: Buses – 2:43; High School 2:45.

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tors out there already laying down a positive foundation for these young people and I am one who is very thankful for YOU. I wrote about my Uncle Bo with the hope that it will inspire you to mentor someone or just to remind you of your mentor. I hope everyone has an “Uncle Bo”. I want to close out by saying I didn’t learn to lie that day because my uncle fibbed about the gate. My Uncle Bo fixed the gate. I learned love, mercy and grace because My Uncle Bo lived it. Those things he taught me are eternal. Just a few years later at the age of 25 my uncle passed away in a ranching accident. I miss him so much. I can remember like it was yesterday the last time I saw him as he drove his truck off in to the sun set as my little brother and I stood there watching the “Cowboy Ride Away”. It’s been 32 years since he left the earth. What he instilled in me lives on today. You know for some reason, my uncle never let me drive in that cow pasture again but he did let me help him break a horse one time. You’re not going to believe this but I kind of messed that up to. God Bless.

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CDA Donates Candy & Fruit

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court 206, of St. Joseph Parish in Yoakum participated as Blue Santa’s “helpers” on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Yoakum Fire Station. Catholic Daughters 206 donated the fruit and candy and members Gloria Lerma, Dorothy Zabransky and Wanda Zabransky helped give out the treats. Present was from left to right: Mayor Annie Rodriguez, Chief Arthur Rogers, Gloria Lerma, Blue Santa, Dorothy Zabransky, and Patti Nordstrand (Blue Santa Coord.). Not pictured Wanda Zabransky.

YCH Honors Pekar

Yoakum Community Hospital recently hosted a reception honoring Nelda Pekar upon her retirement after many years of service. Nelda Pekar has worked as a Patient Registrar in the Patient Access Department for over 25 years. Shown from left to right: Karen Barber (CEO), Nelda Pekar, Debbie Long (Director of Patient Access), and Bob Foret (CFO). The reception was held to show YCH’s gratitude for the many years of hard work and dedication.

Event & Meeting Notices YHS Nurses Aide Graduation Dec. 18

Yoakum High School will have their Nurse Aide Program graduation on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Yoakum High School Auditorium. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Christmas Parade in Yoakum Dec. 20

The Yoakum “Nighttime Christmas Parade” has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Lunch & Learn scheduled for Jan. 15

There will be a “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Yoakum Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic will be “The Basics of Alzheimers. The speaker will be Krista Dunn, Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Assoc. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Advanced Home Health Services at 361-293-5795 by Jan. 10.

Sweet Home PTO Chili Supper Jan. 25

Sweet Home PTO will have its annual Chili Supper on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Yoakum Community Center. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with games starting at 5 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m. Tickets available from any student, Yoakum National Bank, First State Bank, Belts Unlimited, & Sweet Home School.

Yoakum Masonic Lodge meets 3rd Thursday

Helping Hands Resale Shop Hours

The Helping Hands Resale Shop located at the rear of St. Joseph Family Center is open every Wednesday evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. till noon. Donations are accepted Tuesday morning from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Your donations and patronage are appreciated.

YCH Auxiliary meets 1st Tuesday of month

Th e Yo a k u m M a s o n i c Lodge #662 meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., with the meal at 6:30 p.m.

The Yoakum Community Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month, except July & Dec. at 9 a.m. at the YCH Annex Bldg. on W. Hugo St. in Yoakum.

Yoakum Eastern Star meets 3rd Monday

Library has no Story Hour in December

Yo a k u m E a s t e r n S t a r Chapter 282 in Yoakum meets at the Masonic Lodge at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month.

The Yoakum Library has no story hour in December. The next will be on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library.

YCH Honors Berkovsky

The local Yoakum Community Hospital recently hosted a reception honoring Marlene Berkovsky upon her retirement after many years of service. Marlene Berkovsky worked as a housekeeper in the Housekeeping Department for over 30 years. Shown from left to right: Karen Barber (CEO), Marlene Berkovsky, and Brian Eggemeyer (Director of Facilities). The reception was held to show YCH’s gratitude for the many years of hard work and dedication.


— Yoakum Herald-Times • WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Bobbie Smith

Campfire Makes Christmas

Yoakum Camp Fire Girls painted wooden stocking for Christmas decorations. They donated 25 dozen cookies to the military for Christmas packages. Members front row from left: MaKalen Grant, Macie Blakeney, Madilynn Steinmann, Keri Prasak, Macy Fitch; back row from left: Brenna Blakeney, Haley Taylor, Rachel Renken,Morgan Vinklarek, McKayla Adamek, Callie Morris, Lisa Seidenberger and Raley Fitch.

Campfire Makes Christmas

Yoakum Camp Fire Girls painted wooden stocking for Christmas decorations. They donated 25 dozen cookies to the military for Christmas packages. Members front row from left: MaKalen Grant, Macie Blakeney, Madilynn Steinmann, Keri Prasak, Macy Fitch; back row from left: Brenna Blakeney, Haley Taylor, Rachel Renken,Morgan Vinklarek, McKayla Adamek, Callie Morris, Lisa Seidenberger and Raley Fitch.

Spend Christmas Eve at Methodist Church Services

How will you spend Christmas Eve this year? Gathered around the table with family and friends? Celebrating a party? Alone? Missing that someone who usually sits just there? Christmas is about God coming to us, wherever we are, however we are. Christmas is the Joy of God with us - all of us. You’re invited to attend Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 1026 E. Gonzales St. in Yoakum. We call our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship “Home for Christmas”, a time to rekindle the flame of hope and love that came down at Christmas so many years ago. ToXi Chi Theta had Darcy Warren from Darcy’s Vineyard on their gether we will sing the beautiprogram recently. Warren (left) and Program Chairman Shea Kelly ful Christmas carols and hear (right) are shown at the bar. A program was given on the history of again the story of the Angels’ the winery, along with a tour and a wine tasting. visit with the shepherds in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Experience the service of candle lighting as we join in the singing of “Silent Night” and share the light of God’s promise in the Christ child. We hope you can be with us as we celebrate “Home for Christmas”, on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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Congratulations to Lois Drozd (right) of Yoakum for winning a 3-story bird condominium from Yoakum Heritage Museum. Presenting the prize is museum director Ann Seidenberger (left). Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the drawing.

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Elsie “Bobbie” Smith, beloved wife to the late Don Smith, wonderful mother, grandmother and great friend to all she met, passed away peacefully with family in Dallas, on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Bobbie was born in Philadelphia, PA March 4, 1937, lived in Yoakum and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for almost 20 years, and currently lived in Dallas. Bobbie, born Elsie Roberta Oliver, turned 76 this past March and lived every moment of her life loving her Savior, Jesus Christ, her family, and sweet treats! Though she lived with MS for over 25 years, Bobbie went to church regularly, traveled to all seven continents, and continuously befriended and touched those she met along the way. Bobbie never met a person she didn’t

think she could assist in some loving way. The daughter of parents who experienced the “American Dream”, Bobbie thought creatively of ways to care and provide for her family. In her first years of marriage she typed papers for college students for a mere 50 cents a page, she dedicated herself fully to raising her children while selling Avon and Mary Kay products, even later she went back to school to start her own business. She taught herself how to invest in the stock market and proudly sent her children to college. She volunteered all her life from Brownie Leader to folding bulletins for her church in her less mobile years, and she cared steadfastly for her children and grandchildren to the end, truly grateful for every moment she shared with them. Bobbie was so absolutely secure in her Christian faith that she did not fear death. She professed that faith to others and raised her family

Betty Ann Miller, age 69, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12. She was born April 28, 1944 in San Antonio to Elmer E. Baker Sr. and Lydia Ann Sciba Baker. Betty was a Catholic and a housewife. Survivors: mother, Lydia Baker of Yoakum; husband of 51 years, Leonard Miller Jr. of Yoakum; sons, Leonard Miller III (Trudy) of New Braunfels

and Michael Miller of San Antonio; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Williams (Clinton) of Victoria, Joyce Klesel (Bill) of Yoakum and Bonnie Malina of Yoakum; brothers, Elmer Baker (Kay) of Yoakum, Kenneth Baker (Margaret) of Victoria, Larry Baker (Alice) of Yoakum and Mark Baker (Margie) of Yoakum. She was preceded in death by: father, Elmer Baker Sr.;

Domingo Garcia, Age 81, of Austin passed away Monday Dec. 9. He was born August 4, 1932 in Yoakum to Ascencion and Herminia Garcia. S u rv ivo rs include: his wife, Andrea Herrera Garcia; sons, Domingo Garcia, Jr.,Oscar Gar-

cia and David Garcia, all of Austin;daughter Nancy Garcia Espinosa of Pflugerville; five grandchildren: Desiree Garcia, Jeremiah Espinosa, Fred Diego Espinosa, John David Garcia and Jose Domingo Garcia;two greatgrandchildren: Soleil Garcia and Devin McDonald;brother, Andrew Garcia of Yoakum, and sister, Emily Linn of Yoakum; and numerous nephews, nieces and great- nephews and great -nieces.

passionately in the Church. The Church was her family. She will forever be appreciated for that fact, remembered for her kindness and generosity, and loved eternally by her family. Bobbie is survived by: her three children, Donna Faircloth of Brooklyn, NY, Debbie Wolf of Greenwich, CT with husband Randy Wolf, Scot Smith of Dallas with wife Suzanne Smith, her five grandchildren, Isabella of Brooklyn, Madeline and Evan of Greenwich, Sarah and Matthew of Dallas. She is pre-deceased by her husband Don and parents, Sam and Edith Oliver, and survived by many wonderful relatives and family-like friends she met along her life journey. Funeral services will be held in Mesquite on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Memorial gifts in remembrance of Bobbie Smith may also be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church 411 N Town East Blvd. Mesquite, TX 75150.

Betty Miller daughter, Sharon Miller Peek; granddaughter, Kaysie Miller. The Funeral Mass was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. On-line guestbook may be signed at www.thielecooper. com. Arrangements by ThieleCooper Funeral Home, 361293-5656.

Domingo Garcia He was preceded in death by: his parents, Ascencion and Herminia Garcia and brother, Jesse Garcia. A Rosary was held on Friday Dec. 13, with burial on Saturday Dec. 14 at Elgin Latin Cemetery in Elgin. Condolences can be sent on the website of Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home. Services were held under the direction of Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home, Austin.

Juanita Silgero Juanita Silgero, 88 of Lubbock formerly of Yoakum, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4 at her residence. Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner and we re h e l d on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner with Reverend Abel Cassanova officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Yoakum. A Family Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner. Juanita was born on Oct. 23, 1925 in Hochheim. She was the daughter of Santiago and Maria (Martinez) Leos. She married Sabas Ramirez in 1948 and John Silgero in 1971. Juanita was a loving

and devoted housewife and mother. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and puzzles. She liked going to play bingo and cooking for big gatherings. She is survived by three sons; David Ramirez, Hilario Ramirez, Danny Ramirez, five daughters; Ernie Gutierrez, Oralia Martinez, Cynthia Jimison, Norma Orta, Janie Cueller, 40 grandchildren, and 70 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Santiago and

Maria Leos, her husbands; Sabas Ramirez (1996) and John Silgero (2008), Oralia Ramirez, Vincente Ramirez, Johnny Ramirez, and Sylvester Ramirez. The family request memorials to: Interim Hospice / 3305 101st St. / Lubbock, Texas 79423 To join the family in celebrating Juanita’s life and to sign the online guest book, please go to:

Winners of YHM drawing announced By Geri Mehan Executive Director “Keeping Our Heritage Alive”

The winners on the two handbags donated by the guests at “Night at the Museum” was announced. Mary McQuillen, museum volunteer, drew the winning tickets. The winners were Lorrie Lacina and Karen Washington. The Yoakum Heritage Museum presents the 26th Annual Christmas Tree Forest “Christmas On The Beach”. The Museum will be open for regular hours on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Admission if free, but free will donations are accepted. Special arrangements for groups of 10 or more can be made by calling the museum during regular hours at 361293-7022 or email at

Yoakum Library plans next Story Hour on January 16 The Carl and Mary Welhausen Library, located at 810 Front St. in Yoakum, will be presenting “Story Time” on the third Thursday at 10 to 11 a.m. Librarian, Lynn Mixon we l c o m e s ch i l d re n p re school age and under,

accompanied by parent or caregiver. Please call 293 – 5001 for more information. The schedule for 2014 will be January 16, February 20, March cancelled due to Spring Break Weekend, April 24 and May 22.

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Layne Brandt (center on left)First State Bank Pres., presented Adam Jaquez (center right) Pastor of New Life Baptist Church, a generous check of $1,000 to cover the majority of the cost of the postage for the shipping of the boxes. They are shown with the Postal employees delivering the boxes to the Post Office.

Santa Visits Residents

Santa Claus visited residents at Stevens Health Care & Rehab on Saturday, Dec. 14. He brought gifts and posed for pictures with each resident. Stevens Health Care greatly appreciates “Santa’s” time with our residents during this busy time of the year! Pictured: Dorothy McMillian and Santa (aka Travis Wagner).

Kolten Rogers, son of Melissa Shari Nobles, Yoakum National Bank (2nd from left) and Cynthia Gunter, of New Life Baptist, Morris, Yoakum National Bank (on end)presented Nancy Galindo a who the boxes were sent to in donation of $100 and small pillows for the soldiers. Afghanistan.

New Life Baptist Church & friends send Christmas Love to Afghanistan

St. Paul Brings Christmas

The Senior Class of St. Paul Catholic High School in Shiner blessed residents at Stevens Health Care with Christmas caroling at lunch time. This great group of seniors also visited with residents and brought favors for each of them in the spirit of Christmas.

German Society celebrates the season Dec. 12

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Lavaca/DeWitt Chapter of the Texas German Society gathered at the historical Hochheim Prairie Schoolhouse to celebrate the season with a Weihnachten Fest. Thirty one members and guests were in attendance. The evening opened with President Charles Soehnge welcoming the members and acknowledging the guests. Special guest was Robert Herridge, the President of the State organization of the Texas German Society. He conducted the installation ceremony of the slate of officers for 2014. Those elected were: Joyce Manning, Pres.;Charles Soehnge,Vice Pres., Barbara Braun,Sec., and Robert Manning,Treas. After the installation of officers,Gladys Eckhardt offered the Grace before Meals in both English and German. Members were then treated to a traditional German buffet consisting of bratwurst, frankfurters, wurstchen, red cabbage, potato salad, mustard, pickles, and bread and butter. All the items were either imported from Germany or prepared from German recipes. The dessert table offered an extensive array of seasonal treats. After dining, door prizes of German wine, German beer, and poinsettias were awarded to the lucky winners. The highlight of the evening was the caroling accompanied by Robert Herridge on the violin. The members joined in singing a number of traditional carols in German. Everyone enjoyed the caroling with the favorite song of the evening’s concert being “Stille Nacht”.

Lunch & Learn program Jan. 15 on Alzheimer’s There will be a “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Yoakum Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic will be “The Basics of Alzheimers. The speaker will be Krista Dunn, Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Assoc. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Adva n c ed H o m e H e al th Services at 361-293-5795 by Jan. 10.

Christmas Dinner

Family, friends and residents of Stevens Health Care & Rehab celebrated Christmas with entertainment and a lunch buffet on Friday, Dec. 6. The talented Tommy Schlein of Victoria sang Christmas songs and other favorites. The dietary staff provided a plentiful turkey & dressing Christmas dinner for everyone. Accolade Hospice and Hospice of South Texas provided desserts. This annual event is always a wonderful time to have everyone together for the holidays. Pictured: Ray and resident, Frank Villa (father/son)

Perfect addition to your Christmas Tree Village or to give as a gift! The Lavaca County Historical Commission has miniature, lighted, hand made and painted Lavaca County Courthouses for sale for $50.00 each. Available at Lavaca County Clerk’s office, at Courthouse Annex, on North Texana St. in Hallettsville

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New Life Baptist Church family and friends shipped 100 boxes of Christmas cheer and love of Christ to soldiers in Afghanistan. Families and friends took boxes from the church on Veteran’s Day weekend and returned them filled to the brim with goodies, gifts, pictures and letters, and returned the boxes by the following Friday. Some of the boxes included a small Christmas tree thanks to the Sanchez family. A very generous donation by “Restored in Christ”our local Christian band of a music donated a CD for each box, thanks to Richard Guerrerro. New Life Baptist Church added a bible to each box as well as a letter of encouragement from our pastor, Adam Jaquez. The boxes were repackaged and made ready for shipping by Melissa Gunter, Jo Ann Reding, Linda Schneider, Ginger Edwards, Debbie Sanchez, Teresa Kristek, Josie Orosco, Sarah Garcia, Sharon Montagne, Pam Churan and Phil and Kat Smith. The boxes were send to Kolten Rogers who distributed the boxes among his fellow military men and women. Kolten is serving in the US Army in Company B near Saber, Afghanistan. He is the son of church member, Melissa Gunter, who headed up this project.

We can not say enough about the gracious and helpful staff of the local post office and their wonderful support and handling of this project. The Post Office staff, Postmaster Kurtis Howell, Mary Koenig, Sonia Cruz, Barbara Goodlett made everything go so smoothly. Postmaster Howell went way out of his way to come to the church to make sure we were completing the customs forms correctly to

avoid any problems of delivery along the way. Now that is exceptional service! We are happy to report that all the boxes arrived safely and intact to Kolten last week. Although the mail room staff were a bit overwhelmed, the boxes brought great fun and happiness to the military men and women and the name of Jesus was lifted up. Thanks to everyone for making this fun project a great success.

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Prov 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Prov 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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Without trust -- in God and others -- America is headed in wrong direction

Americans don’t trust each other anymore. That’s what a survey has just revealed -- and a big change from a similar one taken 40 years ago. This loss of trust has nothing to do with the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events. But for four decades, a gutlevel ingredient of democracy -trust in others -- has been quietly draining away. Today, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972 when the General Social Survey first asked the question. Forty years later, a record high of nearly two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people. The new survey found that Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. Less than a third expressed a lot of trust in clerks who swipe

their credit cards, drivers on the road, or people they meet when traveling. But how important is it anyway whether Americans are suspicious of one another? Worried political and social scientists say it’s very important. A society where it’s easier to compromise or make a deal. Where people are willing to work with those who are different from them for the common good. Where trust appears to promote economic growth. Distrust, on the other hand, seems to encourage corruption. We are now seeing it all the time in Congress, where both political parties seem to distrust the other more than ever before. And it’s been producing political gridlock. Some think that trust can be regained over a period of time. But some studies suggest it’s too late for most Americans alive today to become more

trusting. Why? Those studies say the basis for a person’s lifetime trust levels is set by his or her mid-twenties and unlikely to change -- other than some big crisis that unifies people, such as a world war. Beginning with the baby boomers, each generation has started off adulthood less trusting than those who came before them. And there are those who still believe that most people are basically honest and continue to show their trust in mankind in their daily dealings with people and even operating a business. It appears that greed and being obsessed with their own welfare has been slowly replacing the attitude of putting the best interest of others right up there with our own. The Golden Rule of “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” isn’t being

practiced nearly as often as it used to be. Until Americans decide to turn back to trusting in God -instead of trusting in themselves and in the government -- this trend isn’t going to ever reverse. Trust -- including trust in others -- always starts with trust in the Lord. If more Americans would trust in God, they would always be more likely to trust others who also trust in God. The Psalmist David was inspired to write this about trust in God and how it can inspire people to do good things: “Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:3-4). Without trust -- in God and others -- Americans and our country will continue to go in the wrong direction. -- Buddy Preuss

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jer 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Rom 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

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210 schrimscher, Yoakum Mass Schedule: Saturday: 5 pm Sunday: 9 am, 11 am (Spanish/English) Weekday Masses: 6:30 am Wednesday & First Friday: 6:30 & 8:15 am Pastor: Rev. Matthew Huehlefeld Phone: (361) 293-3518

st. James episcopal

Hwy. 90a & Tate st., Hallettsville Sunday: Holy Eucharist & Sunday School, 9 am Wednesday: Holy Eucharist & Healing, 4:30 pm Vicar: Rev. Dr. Robert DeWolfe Phone: (361) 798-4119; (361) 645-4042

cuero church of christ

1100 e. mcarthur Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am; 6 pm Wednesday Bible Classes: 7 pm Pulpit/Encouragement: Jerry Yarbrough Youth Ministry: Daryl Parsons Phones: (361) 277-9693, (361) 218-1835

st. mary's catholic church

1200 Carl Ramert Dr. Phone 293-2321; Fax 293-6172 "WE DO THAT"

rt. 4, box 369, Hallettsville Mass Schedule: Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Tridentine Mass at 11 a.m. every 1st & 3rd Sunday First Friday at 7 p.m. Confessions on 1st Friday: 6:15-6:45 p.m. Pastor: Rev. John C. Peters

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First Presbyterian

302 n. mcleod, cuero Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Minister: Bill Cotman Church: (361) 275-2662

beth elder baptist

201 Huck, Yoakum Sunday School: 9:30 Sunday Worship: 11 am Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm Pastor: Marvin Carpenter Church: (361) 293-6510

austin street baptist

1308 e. Gonzales, Yoakum Sunday Worship: 11 am, 6:30 pm Sunday School: 9:30 am; Wednesday Prayer: 6:30 pm Pastor: Michael Seay Church Phone: (361) 293-7300

Trinity Family church

2009 n. clinton, cuero Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Wednesday Service: 7 pm Pastor: Terry Brown Church Phone: (361) 275-6917

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302 e. church, cuero Saturday Mass: 5 pm Sunday Mass: 8 & 10 am Pastor: Father David Berger Phone: (361) 275-3554

our lady of Guadalupe catholic church

705 W. broadway, cuero Sunday Morning Mass: 8 am (Spanish) Sunday Evening Mass: 5:30 pm (English)

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405 e. Hugo, Yoakum Sundays: 11 am, Holy Eucharist Fifth Sunday: 11 am, Morning Prayer Wednesday: 7:30 pm, Holy Eucharist & Healing Pastor: Gary Gooch Phone: (361) 293-2888

Hallettsville First baptist

east 1st & dowling Sunday Bible Study: 9:15 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am, 6 pm Wednesday Prayer: 6 pm; Team KID 1-6 5:30 pm Pastor: Rev. Terry D. Horton Phone: (361) 798-2227

Friendship missionary baptist

Houston Highway, Hallettsville Sunday School: 9:45 am every Sunday Sunday Worship: 11 am, 1st & 3rd Sundays Pastor: James R. Foley Phone: (361) 594-2587

First united methodist

east Hwy. 90-a, shiner Sunday School: 9:15 - 10:15 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am Bible Study: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Hymn-sing: Tuesday, 7 p.m.. Pastor: Rev. John Fletcher

His church of reconciliation

711 Hopkins, Yoakum Pastors: Pedro Jr. (Pete) & Mary Alice Garza Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Spanish Worship: 7 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Phone: (361) 298-5019

crossroads community church

722 Front st., Yoakum Every Sunday Prayer Service: 9 am Church Service: 10 am Sunday School Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm Phone: (361) 293-2107

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First united methodist

301 e. courthouse, cuero Sunday School: 9 am Sunday Worship: 10 am Pastor: Rev. Tad Tadlock Phone: (361) 275-8841

new Jerusalem missionary baptist

323 n. avenue i, shiner Sunday School: 9:15 am, every Sunday Sunday Worship: 11 am, 2nd & 4th Sundays Wednesday Prayer: 7 pm Pastor: James R. Foley Phone: (361) 594-2587

First Presbyterian

Gonzales & simpson, Yoakum Sunday Worship: 11 am Presbyterian Women: 9:30 am, 2nd Wednesday Pastor: Ben Carpenter

cuero assembly of God

201 W. reuss blvd. Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am, 6 pm Wednesday Prayer: 7 pm Pastor: James Griepp Phone: (361) 275-2727

maranatha assembly of God

404 Texas, Yoakum Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am, 6 pm Wednesday Worship: 7 pm Pastor: Nick Martinez Phone: (361) 293-7589

salem baptist

12 miles south of Hallettsville (near ezzell) Sunday School: 10 am Sunday Worship: 11 am Pastor: George Hauhurst

Hope united methodist

Hope Sunday Worship: 8 am Pastor: Rev. Warren Hornung

First united methodist

1026 e. Gonzales, Yoakum Sunday School: 10:45 am Sunday Worship: 9:45 am Pastor: Rev. Warren Hornung Church Phone: (361) 293-2171

antioch baptist

clinton community 2nd & 4th Sunday Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 11 am Pastor: James Thomas Phone: (361) 275-6755

abundant Grace church

322 Pat cleburne, Yoakum Pastors: Jerry D. Wise & Margaret Wise Worship: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wed. 7 pm Phone: (361) 741-6002

church of Jesus christ of latter day saints 402 Lott St • Yoakum

Primitive baptist

Fm 1447, stratton community Sunday Services: 10:30 am Pastor: Bill Walden Phone: (361) 293-3900

st. Peter lutheran

100 n. Promenade, Hallettsville Saturday Worship: 5 pm Sunday Bible Class: 10:15 am Sunday School: 10:15 am Sunday Worship: 9 am Pastor: Andy Taylor

Hope baptist Hope

Sunday School: 10 am Sunday Worship: 11 am Wednesday Service: 7 pm Pastor: Rev. William Walker Church Phone: (361) 293-7695

st. John bible Fellowship

302 Hope, Yoakum Sunday School: 10 am Sunday Services: 11 am Wednesday Prayer/Bible meeting, 7&8 pm Pastor: Rev. Jimmy Powell Phone: (361) 275-1612

river of life “Welcome to River of Life”

Forest st. church of God in christ

612 Forest, Yoakum 293-2845 Tues. Home & Foreign Mission 7 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Band 7 p.m. Fri. Regular Worship 7 p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. Sunday Evening YPWW 7 p.m. Evening Worship 8 p.m. Pastor: Elder B.R. Washington Sr.

Fordtran church of christ

Fordtran Sunday Classes: 10 am Sunday Worship: 11 am, 4 pm Wednesday Classes: 6:30 pm Phone: (361) 293-3983, (361) 293-2494

Queen of Peace catholic church

sweet Home Saturday Mases: 5 pm Sunday Mass: 7 am Pastor: Charles Sonnier

blessed assurance church

9080 Hyw. 183n concrete 275-9625 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study: Wed. 7 p.m. Pastor: John F. Mueller

st. John the baptist catholic church

koerth Sunday Mass: 9 am Pastor: Charles Sonnier

There's room at the cross

511 Plaza st., Yoakum (everyone Welcome!) Prayer: Monday-Friday, 11 am - 2 pm Tuesday & Thursday: Bible Study w/Pastor Joe Mesa Wednesday Night Service: 7 pm Sunday Services: 10 am & 6 pm Pastor: Robert Mesa

Hallettsville Presbyterian church

Hwy. 90a east Sunday School: 10:15 am Church: 11 am Phone: (361) 798-9201

st. ann catholic church

4162 state HWY 111-W • Hochheim Mass: Sunday: 7 am Mission of St. Joseph in Yoakum Hochheim Sunday Worship Service: 10:45 am Pastor: Rev. E. Dale Turner Phone: (361) 649-2075 E-Mail:

Hebron baptist

Hebron Sunday School: 9:45 am Morning Worship: 11 am Evening Worship: 6 pm Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, GAs, RAs Acteens, Mission Friends-7 pm Pastor: Kenneth Parker Phone: (361) 575-1645; (361) 741-3204

Yoakum church of christ

606 sheehan Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:20 am, 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 pm Evangelist: Garren Stroud Phone: (361) 293-5423

st. James missionary baptist

Iglesia Apostolica Le Fe En Cristo Jesus 1010 Dunn, Yoakum Servicios: Domingos 4:00 p.m. Miercoles 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Alfredo Araujo

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Primera iglesia bautista

202 dunn st, Yoakum Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am, 6 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:15 pm Phone: (361) 293-2319 Pastor: Richard Bowden

914 boyle, Yoakum Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am, 7 pm Wednesday Worship: 7 pm Pastor: Paul Cornado

343 cr 303, shiner Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Advanced Bible Studies: Tuesday, 7 pm Corporate Prayer: Wednesday, 7 pm Phone: (361) 401-1076 Pastor: Mona Rogers-Martin

212 W. may, Yoakum Sunday Intercessory Prayer: 9 am Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Thursday Worship & Bible Study: 7 pm Pastors: Joe & Anna Ledezma Phone: (361) 293-5000

1262 Hwy. 77s, Hallettsville Sunday Worship: 10 am Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastors: Josh & Angela Napiwocki Phone: (361) 798-5481; E-mail: Website:

205 s. esplanade, cuero Pastor: Paula Hopkins Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study: 7 p.m. Phone: (361) 275-8854

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Holy cross evangelical lutheran church

605 u.s. Hwy. 77a south, Yoakum Saturday Worship: 5 pm Sunday Worship: 8 am, 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:15 am Pastor: Rev. J. W. Mielke Phone: (361) 293-3033

us 77a at koether dr., Yoakum Sunday School: 9:30 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am, 6 pm Wednesday prayer night: 6 pm Pastor: Adam Jaquez Phone: (361) 293-6123

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Hochheim baptist church

Pleasant Grove community Sunday School: 11 am Sunday Worship: 10 am Bible Study: 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 6 pm Pastor: Rev. Lynn K. Jones Phone: (361) 293-3700

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Progress baptist

Fm 1447 @ 682, Terryville Sunday School: 10 am Preaching: 11 am Pastor: Kenneth Hodges 414 S. Ridge, Hallettsville Phone: (361) 798-7610

109 Hwy 77a-south, Yoakum Sunday Morning Service: 10:00 am Sunday Evenings Outreach & Activity Nights TBA monthly Wednesday Night G.U.I.D.E. groups @ 7:00 pm Pastor: Vincent Villareal, Sr. Pastor Phone: (361) 293-2597

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‘Dogs go 1-4 in Columbus hoops tourney The Yoakum Bulldog varsity basketball team competed in the Columbus Tournament this past weekend and managed to collect just one win in five tries. On Thursday, the ‘Dogs fell to Schulenburg, 52-40, and Hempstead, 68-38, and on Friday, dropped a 91-65 decision to Mumford. After dropping a 91-64 contest to Tidehaven on Saturday morning, the ‘Dogs managed to salvage a 58-17 victory over the Columbus JV in their final game on Saturday.



Yoakum 10 6 9 15 --40 GAME 3 Yoakum 18 18 10 12 --58 8 17 15 25 --65 Columbus JV 2 4 5 6 --17 Schulenburg 9 17 12 14 --52 Yoakum Points: TJ Hights 14, Glenn Mumford Points: Morrow 20, Blak28 31 14 18 --91

Love 8, Timmy Blakeney 5, Points: Mireles 38, Morrow Joe Mireles 5, Chase Hermes 9, Hermes 6, Blakeney 4, Jus4, Jared Garza 3, Casey Mor- tin Brown 4, Garza 2. row 1. 3-Pointers: Mireles 10. 3-Pointers: Mireles 1. GAME 4 GAME 2 Yoakum 15 19 20 10 --64

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Points: Mireles 17, Blakeney 13, Hermes 4, Morrow 4. 3-Pointers: Mireles 5, Blakeney 3.

eney 8, Mireles 8, Hermes 8, Love 6, Brown 4, Manny Munoz 2. The Bulldogs (5-8) were set to host Beeville on Tuesday night (Dec. 17) and will travel to San Antonio this Saturday, Dec. 21 to take on the Orange Tidehaven 28 31 14 18 --91 Grove Bulldogs at the AT&T Points: Hermes 18, Mireles Center with tip-off scheduled 17, Love 8, Morrow 7, Brown 6, for 11 a.m. Garza 6, Blakeney 2. 3-Pointers: Mireles 3, Hermes 1.

Goliad beats Bulldog cagers Harris Picks The Yoakum Bulldogs hosted Goliad back on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and dropped a 70-46 decision to the visiting Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to a 21-9 lead in the opening period and outscored the ‘Dogs 15-5 in the second period to take a commanding 36-14 lead into the half. Goliad again won the third stanza, 20-19, to take a 56-33 lead into the final frame. Joe Mireles knocked down five 3-pointers and led Yoakum with 17 points while Goliad’s Dalton Sturm led all scorers with 21 points.



Timmy Blakeney chipped in 11 points, Chase Hermes scored 8, Jared Garza and TJ Hights each canned 4, and Justin Brown added 2. Blakeney and Garza each canned a 3-pointer. Rebounds: Garza 8, Hights 6, Brown 5, Blakeney 4, Hermes 3, Casey Morrow 3, Mireles 1. Assists: Blakeney 6, Brown 3, Hights 2, Garza 1, Mireles 1, Hermes 1. Steals: Blakeney 5, Mireles 2, Hights 2, Morrow 1, Brown 1. 9th: Goliad 34, Yoakum 30 JV: Goliad 45, Yoakum 26

UIL Football State Championships Thursday, Dec. 19 - Saturday, Dec. 21 AT&T Stadium • Arlington, Texas

The 2013 UIL Football State Championships will take place this Thursday through Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 Conference 1A Division I Shiner (11-3) vs. Stamford (13-1) – 10:00 AM Conference 1A Division II Falls City (14-0) vs. Wellington (13-0) – 1:00 PM Conference 2A Division I Cameron Yoe (14-1) vs. Wall (15-0) – 5:00 PM Conference 2A Division II Refugio (14-1) vs. Cisco (15-0) 8:00 PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 Conference 3A Division I Carthage (14-1) vs. Kilgore (14-0) – 12:00 PM Conference 3A Division II Fairfield (15-0) vs. Argyle (15-0) – 4:00 PM Conference 4A Division I Northside Brennan (15-0) vs. Denton Guyer (13-2) – 8:00 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 Conference 4A Division II Brenham (14-1) vs. Aledo (15-0) –12:00 PM Conference 5A Division I Pearland (14-1) vs. Allen (15-0) – 4:00 PM Conference 5A Division II Katy (15-0) vs. Cedar Hill (13-2) – 8:00 PM NOTE: All games on Dec. 19-21 at AT&T Stadium will be televised live on FOX Sports Southwest or FOX Sports Southwest plus. For more broadcast information of the UIL Football State Championships, please visit the UIL website at https://

STATE GAMES CLASS 5A, DIVISION I Allen by 21 over Pearland CLASS 5A, DIVISION II Katy by 14 over Cedar Hill

CLASS 4A, DIVISION I SA Brennan by 4 over Denton Guyer CLASS 4A, DIVISION II Aledo by 21 over Brenham CLASS 3A, DIVISION I Kilgore by 2 over Carthage CLASS 3A, DIVISION II Argyle by 1 over Fairfield CLASS 2A, DIVISION I Wall by 3 over Cameron-Yoe CLASS 2A, DIVISION II Cisco by 7 over Refugio CLASS 1A, DIVISION I Shiner by 2 over Stmaford CLASS 1A, DIVISION II Wellington by 3 over Falls City

Hallettsville set to host baseball showcase camp January 10-11 Hallettsville will be hosting a showcase baseball camp for all area high school and current college age players on Friday, Jan. 10 (5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 11 (8 a.m. 12 noon). The camp will feature John Maley, pitching coach and recruiter for D1 Incarnate Word University in San Antonio as well as coaches from several other universities and colleges. Cost of the camp will be $100 per player and will be limited to the first 50 registrants. For more information and/or to register for the camp, please contact Russell Kowalik at 361-2052296 or Shorty Cook at 361-293-4902.

Hallettsville Livestock Report

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Cattle on Hand: 1162 Last Week: 2652 Year Ago: 1459 LAST SALE OF THIS YEAR: TUESDAY, DEC. 17 -NO SALES DEC. 24 & DEC. 31-

The market this week was a little weaker with weather still an issue. Most heavier weight classes sold near steady but lighter weights were weaker. Demand remains very good on all classes. Packer cows and bulls sold $2 to $3 higher on approx. 140 hd. total. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336. PACKER COWS: Higher Dressing Utility & Cutter Cows: 77-91; Lower Dressing Utility & Cutter Cows: 65-77; Light Weight Canner Cows: 52-65. PACKER BULLS: Heavyweight Bulls: 97102.50; Utility & Cutter Bulls: 89-97; Light Weight Canner Bulls: 81-89. STOCKER AND FEEDER CALVES AND YEARLINGS: No. 1 Steer & Bulls Calves: Under 200: None; 200-300: 215-245; 300-400: 200-245; 400-500: 180-212; 500-600: 160-195; 600-700: 148-172.50; 700-800 Lbs.: 138-151. NO. 1 HEIFER CALVES: Under 200: None; 200-300: 180-220; 300-400: 174-195; 400-500: 150-182; 500-600: 140-164; 600-700: 135-150; 700-800 Lbs.: 118-138.

Cuero Livestock Report Friday, December 13, 2013 Cattle on hand: 1926 Last week: 1266 NEXT WEEK IS OUR LAST SALE OF THE YEAR *FIRST IN 2014 IS JAN. 10*

Had 134 cows and 18 bulls. The packer market was stronger again for a second week in a are small and demand good. Another $2/cwt better market. Replacement cows are at a premium but very few coming to market. The calf market last week ended up a little higher and this week it is even stronger as the momentum has carried over across the market. Most classes were $2-4/cwt higher. A lot of activity at the end of the year with only one sale here to go. PACKER BULLS: Hvy. wts.: 88-104; Lower grades: 70-90. PACKER COWS: Breakers: 65-78; Boning: 65-83; Canners & Cutters: 82-92; One individual high yeilder: 99; Light & Weak: 38-53. PALPATED: 8 bred cows: 117.00-144.00 PAIRS:1 pair: $1,100. STEER CALVES: Under 200 Lbs.: None; 200250 Lbs.: 200-223; 250-300 lbs.: 197-224; 300-350 Lbs.: 198-222; 350-400 Lbs.: 195-230; 400-450 Lbs.: 185-222; 450-500 Lbs: 179-214; 500-550 lbs.: 173-202; 550-600 Lbs.: 160-188; 600-700 Lbs.: 151-176; 700-800 Lbs.: 148--158. BULL CALVES: Under 250 Lbs.: None; 250-300 lbs.: 189-228; 300-350 Lbs.: 181-225; 350-400 Lbs.: 198-230; 400-450 Lbs.: 186-218; 450-500 Lbs: 175-206; 500-550 lbs.: 164-190; 550-600 Lbs.: 155-177; 600-700 Lbs.: 140-161. OVER 700 LBS. BULLS: 134-152. HEIFERS, CALVES: Under 200 Lbs.: None; 200-250 Lbs.: None; 250-300 Lbs.: 164-200; 300350 lbs.: 166-206; 350-400 lbs.: 171-230; 400-450 Lbs.: 171-214; 450-500 Lbs: 163-250; 500-550 lbs.: 157-250; 550-600 Lbs.: 152-230; 600-700 Lbs.: 144-220; Over 700 Lbs.: 135-144.


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— Yoakum Herald-Times • WednesdaY, december 18, 2013

Eight Bulldogs make all-district first team

Tre’ Hights

TJ Hights

Michael S. McCracken Managing Editor

The District 26-3A All-District Football Team was released this week and the Yoakum Bulldogs, who finished the season 4-6 and tied for runner-up in the league with a 3-2 record, placed eight players on the elite first team. Bulldog quarterback Tre’vontae Hights was voted as the league’s Offensive MVP after the junior rushed for 1,290 yards and 18 touchdowns during the regular season to go along with 945 passing yards and six TDs. He completed 66-of-132 passes (.500) with no interceptions in nine games. Tre’ Hights also made the defensive first team as a safety where he led the team with three interceptions and seven pass deflections on the season to go along with 62 tackles. He also was voted to the second team as a return specialist, returning nine kickoffs for 219 yards and one score. Senior TJ Hights also made the first team on both sides of the ball

Terrance Hall

Timmy Blakeney

where he was voted in as a first team tailback and first team outside linebacker. TJ Hights rushed for 366 yards and four TDs on the year while hauling in nine passes for 155 yards and one TD. On the defensive side of the ball, he tallied 38 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Also making the offensive alldistrict first team for Yoakum were senior fullback Terrance Hall, senior receiver Timmy Blakeney and sophomore guard Ricky Canseco. Hall tallied 548 yards and four TDs on the ground this year to go along with 12 receptions for 134 yards. Blakeney, who missed several games due to an elbow injury, reeled in 16 passes for 215 yards and five TDs on the season. He also made the all-district second team at safety where he tallied 45 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and four pass deflections. Canseco anchored an offensive line that helped the ‘Dogs average over 375 yards per game this year.

Ricky Canseco

Three other Bulldogs making the elite first team on the defensive side of the ball were seniors Chase Hermes and Karl Kaiser along with junior Trenton Bridges. Hermes made the first team as an inside linebacker, Kaiser as a defensive back, and Bridges as a defensive tackle. Hermes tallied 84 tackles on the season with a team-leading five sacks to go along with three QB hurries, one caused fumble, and two fumble recoveries. Kaiser had two interceptions on the year with five pass deflections to go along with 61 tackles. Bridges posted 47 tackles on the year, three for a loss, to go along with one sack and nine QB hurries. Hermes also made the second team on offense as a tight end where he caught three passes for 43 yards, but was a key blocker for the ‘Dogs. Senior offensive tackle Gabriel Garcia was the only other Bulldog to make the offensive second team. Other Bulldogs making the alldistrict defensive second team unit

Trenton Bridges

Chase Hermes

were senior defensive end Jacob Linn, junior defensive tackle Marvin Davis, junior inside linebacker Ricky Camarillo, junior outside linebacker Hunter Lauer, junior kicker Edgar Maravilla, and senior punter Sam Patek. Linn finished the year with 39 tackles, a team leading six tackles for a loss and eight QB hurries. Davis posted 21 tackles, one tackle for a loss, two sacks, and a teamleading 11 QB hurries. Camarillo led the ‘Dogs with 126 tackles to go along with three sacks and six QB hurries. Lauer recorded 35 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, foru QB hurries, and four passes deflected. Maravilla made 31 of 33 extra points on the season and made one 23-yard field goal. He also tallied three touchbacks on the season. Patek punted 31 times on the season for a 32.0 average with a long of 54 yards and eight kicks downed inside the 20-yard line. Honorable mention selections

Karl Kaiser

for Yoakum were: Seniors Trysten Muehlstein (OG), DaQuan White (OT), Matt Zimmerman (DE), Clay Morris (DE), and Hall (CB); Juniors Austin McCoy (WR), Caden Fishbeck (WR), Miguel Resendiz (WR), Krystian Brzozowski (OG), Fishbeck (S), and Will Thurmond (S); and sophomore Spencer Brandt (C). Academic All-District Bulldogs were: Blakeney, Brandt, Bridges, Brzozowski, Camarillo, Canseco, Davis, Fishbeck, Garcia, Jared Garza, Hermes, Tre’ Hights, Kaiser, Maravilla, McCoy, Morris, Casey Morrow, Muehlstein, Patek, Resendiz, Hunter Smith, Thurmond, White, Linn, and Hall. La Grange senior quarterback Dillon Davis was voted as the District 26-3A MVP while Gonzales senior linebacker J.T. Miller was chosen as the league’s Defensive MVP. The Newcomer-of-the-Year award went to La Grange freshman utility back J.K. Dobbins on offense while Cuero sophomore linebacker Zech Hopkins took the title on defense.

Lady Bulldogs beat Poth, 53-46

The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs hosted Poth on Friday night and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Pirettes to improve to 12-4 on the season. The Lady ‘Dogs jumped out to a 17-9 in the first period and maintained that lead during the second period, taking a 24-16 advantage into the half. Yoakum then out-pointed

Poth 20-10 in the third stanza to take a commanding 44-26 lead into the final period. The Pirettes outscored Yoakum, 20-9, in the final frame, but Yoakum still took the 7-point victory, 53-46. Points: Callie Witte 15 (3 treys), Latrice Brown 15, Celine Markert 8, Desi Garza 7, Beth Moehlman 3 (trey), Jac-

carri Hights 3, Paige Alonzo 2. Assists: Garza 3, Brown 2, Moehlman 1, Hights 1. Rebounds: Hights 12, Markert 8, Brown 3, Witte 2, Moehlman 1, Alonzo 1. Steals: Brown 3, Garza 3, Hights 1. Blocks: Hights 5. 9th: Goliad 28, Yoakum 25 JV: Poth 25, Yoakum 24

Fight for Ball

Yoakum junior Celine Markert (32) fights for a loose ball during a home game against the Poth Pirettes on Friday, Dec. 13. The Lady ‘Dogs, who defeated Poth 53-46 to improve to 12-4 on the season, were set to travel to Flatonia on Tuesday night (Dec. 17) before returning home to host St. Joseph this Friday (Dec. 20) for a game at 3:30 p.m. Staff photo by Tommy Linn, Jr.

Lady Bulldog cagers wax Woodsboro, 55-27

The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Woodsboro back on Dec. 10 and easily defeated the host Lady Eagles, 55-27. Callie Witte led all scorers with 24 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers. Latrice Brown and Jaccarri Hights each canned eight points, Camisha Williams tallied six, Celine Markert

bagged five, and Desi Garza added 4. Assists: Hights 5, Markert 3, Garza 2, Moehlman 1, Williams 1. Rebounds: Hights 10, Witte 6, Brown 3, Markert 3, Alonzo 2, Moehlman 1, Williams 1, Garza 1. Steals: Brown 1, Hights 1, Markert 1.

In the JV contest, Yoakum defeated Woodsboro, 36-18. The Lady Bulldogs (12-4), who were set to travel to Flatonia on Tuesday night (Dec. 17), will return home to host Victoria St. Joseph this Friday, Dec. 20 with the junior varsity game at 2 p.m. and the varsity contest set to top off at 3:30 p.m.

Tri-County Outlawz earned the right to go compete for Nationals in Orlando, FL by winning this year’s CFPO-PAL AAU 10U State Championship. The team began pool play on Thursday, defeating North Carolina Triad Ravens 22-6. That afternoon, the Outlawz also defeated Florida Seminole Sharks 28-22 by scoring the game winning touchdown on the last play of the game, running the swinging gate. The team continued pool play Friday morning by taking their first loss of the season from the Virginia Hurricanes, 22-16. That loss gave Tri-County a No. 2 seed for tournament play. They played their first tournament single elimination game Friday evening, bouncing back with a win over North Carolina Springlake Eagles, 24-7. Saturday morning, Tri-County played an undefeated Virginia Red Raiders, losing the game 14-6. The Outlawz were one game away from the National Championship. The Tri-County Outlawz averaged 20 points per game in the competition which was the highest at the tournament.

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407 W. GRAND: Great location, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living, dining, den, kitchen, wood floors, double garage, carport, 1 bedroom & 1 bath off garage, central a/h, fenced. 105 RASKA DR.: Brick, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living, dining, central a/h, patio, fenced yard, workshop. (CONTRACT!) 512 HOPKINS: Corner lot, fenced, workshop, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living, den, kitchen, large extra room, 3-car garage. 129 JUNIPER RIDGE TRAIL: Beautiful brick home, built 2010, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, large living room, dining room, media room, kitchen, spacious garage, fenced yard, patio, 1.2 acres. (PRICE REDUCED!) 211 E. GONZALES: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living, dining, remodeled kitchen, window ac, wood floors, nice porch. 101 OAK RIDGE DR.: 1.17 acre lot, brick home with metal roof, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, 2 fireplaces, double garage, patio, workshop. 602 WEST: spacious home, recently remodelled, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, lots of built-ins, ca/h, double carport, good storage. (PRICE REDUCED!) 704 MAPLE: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, spacious living room, large kitchen, 2 lots, fenced yard. 502 W. HUGO: 2 lots on corner, home w/ 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, living, dining, kitchen, extra room or garage, central a/h, deck, storage building. (PRICE REDUCED!) 305 ROSE ST: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, living room, fireplace, stone floors, utility, plus 1 bedroom, 1 bath attached apartment, fish ponds, storage. (CONTRACT!)


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398 CR 400: 4 acres with spacious home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living, den, large kitchen, central a/h, single-car garage, shop, gazebo, pole barn, game house, pond. 3215 HWY 111-E: Brick home on 1.6 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living-dining, den, fireplace, kitchen with island, office, double garage, separate 1-car & 4-car garages, patio. 920 CR 400: 4 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, den, large kitchen, sun room, double carport. (CONTRACT!) 1157 TULLEY ROAD: Cuero, residential or commercial, 90 acres, improved grasses, huge oaks, cross fencing, working pen, 2 large barns, corrals, rock home, 4/3, fireplace, pool, guest house, 2 entertainment patios.


104 W. HOCHHEIM & 201 N. SOUTH: storage units with office - Great Investment! 104 E. SCHLEICHER: 5 lots, 1920 square ft. metal building, city electricity, welding equipment hook-ups. 612 LOTT: 3-story building, wood floors, new 50-year roof, freight elevator, updated electrical. 310 FRONT ST: Can be commercial or residential. Call for details. 204 INDUSTRIAL LOOP: Building approx. 16,000 sq. ft. on 4.46 acres. Many Extras!


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Public Notice

The Housing Authority of the City of Yoakum will suspend taking Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Applications effective January 1, 2014. This does not include Low Rent Housing Applications – those will still be taken each month from the 10th to the 25th each Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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*HALLETTSVILLE 1486 C.R. 1H: 2 acres with 2/2 mobile home. - SOLD *F.M. 1447: 34 acres, great location! Electricity, water well, mostly open, F.M. Road frontage. *807 E. GONZALES: Nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on shaded lot. 2-car garage. 2-car carport. 2 living areas. Lots of built-ins. Covered patio. - REDUCED *EDNA - 613 E. DIVISION: 3/2 home on 1.13 acres w/workshop. *EDNA - 508 Ed Linn: 5 bedroom, 2 bath home on corner lot. Large kitchen, formal dining, deck and patio area. - REDUCED *101 US Hwy 77A: 2.06 acres in city limits. 3/2/2 car carport. Spacious rooms, built-ins, fenced backyard, pecan, pear & oak trees. - REDUCED *508 Edgar St.: 3 bedroom, 2 bath stone home on corner lot. 2 living, 2 dining, 3-car garage, fireplace.

Dan Pelech, Broker 361-293-6768 (office) 361-293-6128 (cell) E.L. Moore, Agent (361) 293-5160

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Request for Qualification Statement for Professional Services Scope of Services With this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) the Yoakum Independent School District is seeking to qualify Surveying firms to provide professional services for 2013 Bond Projects including but not limited to: Site Surveys, Utility Location and Topography. By submitting a proposal, each firm agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the District, its Trustees, agents and employees, and any reference sources, arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any proposal, waiver of any requirements in the Request for Qualifications, acceptance or rejection of any proposal and award of a contract. Qualification Statement Submittals shall include: a.

Firm's background information including firm name and years in service under that name. Include a listing of locations, number of employees by category, and any other pertinent information regarding the firm and your ability to perform the work in a timely manner.


List of administrative staff that would oversee Yoakum ISD projects, along with a resume, years of experience, years with your firm, and licenses/certifications, etc.


Provide a list of all K-12 school projects completed in the last five years, including type of service performed. Submission of other types of projects is optional.

Basis of Contract Award: All proposals will be evaluated based on the best value to the District as defined by the following criteria: a.

Firms expertise and experience in similar projects


Proposer's ability to provide adequate quantity of qualified staff for each project proposed within time constraints as needed


Distance to the District and ability to easily service numerous projects of all sizes Two (2) copies of submittals are to be delivered no later than 10:00 a.m. on December 20, 2013 to: Tom Kelley Superintendent of Schools 315 E. Gonzales Street Yoakum, TX 77995

The District reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and to waive any or all formalities. All responses in the proposal may be used by the District in the selection process. The District reserves the right to verify the accuracy and completeness of all responses by utilizing any information available to the District without regard to whether such information appears in the proposal.

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Honor Rolls & Perfect Attendance Jordan Cabello, Jacob Calderon, Alex Cardenas, Brandon Cardona, Diego Carrasco Torres, Alessandra Castillo, Isabel Castro, Isaiah Diebel, Kaylee Donahue, Jordan Garcia, Pedro Garcia, Bruno Gonzalez, Diego Grifaldo, Gabriella


Gonzales/Cuero/Yoakum Time Warner Cable’s agreements with programmers to carry their services routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, and carriage of programming services is discontinued only in rare circumstances. The following agreements with programmers are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services in the near future. A&E A&E HD Animal Planet Animal Planet HD BET CCTV CMT Pure Country Comedy Central Destination America Destination America HD Discovery Channel Discovery Channel HD Discovery Fit & Health History History HD Hub Hub HD Investigation Discovery Investigation Discovery HD Jewelry TV Lifetime Lifetime HD LMN LMN HD

Military Channel MLB Extra Innings MLB Extra Innings HD MTV MTV Hits MTV 2 Music Choice Channels NHL Center Ice Nick Nick Jr. Nicktoons OWN OWN HD Palladia Science Science HD Spike Teennick TLC TLC HD TV Land Velocity VH1 VH1 Classic

In addition, from time to time we make certain changes in the services that we offer in order to better serve our customers. The following changes are planned:

ADD MC:Love Songs to MC channel 669 MC:Pop Country to MC channel 680 MC:Pop Rhythmic to MC channel 651 MC:Teen MC to MC channel 672 MC:Y2K to MC channel 675 IFC to Digital Cable on channel 424. (It will be carried in both TWC Movie Pass and Digital Cable) Smithsonian HD to Digital Cable on channel 897. (It will be carried in both HD Pass and Digital Cable)

DELETE Howard TV On Demand from SVOD Channel 855 MC:Classic Alternative will drop from channel 666 SoapNet from Digital Cable Channel 207 CHANGE MC:Dance/Electronica on channel 652 will rebrand to Dance/EDM MC:Retro Rock on channel 666 will rebrand to Rock Hits MC:True Country on channel 682 will rebrand to Country Hits The new services listed below cannot be accessed on CableCARDequipped Unidirectional Digital Cable Products purchased at retail without additional, two-way capable equipment. HD Television and HD set-top box required to receive HD services.

Time Warner Cable will add Al Jazeera America to Digital Cable Channel 347 BET HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1502* CMT HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1505* Comedy Central HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1452* El Rey SD to Digital Cable Channel 462 El Rey HD to Digital Cable Channel 1462* GMC HD to Digital Cable HD Channel 1155* MTV HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1509* Nick HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1129* Ovation SD to Digital Cable Channel 220 Palladia HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1511* Smithsonian SD to Digital Cable Channel 273 Spike HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1216* TruTV HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1457* VH1 HD to Standard Cable HD Channel 1503* * HD Television and HD set-top box required to receive HD service. All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Time Warner Cable, Inc. All rights reserved. Time Warner Cable and the eye/ear logo are trademarks of Time Warner Inc. Used under license.


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CAMARILLO Christian Rivas CHUMCHAL Sibrianna Holmes CLARK Keith Williams DURAN Celeste Torres WARD Braden Berger WIEDERHOLD Samantha Herrera

Nov. 11 - 15 *SECOND GRADE*

ALVAREZ Misael Pinon BERGER/MALIK Ava Zimmerman & Julee Bujnoch GOMEZ Adinah Alvarado LAFOND Alexzandra Betancud SOEHNGE Zane Garza

Yoakum FFA Chapter Competes

The Yoakum FFA Chapter competed recently at District on Nov. 18 and at Area on Nov. 25 in Kingsville. They competed in Senior Creed, Raido Team, and Chapter Conducting contests. Members attending front row from left to right: Allie Lewin, KC Rex, Emily June Kelley, Savanna Kremling, Lindsey Jacobs, and Ashton Schneider; back row from left: Hannah Smith, Tristan Nordstrand, Travis Beem, and Tyler Kornegay.

Lunch With The Bulldogs

Twice a month on Thursday seven lucky second graders (one from each class) will eat lunch with seven Yoakum athletes. The winners are selected from students who have a perfect behavior record for a week. The student will be able to wear a jersey or t-shirt that their senior partner participates in for the rest of the day. Shown left to right, second graders front row from left: Zarion Cuellar, Jaslyn Ramirez, Stephanie Vargas, Jessica Hernandez, Alexis Zaruba, and Krish Bhatka. Back row high school athletes from left: Coach Tim Blakeney (who spoke to the students), Terrance Hall, Alondra Torres, Terry Turner (who spoke to the students), Latrice Brown, Ashley Carroll, and Trysten Muehlstein.


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MOVE Investigation Discovery will move from Digital Cable to Standard Cable channel 271 Investigation Discovery HD will move from Digital Cable to Standard Cable channel 1271* MC:70’s will move from channel 672 to channel 678 MC:80’s will move from channel 671 to channel 677 MC:90’s will move from channel 670 to channel 676 MC:Adult Alternative will move from channel 667 to channel 665 MC:Alternative will move from channel 665 to channel 664 MC:Blues will move from channel 686 to channel 695 MC:Classic Country will move from channel 680 to channel 683 MC:Classic Rock will move from channel 661 to channel 667 MC:Classical Masterpieces will move from channel 689 to channel 698 MC:Contemporary Christian will move from channel 681 to channel 684 MC:Dance/Electronica will move from channel 653 to channel 652 MC:Easy Listening will move from channel 688 to channel 697 MC:Gospel will move from channel 659 to channel 660 MC:Hip-Hop and R&B will move from channel 651 to channel 654 MC:Hip-Hop Classics will move from channel 655 to channel 656 MC:Jazz will move from channel 685 to channel 694 MC:Kidz Only! will move from channel 676 to channel 673 MC:Light Classical will move from channel 690 to channel 699 MC:MCU will move from channel 652 to channel 653 MC:Metal will move from channel 664 to channel 663 MC:Mexicana will move from channel 694 to channel 687 MC:Musica Urbana will move from channel 691 to channel 686 MC:Party Favorites will move from channel 674 to channel 671 MC:Pop Hits will move from channel 669 to channel 670 MC:Pop Latino will move from channel 692 to channel 685 MC:R&B Classics will move from channel 657 to channel 658 MC:R&B Soul will move from channel 658 to channel 659 MC:Rap will move from channel 654 to channel 655 MC:Reggae will move from channel 660 to channel 661 MC:Retro Rock will move from channel 662 to channel 666 MC:Rock will move from channel 663 to channel 662 MC:Romances will move from channel 695 to channel 689 MC:Singers & Swing will move from channel 687 to channel 696 MC:Smooth Jazz will move from channel 684 to channel 693 MC:Solid Gold Oldies will move from channel 673 to channel 679 MC:Sounds of the Season will move from channel 682 to channel 690 MC:Soundscapes will move from channel 683 to channel 692 MC:Stage & Screen will move from channel 675 to channel 691 MC:Throwback Jamz will move from channel 656 to channel 657 MC:Today’s Country will move from channel 678 to channel 681 MC:Toddler Tunes will move from channel 677 to channel 674 MC:Tropicales will move from channel 693 to channel 688 MC:True Country will move from channel 679 to channel 682

Grifaldo, Kinley Hall, Juan Ibarra, Kaci Idlett, Mikayla Jackson, Rodrick Larkin, Humberto Ledezma, Adamary Lopez, Gary Medina, Nathaly Medina Gonzalez, , Angeles Melendez, Marco Melendez, Kobie Morales, Adrianna Moreno, Faith Moya, Andy Navor, Ashlynn Newhart, Austin Novosad, Stephanie Oviedo, Alan Perez, Carolyne Perez, Damien Perez, Daniel Perez, Jayson Perez, Jon Perez, Damien Puente, Xavier Puente, Anna Ramirez, Blake Reed, Araceli Reyes, Deazia Rios, Sienna Rivera, Dylan Rodriguez, Alexis Rosales, Marissa Rosales, Xavier Salinas, Zavian Sanders, Luke Sawyer, Raelee Schlegel, Kylie Stary, Serenity Suarez, Brandy Taylor, Logan Taylor, Kelsi Turcios, William Vawters, Alan Villareal, Jenifer Vivia Rivera, Madison Wright. Fourth Grade: Dreven Anzaldua, Jasmine Arredondo, Ulises Arzate, Andrew Ayala, Destini Barnett, Brooklin Berger, Shelby Bordovsky, Hannah Boswell, Douglas Brooks, Roberto Bustamante, Kyle Carroll, Cassie Clifford, Doyle Ross DeBault, Aharon DelosSantos, Scott Eggemeyer, Julia Fojt, Robert Garza, Jasmine Green, Alexis Gutierrez, Hannah Hammer, McKena Long, Diana Lopez, Jose Lopez-Barragan, Jose Maravilla, Mathew Mariscal, Jayla Martinez, Cristian Maturino, Desiree, McKinley, Mariah Mesa, Dominique Miller, Christopher Mireles, Trinity Moore, Omar Nieves, Liliana Olvera, Citlally Perez, Jaden Perez, Lacie Rab, Lennin Ramirez, Tyrek Rosales, Armando Salinas, Nathaniel Serna, Ayden Shimek, Seth Sims, Kirsten Smith, Karis Taylor, Hernan Tolentino, Kylie Velek, Andrew Villanueva, Sheela Webb, Connor Zaruba. Fifth Grade: Kayla Alvarado, Korina Anzualda, Mary Ardolino, Luis Avalos, Brandon Bosques, Miguel Buenrostro, Jonathan Camarillo, Roberto Carmona, Octavio Colchado, Aaron Douglas, Kristlen Douglas, De’Andre Enoch, Ashleah Flores, Anelli Garcia, Brandon Hairell, Collin Hayduke, Herman Hernandez, Aliza Herrera, Jaqueline Hurtado, Bowen Jacobs, Shaylee Mann, Alyssandro Martinez, Anthony Navor, Andy Nguyen, Alexis Novosad, Ashley Ontiveros, Jordan Oviedo, Yadhira Pena, Kaylee Perez, Esmeralda Ramirez, Jose Ramirez, Roxana Reyes, Carissma Rosales, Keoni Rosales, Crystal Sanchez, Julian Sanchez, Ruben Sanders, Kyle Serna, Darius Stafford-Bedford, Dhruv Suthar, Terri Tesch, Darrian Vasquez


Perfect attendance Third Grade: Caden Aldis, Abril Alvarez, Kourtnie Anzualda, Mariah Basaldua, Bryson Belcik, Cody Bennett, Wesley Bordovsky, Kiven Bosques, Ella Boswell, Carmello Brooks, Dalton Brooks,


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COUNCIL on second and final reading granting a request from Texas Gas Service for the approval of an Assignment of Franchise by the City of Yoakum from ONEOK, Inc. to ONE Gas, Inc. for natural gas distribution within the City limits. • Authorized the City Manager to enter into an Engineering Services Contract with the Lower Colorado River Authority for design work related to replacement of distribution breakers at the Yoakum Substation. $130K was allocated to this capital improvement and the breakers have been ordered. Once the design is done, bids will be gathered. LCRA will provide a quote at the time the design is presented and information will be brought back to the council to determine the best path. • Authorized the City Manager to execute a Letter of Agreement with the Lower Colorado River Authority for the acceptance of grant funds

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to the Yoakum Fire Department for the purchase of a LifePak-15 Defibrillator and authorizing a budget amendment allocating reserve funds to accommodate matching funds. Yoakum Fire Chief Mark Herchek was present to provide information. Herchek noted that $23,400 will come from LCRA with the city asked to match $13K and that funds were held over from the previous budget for this. • Approved a sole source expenditure for the purchase of a LifePak-15 Defibrillator for the Yoakum Fire Department. Info was provided and questions were addressed. • Reviewed and considered acceptance of a proposed outline of the Utility Rate Guidelines. Council was advised that all regulations must be met with a potential timeline of February 2014. • Accepted of the Yoakum Economic Development Corporation Annual Report. Tim Faulkner provided informa-

tion. Outlined enhancement programs and grants to businesses, by-quarter summation of work. Time and effort from board members was commended. Financial and sales tax reports were presented. It was noted that the retail base was diminishing and that the ED board is always looking for ways to increase and assist retail outlets in our city. He also noted that Family Dollar, funded by the EDC, was suppose to open this week. • Council tabled adopting a resolution on the first of two readings approving a project proposed by Circle Y Saddles, Inc. with the Yoakum Economic Development Corporation for the allocation of Type B Sales Tax Funds. Pat Kennedy provided information. • Council proclaimed the month of January as School Board Recognition Month • Authorized street closures for the Christmas Tree Parade rescheduled for December 20, 2013. The event was canceled last week due to inclement weather. Under the City Manager’s Report on project and administrative developments, city functions, and department











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projects: • Discussed upcoming community events of note such as the Senior Citizen Christmas party, which was held recently. • The 5k run as a benefit to Coach Berger, which was held on Saturday, starting at high school gym through City streets. Streets will not be closed, safety precautions were implemented. • The Distribution of Blue Santa presents from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the Fire Station. • Christmas Parade on December 20. • Noted that city facilities would be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and new Year’s Eve. No garbage pick up on the Wednesday’s of those weeks. The City Manager then discussed potential future Council agenda items: • Update on Sanitary Sewer Improvement Projects • Final inspection on the TDA portion of the project. Punch list has been pulled together and will be completed prior to engineer’s acceptance of the project. The next City of Yoakum Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 6 p.m.

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8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. $15 each • $25 couple

New Year’s Eve Dance

Dec. 31, 2013 8 p.m. - midnight

Yoakum Community Center

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To reserve a table for $100 that seats 14, call Jennifer at 361-243-6156 or pay $10 per person at the door.

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