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The trial of six people convicted on charges of cruelty to livestock animals concluded Tuesday afternoon in the 2nd 25th District Court in Gonzales. A jury handed down guilty verdicts for each of the defendants Victor Alaniz of Waelder, Jose Garza Pictured above is a group of Gonzales Elementary third graders with their new of San Antonio, Margarita dictionaries. The dictionaries are the courtesy of the Benevolent Paternal Order Goehring of Wallis, Maria of Elks, Lodge 2413. Approximately 220 third graders received dictionaries from Delores Medina of Needthe local lodge. (Courtesy photo) ville, Noel Medina of Needville and Stanley Whittington of Santa Fe in connection to a cockfighting ring that was broken up in January 2011. The jury spent a little over two hours deliberating before coming up with

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their decision. The charge is a State Jail felony where the maximum sentence is two years confinement in a State Jail facility and a $10,000 fine. The defendants had initially requested that the jury be responsible for assessing sentences, but that request was recanted during jury deliberations. Judge W.C. Kirkendall ordered PreSentencing Investigation reports be done on all the defendants and the data will be considered before he decides punishment. The matter will resume in court on March 6. The charges stem from the events that took place on Jan. 8, 2011 when a combined force of law enforceTRIAL, Page A6

NIXON After long consideration, the Nixon City Council approved a small amount of monetary compensation for the volunteer members of the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD), during the Jan. 14 regular council meeting. For months, Nixon Fire Chief Mark Mendez had been proposing to the council his idea to give a financial compensation to the NVFD volunteers in the amount of $5 for each meeting attended, and also $5 for each emergency call response that the individual volunteer firefighter works. Mendez had stated that his compensation idea is due to the greater and growing demands placed on the NVFD and to the increased time commitment of its volunteers during an emergency call. Another focal point of the compensation is to provide incentive to attract new volunteer members. As you know, were getting busier and its hard to get members, said Mendez to the council. So I thought about the $5 per meeting and $5 per call. Its just something Im trying to get more members. The council had thoroughly examined the request in past months so as to ensure that the request meets the approval of city

auditors and other officials, as well as having all proper accountability measures and paperwork in place. Councilman Hector Dominguez explained that more detailed protocols and procedures will now be in place for the financial recordkeeping of the compensation. Currently the system the fire department has as far as who responds to calls is just a check-off sheet, said Dominguez. As far as coming up with this, its no longer going to be that check-off system. Youre going to have to put your signature on the paper and whoever the officer that was in charge of the scene will also sign, and it will all be done when everyone gets back to the station. This measure will help to make sure the volunteer firefighter works the entire duration of the emergency scene in order to receive the compensation, according to Dominguez. The compensation will be paid quarterly (once every three months), with an amount cap of $600 per year, per volunteer. Volunteers can go over the $600 amount but then the amount will be subject to taxation. The newly approved monetary compensation measure for the NVFD is set to begin on Feb. 1.

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For the first time since becoming a paid-subscription newspaper, The Gonzales Cannon will be changing its newsstand price effective with the Jan. 31 issue, General Manager Dave Mundy has announced. The price of a newsstand copy of The Cannon will go from 50 cents to 75

cents. Printing costs continue to escalate in our industry and, after reviewing what other papers in our markets were charging on the newsstands, we determined that this was the best way to go, Mundy said. Most of the other community CANNON, Page A6

LULING Luling City Council on Thursday voted to close a vestige from the days of segregated public facilities, but the move was far from popular. The Council, by a 4-1 vote, decided to shut down the city-owned North Side Swimming Pool, a pool which catered primarily to the citys African-American community. Mayor Mike Hendricks said the Council was keenly aware that residents on the citys north side wanted to keep the pool open, but said This is strictly a monetary thing. City figures showed the pool was used by just 166 patrons last year and took in only $242 while costing about that amount per day to operate. This was put in 50-something years ago when everybody couldnt swim together, Hendricks said. City Manager Bobby Berger and Finance Direc-

tor Sonny Rougeau said that costs to upgrade the pool to bring it into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act would be prohibitive. A number of North Side residents voiced their objections to the planned closure, saying the pool does not get used because its not open when advertised. They (kids) cant go to the pool because theres nobody there, said one speaker. How can they swim without a lifeguard? Councilman James Nickells said the city had looked at neighboring cities and discovered that Luling was the only one with two community pools. Its very difficult for a small community to maintain two pools, he said. Councilwoman Jackie Campbell said shed wanted to be able to meet with North Side residents before the question of the pool closing was taken up. Hopefully we can find a place to build a pool midway, because some people LULING Page A6

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SHINER Shiner City Council named a familiar face as its new police chief and heard a report on a possible new hotel in the city during its Jan. 7 meeting. The Council voted 5-0 to name longtime local lawman Ronald Leck as its new police chief. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran served two different stints as a Yoa-

kum policeman, firefighter and EMS technician, as a Shiner policeman and then as assistant police chief in Yoakum. Leck then entered politics and served as Lavaca County Judge from 2003-2010. He has been a residential detention officer with the 25th Judicial District Intermediate Sanction facility in Gonzales the last two years. Former chief Adam Brunkenhoefer was placed on administrative leave last Oct. 9 while a complaint against

him was being investigated, and the Council placed him on administrative leave through his retirement date of Dec. 31. Meanwhile, Blackstone Dilworth of The Dilworth Group of Companies presented a proposal to place a hotel on a 5.15-acre site on Highway 90A. Dilworth said the facility would include 70 rooms and would employ 16-18 people. The city agreed to conduct surveys for utility needs for the facility.

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Bastrop ISD considers redistricting Bastrop Advertiser BASTROP Bastrop ISD is considering re-drawing elementary attendance lines for next school year. Bastrop Superintendent Steve Murray said that while overcrowding is not an issue throughout the district, there are concerns regarding certain campuses. Two community forums on the elementary boundary leveling process and the proposed boundary changes are set Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Mina Elementary School cafetorium and the second on Jan. 24 at the Cedar Creek Elementary School cafetorium. Both meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. Guadalupe Co. opposes new weight limits Seguin Gazette SEGUIN A resolution opposing any increases in federal limits on truck weights and lengths was approved unanimously by Guadalupe County Commissioners Court on Tuesday in the courts first meeting of the new year. County Judge Larry Jones said he and Precinct 2 Commissioner Kyle Kutscher participated in a conference call about the trucking proposals hosted recently by Congressman Henry Cuellar. Kutscher said the current weight limit of 80,000 pounds would be increased to 96,000 pounds. State roads are constructed to handle the truck traffic; county roads are not, Kutscher said. He also noted that truckers can pay to get permits to exceed weight limits, but none of the money paid for such permits comes back to counties. Theyre also going from a tandem to a triple, Precinct 3 Commissioner Jim Wolverton said. Its not safe for anybody. Man to see 60 years for drug charge Seguin Gazette SEGUIN Jurors returned a verdict Thursday afternoon sentencing a 33-yearold Seguin man to a 60-year term in state prison after having found him guilty of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for more than three hours before reaching a decision about the sentencing of Guy Sheppard whose indictment was enhanced by two prior felony convictions. The jury also assessed a fine of $10,000. Sheppard had pleaded true to the enhancements and faced a sentence of 25 to 99 years or life in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In the courts charge on punishment, District Judge Gary Steel told the jury that Sheppard would be required to serve onefourth of his sentence or 15 years, whichever is less, before becoming eligible for parole. The Scooter Store received millions in Medicare overpayments New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung NEW BRAUNFELS CBS News is reporting that government auditors found the New Braunfels-based The Scooter Store overbilled Medicare by as much as $108 million from 2009 to 2012. The Scooter Store, the nations leading supplier of motorized scooters used by those with limited mobility, disputes the governments audits, according to the news agency, which had conducted an investigation lasting several months. Perez resigns from FEDC Wilson County News FLORESVILLE City Manager Andy Joslin has confirmed that Jesse Perez, executive director for the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC), has submitted his resignation, effective Jan. 15. Joslin said Perez did not cite any specific reason, other than to say he felt it was time to move on. The city of Floresville is extremely appreciative of the work Jesse Perez did on behalf of the EDC, Joslin said. He will truly be missed. Perez has been employed with the FEDC since 2001.

On this date in 1821, the government of New Spain granted Moses Austin a permit to settle 300 families in Texas. This momentous agreement began the process of Anglo-American colonization in the future state. The elder Austin died, however, before he could fulfill his part of the contract, and his son Stephen F. Austin was recognized as his successor. Although Mexican independence from Spain cast temporary doubt on the future of the contract, a special decree issued in April 1823 allowed S. F. Austin to begin the colonization that led eventually to the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas.

Thought for the Day

When an opponent declares, I will not come over to your side, I calmly say, Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community. Adolf Hitler

through 12th. Ethel was an active member in her church and community serving in many capacities. She served as Church Pianist for Mount Olive Baptist Church, Waelder, Texas, Bethel Baptist Church, Sealy, Texas, Center Union Baptist Church, Buda, Texas, St. Joseph Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas and the Mt. Eden Baptist Church, Waelder, Texas. She also served as Choir Director and Pianist for the LaGrange Western Landmark District Association. Her loyalty and dedication has truly been reflected through her Christian work and service. Her involvement with the youth included Sunday school teacher, Baptist Training Union Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher and Youth Leader. Ethel served as Secretary of the Guadalupe College Alumni and the Ministers and Deacons wives organization, Mission President, Adult Bible Teacher and Musician at the Ella Austin Community Center in San Antonio, Texas. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Independent Chapter #500 in Austin, Texas and the Waelder New Millennium Lions Club. Ethel received numerous awards for her outstanding service in church, school and volunteer work. In addition to her volunteer work, she traveled to Israel to visit the Holy Land. Sis. Ethel Derry Clayborne taught piano lessons and devoted many hours as a senior volunteer. She will be remembered as someone who enjoyed gardening, needle point, quilting and sewing. The Ethel Derry/Joy Avery Rural Water Well on Farm 1115 represents Ethel Derry Claybornes pursuit of good work in her community. It was also her desire to preserve our Black Heritage in the community. The Mount Olive Museum, formerly the school teachery, the park and pavilion stands today because of her desire to preserve our heritage for future generations. She fulfilled her dream as founder of Guadalupe College Waelder Extension Seminary where she taught mission and music. She truly gave her time, devotion and dedication to the church and community. In 1961, Ethel Derry was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Rev. O.B. Clayborne. She was very active in support of his ministry. Ethel Derry Clayborne leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, two daughters; Ethel E. Nunn (Albert L.), Dolores W. Carter (Alfred J., Jr.), one son; Theron Warren, Jr. (Elizabeth), 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 1 greatgreat grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Visitation was Friday, December 21 at Lewis Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m A Celebration for the life of Ethel Lee Derry Clayborne was held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12 Noon at the Mount Live Baptist Church, Armstrong Colony, Armstrong-Derry Road, Waelder, Texas. Rev. H.G. Washington, Officiant, Mt. Olive Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. James A. Nunn, Eulogist, Mt. Eden Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Robert Jemerson, Graveside Service, Second Baptist Church. Arrangement Entrusted to: Lewis Funeral Home, 811 South W.W. White Road, San Antonio, Texas 78220. ing to volleyball games to watch the girls play. Joyce was a shy and reserved lady with a loving, sweet manner, she adored her family. Joyce is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Zavadil of Pasadena, June Carley and her husband Bud of Harwood; and brother, Ray Halliburton of Luling. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Loney Patten, Viola Johnson, Opal Hargrave, Mae Halliburton and Jewell Halliburton; and brothers, J.B. Halliburton, Jr., Johnnie Halliburton and J.C. Halliburton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 17 at 2 p.m. in Seydler-Hill Funeral home with Rev. Allen Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Waelder Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Johnnie Halliburton, Phil Carley, Bobby Halliburton, Wayne Johnson, Jeff Carley, Robert Zavadil. Honorary pallbearers are: Cody Halliburton, Justin Halliburton, Josh Carley, Jeremy Halliburton, Joseph Halliburton and Harvey Wayne Johnson. Memorials may be made to the Waelder Cemetery Association. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Ethel Lee Derry Warren Clayborne, 1915-2013 Ethel Lee Derry Warren Clayborne was called home to be with our Lord Sunday, December 16, 2012. Ethel Lee Derry Clayborne was the tenth child born to the late Grant and Medora Derry on April 26, 1915. At an early age she confessed a hope in Christ as her personal savior and united with Mount Olive Baptist church, Armstrong Colony, Waelder, Texas. She was baptized by the late Rev. N.S. Brown. Her parents instilled in all their children the importance of being a devoted Christian. As the scripture says, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work, John 9:4. Ethel Derry united in Holy Matrimony to the late Theron Warren, Sr. in 1938. To this union three children were born, Ethel, Dolores and Theron Warren Jr. Ethel Derry attended grade school at Albrecht Colored School in Armstrong Colony, Waelder, Texas. She completed high school and junior college at Guadalupe College in Seguin, Texas. She received her B.S. degree in Home Economics in 1949 and Masters of Education in 1957 at Prairie View A&M College. She received her Special Education certification from Incarnate Word College in 1979. Ethel also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanity from Guadalupe College. Her teaching career of 47 years included teaching in the Muldoon School, Albrecht Colored School, Flatonia Colored Normal School/Frederick Douglas Elementary School, Flatonia Public School and Harris Middle School in San Antonio I.S.D. The experience carried her from Head Start


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Numerous local and out-of-town gospel bands will be performing Southern Gospel and Country Gospel selections at First Baptist Church in Smiley at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Bring your guitar or other instrument and share your talent. A pot luck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Churchs Fellowship Hall,a nd there is no charge for admission. The Order of the Eastern Star, Luling Chapter #155, will host a chicken spaghetti luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Hardemann Masonic Lodge, 601 Fannin St. in Luling. Spaghetti plates with garlic bread, salad, dessert, tea and coffee will be available for a $5 per plate donation. A bake sale table will also be available. The Ralph Bunche Alumni Association will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Waelder Community Center. All officers, committee members, chairpersons and anyone who attended the Old Ralph Bunche School to please be in attendance. Plans for the upcoming Reunion on July 6 wil be discussed. For details, contact Eugene Wilson at 830-857-3764.

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Joyce Jeline Halliburton, 1936-2013 Joyce Jeline Halliburton, 76, of Moore, formerly of Waelder, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, January 13, 2013. She was born May 26, 1936 in Gonzales County to J.B. and Carrie Latham Halliburton. As a young lady Joyce enjoyed playing baseball, she was a pitcher with an intimidating fastball. She suffered from asthma and had to retire her glove very early in her life, but she enjoyed go-


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If youre ever feeling generous, its those people who deserve it, he said. They are taking time off from their work to be here and they arent fully compensated for it. Im not advocating either way, Im just pointing out that most people cant afford to come. Theres no way we can pay them fully for their time, said Dell Whiddon, Commissioner Precinct One. We all have to pitch in. Its our civic duty. The court agreed to set the juror rate for 2013 to $6 on the first day and $40 for each additional day served. In other business, the court: Appointed Glenda Gordon to serve as chairman of the Gonzales County Historical Commission. She will replace the retiring Bob Burchard. Appointed Donnie Janacek and Ernie Cobbler as Emergency Services Fire District #1 Commissioners for a two-year term. Approved the deputations to the Gonzales County Sheriff s Office for Scott Rhodes, Sr. and Henry Bowers, Jr.

The Gonzales County Commissioners Court agreed to adjust juror fees during a regular meeting Monday morning. County Judge David Bird said the state increased its allowance to the county, so it seems to make sense to pass that increase along. He noted that it takes the issuance of about 100 jury summons to get 30 responses. County attorney Paul Watkins voiced his opinion on the matter.

Livestock show season begins

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On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Crystal Cedillo was sworn in as Gonzales County Tax newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Assessor-Collector by the Honorable County Judge David Bird. Those in attendance were, The livestock show seaNorma Jean DuBose, former Gonzales County TAC, Becky Weston, Gonzales Co. Auditor son in the region kicks off and Shawna Lehnert, Gonzales County 1st Assistant Auditor. (Courtesy photo)

this weekend with shows in Luling, Yoakum and Moulton. The annual Yoakum FFA and 4-H Livestock Show kicks off Friday at the Yoakum Rodeo Arena, 1803 N. South St. Weigh-in begins at 1 p.m. Friday with goats, followed by steers, rabbits and hogs. The broiler check-in and show begins at 5:30 p.m.

The goat show is scheduled for 7 p.m., followed at 8 p.m by rabbits. On Saturday, the market hogs and breeding gilts will show at 8 a.m., and steers and heifers will show at 10:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the auction at 7 p.m. The Luling Livestock Show & Premium Market Sale for members of the Luling FFA Chapter or Luling 4-H Club also begins Friday at the Thump Paviliion.

Weigh-in is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Friday. Judging in the project fair, rabbits and market broilers is scheduled Friday evening starting at 5:30. Swine judging begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by lambs, sheep, goats and beef. The premium market sale kicks off at 3 p.m. The annual Moulton Junior Livestock Show also gets underway this weekend, with weigh-ins on Sunday followed by the sale on Monday.

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Chamber banquet tickets are on sell at the Chamber. They are $25 each and the banquet is set for January 25 at Hermann Sons Hall with a social from 6-7 p.m. Will have a table decorating contest this year, call the chamber office for details. There will be a Peoples Choice Award given to the best decorated table. We are having an auction and are looking for items, to donate please call the chamber office. On a recent Sunday, Linda Julius and her dog, Cesar, were taking one of their daily walks as she became an ambassador for the community giving information on Gonzales to a visitor. We thank all our ambassadors that take time to asset our assist our visitors. The February issue of Texas Highways magazine has a Daytripper article on Gonzales by Chet Garner. Started at the Gonzales Memorial Museum at 10

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

a.m. to 6 p.m., a full day in Gonzales. January 9-10, I attended the Winter Texan Trade Show in McAllen. Kay Lapp of Cuero and I represented our community along with the I-10 corriWelcome to our New Subscribers! Christa Benitez, Gonzales Paige Rankin, Shiner Richard Baker, Gonzales Lloyd Holden, Cost Anton Michalec, Shiner Mark Burns, Harwood Birthdays this week January 16th Joey Moss


dor. We made over 1,000 one to one contacts to tell the story of our community. We also stopped at the Tex Dot center in Harlingen and left them with our brochures. J.B. Wells Park: At the show barn Saturday and Sunday will be the Lone Star Classic Steer and Heifer show. Also Saturday and Sunday, the South Texas Tour Team Roping. MLK Walk will start at 10 a.m. on January 21 at Texas Heroes Square. The Chamber office will be closed January 21 for MLK day.

January 17th Peyton Harkey Kelley Spahn January 18th Barry Harkey, Sr. January 19th Katherine Harkey January 20th Jonathon Harkey January 21st Layne Harkey January 23rd Kristin Matias

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Lets hope Legislature holds the line on spending

Last week, Gov. Rick Perry addressed both the Senate and House of Representatives on the opening day of the 83rd Legislative Session, and urged them to support the conservative fiscal principles that have kept the Texas economy strong, and which have allowed the state to experience tremendous job growth and weather the national economic recession. However, holding the line on a conservative fiscal approach may prove to be difficult because liberal Democrat politicians believe in spending any available money on any pet project. While states like New York and California lose money and citizens who are fleeing high taxes and poor state economies, Perry is asking the state legislature to take a hard look at providing tax

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relief for Texas citizens. The tax and spend model has failed miserably in other states, and Texas should avoid that approach at all costs. However, liberals believe that government must invest in the Texas economy. The word invest is a code word for spend. They believe that government

should solve all the peoples problems and the tax payer should pay for it. Texas legislators have taken a fiscally conservative path that has required limiting and prioritizing spending. Tax payers should encourage the legislators in this session to rededicate themselves to the policies that have made Texas economically strong. But liberals like state representative Mike Villarreal of San Antonio are already screaming like Greek tragedies for more spending. Villarreal in particular wants the state spend more money on a public education system which is top heavy with administrators, regardless of the obvious failures of the system. The governor has outlined the priorities for this session, which include ensuring Texas infra-

structure continues to support our growing population and economic demands, an accountable education system that produces a skilled workforce and conservative budget priorities outlined in the Texas Budget Compact: Practice Truth in Budgeting We hope legislators will tell us exactly how much a bill will cost. Usually, no one measures the hidden costs of legislative actions. Support a Constitutional limit of spending to the growth of population and inflation California and other states have spent more money than their population, better said their tax payers, can support. A state cannot and must not spend more money than it takes in, or needs. Oppose any new taxes or tax increases, and make the small business tax exemption perma-

nent The state needs to live within its own budget limits. More taxes are not needed. Preserve a strong Rainy Day Fund This is the biggest target of liberals who want to spend money, but it is wise for the state to keep a reserve of funding in case of a financial emergency. Cut unnecessary and duplicative government programs and agencies The tax payers should not pay for services that are duplicated or redundant. Tax payers should encourage the legislators to hold the line on spending. As Gov. Perry stated, When people keep more of their own money its better for them, its better for their families, and its better for the state. Its time to take a hard look at providing tax relief.

Clean water from the Oil Patch

The Clean Water Act is under scrutiny in the U.S. Congress, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), has jumped on the bandwagon promoting the Act and telling the energy industry it must come clean in the name of hunters and anglers. At closer inspection the Act has problems concerning private property rights, and looking at the NWF website it is doubtful that the quasi-conservation group represents hunters and anglers. Fortunately the Texas legislature is more transparent than the federal government, and the local conservation groups are honest about their agendas. Then to almost make the world perfect energy production companies, aka the oil patch, are using new technology to conserve freshwater. The Barnet Shale covers 12-15 counties south and west of Fort Worth. It is a tight clay formation with a high production of natural gas. There are other such formations in Arkansas, West Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania. The reason that the focus is on Texas is because of the amount of water it takes to produce the natural gas, the shortage of water in the area, and because the lack of water was affecting the ability to expand gas production. According to General Electric Water Process Technologies Marketing

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Long live the budget crisis!

The budget crisis is over. Long live the budget crisis. Now that the fiscal cliff has been resolved, were on to the fight over raising the debt ceiling. President Barack Obama wants no part of it. Immediately after Congress passed his tax increases to avoid the cliff, he insisted that there is no way hell negotiate over the debt ceiling. That would be so inappropriate. Cue the hostage-taking analogies, the talk of extremism, the lamentations over a broken Washington. But why is the president outraged that someone would use the leverage of an impending event that would damage the economy to his negotiating advantage? Its precisely how he won on the cliff. No one called him a hostage taker when he didnt immediately accept the House Republican extension of all the Bush tax cuts, and instead insisted on forcing a choice between higher tax rates on the wealthy or going off the cliff. He got his way. Not because Republicans wanted to raise taxes. But because taxes would go up for everyone on Jan. 1, and very few people (and no Republicans) wanted that to happen. Obama used every ounce of his leverage to raise taxes on as many people as he could -- and succeeded. Congratulations. Now that the leverage may work the other way, Obama wants an end to all this crazy talk of negotiating things and compromising. I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that theyve already racked up, the president bristled. He has apparently been an innocent bystander while the national debt increased by 60 percent since he took office. Weve hit the debt limit of $16.4 trillion, and it will need to be extended in a couple of months. When $16.4 trillion in debt isnt enough, youve clearly got a problem. The president always says

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that we need a balanced approach to address it. In the cliff deal, he got one part of the balance. What about the spending cuts that the president has said in the past should be a disproportionate share of any budget solution? Hes not the least bit interested in those, except as a rhetorical device. Which is why Republicans are always in the position of trying to force him to accept some sort of spending discipline. In a better, more rational world, the debt limit wouldnt be a tool of budgetary policy. But it is one of the few must-pass pieces of legislation that Republicans can use to force spending cuts, and it obviously relates directly to our budget problem. If the president doesnt want the debate over it to go nerve-wrackingly down to the wire, he can set out a serious offer, now. Of course, hes doing the opposite. His refusal to negotiate isnt sustainable, but hell spend precious time trying to sustain it. Hell finally agree to talk, and then get Republicans to back off whatever their maximal position is -- because Republicans will again fear being blamed if theres no agreement. Another Band-Aid will be applied to the debt, until next time. In the Age of Obama, the new budget crisis always follows To the Editor: the last. We would like to express our sincere thanks for Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. the outpouring of love from our family and friends during our time of sorrow in the loss of our beloved (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Manager Mark Wilson it takes about three million gallons of freshwater to fracture a gas well and bring it into production. When a well goes into production the water used to frac that well comes back up, said Wilson. That water is three times saltier than ocean water and is unuseable. So whats happening is that theyre using massive amounts of freshwater and then having to dispose of it down injection wells where its never seen again. Theres about five billion gallons being used a year we started addressing that issue. The other part of that problem is trucking. All that brine must be hauled to disposal wells. When theyre bringing in a well a day, and each truck hauls 5,000 gallons, the city of Fort Worth has about 27,000 miles put on the infrastructure daily. The good news is everybody wants to do the

right thing. The technology hasnt been out there long to fix the problem, but now the producers and our legislators in Austin are taking a fresh look at this situation. The Texas Speaker of the House sent a mandate to the Energy Resource Committee to find a way to put this technology to use and to start re-using the water. In actuality, we can save about 70 percent of the water that comes back up the well. This water could go into aquifer replenishment, it could go into surface water and streams, or it could be put back to work in the next hydraulic fracturing. Wherever you put it, it is water thats being used again and saving the necessity of using freshwater. It also cuts the mileage on your infrastructure in about half. This helps the environment, the economy, and the political situation. In Texas, this technology is coming at a time when the Texas Water Development Board is wrestling with the water shortage for Dallas and Fort Worth. It helps with the Trinity and Brazos River Valleys where there are more strains being put on freshwater resources for downstream municipal use, and it helps solve worries about freshwater reaching Gulf Coast bays.

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tor Lynn Wilson and the Emmanuel Fellowship for the beautiful service and lovely meal. Thanks again, The Basquez Family: Christi, Kalob, Cameron and Stephanie, John and Patricia, Pete, Dixie and Amanda, The Magallanez Family: Aaron, Courtney and family, The Kuntschik Family: David F., David B. and Tara and family Roxie Bean and Family; and Ronda Robinson Jacob Basquez. Words cannot say what your kindness and love, donations whether it be monetary, food, cards, floral or however you helped this past week has meant to all of us. We are eternally grateful for your care and concern during this trying time. Thanks to Seton-Edgar B. Davis and staff, Mr. Tim Marhkham and Seyder Hill Funeral Home and Pas-

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Gonzales Police Department activity report for Dec. 24-Jan. 14: 12/15/2012 Juan Rodriguez 18 Of Wealder Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana, No Drivers License And Tampering With Evidence At 1200 Blk Seydler St. 12/16/2012 Will Coleman Irle 23 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1500 Blk Hamilton St. 12/16/2012 Reported Burglary Building At 600 Blk Hopkins St. 12/16/2012 Reported Assault At 1400 Blk Ainsworth St. 12/17/2012 16 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At Cone & Water St. 12/18/2012 Gabriel Antonio Molina 21 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 1300 Blk Fisher St. 12/19/2012 Reported Assault At 1300 Blk St. Paul St. 12/19/2012 Sergio Pina 31 Of Fairfield Tx Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 12/20/2012 Reported Unauthorized Use Motor Vehicle At 1200 Blk St. Lawrence St. 12/21/2012 Neil Brandon Kloesel 31 Of Moulton Tx Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Carrying Weapon, And Tampering With Evidence At Martin & Johnson St. 12/21/2012 14 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 400 Blk College St. 12/24/2012 Reported Assault At 1000 Blk Hastings St. 12/24/2012 15 Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 600 Blk Dunning St. Juvenile Transported To The Juvenile Detention Center In Seguin Tx. 12/25/2012 Angel Isidro Hernandez 26 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 12/28/2012 Reported Sexual Assault At 26 Lucas Ln. 12/28/2012 John Abel Stovall 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At Hastings & Burchard St. 12/29/2012 Jeremy Wayne Kintz 39 Of Gonzales And Alvin Brister 3Rd 36 Of Bellville Tx Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct Fighting In A Public Place At 800 Blk St. Paul St. During The Disturbance Victim Kenneth Rodgers 30 Of Gonzales Sustained Severe Injuries To The Facial Area And Was Airlifted To San Antonio Tx Due To His Injuries. The Investigation Intio The Incident Lead To Warrants Being Issued For Donna Marie Allen 34 Of Gonzales, Alvin Brister 3Rd 36 Of Bellville Tx, And Roger Dale Gonzales 18 Of Gonzales On January 9Th, 2013 By Judge David Bird. Donna Allen And Roger Gonzales Turned Themselves In To The Gonzales County Jail On January 12Th, 2013 And Alvin Brister 3Rd Was Arrested In Bellville Tx On The Warrant. 12/30 2012 Anthony Padilla 31 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 600 Blk Guerra Ln. 12/31/2012 Justin Ray Gammons 24 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 1000 Blk St. Lawrence St. 12/31/2012 Nathan Adam Thomas 51 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication And Failure To Identify At 900 Blk Wallace St. 01/01/2013 Aaron Dwayne Hunt 25 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication And Resisting Arrest At 1200 Blk St. Peter St. 01/02/2013 Ralph Sloan Wyatt 29 Of Seguin Tx Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia And Evading At 1600 Blk Huisache St. 01/03/2013 Joe Angel Villanueva 31 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Drving While Intoxicated At 1700 Blk St. Paul St. 01/06/2013 Rene Perez 33 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault On A Public Servant At 800 Blk St. Paul St. 01/07/2013 Hector Javier ReyesLopez 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 2400 Blk Church St. 01/07/2013 Juan Alcantar Gloria 53 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Failure To Identify At 900 Blk College St. 01/08/2013 Paul Alfred Garza 24 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Burglary Motor Vehicle Which Occurred At 1700 Blk Gardien St. 01/12/2013 Michael Christophe Hernandez 35 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance And Driving While License Invalid. Tony Anthony Hernandez 24 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 1200 Blk St. Andrew St. 01/13/2013 Reported Hit And Run Accident At Hickston And Qualls St. 01/13/2013 Zachary Bushay Mitchell 22 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Drving While License Invalid At 1700 Blk Waco St. 01/13/2013 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 183 Independence Park.

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Make your words and your actions transparent

If we lived in glass houses wed probably do things differently. The thought of someone watching our sloppy housekeeping would keep us from sweeping dirt under the rug or hiding our nasty laundry in the closet. Im sure wed also think twice before flying off the handle or doing anything else that would make us look bad. Wait a minute. The Bible says that God lives in us; and that His presence should be evident to others. Then, it seems to me that we are houses of glasstransparent and unashamed to let people peer in.

A bright sun shining day greeted 14 members of The Thompsonville Ladies Club on Thursday, Jan 10th. Dee Rodgers said a prayer and blessing, thanking God for the rain we have received and prayers for more rain. The ladies then selected from a variety of soups, salads, breads, crackers and desserts. Linda Grauke, Mary Kelly, and Sandy Parr served as hostesses for the first meeting of the New Year. Numbers were drawn for the door prizes won by LaVerne Romines and Chris Williams. Two inspirational stories, Be Ye Thankful and I Am Still the Light were read and tears came to many an eye. I Am Still the Light was published in The Good News Just Keeps Coming, a monthly, free publication of positive and uplifting stories picked up in Schulenburg by one of our members. Betty Schroeder, Club President, called the meeting to order. Pat Wenzel, Sec/Treasurer, read the minutes from the last meeting and gave the Treasurers Report. Birthday greetings were given to our

January Birthday Ladies, Joyce Harris and Chris Williams. The next order of business was discussing plans for the upcoming Annual Chili Supper and Auction. After this was finalized, we moved on to our Thompsonville Ladies Cookbook, which is in the process of being compiled and should be shipped to the printers soon. We hope to have them available for purchase at the Chili Supper. The Chili Supper will be on Saturday, Feb 23. Serving will start at 5 p.m. and the Auction will start at 6 p.m. Make plans to attend, eat some good chili and fixins, and then stay for the Auction. We have many items donated by the community and our Club members donate many homemade and baked items. All of the items will be auctioned and won by the highest bidder. We want to thank again the many who came to our Thanksgiving Luncheon in November. Funds donated for the meal were added to our Scholarship Fund. The Chili Supper/Auction is our main fundraiser and we hope you plan to attend. It will soon be time to submit applications for our Thompsonville Ladies Club

Scholarship. High school seniors from Gonzales County are eligible to apply for our scholarships. I Am Still the Light Published in The Good News Just Keeps Coming 979-877-0911 Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 a.m. When 20 beautiful children stormed through heavens gate. Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. They were filled with such joy, they didnt know what to say. Where are we? asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. This is heaven, declared a small boy. Were spending Christmas at Gods house. When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and He called them by name. An in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring.

Those children all flew into the arms of their King. And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus face. And as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, Ill take care of mom and dad. Then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all the hurt, the sorrow and woe then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, Let My power and presence re-enter this land! May this country be delivered from the hands of fools. Im taking back my nation. Im taking back my schools! Then He and the children stood up without a sound, Come now my children, let me show you around. Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.

SHINER John Holmes once wrote, There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. On Sunday, January 6, Shinerites and many others proved that their hearts are in topmost shape. The benefit for the Matthew Pohler family was a resounding success, drawing runners, cooks, washerthrowers, and auction seekers from miles around. Words cannot express the emotions that ran rampant that day, a day of warmth and sunshine that somehow crept out of days of bitter cold and gloom. The day began, albeit a little chilly, at Comanche Stadium with the Shiner F.C.A. sponsored 5K run and Kids Fun Run. Orange shirts flooded the track, athletes blew cold rings of air, and children waited eagerly to run. After a warm thank-you from Matts dad, Donald Pohler, and a prayer from F.C.A. leader, Courtney Welch, the runners were off! Nearly 200 runners coursed through the hills and trails of Green Dickson Park. When the 5K runners completed their journey, the children took to the track for the fun run. As soon as the runners caught their breath and winners were awarded medals, everyone commenced to the Arthur Kaspar Pavilion for the rest of the days events. Patrons lined up for sweet and savory goods at the bake sale sponsored by the Shiner High School National Honor Society. Live music and the smell of delectable barbequed chicken filled the air. Workers prepared over 1600 plates as the line for the barbeque lunch often protruded onto Country Road 350 past the main entrance to the park. Soon after lunch, with bellies content and music and socializing emanating from every inch, the sun emerged. Kids climbed trees, teens gathered and laughed, and adults mingled under the pavilions rooftop. The attention soon centered upon the washer tournament, where 45 teams played the first round and 35 the second. The cash prizes that were awarded were all donated back to the Pohler family, something that melted Julie Schroeder Boehms heart. After coordinating the tourney along with Wendy Boedeker and seeing the generosity, she mentioned, It was truly touching to see such great support from everyone.

As the washers were thrown, bidders feverishly and jovially roamed around the hall attempting to stake their claim on over 150 items in the silent auction coordinated by Denise Sandelovic. The eyed prize of the day was definitely an Aggie football autographed by the entire team including Johnny Football himself. The ball alone, ever more enticing after an Aggie Cotton Bowl victory, garnered $5,600 while the entire auction netted nearly $20,000. The day drew to a close with a raffle drawing. A sportsmens dream raffle was held in conjunction with the benefit to also defray medical costs for the Pohler family. Over 1250 tickets were sold, offering hunters and fishermen a chance to win various guided trips and rifles. The benefit also included a golf tournament held on December 8, 2012, in Gonzales. The two-man scramble included 70 golfers and profited $12,200. Other earlier fundraisers included Stacey Perez selling the orange Team Matt bracelets and Ali Beal selling black and orange T-shirts. Also on the day of the benefit, a 52-card draw was held with a rifle donated by the Ryan Boedeker family as the prize. As the sun set, the crowds began to dwindle and the benefactors traveled home. There really are no words or touching quotes to quite capture the spirit of that day. As Gerrie Pohler, Matts mom, explained, None of you HAD to do any of this. The fact that so many people rushed to their side within 24 hours to plan this benefit displays how much we all wanted to help. Within hours Tracey Jalufka and Tony and Crissy Machacek looked at each other and said, Lets do this. Keri Mikulencak recorded names, helped with the raffle and rallied the help of her sister Lori and husband Brian Wenske. Dozens offered help before they even knew where this event would possibly go, proving how much love is felt for the Pohler family. The entire benefit netted nearly $80,000 to help cover ensuing medical costs so that Matt can beat ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). When so many tragedies are occurring around our state and nation, what a joy it is to see the good in peoplenot just good, but an emphatic desire to help someone in need. John Holmes was right about that exercise; we have some really healthy hearts in Shiner!

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Eloise Estes
Nothing in our conduct should be so questionable that it casts doubt on Christs presence in us. Others should never have reason to lay hold of anything weve said or done and hold it against us. If Christs presence cant be clearly seen in us it may be time for a good house cleaning. Building our own charac-

ter on the right foundation is absolutely necessary before we are equipped to withstand the stress and pressures of the world and stable enough to support others. People are starving for what we have to offer them; but all too often, they lose their appetite when they see that we are unwilling to partake of the meal ourselves. Non-believers remain skeptical and new believers fall away from the faith because they have seen Christians preaching one thing and doing quite another. It may help us all to remember that the more of our selves we are able to removethe more clearly visible Christ will be. People come to know the true nature of Christ when we consistently express attitudes of love, servitude, humility and obedience in our everyday lives; demonstrating a servants love, quick to forgive and to seek forgiveness. Selfish desires, unloving at-

titudes and ungodly behavior cast disheartening shadows on Christ, who resides in us. Besides, nothing is hidden for long in a glass house. Sooner or later, everything is exposed. Our actions - more than our words - communicate who we really are. Weve got to continually practice what we preach. We should be the first to seek and accept godly council and be courageous enough to make any necessary changes. Oftentimes, the only way to know what we are truly reflecting is to take a good look into a mirror someone has put in front of our face. Truth hurtsbut growing pains often do. Lets seek truth above all else; boldly asking God to search our hearts for anything that does not match His nature. A person who has taken Gods Word to heart and bases everything else on this unshakable groundwork will remain stable in the worst of

circumstances. We must ensure that we are continually drawing from the only source of absolute truth in order to meet Gods standards. Only then can we be sure that we are conducting our affairs responsibly, not guilty of any oversight, and free from fault. Our beliefs are our operating system. Wouldnt it be sensible to perform regular inventory of our inner workings to ensure we are functioning correctly? Smith Wigglesworth once said that victory over our flesh is an active, aggressive, momentby-moment appropriation of truth. What that means is that it will take dedicated commitment to imitate Christs attitude of servitude, humility and obedience; it is a lifelong process of changing skins one scale at a time. By comparing what we see within our hearts against what God says should be there, we can begin to eliminate those ungodly

things once and for all. A heart inhabited completely by Christ is filled with love that cannot be contained. True inner faith always expresses itself through an outpouring of genuine love for others. Love, it is said, is the wellspring from which all good deeds flow. And, after all, that is what Christianity is all about. By the wayI really got a kick out of the responses I got after my birthday crisis column a few weeks ago. But, for anyone else who is thinking about asking to see my new drivers license pictureIve locked it up in a vault and lost the combination! O.K. maybe Im not over the trauma yet. Even though I try to live in a glass housesome of my rooms still have the shades drawn. Till next time love, eloise www.loveeloise.net

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SEGUIN The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority general manager voiced support of two bills designed to help insure Texas meets its future water needs filed Jan. 10 by Rep. Allan Ritter (R-Nederland), chairman of the House Natural resources Committee. According to a statement released from Chairman Ritters office, House Bill (HB)-4 and HB-11 would make a one-time allocation of $2 billion from the states Economic Stabilization Fund, often referred to as the Rainy Day Fund, to capitalize a new, dedicated revolving fund for use in financing water projects in the State Water Plan. The legislation also would begin to set in place the funds management and operation. This action by Chairman Ritter could not have come a moment too soon, William Bill E. West, Jr., GBRAs general manager said after the bill filings were posted. Drought conditions the state has experienced over the past several years, along with predictions

of continued drought, underscore the need for the state to get serious about supporting water infrastructure in a meaningful way, and I have to commend Chairman Ritter for his leadership and understanding of this important issue. Just this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that 2012 was officially the warmest year on record in the contiguous 48 states based on 118 years of temperature records dating back to 1895. The news has fueled speculation that the record hot year could be a year in the middle of a record drought. NOAAs seasonal outlook indicates that for much of Texas, the drought is likely to persist or intensify through the end of March. About 97 percent of the state is experiencing drought conditions. Adding further urgency to the states need to address future water planning is the population boom Texas is undergoing. More than 100,000 people moved to Texas in 2011.

If we fail to tackle water infrastructure funding now, the state is not going to have enough water resources to meet the needs of its people, businesses and agriculture in serious drought conditions. A great benefit I see with this legislation is having an avenue for providing regulatory and permitting assistance to move projects from the planning stage to an implementation stage, West said, adding, This is an excellent opportunity for Chairman Ritter and Speaker (Joe) Strauss to bring solutions to the table that will have a long-term impact on the states economic and community development. The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, ends at San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.

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newspapers in our region charge either 75 cents or $1 a copy but run far fewer total pages than we do, so our readers and advertisers are still getting more bang for their buck even with our price increase. Mundy also announced that subscription prices will change slightly. In the past weve had an in-county and out-of-county rate, but since were a regional paper reaching five counties, that doesnt make sense, he said. So all subscriptions, whether youre in Gonzales or any other county, will be a flat $25 per year. This is a pretty small increase and gives those who take out a subscription a substantial break over the news-

stand price; youre saving a little more than 25 cents per issue as a subscriber. Subscribers not only get the print edition of The Cannon, they also receive the e-edition of the paper free by e-mail for their personal computing device. Subscribers not already on the e-edition list can contact The Cannon office at 830672-7100 or by e-mail to subscriptions@ gonzalescannon.com to sign up. While many newspapers are struggling financially because they did not adapt to new technology quickly enough, weve embraced technology, and I think this has put us at the forefront of the industry in our region, Mundy said. Weve experienced amazing growth in our short history and these moves will help position us to continue that growth.

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on the North side dont have a way to get to the South side pool, she said. Nickells urged Campbell to meet with residents of her district and get suggestions on what facilities the city could build at the park to replace the pool. Campbell cast the dissenting vote on the question of closing the facility. The Council took a first look on another parks and recreation issue the possibility of building a skate park in the city. Berger said the city received an $87,000 refund check recently from the Guadalupe-Brazos River Authority, about twice the amount it has received in the past, and he had received a petition with some 200 or so signatures requesting a skate park. Were just trying to find out, do we want to consider this money for a skateboard park? Berger asked. How dangerous are those things? Campbell questioned. I spoke with the people

in Lockhart, and they said that EMS is up there quite regularly, Berger quipped. Councilman John Wells questioned whether the city would have to increase its liability insurance as a result of having the park, and Berger said his contacts with the Texas Municipal League had suggested that minimal signage actually decreases a citys liability. The Council voted 5-0 to further research the idea. In other action Thursday, the Council voted to table action on naming a street in the Harlem Heights Subdivision so that owners of properties facing the short unimproved roadway could be made aware that naming the street could increase their taxes. Berger told Council the city had been requested by the Appraisal District to name the street after some property owners had learned that lots facing the roadway are non-buildable because the street is not named. He said that naming the street would make those lots buildable and salable, but would also likely increase their por-

perty valuations. Wells moved to table the request until property owners can be contacted to determine their wishes on the matter. The Council also gave Berger the go-ahead to include a number of capital equipment purchases, including a new fire truck and ambulance, in upcoming budget considerations. Berger said the city had taken out a loan of slightly more than $1 million to purchase capital equipment in the past and was due to be paying off that loan this year. The city will look at a new loan to buy the fire truck and ambulance when it holds its budget workshops Feb. 12 and 19.

ment officers consisting of the Gonzales County Sheriffs Office, the 25th Judicial District Attorneys Office, members of the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office and Constable Raleigh Measom raided an active Cock Fighting facility in northern Gonzales County. The raid was part of an investigation that was bolstered by evidence gathered by Nick Richter, a current Gonzales County deputy who was working for another state agency at the time. Richter testified that he went to the facility on Dec. 18, 2010. He said he purchased a club membership and paid a $40 gate fee to gain entry on to the property which is owned by Alaniz. Richter then said he picked a flyer while there touting a huge event to take place on Jan. 8. Richter said he took this information to the Gonzales County Sheriffs Office and began working an investigation headed by Chief Deputy Dennis Richter, a distant cousin. Plans were made for Nick Richter to be attendance for the upcoming event which was eventually attended by 40 people. Nick Richter said before the first cockfight began Alaniz delivered a five-minute speech on why cockfighting should be legalized. Richter went on to describe the elaborate setup of the facility which included a large grandstand area, fight board and souvenir sales. Richter testified that Noel Medina was wearing a striped officials shirt and was preparing the fight board, which was organized by team name and fight pairings. He had on a referee shirt, but I didnt see him referee a fight, said Richter. He was also walking around in between fights working around. Richter said he watched two fights, the first one featuring a bird that was handled by Garza. Richter described the gory encounter by saying one bird was severely injured early on in the fight and had apparently surrendered, but the other bird was encouraged to keep attacking until a fatal blow was struck. Richter said the second fight he watched featured a bird that was handled by Whittington. After the fight ended, Richter slipped off a send a text to Chief Richter, who came in with a wave of authorities. On his cross examination, defense attorney Steve Keng asked Richter about the initial report he filed on the incident. That report stated he saw Goehring and Maria Medina working the cash registers and collecting gate money. Keng asked Richter why his initial report, which named only five people, was expanded by another report Richter did on July 4 in which six additional people were added. I didnt expand the report, explained Richter. I just further explained what they did. Keng asked Richter if it was difficult for him to sort through 40 people that he didnt know and place them by the roles they played. Richter responded that it was their roles which made them stand out more than others just sitting around in the background. Lead prosecuting attorney Christopher Lyerla called to the stand James Evans of Pinehurst, who was also arrested during the Jan. 8 raid. He pleaded guilty and accepted a plea bargain of probation, but said his testimony was not part of that agreement. Evans said he went to Alanizs property for the first time in the summer of 2008. He verified Richters detail of what it took to gain entry and explained what he saw on first visit. Once I got in there I could see what was going, said Evans. What was going on? asked Lyerla. They were fighting chickens, Evans said. Evans said he had to buy a membership to the South Texas Pheasant Facility club and pay the gate fee to get in. He testified there were about 30 people in attendance and he was 20 fights that night. He also recalled hearing Alaniz give a pre-fight speech. Evans said he continued to frequent the facility where he came to meet Goehring and the Medinas, who are a married couple. He said the ladies worked the register at the gate and that Noel was weighing roosters. Evans was such a fixture that he eventually became a referee and

was set to officiate another fight on Jan. 8. Evans also said he knew Whittington owned some of the birds who were scheduled to fight on the card. Evans concluded by saying it was Alaniz who provided him his referee shirt. During Kengs cross, Evans admitted that he never saw Alaniz, Garza, Whittington, Goehring or either of the Medinas pit one rooster against another on Jan. 8. Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben testified that he spoke with Alaniz on multiple occasions over the last few years, the last time coming in December of 2010 weeks prior to the raid. Alaniz encountered the sheriff during a drive one day and rolled up to Sachtlebens window to talk to him, according to the sheriff. He asked me if I was mad at him for what he was doing on his property, said Sachtleben. I told him that one day what he was doing was going to get him into trouble. The State rested and Keng called Whittington to the stand, who testified that he was present on Jan. 8 for a poultry meeting and to watch some cockfights. Whittington said he grew up around cockfighting in Louisiana and owned several roosters, but contended he does not fight them. I hadnt done that in 25 years, he said. I have too many ailments to pit roosters. It takes an athlete to handle them because youre constantly having to bend up and down. Its a sport. Whittington testified that he taken roosters to Alanizs property before for shows, but couldnt say if those roosters ever fought. There were a lot of people who owned fighting roosters, but that doesnt mean they ever fought, he said. During his cross, Lyerla asked Whittington if Richter had misidentified him as a handler during his testimony. Handlers are required to be with the chickens in the fighting area known as the pit. Do you think it was a coincidence that Mr. Richter identified you in the pit? asked Lyerla. Im saying if he said he saw me in a pit then hes wrong, Whittington emphatically replied. Keng later called Maria Medina to the stand and she explained her role was to recruit members to the Texas Game Breeders Association, an organization founded by her father that is affiliated with South Texas Pheasant Facility. Membership was the reason I was there, she said. My husband (Noel) was just helping out with the show and my sister (Goehring) was there for the same reason I was. Medina also spoke about being humiliated when she was forcibly frisked by male officers. It was horrible, she said. They were touching me everywhere. During his cross, Lyerla accused Medina of aiding the cockfighting operation through her actions that day. I didnt see any cockfighting at all, she said. I was working on memberships in the office area. Were you aware of cockfights going on that day? asked Lyerla. Yes, she replied. During his final argument, Keng tried to convince the jury that there were too many inconsistencies in Richters reports to prove anyone guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This is one of the sloppiest investigations Ive ever had a chance to look at, he said. Keng also contended that Evans testimony about who pitted roosters on that day contradicted the account given by Richter. Does that not give you some reasonable doubt? he asked. It comes down to who do you believe. Lyerla closed by telling the jury why this case was so significant. It is somewhat barbaric when you think about it, he said. Birds are forced to fight to the death, thats what cockfighting is. We should really care of the rules of law. A Not Guilty verdict will just send the wrong message and it would be a slap in the face to these police officers. The only one laughing will be Mr. Alaniz all the way to the bank because he makes money off of this illegal enterprise.

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I swore that this computer was not going to get on my nerves this year and I have already broken that promise. I just dont know how I let these gadgets do this to me. However, my New Years Resolution is just going to have to start over. I wish all of you a good year. Make one little change in your lifelike giving a smile to someone each day. It will make a difference. The Belmont Community Club meeting on January 22nd will be held at the home of Connie Bond at 2pm. Joanie Garcia and Connie Bond are hostesses. They have already started work leveling the community center. I am so excited that this work has begun. The following people need your prayers and encouragement: Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Glenn Malatek, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Pastor Lundy Hooten, Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Kathryn, Glenn Mikesh, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Carol and husband, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Mandy and Wm. (Ressie) Brietschopf, Lanny Baker, Dixie and Pete Basquez, Bob Young, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Marguerite Williams, Big John, Todd, Rita, and the family of

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William Fink, the family of Faye Cheatham, the family of Louis Kuntschik; And our troops and their families. Thank you God for the rain, Pray for our government and our congress I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Faye Cheatham. I guess that you expect some people to just keep living forever. Faye was one of them. I remember when she first moved here and opened up her little beauty shop. My mother was so happy that she did not have to go to Seguin to get her hair done. That was in the day when you went to the beauty shop every week with a standing appointment. Personally, I think that you went to have a weekly gossip session too. But I was a happy person too. I had new friends down the road. I enjoyed visiting in Fayes home and with her children, Brenda, Beverly, and others on down the line. I can see Faye turning her head a certain way with a beautiful glowing smile on her face. She was fun to be around and was always laughing. I know her family will truly miss her. Last week we had a cutie pie at the Belmont Social Club. George and Beverly White were there with their group of relatives from down in the valley. Little Mia was with them. She is the cutest little girl and likes to dance to a dance of her own making. I get tick-

led at George. He revokes any claim to them. Best Friends, Sally and Debbie, were playing on Friday. Hunter Hewell was a young visitor that got up to sing and play his guitar. Hunter is the son of the Tres Hewells. Hunter is also a Senior at Lifegate Christian School. Sally sang some pretty harmony with Hunter. They had never practiced and it was a little experimental, but it worked out well. Outside we have that chilling cold. It does not mix with my conditions. I am developing some kind of condition in my right hand that is putting the hurt on it. I have went to two doctors and one said that nothing is broken and it is not arthritis. So now I am researching the internet. Since they dont have any good answers maybe the med services do. Samson is having so much fun that I cannot bring myself to make him behave, at least not at the moment. I got out the comforter to put on the bed with this cold weather we are having. Oh Samson thinks that is a wonderful new place to hide his big cat body. He came up from the bottom moving like a gopher grabbing hunks of the comforter as he went along. Then he got to the other end and peeked out. Twerpt snuck along the side stalking him. So Samson goes back under and backs out. Then Samson gets a piece of glitzy paper and goes back under. This time Diliah is the stalker. She is better than Twerpt. She jumps smack dab on top of him. And so their game goes on. Have a good week, try to stay warm, and God Bless.

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the hearing is not a contested case hearing, the board of directors will not receive or consider evidence from persons other than the applicant and the staff of GCUWCD. chairs; Winged back chair; old school radio; air raid siren; old painting in a frame ; wooden bowl; lantern; wooden rolling pin; old clock; sailboat; bust or statue; Christmas tree; Captain wheel; Christmas Nutcracker; Old Books.

Young Farmers BBQ

The Gonzales Young Farmers are having their annual Super Bowl Sunday BBQ to go. This year orders can be picked up on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 11-1 at the old show barn at Independence Park. Orders will only be accepted until Jan. 27. Whole Brisket-$45; Half Brisket-$25; Whole Pork Loin-$35; Half Pork Loin-$20; Pork Ribs$25. Contact Ken Hedrick, 8575332; Kenneth Fink, 857-6355; Charles Rochester, 857-5366 or any member.

Al-Anon meeting

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

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The Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre in Seguin is proud to present Mariachi Azteca de America live in concert on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.. The group under the direction of Gino Rivera has performed egularly all around San Antonio and throughout the state They will bring a very exciting show along with some additional special guests. Tickets are available at Cascades, Gift and Gourmet, Keepers, the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available on line as well by going to www.thetexas.org. Tickets will be $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door.

The Shiner One Act Play is getting ready for the 2013 competition season and we are in need of the following items for our show. If you are interested in donating any of the below items please contact Michelle Winkenwerder or Linda Truman at Shiner High School (594-3131 ext. 460 or winkenwerderm@shinerisd. net or trumanl@shinerisd.net). Items needed are: 3 Old school bicycles; small wooden kitchen table; 4 wooden

Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830-672-6315.

TWA hearing

A quorum of the board of directors of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District will be present during a public hearing and public meeting at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Gonzales County Courthouse on permit applications filed by the Texas Water Alliance. The board will receive evidence submitted by TWA on its applications. Since all protests of the applications by persons previously granted party status have been withdrawn and

Area Livestock Reports

Nixon Livestock Commission Report The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, January 14, 2013, Volume, 712. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $168 to $178 to $230; 300-400 lbs., $170 to $180 to $218; 400-500 lbs, $159 to $169 to $205; 500-600 lbs, $141 to $151 to $180; 600-700 lbs, $129 to $139 to $164; 700-800 lbs, $113 to $123 to $140. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $155 to $165 to $182; 300-400 lbs, $151 to $161 to $190; 400-500 lbs, $135to $145 to $170; 500-600 lbs, $125 to $135 to $150; 600-700 lbs, $114 to $124 to $132; 700-800 lbs, $109 to $119 to $125. Slaughter cows: $62 to $85; Slaughter bulls: $90 to $100; Stocker cows: $650 to $1,200; Pairs, $740-$1,600. Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on January 8, 2013, 1,136; week ago,no sale; year ago, 1,497. The calf market started the new year much stronger. Better quality steer calves sold $6 to $10 higher with instances $12 higher. Heifer classes mostly $4 to $8 higher. Demand very good in all areas. Packer cows and bulls sold $3 to $4 higher on approx. 210 hd. Total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $75-$90; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $64-$75; light weight canner cows, $53-$64. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $93-$100; utility & cutter bulls, $86-$93; lightweight canner bulls, $78-$86. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200-300 lbs, $200$232; 300-400 lbs, $180-$215; 400-500 lbs, $165-$200; 500-600 lbs, $138-$185; 600-700 lbs, $128$157.50; 700-800 lbs, $128-$139. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $185-$215; 300-400 lbs, $152-$178; 400-500 lbs, $135-$174; 500-600 lbs, $128$158; 600-700 lbs, $123-$136; 700-800 lbs, $118-$127. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361798-4336. Cuero Livestock Market Report Cuero Livestock Market Report on January 11, 2013, had 1,481 head. Had 352 cows and 10 bulls. The packer market steady to higher particularly on the canners and cutters. Not many bulls so that market could be called steady. The calf market was at least $10 higher on most classes and as much as $15/cwt on better steers 500-60 lbs. A lot of interest from all buyers on all classes. Definitely no holes in the market. The beneficial rain received was boost to morale everywhere. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $87$100.50; lower grades, $67-$85. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$77; boning, $65-$82; canners & cutters, $66-$88; light & weak, $55$65. Palpated dry Cows sold very high dollaring out as high as high as $1,450 per head, $100-$130. Pairs: Not many but sold as $1,510.00. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, None; 300-350 lbs, $186-$202; 350-400 lbs, $163-$197; 400-450 lbs, $171-$190; 450-500 lbs, $159$174; 500-550 lbs, $159-$176; 550-600 lbs, $144-$162; 600-700 lbs, $143-$151; 700-800 lbs, $129$137. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, None; 300-350 lbs, $189-$200; 350-400 lbs, $188$208; 400-450 lbs, $165-$190; 450-500 lbs, $168-$181; 500-550 lbs, $158-$174; 550-600 lbs, $149$170; 600-700 lbs, $136-$146. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $124-$140. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., None; 200-250 lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, $172-$184; 300-350 lbs, $168$178; 350-400 lbs, $161-$188; 400-450 lbs, $142-$164; 450-500 lbs, $152-$190; 500-550 lbs, $143$152; 550-600 lbs, $136-$156; 600-700 lbs., $130-$140; over 700 lbs, $122-$128. .

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TEMPLE USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist, James Davis, announces applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) are currently being accepted at the NRCS offices located at 920 N St. Joseph St., Room 142 in Gonzales. NRCS in Texas has received its initial allocation of EQIP funding in 2013 and will begin ranking and obligating EQIP contracts after February 15. All agriculture producers interested in submitting a contract application for 2013 should do so before this ranking deadline. EQIP one of the largest programs in the Farm Bill is a voluntary conservation program that promotes environmental quality and assists producers to meet local, state and federal regulations. EQIP is a valuable tool to help Gonzales Countys agricultural producers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations, said Davis. EQIP is a continuous signup program that allows landowners or operators to apply for financial and technical assistance for the application of specific conservation practices; but the deadline for the first 2013 funding is February 15, 2013. Contracts are offered periodically depending on budgetary allocations. Applications made after the deadline will be considered in the next funding cycle. Higher priority will be given to those applications that address national, state and local priorities and provide higher cost efficiency. EQIP offers technical and financial help to install or implement structural, vegetative, and management practices that can benefit the soil, water, air, plants, livestock, and wildlife. Each county in the state is funded yearly to assist producers financially with these land management practices. Last year, NRCS in Texas funded over 4,000 EQIP contracts with $76 million to accomplish conservation practices such as irrigation efficiency, minimum tillage, brush management and more on 2.1 million acres across the entire state. In addition to helping our environment, Farm Bill conservation program funds support rural communities. In Texas, it is estimated that each dollar of NRCS and private matching expenditures on NRCS conservation programs generates an additional $2.54 in sales of goods and services. For more information, including eligibility requirements, call the USDA Service Center office in Gonzales at (830) 672-8371 x3. Service center locations and program information can be found on the Texas NRCS Web site at www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov.

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LP Lease Name: Arledge Ranch Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G. Blair, A-4 Direction and Miles: 12.41 miles W . of Gonzales Oil: 1,015 MCF: 612 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,839 Total Depth: 15,130 feet Perforations: 10,911-15,061 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32638 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) A Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: A.W Hill, A-247 . Direction and Miles: 17.96 miles south of Gonzales Oil: 513 MCF: 1,249 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,582 Total Depth: 16,788 feet Perforations: 12,198-16,330 feet API No.: 42-177-32593 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Sample-Vana Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G.W Barnett, A-110 . Direction and Miles: 8.8 miles southwest of Smiley Oil: 551 MCF: 192 Choke Size: 37/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 12,610 feet Plug Back Depth: 12,477 feet Perforations: 7,248-12,475 feet API No.: 42-177-32592 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Vickers-Braune Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-230 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles northeast of Gonzales Oil: 573 MCF: 62 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 12,080 feet Plug Back Depth: 11,881 feet Perforations: 6,867-11,863 feet API No.: 42-177-32597 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Laughlin-Cook Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: H. Earthman, A-202 Direction and Miles: 4.3 miles southeast of Smiley Oil: 532 MCF: 100 Choke Size: 26/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 237 Total Depth: 13,084 feet Plug Back Depth: 12,974 feet Perforations: 7,472-12,919 feet API No.: 42-177-32718 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: McClure Unit Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: W Hill, A-27 . Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles north of Kokernot Oil: 1,372 MCF: 769 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 956 Total Depth: 17,110 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,023 feet Perforations: 10,700-17,018 feet API No.: 42-177-32633 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Martin Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: D. Gray, A-517 Direction and Miles: 2.7 miles northeast of Glaze Oil: 2,660 MCF: 2,573 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,413 Total Depth: 16,712 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,629 feet Perforations: 11,991-16,624 feet API No.: 42-177-32727 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32827 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Annie Unit Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.9 miles NE. of Glaze Survey Name: D. Gray, A-517 Acres: 387.54 API No.: 42-177-32828 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Adele Dubose Well No.: 8 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,700 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles SW of . Sample Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Acres: 1,005.23 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-32710 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Recompletion Operator: XTO Energy Inc. Lease Name: Fitzhenry Well No.: 1R Field Name: Esperanza (Diablo) Total Depth: 16,552 feet Direction and Miles: 18.8 miles S. of Hallettsville Survey Name: W Johns, A-262 . Acres: 165.50 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32583 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lord D Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: M. Cogswell, A-144 Direction and Miles: 13 miles E. of Smiley Oil: 2,503 MCF: 2,811 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,812 Total Depth: 15,762 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,677 feet Perforations: 11,993-15,672 feet API No.: 42-177-32561 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lord D Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: M. Cogswell, A-144 Direction and Miles: 3 miles E. of Smiley Oil: 1,656 MCF: 2,470 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,513 Total Depth: 15,950 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,863 feet Perforations: 12,200-15,858 feet API No.: 42-177-32625 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Ironwood Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Ince Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: A.B. Williams, A-79 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles NE. of Waelder Oil: 535 MCF: 240 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 500 Total Depth: 14,648 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,990 feet Perforations: 9,728-13,972 feet API No.: 42-177-32640 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: A.W Hill, A-247 . Direction and Miles: 17.97 miles S. of Gonzales Oil: 721 MCF: 1,597 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,910 Total Depth: 17,916 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,864 feet Perforations: 12,250-16,617 feet API No.: 42-177-32748 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas 1)


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Survey Name: W Jones, A-289 .C. Direction and Miles: 0.1 mile southwest of Sample Oil: 1,109 MCF: 987 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 840 Total Depth: 13,627 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,541 feet Perforations: 10,982-13,531 feet API No.: 42-177-32621 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 15H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Direction and Miles: 17.97 miles southwest of Gonzales Oil: 2,845 MCF: 3,297 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,820 Total Depth: 19,653 feet Perforations: 12,273-19,349 feet API No.: 42-177-32622 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 14H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Direction and Miles: 17.97 miles southwest of Gonzales Oil: 1,428 MCF: 1,918 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,029 Total Depth: 19,316 feet Perforations: 12,852-19,046 feet API No.: 42-177-32612 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Tidal Petroleum Inc. Lease Name: Alford Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. Tumlinson, A-74 Direction and Miles: 6 miles northwest of Moulton Oil: 360 MCF: 140 Choke Size: 20/64 of an inch

Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 635 Total Depth: 13,148 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,093 feet Perforations: 9,370-12,896 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33663 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Kleihge Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: H. Russell, A-376 Direction and Miles: 4.07 miles southwest of Moulton Oil: 484 MCF: 870 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,889 Total Depth: 17,789 feet Perforations: 12,370-17,525 feet API No.: 42-285-33653 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Bertha Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: W Chase, A-9 . Direction and miles: 0.09 miles west of Moulton Oil: 1,434 MCF: 942 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,650 Total Depth: 17,236 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,065 feet Perforations: 11,242-17,012 feet API No.: 42-285-33667 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Freytag Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: W Chase, A-9 . Direction and miles: 1.4 miles southeast of Moulton Oil: 1,071 MCF: 742 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,800 Total Depth: 16,930 feet Perforations: 11,896-16,848 feet

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds January 1-31 Lawrence, Sue Anne Colston (Trustee), Sue Anne Colston Lawrence Exempt Trust, Lawrence Exempt Trust, Sue Anne Colston, Colston Jr, Billy Charles (Trustee), Billy Charles Colston Jr. Exempt Trust, Colston Jr Exempt Trust, Billy Charles, Colston, Leslie Allen (Trustee), Leslie Allen Colston Exempt Trust, Colston Exempt Trust, Leslie Allen, Bruce, Evelyn Kay Colston (Trustee), Evelyn Kay Colston Bruce Exempt Trust and Bruce Exempt Trust, Evelyn Kay Colston to 3-E Land, L.L.C., w/d, 165.45 Acres, Bird Lockhart Svy, A-36. Flores, Irma A. and Flores, Jose to Reyes, Eduardo and Reyes, Reyna L. Flores, w/d, Pt Lt 1, Blk 44, Extension To the Town of Nixon. Elkins, Kimberley to Perez, Tony, w/d, 2.00 Acres, Ezekiel W Cullen Svy, A-148. Rafter FC Homes, Inc. to Okruhlik, Holly, w/d, Lt. 10, Blk 1, Louis Garden Subdvn, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Sparks, Bobbie Lee to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 9,520 Acres, Clarissa Sherrill Svy, A-432. Durrett, Russell Glenn to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 106.713 Acres, Gonzales County Schl Land A-230 & Joseph Saracean A-416 Svys. Stephens, Colby H. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 58.8082 Acres, Joseph Saracean Svy, A-416. EP Valley Investments, L.P. to Loya, Alfredo Joseph (Co-Trustee), Loya, Maria (Co-Trustee), Loya Living Trust, Alfredo Joseph and Loya Living Trust, Maria, w/d, 369.32 Acres, Abraham K Clark A-156 & John Adkinson A-89 Svys. Equity Trust Company and Foster, James C. (IRA) to Vajdos, Patrick J. and Vajdos, Joan, w/d, Lt. 15, Settlement at Patriot Ranch, Unit 1. Equity Trust Company (Custodian) and foster, Susan L. (IRA) to Equity Trust Company (Custodian) and Foster, James C. (IRA), w/d Lt. 15, Settlement at Patriot Ranch, Unit 1. Ross III, A.A. and Gilbreth, Lora Margaret to Bucephalas Partners II, LLC, w/d, Lts. 1-3 & 14, Otelia Reese Addn, Gonzales. Lassig, James Alfred to Holmes, Scott, w/d, 18.245 Acres, Andrew Winters Svy, A-471. Wendel, Robert T. to Butler, Gary W. and Butler, Charlene A., w/d, 17.71 Acres, Baldwin Hudnall Svy. Klotzman, Melanie McCollum (Trustee), Melanie McCollum Klotzman Exempt Trust and Klotzman Exempt Trust, Melanie McCollum to Klotzman, Melanie McCollum, w/d, 982.41 Acres, I Baker Svy, Gonzales & DeWitt Counties. Kinnison, Necia T. to Kennison, Phillip Michael, w/d, 10.962 Acres (Pt. Acreage Blks 76-77) Schleichers Subdvn, JJ Tejada Svy. Patel, Kalpana M. and Patel, Manish M to UTTX Hospitality LLC, w/d, 1.12 Acres (Pt. Lt. 2) Cartwheel Subdvn, Gonzales. Veit, Mark A. and Veit, Sammie K. to Veit Family Holdings, LP, w/d, Int. in 234.38 Acres, Wm C. Jones A-289, Issac Baker A-130 & John L. Wood A-473 Svys. Osborne Jr, Ollie to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Osborne, Robert Roy to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Spacek, Frank ( Indiv. & Extr) and Spacek, Margaret (Estate) to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 11.70 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, a-36. Shofner, J. Clint and Shofner, Darcy to Foote, Troy, w/d, 55.78 Acres, Russell Ward Svy, A-468. Jemeyson, Crystal (Atty-In-Fact) and Rossow, Vivian to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 6.677 Acres,Charles Fordtran A-209 & Gonzales County Schl Land A-230 Svys.

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Home Health Organization for 9 years and was elected to serve three terms on the Gonzales Independent School District Board of Directors. He had been active in the 4H and FFA stock shows for more than 30 years and was instrumental in making the J B Wells Arena and Show Barn in Gonzales a successful reality. In February of 2011, he was recognized as Farm Bureau Texan of the Week for his support and contribution to the Gonzales Community. Louis was a Lifetime Member of the Houston Stock Show Association. As a member for over 40 years he has promoted and represented Gonzales County in every aspect of their Go Texan program. Many youths from Gonzales County have received scholarship money because of Louiss endless efforts to promote the Houston Livestock and Rodeo at the County level. He has served as Ambassador from Gonzales County and is currently a Lifetime Committeeman of the Houston Livestock Show Association. Louis had served on the Board of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2008 and was the Agriculture Committee Chairperson. He was an honorary member of the Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department serving on its pension board; he had served on the Board of the Gonzales County Emergency Services District #1, Gonzales Livestock Show Board, and a founding member of the First Shot Cook-Off, served as a committee member of the Joe Bailey Memorial Project and the Gonzales County Relay for Life. Louis was also a member of the Gonzales American Legion and the Gonzales Elks Lodge. Louis had honorably served 22 years in the Army National Guard of Texas, retiring as a Staff Sergeant specializing in food service. He had received numerous medals, ribbons and commendations. Aside from his administration duties, community, civic and patriotic commitments, Louis was a fine husband and father. He and Jacque rode on many a trail ride together and attended numerable Go-Texan cook-offs and barbecues. Louise loved his children dearly; he enjoyed taking them along to tend cattle, letting them sit in his lap when they were little and drive the truck as they coursed through a pasture. He loved to take his family to Spurs games and always helped and encouraged his children with their 4H and FFA projects. He loved to play dominoes, and had played in the Hallettsville State Championship for over 40 years. He had played in many area tournaments over the years and the World Championship Tournament in Andalusia, AL. In 2012 Louis was inducted into the Domino Hall of Fame. Louis Kuntschik is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jacque Fullilove Kuntschik, daughter, DeEtte Nicole Kuntschik and her boyfriend Ryan Mills, Brett Allen Kuntschik and his wife Deidra all of Gonzales and his brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Kathy Kuntschik and many cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Kuntschik. A funeral vigil was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at SeydlerHill Funeral Home, a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church with interment following in Harwood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Joseph Kridler, Mike Davis, Charles Zella, Steve Ehrig, Irvin Windwehen, and Kenny Archer. Honorary pallbearers: Joe Kotwig, Bill Barthels, Carl Zella, Bo Brzozowski, Jerry Killen, Jimmy Selzer, Sonny Dolezal, James Knox, the staff and residents of Texan Nursing and Rehab. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening. Memorials may be made to the Texan Nursing and Rehab Relay for Life Fund or the charity of ones choice. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Services under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX (830)672-3232. Eugene English of Prairie Lea, and Thomas Levi Cheatham of Fort Worth; brothers, Leon Wesley Toungate of Luling and John Levi Toungate Jr. of North Carolina; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Graveside services were held at the Belmont Cemetery at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, 2013, with Brother Joseph Weyel and Brother Dennis Toungate officiating. Interment followed at Belmont Cemetery. Services under the direction of OBannon Funeral Home Inc., 210 Laurel, Luling 78648. 875-5713. Bessie Mae Reeves, 96, of Gonzales, Texas and formerly of Bastrop, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2013 at the Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Services are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held at 10:00 am on January 12, 2013 at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales, Texas. Burial will follow at the Caraway Cemetery in Leesville, Texas. The family will be at Buffington Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm to greet friends and guest. Bessie was born on April 6, 1916 in Florence, Texas. She was the daughter of Henry and Beulah (Pullin) McGee. Bessie had only one thing she loved to do, and that was attending the Gonzales Full Gospel Church. She is survived by one son; Ray Walker of Houston, Texas, one step-son; Doyle Reeves and his wife, Edna of Glen Rose, Texas, two brothers; Don McGee of Leesville, Texas, Harold McGee and his wife, Karen of Austin, Texas, three sisters; Hazel Spradling of Luling Texas, Eunice Arnold of Nixon, Texas, Estelle Ivey of Gonzales, Texas, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands; Robert Walker, and George Reeves, one sister; Beatrice ONeal, seven brothers; Ray RD McGee, Cecil McGee, Guy Red McGee, Sam SB McGee, John Henry McGee, Utah McGee, JB McGee. To join the family in celebrating Bessies Life, please go to; www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com

Louis Kuntschik, 64, of Gonzales passed away January 12, 2013. He was born December 16, 1948 in Gonzales to Lawrence Anton Kuntschik and Marian Spitzenberger Kuntschik. Louis married Jacque Fullilove on November 20, 1976 in Cost, Texas. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. After graduating from Gonzales High School, Louis attended Victoria and Wharton Colleges. He completed the requirements to attain certification by the State of Texas as a Nursing Home Administrator in 1972 and launched a career that has spanned over 40 years caring for the elderly. He has worked in care facilities in Yorktown, Smithville, Gonzales, Luling and Cuero. He was presently working as the Administrator for Texan Nursing and Rehab of Gonzales. Louis was devoted to his work, his staff and first and foremost to the well being of the residents he so lovingly served. His reassuring smile, gentle hand and commitment to excellence in care will surely be a treasured memory of those that knew him. Louis was very active in community and civic activities. He was level headed man and many valued his opinion. He had directed the Gonzales


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Susie Dove Person, 1916-2013 Susie Dove Person, 96 of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, January 8. She was born August 3, 1916 to I.J. Ben Dove and Margaret Krell Dove. Susie married Lt. Col. Vernon Eural Person, Sr., on November 26, 1932 in Cuero. She owned and operated Sues Antiques in Gonzales for over 30 years. While her husband was in the military, Susie volunteered to work in the G.I. Hospitals and orphanages in Germany and Japan. She was a loving, nurturing and giving woman, but she was also strong and tough when she had to be. Mamow as she was popularly known, loved her family, she enjoyed teaching them how to play games like dominoes, bingo, and card games. She taught them to do what was right, because it was the right thing to do. Mamow loved to cook for her family and their friends, she appreciated the beauty of a flower garden and the serenity realized in tending the flower beds. Susie Dove Person is survived by her family nucleus, granddaughters, Ronda Miller and her husband Gary Brecosky, Kim Haynes and her husband Gary, great-grandchildren Hailey and Weston Brecosky, Laura Martin, Josh and River Haynes, Lilah Floch, son Vernon Bo Person, Jr. and his wife Kay; sister, Alice Pirkle; grandchildren, Brent Person, Laurie Solomon and her husband Rob, Cole Person, Tanda Gordon, Kathy Person and Douglas Person and his wife Robin; 13 other great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Howard, Lannom and James Dove; sister, Dorothy Keaton; children, Bennie Person, Wanda Person Miller, and Douglas Person; and a grandchild, Sean Person. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers include Weston Brecosky, Josh Haynes, River Haynes, James Gary Haynes, III, and Benjamin Jesse Haynes. Memorials may be made to the Texan Nursing and Rehab Activities Department. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Vera Fay Cheatham, 83, of Seguin, died Jan. 11, 2013 in Seguin, Texas. She was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Luling to John Levi Toungate and Louvenia Isabel Rothlege. She married Eli James Cheatham on June 13, 1964 in Lockhart and madae a career as a beautician. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Florine Griffin and Doris Bryant. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Fay Downey of Gonzales, Beverly Jo Flock of Odessa, Beatrice Carmen Stewart of Shreveport, La., and Elizabeth Beth Whitworth of Belmont; sons, John William English of Prairie Lea, Richard



Sandra Lee Smith Rosato, 1947-2013 Sandra Lee Smith Rosato, 65, of Cost, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born October 18, 1947 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Russell and Beatrice Smith. Her father was a career Navy man and this allowed Sandy to live all over the world, including California, Washington, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Guam and Hawaii. She worked in the aerospace industry as a network systems administrator and was manager of the Computer Support Group at Northrop-Grumman Corporation, Lake Charles, LA, before retiring in 2002. She was very active in sports, was a high school gymnast, avid bowler and golfer. She was a member of the Gonzales Golfing Grannies at Independence Park. She loved to dance and crochet. She performed a great deal of volunteer work for the VFW and supplied local nursing homes with dozens of crocheted afghans and shawls. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Patrick Rosato of Cost; sons: Kenneth Dillion of Conroe, SGT 1/C Richard Reifsnyder and wife Tracie of Jasper, Alabama; step-sons: Richard Rosato of Coatesville, PA and Matthew Rosato and wife Julie of Braintree, MA; grandchildren: Reagan and Brooke Dillion, Austin and Ayden Reifsnyder; step-grandchildren: Amy and Christopher Rosato, Nina and Evan Rosato; brothers: Raymond Smith of Kyle and Lawrence Smith of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.


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Since the loss of my Honey, JACOB BASQUEZ, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for the kind words, flowers, gifts, calls, texts, and messages. Thank you for all the generous donations to cover expenses; God used you to bless Jacobs family and me. I am forever grateful for this amazing community, friends, family and Emmanuel Fellowship, our church family, and for all the love and support everyone has shown me. Mostly I want to thank everyone for your prayers. Without God, I could not get through this.

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Herman Joseph Bednarz, 92, of Floresville, entered eternal rest Jan. 10, 2013 at Frank Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville. He was born Sept. 17, 1920. He was the widower of Henrietta Bohac Bednarz. He is survived by his daughter Teresa Hudec and husband Jerry; and son Steven C. Bednarz and wife Fawn; grandchildren, Jeanene and Jeff Goodwin, J. Keith and Vicki Hudec, Christine and Jake Mulholland, Cheryl and Matt Pekar, Jennifer and Mark Scott, and Michelle and Justin Sturm; greatgrandhcildren, Carson and Conner Goodwin, J. Taiton Hudec, and Paden and Wade Mulholland. Visitation was held at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Vinyard Funeral Chapel in Poth. A Rosary was celebrated at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Vinyard Funeral Chapel in Poth. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Poth, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth. Interment followed at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery in Poth. Funeral arrangements by Vinyard Funeral Homes, Floresville and Poth.


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Trustees Saluted
January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas, and during Mondays Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees meeting the district recognized board members with a package of mementoes and certificates of appreciation. Pictured with superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier are (from left) trustees Sue Gottwald, Tom Lester, Ross Hendershot III, Gloria Torres, Glen Menking and Justin Schwausch. Not pictured is trustee Josie Smith-Wright. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

The North Avenue Intermediate student body and faculty donated several boxes of canned food to GCAM right before the holidays. The students pictured in the paper are student council representatives from the 5th and 6th grades along with Mrs. Clampit and Mr. Kridler.

Donniqua Shyelle Sanders left, the daughter of Mr. Donnie and Mrs. Ella Sanders of Gonzales, received a $500 scholarship from Rev. Dr. Kenneth Green, Pastor of Union Lea Baptist Church and founder of the Gonzales Community African American Interface Church Scholarship fund. Sanders is presently a student attending her second year at Texas Lutheran University to earn a degree in Nursing. She graduated from Gonzales High School in 2012 and was active in playing varsity basketball and running varsity track. In 2010 she was nominated for her academic excellence and her demonstrated leadership potential to attend the National Youth Leadership forum in Washington D.C. Due to her participation she is now a member of the NYLFs alumni association. In 2011 she participated in DECA Club and the same year she was accepted into the National Honor SoSeniors Jacob Lorton (left) and Allison Raley were the winners of $1,000 schol- ciety. The school year of 2011-2012 she continued to be a proud member of the arships courtesy of Dr. Pepper and Exxon Tiger Tote. Lorton and Raley won by National Honor Society. She has received numerous academic scholarships from throwing footballs into inflated Dr. Pepper cans before the Gonzales-Canyon Texas Lutheran University. On Jan. 2 of this year she was congratulated for earning a place on the Deans List at Texas Lutheran for the 2012 Fall semester. Lake boys varsity on Jan. 7. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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GONZALES To Kent Smith, the Gonzales Lady Apaches looked a little out of sorts in the first half. Things changed in the second half as the Lady Apaches got hot as a team and got especially ferocious production from post Jade McCook, pushing the Lady Apaches (4-21, 1-3) to their first District 26-3A win as they squeaked by rival Cuero, 50-49, Tuesday night at GHS Special Events Center. The Lady Gobblers (4-21, 0-4) ran a zone in the first half and that was causing the Lady Apaches some problems. I needed Jade to set up, make points and get rebounds, Smith said. Jade got fired up and scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half. Smith made some adjustments to the Gonzales starting lineup for the contest. Ashley Malatek started game while Tamica White came off the bench for us, he said. Ashley has been playing well the last several games, getting rebounds and being aggressive so I felt she had earned a place in the starting lineup for tonight. Tamica played very well coming off the bench for us. In the first quarter, Cuero used an 6-0 run baskets by Jaslyin Mathis, Chelsea Veit and Missy Odom to break a 2-2 deadlock and go up 8-2. Gonzales Kelsey Hardy brought the Lady Apaches to within 8-5 after hitting a three-point shot but then it was a 4-0 run by the Lady Gobblers, shots by Cevele Patton and Veit, for a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. Triples by Hardy and Taylor West brought Gonzales to within 1411 and Odom added two points for Cuero. A Malatek board and score, followed by field goals from Cassidy La Fleur and Renee Camarillo put Gonzales on top 17-16. The Lady Gobblers then ended the half on a 3-2 run to take a 20-19 advantage. To start the third frame, Gonzales managed to tie the game at 22-22 before Cuero got back into the lead for a couple of minutes until the Lady Apaches came back on the three by Hardy and jumper from Malatek. Veit made a two-point and then a three-point shot to put Cuero ahead 32-29. It was next a 5-2 run for the Lady Apaches on a McCook basket and Danielle Flowers triple. Cuero took a 35-34 lead after a converted free throw before Gonzales scored six straight to hold a 40-35 lead at the end of the third. Patton made three straight free throws to bring Cuero within 40-38 in the fourth quarter but those points were negated by the triple from Flowers. Later, Cuero had more success from the line, closing down to 45-42 and basket from Patton brought them within 45-44 with 2:43 left to play. They later took the lead on more free throws but a McCook basket at the 2:15 mark put Gonzales ahead 47-46. The Lady Apaches increased the margin to 5046 with some free throws. Odoms steal-and-score at the 0:31 mark brought the Lady Gobblers to within 50-49, and the Lady ApachGONZALES, Page B2

Tyshawn Erskin guards Austin Means of Cuero during Tuesdays game. The Gobblers dismantled Gonzales, 65-43. (Photo by Mark Lube)


GONZALES The Cuero Gobblers basketball team usually prefers to drive inside for baskets. Their rival Gonzales Apaches guarded the inside and left the perimeter a little open so Cuero (11-10, 1-1) improvised, hitting 11 three-point shots in a 65-43 rout of Gonzales Tuesday night at the GHS Special Events Center. They gave us the open shot and we hit them, Cuero head coach Colin Toot said. We did not go inside a lot and partly because they had their big guy stay on the inside and he did not come out (of the circle). The first quarter was tight; we hit some shots in the second quarter and pulled away at halftime. We hit our shots in the second half and they did not. Toot credited the Apach-

es with playing with a lot of energy. Apaches (4-18, 0-2) head coach Raymond Lopez said Gonzales has played one other game where the opposing team connected on a lot of shots from outside the arc. It is tough for the kids to keep their heads up when the other team is making outside shots, he said. I told them that you cannot control what the other team shoots and makes. The tide turned in Cueros favor near the end of the first quarter where Cuero sank a three to trail just 12-10 and then opened the second frame with a barrage of points, going ahead 24-12. Lopez said his young team is still learning how to play as a team. We are just going to have to grow with this loss, he said. Gonzales opened the

game with a 7-3 lead as Jared Smit sank a three and Cameron Smith made a pair of baskets. Caleb Harvey and Colby Ebron helped bring Cuero to within 9-7, but Gonzales pulled away to 12-7 on the three-point play. John Aguilar then sank a late three which was the start of a 17-0 run for Cuero as the second frame opened with a Harvey bucket and two three-point shots by Rory Washington. Austin Means then put up two treys to conclude the run. Gonzales got its only points of the quarter as Tyshawn Erskin assisted on the Darrance James basket. The Gobblers hit two more downtown shots and made a free throw to kick off the third box with a 3114 advantage. Cuero eventually led 3819, after Grant Diebel and Aguilar made inside bas-

kets. Gonzales then concluded the quarter strongly with nine of 14 points, Smith hit a jumper, Smit hit a three, Joe Ryan Carrizales scored and Chris Garcia turned a steal into a threepoint play. Each team took nine free throws in the fourth quarter as Cuero held a 22-15 scoring run. Harvey and Dylan Wagner had five points each for Cuero while Smith led the Apaches with seven points.
Cuero 65, Gonzales 43 C 10 14 19 22-65 G 12 2 14 15-43 Cuero: Caleby Harvey 5 1-3 12, Austin Means 4 0-0 11, Rory Washington 3 1-1 9, Grant Diebel 3 2-2 9, John Aguilar 3 0-0 8, Dylan Wagner 1 2-3 5, Colby Ebrom 0 4-4 4, DAndre Gallagher 1 1-2 4, Dewayne Belvin 1 1-1 3. Totals 21 12-16 65. Gonzales: Cameron Smith 5 3-5 13, Jared Smit 4 0-0 11, Darrance James 3 1-2 7, Joe Ryan Carrizales 2 0-0 4, Chris Garcia 1 1-2 3, Tyshawn Erskin 0 3-4 3, Alyas Ramirez 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 8-13 43.

Bulldog lifters win Yoakum Invitational

Cannon News Services The Yoakum Bulldogs powerlifting team took first place in their own meet on Saturday as they recorded 29 points. Cuero won fourth place with 20 points and Hallettsville was seventh with 15 team points. Hunter Kutach of Cuero was first in the 114-pound class with a total of 455 (185 squat, 85 bench press, 185 deadlift). Hallettsvilles Drew Haas won the 132 class with a 925 total (405 squat, 195 bench, 325 deadlift), Yoakums Lane Faust was second with 880 (315 squat, 230 bench, 335 deadlift) and Bulldog Dylan Belcik was sixth place with a 555 total (235 squat, 135 bench, 185 deadlift) Yoakums Blake McCracken was runner-up in the 148 class with a 1,100 total (445 squat, 205 bench, 450 deadlift); Jared Garza of Yoakum was sixth with a total of 930 (350 squat, 205 bench, 375 deadlift); Tristan Barefield of Cuero was seventh with an 840 total (330 squat, 185 bench, 325 deadlift); Nathan Thiry of Yoakum was eighth with 795 (265 squat, 205 bench, 325 deadlift) and Elex Martinez of Cuero was No. 10 with a total of 685 (285 squat, 135 bench, 265 deadlift). In the 165 class, Justin Reeves of Hallettsville took fifth place with an 880 total (335 squat, 205 bench, 340 deadlift); Yoakums Matthew Zimmerman was seventh with a total of 875 (315 squat, 210 bench, 350 deadlift); Jesse Morales of Hallettsville was ninth with a 825 (340 squat, 205 bench, 280 deadlift); Drew Williamson of Cuero was tenth, totaling 775 (325 squat, 135 bench, 315 deadlift and Yoakums Ryan Gasch was No. 11 with a 555 total (200 squat, 155 bench, 200 deadlift). Tyler Skelton of Hallettsville was fourth in the 181 class with a total of 1,015 (380 squat, 245 bench, 390 deadlift); Wesley Roberts of Cuero finished in seventh with an 875 total (335 squat, 215 bench, 325 deadlift); Yoakums Devon Debord was in eighth with 865 (315 squat, 175 bench, 375 deadlift) and Ricky Camarillo was in ninth place with 850 (330 squat, 185 bench, 335 deadlift). In the 198 class, Hal-

lettsvilles Kaden Hardt was fourth with 1,085 (415 squat, 265 bench, 405 deadlift); Reid Schiffbauer of Cuero was sixth with 900 (330 squat, 240 bench, 330 deadlift); Yoakums Trenton Bridges was eighth with a total of 755 (295 squat, 180 bench, 280 deadlift. Gabriel Garcia of Yoakum won the 242 class with a total of 1,230 (510 squat, 290 bench, 430 deadlift); Cueros Treven Hopkins came in third place with a 1,030 total (425 squat, 275 bench, 330 deadlift); Yoakums Neal Formolo was fourth with 980 (405 squat, 225 bench, 350 deadlift); Krystian Brozowski of Yoakum came in fifth with 960 (315 squat, 260 bench, 385 deadlift). Lady Gobbler Mary Kate Krueger drives inside past the defensive stance of Gonzales Tamica White. YOAKUM, Page B2 Gonzales won the match, 50-49. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Schulenburg 2-1 15-6 Poth 2-2 12-4 Nixon-Smiley 2-3 4-15 Luling 0-3 8-4 Karnes City 0-3 2-10 Fridays game results Hallettsville 44, Nixon-Smiley 43; Schulenburg 43, Stockdale 40; Poth 65, Luling 46 Mondays game result Moulton 65, Hallettsville 51 Tuesdays game results Stockdale 55, Nixon-Smiley 46; Karnes City vs. Poth, n/a; Luling vs. Schulenburg, n/a Fridays game schedules Hallettsville at Stockdale, 7:30 p.m.; Nixon-Smiley at Luling at Poth, 8 p.m.; San Antonio Antonian at Poth, 7:30 p.m.; Schulenburg at Karnes City, 7:30 p.m. Boxscores Stockdale 55, Nixon-Smiley 46 S 11 13 15 1655 NS 13 12 9 1246 Stockdale: Josh Vela 16, Matt Valadez 6, Robert Bischak 7, Tristan Marquez 11, Tanner Maxwell 2, Zach Pfeil 9, Gage Haley 4. Nixon-Smiley: Matt Finch 6, Garrett Earlywine 20, Tristan Newman 3, Sam Moore 11, Jared Banauken 47, Louise 27; Flatonia 58, Weimar 57 Tuesdays game results Shiner 58, Ganado 34; Flatonia 54, Louise 27 Fridays game schedules Louise at Weimar, 7:30 p.m.; Shiner at Flatonia, 7:30 p.m. Boxscores Flatonia 58, Weimar 57 F 7 21 25 5 58 W 17 9 10 21-57 Flatonia: Zane Ponder 3 10-13 17, Will Bruns 3 9-12 14, Colby Craig 4 1-4 10, Casen Novak 2 4-6 8, Zach Kalina 2 2-3 7, Matthew Kozelsky 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 26-39 58. Shiner 58, Ganado 34 G 8 10 12 4-34 S 6 24 16 12-58 Shiner: Justin Stovall 19, Evel Jones 13, Caleb Kalich 12, Chad Nebauer 5, Kris Patek 3, Matt Foster 2, Rigo Baray 2, Cole Strauss 2. District Overall Moulton 1-0 14-9 Waelder 1-0 8-6 Austwell-Tivoli 0-1 0-6 Nordheim 0-1 0-9 *Prairie Lea 0-0 0-1 Fridays game results Moulton 81, Austwell-Tivoli 31; Waelder 84, Nordheim 27 Mondays game result Moulton 65, Hallettsville 51 Tuesdays game results AustwellTivoli xx, Nordheim xx Fridays game schedule Nordheim at Moulton, 7:15 p.m. Boxscores Moulton 81, Austwell-Tivoli 31 M 21 21 27 12-81 AT 11 6 7 7-31 Moulton: Bronson Zapata 12 0-0 26, Matt Dornak 5 3-3 16, Dallas Rothbauer 3 0-0 6, Matt Orsak 2 0-0 6, Jaydon Nieto 3 0-0 6, Alex Reyes 2 0-0 4, Dennis Lopez 2 0-0 4, Tyler Jones, 2 0-0 4, Nick Perez 1 0-0 3, Tanner Nichols-Ranton 0 3-4 3, Juan Hernandez 0 2-2 2, Tyler Schwartz 1 0-0 2. Totals 33 8-9 81. Austwell-Tivoli: Camacho 5 0-0 14, Tabora 4 0-0 9, Rees 1 0-2 3, Perez 0 2-2 2, Maddux 1 0-0 2, Soles 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 3-7 31.

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District Overall Giddings 2-0 11-9 Yoakum 1-1 6-16 Smithville 1-1 12-8 Cuero 1-1 11-10 La Grange 1-1 14-7 Gonzales 0-2 4-18 Fridays game results Giddings 62, La Grange 50; Yoakum 58, Gonzales 51; Smithville 67, Cuero 62 Tuesdays game results Cuero 65, Gonzales 43; Giddings 58, Smithville 53; La Grange 82, Yoakum 64 Fridays game schedules La Grange at Cuero, 7:15 p.m.; Giddings at Yoakum, 7:30 p.m.; Gonzales at Smithville, 7:30 p.m. Boxscores La Grange 82, Yoakum 64 Y 14 8 21 2164 LG 19 25 22 1682 Yoakum: Blake McCracken 3, Joe Mireles 8, T.J. Hights 24, Heath Kristek 8, Timmy Blakeney 4, Keith Ratley 6, Chase Hermes 4, Trevonte Hights 5, Terrance Hall 2. La Grange: Chris Raborn 15, Malcolm McKenzie 6, Cassel Tezeno District 29-1A, DI Standings District Overall 19, Wes Scott 15, Preston Martin 2-0 7-15 10, Lee 6, Davis 5, Scott 3, Bunch 3. Flatonia Shiner 1-0 2-4 District 28-2A Standings Ganado 1-1 1-8 District Overall Louise 0-2 0-9 Hallettsville 4-0 15-6 Weimar 0-1 2-5 Stockdale 3-1 15-10 Fridays game results Ganado

BOYS District 26-3A Standings

District 31-1A, DII Standings

District Overall Smithville 4-0 19-7 Giddings 3-1 17-9 Yoakum 3-1 18-8 La Grange 1-3 6-15 Gonzales 1-3 4-21 Cuero 0-4 4-21 Fridays game results Smithville 58, Cuero 28; Yoakum 65, Gonzales 44; Giddings 55, La Grange 27 Tuesdays game results Gonzales 50, Cuero 49; Smithville 66, Giddings 39; Yoakum 51, La Grange 20 Fridays game schedules La Grange at Cuero, 7:15 p.m.; Giddings at Yoakum, 6 p.m.; Gonzales at Smithville, 6:15 p.m.

GIRLS District 26-3A Standings

Schulenburg 5-1 14-5 Nixon-Smiley 4-3 17-6 Karnes City 3-4 18-6 Hallettsville 3-3 14-11 Stockdale 1-6 16-11 Luling 0-6 5-18 Fridays game results Hallettsville 57, Nixon-Smiley 54; Poth 72, Luling 33; Schulenburg 64, Stockdale 31 Tuesdays game results Luling vs. Schulenburg, n/a; Poth 64, Karnes City 29; Nixon-Smiley 58, Stockdale 36 Fridays game schedules Schulenburg at Karnes City, 6:30 p.m.; Nixon-Smiley at Luling, 7:45 p.m.; Hallettsville at Stockdale, 6:30 p.m. Boxscores Nixon-Smiley 58, Stockdale 36 S 12 11 6 7-36 NS 14 17 10 17-58 Stockdale: Castro 10, Holguin 10, Wallace 7, Perez 4, Wehmeyer 3, Rangel 1, DeBose 1. Nixon-Smiley: Savannah Martinez 13, Alena Alvarez 12, Megan Guerra 11, Hailey Boatright 11, Tyhanna Mejia 9, Abby Scarbrough 2. District Overall Shiner 3-0 22-3 Ganado 3-1 17-3 Weimar 2-1 23-7 Flatonia 1-3 3-24 Louise 0-4 0-7 Fridays game results Ganado 64, Louise 26; Weimar 52, Flatonia 47 OT; Shiner 62, Victoria COBRA 24

Tuesdays game results Shiner 48, Ganado 30; Flatonia 39, Louise 35; Weimar 54, Moulton 31 Fridays game schedules Louise at Weimar, 6:15 p.m.; Shiner at Flatonia, 6:15 p.m.

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District 28-2A Standings

Poth District 7-0

Overall 19-4

District Overall Moulton 3-1 13-12 Prairie Lea 1-1 10-4 Nordheim 1-0 1-2 Austwell-Tivoli 0-1 4-5 Waelder 0-3 3-14 Tuesdays game results Austwell-Tivoli vs. Nordheim, n/a; Weimar 54, Moulton 31; Waelder vs. Prairie Lea, n/a Fridays game schedules Prairie Lea at Austwell-Tivoli, 6 p.m.; Nordheim at Moulton, 6 p.m.; Austin Royals at Waelder, 5 p.m. Boxscores Weimar 54, Moulton 31 W 10 14 20 10-54 M 6 5 12 8-31 Moulton: Megan Mitchon 3 6-14 13, Malori Mitchon 2 1-4 7, Paige Bartos 1 2-3 4, Bethany Brauer 0 4-4 4, Michelle Holub 1 0-2 2, Ashley Gabler 0 1-2 1. Totals 7 14-29 31. Moulton 50, Austwell-Tivoli 41 M 16 12 12 1050 AT 5 10 13 1341 Moulton: Megan Mitchon 5 3-4 16, Malori Mitchon 4 0-2 9, Taylor Bohuslav 4 0-0 9, Ashley Gabler 3 0-0 6, Paige Bartos 2 0-0 4. Austwell-Tivoli: Haley Neakor 4 6-13 17, Laura Anararto 3 2-3 8, Katie Newton 2 4-6 8, Lauren Kelso 2 1-4 6, Laryn Hernandez 0 2-4 2.

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GHS lifters power to third place finish

The Gonzales Apaches powerlifting team came in third place at the Navarro Invitational on Saturday with 26 points. Secondplace Lockhart scored 28 and winner Seguin had 31 points. Josh Estrada was second in the 123-pound class with a total lift of 855 poumds. Tyler Wells came in second in 132 with 835 and Dalton Couch was fifth with 735. George Olivo was fourth in 165 with 890, D.J. Gonzales finished with a total of 1,130 for runner-up in 181 and J.T. Miller was second in 198 with a 1,025 total. Levi Snider was third in 275 with a total of 1,110. The Lady Apaches came in fourth place with 19 points. Laci Lock won the 148 class with a total of 680, Elea Molina was second in the 165 with 655, and Erika Hernandez won the 220

class with 730. Teams needed for kickball and softball leagues Softball and kickball leagues are set to begin very soon in Yoakum. Entry fee will be $80 per team plus umpire fees. If interested in signing up a team or playing, contact Ronnie at 361-208-4102 or 361-564-7505, or Alvin at 830-203-9502. Still taking teams for hoops league A mens basketball league will be forming in Yoakum with play set to begin in February. If interested in signing up a team or for more information, call Mike at 361655-2909. Deadline to signup will be Jan. 31.

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GONZALES: Rides big third quarter to victory

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es worked on the clock for the rest of the time left. They had chances to pad the margin with free throws with six seconds left and then less than a second left but could not convert.
Gonzales 50, Cuero 49

C 12 8 15 1449 G 5 14 21 1050 Cuero: Cevele Patton 3 11-16 17, Chelsea Veit 6 0-0 13 Missy Odom 4 2-8 10, Jaslyin Mathis 3 0-0 6, Mary Kate Krueger 1 1-2 3. Totals 18 14-26 49 Gonzales: Jade McCook 5 4-8 14, Kelsey Hardy 3 2-4 11, Ashley Malatek 4 0-0 8, Renee Camarillo 2 2-4 6, Danielle Flowers 2 0-0 6, Taylor West 1 0-0 3, Cassidy La Fleur 1 0-0 2, Tamica White 0 0-2 0. Totals 18 8-18 50.

YOAKUM: Wins first place at own powerlifting meet

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Hallettsvilles Dillon Steffek finished third in the 275 class with 1,100 (405 squat, 295 bench, 400 deadlift); Daquan White of Yoakum was fourth with 1,020 (365 squat, 255 bench, 400 deadlift) and Carson Kloesel was sixth with 710 (285 squat, 155 bench, 270 deadlift). Defending state super

heavyweight champion Willie Hights of Yoakum won that class with a total of 1,750 (725 squat, 475 bench, 550 deadlift). Cueros Thomas Von was second with 1,600 (645 squat, 375 bench, 580 deadlift) and teammate Haas Hudson was third with 1,200 (500 squat, 275 bench, 425 deadlift).

YOAKUM The Yoakum Bulldogs have been facing adversity lately, having lost several of their recent games. Head coach Joe Mireles has been telling the players adversity is a fact of life and basketball, and they will have to overcome it. Yoakum did just that with a win in their District 26-3A opener against Gonzales, 58-51, Friday night at Yoakum High School Gymnasium. We have been longing for a win for a long time, Mireles said. I thought we had a good week of practice this week and everything came together tonight. Gonzales head coach Raymond Lopez said the district is wide open for any team to take the title. You have to win your home game and work to steal one or two on the road, he said. Lopez was happy the fight the Apaches gave their rivals on their home turf. The kids gave some great effort, he said. We need to work on doing the little things right. Tonight, we missed some free throws and missed some wide open shots. The Bulldogs (6-15, 1-0) opened the game with an 8-3 lead after T.J. Hights and Heath Kristek made two shots. Gonzales (417, 0-1) countered with a three-point basket by Tyshawn Erskin. Yoakum then scored on the secondshot chance by Hights, and the steal and layup by Timmy Blakeney. The Apaches closed the gap to 9-8 after a Jared Smith three and a Alyas Ramirez score off the pass from Smit. A layup from TreVontae Hights put Yoakum ahead 11-8, and the Apaches went haead 13-11 on a basket from Cameron Smith and three-point basket by Chris Garcia. Two baskets by Darrance James and a bucket by Chase Hermes of Yoakum ended the first frame with a 17-14 Gonzales lead. The Dogs tied the game 21-21 in the second quarter with a 7-of-10 free-throw

effort with Kristek, Joe Mireles, Terrance Hall and Hermes converting. Gonzales got baskets from Smith and Joe Ryan Carrizales. Near the end, a Keith Ratley basket put Yoakum ahead 23-22 at halftime. The Apaches battled into a 29-25 lead early in the third quarter as James hit two buckets and Erskin made a three-point shot. Yoakum surged ahead with seven straight on two field goals by Blakeney and a three-point basket by Mireles. T.J. Hights and Ratley helped Yoakum get ahead 36-30, but Gonzales scored five of the next six points on three free throws by Ramirez and a basket from James. The Apaches gained the lead at the start of the fourth box with a Smit three-point shot for 38-37, but the Dogs came right back with a 13-2 advantage with baskets from T.J. Hights, Mireles and Blakeney, and a pair of free throws from Kristek. Yoakum started to pull Timmy Blakeney elevates for a shot at the basket away with a three-point while Gonzales Jared Smit attempts to stop him. play by Ratley and a free (Photo by Mark Lube) throw by Blakeney for a 54-44 lead. Gonzales came back with a three from Erskin and a basket from Smith. Yoakum then made 4-of6 down the stretch and James made a basket for Gonzales to bring the score to 58-51.
Yoakum 58, Gonzales 51 G 17 5 13 1651 Y 14 9 14 2158 Gonzales: Darrance James 6 0-0 12, Tyshawn Erskin 4 0-0 11, Cameron Smith 4 1-4 9, Jared Smit 2 2-2 8, Alyas Ramirez 1 3-4 5, Chris Garcia 1 0-0 3, Joe Ryan Carrizales 1 1-2 3. Totals 19 7-12 51. Yoakum: T.J. Hights 5 3-5 13, Joe Mireles 3 3-4 11, Timmy Blakeney 4 1-2 9, Heath Kristek 1 6-6 8, Keith Ratley 3 1-3 7, Chase Hermes 1 1-2 3, TreVontae Hights 1 1-2 3, Todrick Hights 0 2-2 2, Terrance Hall 0 2-5 2. Totals 18 20-31 58.

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YOAKUM As far as Yoakum coach Shawn Griffin is concerned, the two most important times of a basketball game is the first four minutes of each half. The Lady Bulldogs (178, 2-1) sprang out to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 65-44 win over rival Gonzales Friday at Yoakum High School Gymnasium. Gonzales effort was paced by junior Kelsey Hardy, who led scoring in the game with 21 points. Kelsey hit some baskets early and put up shots in the second half, and made them. I feel we were not contesting those shots enough. You simply must contest shots, Griffin said. Lady Apache head coach Kent Smith said Gonzales appeared to be on its game at some points and off its game at others. We were not consistent tonight, he said. I think we would get caught up in little things and not see the bigger picture. Yoakum did a good job of taking advantage when we had our lulls. We need to improve our mental toughness. Gonzales held a small lead early in the game after a three-point shot by Hardy. Yoakum then scored 11

Yoakums Celine Markert shoots with defensive coverage provided by Gonzales Jade McCook and Kelsey Hardy (14). (Photo by Mark Lube) straight points on a bucket by Celine Markert, a free throw and later a basket by Latrice Brown, two buckets from Jacarri Hights and a score from Desiree Garza. Hardy brought the Lady Apaches within 13-6 after draining a three, set up by the pass from Cassidy La Fleur. Yoakum then ended the frame with a 6-3 run, making 4-of-6 free throws down that stretch. Gonzales opened the second quarter with five straight on a pair of free throws and a triple from Taylor West. Callie Witte, Beth Moehlman and Garza scored to put the Lady Dogs ahead 25-16. The Lady Apaches then scored six of the next seven points as buckets from Hardy, and a steal and score from La Fleur. Points from Brown and Hights helped

give Yoakum the 30-22 halftime lead. With a free throw and three-point play, and a bucket, Markert and Hights put Yoakum ahead 36-22 early in the third frame. Gonzales got a two-point basket from Ashley Malatek after she received the ball from West, and Yoakum countered with buckets from Garza and Markert. Later, Gonzales closed down to 41-28 as Hardy and Malatek made buckets. The Lady Dogs got baskets from Beth Moehlman and Hights to lead 45-28 at the end of the quarter. Danielle Flowers drained a three to bring Gonzales within 45-31 at the beginning of the fourth quarter and the Lady Apaches closed down to 53-39 on baskets by Malatek, Hardy and Jade McCook. The Lady Dogs then closed out the action with a 12-5 run.
Yoakum 65, Gonzales 44 G 9 13 6 16-44 Y 19 11 15 20-65 Gonzales: Kelsey Hardy 9 0-0 21, Danielle Flowers 2 0-0 6, Ashley Malatek 3 0-0 6, Taylor West 1 2-2 5, Jade McCook 2 0-2 4, Cassidy La Fleur 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 2-4 44. Yoakum: Jaccari Hights 7 5-6 19, Desiree Garza 7 1-2 15, Latrice Brown 6 2-4 14, Celine Markert 4 3-5 11, Callie Witte 1 1-2 3, Beth Moehlman 1 0-1 2, Paige Alonzo 0 1-2 1. Totals 26 13-19 65.

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Darrance James makes a flying field goal attempt while Yoakums Keith Ratley and Terrance Hall try to defend. See story on page B2. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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409 St. George St. Gonzales

701 North Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX, 78629

First Baptist Church 406 N Ave E Waelder Greater Palestine Baptist Church S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80) Greater Rising Star Baptist Church 3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon Harwood Baptist Church North of Post Office Iglesia Bautista Macedonia 201 S Congress Nixon Iglesia Bautista Memorial Hwy 97 Waelder Leesville Baptist Church E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121 Memorial Heights Baptist Church 1330 College Gonzales Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church 100 Capes Gonzales Oak Valley Baptist Church Hwy. 97 Bebe Old Moulton Baptist Church 2287 FM 1680, Moulton Primitive Baptist Church 1121 N. College Gonzales Providence Missionary Church 1020 St. Andrew Gonzales Baptist

Sub-Contractor Specializing in Site Work Foundation Pads Road Work Demolition

Stock Tanks-Brush Clearing David Ehrig 830-832-6063

Construction Company


Office 830-437-2873
Bubba Ehrig 830-832-5094

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms

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


Gets You Back Where You Belong!

Gieser Insurance Agency

941 St. Joseph Gonzales, Tx 78629

830-203-5325 Toll Free: (800) 358-5298 Lisa G. Gaspard Leticia M. Cenotti

Agency Manager TDI #001113854 Agency Producer TDI #001243345


James Miller 4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales


520 N. Ave C P.O. Box 64 Shiner, TX 77984 Phone (361) 594-3352 Fax (361) 594-3127 424 St. Peter St. Gonzales, TX 77984 Phone (830 672-3322 Fax (830) 672-9208

830-540-4285 830-540-4422

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church 4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90 P.O. Box 186, Luling 830-875-5305 Stratton Primitive Baptist FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero St. James Baptist Church Hwy 80- North of Belmont Saint Paul Baptist Church SE 2nd St. Waelder

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

921 St. Peter St. 830-672-6865


Shiner Baptist Church Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner of Gonzales Union Lea Baptist Church St. Andrew St. Gonzales Union Valley Baptist Church FM 1681 NW of Nixon Catholic St. James Catholic Church 417 N. College, Gonzales Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. John St. Gonzales St. Joseph Catholic Church 207 S. Washington, Nixon St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder 613 Highway 90 East Waelder St. Phillip Catholic Church Hwy 87 Smiley Christian First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 712 Crockett, Luling Churches of Christ Church of Christ 1323 Seydler St. Gonzales Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo) 201 E. Second St. Nixon Church of Christ E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon Churches of God Community Church of God 1020 St. Louis, Gonzales



506 St. Paul St. Gonzales, TX 78629

phone 830-672-2867

3428 Moulton Road Gonzales, TX 78629

fax 830-672-6483

(830) 672-6556

Dry Fertilizer Custom Application & Soil Testing


P.O. Box 1826 Gonzales, TX 78629


Morgan Mills 830-857-4086

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

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

The Romberg House

Assisted Living Residence
210 Qualls Street, Gonzales, TX 78629

Reynas Taco Hut

1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX Next to the Courthouse Annex Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Authentic Mexican Food Including Caldo & Menudo


Melanie Petru-Manager
melaniepetru@gmail.com txarr.com/license #030010

Home of the Silverado

Soncrest Eggs
925 Saint Andrew Gonzales


Call Debbie or Dot at 672-7100 today to reserve your sponsorship on the Worship Page for ONLY $10 per issue.
M-F 7:00 to 5:30 Sat. 9:00 to 3:00


Tonys ConCreTe Finishing

& MeTal Building ereCTion
Craftsmanship You Can Finally Afford
830-857-0488 830-672-1821

No One Beats Our Price Free Estimates Insured

Cell Office

Tony Fitzsimmons, Owner

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FOUND: Female Border Collie found at Cannonade Ranch field, close to Southern Clay Pit. No tags, chain was hooked on. Please call 540-4365. -------------------------FOUND: Stray calf found in Belmont area. 830-424-3685. --------------------------

FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational

trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.

Are you stuck? Do you need a better life? Free job/life/ computer skills for women. Contact Sherry Poe at 830672-6180 or 830857-4960. -------------------------Shiner ISD is accepting applications for a Bus Driver to drive a morning and af-

ternoon route. An application can be obtained online at www.shinerisd. net or picked up at the Administration Office. Please submit the application by mail to PO Box 804, Shiner, TX. 77984 or by fax to 361-594-3925. For more information please contact Trey Lawrence at (361) 594-3121. Shiner ISD EOE. -------------------------The Nixon-Smiley CISD is accepting applications for professional and

support positions. Review and apply for available positions at: www.nixonsmiley.net. -------------------------Full-Time position requiring a self-motivated person with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good people skills, a high-school diploma (or equivalent), and a clean driving record. Apply in person, with a copy of your resume, at NAPA - Kesslers Auto Supply, 717 St. Joseph, Gonzales. Ask for Crystal.

General Shop help - Long Term Employment. Mature individual, Team player with mechanical skills, Valid Driver license. Concrete work experience. Apply at Capitol Monument or call 830-672-7929. -------------------------Full-time and Parttime positions available for Certified Medication Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Full-time and Parttime positions available for Certified Nurses Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Full-time and Parttime positions available for Licensed Vocation Nurses.

Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. For more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Progress Drilling Inc. accepting resumes for all Oil Field Positions. (Pushers, Drillers, Derrick Hands, Floor Hands). Please apply in person at 1575 Magnolia, Luling, 78648. Work reference a must. Previous experience a plus. Please call office for any other questions. 830-875-3442. -------------------------OakCreek Nursing & Rehab. is currently accepting applications for the following positions. CNA Staff, 6am2pm, 10pm-6am. PRN Medical Aide & CNAs. Please apply in person at 1105 N. Magnolia, Luling, TX 78648.

Call 672-7100 to place your help wanted ad!





This is to give notice of intent to introduce in the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, a bill to be entitled an Act, relating to giving the Gonzales County Attorney jurisdiction over felony criminal cases. Felony prosecution for Gonzales County is currently administered by the 25th District Attorneys Office. The 25th District Attorney is elected by Guadalupe County population 131,533, Gonzales County population 19,807, and Lavaca County population 19,263. This law will allow localy elected Gonzales County Attorney to perform the felony prosecution for Gonzales County.



Caraway Ford Gonzales

1405 Sarah DeWitt P.O. Box 1960 Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-9646



Mechanics Helper/ Light Maintenance

**Full Time**
Valid Driver License Required *** 401k, Insurance and Vacation
available upon eligibility! Application may be picked up at front office



Call 672-7100 to place your free garage sale ad. HELP WANTED






DMA Properties, LLC is looking for an individual with property management experience to work with tax credit community in the Luling/Gonzales area. LIHTC and Real Page/One Site experience a plus. Excellent opportunity for advancement. Salary D.O.E., E.O.E. Please send resumes to manager.sandiacrossing@dmacompanies.com or fax to 830-875-6029.

Assistant Property Manager

Best Western Regency Inn & Suites 1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales Seeking a Front Desk Clerk. Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please.
Assistant Manager needed by the Gonzales Branch of World Finance. Valid driver license and auto required. This is a Manager Trainee position and a career opportunity that offers excellent salary and a complete fringe benefit package. Promotion to Manager possible within 15 months. No experience necessary. Apply in person at 623 N. St. Paul



10 General Fund $ 1,390,795 1,240,610 148,606 2,780,011 $

Data Control Codes 5700 5800 5900 5020

REVENUES: Local and Intermediate Sources State Program Revenues Federal Program Revenues Total Revenues

Other Governmental Funds 256,911 20,234 235,356 512,501

98 Total Governmental Funds $ 1,647,706 1,260,844 383,962 3,292,512

Now have openings for

Hair Stylist & Nail Tech

0011 0012 0013 0023 0031 0033 0034 0035 0036 0041 0051 0052 0053 0071 0072 0073 0081 0093 0099 6030 1100 1100 1200 0100 3000

EXPENDITURES: Current: Instruction Instructional Resources and Media Services Curriculum and Staff Development School Leadership Guidance, Counseling & Evaluation Services Health Services Student Transportation Food Service Cocurricular/Extracurricular Activities General Administration Plant Maintenance and Operations Security and Monitoring Services Data Processing Services Principal on Long-term Debt Interest on Long-term Debt Bond Issuance Costs and Fees Capital Outlay Payments to Shared Service Arrangements Other Intergovernmental Charges Total Expenditures Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures Net Change in Fund Balances Fund Balances - Beginning Fund Balances - Ending

Hair It Is & Co.

1402 St. Louis, Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-3904

For more information contact Tara Kuntschik, Owner

1,194,476 31,069 1,420 137,076 1,198 1,184 183,405 171,066 60,796 228,636 316,193 2,315 109,091 10,637 3,139 -30,587 69,496 62,502 2,614,286 165,725 165,725

205,681 --43,990 ---4,965 -57 --5,862 90,000 149,121 500 ---500,176 12,325 12,325 $ 41,423 53,748 $

1,400,157 31,069 1,420 181,066 1,198 1,184 183,405 176,031 60,796 228,693 316,193 2,315 114,953 100,637 152,260 500 30,587 69,496 62,502 3,114,462 178,050 178,050 2,083,602 2,261,652

is hiring an evening part-time

Victoria College Gonzales Center

Campus Security Officer

2,042,179 2,207,904

Position is responsible for campus security, crime prevention and investigation, emergency preparedness and response, campus rules and regulations enforcement, asset protection, and building access control. Position reports to both the Victoria College Chief of Police and Gonzales Center Campus Manager. Nonbenefit eligible position with part time evening hours. Hourly range is $10.58 - $11.06. For more details please see the job posting at www.victoriacollege.edu/jobsatvc or call 1-830-672-6251. EOE

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CDL DRIVERS WANTED Seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL Drivers. Hauling Belly Dumps. Located in Gonzales & Harwood area. Call 830-540-3377. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.


condition, works, asking $125 obo. Call or text, (830) 857-6487. -------------------------Progressing Chronic Illness. Increasing Medical Bills. Must sell everything possible. Used, good condition, Corning Ware Cookware, Bakeware, Dishes, Hummingbird Collection; Grape Table & kitchen items; New, never used appliances, make-up mirror; Paula Young wigs. Also used daybed, sofa & coffee table. 830-203-8529 M-F, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday anytime. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6 long 6 tall plain or painted, 16 + 20 long concrete cattle guard bases, cattle feed troughs. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------MP3 Player. SanDisk 8GB. Brand new. 437-2046. -------------------------For Sale: Brush Guard for 2004 1/2 ton Chev. Pickup $50 and 36 Whirlpool used Gas Range, $50. 361594-2507. -------------------------21 RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 437-2046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------5,000 lb. Mobile creek feeder for sale. 437-2927. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $150. Camping travel pot, $20, Antique Bathtub, $550. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Cage large, off the ground. By 2ft, cage size about 3 1/2 ft. front, 2 ft. deep. 2-3 ft. high. Tray slides out end on bottom for cleaning. Has top large opening & side opening. Clean can be put in house. $65.00 firm. 830263-4608 anytime. -------------------------Medium size bird cage, slide out bottom to clean trays to feed & water & extras. Aqua Green. $25.00. 830-2634608. -------------------------Baby walker, eating tray combo and it is a red race car, plays tunes and lights up. Ages 6 months-1 1/2 year baby. Cool must see! $40.00. 830-263-4608, day-


time or evening. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419.


Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series.


$75.00. Call 361-7412604.


laway Bed, $35; 37 TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. --------------------------

Oak logs ranging from 6 ft. to 16 ft.in length. Diameters range from 8 in to 18 in. There are about 7 logs. ALL FREE in Bastrop area. 512-308-9648. -------------------------For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.

KENS TRADING POST. Furniture, Antiques, Appliances and more! Drive a Little and Save a Lot! Open 10-5, Wed.-Sat. 3390 Alternate 90, Seguin, TX. We buy and Sell! 830-305-7205. -------------------------Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Can be seen on Craigs List. Call 830-875-9422. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rol-

Call 672-7100 to advertise your ad in the Classifieds.



Now Hiring
Apply today, Start today!!!


Fertilized Coastal mix square bales. $7.50. Call 5403923.

Production/Poultry Processing:
Maintenance Back Dock Hanger Back Dock Driver w/ Class A CDL 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights)

Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-565-

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

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

Garage Sale every Mon.-Sat, 9-4 in Cost next to Cost Store, Hwy. 97. Couch, night stand, clean king size mattress, crib mattress, white iron head & foot board, futon, winter clothes, coats, baby clothes, car seat, jewelry, knick-knacks & much more. -------------------------2-Family Sale: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8am-12. 2929 St. Lawrence. Furniture, winter clothes, baby items, etc.

Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas

830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Si Habla Espanol


Southern Clay Products, Inc.
in Gonzales, TX



Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions

Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine foods, Inc., 1680 CR431 or 748 CR 422, Waelder, Texas 78959. Mon-Friday, 7-4 pm. Telephone number 830-540-4105/830-540-4684.

Check out this opportunity to join the best company in the region. We are an international company, an industry leader, a friendly place to work, and we have great benefits.

You need a high school diploma or GED and the ability to:
Learn operation of plant processing equipment Demonstrate communication skills, initiative and judgment in problem-solving Work 12-hour rotating shifts Work safely, following rules and procedures Learn to drive a forklift Lift up to 55 lbs on a frequent basis 1-2 years trade school education 2 years of industrial or plant work experience Supervisory potential Forklift experience

Benefits include:


Kohler 15 water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------For Sale: BGR 14 Series Bottom Mounted Swing Glass Door Refrigerator by Master Built. Contact Carolyn at Gonzales Poultry. 672-7954. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, mens jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------A/C Lincoln welder 220V with welding leads. $150.00. Little boys red bicycle, good condition, $20.00. In Gonzales. 210-289-0238. -------------------------Ranch Hand grill guard for 20002006 Ford Pickup, 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. Good condition. $250. Call 830-5404277. -------------------------DynaVoxV series 5. Communication device - has keyboard, m o u s e , c h a r g e r, case. Works great. new $8,000. Can go on internet, read ebooks, play music, download pictures & programs. Asking $1,000. Good for autistic children or speech impaired children or adults. kathy, 830-8576646. -------------------------Radio Controlled Aircraft. There are 7 unopened kits, 5 radios, and several big boxes of accessories and parts. All for $200 obo. 512308-9648. -------------------------Golf Clubs. 2 sets w/bag. $50 each. Great for aspiring Tigers. Call 4372046. -------------------------Horse blanket great condition paid $70 asking $45 obo, treadmill, good

**Preference will be given to applicants who have:


Bobtail Truck Driver Day & Night Positions Available Requirements: Class A CDL with HazMat/Tanker Endorsements Must be at least 25 years of age Insurance, 401K and vacation included Applications available at: Schmidt & Sons, Inc. 2510 Church St. Gonzales, Texas 78629 www.schmidtandsons.com (830) 672-2018 John Clark @ ext. 112


All applicants must apply through their local Texas Workforce Solutions Office. Be sure to request an application for Southern Clay Products, Inc. Southern Clay Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms has immediate full-time positions available for Various Positions. New entry level wages. We offer 401K, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Apply at Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc., County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830.540.4516. KPMF is an EOE Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms solicita personal de tiempo completo inmediatamente en Diferentes areas. ` Nuevo Sueldo Inicial. Ofrecemos el plan 401K, Vacaciones, Seguro de Salud, Dental, de Visin y de Vida. Interesados favor de aplicar en Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc., Country Road 348, Gonzales, TX 830.540.4516. KPMF es un Empleador con Igualdad de Oportunidades (EOE)
Full-time position Equipment Operator, water distribution, wastewater collection department. This is a skilled service-maintenance position. Work involves maintaining, repairing and installing new water and sewer lines, meters, fire hydrants, pumps and plumbing systems at all city facilities. Perform related duties as required and ability to operate equipment needed to perform these tasks. Class B-CDL required. Must be available for on call duty every fifth week. Starting pay $23,664.00. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance, retirement program and paid leave. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-screen drug test and physical. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested parties to apply. Applications available at the citys website, www.cityofgonzales.org. Please complete an employment application and take to City Hall or mail to: City of Gonzales Attn: Payroll Dept. P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

-----EXTRA INCOME----$500 TO $1,000 a month, part-time.....IS THIS REALLY POSSIBLE!? Not only is it possible, it is HAPPENING right now, right here in Gonzales. If you would like to develop a secondary stream of income, while keeping your full-time job, keep reading. National Lifestyle Centers, Inc., located at 501 St. James is helping people buy items at wholesale prices rather than paying the high retail prices they HAVE been paying. People are ecstatic over their savings and the service they are receiving! We are looking for some key individuals who have a great personality and an even greater work ethic to help us expand in this area. Call us at 830-672-9444 to set up an appointment for an interview. Please use the promo code: 1777 when you call and our Vice President of Sales will call you back to schedule your appointment.

EquipmEnt OpEratOr


Production / Poultry Processing:


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

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For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.

Parting out 1987 Mazda B2000 pickup with camper. Can be seen Tuesday through Thursday in Ottine. Call Elizabeth, 210-274-2209. -------------------------For Sale: 1995 Ford F-250, Ext. Cab, 4x4, V-8, Automatic Transmission, Heavy Duty, Good Work Truck, Good condition, 830672-2192. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport. 10K plus miles, 3.8V6, w/6 speed transmission, sunroof, 17 wheels. Free oil changes for 3 years, hasnt been off road, except beach. Good condition. Still under warranty. $1,000 down, assume payments. For more information, call 830-2039408. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy.

$800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------1972 Chevy Half Ton Pickup. Rebuilt drive train except rear end. All original. 29K Engine, 50K Transmission. 3/4 rear springs. $1K. 830-857-5927. -------------------------2008 Mustang GT with Shelby package and low miles (48K), 22 chrome wheels with performance tires, 5-speed manual transmission, leather interior, Shaker 500 sound system with 6 CD/MP3 changer, and auto windows. $25,000 OBO. Call or text 830-263-1212. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. -------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20 universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.


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


taining. Available Now. Call 361-2936619, leave message. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 830-8575727. -------------------------For Rent in Luling. 3 bed, 1 bath, Central Air & heat. $850/month, $600/ deposit. 830-8323163. Earl Landry. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. --------------------------


3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.

ing, storage. Call 203-0585 or 6726922. (TFN)

area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice, and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-2030735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

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


Two bedroom, 1 bath apartment for rent, fully furnished, cable & internet, with covered parking. Call 830-6726265 or 830-8574251. -------------------------Apartment and travel trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. $600 per month for one person. All bills paid. Loccated on 183 North. 830-8753028. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.


3/2 house for rent in Gonzales. $1,350/ mo., $1,350/sec. deposit. Call 830-4014123. -------------------------3/2, house for rent. Living room, Den, Kitchen. 5 miles S. on FM 3282. $800/ mo., $800/Dep. Call 437-2370. -------------------------2BR/2BA 1,750SF (+/-) home for lease to a family of four. Located on ranch 7 mi. north of Gonzales. CA/H, full kitchen w/appliances. $900/mo + deposit. Email info.wdc@verizon.net. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-820-5461. -------------------------Newly renovated home in Shiner for rent. 3/1, CA/H, wood floors, lg. BRs. $850/mo. Broker/ Owner, 512-2173171. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/mo. No pets/smokers. 512415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------2 and 3 Bedroom houses for rent. $650 & up + deposit. Current references a must. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 830-672-5169. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/ mo., plus deposit. Call 830-857-4458 for information. -------------------------3BR/2BA Brick house for rent. 1 mile North of Yoakum. AC, washer, dryer. Large access driveway in & out for truck parking for large bobtails. Oak grove, great for BBQs and enter-


For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------Office space for rent. 1,500 sq. ft. Recently remodeled. 314 W. Cone. If interested call 830672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.

SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets and GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC, Hallettsville, TX 800-798-3225 or 361-798-3281 or GRAFECHEVYGMC. COM -------------------------KENS TRADING POST. We Sell Good Used Cars and Trucks! CASH or LAYAWAY! 3390 Alternate 90, Seguin, Tx. 830-3057205. --------------------------


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


3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. --------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.


In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------Looking for a private sitting job with an elderly person. Can cook and do light house keeping around Gonzales. Please call Emily, 830-437-2727; Cell, 820-263-2768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin

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

3BR/2Ba Doublewide, lg. covered porch, decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, on 5 acres with gravel based truck yard. On CR 284 past Halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. 979-798-5398. -------------------------12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will subdivide. For sale or lease. Would make a great oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, park-


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For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603. -------------------------Mobile Homes for rent, 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished. 900 Old Shiner Rd, Yoakum. 361-582-6593. -------------------------Mobile Homes for rent: 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished, some homes have Wi-Fi. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361582-6593 or 361798-0816. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.


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Normas House benefit set Feb. 23

Normas House is looking for loyal community partners like Fehner and Son Grain and the Elks Lodge to make the Annual Dinner and Auction a successful fundraising event to benefit children in Gonzales and Lavaca counties. Once again, the Gonzales Elks Lodge has generously donated the use of the Lodge, as well as its cooks, for the event to be held on Feb. 23 from 6:00 PM to midnight. Fehner and Son Grain stepped up first to purchase a Corporate Table at the event! Board members will be reaching out to members of the communities to help with various phases of preparation: Dinner Sponsorships $250 or Corporate (or Family) Table Sponsors ($300 per table of 8). We will also be asking for donations of items for the Live Auction and Silent Auction. Tickets to the Event are $35 for one and $50 for a couple. A dance will follow the auction with live music by area favorite, Los Kolaches. Normas House strives to improve child abuse investigations while reducing harmful effects on children and families. With early intervention, the caring team of at Normas House helps break the cycle of abuse and cultivates each childs chance of becoming a healthy adult. Support from the community makes this happen. Every individual and organization from the community who contributes to Normas House becomes a childs hero said Ann Alexander, Executive Director of Normas House. And this Annual Event offers a public venue to celebrate the community spirit of giving for a great cause. For more information about Denim and Diamonds call Ann Alexander or Judy Parks at Normas House, 830-672-1278, or go to http://www.normashouse.net. Also, look for Normas House on Facebook to Join the Event!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Womens Study Club News

The Womans Study Club held their annual business meeting at the home of the Rev. Diane Whitley on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Eighteen members were present. President Beverly Pirkle called the meeting to order and led the group in the club collect. The minutes for November and December were read by Secretary Martha Jo Whitt. The November meeting at the home of Jimmie Bouldin was highlighted by a Show and Tell program with members giving diverse and interesting accounts of highlights of their lives. The December meeting was a lovely Christmas party at the home of Jean Ollum with members enjoying delicious snacks and drinks. The Treasurers report was given by Suzy Vrana, and Mary Ckodre gave the Library report. The group discussed their constitution and by-laws, especially as they pertain to officers and committees duties. The nominating committee report was given by Olivia Harless. The following slate of officers for 2013-2014 was proposed and accepted by the group: President Mary Louise Veselka; VicePresident Martha Jo Whitt; Secretary Patti Nance; Treasurer Alice King. Various committees were also chosen, and programs and hostess duties for next year were discussed. The meeting adjourned, and the group was served coffee and wassail by the hostess. They enjoyed visiting and viewing the extensive collection of Magi figures collected by Mrs. Whitley.

Happy Birthday To The Harkeys!

Peyton Harkey - 6 Barry J. Harkey, Sr. Katherine Harkey Jonathon Harkey - 21 Layne Harkey - 4
Love your friends and family! January 21 January 20 January 19 January 18 January 17

YHS classes normal after rumor

YOAKUM Yoakum ISD officials said rumors of a gun at the districts high school campus were found to be false and the school operated on normal hours. YISD Superintendent Tom Kelley said he was notified by the Yoakum Police Department about 9:30 p.m. Monday about a note alleging a gun on campus. Police told Kelley about midnight that there was no evidence of a note or a gun. Police officers were on duty at the high school campus Tuesday, and a K-9 detection service was contacted to perform a random security search. Yoakum ISD notified parents of high school, junior high and intermediate students about the incident.

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Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.


Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28 Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095.


27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff.

ing weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------Nanny Boer Goats (adult). Ages: 1yr4yr. Pkg. Deal (4). $320.00. 830-5600238 to request photos..please send an email request to amazin_ grace454@yahoo. com or text me at above number. -------------------------Muscovy ducks for sale. $10.00 each. 830-263-2482. (TFN) -------------------------Laying Hens, $10.00. 512-7180482. -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks. Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28 to 36), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830-672-6265 or 857-4251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

House for sale by owner. 2BR/1Bath CA/H. $65,000. 830234-3415 or 830279-7900. -------------------------Low down, 3/2/1,136 sq. ft. Only $85,600 w/$1,600 dn. 202 East Lee St., Smiley. Call Mr. Smith, 855847-6806. -------------------------3bd/1ba home on 0.985 acres for sale in Nixon. 1,048 sq. ft. with additional 400 sq. ft. attached deck. Recently remodeled, CA/H, all appliances stay! Asking $79,000. Call 830-203-9383. -------------------------3BR/2Ba Doublewide, lg. covered porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, on 5 acres with gravel based truck yard. On CR 284 past halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. 830-4459131. -------------------------3BED, 1 Bath House For Sale! 0.985 acres on Hwy. 80, 8 miles north of Nixon, TX. 78140. 1048 sq. ft with 400 sq. ft. deck attached. Recently remodeled. Central Air and Heat. Appliances stay! $89,999. Ph. 830-203-9383. No owner financing available. -------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, single story home in Gonzales. Beautiful wet bar and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Large pantry utility room. 2 car garage with workshop, nice pool and spa, huge covered porches. All on or nearly 1/2 acre. $249,000. Call 210-844-4963. -------------------------Older couple down-

sizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for residential/commercial. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975.

Tifton 86 grass. $150,000 (713)2022485. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information.

Pampered Chef Demonstrator. Host a Show! Its Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pampered chef.biz/zavadil. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670.


1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/Cs - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000. -------------------------203 Big Sky 38 Fifth wheel Travel Trailer. 3 slideouts, very, very nice. 3 1/2 yrs. Bumper to bumper warranty left. $17,900. Call 512914-8347. -------------------------RV For Sale. Older unit. 5th wheel. $2,900. Contact Richard, 830-5566905. -------------------------Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565.

Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------Free dog to good home. Large female dog, brown, tame, gentle. Chip paper work with her. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Livestock show contestants, we carry feeders, waterers, heat lamps, access for show birds. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN)

Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384. -------------------------Want to Buy: Used Headgate for cattle. 361-798-0482. -------------------------WANTED: Acetylene Gas Regulator for welding torch. 437-2232.


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

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RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830-351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255


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

For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your wean-


1996, 18.5 Baymaster Center Console Boat, 120 Horse Force Mercury Motor with Jack Plate, Lourence GPS Mapp i n g - S o n a r - Fi s h Finder, Marine Radio. $7,000.00. Contact 830-263-2920. -------------------------For Sale or Trade:

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working out too well. Ask a family member for advice. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it can be easy to get into a routine and then in a rut. Try switching up just one thing from your daily tasks, and it could provide a breath of fresh air. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take advantage of the many opportunities for you to meet new people and forge new friendships this week. You may just meet someone who changes your life. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, too much of a good thing can make it difficult to focus on other tasks and responsibilities. Make the effort to stay focused so you dont find yourself falling behind. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you will likely find yourself in a domestic groove over the next few days. Use

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happen if you dont voice your opinion, so overcome your reservations. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, if you want to broaden your horizons you will have to explore beyond your comfort zone. It may not always be comfortable, but it can be adventurous. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you have many questions, but not enough answers are coming your way. Delve a little deeper this week. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JANUARY 20 Gary Barlow, Singer (42) JANUARY 21 Geena Davis, Actress (57) JANUARY 22 Steve Perry, Singer (64)

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