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An upgrade for a county office will temporarily alter the way they do business. During the week of Feb. 25 to March 1, the Gonzales County Tax Office will be installing new tax processing software. The new

do, said Gonzales County Tax Assessor-Collector Crystal Cedillo. It will be better with the new system because there will be more detailed reports we can run for entities. The new system will also give the office the ability to issue e-statements and build individual databases for each of their customers.

When someone comes in and they want their receipt from last year so they can put it with their income tax, right now we cant do that, said Cedillo. We have to go to our books and make a copy of that page because its not in the system. Once we get on Orion, well be able to just print it off and hand it TAX OFFICE, Page A6

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THE TAX PLACE Veterans Memorial plans unveiled

Larry Mercer points out details planned for the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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Fundraising for Memorial begins


The design for the proposed Gonzales County Veterans Memorial was unveiled Friday, and the next task ahead for the volunteers and community members promoting the project is raising the money necessary to get blueprints done. The Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association showed off a sign at the site of the proposed memorial, located at the corner of Moore and St.

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Lawrence streets just east of the Gonzales Memorial Museum. The site would include five obelisks one for each of the nations armed services around a brick courtyard designed in the shape of a star. Each of the obelisks will carry as many names as can be located of service members from Gonzales County who served in any of the armed services in the post-Civil War era. At the entrance to the memorial will be an honor wall listing the names of all Gonzales County resi-

dents who gave their lives in military service. This is a pay-as-we-go project from donations, said the associations Larry Mercer. Our next item that we are in need of donations is the blueprint for the memorial. He said the blueprints and dirtwork for the project are expected to cost around $50-60,000. The unique design of the project as a brick courtyard will enable the association to sell commemorative MEMORIAL, Page A6

Gonzales school trustees on Monday rewarded their superintendent for a job well done with a contract extension into 2016, and took steps toward meeting expected population growth in the district. T h e school board Strozier e x te n d ed Dr. Kim Stroziers contract for an additional year through Jan. 31, 2016, and also approved the superintendents contract recommendations for a number of other administrators and principals. Dr. Strozier has had many positive impacts in many areas of our schools, Board of Trustees president Glenn Menking Jr. said. Im pleased shes our superintendent. Menking said the board GISD, Page A6

Womens Center Takes Shape

Directors of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District on Tuesday held off on paying a number of claims filed through the districts Western Mitigation Fund after hearing that the improper paperwork associated with those claims might be in violation of state law. Link Benson, hired last month as the districts new Mitigation Fund manager, told directors that several applications for compensation from the fund had been made which did not include invoices, among other legal shortcomings. Several of the applications failed to include requirements such as the

contractors license number, phone number and more, Benson said. I have tried to contact them but have not been able to reach them, he said of the contractors. Some of the violations on the invoices actually violate the law. Directors tabled payment of those claims pending proper invoices, and also took no action on paying the expenses of former Mitigation Fund manager David McMillan. Directors also tabled action until their next meeting on filling the District 5 seat, which came vacant because of the untimely death of Louis Kuntschik. The boards charter requires the seat to be filled by appointWATER, Page A6

Architect Tim Gescheidle gestures while showing off what will be the waiting room at the Jane Johnson Womens Center at Gonzales Memorial Healthcare Systems. The center will include digital 3-D mammography equipment, making the center the first of its kind among rural hospitals. Construction is expected to continue through March, with an anticipated April 18 grand opening (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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On this day in 1904, Walter William Fondren married Ella Florence Cochrum at Corsicana. Walter Fondren came to Texas as a 16-year-old orphan. He entered the oil business as a roughneck in the Corsicana oilfields, and went on to become one of the most successful oilmen in the state and the major stockholder of Humble Oil Company. As a teenager, Ella Fondren worked in her familys boardinghouse in Corsicana, where she met her future husband, then working as a driller. Shortly after their marriage, she settled the family in Houston and purchased stock in the firm that became Texaco, an investment that was eventually worth millions. The couple were known for their philanthropic efforts. The Fondrens established the Fondren Lectures in Religious Thought at Southern Methodist University, and donated nearly half a million dollars to SMU to build the Fondren Library. After Walters death in 1939, Ella carried on their philanthropic interests, establishing the Fondren Library at Rice University and administering the Fondren Foundation. Ella died in 1982, shortly before her 102nd birthday.

The Gonzales Church of Christ, located at 1323 Seydler Street in Gonzales, will be hosting a series of five (5) lectures on the theme of Jesus: The People Person, February 22nd24th. Friday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 5:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 24th, at 10:30 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited. The Andrew Wesley Chapel Cemetery Committee will be conducting its annual business meeting on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Waelder Community Center. If anyone has any input concerning the Cemetery, please feel free to come out and attend. The public is invited. Gonzales County members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will host an information meeting for the public starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Boomers Sports Bar, 2513 Harwood Road in Gonzales. Gonzales County Coordinator Dave Mundy will explain the organizations beliefs, core principles and goals, and members will also be available to answer questions from anyone interested in learning more about the group.

regular business hours will resume Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m. Please contact the GBRA Regional Lab at (830) 379-5822, ext. 248 with questions or concerns. Thompsonville Ladies Club Annual Chili Supper and Auction will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Thompsonville Community Center. Chili Supper will be at 5 p.m. Chili is free we do accept donations. Auction is at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for scholarships to area youth. The Gonzales County Historical Commission is accepting applications form county residents wishing to serve a two-year term on the commission for 2013-14. Applications received by Feb. 22 wil be reviewed and appointments made by Gonzales County Commissioners Court at its regular March meetings. Application forms may be picked up at the Gonzales County Archives, 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, or by contacting chairperson Glenda Gordon at 512-924-5850, ggordon@stx. rr.com, or secretary Pat Mosher at 830-672-7970, archives@ co.gonzales.tx.us. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 721 St. Louis in Gonzales. Al-Anon meets every Monday night at the same time and place. Please call 830-672-3407 for more information. All meetings are open. Free 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. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers pre-school services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361-582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the childs Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record. The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and non-residents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033.

Thompsonville Chili Supper

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Gonzales Police Report

Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Feb. 6-13: Feb. 6 Reported Online Harassment At 700 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Criminal Mischief At 300 Blk St. Joseph St. Feb. 7 Reported Burglary Building/ Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1900 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Forgery At 2900 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1600 Blk St. Lawrence St. Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft At 1800 Blk Church St. Feb. 8 Amparo Chavez Moreno, 32 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With No Drivers License At 90A And St. Andrew St. Reported Theft At 2100 Blk Water St. Devonte Terrell Cubit, 19 Of

The Black Heritage Organization will be hosting their Annual Black History Parade on Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Shiner. The public is welcome to attend our Soul Food Feast after the parade at the Old American Legion Hall. Serving time for the meal will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If you would like to participate in the parade or make food donations, contact the following: Jake Mathis, 594-2989; Ervin Flowers-Parade Committee, 594-8051; Pam Brooks-Food Committee, 361-401-1401 or work 594-3353; Georgie Flowers-Food Committee, 594-8051; Alice Evans-Food Committee, Gonzales, Arrested And Charged 594-2974; Shirley Harper, 594-4243.
With Terroristic Threat At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Feb. 9 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1400 Blk St. Paul St. Feb. 10 Ester Smith, 46 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon And Maricela Gonzales Rangel, 38 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Interference With Emergency Phone Call And Assault Family Violence At 2400 Blk Church St. Reported Theft At 2100 Blk Water St. Reported Assault At 2400 Blk Church St. Reported Injury To A Child At 700 Blk St. Paul St. Feb. 12 Reported Criminal Mischief At Independence Park. Feb. 13 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 700 Blk Wells St.

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The Thomas Shelton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Gonzales. Gonzales ISD superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier will be the guest speaker. To make reservations, call Janet Smith at 672-3346. Members of the Texas Bonnie Blue Camp #869 and the Col. Gustav-Hoffman Camp #1938 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host ceremonies honoring 79 Confederate soldiers buried at the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery at 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Members will be on-hand wearing period costumes for the ceremonies. Family members of those soldiers being honored who have not made contact with the organization are asked to contact Linda Miller, Texas Society Order of Confederate Veterans Rose Historian, at 210-420-5461. SEGUINThe Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) will be closed on Monday, Feb.18. This will include the GBRA Regional Laboratory. For any individuals or entities that have water sampling requirements,

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Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report 02/03/13-02/09/13 02/04/13 Contreras, Roxy Marie, 08/1979, Gonzales. Local Warrant No Liability Insurance. Requires $415.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant No Drivers License Issued. Requires $315.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant Speeding. Requires $223.10 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant Speeding. Requires $243.10 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant No Drivers License Issued. Requires $315.00 fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant Use of unapproved equipment. Requires $173.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. 02/05/13 Green, Allen Author, 05/1978, Bastrop. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$1,500 <$20K. Posted $3,500 Bond. Transfer to Bastrop Co. 02/06/13 DeBerry, Tommy Brian, 03/1969, Gonzales. Local Warrant Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G. Local Warrant Forgery Financial Instrument. Remains in Custody. 02/08/13 Galvan, John Nicholas, 11/1983, Seguin. Commitment/ Sentence Deliver Offer Delivery of Dangerous Drug Count 1. Commitment/Sentence Deliver Offer Delivery of Dangerous Drug Count 2. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 04 DPS 03 GPD 06 WPD 01 NPD 01 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 15

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Arrest Report for Feb. 4-10: 02/05/13 Case #12-310, Solis, John, 34, Yoakum, W. Gonzales @ Forest; Offense, CPF#12-497-Assault; Disposition, Fine/$264/Rel. Case #177300, Wallace, Kristian, 17, Yoakum, 206 Garrett; Offense, CPF#12-592-Fail To Attend; Disposition, Fine/$614/Rel. Case #12-437, Wallace, Kristian, 17, Yoakum, 206 Garrett; Offense, CPF#12-689-Theft; Disposition, Fine/$614/Rel. Case #12-370, Wallace, Kristian, 17, Yoakum, 206 Garrett; Offense, CPF#12-575-Disorderly Conduct; Disposition, Fine/$614/ Rel. Case #177307, Ramirez, Karla, 18, Yoakum, 204 Irvine; Offense, CPF#12-714-Failure to Attend; Disposition, Fine/$638/Rel. 02/08/13 Case #177001, Ramirez, Karla, 18, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense, Failure to Attend; Disposition, Fine/$864/Rel. Case #177361, Mendoza, Efrain, 23(2), Yoakum, 400 Blk. Dunn; Offense(s),1. W#13-28969-Engage in Organized Criminal Activity-Fraudulent use or poss. Of ID info of an elderly individual, 2. W#13-2-8970-Fraudulent Use or Poss. Of ID Info; Disposition(s), 1. Bond/$10,000/ Trans/LCSO, 2. Bond/$10,000/ Trans/LCSO. Case #13-050, Juvenile Male, 15, Yoakum, E. Hochheim; Offense, Evading Arrest/Detention; Disposition, Trans/Vic. Juv. Det. Case #13-051, Juvenile Male, 14, Yoakum, 518 Migl; Offense, Assault-C; Disposition, Bond/$500/Rel. 02/10/13 Case #10-052, Hights, Tevin, 21, Yoakum, 201 Hickey; Offense, Disorderly Conduct; Disposition, Bond/$500/Rel. Case #10-052, Evans, Chezdric, 19, Yoakum, 201 Hickey; Offense, Disorderly Conduct; Disposition, Bond/$500/Rel. Case #10-053, Hights, Treyvion, 21, Yoakum, 201 Hickey; Offense, Disorderly Conduct; Disposition, Bond/$500/Rel. Case #177375, Bankhead, James, 41(3), Yoakum, 211 Plaza; Offense(s), 1. CPF#11-486-No Drivers License, 2. CPF#11486-Disobey/Ran Stop Sign, 3. CPF#11-392-Theft; Disposition(s), 1. Fine/$214.10/Trans/DCSO, 2. Fine/$197.10/Trans/DCSO, 3. Fine/$314.00/DCSO. Case #13-036, Bankhead, James, 41, Yoakum, 211 Plaza; Offense, W#13-012-Burglary/ Habitation; Disposition, Bond/$20,000/Trans/DCSO. Case #13-015, Bankhead, James, 41, 211 Plaza; Offense, W#L2013-15653-Felony-Theft (Two Previous)-SJF; Disposition, Bond/$25,000/Trans/DCSO.

The Annual Jim Price Community-Wide Cleanup in scheduled in Gonzales Saturday, April 27. The event will be held at Apache Field, 456 Tate Street. Tire and electronic disposal are being added to the event this year. The first planning meeting will be announced at a later date. Gonzales Hermann Sons Lodge #175 will meet Mon., Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hermann Sons Hall east of Gonzales on US Hwy. 90-A. Discussions on Hall rental rates & Cemetery lots/upkeep rates are planned with membership in attendance. On Wednesdays during Lent (Feb. 13-March 27) the local Ministerial Alliance will be holding their Community Lenten Services. Every Wednesday at noon a 30 minute service will be held in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church with lunch to follow in the First UMC Fellowship Hall. A different preacher from the community will bring the message each week with his/her home church providing the meal. This is an ecumenical event all are invited to attend. FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 672-8291.

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Truck driver cited after wreck

San Marcos River bridge the driver of the vehicle lost control and the 18-wheeler began to hydroplane. It fishtailed and crossed the westbound lane into the southside bar ditch, where it flipped and

Traffic was halted on Highway 90A early Monday morning when an 18-wheeler overturned. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report, at approximately 6:30 a.m. near the

landed on the passenger side. No injuries were reported, but the driver, Autra Villareal of Houston, was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed on a wet roadway.

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VC-Gonzales students meet with state legislators

Victoria College students attending classes in the Gonzales Center were part of a contingent travelling to Austin Feb. 5 as part of Community College Day. The 13 students, accompanied by Gonzales Center Manager Jackie Mikesh, joined the VC main campus students on a bus trip to meet Crossroads area legislators. The students, along with VC President Dr. Tom Butler, met Tim Kleinschmidt who represents Gonzales County. Just prior to the groups 1:30 p.m. appointment, Kleinschmidt had met with state adjutant general, Maj. Gen. John Nichols and two of his fellow officers. The Gonzales group was ushered into Kleinschmidts small capitol office where they quizzed the representative on the education system. LVN student Shelby Voigt asked Kleinschmidt his thoughts on community colleges and learned the legislator is a fan of the dual credit system in which high school students can earn college credits. One of the best programs is the advance credit program for high school students, Kleinschmidt said. Mikesh said that a number of Gonzales High School students attend the VC center five days a week and can earn 18 hours of credit during their junior and senior years. The Gonzales school district pays for the students to attend the college classes and purchases student books. Butler said that proposed legislation will make it easier for students to transfer to a university without losing credits. Kleinschmidt said this would not only help the students, but also their parents who are paying for the education. You should not lose an hour of credit going to a larger university, the Gonzales County representative told the group. You will see a huge push in the next few years towards efficiency. VC Gonzales Center student Elizabeth Perry described the day as fun and educating. It was very interesting to learn about the type of laws that could affect us as community college students, Perry said. Speaking with Rep. Todd Hunter, chairman of the Calendars Committee,

Students from Victoria College-Gonzales Center were among VC students attending the Community College Day at the State Capitol Feb. 5. At right, VC students meet with State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, who represents much of the region. (Courtesy Photos)

was the most interesting. Things he mentioned such as allowing gambling in Texas seemed like a promising alternative to getting funding for education. Texas Community College Day trip was a great experience for our Victoria College students, Mikesh said. They were able to interact with state representatives and discuss current issues. I was impressed with the thoughtful questions our students asked and the concern they have for the important issues facing Texas Higher Education.

Valentines Giveaway winners named

The winners in this years Valentines Giveaway were drawn Wednesday. They include: Dinner at the Running M: Carolyn Kocian Candy from Bloomin Creations: Kathy Jurek Bottle of Wine from B&J Liquor: Shirley Breitschopf Tickets to Thursdays special Valentines Day showing of Casablanca at the Lynn Theatre, donated by The Cannon: Linda Kuenzler. The winners will be contacted by phone Thursday and can pick their prizes up at the merchants.

Happy Valentines Day to my husband, Randy of 32 years. Love You, Sanya

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Senators starting to realize: you have to meddle in education

Members of the Texas Senate Education Committee, led by Dan Patrick and Donna Campbell, have been rather active in the early days of this legislative session in correcting some problems in the Texas school system. Hearings were also being held this week to take a look at providing high school students with more flexibility towards graduation while still prioritizing a core curriculum of English, Math, History, and Science. In plain English, that means theyre looking at providing more chances for students to pursue vocational rather than purely academic tracks. Campbell and her fellow Senators have been quick to react to the public outcry about the over-emphasis on testing in Texas schools. The Senate has already moved to do away with the 15 percent rule which requires that a students end-of-course test count for 15 percent of his grade for the year. The states accountability system was a good idea gone haywire because it tied student performance on tests to the job security of school administrators. Faced with

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that, administrators reacted as youd expect: whatever it takes to get kids passing those tests. The result of that whatever it takes was CSCOPE, the electronic curriculum management system which effectively does away with textbooks. Patrick led the way in the hearings on CSCOPE, which has been the focus of a great deal of concern from the public over the secrecy surrounding access to the system and for some of the questionable lessons included. The Senate hearings were instrumental in finally hammering out an agreement with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), which developed CSCOPE, mak-

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George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance.

ing the system more open and accountable. TESCC, which is composed of representatives of the states regional education service centers, had maintained that it was a private organization operating CSCOPE on a non-profit basis, and thus was not subject to public disclosure. Attorney General Greg Abbott had previously ruled that since the consortium was made up of government employees, the cooperative was itself a government agency and thus was subject to the law allowing the public full access. The agreement also achieved another significant concession from the state education bureaucrats: the State Board of Education, tasked with approving the states curriculum standards, is thus authorized to review CSCOPE. TESCC had maintained that since it was a private organization, the states elected officials in charge of public education had no authority over the system. The critiques of CSCOPE were most alarming after some of the social studies/history lessons came to light characterizing the

Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism, and referring to Christianity as a cult. The concessions are significant because they return to the public authority over whats being taught in our schools. Now, if only the Senate could come up with something to convince the public to pay attention. A lot of folks are under the illusion that local schools are under local control via elected local school boards. While its true that local school trustees have final say over how money is spent, on a lot of issues from curriculum to legal policy every public school in Texas takes its marching orders from elsewhere. The reason for that is because education has become a subject too complex to be easily understood by the average Joe in the street. Thanks ito a half-centurys worth of politicians who deferred decisions on public education to professional educators, the professional education bureaucracy has built a self-perpetuating system which effectively works as permanent job security for

educational administrators. The politicians provide more money for education and get re-elected, while the education bureaucracy keeps milking that cash cow. Organizations like TESCC and independent publishers of educational materials get paid to create curriculum after curriculum designed to fix problems created by other curriculums designed by the same people, over and over again. Its a lucrative industry. Whats interesting in watching these actions by the Texas Legislature led by conservatives like Patrick and Campbell, is that the politicians are finally beginning to understand they can no longer simply throw more money at education and the problem will go away for a few years. The Texas Education Code needs to be re-written from the ground up. Rather than leaving the determination about which methodology to use to the professionals, legislators need to return that authority to the elected representatives of the end consumer of education products: parents of children.

This past week, a Texas state district court declared the state school finance system unconstitutional. This is the result of litigation by liberals who continue to argue the need for fairness in funding public education in Texas. This argument sounds very appealing until it is properly analyzed. The Texas public school districts are independent and their primary source funding is the school districts ability to assess property taxes. This funding is based on the assessed value of property in the districts neighborhoods. However, the court has claimed the system is inefficient, inadequate, and has created a statewide property tax which violates Texas state constitution. The court said system is unsuitable for providing the constitutionally required general diffusion of knowledge for lowincome students and English-language learners, while districts with low property wealth are forced to tax at or near the state cap of $1.17 per $100 of taxable value and no longer have discretion to set their own tax rates. In short, according to the court, neighborhoods with wealth discriminate against those without. This argument has been evolving for over 30 years. In 1984, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed suit against state Commissioner of Education William Kirby on behalf of the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio, claiming discrimination against students in poor school districts. The plaintiffs charged that the states methods of funding public schools violated the Texas state constitution, which required the state to provide an efficient public school system. The argument of fairness in school funding is based on emotion rather than logic. It assumes that American society is static and that the poor will never be able to move into better neighborhoods.

Second, it assumes money can create better schools, and thus better students. Third, it assumes a centralized system which collects, controls, and distributes the wealth is better than one where the local community controls its schools. Texas lawmakers and the Texas Supreme Court must overturn this lower court ruling because public school districts must remain independent and their funding must remain under local control. If the state wants to help parents move their children from low performing schools, it should provide them vouchers so they can choose and move to better schools. Virginia Postrel wrote in 2004, public policy experiments rarely produce complete successes or total failures. Occasionally, however, theres a policy disaster so catastrophic that everyone agrees that something has to change. Californias convoluted attempt to deregulate electricity was one example. Texass decade-long experiment in school finance equalization universally referred to as Robin Hood is another. Texas does not need a centralized bureaucracy that controls wealth and curriculum. If liberals want fairness, they should support vouchers for students who want to learn. We should fund students education, not educational systems.

Marco Rubios bad deal

In Washington, a new gang has been born. The Gang of Eight on immigration is here to tell us that we have succeeded in not enforcing the law so persistently and thoroughly that now we have to give up all pretense. The Gang of Eight, headlined by conservative star Marco Rubio, wants to amnesty the 11 million immigrants who are already here as a product of past nonenforcement in exchange for a promise of future enforcement. Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform resolutely refuse to say the word amnesty. They contend that the proposed package is not an amnesty because illegal immigrants have to go to the back of the line for a green card. But before that happens, they get probationary legal status. As a practical matter, this is the amnesty. Sen. Chuck Schumer states it with admirable clarity: On Day One of our bill, the people without status (i.e., illegal immigrants) who are not criminals or security risks will be able to live and work here legally. You cant get more direct than that. Once an illegal immigrant gets probationary legal status, he has jumped irrevocably ahead of all those poor saps back in their native countries who want to come to the U.S. but for whatever reason were unwilling or unable to break our immigration laws to do it. All indications are that this kind of probationary legal status matters more to illegal immigrants than an eventual path to citizenship. In an essay in the journal National Affairs, immigration expert Peter Skerry points out that 20 years after the implementation of the 1986 amnesty, only 41 percent of the 2.7 million people who got legal status under the program had gone on to become citizens. The Gangs enforcement triggers affect only the path to citizenship. In principle, the enforcement provisions -- requiring use of the E-Verify system for employers and establishing a system to monitor entries and exits from the country -- are worthwhile. But only a naif would have much confidence in their timely and effective implementation. As Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies points out, Congress has already required the completion of an entryexit system six times. To no avail. It passed a law in 2006 calling for the completion of a double-layer border fence. Also, to no avail. Weve been here before, with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Rubio calls the 1986 law a blanket amnesty, even

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though, on his terms, it wasnt unconditional or immediate. To apply for legal status, illegal immigrants had to pay a fee and prove that they had good moral character. If approved -- and not everyone was -- they had to wait 18 months before applying for a green card. All of this was coupled with fearsomesounding enforcement provisions to beef up security at the border and crack down on employers hiring illegal workers. In other words, in broad brush, the blanket amnesty of 1986 is indistinguishable from the bipartisan principles of 2013. Since the enforcement never happened, the 1986 law stands as a monument to bad faith. Washington may be about to build another one. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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Texas water plans: an interview with a local district manager

This is an edited transcript of an interview with Colorado County GCD Mgr. Jim Brasher on the News from the Camphouse on KULM 98.3. Brune: In recent weeks weve visited with Texas Senator Campbell, Sen. Hegar, and state rep Tim Kleinschmidt. In those conversations there are many common threads, but one that we always keep an eye on is any changes in water legislation. A quick review shows that Texas is divided into 16 regions. It is also divided into Groundwater Management Areas (GMA) that do not follow the same boundaries as the regions. Then there is the elected Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCD) in the counties. Each region must work with the GMAs and GCDs in that region to come up with a long term plan for water usage. GCD mgr. Jim Brasher is also on the Region K committee. They come up with a plan for Region K and then the Texas Water Development Board must take those 16 plans, combine them, and create a comprehensive plan for the state. The Texas Water Plan is coming

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up for approval again in the next session. There is also a letter circulating among the many statewide conservation groups to approve the plan. But unless youve been privy to information during the plans formulation you dont know whats in the plan. So how can a conservation organization, or any rural based entity, give support unless they are merely using follow-the-leader mentality? Jim please tell us what you know about the upcoming water plan. And, are there factors involved where Region K may favor the plan but Region L may not? Brasher: In regard to the Region K plan, it covers the lower Colorado River Basin. All the other Regions must

develop plans that cover those regions demands. Currently, there are no plans that will transfer water from Region K to Region L. Those issues should be ironed out. Also remember that Region K extends to Austin which has a substantial population compared to Colorado and Fayette Counties. The Texas Water Plan is developed over several years it covers a five-year cycle, and includes much public input. The plan also includes water conservation with crops that use less water, laser leveling fields, and looking forward to the next fifty years. Theyre also looking at increased usage of groundwater and thats where the GCDs become involved. And theyre looking at the off-channel reservoirs. Thats something that youll probably see more immediately. Brune: One factor to realize is that these plans are done between legislative sessions. If the public wants to be involved, they shouldnt wait until a bill comes up in session. If you want to irritate bureaucrats or lobbyists let them work on a plan for two years, and then at the last minute raise hell about

Examining the many forms of love, especially Gods unconditional love

It is universally agreed that all persons need to love and to be loved. But, I Love You! has become an overused, worn-out clich that comes out of our mouths without any thought about its true meaning. True love has been diluted, convoluted and prostituted for so long, most of us cant recognize real love when it hits us in the face. In order to know what love should be, we need to know how love first began. Love is the essential foundational element of everything created, and it was God Himself who set love into motion. Creation was the first outpouring of love; it is evidence of Gods unselfish nature. In the beginning, love was expressed in an unsurpassed act of altruism. Everything created revolved around the only creation capable of loving Him in return. And it was all made for our delight. (Eden means delight). In the creation of man , when God breathed into Adam, it was the spirit of love that gave Adam life; animating him and filling him with the capacity to love. In the creation of Eve we were given the first example of sacrificial love--Adam had to give up a part of himself in order to establish a loving, lasting relationship with another human being. We are meant to do the same. God shows by example what love should be. There are four Greek words that were used in Biblical times to describe love. Eros, being sexual love; philia, which describes close friendship or brotherly love; storge, referring to family love; the fourth is agape. Gods love is called agape love. The word agape is used to describe

their ideas. One issue that will be of interest is that the state is looking for a funding mechanism to finance the implementation of the water plan. Weve been told that everything from tap fees to water by the acre fees is being considered. But, what about the promise saying that personal wells will never be metered and commercial wells would only be metered for monitoring aquifer use? Then we always worry about maintaining local control through the GCD. There is also the issue of comingling groundwater and surface water in off-channel reservoirs. And what about the study that said reservoirs lose too much water to evaporation to be efficient ways to store water? But, what else can be done? Please elaborate. Brasher: Yes, the Highland Lakes get low and the lower river valley irrigators suffer. Also know that it takes five days for river water to get from the lakes to the irrigators. There is loss to evaporation in the Highland Lakes and then a 30 percent loss of that water before it reaches irrigators in Matagorda County. There

would be less water lost if it were stored in off-channel reservoirs. Whether these reservoirs are supplemented by groundwater accents the necessity of having a GCD. The GCD can regulate and have a say on how much water is pumped into a reservoir or go down the river to another county. Now, were not talking about inter-basin transfer. The off-channel reservoirs may cost about $260 million apiece, and the word is that they may dip into the Rainy Day Fund to get the program started. Beyond that, we have no intention of ever metering personal wells. Irrigation wells are metered to monitor the aquifer and there is no indication that there will be any type of usage fee as a revenue source. Brune: Then that is an issue that needs to be put to rest. The promise is reiterated there will be no meters on personal wells for usage fees. Now when conservation groups ask to sign on a letter of support its tough to know whether everyone is on board. The water plan may be good for Columbus but bad for Gonzales. Brasher: Im sure there

are occasional conflicts between regions, but they should be settled by the time the plan goes to the legislature. Brune: Key points are that we dont see any legislation pending that would damage local control, we dont see intent to meter personal wells, and we dont see major conflicts between the regions. So when Texas Parks and Wildlife, The River Systems Institute, and the river authorities, were doing freshwater inflow and in-stream flow studies where did the money come from? Brasher: Im assuming that money came from state grants. But remember the water plan is for 50 years and some of the implementation may not be for 30 years. The state is trying to provide funding for next year and hope they find a mechanism for the future. One other fact I want to mention is that the council of Region K is made up of more than 20 stake holders. Weve got rice farmers, environmental folks, GCDs, municipalities, and a lot of specific users that represent their interests as these water plans come together.

Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
the selfless love of one person for another, without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature). Agape means to cherish; to esteem; to show charity; to be devoted; to respect; to be loyal; to have concern for. Agape love is the type that seeks the highest good of the person cherished. Agape love desires the good of the other; it gives without demanding anything in return. It amazes me that we are unconditionally loved by the One who created us, and it is even more amazing that His lasting desire is for us to love Him in return. When you study the bible it is clear to see that God had a master plan for mankind from the beginning of time. Man was meant to have dominion over everything, and to enjoy a never-ending relationship with his creator. Even before Adam was sent away from Eden, God had formulated a plan that would give mankind a chance to regain what Adam lost. Gods plan of salvation meant sacrificing what He loved and cherished the most-but He did it anyway. The gospel of John tells us that, God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life. Christ is love personified. When Jesus was asked what the most important Law of Old Testament was, He replied Love the Lord

CSCOPE built the attic before the foundation

For self-preservation, the Texas Education Service Centers have found a way to create mass hysteria about so-called high-stakes testing. The result in many districts undermines the fundamental goals of schools, the work of teachers, the common sense of school boards, and (until recently) legal safeguards against poor achievement and disturbing indoctrination. The ninnies conveying the madness are the superintendents and principals. Service centers attract administrators to alarmist meetings and offer a guaranteed, viable solution to impending exam disaster. The proffered solution is a weak, corrupt curriculum and evaluation management system called CSCOPE. Many school districts use CSCOPE as a constructive supplement, giving teachers the freedom to dismiss the indoctrination, beef up the content weaknesses, and search the cockeyed exams for testing clues. Other teachers particularly in underachieving districts are required to use the trashy lessons and exams
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without revision. Their administrators use state and federal formulas as justification for such academic control and deprivation, and use monitoring technology to thwart teacher sensitivity to student needs. Service center staff have stated that CSCOPE was written top-down, beginning with the end in mind and designed downward. Such a strategy works for planning but not for building. A house plan begins with the end in mind, but the building is bottom up, all details being intertwined. The Service Centers would build an attic first and the foundation last, somehow tucking in the plumbing and electric work after the walls and ceilings are complete. Good curriculum also sets goals first, but is built and taught bottom up, the natural way. Every aspect of each

CSCOPE course shows the madness of trying to upend nature. Service center leaders who admit to this designing idiocy should be laughed out of the profession. Given the assertion that CSCOPE was designed at all, the huge gaps between curriculum and exam objectives are perplexing and regrettable. Worksheets show no concern for design in either direction, wasting space here and cramping thought processes there. Worse schooling would be hard to design. The consequences should stir us all. Good schooling provides academic power and confidence for inventive and creative sparks, driving economic health. Bad schooling quietly imposes a feeling of stupidity and inferiority. And this imposed feeling of stupidity, as an instrument of subjugation and humiliation, is at least as effective as iron chains or WHITES ONLY signs on restroom doors or lunch counters, and is a much sneakier and more effective engine of division and discrimination.

your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets stem from these two laws and are fulfilled if you obey them. Keep only these and you will find that you are obeying all the others. Mattthew 22:37 The Living Bible 1 Peter 4:8 says that it is the exercising of love which helps against our disobedience to Gods commandments. Exercising love restrains a man from dishonoring his parents, committing adultery, stealing,, lying, cheating, being envious, assaulting, raping, judging, gossiping, abusing, abandoning, ridiculing, or murdering another human being. It also gives him the self-control to keep from doing anything that would disrespect or damage his own body, which is the temple of the living God. Our bodies do not belong to us, they were created by God to be used for His divine purpose. To quote my husband, Love is an action word. It is easy to say I love you . It is much more difficult to consistently show it. Love is the name of the game. Our Christian faith is meant to express itself through love. Is our faith evident to others? Ill touch on how to put love into action next time. Till then, have a safe and Happy Valentines Day. love, eloise www.loveeloise.net



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On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Mighty Apache Band participated with the Solo and Ensemble Contest at Hays High School. The students that received a Superior rating on their solos are: Back Row, (L-R) Brooke Neuse, Karlee Krum, Clayton Wilkerson, Trent Trullender, Andy Garcia and Aaron Miller. Middle row, (L-R) Valeria Aguayo, Aaron Olmos, Kirsten McKinney, Ivan Longoria, Isaiah VasquezFlores and Pedro DeLuna. Front row and going to State Solo and Ensemble in May are: (L-R), Twirlers Ashton Miller, Gabbi Cristan, Destiny Pierpont and Jesslyn Lamprecht.

Apache Band grabs awards in UIL solo competition

This past Saturday members of the GHS Band traveled to Hays High School in Buda to compete in UIL Solo Competition. Congratulations to the following students for bringing back first division medals at the competition: Brooke Neuse, Valeria Aguayo, Kirsten McKinney, PJ DeLuna, Aaron Olmos, Andy Garcia, Aaron Miller, Isaiah Vasquez-Flores, Karlee Krum, Trent Trullender, Clayton Wilkerson, Ivan Longoria. Also congratulations to: Ashton Miller, Gabbi Cristan, Jesslyn Lamprecht and Destiny Pierpont for scoring a first division on their twirling solo and advancing on the state twirling competition in May. Congratulations to all those that participated.

MEMORIAL: Bricks available

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bricks to become part of the memorial. For $100, a brick can contain three lines of type with 20 characters per line or three lines of During Mondays Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees meetings, winners of this years 15 characters with a service logo. Gonzales ISD Education Foundation grants were recognized. The grants include The forms for ordering the bricks are one for Rena Gray at East Avenue (top) for a first grade ukelele program; IPODs available at the Gonzales Chamber of for the Gonzales Elementary team (center); and e-readers for ESL students at Gonzales High School (bottom photo). (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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Commerce and Agriculture in the Old Jail Museum. The forms will also be available to order bricks online at gonzalescountyveteransmemorial.com. The bricks can bear any information and can honor any service member the buyer wishes. The association is accepting donations and memorial forms at GVCMA, 562 CR

had reviewed Stroziers performance over several meetings and the Board had many favorable comments during the evaluation process. Also approved were contracts for administrators and school principals Michael Garcia, Linda Ainsworth, Lori Lindemann, Jennifer Needham, Ron Pekar, Stephanie Camarrillo, Hector Dominguez, Shari Barti, Sandra Brown, Nancy Pesek, Karen Engelhardt, Haley Browne, Ron Bragg, Jackie Krider, Larry Wehde, Renee Fairchild, Gwen Hodges, Ricky Lock, Frank Behrendt, Wanda Fryer, Gene Kridler, Jane Iley and Christine Leonhardt. Trustees took no action on the contract for Gonzales High School principal Dr. Chris Morrow. Morrow was arrested in Victoria Feb. 1 following an accident and faces charges of driving while intoxicated. Also Monday, the board and administration took an initial step toward meeting an expected population growth. The board approved an administration request for four portable classroom buildings at a cost of about $400,000 during Mondays meeting. Deputy superintendent Larry Wehde said two portables would be located at East Avenue Primary and two at Gonzales Junior High. One of the portables at GJH would be

used to house the districts staff development center, and the district would convert the current staff development center housed in a portable building in the inner quadrangle of the school to a pair of classrooms. all told, the four portables would enable the district to seat students in eight new classrooms. Weve been thinking on this for a couple of years, watching the enrollment, Wehde said. The district has commissioned a demographic study to review population growth trends accompanying the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas development and the impact that growth may have on the school district. Strozier told the board that administrators will hold a facilities planning meeting on Feb. 20, and a workshop with trustees on the demographic study and possible facilities expansion is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. March 4 prior to the boards next scheduled meeting. In other action Monday, the board approved scheduling the annual trustee election for Districts 1 and 2 for May 11. Board members also recognized this years Gonzales ISD Education Foundation grant winners from East Avenue, Gonzales Elementary and Gonzales High School. The foundation awarded a total of $3,740 in grants to teachers at the three schools.

ment. Members will search for candidates from within District 5. During Tuesdays meeting, the board received a report from General Manager Greg Sengelmann on a couple of bills currently under study by the Legislature which could impact local water districts. One of the bills, backed by San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS), would extend from five to 30 years the amount of time required between permitting processes for water companies. The bill has not yet been filed, Sengelmann said. I think this is probably a good time to send the message that we dont like the 30year deal, said board president Bruce Patteson. Another bill, SB 272, would require a usage fee to be collected by groundwater dis-

tricts for record-keeping on wells. The fee would be similar to one already charged by the district. Sengelmann told directors he was also fine-tuning a final draft of changes to the districts charter to submit to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The changes reflect the districts decision to take over management of the Yegua Jackson Aquifer. Sengelmann also presented monthly water level readings from test wells across the district and briefed directors on how readings can differ between wells drilled to access various parts of the same aquifer. Among Senglemanns findings was date which showed that pumping by water transport companies from one aquifer did not appear to significantly negatively affect adjoining aquifers.

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to them. Cedillo said that after Feb. 22, the office wont be able to enter any taxing data. Tyler will begin on-site training at the office on Feb. 25 and will also be cross referencing all of the information from ATC to Orion to make sure everything balances. Cedillo said that the office will be open to the public during this time. We wont be able to take any tax payments or process any tax certificates dur-

ing the conversion, she explained. Now if money comes in, were not going to refuse it. We will take it and issue a cash receipt then once the new system is up and running we will process the payment. The system change will only affect the offices taxing duties. All other functions of the office such as motor vehicle registration, titles and liquor license renewals will remain the same. The Gonzales County Tax Office is located at 522 St. Matthew Street in Gonzales. For more information, call 830-672-2841.

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GVTC Foundation passes $1 million in giving with donations

SMITHSON VALLEY The GVTC Foundation passed the one million dollar mark in giving by donating $5,000 each to eight food banks located from Boerne to Gonzales, for a total of $40,000 to fight hunger. The Foundation was just $5,000 dollars away from its milestone and wanted to do something special to push its legacy of contributions over the top. One priority was fulfilling the Foundations mission to profoundly enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. We wanted to make a statement about our position as charitable leader, and in working with area food banks for several years, our board members know the fight against hunger never stops, GVTC Foundation President Paula White said. Every day we have senior citizens, adults and families with young children that worry where theyre going to get their next meal. The donations include $5,000 to the Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministry. To announce the $40,000 food bank donations, and the million dollar milestone, the Foundation held


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a celebration in the GVTC Auditorium, attended by employees, GVTC board of directors and representatives from the area food banks.

Site work continues on the anticipated new Walmart location at Church St. at The GVTC Foundation recently made a $40,000 contribution to area food banks. Sarah DeWitt Dr. in Gonzales. The company has announced no official plans for $5,000 went to Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministry, which helped the Founthe store, expected to be a Supercenter. (Photo by Mark Lube) dation eclipse $1 million in giving to the community.

First CATI meeting set

Groundhog Day was last Saturday. Did Punxsutawney see his shadow? If he did, we will have six more weeks of cold weather. If youve not looked at the calendar, Easter is on March 31. In this part of the world we can usually figure on cold weather until Easter. Even if have a few nice Spring days we can still have a blue norther. Valentines Day is Thursday. The stores have a huge amount of Valentinerelated items. Forgetting is no excuse for not finding the right gift for that special person. Thursday at 5:30 p.m. is

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the first Come & Take It Association meeting in Chamber office. We invite anyone to join us in making plans for 2013, Come & Take It, October 4, 5, 6. 2013. J. B. Wells Park will have the National Barrel Asso- Shirley Breitschopf (fourth from left) with First Shot Cook-Off presented the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation with a donation. The Gonzales ISD Education Foundation helps provide resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning and ciation Friday thru Sunday.
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The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, February 9, 2013 had on hand: 814 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold $1 higher. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150300 lbs., $230-$255; 300-400 lbs, $205-$220; 400-500 lbs, $185-$195; 500-600 lbs, $153$175; 600-700 lbs., $137-$151; 700-800 lbs, $133-$135. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $185-$210; 300400 lbs, $175-$177; 400-500 lbs, $155-$170; 500-600 lbs., $138-$145; 600-700 lbs., $126$131. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $68$74; Cutters, $79-$90.50; Canners, $61-$67; Low yielding fat cows, $68-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $94-$105; light weights and medium quality bulls, $84-$91. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,450. Pairs: $1,050-$1,775. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa.com!

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Cuero Livestock Market Report on February 8, 2013, had 747 head. Had 68 cows and 17 bulls. The packer market was fully steady to a little stronger on some classes. Had a short supply and as a result not much real indication of overall market. Market appeared to be very solid on those sold. The calf market was steady to a little weaker on the fleshier calves Most of the loss was in cattle over

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on February 5, 2013, 905; week ago, 1,257; year ago, 729. The market was much stronger this week. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly $3 to $7 higher with some light weights $10 higher. Demand very good in all areas. Packer cows $1 to $2 higher. Packer bulls $2 to $4 higher. Supply consisted of approx.. 100 cows and 10 bulls. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $73-$86.50; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $62-$73; light weight canner cows, $50-$62. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $100-$105.50; utility & cutter bulls, $87-$100; lightweight canner bulls, $78-$87. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200-300 lbs, $220$270; 300-400 lbs, $187-$220; 400-500 lbs, $173-$210; 500-600 lbs, $147-$190; 600-700 lbs, $132$157.50; 700-800 lbs, $128-$140. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $185-$232; 300-400 lbs, $165-$202.50; 400-500 lbs, $150-$178; 500-600 lbs, $130-$163; 600-700 lbs, $124-$140; 700-800 lbs, $118-$127. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361798-4336.


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rural and urban Texas said Commissioner Jeff Austin, Texas Transportation Commission. The Interstate links three major east- and west-Texas interstates: I-10, I-20 and I-30, and provides a critical national connection as well. From north to south Texas, communities across the state will see the economic benefits of I-69. The interstate is expected to be a critical artery for moving agricultural, energy and industrial exports through the nation and beyond. It is also expected to attract more businesses to the Lone Star State. Economic development, commerce, safety and quality of life are all tangible benefits Texans will experience with the development of I-69, said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. The I-69 expansion can mean growth for communities in Texas and attract businesses that want to move products in all directions throughout Texas and the nation.

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Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33040 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.44 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33034 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33035 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33039 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33033 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33037 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33038 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.17 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33041 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.44 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33026 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.44 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33042 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.44 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: G. Fulcher, A-179 Acres: 572.52 API No.: 42-123-33045 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Oro Negro Unit 4 Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.68 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 221.02 API No.: 42-123-33043 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Oro Negro Unit 4 Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.68 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 221.02 API No.: 42-123-33047 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Lease Name: Edward Roeder 02 Well No.: 04H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W.G. Hill, A-223 Acres: 580.95 API No.: 42-123-33046 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA . Lease Name: Edward Roeder 02 Well No.: 03H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W.G. Hill, A-223 Acres: 580.95 API No.: 42-123-33044 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Lease Name: Edward Roeder 02 Well No.: 02H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W.G. Hill, A-223 Acres: 580.95 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32851 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Brothers Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,100 feet Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 946 API No.: 42-177-32850 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Brothers Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,100 feet Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 946 API No.: 42-177-32849 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Brothers Unit Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,100 feet Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 946 API No.: 42-177-32866 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well No.: 14H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,300 feet Direction and Miles: 1.3 miles NW. of Dreyer Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Acres: 1,184.45 API No.: 42-177-32865 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hamilton Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,900 feet Direction and Miles: 10 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Oethkin, A-369 Acres: 439.20 API No.: 42-177-32859 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Burrow Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,600 feet Direction and Miles: 14.5 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-1 Acres: 375.87 API No.: 42-177-32858 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Burrow Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,600 feet Direction and Miles: 14.5 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-1 Acres: 375.87 API No.: 42-177-32864 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Adele Dubose Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,750 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles SW. of Sample Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Acres: 1,000.34 API No.: 42-177-32869 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Adele Dubose Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,750 feet Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles SW. of Sample Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Acres: 1,000.34 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33689 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF Lease Name: Shiner Unit C Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2.26 miles SW. of Shiner Survey Name: B. Lockhart, A-26 Acres: 374.58 API No.: 42-285-33690 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF Lease Name: Shiner Unit B Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2.32 miles SW. of Shiner Survey Name: B. Lockhart, A-26 Acres: 260.49 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32624 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. Lease Name: Baros Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: P. Pate, A-386 Direction and Miles: 13.6 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 240 MCF: 296 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,876 Total Depth: 18,770 feet Perforations: 12,450-18,547 feet API No.: 42-123-32650 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Koehler Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 16, A-683 Direction and Miles: 8.7 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 792 MCF: 1,216 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,890 Total Depth: 17,455 feet Perforations: 13,418-17,235 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32574 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: O. Borchers D Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: B. Morris, A-49 Direction and Miles: 9.2 miles E. of Gonzales Oil: 700 MCF: 545 Choke Size: 24/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 660 Total Depth: 14,845 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,783 feet Perforations: 9,735-14,653 feet API No.: 42-177-32606 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 1.3 miles NW. of Dreyer Oil: 4,276 MCF: 3,792 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,464 Total Depth: 18,894 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,811 feet Perforations: 11,816 -18,806 feet API No.: 42-177-32545 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 1.3 miles NW. of Dreyer Oil: 2,705 MCF: 2,904 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,195 Total Depth: 18,323 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,240 feet Perforations: 11,937-18,235 feet API No.: 42-177-32702 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: BLT Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 1,188 MCF: 1,976 Choke Size: 36/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,252 Total Depth: 15,926 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,831 feet Perforations: 11,950-15,821 feet API No.: 42-177-32565 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Preston A Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.W. Pace, A-373 Direction and Miles: 11.2 miles E. of Smiley Oil: 2,607 MCF: 2,503 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,894 Total Depth: 16,407 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,323 feet Perforations: 11,100-16,318 feet API No.: 42-177-32564 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Preston Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: 11.2 miles E. of Smiley Direction and Miles: W.W. Pace, A-373 Oil: 2,584 MCF: 2,694 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,982 Total Depth: 16,456 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,369 feet Perforations: 11,150-16,364 feet API No.: 42-177-32712 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: McCollum A Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-535 Direction and Miles: 9.3 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 2,981 MCF: 3,192 Choke Size: 36/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,998 Total Depth: 15,737 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,642 feet Perforations: 12,070-15,560 feet API No.: 42-177-32580 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Meyer Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-1 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Oil: 1,108 MCF: 1,515 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,843 Total Depth: 14,788 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,705 feet Perforations: 11,700-14,700 feet API No.: 42-177-32749 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lessor A Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G. Gwin, A-223 Direction and Miles: 2 miles NW. of Sample Oil: 1,497 MCF: 509 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 836 Total Depth: 15,376 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,102 feet Perforations: 9,755-15,092 feet

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds January 1-31 Matta, Barbara A. Bouldin and Bouldin, Barbara Ann (FKA) to McDonald, Betty Bouldin, w/d, 3.681 Acres, James Billins Svy, A-129. Iley Jr., George R. to Board of Directors of The Gonzales ISD and Gonzales Independent School District, w/d, 9.18 Acres (Pt. Lt. 4, RG 6) Orig. Outer Town Gonzales & Lts. 1-5, Blks. 8-9, Davidson Hill Addn, Gonzales. Nixon-Smiley Consolidated ISD to Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 4.257 Acres, James Tennell A-449 & A W Hill A-247 Svys. Olguin, Patricia to Orta, Felipa, w/d, 0.148 of an acre (Pt. Lt 2, Tier 1) East of Water St., orig. outer town Gonzales. OReilly Automotive Stores, Inc. to Davids Kountry Bakery, Inc., w/d, Lt. 1, Country Corner Subdvn, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Wilson, Eugene and Wilson, Linda Mae to Wilson Sr, Eugene and Wilson Revocable Living Trust, Linda Mae, w/d, Undiv. Int. in 6.00 Acres, Robert Kelley Svy, A-307. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Cooper, Nicole and Styre, Edward, w/d, Pt. Lts 2 & 5, Blk. 43, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Spohler Jr, Alfred and Spohler, Billie Jean to Schmidt III, Henry C., w/d, 2.732 Acres (Pt. Lt. 8, RG 6) East of Water St, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Ray, Chris Roy to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 4.580 Acres, Isaac Baker A-130 & F Happel A-284 Svys. Carter, Bettie to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 1.52 Acres, A W Hill Svy, A-247. Phillips, Pauline C. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 1.52 Acres, A W Hill Svy, A-247. Colfry, Travis to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 1.52 Acres, A W Hill Svy, A-247. Davis, Jeffery E. to EOG Resources, Inc., ol, 11.70 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-37. Smith, Anthony M. (Life Estate) and Smith, Pamela (Estate) to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Gibson, Shirley A. to Gibson, Betty L, w/d, 13.659 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas Svy, A-59. Gibson, Shirley A. to Gibson, Betty L, w/d, 6.829 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas, Svy, A-59. Gibson, Betty L. to Gibson, Shirley A, w/d, 6.830 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas Svy, A-59. Gibson, Betty L. to Belin, Jeromy, w/d, 6.829 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas Svy, A-59. Gibson, Betty L. to Gibson, Shirley A, w/d, 13.659 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas Svy, A-59. Jemez, LLC to Attoyac Holdings LLC, w/d, 10.80 Acres, Sarah Hendricks Svy, A-261. Jemez, LLC to FM 1116 SWD Ltd., w/d, 9.99 Acres, Sarah Hendricks Svy, A-261. Trostel, Charles A. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 202.70 Acres, Gonzales County Schl Land A-230 & Robert A Pace A-382 Svys. McCamant, Karen to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 202.70 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Robert A. Pace A-382 Svys. Childress, Elizabeth Ann Ragsdale to Childress, J. Frank, w/d, Undiv. Int. in 605.23 Acres, Thomas Wright A-472, Eliza Hardeman A-250 & Sarah DeWitt A-176 Svys. Miller, Shannon Burke to Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 235.37 Acres, John McCoy Svy, A-45. Burke, Susan Dee Richter to Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 95.00 Acres, John McCoy, A-45. Fox, Kenneth and Fox, Jo Ann to Pamela Sue, Inc. and Sue Inc, Pamela, w/d, 0.08 of an Acre (Pt. Lt. 3, Blk. 14) Nixon. Pamela Sue, Inc. and Sue Inc, Pamela to Fox, Joann, w/d, Lt. 6 & Pt. Lt. 5, Blk. 41, Nixons Extension, Nixon. Wynne, Sidney R. and Wynne, Virginia to SV Wynne I, ltd, w/d, 384.967 Acres, M C Wing Svy, Wilson County. Wynne, Sidney R. and Wynne, Virginia to S V Wynne II, Ltd., w/d, 3.18. 29 Acres, Ira Bisbee & Jesse Mapping Svys, Wilson County. Benitez, Christopher R. and Amaya, Jessica A to Sanchez, Ramon, w/d, Lts. 1-2 & Pt. Lt. 3, Blk. 81, Schleichers Addn, Nixon. Wilke, Allen Ray and Wilke, Sandra Lynn to Wilke, Brent Allen and Wilke, Ashley Ray, w/d, 1.00 Acre, George F. Managhan Svy, A-47. Assumed Names Wright, J.B. Wright Longhorns, Cuero. Johnson, Tammie R. and Johnson, Scott H. Johnson Creek Farm, Moulton. West, Mark West Towing, Gonzales. Courtland Financial Series Courtland Financial Corp., Westlake Hill. Courtland National Holdings, LLC Courtland Financial Series, Westlake Hill. Marriage License Botello, Mark A. and Irle, Arichica D.

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Agreement will make CSCOPE accessible to public

AUSTINState Sen. Dan Patrick, in coordination with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), on Friday announced significant changes to the CSCOPE curriculum management system. CSCOPE, a cystsem used by more than 70 percent of school districts around Texas, had come under criticism for a lack of transparency from public review and what some critics have termed outside cultural influences which create a bias in lessons critical of many traditional beliefs. Patrickchairman of the Senate Education Committee, presided over hearings recently which explored much of this criticism. The TESCCC has worked with Patrick and the State Board of Education (SBOE), to address concerns raised at a recent committee hearing on the CSCOPE system. The two parties have agreed to several immediate as well as forthcoming changes. The changes that take effect immediately include: All future meetings of the TESCCC Governing Board, beginning with the February meeting, will be public with all the respective notice requirements being met. The TESCCC will begin a joint review process of all CSCOPE lessons with the SBOE, beginning with Social Studies. Amendment of all Terms of Use Agreements, signed by both teachers and districts, removing civil or criminal penalties associated with the release of CSCOPE content. Clarifying that all teachers and districts may post any and all CSCOPE les-

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sons that they deem necessary. In addition to these immediate transparency and quality control changes, CSCOPE will also undergo structural, governance, and other changes, including: Ending the non-profit 501(c)3 arrangement that incorporates CSCOPE. Initiating the posting of CSCOPE lesson content to their public website. Creating a standing curriculum review panel, comprised of: parents, teachers, school administrators, members of the SBOE, and TESCCC board members. Finally, CSCOPE is notifying all participating school districts that lessons are not intended to be taught verbatim, and the Governing Board generally recommends that local districts utilize CSCOPE lessons solely as a resource.

Fayette pot bust

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday, February 11 2013, the Fayette County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Canine Unit, made contact with a motorist at the east bound rest area on IH-10. After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle several criminal indicators were indicated. Further investigation reveled that the Ford F-150 had a gas tank that was full of marihuana bundles. The Sheriffs Office moved the vehicle to the Fayette County Sheriffs Office in Lagrange to remove the bed of the truck to access the opening to the fuel tank. Once the fuel tank was accessed, forty-five bundles of marihuana weighing approximately 112 pounds, with a street value of $50,000 were removed. Margarita Perz De Diaz 37 and Rogelio Diaz 38 of Rio Grande City were arrested and taken to the Fayette County Jail.

County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Friday February 8, at approximately 1:45 p.m. a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 10 four miles east of Weimar. After the trooper met with the two occupants of the vehicle several criminal indicators were noticed. The trooper was given consent to search the vehicle and observed the radiator had suspicious tampering. Fayette County K9 handler was called to conduct a free air sniff. K9 Lobos alerted to the radiator of the vehicle for the presences of an il-

Cocaine Fayette legal substance. The vehicle Police Department. found in radiator of Florida couples were both car WEIMAR of Lake Way Fla.,
was then taken back to the Weimar Police Department where the radiator was removed from the vehicle. After removing the radiator approximately 10 kilos of cocaine, with a street value of approximately $500,000, was located in a false compartment built into the radiator. Assisting with the traffic stop was Deputy Thumann with the Fayette County Sheriff s Office, troopers Tipton and Kohleffel with the Department of Public Safety and Lieutenant Krhovjak with the Weimar Marciano Moreno, 43, and Maria Moreno, 53, both arrested and taken to the Colorado County jail.

Hospital Auxiliary News

low. Volunteer hours of 281 were reported in November with a 100-hour bar earned by Irene Oakes (her total is 510). December hours reported were 249 were 100-hour bars were earned by Billy Dumas (her total is 2,108) and Dorothy Klapuch (her total is 2,705). President Barbara Koricanek thanked members for their good work and food items donated for the Wassial Party held on December 13. We have been asked to help host the Open House party to be held in April for the opening of the Jane Johnson Womens Health Center. Texas State Convention of the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers is to be held in San Antonio June 2-6, 2013. Also a preinvitation to the Auxiliary to attend the Appreciation Dinner event to be held at 4D Ranch on March 2, which is extended to all donors to the Jane Johnson Center fund. Auxiliary need to state they will attend and complimentary invitations can be sent. The February 26th meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hospital Dining Room.

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Assemblies of God Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God 320 St. Andrew First Assembly of God 509 E. 3rd St. Nixon New Life Assembly of God Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales Bahai Faith Bahai Faith 621 St. George St. Gonzales Baptist Clark Baptist Church F.M. 794, Gonzales County Baptist Church Hwy. 87 Smiley Eastside Baptist Church Seydler Street, Gonzales Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley

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by three sons: Paul Elder and wife Mary Beth, John Elder, Russell Elder; grandchildren: David Brian Elder and Christopher Elder; great-grandchildren: David Marshal Elder and Cathrine Grace Elder; her sister, Dorothy ONeal; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends. Viewing and visitation were held Friday, Feb. 8 at Finch Funeral Chapel of Nixon with the funeral service following with the Rev. Marvin Miles officiating. Interment followed at the Union Hill Cemetery near Nixon. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521. tion lecturing in numerous venues specializing in upper extremity and spinal orthotics. Randy had faithfully and honorably served as the Director of the Orthotic Department of Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital for nearly 40 years. Randy had honorably served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre on a P.T. Boat as a Torpedomans Mate. He married Catherine Frances Kay Hogg July 7, 1945 in Providence, Rhode Island. He loved his family and enjoyed boating, fishing, horseback riding, trail rides, bird hunting, water skiing and raising his cattle and tending to his horses. He was a highly recognized for his work in orthotics and rehabilitation, but Randys greatest pride was in his family. He instilled in them a sense of value and the difference of right and wrong. He led them by example as he always tried to do the right thing as a husband, father, grandfather and man. Randolph N. Witt is survived by his daughters, Linda Ann Witt of Corpus Christi, Monie Kay and her husband Tim Zeek Zaskoda of Caldwell, grandchildren, Sterling Witt Dalley and his wife Jennifer, Zella Catherine Zaskoda, great-grandchildren, Jana and Jayden Dalley all of Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Verlin Witt. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church with Andy Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodmen of the World Cemetery. Pallbearers include; Royce Towns, Jr., Eddie Halamicek, Sterling Dalley, Jack Tucker, Danny Majefski and Joey Moss. Honorary pallbearers are the Cow Palace coffee group. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Services are under the care and direction of SeydlerHill Funeral Home. Paulo Acevedo Hernandez, age 53, died February 3, 2013 at his home in Nixon. He was born in Mexico on June 29, 1959 to Felicitas Hernandez and Luis Acevedo. A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 8, at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon with a Rosary recited by Deacon John Moreno. Other services and interment will take place in Venadito Mexquitic de Carmona, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The guest book may be signed on-line at www. finchfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521. William Willie Wallek Jr. was born March 27, 1931 to William Wallek Sr. and Betty Mary (Gregorczwk) Wallek. He passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the age of 81 years. William is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jill Lynn LeBlanc; son, Kerry Lee Wallek; sisters, Roberta Walker, Helen Parker. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wallek of Nixon, TX; daughters, Cynthia Susan Havelka and husband Steve of Stockdale, TX; Peggy Jo Adams and husband Clint of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Ashley Adams, Megan Adams, Cara Adams all of San Antonio, TX, Christopher Michael LeBlanc of Austin, TX. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Service was held Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon with Rev. George Bradley officiating. Interment followed at the Nixon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Nixon First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 20, Nixon, Texas 78140 or the MS Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521.

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Mary Lee Cone Thiede, 1907-2013 Mary Lee Cone Thiede, 105, of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013. She was born October 25, 1907 in Gonzales County, near Nixon, to Harry and Hallie Gray Cone. She attended and graduated from the Nixon School system at the age of 16. She enjoyed school, even though most of the time she had to walk a good distance and on occasion her father would take her and the neighboring children to school on a horse drawn wagon. Mary Lee applied herself in school; she studied hard and played basketball. After graduating she attended Baylor College in Belton, Texas and later taught school in Wilson County for one year and in Monthalia for 3 years. Mary Lee married Robert Adolph Thiede on October 5, 1929 in the Monthalia Lutheran Church. They joined the First Baptist Church in Gonzales where they remained active members for many years. Memaw and Pepaw as their grandchildren remember them were like-minded in their love for children. They enjoyed involving the children in day to day chores, teaching them to fish, paddle a bass boat, ride horses and the joys of catching fire flies on a mid summer night. Memaw taught them how to use the old wash tub and clothes wringer, and how to hang clothes on the line to dry. She took them out to pick figs, they made homemade ice cream together and she taught them to savor Dr. Pepper ice cream floats. Mary Lee made beautiful quilts for the family, she made home-made bread and cooked delicious meals complete with Memaws chocolate cake, dewberry cobbler or snicker doodles. Surely there was not a better feast than Memaws delicious fried catfish that Pepaw had caught fresh from the Guadalupe River.


Mary Lee and her husband kept a beautiful garden and often shared the gardens bounty with family and friends. She found peace in the presence of God as she studied her Bible daily and prepared for her Sunday school classes. She delighted in sharing her faith with her children and grandchildren as she frequently took to them along to Sunday services when they came to visit. Mary Lee, Memaw, held within her an abundance of love; she was a precious woman, completely devoted to her faith in God and love of family. One day she will greet her loved ones again, as she always had before, with hugs and great love. She is survived by her sister, Fern Cone of Gonzales, granddaughters, Karen Thiede Ivey of Taft, Kristi Thiede Carl of Round Top, five great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild nephew, David Thiede of Gonzales and his daughters, Denise Thiede Martindale, Gail Thiede Brown and their families and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, Robert Gray Thiede, brothers, Robert Orville Cone, Ernest Errol Cone and Willie Farrell Cone. Funeral services for Mary Lee Thiede will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Faulkner officiating. Interment will follow in Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers: Zane Martindale, Quinn Martindale, Ben Ivey, Roy Lindner, Luke Brown and Kyle Brown. Memorials may be made to the Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends before Saturdays service in the funeral home. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Azalene Marie Elder, age 87, of Smiley, died February 4, 2013 in Cuero. She was born in Gonzales County, Texas on September 3, 1925. Azalene is preceded in death by her parents, James Oscar McFarland and Johnnie Pinina (Cooper) McFarland; a son, Bruce Elder; sisters, Hattie Mae Lewis, Jean Redmon, Johnnie L. Witzel, Donnie Wight; brother, Bob McFarland; step-brothers, J.R. Stewart and Merrill Kelly Stewart; and a step-sister, Ava ONeal. She is survived


Randolph Nagel Witt, 1924-2013 Randolph Nagel Witt, 88, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013. He was born October 20, 1924 in Gonzales to William F. and Zella Nagel Witt. Randolph was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW, American Legion; Elks Lodge, he was a charter member of the American Board of Orthotists and Prothetists, he had served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Board of Certification, Member of the National Advisory Council of ABC, had served as Secretary-Treasurer, VicePresident and President of Region VIII Orthopedic Appliances and Limb Manufacturers and had earned the first award from the American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for his scientific exhibit on Assistive Supports in the Rehabilitation of Paralytic Hands in 1954. Randy had co-authored numerous scientific articles regarding the manufacture and application of upper extremity orthotics and methods of rehabilitation. He had shared his vast knowledge of orthotics, prosthetics and rehabilita-




William Phelon Mercer, 1917-2013 William Phelon Mercer, 95, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013. He was born October 30, 1917 in Fentress to Phelon and Minnie Eeds Mercer. Bill married the love of his life, Josephine Elizabeth Schultz, on May 3, 1941 in Gonzales and they have been blessed with over 71 beautiful years together. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a life member of the following; VFW Post 4817, American Legion Post 40 and the Gonzales I.O.O.F. Lodge 38. He had been a member and Past President of the Gonzales Lions Club. Bill graduated from Gonzales High School and joined the Texas National Guard in 1935 at the age of 17. He was called into active duty and was part of the 36th Division, 141st Infantry 3rd Battalion and attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corp and received his wings in 1943. Bill was an instructor pilot for C-46 and C-47 airplanes. He received orders in to go overseas in March of 1945 and on the 17th day of September of that


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year he landed on a Tokyo airstrip as part of General MacArthurs team of Majors and Generals, just a few days after Japan surrendered to Allied Forces. Captain William P. Mercer had earned many citations and medals for his honorable service to his country, to name a few: Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Citation Badge, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars. As a young man, Bill learned the value and harsh reality of hard work as he helped his father prepare fields for cotton by driving a two mule plow. This was back-breaking work, but Bill always realized a great sense of satisfaction for a job well done a philosophy he carried with him through his life. Bill had worked as the manager for the Smiley Feed Co-op and managed Holmes Foods in Nixon before starting his own bookkeeping service in 1961 in Gonzales. Bill retired in 1980 and later accepted the position of Gonzales County Veterans Officer, a position he held for 10 years. Bill Mercer was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an honorable, soft spoken, caring man who always put the needs of others before his own. He exemplified the term true gentleman. He adored his family and attended all of his grandchildrens functions. Bill enjoyed fishing the waters of the Texas coast and cat fishing in local waters as well. He liked to hunt quail and loved tending to his cattle. He delighted in playing dominoes, 42 and moon especially and his mastery of the game has his children and grandchildren puzzled still. Bill Mercer is survived by his wife, Josephine E. Mercer; daughter, JoAnn Mercer; son and daughterin-law, Larry J. and Mary Beth Mercer, all of Gonzales; daughter-in-law, Linda Mercer and her husband L.R. Martindale; grandchildren, Clayton Baker and his wife Tamela, Michael Mercer and his wife Kristi, Sarah Mercer Barnett and her husband James; and great-grandchildren, J.D. Baker, Kristyn Baker, Brendon Mercer, Blakely Mercer and Cory Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Robert William (Bob) Mercer, grandson, Jason Scott Baker, a brother, Samuel Marion Mercer, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Thiem. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Smith and Rev. Chad Chamness officiating. Interment will follow in the Gonzales I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gary Baker, L.R. Martindale, August Etlinger, Elgin Heinemeyer, Tommy Huber and Genaro Saldana. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Neitsch, Sr., members of VFW Post 4817, American Legion Post 40, and Gonzales I.O.O.F. Lodge 38. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association, (GCVMA) 562 CR 238 Gonzales, Texas 78629 or Accolade Hospice, 222 West Grand Ave. Yoakum, Texas 77995 or to the charity of ones choice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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The cast and crew of the Shiner Catholic School Junior High One Act Play cordially invite you to the public performance of Hopes and Words and Ordinary Things by Ronald Burke at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Shiner Catholic School gym. A $4 donation to defray production expenses will be requested at the door. A reception will be immediately follow in the school cafeteria. Set in the early 1900s, this short play is complete with a town bum (Delynn Pesek), a town cop (Alyssa Kutac), and a local brat (Ashley Wacsmuth). The show unfolds in the park of Maple Springs, Missouri where painter Alison Drake (Darby Johnson) longs to take her career to the big city. Eric (Kameron Knesek) hopes she will not leave but is reluctant to interfere. Other members of the cast are Audrey Green, Parker Clay, Bailey Blair, Hope Kapavik, Patrick Green, Sydney Mikes, Jessi Pesek, and Kristofer Knesek. Crew members are Pilar Romero (sound), Jenna Wenske (lights) and Riley Johnson (stage manager). The ensemble will compete in the PSIA District Four Meet on February 23 at Seguin High School. The public is encourage to come out and support the performance which is fourth out of eight productions that will run continuously that day beginning at 8:00 a.m. Two of the eight plays will be selected to advance to the state competition in May.

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Archbishop reacts to Popes resignation

SAN ANTONIO Archbishop Gustavo Garca-Siller of San Antonio released the following statement upon hearing of the Pope Benedicts announced resignation: I received the announcement of Pope Benedict XVIs resignation with great surprise, but with the confidence that he reached this difficult decision after much prayer and reflection. The Holy Fathers love for God and the Church, and his unselfish spirit of service to Gods people were clearly deciding factors that led to his decision. Pope Benedict has been an important

The Shiner Catholic School cast and crew invite you to a public performance of Hopes and Words and Ordinary Things at 6:30 on Thursday, February 21. Pictured back row left to right: Jenna Wenske, Audrey Green, Kameron Knesek, Kristofer Knesek, Alyssa Kutac, Parker Clay, Pilar Romero. Middle: Patrick Green, Sydney Mikes, Darby Johnson, Jessi Pesek. Front Row: Bailey Blair, Delynn Pesek, Ashley Wacsmuth, and Hope Kapavik. Not pictured: Riley Johnson

GVEC sent Louie the Lightning Bug, as well as Dawn Southwell, to talk with Gonzales Elementary students about electric safety. The kids enjoyed a video and some good information concerning lightning safety. Louie left booklets for each child to work on. Pictured is Louie with Mason Navejar and Miguel Roforce for people of faith and good will around driguez. (Courtesy photos) the world. His contributions to the life of the Church will be felt for generations to come. During my participation in the recent Synod on the New Evangelization I was struck by the Popes level of constant and effective parShelly December 2012 Shelly December 2010 ticipation. His spirituality, his wisdom and his unfailing dedication will remain a source of inspiration to me and all Catholics. Let us pray for a long and peaceful retirement for the Holy Father and call upon the Holy Spirit to once again guide the Conclave as they select a new Pontiff.

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It is going to be a little different this season for the Apache baseball team. The program will have seniors after having none last year. The 2012 juniors provided leadership and role models to the younger players and will do so again in 2013. This time as seniors. Dylan Gomez, August Bordvosky, Devin Benes, Tyler Janota, Aaron Gaytan and Trey Kridler are ready to accept the call of giving guidance and leadership to their underclassmen teammates. It feels good being out here being a leader, Benes said. Helping everyone out to the point where we make the playoffs. Without leadership last year ,the team had to grow up fast through a challenging time. Without senior leadership, it was a little difficult to get by, Janota said. This year, I think we have start-

The seniors on the 2013 Gonzales Apaches baseball team will provide to the younger players what they did not have last year senior leadership. The 2013 seniors, from left, are Aaron Gaytan, Devin Benes, Tyler Janota, Trey Kridler, Dylan Gomez and August Bordovsky. (Photo by Mark Lube) ed making the right steps such as making progress in pre-season practice. Benes said it was tough last year not having any seniors to be able to look up to and follow. We were able to come together and having six seniors this year will help to build things up for next years seniors,Kridler said. Leadership in seniors is usually developed, starting before the season and is a work in progress throughout it. The baseball class of 2013 got a little early start on the training. Not having seniors last year required the juniors to take on the leadership role and that helped prepare things for this year, Gomez said. We got an extra season to learn how to be good leaders.

Having seniors will make it easier because the younger players will know who to turn to for help, Bordvosky said. Gaytan said the 2013 seniors have built a solid foundation over the years. We work hard from day to day, and are trying to improve from last year, he said. We are trying to step it up and be leaders to the underclassmen this year. Last year, we had to learn leadership and going into the start of this season, we pretty much have it down, Janota said.We are ready to take what anyone throws at us this year. Benes is looking forward to teaching this year underclassmen about the game of baseball and how to step up when Benes and his fellow seniors depart the program. Janota said the seniors have already begun the process of giving guidance to the younger players. Gomez said the seniors will teach the youngers players how to be focused, take things seriously and SENIORS, Page B2

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STOCKDALE Shiners 2012-13 playoff run got out to a great start on Tuesday as a team effort pushed the Lady Comanches past Three Rivers, 74-31, in the bi-district round at Stockdale High School. That was a really good game, remarked junior Julianna Rankin. Everyone contributed. We played defense well and stopped people from scoring, and we protected the paint. I am surrounded by a good group of girls. We had a great start to the game, Lady Comanches head coach John Hoelter said. The defense created lots of turnovers and easy baskets. That is our thing we do.

Hoelter said the offensive execution was improved in the second half of the game. During a Shiner girls game, every player gets into the game and nearly every player scores. So it was not a concern of Hoelters when junior starter Amanise Coleman went down with an injury about halfway through the third quarter. The other girls stepped up, he said. And that is why I play everyone. Shiner (28-6) will meet up with La Ville (16-16) in the area-round contest that will be played at 7 p.m. Friday in Tuscolo-Midway High School in Corpus Christi. Shiner raced out to a 11-0 lead in the first quarter with a flood of turnovers and rebounds Rankin assisted on a LaNeisha Hunt

three, Hunt got a steal and the that series ended with a Lauren Oden bucket off the feed from Kristin Schacherl, and Hunt got her second field goal after the assist from Coleman who had grabbed a defensive board at the other end. Later, Schacherl put back a missed shot and Shamyra Coleman scored off the pass from sister Amanise. Three Rivers managed a score when Haleigh Garcia got a steal to setup Lacey McNeil. It was six straight points for Shiner as baskets from Rankin, Shamyra Coleman and Hunt. Garcia got a steal and score to bring Three Rivers to within 17-4, and Schacherls bucket capped first-quarter scoring. Three Rivers opened the SHINER, Page B2

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District Overall Moulton 8-0 22-9 Waelder 6-2 16-14 Austwell-Tivoli 1-3 1-8 Nordheim 0-4 0-12 *Prairie Lea 0-0 0-1 Fridays game results Waelder 71, Austwell-Tivoli 60 Tuesdays game results Moulton 56, Waelder 54 Playoff game schedule Feb. 18: Waelder vs. San Perlita, 6 p.m., Beeville Jones

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District 31-1A, DII Standings

District Overall La Grange 7-3 21-9 Yoakum 6-4 11-19 Smithville 6-4 20-13 Giddings 6-4 16-13 Cuero 4-6 14-15 Gonzales 0-10 4-26 Fridays game results La Grange 56, Gonzales 44; Yoakum 60, Smithville 59; Giddings 39, Cuero 33 Tuesdays game results Cuero 50, Yoakum 42; Smithville 77, La Grange 55; Giddings xx, Gonzales xx District Hallettsville 10-2 Poth 8-4 Schulenburg 7-5 Stockdale 6-6 Luling 5-7 Nixon-Smiley 4-8 Karnes City 2-10

BOYS District 26-3A Standings

District Overall Schulenburg 11-1 20-5 Poth 11-1 23-5 Karnes City 7-5 21-7 Hallettsville 6-6 17-14 Nixon-Smiley 5-7 18-10 Stockdale 2-10 17-15 Luling 0-12 5-24 Playoff game results Blanco 50, Karnes City 41; Schulenburg 50, Comfort 30

District 28-2A Standings

District 28-2A Standings

Overall 21-8 16-11 15-7 14-9 5-19 12-7 3-15

District Overall Shiner 7-1 8-5 Weimar 6-2 2-9 Flatonia 5-3 9-18 Ganado 2-6 3-6 Louise 0-8 0-13 Fridays game results Shiner 45, Weimar 37; Flatonia 46, Ganado 30 Tuesdays game results Shiner 60, Louise 34; Weimar 51, Ganado 29 Boxscores Shiner 60, Louise 34 S 22 12 10 16-60 L 5 10 12 7-34 Shiner: Justin Stovall 23, Evel Jones 13, Caleb Kalich 10, Cole Strauss 7, Kris Patek 3, Rigo Baray 3, Caleb Murrile 1.

District 29-1A, DI Standings

Dist Overall NB Christian 11-0 20-8 Austin Waldorf 10-1 21-8 Shiner St. Paul 5-6 6-9 Austin Veritas 4-7 10-19 Sacred Heart 2-9 7-13 First Baptist 5-6 3-8 John Paul II 2-10 12-19 Last Fridays game results New Braunfels Christian 52, Austin Veritas 46; Austin Waldorf 65, Hallettsville Sacred Heart 60; First Baptist Academy 45, John Paul II 37 Tuesdays game results New Braunfels Academy 100, Hallettsville Sacred Heart 88 Fridays game schedule Austin Veritas at Shiner St. Paul, 6 p.m.;

TAPPS 2A, District 5 Standings

District Overall Shiner 7-1 26-7 Weimar 6-2 24-8 Ganado 4-4 18-6 Flatonia 2-6 5-28 Louise 0-8 0-11 Playoff game results Shiner 74, Three Rivers 31; Ganado 63, Pettus 27 Playoff game schedule Feb. 15: Shiner vs. La Villa, 7 p.m., Tuscola Midway; Ganado vs. Port Aransas, 6:30 p.m., Refugio District Overall Moulton 8-0 18-12 Austwell-Tivoli 7-2 18-7 Prairie Lea 6-2 10-5 Nordheim 0-6 0-14 Waelder 0-6 4-18 Playoff game results Corpus Christi New London 44, AustwellTivoli 41; Tilden McMullen County 41, Prairie Lea 26 Playoff game schedule Feb. 15: Moulton vs. Rocksprings, 7:30 p.m., Smithson Valley

District 29-1A, DI Standings

Austin Veritas 0-8 0-8 First Baptist 0-9 0-9 Tuesdays game results Shiner St. Paul 70, John Paul II 57 Boxscores Shiner St. Paul 70, John Paul II 57 SP 14 13 18 25-70 JPII 9 21 13 14-57 St. Paul: Jacey Pawelek 11 4-5 26, Mary Adamek 5 4-6 15, Alexa Schaefer 4 1-2 10, Kourtney Knesek 1 3-4 5, Abby Irvin 2 1-2 5, Katelynn Leist 2 1-2 5, Loni Lester 1 1-2 3, Bethany Pokluda 0 1-4 1. Totals 26 16-27 70.

Results from the San Marcos Meet held on Feb. 9 (Area athletes only. Listed by class, place, lifter, school, squat, bench, deadlift, total) Girls 132, 2. Laci Lock, Gonzales, 660 165, 5. Elea Molina, Gonzales, 705 220, 2. Erika Hernandez, Gonzales, 825 Boys 114, 7. Jacob Villereal, Gonzales, 540 123, 1. Josh Estrada, Gonzales, 890; 6. Alex Palomo, Luling, 715 132, 2. Tyler Wells, Gonzales, 880; 5. Dalton Couch, Gonzales, 845 181, 3. D.J. Gonzales, Gonzales, 1,170; 4. Jamie Tellez, Gonzales, 1,160; 10. Eddie Gonzalez, Gonzales, 1,045; 15. Josh Trevino, Luling, 955 198, 15. Walter Hood, Gonzales, 660 220, 6. Anthony Casares, Gonzales, 1,045; 10. Colton Aleman, Luling, 765 242, 6. Brian Dolezal, Gonzales, 1,225 275, 3. Levi Snider, Gonzales,

District 31-1A, DII Standings

District Overall Smithville 10-0 25-7 Yoakum 8-2 23-9 Giddings 5-5 19-13 Gonzales 3-7 5-26 La Grange 3-7 7-19 Cuero 2-8 6-24 Tuesdays playoff results Yoakum 57, Needville 50 (OT); Giddings 39, Sealy 38 Playoff game schedule Feb. 14: Yoakum vs. Boerne, 7 p.m., Seguin

GIRLS District 26-3A Standings

Dist Sacred Heart 9-2 Austin Waldorf 8-3 NB Christian 8-3 Shiner St. Paul 6-5 John Paul II 5-6

TAPPS 2A, District 5 Standings

Overall 17-4 23-8 18-9 12-10 16-12

1,275 February 16 275, 9. Brian Swift, Gonzales, Softball 1,030 Gonzales, Luling at Navarro SHW, 8. Donte Green, Luling, Tournament; Pettus at Nixon1,240; 13. Caleb Magallanez, Smiley, 11 a.m.; Yoakum at Victoria Luling, 985 Tournament, TBA Track Results from the Stockdale InGonzales, Yoakum at Gonzales vitational held on Feb. 9 Tri-meet, 9 a.m. Boys February 18 123, 2. Tom Palacio, NixonBoys basketball Smiley, 825; 6. Michael Chomot, Class 1A Division I playoff pracYoakum, 590 tice game - Shiner at Yorktown, 6 132, 1. Miguel Hernandez, p.m. Nixon-Smiley, 985; 2. Lane Faust, Softball Yoakum, 940 Cedar Creek at Gonzales, Mon148, 4. Jerod Garza, Yoakum, day, 6:30 p.m. 925; 6. Nathan Thiry, Yoakum, 875 February 19 165, 1. Jacob Perez, NixonSoftball Smiley, 1,130; 4. Hector Compose, Navarro at Luling, 5, 7 p.m.; Nixon-Smiley, 920; 8. Ryan Gasch, Victoria West at Yoakum, 5, 7 p.m.; Yoakum, 620 Nixon-Smiley at Victoria St. Joseph 181, 9. Ricky Camarillo, Yoa- JV, 6 p.m. kum, 930 Baseball 198, 4. Oscar Torres, NixonNixon-Smiley at Hallettsville Smiley, 1,040 Sacred Heart, 6p.m.; Yoakum at 242, 5. Neal Formalo, Yoakum, Victoria West , 5, 7 p.m.; Shiner at 1,100 Hallettsville, 6 p.m. 275, 2. Logan McMain, NixonGolf Smiley, 1,335 Gonzales girls at Navarro Tournament, Seguin February 20 Golf Gonzales boys at Navarro Tournament, Seguin February 14 Powerlifting - Gonzales meet, 4:30 p.m. Softball - Gonzales, Luling at Navarro Tournament; Yoakum at Victoria Tournament Here is the Preseason Poll February 15 according to the Texas Girls Boys Basketball Coaches Association: District 26-3A Playoff Play-in Tournament - Yoakum vs Smith- Class 1A 1.Flatonia, 2.Sam Rayburn, ville/Giddings, 7 p.m., Columbus 3.Petrolia, 4.Ganado, 5.Beckville, Softball Luling at Navarro Tournament ; 6.Alto, 7.Avery, 8.Harleton, Shiner at Altair Rice, 5, 6:30 p.m.; 9.Blue Ridge, 10.North Zulch Yoakum at Victoria Tournament; Gonzales at Schulenburg, 6 p.m.



Apaches finish second at San Marcos Meet

The Gonzales Apaches powerlifting team came in second place at the San Marcos Rattlers meet on Saturday with 21 points. Josh Estrada won the 123-pound class with a total of 890 pounds, Tyler Wells was second in the 132 with 880, D.J. Gonzales was third in the 181 with

1,170 and Levi Snyder was third in the 275 with 1,275. The Lady Apaches came in eighth in the meet. Laci Lock was second in the 132 with 660 and Erika Hernandez was second in the 220 with 825.

In the Stockdale Invitational, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs won runner-up with 28 points and Yoakum was in ninth place with 13 points. For Nixon-Smiley, Miguel Hernandez won top spot in the 132 with 985; Jacob Perez won the 165 with 1,130; Tom Palacio came in

second in the 123 class with 825 and Logan McMain came in second in the 275 with 1,335. Yoakum Lane Faust was second in the 132 with 940. Apaches to hold track tri-meet The Gonzales Apaches track team will be holding

a practice-style Tri-Meet Saturday at the high school track. Gonzales will be hosting Yoakum and Navarro. Field events will start at 9 a.m., and the running events will start after the conclusion of field events. Running events will be held on a rolling sched-

ule in the following order: 800-meter run,100 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 100 dash, 300 hurdles, 200 dash, 1600 run and 4x400 relay. GHS tennis team at Yoakum Tourney The Gonzales tennis team was in action in the BRIEFS, Page B4

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second period with three of the first five points. Shiner then went on a 10-0 run with baskets from Shamyra Coleman, Rankin, Amanise Coleman, Hannah Koenning and Rankin. Schacherl, Hunt, Meagan Chumchal and Lenae Kremling all picked up assists.

The teams then split the final 16 points for a 39-15 Lady Comanche lead at the halftime buzzer. The Lady Comanches got the third quarter started with the first 18 points, with Chumchal adding her name to the scoring book after converting a pass from Rankin. The Lady Dogs stopped the run with a jumper from

Kaitlyn Roberts and they closed out the quarter with four of six points. Shiner outscored Three Rivers just 15-10 in the final stanza of the game and was led by seven points from Rankin who finished as the games leading scorer with 21 points.
Game Summary Shiner 74, Three Rivers 31 Class 1A Division I bi-district

SENIORS: Looking to qualify for postseason for first time since 2009
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TR 4 11 6 10-31 S 19 20 20 15-74 Three Rivers: Lacey McNeil 2 2-3 6, Kaitlyn Roberts 3 0-0 6, McKenzie Ruiz 1 3-3 5, Briana Ruiz 2 0-0 4, Brittany Shipman 2 0-0 4, Brittani Benham 0 2-2 2, Kaitlyn Shipman 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 5-8 31. Shiner: Julianna Rankin 10 1-2 21, LaNeisha Hunt 7 0-2 15, Lauren Oden 5 0-1 10, Kristin Schacherl 4 0-2 8, Shamyra Coleman 3 1-2 7, Meagan Chumchal 2 1-2 5, Amanise Coleman 2 0-0 4, Hannah Koenning 2 0-0 4. Totals 35 3-11 74.

make the best use of their time. Kridler said the seniors just want to help the younger players get through each practice session and improve from each session. The underclassmen will do well in the next couple for years, he said. I just hope they continue to learn things from us. Benes is very optimistic about the season that about to get underway. I think we are going to be pretty good this year, he said. We have all of our starters coming back. The Apaches last playoff appearance was in 2009. Janota and Co. are hoping to end the drought this season. I think we can go to the playoffs this year, Janota said. It is going to be a tough road, but I think we can do it. I am looking forward to the season because I think

we have a chance at the playoffs, Gaytan said. Playoffs will be up a rough road but I feel we can get there, Kridler said. I feel we have a better chance of playoffs, Bordvosky said. It will be more difficult. With this being our last year, I am hoping we get to the playoffs and make a good run, Gomez said. Gonzales will face La Grange, Giddings and Smithville in district after seeing some of them each year in tournaments and other pre-district games. Beating those teams will be a challenge, Benes said. I am looking forward to playing them. From what I hear, Giddings is pretty good, Janota said. Losing Poteet and Sam Houston means we have to work harder for those four extra wins. It will be interesting. Cuero and Yoakum are evenly matched while La Grange is right up there

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LULING Two-time state cross country runner Carley Glass added her name to the list of Luling runners who have gone on to the next level. She signed a national letter of intent with West Texas A&M on Wednesday afternoon at Luling Gym. Luling head cross country coach Michael Barnett has had around a dozen or so athletes from his cross country programs go on to compete at the college level. West Texas A&M is a great choice for Carly. It is a great program, he said. She has a chance to do very well. Glass has had a rich career in high school cross country under the guidance of Barnett. She has Family members surround Carly Glass last Wednesday at her signing of a national letter of intent to run cross country for Division II won two individual district school West Texas A&M. Seated from left is Carl Glass, Sr., Jo Anna Glass, Carly Glass, Luling cross country coach Michael Barnett, Prestitles, two regional indi- ley Belsher. Standing from left is Danny Belsher, Robin Belsher, Vanessa Glass and Jayda Glass. (Photo by Mark Lube) vidual championship titles The Lady Buffs came in lot more mileage in train- an outstanding basketball and two individual state ti- good role model. I am hap- team, the head coach, py for Carly and her family. Glass said. It feels like a at No. 11 at Nationals. The ing and the race distances career, setting or breaking tles. Glass also had success team is coached by head are longer, she said. a couple of scoring and rein distance-running events She has a great chance at great fit. making the team. West Texas A&M wom- coach Kimberly Dudley, Glass said her academic bounding records. on the track team. I am very excited to ens cross country program who has been in that posi- plans are to pursue a degree Glass will really miss beBarnett said Glass has be headed to West Texas won their first-ever Lone tion for 17 years. in Elementary Education. ing around loved one and been a great example of Like any high school athGlass was more than fans. how to approach cross A&M. It will be a great Star Conference (LSC) title experience for me, Glass in 2012, came in fifth place lete that will do their sport just one runner adding to Ill miss my family, country with her work ethsaid. at the 2012 NCAA Division at the collegiate level, Glass Luling tradition of cross team, Coach Barnett and ic as a Lady Eagle. She said she pretty much II South Central Regional is expecting different and country and track excel- running cross country at Carly has been a real loved everything about the Tournament, and qualified tougher routines in college lence. Luling, she said. hard worker, he said. She school and the program. for the NCAA Division II cross country. She competed on the was very committed to the I liked the campus, the National Championships. I will probably have a volleyball team and had team and has always been a

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Moulton nips Waelder to claim district championship


WAELDER The Moulton Bobkatz earned another district title by beating longtime rival Waelder, 5654, Tuesday night. Bobkatz head coach Kevin Fishbeck continued to add fuel to the fiery rivalry by picking up his third consecutive win over Waelder after losing seven straight. First and foremost, I want to congratulate our kids and their kids, he said. This was typical MoultonWaelder basketball. Rankings and seedings go out the window when we play each other. The loss gave Moulton a season sweep over Waelder, who are led this season by first-year head coach David President. Tonight was a tough one for the guys because we have four seniors who wanted to get this win, he said. The main thing is now we have to regroup and get ready because its playoff time. Were going to get after it because we know whats at stake.

We started the beginning of the year being up and down, but now were starting to peak. Moulton is a great ball club and I expect them to get all the way to the regional tournament. Depending on how the chips fall, hopefully we will see them there. Bronson Zapata had a game-high 22 points for Moulton, who also got a double-digit performance from Matt Dornak. Waelders Clay Orona was red-hot from downtown and drained five threepointers for a team-high 15 points. Moulton came out firing on all cylinders to open the game. Tyler Swartz got the first bucket, stole the ball and converted at the other end to give the Katz a quick 4-0 lead. Matt Dornak added a layup before Deondrae Fields stopped the run to make it 6-2 at the five-minute mark. Following a Bronson Zapata jumper, Dornak dropped in a three and a steal by Dallas Rothbauer led to an easy score to put Moulton up 15-2. Waelders Jeremy Gonzales made a

runner from the elbow and Zapatas shot gave Moulton a 20-4 lead at the end of the first. Early in the second period, a jumper from Dornak and a three by Zapata increased the Bobkat advantage to 26-8. Waelder got back into the game, led by two triples from Orona to make the score 28-14 with 4:11 left in the half. Zapata connected on another bomb before Matt Orsak stuck back his own miss. Zapata closed the period with a jumper and Moulton was up at halftime, 37-17. Waelder got a boost from their signature full court press and after a dribble drive by Fields, Orona was true from beyond the arc to make the score 43-30. The Wildcats continued to come back and thanks to trifectas from Tiburcio Blanton and Caleb Ibarra, they cut the lead down to four points by the periods end. Blanton got back-toback layups on assists from Orona and Jeremy Gonzales to tie the game before Blantons short jumper gave

Waelders Tiburcio Blanton faces off with Moultons Dallas Rothbauer during the Bobkatz win Tuesday night. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) Waelder its first lead at 4947. The Bobkatz pushed back in front and after free throws from Rothbauer, they led 52-49 with three minutes left. Waelders Joseph McCook banked one in from the lane to make the score 54-51, but Dornak got a layup on the other end to account for Moultons final score. With less than a minute to play, Fields drove the lane and got the hoop and the harm. His free throw made the score 56-54, but Moulton held on for the win.
Game Summary Moulton 56, Waelder 54 M 20 17 8 1156 W 4 13 24 1354 Moulton: Bronson Zapata 7 4-4 22, Matt Dornak 6 0-1 14, Dallas Rothbauer 3 0-2 6, Matt Orsak 1 0-0 2, Tyler Swartz 3 2-2 8, Jaydon Nieto 2 0-0 4. Waelder: Jeremy Gonzales 2 2-3 6, Caleb Ibarra 1 0-0 3, Deondrae Fields 4 3-4 11, Tiburcio Blanton 4 2-2 11, Joseph McCook 2 2-2 6, Juan Gonzales 1 0-0 2, Clay Orona 5 0-0 15.


Shiner wraps up share of district title

Turek got our tradition going, he said. Shiner and Weimar ended the first frame with a 1515 tie. The Comanches had nine points from Jones, and three from Kris Patek and Justin Stovall. JaKye Harris and Ortis Newhouse bucketed four points each for the Wildcats. The second frame had sparse scoring as Weimar held a 9-6 advantage and was lead by five points from Torre Johnson. Caleb Kalich sank four points for the Comanches and Patek hit two free throws to finish with two points. The scoreboard became very unfriendly toward the Cats during the third frame. They literally missed every single field-goal attempt they made and were held to one point coming on a free throw from Jacob Sedlar. The Comanches spaced out three baskets to go ahead 28-24 a jumper from Jones, Stovall scoring on a layup after getting a rebound on the opposite end of the court and Chad Neubauer draining a triple after the feed from Cole Strauss. Near the end of the period, Strauss got an offensive board and hit the second-chance shot to put the Comanches ahead 3025 to head into the fourth quarter. We played better defense in the second half. We contested a lot of Weimars shots, McCarthy said. We gave up too many inside rebounds. Shiner also made improvements in their offensive production. A few of our shooters were able to wiggle through the defense and get open, he said. After halftime, we cut down on the turnovers, passed the ball around and made our open shots, Jones said. An early fourth-quarter steal and score by Stovall was answered by a put-back shot by Newhouse. Jones made a free throw, and he got a steal and converted a layup. After Weimar had made another shot, Stovall got two baskets to send Shiner ahead 39-29. A Neubauer free throw extended that lead by a point. The Cats then went on a 6-0 run to be down just 4035. A triple by Jones sent Shiner on a 5-2 run to close out the game. The win was also the 300th for McCarthy, who has also coached at Somerville, Bellville and Fayetteville before making his way to Shiner.
Game Summary Shiner 45, Weimar 37 W 15 9 1 12-37 S 15 6 9 15-45 Weimar: Ortis Newhouse 5 0-2 10, Juwana Almedia 2 0-0 5, Jacob Sedlar 2 1-2 5, Torre Johnson 2 0-0 5, JaKye Harris 2 0-0 4, Payton Wells 2 0-0 4, Clay Kansteiner 0 2-3 2, Seth Chadwick 1 0-1 2. Totals 16 3-12 37. Shiner: Evel Jones 6 1-2 17, Justin Stovall 5 2-4 13, Kris Patek 1 2-2 5, Caleb Kalich 2 0-0 4, Chad Neubauer 1 1-2 4,Cole Strauss 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 6-10 45.

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SHINER It has started to become a tradition for the Shiner boys basketball team. The Comanches (7-5, 6-1) rallied against Weimar, 45-37, Friday in Shiner for their third district undisputed or shared title in a row and their fourth in five years. This feels really good right now, senior Evel Jones said. We have practiced hard for this. The Comanches closed out the regular season at Louise on Tuesday, winning 60-34 to claim the title outright. Shiner will play at Yorktown on Monday at 6 p.m. in a playoff practice game. Current Shiner head coach Noe McCarthy said the efforts of his predecessors laid the groundwork for the success of the Shiner Cagers. Coach Bone (Wendell Boner) and Coach (Billy)

Jacey Pawelek pulls the trigger on a jumper over some tight defense during St. Pauls 70-57 win over John Paul II. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe)

Local high school football stars attend Built Ford Tough event
Built Ford Tough Texas High School Players of the Week Cecil Johnson of Gonzales High School and Adam Hollenbach of Shiner St. Paul High School attended the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Year Banquet at Cowboys Stadium Saturday Feb. 9 in Arlington. The banquet, which honors this years Player of The Week seniors, is put on each year by Ford Motor Company and Fox Sports Southwest. It recognizes each senior winner and selects one individual from each classification to be the Player of The Year. Both of the local senior winners were recognized for their achievements on and off the field. Although neither won the prestigious Player of The Year award for their division, just being able to attend and being selected Player of The Week was quite an achievement itself. The banquet consisted of a tour of Cowboys Stadium, a sit down dinner in the Cowboys locker room, and awards ceremony in the Cowboys locker room. Among the speakers were

BRIEFS: Golf tournament scheduled for Lifegate

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Yoakum tournament last Thursday and Friday. Varsity boys doubles Josh Estrada and Zack Hernandez took second place to Victoria Wests Beneet and Charoepeanlert. Boys doubles team Francisco Diaz and Gareth Fowler took fourth place overall after falling to Columbuss Weido and Castro 8-5. The varsity girls double team of Alejandra Diaz and Shenan Owen won fourth place. In junior varsity girls doubles, Alyson Solis and Alora Rother won third place in a match against Lucero Luna and Juana Sanchez. In boys doubles, Rene Bibas and Eli Whitescarver took third place. Adam Hollenbach (left) and Cecil Johnson recently attended the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Banquet. (Courtesy photo) Randy Rodgers of Randy our area with class. Rodgers Recruiting, Ric The banquet was filmed Renner from Fox Sports, by Fox Sports and will be and linebacker Sean Lee of aired on Fox Sports Souththe Dallas Cowboys. west on Sunday, Feb. 24 at This years Cannon Co- 10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 at MVPs have a lot to be 6 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. proud of and represented 28 at 6 p.m. Lifegate Golf Tourney slated The 11th annual Lifegate Falcon Athletics Golf Tournament is on for Saturday, May 18th at Starcke Park Municipal Golf Course in Seguin. A field of 64 or more golfers is expected to participate and enjoy the fun

to help Lifegate Christian School raise funds for the schools varsity, junior high and physical education athletic activities. The tournament is a fourperson Florida Scramble, with an 8 a.m. start. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided. There are still team and individual player openings available. Hole and other sponsorship opportunities also are available. Golfers can register in advance by calling John Rabon at the school, 830-3720850 (e-mail: lcscoach@ hotmail.com) or on the day of the tournament, space permitting. Golfers compete for team and individual prizes, including $150 to each member of the winning net score team. Other prizes will be given to lowest gross score and longest drive. Soechting Motors is again sponsoring the Hole-inOne contest hole, where the winner can drive off in a 2013 GMC truck valued over $20,000. Other special prize contests are also planned. Sponsors can

contact Brad Akin at (830) 582-1511 (e-mail: bsa@nixonstatebank.com) Lifegate athletes will be on hand to help out duffers with Mulligan tickets for $5 each. Other contests will be announced at tournament registration. Malatek Catfish Tourney set The 9th Annual Alvis Malatek Catfish Tournament will take place on March 21-23 at Boomers Sports Bar. The event is a fundraiser for two scholarships that will be given to Gonzales County seniors. Fee is $25 per person and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. All members of a team must be signed up by midnight on March 21 and must fish out of the same camp in public waters in Gonzales County. Lines can be put out prior to the tournament, but cannot be baited. If baited prior to daybreak on March 21, team will be forced to forfeit. For more information, call 830-672-6098.

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LOST: Black cushion on 97 or 304. Call 830-857-3023. -------------------------FOUND: Female Border Collie found at Cannonade Ranch field, close to Southern Clay Pit. No tags, chain was hooked on. Please call 540-4365.

dents aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.

provided. Email resume to Shawn Choate at schoate@ primrose.com for info packet. -------------------------Green Acres Nursery is accepting applications for a Full-Time Nursery Sales Person. Qualifications include: 3+ years experience with Plants and/or garden center care, outgoing personality, English speaking, ability to lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Apply in person at Green Acres Nursery, 1509 East SH 97 in Gonzales. --------------------------

Seasonal Maintenance Assistant Temporary Position - Palmetto State Park Posting #13-00001 Assist with operation and maintenance of park facilities, equipment, vehicles, and grounds. Operate mowers, trimmers, power tools, tractors, vehicles, etc. Assist with reservations, registrations, and revenue collection. 4 days per week @ $9.87 per hour. For questions call 830-6723266. Applications

are online at www. tpwd.state.tx.us/ jobs. EEO -------------------------Part-time position in Housekeeping available at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Please apply in person at 701 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX. -------------------------Oil Field Help Wanted Stallion Construction is looking for Fork Lift Operator, Crew Pusher and Roustabouts. Call 830-583-6925 for applications or fax resume to 361-7714611. -------------------------Full-time position available with benefits for Assistant Director of Nurses. Must be Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse and have long term care experience. Please apply in person at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX or send resume to hr@ theheightsgonzales.com -------------------------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.
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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.


1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. Good condition. $250. Call 830-5404277. -------------------------DynaVoxV series 5. Communication device - has keyboard, m o u s e , c h a r g e r, case. Works great. new $8,000. Can go on internet, read ebooks, play music, download pictures & programs. Asking $1,000. Good for autistic children or speech impaired children or adults. kathy, 830-8576646. -------------------------Golf Clubs. 2 sets w/bag. $50 each. Great for aspiring Tigers. Call 4372046. -------------------------Horse blanket great condition paid $70 asking $45 obo, treadmill, good condition, works, asking $125 obo. Call or text, (830) 857-6487. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6 long 6 tall plain or painted, 16 + 20 long concrete cattle guard bases, cattle feed troughs. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------MP3 Player. SanDisk 8GB. Brand new. 437-2046. -------------------------For Sale: Brush Guard for 2004 1/2 ton Chev. Pickup $50 and 36 Whirlpool used Gas Range, $50. 361594-2507. -------------------------21 RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 437-2046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $150. Camping travel pot, $20, Antique Bathtub, $550. 512-9174078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. --------------------------


For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403.

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

Primrose Oil Company, an organization since 1916, seeks sales reps for commercial, industrial, agricultural and construction accounts. Excellent commissions, opportunity for advancement w/ benefits. Training

Multi-Family garage sale. Lots of womens and mens clothes and accessories. Home decor and kitchen items. Saturday, February 16th. 3807 US Hwy. 90A east. 8 a.m.-??





The City of Gonzales, Texas is accepting sealed proposals for Information Technology (IT) Support Services for the Citys computer network (hardware, software, and connectivity). Sealed proposals clearly labeled Gonzales Texas IT Consultant Proposal must be received by 5:00 pm, February 21, 2013 at the City of Gonzales City Hall, P.O. Box 547, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Proposal Instructions and Service Specifications may be obtained at the City of Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St., Gonzales, Texas during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City of Gonzales, Texas reserves the right to reject or accept any proposal or to waive any irregularities in any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Gonzales, Texas.


For Sale: Pogo Stix, orange, 10-yrs & up, $10.00. UT Color Western Jacket, pants, culottes, cute, Size 8, $15.00. Go UT Longhorns. 830-263-4608 -------------------------For Sale: Mattress Set, floor lamps, freezer. Come by Care Free Inn, Gonzales, 1804 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TVs, 1 19, 1 - 25, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15 water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------For Sale: BGR 14 Series Bottom Mounted Swing Glass Door Refrigerator by Master Built. Contact Carolyn at Gonzales Poultry. 672-7954. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, 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. -------------------------Ranch Hand grill guard for 20002006 Ford Pickup,






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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary were issued on the Estate of Howard R. Morrow, Deceased, in Cause No. 9567 now pending in the County Court of Gonzales County, Texas, on February 7, 2013, to Helen M. Morrow at 9097 State Hwy. 304, Harwood, Texas 78632 or Don Blansitt, Attorney for the Estate, at P.O. Box 118, Schulenburg, Texas 78956. All persons having claims against said Estate now being administered are hereby required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Dated this 7th day of Feb., 2013.

HELEN M. MORROW, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Howard R. Morrow, Deceased

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Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604.


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

Table with 4 chairs, Loveseat, Southwestern design, Queen size bed w/ mattress & boxsprings, Girls white iron daybed, mattress, boxsprings, pop up unit, matching white desk, white china cabinet. All excellent condition. 830203-8633. -------------------------Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37 TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. --------------------------For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.

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

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.


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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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 entertaining. 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.

Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 6726922. (TFN)

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

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. 512-5655927.
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Efficiency apartment. EVERYTHING furnished. Pots, Pans, towels, TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830875-3028. -------------------------Two 2 BR. Apts. Fully furnished, Wi-Fi/Cable, covered parking. Good neighborhood. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. 6726265 or 857-4251. -------------------------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.


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



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


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.


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.

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Back Dock Hanger 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights)

House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-777-8710 or email barbarajp30@ hotmail.com. -------------------------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. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice, and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-2030735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

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

Holmes Foods Feed Mill:

Driver - CDL, Class B

2170 FM 108, Gonzales, TX (830) 672-9100

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

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

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

1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15 and 14 rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------2007 Ford Escape, 150K miles - mostly highway. Well maintained - Runs Great. 830-832-3163. -------------------------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


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

Do Not Wait on your tax refund get pre-qualified; Select youre home from Single, Double, New or Used. Fayette Country Homes, 800-3696888. Open till 6pm, 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Large Selection of Repod Doublewides 3 & 4 bedroom, Clean, Delivered, Set with Air-Save Thousands. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. tierraverdehomes.com (RBI 32896) -------------------------Land and Home Sheridan. 2003 American Homestar 28x56 NICE... Must See. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------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,

has immediate openings for


Home for Lease: 624 Qualls, Gonzales. 3/2, remodeled, must pass credit, employment and rental check. for information and application, call 713825-9532. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------2 room river cottage on Lake Gonzales. Partially furnished. You pay for electricity. $500/+ deposit. Bob, 830203-9790. -------------------------3/2 house for rent in Gonzales. $1,350/ mo., $1,350/sec. deposit. Call 830-4014123. -------------------------3/2, house for rent. Living room, Den, Kitchen. 5 miles S. on FM 3282. $800/ mo., $800/Dep. Call 437-2370. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens,

to care for the elderly and disabled in their homes in the Lockhart, Luling area. Must be 18+, will train the right candidate. Great 401K Plan available to all employees. Please call Diane or Shelly @ 512-835-6150 or toll free 877-635-6150. Or apply online at www.outreachhealth.com EOE


Secluded, wooded, and wildlife: 3BR/2Ba Doublewide, fireplace, lg. covered front porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, livestock capabilities; on 5 acres with gravel base truck yard. 12 miles North of Gonzales on CR 284. $1,000. Taking Apps now. Available March 1st. 979292-6154 or 979798-5398. -------------------------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.


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






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 efciency of processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efciency and output of department. Day Shift Monday - Friday Competitive pay /BOE Excellent benets: 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

Texas Elks Childrens Services is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic LVN to work for a total of 8 weeks during our 2013 summer camp program for special needs children. Pay is $550 per week. All meals, snacks, and room and board are provided and if you have children above the age of 4, they are invited to attend camp with you and participate in all activities with our campers at no charge. We camp in style at our top notch facility. All handicapped accessible, heated and air conditioned rooms. Located in Ottine, near Palmetto State Park, 10 miles south of Gonzales off of Highway 183. Staff has every Friday evening and Saturday off in which you may go home if you choose, or stay on site and relax, or partake in a variety of local area activities. For inquiries, please email us @ txelks@gvec.net.

City of Flatonia
The City of Flatonia is accepting applications for Water & Waste Sr. Technician. Duties will include but are not limited to assisting in the maintenance of all city utilities. Qualified applicants must have 2-3 years of experience in all phases of municipal water line installation and maintenance. Applicants who possess Class C water/ waste water licenses from TCEQ preferred or ability to obtain C water and wastewater licenses within 1 year. Please come by City Hall (125 E. South Main) for more information or to pick up an application or check http://www.destinationflatonia.com/ business-employment_opps.html for more information and an application. EOE.

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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)

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.

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)

House for sale by owner. 2BR/1Bath CA/H. $65,000. 830234-3415 or 830279-7900. -------------------------Low Down on a 3/2/1136sq ft. home. Asking $79,800 w/ only $800 down. 202 East Lee Smiley, TX. Call Mr Smith, 855847-6806. -------------------------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. 830-445-9131. -------------------------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 downsizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975.


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.

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.



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

For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------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. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

30 Beautiful Acres for sale in Gonzales County, with 1/4 minerals. $6,000/ per acre. Diane, 512-655-3293. -------------------------30 acres with 10 mile views in Gonzales County. Fenced with rolling hills, large tank, pond, hardwoods, Tifton 86 grass. $150,000 (713)2022485. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information.


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


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Large lots, long term rentals, with laundry service available. $300/mo. including utilities, Pool Open.


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


1996, 18.5 Baymaster Center Console Boat, 120 Horse Force Mercury Motor with Jack Plate, Lourence GPS Mapp i n g - S o n a r - Fi s h Finder, Marine Radio. $7,000.00. Contact 830-263-2920. -------------------------For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff.


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.

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


Randy Smith, Broker

Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384. -------------------------Wanted: Used 1024 Gun Fire Safe. 361-798-0482.

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501 St. James Gonzales, TX
Office 830-519-4132 DeLanna Allen 830-857-0222 Meagan Morgan 830-857-5700

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.

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Modern home on 165-acre ranch located between

Free Puppies. Five Lab/Cocker Spaniel Mix. 830-857-0459. -------------------------Precious long haired Chihuahua puppies. Pure bred. 9 wks. old. Born Thanksgiving. 1st shots & wormed. Paper trained. Males & Females. Playful and very cute. Raised in my home with a lot of love. $200/each. 1-830-560-6668. -------------------------Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------Puppies



W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is now hiring Salesperson

Skills needed: Product Knowledge, Computer Skills (General), Customer Service oriented, Full time, Guaranteed! 40 hours per week.

vWAELDER 5641 Hwy. 90, 2/2 on 2 accres........................$117,000 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis.............$229,000 vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas inSOLD come, Ranching/Investment...... REDUCED TO SELL!............$650,000 v25.936 acres, Henry Bymer 1/3 League, close to I10, electric nearby, CONTRACT PENDING sandy loam, fronts CR420...................................................$98,800 vHARWOOD Manufactured home in excellent condition, about 1900 sq. ft., 3bed/2bath, large kitchen, locatCONTRACT PENDING ed on 5 acres with many oak trees. County water and GVEC elec. Ready for move in. Fronting Hwy. 304, 2 miles north of Hwy. 90 and about 16 miles from Gonzales. Owner/Agent. Pri ce............................................................................................$110,000 vWAELDER- 10 acres, has utilities.......................................$65,000 vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both vGONZALES - 820 Oil Patch Lane, 2.25 acres (+/-), raw land with 3 sides metal equipment shed. Utilities are available at front of property, zoned heavy commercial....................................................................$125,000 vGONZALES Income producing poultry Breeder Farm with 50 ac includes Tyson contract and 1600 sq. ft. home...owner/agent.....$1,100,000 vGONZALES For Lease: 10 to 20 acres, about 5 miles south of Gonzales, just off Hwy. 183. vONE BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. $600/mo, $1,000 security deposit, 650 credit rating, two years consecutive employment,outside pets only (no cats inside!). CR 420, Gonzales County.




Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished

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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


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.




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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Cannon

Weather you have to love

The weather is absolutely gorgeous today. When yesterday started out, it was okay, but it quickly deteriorated. Half the people went to work with no jacket and were somewhat on the cold side by lunch time. I hope Thursday is a great day because it is Valentines Day. Kids if you cant afford a bought card, just fold up a piece of paper and draw a big heart on it with a red crayon. Then put I love you. on it. I guarantee that whoever receives it, especially if it is Mom or Dad, will think its wonderful. The following people need your prayers and encouragement: Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Mariessa, Ben Richter, Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Rhonda Pruett, Matt McGrew. Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Kathryn, Glenn Mikesh, Fletcher Johnson, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Bill Bassett, Carol and husband, Marcie and Blaine Welker, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Matt Pohler, Lanny Baker, Bob Young, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Marguerite Williams, Todd, Rita, the family of Linda Freeman, our troops and their families, and please God we need some rain and the people up North of us need some warmer weather. We need some extra prayers for Mr. Bill Lott. I hear he has pneumonia. Now that is some nasty stuff. It takes a lot coughing and getting breathing treatments with antibiotics to

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Sandi Gandre
get over pneumonia. When it gets way down there in the lungs, it is hard to get it back out. I have had pneumonia several times and it is just rough. Keep on fighting Mr. Bill. Well I heard that Keith Glass is getting out of the house. He is enjoying being driven around the countryside and visit different places in Gonzales. However, I heard that the place he likes to visit best is the cows and have a talk with them. Now if Keith is talking to the cows, you know that he has improved a lot. It is a good thing that he got to come home to Gonzales because I would image they would have thought he was crazy if he started talking to cows up there. In Gonzales you are considered crazy if you dont talk to the cows. Well the doctor says that I have inflammatory arthritis connected with my Crohns Disease in my right hand. He wants to start me on a new medicine that just about scares me to death, but I dont have many options to choose from. I asked about Glenn Mikesh. He is doing fairly well. He still has trouble with swallowing and has to watch it very carefully. He was fixing to have cataract surgery last week. We need to wish a big Happy Anniversary to Buster and Gladys Lindemann on the 16th, a belated anniversary to Betty and Allan Fink of February 5th, and Stanley and Sandy Froehner right in there somewhere, and Will and I on the 18th of Feb. Now

Wehde speaks on enrollment

Member Larry Wehde gave Rotary Club program on current trends in GISD enrollment and property values. He is pictured here with president Brian Fees. (Courtesy photo)

Lion Jim Fox of the Weimer Lions Club was the guest speaker at the Monday, February 11th meeting of the Noon Lions Club. Lion Fox is currently chairman of the World Services for the Blind program in District 2-S5. He gave a power point program that depicted a proposed campus wide renovation project of the WSB facilities in Little Rock, Arkansas. The present campus is able to train only about 100 blind participants while the proposed new facility will house and train an estimated 300. Lion Fox said the expansion cost has not yet been determined but a building fund is in progress. Lion Fox is pictured above (right) with Lion Herb Karnau, program chairman. (Courtesy photo)

Faith Walkers plan Relay fundraiser

The community is invited to a special night of fellowship, food, and fun on Saturday, March 9 at the American Legion Hall. Faith Walkers, the Relay For Life team from First Lutheran and Abiding Word Lutheran Churches, will host an evening of entertainment featuring the local group, Jewells Jewels. This great opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal of chili, cornbread, beans, and dessert plus a lively country western show featuring your friends and neighbors will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life 2013. The hall will open at 6 p.m. with the meal served at 6:30 p.m. and the exciting show to follow. You will want to get your tickets early. A limited number of tickets for the meal and show are available for $12 each at the First Lutheran Church office, the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce office, Halamiceks Auto Supply and from team members. For more information, contact Arline Rinehart at 672-2077.

I know Mr. Bill Lott needs to get well. His birthday is Feb. 12th. Jason Pape has a birthday on the 13th and Mary George Perriman has one on the 18th. In line with subject above, there was a couple that I expect pushing eighty sitting in the doctors office. We started a conversation that led to the question as to how long they had been married. It turned out that day was their 55th anniversary. They had tied the knot up in Pampa, TX up near Abilene. The Mr. said that it was very cold, that it was sleeting and snowing. The Mrs. said that it was the Justice of Peace and one witness and that was it. Her sister was sick and her mother couldnt leave her sister. He said that his father said something to the effect that he couldnt stand to see a grown man cry and that is what he would do, so he wasnt coming to the wedding. They were sitting there holding hands. She said We are just as happy and in love as much as we were that day. I say that it is wonderful, but I am truly thinking that a lot of young people today are starting out just like they are, but they arent staying in love and married through the rough spots. It made me rather nostalgic since it is near Valentines Day. Twerpt was well on her way running down the bed to tackle Samson when I put my arm out in front of her. I didnt mean to do it but she hit my arm and absolutely turned a flip. Samson jumped up and stared at me and then at Twerpt. He did not know what happened. It scared me. I checked out Twerpt but she was okay. She truly has nine lives. However, the older she gets, the more accidents we manage to have. Have a good week, and God Bless.

Art League announces call for entries

Seguin Oakwood Art League announces their call for entries for the upcoming art show featuring local and regional watercolor artists. The show will take place March 1through April 30 with a reception Thursday March 7 from 5-7 PM. Cash awards will be given as well as a raffle for gift certificates. The submission for entry will take place at the Seguin Oakwood Art League gallery located at 109 N. River St. in Seguin on Friday, March 1 between 4 and 6 PM. A $10.00 fee for members and $15.00 fee for non members will be charged for each entry. The competition and exhibit is open to all artists, ages 18 and over. The artwork must be water media, suitably framed and wired for display. A complete copy of the rules and application form can be located on seguinartleague.blogspot.com or by contacting show chair Roger Betschler at 830 372-4479. The Seguin Oakwood Art League is dedicated to encouraging emerging and evolving artists of all ages in Guadalupe County and surrounding areas. Membership is $20 and $10 for students. A complete list of our events for 2013 is available on seguinartleague.blogspot.com. Visit our gallery Wednesday Saturday at 109 N. River in Seguin.


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Kelsie Smith & Lance Remschel
March 23, 2013

Mercer to speak to Guadalupe women

Education is key to the development of our community and our state. On Feb. 28, Ken Mercer, who was elected to the Texas State Board of Education, will give a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Guadalupe County Republican Women. The meeting begins at 11:30 at the Silver Center, 510 E. Court St. in Seguin. Mercer is a project manager and senior software engineer from San Antonio and is a former Texas State Representative. He served the State House Committees on Higher Education, Transportation and Administration. Active on the Board of Education as a leader on committees including School Initiatives, Committee on Instruction and the Textbook fund, he is recognized as a Champion of Texas Family values and

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raising the bar on education standards. Mercer received two degrees from the University of Texas and He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Management from St. Marys University. The meeting is free to the public and lunch is provided at no charge for first time visitors. Contact Norma Colunga at (830) 3056991. More information is available on the GCRW website www.guadalupecounty-rw.com.

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Bridgette Tomas becomes bride of Houston Burnett

Bridgette Marie Tomas and Houston Burnett exchanged wedding vows at a double-ring ceremony on November 17, 2012 at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Paul Raaz officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Tomas and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. David Burnett. Bridgette is the granddaughter of Ruby Kapavik and the late Ernest Kapavik and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Tomas. Houston is the grandson of Kathryn Caraway and the late Bubba Caraway and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Burnett. The bride was escorted by her father, Bobby Tomas, and wore a ball gown of Oleg Cassini. The tulle ball gown featured a sweetheart neckline with a fitted bodice, and was accented with an on-trend embellished one shoulder detail. Ornate beaded lace appliques adorned the bodice and full ball gown skirt, which had a chapel length train. To compliment the gown, the bride wore a soft white illusion veil and blusher. She carried a beautiful hot pink bouquet of topaz roses, flown in from Columbia, some of which were accented with pearl detail. The bouquet was wrapped in white satin ribbon, and the bride carried a white, lace handkerchief, from her baptism. Matron of honor was Amy Loehman, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kacey Butler, Jessica Gonzales, Courtney Patteson, Chelsi Robinson, Stephanie Fehner, Lindsay Martin, Holly Danz and Connor Caraway. The bridesmaids each wore a black strapless bubble hem dress, designed in luxurious flat taffeta. The dresses had a short skirt with a matching sash ruched at the waist. Each bridesmaid carried a beautiful bouquet of a dozen hot pink topaz roses, elegantly tied with black ribbon. Reagan Marie Loehman, niece and God daughter of the bride, served as the flower girl and wore an ankle length tulle gown. The gown featured spaghetti straps and was embellished with crystal accents and a full tulle skirt. She carried a white basket filled with hot pink rose petals. The best man was Clay Burnett, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Blaine Hill, Bret Hill, Jeffery Patteson, Bryce Wagener, Jason Tomas, Clint Martin, Reid Loehman, Matthew Embrey and Brandon Hamm. Kade Dixon, brother of the groom, served as the ring bearer, and he carried a white pillow, which held the wedding bands. Ushers were Brandon Fehner, Lee Jay Hartsell, Cook Millington and Ty Tinsley. The groom wore a traditional black tux with a white vest and tie, while the groomsmen and ushers wore traditional tuxes with black vests and ties. Boutonnieres were made of hot pink topaz roses. The bridal party entered the church to Wanted by Hunter Hayes. The Mother-of-the-Bride wore a two-piece navy gown with jacket. It was outlined in rhinestones and designed by Alex Evenings. She was escorted by the father-of-the-bride to her seat. The Mother-of-thegroom wore a knee length, champagne flat satin dress with pencil skirt by Calvin Klein. The bodice had an off the shoulder neckline accented with rosettes. She was escorted by her sons, Houston and Clay Burnett, along with her husband, John Dixon. Both of the mothers carried a smaller version of the bridesmaids bouquets. Music ministers were Jo Ann Hajovsky as organist and Amanda Frederick, as vocalist. Ministers of Communion were Lorie Strobel and Ernestine Sutherlin, aunts of the bride. Witnesses were Betty Fehner, aunt and Godmother of the bride, and Kevin Caraway, uncle of the groom. Scripture readings during the mass were read by Christen Ince and Robin Kapavik. Altar servers for the ceremony were Joseph Kapavik and Tyler Strobel. Program attendants were Lauren Strobel and Morgan Strobel. Pews in the church were decorated with mason jars, hung by pink ribbon and filled with a dozen fresh hot pink topaz roses. There was a beautiful arrangement of gladiolas and roses behind the altar. Two candelabras flanked the sides of the altar. Arrangements in the church were created by Ginger Broughton of Cuero. The reception was held at Zedler Mill Pavilion in Luling, Texas. Donna and Phil Koehler were in charge of the decorations, and were assisted by Carolyn Kocian and Steve Hendershot, who were heads of the house party. Centerpieces on the tables were fresh pink topaz rose-filled mason jars, atop rustic barn wood, on white linen tablecloths. The barn wood was surrounded by votive candles and pink wrapped butter mints. Outside, guests enjoyed a Smores and candy bar. Werners Catering of Shiner, Texas catered the meal consisting of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn and a fresh dinner roll. Appetizers that the guests enjoyed before the catered meal included a wheel of sharp cheddar cheese, which sat on a custom built barn platform, assorted crackers, Chex mix, and homemade kolaches, by Weikels Bakery in La Grange, Texas. Patti Lindemann, aunt of the bride, served punch. The brides cake was a five-tier wedding cake covered with white butter cream frosting, and adorned with edible pearls and white satin ribbon. To complete this beautiful cake, the tiers were separated by fresh pink topaz roses, totaling 100 flowers. The cake was placed on a silver square cake plateau. For the enjoyment of their guests, Bridgette and Houston chose four different flavors of cake; strawberry, white chocolate, champagne and vanilla, each with a different filling. The cake was topped with a rhinestone B. Houston chose a twotier Italian cream and chocolate cake, covered with chocolate butter cream frosting in a basket-weave design. The cake featured chocolate dipped strawberries and edible shotgun shells. An edible wooden plaque with the phrase We Interrupt This Hunting Season for a Wedding was placed on top of the

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tier, signifying the grooms favorite hobby. The couple chose Italian cream with coconut filling and chocolate cake with a caramel pecan praline filling for the grooms cake. The brides cake was served by Kathy Frederick, Erin La Buhn, and Tricia Kapavik. The grooms cake was served by Brittany Hill and Stephanie Hill. After the meal the guests enjoyed a Grand March led by Ernestine and Kevin Sutherlin and Carrie and Jay Tinsley. The bride and groom enjoyed their first dance to Lee Brices A Woman Like You. Afterwards, the bride and her daddy had the traditional father-daughter dance to one of their favorite songs, Silver Wings by Merle Haggard. The groom and his mother then danced to

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Trace Adkins And Then They Do. All of the music was provided by DJ Gordon Land of Kingsbury. After enjoying the night dancing and visiting with guests, the bride and groom departed as guests tossed fresh pink rose petals. Houston and Bridgette enjoyed an amazing honeymoon in the Grand Cayman Islands. On the eve of the wedding a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the grooms mother and step-father at Two Rivers, where guests enjoyed a catered meal of grilled chicken and shrimp alfredo, salad, fresh bread and homemade red velvet cake, a favorite of the bride and groom. Catering was prepared by Miks Catering of Schulenburg, Texas. Houston and Bridgette have made their home in Gonzales, Texas.

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