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Two more men have been taken into custody in connection with the double homicide that took place at a Gonzales nightclub. Frederick Lamon Smith, 39, died on October 7 after he was struck by gunfire in the 1400 block of Kliene, across the street from The Ebony Club. Taylon Edow Porter, 23 of San Marcos, was also shot and transportA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning at Gonzales Elementary School to formally open the schools new computer lab. ed to Brackenridge Hospital Among those shown cutting the ribbon are GISD Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier, Nolan Ryan Foundation director Reese Ryan and in Austin, where he eventuKitchen Pride founder Darrell McLain. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) ally succumbed to his injuries. The men were two of four people who were injured during the incident. for providing this opportunity for our stuBy CEDRIC IGLEHART Parris Brown, 24 of Haldents, said Gonzales Independent School newseditor@gonzalescannon.com lettsville, was arrested the District superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier. next day and charged with It was a banner day at Gonzales Elemen- Were very proud of the finished product one count of first degree tary School on Tuesday. and of our PTO for the efforts they put into murder and two counts of Principal Jayne Iley, along with members it. aggravated assault. of the GES faculty and Parent Teacher OrThe Nolan Ryan Foundation is of course Gonzales Police Capganization (PTO), presented the schools named after the legendary Texas ballplayer. tain Alan Taylor said on new Texas Rangers Computer Lab. The Nicknamed The Ryan Express, the former Wednesday that his office ceremony included a ribbon-cutting cer- Major League Baseball pitcher is currently had received some informaemony and small reception. principal owner, president and CEO of the tion based on witness acThe project, which cost approximately Texas Rangers. During his major league recounts on Oct. 10 that led $25,000, was funded through a collabora- cord 27-year career, he pitched in 1966 and him to believe that Robert tion of the Nolan Ryan Foundation and from 1968 to 1993 for four different teams: Garcia Jr, 34 of Cuero, was Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms. the New York Mets, California Angels, involved in the case. I cant tell you how grateful we are to the Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. The furnishings in the new computer lab include cusIt was discovered that Nolan Ryan Foundation and Kitchen Pride LAB, Page A4 tomized mouse pads. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) SUSPECTS, Page A4

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toward education, but that and medicare costs will be manager@gonzalescannon.com two of the big issues. Those, The priorities of the 83rd and eminent domain, and Texas Legislature boil down of course water issues. to three words, says District Kleinschmidt stopped in 17 State Rep. Tim Klein- Gonzales Friday and said schmidt: Budget, budget, that although he has an opbudget. ponent in his campaign for Well have a little more re-election to his seat, his money to work with this best ally is his opponents session, says Kleinschmidt, leader. who represents Gonzales, Ive got a pretty good Caldwell, DeWitt, Bastrop district, he said jokingly. and Lee counties. Well be Its primarily rural, and able to steer a little bit more as long as I have the Farm Bureau, the NRA and the right-to-lifers on my side and Obama in office, its easy to get votes. Kleinschmidt said voters in the district have highlighted their concerns and hes going to be closely following developments. Water and property rights, those are going to be major concerns for our district for the next 30 years, he said. Now with State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt the oil development, you

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add transportation to that. The problem is, where do you find the money to fund transportation? Teachers unions and many in the news media were roundly critical of the Legislature in its last session for cutting education funding, causing some school districts to cut teaching positions. Kleinschmidt said the actions by he and his compatriots helped prevent a deficit and major tax hikes. LEGISLATURE, Page A4

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Congratulations to 2012 Nixon-Smiley Homecoming Queen Tressa DeLeon and Homecoming King Miguel Hernandez. The Mustangs had plenty to cheer about Friday as they posted a 28-21 win over Bloomington for their first victory of the season; for details, see Section C. (Photo by Dave Mundy)
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Today in Texas History

October 25, 1991 On this day in 1991, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry died in Santa Monica, Calif. Roddenberry was born in El Paso in 1921, and began writing for television in the 1950s. His scripts were produced on Dragnet,Naked City,The U.S. Steel Hour, and Goodyear Theater, among other series. He received his first Emmy award as head writer for Have Gun, Will Travel, a western series, and produced the television series The Lieutenant in 1960-61. Roddenberry is best remembered, however, for Star Trek, which premiered in 1966 and ran until 1969. The series became a cult favorite, spawned numerous fan clubs, products, and conventions, and later became one of the most popular syndicated shows in reruns.

Thought for the Day

The network told me to get rid of Number One, the woman first lieutenant, and also get rid of that Martian fellow... meaning, of course, Spock. I knew I couldnt keep both, so I gave the stoicism of the female officer to Spock, and married the actress who played Number One. Thank God it wasnt the other way around. I mean Leonards cute, but... Gene Roddenberry

Weekend accident claims life of Cuero woman, 20

CHEAPSIDE A Cuero woman was killed and three others were injured in a single-vehicle crash near Cheapside early Sunday morning. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said Cuero resident Elizabeth Jane Rocha, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place on FM 2067, about seven miles west of U.S. 183,

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around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. DPS investigators said Rocha was driving a 1999 Toyota west on FM 2067 when she veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Rochas three passengers, Ashley Garza, 21; Andrea Mills, 25; and Bianca Villa, 19, all sustained serious injuries and were taken to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. All four women were wearing safety belts, according to the DPS. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Gonzales Police Report

Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Oct. 15-22: Oct. 15 Reported Unauthorized Use Motor Vehicle At 200 Blk Hwy 90-A. Reported Theft At 300 Blk West Cone St. Reported Harassment At 200 Blk Reid St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 700 Blk St. Paul St. Oct. 16 Jeffery Lee Malatek, 47 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 1100 Blk Tinsley St. Reported Assault At 1600 Blk St. Andrew St. Oct. 17 Justin Ray Gammons, 23 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Injury To A Child At 700 Blk St. Paul St. Reported Theft At 700 Blk St. Frances St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 200 Blk St. Matthew St. Oct. 18 Reported Criminal Mischief At 700 Blk Church St. Reported Assault At 400 Blk College St. 15 Year Old Female Detained And Charged With Trespassing At 1700 Blk Seydler St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1300 Blk Donovan St. Oct. 20 Crystal Ann Riojas, 25 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Juan Antonio Gonzales-Cano, 56 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 1300 Blk St. Lawrence St. Oct. 21 Reported Assault At 1700 Blk Seydler St. Juan Perez, 32 Of Yoakum, Arrested And Charged With No Drivers License At 100 Blk College St. Oct. 22 Reported Criminal Mischief At 1300 Blk Robertson St.

Marijuana found in backyard

Gonzales Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for Oct. 14-20: 10/14/12 Grantham, Clifton, 05/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant No Drivers License Issued. Released on Order to Appear. 10/15/12 Pennington, Ronald Thomas, 08/1991, Smiley. Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. Requires $25,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. 10/16/12 Barfield, Kristy Chanell, 01/1978, Houston. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. James, Brandon Michael, 11/1987, Houston. Local Warrant Forgery Financial Instrument. Requires $25,000 bond. Remains in Custody. 10/18/12 Castillo, Silvino Tobias, 09/1981, Houston. Local Warrant Theft Stolen Property >$1,500 <$20K. Remains in Custody. 10/19/12 Richter, Michael Anthony, 09/1959, Palacios. Commitment/Sentence Driving while Intoxicated 2nd. Released Weekender/work Release. Garcia, Felipe Medina, 01/1969, Waelder. No Driver License Issued. No Liability Insurance. Speeding. Released on Order to Appear. Butler, William E., 07/1925, Nixon. Victoria County Warrant Criminal Trespass. Released on $500 Bond. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 08 DPS 06 GPD 10 WPD 00 NPD 04 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 28

Fayette County Sheriffs Deputies have charged a Flatonia man with possession of marijuana after plants were found growing behind a mobile home off FM609. Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that on Tuesday, October 16, at about 9:00 a.m., the narcotics unit went to a residence in the 3200 block of south FM 609 to follow up a possible marijuana grow. Three investigators saw what appeared to be marijuana growing behind a mobile home near a garden. Charged with Possession of Marijuana was Larry Ray Elliot Jr., 46, of Flatonia. The case will be forwarded to Fayette County Attorney Peggy Supak for prosecution.

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Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for Oct. 15-21: 10/15/12 Case #12-421, Burglary-Vehicle, 201 Schrimischer; Disposition, Investigation. 10/16/12 Case #175789, Warrant Arrest(6), Casillas, Eric(6), 26 Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense(s), 1, W#12-638FTA-No Insurance, 2, W#11-696-No Insurance, 3, W#12-638-FTA-No Inspection, 4, W#11-694-No Vehicle Inspection, 5, W#11-695-No Drivers License, 6, W#12-637-FTA-No Drivers License; Disposition(s),1, Fine/$214/Rel., 2, Fine/$289/Rel., 3, Fine/$214/Rel., 4, Fine/$164/Rel., 5, Fine/$214.10/Rel., 6, Fine/$214/ Rel. Case #12-422, Lopez, Ricardo, 22, Yoakum, 407 Post; Offense, Evading Arrest; Disposition, Trans/ LCSO. Case #12-423, Lopez, Ricardo, 22, 407 Post; Offense, Failure to Identify; Disposition, Court Citation. Case #12-425, Gonzalez, Steven, 18, Yoakum, 104 Poth; Offense, Poss. Dangerous Drug; Disposition, Trans/LCSO. 10/17/12 Case #12-424, Hale, Tiffany, 26, Yoakum, Pat Cleburne; Offense, Public Intoxication; Disposition, Bond/$500/Rel. 10/18/12 Case #12-427, Delarosa, Tony, 21, Yoakum, 203 W. Gonzales; Offense, Theft-C; Disposition, Fine/$364/ Rel. 10/19/12 Case #12-428, Burglary-Vehicle, 705 Lavaca; Disposition, Investigation. Case #175828, Warrant Arrest, Sanchez, Jose, 27, Yoakum, 425 E. Morris; Offense, W#12-221-FTA-Poss. Drug Paraphernalia; Disposition, Fine/$262.53/Rel. Case #12-429, Juvenile Male, 14, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense, Burglary-Residence; Disposition, Trans/Vict. Juv. Det. 10/20/12 Case #12-430, Theft-B, 117 Kimberly; Disposition, Investigation. 10/21/12 Case #12-491, Runaway (C.I.N.S.), 407 Sheehan; Disposition, Investigation.

AUSTIN The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw this week presented a Purple Heart to a DPS trooper and Life Saving Awards to several officers for their valiant efforts. Trooper Max Honesto received a Purple Heart after being shot in a traffic stop last year in Ector County. The other officers at the Public Safety Commission meeting were recognized for helping to save someones life. Each of the individuals honored today is a hero in their own right, distinguishing themselves in extraordinary fashion with their courage and selfless service to others, said Director McCraw. Trooper Honesto survived a roadside shooting and we are proud to have him back at work protecting the citizens of Texas. Our other recipients acted instinctively and used their training to

DeWitt County Sheriffs Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from Oct. 11-18 Oct. 11 Arrested Ollie King, 47, of Victoria, Speeding 16 to 20 Over Limit, CPD Arrested William David Smith, 35, of Victoria, Driving while Intoxicated / Open Alcohol Container, Bond of $1,000, CPD Arrested Michael Gonzales, 26, of Cuero, Driving while License Invalid Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, DPS Oct. 12 Christopher Buesing, 38, of Westoff, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Roger Corey Orosco Jr., 22, of Yorktown, Violation of Probation / Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Felony, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Deborah Rosemarie Dueser, 43, of Yorktown, Assault Causing Bodily Injury (Karnes County), Bond of $5,000, DPS Arrested Kenneth Wayne Erwin, 43, of Malino, Theft Property >$50<$500, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Salvador Nieto, 21, of Seguin, Driving while License Invalid, Bond of $1,000, CPD Arrested Michael Hill, 32, of Austin, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $1,000, CPD Arrested Melissa Diane Flores, 27, of Yorktown, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Ryan Brandon Rivera, 39, of Victoria, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Kepper Chase Barnett, 21, of Longansport, LA, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $2,000, DPS Arrested Logan Phillip Dominy, 21, of Cleveland, Public Intoxication, Fine of $355 (30 Days to Pay), DPS Oct. 13 Assisted DPS with an Accident on Hwy 87N Arrested James Dave Nelson, 50, of Yorktown, Driving while Intoxicated 2nd, Bond of $4,000, DPS Arrested Coreon Delossantos, 19, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine / No Drivers License, Fine of $419.29, CPD Arrested Caleb Cuellar, 17, of Cuero, Possession Marijuana <=2oz Drug Free Zone, Bond of $2,000, Tamper / Fabricate Physical Evidence, Bond of $10,000, CPD Arrested Dakota Lee Turrentine, 24, of Houston, Driving while Intoxicated, Bond of $2,000 PR, DPS Arrested Monty Wayne Key, 40, of Cuero, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $2,000, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Daniel Pantoja, 24, of Cuero, Driving while Intoxicated, Bond of $2,000, DPS Oct. 14 Assisted Cuero PD with a Disturbance on Hwy 183N Arrested Inez Echavarria, 46, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Glen E McNary Sr., 47, of Cuero, No Drivers License, Fine of $280.80 (30 Days to Pay), Failure To Appear Court / No Drivers License, Fine of $470.60 (30 Days to Pay), Violate Open Container Law, Fine of $526.50 (30 Days to Pay), Failure To Appear / Violate Open Container Law, Fine of $470.60 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Arrested Nicholas Falcon, 22, of Yoakum, Assault Family Violence, Bond of $1,000 Cash, Yoakum PD Arrested Javier Barrientos, 34, of Yoakum, Driving While Intoxicated 1st, Bond of $2,000, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DPS Arrested Duante Mathis, 25, of San Antonio, Bond Forfeiture / Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $750, (Dallas Co), Forfeiture / Escape from Custody, Bond of, $500, (Dallas Co) DCSO Arrested Kianna Dawkins, 24, of Cibolo, Criminal Nonsupport, Bond of $ 1,000 Cash, (Atascosa Co), DCSO Oct. 15 Arrested Mark Johnson, of Cuero, Bail Jumping Failure to Appear, Bond of $50,000, DCSO Arrested Anissa Kotara, 38, of Cuero, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convection, Bond of $1,000, CPD Oct. 16 Arrested Aaron John Guzman, 28, of Yorktown, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $4,000, Capias Pro Fine / Driving While License Invalid- Surcharge, Fine of $342, Yorktown PD Oct. 17 Arrested Ronald Burrell, 62, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $2,000, CPD

save the lives of others. In one incident, a DPS captain received a second chance at life when three of his fellow DPS officers performed CPR on him. The following awards were presented: Trooper Max Honesto, Highway Patrol in Pampa, received a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in a May 2011 roadside incident. Trooper Honesto was patrolling I-20 in Ector County when he stopped a vehicle for speeding. He learned that the driver was recently released from prison and noticed the smell of marijuana from inside the vehicle. When a passenger was asked to remove something from his shoe, he instead pulled a pistol from his pocket and pointed it at the trooper. The two men exchanged gunfire; the suspect was struck in the leg and Honesto sustained a wound to his right shoulder. As a result of the gunshot, Trooper Honesto sustained muscle and nerve damage to his right shoulder. He has since returned to full active duty. Three DPS officers received Life Saving Awards for performing CPR on a fellow DPS officer who collapsed during an exercise session in September of 2012. The DPS captain, stationed in Austin, did not have a pulse and was not breathing. Without hesitation, Assistant Director Tom Ruocco (Criminal Investigations Division), Deputy Assistant Director Greg Gloria (Leadership and Operational Review Unit) and Sgt. Greg Davis (Training) began performing CPR until EMS personnel arrived. Ultimately, an external defibrillator shock was needed to restore the victims breathing and heart functions. Witnesses to this event stated that there was no doubt that the efforts of the three DPS officers helped save the captains life. Trooper Jonathan Shane Lawrence, Highway Patrol in Atlanta, received

a Life Saving Award for administering first aid to a car crash victim in May of 2012. Trooper Lawrence was returning to his duty station after attending in-service training in Florence when he drove upon a one-vehicle, rollover collision. The victims left arm was severed below the elbow and he was bleeding profusely. Lawrence fashioned a tourniquet with a shirt from the vehicle and was able to stop the bleeding until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. Trooper Jeffrey Wachtendorf, Highway Patrol in Waco, received a Life Saving Award for helping a choking victim at a restaurant in June of 2012. Trooper Wachtendorf was eating lunch when he observed a young woman unsuccessfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on a 17-year-old man. Another restaurant patron intervened, but his efforts were also ultimately unsuccessful and the victim was again unable to breathe. Trooper Wachtendorf applied the Heimlich maneuver three times and was eventually able to completely dislodge the food from the victims airway. Sgt. Michael Nix, Highway Patrol in Austin, and Cameron Police Department Officer Jason Lantz both received awards for assisting a woman who had a seizure in April of 2012. Sgt. Nix was going home at the end of his shift and noticed a Cameron Police Department patrol unit responding to an emergency call with its lights and siren activated, and Sgt. Nix went to assist. Once inside the residence, the officers found an unconscious woman without a pulse. They immediately began CPR and continued for several minutes until paramedics arrived. After the arrival of the paramedics, Sgt. Nix continued to give chest compressions for 20-30 minutes while the paramedics rendered aid. Their efforts restored the victims heartbeat.

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The annual Gonzales County Pink Ribbon Brunch took place Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Gonzales. In addition to a hat decorating contest (won by Blakely Mercer, front left above), cancer survivors were recognized, a silent auction helped raise funds for the Gonzales County Relay for Lifes contributions to the American Cancer Society, and entertainment was provided by the ACTS singers, Sean Zambrano, Robert Camarillo, Mary Camarillo, Robert Klupach and Gerald Bazan. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

Pictured (from left) are Gonzales County Health Foundation board members John Mohrmann, Darren Schauer, President Sue Ortman, and Noel Lindemann; Gonzales Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members Gladys Lindemann and Barbara Koricanek; and, Sascha Kardosz representing Memorial Hospital. (Courtesy photo)

Health Foundation approves grant to hospital auxiliary

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5th Annual Barn Sale slated

The Girls at Rusted Gingham would like to announce their upcoming 5th Annual Barn Sale to be held at the showbarn of the JB Wells complex in Gonzales. This event has steadily grown over the past 5 years. For this year, the girls have selected 70 vendors to fill the barn. Come with your list in hand- this is the perfect place to find that special Christmas gift to honor a friend or family member with! Vendors will be offering; vintage, antique, unique, handmade, remade or otherwise made stuff! The show has expanded this year to include a Friday evening shopping opportunity! Please mark your calendars for Friday November 2 from 5pm-8pm, and Saturday the 3rd from 9am4pm. The girls hope this will give more opportunity for locals and out of town shoppers to experience the sale! The Girls at Rusted Gingham have been selected as one of the top 50 Barn Sales in the U.S. by Flea Market Style Magazine! This is a huge honor as both the girls; Suzanne and Tracy have shopped many of the shows listed in their Texas region. The Texas Co-Op Power magazine also featured them and focused on the young entrepreneurs at the barn sale along with the strong amount of upcycled items that will be for sale! This helps keep junk out of dumpsters when it can be repurposed or upcycled! There will be so many great vendors displaying their wares for sale! In addition; there will be paint demonstrations, custom boot making, a fun photography booth and great visiting to be had! As was last year, the Girls would like shoppers to assist in filling the local food pantry in time for Thanksgiving. We are all so blessed and would love if our shoppers could help us in helping the community for those that need some

GONZALES At its Annual Meeting on September 25,the Board of Directors of the Gonzales County Health Foundation approved a grant in the amount of $25,000 to the Auxiliary of Gonzales Memorial Hospital. The grant funds will be used to provide scholarships for nursing school students. To date, the Auxiliary has funded $181,000 in local nursing scholarships. Gonzales County Health Foundation Board President Sue Ortman commented on the grant, saying, Having adequately trained and skilled nurses available in our community helps us fulfill our mission to provide quality affordable health services to the residents of Gonzales County. We are happy to assist the Auxiliary in providing funds to help these worthy students complete their nursing degrees. The Gonzales County Health Foundation

was established in 1983 to assist the hospital district in providing quality healthcare to Gonzales County residents. The Health Foundation was initially started because of the need for a local health clinic. With the help of financial contributions from the estates of Clarence and Sue Traeger and Dr. Walter A. Sievers, the Health Foundation grew to become a driving force in establishing the Sievers Medical Clinic, and its continued growth and expansion, as well as countless other projects that have benefited the residents of Gonzales County. The Gonzales County Health Foundation Board of Directors manages the assets of the Health Foundation. The Board is comprised of President Sue Ortman, Vice-President John Mohrmann, Treasurer Darren Schauer, Secretary Dr. Terry Eska, and members Ricky Lester, Noel Lindemann, Greg McClain, Bryan Denman, Mark Lindemann, Tim Markham, Greg Peterek and Chuck Norris.

assistance during the holidays. Help us share the true meaning of the Holidays by blessing others! The girls will give $1 off admission if 2 or more canned or dry goods are presented at the gate. Admission is only $3 and parking along with cute kids under 12 are Free! The girls will also be host to the Gonzales County A&M Club who will be selling delicious tamales, chili, Frito pie, and hot dogs in an effort to raise funds for their college scholarships. Contact 830-672-8676 for pre-orders to be picked up at the sale! Along with this food you will find; hot chocolate & coffee, pastries, breads, sandwiches, cookies, cokes, teas and milks- all until sold out! Call your friends and pile in the carcome experience some of the best shopping in South central Texas- 1st Weekend of November..See ya at the the Barn!!!! www.rustedgingham.com

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Ryan was an eight-time MLB All-Star, and his 5,714 career strikeouts rank first in baseball history. He is also the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. On hand for the GES presentation was Reese Ryan, director of the foundation and son of its namesake. Gonzales has been part of my life, he said. After my father won the World Series in 1969, he bought a piece of property here so weve been in this area for a long time. To be able to help the school to fund this computer lab is a really big deal for us. The Nolan Ryan Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in Ryans hometown of Alvin in 1990. Ryan and his wife, Ruth, give their time for signing and other fund-raising efforts that enable the foundation to provide resources for youth, education, and community development. We just had our annual Board of Directors meeting last month at the Ballpark in Arlington and this project was one of the highlights, said Ryan. Its nice for me to come down and get to see the lab and meet some of the children who are going to benefit from

it. Kitchen Pride founder Darrell McLain also attended the labs opening and explained why he wanted his company to be a partner in this venture. Our motivation is to do good wherever we can, he said. Even though we may have been a limited partner in this overall effort, we felt like it was a very important effort. Education is indeed what this country needs and what is needed to push this country forward. The new computer lab contains 25 work stations, spread out in a spacious classroom. Open and available to all GES students, the lab is beautifully decorated in tribute to its benefactors and the furnishings include pictures of Ryan from his playing days, framed Kitchen Pride founder Darrell McLain and Reese Ryan flank GES students who are holding a banner they Sports Illustrated covers bearmade to show their gratitude. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) ing his likeness, a shelf filled with books about baseball and mushrooms, and even customized Texas Rangers mouse pads. When my parents started this foundation, the goal was youth and education so this project really fit right into our mission and what we do, Ryan said. We were honored to be able to help out here and its going to be rewarding to see these computers put to good use.

Harwood benefit slated

As a benefit for the Harwood Community Center, the Committee will sponsor multiple garage sales on November 3, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Center. The Community Center will be the only one selling food but they will also have a bake sale and sell garage sale items. There will be coffee, drinks, breakfast items, sandwiches, hot dogs, Frito pies, and des-

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serts all day. The Harwood Library will have many free books for anyone that wants them. Several booths have already been reserved but free booths are still available for vendors. There will be space outdoors for sales from trailers or pickups. For a free booth call Peggy Duncan at 830-540-3923 The Texas Rangers Computer Lab is largely decorated in a baseball motif including with pennants from each or Marjorie Fairchild at 830- team Nolan Ryan has been associated with throughout his illustrious career in the sport. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) 540-4212.

Garcia had an outstanding warrant in DeWitt County for a probation violation. He was located and arrested for the violation by U.S. Marshals in Victoria, and he is currently being housed in the Victoria County Jail. On Oct. 18, Judge David Bird issued warrants for Garcia, charging him with capital murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Those warrants were served to Garcia on Oct. 19. Taylor also announced the capture of 21-year old Rashad L. Rudolph, aka Gunner. A capital murder warrant was issued for Rudolph on Oct. 11. He was located and arrested on Oct. 23 by U.S.

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Marshals in New Orleans. Rudolph is a Louisiana native who was living in Cuero. Weve started the paperwork to file in order to get him back to Texas, Taylor said. Arrangements are being made to get him transported. Taylor said the case is still under investigation but wouldnt speculate if any

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more arrests are imminent. Its really too early to say at this point, he said. Theres still a lot of people we shave to interview. Weve talked to 30 or 40 people already and theres probably at least that many more weve still got to talk to. The District Attorneys Office and Texas Rangers are assisting with the case.

We had to reduce the budget 8.3 percent. We didnt cut education funding, he said. We simply didnt fund the growth. This time, I think, well be able to fund that growth. Were getting a lot of requests to restore that funding. We still need (school districts) to operate efficiently, but well have more to go around. The Lee County resident, an attorney and rancher, is finishing his second term in office and said he expects the new Legislature will avoid the sharp divisions and acrimony of the last session. He said he expects Joe Straus, a target of the Tea Party for replace-

ment as Speaker of the House, will have much more support this session from his Republican colleagues, and that many members of his party are committed to issues like state sovereignty. Sovereignty is going to be an issue, especially when we have such an activist federal government, he said. The EPA is effectively stomping on Texas farmers and oil and gas producers. We need to reduce federal regulation. A major by-product of the recent expansion of oil and gas exploration in the Eagle Ford Shale formation, he noted, was increased property values which will start to be seen significantly during this session.

It takes a couple of years for those values to factor into the property tax, he said. Of course, that plays back to transporation. any county with significant oil and gas revenues is also going to have trouble maintaining the roads. Health-care issues will also be revisited, Kleinschmidt said, as will restoring funding to the states park system, which suffered significantly from the 2011 budget cutbacks. No doubt, we need to pay more attention to our state parks, he said. We just need to keep an eye on where the available money is going. We implemented a lot of transparency in government funding last session, so we may revisit some of those issues.

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p.m. Oct. 27 at Longer Park. The show will be Real Steel. The event is sponsored by the City of Luling, Luling Chamber of Commerce and other local supporters. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this free event. Longer Park is located on South Magnolia Ave and East Bowie St. 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.

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If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-profit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 11 a.m. in the GCAM parking lot located at 708 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-275-1216.

Helping Hands

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 1-800834-2033.

Violence shelter

Spiritual Warfare Revival/ Summit. Several Pastors Sharing. Special Praise Band from San Antonio: Deep Calling Revolution. Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Gonzales Family Assembly of God, 320 Andrew. Special Childrens/Nursery Activities Provided. All pastors and churches welcome We desire God to move in Gonzales, Come share your heart. Sponsored by Gonzales Family Assembly and New Beginnings Pastor Glynn Behrend & Pastor Margo Johnson. For more information call 830-236-4214.

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Head Start

Youth Center BBQ

Coming this weekend on Saturday Oct. from 4-6 pm the Delhi Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 3rd Annual Gun Raffle & Chili Supper. We will also have a large selection of silent auction items & a live auction of a Savage Arms 512 Over/Under 12 Gauge Shotgun. Please join us at 6108 State Highway 304 (Hwy 713 & 304) at the Delhi Community Center for an evening of great food, good company and lots of community fun. Thank you for you continued support of the Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Departments.

Delhi Fund-Raiser

The Gonzales Youth Center Bar-B-Que was held Oct. 21 at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. There was a big demand! (Photo by Dave Mundy) for Caldwell County Sher- Centers of South Central Texas, attend one drug residue avoidiffs Deputy Randy Harkey is Inc. has been serving the com- ance class. scheduled 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. munity with their health care Classes will be held at GonSaturday, Nov. 3 at the Rotary needs for over 45years reach- zales High School cafeteria on Pavilion at Independence Park ing out to surrounding coun- Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.; in Gonzales. Harkey suffered ties. For more information, Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. a stroke recently. A barbecue please call 830-672- 6655 and and Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. brisket, sausage, beans and ask to speak to Christina CorUpdates may be acquired German potatoes plate will dova or Melissa San Miguel. by visiting the new Gonzales be available for $7. There will Livestock Show Association also be a drawing and baked Bunco Night Facebook page and Show rules goods sale; tickets in the drawVictoria College Nursing Stu- may be picked up at the Couning are $1 each or $5 for six. To dents present their Fundraising ty Agents office. purchase tickets in the draw- Bunco Night. $25 per person. Lamb and goat validation ing or order a barbecue plate, Dinner will be served. Prizes will be held Wednesday, Oct. contact Brandi Vinklarek at and door prizes will be given. 10th at J.B. Wells Showbarn. 830-203-0892, Dean Vinklarek Bring a friend! Please RSVP by The times are from 5-6 p.m. for at 830-203-0692, Mary Irle at November 12, 2012 to Kristin Lambs and from 6-7 p.m. for 830-203-1154, Debbie Toliver Schuette All proceeds beneift Goats. All market and breeders at 830-857-3974, Sanya Harkey Victoria College Gonzales Cam- must validate at this time. at 830-203-0131 or Dorothy pus Gast at 254-931-5712. Smoke

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The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital will be meeting Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. in the hospital dining room. Polly Fink will be presenting a program on The Texas Heritage and Marilyn Qualls will make a presentation on The Pioneer Museum and the Texas High School Rodeo Museum. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer just come by the Gift Shop an fill out an application or call Kennon Brunkenhaufer at 830672-3096.

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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. Theres a Health Fair coming to town! The Community Health Centers of South Central Texas will be hosting its 25th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.11 p.m. at the Victoria School of Nursing at the corner of Hwy. 90A and St. Joseph Street. Flu Shots will be available for $15. Free blood pressure, pulse and Blood Sugar screenings will be available. Information on family planning, diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, and WIC services will be available. There will be health education booths from various health-related organizations in Gonzales and surrounding counties, plus healthy cooking demonstrations. There will be an area designated for the kids, with games and prizes. There will be door prizes. Everyone is invited to be a part of this community event. We are making health care fun! The Community Health

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Health Fair

The Gonzales Elks Ladies will present the annual Ladies Champagne Luncheon and Style Show on Saturday, Nov. 10. Entitled Dreamin For A Cure, the event will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 1222 E. Sarah DeWitt Drive, beginning at 11 a.m. Pre-sale only tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Shear Designs Boutique, W.B. Farm & Ranch, or from Elks Ladies members. Proceeds benefit the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. For more information, call 830-672-2615 after 6 p.m.

Elks Ladies Style Show

The Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. is now taking orders for their annual Smoked Meat Sale. Chickens (about 3 lbs.) will sale for $8 each, sausage (3-lb. packages) will sale for $11, turkeys (8-10 lbs.) will be available for $22 each and ham (5-6 lbs.) for $26 each. Orders must be turned in by Nov. 15 and will be delivered or picked up on Dec. 12. For more information, contact Larry Mercer at 830-6722982 or any other Odd Fellow member. All proceeds will go to benefit the children and organizations that help the children in Gonzales area. The City of Luling will sponsor Movies in the Park at 7:30

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The annual Chicken Supper for Grace Christian Academy will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 4-6:30 p.m. You may dine in the Fellowship Hall at Memorial Heights Baptist Church or take advantage of the convenient drive through line. Tickets are only $7 and available from any of the students, faculty or board members of the school. For further information you may call the school office at 830-672-3838 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. A barbecue benefit to help defray medical expenses

GCA chicken supper

For the fifth consecutive year, the Presbyterian Church of Gonzales will showcase its 1925 pipe organ with a concert during the Winterfest celebration. The free concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Visiting organist Paul Keith of Austin will perform a selection of classical and modern pieces. Refreshments follow the event. For more information, call the church office at 830-6723521.

Free organ concert

Movies in the Park

Harkey Benefit

The Gonzales Livestock Show Association recently announced its show requirements. To be eligible for the Gonzales Livestock Show: all exhibitors must be members of Gonzales 4-H or FFA prior to November 1; and exhibitors and a parent/guardian must

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Ghosts & Witches will be out along with GLENN COLLINS Band at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 rocking the house with true country music on Saturday, October 27, 8 PM till Midnight at 6806 N Highway 123, Geronimo. Dare to wear your costumes! Prizes will be given. Dance is smoke free and always opened to everyone ($7 donation). Reservations 830-379-1971. Gonzales American Legion Post #40 wil hold their regular monthly meeting and Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Legion Hall. All members and their guests are invietd to attend. The Leevsille Community Center wil host a fall festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be a Hay Ride, Cake Walk, costume contest, door prizes, drawing and plenty of food and drink. Union Lea Missionary Baptist Church, 931 St. Andrews St. will host its annual Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the church. Guest speaker will be Rev. Richard Jones, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Houston. The public is invited.

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A reminder to young athletes: all glory is fleeting

One of the hardest things to impart to young people these days is the fact that theyre not immortal and all-powerful. The chances of we adults succeeding in that task are difficult to start with, and the chances decrease exponentially when the kids in question are exceedingly gifted especially when they are athletes. It is tragic to watch some of these kids youngsters with such promise in them destroy themselves because they start believing the hype. We adults do a poor job of educating them. Some of that has to do with what we have allowed to be taught in our schools an overweening interest in enhancing their self-esteem, when what we need to be doing is exposing them to the adult world, where failure happens. We enable their delusions, and we let them slide on minor transgressions instead of doing our jobs and correcting them immediately. And yes, people like me write glowing stories about them and big headlines about them which often makes the situation even worse. During my first two years as a professional sportswriter, I covered a Class 5A school in the Houston area where the football program was at its zenith. I remember that

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
General Manager

Liberal media bias at the South Texas level

While national political talk shows are buzzing about moderator Candy Crowleys behavior during the recent presidential debate, we dont have to look far in south Texas to see examples of that type of journalistic bias. Crowley clear jumped to President Obamas defense when Mitt Romney pressed Obama on the Libyan terrorist attacks. She tried to explain herself after the debate, but her bias partisanship had been exposed. Unfortunately, we have examples of such biased journalism in south Texas. Recently a San Antonio Express reporter was going to do a hit piece about a conservative group based on his legal interpretation of PAC laws. The reporter was defending liberal Mayor Julian Castros policies. Although the reporter is not an attorney, and did he not have a full understanding of the law, he was ready to attack the conservative group. Luckily, after speaking to an attorney who is a PAC expert, the reporter decided to seek the advice of a law professor before writing the story. It is amazing that he was going to do a critical story based on his legal assumptions. There are newspapers editors and reporters in south Texas who refuse to recognize or even speak to conservatives. The owner/editor of one Valley newspaper told me he would not speak to Tea Party supporters because he felt they were radicals and Neanderthals. With that kind of attitude, how could local conservatives expect fair and balance coverage? There also small newspapers that see themselves as local versions of the New York Times or the Washington Post. They are too sophisticated for the local conservatives and either ignore them or contradict them without reason. However, there are those newspapers that are fair. The Wilson County News has done a great job of reporting on a grass roots rebellion against the Floresville Mayor and city council. Mayor Tejeda has done everything from al-

team more than any other Ive ever covered because of the promise it had and the way that promise self-destructed. The team started the season returning the entire backfield (with two 1,000-yard rushers) as well as a host of defensive starters. In some publications, they were ranked No.2 in the country not just in Texas, but in the nation. The team eventually ran into a juggernaut from Houston Stratford led by Craig James (of Pony Express fame and later a starting running back for several seasons with the New England Patriots). Nonetheless, at years end, three members of the offensive backfield, an offensive lineman and a defensive back earned first-team All-State honors and were on everybodys gottahave list. The out-of-state license plates became so numerous in town that two

new restaurants opened. Folks like Barry Switzer, Fred Akers, Emory Bellard, John Robinson, Bill Yeoman and any number of coaches from smaller schools were seen shuttling around the high school. On National Signing Day, we had vans from all three television networks in town (there were only three networks then, of course) to record the festivities. I remember the personalities of each of the kids well. The offensive tackle was huge (67, 285) by 1977 standards, and rowdy. He signed with the University of Texas. Its reported that his first day on campus, he was approached by quarterback Donnie Little, who informed him that UT tradition called for freshmen to serve lunch to the seniors. His response was that I dont do (bleep) for (the N-word). He rnever played another down of football but became intimately acquainted with the interior of the Jester Unit out in Brazoria County. The quarterback, a flashy speedster, opted to sign with Oklahoma. After only a few days as a Sooner, he discovered that OU was transitioning from the Wishbone to a pro-style offense and that 5-foot7 Wishbone quarterbacks would henceforth be wide rceivers. He transferred to Eastern New

Mexico, where he played a few games but never again reached the notoriety hed once enjoyed. He came home with absolutely no employability skills, and last I heard he also got quite familiar with the Texas justice system. The defensive back, who doubled as a running back and wide receiver, also signed with Oklahoma. He eventually earned a spot as a starter and was a pre-season All-American his senior year. The Oakland Raiders were said to be interested in him as a top-three pick. He never played a down his senior season. I was told by the man who was the publisher of the paper I worked for that hes serving a life sentence for rape in Oklahoma. The running back was a junior that first year, and the second year carried the whole show on his back rushing for more than 2,000 yards and earning a national letter of intent date with Texas A&M. While touted nationally as one of the best high-school running backs in the country, he couldnt even fill in the forms to be admitted to the school and never played a down as an Aggie. He wound up at a junior college, where he also flunked out. Later, like the others, wound up in prison. The fullback was a big kid who

was admittedly not on the same talent level as the others, and got a lot less publicity. He wound up signing with the University of Texas-Arlington. He played in about six games during his college career, carried the ball about four times, and never scored a touchdown. He got a degree in engineering and is now living comfortably with his wife and kids in the Dallas area, a respected member of the community. The movie Patton closes with a quote attributed to the great American general that I wish we could have every high-school athlete in the nation learn by heart: For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.

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leged racism, to enlist the support from U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) to counter the challenge to his liberal establishment. However, the WCN has not backed off, and neither have the local Tea Party and their allies. The stories have always been fair and balanced, as the truth has been told. The Seguin Gazette is another great example of a balanced newspaper. The Gazette runs a weekly side-by-side, liberal versus conservative editorial page. The dueling opinion editorials give the public a fair and balanced view on the issues. Yet another local newspaper that provides fair coverage to conservatives is the Gonzales Cannon which serves Gonzales and four surrounding counties. The newspapers editorial page provides a counter balance to local liberal news outlets. Many reporters and editors have decided to support popular trends rather than report on the facts. It may be difficult for a reporter to cover a story in an unbiased manner, but that is their role. The challenge to editors is have a balance of opinions. There is no room for bias in the media, whether it is a large market like New York, or a small market like Wilson County.

President Obamas bird-brained attack

President Barack Obama cant even get his snark straight. In an attempt at the cutting cleverness that escaped him during his first debate with Mitt Romney, his campaign aired a TV ad hitting the Republican for his alleged hostility to Big Bird. Mitt Romney knows its not Wall Street you have to worry about, the ominous voiceover declares. Its Sesame Street. The problem with the widely panned spot is that it plays less like a spoof of Mitt Romney than a parody of one of the Obama teams own negative ads. Its as dishonest, over the top and -- for lack of a better word -- stupid. The president of the United States himself -- the man who once pledged to elevate our politics and make the oceans recede -has made Big Bird a recurring feature of his stump speeches. He also cites Elmo and Oscar as other characters who need to watch out. (The president apparently cares nothing about the fate of Mr. Snuffleupagus, who never rates a mention.) Obama told an adoring throng at one of his events that Romney said hed bring down our deficit by going after what has been the biggest driver of our debt and deficits over the last decade -- public television, PBS. On Sesame Street, they would tell you Obamas statement is spelled U-N-T-R-U-E. Stipulating I love Big Bird, Romney said he would stop the subsidy to PBS, not because it is a big expenditure in the scheme of things, but because he doesnt want to spend on unnecessary items we must borrow money from China to pay for. Romneys point is unremarkable. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting gets more than $400 million a year from the federal government. If this is an essential expenditure at a time of $1 trillion deficits and a $16 trillion debt, what is nonessential? Besides, if the line item for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting were zeroed

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out tomorrow, it wouldnt ruffle a feather on Big Bird. On CNN, Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of the Sesame Workshop, cited all the organizations private funding and declared that, even without government help, Sesame Street will be here. Someone should load that up in the presidents teleprompter so hes sure to read it. Then, he might at least hesitate before whipping up a crowd -- like the one in Cleveland recently -- into chants of Save Big Bird! To the extent it isnt purely cynical, the presidents Sesame Street offensive is an extreme example of the belief that civil society is all but helpless without the guidance and succor of government. As if private actors cant be trusted to keep a popular childrens program featuring iconic puppets on the air, or to preserve the PBS NewsHour, or to find a way to broadcast Downton Abbey in the United States. What really boggles the mind, though, is that the president is touring the country a few weeks before a consequential national election talking about a fictional bird. To paraphrase Joseph Welch at the ArmyMcCarthy hearings, Have you no sense of self-respect, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of self-respect? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 General Election

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Front Page of Ballot, Gonzales County Precincts 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 Front Page of Ballot, Gonzales County Precincts 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15

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Back Page of Ballot, Gonzales County State Races

Back Page of Ballot, Gonzales County Races Precincts 1, 2 Precincts 3, 7 Precinct 8

(Details on County races at right, by Precinct)

Precincts 4, 6, 10, 13

Precincts 9, 11

Precinct 12

Precinct 5

Precincts 14, 15

Where to Vote on Election Day Gonzales County

Election Day Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. County precincts and locations include: Precinct 1: Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph St. in Gonzales; Precinct 2: American Legion Hall, 1512 Robertson St. Gonzales; Precinct 3: Gonzales City Building, 820 St. Joseph, Gonzales; Precincts 4 and 6: Gonzales County Nixon Annex, 603 E. Central Ave., Nixon; Precinct 5: Belmont Community Center (Methodist Church), 14335 Hwy 90A, Belmont; Precinct 7: Texas Elks Childrens Services (Elks Hospital), 1963 FM 1586, Ottine; Precinct 8: Harwood Community Center, 101 CR 230N, Harwood; Precinct 9: Waelder Community Center, 311 Hwy 90W, Waelder*; Precinct 10: Smiley Fire Station, Smiley*; Precinct 11: Peach Valley Youth Camp, 581 CR 537, Gonzales; Precinct 12: JB Wells Park, Multi-Purpose facility Show Barn, 2301 CR 197, Gonzales; Precinct 13: Leesville Cemetery Association, 6077 CR 155, Leesville; Precinct 14: Cheapside Community Center, 18 CR 297A, Cheapside Precinct 15: Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-Op, 67 FM 466S, Cost.

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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist
403 E North Main, Flatonia

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales 1805 Weimar, Gonzales

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord New Life Temple for Jesus Christ
Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

Hwy 80- North of Belmont SE 2nd St. Waelder

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church
422 St. Paul, Gonzales 403 N Texas Nixon Hwy 108 N Smiley

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 672-3407


1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Oak Valley Baptist Church Old Moulton Baptist Church
2287 FM 1680, Moulton

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

417 N. College, Gonzales St. John St. Gonzales


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236

Greater Church



Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90 P.O. Box 186, Luling 830-875-5305

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A

Cowboy Church of Gonzales County

J.B. Wells Showbarn El Centro Cristiano Agua Viva of Waelder Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

St. Phillip Catholic Church


201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero


Emmanuel Fellowship

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Oh my goodness, the Apache football spirit and the Apache Band spirit is running high and off the charts. After the football team won the game against Giddings, the band went to Giddings and placed a One in their division and they are on to Waxahachie for competition there. Thank goodness they drew place 8, which means they only have to leave at 5AM---if they would have drawn a one they would have had to leave after the game with Yoakum. Mr. Boucher is making plans and arrangements now as to when they will leave in the wee hours of early Saturday AM and get on a chartered bus. You will need pillows, blankets, and some food. Also some spending money and lots of energy. We pray for your safety, and may God go with you, and good luck in this competition. Go Gonzales Apache Marching Band!!! The Pumpkin patch is officially open at the Monthalia UMC around 9:30 AM in the morning. Come out, buy a pumpkin, and take a picture. On October 28, at the BUMC the young ones and the young at heart can wear their costumes to church. We are having a pot luck supper at the Belmont Community Center with a bake sale to go along with it. This event is slated for November 11th, at 6pm and you are asked to make donations to the community center to help with the renovations. If you would just like to give a donation send it to Belmont Community Center % Shari Lee; P. O. Box 947, Belmont, TX 78604. This means two dishes per person or two big dishes per family like main dishes (meat) and vegetables and salad, along with dessert. As a bonus, November 11th is Veterans Day. Also at BUMC there will be a pastor swap, a Pastor R. C. Waddle.

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Belmont United Methodist Church is having another Live Nativity Scene this year. This takes place on December 23rd at 6PM. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Justin Klosel, Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Glenn Malatek, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Pastor Lundy Hooten, Aunt Frances Gandre, Glenn Mikesh; Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Tony Black, Noreen Soefje, Mandy and Wm. (Ressie) Brietschopf, Lanny Baker, Flo, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams, Shirley Dozier, Our sympathy to the Family of Norman Wundt and Dorothy Cardwell; Pray for our service men and women, and thank God for the previous rains, but we could use a little rain by now. Pastor Lundy Hooten is in the Methodist Heart Hospital in San Antonio. Pastor Lundy was to have had at least one bypass done today (Monday). We wish a belated Happy Birthday to Shari Lee who ran off to somewhere special, and a Happy Birthday to our dear friend, Kenneth Vickers; Kenneth has always been able to keep up with Will and his birthdays a lot better than Will has been able to keep up with Kenneths birthday. However, Will did actually try to chase Kenneth down at church yesterday but he was moving too fast. Kenneth went to visit his mother, Selma Vickers, yesterday after church and she told him that he was 51 years old. Its no wonder Will could not catch up with him at that young age. Belmont lost one of its oldest members of the community this past week. Norman Wundt passed away. Many of you only knew him as Pop Wundt. He was such a stalwart character with those hazel-blue eyes that took the world before him with one sweep of the room. I loved visiting in their home when I was growing up as a kid. I

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remember the dinner table best. Pop was at one end, and Martha was forever at the sink getting ready to sit down. All the kids and their visitors were in between. Martha would start to say something about you start settling down and Pop would go Hrrp and things would be very quiet. Pop was always doing something constructive. He was cataloging his records, writing down memories, planting fruits trees in his orchardeven in the last few years; sorting out pecan pieces at the Belmont Pecan House while he played polka and big band music so loud that no one else could hear; you get the idea. Pop loved life and he loved people. If most of us could have a wish, it would to be able to live as full a life as he did, to be as active as he did and to have the good mental capacity that he did for most of those 98 years. It is an understatement to say that he will be missed by his family and friends, as well as the community in general. Then Ellen Wundts mother, Dorothy Cardwell, passed away Monday morning at The Heights in Gonzales. She was such a sweet and lovely, most proper lady. She was a member of the Nixon United Methodist Church for 68 years and gave freely of her musical talents playing for her church family. You could find her at the Belmont Pecan Co. helping check out customers giving each of them her undivided attention. She helped out her children whenever and wherever she could. They gave her all the love that they could give her and all of the comforts. Visitation for Mrs. Dorothy will be from 5 to 8 PM Wed. at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Funeral Services will be at 2PM on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Nixon with burial in Nixon. Fellowship will be afterwards at the Richardson Center. Mrs. Dorothy woke up a couple of days ago and said I want everybody to wear purple to my funeral. So her daughter Ellen requests thatIf you have a purple garment or accessory, wear it for Mom even if you are not able to attend the services. Oh yes, I think we can do that. You know I believe if I explained it just right I could get Twerpt to wear a purple bow just for a little while on Thursday. I think that she is intelligent enough to understand that we need to honor someone who was very special. Have a good week and God Bless.

From Right to Left: Sue Breuer, Phyllis Noonan, President; Shirley Spoon, Vice President; Barbara Houde, Recording Secretary; Lois Armor, Treasurer; Carol DuBose, Historian.

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Texas Federation of Music Clubs District VI representatives met Oct. 20 hosted by the Etude Music Club, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in San Antonio with persons from Gonzales, New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio Music Clubs participating. Pres. Armor called upon Herb Karnau who led the Federation Hymn, accompanied at the piano by Carol DuBose. The agenda included officer reports and hearing the interesting plans each club has for the 2012-13 Club year. Treasurer Herb Karnau reported almost 600 entrants in the Dist. VI Music Festival held in February 2012 and reminded teachers the registration fee is now $16.00 per entrant and event. Dues to the District VI Treasury is $15 per club, needed presently. Pres. Lois Armor announced the 2013 Festival will be February 23rd to be held in the Music Building of Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas with Mary Thomason of the Etude Music club as Festival Director. Mr. Karnau also reported donations were made to Arkansas Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC) and to Texas Round Top International Festival Institute. Sue Breuer who is National Federation of Music Club Historian, urged Clubs to build and maintain good community relations by getting out the news of Club activities. She also urged Clubs to preserve evidence of music culture activities in news reports and store these in the various local archival libraries. Historian Carol DuBose was displaying the District VI Achievement Record at the meeting. Mrs. Breuer reported almost $750,000 was given

in scholarships nationwide to all ages of youth and young adults who have excelled in music. A doctoral studies student is presently searching through NFMC records in Indiana dating from the 1890s, at the NFMC Headquarters, in preparation for writing her doctoral thesis. Pres. Armor reported Festival Director Mary Thomason will be needing volunteers to help with the coming activities of the 2013 Music Festival. Each of the four Club Presidents reported highlights of their club year studies providing ideas to others who listened. Pres. Barbara Houde of the New Braunfels Club reported they will be celebrating its 80th year and Pres. Maxine Gomes of the Wednesday Morning Music Club or Austin noted they will be celebrating its 90th year! Each Club gives scholarships to young persons studying music and the Austin Club also gives donations to Young Artists who are musicians with instruments and/ or vocal talent. Gonzales Club Pres. Shirley Spoon and Etude Club Pres. Cookie Nattinger each reported much varied activities of their clubs including programs with poetry reading and Hand Bell music. The musical interlude among the business was delightful with vocal solos by soprano Margery Hamm singing George Gershwins Someone To Watch Over Me, and Mary Eck accompanying at the piano; Mary Ecks piano solo of George Gershwins

The Man I Love and Ginger McKays mezzo soprano and piano solo of Andrew Lloyd-Webbers All I Ask Of You. Then we heard poetry read with dramatics; the James Whitcomb Riley Hoosier area poem Little Orphan Annie was spoken with flair by Marque McKay. All the above ladies are members of the hosting Etude Music Club. Wednesday Morning Club President Maxine Gomes conducted a memorial service honoring Vivian Mansell, longtime member of the Austin Club. After singing together the Wesleyan Grace invocation, we all enjoyed the lavish table of club sandwiches, salads, desserts and cookies served with our choice of drinks from the long table laid and accented with the brilliance of a fall setting. Pres. Armor then called upon Sue Breuer who graciously conducted the installation Service of incoming officers of TFMC District VI, briefly mentioning the purpose of District VI offices: She declared the following: President Phyllis Noonan, Vice President Shirley Spoon, Recording Secretary Barbara Houde, Treasurer Lois Armor, Corresponding Secretary Virginia Kniesner, Historian Carol Dubose and Parliamentarian Lois Armor duly installed for the 2013-15 term of office. Credentials and Resolutions were reported and the meeting adjourned after all joined to sing The Gift Of Song, led by Shirley Spoon and accompanied by Mary Eck.


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Weldon Shorty Pullin, 1925-2012

God must have needed another Cowboy in Heaven, to ride those wide open spaces and lush green pastures. He called Shorty to his Eternal Home on Sunday, October 21 at the age of 87. The day the Dallas Cowboys won by one point; he was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Weldon Shorty Pullin was born to Allen Julius Pullin and Willie Mae Caraway Pullin on April 9, 1925 in Dewville, Gonzales County. Shorty married Thelma Lorene Burton on May 8, 1943 in Seguin before joining the Army, where he honorably served his country in the Philippines. Shorty worked at the Cotton Gin and GVEC, before he and his wife started their own dairy, which they operated for four years. When getting up at 4 a.m. to milk the cows was shortlived for Shorty and Lorene, they raised chickens for Checkerboard and Boothe Farms. Shorty worked cattle for various individuals in and around Gonzales County for many years. Shorty and Lorene enjoyed playing baseball at gatherings and with family and friends. He liked to joke about how Lorene would have to hit a home run to make it to second base. Shorty inherited the love of roping calves at a very young age from his daddy. He then passed on the love of the sport to his son, his grandson and great grandson and many others. Later in life, he and Lorene enjoyed spending time traveling to various rodeos and other places with their great grandson, Weslee, even attending Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Daddy of them all. Shorty was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorene, brothers and sisters, Jewell Ogdon, Clyde, Loyal, Jake, and Delton Pullin, and his great grandson Weslee Andrew Pullin.


Shorty is survived by his son, Richard Pullin of Cost; grandson, James Pullin and wife Charlene of Mexia; granddaughter, Pam and husband Mike Castro of Cost; greatgranddaughter, Naice Steines and husband Shaun of Killeen; and great-great granddaughters, Sumer Elmore of Mexia and Isabella Steines of Florida. Funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in Seydler Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales, with Pastor Ken Callaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrightsboro Cemetery in Wrightsboro. Pallbearers are James Pullin, Mike Castro, Karl Pullin, Keith Pullin, Edward Ogden, Cody Kidd. Honorary pallbearers include Ray Ogden, Ronald Ogden, Dickie Lovering, Ronnie Behlen, Cass Rathmann, Raegen Tieken, and Rylan Tieken. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wrightsboro Cemetery in Wrightsboro. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Virginia Riojas, 1920-2012

Virginia Morales Riojas, age 92, passed away Thursday, October 18. She was born March 19, 1920 in Belton City to the late Timoteo and Guadalupe DeLeon Morales. She was a member Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Hilaria Zamora of Gonzales, Hope Ceja of California, Anita Riojas, Delia Zamora, Rafela Sepulveda, Janie Rodriguez, Rosemary Almaguer, and Mary Cantu, all of Gonzales; sons, Fabian Riojas and Frank Riojas, both of Gonzales; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; and sisterin-law, Susie Riojas. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Inocencio Riojas; daughter, Sandra Flores; sons, Ben Riojas, Alfred


Norman Albert Wundt, 98 from Belmont, passed away Wednesday, October 17. He was born January 14, 1914 in Robstown to William Julius Wundt and Meta Kolterman Wundt. Norman married Martha Marie Burell on December 21, 1938 in George West. He was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. Norman became wellacquainted with hard work as a young man. He had worked as a roughneck on south Texas drilling rigs and later gained employment at a cotton gin. While working, he played baseball for the Plymouth Oilers of the South Texas Baseball League. He was a successful pitcher for the team and had many fond memories of the game and the people he met along the way. He had also played the violin in his fathers band and learned to appreciate the Big Band sounds of that era. At the age of 24, he married his sweetheart, Martha Burell, and they purchased a dairy farm



near Orange Grove. After a few years, he moved his dairy operation to Taft and built this operation into the second largest milk producing farm in south Texas. It is important to note; in those days there were no milking machines, cows had to be milked by hand and the milk then delivered for processing at the end of the day and the same process repeated everyday. In 1953, Norman moved his family to Belmont and they made their home on a ranch on the beautiful Guadalupe River. He became active in the community of Belmont, where he served as one of the founders of the Belmont Civic Association and had served as President of the association. He was instrumental in building the Belmont Community Center and was very active in his church, where he had built the altar and the church pulpit with his own hands that are still in use today. After their children had grown, Norman and Martha purchased a home in Austin. Norman obtained his real estate brokers license and went to work as a real estate agent and broker in Austin while Martha went to work as a florist. In time, they purchased a RV and traveled together all across the United States, delighting in taking their children and grandchildren with them. The Big Bend area was Normans favorite, a country wild and wide open, much like what the pioneers and early settlers had to traverse seeking a place to call home. Martha was later diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, Norman stayed by her side, loving and loyal to the end as Martha passed away just two hours after their 60th anniversary. So many sweet memories filled Normans heart upon this passing, memories that recalled how he boldly introduced himself to Martha at a dance and won her heart on the dance floor, memories of raising five wonderful children together in homes filled with love and the scenic beauty they witnessed of the natural world as they traveled through life together. Norman Albert Wundt was a loyal, honest, robust and hardworking man. He believed in treating all people fairly and would not tolerate prejudices. He instilled these qualities into his children and certainly they are a reflection of their fathers values. He freely

gave of his time to those who needed him. He loved his garden and enjoyed writing as he committed memories of his life to volumes of paper. Certainly as he now dances through the golden streets of Heaven with his loving wife Martha, God is smiling and welcoming his good and faithful servant home. He is survived by his daughters and sons-inlaw, Karen Janet and Alvin Cook, Evelyn Lucille and Dennis Engblom, all of Austin; sons and daughterin-law, Warren William Wundt of Seguin and James Avery and Ellen Wundt of Belmont; his brother, Marvin Julius Wundt of San Marcos; grandchildren, Sherri Escalante, Gina Blackstone, Douglas Cook, Charles Wundt, Victor Engblom, Angie De-

cou, Shelby Scharen and Kyle Wundt; and 11 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a son, Allen Wayne Wundt. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20 in the Belmont United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dale Burell, Marcos Burell, Perry Winegeart, John Henry Burell, Mike Bond, Richard Goss, Royce Towns, Jr., and Martin Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Pat Romike, Tom Kolterman and Richard Kolterman. Memorials may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church. Services were under the care and direction of OBannon Funeral Home, Luling, TX.

Vega named city secretary

Gonzales City Manager Allen Barnes announced Tuesday that Kristina Vega, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, has been named as the new City Secretary for the City of Gonzales. Vega has been employed by the City since April. She is a native of Gonzales and a graduate of Gonzales High School. Kristina has proved herself to be a valuable asset to the City, Barnes said. Since April, she has worked very effectively

Pet Parade set Saturday

The Gonzales Learning and Career Center is excited to offer our friends and neighbors the chance to show off their pets - in costumes! On Saturday, October 27, the GLCC will be hosting a pet parade and contests at the Brickyard Pavilion in Independence Park near downtown Gonzales Contest registration will start at 11:30. There will be a $10 entry fee per contest, which will be for 1) Best Pet Costume; 2) Closest Pet/ Owner Lookalike; 3) Most Unusual Pet and 4) Best Pet Trick. The FREE event will start

with Citizens, Council, and Staff. She has been performing many of the functions of City Secretary for the last several weeks and has done an outstanding job, he continued. We interviewed three applicants from a pool of 15 and Kristina was head and shoulders above the others including a couple of people with experience as City Secretary. Vega will officially begin her new duties on Monday, Oct. 29.

at noon. Contest judging will immediately follow. A photographer will be on hand to photograph pets, with or without their owners. 5 x 7 photographs can be ordered, also for $10. What if you dont have a pet - or could use just one more? The Gonzales Dog Adoptions folks will be showing off local shelter pets, too! Proceeds will benefit the Gonzales Learning and Career Centers GED and English as a Second Language classes and Gonzales Dog Adoptions. Call 830 6728291 for more info.

Hospital Auxiliary News

Five members of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital attended the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers (TAHV) District 3 Conference in Victoria on October 22. Sixteen hospitals were represented by 128 auxiliary members, six TAHV state officers, six DVS Coordinators, two hospital administrators, and two visitors. Our motto is Angels With Hidden Wings. The morning program was on Dyslexia Awareness presented by Brenda Billstein, Principal DewittLavaca Special Education Cooperative. Most children not diagnosed by third grade often never receive the help they need to learn to read and write, and are often behavior problems. The afternoon program was Human Therapy presented by Marion Peitz, Humor Therapist. Peitz stated that stress is caused by our thoughts and how we react to situations. She told stories and had all of us to be involved in her cheers and jokes. It was a very funny and uplifting presentation enjoyed by all.

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Cowboys participating in Saturdays Ranch Rodeo were proud to show their pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

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Officer Garcia claims he can convince kids to do almost anything goofy such as Jesse Raper of Gonzales Sunset Hill Cookers tends his brisket which, after trying to lick your elbow for the camera. sampling, we agree was a prize-winner

Just because youre busy with a cookoff doesnt mean you cant re-create your man cave to listen to the game on the radio, as proven by Gabe Casas of the The colors are presented to start Saturdays Ranch Rodeo Los Amigos team from New Braunfels.

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Celebrating 30 years of success in Shiner


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Left: at Berans grand opening in Shiner in 1982Brian and Julia Beran, Wayne and Dorothy Horton, Wayne Chip Horton Jr., and the two little rats at the bottom are Brandon and Brandy. At right: celebrating 30 years in Shiner: Kristina Villareal, Julia Beran, Brandy Beran and Karac Wolting.

Family ties run four generations for local business

SHINER Hairstyles and fashions have changed considerably since 1982. And while Berans Agri-Center & Western Wear has changed to keep up with the times, one constant remains: a history of family involvement. Berans is celebrating 30 years in business this month in Shiner, but the Beran family can claim more than a century of service as one of the leading agribusiness service operation in Lavaca County. Brian and Julia Beran bought Berans Gin, Mill & Feed Company in 1978 from Brians uncle, making Brian the fourth generation of the family to run the business. Brian and I got married in 1975 and he was planning to attend pharmacy school, but his uncle got sick and wanted to sell, says Julia. In early 1982, the Berans were approached by Purina Feeds and asked if they would be interested in expanding their dealership. Julias father, Wayne Horton, agreed to become the branch manager and the decision was made to locate a second store in Shiner. Construction began in June 1992 on a property purchased from Julius Zissa on the edge of Shiner on Hwy 90A. Wed looked at some properties in Shiner itself, Julia recalls. Mr. Zissa sold us a corner of his cornfield. With the help of Julias mother and brother, Dorothy Horton and Wayne Chip Horton, Jr, they opened the doors mid to late September and held their Grand Opening at the end of October. Berans Agri-Center started out as a Purina Feed store but also carried farm and ranch supplies along with some garden products. In 1984, with the demand for work clothes, they added Wrangler brand jeans and denim shirts. Shortly after came a line of boots Bona-Allen. The business continued growing and in 1987 made the transition from just a feed store began with the installation of carpet and linoleum to cover the cement floor of the feed store. They were then officially a feed AND western wear store. As business continued to grow, so did their inventory. Red Wing and Justin boots were the next addition, followed by Resistol hats, belts, mens dress shirt, kids and ladies clothing and Carhartt jackets. On May 29, 1992, Berans sold their first Texas Lottery ticket at 6 a.m., along with all the other new lottery retailers in Texas. They still sell lottery tickets today. In 1997 additional showroom area, where the boots and hats are currently displayed, was created by closing in part of the existing warehouse. This also allowed them to expand their line of work clothing. They recently added flame resistant clothing in response to the local oil boom. Other new lines were eventually added including Ariat boots and jeans, Cinch jeans, Case knives and Hooey caps, among others. In 2003, a point-ofsale (POS) system was installed. Up until that time, all tickets were hand-written. This made check-out slow and the information was minimal. The POS system enables Berans to collect a wealth of information and even help a customer, or someone shopping for a gift for a particular customer, find the size and style that

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individual wears. This significantly reduced the amount of returns seen at the store. Julia had been working full-time in Shiner up until about a year ago when she transitioned to the Moulton store to help her husband there. This gave them the perfect opportunity to install a POS system like the one in Shiner at that location as well. Accomplishing this turned out to be a full-time job. She is still there overseeing the dayto-day operations and training new employees on the system. Julia only helps in Shiner part-time currently, but her daughter, Brandy, is there to help while she is away. Brandy grew up in the business but left to attend college at UT in Austin. She worked in Real Estate and Graphic Design there after graduation but decided she was ready to come back home in 2010 to help with the family business. Her background in Communications made her the perfect candidate to be in charge of the computer system, advertising and marketing,

as well as personnel and customer relations. And she is now happy to be living in Shiner. The most familiar face at Berans is that of Kristine Villarreal. She has been an integral part of Berans for over 12 years now. Along with sales and customer service, she is in charge of purchasing and inventory control for the store. She is like one of the family and a lot of patrons even think she is. The newest face is Karac Wolting. He has worked there for a little over a year now. He started out loading feed but now manages the warehouse and has slowly taken on new duties in the office as well, including purchasing, order entry and sales. The faces may change over the years but Berans will always be the same. They are proud to be a part of the Shiner community and would like to thank everyone who has helped to make these 30 years a reality. They appreciate your business and hope they can continue to serve you in the future

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Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.61 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 453.47 API No.: 42-123-32900 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Kickendahl Unit 1 Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.61 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 453.47 API No.: 42-123-32899 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Kickendahl Unit 1 Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.6 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 453.47 API No.: 42-123-32904 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Oehlke A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.83 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 500.59 API No.: 42-123-32903 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Oehlke A Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.83 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 500.59 API No.: 42-123-32902 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Oehlke A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.84 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 500.59 API No.: 42-123-32907 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Blackwell A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.84 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 608.29 API No.: 42-123-32906 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Blackwell A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.83 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 608.29 API No.: 42-123-32905 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Blackwell A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.82 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 608.29 Gonzales County 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) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.3 miles SE. of Smiley Survey Name: J. Baker, A-535 Acres: 404.36 API No.: 42-177-32727 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boysen Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 0.1 mile SW. of Sample Survey Name: W.C. Jones, A-289 Acres: 583.34 API No.: 42-177-32732 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Spahn Farms Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 12.1 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: M. Cogswell, A-144 Acres: 709.30 API No.: 42-177-32724 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: H.F.S. Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.2 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Oethkin, A-369 Acres: 1,259.61 API No.: 42-177-32725 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: H.F.S. Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.5 miles SE. of Cost Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32893 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Martinez Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles NW. of Yoakum Survey Name: W.D. Saunders, A-423 Acres: 248.49 API No.: 42-123-32898 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.42 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99 API No.: 42-123-32897 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.43 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99 API No.: 42-123-32896 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.61 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99 API No.: 42-123-32895 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Hamilton A Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.61 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 501.99 API No.: 42-123-32909 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.42 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 586.83 API No.: 42-123-32911 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.42 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 586.83 API No.: 42-123-32910 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.43 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Acres: 586.83 API No.: 42-123-32901 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Kickendahl Unit 1


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Survey Name: W.W. Pace, A-373 Acres: 1,259.61 API No.: 42-177-32726 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: H.F.S. Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.4 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: W.W. Pace, A-373 Acres: 1,259.61 API No.: 42-177-32733 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hansen Kullin Unit Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 11.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: O. Von Roeder, A-462 Acres: 640 API No.: 42-177-32728 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: JP Ranch F Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 18,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Acres: 400 API No.: 42-177-31056 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Re-Entry Operator: Tri-Force Exploration LLC Lease Name: Christian Well No.: 4R Field Name: Christian (6800) Total Depth: 6,850 feet Direction and Miles: 1 mile W. of Gonzales Survey Name: Town of Gonzales, A-25 Acres: 995.03 API No.: 42-177-32731 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 25H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,200 feet Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Acres: 9,013.84 API No.: 42-177-32730 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 23H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,000 feet Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Acres: 9,013.84 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33671 Classification: Fld. Dev. Operator: Alta Mesa Services LP Lease Name: Sugarberry Well No.: 1 Field Name: Conquistador Total Depth: 11,100 feet Direction and Miles: 8.1 miles SE. of Hallettsville Survey Name: J. Malone, A-314 Acres: 313.83 API No.: 42-285-33670 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: Olsovsky Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.8 miles NE. of Moulton Survey Name: W. Daniels, A-11 Acres: 678.18 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32689 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Burge Unit B Well No.: 1

Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: F. Fassett, Section 22, A-707 Direction and Miles: 6.7 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 533 MCF: 1,236 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,817 Total Depth: 18,960 feet Perforations: 13,712-18,796 feet API No.: 42-123-32708 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Well No.: 6 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J. Powel, A-658 Direction and Miles: 2.6 miles SE. of Ecleto Oil: 760 MCF: 448 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,000 Total Depth: 16,535 feet Perforations: 12,622-16,327 feet API No.: 42-123-32682 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Warm Springs Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: A.J. Harris, A-220 Direction and Miles: 3.6 miles SE. of Ecleto Oil: 1,242 MCF: 1,988 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,823 Total Depth: 17,290 feet Perforations: 12,907-17,061 feet API No.: 42-123-32565 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Sandy A Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: T. Mancha, A-326 Direction and Miles: 10.23 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 956 MCF: 1,735 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,641 Total Depth: 18,480 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,426 feet Perforations: 12,949-18,370 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32497 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Cinco Ranch D Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: T.P. Fowle, A-211 Direction and Miles: 8.4 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 548 MCF: 126 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,183 Total Depth: 15,243 feet Perforations: 10,116-14,496 feet API No.: 42-177-32516 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Cinco Ranch H Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: B.D. McClure, A-41 Direction and Miles: 8.4 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 538 MCF: 208 Choke Size: 17/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 880 Total Depth: 14,859 feet Perforations: 10,462-14,782 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33628 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Moose Hunter Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Chase, A-9 Direction and Miles: 2.3 miles SW. of Moulton Oil: 1,682 MCF: 801 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,100 Total Depth: 17,085 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,891 feet Perforations: 11,358-16,838 feet API No.: 42-285-33658 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Youth clinic slated at San Antonio expo

SAN ANTONIO As part of educational opportunities at the upcoming San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a youth livestock clinic from 9:30 11:30 a.m. Nov 10 at the Freeman Coliseum. The coliseum is located on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds, 3201 East Houston Street. The clinic, which is open to all 4-H and FFA members, will be one of more than 20 no-cost educational programs offered Tractors, farm equipment, construction equipment and more was on-hand for a major equipment auction at this years show, which runs Nov. 8-10. on Friday in Gonzales conducted by Machinery Auctioneers. (Photo by Dave Mundy) AgriLife Extension experts Dwight Sexton, Brad Roeder, Todd Swift and Chuck Real will be the guest speakers at the clinic, said Cheree Leita, AgriLife Extension agricultural youth educator for Bexar County, who is helping coordinate the clinic. Sexton will present on beef cattle, Swift on lambs, Roeder on goats and Real on swine, Leita said. The show admission is free, but there is a $5 per day charge for parking on the show grounds. For more information, go to http://www.farmandranchexpo.com.


Livestock producers cautiously optimistic this fall

COLLEGE STATION Livestock producers are certainly more optimistic this fall than last year, but generally they remain extremely cautious when it comes to rebuilding herds and holding onto forage stocks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef expert. There is more optimism, but at the same time theyre very cautious right now because theyre still trying to allow pastures to recover and make sure they have some forage reserves for the next drought, said Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, College Station. The 2011 drought was devastating for many of the states beef producers. Lack of grazing and depleted hay stocks forced them to cull or disperse herds altogether, Cleere said. Nationwide, beef cattle inventories dropped 3 percent last year, he said. For those not familiar with the beef cattle business, 3 percent may not seem like much. But wed already had a shrunken cowherd because of a number of years of drought and dispersals. As a result, we now have the smallest cowherd that the U.S. has had in the past 60 years, he said. We hear the 3 percent nationally, but here in Texas it was a whole lot worse, he said. In some of the counties, it was pretty devastating. The drought is far from over, but many areas have had considerable relief. According to the Oct. 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, only about 16 percent of the state was still suffering from extreme drought, compared to 97 percent a year ago. As a result, hay supplies have been rebuilt and, though not fully recovered, many pastures and rangeland have improved considerably, Cleere said. Now, with the improved forage situation and high market prices because of decreased herd sizes, some livestock producers would like to utilize that improved grazing, and buy back some of the cattle that were sold north last year. Yesterday, I talked to a number of ranchers, and those ranchers are looking to buy some of those cattle and bring them back to Texas, he said. But replacement prices are high, and those same ranchers remain cautious, he said. They cant afford to go through what they went through last year. More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website at http://agrilife.tamu.edu/drought/ AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries Oct. 9-15:
Central: Parts of the region had light showers. Winter grasses, wheat, oats, ryegrass and clover emerged and were actively growing. Pecans made progress, and growers were expecting good yields. Producers took the final cutting of hay for the year. Temperatures dropped below 50 degrees. There were some reports of armyworms in wheat and oats, but none in warmseason grass. Coastal Bend: The region had scattered showers and cooler temperatures early in the week, followed by above-average temperatures. Farmers continued to work fields, plowing under volunteer cotton or killing the seedlings with herbicides. They were also busy planting winter wheat, oats and other cool-season annuals. Some producers were taking the last hay cutting for the season. Cattle remained in good condition. The pecan nut load was very heavy and causing much limb breakage. Lateseason rains promoted the development of pecan scab. South: In northern counties, soil moisture conditions were excellent, pastures greened up, there was some hay cutting and baling, the cotton harvest was finished, and peanut digging and harvesting began. Most cattle herds improved, with early weaning of calves helping forage conditions. In the eastern counties, pastures rebounded due to the recent rains. Producers in those counties removed cattle from pastures to allow for forage growth. Rains from two weeks ago promoted the growth of winter weeds and fall grasses. In the western counties, conditions improved with showers in some areas. Some stock tanks were filled with runoff

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rain from a couple of weeks ago, but most earthen stock tanks remained dry. Livestock producers got some relief from supplemental feeding of livestock thanks to recent rains and a rapid growth response from native rangeland and pasture grasses. However, forage growth slowed with cooler soil temperatures and lack of soil moisture. In the southern counties, the harvesting of early season citrus, including oranges, began. Sugarcane was also being harvested. Vegetable planting continued, and irrigation of fall corn, citrus and sugarcane remained active. There were spotty showers, but drought conditions still dominated the area. Ranchers continued to provide supplemental feed. Rangeland looked good where there were no cattle grazing, but grasslands with cattle grazing definitely needed more rain.

Area Livestock Reports

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, October 20, 2012 had on hand: 1,146 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1 higher. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $235-$275; 300-400 lbs, $210-$225; 400-500 lbs, $155-$195; 500-600 lbs, $144-$153; 600-700 lbs., $137-$142; 700-800 lbs, $132-$135. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $95-$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $175-$210; 300-400 lbs, $145-$170; 400-500 lbs, $138-$152; 500-600 lbs., $122-$135; 600-700 lbs., $122-$126. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $70-$75; Cutters, $74-$85.50; Canners, $58-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $67-$71. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $91-$96.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$87. Stocker Cows: $850-$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,250. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa.com!

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, October 22, 2012, Volume, 935; Sheep & Goats, 9. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $189 to $199 to $255; 300-400 lbs., $170 to $180 to $228; 400-500 lbs, $151 to $161 to $200; 500-600 lbs, $138 to $148 to $171; 600-700 lbs, $121 to $131 to $157; 700-800 lbs, $110 to $120 to $138. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $158 to $168 to $220; 300-400 lbs, $152 to $162to $213; 400-500 lbs, $132 to $142 to $215; 500-600 lbs, $121 to $131 to $215; 600-700 lbs, $112 to $122 to $155; 700-800 lbs, $105 to $115 to $124. Slaughter cows: $60 to $82; Slaughter bulls: $80 to $95; Stocker cows: $750 to $1,100; Pairs, 1 pr., $1,350.

Nixon Livestock Commission Report

Cuero Livestock Market Report on October 19, 2012, had 1,613 head. Had 268 cows and 15 bulls. The packer market continued to be steady with last few weeks. The fat cow market was a little weaker with everything else steady. Packer bulls were higher. The Stocker cows and pair market was really high on the consignment here this week with bred cows as high as $1,240 and pairs up to $1,900. The calf market was much higher than even last weeks up market. Lighter thin calves were much higher. Thinner $5 to $7 weight steers up to $10 higher while others were up at least $2-$3/cwt. There were no holes in the market as the market was extremely active with lots of interest from buyers. Just a good solid day. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $87-$95; lower grades, $75-$84. Packer cows: breakers, $68-$75; boning, $70-$76; canners & cutters, $65-$78.50; light & weak, $40-$55. Palpated dry Cows by the head, $900-$1,240. Pairs: $1,380-$1,900. Steer and bull calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, $200-$222.50; 250-300 lbs, $195-$220; 300-350 lbs, $186-$210; 350-400 lbs, $179-$219; 400-450 lbs, $192-$204; 450-500 lbs, $155-$183; 500-600 lbs, $150-$170; 550-600 lbs, $142-$152; 600-700 lbs, $143-$148; 700-800 lbs, $119-$129. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $114-$127. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., one, $205; 200-250 lbs. ONLY 4, $182$185; 250-300 lbs, $170-$182; 300-350 lbs, $172-$196; 350-400 lbs, $144$160; 400-450 lbs, $141-$182; 450-500 lbs, $139-$164.50; 500-550 lbs, $131-$137; 550-600 lbs, $126-$133; 600-700 lbs., $122-$130.50; over 700 lbs, $117-$124.


Cuero Livestock Market Report

Power and Air Equipment

Reg. $780.38 Close Out (1 left at this price)

Fall Work Out!!!

Gonzales County Farm Bureau

Agriculture Information Day
Sponsored by Gonzales County Farm Bureau Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service - Gonzales County Gonzales County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Generac #5623 Generator 6500 watt

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on October 16, 2012, 1,636; Week ago, 2,053; Year ago, 1,912 The market this week was $2 to $3 higher in most areas with light weights. $4 to $6 higher. Demand very good on all better quality classes. Wheat and oat grazing demand very good. Packer cows and bulls sold $1 to $2 higher on approx. 160 hd. Total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $73-$84.50; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $62-$73; light weight canner cows, $51$62. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $93-$98.50; utility & cutter bulls, $87-$93; lightweight canner bulls, $78-$87. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200-300 lbs, $210-$245; 300-400 lbs, $187-$222.50; 400-500 lbs, $155-$205; 500-600lbs, $131-$172.50; 600-700 lbs, $126-$146; 700800 lbs, $121-$133. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $185-$225; 300-400 lbs, $160-$193; 400-500 lbs, $140-$178; 500-600 lbs, $122-$144; 600-700 lbs, $119-$128; 700-800 lbs, $113-$123. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report

Fehner & Son Grain Co.

Grains Custom Mix Feed Liquid Feed Cattle Cubes Liquid Fertilizer Pellet Feed Spraying



Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Lutheran Fellowship Hall, Gonzales

(1206 N. St. Joseph, Gonzales)

HONDA GX Commercial Series Engine Starts Easy, Runs Smoothly, and Delivers High Output Direct Drive Engine & Pump for Streamlined Power Transmission from Engine to Pump Triplex Pump Design with Ceramic Pistons and Thermal Relief Valve Welded Construction, 1-1/4 Tubular Steel with Steel Engine Plate and Solid Steel 5/8 Axle 5/16x25 Non-marring Hose with Easy Connections for No Tools Assembly 5 Quick Connect nozzles (00, 150, 250, 400, & Soap) make switching applications easy and fast! Downstream Detergent Injection System

Dewalt GX200 Commercial Power Washer

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Programs begins at 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast tacos, coffee and water will be provided and Lunch.

3 CEUs given Topics - Highway Safety, etc.; Feral hog update; Rainwater harvesting; livestock & wildlife There will be a $10.00 per person registration fee. Please RSVP to the Farm Bureau office at 830-672-7518 by Monday, Nov. 5th, 2012. Seating is limited.




James Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3638 Jimmy Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3636 1922 Co. Road 197 Gonzales, TX 78629 Phone: 830-672-3710

2031 Water St. Hwy 183 North, Gonzales, TX 830-672-7997

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds October 1-31 Camarillo, Herminia Martinez to Jajal, Jagdish, w/d, 0.25 of an acre (Pt. lts. 8-9 & Pt. Street) Kings 2nd Addn, Gonzales. Cooper, Lynnette, Smith, Loy Elizabeth, Cooper, Nicole Bree and Cooper, Slade David to Whitescarver, Scott and Whitescarver, April, w/d, Pt. Lt. 7, RG 1, East of Water St., Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Everett, Christine to Barrett Brothers Oil & Gas, Inc., o/l, 123.788 Acres, Henry Bymer Svy, A-105. Villagomez, Arturo to Villogomez, Eleazar, w/d, Lt. 5 & Pt. lts. 4, 6-7, Blk. 3, Lowry Ware Addn, Nixon. Boyd, Anne Mackenzie (Indiv. & Trustee), Boyd Trust, Craig H. and Boyd Trust, Anne M. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.293 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Miller, W.T. (Estate) and Gray, Ellen (Extrx) to Sweet, Leland Terence and Sweet, Susan Ilona, w/d, 143.194 Acres, James Billings A-128 & Mary Cogswell A-144 Svys. Martin, Sharlene to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 84.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. King, Dennis to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Buch, Jerome to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 84.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Zschappel, Sharon Elaine to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Zschappel, Kenneth Alan to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Wier III, John Rex (MD) to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-177. Marek, Suzanne Wier to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-177. Zschappel, Robert Bradley to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-177. Patteson Trust, Lewis A., Patteson Trust, Jolea B. and Patteson, Lewis A. (Indiv. & Trustee) to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.293 Acres, Gonzales County Schl Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran Svy, A-209. Syrinek, James (Co-Extr), Sellers, Bobby Joe (Co-Extr) and Sellers, Billy (Estate) to Sellers, Marie, w/d, Int. in 77.14 Acres, Robert Kelley Svy, A-307. Guevara, Ricardo, Guevara, Emma Nelda T., Guevara, Ricardo Daniel, Guevara, Monica Marie, Titan Vacuum Services, LLC and Catarina Salt Water Disposal, LLC, to Guevara Investment Partners, LLC, w/d, 314.45 Acres, W T Shuff Svy, A-412 & Acreage in Starr, Brooks, Frio, Willacy & Zapata Counties. Assumed Names Buell, Jereld Wesley Jerrys Central Vacuums, Nixon. Tuttle, Kristi K. Shiner Home Care, Shiner. Ban, Chantha Keat and Orch, Senglav Donut Palace, Nixon. Patel, Nilesh R. The Texas Lodge, Gonzales. Bones, John Williams, IV Black Marlin Energy Services, Smiley. Pullin, Billie, Pullin, Sam, Pullin, John and Pullin, Kelley Pullin Trucking Company, Gonzales. Anderson, Jennifer Texas Elks Childrens Services, Gonzales. Anderson, Jennifer Texas Elks Grants For Special Children, Gonzales. Anderson, Jennifer Texas Elks Camp, Gonzales. Johnson, Codie KJ Oilfield Services, Gonzales. Callaway, Jr., Kenneth C Knowing This Ministry. Marriage License Zapata, Emileo and Hernandez, Luz M. Gast, David Joe and Staton, Dorothy Faye. Sudderth, Thomas Neal to Duke, Patsy Jo. Campion, Justin Lynn and Morgan, Meagan Leaann. Kincaid, Corey L. and DuBose, Jody D.

Music Show on hold; GLC Pet Parade

The Gonzales Music Show has cancelled the November and December performances as they are awaiting final approval from the Crystal Theatre Board on the plan to begin quarterly shows in January 2013, playing January, March, June and October, eliminating the conflict with Floresvilles quarterly shows in February, May, August and November. The Gonzales Learning and Career Center is having a pet parade and con-

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Around the Chamber Office

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

tests on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brickyard Pavilion in Independence Park.

The First Lutheran Church Women will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday a 10 a.m. On the menu will be sandwiches, soups, home-baked breads and cookies, with craft items also sold. Author Chris Meister will be at the Commissioners Courtroom on Thursday at 7 p.m. to introduce his book, James Riely Gordon: His Courthouses and Other Public Architecture. This is jointly sponsored

by the Gonzales Historic Homes Association and the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce. The book will be for sale after the talk. Wrap N 3 Barrel Racers will be at the J. B. Wells Arena on Friday and Saturday, while Central Texas ICA and All-Breed Bull and Female Show will be at the Show Barn. Thursday viewing is at 3 p.m. and Friday the bull sale is at 10 a.m. and the females sell at 1 p.m.

Magazine cites pro-business Texas climate

Texas pro-business approach continues to receive national recognition, and Area Development Magazine is the latest organization to take notice by naming Texas the top state to do business in their third annual Top States for Doing Business Survey. The award is given to the state that most exemplifies industrial competitiveness related to its business environment, labor climate, infrastructure and global access and economy. I am very proud of the work state leaders have accomplished to make Texas the best place in the nation to live, work, raise a family and start a business, Gov. Rick Perry said. As a state, we will remain committed to upholding the pillars to our success, including low taxes, restrained spending, reasonable regulations and a fair legal system, all of which have made Texas the best state in the nation to live, work, raise a family and start a business.

The Guadalupe Valley CattleWomen would like to thank our 20 sponsors and 26 teams for making our 15th annual T-bone cook-off a big success. We also want to thank Running M for allowing us to use her restaurant for judging. Money made from the cook-off goes to scholarships for students majoring in agriculture.
Caraway Ford-Gonzales Fehner & Son Grain Co. Graham Land & Cattle Co. Guadalupe Valley Vet Clinic Hallettsville Livestock Commission Robert W. Bland, Attorney at Law Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Kitchen Pride Mushrooms Lindemann Fertilizer Service, Inc. Independent Cattlemens Association E-Barr Feeds, Inc. Gonzales Livestock Market Sheriff Glen Sachtleben Borrer Electric Lone Star Bank Wells Fargo Bank Southern Livestock Sage Capital Bank Texas BEEF Council Nixon Livestock Commission

Allens Body Tech J.C. and Bradley Avant Adams Extract and Spices Apache Chemical Supply Jack and Peggy Barnett Breitschopf - Cooper Realty Shirley Breitschopf Burchard Abstract Corp. Robert K. Burchard Best Western Regency Inn & Suites Boomers Sports Bar Kari Breitschopf Becky Breitschopf Emi Bozka China Basket Circle G Truck Stop Cooper Appraisals Davis Insurance Agency DuBose Insurance Agency Vonnie DuBose Elstner Dozer Service Ehrig Bros. Ag Don and Nancy Ford Larry Finch, C.P.A.


Fehner and Son Floyd and Gindler Gonzales Livestock Mrkt GVEC Gonzales Poultry Supply Gonzales Cannon

Gonzales First Shot Surveying Geo Nix Operating, Inc. Gonzales Inquirer Hyden Highway Hauling Hand Ranch Holmes Foods, Inc. Hodges Construction Co. Hartman Distributing I.C.A. J Bar B Foods Johnson Oil Co. Joe Kotwig K.C.T.I. Knights of Columbus Kitchen Pride Lauberge du lac Casino and Resort Lindemann Fertilizer Service Lone Star Bank Joe Dale and Sissy Mills

Carla Marek Linda Menking Emily Neuse Law Office of Sue Ortman PeeWee Ploeger Peterek and Associates Reeses Print Shop Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union Running M Bar and Grill Sage Capital Bank Storey Jewelers Southern Livestock Schmidt & Sons Smokehouse Cookers Jimmy and Susie Selzer Randy Smith, Realtor T Electric Tuch Tire Service Texan Nursing & Rehab Tiger Tote Vics Concrete Finishing W.B. Farm & Ranch Supply Wells Fargo Bank

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FOUND: Male Siamese Cat, w/purple flower collard, no chip in ear. On North side of Gonzales by Hermann Sons. Call 672-5251. -------------------------FOUND: Stray calf found in Belmont area. 830-424-3685.

GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.

son at Oak Creek, 1105 Magnolia St., Luling. -------------------------Full-time 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. -------------------------Positions available for Certified Nurses Aides on Memory Care Unit. Special Skills required. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas.

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.

Sale, 307 E. Wallace. Thurs. & Fri. 1st & 2nd only. Vanities, TV, Hamster cage & bird acc., Christmas Decor, girls youth & jr. clothing, small sizes, other misc. apparel wear. Stuff & more stuff. Open late to sellout. -------------------------Moving Sale. Household items, furniture, antique organ, old piano, tanning bed. Oct. 26, 8-5; Oct. 27, 8-2. Hwy. 304 & CR 156. Caldwell County.


437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Peavy Patriot Bass Guitar w/soft case, $175. Peavy Basic 60 Bass Amp 150w, $175. Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 4372046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-5876476. -------------------------5,000 lb. Mobile creek feeder for sale. 437-2927. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $95. Camping travel pot, $20. 512-9174078. -------------------------Old Metal Full size bed w/rails - no mattresses, $40. Chain Saw w/case, $125. 361-2083565. -------------------------For Sale: Cage large, off the ground. By 2ft, cage size about 3 1/2 ft. front, 2 ft. deep. 2-3 ft. high.


Tray slides out end on bottom for cleaning. Has top large opening & side opening. Clean can be put in house. $65.00 firm. 830263-4608 anytime. -------------------------Medium size bird cage, slide out bottom to clean trays to feed & water & extras. Aqua Green. $25.00. 830-2634608. -------------------------Baby walker, eating tray combo and it is a red race car, plays tunes and lights up. Ages 6 months-1 1/2 year baby. Cool must see! $40.00. 830-263-4608, daytime or evening. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Kenmore Washing machine. Excellent condition. $150. Call 361-741-2604, anytime. -------------------------Antique metal wood burning stove. $175. 512917-4078. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/


drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604.

Scale Operator. Will train. Position available Immediately. Contact Rudy at Wildcat Minerals, 1045 CR 284, Harwood, TX 78632. 830-339-9141. -------------------------Now hiring for Certified Nurses Assistants. Apply in per-

Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license




For Sale: Brush Guard for 2004 1/2 ton Chev. Pickup $50 and 36 Whirlpool used Gas Range, $50. 361594-2507. -------------------------Electric cook 4 burner stove, white w/oven. Estate by Whirlpool. $150. For more information. Call 830-203-8899. -------------------------Jazzy Power Chair. Up to 300 lb capacity. New battery, $600. For more information, call 830203-8899. -------------------------21 RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call

Day and Night Transport Drivers

Johnson Oil Company, a family-owned oil and gas distributorship in business for over 53 years is currently hiring for Day and Night Transport Drivers - Three years over the road driving experience preferred and a current Class A CDL with HazMat and Tanker endorsements required. Competitive compensation with night and holiday pay differential. Potential annual earnings of $70,000 with limited overnight travel. Sign on bonus available to qualified applicants. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, health insurance and 401(k). Applications may be picked up and returned to Johnson Oil Company, Attn: Mike Burke, 1113 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr, Gonzales, TX or faxed to 830-672-6659.

Thanks for Advertising in the Gonzales Cannon HELP WANTED


Administration Assistant at Gonzales Chamber of Commerce Job Description:

Gonzales Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. A preferred candidate thrives in a collaborative environment with volunteers, the public and has outstanding public relations skills. Duties include excellent phone etiquette, office and computer skills, a good working knowledge of accounting, scheduling of events and planning programs. Other tasks include updating communications and marketing materials. Must have the ability to think independently; strong critical-thinking skills are a plus. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation time, sick leave and holidays. The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer. Submit resume to Texas Workforce Solutions, 1617 East Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, Texas. 78629. Deadline is Nov. 2, 2012.





PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the GENERAL Election held on 11/6/2012 will be tested on 11/2/2012 at 9:00 AM at 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX 78629 to ascertain that it will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and on all measures.

City of Gonzales provides Bulk Waste Disposal at Public Works, 1920 St. Joseph on every Wednesday between 8-4 p.m. and every 2nd and 3rd Saturday between 9-11:30 a.m. No tires or paint cans. Please bring your utility bill and sign in at front office.


Signature of Officer AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO PARA TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Por lo presente se de aviso que el equipo para tabular automati` ` camente que se usara en la Eleccion GENERAL que se llevara a ` ` ` cabo el dia 6 de noviembre, 2012 se probara el dia 2 del noviem` bre, 2012 a las 9 en la manana en 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX 78629 para determinar si el equipo contara con exaci` tud los votos para todos los puestos oficiales y sobre todos los proyectos de ley.

Full-time position Equipment Operator, water distribution, wastewater collection department. This is a skilled service-maintenance position. Work involves maintaining, repairing and installing new water and sewer lines, meters, fire hydrants, pumps and plumbing systems at all city facilities. Perform related duties as required and ability to operate equipment needed to perform these tasks. Class B-CDL required. Must be available for on call duty every fifth week. Starting pay $23,664.00. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance, retirement program and paid leave. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-screen drug test and physical. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested parties to apply. Applications available at the citys website, www.cityofgonzales.org. Please complete an employment application and take to City Hall or mail to: City of Gonzales Attn: Payroll Dept. P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

EquipmEnt OpEratOr

For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.


Hay for sale. Lg. bales Kleingrass. $60 per bale. 830857-3616, 830-4917310. -------------------------Fertilized Johnson Grass Bermuda Hay. Large round bales. $50. 857-3324. --------------------------

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Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------For Sale: 231 Massey Ferguson Tractor. $9,000. 830-437-2358 or 830-857-0800. (0823-12) -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927.

ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20 universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.


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. -------------------------House for Rent Completely furnished house, 3 or 2 bdrms, one room furnished as office, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, washer and dryer, large storage space, yard maintained. No pets. Cable and Wi-Fi. Near County Clerks office. Convenient for two landmen. $1,250 a month plus utilities. Call 830-672-6265 or 830-857-4251. -------------------------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.

830-445-9131. -------------------------For Lease: commercial 1,500 + square foot warehouse in Luling. Hwy. frontage. $850 per month. 830-3056248. (10/4/12) -------------------------12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will subdivide. For sale or lease. Would make a great oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)

com. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

trailer for $55,000. Call 830-351-0943 for details. -------------------------Travel Trailers or RV space for rent. Great family environment. Great location in Smiley. $225/week for the Travel Trailer or $900/month, all bills paid included. If interested please call 830-203-9255 Lisa or Daniel @ 361-790-6305. Hope to hear from you. -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. All trailers will be available first week in October for move in. -------------------------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. -------------------------Travel Trailers for rent. Located at J.B. Wells, Gonzales, Texas. Cheaper than motel. Clean, fully furnished, 32 ft. trailers. $300/ a week. Please call for more info & rates. Pug @ 512-9630000 or Dawn @ 512-508-6221.


Mobile Homes for rent: 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b at h , fully furnished, some homes have Wi-Fi. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593 or 361-798-0816. -------------------------3 mobile homes for rent in Leesville on Hwy. 80. Call 830534-6525. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.

Dining room table, solid wood, with six high back chairs and leaf to extend table, $200.00. Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------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.


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)

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.


Newly renovated home in Shiner for rent. 3/1, CA/H, wood floors, lg. BRs. $850/mo. Broker/Owner, 512217-3171. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------2 B R / 2 B A , 1,750SF(+/-) home for lease 7 mi. north of Gonzales on gravel road. Central A/C, full kitchen w/ appliances. $1,300/ mo. + deposit. Email info.wdc@verizon.net. -------------------------2 and 3 Bedroom houses for rent. $650 & up + deposit. Current references a must. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 830672-5169. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 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


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. -------------------------2BR, 1 bath nicely, fully furnished apartment. TV/Cable/Internet ready, washer/dryer, no pets, no smoking, good neighborhood, covered parking for one car, deposit, rent plus all utilities. Call 830672-6265.

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

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



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. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. willlocate at RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel


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tierraverdehomes. com. 830-369-6888. Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32986. Open Sundays, 1-6pm. New, Used and Repo homes. -------------------------Palm Harbor 4 bedroom Doublewid Repo. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979-7436192. RBI 32986. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Clayton Singlewides. Large selection. Tierra Verde One Bedroom with hardie siding, bay window, plywood floors. Fleetwood 3 bedroom 16x76 coming soon. Fayette Country Homes, 800-3696888, RBI 32986. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

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

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Looking For Work Not Hiring Need a job as a caregiver, as livein or to help with clerical, customer service, telemarketer or teachers aide. Have 30+ years experience. Great references & background check, dependable, caring and love children. If iterested call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live.



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WANTED: 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






Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions

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

Maintenance Position Open

Waelder Housing Authority is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance position. Only qualified applicants need apply. MUST be well organized, have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Sewer Lines and Lift Station, Inventory, carpentry skills, ability to maintain apartment units in clean, decent and safe condition. Operate lawn equipment, floor equipment, receive and document service request. Good people skills, a plus. Health Ins. and Retirement benefits. Salary based on qualifications. Must be able to pass criminal history. Apply at WHA Office located at: 220 North Avenue A, Waelder, TX. Call 830-203-0009 for additional information.

Benefits include:

2004 Ford Taurus SES. 44,000 miles. $4,000. 214-695-5623. -------------------------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 - 255-35-

Now Hiring
Apply today, Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing:
Maintenance Back Dock Hanger Back Dock Driver w/ Class A CDL 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights)


Check Your Calendar! Save the Date! Saturday, November 17 at 11am

Feed Mill - FM 108 S., Gonzales Production

Day & Night Shifts Available

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Offering 25 coming Two-Year-Old Bulls All Virgin Bulls, Birth and Weaning Weights, EPDs Fertility Tested

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

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

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

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Contact: Clay Boscamp, 830-857-5130 David Shelton, 830-857-5394 Mike Brzozowski, 830-857-3900

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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. 361-5613335. Ask for Jeff.

Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------Free dog to good home. Large female dog, brown, tame, gentle. Chip paper work with her. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Free Kittens. Call 672-7094. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN)

Saddle, blanket included. Excellent condition. $400.00 cash only. Call Ms. Miller, Waelder. 830788-7123. -------------------------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. -------------------------Baby Guineas. $2.00 each. Call for info. 830-660-2526 or 830-540-4063. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since



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.

Want to Buy: Used Headgate for cattle. 361-798-0482. -------------------------WANTED: Acetylene Gas Regulator for welding torch. 4372232.

857-1495 -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & repairs. 830-4375747. -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670.
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RV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. 10 AC - Chuckwagon Rd - Heavily wooded with a runoff tank and partial fencing. Electric available - well & septic required. $67,000. 43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. $279,500. 19.77 AC - AVE A., Waelder - Partially cleared and wooded with HWY 90 frontage. Previous tree farm operation. City utilities. 189 CR 280, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home with sunroom and covered porch to enjoy the country views! Storage building. $84,000. 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane, Settlement at Patriot Ranch - Beautiful countryside views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached guesthouse. $239,000. 18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/ bonus room. Detached storage building. $245,000. 960 S Pecan, Luling - 1 AC lot with modern 4BD/3BA/3 car garage home, office, open floor plan great for entertaining! $340,000. 220 Parkview, Luling - 3BD/2BA, updated kitchen features, granite counters. Large den w/fireplace. Nice upgrades. $155,500. 715 S. Pecan, Luling - 4BD/2BA split bedroom features hardwood floors. Large, fenced yard, water well, alley access. $137,700. LEASE - 1887 S. Magnolia, Luling - approx. 4,450 Sq. ft., reception area, 4 offices and break room. Great location just off IH-10. Small shop area with overhead door. $2,500./mo. 1313 E. Pierce, Luling - Approx. 2,480 sq. ft., includes showroom & storage. Approx. 200 of HWY 183 frontage. Could be converted to garage/service center. $112,000.


1971. Delivery avail- Home for Sale. Low able 979 561- 6148 down, 3/2/1,136 -------------------------- sq. ft. Only $85,600 Nanny Boer Goats w/$1,600 dn. 202 (adult). Ages: 1yr- East Lee at Smi4yr. Pkg. Deal (4). ley. Call Mr. Smith, $320.00. 830-560- 8 5 5 - 8 4 7 - 6 8 0 6 . 0238 to request (11/01/12) photos..please send -------------------------an email request to 3bd/1ba home on amazin_grace454@ 0.985 acres for sale yahoo.com or text in Nixon. 1,048 sq. me at above num- ft. with additional ber. 400 sq. ft. attached -------------------------- deck. Recently reMuscovy ducks for modeled, CA/H, all sale. $10.00 each. appliances stay! 8 3 0 - 2 6 3 - 2 4 8 2 . Asking $79,000. Call (TFN) 830-203-9383. --------------------------------------------------Laying Hens, 3BR/2Ba Double$10.00. 512-718- wide, lg. covered 0482. porch, 2 decks, -------------------------- 12x16 storage, carFor Sale: Registered port, all appliances, Polled Hereford on 5 acres with Bulls. 8-22 mths gravel based truck old. Heifers also, 8 yard. On CR 284 months to 2 years. past halliburton & 830-540-4430. Oil Tanker Rail Road. -------------------------- 830-445-9131. WANT TO BUY: Any -------------------------or Unwanted Hors- 3BED, 1 Bath House es. Call Leejay at For Sale! 0.985 acres 830-857-3866. on Hwy. 80, 8 miles -------------------------- north of Nixon, TX. For Sale: Baby & 78140. 1048 sq. ft Young Adult Ducks. with 400 sq. ft. deck Mix Breeds. Cost attached. Recently $3.50-$20.00 each. remodeled. Central Call 830-857-6844, Air and Heat. Appliask for Tammy Ste- ances stay! $89,999. phens. Ph. 830-203-9383. --------------------------- No owner financing M I N I - D O N K E Y S . available. Great pets, loves -------------------------people. All ages FOR SALE BY OWNand colors, some ER: 3 bed, 2 1/2 cross designs, 36 bath, single story tall. 830-672-6265, home in Gonza830-857-4251, 830- les. Beautiful wet 672-5152. bar and gourmet -------------------------- kitchen with granM I N I - G O A T S . ite counter tops. (Dwarf Nigerians) Large pantry utility 18 to 24 tall. Good room. 2 car garage weed eaters. Fun with workshop, nice to have around. pool and spa, huge Beautiful silver and covered porches. white herd sire. (7 All on or nearly 1/2 left) 830-672-6265, acre. $249,000. Call 830-857-4251, 830- 210-844-4963. 672-5152. -------------------------PUBLISHERS NOTICE:
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Modern home on 165-acre ranch located between Gonzales and Shiner on paved road FM 443. Highly improved with scattered oak trees, improved grasses, hay field, cross fencing and stock tank. Recently updated 2,300 square foot home, 3BR, 2BA, two live-in areas. Property includes large hay barn, equipment building shop and cattle pens. Shiner ISD. Possible owner financing available. 361-648-4090 or 361-935-1109.

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 830-263-4888 for information.


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Every year children anxiously count down the days until they are able to put on their costumes and head out into the neighborhood in search of candy. Although Halloween is meant to be a fun occasion for the young and the old alike, it can also be unsafe. Costumes may impair a childs vision and motor function. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that studies indicate Halloween is in the top three among holidays that produce the most visits to hospital emergency rooms. Finger and hand injuries account for 17.6 percent of injuries, and children ages 10 to 14 sustain the greatest proportion of Halloween injuries. It is a safe idea to go trick-or-treating in groups. Also, Trips and falls also actry to visit only homes where you know the people. count for a high number

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of injuries. There are also a good deal of children who become injured before Halloween arrives, many of whom sustain lacerations when carving pumpkins. To make Halloween a safe holiday, children and adults can heed these suggestions. * Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. Although kids might want to wear shoes that match the costume, shoes that fit well and are comfortable are a safer bet. This will help prevent tripping and falling over cumbersome shoes. It also reduces the risk of developing blisters and discomfort when walking from home to home. * Go trick-or-treating in groups. Children should not be allowed to go out in search of candy alone. Going in a group means that someone can get help if need be. Also, there is safety in numbers. Predators wont view a child as an easy target if he or she is with fellow trick-or-treaters. * Be visible. Since daylight saving time begins shortly after Halloween, there are fewer hours of daylight for trick-or-treating. When Halloween falls on a weekday, children have to wait until after school to venture out, and it can quickly become dark. Therefore, make sure that children are equipped with flashlights and put reflective tape on their costumes so they will be more visible to fellow pedestrians and motorists. * Stick to the sidewalks. Children should stay on sidewalks and cross the street only at established crosswalks. * Do not enter homes. Unless a child is with an adult and the home

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For some, Halloween is about the clever costumes and homages to superheroes and favorite cartoon characters. Others prefer to tap into their inner horror lover and pull out all the gory stops. Borrowing some tricks of from horror movies can turn a somewhat scary costume into one that is truly horrifying. Movie special effects teams put a lot of effort Create realistic looking artificial blood for costumes into making the blood, and more effects. gore and guts in a movie look as realistic as possible. Using a combination of makeup, prosthetics & and some common household items, they can lead movie-goers to believe theyre really seeing exposed brains or gushing blood. Although some Hollywood films have massive budgets for creating Stew Judging - 5 p.m. amazing special effects, it may not take much money $15.00 entry fee for Halloween tricksters to replicate some of these Costume Judging - 10 p.m. looks for less money. Fake blood can make 1st Prize - $50 anything look creepy. This blood can be pouring out of mouths or ears or covering various body parts. Having a go-to artificial blood recipe at the ready will help with many Halloween special effects. There are many differ2513 Harwood Rd., Gonzales, TX ent ways to create artificial blood. Most of them involve mixing corn syrup Artificial Movie Blood

is owned by a trusted friend, kids should not enter homes for treats. * Avoid candles and jack-o-lanterns. A costume can easily catch on fire, so it is best to steer clear of candles, luminaries and lit pumpkins. * Bring water. Costumes can become hot and uncomfortable, especially when worn for long periods of time. Be sure children have water to rehydrate themselves. * Accessorize safely. Select flexible swords and knives if they are accompanying a costume. Avoid rigid items that can cause injuries. * Examine all candy before eating. Before kids have their first bite, parents should inspect candy wrappers to determine if there has been any tampering. Also, avoid homemade treats from homes unless you know the people who prepared the items.

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* bottle of dark or light corn syrup * red food coloring * blue food coloring * green food coloring * cornstarch * water Pour out about 1/8 cup of the corn syrup into a bowl that you dont mind staining. Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water to the syrup. Mix well so that you have a realistic consistency. Blood that is too runny or too thick will not seem real. Add about 20 drops of red food coloring and 10 to 15 drops of blue food coloring. Add a single drop of green food coloring. Mix and gauge the color. Add the blue and red accordingly until you find the perfect shade. Blood is fairly dark and red-brown when exposed to oxygen, therefore it should not be bright red in color. Dip a paint brush into the blood and flick onto the surface of clothing or props to give it a blood splatter effect. Use the paint brush to paint around the edges of latex wounds or wounds on prosthetics. Try to keep the blood placement as realistic as possible. The blood also can be put on clothes to mimic the look of a seeping wound. Because this recipe is made from food products, it is edible and safe for use around the mouth. Just keep in mind that it may stain the skin and teeth temporarily due to the food coloring. Other supplies can be turned into gory props as well. Slices of foam bundled together can look like brain tissue. Peeled grapes look and feel like eyeballs. Use your imagination and you can probably come up with something that mimics the look of real body organs and body parts. Even a PVC pipe wrapped in foam and placed in a shirt sleeve can make a realistic looking arm. Halloween fun can mean channeling your inner horror movie special effect artist.

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We watched a lot of film and the one thing that struck me was I didnt think Giddings was very physical up front. They were extremely athletic, but we were pretty pleased with the way our offensive line blocked. Its hard not to be happy with a blocking performance that allowed Cecil Johnson to carve up the Buffalo defense for a season-high 256 yards and five touchdowns, marking the sixth time this season Johnson has rushed for at least 200 yards. Gonzales has one of the better backs in the district, said Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay. In my opinion, they have one of the best offensive lines in

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and played really well in a good team effort. That effort is going to have to be nearly equally as earnest if Gonzales is going to knock off Yoakum. Like the Apaches, the Bulldogs have won five of their seven games. The main difference is Yoakum has won both of its district games, while Gonzales has gone 1-1. Tied for the district lead right now with La Grange, a win by Yoakum will put them in the drivers seat for the District 28-3A title. Giddings and Gonzales are both tied for third with Cuero and Smithville still seeking their first league wins. Anybody can beat anybody on any given Friday in this district, so you have

Still looking for its district win with a stateranked team heading into town, Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock knew last weeks game was pivotal. Even so, this weeks matchup might prove even more crucial as the Apaches travel to Yoakum to take on the Bulldogs Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. Gonzales has major momentum coming into the contest after having knocked off then-#7 Giddings 43-23. It was a big win, said Lock. I was real proud of our players, our coaches and our community for their tremendous support.

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the state. Perhaps the more impressive feat last week was turned in collectively by the Apache defense. Giddings came into the game averaging nearly 400 yards per game and they were held to a paltry 202 total yards last Friday night. They had won all of their games because of their offense, Lock said. We held them to 202 and a lot of that came late in the game when they were throwing it while we were sitting back in prevent, tackling everything in front of us. We bowed our necks

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GIDDINGSThe Gonzales Apaches cross country team won a berth in the Region IV-3A championship with a runner-up group finish at the District 26-3A meet Wednesday morning at Camp Tejas near Giddings. The Apaches scored 54 points, 32 apart from winners Giddings. Gilbert Chavez finished in seond place with a time of 17 minutes, 11.19 seconds to lead Gonzales. Sergio Garza was No. 11 in 19:44.21 and Eduardo Ruvalcaba followed in 19:54.19. Jose Olalde was No. 14 in 20:18.93, Dalton Couch followed in 20:24.28 and Alan DeLeon was behind him in 20:33.38. Ashton Williams rounded out Gonzales with a No. 24 finish in 22:24.80 Other local runners were Cueros Jordan Venor was No. 19 in 20:49.21 and Alberto Munoz of Yoakum was No. 29 in 27:15.52. The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs took third in the with Gilbert Chavez finished second individually in Wednesdays District YOAKUM, Page C10 26-3A meet. (Photo by Mark Lube)

UIL changes will have big impact on 3A programs


to go in ready to play, said Kornegay. Its really kind of sad because come playoff time, there are going to be some good teams sitting at home. Theyve played some good football all year, Lock said about Yoakum. I think a lot of Coach Kornegay as a coach and a person. Hes done a good job and I have a lot of respect for their program. I know theyll be ready. Yoakum has been in every game theyve played this year and seem to have a knack for finding ways to win late. The margin is slim, but they have outscored their opponents (168-145) while averaging just over 309 yards per contest. APACHES, Page C2

Headed to the finish

The University Interscholastic League (UIL)has made some changes to Class 3A football. Beginning with the 2013 season, four teams from each district will make the playoffs. Currently, the top three teams in each district qualify for the playoffs. Football season is going to be more interesting with four teams in the playoffs, Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. It will be different. Teams will have more opportunity to make the playoffs. I still like the current system. The UIL is also considering splitting 3A into Division I and Division II. Lock said it will affect realignment. Teams you have been playing for a while may come off your schedule, he said. Yoakum athletic director and football coach Brent Kornegay said he is fine with the changes. It is good thing for our district because once the playoffs for this year start, we will have three good football teams at home, he said. Any of the six teams in our dis-

trict can beat one of the others on any given night. Adding a fourth team to the playoffs will not change how we prep for district because you have to come out and play in every district game. He said splitting 3A into Division I and II is also a good thing. It is good for Yoakum because we are in the top 10 of the bottom half of the 3A enrollment and it will put us on a more level playing field, Kornegay said. Moving towards four playoff teams from each district is something the UIL has been moving towards for quite some time, Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said. Ultimately, it is good to allow more teams to make the postseason. He said there are both pros and cons against splitting 3A into two divisions. Bad thing is for the split is it will cause more travel for teams, Reeve said. But there is not really a perfect system. A new classification, 6A, will be started as well. 5A schools will go to 6A, 4As to 5A and so forth. Sixman teams will now be Class 1A

Area squads hit road for Week 8 matchups


All area teams are in action this week, mainly away from home. Shiner will host Three Rivers, Marion visits Luling and Hallettsville entertains Rice. In other action, Flatonia is at Thorndale, Lockhart and Hallettsville Sacred Heart are in the Alamo City to face Alamo Heights and St. Gerard, respectively. Nixon is at Cotulla, Cuero visits Smithville and Shiner St. Paul makes the long trip to Bryan.

Three Rivers at Shiner The No. 7 Shiner Comanches are coming off a bye week to face the Three Rivers Bulldogs tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Comanche Field. Shiners last game was Oct. 12, a 33-7 win at Kenedy to open district play. Our bye week went well, Comanches head coach Steven Cerny said. We rested up more than anything and we did not have a lot of physical contact in practice. We still had good sharp workouts. Three Rivers (4-3, 1-1) is coming off an unsual game

to Kenedy, where they fell short to the Lions, 29-28. It looked like Three Rivers would dominate the game, Cerny said. They have a good offense but it was just a strange game. On offense, the Bulldogs run the Slot-T with counters and misdirection plays. Running back Wesley Guzman is the focus point as he has 88 carries for 888 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year. He is a strong runner who has great vision and can hit the holes quickly, Nixon-smileys Jared Van Auken (32) bursts through the line en route to some of Cerny said. We will need his 190 yards rushing in Fridays 28-21 win over Bloomington. See story, Page SHINER, Page C2 C4. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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to play tough on the inside with our defensive line and get them for minus yardage. Since they like to get 3-4 yards at a time, we will need to put them in longyardage downs. Flatonia at Thorndale Flatonia has a road game with Thorndale this week. The Bulldogs are coming off a close 20-19 loss to the Weimar Wildcats. In district, a close loss does not count, Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag said. We were without three two-way starters. Our kids played hard but just did not make enough plays to win the game. Thorndale is 5-2 overall and 1-1 on the season. They play hard, are fast, big and very physical, Freytag said. Thorndales offense is multiple and has many looks. Freytag said they prefer to run the ball but can throw it if they need to. He said they have a good offensive line. Thorndale lines up in a 4-3 on defense and is led by nose guard Fabien Gomez, who Freytag described a candidate for All-State. Our offense must score when we have the football inside the red zone, he said. Our defense must tackle well. Lockhart at Alamo Heights The Lions quickly rebounded from their second loss two weeks ago to edge Boerne Champion 34-32 on Friday. It was a fantastic game, Lockhart head coach Paul Kilby said. We held a 21-0 lead at halftime, but got a little bogged down in the third quarter. Our kids got fired up and stepped up to hang on for the win. The Lions have a very big game tomorrow as they travel to Alamo Heights for a 7:30 p.m. The Mules are 4-0 in district and are the leaders. Kilby said the Lions are considered 20-point underdogs in the game and a win is crucial for playoffs. We have to win our next two or three games , he said. Alamo Heights lines up in one back and shotgun formations. Quarterback Kalen Brockwell has thrown for 920 yards on 71-of-132 passing with 10 scores and three picks. His main target is Cole Bailey (15-204, six touchdowns). Alamo Heightss run game is paced by Byron Proctor (98-379, six touchdowns). We will have to shut down Proctor because he is an explosive back, Kilby said. The Mules run 50 defense, and Kilby said linebacker Nick Urestky and defensive end Aaron Rodgers are the two main defensive players. Alamo Heights has given up just 93 points this year or 13 points a game. Kilby said it was important for Lockhart to be consistent and not have lapses on offense. We need to win for playoffs and to earn respect, he said. Industrial at No. 7 Hallettsville. The Brahmas held off Rice Consolidated, 47-34, last week. We expected them to be athletic, Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said. Rice has about two or three kids that are faster than anyone on our team. I think it was a good game. He said the Brahmas offense produced as usual but

the defense gave up some yards. We were playing a lot of younger kids. I was pleased with the effort in the first half, Psencik said. We had a couple of dry runs but came back and scored before halftime to really set the tone. Industrial employs a run-heavy offense, led by running back Will Knopp. The Cobras main passing scheme is screen passes. Psencik said Hallettsville must contain Knopp and the screen game. Industrial will line up in the 4-4 on defense. Sacred Heart at St. Gerard Sacred Heart continued their turn around with a 40-6 Homecoming win over Schertz John Paul II on Saturday. We took control of that game early and did what we had to win, Indians head coach Pat Henke said. Getting early control allowed to play some younger players later in the game. The Indians (4-3, 2-0) hit the road for two straight games as they play at San Antonio Saint St. Gerard at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. They have lots of speed and skilled players, Henke said. They like to throw the ball over the field. Quarterback Samuel Medina has completed 74-of153 passes for 1,280 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Leading receiver is Ernest Sanchez (23-597, six touchdowns). Their receivers are tough to cover because of their height, Henke said. We will have to pressure the quarterback. St. Gerard comes out in a 5-2 defense and will blitz. Henke said the key will be for the offensive line to pick up the blitzing effectively and take care of gap responsibilities. It is important for us to keep winning, he said. St. Paul at Bryan St. Joseph The Cardinals will be coming back from a bye week to head up to Bryan to take on the St. Joseph Eagles. We worked on things that you normally would not spend too much time when you have a game at the end of the week, St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth said. We got some kids back from injury and scouted some opponents. St. Paul plays at a Eagles team that is a better team from what they have been in the past. He said Bryan St. Joseph runs a spread offense and uses a lot of empty-backfield sets. They use motion, run jet sweeps and counters, Wachsmuth said. St. Joseph will throw the football a little bit. Our defense needs to defend their key players and take away the big play because the Eagles sometimes tend to make mistakes when you stop them from having big plays. St. Joseph runs a 50 on defense and stunts a lot with their linebackers. They run man-to-man coverage in the secondary. They are a big-play defense, he said. But they give up some yards. Their style of defense may allow us to make some big plays on offense. We still want to control the ball and have long drive but if we see the chance for a big play, we need to take it. Marion at Luling The Luling Eagles (4-3, 3-0) face Marion after their 2012 bye week.

We took the off time to rest and recover, Eagles head coach Colby Hensley. Luling rested at a good time. Marion (4-4, 3-1) has only lost to Navarro in district after going 1-3 in nondistrict. Hensley said they are a physical team and the game should be a drag out fight between two good teams. The Bulldogs line up in a spread and also use doubletight end and three-back formations. The Bulldogs main weapon on offense is quarterback Jourden Stanley who has thrown for 632 yards and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 515 yards and 11 scores. He can take it to the house immediately, Hensley said. We need to shut him down. On defense, Marion goes with a 4-3 and all of the linebackers come downhill and hit you, Hensley said. Our offense will have to execute so that to place their defense in a situation where they will have to make a decision, he said. Nixon-Smiley at Cotulla Fresh off their first win of the season, the Mustangs travel to Cotulla for a 7:30 p.m. game tomorrow. Cotulla is 3-4 but 1-3 in district. The Mustangs defeated Bloomington, 28-21, last week. It was good for us to get that first win, Nixon head coach Carlton McKinney said. We made a couple of mistakes and the game was little closer than it needed. But we made the plays we needed to for the win. He said fullback Jared Van Auken had his best game of the season and the offensive line did well in creating opportunities and running lanes for the backs. Cotulla runs a Slot-T on offense and will utilize all of their offensive backs. On defense we will have to trust our keys and make sure we take care of assignments, McKinney said. On defense they line up in the 27 and the 50, formations, the Mustangs see all the time. We will need to protect the football and sustain drives, he said. Cuero at Smithville Cuero fell to 0-2 in district after losing 28-21 to rivals Yoakum. Head coach Travis Reeve said while turnovers and missed tackles gave the Gobblers some trouble, the players still played hard. Smithville is 3-4 and 0-2 in district play after suffering close losses to Yoakum and La Grange. They have size and speed, and are formidable opponents, having been in two close district games, he said. Smithville has a balanced attack led by quarterback Denton Cooper and running backs Gray Morris and DaArron Jackson. We need to swarm to the football and finish our tackles, Reeve said. Our defense must win the battle up front. The Tigers run a 4-3 on defense that is solid all the way around. Cuero will need to correct the turnover issue and execute well. Both schools have solid offenses. I think it will be a question of who can execute better, Reeve said.

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The Bulldogs have been re-energized ever since the return of sophomore sensation Trevontae Hights, who missed time this season due to injury. He scored three touchdowns last week in Yoakums 28-21 win over Cuero. Hights will split time at quarterback with Chase Hermes, who has thrown for 1,155 yards this season. I think were playing with a little more consistency than we did in our pre-district games, said Kornegay. In the last two games, weve moved the ball well and Hights has come back so weve got two quarterbacks that we feel comfortable with and well play both of them. Both of their quarterbacks are very capable, said Lock. Hights is very athletic and does good things with the football in his hands. Hermes is the same way, hes thrown for a lot of yards. They are an option team. They like to run the midline and they like to run veer. Obviously when Hights is in the game they are more run-oriented and when Hermes is in there they throw it more. We have to prepare for both and understand the situations during the football game. When the Bulldogs do take to the air, the likely target is Keith Ratley. The senior has reeled in 19 catches for 582 yards with six touchdowns. T.J. Hights has also been huge in the passing game, catching 19 balls for 372 yards. Ratley is as good as any receiver in the district, Lock said. Hes made a lot of big plays for them and has good speed. Theyve got a lot of good athletes on that team, maybe more than any one team in this district. Another reason for Yoakums newfound offensive rhythm is the improved play of their offensive line, which is

anchored by state powerlifting champion Willie Hights and Jake West. Theyve gotten a whole lot better up front, said Lock. Theyve moved some guys around and I think theyre coming together as a unit. Hights is the right guard and he weighs about 335. The West kid is a good player too. Were going to have our hands full with this offense, but hopefully well be up to the challenge. Yoakum likes to rely on a split formation defensively with two linebackers usually inside the box, although at times they will walk one up to the line of scrimmage and show a fiveman front. Linebackers Devante Price and Braden Drozd lead the team with 72 tackles each and have added 3.5 and 2 sacks respectively. The difference maker for the Bulldog defense has been Rico Perry, who is averaging 11 tackles per game and has

two sacks on the season. Their defensive line is not overly big, but they are very quick, said Lock. Perry is about 160, but he plays defensive tackle. He causes a lot of havoc because hes constantly twisting and turning to get penetration up the field. Yoakum has beaten Gonzales only twice in the last six years, but neither of those wins happened with Lock as the head coach. Under his tenure the Apaches have dominated the Bulldogs, outscoring them 116-30. Neither coach is expecting a lopsided affair in this years game and Kornegay realizes exactly what his team needs to do in order to avoid one. We have to win the turnover battle and eliminate the big plays, he said. To me, those are the most important things. Youve got to play well in all three phases of the game because special teams are important too.

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Gonzales pulls off upset of #7 Giddings

GONZALES - Getting your first district win is always a good thing, but getting it by beating a Top Ten team makes it even better. The Gonzales Apaches did just that by upsetting #7 Giddings, 43-23, Friday night at Apache Stadium. The win improved Gonzales to 5-2 overall, but more importantly it got them back into the hunt for the District 26-3A title. The Apaches are 1-1 in league play, placing them in a tie for third place with Giddings while both La Grange and Yoakum have district marks of 2-0. Cecil Johnson had another huge night for the Apaches, rushing for 256 yards and five touchdowns. Matt Hillman was efficient in the passing game, completing 5 of 9 for 58 yards. We tried to make it real simple with what we threw tonight, Lock said. We called for a lot of high percentage short passes and Matt did a good job of delivering the football. The Buffaloes (6-1) are well known for their offensive prowess, but Gonzales held them to only 202 yards of total offense. Their outstanding running back tandem of Joseph Glenn and Deon Hickey only managed to eke out 68 and 39 rushing yards respectively. Head coach Ricky Lock said his team was wellprepared coming into the game, which enabled them to limit Giddings offensively. We watched a lot of film on them and we knew we had to take away Hickey, he said. We knew Glenn would have his moments, but Hickey had been unbelievable on film. The game began on an ill note for Gonzales. Darrance James was unable to field the opening kickoff and the ball bounced through his legs. He retreated to retrieve it, but was hit by a Giddings defender and Quake Richmond fell on the loose ball in the end zone to give the Buffaloes a 6-0 lead three seconds into the game. Our defense really only gave up two scores because that opening kickoff was just a disaster, said Lock. To start off in a hole like that and still be able to beat a top-ranked team, I think that says a lot about the character of our team. Gonzales next possession began on their own 30 and Johnson picked up a first down on the drives second play with a nine-

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Cecil Johnson follows behind the blocking of Cameron Smith (25), D.J. Gonzales (32) and Tyler Filla (70) during this run in Gonzales 43-23 upset of #7 Giddings Friday night. Johnson rushed for five touchdowns in the game. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) yard run. Hillman threw complete to Coltin Russell for a five-yard gain and three plays later, Johnson converted a fourth and one on a run from the Wildcat formation. Hillman completed a bubble screen pass to Derek Hunt for five yards before scrambling for a first down on third and five. Johnson gained 11 yards on a second down carry and two plays later, he had a powerful run where he dragged two tacklers with him en route to another Gonzales first down. Johnson scored a pitch right from eight yards out and Hillman got the ball to Zack Lopez on an option pitch from the swinging gate formation to put Gonzales up 8-7. Hickey had a great return to set Giddings up at their own 44. After a short run by Glenn, Hickey ripped off a 17-yarder to put the ball into Apache territory. Adam Dock gained seven yards on a quarterback keeper, but the Buffaloes were flagged for illegal procedure on the next play to set up a second and eight from the Gonzales 34. Dock was pressured by Zach Perez-Clack and Jordan Johnson finished him off for a sack to cause a three-yard loss. Two plays later, Giddings turned to trickeration as a double-reverse pass ended up in the hands of Hickey for a 33yard gain. Glenn capped the drive two plays later with an eight-yard run, but the conversion pass failed and Giddings was up 13-8. After a Gonzales three and out, the Buffaloes took GONZALES, Page C4



Yoakum survives late scare to Football Roundup Lockhart holds pick up road win at rival Cuero Champion at bay, winning 34-32
CUERO Quarterback TreVontae Tre Hights knew he would play against Cuero. The sophomore just did not know how much, especially since earlier in the season he had sat out because of injury. Hights shared duties with junior quarterback Chase Hermes and provided a big offensive spark for Yoakum as he ran the football 13 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:50 left in the game in Yoakums 28-21 victory at Gobbler Stadium Friday night. It was the Bulldogs first win in Cuero since 2001 and their second straight win in the series. Yoakum edged the Gobblers 25-21 last year with a late score. Hights said he did not feel he had completely healed yet. I am not 100 percent but I keep healing and I will be back full-time soon, Hights said. Hopefully, I will be 100 percent by the playoffs. Hights said before the game, Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said he would see time in the game. He told me I would have a big game. I just listened to him and ran the plays he told me to, Hights said. I was very nervous playing against our rivals. Kornegay said that whatever the situation called for is what dictated whether Hermes or Hights took the snap. I cannot say enough about both of them, he said. Chase threw the ball well and Tre is like our Wildcat kid. It is hard for defenses to defend two kids like that. This was Hights first action at the varsity level in the rivalry game. I showed you (what it was like to play Cuero for LOCKHART C.J. McKinney ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lockhart to a 34-32 win over Boerne Champion. Marcos Rodriguez rushed for 115 yards and two scores, while Curtis Hawkins contributed with 99 rushing yards. McKinney got the Lions off to a fast start with a 46yard touchdown in the first quarter. He added two more scores in the second and Lockhart (5-2, 2-2) held a 21-0 halftime advantage. Kyle Poeske brought Champion (3-4, 1-3) back in the second half with scoring tosses to Spencer Jarzombek and Michael Moloney, both in a scoreless third quarter for Lockhart. Rodriguez hit paydirt from five yards out in the fourth quarter before Poeske threw a touchdown pass to Dillon Manz. Champion would score twice more in the period, but they failed to garner any conversion points, which was the difference in the game.
Game Summary Lockhart 34, Boerne Champion CHA -- Kyle Poeske 1-yard run, 3:44, 4th. LCK -- Marcos Rodriguez 2-yard run, 0:20, 4th. CHA -- Dillon Manz 14-yard pass from Kyle Poeske, 0:07, 4th. Team statistics BC Lock First downs 15 16 Rushes-yds 15-14 69-371 Passes 21-39-0 0-1-0 Passing yards 336 0 Punts-yards 2-81 3-92 Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-yds 5-37 5-40 Individual stats RUSHING Champion: Kyle Poeske 9-15, Austin Humphrey 6-(-1). Lockhart: Marcos Rodriguez 22-115, Juan Lopez 2-(-13), Levi Mair 9-38, C.J. McKinney 13128, Curtis Hawkins 22-99, Chris Castillo 1-4. PASSING Champion: Poeske 21-39-336. Lockhart: Charles Ereaux 0-1-0. RECEIVING Champion: Spencer Jarzombek 4-82, Michael Moloney 9-135, Chandler Ruble 2-29, Travis Posposil 2-9, Dillon Manz 3-68.

Weimar 20, Flatonia 19


T.J. Hights hauls in a pass during Yoakums 28-21 win at Cuero Friday night. (Photo by Mark Lube) the first time) better than I can tell you, he said. I do not have any words for it. It is just amazing. Like any offensive back who amasses yards on the ground, Hights gave plenty of credit to his offensive line for his production. The Cuero Gobblers moved the ball well with 211 yards rushing and quarterback Blake Reeve completed 14-of-24 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown. However, turnovers killed the Cuero offense as they lost one fumble and had three interceptions including a pick in the Yoakum end zone with no time left in the game as Cuero YOAKUM, Page C5

BC 0 0 14 1832 Lck 7 14 0 1334 Scoring summary LCK -- C.J. McKinney 46-yard run (Jordan Johnson kick), 1:33, 1st. LCK -- C.J. McKinney 1-yard run (Jordan Johnson kick), 5:32, 2nd. LCK -- C.J. McKinney 44-yard run (Jordan Johnson kick), 3:00, 2nd. CHA -- Spencer Jarzombek 28yard pass from Kyle Poeske (Clayton Hatfield kick), 10:50, 3rd. CHA -- Michael Moloney 22yard pass from Kyle Poeske (Clayton Hatfield kick), 1:39, 3rd. LCK -- Marcos Rodriguez 5-yard run (Jordan Johnson kick), 5:18, 4th. CHA -- Dillon Manz 18-yard pass from Kyle Poeske, 4:24, 4th.

FLATONIA A threeyard touchdown run by Juwan Almeida with five minutes left to play proved to be the game-winning score as Weimar squeaked by Flatonia, 20-19. Almeida led Weimar (43, 2-0) by running for two scores and throwing for another. Mitchel Mica was the leading rusher for Flatonia (3-5, 0-2) with 93 yards on 14 carries. The Bulldogs scored first when they garnered a safety and then Almeida put Weimar on the board with a five-yard run. Flatonia answered back with a Will Bruns touchdown run from 19 yards out and then he threw the conversion pass to Colby Craig. Bruns nailed a 28yard field goal at the end of the first half to give Flatonia a 13-7 lead at halftime. ROUNDUP, Page C4

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Weimar got the first score of the second half when Torre Johnson caught a nine-yard pass from Almeida, who also kicked in the extra point. A 19-yard pass from Bruns to Evan Butcher put Flatonia back in the lead, but the conversion pass failed.

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Nixon-Smiley players react as they recover a fumble during the Mustangs 28-21 win over Bloomington Friday night. (Photo by Dave Mundy)


NIXON Try as they might, the Nixon-Smiley Mustangs couldnt help but win Friday. We did everything we could to give it away, mused head coach Carlton McKinney after his team held on down the stretch to claim a see-saw 28-21 Homecoming victory over Bloomington Friday to register their first win of the year. It feels good to get the monkey off our back, McKinney said. But all the same, our problem all year has been execution. We put the ball on the ground at inopportune times. Were just not talented enough to overcome mistakes like that. The Mustangs (1-6, 1-3) survived three fumbles one of which was returned for a touchdown and a blocked field goal that was almost run back for a touchdown thanks in part of the fact that the Bobcats were pretty much equally snakebitten when it came to execution. Nixon-Smiley foiled a possible tying touchdown in the final two minutes with an interception, halted another Bobcat drive with a second pickoff, and recovered an onside kick while limiting Bloomington to just 184 total yards on the night. Fullback Jared Van Auken, meanwhile, carried 28 times for 190 yards and scored twice, including the game-winner, to pace the Mustangs. Wed had him at halfback the first few weeks and we moved him back to fullback this week, McKinney said. He gave us the big night, he ran very tough. The Mustangs got themselves burned for a couple of long passes, but McKinney said that, too, is partially the result of the youth and inexperience his team is saddled with this season. Theyve been watching too much NFL and college, where you hit the guy and he goes down, he said. Thats something we work on on a daily basis and they just have to learn it. Bloomington (0-7, 0-4) had taken a 21-20 lead late in the third period when

quarterback Jacob Hardee hit wideout Joe Martinez with a quick look-in pass and Martinez had three defenders miss tackles en route to a 48-yard score. The Mustangs came back, however, when Garrett Earlywine gave them great field position with a 41-yard kickoff return. Seven plays later, on the second play of the fourth quarter, Van Auken punched it in from four yards out and a two-point conversion by Tristan Newman gave them a 28-21 lead. Newman grabbed a wounded-duck pass aimed at the end zone on Bloomingtons next possession and put the Mustangs on course for a time-consuming march which should have iced the win. NixonSmiley churned out 11 plays and covered 52 yards, surviving two fumbles, before settling for a 25-yard field-goal attempt by Oscar Torres. The Bobcats David Llamas burst through to block the kick, however, and ran the ball all the way back to the Mustang 14-yard line with 3:01 to play. A no-gainer was followed by a holding penalty, and then the Bobcats tried a halfback-pass play which backfired when Nick Pena intercepted the ball for the Mustangs at their 10-yard line. Nixon-Smiley was able to run the clock down to 32 seconds before being forced to punt, but a roughing the kicker call against the Bobcats gave them a first down and enabled them to run out the clock. The contest started badly for both teams. Bloomingtons opening kickoff traveled only four yards, but the Mustangs couldnt capitalize. The Bobcats Alex Aguirre pounced on a N-S fumble at the 15 to kill the threat. The Mustang defense forced a punt before Nixon-Smileys offense found its stride on the next drive, when Van Auken popped through a pack inside and raced 44 yards for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead. The Bobcats took the lead in the second quarter when a bad pitchout wound up in the hands of Llamas, who returned the ball 13 yards for a score and a 7-6 lead.

The Mustangs struck right back to forge ahead, this time with a quick fiveplay, 75-yard drive. Newman took a handoff on a counter sweep and charged through a gaping hole on the right side to race untouched 45 yards for the score. Bloomington made it a one-point game at intermission. After stopping the Mustangs on downs, Hardee and Martinez hooked up for a 31-yard gain, then Reuben Aguirre covered the final 23 yards on a burst up the middle to make it 14-13. Nixon-Smiley extended its lead on its first drive of the third quarter, going 70 yards in nine plays, with Miguel Hernandez covering the final 50 on his own with a scoring run that made it 20-13. The Bobcats struck back on their next possession to take back the lead at 21-20 before the Mustangs mounted what would be the winning march. Nixon-Smiley wound up with 374 rushing yards on 60 attempts, but lost three fumbles.
Game Summary Nixon-Smiley 28, Bloomington

Game Summary Weimar 20, Flatonia 19 Score by Quarters W 0 7 7 620 F 2 11 0 619 Scoring summary FLA -- Safety, 5:18, 1st. WEI -- Juwan Almeida 5-yard run (Juwan Almeida kick), 11:55, 2nd. FLA -- Will Bruns 19-yard run (Colby Craig from Will Bruns), 7:54, 2nd. FLA -- Will Bruns 28-yard field goal, 0:00, 2nd. WEI -- Torre Johnson 9-yard pass from Juwan Almeida (Juwan Almeida kick), 3:24, 3rd. FLA -- Evan Butcher 19-yard pass from Will Bruns (pass failed), 8:23, 4th. WEI -- Juwan Almeida 3-yard run (pass failed), 4:56, 4th. Team statistics W F First downs 14 15 Rushes-yards 29-147 48208 Passes 5-8-0 3-6-1 Passing yards 55 32

Punts-yards 1-41 1-30 Fumbles-lost 3-2 4-1 Penalties-yards 3-25 3-15 Individual statistics RUSHING Weimar: Delexus Gordon 4-23, Jakyle Harris 11-80, Juwan Almeida 11-47. Flatonia: Mitchel Mica 14-93, Aaron Manzano 8-26, Will Bruns 19-64, Eddie Manzano 7-25. PASSING Weimar: Almeida 5-8-55. Flatonia: Bruns 3-6-32. RECEIVING Weimar: Seth Helmcamp 2-19, Jalen Almeida 1-16, Torre Johnson 2-20. Flatonia: Evan Butcher 2-25, Colby Craig 1-7.

Sacred Heart 40, Schertz John Paul II 6

HALLETTSVILLE The Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indians made it four in a row as they dispatched Schertz John Paul II, 406, in their Homecoming game Saturday at Hallettville Brahmas Memorial Stadium. Jonathan Vanek rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown, and scored on the defensive side with a 95yard interception return. Quarterback Leightin Pilat completed 3-of-7 passing for 104 yards and two touchdowns, one to Cade

Brewer and the other to Evan Wick. Pilat also scored on a 33-yard run. The Indians led 27-0 at halftime on the firstquarter touchdown run by Vanek; his interception for a touchdown and Pilats two touchdown passes all came in the second period. Pilat ran 33 yards for a third-quarter score and in the fourth, John Paul II got on the board with a 2-yard run by Michael McCabe. Sacred Heart got one last score, a 1-yard plunge by Tyler Kraatz in the fourth as well.
Game Summary SJPII 0 0 0 6-6 HSH 6 21 6 7-40 Scoring Summary HSH-Jonathan Vanek 11 run (kick failed) HSH-Vanek 95 interception return (Leightin Pilat run) HSH-Evan Wick 18 pass from Pilat (Wick kick) HSH-Cade Brewer 42 pass from Pilat (Wick kick) HSH-Pilat 33 run (kick failed) SJPII-Michael McCabe 2 run (run failed) HSH-Tyler Kraatz 1 run (kick failed) Team statistics JPII HSH First downs 16 23 Rushes-yards 47-170 33-230


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Score by quarters Bloom 0 13 8 021 N-S 6 8 6 828 Scoring summary N-S Jared Van Auken 44 run (kick failed) BloomDavid Llamas 13 fumble return (Ruben Aguirre kick) N-STristan Newman 45 run (Van Auken run) BloomAguirre 23 run (kick failed) N-SMiguel Hernandez 50 run (run failed) BloomJoe Martinez 48 pass from Jacob Hardee (Martinez pass from Aguirre) N-SVan Auken 4 run (Newman run) Team Statistics Bloom NS First downs 9 20 Rushes-Yds 29-67 60-374 Passes 5-14-2 1-2-0 Passing yards 115 9 Punts-Avg 4-37 0-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 5-3 Penalties-yards 6-50 4-30 Individual Statistics RUSHING Bloomington: Jacob Hardee 4-4, Reuben Aguirre 16-47, Chris Cabrera 8-15, Joe Martinez 1-1. Nixon-Smiley: Jared Van Auken 28-190, Tristan Newman 13-117, Miguel Hernandez 10-77, Nick Pena 8-(-13), Tom Palacio 1-3. PASSING Bloomington: Jacob Hardee 5-13-1-115, Joe Martinez 0-1-1. Nixon-Smiley: Nick Pena 1-2-0-9. RECEIVING Bloomington: Joe Martinez 3-94, Reuben Aguirre 2-21. Nixon-Smiley: Tristan Newman 1-9.

over at their own 38. Glenn picked up 10 yards to move the chains, but after a penalty Giddings was soon facing a second and 13. A screen pass to Glenn went for 12, but Dock was decked by Alyas Ramirez for a four-yard loss on the next play. The Buffaloes went for it on fourth and five, but Russell deftly swooped in to break up the pass from Dock to Cody Zwernemann to give the ball back to Gonzales. The Apaches embarked on an 11-play drive wherein Johnson carried the ball seven times. The highlight came when he bowled over Justin Herzog at the goal line to score from six yards away. Johnson also got the two-point conversion run and Gonzales led 16-13. Another big kick return by Hickey gave Giddings a first down from midfield. Dock got six yards on a run before his pass on second down ricocheted off the hands of his intended receiver and into the grasp of Lopez, who returned the ball down to the Buffalo 44. On the next play, James took in a hitch pass from Hillman and raced into the end zone but the play was called back due to an illegal shift. Following a six-yard carry, Johnson got 18 on a counter and then went 17 yards on a run off the right side. The Apaches ran three more plays before letting the clock run down to four seconds and calling for a time out. From the Wildcat, Johnson punched into the end zone from the two-yard line and Hillmans kick was good to give the Apaches a 23-13 lead at halftime. Giddings came out in the second half with a full head of steam, launching an 11play drive that ended with Dock falling forward on a three-yard touchdown run. Michael Rangel made the extra point kick and the Buffaloes closed the gap to

23-20. Johnson started Gonzales first second-half possession with three straight carries that got the ball out to the Buffalo 48. Then D.J. Gonzales got an inside rush where he broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage, moved a pile of players forward and then burst through the mass of humanity and sprinted into the end zone. Hillman made the extra point kick and Gonzales was up 30-20. The Buffaloes responded by executing a 10-play scoring drive that culminated in a 31-yard field goal by Rangel to pull within 3023 late in the third quarter. The final nails in the Giddings coffin were driven in by the Apache defense early in the final quarter. Dock threw a middle screen pass to Hickey, who was immediately dropped by Perez-Clack for a fiveyard loss on second down. On the next play, Damien Airhart got pressure on Dock and ran him into Jordan Johnson for a sack which forced a Giddings punt. Gonzales was penalized five yards for a false start to open their drive and then Cecil Johnson picked up four yards out of the Wildcat. Hillman then connected with Cameron Smith on a short crossing route for 22 yards to move the chains. Two plays later, James made a gorgeous fingertip catch of a Hillman pass that went for 19 yards. On second and six from the Buffalo 19, Johnson took another Wildcat carry and got across the goal line on the scamper. The kick was blocked, leaving the Gonzales lead at 36-23. A first down pass from Dock from Zwernemann picked up 13 yards and Gonzales was called for face mask on the play, which put the ball at the Apache 37. Dock threw a pass that went off the hands of Glenn and James snagged the bounce for an interception

and returned it to the near midfield. Johnson ran for 23 yards on the ensuing drives first play and was flagged for a controversial taunting call, which put the ball at the Giddings 37. Johnson ran twice for a total of 11 yards before he broke a tackle at the 15 and waltzed into the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown. Hillmans extra point kick accounted for the final score. Gonzales gained 384 yards on offense with 326 of it coming on the ground. We moved the ball on them fairly well, Lock said. Our kids played hard, ran hard and blocked well tonight. Hopefully this will carry over into Yoakum next week.
Game Summary Gonzales 43, #7 Giddings 23 Score by Quarters Gid 13 0 10 023 Gon 8 15 7 1343 Scoring Summary GID -- Quake Richmond fumble recovery in end zone (Michael Rangel kick), 11:57, 1st. GON -- Cecil Johnson 8 run (Zack Lopez run), 5:30, 1st. GID -- Joseph Glenn 7 run (pass failed), 1:01, 1st. GON -- Johnson 6 run (Johnson run), 4:09, 2nd. GON -- Johnson 2 run (Matt Hillman kick), 0:00, 2nd. GID -- Adam Dock 3 run (Rangel kick), 7:26, 3rd. GON -- D.J. Gonzales 44 run (Hillman kick), 5:45, 3rd. GID -- Rangel 31 field goal, 0:34, 3rd. GON -- Johnson 19 run (kick failed), 5:18, 4th. GON -- Johnson 26 run (Hillman kick), 2:55, 4th. Team Statistics Gid Gon First downs 13 22 Rushes-Yds 33-125 41-326 Passing 6-12-2 5-9-0 Passing Yds 77 58 Punts-Yds 1-46 2-59 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalites-Yds 4-25 5-45 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Giddings: Deon Hickey 6-39, Joseph Glenn 14-68, Adam Dock 13-18. Gonzales: Cecil Johnson 36-256, Hillman 1-8, D.J. Gonzales 2-53, Francisco Diaz 2-9. PASSING - Giddings: Dock 6-12-77-2. Gonzales: Hillman 5-958. RECEIVING - Giddings: Hickey 2-28, Glenn 1-12, Cody Zwernemann 2-25, Richard Jurk 1-12. Gonzales: Cameron Smith 1-22, Coltin Russell 2-11, Darrance James 1-19, Derek Hunt 1-6.

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Cecil Johnson RB, Gonzales The senior was a major reason why the Apaches were able to upset #7 Giddings. He ran for 256 yards and five touchdowns in the 43-23 win over the Buffaloes.
Honorable Mentions CJ McKinney, Lockhart. Ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in the Lions 34-32 win over Boerne Champion. Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart. Threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the Indians 40-6 win over Schertz John Paul II. He also ran for 38 yards and another score. Carson Schindler, Hallettsville. Threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the Brahmas 47-34 win over Rice Consolidated. Tre Hights, Yoakum. Rushed 13 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs 28-21 win over Cuero. Jared Van Auken, Nixon-Smiley. Ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 28-21 win over Bloomington. Jonathan Vanek, Sacred Heart. Ran for 125 yards for a touchdown and returned an interception 95 yards for another score in the Indians win over John Paul II. Marcos Rodriguez, Lockhart. Rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions win. Will Bruns, Flatonia. Rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown and kicked a 28yard field goal in the Bulldogs 20-19 loss to Weimar. He also threw a touchdown pass. Tedrick Smith, Hallettsville. Ran for 182 yards a touchdown on 12 carries

in the Brahmas win over Rice Consolidated. He also caught two passes for 46 yards. Justin Kremling, Cuero. Caught three passes, including one for a touchdown, and ran for a five-yard score in the Gobblers 28-21 loss to Yoakum. Tristan Newman, Nixon-Smiley. Ran for 117 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the Mustangs win over Bloomington. Chase Hermes, Yoakum. Completed 7 of his 11 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs win over Cuero. DAnthony Hopkins, Cuero. Rushed 14 times for 97 yards in the Gobblers loss to Yoakum. Curtis Hawkins, Lockhart. Ran for 99 yards in the Lions win over Boerne Champion. Mitchel Mica, Flatonia. Rushed 14 times for 93 yards in the Bulldogs loss to Weimar. Ray Horton, Cuero. Ran 19 times for 104 yards in the Gobblers loss to Yoakum.

Yoakum quarterback Tre Hights turns the corner during this carry in the Bulldogs win over Cuero Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Apache JV struggles at Giddings, lose big 33-7

From coaches reports The Gonzales JV took one on the chin last Thursday when lost at Giddings, 33-7. The Apaches only touchdown came when Jaime Tellez ran around the left side and scored from six yards out with two minutes left to play. Nestor Solis added the extra point. Gonzales (4-3) was also led on offense by Cameron Horton, who caught two passes for 18 yards. The Gonzales freshman team also fell to Giddings, 48-8, on Thursday. The Pleasanton junior varsity defeated Nixon 2014, Yoakum 9th defeated Cuero 28-18 and the Bull-

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dog JV was a 34-28 winner over Cuero. Flatonias JV blanked Weimar 26-0, the Hallettsville JV beat Rice 32-20, Lockhart JV fell to Boerne Champion 34-0 and the Lion freshmen lost to Boerne Champion 2714. The Gonzales Junior High 8th Grade A team SUBVARSITY, Page C10

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Passing 1-5-1 3-7-0 Passing yards 15 104 Punts-yards 1-36 1-43 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-yards 1-5 4-20 Individual statistics RUSHING Schertz JP II: Michael McCabe 17-100, Cameron Ahrens 20-63, Jacob Bradley 9-10, Mark Cooper 1-7. Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Jonathan Vanek 13-125, Leightin Pilat 7-38, Tyler Kraatz 7-35, Marc Raphael 2-20, Dylan Jahn 2-6, Evan Wick 1-7, Scott Stoner 1-0. PASSING Schertz JP II: McCabe 1-4-1-25. Jacob Bradley 0-10-0. Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Pilat 3-7-0-104. RECEIVING Schertz JP II: Cameron Ahrens 1-15. Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Stoner 1-44, Cade Brewer 1-42, Wick 1-18.

#7 Hallettsville 47, Rice Consolidated 34

ALTAIR The Brahmas preserved their unbeaten record but had their work cut out for them in a 47-34 shootout rival Altair Rice Consolidated, 47-34. The Brahmas held a narrow 7-6 lead after one quarter as Tedrick Smith scored on an 8-yard run for the Brahmas and the Raiders scored soon after on an 81-

yard kickoff return by Justin Semora. The Brahmas then ripped off 20 second-quarter points with three touchdown passes by Carson Schindler 55 yards to Trenton McGee, 19 yards to Jimario Grounds and a shorter 8-yard reception by Tim Sheppard. In the third quarter, Rice got a 1-yard touchdown run by Jordan Johnson and Hallettsville got an 8-yard run by Sheppard. The teams combined for 35 points in the fourth quarter. Johnson scored on a 1-yard run, the Brahmas got a 51-yard run from Smith, Rice got a 6-yard score from Johnson and a two point play to pull within 40-27. Kaden Hardt scored on a 58-yard run for Hallettsville and Rice got number four from Johnson.
Game Summary Hall 7 20 7 13-47 Rice 6 0 6 22-34 Scoring Summary H-Tedrick Smith 8 run (Sam Barrera kick) R-Justin Semora 81 kickoff return (kick failed) H-Trenton McGee 55 pass from

Carson Schindler (kick failed) H-Jimario Grounds 19 pass from Schindler (Barrera kick) H-Tim Sheppard 8 pass from Schindler (Barrera kick) R-Jordan Johnson 1 run (kick failed) H-Sheppard 8 run (Barrera kick) R-Johnson 1 run (pass failed) H-Smith 51 run (kick failed) R-Johnson 6 run (Joe Castillo pass from Johnson) H-Kaden Hardt 58 run (Barrera kick) R-Johnson 10 run (Johnson kick) Team statistics H R First downs 18 22 Rushes-yards 25-288 40-127 Passing 12-21-0 17-30-2 Passing yards 174 202 Punts-yards 3-128 4-114 Fumbles-lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-yards 2-20 4-20 Individual statistics RUSHING Hallettsville: Tedrick Smith 12-182, Kaden Hardt 2-62, Dalton Herrington 1-18, Carson Schindler 3-12, Tim Sheppard 4-6, Drew Haas 2-5, Brent Motal 1-2. Rice Consolidated: Jordan Johnson 26-85, Jamikel Dancy 3-18, James Garner 8-12, Everitt Grounds 1-12, Justin Semora 1-0, Jordan Garner 1-0. PASSING Hallettsville: Schindler 12-21-0-174. Rice Consolidated: Johnson 17-30-2-202. RECEIVING Hallettsville: Sheppard 3-29, Herrington 3-7, Trenton McGee 2-63, Smith 2-46, Jimario Grounds 2-29. Rice Consolidated: Grounds 6-82, Cullen Weise 5-79, Joe Castillo 3-24, Dancy 2-21, James Garner 1-(-4).

had marched 38 yards in over a minute for a last shot to tie the game for overtime, or score and go for two for the win. I am proud of our effort and we do not have anything to regret or hang our heads, Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said. Yoakum has a great football team and give them credit, they played a good game tonight. You cannot win when you turn the ball over four times. We learned that the hard way. Ray Horton had 104 yards on 19 rushes while DAnthony Hopkins, who recently returned from injury, added 97 yards on 14 carries. I thought those guys did a good job for us, Reeve said. It starts up front with our offensive line doing a good job. Kornegay said he expected Cuero to pound the ball on the ground with their massive offensive line. I felt we corrected some things for the second half and our kids played well, he said. A Justin Kremling 5-yard run and Blake Reeve twopoint conversion pass to DAndre Gallagher brought the Gobblers back from a 21-13 deficit. Yoakum started at its 23 with over six minutes left to play, following a 15-yard penalty on the kickoff return, and drove 87 yards in 13 plays. Myron Hights took an option pitch to give Yoakum first down at the 35. Cuero was flagged for offsides and Hermes had a 6-yard pass to Keith Ratley for first down. Hermes pass for T.J. Hights on the next play was incomplete but Cuero was penalized for defensive holding and the Dogs had first down at the Gobbler 44. T.J. Hights caught an 8-yard pass on second and 7 for another first down to the 33. Tre Hights kept the ball on an a read option using a jetsweep fake and got the 22. Terrance Hall got the ball on the jet sweep for 10 yards down to the 12 and Yoakum overcame a delay of game call and scored the game-winner of a 6-yard plunge by Tre Hights. Cuero had two time outs left during the drive but Reeve elected to not use them. We felt like if we gave them a time out, they might have a chance to come up with something and it is

harder to call plays sometimes when you have 25 seconds left as opposed to having a minute and a half, Reeve said. We have had games where we marched down the field and scored. We wanted to keep our time outs when we needed them (on offense). On the potential gametying or game-winning drive, Cuero had some incomplete passes and some plays that went out of bounds, allowing them to conserve the time outs. Kornegay said the thing for Yoakums defense was to keep everything in front of them and no big plays, saying they deployed their rainbow pass coverage. The Gobblers started at their 16. Reeve went to Justin Rossett for 7 yards and that was followed by two incomplete passes and a false-start penalty. Reeve hit Gallagher for a 16 yard gain to the Cuero 34 on fourth down. Several plays later, Cuero was at the Dog 45 with just a few seconds left. Reeves heave to the end zone was intercepted by T.J. Hights to seal the win. Yoakum took the opening kickoff and marched from its 30 to inside the Cuero 20 as Hermes completed some passes, and Myron Hights and Terrance Hall provided most of the ground attack. A Hermes pass fell incomplete on fourth down at the 19 to end the drive. Yoakum got the ball back two plays later as Horton was stopped for no gain and then a Reeve swing pass to Hopkins saw the tailback try to find room to the near sideline and then reverse direction and was tackled for a 4-yard loss at the 15. He fumbled the ball and Yoakum recovered. A run by fullback Reagan Jacobs was stuffed for no gain then Tre Hights took his first snap at quarterback for the night and hit T.J. Hights for 14 yards to the Cuero 1 where Tre Hights scored and Jacobs added the extra point for a 7-0 Yoakum lead. Cuero responded with a 78-yard drive in about six minutes. Horton had carries of 13, 3, 9 and 31 yards to move the ball close to the goal line and a few plays later, Reeve hit Kremling for the first Cuero score. The Gobblers took advantage of a three-and-out, leading to a 16 and 28-yard gain by Hopkins to put Cuero inside the red zone but the Dogs held them to a

25-yard field goal attempt to put the home team ahead 10-7. Yoakum drove 72 yards in five plays, getting a 47yard carry by Tre Hights, and he capped the drive with a 2-yard plunge for the 14-10 Yoakum lead with 4:49 to play in the first half. The Gobblers then used a balanced attack to move the ball inside the Yoakum 20. A Reeve pass was tipped by T.J. Hights and intercepted by Keith Ratley in the end zone. However, the Dogs committed their only turnover of the game as Tre Hights was dropped for a 5-yard loss and lost the football. Hopkins took a shovel pass from Reeve down to the 5 but the Gobblers later had to settle for the field goal and trailed Yoakum 14-13 at the break. Yoakum thwarted Cueros opening drive of the third quarter as defensive back Blake McCracken intercepted a Reeve pass and returned it to the Yoakum 42. The Dogs appeared to stall out after crossing the 50. Yoakum made a play and struck pay dirt as Ratley hauled in a 48yard touchdown pass from Hermes for a 21-13 Yoakum advantage with 7:22 to play in the third. Yoakum is 5-2 on the year and 2-0 in a district while Cuero drops to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in district.
Game Summary Yoakum 28, Cuero 21 Score by Quarters Y 7 7 7 7-28 C 0 13 0 8-21 Scoring Summary Y-Tre Heights 1 run (Reagan Jacobs kick) C-Justin Kremling 3 pass from Blake Reeve (Brenden Pupi kick) C-Pupi 25 FG Y-Hights 2 run (Jacobs kick) C-Pupi 22 FG Y-Keith Ratley 48 pass from Chase Hermes (Jacobs kick) C-Kremlin 5 run (DAndre Gallagher pass from Reeve kick) Y-Hights 6 run (Jacobs kick) Team statistics Y C Rushes-yards 30-191 38-211 Passes 8-14-0 14-24-3 Passing yards 105 133 Punts-yards 2-71 1-31 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-yards 4-42 5-30 Individual statistics RUSHING Yoakum: Tre Hights 13-114, Myron Hights 7-46, Terrance Hall 4-15, Chase Hermes 4-13, Blake McCracken 1-3, Reagan Jacobs 1-0. Cuero: Ray Horton 19-104, DAnthony Hopkins 14-97, Blake Reeve 4-5, Justin Kremling 1-5. PASSING Yoakum: Hermes 7-11-0-91, Tre Hights 1-3-0-14. Cuero: Reeve 14-24-3-133. RECEIVING Yoakum: T.J. Hights 4-44, Keith Ratley 3-60, Myron Hights 1-1. Cuero: Kremling 3-27, Ross Reimenschneider 1-12, Hopkins 1-9, DAndre Gallagher 1-16, Justin Rossett 7-73.

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Dad and I recently returned from a mule deer hunt in Wyoming I had a chance to drive from almost one end of Texas to the other, Texline to Pleasanton, and can say that the landscape was a brilliant green from just east of Amarillo to south of San Antonio. The abundant forage, critical to help deer need nutritional demands, will help to bolster fawn production as well as antler quality. Cain is predicting slightly above average antler quality for most regions of the state this season. Late summer rains should help bucks bulk up and insure good fat reserves to make it through the rigors of rut and improve overall survival this winter. The only downside to the late summer rains is deer may not readily come to feeders or food plots early this fall so hunters may have to change up their strategies to bag a deer during the first weekend or two of general season. Hunters can expect to see fewer bucks in the 1 year old age class as fawn production was very low across many regions of the state in 2011. However, good fawns crops in 2005, 2007, and 2010 should translate into more bucks in the 7 , 5 , and 2 year old age classes as compared to other age classes. With the exception of the 1 year old age class there may have been a reasonable carryover of bucks in all other age class simply because many hunters passed on bucks with average antler quality last year, just hoping for an extra year of age and more importantly some rainfall to provide the necessary nutrition to help those buck reach their potential. Hopefully, hunters will find what theyre looking for this fall, Cain said. Ive already seen pictures of an 8-point harvested in Bandera County this year that scored on the 159 Boone & Crockett scoring system, maybe sign of good things to come this season. Keep in mind this is well above the average antler quality for bucks 6 years of age or older. In fact, based on 30+ years of TPWDs age and antler data the average estimated B&C score for 6 year old or older bucks is 125.34. The South Texas and Eastern Rolling Plains regions have the highest estimated average B&C scores for bucks 6 or older at 134.59 and 129.82, respectively. The remaining regions produce great quality mature bucks with estimated average B&C scores in the low to mid 120s. As always we encourage hunters to harvest antlerless deer to help with overall population management, which is an important component to maintain quality native habitats for all wildlife, said Cain. One thing is for sure we are blessed with the largest white-tailed deer herd in the nation, approximately 3.3 million deer, and opportunity can be found in nearly every region of the state. So dont sit on the couch this fall watching the hunting shows, get outdoors and be a part of what will hopefully prove to be a great deer season. The general season runs Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, 2013 in the 209 counties that comprise the North Zone and through Jan. 20, 2013 in the 30 counties of the South Zone. The footsteps echoed on Grandmas front porch. Uncle Munroe Kuhn, Grandmas brother, tramped across the wooden boards and took a seat on the concrete steps. Then he snapped a glance at me, pulled out his Beechnut pouch, cocked his head, and smirked. Mama and Daddy sat on a red rocking bench watching my little sister toddle as she stretched out her arms and learned to balance on new legs. Grandma stepped through the screen door wiping her hands and shuffled to a seat beside her brother. The wooden farmhouse whispered memories creaking and groaning at our movements as if carrying on its own conversation. In the hall were 25 mounted deer heads belonging to a grandfather that I never knew. They murmured stories, to a young boys imagining ears, about adventures afield and what a Winchester can accomplish in the hands of an expert. Painted covers hid the holes in the ceiling where once wooden heaters had smoked through the stovepipes while keeping the family warm. The dark blue floral carpeting, in the living room, dining room, and guest room, spoke of ladies in long dresses and the ensuing domino and rook parties. The kitchen smelled like fresh baked cookies and the bedrooms yawned their duties of providing silent solitude after a hard day of following mules in the cotton and cornfields. The television in Grandmas bedroom hid like a plastic alien and it was easier to visualize the long gone vintage WWII radio scratching its message into a still nights air. On the high walls were ancient oval black and white photo portraits of the old people. There were mothers and fathers, and a brother that had not returned from The Great War. The spring sun invigorated us despite the full-bellied laziness induced by Grandmas meal with fresh green beans, potatoes, and grass-fed beef. Daddy still held a glass of tea complete with mint leaves from the garden. A cool breeze kept our shirtsleeves rolled down. Around the perimeter of the yard fence flowerbeds burst bright colorful bulbs and blossoms displaying the womans tireless efforts. Across the lawn, the smokehouse squatted and a short loop of chain hung from a nearby oak limb giving testaments to the days of butchering hogs and sharing meat with neighbors via the beef club. My job was to be seen and not heard, and most of the time, that suited me fine. There were no other boys to play with. I stood transfixed with my glasses pushed tight on my nose, sucking wind past crooked teeth, squirming and waiting for the next words of wisdom. The scene became a part of my being. The utterances molded my lifelong thinking. The words would never leave me. Grandma had no use for Old Lady Roosevelt, and with precise recollections, she discussed a downward spiral of national, state, and local policies. Daddy pointed out the discrepancies in modern economic ideas, and touted the conservative viewpoints that the more the world changes the more personal values needed to remain the same. Then Uncle Munroe muttered several phrases that ingrained themselves in my psyche. AUSTIN Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide. Despite the drought of 2011 deer appeared to come through the season in fair shape, which I think in part is a tribute to hunters and landowners doing a better job of managing deer populations and the native habitat across the state, said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department white-tailed deer program leader. Couple the results of good management, lower harvest in 2011 and some late winter and spring precipitation and the stage is set for a good deer season in 2012. TPWD Big Game Harvest survey results confirmed what biologist and hunters already knew, the deer harvest was down in 2011. Last years estimated harvest was 574,808 whitetailed deer; 309,207 being bucks and 265,601 antlerless deer. Compare those statistics to the 2010 season, one of our better seasons, when total deer harvest was estimated at 647,975 deer; 336,550 being bucks and 311,425 antlerless deer. However, a little perspective is in order here. Keep in mind the 11-year average for annual total harvest is 574,423 deer and the lowest estimated harvest occurring during the 2007-08 was an estimated 512,852 deer. Although we had a few dry spells during mid-summer, Im seeing and hearing reports of deer appearing in good body condition, Cain said. In fact, range conditions look good across most of the state. As my

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BUCHANAN Water murky; 7478 degrees; 26.84 low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, RatLTraps, and crankbaits in 1020 feet. Striped bass are good on Red Fins, Zara Spooks, and plastic swim baits near Lighthouse Point at daylight. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on pink or chartreuse Curbs crappie jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver and cheesebait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live shad. CANYON LAKE Water stained; 75 79 degrees; 7.50 low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Whacky Sticks on wacky rigs, Smokin Green Devils Tongues on drop shot rigs, and Texas rigged 6 pumpkin Scoundrel worms along main lake bluffs. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits over humps, and on Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on pumpkin Curbs jigs and smoke JDC grubs in 1225 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and crappie jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines and juglines baited with live perch. GRANGER Water clear; 7579 degrees; 0.84 low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs over brush piles in 415 feet. Blue catfish are good on prepared baits, and on juglines baited with fresh shad. Yellow catfish to 70 pounds are good on trotlines baited with live perch. LBJ Water clear; 7680 degrees; 0.32 low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits, swim baits, and watermelon Whacky Sticks off creek points early. Striped bass are good on Lil Fishies at night. White bass are good on Lil Fishies at night. Crappie are fair on watermelon Curbs crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and liver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch. TRAVIS Water clear; 7579 degrees; 46.83 low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, topwaters, and crankbaits in 815 feet. Striped bass are fair on white grubs and chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on chrome jigging spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and fresh cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. WALTER E. LONG Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black RatLTraps and shad colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are good on silver striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows near the dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.

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BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are good on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are good downrigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. Blue catfish are good on cut bait. CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse RatL Traps, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits near the dam. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are fair on live bait and down rigging spoons near the crappie wall. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow. CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 8084 degrees; 15.62 low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastic worms and lizards over grass in 815 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch. COLETO CREEK Water clear; 3.49 low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and RatL Traps in 1018 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and watermelon tube jigs over brush. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. FALCON Water murky; 8286 degrees; 34.60 low. Black bass are good on crankbaits in creeks. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on cut bait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not. NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish and flounder are good in the marsh on shrimp. SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Redfish are good at the jetty on live bait and cracked crabs. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide. BOLIVAR Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Trout are fair to good while drifting shell on plastics. TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good on the north shoreline and up the river. EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout and large Gulf trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh

shrimp. Redfish and flounder are fair to good in the marsh around drains on shrimp. WEST GALVESTON BAY B u l l redfish and flounder are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and shad. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Gulf trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. FREEPORT Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Bull redfish are good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Trout and flounder are fair to good on muddy shorelines on soft plastics. WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are very good on live shrimp at Shell Island and Mad Island. PORT OCONNOR Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay. ROCKPORT Redfish are good in Redfish Bay on mullet and crabs. Bull redfish are good in the Shrimpboat Channel on shrimp and crabs. PORT ARANSAS Redfish are good at Shamrock Cove and Pelican Island on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits. CORPUS CHRISTI Bull redfish are good in the surf on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies. Redfish and black drum are good in the Humble Channel on live bait. BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass on the King Ranch shoreline. Trout are good while working the edge of the Land Cut on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the Land Cut on shrimp and crabs. PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout and redfish are fair to good on the spoils in West Bay. SOUTH PADRE Redfish are good in South Bay and on the Gas Well Flats on DOA Shrimp and TTF Flats Minnows. Snook are fair on shrimp in the Brownsville Ship Channel. PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good at Laguna Vista on Gulps. Redfish are good in Cullen Bay on Gulps and DOA Shrimp under popping corks.

Im against leasing land for hunting. His eyes fluttered and he spit a stream of tobacco. Then he went to someplace that Ive sought to find ever since. Me, your Grandpa, and our brothers used to go pitch a tent at Keslers Lake. We hunted ducks, we hunted deer, and we never had to pay nobody. We shared everything we killed and we took almost anybody along that wanted to go. It didnt have anything to do with money. The whole experience was about the hunt and about being with each other. Daddy looked down and fingered his shirt. He was no hunter, and since Grandpas death, he had leased some of the pastures to relatives and men from town. It was apparent that he was uncomfortable and Uncle Munroe was voicing his core belief. The problem arising was that it was up to me to decipher the dilemma. Uncle Munroes words burned into my formulating opinions. But the places and times that Uncle Munroe cherished had slipped away. His memories were from the same era as prohibition. Grandpa was gone and all the brothers were gone. Daddy did the right thing. Daddy provided the same outdoor opportunities to the following generations of relatives and friends that Uncle Munroe once enjoyed. However, the tobacco-chewing old timer couldnt realize this concept-and unfortunately, it took years for me to understand. Now, in an ever-urbanizing world there are new words buzzing against and chilling the walls of social judgments. Words such as green, environmentalist, global warming, organic, and politically correct put the old school country boys on the defensive. Likewise, some of the left-leaning crowd dont comprehend that the hunting heritage is the main contributor to wildlife conservation. And, a lot of folks have their own list of words that makes them see red. On another note, after trailing guests from all over the U.S. through much of the wild country in Montana, Texas, Wyoming, and Mexico, its apparent to the common guide that not everyone was inoculated with equal doses of compassion, and thats true no matter what side of an issue you stand. Not everyone was fortunate enough to hear the lessons that Grandmas house whispered. Not everyone was fortunate enough to listen to the elders reminisce about childhoods before horses and buggies became obsolete. Not everyone grew up cloaked in down home conservatism, and with that said, not everyone would understand why Old Lady Roosevelt aggravated Grandma. But maybe, someday, the old ways and values will be recognized and folks will realize that policies, ideas, and words must be tempered. However, if nobody listens, words just flit away on the wind.

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Lady Comanches sweep to win over Lady Wildcats


SHINER The end of the regular-season road arrived on Tuesday evening for the Shiner and the Waelder volleyball teams. Playoff-bound Shiner won in a sweep 25-6, 256, 25-7) and will now play co-district leader Weimar for a clear district champion on Saturday with time and site information to be determined. The Lady Wildcats (212, 0-12) conclude their first season under head coach Meaghan House, a season that saw the Lady Cats have to deal with a tragic incident right at the start. I thought we played hard, she said. We could have played harder. We have been through a lot this year. We have

lost players in multiple ways and it has been a rough season for us. House said she feels Waelder volleyball has made some steps during the season. We have grown as a team and as individual players, she said. For the match, Shiner head coach Megan Klimitchek was already putting the game plan for the playoffs. I was happy to get two junior varsity players, Jayde Kurtz and Jennifer Hartl, up to the varsity team and getting them experience at this level, she said. Both of them played well. The whole team performed well and I cannot be happier. At the start of the first set, the teams exchanged bad serves and Waelders Alex Benitez picked up an ace.

Shiner libero Meagan Chumchall defends against a Waelder attack. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Tabitha Blashke, Kristin Schacherl and Julianna Rankin got kills to take Shiner to an 8-5 lead, and LaNeisha Hunt gave Shiner a 14-6 lead with around six or seven aces. Later, Meagan Chum-

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chal went behind the backline and got an ace or two while Amanise Coleman and Rankin got some kills to close out the first set. In the second game, Tamara Hajek and Lauren got early aces to build an 8-2 advantage. The Lady Comanches later took a 20-4 lead as

Hunt and Hartl made some plays. Waelder rallied to pull a couple of points back including an ace by Keanna Porter. Shiner then used a fivepoint run to win the second set. In the third game, a couple of aces from Hajek allowed Shiner (25-14,

11-1) to pull away early with a 7-2 lead and they cruised on a 18-5 run the rest of the way. For Shiner, Hunt had nine aces, seven digs, one block and 12 points; Coleman had one block; Blashke had one block and Schacherl had 12 assists.

Waelders Marrisa Ramirez digs a Shiner ball. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Benefit BBQ for Randy Harkey Sr.

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Date: Saturday November 3, 2012 Time: 11:00am-2:30pm Place: Rotary Pavillion at Independence Park $7.00 per plate Plate consists of Brisket, sausage, beans and German potatoes.

There will also be a raffle. Tickets will $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. You may contact one of the following people below for these also.
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Shiner swept Ganado 25-18, 25-14, 25-17 on Friday. LaNeisha Hunt had four aces and 15 kills; Lauren Oden had 16 digs and 11 points; Julianna Rankin had four aces; Kristin Schacherl had 32 assists and Amanise Coleman had six blocks. Shiner is 24-14 and 101. Shiner will play Weimar in a playoff game for first place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hallettsville High School. The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs defeated Cuero 25-16, 25-20, 25-8 on Friday. Callie Witte had 24 assists, six aces, 11 digs and 15 points; Lesley Seidenberger had 17 kills and Danielle Pohl had five blocks. Yoakum is 22-14 and 6-3. Yoakum concluded the regular season on Tuesday with a 3-2 (2523, 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-8) win against Giddings. Witte had 52 assists; Seidenberger had 20 kills and 20 digs; Jaccari Hights had one ace, seven blocks and 17 points; Shelby Pesek had one ace. Giddings won the JV match 18-25, 25-18, 2523 and the freshmen match, 25-23, 12-25, 2523. Yoakums regular season record is 23-14, 7-3 and second in 26-3A. They will open the playoffs with the third-place team of 25-3A . The Gonzales Lady Apaches fell to Giddings 3-0 (16-25, 17-25, 1825) on Friday. Cassidy La Fleur had three aces; Carly Bozka had 22 digs; Kiley Braune had 14 assists; Lindsey Akers had five kills; Allison Raley had 16 digs, five kills and three solo blocks; Danyelle Glass had two kills. Gonzales won the junior varsity match 25-15, 25-20, and Giddings won the freshman match 25-

19 and 25-23. Gonzales lost to Smithville in Tuesdays regular-season finale, 25-23, 25-14, 19-25, 1425, 12-15. Raley had 12 kills, 15 digs and five blocks; Glass had nine kills; Braune had 27 assists; Akers had four aces; Bozka had 28 digs and Morgan Simper had 15 digs. The Gonzales JV lost 17-25, 25-17, 18-25 and the 9th team fell 12-25 and 16-25. The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs fell in four sets, 12-25, 25-27, 25-18, 21-25 Saturday at Hallettsville. Megan Guerra had 13 assists; Hailey Boatright had eight kills, five blocks and six aces; Kelby Henderson had eight kills; Treca DeLeon had 10 digs The Lady Mustangs are 3-8 in district. Nixon fell to Karnes City Tuesday 25-21, 2125, 21-25, 13-25 to conclude the season with a 3-8 district record. Guerra had 11 assists; Alena Alvarez had 11 assists; Devon Tristan had eight kills and seven aces; Jennifer Flores had 13 digs; Boatright had seven blocks. Flatonia defeated Louise 25-14, 28-26, 2025, 25-20, on Oct. 16. Chandler Fike had seven aces and 10 digs; Abigail Schacherl had seven kills, 15 assists and two blocks. On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Weimar 14-25, 7-25, 20-25. Fike had one ace, three digs and three blocks; Meredith Pavlica had six kills; Alanis Ribera had 10 assists. Flatonia is 11-25 and 6-5. Sacred Heart lost to John Paul II 3-2 (1425, 11-25, 25-20, 25-18. 9-15) on Oct. 16. Rachel Saulnier had 15 assists and nine digs; Adrienne Klimitchek had 14 kills and three aces; Sandra Adams had seven

blocks and Amber Labay had three aces. We looked terrible in the first two games and then it was like a totally different team, Indianette head coach Wanda Orsak said. We dominated the net in games three and four the way we can when we are playing at our best. We started out strong in game five (3-0) and then the momentum turned and everything went wrong. The loss dropped Sacred Heart to 10-18 and 7-5 in district, tied for third place with John Paul II On Thursday, the Indianettes played John Paull for the second time in three days. Sacred Heart fell in four sets, 25-14, 23-25, 21-25, 13-25. Klimitchek had 12 kills; Jenna Brown had 12 digs; Adams had five blocks; Labay had three aces. We started out very strong and dominated the net in game one and two. We were up 17-12 in game two when a couple of errors and missed serves stopped us and let John Paul II back in the game, Orsak said. Once again the momentum change bothered us and we lost that game 25-23. We just couldnt turn it around after that. John Paul II does play very good defense and they pick up a lot of balls. The Indianettes finish 5-2A play with a 7-6 record and fourth place. Sacred Heart defeated San Antonio North Lutheran on Tuesday in the TAPPS 2A bi-district round and is set to play at Shiner St. Paul in the area round either today or Saturday. Luling fell to No. 12 Poth on Oct. 16, 20-25, 16-25, 19-25 and to lost to Karnes City on Friday, 17-25, 12-25, 23-25. The matches were the last for seniors Amanda Lee, Maria Castillo, Miranda Sheffield and Carley Glass.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TNA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Robbie E is coming to Gonzales.

Spike TV wrestling star Robbie E headlines card

On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Edwards Association will host a Pro Wrestling event at the Edwards Community Center. The Texas Wrestling Federation will return to Gonzales with an actionpacked wrestling show featuring special guest Robbie E., who has wrestled on IMPACT Wrestling, TNA and SPIKE TV. Robbie E will be appearing in a special autograph session from 3-6 p.m. at the center, and will be featured in the first match. Autographed photos will be $5 and a framed photo with Robbie E is $10. During the 3-6 p.m. time period, a special combination ticket for $12 includes both the photo op and admission to the action. Straight from the shores of Jersey comes Robbie E, the proud Italian whos always down for a day at the beach to get his tan on or some fist pumping at the club. With the help of his personal bodyguard Robbie T, Robbie E likes to keep his competitors off the list, which grants access into his posse. A deadly head of spiked hair weaponry helped him claim TNA X Division Championship gold. Robbie E also earned the Television Championship,

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which just so happens to be the most blingin title at IMPACT WRESTLING, but was robbed by some hamster. After all, Robbie E has plenty of ability and attitude to get it done bro! Also scheduled on the card are several Texas Wrestling Federation stars, including Lemus Dos, El Resplendor, Cobra, El Latino, Apollo 69, Alex Drazen and hasheem Akbar. All tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event starting at 3 p.m. Limited tickets will be available at $12.

Apaches again selected as Army Strong team of week

Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock confirmed on Tuesday that the Apaches have been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Class 3A. The award, which is given out each week to one team in each classification, is sponsored the U.S. Army and TexasFootball.com to the team that demonstrated the qualities exhibited within the Army. Those include leadership, commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference as a member of a team.

Gonzales (5-2) upset #7 Giddings last week by a score of 43-23 to earn the team honor. The loss dropped Giddings (6-1) down to number 10 in the Class 3A poll. This is the third time Gonzales has earned the award in the last three seasons. They received it in Week 4 of 2010 after beating Yoakum 41-16 in the District 283A opener. They won it again in Week 5 of 2011 after they blanked Poteet 55-0 to give Lock his 100th career win as a head coach.

Robbie E, known to wrestling fans for his appearances on Spike TV, headlines Saturdays pro wrestling card at the Edwards Community Mrs. Hoghoughi celebrates with some Gonzales Elementary students for receivCenter. A spceial autograph session is scheduled from 3-6 p.m.

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28-2A Girls District CC champions (not shown as llisted), Luling Lady Eagles. Meaghan Richardson, Shelby Drabek, Carley Glass, Maria Castillo, Sydney Neumann, Ashley Avila, Kristaly Munoz and Larissa Carmona Nixon-Smiley runners in the district 28-2A meet: from left is Raul Tovar, Luis F. Vasquez and Fidencio Tristen

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Kristina Schacherl of Shiner almost done with the two-mile race

Flynn Harrison, Flatonia varsity boys runner

Yoakum Lady Bulldogs win third place. Runners, not shown as listed, are Hannah Berdovsky, Kaitlyn Anzualda, Olga Renteria, Emily Kelley, Desiree Garza, Parker Janssenm Ruby Correa

SUBVARSITY: GJH 8th grade teams get district victories at home over Giddings

59 points and Lady Apaches booked 74 points for fourth place. For Gonzales, Kristeney Magallanez came in tenth in 12:58.26 to lead the Lady Apaches. Kaily Zumwalt was No. 12 in 13:05.05; Briana Miller was No. 15 with a time of 13:35.88; Valeria Aguayo was No. 21 in 13:41.42; Alejandra Diaz DeLeon was No. 26 in 13:50.44 and Kendall Fougerat followed in 13:58.28. Hannah Lorton was No. 35 in 14:50.82. Hannah Berdovsky led Yoakum with a sixth-place finish in 12:41.12. Kaitlyn Anzualda was No. 13 in 13:20.59, Olga Renteria followed in 13:30.11 and Emily Kelley was No. 16 in 13:37.91. Desiree Garza was No. 19 in 13:40.81; Parker Janssen was No. 23 in 13:45.71 and Ruby Correa was No. 34 in 14:49.92. Alexandra Villafranca was fourth with a time of 12:33.43. The Luling cross-country teams swept the district meet Tuesday morning at Starcke Park. The Lady Eagles finished first out of three times, scoring 30 points, and the boys won first out of five teams with 15 points as runner-up Karnes City recorded 63 points. Individually for the Luling girls, Kristaly Munoz was first in 12:03.51

Above left, Elandreus Thorne leaves a would-be Cuero tackler in his wake during this run in the Gonzales 8th Grade B teams 8-0 win on Thursday. Above right, Benjamin Stone breaks a tackle en route to a nice gain in the 7th Grade B teams game with Giddings. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)
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defeated Giddings 34-21 last Thursday at Apache Stadium. Aaron Hunt had a big game for Gonzales, scoring four touchdowns and a two-point conversion while racking up 128 yards on the ground. Alex Ortiz also scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Kameron Glass completed three passes on the

night, including a twopoint conversion and a 42yard scoring toss to Tristan Riley. Outstanding credit went to the offensive line whose members include Hayden Henke, Dawson Hull, Rylan Tieken and the Twin Bulldozers Wade Miller and Josh Bustos. The 8th Grade B team also beat Giddings, 8-0. Gabriel Camarillo scored on a 65-yard run and Isaac

Almaguer caught the twopoint conversion pass from Luis Segura. Other offensive highlights included a 15-yard pass completion by Elandreus Thorne. Brandon White was named the Defensive Player of the Game and Matthew Grauke once again earned the Big Hitter honor for the night. The 7th Grade A team lost to Cuero, 30-14. Caleb Carrizales and Colby Cox

accounted for both of the Apache scores. The 7th Grade B team also fell in their game with Giddings, 8-0. In CYFL action on Saturday, the Gonzales freshman team lost to Yorktown 24-6. The Sophomore Black defeated Orange 19-7, Junior Black shut out the Orange 27-0, and in the Senior Orange edged Black 14-13.

and Carley Glass followed in 12:30.1. Shelby Drabek was eighth in 14:47.9 and Sydney Neumann was tenth in 15:00.6. Maria Castillo was No. 12 in 15:08.6; Ashlea Avila was No. 14 in 15:10.03 and Meaghan Richardson was No. 17 in 15:27.9. Luling boys claimed the first five spots: Ryan Flores (16:08.131), Jose Campos (16:08.137), Brian Guerrero (16:36.3), Danny Castillo (17:11.8) and Fabian Guerrero (17:20.4). Will Frazier was seventh in 17:30.1. The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas came in third with 63 points with Paiden Pruitt coming seventh in 14:39, Jenna Allen was No. 11 in 15:04.9, Hope Johnson was No.15 with a time of 15:14.6, Camille Grahmann was No. 19 in 15:51.7 and Shelby Bozka was No. 22 in 16:55.3. Nixon-Smiley boys were in fourth place with 76 points, close to making it to regionals as third-place Stockdale scored 75 points. For the Mustangs, Fidencio Tristan was tenth in 18:31.2; Raul Tovar was No. 13 in 19:15.2; Luis G. Vasquez was No. 17 in 20:07.4; Cain Perales was No. 22 in 20:55.6 and Luis F. Vasquez was No. 24 in 21:15.1. In the 28-1A meet Monday in Shiner, the Flatonia Bulldogs were second with 43 points and host Shiner was third with 47, giving the Comanches their first trip to the regional meet in 10 years. For Shiner, Ethan Berger was eighth in 18:33; Ethan Zissa was No. 13 in 19:29; Colby Jahn was No. 21 in 21:27; Daniel Hernandez was No. 25 in 22:04 and Blake Miraz was No. 30 in 25:39. For Flatonia, Jesus Hernandez was second in 17:10; Flynn Harrison was No. 18 in 20:29; Zachary Kalina was No. 20 in 21:10; Dillon Moreno was No. 24 in 21:57 and Theodore Steinhauser was No. 28 in 22:53. In the varsity girls race, the Lady Comanches finished in second place with 93 points to advance to regionals and Flatonia was fifth with 107. For Shiner, Kristin Schacherl was fifth in 15:05; Clara Grosenbacher was No. 17 in 16:09; Shaanan Pardy was No. 22 in 16:29; Keely McCarthy was No. 24 in 16:38 and Meloni Berger was followed in 16:43. Tabitha Blaschke was No. 28 in 16:51 and Kaci Jamison was No. 35 in 17:18. For the Lady Bulldogs, Carla Gonzales was eighth with a time of 15:16; Haley Moeller was tenth in 15:210; Amy Koncaba was No. 20 in17:25; Sherie Vrana was No. 34 in 17:14; Hilary Koncaba was No. 37 in 18:08 and Lorena Castillo was No. 42 in 18:40. The Moulton Bob Kit-

tens won the 32-1A meet held Monday in Moulton with 25 points. Prairie Lea was fifth with 95. Paige Bartos led Moulton with a second-place finish in 14:20; Makaela Beard was fourth in 14:28; Kendall Kristynik was seventh in 15:05 and Mackenley Ebner followed in 15:39. Megan Mitchon was tenth in 15:58 and Laramie Zant finished in No. 11, and Malori Mitchon followed in 16:53. For Prairie Lea, Shelli Hardaway was No. 13 in 16:55; Nia Rivas was No. 19 in 17:25; Ashley Wade was No. 22 in 17:53; Sierra Martinez was No. 25 in 18:54 and Jennifer Sauceda was No. 26 in 18:59. The hosts won the boys race with 17 points. Alex Reyes won the individual title with a time of 17:15, Dennis Lopez followed in 18:31 and Mario Pinedo was behind him in 19:22. Holden Jahn was fifth in 19:58 and Dallas Rothbauer was sixth in 20:07; Justin Holcomb was No. 12 in 21:49 and Cameron Jalufka was No. 18 in 23:14. Waelder had several runners, with Antonio Morales leading the pack with a ninth-place finish in 21:07. Joseph McCook was No. 14 in 22:09 and Aaron Lee Wilson was No. 27 in 25:42. The Moulton high school and junior high cross-country teams competed in the Industrial meet on Oct. 13. The Moulton BobKatz came in second place in the varsity boys race. Alex Reyes finished first individually with a time of 17:42; Dennis Lopez was eighth in 19:09; Marion Pinedo finished in 19:57 for No. 18; Holden Jahn was No. 30 in 20:43Dallas Rothbauer came in at No. 38 in 21:00; Cameron Jalufka was No. 72 in 24:31 and Justin Holcomb was No. 77 in 24:43. The Bob Kittens came in fifth place and were led by Makaela Beard at No. 29 in 15:28;Mackenly Ebner was No. 37 in 16:13; Sara Baker was No. 45 in 16:27; Megan Mitchon at No. 52 in 16:52;Norma Colchado was No. 57 in 17:03; Laramie Zant was No. 69 in 18:49 and Malorie Mitchon followed with a time of 18:54. For the Moulton junior high girls,Rayvin Kalisek was third with a time of 15:27 Madison Moeller was ninth in 19:29;Laura Manzano was No. 21 in 17:59; Mandi Mitchon was No. 37 in 19:49. The junior high boys won first place in the meet with Fernando Euceda placing second in 12:35, Irene Barbosa following in 12:43 and Kyle Trejo was eighth in 13:39; Todd Zidek was No. 24 in 15:06; Conner Blahuta was No. 29 in 15:36; Noah Barton was No. 31 in 15:44 and David Harris was No. 36 in 17:42.

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City of Gonzales Fire Department

Keith Schmidt Fire Chief 31 years of service Inspector I,II Plans Examiner

Kevin Pirkle 1st Assistant Fire Chief 12 years of service Haz-Mat, Decon, Extrication

Scott McNabb 2nd Assistant Fire Chief 25 years of service Haz-Mat Awareness

Mike Terry Captain 19 years of service

Kevin Verdecanna Intermediate firefighter 16 years of service Fire Officer I, Instructor I,II

Dane Needham Volunteer Firefighter 16 years of service

Darrell Hull Intermediate Firefighter 13 years of service Arson Investigator Haz-Mat Awareness, High Angle Rescue

Wade Zella Intermediate Firefighter 14 years of service First Aid Instructor, HighAngle Rescue, Extrication

Heath Lipke Intermediate Firefighter 13 years of service Inspector I,II Plans Examiner

Mike Longoria Volunteer Firefighter 13 years of service

Ashley Dotson Intermediate Firefighter 13 years of service

Kit Hodges Volunteer Firefighter 10 years of service

Joseph Padilla Volunteer Firefighter 7 years of service

Kenny Hodges Volunteer Firefighter 12 years of service

Joseph Kridler Volunteer Firefighter 11 years of service

For more Gonzales FD members, see page E4

Thank you for being there when needed!

Thank You Glenn & all personnel for the help & time you give everyone.

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Gonzales County Sheriffs Department

Glen Sachtleben Sheriff 45 years of service Master Peace Officer Firearms Instructor

Dennis Richter Chief Deputy 24 years of service Master Peace Officer Instructor, Fire Investigator

Jeromy Belin Matt Atkinson John Mercier CID Lieutenant CID Sergeant Unpaid Deputy 13 years of service 16 years of service 39 years of service Investigator, Advanced Investigator, Advanced Advanced Peace Peace Officer, Mental Peace Officer Officer, Licensed Jailer Health/Narcotics

Gary Soejfe Deputy 27 years of service Advanced Peace Officer

Floyd Toliver Deputy 22 years of service K9 Patrol Sgt, Master Peace Officer, Investigations,

Craig Collins Deputy 8 years of service Basic Peace Officer Certified Jailer

Cody Mikulencak Deputy 6 years of service Basic Peace Officer, Certified Jailer

Brent Gindler Deputy 6 years of service Basic Peace Officer, Field Training Officer

Deron Dement Deputy

Johnnie Hall Unpaid Deputy

Stephen Monsivais Patrol Sergeant Deputy

Dennis Jahns Deputy

Leslie Pirkle Unpaid Deputy Jail Transport

Albert Nick Richter Deputy

Ryan Parker Deputy

Travis Vega Deputy

In MeMory of
Four members of the Gonzales County Sheriffs Office have died in the line of duty. They are: Sergeant David Furrh - December 6, 2000 Sheriff Richard M. Glover - June 14, 1901 Deputy Robert Coleman - November 4, 1898 Deputy Albert Little - February 8, 1888. Department of Public Safety Trooper Darvin K. Hogg was shot and killed near the Guadalupe County line on April 12, 1966. He was stationed in Nixon.

Dennis James Deputy

Lynn Wilburn Unpaid Deputy

Dianne Koenning Jailer

Joe Riojas Jailer

Thank You Keith and all Fire Dept., EMS & Law Enforcement for all you do.

Our Salute to All Departments!

Schmidt & Sons, Inc.

2510 Church St., Gonzales, Texas, 78629

Keith Schmidt, Fire Chief

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Diane Jurek Jailer, Sgt. ID & Records 11 years of service Licensed Jailer, Basic Telecommunicator

Marvin Miles Administrative Assistant 12 years of service

Teresa Thompson Jailer, Lieutenant 10 years of service

Keith Longoria Jailer 11 years of service Licensed Jailer

Al Pakebusch Dispatcher 4 years of service Corrections Officer, Licensed Jailer, Telecommunications

Agnes Gast Jailer/Cook 10 years of service Licensed Jailer

Corporal Vicky Torres Jailer, Corporal 9 years of service Corrections Officer Licensed Jailer

Cpl. David Noahubi Jailer, Corporal 2 years of service Corrections Officer

Jesse Soefje Jailer 6 years of service Corrections Officer Licensed Jailer

Jean Floyd Administrative Secretary 4 years of service

Donna Olsen Jailer 5 years of service Licensed Jailer

Magdalena Martinez Jailer, Corporal 2 years of service

Diann Taylor Dispatch

Dora Massey Jailer, Corporal

Roy Erwin Court Baliff

Rick Sulik Court Baliff

Rachel Trevino Telecommunications Supervisor

Erica Leopold Dispatcher

Not Pictured
Catina Gibson Jailer Cynthia Hunt Jailer Ruby Monaghan Jailer
Sammie Daniels Dispatcher/Clerk Julia Guardiola Dispatcher Jared Brumme Jailer Jail Transport

Robert Taylor Jailer Deanna DelaCruz Dispatcher Tollie Mehaffey Dispatcher David Allison Court Baliff

Rogelio Pena Jailer

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Members of the Gonzales County Sheriffs Department, Department of Public Safety and Gonzales Fire Department confer at the scene of an accident that occurred last June, where one man was severely injured. (File photo)

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Gonzales County EMS/EMT

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Jim Russell Paramedic Director 19 years of service

Allen Linebrink Assistant Paramedic Director

Dr. Robert Williamson Medical Director 38 years of service

Carla Russell Paramedic Supervisor 19 years of service

Robert McCauley Paramedic Assistant Director 18 years of service

Tyree Schurig Rescue 25 years of service

Glenn Glass Rescue, Special Ops 20 years of service

Bobby Pakebusch EMT, Rescue, Special Ops 18 years of service

Jennifer Miller EMS/EMT-B 18 years of service

Lisa Pakebusch EMS, EMT-B 17 years of service

Al Pakebusch Rescue 17 years of service

David Matias EMS, EMT-B, Rescue 14 years of service EVOC Instructor

Michael Longoria Rescue, Special Ops 13 years of service

Bobby Baker EMS, Paramedic 12 years of service

Brian Jurek EMT, Rescue 13 years of service

For more Gonzales EMS/EMT personnel, see page E7

Thank you for your tireless and faithful service!

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Furrhs legacy lives on through son, Sheriffs Department


(Editors note: This story first ran in our May 10, 2012 edition. We are reprinting it here to remind us all of the constant danger that the brave men and women who serve as first responders expose themselves to on a daily basis, just to keep us safe.) While Mothers Day will be garnering the lions share of the countrys attention this Sunday, it will also mark the beginning of a national celebration. National Police Week, which runs May 13-19, is a time set aside for Americans to honor its fallen police officers like Sergeant David Furrh of the Gonzales County Sheriff s Department. It happened on Dec. 6, 2000. Furrh, who was working in the departments narcotics division, and his partner were assisting members of the Luling Police Department in the execution of a warrant search in Caldwell County. As the officers approached the residence, the suspect inside stuck a .38 caliber handgun through a crack in the front door and fired approximately five rounds. The guy opened up the door before they could announce themselves and began shooting at them, said Michael Furrh, his eldest son. He shot my dad once in the chest. There was a short standoff for a few minutes before he was finally apprehended. Furrh was taken to the hospital in Luling, where he ultimately died after they couldnt stabilize him enough to fly him to San Antonio. The Luling chief of police was standing immediately behind him when he was shot, recalled Sheriff Glen Sachtleben. It was just one of those things that shouldnt have ever happened, but it unfortunately it did. Miguel Salas Rodriguez was convicted on charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. In January 2001, he received three life sentences and is currently in the Mac Stringfellow Unit in Brazoria County. A native of Moulton, Furrh spent 17 years in law enforcement. He got his first job at age 19 with the Moulton Police Department where he also worked with EMS. He took a short hiatus from his career before returning to work in Colorado County. Furrh went on to join up with Gonzales County and was in his fourth year of service with the agency when he was killed in the line of duty. He was sur-

that there after the next guy and the is always a guy after him. Michael is now 27 and chance to do has two siblings, 19-year good. He loved old brother Kale and 11what he did, year old sister Terri. He said Mi- continues to carry on his fachael. I can thers legacy by working as a r e m e m b e r paramedic, but is hoping to growing up make a transition soon. Im waiting for the right when there were plenty time so I can go to college of times he and get my peace officers wasnt home license, he said. Ive been because he wanting to do it for a long Sergeant David Furrh had to work. time. I grew up around It wasnt that law enforcement. My wife vived by his wife, three he didnt want to be around is even a deputy sheriff as children, parents and two his family, its just that he well. sisters. It makes me feel better was determined to go a Furrhs presence is still at night knowing that my good job. felt as you walk through Michael said he vividly father died doing what he the corridors of the Sherremembers what his fa- loved to do. Of course I wish iff s Office. The walls are thers attitude was like after he was still here, but I think lined with photos of him he was promoted to work what he was instilled in me and there are several memost was the importance of in narcotics. mentoes including a repHe always tried to do his serving the community. lica of his badge. The real Michael has a two-year best to get rid of drugs, he badge is still in evidence in said. He took it pretty per- old who bears the same Caldwell County, where it sonal because that was his name as his heroic grandfawill remain with his other mission and he loved what ther, David Michael Furrh. personal effects as long as Michael and his wife, Tierhe did. Rodriguez continues to file He always knew that as ra, are expecting a baby girl appeals. soon as you would take one in July, whom they are plan- Pictured is a young Michael Furrh displaying a catHes never really left guy down, there would be ning on naming Trista Jo. us, said a misty-eyed Safish he caught while fishing with his father. (Courtesy another ready to take his chtleben in speaking about photo) place. But he would turn Furrh. Theres not too many people still here that were working when that happened, but everybody still has something on their wall. It was a very personal thing because were a small department. This truly hit us very hard. We had some officers leave law enforcement because of it, thats how personal it was. I dont think a day goes by where someone around here doesnt think about him. During his years of service, the national sentiment toward police officers wasnt the same as it is today. Despite working on a job that was pretty much thankless in those days, Furrh always found joy in knowing that what he was doing would make a difference. David was one of those people that just inserted himself into his job, said The processional for Sgt. Furrhs funeral stretched for several miles as it traveled down Highway 90. (CourSachtleben. It was his life. tesy photo) He did everything he could do to make the world a little better. Furrh is the fourth member of the Gonzales County Sheriff s Office to be killed in the line of duty, but only the first in the last 100 years. Sheriff Richard M. Glover died on June 14, 1901; Deputy Robert Coleman died on Nov. 4, 1898; right back around and go and Deputy Albert Little died on February 8, 1888. All three were killed by gunshot. Department of Public Safety Trooper Darvin K. Hogg was shot and killed near the Guadalupe County line on April 12, 1966. He was stationed in Nixon. In his own way, David was an officers officer, said Sachtleben. He did a lot of things wherever he was, simply for the good of the Not pictured: community. Weve never Donnie Grauke Jr. really lost the faith that John Everett Corey Everett Donnie Grauke Sr. Melvin Grauke he instilled in everybody Fire Chief

Ottine Volunteer Fire Department

We Salute All Departments. Thank you for all the great work that you have done!

Thank you for your countless hours!

Thanks For All You Do Everyday To Protect Us!

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City of Nixon Police Department

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chris Almaguer Police Chief

Mike Villareal Officer

Mario Hernandez Officer

Jimmy Loer Officer

Not pictured: Maria Riojas Reserve Officer Justin Court Clerk/Secretary Foliz

Nixon Volunteer Fire Department

Mark Mendez Fire Chief

David Clifton

Eddie Valdez

Eddie Vigil

Estella Vigil

Hector Dominguez

Jeanne Mendez

Kordell Valdez

Larry Cardenas

Mark Trigo

Mary Clifton

Spencer Brown

Smiley Volunteer Fire Department

Donnie Janicek Fire Marshal

Billie Egger Fire Chief

Robert Culpepper Assistant Fire Chief

Stewart Wishert

Danny Yaws

Bryan Griffin

For more Smiley VFD members, see page D9

Janicek Insurance

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We Salute Our Hometown Heroes!

Thank You! Thank You!

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Smiley Volunteer Fire Department

Not pictured:

Kenneth Stewart

Lester Warzecha

John Robinson

Collie Boatright Jr.

Roger Childress

Tina Yaws Barbara Wishert Shawn Fuller Martin Gonzales Wesley Brunch

Waelder Volunteer Fire Department

Adam Ramirez Fire Chief

Abelardo Ibarra

Adam Ibarra

Cleto Reyna

Freddy Noyola

James Irle

Jared Brumme

Jennifer Rose

Mylus Williams

Nino Reyes

Paul Quintero Jr.

Tony Rincon

City of Waelder Police Department

Jim Taylor Police Chief

Austin Harper Police Captain

Billy Bob Moore Police Sergeant

NOT PICTURED: Corporal K.D. Hallmark

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Waelder police chief Jim Taylor (kneeling) does inventory on evidence seized during a search warrant service on March 16 in rural Gonzales County. Also pictured are Lt. Austin Harper and Cpl. K.D. Hallmark. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

Logan Insurance Agency


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Texas Department of Public Safety

(DPS Personnel are not pictured for security reasons)

Gonzales Area Officers

Sergeant Tony Rodriguez Trooper Howard Brothers Trooper Chad Fritz Trooper Josh Garcia Trooper Wayne Henkes Trooper Ronald Holub Trooper Joel Johnson Trooper Robert Ynclan Corporal Patrick Davis

Drug Seizures

DPS troopers are ever vigilant in their efforts to keep illegal narcotics off the streets. They seized 90 pounds of marijuana (left above) during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 10. A 1997 Chevrolet pickup (left below) driven by Victor Garza Ruiz, 31 of Laredo, was pulled over for a traffic violation at mile marker 642 going eastbound in Gonzales County and the drugs were found in a false compartment in the vehicles bed. (File photos)

Thank You For All You Do!

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To Our papa Sgt. Floyd Toliver

Youre our Hero, you always protect us Love Your Grand babies

Fighting in the Brush

A member of the Gonzales Fire Department shoots water on a brush fire that broke out on October 20 in the Gonzales Industrial Park. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. (Photo by Mark Lube)



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Shiner Police Department

Pictured are members of the Shiner Police Department. They are (bottom row, from left) Patrolman Chelsea James who has served since 2011, Patrolman Zachary Kramer who has served since 2005, K-9 Trigger, Reserve Patrolman Shane OReilly who has served since 2003, (top row, from left) Sergeant Louis Wolting who has served since 2008, Senior Patrolman Will Horton who has served since 2005, and Assistant Chief Brian Berkman who has served since 1995. Not shown are Chief Adam Brunkenhoefer who has served since 1985, Reserve Sergeant Harvey Bauer who has served 1997 and first-year Reserve Patrolman Claudio Elias. (Courtesy Photo)

We want to salute all department personnel for all the countless hours spent helping & protecting May God Bless each one of you.

Shiner Volunteer Fire Department


Thank You

Darrell Peters President

Brian Berkman Vice President

Pat Benes Secretary

Proudly Serving the Gonzales Area Since 1914

Seydler-Hill Funeral Home

906 St. Paul, Gonzales

Darryl Kalich Treasurer

Mark Panus Fire Chief

Tim Kalich 1st Assistant Chief

For other Shiner VFD members, see page E2

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Belmont Volunteer Fire Department

Brian Schauer Fire Chief

Dale DeCola Assistant Fire Chief

Kenneth Schauer Captain

Kent Pruett Captain

Blake Allen

Bob Kidd

Brian Jurek

Jay Tinsley

Urlet Miller

Royce Towns

Tom Orr

For more Belmont VFD members, see page E4

One of the highlights of every September is the Belmont VFD Barbecue Fundraiser. (File photo)

Shiner Volunteer Fire Department

Marty Boehm

Michael Bernshausen

Mike Patek

Mike Pokluda

Ralph Ullmann

Ronnie Kresta

Steven Bujnoch

Terry Filip

Wyatt Wagner

For more Shiner VFD members, see page E10

Hodges Construction
1404 N. Sarah DeWitt Gonzales

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Thank you to ALL Departments for ALL you do!

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Flames leap hundreds of feet into the air as residents flee the Bastrop area Sunday afternoon. The Bastrop County Complex Fire is being called the worst wildfir in Texas history and is being blamed for two deaths.First responders from DeNeesa Baker) (Photo submitted by all over the

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state came to lend a hand in fighting the Bastrop County Complex fire on Sept. 4, 2011. Three separate fires started and merged into one large blaze that burned east of the city of porters. Bastrop. By DAVE MUNDY Nearly 1,700 homes were destroyed The firestorm began on Sunday as high by the fire, making it the most dewinds form a cool front blowing through the manager@gonzalescannon.com structive single wildfire in Texas hisregion, tory. It was declared extinguished oncombined with winds from the backThe worst wildfire in Texas history is now side of Tropical Storm Lee, fanned the flames October 29, having killed two people being blamed for two and inflicted the estimated $325dozens of smaller fires in the droughtdeaths and an loss of of milhundreds of homes inlion of insured property damage. Bastrop County, but parched region. Several fires in Bastrop CounSome residents waited until the last calmer winds on Wednesday enabled firefight- ty eventually merged to form the larger Comers battling the blaze tomoment before fleeing their homes bring it under at least plex fire. in advance of the Delhi Fire along partial containment. Additional fires also erupted in Caldwell County Road 304 just north of HarThe Texas Forest Service reported Wednes- smoke and and moved into Bastrop County near wood, while the drifting County day afternoon the Bastrop from the ComplexCounty Fire firefighters with more than 30 difash County Bastrop Delhi, but Complex and officials ferent agencies finally brought that blaze to Fire was 30 percent contained,created evacuation fears in were hoping continued Waelder.weather would milder (File photos)

Bastrop fire now partially contained

enable them to bring it fully under control by the end of the week. Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald voiced the relief of county officials at a news briefing Wednesday morning, noting the calmer winds overnight on Tuesday had greatly aided efforts to bring the massive blaze, which began as a series of smaller fires, under control. We had a good night, McDonald told re-

a half Tuesday evening with the help of bulldozers and road graders cutting trenches to help stop the fires growth on the west side of County Road 304. Officials estimate the Bastrop County blaze has consumed more than 38,000 acres and has destroyed more than 600 homes. The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management released a list of evacuated areas via its Facebook account at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: Circle D Estates, KC Estates,

Tahitian Village, Pine Forest, Colo Vista, Wi derness Ridge, Bastrop State Park, Beusch State Park, Lake Bastrop Acres, Park Road 1 west to city of Bastrop north of Hwy 71, S o Hwy 71 to river west of Smithville, La Reat Pine Valley Loop off Hwy 304, Bluebonn Acres, Hobbs Creek Subdivision. Road closures on Tuesday included: Hw 71 to 153 (Smithville); Hwy 21 East from Ba trop to 290; Hwy 21 West roads 535 to 120 Those roadways remained closed Wednesda Bastrop County officials on Wednesda identified one of two people found dead in th charred remains of a home. The deceased wa identified as Michael Troy Farr, 48, an em ployee of the city of Austin. He was a mast electrician for the city. Texas Task Force 1, the states emergency response team, was also in the area using c daver dogs to search for possible victims. The Texas Forest Service said the fi jumped the Colorado River twice as it ex panded Monday and pushed south, and som WILDFIRE, Page A

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Come and Hear It! Tune in to radio station KCT 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and a.m. Tuesday for weekly update from Gonzales Cannon new editor Nikki Maxwell and Gener Flames and smokebillow over the tree line near County Road 304 just north of Harwood on Tues- manager Dave Mundy with KCT day. Firefighters from more than 30 different agencies battled the Delhi Fire, and were able to fi- personality Egon Barthels.

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Gonzales Fire Department

Brian Pirkle Volunteer Firefighter 11 years of service

Gary Schroeder Volunteer Firefighter 10 years of service

A member of the Gonzales Fire Department examines the scene of an accident that claimed a mans life in January on FM 1116. (File photo)

David Matias Volunteer Firefighter 7 years of service

Brent Tieken Volunteer Firefighter 7 years of service

For more Gonzales FD members, see page E6

Belmont Volunteer Fire Department

Authorities employ a bomb-sniffing dog during a stop of an Amtrak train in Harwood last April. Federal agents were dispatched because a passenger on the trip called in a bomb threat. (File photo)

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms

County Road 348, Gonzales

Thank You For Being Here 24/7!

Robert Carrizales

Dick Goss Nick Bednarcyzk

Susan Loomis Derek Paulk

Not Pictured

Ronnie Dirks

Roy Miller

William Komoll Mark Newman


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City of Gonzales Police Department

Travis Sowell Police Officer

Jon Harris Reserve Officer

Tom Friend Reserve Officer

Peggy Maloch ID/Records Clerk 37 years of service

Margaret Pena Comm. Supervisor 29 years of service

Gonzales County Constables

Bernice Navarro Communications 6 years of service Kyle Fortenberry Comm. Operator 21 years of service

Ken Hedrick Constable Precinct 1

Raleigh Measom Constable Precinct 3

Gerald Hull Deputy Constable Precinct 3

John Moreno Constable Precinct 4

Tania Johnson Communications 5 years of service

Monique White Dispatch 2 years of service

From the Gonzales Cannon,

Thank you for all that you do!

Jon Harris (far right) and his K-9 partner, Jack, are shown in this photo with members of the Afghan Security Team. Harris is serving as a civilian dog handler with U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Upon his return, he plans on resuming his duties with the Gonzales Police Department. (Courtesy photo)

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Love You Daddy!
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We Salute all the Fire Department personnel for being there 24/7.


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City of Gonzales Fire Department

Jeff Dolezal Volunteer Firefighter 4 years of service

William Ince Volunteer Firefighter 4 years of service

Lance Behlen Volunteer Firefighter 1 year of service

Bobby Pakebusch Volunteer Firefighter

Leroy Camarillo Volunteer Firefighter

Julio Salinas Volunteer Firefighter

Eric Connor Andrew Vega Nino Reyes Jason Whiddon Ken Colwell Chris Brown Griffin Herring Donnie Grauke Lance Bartels

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John Armstrong Ethan Strzelczyk James Lassig Charlie Rochester Rudy Villasana Will Ruddock Randy Zella Mark Yackel

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Gonzales County EMS/EMT

Julio Salinas Rescue, Special Ops 11 years of service

Justin Russell EMS, Rescue 11 years of service

Eric Linebrink Rescue 11 years of service

Dusty Pish Rescue, Special Ops 11 years of service

Tony Matias Rescue 13 years of service

Shannon Milner EMS, EMT, Rescue 5 years of service Special Ops

Ken Colwell EMT/Rescue 4 years of rescue

Eric Connor EMS, Paramedic, Rescue 5 years of service Special Ops

Mark Mendez EMT, Rescue 4 years of service

Paul Thistlewalt EMS/EMT 4 years of service

AshleyRussell EMS 3 years of service

Belinda Richter EMS, Paramedic 3 years of service

Cal Bates EMS, EMT. Rescue, Special Ops 2 years of service

Damon Curry Paramedic, EMS 3 years of service

Daniel Vahalik EMT, Rescue, Special Ops 3 years of service

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Assisted Living Residence

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Dawn Curry EMT 3 years of service

Jess Fullilove EMT, Rescue, Special Ops 3 years of service

Jonathan Lorton Rescue 2 years of service

210 Qualls Street, Gonzales, TX 78629



For other Gonzales EMS, EMT personnel, see page E8

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Gonzales County EMS/EMT

Michelle Garza EMS, EMT 2 years of service

Tim Decker EMT, Rescue, Special Ops 3 years of service

Christian Brown EMS, Paramedic

Josh Hutton Rescue

James McLeod EMS, Paramedic

Jacob Stinson EMS, Paramedic

Tony Pradia EMT

Michael Neuman EMS, Paramedic

Adam Chapman EMS 2 years of service

Chris Tippett EMS 2 years of service

Daniel Welch EMS 2 years of service

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830-672-2845 Hwy 90A Gonzales, Texas

We Salute All The Fire Dept., EMS & Law Enforcement Personnel
Edwards Furniture
Your Hometown Furniture Store 703 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629
90 Day Same as Cash Free Delivery Locally In Store Financing

(830) 672-2911

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Cannons Salute to Our Hometown Heroes

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The Cannons Salute to Our Hometown Heroes

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shiner Volunteer Fire Department

Alan Hoerig

Alan Kloesel

Albert Shelton

Brandon Welch

Brian Herman

Brian Lehnert

Carlo Shields

Daniel Muelstein

Daniel Peters Jr.

David Machart

David Moore

David Schroeder

David Truman

Edward Kloesel

Emil Sembera

Gary Hartman

Glen Kalina

Gus Jaehne

Jake Kram

Jason Shows

Kenneth Caka


Larry Hlavac Leonard Caka Mario Gamez

This years Value Bonanza sales event gives you MORE WAYS TO SAVE! It starts with BONANZA BUCKS its like bonus cash just for buying select New Holland tractors, combines and hay equipment. And, your savings continue with 0% FINANCING or CASH BACK in lieu of nancing. But hurry! The clock is ticking. See us before this offer ends on November 30, 2012.
Learn more at: www.newholland.com/na

Boehm Tractor Sales Inc 201 East 16th St. Shiner, TX 77984 (361) 594-3123

Mark Job

Mark Machart

Mark Wenske

*For agricultural use. Offer subject to CNH Capital America LLC credit approval. See your New Holland dealer for details and eligibility requirements. Depending on model, a down payment may be required. Offer good through November 30, 2012, at participating New Holland dealers in the United States. Offer subject to change. Taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, additional options or attachments not included in price. 2012 CNH America LLC. All rights reserved. New Holland and CNH Capital are registered trademarks of CNH America LLC.