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LULING Charges are pending on a man who was shot after stabbing two others, including a child, during a New Years celebration in a rural area near Luling. Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said that on Jan. 1, Caldwell

the time Stuart had been shot he and others had gathered at a New Years celebration at the address and a disturbance erupted. Investigators were told Carter stabbed two different persons of which one was later airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. Another party-goer shot Stuart in the buttocks in defense of the

stabbing victims, deputies said. One of the victims who since has been released from the hospital was stabbed twice, once in the chest area and once in the leg. The other victim who was a child was stabbed on her left leg and was treated and released from Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling. MAN SHOT, Page A5

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it was donated to the city, there was never any maintenance done there, Barnes said. Im surprised we havent had any accidents out there, Schurig said, recalling that as a teenager hed camped at the site prior to it becoming a city facility. Its my understanding that the family pretty much washed its hands of the lodge after a break-in several years ago when a lot of the (memorabilia) was stolen. Because of the lack of maintenance, Barnes said, the barn is now a pile of wood. Councilman Lorenzo Hernandez said the city might be able to continue Wells wish that his collected memorabilia be on public display by housing it in the events center, although part of his collection is also on display at the historic JB Wells House on Mitchell St. During the public comment, citizen JoAnn Liefeste urged the Council to consider renovating the site CITY, Page A5

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems is proud to announce the first baby of 2014. A 5-pound, 7-ounce baby girl measuring 18 inches long, took her first breath January 1, 2014. Julianna Marie Rivera, the 2014 New Years Baby, was born at 8:07 a.m. at Gonzales Memorial Hospital to Mikayla Wickens and Steven Rivera of Gonzales. Juliana Marie Rivera was delivered by David Meredith, DO. Mikayla was under the care of Christopher Walker, MD. While there was a tinge of excitement at Juliana being the first baby of the New Year, the familys concern was that she was healthy. The nurses in the OB Department said they were excited to be able to play a part in bringing Julianna into this world. Wickens said she and her daughter are doing just fine. Baby Juliana received a bag full of gifts from Gonzales Healthcare Systems and the Gonzales Memorial Auxiliary in recognition the First Baby of the New Year. Barbara Blanchard crocheted a beautiful pink and white bonnet for the New Years baby. They did a wonderful job taking care of my daughter and me, Wickens said of the ladies in the OB department, as did Dr. Meredith and Dr. Walker.

Part of the legacy donated to the City of Gonzales by J.B. Wells is coming down but the city hopes to replace it with a newer, longer-lasting legacy. Gonzales City Council on Tuesday voted to direct city staff to tear down the old Summer Lodge and Barn at JB Wells Park, preparatory to using the site as a home for the citys planned multievents center. I think Mr. Wells would like to see an events center there, Councilman Tommy Schurig said in introducing the motion. He always liked to be the center of attention, and it would be the center of attention. City Manager Allen Barnes explained that Wells will stipulated his estate would administer his old Summer Lodge site and the adjacent historic Santa Anna Mound until the passing of his immediate heirs, when it would be donated to the city. That happened in 1999. For 36 years between his death (in 1963) and when

Areas that have let water under the building will be sealed with the current work. Barnes said that the second step in the renovation process will be cleaning the outside of the building beginning on Jan. 20. The limestone is stained with nearly 80 years of algae growth. he said. Mid-Continental Restoration will treat the building with a chemical to kill the algae; they will then apply a rinsing agent, and finally will use a bleach type substance to return the stone to its original Cordova Cream color. Even after these three steps are applied, it will take a month to six weeks MUSEUM, Page A5


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A Gonzales landmark is getting a scrub-down. The Gonzales Memorial Museum will receive its first major renovation since it opened in 1936, including a washdown of the buildings exterior. City Manager Allen Barnes announced that crews with Vics Concrete began tearing out portions of the sidewalks and landings between the museum and the amphitheater on Tuesday. Barnes said One of the major problems we have experienced with the museum is water getting under the building and just sitting there. Today we began the work to ensure that this water infiltration does not happen anymore.

Workmen with Vics Concrete begin hammering through the walkway connecting the Gonzales Memorial Museum and amphitheater on Tuesday. The area has been one where water has seeped under the structure over the years. Its the first major renovation of the facility since it was opened in 1936. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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Happy New Year and Good Morning Iraq! 06:00 here - I just took Mad, my dog, out. Like you, we have a morning routine. 04:30-05:00 - Mad starts making noise and banging on kennel door, Feed me! So, I get up and feed him and wait until he is finished. Then he jumps on the bed for a battle of wills, me wanting to lie down, and him wanting to play (he wins, always). After about 30 minutes of wrestling around with me trying to get under covers and him pulling them off, I give up and get out of bed. 05:45 or so - I get dressed and take him to the break area. Its foggy, cold, and drizzling this morning. I let him do his stuff and pick up after him. We all (mostly) pick up after our dogs and place the poop in a small trashcan. The morning shift working gates has to empty it. That is something we rotate. Back to the room I get a little payback and Mad gets his teeth brushed. Yes brushed. He doesnt really mind. He vocally complains but he holds still as I clean his teeth. BTW-- he likes Crest. Once finished, he goes right in his kennel and lies down; its now 06:00 Im up so I reluctantly make the decision to go to breakfast and venture out into the fog and dampness again. As I walk to the DFAC, I pass four Iraqis carrying AK 47s, I hope they are security but in this weather it is hard to tell. There are so many armed people walking around here in all sorts of clothing. You sort of trust the system and hope the right people are inside the wire. Arriving at the DFAC, I can get a delicious plate of almost warm powdered scrambled eggs, limp bacon, and a McDonalds type hash brown patty that needed a few more minutes in the fryer. I top that with a bagel and cream cheese (Ill eat that later so its wrapped in paper napkins and slipped in my coat) and as many diet cokes as I can get in my pockets. We are

Dispatches from Downrange

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Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforcement officer in Gonzales County now employed as a civilian military dog handler in the Middle East.

limited at two but no one counts. I take my tray and mechanically eat my food. I normally sit at the table when Im done for a little while, if Im not on morning shift, and mentally get ready for the day. I throw the left overs away and give my tray to one of the many local Iraqis working at the dishwashing station. All he washes are the trays as everything else is disposable. I head back out into the cold and walk the quarter mile back to the room. Back in my little room I hang my coat and hat on the nail I hammered into the wall with a rock and check email, see who did or didnt send me something, and check on the latest news on the internet. Its 07:00 by now and like most people who are on their second cup of coffee, I open my second of five or six diet cokes for the day. Of course, that is not always the case as the dining facility (DFAC) runs out of them all the time. Seems Im not the only diet coke dependent one here. Finished with the browsing on the internet, I kick off my shoes and lay back down for a little while. Mad is quiet until I lay down. That is his cue for more playtime, so the barking, moaning and banging on the kennel door starts. I can only take a very short time of this, he has me trained well, and I let him out. He grabs his squeaky ball, immediately jumps on the bed, and proceeds to shove it in my face.

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I get up and go back to my chair. Mad is on the bed. He hangs off the side and drops the ball so it rolls off and onto the floor with a thud and squeak that the guy living at the other end of the building can hear. Yes, Ive been talked to about that. This is my signal to throw it back to him. He catches it and the cycle repeats. This will go on as long as I let it but after about fifteen minutes, Im done. He goes back to the kennel and I make up the now destroyed bed, sweep the floor of the rolling tumbleweeds of dog hair, and empty the trash. Its still raining outside so with the comings and goings the floor of my room is a mess. It is 08:00. Only three and a half more hours and the next big event of the day arrives, lunch. Routine is the same, walk the quarter mile in the rain to the DFAC, eat whatever they have, pocket a couple more diet cokes and head back to the room. I have the afternoon shift at work so I can NOW start my day. As shift starts, I gather my stuff for the day and check equipment. Coat, hat, gloves, leash, dog toy, water bowl, pistol, radio, body armor, helmet, Dog and go to my assigned vehicle. Today Ill be searching vehicles coming into the base at the two entry gates. There is a series of things the incoming vehicles have to do to get to me before I search them that I cant explain due to operation security, (OPSEC) but to say the least, the dog teams are pretty far out front. My partner team and I take turns searching. One of us acts as security over-watch as the other searches. We are not alone in this as there is other security with the vehicles as well. The very first search this morning really set the day up. As we were searching, and just about when we were on the last vehicle, a very loud boom went off. We all, including or dogs, ducked a little. You could feel the

concussion. It sounded like it was at the checkpoint just before us. Everyones situational awareness (SA) went right to the top of the scale. All were scanning the area to see what would happen next. Weapons ready, but no targets, nothing. The vehicle drivers and their passengers wanted out of the area badly, we wanted out of the area too as we are exposed when we search so we finished quickly and everyone, including us, moved inside the perimeter. I found out a little later that another Iraqi checkpoint, this one on the opposite side of the base from where we were, was also hit. In that case the guards were killed and the attackers stole their fully marked and loaded High Utility Mobile Mechanized Vehicle, you know it as a HUMMV. One no doubt we gave the Iraqi Army when we pulled out. Two days earlier, one of our PSD teams was ambushed at an Iraqi checkpoint just outside Taji, the last post I was at. The team leader, the apparent target, took three rounds to the chest. They all hit his body armor, thank goodness, and being the type of guy that works here, he got back in his vehicle and continued on with his mission of delivering one of our handlers to the airport in Baghdad. BTW-- this is the same PSD team that brought me in from Baghdad and the ambush was on the same route. When the wounded PSD operator finished the escort, he wanted to just come back to base like nothing happened. Just another day at the office to him, but he was forced by procedure to go to the doctor and be checked out. A quick medevac to the hospital in Jordan revealed two broken ribs. He will be back in a couple weeks. Yes, it is shaping up to be an exciting time here, Happy New Year! Im Jon Harris and this has been another Dispatch from Downrange- Iraq

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There were a lot of stories in 2013 which tugged at your heart strings and made you want to smile. I cant begin to relate in this space how many people of all walks of life stepped up and did little things that meant a whole lot. Some of the stories were colored by loss; others were examples of the indomitable human spirit. Some made you just want to smile, some made you seethe, and some made you want to cry to Heaven. And some stories well, they just made you want to double up in peals of laughter and do the Curly Shuffle on the floor. The years end provided us with the Number One Heart-Warming Story ... and proof that Darwins theory that the human species is evolving rather than devolving is false. On Nov. 27, 2013, an expedition composed primarily of devoted cultists of Australian science professor Chris Turley boarded a Russian research ves-

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al-warming cults delusionary dogma. Youll recall that Mr. Global Warming himself, Al Gore the guy with the electricity-sucking palace in Tennessee told us that by 2013, wed have no ice at the North Pole. Interestingly enough, real scientists reported this year that the north polar ice cap grew the most its ever grown. More and more people are starting to wake up the fact that the purveyors of climate change are frauds, charlatans and snakeoil salesmen. Gores dire warnings of imminent global catastrophe, for exmaple, immediately followed his massive investment in a number of green energy operations. In other words, hes in it to get rich. Likewise, Professor Turley. He states on his website: To do something positive about climate change, I helped set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from

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sel, determined to sail to the Antarctic region and come up with conclusive data that man-caused global warming is destroying the planet by melting the polar ice caps. On Thursday, Jan. 2, Australian and Chinese rescuers reported the last of the 52 eco-cultists were airlifted from the ship which remains ice-bound. Kind of makes you want to wipe the tears from your eyes and step outside to run the car on idle for a while, doesnt it? Its just the latest instance of the real world intruding to blow a hole in the ozone of the glob-

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the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels. Translating the statement to Texican: I hope to get bloody rich by creating massive fear and then using science to save us all from carbon dioxide, since most people arent making the connection that plant life feeds on carbon dioxide. The whole global-warming movement operates on a very simple axiom which has been a mainstay of American advertising for decades. You can use science to prove almost any claim, and the public will buy it. Example: Leading scientists say the most important element in a heart-healthy breakfast is whole grain. Unless youre selling eggs, in which case leading scientists say that recent studies prove that eggs arent as un-healthy as everyone thought. Doesnt matter that youve hand-picked facts or even that, like the global-warming people, you simply made them up. As

long as you can get scientists to say it as Gore and Co. did with the United Nations researchers several years back by providing tem with millions in grants theyll say whatever you want them to say. You can even take the same numbers and make them say different things. Take unemployment. Republicans say the unemployment rate shows Democrat policies are failing; Democrats point out that more and more people are leaving the rolls of the unemployed (because they quit looking for work), which is a sign the economy is improving. It was a British politician, Benjamin Disraeli, who noted: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. The global-warming folks prefer a German politicans view, however. Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually (everyone) will believe it, said Adolf Hitler.

Traveling through Europe

This is an edited transcript of an interview heard on the The News from the Camphouse on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Most recently listeners have responded approvingly when I had my daughter on talking about public relations, marketing, and sales versus journalism. Today, Ive invited her back to tell us about her European tour. Sam flew into Rome and saw a bit of Italy. After that she traveled to Hungary, Austria, Germany, and France. Sam, would you please tell us about your trip and then relate what you saw concerning social structures and lifestyles? Sam: My trip was super exciting and I was fortunate to do a European trip with one of my good friends Erica Schneider. She spent the fall working as a teaching assistant in Italy for her degree at Texas A&M University. We started in Rome and then went to Vienna, Austria. Then we did a day in Budapest, Hungary, after which we spent another day and a half in Munich, Germany. And we ended our trip with four days in Paris. The culture and people are evident in everything you see with modern technology as well as the amazing historical sites. One thing I should say is that if any of the ladies need a confidence boost you should check out Rome. The men are pretty straightforward. But honestly, Rome is incredible. We saw the Coliseum and the Forum and St. Peters Basilica. The country is amazing. Brune: Okay, but I want to know about lifestyles. Remember when we went to Norway? You and I stayed with a professor that taught at Oslo University. His wife was a middle school teacher and they had two boys. They lived in a three-story four-plex and shared washers and dryers, located in the basement, with three other families. They had one small car and while they were happy and comfortable its not the lifestyle that most college professors in the U.S. enjoy. Also, if we wanted to eat beef we had to go to the harbor for pizza. Most of their menu consisted of fish or cold cuts. It was a beautiful country and great experience visiting, but it was also an eye-opener.

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Vicious attack on Romney shows the racism of liberals

In another unbelievable show of liberal racism, panelists on the MSMBC show Melissa HarrisPerry show criticized and mocked a family photo of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In the picture, Romney held his adopted grandchild, Kieran Romney, who is black. Lets understand the facts in this story. The child is the adopted grandson of Romney, and thus part of family. It is a tradition among many families to send a photo of the family at Christmas time, and thus since the child is a member of family, he is included in the picture.

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However, to racist liberals who believe that only blacks should raise blacks, or only Hispanics can represent Hispanics in politics, the idea of a conservative family adopting or raising a minority child is upsetting. Panelists, all liberals, on the Sunday show mocked the Christmas card photo of where Romney was holding the child. Panelist Pia Glenn sang, One of these things is not like the others, while fellow panelists laughed. Host Harris-Perry pondered the idea of a marriage between Kieran and singer Kanye Wests daughter. And, political comedian Dean Obeidallah sarcastically commented that the picture sums up the diversity of the Republican party. While some journalists have condemned the panelists, liberal racism in the media needs to be exposed. This is not the first time that a Republican leader has been attacked by racist liberals. Lets remember the fit the media and liberals pitched when former President George H.W. Bush called his grandson, George P. Bush, the little brown one. Its also curious that in both cases, children are the object of liberal racists. Liberal racism tries to mask itself as politically correct fun. Liberals hide their racist policies that keep minorities dependent on government. They prey on the uneducated and insecure claiming to help them. In Texas, Leticia Van De Putte claims to represent and be sensitive to Hispanics, while she promotes government policies that destroy Hispanic families and abort Hispanic fetuses. State Representative Trey Fisher claim that only Hispanics can best represent can best represent Hispanics in government, and thus there should be Hispanic majority (segregated) districts. Their arguments are racist, and they should be exposed as such. America should be a melting pot of people and cultures. Instead, liberals want to create a society where groups owe allegiance to their group first rather than to the nation. Racists have always ridiculed integration and its time to expose and challenge these liberal racists (and sexists) who promote segregation.

I also remember seeing a good number of very young women pushing baby carriages and leading large dogs. It seemed obvious that these were single mothers who lived alone. And it caused a person to wonder if this social phenomenon was the cause of government assistance. Did you see anything like this during your journey? Sam: In the countries I visited, there are different expectations of living environments, travel, and what we would consider conveniences. As Americans, our expectations are more extravagant. We expect everything to be convenient. For example: Hotel rooms are much smaller. When you ask for a double room in the U.S. you get two queen size beds. When we asked for a room with two beds in Europe, we got rooms with two twin size beds. Another example would be phone service and internet. In the U.S. were pretty well connected with phone plans. In Europe a person must pay for internet. When we wanted to go somewhere we had to look up the addresses and cross reference on maps. In todays age thats pretty old fashioned. So you see, things were just not as convenient. We also didnt have vehicles so we always planned ahead because we used subways. We also didnt use cabs because cabs are expensive. We found out that its not easy for people to get drivers licenses in some of the countries. Brune: Tell us about Vienna. Sam: We got to see palaces, churches, and wonderful art exhibits. We saw an opera, Hansel and Gretel, and Vienna was probably one of our most cultural stops on the trip. Its a country rich in architecture, history, and its extremely clean and traveler friendly. As two girls traveling, we felt very safe

in Vienna. There are coffee caf all over the city. Its like having Starbuck on every corner except each is a small caf. Brune: Then you went to Munich? Sam: Yes, it was great. We drank beer in the oldest brewery in Germany and ate lots of food. But one of the more impactful things was seeing the Dachua Concentration Camp Memorial. This was the first concentration camp and longest running facility. It was built to house 6,000 prisoners but when it was liberated by American troops they found more than 30,000 people incarcerated. And because of disease there was a quarantine period before they could be release. It was a very powerful experience seeing this place and learning the history. Brune: Tell us about Budapest. Sam: This was not my favorite place to visit. Many of the buildings are much more recent and that could have been due to bombing during WWII. It also seems that Hungary is somewhat isolated. People there speak Hungarian which is a complex language. And this creates a language barrier for the countries around them. Whereas many of the other countries share German, English, and other languages Hungary seemed more alone with their own language. Brune: What about Paris? Sam: Paris was different. As soon as you get off the plane in various cities you immediately feel the difference in cultures comparing to where you just left. We arrived in Paris from Munich. In Germany I could have stuck $100 bills to myself, worn a tube top and walked around at night. But in Paris, a person felt more like maybe we should head to our rooms as dark approached. Our feelings were that while Paris is touristry, there are high-end destinations and then low end places we needed to avoid. Nevertheless, we did see wonderful sites in Paris. Out of all the places we went, it was obvious that the people always appreciated when we tried to speak the language. And throughout our trip nobody was ever rude whether it was waitresses or people on the street.

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Gonzales Cannon employees received something of a shock when they arrived to open up Monday morning: someone had ransacked the office over the weekend. Gonzales Police are investigating breakins at the office of The Cannon at 618 St. Paul and the adjoining office of AOG at 620 St. Paul, which apparently took place sometime over the weekend. Gonzales Cannon General Manager Dave Mundy said the burglar or burglars left the office a shambles, but apparently didnt find what they were looking for: cash. A lot of desk drawers had been opened and things gone through, but so far as we can tell the only things taken were two en-

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velopes containing a small amount of cash for winners from our fall Football Contest that were never claimed, he said. No other property was reported missing, he said, although some personal items belonging to employees were broken. The rear door of The Cannon office had been pried open to enable entry, police said. Numerous fingerprints were lifted at the scene. Possibly the same suspect or suspects attempted to break in the AOG office next door, gaining access to an unused storeroom but were unable to get through an interior door. AOG employees reported no property missing in that incident.

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Gonzales Police Department News Release for the week of Jan. 6: 12/13/2013 Paul Macias Villareal 111 38 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 100 Blk Mcclure St. 12/22/2013 Reported Assault Family Violence At 300 Blk Darst St. 12/22/2013 Reported Assault At 900 Blk Wells St. 12/23/2013 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 12/23/2013 Reported Burglary Habitation At 2000 Blk Mook St. 12/24/2013 Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 12/24/2013 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 600 Blk Dunning St. 12/24/2013 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 900 Blk Badger St. 12/27/2013 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 600 Blk Church St. 12/27/2013 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1500 Blk School St. 12/28/2013 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 900 Blk Cone St. 12/28/2013 Reported Criminal Mischief At 2400 Blk Church St. 12/28/2013 Reported Interference With Child Custody Ay 1100 Blk St. Peter St. 12/28/2013 Reported Criminal Mischief At 2600 Blk Winding Way Dr. 12/29/2013 Jose Flores 21 Of Rusk Tx Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 1700 Blk St. Joseph St. 12/30/2013 Reported Aggravated Assault At 1300 Blk Seydler St. 12/31/2013 Reported Theft At 1700 Blk Waco St. 12/31/2013 Cody Lorne Gary 21 Of Crestview Fl Arrested And Charged With Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/01/2014 Reported Theft At 300 Blk St. James St. 01/01/2014 Federico Gallegos 27 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Burglary Habita- Just for the record, the desk of Cannon General Manager Dave Mundy is usually tion, Rosenburg Mata 36 Of Gon- little better-organized than this. Burglars seeking cash scrambled through the zales Arrested And Charged With newspaper office over the weekend but left virtually empty-handed. (Photo by Burglary Habitation, And A JessiDave Mundy) ca Mata 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault On A Public Servant At 500 Blk Jobe St. 01/01/2014 Roberto Granados 30 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication Cannon News Services from his vehicle and died entered a side skid across At 1700 Blk Waco St. at the scene of the accident the southbound lane and 01/01/2014 Reported Bur- newseditor@gonzalescannon.com around 4 a.m. on FM 443 into a bar ditch, sliding into glary Building At 1300 Blk Sarah Funeral services were about 12 miles east of Gon- a culvert. Dewitt Dr. 01/02/2014 Reported Theft At held Jan. 4 for a 20-year- zales. The vehicle rolled twice 200 Blk Qualls St. old Sinton man who died Investigators said Cara- on its right side and the 01/02/2014 Reported Burglary in an early-morning single- wan was driving a 2003 victim was ejected. Building At 1100 Blk Hastings St. Ford pickup truck northCarawan was employed 01/02/2014 Rito Escobar Cas- vehicle crash on his way to tillo 71 Of Gonzales Arrested And work New Years Day. bound on the road when he by Patterson Drilling ComCharged With No Drivers License Texas Department of approached a sharp right pany. At 1800 Blk St. Joseph St. Public Safety investiga- curve. The DPS report said Services were held at 01/02/2014 Reported Burglary tors said Douglas Carawan the driver attempted to take Resthaven Funeral Home Habitation At 100 Blk College St. 01/03/2014 Reported Theft At III of Sinton was ejected the curve but veered and in Sinton. 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.

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Gonzales County Court Failure to Appear List for Court Date December 12,2013 Guadalupe Cabrera, Criminal Mischief Lawrence David Canaday, Driving While License Invalid Joe Daniel Cantu, Driving While License Invalid, Evading Arrest Manuel Guarchaj-Rarnirez, Driving While Intoxicated Juan Antonio Hernandez, Assault Family Violence, Driving While License Invalid Cody Lee Melton, Possession of Marijuana Crystal Gail ONeal, Theft By Check Donald Ray Strait III, Burglary of Vehicle Walter Marion Taylor, Jr, Driving While License Invalid The next County Court date is January 9, 2014. If these people come on this date a warrant will NOT be issued. For further information you may contact the County Attorneys office at 830- 672-6527.

for the full effect to be realized, Barnes said. Once the algae is removed, it will take the natural sunshine to actually bleach the remaining color away. The final steps of the first phase of the restoration will come later in the year with the installation of drainage and air circulation equipment under the museum.

The Texas Agricultural Extension Service and the Gonzales Master Gardeners are starting off the New Year with eagerness to start vegetables for our gardens this spring. It may be a little cool outside, but come to 623 Fair St. building (adjacent to Gonzales Elem.), Jan. 11th, at 10 a.m., to learn how to start transplants inside. Jim Johnson, an expe-

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rienced master gardener, will give the program and include everything that you need to know about having success with starting your vegetables. Jim has been very successful in the past with planting seeds and having vegetables before anyone else. There will be handouts, door prizes and coffee. For details, contact Shirley Frazier at 437-2592 .

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We want to restore the museum to its original condition. The total cost for a complete restoration is somewhere between $3.5 and $4 million, Barnes said. Thats a pretty big project, so well have to take it one step at a time until its done. The City plans to allocate funds for steps toward the restoration in future budgets. We have been working with the Texas State Historical Commission.

They have advised us every step of the way getting to this point. They have outstanding staff people who have protecting the antiquities of Texas as their primary focus, Barnes said. The Historic Commission has issued a permit for the first phase of the project. I grew up around the museum and have special memories of it, Mayor Bobby Logan said. It is our responsibility as community leaders to preserve this unique piece of Texas treasure.

Stuart was airlifted to Brackenridge with a bullet wound to his buttock area and was admitted for his injury. Investigation is on going pending Warrants

per Wells original will. Liefeste read a portion of the will directing that his estate build a monument honoring his parents and reserve the Santa Anna Mound area as a game park for white-tail deer native to the area. During the Council discussion, Hernandez suggested the city could honor the former wish by erecting a plaque as part of the events center. Barnes also told the Council the City has again earned a Gold Award from the Texas Comptrollers Office for transparency in financial reporting. Its the second straight award for Gonzales, with the city receiving a for Aggravated Assault perfect 20 of 20 score. Also Tuesday, Council began reviswith a Deadly Weapon ing the citys ordinance regulating taxi and Injury to a Child. To report illegal activity in your neighborhood, contact the Caldwell County Sheriff s Office at (512) 398Gonzales Livestock 6777. Market Report

cabs. Barnes told council members he had been approached by someone interested in starting a taxi service in town the first in several decades and the revision passed Tuesday updated the taxicab license fee from $25 to $50, plus $10 per cab. Barnes said the city would likely revisit and revise the ordinance again in the near future to bring it up to modern standards. Council also re-appointed Debbie Toliver, Del DeLos Santos, George Wilhelm and Sherry Schellenberg to the Main Street Advisory Board, naming Carlos Camarillo and Diane McCaskill to two-year terms and Lisa Kay Brown to a one-year term to replace Michelle London, who resigned after moving out of the area. In other action, Council: Approved the use of Texas Heroes Square April 4-5 for the Gonzales

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale; Approved street closures related to the annual Edwards Association Martin Luther King Jr. Day March/ Parade on Jan. 20; Authorized the resale of surplus city electronics equipment; Authorized the tax resale of two properties which had been on the resale block since 1998; Approved the re-zoning of four land parcels adjacent to or near Sarah DeWitt Dr. from R-1 Residential to C-2 Commercial to enable the owners to sell the properties. NOTE: Tuesdays meeting was held in the newly-repainted Council Chambers. Barnes said later that some budgeted security upgrades had been installed at City Hall, but because of security concerns could not divulge what those upgrades were.

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lbs, $175-$195; 400-500 lbs, $157-$175; 500600 lbs., $147-$153; 600-700 lbs., $137-$144. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $75-$79; Cutters, $81-$97; Canners, $61-$69; Low yielding fat cows, $74-$85. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $95-$110; light weights and medium quality bulls, $87-$94. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,500. Pairs: $1,050-$1,700. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa.com! port had on hand, January 6, 2014, Volume, 947, Cows, 199, bulls 14. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $206 to $216 to $250; 300-400 lbs., $199 to $209 to $255; 400-500 lbs, $180 to $190 to $230; 500-600 lbs, $165 to $175 to $205; 600-700 lbs, $144 to $154 to $182; 700800 lbs, $134 to $144 to $167. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $183 to $193 to $235; 300-400 lbs, $178 to $188 to $250; 400-500 lbs, $156 to $166 to $255; 500-600 lbs, $144 to $154 to $205; 600-700 lbs, $137 to $147 to $183; 700800 lbs, $123 to $133 to $143. Slaughter cows: $48 to $95; Slaughter bulls: $87 to $110; Stocker cows: $780 to $1,400; Pairs, $1,200-$1,300.

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, January 4, 2014 had on hand: 834 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $3.00 to $4.00 higher. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 higher Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$265; 300-400 lbs, $215-$240; 400-500 lbs, $190-$210; 500600 lbs, $165-$185; 600-700 lbs., $153-$163; 700-800 lbs, $146-$149. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $195-$210; 300-400

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Manuel Juarez of Nixon; Randy Stuart Eckols of Mexia, TX; his grandchildren: Chasity Thomas of Houston; Brice Whitehead of Gonzales; Cody Joe Whitehead of Gonzales; Alex Setliff of Nixon; Austin McDonald of San Marcos; Tanner Wootan of North Dakota; Maddie Gonzales of Nixon; a great-grandchild: Ayden Stautzenberger of Nixon; and his sister, Judy Billings and husband Freddy of Nixon; as well as many nieces and nephews. Don had a career of over 47 years in law enforcement. He started with the Guadalupe County Sheriff s Dept. where he served as a deputy sheriff and then was elected Constable. He later went on to work as an undercover agent for the Guadalupe County Task Force. After moving to Pandora, TX he began to work as a deputy sheriff for Gonzales County. In 2005, he was elected as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 in Gonzales County where he served for over 8 years until he retired. He was actively involved in the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Dept., and in the Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept. for a total of over 30 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Richardson Christian Center in Nixon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Advocacy Center, Gonzales, TX. All are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com. boating and skiing with his family and friends. In the early 1970s Joe and Dorothy found their love for trail riding. They began riding horseback in the Chisholm Trail Ride and they started on the Texas Trail Ride in the late 1970s. Around 1985 Joe got his first wagon and his passion for mule skinning as a Wagon Boss. There wasnt a time when he wasnt ready to load the mules, hook the wagon to the trailer and go for a weekend on or week of trail riding. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Dorothy Mae (Avant) Svoboda, children; Michael Gene Svoboda and wife Melanie of Gonzales, Sherrie Jo (Svoboda) White and fianc Kelly Hillburn of Waco, Carrie (Svoboda) Pesek and husband John of Sweethome, grandchildren; Charmayne (Svoboda) Perry and husband Stephen, Zachary Miles, Miles Svoboda, Sheridenn White, sisters; Viola (Svoboda) Darilek, Bessie (Svoboda) Sonntag, Lille (Svoboda) Herman. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson Michael Gene Svoboda, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas at 10 A.M. Family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9 A.M. Saturday, January 11, 2014. parents, sisters Lucille Placker, Ruby Hill, and Marjorie Cline. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Blackerby; daughter, Lisa Mittelberg and husband Rex; grandsons, Jayson and Joshua Mittelberg; sister, Lois Cooper; brothers- inlaw, George Bell and wife Glenda and Duane Bell and wife Molly; sister-inlaw, Carolyn Jordon and husband Norman; numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Rex, Jayson, and Joshua Mittelberg, Randy Hill, Mike Nivens, Wayne Placker and Clint Redus. The family would like to thank Hope Hospice for their loving care of Charles. Memorial contributions may be made to any Shriners Hospitals for children. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. go the extra mile to lend a tender helping hand. In 1980 she proudly graduated from nursing school and on September 4, 1980, she achieved her most desired goal and was issued her license as a Registered Nurse. During her journey in the medical field, Betty met many people who she came to love as family! She got her feet wet and got a feel for the ride awaiting her at St. Lukes Lutheran Hospital in San Antonio and then later signed on at numerous nursing homes where she helped to mold many. Her last calling was at Rockport Coastal Care Center. Although she took what she considered an early retirement in April of 2013, she never left her work as she often stayed in touch with the staff that she loved and considered as family. Her spontaneity and desire to live an abundant life made her a joy to be around and although her memories will be held tight, she will be missed greatly! We will continue to honor her memory with our everlasting love. Betty leaves behind her loving children Scott Cuvelier and Sherri Schellenberg, her husband Dale; grandchildren Valorie Daniel, her husband, John, and Chelsea Schellenberg; great-grandchildren Reagan and Easton Daniel, all of Gonzales; brother Earl Ray and his wife Sybil, of Dripping Springs; nephew Dustin Floyd and wife Cathy, their children, Riece and Caden, of Burnet; her lifelong friend, Barbara Zunker, of Rockport; numerous aunts and uncles and multitudes of friends she loved as family. She is preceded in death by her first born, Wayne Alex, as well as her parents and grandparents. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Bettys family will receive guests starting at 12:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and share their memories. Services are under the care of Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, 814 E. Main St., Rockport, Texas. An additional service will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014, also at 2:00 p.m. at the Seydler Hill Funeral Home, 906 Saint Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas. Again, Bettys family will receive guests starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Betty Floyd Cuvelier Scholarship Fund so that her legacy and lending of a helping hand can continue. Contributions can be mailed to Wells Fargo ~ Gonzales, 301 N Saint Joseph St, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Ruby Guerra, 1947-2013 Ruby Guerra, age 66 entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2013. She was born on March 11, 1947 to Leroy Ferguson, Sr. and Silvestra (Raso) Ferguson. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Leroy Ferguson, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Jose Guerra; children, Anna Marie White (Ron), Betty Joe Yracheta, Tammy Black (Esteban), and Orelia Rodriguez; 10 grandchildren; 3 greatgrandchildren; siblings, Richard Ferguson, Debra Ferguson, Hazel Marie Moreno, and Marvin Ferguson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Finch Funeral Chapel- Nixon, TX and a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening at the funeral home. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Nixon, TX. Father Ouseph officiated the Mass. Interment followed at Nixon Latin American Cemetery. You may sign the online guestbook at www. finchfuneralchapels.com


Mary Martha Kresta, 1932-2013 Martha Mary Kresta, 81, of Gonzales, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013. She was born March 19, 1932 in Lavaca County, the daughter of Joe and Mary Cerny Malik. She married Joseph J. Kresta on October 29, 1957 in Gonzales, he passed away July 19, 1990. She was a homemaker who loved cooking for her family and friends. Mom was a hardworking farmers wife back in the day. She loved her many cats, dogs, chickens and all farm animals. She enjoyed everything involved with farm life, along with gardening and flowers. One of her favorite pastimes was playing the accordion. She was very dedicated to her faith and loved to pray. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the St. James Altar Society. She is survived by daughters: Elizabeth Marie Fouche and husband P.J. of Seguin and Charlene Ann Kresta of Rose Hill, Kansas; son David J. Kresta and wife Tammie of Gonzales; sister Lillie Krueger of Seguin; brother Johnny Malik and wife Patsy of Shiner; grandson Coulton Joseph Kresta of San Marcos; granddaughter Desirae Jensen Kresta of San Antonio; step-grandchildren Dustin Ochs of Gonzales, Kayla Alaniz and husband Larry of Beeville and Danee Jackson of San Antonio. Great grandchildren: Connor & Calleigh Alaniz of Beeville and Autumn & Brody Jackson of San Antonio. Also surviving is a close family friend Victor Leis of Rose Hill, Kansas. She was preceded by her parents, husband, daughter JoAnn Kresta, sister Dorothy Broz, brothers Joe and August Malik. Visitation was held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2013 with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at SeydlerHill Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Raaz officiating. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-6723232.


Betty Lou Floyd Cuvelier, 1935-2013 Betty Lou Floyd Cuvelier, 78, of Rockport, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 29, 2013, while surrounded by those who loved her most. Betty was born on March 8, 1935, in Gonzales, daughter of Edwin and Mazie Floyd. She grew up and often got into mischief with her big little brother, Earl Ray. Betty was raised in Gonzales where she was known to be a very independent girl who always had the answer. Her parents often had a tough time holding her reins back. She graduated from Gonzales High School in 1953. Upon graduating from high school she attended college at Baylor University. Prior to moving into the nursing field, which she was fit to do; Betty was employed at the Gonzales County Extension Office and the Gonzales County Mental Health Mental Retardation Clinic. She loved people, music, animals and the beach almost as much as she loved nursing. Her love for medicine and her desire to help others was evident and often showed as she was always willing to


Charles W. Blackerby, 1931-2014 Charles W. Blackerby, age 82 of Seguin, left for home on January 4, 2014 to be at peace with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Visitation will begin on January 10, 2014 at 12 noon followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with George Bell and Charles H. Placker officiating. Interment will follow in the Nixon Cemetery. Charles was born on June 7, 1931 in Karnes County Texas to Albert Dewey and Lorena Mae Holliday Blackerby. Charles was past master of the Devine Lodge No 590 A. F. and A. M. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Charles is preceded in death by his


Joe Louis Svoboda, 1934-2013 On November 2, 2013, Joe Louis Svoboda passed away while helping the love of his life to safety. Joe was born November 10, 1934 to Louis Joseph Svoboda and Bozena (Swatek) Svoboda in Shiner, Texas. He grew up and attended school in rural Lavaca County. He met his future bride at a dance at Boedekers Place in Shiner. On October 5, 1955 they were married at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas. In 1957, Joe was drafted into the US Army where he served 2 years active duty and was stationed in Fort Carlson, Colorado, and then served 4 years in the Army Reserves. Joe started playing drums in multiple bands around the age of 17. He played with bands such as Prince and the Lone Star Ramblers, The Texas Hired Hands, Homer and Gene and the Westeners. He enjoyed many nights in Texas dance halls. He started his career as a plumber for Pete Ince, and obtained his Master Plumbers License in 1971 when he opened his own business, Joes Plumbing. He maintained his Master Plumbers license for over 40 years. Joe spent many weekends and summers at the lake fishing,


Don Setliff, 1940-2013 We knew little that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved your dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, for you did not go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love in still our guide, And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Don Setliff, age 73, died December 29, 2013 at his home in Nixon. He was born January 6, 1940 in Robstown to Norman and Rosa Mae (Dow) Setliff. Don is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rebecca Setliff Wootan; and a son, Russell Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Isabel (Mendoza) Setliff, of Nixon; his children: Dona Zerr and husband James of Seguin; Anna Juarez of Nixon;


The family of Joe & Dorothy would like to extend our sincerest THANK YOU to everyone who has continually prayed, sent messages, made phone calls and made donations to Dorothy Svoboda following the great tragedy of losing her beloved spouse Joe and also her entire home. The support shown by friends, family and strangers alike have been unbelievable. There are not enough words to show our appreciation.

A special Thank You goes out to everyone who made the Benefit on December 14, 2013, such a success.

Thank you ALL Dorothy Svoboda, Mike & Melanie Svoboda, Sherri Svoboda White and Carrie & John Pesek and extended family

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volved, Dubba was seldom idle. She was a wonderful cook and kept an immaculate house. When work was finished, she enjoyed reading, gardening, playing bridge, singing with the Sweet Adelines, and winning numerous bowling trophies. She learned to love many of the activities Jimmie enjoyed except swimming and horseback riding. But not knowing how to swim never kept her out of boats, off piers or away from lakes and rivers if there were fish that might be caught. She was a bird hunter, tractor driver, sheep and goat drencher, fence builder, furniture refinisher and general handy-person. In the 1960s she took up golf which she loved and in the 1970s she took to motorcycle riding, sometimes behind Jim and other times riding her own. With the Retreads Motorcycle Club, they clocked many miles to Niagra Falls on the east coast, the redwood forest on the west coast and lots of places in between. Missing grandparent time, Jim and Dubba followed their only daughter to the Austin area in 1990, making their home in Lakeway on the 15th fairway and finding many new friends and fun activities. Grandkids and friends alike delighted in Dubbas snickerdoodles, buckeyes and other candies and cookies at Christmastime. In 2004 they once more followed Sharon, this time to Gonzales where again primarily through golf they made many wonderful friends whom they enjoyed together for over eight years. Left to remember Dubba as a delightful role model of integrity, enthusiasm and unselfishness and to celebrate her life are daughter Sharon Pirkle and son-inlaw Ashley Pirkle of Gonzales, grandchildren Tracey Zientek and husband John of Sealy, Sally Basche and husband Andy of Taylor, and Megan Hackworth and husband Corey of Columbus, Ohio, great-grandchildren Jaclyn Zientek, Abigail Zientek, Bethany Basche, Nathan Basche, Annabelle Hackworth and Asher Hackworth, sister Katie M. Bird of Vienna, VA, sister-in-law Evelyn Hutchison of Uvalde and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, her parents, her brother, her sister Virginia O. King and three brothers-in-law. The family received friends at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. Graveside services will be officiated by Rev. Andy Smith of First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Gonzales Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the donors choice of charities. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, Texas 830-6723232.

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Elizabeth Evelyn McClure (Dubba) Hutchison, 1922-2013 Elizabeth Evelyn McClure (Dubba) Hutchison slipped the bonds of this earthly endeavor on Friday, January 3, 2014 in Gonzales, Texas. She was born December 5, 1922 in Honey Grove, Texas to Alec Cullen McClure and Katherine Reed Johnson McClure. She was the third born of three daughters followed by a brother, Thomas Earl, who sadly died in 1932 at age four due to illness. Elizabeth, who later at age 12 was given by sisters and friends the nickname Dubba, stepped up to become not only a vivacious Daddys girl but also an energetic tomboy, her Mothers chauffer and a do whatever needs doing go-getter. After high school, she completed an A.A. degree from Paris Junior College in 1942 and was granted a temporary teaching certificate. Instead of teaching she followed her oldest sister and brother-in-law to Florida where she joined the dwindling wartime workforce for about a year and earned money to finish college. Returning to Texas she completed her education at East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M-Commerce) where after changing her major from music to physical education she earned a B.S. in 1945. While there, she was recognized as one of the cutest personalities in E.T. and proclaimed by a friend to have more friends than any other girl in E.T. and to be sincere, fair, faithful and conscientiousqualities every Kalir should have. After graduation and certification, she was employed as the girls P.E. coach in Uvalde where she met Jimmie Hutchison; they were married less than a year later on July 14, 1946. Dubba promptly resigned her teaching job and joined her husband in his business as the bookkeeper. A year and a half later, they added daughter Sharon to the business as greeter and social director. Always enthusiastic and in-

Santiago Rios, Jr., 1939-2014 Santiago Rios Jr., of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the age of 74. He was born February 16, 1939 in Gonzales the son of Santiago and Guadalupe Castillo Rios. He married Mary Segobia on July 5, 1958 at St. James Catholic Church. He was a cotton farmer in Gonzales County for many years. He was an avid fisherman and loved old western movies. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Mary Rios of Gonzales; daughter Maria Christina Gonzales of Gonzales; sister Mary Helen Garcia and husband Anthony of Gonzales and brothers John Rios, Jacinto Rios and Rick Rios all of Gonzales; grandchildren Francesca Gonzales of Lubbock, Giomar Gonzales and Ruben Gonzales both of Gonzales and great-grandchild Solymar Medina of Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Teresa and Carmen Rios and brothers Domingo and Paul Rios. Visitation will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. Sunday January 5 with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. A graveside service was held 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. James Catholic Cemetery followed by a memorial mass at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Raaz officiating. Arrangements under the care and direction of SeydlerHill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-6723232.



Leonard A. Doc Darilek, 1921-2014 Leonard A. Doc Darilek, age 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Doc was born October 31, 1921 in Lavaca County to Adolph and Mary Vrazel Darilek. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Corp, is a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, a member of American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, KJT and the last founding member of the Hobo band. He was a sheet metal worker for Kaspar Wire Works and a rancher. Survivors; wife of 66 years, Viola Darilek of Shiner; daughters Georgia Kutach (Dennis) of Yoakum and Lois Russo (Tom) of Houston; sons, James L. Darilek (Agnes) of Gonzales and Paul J. Darilek (Kerri) of Stockdale; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Edward and Louis Darilek. Rosary was recited 7 p.m. Friday , January 3, 2014 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, in Yoakum Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church with Rev. Kirby Hlavaty officiating. Burial followed at Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church or donors choice On-line guestbook may be signed at www. thielecooper.com. Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.


Booker Lee Johnson, 1952-2014 Booker Lee Johnson Booker Lee Johnson, 61, the oldest son of Booker T. and Mable Lee Johnson,


was born December 22, 1952, in Gonzales, Texas. He was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. Booker attended Gonzales public schools. As a student in the schools and as an adult, Booker never met a stranger. He was friendly and had a ready smile for everyone. He was known for that special laugh that was contagious and made everyone else laugh along with him. A man of many words, he sparked a conversation with anyone he came in contact with, and whether young or old, poor or wellto-do, individuals of all races who came to know Booker referred to him as Booker, my friend. Booker was a kind and generous person who always offered to help others. He had a sense of adventure and loved meeting people, doing activities, and going places. One of his favorite pastimes was spending time with his family. He loved to travel during the summer months with his wife, sons, daughter-inlaw, and grandchildren across the states. Booker possessed a strong work ethic and was a loyal and dedicated employee of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for over 25 years before retiring due to illness in 2008. Booker was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gerri Hunt. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Cynthia of the home; three sons; Dwight McGarity of Charleston, West Virginia, Booker Zack Johnson of Topeka, KS; Travis Johnson(Vanessa) of Olathe, KS; three sisters; Kathryn Greathouse; Carolyn Brown (Carl) of Austin, TX; Loma Scott(Louis) of Round Rock, TX; two brothers; Billy Johnson(Virginia) of Killeen, TX; Bobby Johnson of Gonzales, TX; his beloved grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends. And now that the Lord has called him home, we say farewell to a man who was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Home going services will be held on Friday, January 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel located at 2843 SE Minnesota Ave, Topeka, KS. Burial will follow in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Booker will lie in state and the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. To leave the family a special message online, please visit wwwPenwellGabelTopeka.com.

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The Cat Who Came for Christmas, a biography Cleveland Amory, was the topic of our Dec. Book Club meeting with Betty Hughes leading the discussion. Amory attended Harvard and became the youngest editor ever of The Saturday Evening Post. Very active in animal rights, he joined the board of directors of the Humane Society in 1962 and in 1967 founded the Fund for Animals. Amory was asked to help take in a cat from a New York City alley on Christmas Eve. It was snowing and his neighbor was having no luck catching it. Eventually they caught the hissing, scratching, grey, and dirty cat and Amory took it home. In the morning when he finally cleans it, he is surprised to find a beautiful white cat. He and the cat spend a lot of time talking throughout the book. What color did you expect, purple? But you were so dirty, I protested. White was the last color I expected. This goes on throughout the entire book, making for a wonderful read. Amory tells of many conversations and describes the cats personality. The cat avoids his friends when they come. Amory belongs to him, the cat, not to them. He tells of choosing a name for the cat. Amory says picking a dogs name is easy, but a cat must be in on the selection of its name. They finally choose Polar Bear. We described our favorite episodes. Mine was when Amory was in the bath and Polar Bear would walk on his shoulders and nip his ear and sit on the tub and watch. Bettys was when he tried to give Polar Bear a pill. He was so sure he had succeeded but the pill always ended up on the floor. Among Amorys humane efforts was saving the whales and seals. He once funded a ship that rammed a whaling ship. Though we agreed it was wrong and illegal, it worked. Amory also helped spray orange dye on seals so their pelts could not be used for fur. Amory tells of researching the nine lives of cats, giving them their life saving abilities. First, the cat always lands on his feet. The second comes from his whiskers which are part of his ability to operate in the dark. Third is his ability to smell at great distances, and fourth is his remarkable hearing. The fifth is his amazing visual powers and ability to see in the dark. The sixth is his homing instinct and seventh is his ability to make his fur stand on end, increasing his size. There was no eighth or ninth in the research. This cat scholar, however, who is no mystic, felt shortchanged says Amory. Amory also included the history of cat idolatry from 3000 B.C. in Egypt. Cats were goddesses of the Sun and Moon and Love with their own temples and priests. In the Middle Ages in Europe life was different. There was the Black Mass and the cat became the creature of the Devil. He was condemned as the source of all manner of witchcraft, sorcery, and voodoo. Our next meeting will be Jan. 16 from 10-11am at Lifords Books and Fine Art. We will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, a novel about a lighthouse keeper whose wife convinces him to keep a baby who comes ashore in a boat with her dead father. Anyone interested in a literary discussion is welcome. Please come.


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cial, and non-commercial pesticide license holders. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. To kick off the program, Jared Timmons, Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Assistant will be updating us on Feral Hog Control: Selecting the most effective method for your dilemma. Following will be Bob Lyons, Extension Range Specialist to discuss pasture stocking rate management. Ending the morning, Rick Machen, Extension Livestock Specialist will address herd bull management and selection. Following the morning programs, a catered meal will be served. After lunch Charlie Grymes, with DuPont Crop Protection will be discussing pesticide options for grassburrs, grasshoppers, and armyworms, followed by Greg Baker, Texas Department of Agriculture Inspector discussing updates on pesticide applicator laws and regulations. The program should conclude at about 3:00 p.m. The Harwood Community Center is located 1 block North of Highway 90 in Harwood on County Road 230. There will be a $20 per person cost, which includes morning refreshments and a catered lunch. You will need to RSVP for the program by calling the

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Famed magician Harry Houdini was born with the less-than-inspiring name Erich Weiss. There is a planet named Gliese 436b orbiting a red dwarf star. Its about the size of Neptune, and its very, very hot -- roughly 820 degrees Fahrenheit. None of this is terribly unusual; whats truly surprising is the fact that the planets surface is made up largely of ice (with an outer layer of hydrogen and helium) despite the heat. It seems that the gravity and atmospheric pressure are so great that water is forced into a solid form, creating so-called hot ice. A Louisiana man once caught a grape in his mouth that was tossed from 252 feet away. *** Thought for the Day: He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -- Sir Winston Churchill

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MOULTON The Moulton Bob Kittens bench had a good night on outside shooting in a 59-18 win over the Waelder Lady Wildcats Tuesday night in Moulton. Our bench players hit the outside shots better than they usually do, Moulton head coach John Meisetschleager said. Seniors Kendall Kristnyik and Taylor Bohuslav led the Kittens (12-8, 2-0) with 11 points each in the book as nine total players scored. Our team chemistry was real good tonight, Meisetschleager said. We worked together well and the outcome was better than I thought it would be. Moulton still has a few things to work on before tomorrows (Friday) Homecoming game against Austwell-Tivoli. We need to fix some things on defense before our district game against A-T, he said. The loss drops the Lady Wildcats to 0-8 and 0-1. We are young and inexperienced, Waelder head coach David President said. We are just trying to get the basics and fundamentals taught to the girls. He said he mainly is looking for learning, hustle and improvement in each contest. We harp on playing hard and finishing ball games, President said. They are on a learning curve with a lot of changes over the last couple of years. It is a growing process as the players continue to learn and get better. Sarah Baker got the first two baskets of the game, getting a feed from Graisyn Neto and later scored an unassisted basket after an offensive rebound. Waelder closed down to 4-1 on the free throw by Kelsey Gonzales but it would turn out to be the only time they got on the scoreboard in the first period. Kristynik hit two free throws, got a steal to help Nieto score and then scored after a pass from Baker. Nieto had two more baskets and Kristynik had one as the Bob Kittens held a 16-1 lead after the first quarter. Maggie Gallant sank three of Moultons first five baskets in the second quarter for a 26-1 advantage and Waelder was able to counter with free throws from Chelsea Nich-

ols. Later, Julie Fojtik drained a shot from downtown as Moulton forged a 31-6 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Waelder got baskets from Monica Bracamontes and Yasmin Porter to book eight points while Moulton got four points apiece from Bohuslav and Paige Bartos for a 41-14 lead heading into the fourth period. Bohuslav sank seven points and Taylor Pilat added four points as Moulton went on an 18-4 run to finish the game.
Moulton 59, Waelder 18 Waelder 1 5 8 418 Moulton 16 15 10 1859 Waelder:Yasmin Porter 3 3-6 9, Chelsea Nichols 0 4-7 4, Monica Bracamontes 1 0-0 2, Julissa Avila 0 2-2 2, Kelsey Gonzales 0 1-2 1. Totals 4 10-17 18 Moulton: Kendall Kristynik 4 2-2 11, Taylor Bohuslav 5 0-0 11, Sarah Baker 4 0-0 8, Maggie Galant 4 0-0 8, Graisyn Nieto 3 0-0 6, Paige Bartos 3 0-0 6, Taylor Pilat 2 0-0 4, Julie Fojtik 1 0-0 3, Malori Mitchon 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 2-2 59.

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Lady Leps pull away from GHS


Kendall Kristynik (44) puts up a ball as Waelders Yasmin Porter and Chelsea Nichols plays defense. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Lady Mustangs get tough on Gonzales


Early in the third quarter of their district opener Friday night against La Grange, the Gonzales Lady Apaches trailed just 26-18. Over a good portion of the quarter, the Lady Leopards were held to just one point while Gonzales bagged 13 to lead by four to start the fourth quarter. La Grange reversed thing and went on a 13-2 run to beat the Lady Apaches 40-33 at GHS Special Events Center. We lost our composure again, Gonzales head coach Valerie Akpan said. We Tajerrica Smith about to pull up for a shot in the first need to learn how to get a half against La Grange despite attracting some at- lead and maintain it. tention from La Granges Blair Gillard. (Photo by Mark Gonzales had a good start Lube) as buckets by Kelsey Hardy

and Tajerrica Smith helped give Gonzales an early 4-3 advantage. Renae Camarillo later hit a field goal to put Gonzales ahead 8-4. La Grange rallied to tie the game at 8-8 before Camarillo sank a three, after a pass from Hardy, to put the Lady Apaches ahead 11-8. At the end of the first period, an Ericka Hernandez free throw allowed Gonzales a 12-10 lead. We had been working on focusing and were able to come out ready to play, Akpan said. We just were unable to maintain that intensity. The Lady Leopards used a 6-0 run to start the second period, getting two baskets from Lexus Davis. Gonzales fought back to a 16-16 game with a Hardy basket and two

free throws from Smith. La Grange used an 8-2 run to close out the first half, ahead 24-18. Gonzales third-period run was kicked off on a Camarillo bucket, from the Hernandez pass. Later, Amanda Dixson got a steal, got the ball to Danielle Flowers who then shuffled it to Jordan Pitman for the score. Pitman later helped Hardy on the three-point shot that knotted things at 27-27 and then scored to put Gonzales ahead, 29-27, their first lead since the second quarter. Hardy then scored off a turnover to put the Lady Apaches lead at 31-27 to enter the fourth. Eventually, La Grange battled to trail 33-32 and then went on an 8-0 run to

finish the game, getting a lot of productivity from the free-throw line. Gonzales was held to just two points in the fourth, missing numerous free throws and baskets. Our shots were just not falling, Akpan said. The Gonzales Lady Apaches junior varsity team lost to La Grange 37-30.
La Grange 40, Gonzales 33 La Grange 10 14 3 13-40 Gonzales 12 6 13 2-33 La Grange: Lexus Davis 3 6-10 12, Breanna Devroe 1 6-14 8, Blair Gillard 2 2-7 6, Hannah Zuhn 1 4-5 6, Hannah Gereche 2 2-2 6, Tahlia Villanueva 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 20-38 40 Gonzales:Tajerrica Smith 1 8-12 10, Kelsey Hardy 4 0-9 9, Renae Camarillo 3 0-0 7, Jordan Pitman 3 0-2 6, Ericka Hernandez 0 1-2 1, Sheridan Tate0 0-2 0. Totals 11 1127 33.

NIXON Playing the Gonzales Lady Apaches on Dec. 31 was the third time the Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs had played a Class 3A team from District 26. Nixon-Smiley had fallen to the Yoakum Lady Bulldogs and the Cuero Lady Gobblers Dec. 27-28 in the Victoria St. Joseph tournament. The Lady Mustangs pulled off a 43-33 win over Gonzales at Nixon-Smiley High School Gymnasium. I am hoping playing these 3A teams will toughen us, Nixon-Smiley head coach Jeff Van Auken

said. Our 2A district is very tough with several ranked teams. Playing the Yoakums, Gonzaless and Cueros will help us play at the level required to for our district. The Lady Apaches struggled immensely shooting the ball in the first half. They finished the first quarter with a mere two points and managed to bucket eight points in the second period. I told them to work as a team, Gonzales head coach Valerie Akpan said. It is hard to play well when it is one on five. Gonzales got out of its offensive funk in the third quarter with 16 of 23 points but was outscored 13-7 in

the fourth quarter. When we are in sync, our shots started falling,Akpan said. At the end, we lost our composure and fell apart at crunch time. Gonzales did a good job of coming back, Van Auken said. They were getting some good opportunities. We were able to make some key stops and a couple of kids made plays in the fourth quarter. Savannah Martinez, Alena Alvarez and Brooke Hester made baskets early in the first quarter to get ahead 9-0. Tyhanna Mejia also added some points to the scorebook and Nixon-Smiley forged a 15-0 lead.

The Lady Apaches got their first basket as Sheridan Tate got a rebound and fed Tajerrica Smith for the field goal. The Lady Apaches got the first four points of the second quarter as Smith converted two free throws and made a jumper, helped by some defensive rebounds by Ericka Hernandez. Alvarez assisted on two Martinez buckets to push Nixon-Smileys lead to 19-6 and they finished the second period with four of five points as Gonzales shooting woes continued although the Lady Apaches did a solid job of getting rebounds. Nixon-Smileys Tyhanna Mejia dribbles past Lady Halfway through the Apache player Sheridan Tate during the Lady MusNIXON, Page B2 tangs 43-33 win on Dec. 31. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Savannah Martinez led the Lady Mustangs with 16 points, Tyhanna Mejia sank 12 points, Megan Guerra finished with 10 points and Alena Alvarez chipped in nine points. The Lady Mustangs scored 15 of 26 third-quarter points and held a small advantage, 12-11 in the fourth quarter. The Moulton Bob Katz fell to top-ranked Mumford 74-49 on Friday. The Bob Kittens opened their district play with a 48-29 win over Prairie Lea on Friday and defeated Somerville 53-18 on Dec. 31. The Flatonia Bulldogs defeated Fayetteville, 5934, on Thursday. Flatonia led 14-6 after the first quarter and Fayetteville held a 14-13 run in the second period. In the third and fourth quarters, Flatonia went on a 16-7 run to put the game out of reach. Wyatt Wehmeyer dropped in 15 points, Bruns bagged 13 points, Casen Novak and Easton Migl scored eight points, Matthew Kozelsky recorded seven points, Samuel Netro finished with four points, with Matt Rowell and Jacob Barta getting two points each. The Shiner Comanches fell to Falls City, 56-51, on Friday. Justin Stovall scored 20 points, Blake Mraz finished with 10 points, Caleb Murrille sank six points, Chad Neubauer bagged five points, Colby Jahn sank three points, Rigo Baray, Ethan Berger and Matthew Foster added two points and Kris Hauptman scored one point. On Tuesday, the Comanches lost to Victoria St. Joseph 60-21. Mraz finished with 14 points, Murille, Stoval and Foster scored two points each and Neubauer scored one point. The Shiner Lady Comanches got a home district win against Louise, 5841, on Tuesday. Amanise Coleman led Shiner with 21 points, Kori Landman bagged 14 points, Julianna Rankin finished with eight points, Shamyra Coleman had six points, Mackinley Pilat dropped in three points while Jennifer Hartl, Lauren Schuette, and Jenna Berkovsky booked two points each. The Luling Lady Eagles fell to Karnes City on Tuesday, 73-37.

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The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs defeated Cuero 56-30 Tuesday in a district game. Martina Stavinoha led the Lady Gobblers with 11 points, Missy Odom sank six points, Courtney Clark chipped in four points, Emmarie Johnson and Mary Kate Krueger scored three points each, Kaylyn Sievers deposited two points and Chelsea Veit finished with one points. For Yoakum, Desiree Garza had 16 points, Jaccari HIghts and Callie Witte had 12 points each, Latrice Brown scored seven points and Paige Alonzo finished with one point. The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs got a district win over Schulenburg, 47-43, on Friday to improve to 1310 and 3-2. The Lady Mustangs led 16-8 after one quarter but Schulenburg managed a 13-4 run in the second quarter for a 21-20 halftime lead. The Lady Mustangs bounced back with a 15-11 run in the third and and slight 12-11 scoring advantage in the fourth.

points, Jordan Pawelek and Morgan Mason recorded two points each. Patek had nine rebounds, Jacy Pawelek had four assists and Jackson had four steals. The Yoakum Bulldogs defeated Luling 47-44 on Friday. Joe Mireles had 12 points, Chase Hermes scored 11 points, Justin Brown and Timmy Blakeney each finished with 10 points while TJ Hights bucketed four points. Hallettsville Lady Brahmas got a 64-53 district win over Poth on Friday. Kasey Hairell had 17 points, Imari Grant dropped in 12 points, Emma Wick scored 11 points, Heather Henneke deposited 10 points, Cassidy Targac had eight points, with Cookie Silgero and Erin Svetlik bagging one point each. The Lady Brahmas defeated Schulenburg 71-46 on Tuesday. Henneke sank 17 points, Wick finished with 14 points, Silgero and Kaymee Howell had nine points each, Hairell and Targac deposited eight points, and Svetlik finished with two points.

Lady Apaches Cassidy La Fleur and Danyelle Glass were chosen for the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Volleyball Academic All-State for Class 3A. From Yoakum, Shelby Pesek and Reagen Renken were selected. Lady Brahmas Kenzie Etzler, Alicia Grahmann, Lana Hickson, Cassidy Targac, Morgan Mitchon and Heather Henneke were chosen for the 2A team The Gonzales Little League registration will take place Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gonzales High School cafeteria. Prices are $45 for T-Ball and Coach Pitch, and the Pee Wee, Minor, Major and Junior leagues are $60. Please bring each childs original birth certificate and three proofs of residency (drivers license, report card, utility bill, etc). Persons interested in volunteering should bring a copy of a valid drivers license. The Gonzales High School Mighty Apache Marching Band will be hosting the Band on the Run 5K at 8 a.m. Jan. 25 at the GHS Band Hall. The run will go south from the high school to the Lions Frisbee Golf Course and back. The fee will be $20, and you can register online at https://www. runreg.com/Net/3852/Apache-Band-on-the-Run or in person at the GHS Field House. There will be multiple age groups, T-Shirts are included and medals will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Mighty Apache Marching Band. The Yoakum adult mens basketball league is set to begin later this month. Game nights will be on Sundays through May. If interested in signing a team up for the league, please call Mike McCracken at 361-655-2909.

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third box, Nixon-Smiley took a 30-16 lead before Gonzales caught a little fire. Kelsey Hardy made two free throws then got a steal at the other end and scored on a jumper. Tate then brought Gonzales within 30-24 after feeds from Hardy and Renae Camarillo. At the end of the period, Hardy had a pass to Jordan Pitman to bring Gonzales within 30-26. In the fourth frame, the Lady Apaches came within 31-

30 as Danielle Flowers scored off a pass from Amanda Dix The Shiner St. Paul girls son. basketball team fell to AusNixon-Smiley then went tin Waldorf in district play on a 12-3 run to close out the Friday. game. Waldorf led 15-11 after one quarter and 31-23 at Nixon-Smiley 43, Gonzales 33 halftime. Gonzales 2 8 16 733 Nixon-Smiley15 8 7 1343 Waldorf scored 13 of 21 Gonzales: Kelsey Hardy 3 5-8 11, points in the third quarter Tajerrica Smith 3 3-6 9, Sheridan Tate and St. Paul went on a 15-14 2 1-2 5, Renae Camarillo 1 0-0 2, Claudia Franklin 1 0-0 2, Jordan Pitman 1 run in the last period. Nat0-0 2, Danielle Flowers 1 0-0 2, Ericka alie Jackson had 18 points Hernandez 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 9-18 33 for St. Paul, Jacy Pawelek Nixon-Smiley: Alena Alvarez 7 had 12 points, Ashlyn Patek 3-4 18, Savannah Martinez 6 0-0 12, Brooke Hester 3 1-4 7, Tyhanna Mejia sank eight points, Shaelynn 2 1-2 6. Totals 18 5-10 43. Malatek chipped in four

cred Heart Indians lost to Schertz John Paul II, 88-51, on Friday. Evan Wick had 19 points, Michael Zaruba and Scott Stoner scored eight points each. Clint Brewer, Dodge Bluadu and Colton Bluadu had four points each and Trent Janak had three points. Sacred Heart bounced back with a 61-52 win over Austin Veritas on Tuesday. Wick sank 33 points, Zaruba had 10 points, Dodge Bluadu contributed nine points, Stoner banked five points and Colton Bludau finished with four points.

There will be a College Baseball Showcase Camp tomorrow 5 -7:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon at the Hallettsville High School baseball field. Incarnate Word assistant coach will be the camp coordinator and several baseball coaches will be at the events from Division 1 and 2 programs and some junior college coaches. Cost is $100 per camper and checks need to be made out ot HB Teenage League. Camp is limited to the first 50 participants to register. To register or for more information contact Russell Kowalik at The Hallettsville Sa- 361-205-2296 or Calvin Shorty Cook at 361-293-4902. Girls Class 3A 1. LaVega (24-0) 2. Navasota (19-2) 3. LaVernia (16-1) 4. Bullard (17-3) 5. West Oso (20-4) 6. Yoakum (18-4) 7. Lubbock Estacado (13-8) 8. Celina (17-4) 9. Bridge City (22-3) 10. Dalhart (12-3) 11. Needville (12-2) 12. Hondo (15-2) 13. Melissa (12-2) 14. Big Spring (13-4) 15. Geronimo Navarro (15-5) 16. Levelland (12-4) 17. Stafford (14-2) 18. Ford (16-4) 19. Wylie (13-5) 20. Groesbeck (15-5) 21. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (15-4) 22. West Orange-Stark (15-6) 23. Liberty Hill (13-8) 24. Canyon Lake (14-5) 25. College Station (13-5) Class 2A 1. Brock (21-2) 2. Sunnyvale (23-0) 3. Central Heights (24-0) 4. San Antonio Cole (25-1) 5. Hallettsville (21-3) 6. Grandview (15-2) 7. Alba-Golden (16-3) 8. Winona (14-2) 9. Jarrell (20-2) 10. Winnsboro (22-3) 11. Cisco (16-2) 12. Chapel Hill (13-3) 13. Olton (18-3) 14. Sonora (18-4) 15. Wall (14-4) 16. Tuscola Jim Ned (14-5) 17. Woodville (16-4) 18. Bells (14-5) 19. Life Oak Cliff (12-5) 20. Rivercrest (13-3) 21. Karnes City (20-6) 22. Jourdanton (17-5) 23. Cotulla (10-5) 24. Bishop (13-4) 25. Coleman (14-5)

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Shiner Area Big Buck Contest Standings

The following is the unofficial weekly results of the 31st Annual Shiner Businessmens Club Shiner Area Big Buck Contest As Of January 6, 2014 Colorado County A-1. Jack Holman of Weimar, 8-pointer, 22 -inch spread, 11 -inch R1 tine, 9 -inch R2 tine, 11 1/8-inch L1 tine, 9 -inch L2 tine, 70 1/8 total points; A-2. Eric Billeck of Weimar, 9-pointer, 18 1/8-inch spread, 10 3/8-inch R1 tine, 8 7/8-inch R2 tine, 10 1/8-inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 65 1/8 total points; A-3. Cullen Klesel of Houston, 9-pointer, 18 1/8-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 8 1/4-inch R2 tine, 9 3/4-inch L1 tine, 7 7/8-inch L2 tine, 62 5/8 total points; Y-1. Hayden Leopold of Columbus, 8-pointer, 16 5/8-inch spread, 10 -inch R1 tine, 9 7/8-inch R2 tine, 10 -inch L1 tine, 8 7/8-inch L2 tine, 63 3/8 total points; Y-2. Cutter Morin of Schulenburg, 8-pointer, 16 -inch spread, 9 3/4-inch R1 tine, 7 -inch R2 tine, 9 3/4-inch L1 tine, 7 3/4-inch L2 tine, 58 1/4 total points; Y-3. Ryan Kloesel of Weimar, 13-pointer, 14 7/8-inch spread, 6 1/2-inch R1 tine, 7 3/4-inch R2 tine, 7 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 1/8-inch L2 tine, 57 5/8 total points; Dewitt County A-1. Noel Etzler of Hallettsville, 11-pointer, 18 1/2-inch spread, 10 5/8inch R1 tine, 9 1/4-inch R2 tine, 12 3/8inch L1 tine, 10 -inch L2 tine, 71 3/4 total points; A-2. Kurt Gaebler of Victoria, 9-pointer, 21 3/8-inch spread, 12 3/4-inch R1 tine, 3 -inch R2 tine, 13 1/4-inch L1 tine, 8 7/8inch L2 tine, 68 1/4 total points; A-3. Keith Leister of Nordheim, 8-pointer, 15 3/4-inch spread, 10 1/2-inch R1 tine, 9 -inch R2 tine, 11 3/8-inch L1 tine, 10 3/8-inch L2 tine, 65 total points; Y-1. Austin Chavez of Meyersville, 9-pointer, 16 1/2-inch spread, 10 1/8inch R1 tine, 8 3/4-inch R2 tine, 9 7/8-inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 62 7/8 total points; Y-2. Chase Blackwell of Cuero, 7-pointer, 19 5/8-inch spread, 5 -inch R1 tine, 11 5/8-inch R2 tine, 11 3/4-inch L1 tine, 7 5/8-inch L2 tine, 62 5/8 total points; Y-3. Hannah Boswell of Yoakum, 9-pointer, 14 1/2-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 9 3/8-inch R2 tine, 10 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 3/4-inch L2 tine, 61 5/8 total points; Fayette County A-1. Kenneth Rabel of Weimar, 11-pointer, 18 3/8-inch spread, 11 7/8inch R1 tine, 9 7/8-inch R2 tine, 12 -inch L1 tine, 10 -inch L2 tine, 73 1/8 total points; A-2. William Ansell of Houston, 12-pointer, 17 3/4-inch spread, 10 3/4inch R1 tine, 10 1/4-inch R2 tine, 9 3/4inch L1 tine, 10 -inch L2 tine, 70 1/2 total points; A-3. Patrick Machala Jr of Plum, 10-pointer, 18 -inch spread, 10 -inch R1 tine, 9 1/2-inch R2 tine, 10 3/4-inch L1 tine, 9 1/2-inch L2 tine, 67 3/4 total points; Y-1. Chandler Moeller of Praha, 12-pointer, 14 3/4-inch spread, 10 3/8inch R1 tine, 8 1/8-inch R2 tine, 10 1/4inch L1 tine, 8 1/4-inch L2 tine, 63 3/4 total points; Y-2. Kaylie Zapalac of Lagrange, 10-pointer, 15 1/2-inch spread, 7 1/2-inch R1 tine, 7 -inch R2 tine, 7 1/4-inch L1 tine, 6 7/8-inch L2 tine, 54 1/8 total points; Y-3. Amanda Branecky of Bastrop, 10-pointer, 14 3/4-inch spread, 6 1/2inch R1 tine, 6 5/8-inch R2 tine, 7 5/8-inch L1 tine, 7 1/4-inch L2 tine, 52 3/4 total points; Gonzales County A-1. * Donna Masek * of Flatonia, 11-pointer, 17 3/8-inch spread, 12 -inch R1 tine, 11 3/4-inch R2 tine, 12 -inch L1 tine, 11 -inch L2 tine, 75 1/8 total points; A-2. John Hundl of Shiner, 9-pointer, 18 3/4-inch spread, 10 3/8-inch R1 tine, 13 1/2-inch R2 tine, 8 1/8-inch L1 tine, 12 1/8-inch L2 tine, 71 7/8 total points; A-3. Steven Bujnoch of Shiner, 9-pointer, 16 3/8-inch spread, 11 7/8-inch R1 tine, 7 5/8-inch R2 tine, 11 1/2-inch L1 tine, 12 1/4-inch L2 tine, 68 5/8 total points; Y-1. * Bethany Nevlud * of Shiner, 8-pointer, 18 3/8-inch spread, 10 3/4inch R1 tine, 9 1/8-inch R2 tine, 12 -inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 66 7/8 total points; Y-2. Colby Kifer of Gonzales, 9-pointer, 21 1/8-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 9 1/4-inch R2 tine, 9 1/4-inch L1 tine, 8 -inch L2 tine, 66 1/4 total points; Y-3. Cole Hendershot of Gonzales, 10-pointer, 19 -inch spread, 8 3/4-inch R1 tine, 8 5/8-inch R2 tine, 10 -inch L1 tine, 8

Class 1A Division 2 1. Roscoe Highland (17-0) 2. Frost (14-2) 3. Follett (12-1) 4. Calvert (11-1) 5. Morgan (10-2) 6. Buckholts (15-4) 7. Clyde Eula (17-4) 8. Nazareth (13-3) 9. London (14-2) 10. Cross Plains (10-4) 1/4-inch L2 tine, 64 5/8 total points; 11. Evant (9-2) 12. Moulton (12-3) 13. Walnut Springs (12-5) 14. Miami (13-3) 15. Gorman (12-4) 16. Leakey (11-3) 17. Evant (10Lavaca County A-1. Paul Hanslik of Moulton, 15-point- 3) 18. Leggett (12-4) 19. Goodrich (12-4) 20. Hermleigh (10-4) er, 16 3/8-inch spread, 9 3/8-inch R1 tine, 21. Strawn (14-5) 22. Cotton Center (12-4) 23. Saint Jo (13-6) 24. 9 -inch R2 tine, 11 1/2-inch L1 tine, 11 Paducah (12-7) 25. Lipan
1/8-inch L2 tine, 72 3/8 total points; A-2. Darrell Parr of Shiner, 11-pointer, 15 -inch spread, 9 3/4-inch R1 tine, 9 3/8inch R2 tine, 10 3/4-inch L1 tine, 9 1/2inch L2 tine, 65 3/8 total points; A-3. James Caka of Yoakum, 9-pointer, 17 3/4-inch spread, 10 5/8-inch R1 tine, 7 3/8-inch R2 tine, 10 3/4-inch L1 tine, 7 1/4-inch L2 tine, 62 3/4 total points; Y-1. Jaydon Darilek of Shiner, 9-pointer, 15 1/2-inch spread, 9 1/2-inch R1 tine, 8 7/8-inch R2 tine, 9 1/2-inch L1 tine, 8 5/8inch L2 tine, 61 total points; Y-2. Dylan Dierschke of Moulton, 8-pointer, 17 3/8-inch spread, 9 -inch R1 tine, 6 5/8-inch R2 tine, 8 1/2-inch L1 tine, 6 1/2-inch L2 tine, 56 total points; Y-3. Tyler Grahmann of Hallettsville, 8-pointer, 15 -inch spread, 7 3/4-inch R1 tine, 7 -inch R2 tine, 8 1/2-inch L1 tine, 7 1/4-inch L2 tine, 53 1/2 total points;

Boys Class 1A 1. Oakwood 14 2 2. Texline 13 3 3. Laneville 17 6 4. Graford 14 - 2 5. Water Valley 9 5 6. Throckmorton 16 1 7. Douglass 18 3 8. Calvert 10 4 9. Lingleville 13 - 2 10. Huckabay 9 5 11. Ira 6 1 12. Eula 12 6 13. Coolidge 11 2 14. Roxton 8 7 15. Miller Grove 14 8 16. Crowell 2 1 17. Garden City 5 3 18. Grady 10 4 19. Lometa 11 5 20. Moulton 12 - 4 21. Nazareth 11 8 22. Happy 4 6 23. Avinger 15 2 24. Fort Elliott 10 3 25. San Isidro 15 - 2

TABC Basketball Poll

Texas Open - North Zone A-1. Tim Grosenbacher of Shiner, 14-pointer, 18 1/8-inch spread, 10 3/8inch R1 tine, 11 1/2-inch R2 tine, 9 -inch L1 tine, 10 5/8-inch L2 tine, 73 5/8 total points; A-2. Larry Broesche of Eagle Lake, 12-pointer, 16 3/8-inch spread, 9 -inch R1 tine, 9 3/8-inch R2 tine, 9 3/4-inch L1 tine, 8 1/4-inch L2 tine, 64 3/4 total points; A-3. Alan Pilat of Moulton, 8-pointer, 16 5/8-inch spread, 10 3/8-inch R1 tine, 10 1/4-inch R2 tine, 8 1/2-inch L1 tine, 10 1/4-inch L2 tine, 64 total points; Texas Open - South Zone A-1. Tara Wojtek of Richmond, 9-pointer, 18 1/2-inch spread, 11 1/2-inch R1 tine, 9 1/2-inch R2 tine, 10 3/4-inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 67 7/8 total points; A-2. Amy Cernosek of Flatonia, 12-pointer, 16 3/8-inch spread, 10 3/4inch R1 tine, 8 3/4-inch R2 tine, 11 -inch L1 tine, 7 3/4-inch L2 tine, 66 5/8 total points; A-3. Dwayne Vasek of Shiner, 9-pointer, 17 7/8-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 9 1/8-inch R2 tine, 8 7/8-inch L1 tine, 9 1/8inch L2 tine, 63 5/8 total points;

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Wilson, Rhonda Pruett, Keith Glass, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Landis Kern, Joe Kotwig, L. A. Lindemann Jr., Glenn Mikesh, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre, Bill Lott, Rosie, Danny & Joyce Schellenberg, Sarge Dunkin, Aunt

Frances Gandre, Bubba and Sarah Roecker, Lillie Lay, Joy and Kit Carson, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Rita, Teresa Wilke, Marguerite Williams, Marie Schauer, Diana x2, Lanny Baker, Maria Castillo, Pats Bill, Bob Young, Bill Bassett, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Shirley Dozier, Marilyn Qualls, Clarence Bahlman, Gloria Mirales, Dorothy Svoboda, Bob Brown, Margie Menking, Phyllis Oncken, all of our military people and their families all over the world. It was good to hear that Joe Kotwigs reports

E-Mail Your local information to: newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Gonzales County Go-Texans 6th annual Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser will be Friday Jan. 17 at Herrmann Sons Hall in Gonzales. Tickets are $30 per person or the corporate sponsor level is $50/person. All tickets are PRE-SALE, so contact any of our 20 committee members to reserve yours now. You can also call or go to the scale office next to E-Barr Feed for tickets (672-4555)... Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for Gonzales County Youth who attend Texas universities and trade schools. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 scholarship applications are available on line. We encourage every Gonzales County senior to apply for this $18,000 opportunity. Counselors at all three of our schools are ready to assist the students, and they can also call Sherri at 672-4555 or 979-229-9317 with any questions. Republican Women of Yoakum is hosting a candidates forum on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Community Center. Meet and Greet is from 6-7 p.m. and the forum from 7 to 9. There will be tables for campaign literature. Light refreshments will be served. Each candidate will be given 3 to 5 minutes to speak, depending upon how many candi-

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dates attend. The Apache Band Boosters are hosting a 5k Walk/Run on Sat Jan 25 at the HS Band Hall, 8 a.m. benefiting the GHS Band spring trip to Florida. Early online registration is $20 at runreg.com. For more info contact Granella 437.2036 The Gonzales Young Farmers will be having the Super Bowl Sunday BBQ to go on Sunday February 2, 2014 from 11 to 1, to be picked up at the old show barn at Independence Park. Pre-sale orders until January 22, 2014. Whole briskets $45, brisket $25, Whole pork loin, $35, pork loin $20, Pork ribs $25. Contact Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Kenneth Fink 830857-6355, or any member. 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, January 11th, beginning at 11 a.m. at (New Location) Emmanuel Christian School located at 1214 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-275-1216.

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Waelder ISD to salute school board members

WAELDER January is School Board Recognition Month and Waelder Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools. School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child, said Mark Weisner, Superintendent. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Waelder ISD for an annual budget of + 3 million dollars; 315 students, in grades Pre-K to 12; more than 54 employees; and a single campus. Preparing todays students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their com-

turned out good in October. Joe says to keep him on the prayer list because all those prayers are what get him those good reports. Prayers are powerful things and change lives every day. And Joe has done a lot of laughing with his grandson lately too. Jake is the apple of his Pappys eye. I think there was something about Jake getting a play set for Christmas this year and I think the grandparents had something to do with this and at least with putting it together. We need to pray for the family of Kenneth Austin Brooks, Sr. Mr. Brooks lived in and all around in this area pastoring Assembly of God Churches from a young age onward. We also need to pray for those who are losing their homes in Gonzales to fire. Things really got out of con-

trol again today on Hamilton Street. Luckily the occupant got out of the house in time. Please be careful. Heaters are being turned on and it is dry outside. I think that practically everyone I talked to this last weekend had a headache. This Norther that blew in had a lot of wind packed behind it. When it hit it packed a lot of punch and leaves went flying everywhere. All of a sudden the news casts are talking about leaf blowers. My daddy would have laughed at that one. Then he would have had another good laugh by saying yeah and there are enough feral hogs rooting in the bar ditch down the road and in our pastures to break up all the leaves that need breaking up. Those people up there living in that concrete dont know what they are doing anyway. My dad-

dys personal opinion was that someone had to live up north in the cold and that someone had to live in the cities like San Antonio and he sure as the world was glad that it wasnt him. So I guess that I will suffer with the sinus from cedar and up and down barometric pressure and happily live in the country where the deer and the antelope play. They had some good soups over at the Monthalia United Church Parish Hall after church last Sunday. I was told that Betty Fink had a delicious creamy chickengreen chili soup and that Gladys Lindemann had chicken soup with Creole flavoring. There were many other kinds of soup with lots of different kinds of cornbread, some sandwiches, and other extra garnishments. Happy New Year and God Bless.

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$35.00 pp, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, $20.00 free play. Departs downtown Luling at 7:00 a.m. returns approximately 8:30 p.m. Seats must be reserved and paid in advance.

Turnaround -- One day trips to Texas only casino -January 24, 2014

$549.00 Per person, Double Occupancy, $75.00 Due Upon Signing Motorcoach transportation from Luling or Georgetown, 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, Admission to Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley, Admission to the Tunica Museum, Free Time on Beal Street in Memphis, Guided Tour of Memphis, Tn.

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The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This months meeting will be on Jan 16, from 10-11am at Lifords Books and Fine Art to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. Please join us! The Come and Take It Squares of Gonzales are offering two free open houses on Monday, January 13 and Monday, January 20 to introduce the fun of square-dancing to others. Lessons will begin on Monday, January 27. Open houses and lessons will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Gonzales, 414 St. Louis St., Gonzales (just south of the Courthouse) at 7:30 PM. All interested students are invited to attend the open house for an introduction to square-dancing, to learn a few steps, and meet the friendly square-dancers. Square-dancing is a lively social activity that promotes exercise and fitness while encouraging social interaction. Lessons are open to all ages from teens to seniors. The club invites anyone interested to call 830-672-9307 or 830-672-7384 for further information. Parent taught driver ed study group, M and W 5:30 - 7:30, Jan 13 - Feb 5, at the Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul near downtown Gonzales. Please call 830 672 8291 for more info.

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munities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren, said Weisner. We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our communitys children and families, said Weisner. These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future, (he/she) said. The men and women serving Waelder ISD are as follows: President Christine Mindieta has been on the WISD board for 11 years. Mrs. Mindieta works at The Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin as reports analyst. Mrs. Mindieta says: I serve because every child matters and every child deserves a voice. Vice President Diana Olmos has served on the board for 9 years. Ms. Olmos is an administrative assistant at Steve Kent Trucking in Waelder. Secretary Rudy Orona has served on the board for 2 years. Mr. Orona is a finance manager at Lockhart Ford. Avery Williams has served on the board for 4 years. Mr. Williams is Office Manager for the City of Waelder. JoAnn Ibarra has served on the board for 11 years. Ms. Ibarra is a city clerk for the City of Waelder. Cathy Hernandez has served on the board for 17 years. Mrs. Hernandez and her husband are self-employed. Dora Noyola has served on the board for 16 years. Mrs. Noyola is an accounting clerk at Guadalupe Valley Electric Company. Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for truly caring about our kids, Superintendent Weisner said.

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

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ 1113 Hastings, Gonzales New Way Church of God in Christ 514 St. Andrew, Gonzales Episcopal Episcopal Church of the Messiah 721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407 Evangelical La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo W. Central at 87 Nixon Full Gospel Camp Valley Full Gospel 7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80 Full Gospel Church 1426 Fisher, Gonzales Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran 1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Methodist Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist West of FM 1117 on CR 121 First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist 403 E North Main, Flatonia Harris Chapel United Methodist S. Liberty St. Nixon Harwood Methodist Church North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood Henson Chapel United Methodist 1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales Monthalia United Methodist CR 112 off 97 Smiley United Methodist 1 blk S. of Hwy 87 Waelder United Methodist 2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97 Webster Chapel A.M.E. 1027 Church St. Gonzales Non-Denominational Agape Ministries 512 St. James, Gonzales Living Waters Fellowship Church 605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales Bread of Life Ministries 613 St. Joseph, Gonzales 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. Emmanuel Fellowship 1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship Hwy. 80 in Leesville Jesus Holy Ghost Temple 1906 Hickston, Gonzales Lighthouse Church of Our Lord 1805 Weimar, Gonzales New Life Temple for Jesus Christ Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80 River of Life Christian Fellowship 207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500 Two Rivers Bible Church 1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales Inter-Denominational Faith Family Church 1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales Pentecostal Faith Temple Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2 1515 Dallas, Gonzales Temple Bethel Pentecostal 1104 S. Paul, Gonzales Life Changing Church of Gonzales 3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236 Presbyterian Pilgrim Presbyterian Church CR 210 off FM 1116 Presbyterian Church of Gonzales 414 St. Louis, Gonzales Messianic Judaism Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953

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First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley First Baptist Church 406 N Ave E Waelder Greater Palestine Baptist Church S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80) Greater Rising Star Baptist Church 3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon Harwood Baptist Church North of Post Office Iglesia Bautista Macedonia 201 S Congress Nixon Iglesia Bautista Memorial Hwy 97 Waelder Leesville Baptist Church E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121 Memorial Heights Baptist Church 1330 College Gonzales Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church 100 Capes Gonzales Oak Valley Baptist Church Hwy. 97 Bebe Old Moulton Baptist Church 2287 FM 1680, Moulton Primitive Baptist Church 1121 N. College Gonzales Providence Missionary Church 1020 St. Andrew Gonzales Baptist

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



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Found: Female Dachsund, reddish color. Under 2 years old. Call 830-8574012. -------------------------Found: Male, Jack Russell & Terrier mix dog on 11/27/13 off Hwy. 80 & 466. Has not been fixed. Call 830-556--4051. -------------------------Lost: Black & Tan mixed Breed Dog on 11-28-2013 on CR 289. Answers to Bade has injured back leg. Call 830437-5402 if found.

Contact John at 832-235-9662. -------------------------Gonzales Master Gardeners need Black Walnut seeds for 3rd grade planting project. Need 2013 seeds. Call Nancy Fostes at 512-431-4444. -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

Mr. Taco is now hiring for all positions. Apply in person at 726 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales. -------------------------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.


Juicer - Jack Lalane. Used 5 times. $60. Perfect condition. 830-263-2482. -------------------------Food Lovers Diet Kit as seen on TV. Meals, $120, will sell for $60. 830-2632482. -------------------------Beautiful size 5, Girls dresses, jeans, tops, leggings, etc. for sale. Name Brands. Like new. Very Reasonable. 830-540-3382. -------------------------New Crop Papershell Pecans available. In-shell, $2.50 lbs or Cracked, $3.00 lb. Contact Jason Pape, 830203-0084 or Jennifer Pape, 830-2030602. -------------------------Craftsman leaf blower. 200 mph air blower. $65. 361293-3565. -------------------------Antique claw foot tub. Pretty good shape. $200 firm. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Antique front door w/oval shaped window in front. $100. Came off old Gonzales house. 512656-0521. -------------------------Whirlpool Electric Dryer. Super capacity. $150. Mary, 361293-3571, anytime. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720.


-------------------------Longwheel base shell, for pickup, like new. $500. 361865-3727. -------------------------Ladder rack for truck. Made out of stainless steel. $500.00. 830-6602526 or 830-5404063. -------------------------PTO Irrigation Pump - New $3,500, will sell for $1,500. 2000 Honda Rancher - Needs battery & seat cover. Estimated 400 hrs on it. No less than $1,200. 14 Aluminum Lowe Boat, been in water 2x, galvanized trailer, 25 hp Johnson motor, 15 hrs. on it. $2,000 firm. Call 830-263-4126. -------------------------Good used 2 - 17 tires. 2 - 16 1/2 wheels with tires. Truck tubeless fits Ford, Dodge or Chevrolet -8 hole. Two bolt on bumper hitches with balls. One steel plate with ball for gooseneck hookup. Parking space for travel trailer. Electric & water. Call 672-2335 or 478607-1178.


The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration: The below listed property is partially zoned as Residential District(R-1) and partially as Heavy Commercial District(C-2), in order for the entire property to have the same zoning designation the property owner is requesting that the portion of the property that is zoned Residential District (R-1) be re-zoned to Heavy Commercial District(C-2). PROPERTY OWNER: Sara & Spencer Breitschopf LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Kings 4th, PT Lot 15 & 22 PARCEL: 13065 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing January 27, 2014 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:15 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

Busco por una pareja de baile. Busco por una mujer que quiere bailer.Una que sabe como bailar o que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step, salsa, meringue, cha cha, y unos oltros bailes. Llamame a 832 235 9662 Soy Americano y hablo Espanol. me llamo John. -------------------------Female dance partner wanted. Must be someone that wants to dance. May know how to dance or may not. All kinds of dance. Willing to train.

Garage Sale. Faith Family Church, 1812 Cartwheel Dr. Saturday, January 11, 8-2. TVs, clothes, & misc.

Now Hiring: Driver with Class B CDL , HazMat Endorsement, local. Can pickup application at 3D Welding & Industrial, 131 W. Alt. 90, Gonzales. -------------------------Turnaround Trucking now hiring Vacuum Truck Drivers for yard in Smiley. Call 361-219-2234 or 361-348-2468. -------------------------Help Wanted: Cooks & Dishwashers. Apply at Ednas Diner in Luling, 175 E. Hwy. 90, Luling, besides Loves Truck Stop.


Low Boy Trailer. 5x10. $625. 361208-3565 anytime. -------------------------For Sale. 140 joints of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600 firm. 830-480-8098. -------------------------For Sale: Lincoln 225 Amp Arc Welder. $175. Call 830263-1511. -------------------------For Sale: Modern Coke Vending Machine. Cans, Bottles, adjustable bin. Bill changer. Runs great. $425/obo. 830-339-9087.


City of Gonzales, Texas Request for Proposals Real Estate Broker Services to sell Real Property Owned by the City of Gonzales OVERVIEW The City of Gonzales is seeking proposals from real estate brokers/ firms to sell real property owned by the City of Gonzales and deemed to be surplus. It is the intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) to have the successful broker/firm, enter into a Professional Services Contract with the City to supply real estate services as outlined herein. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 1. The Complete RFP is available at the City of Gonzales Municipal Building located at 820 St Joseph St. Gonzales, TX 78629 or on the citys website www.cityofgonzales.org. 2. The Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked Real Estate Broker Services to the City Secretarys office, 820 St Joseph St., Gonzales, Texas 78629 on or before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at which time they will be publically opened and read. 3. To be considered, firms must submit a complete response to the RFP in the form requested. Firms not responding to items requested in the RFP or indicating exceptions to such items may have their submittals rejected. 4. The City of Gonzales reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or any parts thereof, or to waive any informality or defect in any bid if it is in the best interest of the City of Gonzales. All proposals, plans, and other documents submitted shall become the property of the City of Gonzales. Reponses to this RFP are considered public information and are subject to discovery under the Freedom of Information Act. 5. Respondents are responsible for their own expense in preparing, delivering or presenting a proposal, and for subsequent negotiations with the City of Gonzales, if any. 6. All questions may be directed to the following contact person: Kristina Vega, City Secretary, Phone (830) 672-2815, Email kvega@ cityofgonzales.org

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16 Rim, 8 holes, 2 new 14 tires, 2 used 14 tire & rim, 1 used 15 tire and rim. Oak Dining Table. 361-594-4307. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------National Geographics in leather bound slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make an offer. Call 4372046. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine, full size, $150. Excellent condition. 361-2933571, anytime. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $75 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Mens used jeans great condition. $5/ pair. 32x29, 32x30, 32x32, 35x30, 35x32, 36x30. One pair 32 waist shorts. Call 830672-1106. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Assembled Dora 20 bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow and knee pads. Used very little. $60. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). ---------------------------------------


5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TVs, 1 19, 1 - 25, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, mens jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6 long 6 tall plain or painted, 16 + 20 long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------1800S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------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. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.

Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, cloth, 3 tvs, 19, 25 and 32, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, cloth new conventional toaster, broiler, white day bed w/ trundle bed, both mattresses, white childs desk, chair, leather with foot rest. 830-203-8977, text or call. -------------------------3 latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid $300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------Hospital electric bed, extra long mattress, excellent shape, all works. $125. Most come move it. Jimmy, 830-263-4126. -------------------------Dresser, $50. Couch, $75, good shape. 1725 Seydler St. #26. Betty, 830-8574125. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $250. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181.

Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4. Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------98 GMC 3/4 ton, 4x4, auto., pickup truck, with extended cab. 830-8574242. -------------------------2004 Nissan Altima, 3.5, 6 cyl, AC, Auto trans., power, cruise, gray metallic w/gray interior. One owner. $6,500. 830540-3382. -------------------------2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof, great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------2005 CTS Cadillac, 4-door, V-6. Brand new tires and chrome wheels. $8,800 firm. Call 830672-1106, leave message if no answer. -------------------------For sale: Merucry Grand Marquis. Metallic Jade Green Effect. 22 inch rims. C.D. Player. Runs great. $4,000. 830203-8841. Thomas. Serious calls only. -------------------------1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830-540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15 and 14 rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------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.


In Gonzales. Four bedroom, two bathroom doublewide, four miles West on 90A. Fenced-in backyard. Washer and dryer connections. Central air and heat. Deposit $700. Rent $725 a month. Contact 830-385-2058. -------------------------Mobile Homes for rent 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , stove, refrigerator and microwave, fully furnished, ac/ heat, $695 a month,


plus $675 deposit. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. -------------------------3 bedroom/1 bath - $695 monthly, $675 deposit. Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Fully Furnished, Central Air/Heat. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593.
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New Years Blowout @ Fayette Country Homes over 40 New, Used, Trade-ins & Repos to pick from priced to move. 800369-6888. Open till 6 p.m. 7 days a week. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Doublewide Repos - New Paint & Carpet. Appliances included - Financing Available. Visit our web-site Tierraverdehomes. com. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979-743-6192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI 32896). -------------------------The Bunk House 12x40 - 12x52 overall length - 2 bedrooms, 1 bath - Residential E x te r i o r / S h i n g l e Roof 4 different floor plans, Camping, Hunting and Men Camps. Fayette Country Homes. 800-369-6888. Open 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600. --------------------------

MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430.




We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-445-6331.

Apply today Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing Electrician:

Knowledgeable with VFDs Start and stop stations Some PLC troubleshooting Able to work with 3 phase. Refrigeration (Ammonia exp. a plus) Monday thru Saturday Pay rate based on experience (With weekly perfect attendance) Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas (830) 582-1619 for more information ~ Se Habla Espanol

Grain Order, 16 ft., brand new, $169. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Ford 8N Tractor w/ disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------Single round bale trailer, hand crank. $175. 437-2046. -------------------------Round bale carrier for 3 pt. hitch. $125. Call 437-2046. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927.


2001 Buick Regal. 4 dr. 109,000 miles. Very good condition. $4,000. 830857-3705. -------------------------2013 Ford Fusion. All factory warranties. $18,000. Lets Talk! 830-437-2046. -------------------------For Sale: 5 16 steel jeep rims, one with brand new Goodyear Wrangler tire, P220R70/16. Will sell whole set for $75. Or if you just want the tire off the rim, tire will be $25. Call 830-203-9408. -------------------------2007 Chevy Equinox, 45,000 miles. $12,000. 2005 PT Cruiser, Convertible, 100,000 miles, $6,000. Call 830203-0502.

For Sale: Sofa & Loveseat. Great condition. No smokers, no holes, no stains. $300. Very nice corner china cabinet, $130. Small roll top desk w/drawers, $40. Patio sliding glass doors, $45. Call Liz: 830-2632103. -------------------------Big solid oak lawyers desk. $50. 830672-3089. -------------------------Beds & furniture for sale. 512-656-0521. -------------------------For Sale. Antique beds. Came out of old Alcalde Hotel.

The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Gonzales is in search of an Equipment Operator I. Under general direction of the Parks Supervisor and as established by City Council, responsible for maintaining, repairing and providing grounds maintenance services at public parks, cemeteries, city owned lots, and city facilities. Also provides grounds maintenance services at sports facilities, including baseball/softball fields, volleyball courts and recreational areas. This may include mowing, weed eating, trimming trees, picking up trash and debris, and cleaning park restrooms throughout all city owned facilities/areas. Must have knowledge of operating light equipment including; city vehicle, mower, weed eater, pole-saw, back pack blower, chain-saw, edger, sprayer, shovel, rake, broom, drill, and other maintenance related tools and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, and Supervisor. Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: High School Diploma/GED, State of Texas Class C Drivers License, one-Two years of experience operating light equipment, Non-Commercial Applicators Certification is preferred. Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at www.cityofgonzales. org or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 by January 20, 2014 to be considered for this position. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

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W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is taking applications for a

Forklift experience required
2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629

SUMMARY: This is an entry level office/clerical position that is responsible for providing customer service by collecting utility payments, taking applications, and assisting customers with questions, complaints, and City-related business. Has constant contact with the public requiring the exercise of courtesy and tact. Maintains records and prepares reports daily. This position directly reports to the Revenue Collection Supervisor for supervision. Essential Job Functions: Assist customers with new services, questions, complaints, park reservations, permits, disconnects, refunds, re-read requests, account credits, or other related business. Collect revenue, including utility payments, fines, permits, and fees, either in person at counter or at drive-up window, or by processing payments received through the mail. Enter cash collections on computer and balance cash drawer receipts with computer records daily. Operate main telephone and radio systems for the City Office; respond to incoming calls, and dispatch workers and crews on two-way radio as required. Issue work orders and process completed work-order forms using computer software program. Research and print utility billing history. Research and prepare correspondence and letters of credit at request of supervisor. Type or photocopy reports, files, correspondence or other City-related business for Revenue Collection department, City Hall officials, various supervisors, and other departments as needed. Maintain and update various permanent records relating to utility services and accounts, park reservations, permits, or other city business as needed. Under supervision of department supervisor, authorize extensions for payment of delinquent bills. Use Microsoft Office and other software to complete correspondence and other job assignments. Other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge and Skills: Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds. Must be able to work with patrons from all social groups including; customers, co-workers, supervisor, contractors, electricians, plumbers and salesmen. Record daily receipts, complete various utility, work order and account forms. Required Education, Experience and Certificates: High School diploma or equivalent, one year of experience in cash handling and cash reconciliation, and general office or accounting experience recommended. Equipment and Tools Utilized: Equipment utilized may include typewriter, copier, computer, calculators, printers, fax, sorters, scanner and standard office equipment How to apply: Resumes and City of Gonzales employment applications may be mailed to: City of Gonzales Attn: Laura Zella, Human Resources P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, Texas 78629 Resume may be emailed to lzella@cityofgonzales.org

CITY OF GONZALES Temporary -Revenue Collection Clerk I Revenue Collection

Yard Hand
Apply in person




Positions available: CDL Bellydump Driver/Roller Operator Water Truck Maintainer/Heavy Equipment Operator Some experience required. Looking for productive team members with leadership skills. Class B CDL Preferred

The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Gonzales is in search of an Equipment Operator I. Under general direction of the JB Wells Park Supervisor and as established by City Council, responsible for maintaining, repairing and providing grounds-keeping services at park and facility grounds. Also provides grounds maintenance services at sports facilities, including volleyball courts and recreational areas, prepare and maintain rodeo arena, show barn, and set up pens. This may include mowing, weed eating, trimming trees, picking up trash and debris, and cleaning restrooms throughout the JB Wells Park Must have knowledge of operating light equipment including; city vehicle, mower, weed eater, pole-saw, back pack blower, chainsaw, edger, sprayer, shovel, rake, broom, drill, and other maintenance related tools and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, and Supervisor. Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: High School Diploma/GED, State of Texas Class C Drivers License, one-Two years of experience operating light equipment. Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at www.cityofgonzales. org or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 by January 21, 2014 to be considered for this position. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

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For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603.


203-7146 after 4 p.m.


check required. Call 830-379-0118. -------------------------Beautiful home for lease, 1527 Donovan Street, 5 bd/3 1/2 bath, great location. 830-875-3315. -------------------------Home for rent. 507 St. Michael. 1,700 Sq. ft, 3/2. $1,050/ mo., $600/dep. 830832-3163. -------------------------2BR/1bath, central air/heat, newly remodeled furnished country home home located 8 miles East of Gonzales. $1,200/mo. utilities included. No smokers & no pets. 830-263-0910. -------------------------House in the country for rent. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. See to appreciate. Security deposit and one months rent. Oneyear lease. Call 361594-3233. -------------------------Attention Oil Companies Furnished 4br house, sleeps 5. Ready for move-in. Fully equipmmed kitchen, covered patio, fenced, lighted parking, individual air & heat, 32 flat screen TVs & Refrigerators in each room. Must see. 713-501-3416. -------------------------2BR houses for rent. No Pets. Month to Month. Call 830672-3089. -------------------------2BR/1BA country home. Fully furnished, nonsmoker. Hwy. 97W. $1,200/mo., $800/ dep. 361-772-7655, after 6 p.m. -------------------------3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Gonzales for rent. Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Microwave, Stove and can be fully furnished. Remodeled last year with new hardwood floors, Central Air, bathroom tile, 2 car carport. $1,000/mo., $600/deposit. 830542-9743. -------------------------Office Space w/Living area to rent in the center of town (On the Main Hwy). Call (830) 672-5738. -------------------------HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at 7102 FM 2091 North (Gonzales, Texas); Approx. 10 miles from Gonzales. Spacious yard, shade trees, stove/microwave, glass-tiled backsplash, new laminate wood floors. Call (830) 672-3771 or (512) 938-9131. -------------------------ATTENTION OILFIELDERS 4/3, 2 Living areas around Waelder Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. --------------------------


2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2s from $595/ month. Several homes available. www.silentvalleyhomes.com. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-820-5461. -------------------------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. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/ mo., plus deposit. Call 830-857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call Mike, 512-292-0070, 512656-0521. -------------------------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 Mike 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 Mike at (512) 2920070 or (830) 6723089. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.


terested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.


ing. Bob. 830-2039790. Have pictures. -------------------------2BR Fully furnished. Covered parking, Wi-Fi, cable. 830672-6265 or 830857-4251. -------------------------BLUEBIRD LOFTS - Three units available, 2 bed/1 bath, $1,125 to $1,185/ mo., $1,000 deposit. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, hardwood floor, fullytiled bathrooms, central air/heat, washer/dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. ALL NEW! (512) 576-5868. -------------------------One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------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.

me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday night but must be home by Sunday at 3:00. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361-2128731. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.


Nixon Area. 3/2, like new, CA/CH, washer/dryer hookups. $1,000 per month. 830-857-6921. -------------------------1-bedroom country cottage. Located four miles west of Belmont on Highway 90-A. Partly furnished. Water and garbage pickup paid for. No smoking. No pets. $600 a month with $400 deposit. Credit


Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wymans Rooming House has 4 large furnished bedrooms for rent. Fully equipped kitchen, covered patio w/BBQ pits & much more. $375/ wk. 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call



Apply today - Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing:

Back Dock Hanger 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights) Truck Mechanic Maintenance Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

Competitive Pay...$9.50-$12.00/hr.
(with weekly perfect attendance)

5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------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)

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Human Resources

603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Se Habla Espanol

Caraway Ford Gonzales

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

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.

Experienced Preferred
**Full Time**
Valid Driver License Required *** 401k, Insurance and Vacation
available upon eligibility!


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.
Accolade Hospice, a regional faith based company, is looking for a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse to serve our patients. Accolade Home Care offers competitive salaries, mileage reimbursement, generous PTO benefits, health and life insurance options, a 401k program, and an excellent work environment. To learn more about an opportunity with Accolade Hospice, please contact Judy Cretors at 361-293-9099 or you may email your resume to judy.cretors@fms-regional.com

Busy Restaurant with large customer base for sale in Smiley, Texas. Equipment included. Contact Nick or Doris, 830-587-6262, 210-373-6869 or 210-883-4271.


1 BR cabin/apartment for rent. 400 sq. ft. Fully furnished with queen size bed, recliner, TV, microwave, small refrigerator. Free wi-fi and Netflix available. Secluded on 15 wooded acres with gated access. Ideal for 1 person but will accommodate 2 people max. $850 per month includes all utilities and weekly cleaning. One R/V site also available. $450 per month includes utilities. For more info call 830857-1418 or 830857-0986. -------------------------Efficiency Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and monthly rates. Utilities. TV provided. No pets. non-smok-

Lady looking for work taking care of elderly. Can do homecooking, cleaning, run errands. Have own transportation, References. 361-2128731. -------------------------DBK Advertising Local advertising prepared for you to mail. No payment till you see results (You mail). $25-$50. Call 830437-5142 or email DanielKeith667@ hotmail.com. Also National Businesses. -------------------------Looking for sitting job for a sweet lady in her home. Includes cooking and will drive for her if she needs

Benefits include:


Office space for rent. 19x15. Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Electricity included. $500 a month. 512694-6430. -------------------------Office space for rent. 10x10 space in Nixon. Furniture included. 830-8576921. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If in-


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) --------------------------

Transport Drivers
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1113 E. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX 78629 or call Mike Burke, Transportation Manager
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Teenager looking to babysit part-time, infants & small children. Will take care of at your home or my home. Call for more information, 263-2789. -------------------------Will do child care in my home. Includes meals. Any age (Infants onup). Have two openings available. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.


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.

ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505.

to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28 to 36), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

Interstate 10. Excellent deal at 348,000. Sorry, no owner finance. If seriously interested please call 956-202-5629 or email awalker1288@gmail.com. May consider 2 year minimum lease. -------------------------BRAND NEW HOME, 2br/1bath, central air/heat, shingle roof, laundry room with window, front/ back porch, nature view surrounds back yard, excellent location within walking distance to HEB, restaurants and shopping, located in Yoakum, Texas. MUST SEE! $99,000. 361-2938172, Cali. -------------------------House for Sale. Beautiful Historic home for sale. 713 St. John. Give me a call if interested. 713-425-9345. -------------------------Wonderful Spanish style house on 20.59 acres with 2 ponds, 7 horse stalls, 2 storage barns and other outbuildings. Can be viewed at www. littlefieldproperties. com id #79040. Call Tanya (broker) at 361-865-2563. -------------------------Individual would like to buy a 3/2, minimum of 2,000 sq. ft or more house in Gonzales area. Possibly in country. Someone interested in owner financing w/ substantial down payment. 830203-8492. -------------------------3 Bedroom, 2 bath brick home 3 miles from Gonzales on an acre. $129,000. Robin Baker, 830305-2959. Remax Professional Realty. -------------------------Home for sale by owner. 2BDR, can be made into a 3 BDR/1BA, corner lot, storage building. 1404 Cavett St., Gonzales, TX. Contact Jen at 830-4019763 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------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.

off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------170 Acres - For Sale by owner. FM 443. Outside of Hochheim/Dryer area. 210-867-8851. -------------------------17+ acres of cleared land with good fence. Perfect for homesite. 830-8574242. -------------------------Lots for Lease. Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. swk@gvec.net -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544.

Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713203-2814 or 281415-6108. License #M18337

No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

Get your heat lamps, feeders & waterers now for Stock Shows. 20% Sale on all belts in stock & chain feder parts & supplies. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul St., Gonzales. -------------------------Free Female Donkey. Call 830-5404850. -------------------------Horse for Sale. 7 year old mare. Not ridden in 2 years. $200.00. Call 2031104 or 437-2370. -------------------------Free Donkeys. 361772-7655 after 6 p.m. -------------------------2006 Blue Roan handcock mare. 14 hands. Stocky built. Has worked cows, arena roping. Pastured for 1 year. Needs to go to work. $1,200. 361771-5483. -------------------------For Sale: Black & Red Brangus Bulls. 2 & 3 yrs. old. Good selection. No papers. 830-437-5772. (9-19-13) -------------------------Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with feeders & waterers. all for $300. 361741-2604. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829. -------------------------Bull For Sale: * Black polled Hereford (White face). * 21 months old. * Very gentle, home grown. * Throws a predominance of black baldies when crossed with black hided cows. * This breed has a history of birthing small calves. * Heifer calves make great replacement stock. * Can be registered, if papers are important. * Price $2,500. Charles Nunes, 830-2030477. -------------------------FOR SALE: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Excellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ yahoo.com. Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver

Private RV or Travel Trailer Parking Spot. All hookups are in place and ready to call your home. Fencing on three sides. Located on corner lot with shade trees. Has pad for home to be parked on. $300 per month with $100 Deposit. All bills paid. Located at Luling. This is a private lot, no RV park. Call 830-2634356 or 830-5606963 for showing and details. -------------------------Six RV Hookups for long term lease at Harwood. Intersection of Hwy. 90 and TX 304. Contact: 281-788-7500. -------------------------2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $295/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

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For Sale: 2010 RV. Keystone Springdale. 291RK-SSR Travel Trailer. All electric. Fully Furnished. TV, Microwave, Cook Stove, Refrigerator, Oven. Used very little. Just like new. $15,000. Can see at 820 Oil Patch Lane. 830-672-6383. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------04 Coachmen, 26. 1 slide-out. Goose hitch-ball, excellent shape, new awning. Call 830-857-3677. -------------------------2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/Cs - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.

5 experienced hunters looking for at least 800+ acres for hunting in Westhoff area. Bill Cain, 281-684-0165.

Property for sale in Leesville. 2 mobile homes, 1 mobile home, 3Br/1Ba & 2Br/2Ba and 2 full RV Spaces on 1.9 Ac. Asking price $65,000. Back lot fenced in on 4 sides. Rebecca Hodge, 830-263-0603. -------------------------Beautiful ranch style home built in 1996. 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, approx. 2765 square feet on 13.55 acres with scenic views all around. Property borders larger ranches. Recent upgrades include granite counters, new wood floors, interior/exterior paint, GE Cafe appliances, new light fixtures and doors, new ac and water heater within past 2 years. Would make excellent horse property. Has County water. Out shed and childrens playhouse with electricity. Ag exempt for low taxes. 18 miles north of Gonzales off 304. One hour East of San Antonio, one hour south of Austin, and two hours west of Houston. Close proximity to

Im looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888.


For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff.

Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting & Repairs. Licensed and Insured. 830437-5747. -------------------------Christmas Window Painter. Call Brenda, 512-917-4078. -------------------------Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. Host a Show! Its Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pamperedc h e f. b i z /z ava d il. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495

250 Acres. South Goliad. Good oaks, brush, and grazing. Well fenced and watered. Paved road just off US 183. $3,975/ac. with 1/8 minerals. Not leased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 160 Acres. Goliad. Creek, Cabin, Nice doublewide. Barn. SOLD Good hunting. Minerals. $4,625/Ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 114 Acres. Smiley. Good oaks, brush, tanks. Nice weekend home. Cabin. New Barn. $595,000. CONTRACT PENDING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 91 or 188 Acres North Smiley. Good brush, a few oaks, This is a really good combo cattle/hunting ranch. No minerals available. $3,350/acre. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 70 Acres. Yorktown/Goliad. Great building sites. Live oaks, CONTRACT PENDING brush, hay field. Water wells. Some minerals. $5,500/ acres. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, fine dining. Good CONTRACT oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice PENDING home plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $225,000. Will divide - one acre minimum, at $55,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. NW Goliad. Doublewide. 3/2 with covered porchPENDING es. Good barn. CONTRACT John Deere tractor w/implements. Mostly Mesquite. $250,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 62 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field. Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.


Harley Davidson 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled baffles. Blue/Grey 7700 miles. Blue Book Price - $9,440. Harley Davidson - 2009 883L Sportster 700 miles - Burnt Orange. Blue Book - $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-8759126 for more information, 8-5pm. -------------------------Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell your Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.


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RV Space and RV trailer for rent. All bills included with Dish Network. 830203-9255. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool,

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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3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 3BD, 2BA. Family Home,................ $86,000 306 McClure 3BR, 1 Bath................$70,000 $65,000 2 Rentals, lrg. lot........................... 1618 St.Mkt: Peter - Home andhome....... extra lot....$90,000 $70,000 New on Remodeled 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement 3 bd., New Listing: 3bd/1ba....................$109,000 beautiful property.................................. $258,000 1813 Contour, Reduced to ............$179,000 SALE PENDING 1602 WaterSuper St.-commercial/rental.... $150,000 Rivercrest home, 4 bds........$165,000 Land story home.....$145,000 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 10.96 acs., commercial. Hwy. 183 N., 792 90-B - Lakefront.............................. $89,000 reduced to..................................... 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd.,$349,999 New: 17+ acres, FM 1116...............$175,000 1.5 acre lot............................................ $150,000 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. Gast RdCT .......$5,300/Ac. NTRA CO CT Shirley Breitschopf NTRA CO CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, trees................ $87,500 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite................. $4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 lynnette@gonzalesproperties.com 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 Carol Hardcastle 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. 830-857-3517 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 You can reach our staff by calling: 8.7 acs., city limits ....................... .$120,000 58 Phone: acs., trees, potential, edge of town ............. 830-672-2522 ...................................................$12,000/Ac.
10 acs., private, trees................ SALE PENDING$5,500/acre Land 51 acs., private, utilities, .............$4,500/ac

The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - Approx. 5,249 sq. ft. custom home on 10 acres at approx. 520 elevation, 3 BD/4BA/3 car garage with media room, dry sauna, steam shower, mud room, utility room, and storage galore! Great room with gourmet kitchen. Covered patio set up for outdoor kitchen. $650,000

NEW LISTING - Commercial Lease. 2 story metal office building on 1.18 acres. Reception, 2 offices, office/break area with small kitchen area and shop. Conveniently located between Luling and Gonzales.$2,500/month HARWOOD - NEW LISTING - Large, approx. 2,331 sq. ft. 3 BD/2.5BA/3 car garage open floor plan home on approx. 33 acres. Kitchen open to breakfast area, dining and large living. Screened and open porches. Large shop, 2 hay barns, pens, 4 ponds and beautiful Countryside views. Fenced and cross-fenced. This property is a must see! OFFERED AT $325,000.

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v4728 CR 283, Harwood - NEW LISTING - Custom 3BD/2BA home on approx. 22.9 wooded acres great for recreation and hunting! Split floorplan with spacious great room. Upgrades! Tile, Custom kitchen, Granite counters. Detached shed, partially fenced. REDUCED $315,000.


v215 S Oak - Large, 3 BD/2.5 BA home located on half of a city block for 0.7 acre! Large den and formal dining areas feature 2 wood burning fireplaces. Upstairs features private entrance for income producing space if desired. Open lot to enjoy garden, pool, or build income producing structure. REDUCED $199,900. $209,500. vFORECLOSURE - The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - 2BD/2BA Main Home on 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane - views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached efficiency guesthouse. 2 car carport. REDUCED $226,000. $239,000.


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v40 Acres, Hwy. 90A - NEW LISTING - Located approximately 6 miles West of Gonzales with approx. 707' highway frontage. Rectangular shaped property with scattered trees and native pasture. C0-op water and electgricity available. $210,000. vFM 86 & Abigail Lane, Luling - NEW LISTINGS - Picturesque 10 and 13 acre tracts with mature Oaks scattered throughout. Restricted area allows for the perfect home site or recreational area. Site built homes only - minimum 1,300 sq. ft. Ag exempt. 10.029 AC - $64,500., 13.117 Ac w/pond - $78,700. 10 Acre Tract - Under Contract, 13 Acres still available. vSettlement at Patriot Ranch - 3-27 acre site built home sites. Beautiful countryside and wildlife views. Electricity available. Paved roads, well/septic required. v79.5 AC CR 281, Harwood - Partially wooded and cleared land with partial fencing. Co-op water and electricity available. 1 tank and hand dug well. Country Road frontage on 2 sides. $360,000. vRV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. v43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. REDUCED $266,600. v111 Acres, Creek Rd - Dripping Springs - Scenic property offers partially cleared and wooded land located on high bluff with Onion Creek frontage. Minerals convey. $1,900,000.




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