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2- Issue 51 Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Sept. 15, 1829 On this day in 1829, the Guerrero Decree, which abolished slavery throughout the Republic of Mexico except in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, was issued by President Vicente R. Guerrero.The decree reached Texas on October 16, but Ramn Msquiz, the political chief of the Department of Texas, withheld its publication because it violated colonization laws which guaranteed the settlers security for their persons and property. The news of the decree did alarm the Texans, who petitioned Guerrero to exempt Texas from the operation of the law. On December 2 Agustn Viesca, Mexican minister of relations, announced that no change would be made respecting the status of slavery in Texas. Though the decree was never put into operation, it left a conviction in the minds of many Texas colonists that their interests were not safe under Mexican rule.

City takes first look at redistricting


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Bastrop fire now 70 percent contained


The Gonzales County Commissioners Court opened their meeting Monday thanking area fire fighters for their team work while battling area fires recently. Gonzales County Judge David Bird said that despite the areas fire fighting resources being stretched across the county last week, Former Gonzales Fire Chief W.H. Billy Boothe adjusts a flag after the fire the fires were all taken care stations Sept. 11, tenth anniversary ceremony Sunday at the Gonzales Fire of successfully. Station. See more photos of the event on page A12. (Photo by Nikki Maxwell) Gonzales County Sheriff

County to host wildfire debrief

Like most American cities, Gonzales is in the process of redistricting due to results from the 2010 Census. According to Attorney Paige Harbison Saenz of Knight & Partners in Austin, the population of the four districts in Gonzales are unbalanced. Under federal and state law, were required to try and make those districts as equal in population as possible, Saenz said. The

concept is you want to have equal voting power in each district, and that is achieved by each district having as close a population as possible. According to the 2010 Census, the current population of Gonzales is 7,237 people. The populations in each district is: Dist. 1 - 1,964; Dist. 2 - 1,813; Dist. 3 - 2,020; and Dist. 4 - 1,440. We take the largest populated district and the smallest populated district, and the maximum deviaGONZALES Page A3

In remembrance

Glen Sachtleben agreed. If not for the Ottine fire truck we would have lost some nice homes, Sachtleben said. It was a joint community effort, said Gonzales Fire Chief Keith Schmidt, explaining that as of Monday, Sept. 12, local firefighters were still working on a fire in Caldwell County. Delhi still has some active fire but its under conDEBRIEF, Page A3

BASTROP Bastrop County officials said Wednesday they have now accounted for all persons missing during the Bastrop county Complex Fire, and that despite adverse weather conditions the fire remained 70 percent under control. At a daily news briefing, county officers said theyd received word

on the final person from a list of what began as 22 people was located staying with relatives in Arizona. County Judge Ronnie McDonald and other officials briefed the public and news media, saying the fire was now 70 percent contained and that containment was even better in the Union Chapel area, where firefighters have control of about 90 percent of the blaze. McDonald on Tuesday said the

county is moving into recovery mode, and issued a call for county residents to ease the stress of the disaster. This is Day 10, I urge you to surround yourself with people of joy, he said. Bastrop County is going to be OK. When you begin to feel stressed, think of something good, something lovely. Pastor Robert Long of the Bastrop Ministerial Alliance, which is coordinating the collection and

distribution of relief supplies, said his volunteers have been blessed by the outpouring from the public. We have filled warehouses, and are getting more warehouses, and we thank you, he said. Cash is the best thing right now. Long led the gathering in a prayer, saying that We have been purged by fire ... now refresh us with rain. FIRES, Page A3

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Come and Hear It! Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday for weekly updates A Gonzales Fire Dept. firefighter tends equipment while battling the Delhi Fire last week. Contin- from Gonzales Cannon news ued low humidity and occasionally gusty winds are keeping Gonzales and surrounding counties in editor Nikki Maxwell and General red-flag conditions in the aftermath of last weeks devastating fires, but theres good news on the manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels. horizon the area may get some rain next week. (Photo by Debbie Toliver)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gonzales GOP meets Cocaine seized

Republican State Senate District 18 director Becky Berger addresses Tuesdays meeting. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

Stabbing under investigation

On Sunday, Sept. 4, at about 1:42 a.m., the Caldwell County Sheriff s Office dispatched two deputies to Dons Fish Camp for an aggravated assault complaint. Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim who had been stabbed in the abdomen and had a laceration on his left arm and hand. The victim, who was intoxicated and unable to clearly identify himself to the deputies, was identified to be Brennan Beheler, 25. The victim was transported by helicopter to Brackenridge Hospital, in Austin. The San Marcos Police Department located the suspect in San Marcos. The sus-

Fayette County deputies and department of Public Safety troopers seized approximately four kilograms of cocaine during a traffic stop on Sept. 1. Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Thursday September 1, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Trooper Paul Kohleffel with the Texas Department of Public Safety stopped a vehicle on I-10 at mile marker 658. During the traffic stop Trooper Kohleffel became suspicious of the driver and consent to search was obtained. With the assistance of Fayette County Deputy Randy Thumann and fellow State Troopers, approximately four kilos of cocaine was located in the dashboard of the vehicle. Arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance was 56-year-old Manuel Cortez out of Pharr. Cortezs bond has been set at $250,000 by Fayette County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Scott Parker. Officers in the picture are, from left, Patrick Mladenka, Klent Tipton, Paul Kohleffel and Randy Thumann. (Courtesy Photo)

County Republicans map out plan for fire relief fund-raiser


Two face crack-selling charges

pect was identified as Colton Trace Wedgeworth, 18. The suspect was at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos for treatment for injuries sustained in the incident. Deputies identified witnesses and collected evidence at the scene. The victim and suspect may have known each other prior to the assault. The victim got into the suspects vehicle and drove it about 100 yards with the suspect chasing him. They fought and the suspect admitted stabbing the victim with a knife several times. By DAVE MUNDY Additional investigation and criminal manager@gonzalescannon.com charges are pending. SAN ANTONIO The head of the Texas Nationalist Movement compared Texans seeking indepenFayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek iff s Office. Williams and King sold the dence from the United reported that on Thursday, Sept. 8, the Fay- undercover investigator a large amount of States to the ancient Isette County Narcotics Unit arrested two crack cocaine before being arrested. raelites fleeing slavery in men from Houston after a month-long inKing and Williams with both charged Egypt in the Exodus, askvestigation into crack cocaine distribution with a 1st degree felony of Delivery of ing, How long will Texas in Schulenburg. Crack Cocaine. Sheriff Korenek reported stay in bondage in Egypt? Sheriff Korenek reported that Jayson the street value of the crack cocaine seized Daniel Miller made his King, 25 and Herbert Williams, 47 both of was approximately $6000.00. comments at a Take Back Houston drove to IH-10 and highway 77 in Assisting with this investigation was Texas rally at the historic Schulenburg and met with an undercover Chief Troy Brenek and the Schulenburg Crockett Hotel next door investigator with the Fayette County Sher- Police Department. to the Alamo. The event attracted several dozen members from around not only San Antonio, but The Gonzales County Sheriffs on. Local Warrant - Theft of Property Total Arrest, Court Commit- from elsewhere in the state Office Sheriffs Report for 09/04/11- >$20 <$500 by Check. Released on ments, other agency arrest and as well. 09/10/11 $2,500 Bond. processings: People around the 09/04/11 09/08/11 GCSO 04 world recognize that Texas Gutierrez, Eugemio Rubio, Guerrero, Melissa Joan, 10/1971, DPS 02 is a nation, that Texas has 09/1956, Smiley. Public Intoxica- Luling. Local Warrant - Driving GPD 06 its own culture, Miller tion. Released on Order to Appear. while Intoxicated w/child under 15 WPD 00 Immigration Detainer. Picked up YOA. Released on $20,000 Bond. NPD 00 said. Texas is a nation by ICE. Caldwell County Warrant - Driving Constable 00 without a state. 09/06/11 while License Invalid w/previous DWCSO 00 Miller compared TexKerber, Julie Elizabeth, 10/1968, Conviction or Suspension. Released DEA 00 ans to the Israelites, who Bryan. Local Warrant - Driving while on $5,000 Bond. Colorado County TPW 00 Intoxicated. Remains in Custody. Warrant - Driving while License InGCAI 00 according to the Bible 09/07/11 valid w/previous Conviction or SusTotal 12 endured 40 years of wanClark, Krystal Lynn, 06/1979, Nix- pension. Released on $3,000 Bond. dering in the wilderness before finally entering the land promised to them by God. Why did it take them Gonzales Municipal Court NoLorenzo Reyes Robledo Ramon Soliz 40 years? It took the IsraShow Notice for Spt. 7: Ernesto R. Quintanilla, Jr. Kory Tyler elites 40 years to quit beDefendants who receive a Victoria Furnace Dennis Lee Trujillo citation(s) must appear on or Francisco Javier Perez Angela Fonseca ing Egyptians, Miller said. before the date indicated on the James Ward Gillespie Kristie Marie Perez It took 40 years to purge citation(s). Their appearance Jasmine Wright Justin Sepulveda Egypt from their minds. must be in writing, in person or Ramon Rivera Sepulveda Francisco Moreno How long will it take for by an attorney, and any change Deanna M. Bailey of address must be given to the Eduardo Luis Arellano The above listed defendants Texans to purge Washingcourt. Rogelio Serrato Peralez need to contact the court as ton from their minds? Defendants listed below have Jeon Sabastion Martinez soon as possible at 830-672The Texas Nationalrecently missed their scheduled Dimitri Diego Vigil 2815. If you have any outstandist Movement seeks to court date and their failure to Thomas Enriquez, Jr. ing fines your name may make respond will result in a warrant(s) Jose Azua Bautista the next list. achieve Texas indepenbeing issued for their arrest. Sophia Estelle Silbas dence through legislative An additional charge of violate Alonzo McKinney means, and other speakers promise to appear being added Rebecca Castillo during the event re-emto their fine. Ignacio Gutierrez In addition to the original John Vasilio Aleman, Jr. phasized that point. charge, there will be a warrant Marrissa Castillo TNM membership difee for violate promise to appear. Rigo Sandoval Rojas rector Cary Wise said the In addition, you may be denied Jennifer Vara organizations 250,000 the renewal of your driver license Arthur Lackey, Jr. from the Department of Public Reyna Guadalupe members need to get moSafety and collection of debt fees Bianca Stewart bilized to reach out to othby attorneys at law. Johnny Cantu er Texans, especially at the Martha Sandy Gamboa Daniel Almarez local level. Jaime Zamora Robyn Garcia

Gonzales County Republicans mapped out plans for a fund-raising event to help with the fire relief in Bastrop County and met the candidates in the 25th Judicial District Race during a meeting at Cafe on the Square Tuesday. County GOPers were visited by Becky Berger, the partys district director for State Senate District 18, who told them the relief efforts will be an on-going issue for Bastrop County because so many residents there lost so much. When the cameras go away and the fires are finally out, this will be going on, she said, noting that many key Bastrop County Republicans lost everything in the fires. Berger said the primary need is for cash and gift-card donations. Persons wishing to donate checks or gift cards

Group holds San Antonio rally

We need to talk to our county sheriffs, we need to talk to our mayors and our city councils and our school boards, he said. Weve got to meet, and weve got to meet in large numbers. San Antonio resident Robert Smith, who serves as one of the TNMs Lone Star Coordinators, said the biggest obstacle is to overcome ingrained political prejudices, and urged members to get off the couch. As much as we would like to say lets save the union, we cant. We cant vote in California and Massachusetts, he said. This is not a Republican or Democrat thing. The administration before this

from Walmart, H-E-B, Sears, Home Depot and Lowes can send them to the countys primary clearing-house for relief efforts, the Bastrop Ministerial Alliance, at P.O. Box 876, Bastrop TX 78602. Gonzales County GOP chair Ray Hause and Richard Green outlined plans for a local auction to help raise money for the effort. Details will be announced as they become available, they said. Local pachyderms also had the opportunity to meet candidates for the 25th Judicial District seat being vacated by the retiurement of Judge Brad Peschel. On-hand were Kevin Kolb, Bill Old and Phillip Siedenberger, a representative for Stephen Finch. All three will be part of the upcoming Come and Take It parade and festivities in Gonzales.

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one was no friend to liberty, either, my friends. Perhaps the most poignant point of the afternoon was laid out by Sergei Smed of Ingram. Smed emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1995, but says he is now a dedicated Texas Nationalist. I got to San Francisco, Im thinking that Im in right country now, he said. Then I heard this speech by Mr. Barack Obama and I am back in old Soviet Union. Its exactly Lenins strategy (for revolution). What this man was saying was the same thing. So I found the Texas Nationalist Movement on the Internet and I quit my job and moved to Texas, becuase I want to be free.

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Yoakum sanitation, street repair projects progressing

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Meeting the manager

Dozens of Gonzales citizens attended a reception at city hall last week to meet and welcome new City Manager Alan Barnes and his wife Brenda. Visitors included lifelong residents and recent transplants from other cities, all asking questions and sharing their stories about life in Gonzales and community issues that interest them. (Photo by Nikki Maxwell)

ICA meeting will feature drought insurance signups

The Gonzales Independent Cattlemens Association will meet at the Gonzales VFW Hall Monday, Sept. 26. A representative from Silveus Insurance will be available for 2012 drought insurance sign-up beginning at 3 p.m. TMA deadline for signup is Sept. 30. The meeting will begin with a social at 5 p.m., meal and meeting at 6 and guest

speaker at 7. The guest speaker will be Joel garcia, county executive director with the USDA Farm Service Agency, who wlil address 2011 livestock, forage and drought assistance programs. Silveus Insurance Group is sponsoring the meal. Because of the expected large turnout, members are asked to RSVP for a meal count to 830-263-0703 or 830-857-3324.

Gonzales City Manager Allen Barnes announced Wednesday that the Citys check register for the month of August 2011 has been placed on the City website for the publics information. The posting allows Gonzales residents and others who are interested in how the City spends its budgeted funds to see exactly how the money is spent. I promised when I came to work here last week that one of our primary goals was to improve the transparency of the Citys financial transactions. The check register will be placed on the website each month, after month end close out,

Citys register now online

Barnes said. We will maintain at least 12 months of information once we build the data base. We are excited to provide this information to the tax payers of the City. To find the check register, go to the Citys website at www.cityofgonzales.org and click on the administration link at the top of the page. Once on the administration page go to the Accounting and Finance link. The check register will be on the Accounting and Finance page. We plan to make navigation to all our financial information more convenient for our customers. However, we have to take it one step at a time, Barnes said.

Yoakum City Manager A.J. Veselka gave the City Council some good news during their meeting Tuesday night. According to Veselka, phase two of the citys sanitary sewer project is moving along nicely. The project began earlier this year. Veselka said phase 3 of the sanitary sewers project is almost ready to get started. We have been waiting for the environmental assessment from TCEQ (Texas Commission of Environmental Quality), City Clerk Teresa Bowe told The Cannon. Our engineers have now received it, but there is no official date yet for when that is going to be started and completed. Veselka also reported that the citys annual street seal-coat project will be underway Sept. 21, 22 and 23. A list is effected streets is available at city hall. He added that Yoakums bi-annual accident incident review is completed. Our safety record is improving, and as always we are interested in the safety of our employees, Veselka said. The second Yoakum Community Cleanup Day, scheduled for Oct. 1, was discussed. The city manager stated that tires and tree limbs have been added to the list of trash and debris eligible for pick up/drop off that day. Yoakum residents wishing to be added to the cleanup list should call (361) 293-6321. The council unanimously approved several ordinances Tuesday, regarding the Library Board, adopting the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year Budget, levying taxes to be assessed and collected, setting the 2011 City Tax Rate for the City, and amending the City of Yoakum Manual of Fees and Service Charges and Utilities, and Solid Waste Management Facility Rates. No one spoke during the public hearing on the proposed 2011-2012 City Budget. In new business, the council received a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval to establish a Planned Unit Development (PUD), allowing the operation of a recreational vehicle and manufactured home park and a public laundry at 900 Old Shiner Road. The 13.85 acre property is currently operated as a trailer park, but the owners want to expand their business to include RV sites and a laundry facility. No one spoke in favor or against the recommendation of the P&Z board, so the council approved it unanimously. In other business, a representative from

Southwest Security who has handled bonding from the city in the past, approached Veselka recently to discuss saving money with bonds. Veselka recommended it and the council unanimously approved refinancing the citys bonds. The board revised the Crisis Management Plan for the City of Yoakum Municipal Swimming Pool. This is an ongoing project. Weve had this plan for many years and it just needed to be tweaked, Bowe said. We needed to update the personnel list due to recent retirements, without having to take back to council each time. The council also authorized Veselka to execute a Texas Department of Transportation Routine Airport Maintenance Program grant agreement. Its a routine agreement, done very year, Bowe said. TxDot splits the cost of weeding which saves the city money and helps maintain the airport at the same time. The council authorized Veselka to execute an Interlocal Agreement for 9-1-1 service with the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission. Veselka announced that having Wendel Motors is holding an Open House this Friday. The Ford dealership recently completed renovations and has been in business for 50 years. The citys Annual Service Awards BBQ is scheduled for Oct. 22. Here is a list of the City of Yoakums 2011 Award Recipients: Service Award Recipients (Employees) 5 Years - Adam Findeisen, James Zbranek and Deborah Dickinson 15 Years - Dorothy Heiman 10 Years - Dan Pelech 20 Years - Gerard Novosad, Stephen Nobles and David Caballero Volunteer Fire Department Award Recipients (Received awards at annual volunteer fire department dinner in August) Firefighters of the Year Career Firefighter of the Year - Kenny Plant Vol. Firefighter of the Year - William Wimberly Vol. Fire Dept. Service Awards 10 Year Service Award - Andrew Esparza 15 Year Service Award - Lonnie Pesek Perfect Attendance (for meetings & training) Mark Herchek, Wesley Mikulenka, William Wimberly, Jeff Falcon and Jeff Westergren

CITY: Redistricting plans

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FIRES: Recovery begins

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tion allowed to be lawful is 10 percent, Saenz explained. The most populated district (Dist. 3) with more than 11 percent above the other districts. The least populated (Dist. 4) has more than 20 percent less people than District 3. The total deviation between the largest and smallest districts is 32 percent. Saenz said the next step of the plan is to redraw district boundaries and reallocate the population, putting the margin of difference below ten percent. She presented two plans and maps for the council to consider. The first map showed all the districts changing in size. The total deviation in population in plan 1 is 3.7 percent, putting it under the maximum ten percent allowed by law. Saenz said the more important document shows population disbursement by race. She showed a demographic breakdown of existing districts. What were looking for when we are comparing the existing demographics and the proposed plans is we are trying to not put any particular minority group in a worse voting position than previously under the existing plan, Saenz said, pointing out that two of the districts currently have a majority of Hispanic residents, and one of the districts has a majority of white residents. According to the 2010 Census, heres how the Gonzales population breaks down: Hispanic = 53.07 percent, White = 33.65 percent, Black = 11.54 percent, and Other = 1.74 percent. The minority majority populations in districts 1 and 3 are preserved in plan 2 as well, Saenz said. We call a group that may influence an election, a Non-Hispanic Black group in District 2, those numbers are also preserved. Saenz also shared a document listing the population based on citizens of voting age, 18 years old and up. That is a moving target, something that will change every year, Saenz said. She said both plans meet legal requirements, but asked the council and public to consider community groups and special neighborhood organizations that may not want to be split up between different districts. Saenz said the district standards are set by the Department of Justice, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This is set up to prevent the reduction

of voting power of different racial groups, Saenz said. Were trying to prevent retrogression, which would put the racial groups in a worse voting position. The presentation was for information only, and the council made no redistricting decisions during the meeting. Under the recommendation of City Management Advisor Charles Windwehen, the council unanimously approved a garage/yard sale permit requirement for the city. The cost of the permit is $15, is limited to twice a year, and must be displayed in the yard of the sale. According to Windwehen, if convicted of violating the permit process, offenders may be fined between $25-$500, plus court expenses. During his report, City Manager Alan Barnes announced that a television show called Today in America, which airs on the Discovery Channel, is interested in producing a five minute feature spot about Gonzales. The cost is $24,800, but funds are available for this in the citys motel/hotel tax budgeted for promotion, Barnes said. Terry Bradshaw would be the narrator, and it would be available for us to use to promote our city on our website, after it airs on television. Barnes and City Attorney Jackie Williamson assured the council that they were doing due diligence and legal research into the organization and project, before making any recommendations to the council either for or against it. It will talk about the recreational, educational and business opportunities here, as well as the history of the community, Barnes said. Basically what Gonzales is all about. He said advertising and promoting a community costs money, no matter what. During public comment, Gonzales citizen Roger Eberle asked the council and the city manager to establish a form of communication for emergency information to citizens. Last week with the fires, there was no way of getting any information about where they were (fires) without calling the police and badgering the dispatchers, Eberle said. I think a (website) or a telephone number we can call to get updates from would be appropriate. He suggested the city work with the county and create a joint system for emergency communication.

Bastrop County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fisher said the blazes in the county have destroyed approximately 25 percent of the county, some 34,000 acres and more than 1,500 homes. He warned that weather conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday were not favorable, either. We are sending the crews out today in a very critical condition, tomorrow we expect it to be a red flag condition, he said, citing low humidity and increased wind speeds. We still have unburned receptive fuels in the burned areas. Fisher said investigators are still trying to determine what began the fires, but added that at this time it does not appear to be any intentional source. Higher-than-expected winds prevented residents in the Eastern Tahitian Village, Pine Forest and McAllister Road neighborhoods as well as parts of Colovista from returning to their neighborhoods on Tuesday, and the conditions remained volatile on Wednesday as well. Offiicals with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have set up a headquarters at Bastrop ISDs 9th Grade Academy (West Campus) at 1602 Hill St. FEMA representative Ray Perez urged those needing assistance to first register with the agency online or by phone at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-621-FEMA. As progress on the Bastrop County Fire Complex continues, areas of Bastrop are being opened to residents for re-entry. Tahitian Village East of Akaloa and south of Wahane Lane re-opened Sunday for residents. All areas east of State Highway 21 re-opened on Monday, and on Tuesday, areas off the north side of Highway 71 between Bastrop & Smithville including State Parks, Alum Creek, Cottletown and Ponderosa Dr, Crafts Prairie Rd, and ColoVista (southern portion only) were re-opened. On Thursday, Eastern Tahitian Village, Pine Forest, McAllister Road, remainder

DEBRIEF: Meeting set

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of ColoVista (northern portion) are scheduled to re-open if weather conditions permit. A color coded map of the subdivisions within the fire perimeter has been posted at the Bastrop County Convention Center listing areas that will open this week to residents with placards. State Highway 71 has also reopened and Union Chapel residents are now able to return to their homes. For questions on re-entry, please call the Public Information line at 512-332-8814 or 512332-8856. Victims of the Bastrop County Complex Fire who have registered at the evacuation centers or at the Bastrop County Convention Center, may pick up donations at centers located around the Bastrop area. Donations are not available for anyone who does not live within the area affected by the fire or who has not registered at the evacuation centers. The general public is asked to please not take articles from the donation centers. Prior to Bastrop County authorizing reentry to burned areas, residents will need to register and receive credentials that authorize entrance into their residential areas. Areas that are authorized for re-entry will be announced as determined by Bastrop County County Officials based on the safety of the citizens. Registration areas will be established at Terrys Corner and the Bastrop County Sherriff s Office. The re-entry passes will be issued based on photo identification that verifies residency by the property owner or renter. If individuals do not have identification, Bluebonnet Electric will provide staff with utility customer information for verification. Re-entry passes will be issued one per vehicle and must be affixed to the windshield for easy identification by law enforcement. Individuals must have a photo ID, if photo identification is not available, you must have some type of documentation such as a utility bill that proves residency. The registration areas opened Monday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

trol, Schmidt said. A special called meeting of the Gonzales County Commissioners Court is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. for a debriefing on the Delhi wildfire by the Gonzales County Fire Marshall Keith Schmidt.

Delhi, located approximately ten miles north of Gonzales County, erupted in flames Sunday, Sept. 4, with fire fighters from three counties assisting in the fight throughout the following week. The debriefing meeting Thursday is open to the public, and anyone with questions about the fire is invited to attend.

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Notes: Lost brain cells, Facebook, and talking nice

This is what we in the business refer to as a notes column. What that means is that in spite of four days of soul-searching for the passion to go after a particular subject, Im still drawing an utter blank. Some would contend thats because I dont have enough remaining brain cells to reach the level of reasoning necessary to offer up a full column, and to an extent, they may have a point. Ive watched a lot of NFL games over the last half-century and have lost brain cells every time. When you think about it, though, the brain cells lost watching football while gorging on finger foods and drinking beer pales by comparison to the brain cells lost while watching anything on MTV. +++++ While following the debate over the debate, a thought occurred to me (I know, I know, thats rare

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The Gonzales Cannon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
General Manager

but bear with me). Youre not going to change the world with a Facebook post. Like a lot of other folks, Im no stranger to engaging in spirited discussion on the social-networking site. And I have to admit that of all the new-media technologies employed during our coverage of the central Texas wildfires for the last two weeks, Facebook has been by far the most valuable. But posting a link to the latest blog by Tinfoil-Hat Jones and thinking it will help influence the outcome of next years presidential

election is somewhat akin to having a discussion over what to order at a Mexican food place; youre all basically going to wind up with pretty much the same thing. The people you want to convince the most ... arent your Facebook friends. Most of the time, youre preaching to the proverbial choir, save when youre trying to help the Ron Paul fanatics see reality or convince the Bible-thumpers that no, God Hisself is not Rick Perrys campaign manager. I want to a meeting of my own political organization over the weekend in San Antonio, and something said there stuck with me. If you want to sway peoples thinking, you have to get off the couch and deal with them one-onone in person. Thats one those of us in my business can verify as true: the best column in the world will never be as persuasive as a handshake and personal contact.

Young arsonsists need to have behavior addressed

While fire fighters battled wildfires in Bastrop and Caldwell Counties non-stop last week, Gonzales fire Nikki fighters also responded to brush and structure Maxwell fires in Gonzales Coun- News Editor ty. At least one of those fires was not an accident. An empty yard behind a house in Gonzales city limits was torched last Friday afternoon. But the arsonists who dared to start a fire may not even be punished for it. You see, the suspects are only about 9 years old, and according to the Gonzales Police Department, Texas State Law no one under 10 years old can be charged with a crime. I just dont understand how that is possible! How can anyone purposely start a fire, damage someones property and not be held responsible? Arson is a crime, no matter how old or young you are. A vase full of gasoline was found in the fire and taken by the police. Im sure there will be a thorough investigation and if evidence is found, criminal charges should be filed. Children or not, they must be held responsible for their actions. I was told that certain parents are covering the trail to protect their little angels. If so, they should be ashamed of themselves and held accountable for their kids actions. Fire is not funny, and starting fires is not a game. These punks and their parents should have to go to Bastrop and Smithville and talk to the thousands of people who lost their homes in fires last week. The juvenile delinquents should have to give their clothes and toys to the children who are now homeless, the innocent victims of fire. This situation is revolting, and I havent even gotten to the most disturbing part of the story. In the center of the burnt yard behind the Gonzales home, the scorched remains of 1 1/2 dogs were found. Thats right, one and a half dogs. The entire body of one dog, and only the head of another. What kind of disgusting, evil, torturous, despicable acts of cruelty took

+++++ Isnt it nice to see our Progressive friends you know, the guys who were asking us a couple of months ago to tone down the rhetoric taking the lead in fostering a more open dialogue about the political climate in this nation? Why, in just the last few weeks my admiration for their logic, sound reasoning and vigorous but conciliatory defense of principle has ... well, plummeted right off the table. First, Ive been called a terrorist by the Vice President of the United States because I have exercised my rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution to freedom of speech and expression. I have taken part in political rallies designed to tell our government that we are fed up with mismanagement, corruption, cronyism and socialism. (The Attorney General of the United States also views me as a terrorist, because I am a veteran.

I guess having a cursory understanding of order and discipline is a threat to those who never took on the responsibility of serving their nation.) Those same folks who want the rest of us to tone down the rhetoric continue to use the term teabagger in reference to many of our political beliefs. I guess if calling me a homosexual fellatio fetishist is your idea of toning down the rhetoric, you wont mind if I refer to Progressives in the future as Chester the Molester because some of the most virulent leftists are also pedophiles? I find it especially interesting that the person who most wants us to lower the levels of anger in our speech (a certain President) stood by and applauded when Teamsters thug Jimmy Hoffa urged leftists to take the sons-a-bitches out. Im not the brightest bulb on the marquee, but even I know a call to violence when I hear it.

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Obama and class warfare

El Conservador

When it comes to class warhe has not made any comment fare it seems President Obama , about Hoffas comment nor any is right to say it does exist. Howof the other comments. ever, its really a case of those who George When I was little and either have class versus those who dont I or my siblings swore or beRodriguez have any. haved poorly, my father would In the past few weeks we have say dont act low class. Both of heard the following classless my parents used to remind me comments from liberal leadthat name calling and threats of ers about the Tea Party. During George Rodriguez is a San Anto- physical violence were signs of the debate on the federal deficit, nio resident and the first Hispanic low class behavior. in the nation to lead a Tea Party orVice President Joe Biden called ganization. He is a former official In the days before political the Tea Party terrorists and in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the correctness, anyone who beReagan Administration. hostage takers. haved badly or who lacked self When constituents in her control was shunned and avoidhome district complained about Obama and the ed. Today, liberals say these people are misunlack of jobs, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters derstood and we should be sensitive to them, in told a crowd that the ...Tea Party can go straight spite of their bad behavior. to hell. She didnt bother to address the PresiBut the truth can not be hidden. Its obvious dents economic policies that have caused the that liberals want a civil conversation when it lack of jobs. suits them. However, they have lost the arguIn another incident, Congressman Andre ment regarding the nations deficit spending, Carson (D-IN), a member of the Congressional and now the only thing they left are name calling Black Caucus, claimed that Tea Party supporters and physical threats. They can neither defend wanted to see black people hanging in a tree! Obamas disastrous economic policies, nor any Again, rather than speak to the issues and criti- of his other policies which have left America cisms of the Obamas failing economic policy, he vulnerable and weak. attacked and blamed the Tea Party. Like the little boy who called out that the emIn the most recent classless verbal attack, peror had no clothes, the worst crime the Tea Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa called on Party has committed to point out the main cause union supporters who are unhappy with con- of the nations fiscal problems, i.e. too much gressional Republicans and the influence of the spending. However, that hits liberals where it Tea Party to take these son-of-a-bitches out. hurts them the most. If liberals cant spend govThis comment was made during an introduc- ernment money, they cant buy votes, and if they tion to the President with Obama on the stage. cant buy votes, they may lose political power, It is a clear case of hypocrisy, because although and thats why they are lashing out. They fear Obama has called for civility in political debate, losing power.

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place in that yard? And how could it possibly happen in broad daylight without any witnesses? But the woman whose home was only a few yards away from the fire claims there is a witness A neighbor who told her he saw the kids playing in the lot around the time the fire started Friday afternoon. And firefighters who responded to the fire said the kids clothes were covered in thorny burrs...The same kind that covers the area burned in the fire. So where do we go from here? What can society do to teach these young citizens a lesson when the law doesnt apply to them? A similar situation happened to me and my family in Washington, D.C. in 2002. Two boys who lived in a townhouse next door were playing around and started a fire in their bedroom closet in the middle of the night. The fire spread very quickly, completely destroying their house and almost killing us. Luckily our barking dogs woke us up and we all got out before the smoke and flames spread into our home. At first the scared young boys next door admitted what they did. Even their mother ran out screaming that her children started the fire upstairs while she was in the kitchen. But then she changed her story and covered for her kids, lying to police, fire fighters and investigators. Now nine years later it appears that some other parents are covering for their kids pyromania. With all our recent fire tragedy in Texas, how can anyone not take fire more seriously?! As for the animals who were found in the fire, authorities have no idea who they belonged to, where they came from or what happened to them. All I know is cruelty to animals and destruction of property are the acts of very disturbed people. They are also the stepping stones to worse crimes, including threats to human life. But by then the delinquents will be old enough for the law to apply to them, and their parents wont be able to interfere with justice.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We shake off adversity, regroup, and watch the sunrise

As the dawn breaks into a beautiful sunrise, may God shower you with His blessings of love and lead you always to the right path. Good morning. Author Unknown

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Jim Cunningham is a former longtime Gonzales newsman and the former interim publisher of the Gonzales Cannon.

There is ambient light from the east. The morning is coming home. That means the sun is also. On occasion, Ive cottoned to watching the morning come home. I am doing so today. On a Tuesday with the temp at an agreeable 58 degrees. It is the day after Labor Day. And the sun is rapidly rising. On a clear and bright beginning. Beaming with a 150-watt brightness. With a burnished glow. To me the start of a new day is like a deeply guarded secret. But were ready to tackle it. Regardless of how foolish the things we

will do and encounter in the next 24 hours. It makes for another adventure. So we look at life positive like. Contemplating and anticipating that a few things will materialize like a forgotten dream from a yesterlight and come true. Such as a thunderstorm thatll echo and rattle on the tin roof of our little abode. Breaking a drought. But thats a hope on the horizon.

And I start this a.m. with a cup of joe. While sitting outside on the porch. Facing east. As mentioned previously. Im watching the morning come home. While sipping coffee. And there is not a negative thought in my noggin. Which is as rare as hens teeth. To a number of fellows I know. When I get melancholy at times such as this I like to consider that I have more than mucus between my ears. Even to thunk theres a brain there in the old thick skull. Its a reaction that pumps through me from sitting in my attitude adjustment rocker here on the porch. And the blue sky and early morning sunshine is a welcome respite from the day before. You see, our little acreage is down in a low area off a county road. On Labor Day we were blanketed with choke and smoke from the

Perry shows his hypocrisy

Dear Editor, Gov. Rick Perrys penny-wise-poundfoolish governing dogma dangerously pursues quickie fixes rather than long term solutions. Texas ranks 44th in high school graduates so naturally Gov. Perry chopped $4 billion in Kindergarten-12th grade education plus another $1 billion in higher education. Ominously, Gov. Perry gutted funding to Texas volunteer fire departments from $30 million to $7 million. After losing 1,000 homes to wildfires, how smart was

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it to slash funds for firefighting? Recently, Gov. Perry bragged that he wanted to make Washington, D.C. inconsequential but now hes asked Washington, D.C. for help from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Our governor loves to hate Washington, D.C except when hes begging Washington for money. Not only does Gov. Perry eat his seed corn, it drops from both sides of his mouth as he speaks. Candace Flenniken King Schertz

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Last time, I wrote an article paying homage to the original science guys like Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye, Beekmans World, and one who inspired me, Gonzales own, Mr. Jesse Smith. Mr. Smith taught in Gonzales, at Edwards High School and Gonzales High School. He passed away from Cancer during my senior year. Mr. Eddie Burrows, Principal of Gonzales High School wrote in the 1984 yearbook, Master teacher Jesse Smith, who died in 1983, will be long remembered by those who knew him as a science teacher, community leader and friend. Principal Burrows paid him this tribute: Mr. Jesse Smith was not only a personal friend, but a valuable member of the teaching staff. He had taught for 33 years and had excellent knowledge of his subject matter. He knew how to work with young people. No chore was too great if it would benefit the students. He applied this philosophy at school

Those original Sci-Guys, part II

Science Guy
Steve Scott
Steve Scott is a former science teacher at Gonzales High School.

Bastrop fires that broke out some 40-plus miles northwest of here. So we were presented with a surreal scene Monday afternoon. For a spell. Where the smoky haze had an orangeish-sepia tone to it. Like a clip from a sci-fi movie with a Martian landscape. But the wind moved it out overnight. And I was able to watch the morning come home. Because some things can change quicker than the ticker tape on the stock exchange. Not so for the folks up in the Bastrop area. Where even 10 days later they would be wearing worry and reeking from the smell of smoke and personal loss like an albatross. Because at times the entire world seems to be hobbling like an old mule with a stone bruise. Consider the past 10 years. To

never relinquish the memory of a morning that ended the lives of over 2,900 Americans: September 11, 2001. In the interim, Mother Nature and mankind have been most unkind. Via hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, tsunamis, two continuous wars, and a devastating drought. And fires, ignited by nature and man. But we shake it off. And regroup. Adapting. And adopting, collectively, the philosophy that there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them. But for the optimists that bask in this wondrous world, despite the adversity, at the days end their minds are at peace. Perhaps a few will catch a falling star overnight. And at the breaking of dawn watch another morning come home down the road.

and in his work in the community. He frequently counseled and advised me in matters concerning students and community. I feel that I have been able to do a better job because of his advice. I miss him as a teacher, a fellow community worker and a friend. We will all miss him. I asked for people to write in with their fondest memories of Mr. Smith. Some of the responses are printed below. I remember going to his class early in the morning before school started just to sit and talk to him. He inspired me in so many ways. He was a great teacher gone

but not forgotten. No matter how confused that I was about his lesson, all I had to do was ask for his help after class. Hed have me up to speed in about 10 minutes! One of the few classes that I enjoyed and it was because he was such a great person / teacher! He use (sic) to come out to the house and go fishing with us. I loved that man...I remember when he was still at Edwards and then he was my chem teacher my junior year....what a great teacher. Of course, I never had him nor knew him, but I have heard from many here in Gonzales who said he was an (sic) a great teacher and an inspiration. I just want to say Thank you to all of the teachers who make such positive impact on the students of our community. Teaching is not a jobits a calling. Be sure to write in with your science related questions to sciguy@ gonzalescannon.com

All I wanted was a mission, and for my sins they gave me one. Yes they did. The day started at 4:30 a.m. with an rocket attack alarm.. By now these were not a big deal. Chow at 0500 and then time to walk the dog, clean kennels and feed him. This was routine everyday so nothing had changed in Kandahar. Training started at 7 a.m. and we normally ended in an hour or two so we could get the training done before the heat became too much for the dogs. There was much discussion within the rumor mill as to when we would be leaving Kandahar for our duty locations . Word came after training from the head trainer that no dog would be traveling do to a kennel cough quarantine. My dog as well as all the K-9s that had traveled with me to Afghanistan were fine. None was sick ans in fact we had taken measures to protect them. I had spoken to the folks in charge and explained this fact to them. That plus the fact that our dogs had been separated from all the other dogs here and we as well as the dogs were housed miles away from the others. I new that the Us Vet had cleared our dogs so i was puzzled at the info we were not moving. I later found out why. After training, I and four other handlers were requested to report to the administration office. There we were informed to get packed and ready to move. We were leaving in two hours. Turns out the No dog are moving was to clam the handlers that had been stuck here in Kandahar for a while. Their dogs were quarantined not ours. Packing consisted of stuffing everything we owned into two bags. This of course meant the remaining handlers inherited all sorts of stuff we couldnt carry. Food, drinks,magazines,plastic three drawer chests, extra pillows, and all those things that made living in a tent on a cot a little better. These were all expendable. At 1400 ( 2 p.m.) the truck arrived and we loaded our bags kennels dogs and ourselves for the ride to the flight line. There we waited for boarding, We were returned our passports and issued our admin files to take with us on the flight. At about 19:30 (7:30 p.m.) we got on a bus to move to the aircraft. Once

Dispatch from Downrange Another stopover

we stopped at the plane we were all a little surprised. This was not a big cargo flight at all In fact it was small. I mean real small compared to the giant cargo planes you normally think of. The aircraft was a C27J Spartan. We loaded the kennels, bags and all of the handlers. I sat at the forward most position so I could see the cockpit and out the windscreen. It was really interesting. The crew was friendly and extremely efficient. Seating was actually comfortable. Considering we sat with our backs against the side of the plane facing the middle, our feet propped up on the cargo and sat strapped onto basically web hammocks. Compared to the commercial flight, I prefer this. Looking out the open cargo door in the rear as we moved down the runway you could feel the power this little workhorse of a plane had. As we gained speed for flight the cargo door closed and locked. In an instant the nose pointed up and we jumped into the air. The big engines roared and you could feel the power this thing had as you strained to keep from leaning into each other from the G force pushing you rearward straining against the restraints we wore. Within a short time everything leveled out. The dogs which had been barking constantly settled and we all relaxed for the flight to wherever we were going. We had not been told our destination. After about an hour you could hear a change in the engines and we descended sharply into the night landing smoothly

somewhere. The engines did not shut down and we were told we were taking on cargo. In fact the cargo was Taliban prisoners and their heavily armed guards. Within a few minutes they arrived, flex cuffed, anti spit hoods on and shackled. They were placed on the floor of the aircraft and for all intents and purposes, strapped down. They were not going anywhere. Plastic barf bags were supplied to the guards for the prisoners. I was told by the brew that the prisoners had a tendency to get sick. Stress and normally the first time ever flying would get to them. My feelings? Oh Well! The dogs went nuts when they got on. Not sure why, probably they could smell the adrenalin the prisoners had to be putting out. The crew, also armed I might add, made a final check and we once again leap into the air. This time there were a series of fairly sharp turns and some pretty steep climbs. I have no idea if it was terrain induced or something else, just that we were doing some pretty heavy maneuvers. Some time later, OPSEC requires me to leave times out, we landed. When the cargo door opened the prisoners and guards departed and we were met by Airforce personnel to help us unload and move to a waiting area. I asked a sergeant, Hey. where are we? He said, Welcome to Bagram Air Field. We met up with our contact and were shuttled to the K-9 area where we would be staying. I moved into a building, threw my bags down and find out the basic info all soldiers and civilians in a war zone need to know. Where is the latrine, where is the dining facility, and where do I go when (not if) the siren blows. Once acquiring the need info I pretty much collapsed into the top bunk in a wood barracks building. It was now 3:30 p.m. A very long day. BTW, this is not my final destination but only another waypoint in a journey that will take me to the front line of this conflict, that is. if there is such a thing as a front line. More later, Jon Harris If you have any questions or comments for Harris, send them to: jtharris@tacticalpaintball.com, and indicate if you prefer your correspondence not be published.

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E-Mail Your local information to: newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Starcke Park in Seguin from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There are Chihuahua, Dachshund and open dog races starting at 1 p.m. There is live music, great food, dog show, llama rides. The Classic Car Show will start at 11 a.m. Costume contest at 10:45 a.m. Talent contest at noon and the ugliest pet at 2:30 p.m. There will also be vendor booths, a shot clinic and micro chipping clinic. There will be games and animals of all kinds. Free admission and restrained well mannered pets are welcome. age) thru 8th grade. Senior membership is opened to all high school students. Senior member dues are $15 and junior member dues are $8. Member t-shirts are optional and will be $15 upon ordering that day.

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The ONeal Brothers Band will headline the entertainment at the Leesville Country Fair, the annual fund raiser for the Leesville Cemetery and the Leesville scholarship fund. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.and include an auction, silent auction and raffle drawing, a country store and flag presentation as well as lots of kid-friendly activities. Los Kolaches from Howards in Shiner will be featured at a free dance as part of the annual First Shot Cookoff at the JB Wells Show Barn in Gonzales starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 16.

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for others. You must have your Medicare card with you. To RSVP, please call 672-4429. Gonzales Girl Scout Troop #4297 (Cadettes) will be having a BBQ plate fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. at Wal-Mart. Plates are $7 and may be purchased from any Cadette Girl Scout or the day of the sale. All proceeds are going toward the troops planned trip to Universal Studios in the Summer of 2012. The Gonzales Anchor Club will host Senior Citizen Bingo at Country Village Square Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 4:30-5:30 pm. A light meal will be served and all Senior Citizens are invited to attend. The Christian Center of Living Water will host Holy Spirit Night on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7-8 p.m. at the Christian Worship Center located at 1012 Hwy 90 E in Waelder. Pastor Chris Porter will be speaking on the topic of baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Waelder ISD Board of Trustees Monday Sept. 19, regular board meeting has been moved to Tuesday, Sept. 20 due to conflicting schedules. Gonzales Healthcare Systems has scheduled its next childbirth class for Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. The class is open to all expectant moms and free of charge. During class we will discuss signs and symptoms of labor, the labor process, pain management methods, care of the newborn, infant CPR and breastfeeding. The class will be taught by Rene Griffin, RN, OB Director. Moms are encouraged to bring a support person with them. To RSVP, call 672-7581 ext 727 and ask for Valerie.

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Holy Spirit Night

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The Old Chisholms Fall Trail Ride is scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Sign-up starts at the Friar Thomas Ranch near Cuero on Friar Roadd off Highway 87 at 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Registration is $30 for ages 16 and up, $15 for ages 5-15 and free for children ages 4 and under. Price includes six meals and drinks during the ride. There will be a primitive camp and water available for horses. For details, contact Rip Gibson at 361-277-2671, Lupe Briseno at 361-652-2489 or Jerry McWhorter at 210-241-2131. The public is invited to an Old-Time Gospel Sing-Along (Congregational Singing of the old hymns) at the Full Gospel Church, 1426 Fischer St., Gonzales, TX on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

Chisholm Trail Ride

First Lutheran Church invites the community join them on Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a polka style Holy communion service led by POLKA SPIRIT from Shiner. Musicians leading the service will be Ronnie Bruns - accordion, Sharon Jaks - guitar, Stephen Krupicka - tenor sax, Tammy Guettner - mandolin and Chase Schroeder tuba. Come and invite your polka loving friends. First Lutheran Church has open communion and all who are baptized and believe in Jesus Christ are invited to the Lords Table. The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This months meeting will be on Sept. 16, from 10-11am at Lifords Books and Fine Art to discuss True Grit by Charles Portis. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. Please join us! You are invited to a Fall Craft Fair on September 17, 2011 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Browse, shop, enjoy fellowship, and munch on goodies of pigs in the blanket; sandwiches, cookies, cakes and other desserts. There will be a little of something for everyone, as well as Fair Trade coffee. A Silent Auction will be held for a handmade quilt donated by Mildred Rebecek. Stop by to see what we have and take something home for family and friends. United Evangelical Lutheran , Dr. Martin Luther Church Social Hall; 1103 N. Avenue B, Shiner.

Polka Spirit service

are interested in disposing of ANY items. Regular household garbage, paint and hazardous waste will NOT be accepted. Calls will be accepted until Friday, September 23rd. No items will be picked up outside the City limits of Yoakum. If any individual or organization is interested in volunteering their time or equipment, please contact Gena or Theresa at City Hall. If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 2936321. Community involvement is needed for this to be a success! Apache Booster Club would like to remind everyone that all Fall Sports are underway. Put on your spirit shirts. Decorate your homes & businesses to support your team! Mark your calendar for the community Pep Rally to be held Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7:30 p.m. at Apache Field. The booster club will be selling raffle tickets at each home game for the 50-50 drawing & a football signed by the 2011 Gonzales Apaches. They will also sell raffle tickets for two Gonzales Apaches Benches. That drawing will be held at the last home football game, Oct. 28th. If youre a man 50 years or older, Medicare covers tests to help find Prostate Cancer early when treatment works best. Medicare covers a digital rectal exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test once every twelve months for all men with Medicare over age 50. Coverage for this exam begins the day after your 50th birthday. See your local healthcare provider for more information. The Job Corps is currently enrolling applicants aged 16-24 in over 20 career fields. If you need a GED, High School Diploma and a Driver License give us a call. College training is available as well. Get started today, call 512-665-7327. Anyone wishing to obtain a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted use pesticides on their property is invited to attend this training. People attending this class need to come to the Texas AgriLife

Extension-Gonzales County Office to purchase a study manual and obtain sample test questions prior to September 8, 2011. Cost of study materials is $40.00 and the fee for the class is $10.00 For more information, contact the Extension Office at 830-672-8531.

Shelter teers


Apache Boosters

Book Club to meet

The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter is looking for volunteers to attend advocate training. The training is mandatory, but flexible times are available. Individuals that complete the training will become valuable advocates to our community members in need of crisis intervention and services. The training and materials are free. Volunteers are also needed for the Cranny, the thrift store operated by the shelter. Please call our office at (830) 372-2780 or our hotline number at 800-834-2033 for more information. Christian Womens Job Corps of Gonzales County is taking applications for their fall semester which begins on Tuesday, September 6. CWJC is a free job/life skills training program offering women a fresh start in life. Call Sherry Poe, Director, at 672 6180 or drop by the Bethany House at 721 St. Louis between 9a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

CWJC Registration

Gospel sing-along

The 21st annual Belmont Volunteer Fire Dept. barbecue and auction is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Belmont Fire Dept. Plates will be $7 each. Gonzales High School Interact Club is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Bastrop fire victims. All new and gently used toys may be taken to the high school front office. The drive will last until Friday Sept. 23. All donations are appreciated! Gonzales Healthcare Systems will administer flu shots at Country Village Square Apartments on Friday, September 16 from 9:00-10:30 a,m. Flu shots are free to Medicare recipients and $25

Belmont VFD fundraiser

Fall Craft Fair

Prostate Exams

Childbirth classes

Benefit toy drive

Registration for the 2011 Apache Flames Dance Clinic runs through Sept. 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Gonzales Elementary Gym. The clinic is open to all pre-k- 6th grade students. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt and daily snacks. The future Flames will perform at the home game on Oct. 7.

Flames dance clinic

Job Corps

The Learning Center is seeking donations of caps and gowns. If you have donations, please contact Ann Gaines Rodriguez at the Gonzales Learning and Career Center, PO Box 116, 1135 St. Paul St., Gonzales, TX 78629, 830 672-8291 / 830 672-1076 fax or e-mail glcc@gvec.net

Donations Needed

Flu Shots

Pets-In-The- Park is scheduled Saturday, Oct.1 at

Pets in the Park Day

For anyone wishing to join the Gonzales FFA come by the high school ag building Wednesday, September 21st from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Junior members must be in the 3rd grade (or nine years of

Gonzales FFA signups

Members of the Gonzales County Farm Bureau join together for the 2011 Annual Meeting on Sept. 20, at 7 pm, at the Lutheran Fellowship Hall,1206 St.Joseph St. Gonzales. Rep. John Kuempel will be the guest speaker. Resolutions to be taken to State Convention will be discussed and voted on and new directors will be elected. Please RSVP to FB office at 830-672-7518 by Sept. 16 for the chicken fried steak dinner that will be served to members. The City of Yoakum, along with area organizations will be coordinating a Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Local businesses and citizens are asked to contact City Hall at 293-6321 if they

Farm Bureau meeting

Pesticide Training

This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free and open to the public. Shirley Goss, Wesley Nurse is the facilitator. It offers healthwellness education and supportive programs related to dementia. You are welcome to attend. For more information, call 672-1031.

Dementia Support

Full Plumbing Services

office 830-672-9226 fax 830-672-2006
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Yoakum Clean-up

1229 St. Lawrence GonzaLeS, texaS 78629

Second chance winners

St. Joseph Food Mart - Texaco, 1817 St. Joseph held their monthly 2nd chance Lottery drawing with two lucky winners. Pictured are Lolly Reyna, assistant to owner, Pat Bautista, winner of $500 and Steve Bauer, winner of $250. The next 2nd chance drawing will be held in November for Thanksgiving with the prizes of $750 1st place and $250 2nd place. Only tickets purchased at St. Joseph Food Mart will be able to be eligible for the drawing. Amir would like to thank all his customers for entering and for their business. (Photo by Debbie Toliver)

Sean Kendrick, owner

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Cannon Correspondent

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Drought conditions lead to record sale at Nixon auction

NIXON It was the talk of the town on Monday: Ranchers experienced a three-hour wait to deliver cattle for auction at Nixon Livestock Commission on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11. Trucks pulling trailers filled with cattle circled the building and lined up on the shoulder of State Highway 87, waiting their turn to enter the grounds. It was a week following a holiday on Monday when the commission is closed, usually causing a greater number of cattle for the following week, but the total sales set a record at 3,099. Sales have steadily increased for the past several months because of the

Record sale at Nixon auction

Young farmers, ranchers target of state program

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The line of cattle trailers waiting to drop off their cattle at the Nixon Livestock Auction Monday. (Courtesy Photos)

AUSTIN In an effort to meet the current and future food and fiber demands of a growing population, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples this week announced the availability of grants for young farmers to create or expand an agricultural operation in Texas. The Young Farmer Grant Program is made possible by Texas farmers and ranchers who fund the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority. According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the average age of Texas farmers is 59, with

only 6 percent of the states farm operators under 35. Attracting the younger generation into domestic food and fiber production is vital for any Texan who does not want to be dependent on foreign food like we are on foreign oil, Commissioner Staples said. For more than a decade Texas farmers have funded a financing authority to assist our states young farmers. The Young Farmer Grant Program provides a way for young farmers to offset financial challenges that often deter them from working in

agriculture. Additionally, these grants will help fill the boots of an older generation of food and fiber providers who are nearing retirement. In 2009, Commissioner Staples requested and received authority from the 81st Texas Legislature to establish the Young Farmer Grant Program under the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The program is made available to individuals, ages 18-45, who wish to start or expand their own agricultural business in Texas. The applicant must be able to make dollar-for-dollar matching ex-

State updates Hay Hotline

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penditures to sustain, create or expand the proposed project. Individual grants may range from $5,000 to $10,000. Additionally, three other programs housed under TAFA are designed for eligible applicants who wish to establish or enhance their farm or ranch operation, or establish an agriculture-related business.

drought, but the question being asked was, have cattle owners reached a point of desperation or did the holiday week impact the increase? One of Texas cattle auction patriarchs, Buck Butler said, Well, I cant tell you the answer to that, but I do know if we dont have rain in the next 60 days, there wont be any cattle! Butler sees the ranchers who cant purchase food for the animals, selling them. He wont predict whether this is the peak of that trend or whether the selling off of herds is just getting started. He remembers the drought of the 1950s and believes this one to be much worse.....Back then, there was intermittent rain; this time, weve had nothing.

Area Livestock Reports

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, September 10, 2011 had on hand: 2,788. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady to $2 higher. Stocker-feeder steers: medium and large frame No. 1: 150300 lbs., $155-$165; 300-400 lbs., $141-$147; 400-500 lbs., $130$138; 500-600 lbs., $121-$126; 600-700 lbs., $117-$119; 700-800 lbs., $111-$115. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs., $92-$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: medium and large frame No. 1: 150300 lbs., $131-$155; 300-400 lbs., $123-$125; 400-500 lbs., $118$121; 500-600 lbs., $113-$115; 600-700 lbs., $111-$113. Packer cows: good lean utility and commercial, $48-$55; cutters, $58-$71; canners, $39-$47; low yielding fat cows, $54-$65. Packer bulls: yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls, $69-$75; light weights and medium quality bulls, $66-$69. Stocker cows: $650-$850. Pairs: $775-$900. Thank you for your business! View our sale live at cattleusa. com.


lbs, $102 to $112 to $134; 600700 lbs, $98 to $108 to $121; 700-800 lbs, $92 to $102 to $117. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $90 to $100 to $200; 300-400 lbs, $99 to $109 to $145; 400-500 lbs, $98 to $108 to $126; 500-600 lbs $96 to $106 to $130; 600-700 lbs, $93 to $103 to $119; 700-800 lbs, $91 to $101 to $107. Slaughter cows: $25 to $54; Slaughter bulls: $40 to $72. Stocker cows: $350 to $850. Pairs, $850-$1,190.


Cuero Livestock Market Re-

port on September 9, 2011 had 3,355 head. Had 702 cows and 47 bulls. Bulls were $2 lower. Cows $3 lower. Did not finish cows in time for a market report. Packer bulls: heavy weights, $65-$65.50; lower grades, $50$61.50. Packer cows: boning cows, $61-$65.50; 1 yearling heifer, $70.50; cutters, $42-$50; few, $42.50-$60.50; few wasty, $36$41.50; low yielding cutters, $35$44.50; canners, $25.50-$41.50; fats, $60-$65.50. Dry cows, $35-$66.50; young, $40.50-$69.

AUSTIN As the worst one-year drought in Texas history continues to scorch the state and deplete critical hay supplies, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has announced several updates to the Texas Department of Agricultures Hay Hotline. The service, which connects ranchers who need hay with those who have it, is now being updated to include prices and sources for donated hay. The Hay Hotline also now connects ranchers with transportation services to deliver hay and available grazing lands. The Hay Hotline can be accessed by visiting www.TexasAgriculture.gov/hayhotline or by calling (877) 429-1998. Right now there is no pasture, no hay and no end in sight, Commissioner Staples

said. The need for hay is dire and getting more desperate each day. Through the recent improvements made to the Hay Hotline, we hope to connect more ranchers with hay producers across the nation who have muchneeded forage. Its critical to do what we can to preserve the cattle herd for which Texas is known and on which American consumers rely. Commissioner Staples sent a letter to all commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture in other states requesting assistance in locating hay donations for Texas ranchers. The letter also requests that available grazing land or hay be listed on the Texas Hay Hotline. Additionally, Commissioner Staples encouraged his colleagues to follow the Lone Star States lead in waiving transportation size restrictions for hay shipments in ways that continue to protect public safety.

Fehner & Son Grain Co.

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

The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, Aug. 29, 2011, 2,278; Sheep & goats, 2. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $117 to $127 to $175; 300-400 lbs, $114 to $124 to $150; 400-500 lbs, $109 to $119 to $140; 500-600 lbs, $103 to $113 to $128; 600700 lbs, $101 to $111 to $122; 700-800 lbs, $95 to $105 to $123. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $93 to $103 to $136; 300-400 lbs, $101 to $111 to $140; 400-500 lbs, $100 to $110 to $138; 500-600 lbs $96 to $106 to $140; 600-700 lbs, $92 to $102 to $120; 700-800 lbs, $86 to $96 to $112. Slaughter cows: $37 to $47 to $57; Slaughter bulls: $56 to $66 to $80. Stocker cows: $420 to $650. Pairs, $300-$840. The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, September 12, 2011, 3,099. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $110 to $120 to $158; 300-400 lbs, $113 to $123 to $148; 400-500 lbs, $106 to $116 to $138; 500-600


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nixon-Smiley to join suit against state


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were going to come out on the good side, its really painful to watch whats happening to school districts who still have no equity. According to the Equity Center, the bottom 10 percent of school districts receive about $2,500 less per student than the 10 property tax-rich districts. The litigation will challenge the constitutionality of the financing system passed by the Legislature in their last regular session, which cut funding for schools by $2 billion. The last round of such litigation involved several hundred districts suing and resulted in a 2005 Supreme Court order demanding significant changes in the funding of public schools. We might as well stand up and be counted, said board vice-president Richard Lott. The cost for the district to join the litigation is $1 per Weighted Average Daily Attendance (WADA), which will between $1,600-1,700. In another agenda item, the board agreed to take a look at updating its facility policy for non-school use. In the past the district had allowed the community access to its facilities for group meetings, family gatherings and the like. Booth said the district has several new buildings in use and it might be prudent to rethink their availability in order to protect them from rapidly deteriorating through constant use. Were going to open ourselves up to a lot of criticism

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SMILEY Theres strength in numbers that was the message sent by the Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School Districts Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The board voted 6-0, with Bud Box abstaining, to authorize funds for the purpose of joining an unincorporated group of other districts, parents and tax-

payers in a lawsuit against the state over public school financing. The litigation is being brought by The Equity Center, an Austin-based advocacy group that represents more than 670 Texas school districts and the interests of over four million public school students. Its not really to recover damages, but its just more of a show of solidarity to say Hey, were with these other districts, said NSCISD superintendent Dr. Cathy Booth. Even though I think

Waelder ISD will host Family Night in Park

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if we dont allow any use of the facilities, said trustee Jimmy Newman. It would be something new for the community before weve never done it before, Booth replied. She went on to caution that once facility use is granted to one group, it would be hard to turn down other groups despite the nature of their organization. I think we need to keep it opened up to the community, but with a limitation to kid-oriented uses, said trustee Lester Warzecha. The issue was tabled until next months meeting to give the board time to develop a policy that will include a list of eligible facilities and associated usage fee schedules. In other business, the board: * Received a report stating the district had achieved a rating of Superior Achievement from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the 2009-2010 school year. The districts assigned score was 78, well above the

passing score of 56. * Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the district and Nixon-Smiley Education Foundation. * Authorized a payment of $57,541.08 to Weaver & Jacobs Construction for renovations to the Smiley Cafeteria and kitchen addition. * Approved the appointment of 13 people to the School Health Advisory Committee. The membership includes co-chairs Melissa Warzecha, LVN and Teresa Medina; teachers Doug Boatright, James Lynn, Jennifer Martinez, Kenneth Martinez and Lora Torres; and parents Candy Caraway, Michelle DeLeon, Vicki Griffin, Samatha Holden, Carrie Ivey and Tammy Ivey. * Accepted the resignation of high school custodian Ronald Lankford. * Agreed to change the date of the next regular meeting from Oct. 10 to Oct. 17 because of the Columbus Day holiday.

WAELDER Waelder ISD is hosting a Family Night in the Park on Sept. 29. Waelder I.S.D. is striving to promote math and science literacy as a community. We are St. Paul High School 2011 Student Council officers include (from left) Justin strengthening our family/school connection Natal-Historian/Reporter, Dakota Kresta-Vice President, Kali Kocian-President, by creating opportunities for faculty to meet Mary Adamek-Secretary, Ted Wenske-Treasurer, Mitchell McElroy-Historian/Reparents in the community. porter. (Courtesy Photo) Waelder ISD faculty recently participated

St. Paul Council officers

in a community walk where we went door to door in every quadrant of town and met with parents to talk about concerns and goals for their childrens learning. During Family Night in the Park teachers will have math and science literacy stations for parents and students. School district staff will be serving hot dogs, drinks, and offering door prizes for community members. For more information, please call 830.788.7151.


The City of Gonzales conducted public hearings on August 30, 2011 and September 6, 2011 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the City of Gonzales from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 3 percent.

Relay For Life Kick-Off Party Saturday, September 24 10 am to 1 pm Victoria College Gonzales Center

Everyone is invited to attend!!

Hero of Hope Monica Flores will be speaking at 10:30 am about her caregiver experience for her infant son who was diagnosed in utero with neuroblastoma. Hot Dog Lunch provided along with special activities for the young and young-at-heart. Team Captains can pick up information and learn details about the Relay which will be held March 23-24, 2012 at J.B. Wells Show Barn

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last years tax rate of .2603 for each $100 of taxable value was $647,612. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of .2603 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $668,535. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of .2603 for each $100 of taxable value, including tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $673,695. City Council is scheduled to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on September 20, 2011 at the Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street at 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact: Arline Rinehart 830-672-2077 or Patty Stewart 830-672-7581

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GISD may lease some properties for oil rights


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September 19-23 Gonzales ISD Juice and milk offered daily with breakfast and Lunch. East Avenue - Breakfast and Lunch Menu: Waffle w/cinnamon sugar, String Cheese, Orange Juice. Lunch: Waffle with Sausage Patty, Hash brown Starz, Fresh Cucumber, Fresh Grapes. Optional: PB&J Sandwich. Tuesday, Breakfast: Egg Sandwich w/Cheese, Apricots w/ Juice. Lunch: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Cheddar Goldfish, Baby Carrots, Banana Half. Optional: Turkey Ham Sandwich. Wednesday, Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, Raisins Pkg. Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie, Sweet golden Corn, Romaine Lettuce, Jello Cake. Optional: Ham & Cheese Sandwich. Thursday, Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Muffin, Fresh Oranges. Lunch: Beef Fingers, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Apple Slices. Optional: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich. Friday, Breakfast: Cinnamon Biscuit, Fruit Yogurt. Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Romaine Lettuce, Baby Carrots, Fresh Apple. Optional: PB&J Sandwich. Gonzales Elementary & North Avenue - Breakfast and Lunch Menu: Monday, Breakfast: Waffle w/Cinnamon Sugar, String Cheese, Orange Juice. Lunch: Waffles with Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Toast, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Cheddar Goldfish, Tater Tots, Sugar Cookie. Daily Sides: Fresh Tomato, Fresh Cucumber, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Grapes, Orange Juice. Tuesday, Breakfast: Egg Sandwich w/Cheese, Apricots w/Juice. Lunch: Jerk Chicken w/Parsley Noodles, Cheeseburger, Turkey and Cheese Wrap, Baked Pretzel, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Chocolate Pudding. Daily Sides: Burger Salad, Baby Carrots, Diced Pears w/ juice, Fresh Oranges, Apple Juice. Wednesday, Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Raisins Pkg.. Lunch: Beef Nachos, Popcorn Chicken w/Roll, Chicken Buffalo Wrap, Refried Beans, Mexican Spiced Rice,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Area School Menus

Tortilla Crisp. Daily Sides: Romaine Salad, Celery Stix, Applesauce, Fresh Honeydew Melon, Orange Juice. Thursday, Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Muffin, Fresh Oranges. Lunch: Penne Pasta Bake, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Nacho Salad, Sliced Carrots, Honey Wheat Breadstick, Jello Cake. Daily Sides: Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Cucumber, Banana Half, Apple Juice, Apricots. Friday, Breakfast, Cinnamon Biscuit, Fruit Yogurt. Lunch: Chicken Rice Soup w/Cheese Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Wheat Dinner Roll, Sweet Golden Corn, Brownies. Daily Sides: Romaine Lettuce, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Apple, Orange Juice. Junior High & High School Breakfast and Lunch Menus: Monday, Breakfast: French Toast Sticks w/ Syrup or Breakfast Pizza w/ Cheese Sticks or Assorted Cereal w/toast: Daily Breakfast Sides: Apricots, Orange or Apple Juice, Sun Butter and Jelly Condiments. Lunch: Pancakes w/Sausage Patty, Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich, Wheat Dinner Roll, Hash Brown Starz, Chocolate Chip Cookies or Choice of Pepperoni Pizza, Hamburger, Crispy Chicken Burger, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Beef and Bean Burrito w/Rice. Daily Sides: Fresh Tomato, Fresh Cucumber, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Grapes, Orange Juice. Tuesday, Breakfast: Scrambled Egg, Sausage & Toast or Pancake on a Stick or Assorted Cereal w/Toast. Daily Breakfast sides: Fresh Apple Slices, Orange or Apple Juice, Sun Butter and Jelly Condiments. Lunch: Jerk Chicken w/Roll, BBQ Pork Riblet, Peas and Carrots, Parsley Noodles, Jello Cake or Choice of Specialty Pizza, Cheeseburger, Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Turkey and Cheese Wrap, Veggie Burrito w/Cilantro Rice. Daily Sides: Burger Salad, Baby Carrots, Diced Pears w/ Juice, Fresh Oranges, Apple Juice. Wednesday, Breakfast: Waffles w/Syrup or Chicken Biscuit or Assorted Cereal w/Toast. Daily Breakfast Sides: Sliced Peaches, Orange or Apple Juice, Sun Butter and Jelly Condiments. Lunch: Beef Tacos, Grilled Ham & Cheese, Refried Beans, Chocolate Pudding or Choice of Cheese Pizza, Hamburger, Crispy Chicken Burger, Chicken Buffalo Wrap, Chicken and Bean Burrito. Daily Sides: Romaine Lettuce, Celery Stix, Applesauce, Fresh Honeydew Melon, Orange Juice. Thursday, Breakfast: Egg Breakfast Sandwich or Blueberry Muffin or Assorted Cereal w/Toast. Daily Breakfast Sides: Fresh Orange Wedges, Orange or Apple Juice, Sun Butter and Jelly Condiments. Lunch: Penne Pasta Bake w/Breadsticks, Max Sticks with Marinara Sauce, Spinach, Baked Pretzel, Tortilla Crisps or Choice of Specialty Pizza, Cheeseburger, Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Nacho Salad. Daily Sides: Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Cucumber, Banana Half, Apple Juice, Apricots. Friday, Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito or Cinnamon Roll w/Glaze or Assorted Cereal w/Toast. Daily Breakfast Sides: Applesauce, Orange or Apple Juice, Sun Butter and Jelly Condiment. Lunch: Chicken Rice Soup w/Grilled Cheese, Crunchy Fish Sandwich, French Fries, Sweet Golden Corn, Brownies or Choice of Hamburger, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sand, Poppin Chicken Burrito. Daily Sides: Romaine Lettuce, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Apple, Orange Juice. Nixon-Smiley CISD Monday, Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Kolache, milk, & juice. Lunch: Chili-dog, w/shredded cheese, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, fruit & milk. Tuesday, Breakfast: Turkey ham, and cheese sunrise stick, juice and milk. Lunch: Burrito w/chili & shredded cheese, pinto beans, rice, tossed salad, fresh fruit & milk. Wednesday, Breakfast: Sausage biscuit sandwich, milk & juice. Lunch: Fish-burger, baked fries, coleslaw, ice cream, fruit & milk. Thursday, Breakfast: Breakfast sausage pizza, milk & juice. Lunch: Oven baked fried chicken, whipped potatoes, corn on cob, green beans, roll, fresh fruit & milk. Friday, Breakfast: Beef patty biscuit sandwich, milk & juice. Lunch: Spaghetti, w/meat sauce, green beans, tossed salad, garlic bread, peach cobbler & milk. Mustang Special: Monday, Beef taco salad, rice, crackers, fruit & milk. Tuesday, Chicken pot pie, tossed salad, crackers, fresh fruit & milk. Wednesday, Tator tot casserole, tossed salad, garlic bread, ice cream, fruit & milk. Thursday, Beef & bean chalupas, lettuce, tomato, rice, fresh fruit & milk. Friday, Chicken & cheese crispito, baked fries, lettuce, tomato, pickles, peach cobbler & milk. Rise: Monday, Chex-mix & Juice. Tuesday, Animal crackers & juice. Wednesday, Pretzels & juice. Thursday, Peanut Butter, graham crackers & juice. Friday, Vanilla wafers & juice. Shiner ISD Cereal and Toast offered daily at Breakfast. Monday, Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Frito Pie/Cheese, Pinto Beans, Fruit, Milk. Tuesday, Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Hamburgers, Burger Salad, Tots or Fries, Pudding or JellO Cups, Milk. Wednesday, Breakfast: Bagels/Fresh Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch: Corn Dogs, Beans, Fruit, Milk. Thursday, Breakfast: Pancakes/Sausage on a Stick, Juice, Milk. Lunch: Chicken or Ham Salad, Veggie Cups, Fruit, Bread or Crackers, Milk. Friday, Breakfast: Waffles/ Syrup, Juice, Milk. Lunch: BarB-Q on Bun, Potato Salad, Fruit, Milk. Shiner Catholic Schools Monday: Chicken Patties, Rice w/White Gravy, Green Beans, Steamed Broccoli, Rolls, Fruit. Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Sweet Peas, Garlic Bread, Fruit. Wednesday: Frito Pie, Pinto Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit. Thursday: Chicken Fried Steak (White Gravy or Catsup), Whipped Potatoes, Corn, Rolls, Fruit. Friday: Fish Nuggets (Catsup or Tartar Sauce), Macaroni & Cheese, Tossed Salad, Pea Salad, Bread, Fruit.

The Gonzales ISD branched out into two new businesses Monday oil and gardening during the monthly meeting of the districts Board of Trustees. Trustees approved a resolution allowing the district to consider leasing four GISD-owned properties for non-drilling minteral rights exploration. Those leases would follow a competitive-bids process, trustees were told. Weve been approached by several oil companies about this, and these are the properties weve been able to identify, superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier told the board. She said the leases would not initially include drilling rigs or any surface drilling, but could include oil and gas pulled from beneath the property by wells on adhjacent properties. All four properties are part of the Gonzales High School land allocation, she said, but none are on the campus itself. Trustees also wrapped up an agreement with Gonzales County Commissioners Court and the Gonzales Master Gardeners to give the Master Gardeners use of a district-owned storage building near Gonzales Elementary for use in their Junior Master Gardeners program. That program will be geared primarily for fourth-grade students, Strozier told the board. Director of Secondary Curriculum Ron Bragg gave the board a briefing on the effects of new statewide testing and accountability standards and how those differ from the current

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TEKS). Starting with this years freshman class, he said, high-schoolers will in the future undergo end-of-course testing rather than the traditional TEKS exams. Those final exams count as 15 percent of a students grade for the year, but will not count toward grade-point average, he said. Students in lower grades begin using the STAAR tests this year, he said, but that the state wont be establishing accountability standards based on that new assessment until the summer of 2012. Students in grades 10-12 will finish their high-school years on the TEKS system. The Board also received a report from Deputy Superintendent Larry Wehde listing construction and renovation projects the district may now be ready to move forward on.

Those projects had been put on hold last spring because of the uncertainty surrounding state funding, but increased local property values, oil-exploration valuations and increased enrollment helped close the budget crunch for GISD. The most pressing of the projects is the cafeteria at East Avenue Elementary, where rapid enrollment increases have the district looking at a need for expansion of the facility. Next on the list of priorities will be the annex building and gym at North Avenue Elementary, followed by the demolition of the old White Gym at Gonzales Junior High. The district may begin moving forward on the projects later this year, Wehde said. Strozier also reported the districts enrollment is up by 130 students this year, and unlike previous year the increases are coming at the secondary levels.

Interact donation

The Interact club, a high school service organization sponsored by the Rotary Club, presented a donation to the FOGAS rescue group to help the homeless pets in our community. Patti Hickman (left) FOGAS treasurer receives the check from Lindsey Kuck, Interact president. (Courtesy Photo)

USDA Farm Service Agency has reviewed the application for financial assistance from the Sage Capital Bank, N.A. on behalf of Royce and Sarah Farrar located in Gonzales County. Mr. and Mrs. Farrar propose to build Four (4) broiler poultry houses in the approximate size of 54 X 600. The poultry houses are located on +/-98.20 acres of land owned by Mr. and Mrs. Farrar. The houses (4) will house approximately 49,000 birds per house per flock for a total of 6.5 flocks constituting approximately 1,274,000 broilers, which are owned by Tyson Foods and are processed for human consumption. USDA Farm Service Agency has assessed the potential environmental impacts of these proposed actions and has determined that they will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment or important land resources. Therefore, USDA Farm Service Agency will not prepare an environmental impact statement for this proposed action. Any written comments regarding this determination should be provided within fifteen (15) days of this publication to: Wayne Lyssy, District Director USDA, Farm Service Agency 920 St. Joseph Street Gonzales, TX 78629 USDA Farm Service Agency will make no further decisions regarding this proposed action during this fifteen (15) day period. Requests to review the USDA Farm Service Agency environmental assessment upon which this determination is based or to receive a copy of it should be directed to the above address.

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Remember the burn ban

Barbara Hand

As I write this, the leave the area, so well let Around the fires are still burning in you know the rules beTexas and probably will fore the festival starts. Chamber Office be until we get some We need judges in all much-needed rain. I the areas for the First checked my rainfall calShot Cook Off set for endar for 2011 at our Sept. 16, 17 and 18. If home on U.S. 183 South you can judge one of the and found weve gotten categories or more, call only 6.02 inches. Barbara Hand is the Executive Di- Shirley Breitschopf at With all the wind last rector of the Gonzales Chamber of 857-4142. weekend, the loose dirt Commerce. The Crystal Theatre was swept away on the needs an old-fashioned roads. Those near us that the trucks juke box and is asking anyone who has travel are white for 50 feet on each side, information about one to call the chamso please, lets not do any outside burn- ber office at 672-6532. ing until the burn ban is lifted. Registration for both the Slo-Pitch Drought or no drought, rain or no Co-Ed and Mens Softball tournaments rain, the Come & Take It Canoe race continues, so contact the chamber office will be taking to the Guadalupe River if you need an entry form. They will be on Oct. 1. We have the forms here at the held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 office, so pick one up or call and well and 25. mail you an entry. South Texas Tour Team Roping will The Come & Take It Association held be at the J. B. Wells Park on Thursday, their final meeting before the festival First Shot Barbecue Cook Off will be last Thursday and discussed the cook- there Friday through Sunday, along with off events. There will have to be precau- the Tractor Pull. Go Texan Cooking will tions taken, because hauling these pits be Saturday, with the over-all winner to with embers or live coals could start a represent Gonzales County in Houston wildfire like those in Bastrop. We are next year. For more information on this making plans to get the coals emptied call Sherry Hooper at 979-229-9317 or and inspect the rigs for fire before they Poochie Kridler at 830-445-9424

a doting grandmother and great-grandmother, she was so very proud of her granddaughters and the young ladies they have become. She was delighted to see her eldest granddaughter graduate from Texas A&M and her youngest attending this fine University. Annie was so very proud of her greatgrandson and the joyful life he brought into the family at birth. Annie loved being outdoors; she enjoyed fishing, working in her yard and watching her humming birds and just resting and enjoying nature in her back yard. Survivors include her sons, Joe Gary Kotwig of Bebe, Richard Lynn Kotwig of Gonzales, granddaughters, Shelley Kay Hobbs (Richard) and Cierra Dawn Kotwig, a great-grandson, Jake Hudson Hobbs all of College Station and an ex-daughter-in-law, Patsy Fitzsimmons of Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter-in-law, Sandy Koenig Kotwig, 2 brothers, 5 sisters and a niece who was more like a sister, Evelyn Kridler. A rosary will be recited by the St. James Altar Society at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday September 16, 2011 in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Mike Mikesh, Bobby DuBose, Bobby Volks, Bobby Medina, Richard Hobbs, Bobby Zavadil, Freddie Frazier, Steven Mills and Bob Ernst. Honorary pallbearer will be Frank Wayne Machicek. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial gifts to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, the St. James Altar Society or to the charity of ones choice. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Robert Ball, 1917-2011 Robert Ball passed away September 8, 2011 at the age of 94. He was born at Cost, TX, February 7, 1917, to Charles Nathan Ball and Lillian Denman Ball. Robert was raised on a farm at Wrightsboro, TX until he joined the Army-Air Force in January 1943. During WWII he made 30 bombing raids over Germany in a B-17. While in England during the war, he met Vera Hothersall, and married her in 1946. Robert later saw action in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the US Air Force after 27 years in 1970. He left behind one son, Douglas M. Ball of Encinitas, CA, and one daughter, Christine Ball Eilers of Washington State; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces, Nanette Ball Ellis and Beth Ann Ball; and one nephew, Frank J. Ball, of Gonzales, TX. Preceded in death by his wife and two brothers, Joe Ball and Ezelle Ball, all of Gonzales County. He will be severely missed by his family. He is in our prayers. A viewing will be held from 1:00-5:00pm on Monday, September 19 at El Camino Memorial Encinitas at 340 Melrose Avenue, Encinitas, CA, 92024. Interment at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA will follow on Tuesday, September 20 at 12:30pm. Flowers may be sent to El Camino Memorial - Encinitas.

Annie Mary Machicek Kotwig, 1928-2011 Annie Mary Machicek Kotwig, 83, of Gonzales passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Annie was born July 26, 1928 in Gonzales to Joe and Christine Havelka Machicek. She married Joe Julius Kotwig on February 2, 1950 in Gonzales. Annie was a faithful member of St. James Catholic Church and St. James Altar Society, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Czeck Society. Annie was a hard working woman; she had worked as a waitress and cook in local cafes as a younger woman before going to work in the old cotton mill in Gonzales. She worked at the tannery in Yoakum and Stahl Brothers in Gonzales and after that the sewing factory in Gonzales before her warm smile and pleasant personality landed her a job as a greeter at WalMart. Annie was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the soap opera All My Children. She was a great cook with her familys favorite meals being her homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, German Steak and anything she barb-qued. Her sewing skills were unparalleled; she had made many precious outfits for her adoring granddaughters. Having grown up in the years of the great depression, Annie worked hard all her life to make sure her boys had advantages she was not afforded as a child. It was truly a labor of love; her sons meant the world to her and their world was loving this wonderful woman they called mama. Annie or Mam-Maw, was



30 years of service

Linda Taylor was recognized for completing 30 years of service with H.E.B. in Gonzales on July 27, 2011 in Victoria at a Service Awards Ceremony and was honored with a luncheon. Pictured left to right: Melissa Mueller, H/R director; Rob Hall, Vice President; Dave Epley, Store Director of Gonzales; Linda Taylor, center, Bill Tate, Unit Director of Gonzales; Sandy Hartensteiner, Director of Operations. (Courtesy Photo)
Brief Explanatory Statements of Proposed

Proposition Number 8 authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into (SJR 16) interlocal contracts with other citConstitutional Amendments SJR 16 would amend the constiies or counties without the impoSpecial Election November 8, 2011 sition of a tax or the provision of tution by requiring the legislature to provide for taxation of open a sinking fund. Proposition Number 1 students, subject to certain conspace land devoted to water stewstitutional restrictions, including (SJR 14) ardship purposes on the basis of Proposition Number 6 a restriction as to the maximum its productive capacity. SJR 14 would amend the consti- principal amount of bonds out(HJR 109) tution to authorize the legislature standing at any one time. HJR 109 would amend the con- The proposed amendment would to provide the surviving spouse of appear on the ballot as follows: a 100 percent or totally disabled The proposed amendment would stitution to increase the amount of principal that is available for The constitutional amendment veteran with an exemption from appear on the ballot as follows: providing for the appraisal for ad ad valorem taxation of all or part The constitutional amendment withdrawal from the permanent valorem tax purposes of openof the market value of the surviv- providing for the issuance of gen- school fund each year and would space land devoted to water-stewing spouses residence homestead eral obligation bonds of the State also clarify certain references ardship purposes on the basis of as long as the surviving spouse of Texas to finance educational to that fund in the constitution. Increased access to the princi- its productive capacity. has not remarried, the property loans to students. pal of the state public education was the residence homestead of Proposition Number 9 trust fund would be based upon the surviving spouse when the Proposition Number 4 HJR 109 granting the author(SJR 9) qualifying veteran died, and the (HJR 63) ity to consider alternative market property remains the residence SJR 9 would amend the constituhomestead of the surviving HJR 63 would amend the consti- calculations when determining the amount of principal that is tion to authorize the governor, on spouse. tution to authorize the legislature available for distribution to the the written recommendation and to permit a county to issue bonds advice of the Board of Pardons The proposed amendment would or notes to finance the develop- available school fund. HJR 109 and Paroles, to grant a pardon, appear on the ballot as follows: ment or redevelopment of an would also provide authority to reprieve, or commutation of punThe constitutional amendment unproductive, underdeveloped, distribute to the available school ishment to a person who successauthorizing the legislature to or blighted area within the coun- fund annual revenue from school fund land or other properties up fully completes a term of deferred provide for an exemption from ty, and to pledge increases in ad adjudication community superviad valorem taxation of all or part valorem tax revenues imposed on to $300 million per year. sion. of the market value of the resi- property in the area by the county dence homestead of the surviving for repayment of such bonds or The proposed amendment would The proposed amendment would spouse of a 100 percent or totally notes. The amendment does not appear on the ballot as follows: The constitutional amendment appear on the ballot as follows: disabled veteran. provide independent authority for clarifying references to the per- The constitutional amendment increasing ad valorem tax rates. manent school fund, allowing the authorizing the governor to grant Proposition Number 2 General Land Office to distribute a pardon to a person who successThe proposed amendment would (SJR 4) revenue from permanent school fully completes a term of deferred appear on the ballot as follows: adjudication community superviSJR 4 would amend the constitu- The constitutional amendment fund land or other properties to sion. tion to authorize the Texas Water authorizing the legislature to the available school fund to provide additional funding for pubDevelopment Board to issue ad- permit a county to issue bonds Proposition Number 10 ditional general obligation bonds or notes to finance the develop- lic education, and providing for (SJR 37) on a continuing basis for one or ment or redevelopment of an un- an increase in the market value more accounts of the Texas Water productive, underdeveloped, or of the permanent school fund for SJR 37 would amend the constiDevelopment Fund II, with the blighted area and to pledge for the purpose of allowing increased tution by extending the length of restriction that the total amount repayment of the bonds or notes distributions from the available the unexpired term that causes of bonds outstanding at any time increases in ad valorem taxes im- school fund. the automatic resignation of cerdoes not exceed $6 billion. posed by the county on property tain local elected officeholders Proposition Number 7 in the area. The amendment does if they announce candidacy or The proposed amendment would not provide authority for increas(SJR 28) become candidates for another appear on the ballot as follows: ing ad valorem tax rates. SJR 28 would amend the consti- office from one year to one year The constitutional amendment tution by adding El Paso County and 30 days. providing for the issuance of adProposition Number 5 to the list of counties authorized ditional general obligation bonds (SJR 26) to create conservation and recla- The proposed amendment would by the Texas Water Development appear on the ballot as follows: Board in an amount not to exceed SJR 26 would amend the con- mation districts to develop parks and recreational facilities fi- The constitutional amendment $6 billion at any time outstand- stitution to authorize the legislato change the length of the unexnanced by taxes. ing. ture to allow cities and counties pired term that causes the autoto enter into interlocal contracts The proposed amendment would matic resignation of certain electProposition Number 3 with other cities and counties appear on the ballot as follows: ed county or district officeholders without having to assess an ad (SJR 50) The constitutional amendment if they become candidates for anvalorem tax and set aside a speciother office. SJR 50 would amend the constitu- fied amount of funds for the pay- authorizing the legislature to tion to authorize the Texas Higher ment of costs under the interlocal permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County Education Coordinating Board or contract. to issue bonds supported by ad Published by Secretary of State its successors to issue and sell Hope Andrade, general obligation bonds on a The proposed amendment would valorem taxes to fund the develwww.sos.state.tx.us, continuing basis for the purpose appear on the ballot as follows: opment and maintenance of parks 1-800-252-VOTE (8683). of financing educational loans for The constitutional amendment and recreational facilities.


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Members of The Gonzales Fire Department and family members gathered Sunday for the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, honoring the victims. During the event, the group rededicated the stations recently repaired siren and fire chief monument, which dates back to 1896. Current Fire Chief Keith Schmidt was joined by four past fire chiefs during the ceremony. Gonzales City Manager Alan Barnes and City Councilman (and volunteer firefighter) Gary Schroeder attended the event. Volunteer Firefighter Mark Yackel said the invocation, and former Gonzales fire chief W.H. Billy Boothe read a firemans prayer during the ceremony. Earlier that day, Gonzales fire fighters raised more than $11,000 during their annual BBQ chicken plate sale Sunday, pre-selling more than 700 tickets. Many people drove up to donate money and thank firefighters for their service. According to Schmidt, the proceeds will be used to upgrade fire department equipment, and donated to help the 20 firefighters in the Smithville area who lost their homes to wildfires. Weve got to do what we can to help them, Schmidt said. Their homes burned while they fought to help others save their homes.


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A landmark is gone
Smiley skyline altered

County to purchase newer 9-1-1 system

Gonzales County is purchasing a new 9-1-1 voice recorder for the Sheriff s Office, costing $16,835. But according to Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben, Golden Crescent will reimburse the county $15,000 toward that purchase. Sachtleben told the Gonzales County Commissioners Court Monday that the machine has to be purchased, either now or later. We either spend $16,000 now or $35,000 later when we arent in compli-

What several generations of Smileyites will remember as a part of their hometowns character has disappeared over the summer. The presence of the grain storage tanks that have seen industrial hustle, while filling many a truck, has come to an end. City secretary Eloise Estes is compiling a historical review of the impact added to Smileys history by the presence of the storage tanks. If you have a story to add to her research, please stop by city hall and share it with her.
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ance, Sachtleben said, explaining that the funds are already available. Its 9-1-1 money from your phone bill. The recorder will mainly be used to monitor 9-1-1 calls to the sheriff s department. This is an upgrade that we do every four years to keep the technologies compatible. The machine also records all (GCSO) radio traffic, Sachtleben. He added that the current recorder is using the same memory board, but the new one will be bigger and faster. Commissioner Donnie Brzozowski COUNTY, Page B6

Redistricting requirements puzzle GCUWCD patrons


Some residents of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District discovered they live in majority-Hispanic districts, and that any redistricting plan adopted by the districts Board of Directors has to keep it that way. The GCUWCD board of directors met Tuesday to adopt guidelines for the redistricting process, and consultant Greg Hudson told the board that the current boundaries of directors districts make two of those districts majority Hispanic -- and under Dept. of Justice guidelines, at least two of the five reconfigured single-member districts

must remain so. Hudson said that current districts 1 and 2, which include primarily the City of Gonzales and the Nixon area, are both comprised of about 65 percent Hispanic population by the 2010 Census and that, under DoJ guidelines spinning off the Voting Rights Act, at least two of the reconfigured districts must maintain that ratio. Several residents of those areas questioned the sense of such a rule, since the Census included many Hispanics who are not eligible to vote, voter turnout among that ethnicity is traditionally low and Hispanics are allowed to check a box as being racially white on Census forms -- effectively being counted WATER, Page B6

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Nixon Council approves new truck routing rules

NIXON The Nixon City council approved new truck routing guidelines during its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 12. In attendance were Mayor Bonnie Chessher and council members John Mercer, Hector Dominguez, Dorothy Riojas, and George Pena. Cindy Pieprzica was not present. Truck routing was discussed and drawn on a city map, then approved. The city blocks on which trucks will be allowed to travel are: N. Roosevelt Street, blocks 100,

200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and continuing onto school property, E. 7th Street, blocks 400, 300, 200, 100, and the short access to SH80 on N. Rancho Road (this accommodates school deliveries). Additional streets approved for truck travel are N. Commerce, blocks 100 and 200; 200 W. 2nd Street to S. Rancho Road; S. Rancho Road between W. 2nd Street and W. 2nd Avenue; W. 2nd Avenue from S. Rancho Road to S. Spring Street; and S. Spring Street to SH87 (this accommodates Holmes Foods). NIXON, Page B6

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Moulton Council fires city judge


St. Paul High School 2011 Homecoming is Friday night against Flatonia Bulldogs at 7:30 pm. Homecoming festivities will be held during half-time. St. Paul High School 2011 Homecoming court (L-R): Christine Bittick, Jacob Coull, Erin Easterling, Justin Natal, Kali Kocian, Emma Holley, Brett Hodges, Davi Spaeth. (Courtesy Photo)

MOULTON In an unanimous fashion, the Moulton City Council voted to terminate municipal judge Fred Nieto, Jr during Thursdays regular meeting after deliberating the matter for over an hour in executive session. Nieto, who attended the meeting and was invited to participate in the last five minutes of the closed session, declined to give an official statement to The Cannon, but indicated that he would not seek legal remedy in lieu of his dismissal. He also serves as the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 of Lavaca County. Nieto was placed on unpaid administrative leave by the city a few weeks ago and Moulton Municipal Court sessions were canceled for

the month September as a result. Heather McMinn, the 25th Judicial District Attorney, confirmed last week that her office was working with the Texas Rangers to investigate the business activities of Nietos now-defunct auto sales company. In August 2010, his business license was approved for revocation and a fine of $7,500 was imposed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a total of eight violations, according to the minutes of the agencys board of directors meeting. According to the Texas DMV records, the violations included failure to maintain complete records, sale or offering to sell motor vehicles without the appropriate license for that type of motor vehicle, and


Waelder chief answers criticism

With contributions from local folks and businesses, organizer Hector Dominguez loaded up his heavy-duty black muscle truck with 2,000 bottles of water and 1,000 bottles of PowerAde and headed for the Bastrop Fire Department. When they found out he is a member of the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department, his bounty was loaded onto a brush truck and he and his crew were transported to the fire scene with their liquids. Dominguez crew included Lisa Brown, Jasmine Erskine, and Lauren Trigo. They left Nixon at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and returned before midnight, exhausted and exhilarated from having been able to deliver support to neighbors in need. Helping to load the truck on Wednesday evening are Ricky Hernandez, Cristian Perez, Dominguez, Dominick Rivera, Briana Dominguez, and MOULTON, Page B6 Joann Tovar. (Photo by Key Garner)

Nixon lends a hand

WAELDER There appears to be a rift developing between the two primary law enforcement agencies that service the city of Waelder. During last weeks Waelder City Council meeting, Gonzales County Constable Precinct 3 Raleigh Measom expressed his concerns over seeing the Waelder Police Department patrolling too often beyond the city limits. Theyre out all over into the county and we need them here (in town), Meason told the council. The sheriff and I are real conWAELDER, Page B6

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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
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And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)
201 E. Second St. Nixon

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First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon

403 E North Main, Flatonia

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales

Flatonia United Methodist Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord

1805 Weimar, Gonzales

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

New Life Temple for Jesus Christ

Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

Harwood Methodist Church

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Two Rivers Bible Church

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

County Baptist Church Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

Shiner Baptist Church

Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407


Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Efeso Igesia Bautista First Baptist Church

422 St. Paul, Gonzales 403 N Texas Nixon Hwy 108 N Smiley

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Faith Temple

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

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

St. James Catholic Church

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


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Waters Church


Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Greater Church



Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

Abiding Word Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis


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.

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


St. Phillip Catholic Church

3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero Hwy 80- North of Belmont SE 2nd St. Waelder

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

St. James Baptist Church Saint Paul Baptist Church

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

712 Crockett, Luling


Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121


Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Emmanuel Fellowship

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953

Messianic Judaism

201 S Congress Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

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Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

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Faith & Family

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Job called it the King of Terrors. An aging David cried out My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. The disciples shouted to Jesus, Lord, save us! We are going to drown! All of these men believed and followed God; some knew Christ face to face. Yet, all were scared to death of dying. Why does this idea frighten us so? Fear of the unknown is mans greatest fear; and death is the king of all unknowns. Sensing but not knowing when death will come; not knowing how or where death will occur; and not knowing what death will feel like; we dread the day that death will come unannounced, to knock on our door. King Death marks the day of our birth and initiates the count down. We can feel it silently waiting in the shadows; biding time, it haunts our dreams. Death becomes the unwelcome caller that snatches us away from our bodies, takes us away from our families, friends, and the world we love- into unknown territoryalone. So we hang on tightly to what we understand. No matter how sick, tired, or miserable we may be, we dont want to let go of what we know. We put the reality of our own demise in the recesses of our mind; where we dont have to think about it. But denial doesnt change the fact that we will all cease to live in these bodies one day. Living in fear is no way to live. An important step toward overcoming the dread of dying is to deal with the fact that it will happen to you and then get ready for the trip. Put your

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Dealing with the King of Terrors

Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
affairs in order while youre in good health, so that your loved ones wont be additionally burdened while grieving your loss. Write out your funeral arrangements and discuss them with your loved ones. Prepare a will, and leave other detailed instructions in a designated place to get things ready in advance. These are all practical matters that we all need to do now to help avoid family turmoil later, and will help free us from worry. Are you afraid to die? It might help ease your fear to know why we must die and to know what happens to us after death. The Bible has much to say about this subject. It soothed my mind to know that death will not end the fundamental nature of who we are. After death, you and I will recognize those who died before us and they will recognize us. We will have the ability to communicate, to see, hear, taste and feel as we do now-but better. And we will fully understand what we cant understand now. Gods original plan was that we live with Him forever. But since flesh and blood cant go into spiritual territory the body must be left behind. Death is our destiny because as long as our spirits are encased in physical bodies, immortality is impossible for us. When we close our eyes for the last time on earth we will awaken to the place we have reserved for ourselves. This reservation is made in advance

All things work for our good

Greetings in the name of the Lord, may the blessings of God abound in your life. I am praising Him as we received about an inch of rain over Friday evening through Saturday night. Lets continue our study of the eighth chapter of Romans. We will resume in verse 28, one of my very favorites of the entire Bible. Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. This verse is a vital foundation of hope, encouragement, and assurance that God loves His children and that He will use any and all means to assure that they experience His best in their lives. We can easily see here the criteria that Paul reveals to us so that we might be partakers of this awesome promise. The first thing is that we must love God. Paul is giving us the hope that no matter what situations we experience in this life God will intermingle them and over the course of our life He will affect good in our lives because of them. As we come to realize this it is our increase in love for Him that brings this promise to pass. We can all look back on a situation that might not have been pleas-

Ray and Judy Neitsch are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal LaRae Neitsch to Michael Caldwell Ehrig, the son of Larry and Norma Ehrig. Crystal is the granddaughter of Raymond Booty and Jean Glass Neitsch of Gonzales, and L.C. and the late Betty Raven Martin of Austin. Michael is the grandson of the late Bert Otto, Sr. and Gerda Tieken Ehrig of Gonzales and the late Jesse and Miriam Caldwell Williams and step grandmother, Marjorie Williams of Temple. Crystal is a 1999 graduate of Gonzales High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas State University. She is currently employed with her family at Neitsch Dairies. Michael is a 1998 graduate of Gonzales High School. He is employed with his family at, Ehrig Brothers and E-Barr Feeds. The couple plans to wed on October 22, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gonzales. A reception is to follow at J B Wells Show barn.


by saying Yes or No to one question. The question is Do you believe that Christ is the only sacrifice God will accept for the forgiveness of your sins, and that He died so that you could have eternal life? John 3:18 tells us No one who has faith in Gods Son will be condemned. But, if we dont accept Christ as our Savior we have chosen the devil by default. Hell is real and it is a place of enduring torment that no one should choose to inhabit. And, there are no second chances to come back and do things right. After death comes eternity. We will go to a place where there is unending torment, pain, remorse, grief, and fear. Death is not what we should fear. Christ said I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after killing the body, has power to throw you in the lake of fire. He told the disciples, For I will live again, and you will too. Death is the enemy that overtakes man, but had no power over Christ. Both death and Satan were overcome the day Christ arose from the grave. We can be delivered from the fear of death if only we will believe that Christ made it possible for us to live forever through belief in Him. How can we be sure that we are heaven-bound? Through our membership in a church? Through our religious rituals? Through our good works? Not according to the Bible. The Bible says that the ONLY way to the Father is through belief in the Son. Death can be your ticket to paradise. Please check your ticket and confirm your reservation. love, eloise

Under His Wings

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ant, yet in the end we were able to see how we were better for having been through it. We also must realize that what ever He in His sovereign plan sends our way that we should accept it instead of resist. His purposes for us are not easy to see sometimes. But we have to know that He knows what He is doing and He sees the beginning and the end. As I wrote last week He has plans of good for us. (Jeremiah 29:11) If we resist against what God allows to come our way we are no better off than those who arent His children. He uses all kinds of good and bad situations to mold us, to position us to be exactly what He wants, exactly where He wants, exactly when He wants. In its root form this is obedience. When we realize this then we submit to His plan and then we walk this out in peace. Second we must be called. This is a very touchy part of doctrine that I want to explain carefully. God offers salvation to all by the finished work of Jesus at the cross.

But sadly not all choose to receive it. The Greek word for called in this verse is kletos. It means to be invited or appointed, but more specifically in this context it means a saint. Saints in the Bible refer to the family of God. Paul wants to be clear that we understand that this promise is only applicable to those who choose Christ. This calling has nothing to do with our gifting or our works that we do for God. It simply has to do with His sovereign plan for the Kingdom and our part in it. Albert Barnes explains it like this: God does not convert people without design; and His designs are not new, but are eternal.What He does He always meant to do. What it is right for Him to do, it was right always to intend to do. What God always meant to do, is His purpose or plan. So this verse is so full of hope and I have leaned on the comfort of it often. We must put our limited understanding aside and simply stand on Gods Word. Sometimes it is hard to quiet our mind, to stop trying to figure out what God is doing and just rest in the truths this verse gives us. May God richly bless you until we meet again, and as always enjoy God at the church of your choice this Sunday. Amen

Camera Club Quilt

The Gonzales County Camera Club will be raffling off a Texas theme quilted throw. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be purchased from any camera club member. The drawing will be held Sunday, October 2 at 3pm at the Come and Take It photography contest on the third floor of the Randall Rather Building. The throw is currently on display in the outpatient lobby of Memorial Hospital. (Courtesy Photo)

Thompsonville Ladies Club discusses Bastrop fire relief

The Bastrop and Caldwell County fires were the main topic of discussion as the Thompsonville Ladies met on Thursday, Sept 8. There has been massive destruction and we talked about how we could help those who lost everything. Several locations were announced that are taking clothing for those displaced by the fires. Nel McClinton and Dorothy Richter provided a delicious lunch of pasta dishes, salad,

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cheesecake and brownies. La Verne Romines gave the blessing. Plates marked with Lucky You were awarded the door prizes. Jo Ann Keck and Betty Schroeder were the lucky ladies. After enjoying lunch, Betty Schroeder called the meeting to order. She announced that she was working on the 2012 Notebooks and asked for changes and meeting ideas. Hostesses for 2012 were discussed. We had fourteen members and one visitor, Medana Crow from Medina, Texas. Nell McClintons daughter married Medanas son last spring and they visit frequently. Debbie Bowen and Sandy VanVelthoven were wished Happy Birthday as our Birthday Ladies of the month. We asked that everyone continue to pray for rain, pray for the fires to be put out and pray for the fire victims. Our next event will be on Friday, Nov 11th at the Thompsonville Community Center. We will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner for the community. Mark your calendars and come enjoy many homemade items. Donations are accepted for our Scholarship Fund. In May we awarded eight scholarships to local High School Seniors.

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The week has finally arrived for the firemans Barbeque. Sandis For some reason many of Fried us are having a terrible time keeping the dates straight. So lets not get it confused. It is September 17th, in downtown Belmont for chicken and brisket barbeque plates for $7.00 each to benefit the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department. Serving is from 5PM to 8PM. The Kerr Creek Band is playing. In addition there is a raffle, auction and silent auction. The Belmont Ladies Club will have their regular meeting at the Belmont Community Center on the fourth Tuesday of September at 2PM. Bingo prizes will be furnished by the club. The Leesville Country Fair is Saturday, October 8th, at 10:00AM at the pavilions by the Leesville Cemetery. This is the annual fund raiser for the Leesville Cemetery and provides a $1000.00 scholarship for a local high school student. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Joe Kotwig, Annie Kotwig (MamMaw is Joes mother); Kenneth Crumley, Gilby, Susan, Roy Wright, Lynn (who is Rudolpho and Edna Garzas daughter as well as Rudolpho and Edna: Elson Schreiber(a former employee of Johnson Oil); Kathryn, Dena Black, Karen Roecker Mahan, Roland Barthels, Mary Jane Keith, Bill and Marie Lott, Laddie Studler, William Fink, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Whitney, Glenna, Mildred ONeal, Lisa Rodriguez, Joe Keith, Debbie and Bill Read, Aunt Georgie; Lawrence Walshak, Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Lillie Lay, Mildred ONeal, Doug Walshak, Louise Rossow, Selma Vickers, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Aunt Betty Gandre, Anna Lindemann, Ann and Bubba Bond; Shirley Dozier, Britt Hindman, Sean Weda, Scott Hindman, family of John Conlin, the family of Marcia and Spike Pinney and our troops and their families, and RAIN Mrs. Annie Kotwig is very ill and they have removed all of the extra devices from her. Mrs. Annie would never ever let me take Joe off the prayer list. Every once in a while I would scramble my prayer list and leave Joe off. I was sure to get a call from Mrs. Annie telling me to put Joe Kotwig back on that prayer list. I can assure you of one thing. She is one beloved lady to her family and her friends and she is a praying person. I would want her on my side anytime I had a choice. Karen Mahan was coming up to visit with Cleburne and Gladys Roecker and bake a special birthday cake for a grandson. However, she was a little bit scared to leave Tomball because of all the wild fires that were so very close down in Madison County and in that area. So we hope that she made it here and back there safely. Karen is doing pretty well. She is able to teach school with a few modifications and still appreciates your prayers. We wish Mr. Johnny Zoboroski a big Happy Birthday. He has a birthday on September 13th. Now I just dont know how old or young he is going to be. He will tell you that he is getting old and he seems to drag that word out real long. I dont know what is the matter with that man. There is no cause whatsoever for him to do that because he is one of those people who laughs and grins and acts forever young. You know when I was talking to him Saturday night he was showing me his dishpan hands and laughing over them. Now if a person can laugh over dishpan hands they are not old. I forgot to wish Linda Denker a big Happy Birthday last week. I also have a cousin Lynda Rabe who has a birthday this week, along with a nephew Tommy Soefje. I know I was just told someone else, but I have forgotten at the moment.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sandi Gandre

Come & Take It Deals!!!

Oh my goodness. The Best Friends and Mattie Abrameit pulled a good News one on Julie and Johnny Abrameit on Friday night. They were celebrating their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary on Saturday. Now guess where they were going?! They were going to the boys football game. They sang them several songs and we all wished them a very Happy Anniversary. Somehow they took it all in stride and good humor. I will tell you something. God and Patriotism is alive and well at the Belmont Social Club. Tommy Schlein put on a spectacular performance with a voice that covered a range of notes that was unbelievable. Tommy is seventy years old. I dont know whether you can understand what this means or not, but when you a person reaches that age, your voice is usually not in that good a condition. It is a beautiful voice. He was joined on the stage, totally by surprise, by Fred Hansen, to sing the American Trilogy as Elvis sang it. It brought the house down, it took you out of this earth, it gave you goose bumps, it made us go into total silence, it made us wave our arms in the air and clap and shout into a deafening roar. As Tommy said when he finally found his voice, what can you do to top that? Well he sang Lee Greenwoods God Bless the USA, and dedicated it to the 9/11 Memorial. You only have a few experiences like that in your lifetime and this was one of them. Tommy also had his wife there with him and his ninety year old mother, who was dancing. I was told that she was Tommys best friend. I can see why Tommy can sing this way. He has a CD with four songs on it. His web site is goodolesongs.com but it is hard to get that website to pull up sometimes. He started out learning to play the steel guitar and ran around playing in downtown Victoria. You can sample his singing from his website. Now next week we have our girl, Sally and DebbieBest Friendsback on Friday and then our singing car deal Wyatt Aarpwith his band Deep Water---on Saturday night. Now that is going to be some real competition because Kerr Creek Band is going to be playing down at the Firemans BBQ. Belmont is really going to be booming September 17th with a choice of two places to go to eat and dance. Wow!!! You know I am going to have to talk to this car dealer and see how in the world he came up with the name Deep Water. I wonder if he got one of those new cars stranded in a creek in some deep water or what. I will have to share with you another interesting tidbit about that band. They usually play at the VFW in Seguin every Wednesday night until about 8PM or so. So if you like them you and are in Seguin, you might want to see how you can support them there. They make good music. If you have not heard them, then you need to come and see what you have been missing. I have not checked with Shari Lee lately. She had just gone to one pottery class when I talked with her last time. I had never seen her so excited. She said that she had clay up to her elbows. I cant imagine clay up to Sharis elbows either but it seemed to be her thing. So I am expecting big things from Shari over at the Red Hen Pottery. Will and I have decided that we have to go find a bowl for Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea turns her food bowl upside down. I bet we can find one that will put. I am so hot today that I must be hitting many pauses. At any rate lets just keep praying for rain, and please, please try to not let any sparks hit any place that will set anything on fire. God Bless each and every one of you.

Coloring contest

RFL to get TENacious

Drumroll, please!! The planning committee for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Gonzales County is proud to announce that the 2012 event will be our countys 10-year anniversary of partnership in the fight against cancer. Event Co-Chairs Arline Rinehart and Patty Stewart along with the committee challenge everyone in the county to be TENacious about the Fight. The TEN is capitalized to remind us how long we have fought, and the word tenacious means to stick to it. Great strides have been made in the fight against cancer, and greater things are to come. So come be TENacious about the Fight with Relay For Life! The Kick-off Party to officially begin the fundraising efforts to benefit Relay For Life will be on Saturday, September 24th, at Victoria College Gonzales Center from 10 am to 1 pm. Hero of Hope Monica Flores will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. about her caregiver experience for her infant son who was diagnosed in utero with a neuroblastoma. A hot dog lunch will be provided free, and

HEBs Buddy entertained children Sunday, Sept. 11 during a coloring contest being held at Gonzales HEB. Pictured are HEB employee Lisa Arnic, along with Michael Meeh II, Kristen Matias-Meeh, Edwin Sanchez, Jenny Sanchez, Devin, Abigel and Kayla Estrada. (Photo by Debbie Toliver)

Hospital Auxiliary meets

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital held their August meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the hospital dining room. There were 17 members and 2 guests, Polly Norris and Gail Johnson, present. Mrs. Johnson presented the program, which was on the Master Gardener Program in general and also what the Gonzales group has accomplished this past year. She explained that a new class will begin on Sept. 6th and encouraged anyone interested to contact a member of the Master Gardeners local group. Door prizes were won by Irene Oakes and Carol DuBose. Second vice-president, Lydia Rice, awarded 100 hour bars to Cynthia Garcia and Irene Oakes. Treasurer Leona Zella reported on receipts from the gift shop and vending machines for July stating sales had been good. Good Cheer Chairman, Ruby Gandre, reported sending 5 cards in July and Peggy Baros showed the group the tray favors she is making for Labor Day.

there will be special activities for the young and young-at-heart. Team Captains can pick up information and learn details about the Relay which will be March 23-24, 2012 at the J. B. Wells Show Barn. Online registration of teams will be available. The first five teams to register online that day will receive gift cards to help with their fundraising efforts. Some teams have already begun fund-raising, but there is still plenty of time to organize your team and get started. Dont have a team yet? Most teams are open to new members if you would like to join one that has already formed. Or you can find out how to form your own team and have fun along the way to Relay. One of the new options this year is a virtual team where you do most of your fundraising online. Another way you can become involved is to offer to help the Relay For Life planning committee. Your time and talents are very valuable, so you decide how you can best help beat cancer! For more information please contact Arline Rinehart (672-2077) or Patty Stewart (672-7581).

Scholarship Chairman, Gladys Lindemann read thank-you letters from Victoria College and Melissa McCollum for scholarships recently given. Betty Fink reported she has recently redone the scholarship application forms as requested by Pres. Sally Brown. Pres. Brown gave a short summary of some of the Auxiliarys accomplishment for the past year. This included providing equipment for the hospital at a cost of $9,504.44, $967.00 for gifts given the 129 infants born at the hospital, 3,229 hours of service by auxiliarians and $32,448.00 awarded in scholarships. Lydia Rice was appointed chairman for the Annual Wassail party for hospital employees which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the hospital. 1st Vice-Pres., Kennon Brunkenhoefer announced that the Sept. 27th meeting will be a luncheon. It will be held at Gonzales Food Market at 11:30 a.m. Pres. Brown urged all members to make a special effort to attend this meeting.

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George Chester Kimble: a true Texas hero

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EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles written by lineage research teams with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and was authored by Linda K. Tart, the great-great-great granddaughter of George C. Kimble.

March 6, 1803March 6, 1836 George Chester Kimble was born March 6, 1803 in Beech Woods, Penn. He was the son of Chester Kimble and Lucy Satterlee Kimble. at the age of 22, George went to Texas to seek his fortune. He arrived in

George Chester Kimble

1825 as a member of the Green DeWitt Colony. Shortly after his arrival, George met a young widow, Prudence Hardin Nash, whose husband had been killed in an accidental shooting in the town of Gonzales. George and Prudence were married on June 26, 1832 and began their life together in Gonzales. George was an ambitious young man and started a business with Almaron Dickinson. They operated a hat shop located on Water Street. Georges father had taught him the trade. As the DeWitt Colony developed, tensions also developed between the colonists and the Mexican government. The colonists had been given a small

cannon to defend themselves against Indians. As the tensions mounted, the Mexican government decided to take the cannon back so the colonists could not use it in a revolution against them. A company of Mexican soldiers was sent to retrieve the cannon; however, the settlers would not give it up. On October 2, 1835, the first shot was fired in the Texas Revolution. The cry Come and Take It! became a cry of independence. Not far from Gonzales in Bexar, a small garrison of men was preparing to defend a place that would become one of the bestknown places in Texas history. Although they did not have the best fire

arms and trained under primitive conditions, they shared a belief in freedom from Mexican rule. Colonel William B. Travis gathered his men at the old mission in Bexar the Alamo. It was not long before a large army of Mexican soldiers approached the small fortress and, under the command of Santa anna, surrounded the little band of men. Travis made a decision to stand and defend the post. The siege had begun. Colonel Travis sent a messenger, James Butler Bonham, with a plea for help. He arrived in Gonzales and told the township of the need for volunteers. George C. Kimble heard and answered the call. He began organizing a com

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The Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. recently held their 7th Annual fundraiser on Sept. 6, 2011. Thank yous to all of our sponsors and participators we were able to have a successful fundraiser. With these funds we will be able to benefit the children of the area through different organizations. Grand prize winner of the $1000 Cabelas card was Ken Saliger of Gonzales. Grand prize winner of the bay fishing trip with First Cast Guide Service was Norman Coleman of Nixon. Our sponsors of Grand Prizes were Sage Capital Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Randolph-Brooks FCU, and Lone Star Bank of Gonzales, and First National Bank, and First Cast Guide Service of Shiner. Pictured from left are Jeffery Patteson (Sage Capital Bank), Jimmy Windwehen and Sara Schmidt (Wells Fargo Bank), Ken Saliger, Norman Coleman, Glori Wyatt (Randolph Brooks FCU), Gary Mobbs (Lone Star Bank) and Ryan Spann (First National Bank,Shiner) (Courtesy Photo)

Tribute to the Immortal 32 at the Gonzales Memorial Museum pany to go to Bexar to help Travis. George also had to tell his wife of the decision he had made. He went home to tell Prudence and found her with their two-yearold son, Charles Chester Kimble, down by the creek washing clothes. He told her he had to go fight for the independence of Texas and he probably would not return. The day before Kimble left Gonzales for the Alamo, he was elected the head of a home guard unit called The Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers. He had been a scout in Houstons army and knew David Crockett; Crockett had given Kimble the nickname of Thimblerigger, due to his being a hatter by trade. In A.J. Sowells book Incidents Connected with the Early History of Guadalupe County, Texas, he writes: The last men who entered the Alamo were from DeWitts Colo-

ny numbering thirty-two, and commanded by Capt. G.C. Kimble. an eye witness says that when Kimble mounted his horse in Gonzales to take command of his men, he was the finest looking specimen of physical manhood he ever beheld; tall, muscular and straight as an arrow. Captain Kimble and 31 other volunteers rode off to Bexar and The Alamo. Prudence was left alone with three children from her first marriage, Georges son Charles Chester, and was pregnant with another. News came that the Alamo had fallen on March 6, 1836, and all had perished. Santa Annas army started sweeping east. The Runaway Scrape had begun. Prudence loaded all she could into a wagon and left everything else behind. She was not able to join the other families fleeing Santa Anna because of her pregnancy, and instead ran into the nearby Capote Hills to hide her family. After the capture of Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Prudence took her children and headed home. During the Runaway Scrape she had given birth to twin girls, Jane and Amanda. Prudence, now a widow with six children, found her home had been burned and all the livestock had been killed. The only thing left alive was a hen with a broken leg, sitting on a nest of eggs under what was left of the porch. With this one hen and nest of eggs, she began to rebuild her life.

Gonzales Cannon Live Music Calendar

Thursday, September 15 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam, Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, call 361-596-7499 for info Friday, Sept. 16 Thom Shepherd at Scooters Dance Hall, Moulton. Tickets $10. The Washers at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Best Friends, Sally and Debbie at Belmont Social Club, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Brandon Jackson at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Perfect Stranger at Scooters Dance Hall, Moulton. Tickets $10. Country Magic Band at Watterston Dance Hall, Watterston, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $6 cover Deep Water feat. Wyatt Arp at Belmont Social Club, 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 Bad Bob and the Cow Paddy Daddys at Old Moulton Bank, Moulton. For tickets call 361-596-7499. Thursday, September 22 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam, Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, call 361-596-7499 for info Saturday, Sept. 24 Mike Ryan at Scooters Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $10. Thursday, September 29 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam, Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, call 361-596-7499 for info Friday, September 29 The Situations, Max Castillo and Conjunto Lumbre and Clint Martin at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 6 p.m.-midnight. No admission charge. Saturday, September 30 Scottie Decker & Family at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales noon-5:30 p.m.. No admission charge. Los Kolaches at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 6:30-8 p.m. No admission charge. Pale Horses at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 8:30-10 p.m. No admission charge. Mark Winston Kirk at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 10:30-12:30 p.m.. No admission charge. Saturday. October 1 Shiner Hobo band at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales 1-5 p.m. No admission charge. Granger Smith at Scooters Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $12. Sons of Magnolia at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Friday, October 7 Curtis Grimes at Scooters Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $8. Saturday, October 8 The ONeal Brothers Band at Leesville Country Fair, Methodist Church Grounds, Leesville. Events begin at 8 a.m. Friday, October14 Zack Edwards at Scooters Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $8. Saturday, October15 Jarrod Bingham at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Musicians and Venues: To add or update events, contact us via e-mail to manager@gonzalescannon.com.

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Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Tony & Patsy Fitzsimmons, owners of The Long Branch Saloon are celebrating 10 years in business.
Sisters Two & D J Robert Rodriguez were here on Sept. 14, 2001 to celebrate the new ownership and they are returning Saturday, September 17 Music will be from: 2:30-6:30 pm - Sisters Two 6:30-8:30 pm - DJ Robert 8:30-Close - DJ Richard Food will be provided
Tony & Patsy would like to thank their employees & customers for supporting us for the past 10 years.

Browse, shop, enjoy fellowship, and munch on goodies of pigs in the blanket; sandwiches, cookies, cakes and other desserts. There will be a little of something for everyone, as well as Fair Trade Coffee. A Silent Auction will be held for a handmade quilt donated by Mildred Rebecek. Stop by to see what we have and take something home for family & friends.

You are invited to a Fall Craft Fair on September 17, 2011 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

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cerned and we would like to see the units stay in the city. If Im meeting them out on (County Road) 304 or (Highway) 90, then its a problem. In response to the constables complaint, the Waelder City Council agreed to develop and implement new regulations in regards to patrol and penalize officers for violations. Were going to try to set up a policy where if our officers go out of the city limits without being dispatched, then they could be subject to termination, said Waelder Councilman Alfred Thompson. According to the County, this is a problem. They dont need them out there and they dont want them out there. If thats

how the County feels, then we feel like we should honor their wishes. Waelder Police Chief Jim Taylor defended his departments actions, stating the monitoring of Waelder has always been their primary focus. We dont and never really have patrolled outside in the county, he said. Weve got our hands full here. Taylor admitted to sending officers away from town during the recent Bastrop fire without being called out, but said that was an information-gathering mission. We went into the county at a time when the fire was still perceived as being a possible threat to Waelder, he explained. We had no communication from anybody at the county level telling us what

failure to timely transfer title and pay sales tax. Nietos business license was officially revoked on Jan. 12, 2011. He became Justice of the Peace on Jan. 1, 2003, elected to a term that expires on Dec. 31, 2014. A recently completed audit of his work for Lavaca County reportedly failed to uncover any evidence of wrongdoing, but Moulton Mayor Ervin Patek said that investigation had no bearing on the councils deliberations. It didnt have anything to do with our decision, he said. It (the decision) was based on the auditing that weve done so far. The council felt the dismissal of the municipal judge was duly warranted. Alderman Travis Hill made the motion to dismiss the judge and it was seconded by Mayor ProTem Gussie Machalec, who also made a motion to order a two-year audit of all municipal court documents with an option to go back as far as four years if necessary. In the other executive session agenda item, the council considered the dismissal of municipal court clerk Roberta Nieto, the judges wife. Alderman Lester Hohensee said the municipal court clerk is a city employee, therefore the authority to dismiss or retain that person falls under the authority of the city administrator, and the council took no action on the matter. After the personnel matters were dealt with, the council turned their focus to the Deliberation Agenda and unanimously adopted an effective tax rate of $0.3717 per $100 valuation for Tax Year 2001/Fiscal Year 2012. The rate, which was calculated to produce the same amount of revenue from property taxes as last year, will result in a slight increase of $3.74 more per property annually and be applied only

was going on, so I did my job. We went out and got an eye on it for ourselves to determine if we needed to start evacuations or what. Taylor also elaborated on two other special occasions when his officers performed a duty outside of town. Most recently out on FM 1296, there was a vehicle rollover about four miles outside of the city limits, he said. We went and secured the scene until a trooper was able to arrive. If Im not mistaken, its our job as law enforcement officers to protect life and aid the public. Two or three weeks ago, Constable Measoms own deputy needed backup and there was nobody available so my guys went out there to help him contain four subjects. We werent prompted to be there either, but we do back up other officers whenever were needed. In regards to the apparent resentment to Maintenance and Operations in the citys Gen- toward the Waelder police from the coneral Fund because Moulton has not had any debt stables office, Taylor said he doesnt underservice for the last five years. stand why it exists. The council also unanimously expressed interI dont really know where thats coming
est in calling for a bond election on May 12, 2012 for street and drainage improvements, and/or water system projects that would add a debt service tax rate component for Tax Year 2012/FY2013. The council will continue to explore the issue in order to determine the full scope of work needed and associated costs, and is expected to determine whether or not to order the election by March. We all know that our streets need work and theyre not going to get done with a project of $60,000 per year, Patek said. We could get it done some other way, but wed rather have the city people give their opinion on whether or not we have this bond. In other business, the council: * Agreed to funding within the FY2012 budget for engineering or design work for several projects including the rehabilitation of Water Well #3 ($9,300), water distribution system map updates ($1,850), wastewater and storm water distribution system map updates ($3,200), citywide roadway limited evaluation ($39,500) and drought contingency plan update ($7,500). City Administrator Deborah Pattison told the council the prices are the maximum projected and could very well come in at a lower amount. * Announced a budget workshop would be held on Sept. 26. An update of the citys code of ordinances will also likely be addressed at the meeting. * Rescheduled the date of the October regular meeting to Oct. 20 to allow council members to attend the 99th Annual Texas Municipal League Conference in Houston. Machalec, Pattison, Patek and Ernie Novosad all stated a desire to attend.

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from, he said. We dont have a problem getting along with other agencies at the various levels of government that were currently working with. We have great working relationships with them. Honestly, I dont know if its personally directed toward me or what. He did speculate that perhaps it is borne from a proposal he presented to the Gonzales County Commissioners Court last month. Taylor asked the commissioners to consider a plan that would allow a split with the County on speeding tickets written by Waelder police on Interstate 10. He estimated the Countys 35 percent of the eventual take could amount to an additional $100,000 annually, with Waelder receiving the remaining 65 percent. The proposal was met with less-than-courteous responses from several of the county officials in attendance including Measom. I can tell you that I was not prepared for the hostility that I met at that meeting, said Taylor. I imagined they would say no or maybe, but the absolute rank hostility I was met with I was not prepared for.


Main Street will once again sponsor a scarecrow contest and would like to dress up the town for our Come and Take It Celebration on September 30 October 2, 2011. Scarecrows should be up by September 30, 2011 and judging will be held on October 5, 2011 after 5 p.m. Applications are on the City website www.cityofgonzales.org at City Hall or fill out form in The Gonzales Cannon. If you should have any questions, please contact the Main Street Office at 672-2815. Dress up a scarecrow and let your imagination go wild. The possibilities are endless.

Truck traffic coming into town on FM1681 (W. 3rd Street) will turn onto extra-wide Commerce Street in front of the fire station for access to SH87, eliminating the turns at city hall into or from the downtown area. The use of East 8th Avenue off SH80 is the only approved access for trucks traveling to the southeastern section of the city limits. A color-coded map showing the restricted streets for truck travel and the designated ones described above is available for viewing at city hall. Signs directing truck traffic are on order and will be placed on approved routes soon. Representatives from the Nixon-Smiley High School Student Council gave a short presentation sharing the organizations goals and achievements. Jake Robinson, Heather Turner, and Ashley Rawls concluded with a city-wide invitation to participate in their annual blood drive to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the high school. Posters were provided for distribution. A motion passed to accept the services of Langford Community Management Services effective immediately. The services will include interactive administration regarding areas of interest such as, downtown vitalization, tearing down and rebuilding homes, ongoing grants, and capital funds grants. This group replaces the grant writing team of Philip Ruiz and Rudy Ruiz, Community Development Management,

Inc., based in Lockhart. Monday, Sept. 26 was scheduled for a budget hearing and adoption, and setting of the 2011-2012 tax rates. Approval was given for the annual renewal of health and dental insurance from TMLIEBP for City Employees. In response to the Hyatt family request for a street closure at West 8th Avenue and South Liberty Avenue, which had been tabled for further study at the August meeting: 1) city administrator George Blanch stated that a school bus uses the road across the Hyatt property and 2) Hector Dominguez emphasized to the family member in attendance that he had not been present at the meeting when the request was made and had not had time to study it. Therefore, the matter was tabled, again. Chris Chaney, representing Cop Sync Software, made a presentation recommending purchase of his product for use by the police department. The software would connect the Nixon police department with real-time access to all occurrences in the law enforcement sector, within its membership, at the cost of $7,000 annually. Council members chose to table the decision in consideration of current budget proposals. Chief Chris Almaguer presented the police report for August: the department received 14 calls for service, made seven arrests, and issued 196 violations summons to court. Officers worked 458.40 hours and the municipal court collected $11,485.40 in fees.

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twice. Im just telling you, thats what Washington is going to say, they dont differentiate, Hudson said. If you dont do it that way, Justice will find an exception and youll end up with a lawsuit. Hudsons firm will prepare one plan for the board to consider, and citizens are allowed and encouraged tp provide their input in the process. The board adopted guidelines for that input, and citizens can visit Hudsons website at http://gonzales.redistrictingsolutions.net/ to view maps and demographic information. User username gonzales and password Texas99. During Tuesdays meeting, the board conducted a public hearing on the districts proposed 2011-12 tax rate. No speakers came forth during the hearing. The board later adopted the districts tax rate as $0.0114 per $100 valuation and approved the budget for the year. General manager Greg Sengelmann reported the results of well monitoring near hydraulic fracturing activities in several areas where water-level lowering had been reported. He said that wells in the Oakville sandstone near Moulton showed no drawdown, but those in the Catahoula formation showed fom a halffoot to three feet of drawdown. In the Nixon area, wells adjacent to sites where fracking had ceased continued to see water levels rise, while others east of the town were operations continue are continuing to show drops in levels.

The board also heard comments from three landowners with objections to companies which have contracted to export underground water from the county. Wayne LePori expressed concern that the Schertz-Seguin Water Supply Corp. was violating its agreement with the district by entering into contracts to sell some of the water it is getting to other agencies. Its time this board steps in to stop this circumvention of your authority, he said. Ted Boriak again charged the board with subterfuge in its appointment of John Vay as the hearing examiner in contested-case hearings involving the Canyon Regional Water Authority, Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency and the Texas Water Alliance, saying that a board member has a conflict of interest and that Vay was a hired gun judge. Lets get honest with this process, he said, charging director Kirk Trammell with a conflict of interest and saying board president Emmett Baker Jr. was trying to shove through these permits. Baker responded that the board is only allowed to respond to public comments when they refer to an item on the meetings agenda. Landowner Pat Rosato questioned why the board continues to allow water exporters to take water from the county in the midst of an ongoing drought. Lots of cities in the area are restricting water, he said, but that doesnt seem to be a problem for Schertz. They get their water from Gonzales County.

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asked what Fiscal Year budget the funds would be taken from. Whenever the goods are received, that is the budget it comes from, said County Auditor Becky Weston. Sachtleben said he expects the recorder to arrive within the next two months. The court approved a new deputy constable for Precinct 3. Officer Gerald G. Hull will assist in patrolling and other law enforcement duties in that area of the county. The commissioners also approved some budget amendments for increased autopsy ex-

penses. Weve had lots of deaths lately where the doctors cant tell the cause of death, explained Judge David Bird. So our JPs (justices of the peace) have to send them off (to the medical examiner in Travis County). During public comment, Barbara Hand asked the court about an oil truck damaging a county road. Vehicles have to drive around it, Hand said. Brzozowski said the company EOG has put a bridge in to help in that area. The county also received several gifts of gravel loads from various oil and natural gas companies in the area.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The model for this message is portrayed poignantly in the 23rd Psalm. Written by David, this Psalm clearly points to Almighty God as his Shepherd. However in the New Testament, the imagery is applied to Jesus Christ as the Shepherd. It is also supported in Hebrews, First Peter and especially John 10. In the book of John, Jesus refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd in 10: 11 and 14, and also as the gate or door, in verses 7 and 8. These comments connect very appropriately with what John states later in 14:6, where he mentions that He is the only way to the Father and salvation of the soul. John makes it crystal clear that everlasting life is based upon a personal love relationship with Jesus. By no means is ones eternal destiny de-

The Good Shepherd: protecting against false teachers

Faith & Family
Lew McCreary
termined by a system of scales and balances measuring good deeds against bad. Neither is it a matter of belonging to any particular church or getting baptized. Continuing in John 10, Jesus then draws a clear analogy as to His faithfulness in protecting His sheep against false teachers, as well as any others who deceitfully try to gain entrance into the sheepfold (verses 10 and 12). And because His sheep know His voice, He calls them out and leads them into His Messianic pastures. In fact verses 11 and 15 make it obvious that He gives His life for the sheep by His substitutionary death for sinners on the cross. In verse 14 Jesus reiterates the close love relationship between Himself and His believers as they each know Him and He knows them personally and individually. Verse 16 reassures the Gentiles that they will have the opportunity to be included in the flock of those who trust Him, and therefore will live with Him in Glory, forever. In the final verse of this section, the Good Shepherd restates that He is in control of His own mortality. Further, His sacrificial death on the cross is not the ending because of His resurrection, messiahship and deity. In contrast to the Good Shepherd, Zechariah introduces a foolish (wicked) shepherd in Chapter 11:15-17. God permits this wicked shepherds rise to power and eventual destruction of sheep during the last days. Because the Jews did not choose to recognize the Good Shepherd, they (Israel) will receive a foolish shepherd that will destroy sheep (verse 16). This is exactly what the Antichrist does as described in Mathew 24:15-22. There are very few words devoted to the physical appearance of the antichrist in the scriptures. However verse 17 of Zechariah 11 supports other passages (Revelation 13:3 and 13:14) describing how he is wounded unto death during consolidation of his rise to power (His arm shall completely wither, and his right eye shall be totally

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Group, and the First United Methodist Mission Committee. Ann was an individual, a complex yet simple woman, gracious and affable, who truly never met a stranger. She seldom guarded herself from expressing her thoughts in vast areas of discussion and reveled when her contribution made things a bit better. Ann loved people, especially children. Most certainly people and children loved her in return. She was a warrior for the underprivileged. The sacrifices she made to help others still live through the lives of the many whom she helped over the years. Ann was a hands on mother who was very active in the lives of her children, whether as a Brownie Troop Leader or an organizer and chaperone of teenage dances. She remained an active part of their lives, even into their adulthood. Ann loved the beach and the folly of beach life with her family surrounding her. She was without question the original party queen, arranging spectacular parties for birthdays and holidays and parties for days that just seem to need a celebration. She was an excellent cook, collected hundreds of cook books, and always had enough food at the table for those unexpected guests. It was very important to Ann that the family dined together with no television, no radios; just great food with an emphasis on family conversation. Ann loved nature, whether it was hunting deer, walking in majestic gardens, working in her yard, or racing a jet ski. Being outside rejuvenated the hardworking spirit within her. She relished chasing a storm or flood, following a fire truck, and at times, being in places where she really ought not to be just because thats where the action is. Eldon satisfied her insatiable love for travel by taking her all over North America, and frequently Ann found time to do some of her own exploring along the way. Ann was a grandmother, or Gran Ann as her grandchildren and others who adored her, called her with tender loving hearts,. Gran Ann never missed a sporting event, recital, or family gathering. She certainly never missed a birthday, holiday or graduation party in honor of one of her grandchildren or other special children in her life. She will forever live in their hearts as the best grandmother ever. Again, Ann was an individual, a complex yet simple woman, who in the course of her life may have adopted lessons learned that assisted her in the loving, caring manner in which she chose to live. Maybe in part Ann took to heart the Brownie pledge where it states, I will do my best to be, honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong. Perhaps in concert with that pledge the teachings she studied in her Bible carried her faithfully forward through a ferocious and courageous

blinded). Nonetheless he is resuscitated by Satan and returned from perdition to the living, in order to deal more misery to the Jews (and other earthdwellers) during what is referred to as the Great Tribulation. Many Bible scholars agree that this resurrection of the Antichrist is favorably supported as described in the last portion of Revelation 17:8. Those earthdwellers (whose names are not written in the Book of Life) will marvel when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. This compelling contrast between the Good Shepherd and the wicked shepherd is astonishing, yet over the many centuries of human history, great multitudes tragically will not trust in the saving blood of Jesus Christ. And yes, they will regret it for an eternity.

Roland Barthels, 1949-2011 Roland Barthels, 62, of Bandera, passed away on September 9, 2011 in Bandera. He was born in Yoakum, Texas to William Ed and Phyllis Barthels on January 31, 1949. He was married to Kay Lane of Tyler, Texas. He was a graduate of Gonzales High School Class of 1967. He worked in the poultry, cattle and feed industry for many years. He also had a career as a Racing Official and paddock judge at Bandera Downs. He was also an assistant racehorse trainer at Bandera and Ruidoso, NM. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea. In his spare time he loved to golf. Roland was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kay Lane; Son, Cody Lee Barthels; Father, William Ed Barthels; mother, Phyllis Barthels and sister-in-law JoNell Barthels. He is survived by his son, Egon Kyle Barthels of Gonzales, Brothers; Richard Barthels of Brackettville, TX; William D. Bill Barthels, and wife Carolyn of Gonzales, Six nephews, one niece and many friends. Per Rolands request, no services will be held. Memorials may be given to a charity of ones choice. The family invites you to send condolences at www. grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the Send Condolences link. Arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera and Kerrville.


enjoyed reading (especially histories and mysteries), political discussion, making and working puzzles and was involved in numerous activities throughout her life. She lived in Germany with her military husband Ron Julius and travelled all over Europe and to other places on the globe. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, had many friends and was much loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. At various times in her life she worked independently as an Insurance broker, a Real Estate Broker, owned and operated a store specializing in needlepoint, owned and published The Goat Magazine and raised goats, miniature donkeys, and Dexter & longhorn cattle. Roylyn is survived by her children, Greg & Linda Julius, Cynthia Cooper, and Clay & Lissa Julius as well as by her bonus children LeRoy & Sharon Coufal, Karen Housner, Charlie Coufal, and Jeannine & William Byrd. Altogether she had 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ruth Wardlaw and Patsy Cooley and husband Roy Coufal. A requiem Eucharist was celebrated in thanksgiving for her life at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Gonzales. Fr. Randy Melton officiated. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter, 505 St. Francis, Gonzales, Texas 78629, the City of Gonzales Library, 415 St. Matthew, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Services under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

battle with cancer. Lastly, Ann and Eldon had lived away from Gonzales for nearly thirty years returning home to Gonzales almost four years ago. With their new home built and Ann now fighting a valiant fight with cancer, the blessings of living in a small town became ever so present as throngs of well-wishers brought comfort and food to their home. Prayers were offered from the sincerest of hearts and needs cared for by so many loving friends and acquaintances, surely there is no place like home in a small town. Cecilia Ann Schultz Farek is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Eldon L. Farek, adoring daughters and son-in-law, Lisa Ann and Bruce Gindler and Carol Marie Farek , sister and brother-inlaw, Deanie and Leslie Ploeger, grandsons, Andy Gindler and Brent Gindler all of Gonzales, nieces Michelle Oliver (Jason), Rachelle Pearson (Chris), Lacey Ploeger, nephew, Bo Ashe (Rachel) and great-nieces and nephews, Sidney Oliver, Kaylee and Kristen Pearson, Paisley Ploeger, and Ava and Bo Westen Ashe. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, infant Kay Bernadine Schultz and Judy Schultz Ashe. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday September 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers friends may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church Childrens Fund 426 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629 or the Gonzales Healthcare System Foundation P.O. Box 587 Gonzales, TX 78629. Services under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Ann Schultz Farek, 1938-2011 Ann Schultz Farek, 72, of Gonzales, passed away peacefully at home Thursday September 8, 2011. She was born Cecilia Ann Schultz on October 12, 1938 in Gonzales to Walter L. and Merle Alma Turk Schultz. Ann graduated from Gonzales High School and attended Baylor University before marrying Eldon Lanny Farek on July 19, 1957 in Augusta, Georgia. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, the Womens Study Club, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, United Methodist Women, the Lenore Boothe Circle where she formerly served as chairperson, the Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Club, Tuesday Lunch


Sally Jo Lewis Jones, 1927-2011 Sally Jo Lewis Jones, 84, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011. Jo was born January 29, 1927 in Gonzales to Augustus Bradford Lewis and Mary Hill Lewis. Jo married her high school sweetheart, John Paul Jones, on November 1, 1946, in Gonzales. They enjoyed over 60 years together. She was an intelligent and talented woman. Jo graduated valedictorian of the Gonzales High School Class of 1944 and she promptly attended the University of Texas. Jo later graduated cum laude from Southwest Texas State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught in Gonzales County for


RoylynTasha Coufal, 1934-2011 Roylyn Tasha Coufal passed from this life on Sept. 8th, 2011, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Gonzales, TX. She was born Florence Roylyn McCulley on December 10th, 1934, to Roy and Elizabeth McCulley in Comstock, TX. Roylyn was very interested in the world about her. She


21 years before retiring. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales. Jo was a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Iota Xi Chapter, the Gonzales County Retired Teachers Association, The Gonzales Duplicate Bridge Club, the Gonzales Ladies Golf Association, the Lady Elks, the Sew and Sews and the Gonzales Art Group. She loved to paint, sew, cook, and do various craft projects. She excelled in everything she attempted. She was a gourmet cook when the occasion called for it or a short order cook when she was called to whip up a meal for a large group in a short time. She was a master seamstress, designing and sewing a beautiful wedding gown for her eldest daughter, bridesmaid dresses too and prom dresses along the way. Her quilts are masterpieces of love and are treasured by the fortunate owners of a Jo Jones quilt. Jos energy was boundless and her contributions to the lives and well being of so many will forever be cherished by those she touched. Her family was without question the most important part of her life. First and foremost her love for her adoring husband John Paul always took center stage. She cherished time with family and friends and was a great entertainer. Jo also enjoyed time with her grandchildren who fondly call her Mimi, and they will forever remember the games she would play with them and the meals she would prepare especially for them. For a petite woman, she had an abundance of love and pride in her family and righteously they loved her so very deeply in return. Jo enjoyed golfing, or at the very least riding around in her golf cart and chatting with her girlfriends. She was a fashionable lady, certain to dress appropriately to the occasion, even if the occasion was deer hunting with John Paul. Jo always filled her deer tag, much to the chagrin of fellow hunters. Sally Jo Lewis Jones loved people, she loved Gonzales and so many hearts now ache with her passing from this life, most notably her daughters who survived her, Paula Jones and Tracey Jones, her daughter-in-law, Mary Jones all of Gonzales, her grandchildren, John Daniel Whiteside and his wife Leslie, John Paul Jones, II, Brandy Jones Scherer and her husband Travis, and Britney Jones, her great-grandchildren, Jolynn Law, Trevor Scherer and Jewel Law and her devoted care-taker, Ruth Hunt.. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Brad Jones, parents, sister Mary Jane Deuth and a brother A.B. Lewis, Jr. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday September 15, 2011, in the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed at Oak Forest in King Cemetery. Pallbearers: John Bradford Deuth, Allen Lewis Deuth, John Daniel Whiteside, John Paul Jones II,

Ashley Pirkle and John Armstrong. Memorials may be made to the King Cemetery Association, the Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department, or the First United Methodist Church. The family received friends at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Services under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

James August Schleinschok, 78, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011. James was born August 23, 1933 in Dilworth to Joseph and Mary D. Friedl Schleinschok. He had honorably served in the United States Army. James was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He had worked in ranching most of his life and his large strong hands reflected a life dedicated to hard work. James was an excellent guitarist and he loved to play his guitar with family joining in with song. He loved family and looked forward to those times when they could enjoy each others company. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Dan McIntosh of Collins, MS, numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Annie Hobizal, Josephine Loar, Dorothy Pisciotta, Helen Cleveland and Mildred Molnoskey, brothers, Paul, Joe, Ruby and Rudy Schleinschok. A rosary was recited for the repose of James August Schleinschok at 7 p.m. Friday evening at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday September 10, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment followed in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Keith Chumchal, Jacob Coull, Coy Condell, Jason Condel, Craig Schaefer, Tyler Behlen and Joe Konecny. Honorary pallbearers included: Henry Condel, Jimmy Condel, Alvin Condel, Johnny Condel, Ronnie Schleinschok, Leslie Lorenz, David Vaclavik, Ralph Pisciotta, Jr, Dennis Chumchal, Adolph Schaefer, Dusty Johnston, Tony Fitzsimmons, Willie Nesbitt, Robert Martinez, Jr, Albert Roecker and Brandon Coleman. Memorials may be made to the St. James Choir Fund in care of St. James Catholic Church, Gonzales, TX. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.


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The day the fire drill became real:

Bastrop fire evacuee relates his tale of fleeing the flames
out. No news was broadcast and nothing was published online about the billowing miles of smoke blowing rapidly into Tahitian Village from the Possum Kingdom area to the north. We decided this was a good time to practice our fire drill while waiting news. Patty, who has reported on several Colorado front range fires, was waiting on official word as we loaded antique letters, clothes, yearbooks, family portraits and laptops into three cars and locked up the house, deciding to leave power on hoping the power company would cut the main power if the fire came close. Bastrop police raced down Kanaio Dr. announcing

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Evacuate Immediately on the squad car loud speaker. newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Joe said to Patty, is that offiEDITORS NOTE: Joe cial enough for us? Payton, President of Pioneer Patty replied, I have never Capital Fund of Dallas, was heard them say Immediately. visiting his mother Nancy PayIt took us less than 10 minton at her home in Tahitian utes to get Patty and Nancy Village with radio producer into their car and headed for sister Patty Spires of Colorado the main entrance of Tahitian Springs Colo., and his brother, Village up TahitianDrive to commercial construction suHighway 71 while Nick and perintendent Nick Payton from Joe followed about five minOdessa, for the holiday weekutes later. Patty called as we end when the calls started comwere leaving saying the cars ing in from neighbors just after were being turned back, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4. He we all exited toward the lower related the following tale to the Colorado River and Tahitian A number of Gonzales residents gathered early Tuesday, Sept. 6 to pray for the Cannon: golf course, driving a seldom thousands of victims of the Bastrop County Complex Fire and the Delhi Fire. used stretch of gravel road (Photo by Nikki Maxwell) First alert was a call from that connected us to the back our neighbor Lisa Winters beWe reconoitered on Main station was completely shut flight. Children screeched way out of Tahitian village. hind us, then Randy McDonSt. in Bastrop by the Wells down from loss of power, and and played at the pool, the There is this misconception alds stopped by on his way that there is just one way out Fargo, gassed up Bucks truck, a third took two tries to get waitress at Texas Land and of Tahitian Village, but there is waited an hour and a quar- the signal to go through as we Cattle had just worked a this back way, windy and wild ter for any news as we called refueled Nancys sedan. Lines wedding rehersal dinner, in places with vines growing friends, checked the internet, of refueling cars and refu- completely unaware of the out onto the road down by the and found very little informa- gees from the fire collected fires in Bastrop. So we wait here for news railroad bridge crossing the tion online and on the news in at these gas stations, milling main street restaurants televi- around open SUV hatches of our family home and the lower Colorado, but a safe exit sions. waiting calls, uncertain in dry kindling that makes up for us and our neighbors. We booked a Marriott posture and disposition. the neighborhoods of tehiEveryone we passed were Courtyard hotel on Priceline The drive to Austin was tian village. loading cars, trunks full of Will we implement disaspersonal belongings, pets and getting a pair of $119 rooms uneventful aside from the for $55, and headed toward fuel stations, most cars ter communication systems, children piled into back seats among suitcases, pillows and Austin leaving an armaged- driving away from the thin trees, clearcut belts in the blankets, a cardboard box don of smoke miles high en- flames, but a fair number, woodlands? Will we replant with a framed diploma stick- veloping lost pines and blow- perhaps three out of ten hardwoods resistant to fire to ing out, zippered hunting ri- ing toward Tahitian Village driving toward Bastrop replace the dry fast burning Dennis Nessers Highway 90A Sign is usually used fles sliding into the back hatch and into downtown Bastrop. on Highway 71, returning pines? What lessons and imFilling Nicks truck in Bas- Houstonians. provements will we take from to make pointed political statements, but last weeks of SUVs. trop, it took three tries to get In Austin, our hotel had this and implement? message was all about gratitude. (Courtesy photo) We had maybe 30 cars in Our hopes bubble from our convoy, having passed a the credit card to work. On a few refugees, but most the way into Austin, one gas were oblivious to the mass pensive faces. small group of three behind a Ma blue custom paint job pickup tias crawling along the gravel road at 10 miles per hour. Now is not the time to be thinking paint job mentioned Nick & later. Four or five cars passed us coming into Tahitian Village husbands and wives, eyes wide at the mass exodous, rushing back to save their belongings. Uncle Bubba Daddy I was actually surprised and even a little annoyed to see everyone obeying the stop signs. Even stopping at one corner which turned off of a marked David Allen dead end road. I ran that one. From leaving the house to exLove, your family iting onto the relative safety of & Friends Highway 71 we took less than 15 minutes.

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Speedy Columbus next test for Apaches

against us in last years game. He is one of the better athletes we will see this year. Running backs, Taylor Long and Royce Caldwell, are sure to be a load for the Apache defense as well. Lock said Columbus offensive scheme is balanced. They do a little of everything, he said. They are better when they run the football. Jordan Benford is another running back in the group but primarily will block for other Cardinal ball carriers.
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Kyle Appelt, who will be a defensive starter at linebacker, could also line up in the backfield to block or carry the ball. Lock said tight end Mason Denley who weighs in at 255 pounds and is 6-5 is one of the biggest tight ends he has seen in a while. Offensive lineman Dylan Wick, who is 270, will help protect starting quarterback Seth Vickers and the rest of the Columbus

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The Columbus Cardinals have a lot of speed on this years team. But perhaps no one is faster than wide-receiver-defensive back Darrius Stevens. Stevens, listed as a wide receiver on the Columbus roster, can lineup anywhere in the Cardinal backfield. Stevens is one of their best players, Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. He is very fast and ran a kickoff for a touchdown

backfield. The best way to slow down or stop Stevens for Hunter Noack, Landon Lock, JT Miller, Cody Jurek and the rest of the hard-hitting defense to bring him down via a group tackle. You just cannot let him get going, Lock said. You cannot let him move a step on you. The Cardinal defense will line up in a 3-4 with big nose guard Luke Schobel leading the way and should get help from Wick and Justin Polasek on the line. Appelt and fellow linebackers

Tyler Parkhurst and Phillip Leyendecker will also be watched by Gonzales offense. I think Columbus is evenly matched with us, Lock said. The Apaches will continue to run the wildcat with Donald Cartwright taking the snaps; DJ Gonzales, Cartwright or Cecil Johnson getting the ball out of the Power I with blocking from Lock and Noack and Matt Hillman taking shotgun snaps and getting the ball downfield to Jon Anthony Casares or Cory EspiAPACHES, Page C3

Football Roundup

Its back to basics for Sacred Heart, Nixon-Smiley


Casares on the move

Gonzales receiver Jon Anthony Casares (2) bursts into the open with a reception during last weeks 45-7 win over Austin Lanier. The 3-0 Apaches face Columbus this week. (Photo by Mark Lube)


Cardinals breathing sigh of relief, but Bulldogs wont be pushover

got into the win column with a 26-2 win over Bloomington after losing their first two games by a total of nine points. They could be 3-0 right now, said Johnston. They lost two games that could have gone either way, so theyre really a whole lot better than what their record shows. Coach Freytag has done a great job with his staff and in coaching his guys up. Theyre very disciplined, they block well, they tackle well and I think theyre going to be a good challenge for us. Johnston said a big factor in determining the winner of Fridays matchup will be how well the Cardinal

SHINER It went down to the last play but the Cardinals away with a dramatic 38-34 win over Stockdale last Friday, keeping their 17-game winning streak alive. Coach Paul Johnston said the victory was a little bittersweet because there were so many instances in the game where his team didnt effectively execute. Weve got to get a lot better, he said. We had 32 missed tackles and we didnt block a soul on offense. Up next for St. Paul are the hardluck Flatonia Bulldogs, who finally

defense can contain Flatonia quarterback Colby Mica, who has gained 712 total yards for 10 combined scores. Hes definitely somebody well have to do our best to try to slow down, Johnston said. I think hes probably the key component of what makes their offense go. Adding to the regular pressure of winning Friday night is the annual spectacle of Homecoming Night. Homecoming is always a neat deal for the fans, but as a coach I always worry about it, said Johnston. The kids are distracted all week with the festivities and I always worry about ST. PAUL, Page C8

Stafford emerging as field general Shiners Comanches can rely on


One team likes to run the ball while the other team likes to, well, run the ball. You could say Fridays matchup between NixonSmiley and Sacred Heart is one that will be all about the basics. Sacred Heart (3-0) coach Pat Henke said to expect a very physical game between the programs who love pounding the ball on the ground. Nixon-Smiley (2-1) will run a lot of misdirection and our defense will have to do a good job reading the keys, he said. Sacred Hearts offense will need to stay on the field longer. Our offense needs to be more consistent, protect the football and have sustained drives, Henke said. Look for Sterling Hrncir and Matthew Holub to pace the Indian offense. Mustang head coach Carlton McKinney said Sacred Heart is a very disciplined team. On defense, the Mustangs are going to concentrate on their usual formations and schemes. Except every now and then. We are going to do a

couple of different things with our ends, linebackers and safeties to help slow them down, McKinney said. The offense will need all 11 players to execute their individual assignments well. We execute well we move the ball, McKinney said. If two or three guys do not execute properly, then we struggle on offense. When the Mustangs line up in their Slot-T set, it will be Alex Hernandez, Miguel Hernandez and Joe Medina that should have a lot of the Mustang rushing yards. Luling at Karnes City Fresh off their 48-0 pounding of Woodsboro, the Eagles turn their attention towards the Karnes City Badgers. Head coach Michael Waldie said Karnes City packs a one-two punch in the backfield with quarterback K.D. Glen and running back Kevon Shelton. Glen is a superb quarterback, the kind where you hold your breath, he said. Shelton is a back who gets positive yards every time he touches the ball. They do not throw the ball a lot because of the sucROUNDUP, Page C8

SHINER The Shiner Comanches came into the 2011 preseason workouts with a pretty good idea of what they had. Shiner started slowly last year, but picked up enough momentum during district play to propel themselves three rounds deep into the playoffs. There were 15 returning lettermen on the field for the first day of two-a-days, but none of them were quarterbacks. So now the biggest question in the offseason became who would lead the Comanche offense into this seasons campaign? Head coach Steve Cerny and his staff found the answer in a mild-mannered, converted sophomore middle linebacker with no previous experience under center. In other words, enter Jacob Stafford. Stafford has emerged as the teams field general after going into the fall compet-

ing for the job with junior Brady Cejka, a standout at cornerback. Cerny said the decision to go with Stafford basically came down to value. We kind of looked at what we needed and in our secondary we knew for sure that we needed Brady back there, he explained. The other thing we looked at was the size of the two kids and Jacob is a big, strong kid. Our quarterback position is demanding because we run the veer and we knew if Jacob had the quickness to do it, then he would be an asset to us. I feel really good about both of them, but because of what we needed offensively and defensively we felt like Jacob was the best choice. With only previous varsity experience coming as a defender, Stafford said the learning curve for playing quarterback has been quite steep. Its been different because I started out as a middle linebacker in my fresh- Shiners Jacob Stafford leaves a pair of Brazos defenders in the dirt while picking STAFFORD, Page C3 up yardage during a 53-10 win. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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Volleyball Roundup
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Indianettes move to 4-0 in district action

Sacred Heart sprang to 4-0 in district with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-12) win over New Braunfels Christian Academy on Thursday. Kelsie Buchanan had 11 aces and six digs; Shelby McElroy had 16 assists, five kills and a block; Robyn Pavlicek had five kills and Sanda Adams had one block. Amber Labay had six kills. Were are very excited to be 4-0 in district, Sacred Heart head coach Wanda Orsak said. We still have some very tough matches ahead of us. The key to our district wins so far is senior leadership and our ability to play as a team. The Indianettes dropped their first district match to Austin Regents School in four sets Tuesday (10-25, 25-20,18-25, 2225). Caitlin Orsak, Labay, Adams and Pavlicek had two kills apiece; Adrienne Klimitchek had seven aces and five blocks; Buchanan had nine digs and McElroy had seven assists. Regents has a very good team with great serving, Orsak said. After the first game, we played a great match. Their serving was definitely their biggest advantage over us. Regents won the junior varsity match 25-16, 19-25, 25-19 and won the freshmen match 25-21, 25-13. The Gonzales Lady Apaches lost their 28-3A opener at La Vernia 3-0 on Friday and defeated San Antonio Sam Houston Tuesday 3-1 (20-25, 25-14,25-23, 25-14) to be 1-1 in district play. The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs beat Luling 3-1 (2225, 25-9, 25-21, 25-22) Friday to open district. Devon Tristan had 11 kills; Brooke Gordon had 12 assists; DLain Palacio had six digs and Hailey Boatright had six aces and a pair of blocks. Nixon-Smiley took on Stockdale on Tuesday, with the Lady Brahmas winning 3-2 (20-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22, 1510). Devon Tristan and Kelby Henderson had 12 kills each; Jessica Flores had 15 assists; Treca DeLeon had nine digs with Henderson getting one block and one ace. The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs swept Shiner St. Paul 25-15, 2519, 25-20 on Wednesday. Leanna Dunk had 11 kills and three aces; Alex Bruns had 21 assists and Courtney Mica had 11 aces. Hallettsville swept Hempstead (25-12, 25-15, 25-10). Ali Patek had 11 digs; Lauren Jones had 22 assists; Cheyenne Dowdy had 16 kills and three blocks; Katie Wagner had 13 points and seven aces; Madison Schindler had 13 points The Waelder Lady Wildcats fell in three to Ganado, 15-25, 1825, 14-25. The Cuero Lady Gobblers opened district with a 3-0 (2522, 25-18, 25-15) win over San Antonio Sam Houston Friday. Abby Sheppard had 14 kills; Emery Johnson had eight aces; Emily Valenta had one block; Tiffani Shellenbarger had 24 assists and 11 digs. The Cuero junior varsity won 25-15, 23-25, 25-12 while Sam Houston won the freshmen match 25-16, 25-16. On Tuesday, the Lady Gobblers were swept by Port Lavaca Calhoun in a non-district match, 11-25, 2325, 21-25. Brandi Phillips had 11 kills and two blocks; Ashley Grahamann, Madison Simpson and Emery Johnson getting one ace each; Tiffani Shellenbarger had 16 assists and 14 digs. Yoakum beat Poteet in three sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-14) Friday for its first district victory. Ashtyn Henkes had 13 kills, two aces and two blocks; Kayli Garber had nine digs; Camille Desmet had 27 assists; Callie Witte had two aces and Danielle Tohl had two blocks. The Yoakum JV won 2516, 25-9 and the Lady Dogs also won the freshmen match, 22-25, 25-12, 25-11. Shiner fell to Schulenburg

Friday (14-25, 21-25, 16-25). Ryah Michalec had four points and 13 digs; LaNeisha Hunt had eight kills; Cassie Stafford had 17 assists and Amanise Coleman had four blocks. Schulenburg won the JV and freshmen matches. Shiner rebounded and won its district opener Tuesday against Louise 25-12, 25-19, 25-20. Stafford had 13 points, five aces and 23 assists; Hunt had 16 kills and 13 digs and Emmalie Berkovsky had three blocks. The Shiner JV team defeated Louise. The Luling Lady Eagles volleyball team ended their nondistrict play by hosting the No. 7 Comfort Deer on Sept. 6. The Lady Eagles were defeated by Comfort 3-0 (16-25, 9-25, 2225). On Friday,Luling opened up District 29-2A play at home against the Nixon - Smiley Lady Mustangs. The Lady Eagles fell 25-22, 9-25, 21-25, 22-25.


La Vernia pulls off upset of Lady Dogs

mentum to swing to our side, Berger said. The Lady Dogs rallied hard in the third set and won before going down in a close fourth set. I thought La Vernia dug the ball very well and really hustled, she said. I am proud of how my girls fought back in the third game. The Lady Dogs managed a 4-3 lead after wavering action early in the opening set as Morgan Long had a kill, and the duo of Catherine Hunter and Danille Pohl combined on a block. La Vernia fired back to go up 15-12 as Natalie Baker and Kristen Dennehy made some plays and Alex Cruz served up an ace. The Lady Bears scored 10 of the next 16 points to win the first set. La Vernia opened set No. 2 with a 3-0 advantage on the service of Kayla Markgraf. Yoakum battled to tie the game at 4-4 after a kill and service from Ashtyn Henkes. The Lady Bears went


YOAKUM If only the Lady Bulldogs had been able to find that kind of intensity earlier in the match, things might have gone different. Yoakum (15-9) fell to 1-1 in District 28-3A play after falling 3-1 (1825, 16-25, 25-16, 22-25) at La Vernia Tuesday night at Bulldog Gymnasium. Our serving was not good; we had eight serve errors, Yoakum head coach Paula Berger said. We also struggled with our serve-receive. Just cannot do that and expect to win. She said Yoakum made plenty of mistakes but was still able to keep up with the Lady Bears. If we do things the right way, we can put the ball down as good as La Vernia, Berger said. The Lady Bears leapt into action at the start, taking the first two sets. We needed that mo-

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ahead 11-6 taking advantage of Yoakum miscues. Lesley Seidenberger made a couple of plays as La Vernia held off Yoakum for a 2-0 lead in the match. In the third set, the serves of Kayli Garber helped Yoakum take an early 12-8 advantage. La Vernia got kills from Baker and Dennehy to hold Yoakums lead to four points, 15-11. It was a 10-5 run for home team as Pohl got a block along with a team block from Henke and Seidenberger. Henkes got a kill on game point to close out the third set. In the fourth set, La Vernia broke free of a 9-9 game and went up to a 17-12 lead.\ Yoakum pulled a couple of points back with a kill from Long and a combo block from Hunter and Pohl. Later a kill from Camiel Desmet helped spur Yoakum to just be down Yoakums Ashtyn Henkes (10) tries to get and hand up in time to block a dink 24-22 before La Vernia attempt by laVernia during Tuesdays District 28-3A volleyball action. (Photo by Mark Lube) scored the game point.

Battle at the net

Gonzales head girls basketball and freshmen volleyball coach Andre Daversa feels there is a little more to sports than just winning. And clear, honest communication is the way to go. I feel you get graded on win-loss records, titles won and things like that rather than teaching your players life lessons, he said. Daversa said he has coached some athletes with issues or problems that has made winning a second priority. Winning is important and you want to win but you have also have to get the players to deal with

adversity and tough situations, Daversa said. Hailing from the New York area, Daversa said he has a different personality. In New York, people are blunt and honest, Daversa said. In Texas, it seems you have to watch what you say or someone will get their

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feelings hurt. I will be honest with players and probably be a little too honest with the parents. Expectations will be clear, roles will be defined and people can choose to participate or not. I will know what our strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to communication in teaching or coaching situations, Daversa prefers not to have to beat around the bush or sugarcoat things but will tell things the way they are. In a nice manner. I am blunt but I will be diplomatic about things, he said. Daversa assists Gonzales head volleyball coach Kim Payne with volleyball, and will lead

the Lady Apaches basketball team, after taking over from previous head coach Steve Biddison. Daversa said the first season in charge will be a challenge. A new coachs first season is always tough because it is a transition from the past to the way he or she is going to run things, he said What I do will be a little different but I will do what I know is the right thing. While he very much enjoys basketball season, Daversa said he will focus his coaching energy on the freshmen volleyball team and not look ahead to the start of the hoops action. Daversa grew up in the Long Island area of New York and moved to the

Houston area when he was in high school. He graduated from Stafford High School in 1995, playing basketball. He attended the University of Houston, graduating in 2005 after taking some time off in the middle and getting his degree in kinesiology. He has coached at Grace Middle School in the Houston area; St.

Johns High School; in Pasadena ISD and in Uvalde before making the move to Gonzales earlier this year. I saw the online posting, sent in my resume and consulted with Coach Biddison. I interviewed, they offered me the job and I said lets try this. Daversa will mainly teach geometry at the high school level.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Apaches pillage Vikings, 45-7

and Hillman hit Casares for the touchdown strike. Hillman then ran the option for the two-point play. The Vikings went three and out on their first drive, and had a punt to the Apache 21. One toss play and 79 yards later, it was 14-0 in favor of the Apaches as Johnson zipped through a hole and was gone. Hillman tacked on the extra point and Gonzales held a 15-0 lead with 7:11 to play in the opening period. Lanier got a break as quarterback Klen Britton found Darwin Rios on second down for 32-yard pass to the Gonzales 40. Britton had to deal with a bad snap and lost 11 yards back to the 49 of Lanier. Running back Samuel Charles took a direct snap and picked up 7 yards to the Gonzales 44 where Britton threw a home run ball to Dustin Miles, and Rios tacked on the point after as Lanier cut the lead to 15-7. The Apaches responded with a 68-yard march that took up the remaining 4:25 of the quarter. Espinosa gained 5 and then Donald Cartwright got an 8-yard gain that was negated on a holding call. Hillman then sought out Casares for a 28-yard gain inside Lanier land at the 45. The Apaches spread things

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AUSTIN A partnership between Gonzales quarterback Matt Hillman and wide receiver Jon Anthony Casares proved fatal to Laniers shot at a victory. Casares caught six passes for 147 yards and a trio of touchdowns while Hillman was 7-for-7 on the night as Gonzales pounded the Vikings 45-7 Thursday night at Nelson Field. The Apaches defense kept Laniers passing game in check with 115 yards and one touchdown. Hillman commented that Lanier failed to stop Casares on the big play. They could not stop us (through the air, Hillman remarked. Casares and I teamed up. Lanier could not pull him and my passes were on the money. I had a pretty good night. The Apaches have definitely found a lethal and working combination in Hillman and Casares. That will probably be the plan for the next game, he said. Casares can get open and I can put it (the ball) on him. Gonzales ran over Lanier

out with the shotgun or prepped for some power out of the Power I. Johnson carried the team to the 33 and Hillman found an open Casares for a 33-yard score and the 22-7 lead. On the next drive, Britton found his favorite target, receiver Mark LeBlanc, for 20 yards down to the down to the Apache 47. Britton was dropped for a loss of 2 on the next play and then gave up the ball on a bad snap.
Gonzales 45, Austin Lanier 7 Gonzales 22 21 0 245 Lanier 7 0 0 0 7 G-Jon Anthony Casares 15 pass from Matt Hillman (Hillman run) G- Cecil Johnson 79 run (Hillman kick) L-Dustin Miles 44 pass from Klen Britton (Darwin Rios kick) G- Casares 33 pass from Hillman (Hillman kick) G-Johnson 41 run (Hillman kick) G-Donald Cartwright 23 run (Hillman kick) G-Casares 22 pass from Hillman kick) G- safety, snap through end zone Team stats Gonz Lan First downs 17 5 Rushes-yards 38-300 20-(-3) Passing 7-7-0 6-10-0 Passing Yards 171 115 Punts-Yards 0-0 5-186 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-2 Penalties-Yards 2-20 5-26 Individual stats Rushing Gonzales: Cecil Johnson 19-188, Donald Cartwright 5-55, D.J. Gonzales 4-22, Darrance James 5-17, Landon Lock 4-11, Cory Espinosa 1-7. Lanier: Samuel Charles 6-24, Dustin Miles 3-(-10), Klen Britton 11-(-17). Passing Gonzales: Hillman 7-7-0 100. Lanier: Britton 6-9-0 115, Receiving Gonzales: Jon Anthony Casares 6147, Espinosa 1-24

Gonzales running back Cory Espinoza (6) picks up escorting blocks from Landon Lock (23) and D.J. Gonzales (32) during Fridays contest. (Photo by Mark Lube) with 300 yards rushing as Ce- shut down by the Apache de- up and stopped the pass, linecil Johnson led the way with fense. backer Hunter Noack said. 188 yards and touchdown Our defense played well Lanier started making misruns on 79 and 41 yards with excluding a couple of passes, takes and our defensive line holes and spaces provided by head coach Ricky Lock said. did well. the Apache offensive line. The Vikings tried to get a It took the Apaches under Hillman said the line al- ground game going but to no three minutes to score after lowed the running game to avail as Landon Lock, Zack taking the opening kickoff. be productive and giving him Lopez, Cody Jurek and the Landon Lock gained sevplenty of time to throw the rest of their teammates stuffed eral yards on two carries then ball. the attack. Hillman hit Corey Espinosa The offensive line held the At first, our secondary for 24 yards down to the 33. A Lanier defenders for me, he started off slow and they got a penalty on the Vikings moved said. couple of passes on us. In the the ball to the 28. Johnson Laniers spread offense was second half, we really picked it took a toss 13 yards to the 15

Getting an escort

Cats hold off comeback-minded Mustangs


YORKTOWN--The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs have been knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, but they didnt go quietly: they went kicking and screaming. The Mustangs clawed their way back from an early two-touchdown deficit and battled their way back to within a score before the Yorktown defense held and enabled the Wildcats to emerge with a hard-fought 20-13 win Friday. Again, it was a learning experience, N-S head coach Carlton McKinney said. We get ourselves down. The kids really battled in the second half. We had our opportunities. The Wildcats dominated the first half and took a 20-7 lead into intermission, but the Mustangs came back to score a TD on Alex Hernandezs 1-yard plunge with 5:03 left in the game. The N-S defense stopped Yorktown cold on the Wildcats next possession and got the ball back at the Yorktown 49, picking up one first down before the Wildcat defense stiffened. On fourth-and-4 from the Wildcat 30, a Jaime Moreno pass intended for Damian Perez was batted away and the Wildcats were able

to run the final 1:07 off the clock. The Mustangs mounted their comeback after seeing one scoring opportunity come up short earlier and losing their bread-andbutter fullback. N-S appeared to have shifted the momentum its direction midway through the third quarter when the Mustangs drove to the Yorktown 5-yard line. On a third-down play, however, fullback Joe Medina was tripped up in the backfield and play was suspended while his lower right leg was wrapped and he was transported from the field -- still exhorting his teammates to Get out there and hit somebody! while being wheeled off the field on a stretcher. McKinney said Medina suffered an ankle dislocation, and he was transported to a Victoria hospital for treatment. When play resumed, the Wildcats Cody Lubyinesky stopped N-S quarterback Jaime Moreno about a foot short of a first down on fourth-and-4. The first half was almost all Wildcats, however. Yorktown took the opening kickoff and marched smartly downfield, using eight plays to plow 53 yards, with Lubyineskys 7-yard run going in for the

Dustin Metting pounced on a fumble at the Mustang 11-yard line. Barefield sprinted through a gaping hole on the next play to score, and added a twopoint conversion run for the 20-7 halftime lead.
YORKTOWN 20, NIXON-SMILEY 13 Nixon-Smiley 0 7 0 6--13 Yorktown 12 8 0 0--20 Scoring Summary YORK--Cody Lubyinesky 7 run (kick failed) YORK--Jayden Barefield 5 run (kick failed) N-S--Joe Medina 22 run (Jaime Moreno kick) YORK--Barefield 11 run (Barefield run) N-S--Alex Hernandez 1 run (kick failed) Team Stats N-S York First Downs 10 13 Rushes-Yards 43-189 43-211 Passing Yards 35 0 Passes 2-9-1 0-1-0 Punts-Avg 2-38.0 5-34.2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-0 Penalties-Yards 4-20 2-15 Individual Stats RUSHING: Nixon-Smiley, Alex Hernandez 15-77, Joe Medina 13-69, Miguel Hernandez 6-26, Jared Van Auken 5-27, Victor Coronado 1-0, Jaime Moreno 3-(-10). Yorktown, Jayden Barefield 14-96, Rodryck Williams 1170, Derek Franke 13-27, Cody Lubyinesky 5-18. PASSING: Nixon-Smiley, Moreno 2-9-1-35. Yorktown, Franke 0-1-0. RECEIVING: Nixon-Smiley, M. Hernadnez 1-28, Garrett Earlywine 1-7.

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Several Nixon-Smiley defenders close in to bring down Yorktown running back Jayden Barefield during first-half action Friday. (Photo by Dave Mundy) score. first-quarter TDs failed. defenders into the end The Wildcats got another N-S went three-and-out zone to score from 22 yards score on their next drive, on its first drive, but the out at the 9:57 mark of the marching 60 yards in eight second proved more fruit- second quarter. plays, with Jayden Barefield ful. The Mustangs churned The N-S defense forced popping up the middle for 66 yards in 10 plays, with a Yorktown punt, but the final five yards. The Medina bursting up the the Wildcats picked up a point-after kicks on both middle and carrying two gift moments later when

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nosa, who can also line up as a running back. The Apaches have also gotten running production from Zack Lopez, Tyler Morgan and underclassmen Darrance James. Lock said the Apaches will be lined up in lot of different offensive sets against Columbus. The Apaches usually throw the ball early in the game and once they get enough points, and then will just run the ball. I feel Columbus de-

fense will not give us that luxury, Lock said. It is going to be a tight game. This game will be a challenge and will let us see where we are at. Columbus has had close losses to Rice and Yoakum. I think Columbus could be 3-0, Lock said. They should have won against Rice and Yoakum. They turned the ball over to Yoakum when they were close to scoring. Columbus is amazing when you see them on video. They are a puzzle.

man year, he said. Its just a whole different mentality. You have to control the whole offense and know everybody elses position. Its been a really big transition. The vastness of the change was abundantly clear after Shiner dropped their season opener 20-7 to Industrial. Stafford did fine running the ball with 51 yards on 12 carries, but he struggled in the passing game where he only completed three of his eight attempts for 14 yards with two interceptions. In the first game, things were just moving very fast for him, Cerny said. He made some mistakes because he was overwhelmed. It was his first start plus we made him go both ways, so he never really had a chance to come to the sidelines and settle down. Realizing that his performance needed some improving, Stafford became determined to turn his weaknesses from the Industrial game into strengths.

Before we played Brazos I looked through my play sheets every day, so I knew the formations better and knew where everybody had to go, he said. I came out a lot better and we performed better. Each week, you have to watch film and focus on doing the small things right. His diligence paid huge dividends as Shiner rolled over the Cougars 53-10. Stafford ran for four touchdowns and started off the Comanche scoring fest by returning an interception 34 yards to paydirt. He also played well in the Comanches 21-14 loss to Schulenburg, the top ranked 2A team in the state, overcoming a slow start to rally the team in the fourth quarter. Against Brazos, the newness was gone and I saw him take charge out there, Cerny said. It was a big improvement from the week before. He ran the veer well and there were some busted plays where he made something out of them. Hes the type of kid that loves football and hes going to come out every day and give it everything hes got. When

youve got a love for the game, its going to show up in your performance. The genesis of his football jones came when Stafford was a sixth-grader playing on a Crossroads Youth Football League (CYFL) team in nearby Yoakum under the direction of Jerome Perry. He was one of the best football coaches Ive ever had, Stafford said. He got me into the sport and made me hungry to hit, play, work and win. It just kind of clicked from there and Ive loved football ever since. The son of Dan and Lisa Stafford, Jacob said he gets tons of support from his family, which also includes his brother, Drew, and sister, Cassie. Drew was an established quarterback in his own right, earning District MVP honors after leading Shiner to the regional semifinals in his senior year. He calls me after every game and talks about the plays because he still remembers them all, Jacob said about his big brother. He goes through

them with me and helps to keep me focused. Shiner is highly regarded this season with most across the state expecting them to once again go deep into the playoffs and possibly challenge for its first state football championship since 2004. Even though he bears a lot of the responsibility for the teams success or lack thereof as its quarterback, Stafford understands the burden to produce is not just his alone. If you make yourself feel like you have to do everything, then youll just break down under the pressure because theres so much of it, he said. You cant worry about what other people think, you just have to go out there and play. If you do that and work as a team, then youre going to win. I think we can go all the way if we really put our hearts into it and believe that we can win. Its all about believing and knowing what you can do. If we can get every single person on our team to believe, then well go all the way.

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Yoakum survives Brahmas barrage, 29-14

HALLETTSVILLE The Yoakum Bulldogs must have felt fortunate that they held a 15-7 halftime lead against the Brahmas Friday night at Hallettsville Memorial Stadium. The Dogs had a tough time in the first half defending the medium-range passing attack of the Brahmas but were helped by a trio of Hallettsville turnovers. Hallettsville had a lot of passing yards but you have to credit them. (Quarterback Carson) Schindler throws the ball well and he has some great receivers, Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said. In the second half, the Dogs made some defensive adjustments and came up with three more turnovers as Yoakum pinned the Brahmas 29-14 at Hallettsvilles homecoming game. Our defensive coaches moved some people around to cover the flats better, Kornegay said. He said the offense was better than in the first two games. Brahmas head coach Tommy Psencik said turnovers absolutely caused the offense to not be able to produce enough points to win the game. We have to know what to do when that ball is snapped, he said. We have to not have turnovers. Take away our turnovers and I think the game would have been totally different. Give credit to Yoakum. They played well and took advantage of our mistakes. The Brahmas started the game okay as Schindler went to Dalton Herrington for 13 yards on the first play. Schindler mixed up a few more passes and letting Teidrick Smith get some carries. The Brahmas eventually drove down to the Dog 35 but the drive stalled and they punted. Yoakum moved the ball on the ground from their 12 to their 28. A pass from quarterback Jeff Harrison to TJ Heights was called back on a holding penalty and the drive fizzled out. On the next drive for Hallettsville, they moved the ball down to the Dog 28 but lost a fumble. Yoakum could not manage a first down and punted. Schindler dropped back on first down and launched a pass that was intercepted by Yoakums Hogan Lauer and returned to the Hallettsville 11. Harrison kept for 3 yards and Kyle Mikulik had a 4-yard gain to the 4 where Andrew Jimenez punched it in to help give Yoakum a 7-0 lead. The Brahmas rode the back of Smith from their 30 to the Yoakum 27 but coughed up the ball again. The Hallettsville defense returned the favor when Reagan McAda got in front of a Harrison pass. Hallettsville drove to near midfield but penalties and Schindler being dropped for a loss ended the drive and the Brahmas punted. It took the Dogs four plays to drive 52 yards for their next score. Runs by

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Schindler moved the ball deep inside Dog territory to about the 9 and Chez Evans scored to bring Hallettsville within 22-14 with 2:08 left in the game. On the ensuing possession, after Hallettsville was unable to recover an onsides kick, a Harrison scramble for over 20 yards was negated on a holding call but later a personal foul on the Brahmas set up Yoakum at the plus-48 and McCracken took another end-around handoff and almost went the distance but was stopped at the 14 and a few more yards were tacked on after another penalty. A few plays later, McCracken scored from the inside the 8 to seal the win for Yoakum.
Yoakum 29, Hallettsville 14 Yoakum 0 15 7 7-29 Hallettsville 0 7 0 7-14 Y-Andrew Jimenez 4 run (Jeff Harrison kick) Y-Jimenez 37 run (Harrison run) H-Trevor McGee 4 pass from Carson Schindler (Sam Barrera kick) Y-Jimenez 2 run (Harrison kick) H-Chez Evans 9 run (Barrera kick) Y-Blake McCracken 7 run (Harrison kick) Team stats First downs Rushes-yards Passing Passing yards Punts-average Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Yoak Hall 14 25 36-258 32-114 4-10-1 23-44-4 82 267 6-33.3 4-32.5 2-1 3-2 13-109 11-88

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Harrison and Rico Moya gained a net seven yards and third down at the Brahmas 48. Speedy Blake McCracken took a reverse handoff and set up the Dogs at the 37 where Jimenez scored and Harrison kept on the option for the two-point conversion and 15-0 advantage. Hallettsville then drove 77 yards in over three minutes to score Herrington caught a 12-yard pass on a third-down and 8 and Smith gained 16 on a pass play to move the Brahmas closer to the end zone.

Hallettsvilles Trevor McGee (10) goes high in an attempt to snag a pass as Yoakums Taylor Nobles (2) moves up on defense. (Photo by Mark Lube) Schindler connected with Trevor McGee on a 4-yard touchdown pass which brought Hallettsville to within 15-7. The Dogs opened the third quarter with a Harrison-to-Fred Thompson bomb of 34 yards that Yoakum almost lost on a fumble after the catch. A personal foul call on the Brahmas moved the ball to their 21 where Jimenez carried two straight times, scoring on a 2-yard run for a 22-7 lead with 11:05 to play in the third. Backup quarterback Braden Kahanek, lined up as a running back, attempted a halfback pass but Keith Ratley made him pay by picking off the trick-play pass. Yoakum later lost the ball on a fumble, and then the two teams traded punts a couple of times until Schindler was picked off again, this time by Timmy Blakeney. That drive stalled and led to three consecutive punts by either side, until Hallettsville started running in an odd formation that appeared to have a trio of three receivers or linemen grouped together.

Individual stats Rushing Yoakum:Andrew Jimenz 16-128, Blake McCracken 6-70, Jeff Harrison 5-38, Kyle Mikulik 4-17, Myron Heights 2-4, , Rico Moya 1-2, Timmy Blakeney 1-0, Devante Price 1-(-1). Hallettsville: Teidrick Smith 21-96, Braden Kahanek 1-15, Nate Kowalik 3-10, Chez Evans 3-7, Carson Schindler 4-(-14). Passing Yoakum: Harrison 4-90 112, Jimenez 0-1-1 0. Hallettsville: Schindler 21-39-3 240, Kowalik 2-4-0 27, Kahanek 0-1-1 0. Receiving Yoakum: Fred Thompsom 2-48, TJ Hights 2-34. Hallettsville:Dalton Herrington 6-80, Trenton McGee 6-76, Trevor McGee 6-70, Smith 3-28, Reagan McAda 2-13.

Hollenbachs late heroics rescue Cards, 38-34


SHINER Throughout the course of his storied career and, mind you, hes just a junior Adam Hollenbach has made numerous big plays for the Cardinals. But few of those plays came on the defensive side of the ball, and even fewer were as big as the one he made Friday night. With no time left to play the two-time, all-state running back outfought Stockdales Cody Hastings to knock away a pass in the corner of the end zone, preserving a dramatic 38-34 win for St. Paul at Shiners Comanche Stadium. I knew they were going to throw it to him because I saw him signal to the quarterback that he was going to the right, said Hollenbach about the games final play. I just went straight out there, followed him, jumped at the same time he did and knocked the ball away. It was great. The game was marred by 14 penalties, including eight that went against the Cardinals for 80 yards. What the game lacked in efficiency and execution, it more than made up for it in entertainment with four lead changes and 476 yards of total offense. Well take a W anytime, said St. Paul head coach Paul Johnston. Our kids know

theyre not biggest, the strongest or the fastest, but theyve got a lot of heart and they keep fighting. Weve got to get a lot of things corrected penalty-wise. We had a lot of them tonight which was very uncharacteristic of us. In addition to his late-game heroics, Hollenbach ran for a touchdown and caught two more from Dakota Kresta, who went an impressive 19of-26 for 236 yards. He also threw a pair of scoring passes to Justin Natal, who led St. Paul with 87 yards receiving. Stockdales Trevor Baumann led the Brahmas (1-2) with a game-high 256 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Matt Valadez also contributed heavily, running for three touchdowns. St. Paul played great and they earned it, said Stockdale head coach Josh West. We turned the ball over at some bad times and shot ourselves in the foot, but my hats off to them. Theyre well-coached and they did a great job. The Cardinals (3-0) started the game with a bit of trickery in an onsides kick that was recovered by Hollenbach at the Stockdale 43. However the sleight of hand failed to produce any fruit, and St. Paul turned the ball over on downs. Their second possession went much better as Kennedy went in motion, took a handoff and hurdled a defender to cap a seven-play

In the open

St. Paul running back Adam Hollenbach breaks into the open against Stockdale. (Photo courtesy Photos by Lori Raabe) drive with a three-yard run. and mounted a 17-play drive Cole Hybner kicked the extra that featured three fourthpoint to give the Cardinals an down conversions. Hollenearly 7-0 lead. bach hauled in a 16-yard Stockdale responded im- strike from Kresta for the mediately as Baumann did score, but the point after kick most of the dirty work before missed to keep the score 13Valadez found the end zone 6. from six yards out to end an The Brahmas answered eight-play march. The extra again with an 11-play scorpoint kick failed and the gap ing drive wherein they overwas narrowed to 7-6. came three false start penalThe Cardinals came back ties. Baumann plunged into

the end zone from a yard out on fourth down and Cody Hastings ran in the two-point conversion to give Stockdale a 14-13 advantage at halftime. At halftime we told our kids this was the Pettus game all over again, said Johnston. In both games, we felt like kids were in position to make plays defensively in the first half but just were not making the tackles. St. Paul began the second half with another scoring drive, this one comprised of nine plays and ending with a five-yard run by Hollenbach. The conversion run failed and St. Paul led 19-14. Stockdale was three plays into their ensuing possession before Baumann coughed up the ball and it was recovered by Hollenbach at the Cardinal 48. A dozen plays later, Kresta found Natal on a fourth and goal from the 17 to increase the lead to 25-14. On the first play of the next Stockdale possession, West fumbled trying to run a mid-line option and it was recovered by Austin Horne near midfield. The Cardinals gave the ball right back on the next play however, when Dylan Dunn intercepted Kresta and returned it down to the Cardinal 23. Three plays later, Baumann ran into the end zone from 10 yards out and the score was 25-20 after three quarters. On the fourth play of the fourth quarter Kresta connected with Natal, who caught the pass over the middle, broke a tackle at the 10 and burst into the end zone for a 39-yard score. Baumann got Stockdale back on the board when he raced 67 yards on the first play of their ensuing possession. West ran in the two-point conversion and the Brahmas pulled to

within 31-28. Natal gave the Cardinals great field position with a return to the Brahma 39 and five plays later, Hollenbach hit paydirt from four yards away. Hybner made the extra point kick and St. Paul was up 38-28 with 8:31 left to play. Stockdale came back yet again with Baumann ripping off five straight runs before West hit Hastings with a deep ball at the Cardinal 16. St. Paul was flagged for a facemask on the play and on the next snap Valadez scored on a seven-yard jaunt to account for the games final score. I told everybody at halftime we had to play hard and go finish the game, said Kresta. I knew if we did that we would come out with the win. We played as a team on defense in the second half.
St. Paul 38, Stockdale 34 Stockdale 6 8 6 14 34 St. Paul 7 6 12 13 38 SP - Martin Kennedy 3 run (Cole Hybner kick) St - Matt Valadez 6 run (run failed) SP - Adam Hollenbach 16 pass from Dakota Kresta (kick failed) St - Trevor Baumann 1 run (Cody Hastings run) SP - Hollenbach 5 run (run failed) SP - Justin Natal 17 pass from Kresta (kick failed) St - Baumann 10 run (pass failed) SP - Natal 39 pass from Kresta (kick failed) St - Baumann 67 run (Colton West run) SP - Hollenbach 4 pass from Kresta (Hybner kick) St - Valadez 7 run (run failed) Team Statistics Stock St. Paul First downs 12 14 Rushes-yds 41-339 39-137 Passing yds 27 236 Passes 1-5-1 19-26-1 Punts-avg 1-40 1-32 Penalties-yds 6-45 8-80 Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0 Individual Statistics RUSHING -Stockdale: Trevor Baumann 24-256, Matt Valadez 9-57, Colton West 8-26. St. Paul: Brett Hodges 9-59, Martin Kennedy 8-40, Dakota Kresta 1735, Adam Hollenbach 6-17, Team 1-(-2). PASSING - Stockdale: Colton West 1-5-27-1. St. Paul: Dakota Kresta 19-26202 RECEIVING - Stockdale: Cody Hastings 1-27. St. Paul: Justin Natal 6-87, Martin Kennedy 4-56, Adam Hollenbach 4-25, Brett Hodges 3-14, Cole Hybner 1-5, Mitchell McElroy 1-1

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Great Outdoors

Kidfish Results
An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. We hear them all of the time on tv, anytime a new movie comes out there is the lead actor telling their latest whimsical anecdote to Dave, Jay, or Jimmy. But there is a group that loves to tell their anecdotes even more than actors hunters. We, hunters, have our stories we love to tell. It seems that every group or family of hunters have their favorite anecdote. The story is told by everyone in the group whether they were directly involved or not. These stories always bring a good chuckle whenever or by whoever they are told. My family is no exception. We have a number of good hunting stories but one trumps them all. Its so unbelievable that it begs to be told by everyone to everyone in the family and to any neighbor or friend that will listen. So whats the story you ask, well here

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The 2011 KidFish at Lake Wood Park had 100 children registered. KidFish is a free event put on by the KidFish Foundation with donations from local supporters. The main objective at KidFish is to create and provide practical fishing opportunities and educational experiences for children and families across Texas and beyond. KidFish hopes to instill in children a deep appreciation for the sport of fishing as well as awareness and respect for the conservation of the environment and its natural resources. Unlike a few fad sports, fishing is a lifelong pursuit that is as much about spending quality time on the water with family and friends as it is about catching lots of fish. KidFish is about more than just fishing. The outreach program gives children and families the opportunity to experience a tradition. By introducing children to the balance of nature and the concept of stewardship, we ensure these precious resources are protected into and beyond the foreseeable future.
2011 Gonzales KidFish Results 0-6 yrs Age Group Place Name Fish Length 1st Jessiah Barr 17-1/4 2nd Donovan Borjon 16-1/2 3rd Maddie Blackwell 7-5/8 4th Serenity Smith 7-1/2 5th Cooper LaBuhn 7-1/4 6th Brandon Mercer 4-1/4 7th Dustin Schuette 3-3/4 first fish caught 7-11 yrs Age Group 1st Auram Almaguer 2nd Auram Almaguer 3rd Auram Almaguer 4th Auram Almaguer 5th Trinity Smith 6th Savannah Heximer 7th Paige Cantu 8th Cassidy Weathers 9th Madelyn Brown 10th Cassidy Weathers 12-16 yr Age Group 1st Nathan Pilat

All hunters like to swap tales ... so lets hear a few of yours
The Hunter

James Autry
James Autry is a Gonzales County landowner and engineer in the oil and gas industry.

23-1/2 longest fish caught 11-5/8 9-3/4 9-1/2 8-1/4 6-3/4 6 5 4-3/4 4-1/8 23-7/16 2nd longest fish

it is: It was some time ago, the exact time has been lost although a rough estimate is around 30 years ago. It was during the middle of deer season and as typical in Texas there is a designated driver who takes the hunters to their stands then goes to his stand to begin the afternoon hunt. To protect the innocent, I will refer to the two main characters as Uncle B and Cousin K. As the afternoon passed Uncle B heard a shot from Cousin Ks direction. Uncle B was the driver that afternoon, so right before dark he got in the truck to go get Cousin K and hopefully his deer. As Uncle B

drove through the field he noticed how high the grass was and hoped he didnt hit anything as he progressed toward Cousin K. It was about that time that Uncle B felt the truck jerk and bounce, Oh no he thought what did I hit. He got out and to his disbelief, he had run over the deer that Cousin K had just shot. There was not much Uncle B could do other than load the deer up and go pick up Cousin K. So he put the deer in the bed of the truck and continued on toward Cousin K. He hadnt traveled far when he heard a horrible raucous from the bed of the truck. He looked back to see the most incredible sight the deer that had been shot and then run over was now very much alive. Just as Uncle B got the truck stopped the deer jumped out of the truck and bounded off, leaving Uncle B with nothing more than a bewildered look and a most interesting story. Uncle B went on and picked up Cousin K and relayed the

incredible tale to him. The next day Uncle B and Dad went out to find the deer. They finally found it. As Dad prepared to load the deer in the truck, Uncle B yelled wait. Shocked, Dad looked up to see Uncle B ready his rifle. Uncle B then said Ok, go ahead I have you covered. At this point Dad could do nothing more than laugh. Which began the trend, because anytime this story is told we can do nothing more than shake our heads and laugh; knowing that this is so ridiculous, it has to be true yet it is still so hard to believe. But you can bet that each one of us thinks of this story anytime a downed animal is loaded into a truck and extra time is taken to make sure then animal is truly dead. Please remember to send your anecdotes, questions, comments, tips and experiences (funny or not) to gonzalescountyhunter@ yahoo.com. Until next time, have a great week and good hunting.

Comanches scare Horns; Eagles bag first win

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Bludau kick) SHI -- Trevian Flowers 30-yard pass from Blaine Caka (Luke Blaschke kick) SCH -- Kyle Bludau 20-yard run (Kyle Bludau kick) SHI -- Evel Jones 10-yard pass from Jacob Stafford (Luke Blaschke kick) SCH -- Kyle Bludau 1-yard run (Kyle Bludau kick) Team Stats Shin Schul First downs 11 14 Rushes-Yds 34-125 35-195 Passing Yards 61 33 Passes 4-7-1 5-16-2 Punts 3-23.3 2-44.5 Fumbles/Lost 5/2 3/0 Penalties-yards 4-40 4-40 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Schulenburg, J. McKenzie 6-27, K. Bludau 16-72, T. Cardenas 12-96, L. Lebeda 1. Shiner, J. Stafford 9-18, M. Wallace 8-17, E. Jones 15-83, N. Nevlud 1-8, Z. Lawrence 1-(-1). PASSING -- Schulenburg, K. Bludau 16-5-33-2. Shiner, J. Stafford 5-3-31, B. Caka 2-1-30-1. RECEIVING -- Schulenburg, R. Havrda 3-28, T. Cardenas 2-5. Shiner, T. Flowers 1-30, B. Caka 1-20, E. Jones 1-10, M. Wallace 1-1.

The Shiner Comanches gave the states top-ranked Class 2A team all it could handle Friday as Schulenburg held on for a 21-14 victory, while the Luling Eagles and Flatonia Bulldogs both got into the win column in a big way. Luling whipped Woodsboro 48-0 to post its first win, while Flatonia smacked Bloomington 26-2 for its first win after two narrow losses. Elsewhere, Sacred Heart pulled away from Katy Faith West for a 33-19 victory, while Bellville handed Cuero a 21-15 setback that sent the Gobblers to an 0-3 start.

fin churned in from four yards out midway through the third period.

SCHULENBURG -- The Shorthorns Kyle Bludau scored three touchdowns, the third coming with seven minutes remaining to give top-ranked Schulenburg the winning margin in a 21-14 win over the Comanches. Schulenburg struck first in the contest on an 8-yard run by Bludau, but the Comanches rallied to tie it when Trevian Flowers gathered in a 30-yard scoring pass from Blaine Caka. After Schulenburg took a 14-7 lead on a 20-yard scoring run from Bludau, the Comanches answered again early in the final period when Evel Jones broke free for a 10-yard TD pass from Jacob Stafford.
Schulenburg 21, Shiner 14 Shiner 7 0 0 7--14 Schulenburg 7 0 7 7--21 Scoring summary SCH -- Kyle Bludau 8-yard run (Kyle

Schulenburg 21, Shiner 14

BLOOMINGTON -- The Flatonia defense limited Bloomington to just 113 total yards Friday and four different players scored touchdowns as the Bulldogs raced off with a 26-2 win. Both teams scored midway through the first period as the game got started in an unusual fashion. Zane Ponder put the Bulldogs on top on a 5-yard scoring run, but the Bobcats Ruben Aguirre scooped up the ball when the PAT kick was blocked and returned it for a twopoint play. Flatonia extended its lead later in the quarter when Colby Mica tossed a 34-yard TD pass to Cole Robbins, and Flatonia went out on top 19-7 at halftime after Mica added a 1-yard TD plunge with five seconds remaining. The Bulldogs got their final score when Dalton Grif-

Flatonia 26 Bloomington 2

Flatonia 26, Bloomington 2 Flatonia 12 7 7 0--26 Bloomington 2 0 0 0-- 2 Scoring Summary FLAT - Zane Ponder 5 run. Kick failed. 8:19 BLOOM - Ruben Aguirre PAT blocked kick return. 8:19 FLAT - Cole Robbins 34 pass from Colby Mica. Pass failed. 1:30 Second Quarter FLAT - Mica 1 run. Will Burns kick. 0:05. Third Quarter FLAT - Dalton Griffin 4 run. Burns kick. 5:08 Team Stats Fla Blo First Downs 19 5 Rushes-Yards 30-150 36-100 Yards Passing 167 13 Passes 13-20-0 1-4-0 Punts 2-48 5-60 Fumbles-lost 4-3 4-0 Penalties-yards 3-25 1-4 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Flatonia, D. Griffin 9-55, M. Mica 6-28, C. Mica 5-8, D. Flores 5-18, A. Manzano 3-23, Z. Ponder 2-18. Bloomington, R. Aguirre 5-29, I. Thompson 12-33. PASSING -- Flatonia, C. Mica 20-13167. Bloomington, A. Castro 4-1-13. RECEIVING -- Flatonia, C. Robbins 5-64, Z. Ponder 4-67, D. Griffin 2-11, M. Mica 1-5, W. Brunes 1-20. Bloomington, R. Aguirre 1-13.

yard TD run and a 10-yard receiving TD on another Staton pass before Magallenezs fumble return made it 35-0 at the half. Medford, who rushed for 116 yards on nine carries, added a 42-yard TD jaunt in the third period, and Brendon Cubit wrapped things up for the Eagles with a 37yard TD run in the final period.
Luling 48, Woodsboro 0 Luling 15 20 6 7--48 Woodsboro 0 0 0 0--0 Scoring summary LUL Jorge Munoz 54-yard pass from Trayden Staton (Vince Garcia from Trayden Staton), 03:38, 1st. LUL Billy Medford 41-yard interception return (Brett Eckles kick), 01:55, 1st. LUL Billy Medford 15-yard run (Brett Eckles kick), 07:00, 2nd. LULBilly Medford 10-yard pass from Trayden Staton (kick failed), 04:49, 2nd. LUL Marc Magallanez 15-yard fumble recovery (Brett Eckles kick), 03:03, 2nd. LULBilly Medford 42-yard run (kick failed), 07:42, 3rd. LUL Brendon Cubit 37-yard run (Brett Eckles kick), 06:48, 4th. Team Stats Lul Wood First downs 15 2 Rushes/Yds 27-174 29-37 Passing yards 89 0 Passes 7-8-0 0-1-1 Comp pct 87.5 0 Punts-avg 2-39 3-23 Fumbles/Lost 6/0 8/5 Penalties-yards 8-50 3-30 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Luling, Billy Medford 9-118, Brendon Cubit 13-66, Trayden Staton 4-(-4), Vince Garcia 1-(-6). Woodsboro , Corey Martin 5-20, Dillon Starr 7-16, Lionel Brown 3-6, Tyler Quesada 4-(-1), Jonathan Flores 9-(-2), Trent Moses 1-(-2). PASSING: Luling, Billy Medford 3-475-0, Trayden Staton 4-4-100-0. Woodsboro Tyler Quesada 0-1-1. RECEIVING: Luling, Jorge Munoz 3-61, Ty Anderson 2-16, Billy Medford 2-12.

21-13 score Friday. Reese tossed a 20-yard TD pass to Cody Brown in the second quarter to stake the Brahmas to a 7-0 halftime lead. Cuero came back to close the gap on Clint Davis 4-yard scoring run in the third period, but the Brahmas answered with a 4-yard scoring run by LeKietha Nunn five minutes later. Reese, who carried 15 times, sealed the win for Bellville with a 9-yard scoring run with 1:35 left in the game. The Gobblers rallied to score on Stoney Schoenfelds 7-yard run with 25 seconds remaining for the final margin.
Bellville 21, Cuero 13 Cuero 0 0 6 7--13 Bellville 0 7 7 7--21 Scoring Summary BELL - Cody Brown 20 pass from Jamal Reese (Jacon Crider kick) CUERO --Clint Davis 4 run (run failed) BELL - LeKieatha Nunn 4 run (Crider kick) BELL - Jamal Reese 9 run (Crider kick) CUERO - Stoney Schoenfeld 7 run (Clint Davis kick)

to lead the Sacred Heart Indians past Katy Faith West by a 33-19 score Friday. Faith West took an early 12-7 lead before the Indians stormed back in the second period. mason Hanslip picked off a Sacred Heart pass and retuirned it 10 yards for a score, but the Indians answered on an 8-yard TD run by Hrncir. Faith West moved back into the lead on a 17-yard TD toss from Grant Robinson to Chris Riggs, but Sacred Heart rallied to take a 20-12 halftime lead on the strength of two more scoring runs from Hrncir of 9 and 37 yards. Matt Holubs 5-yard TD run extended the Indians lead to 26-12, but Faith West closed the gap on a 2-yard TD run by Brayden Brechler. The Indians sealed the win on a 32-yard TD jaunt by Hrncir with just 41 seconds remaining in the contest.

WOODSBORO The Luling Eagles clicked on all cylinders Friday in scoring 35 first-half points and capitalizing on six turnovers en route to a 48-0 win over Woodsboro. Luling, 1-2, recovered five Woodsboro fumbles one of which Marc Magallanez returned 15 yards for a second-quarter touchdown. The Eagles also picked off the only pass thrown by Woodsboro, with Billy Medofrd turning that into a 41yard touchdown as well. The Eagles struck first when Trayden Staton tossed a 54-yard scoring pass to Jorge Munoz. Medford followed his pick-six with a 15-

Luling 48, Woodsboro 0

BELLVILLE--Jamal Reese rushed for 177 yards and a score and threw for a second touchdown as unbeaten Bellville held off Cuero by a

Bellville 21, Cuero 13

Team Statistics Bel Cue First Downs 12 16 Rushes-Yards 34-214 57-153 Yards Passing 75 73 Passes 4-7-0 4-10-0 Punts 4-43.0 6-36.8 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-yards 6-47 3-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Cuero, L. Balfanz 4-5, V. Davis 2-(-9), C. Davis 19-75, A. Bustos 18-34, S. Schoenfeld 13-46, L. Goebel 1-2. Bellville, Jamal Reese 15-177, LaKieath Nunn 9-25, Bronson Allen 6-11, DeBrae Parker 5-12. PASSING -- Cuero, S. Schoenfeld 9-353-0, C. Davis 1-1-20. Bellville, Jamal Reese 4-7-74-0. RECEIVING -- Cuero, C. Davis 1-28, R. Horton 1-20, R. Riemenscheider 1-13, R. Gray 1-12. Bellville, Cody Brown 4-74.

Sacred Heart 33, Faith West 19 Hallettsville Sacred Heart 7 13 0 13 --33 Katy Faith West 12 0 0 7 --19 Scoring Summary FW: Mason Hanslip 10 int. return. (Run failed) SH: Sterling Hrncir 8 run. (Colton Brown kick) FW: Chris Riggs 17 pass from Grant Robinson. (Run failed) SH: Hrncir 9 run. (Run failed) SH: Hrncir 37 run. (Brown kick) SH: Matt Holub 5 run. (Kick failed) FW: Brayden Brechler 2 run. (Grant Robinson kick) SH: Hrncir 32 run. (Brown kick) Team Statistics FW Hal First Downs 9 15 Yards Rushing 26-79 49-256 Yards Passing 87 0 Passes 6-22-1 0-4-2 Punts 3-105 3-98 Fumbles-lost 0 0-0 Penalties-yards 5-35 4-34 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Hallettsville Sacred, J. Krischke 6-(-10), S. Hrncir 24-184, M. Holub 18-82, C. Bludau 1-0. PASSING -- Hallettsville Sacred, J. Krischke 3-0-1, S. Hrncir 1-0-1.

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GONZALES APACHES Record: 3-0 A 26 at CC Miller W, 42-6 S 02 Luling W, 35-0 S 08 at Austin Lanier W, 45-7 S 16 at Columbus S 23 Yoakum* S 30 at Poteet* O 07 Sam Houston* O 14 Open O 21 at Pleasanton* O 28 La Vernia* N 04 at Cuero* YOAKUM BULLDOGS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Columbus W, 19-16 S 02 La Grange L, 0-6 S 09 at Hallettsville W, 29-14 S 16 Edna S 23 at Gonzales* S 30 Pleasanton* O 07 at La Vernia* O 14 Cuero* O 21 Open O 28 at Poteet* N 04 Sam Houston* CUERO GOBBLERS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Wimberley L, 6-34 S 02 at Liberty Hill L, 7-14 S 08 at Bellville L, 13-21 S 16 Calhoun S 23 at Pleasanton* S 30 La Vernia* O 07 Open* O 14 at Yoakum* O 21 Poteet* O 28 at Sam Houston* N 04 at Gonzales* POTEET AGGIES Record: 0-3 A 26 at SA CentCath. L, 13-21 S 02 Dilley L, 20-39 S 08 at Carrizo Spr. L, 21-27 S 16 Waco Robinson S 24 at Sam Houston* S 30 Gonzales* O 07 at Pleasanton* O 14 La Vernia* O 21 at Cuero* O 28 Yoakum* N 04 Open* LA VERNIA BEARS Record: 0-2 A 26 Open S 02 Canyon Lake L, 23-34 S 09 at Giddings L, 7-45 S 16 at Wimberley S 23 Bandera S 30 at Cuero* O 07 Yoakum* O 14 at Poteet* O 21 Sam Houston* O 28 at Gonzales* N 04 Pleasanton* PLEASANTON EAGLES Record: 1-2 A 26 SA Edison W, 41-8 S 02 at SA Jefferson L, 32-44 S 09 SA Lanier L, 12-17 S 16 at Aransas Pass S 23 Cuero* S 30 at Yoakum* O 07 Poteet* O 13 at Sam Houston* O 21 Gonzales* O 28 Open N 04 at La Vernia* SAM HOUSTON HURRICANES Record: 3-0 A 26 SABrackenridge W,45-13 S 02 at SA Southside W, 58-7 S 09 SA Brennan W, 26-13 S 17 at SA Edison S 24 Poteet* S 30 Open* O 07 at Gonzales* O 13 Pleasanton* O 21 at La Vernia* O 29 Cuero* N 04 at Yoakum* NIXON-SMILEY MUSTANGS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Flatonia W, 36-33 S 02 Bloomington W, 33-3 S 09 at Yorktown L, 20-13 S 16 at Sacred Heart S 23 at Dilley* S 30 Poth* O 07 at Three Rivers* O 14 Karnes City* O 21 SA Brooks* O 28 Stockdale* N 04 Open DILLEY WOLVES Record: 3-0 A 26 Charlotte W, 62-13 S 02 at Poteet W, 39-20 S 09 La Pryor W, 37-0 S 16 at Cotulla S 23 Nixon-Smiley* S 30 Open O 07 at Poth* O 14 Three Rivers* O 21 at Karnes City* O 28 SA Brooks* N 04 at Stockdale* POTH PIRATES Record: 3-0 A 26 Marion W, 8-7 S 02 at Falls City W, 49-6 S 09 at George West W, 22-21 S 16 Natalia S 23 Stockdale* S 30 at Nixon-Smiley* O 07 Dilley* O 14 Open O 21 at Three Rivers* O 28 Karnes City* N 04 at SA Brooks* STOCKDALE BRAHMAS Record: 1-2 A 26 Falls City W, 34-14 S 02 Jourdanton L, 22-28 S 09 at St. Paul L, 34-38 S 16 Odem S 23 at Poth* S 30 Three Rivers* O 07 at Karnes City* O 14 SA Brooks* O 21 Open O 28 at Nixon-Smiley* N 04 Dilley* THREE RIVERS BULLDOGS Record: 2-1 A 26 George West W, 21-20 S 02 Natalia W, 48-22 S 09 at Jourdanton L, 14-55 S 16 at Kenedy S 23 SA Brooks* S 30 at Stockdale* O 07 Nixon-Smiley* O 14 at Dilley* O 21 Poth* O 28 Open N 04 at Karnes City* KARNES CITY BADGERS Record: 1-2 A 26 at Kenedy L, 12-13 S 02 at Marion L, 0-21 S 09 at UC Randolph W, 10-7 S 16 Luling S 23 Open S 30 SA Brooks* O 07 Stockdale* O 14 at Nixon-Smiley* O 21 Dilley* O 28 at Poth* N 04 Three Rivers* SA BROOKS TIGERS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Runge L, 8-14 S 02 at SM Baptist L, 6-35 S 09 Center Point L, 7-28 S 16 at SA St. Gerard S 23 at Three Rivers* S 30 at Karnes City* O 07 Open O 14 at Stockdale* O 21 at Nixon-Smiley* O 28 at Dilley* N 04 Poth*

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LULING EAGLES Record: 1-2 A 26 Navarro L, 22-43 S 02 at Gonzales L, 0-35 S 09 at Woodsboro W, 48-0 S 16 at Karnes City S 23 Canyon Lake S 30 Open O 07 at Lago Vista* O 14 at Comfort* O 21 Ingram Moore* O 28 at Marion* N 04 Blanco* LAGO VISTA VIKINGS Record: 2-1 A 26 La Pryor W, 52-0 S 02 at E. Memorial W, 45-0 S 09 at Wac.Robinson L, 54-61 S 16 Austin Reagan S 23 at San Saba S 30 Open O 07 Luling* O 14 at Ingram Moore* O 21 Marion* O 28 at Blanco* N 04 Comfort* INGRAM MOORE WARRIORS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Natalia L, 21-28 S 02 UC Randolph L, 14-55 S 09 at Harper L, 26-45 S 16 at Crystal City S 23 Mason S 30 Open O 07 at Blanco* O 14 Lago Vista* O 21 at Luling* O 28 at Comfort* N 04 Marion* MARION BULLDOGS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Poth L, 7-8 S 02 Karnes City W, 21-0 S 09 at SA Cole W, 48-0 S 16 UC Randolph S 23 Open S 30 Goldthwaite O 07 Comfort* O 14 Blanco* O 21 at Lago Vista* O 28 Luling* N 04 at Ingram Moore* COMFORT BOBCATS Record: 2-1 A 26 Lytle W, 49-6 S 02 Skdmore-TynanW, 28-14 S 09 Mason L, 24-48 S 16 at Fredericksburg S 23 Boerne S 30 Open O 07 at Marion* O 14 Luling* O 21 at Blanco* O 28 Ingram Moore* N 04 at Lago Vista* BLANCO PANTHERS Record: 1-2 A 26 at Canyon Lake L, 7-14 S 02 at Lexington L, 7-32 S 09 Somerset W, 36-7 S 16 at SA Christian S 23 Sonora S 30 Open O 07 Ingram Moore* O 14 at Marion* O 21 Comfort* O 28 Lago Vista* N 04 at Luling*

HALLETTSVILLE BRAHMAS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Ganado L, 7-32 S 02 Refugio L, 21-64 S 09 Yoakum L, 14-29 S 16 at Palacios S 23 Edna* S 30 at Rice Cons.* O 07 Hempstead* O 14 Open O 21 at Van Vleck* O 28 Hitchcock* N 04 at Industrial* EDNA COWBOYS Record: 3-0 A 26 Needville W, 42-7 S 02 George Ranch W, 34-18 S 09 Boling W, 48-7 S 16 Yoakum S 23 at Hallettsville* S 30 Van Vleck* O 07 at Hitchcock* O 14 Industrial* O 21 Open O 28 at Rice Cons.* N 04 Hempstead* VAN VLECK LEOPARDS Record: 1-2 A 26 Schulenburg L, 8-55 S 02 at Louise W, 22-16 S 09 at Weimar L, 8-27 S 16 Open S 23 Industrial* S 30 at Edna* O 07 Rice Cons.* O 14 at Hempstead* O 21 Hallettsville* O 28 Open N 04 at Hitchcock* HITCHCOCK BULLDOGS Record: 1-2 A 26 at Clear FallsJV L28-33 S 02 Danbury W, 19-0 S 09 Tomball Luth. L, 21-28 S 16 Lutheran South S 23 Open S 30 at Industrial* O 07 Edna* O 14 at Rice Cons.* O 21 Hempstead* O 28 at Hallettsville* N 04 Van Vleck* HEMPSTEAD BOBCATS Record: 2-0 A 26 Open S 02 at Stafford W, 24-23 S 09 at Austin Reagan W, 77-0 S 16 Brookshire Royal S 23 at Rice Cons.* S 30 Hou. St. Johns O 07 at Hallettsville* O 14 Van Vleck* O 21 at Hitchcock* O 28 Industrial* N 04 at Edna* RICE CONS. RAIDERS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Refugio L, 7-26 S 02 Somerset W, 62-22 S 09 at Columbus W, 22-14 S 16 Open S 23 Hempstead* S 30 Hallettsville* O 07 at Van Vleck* O 14 Hitchcock* O 21 at Industrial* O 28 Edna* N 04 Open INDUSTRIAL COBRAS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Shiner W, 20-7 S 02 Ganado L, 13-33 S 09 at Tidehaven W, 42-6 S 16 Somerville S 23 at Van Vleck* S 30 Hitchcock* O 07 Open O 14 at Edna* O 21 Rice Cons.* O 28 at Hempstead* N 04 Hallettsville*

SHINER COMANCHES Record: 1-2 A 26 Industrial L, 7-20 S 02 Brazos W, 53-10 S 09 at Schulenburg L, 14-21 S 16 at Weimar S 23 Navarro S 30 at Ben Bolt O 07 Ganado* O 14 at Yorktown* O 21 Flatonia* O 28 Open N 04 at Louise* FLATONIA BULLDOGS Record: 1-2 A 26 Nixon-Smiley L, 33-36 S 02 Sacred Heart L, 27-33 S 09 Bloomington W, 26-2 S 16 at St. Paul S 23 at Thrall S 30 at Burton O 07 Yorktown* O 14 Open O 21 at Shiner* O 28 Louise* N 04 at Ganado* YORKTOWN WILDCATS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Sacred Heart L, 19-22 S 02 at Agua Dulce W, 55-0 S 09 Nixon-Smiley W, 20-13 S 16 at Falls City S 23 Kenedy S 30 Open O 07 at Flatonia* O 14 Shiner* O 21 at Louise* O 28 Ganado* N 04 at SA Cornerstone LOUISE HORNETS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Danbury L, 13-35 S 02 Van Vleck L, 16-22 S 09 at Burton L, 8-49 S 16 Woodsboro S 23 San Mar. Baptist S 30 at Sacred Heart O 07 Open O 14 at Ganado* O 21 Yorktown* O 28 at Flatonia* N 04 Shiner* GANADO INDIANS Record: 3-0 A 26 Hallettsville W, 32-7 S 02 at Industrial W, 33-13 S 09 at East Bernard W, 22-21 S 16 Tidehaven S 23 George Ranch S 30 Palacios O 07 at Shiner* O 14 Louise* O 21 Open O 28 at Yorktown* N 04 Flatonia*

ST. PAUL CARDINALS Record: 3-0 A 26 at Pettus W, 28-24 S 02 at Cornerstone W, 59-0 S 09 Stockdale W, 38-34 S 16 Flatonia S 24 Bryan St. Joseph S 30 at Austin Regents O 08 Brazos Christian* O 14 Open O 21 at St. Gerard* O 29 at Sacred Heart* N 04 St. Dominic Savio* SACRED HEART INDIANS Record: 3-0 A 26 Yorktown W, 22-19 S 02 at Flatonia W, 33-27 S 09 at Faith West W, 33-19 S 16 Nixon-Smiley S 23 at Hyde Park S 30 Louise O 08 Bryan St. Joseph O 14 at SA St. Gerard* O 21 St. Dominic Savio* O 29 St. Paul* N 04 at Brazos Christian* SA ST. GERARD ROYALS Record: 0-3 A 26 at Nuec.Canyon L, 6-56 S 02 CP Summit L, 19-66 S 09 SA Cornerstone L, 12-13 S 16 SA Brooks S 23 DHanis S 30 at Sabinal O 07 at St. Dominic Savio* O 14 Sacred Heart* O 21 St. Paul* O 28 at Brazos Christian* N 04 Schertz John Paul II ST. DOMINIC SAVIO Record: 1-2 A 26 at C.TexChrist. W,20-13 S 01 Texas Sch. Deaf L, 0-13 S 09 San Marc. Baptist L, 0-42 S 16 Wac.Texas Christian S 23 Open S 30 Somerville O 07 SA St. Gerard* O 14 Brazos Christian* O 21 at Sacred Heart* O 28 Dallas Homeschool N 04 at St. Paul* BRAZOS CHRISTIAN EAGLES Record: 2-1 A 26 Cypress Christ. W, 12-10 S 02 Snook L, 7-27 S 09 at Tx. Sch. Deaf W, 54-29 S 16 St. Joseph S 23 Woodlands Christ. S 30 at Faith West O 08 at St. Paul* O 14 at St. Dominic Savio* O 21 Open O 28 SA St. Gerard* N 04 Sacred Heart*

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cess of the running game, and that would set up a successful use of playaction passes. The Luling defense will need to shut down the Badger running attack and force Karnes City to take their offensive strikes through the air. The Badger defense is aggressive and has allowed 41 points overall despite being 1-2. When you hold todays offenses to just two touchdowns, you have done a good job, Waldie said. Karnes City runs a split defense but will occasionally bring a blitz. Players to watch on defense are tackle Zack Pawelek, linebacker Lawrence Carrasco and tackle Robert Duenes. We need to have a balanced offensive attack to try to get them away from their base defense, he said. Waldie said a win against Karnes City would take the Eagles to the next level. That would put us at 2-2 after opening the season against two solid 3A teams (Navarro and Gonzales), he said. I think it is the perfect game for us. Shiner at Weimar The Comanches and the Wildcats are in the same boat now.

They are both 1-2 on the season. Just like last year. Weimar opened with loss to Burton and then defeated Van Vleck. Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said the Comanches played good in their recent loss to Schulenburg but not great. Both teams are looking to make that next move, he said. Weimar has speed throughout the team. On offense, the Wildcats will run a balanced scheme out of spread formations. Cerny said the biggest challenge for the Shiner defense will be trying to contain Weimars speedy skill players. Weimars key offensive players are QB/WR Lynx Hawthorne, RB B.J. Jones, WR Josiah Jarmon and OL Daniel Pesak. Weimar has shown the 4-3 and 3-4 formations on defense. Shiner might see some different formations or schemes. We are going to expect the unexpected because we run a double tightend set and they have not seen it a lot, Cerny said. Our offense will need to sustain drives. Players to watch on Weimars defense are DL JaBraylin Thomas, LB DeLuxus Gordon and DE Tyler Heger.

Edna at Yoakum The Bulldogs will try to take their record to three out of four wins when they host Edna tonight. Yoakum starts district play next week at rival Gonzales. Head coach Brent Kornegay said the Cowboys are extremely fast and talented team, with a decent-sized offensive line and some quick players on the defense. Edna will run a spread offense with multiple receiver formations and formations with two running backs. Running backs Devon Parks and Dominque Gosson, and wide receiver Darius Callies are the Cowboys main threats on offense. Our defense will need to contain the Edna players well and run to the football, Kornegay said. The Cowboy defense will run a 4-3 alignment but will rush a lot of players. They will send to their strong and weak side linebackers to the edge, making the formation like a 6-1, he said. Key Edna defensive players are corner Anthony Stevens, linebacker DeRoderick Jones and tackle Koley Karl. Calhoun at Cuero The Gobblers welcome Port Lavaca

Calhoun on Friday. Cuero is looking to end the early-season skid which stands at 0-3 after falling to Bellville, 20-13, last week. The Sandcrabs record is opposite of Cuero after winning 27-7 against Corpus Christi Calallen, 42-12 versus Corpus Christi Ray and 62-6 against Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway. Cuero head coach Rick Owens said Calhoun is a big team and plays physical. The Sandcrabs keep their feet on the ground with triple option and veer option with quarterback Joseph Vargas, fullback Brandon Griffith and running backs Jeremy Loya and Devian Cantu. Owens said each of those players could rush for 1,000 yards or more on the season. Our defense will have to execute assignments well, he said. We will have to stop the fullback handoff, quarterback keeper and the pitch to the halfback. Calhoun runs the 50 defense, Their defense is big and physical, and they will give you lots of different looks, Owens said. Calhoun key defensive players are OLB Nick McCrory, LB Alex Trevino and DB Jakorious Williams.

Hallettsville at Palacios The Brahmas will look to net and bring in the Palacios Sharks for the first victory of the season. Hallettsville has taken on the likes of Ganado, Refugio and the Yoakum Bulldogs. Hallettsvilles ground game will once again look to Tedrick Smith for most of the yards. Starting quarterback Carson Schindler will have Smith and Brahmas coach Tommy Psencik said his offense must eliminate the turnovers that have been an issue the first three games. Good teams will make you look bad when you turn the ball over, he said. Palacios has been successful on both sides of the football and are tough to beat at home. Palacios runs the football with a smashmouth style using lead-blocking and veer-style plays. Their kids are playing with confidence; the offensive line is clicking, and they have a solid quarterback and running back who can run the football. Some Palacios offensive players to watch are quarterback Anthony Garcia and wide receiver Dustin Tedder He said the key for his defense is to be physical up front.

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how much that takes away their focus on the game itself. I think all of the activities are great, but the bottom line is what happens on the field and you dont want to get so caught up in it that the kids are distracted. This will be the fourth game for the Cardinals playing under the new system Johnston brought to town with him when he took over the program last month, but for the most part, all of the bugs seem to have been worked out. The kids have taken to all of the changes well, but the execution still has to get better, Johnston said. The game plan for Flatonia is to eliminate the mental miscues that are responsible for the turnovers that have plagued them thus far. The Bulldogs have seven giveaways on the year, including six fumbles. Honestly out of the first three games, Friday was probably the worst weve played all year, said Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag. We did get

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include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401k, Retirement. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., 748 CR422, Waelder, Texas 78959. Or fax or email resume with references to: FAX: (830) 540-3996; EMAIL, maguero@ cmfoods.com. -------------------------Ranch Hand, mostly cattle, but a variety of other work. Must have own transportation. 830-4375772. -------------------------Part-time position available for Weekend RN Supervisor. Long Term Care experience required. Please apply in person at The Heights

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540-4516. K.P.M.F. is an EOE employer. -------------------------Automotive & Diesel Repair Business looking for Service Writer/Clerical Help M o n d a y - F r i d a y, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Please send resume to: P.O. Box E, Gonzales, Texas 78629. -------------------------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. --------------------------

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Windsor Nursing & Rehab is currently hiring 6-2 & 2-10 C.N.A.s & Experienced Dietary Aide. If you have a strong work ethic and a commitment to quality, you can join Our Family by contacting: Wendy Grant, Human Resource Coordinator, 1219 Eastwood Seguin, TX 78155. 830-379-7777. -------------------------Immediate Opening. Food Safety Compliance. Must be computer literate & have HACCP & Food Safety Knowledge. Bilingual Preferred. Benefits

Garage Sale, Saturday, September 17, 9-1. Clothes in good condition, various sizes, kitchen appliances, shoes & misc. items. Also brand new shower chair. Many items under $1.00. -------------------------Garage Sale: 1330 Donovan. Sept. 17, 8:00-11:00. Furniture, household items & misc. 1119 Water St. (Corner of Murray & Water St.) Saturday,

Gonzales Learning Center seeking donations of caps and gowns. Call 830672-8291 for information. -------------------------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


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Separate sealed bids addressed to the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) (OWNER) clearly labeled IMPROVEMENTS TO GADC INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 oclock P.M. on October 6, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project entails the construction of approximately 500-linear feet of street with curb & gutter, installation and removal of temporary erosion controls, site re-vegetation, and pavement repairs. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc. (830-6721205), 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, or at Doucet & Associates, Inc., (512-583-2600), 7401 B Hwy 71 West, Suite 160, Austin, TX 78735. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $30.00. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashiers check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder: however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the GEDC for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. There will be no pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations and/or ask questions shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205, by 5:00 oclock September 30, 2011.

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For Sale: pickup bed utility trailer, $125. (830) 377-8814. -------------------------Deer Hunters: For sale; feeder and feeder parts; cameras etc. 830-8575720 -------------------------ATTENTION TRUCKERS. Cobra 25, NW Ltd, Classic CB, Igloo Ref. Cooler, Wave Box, Portable Microwave. $50.00 each. 361-596-4502 or 361-401-0556. -------------------------For Sale: Used 2x4s. Call 263-1181 for information. -------------------------Radio Controlled R/L model airplane kits. Kits are complete. Engine and radio sold separate. Kits range from $5.00 to $15.00. Call for details, 512-431-0823. -------------------------Like new, 26 Mens 21 spd., $50 obo. Call Theresa at 830203-5212. -------------------------2000 Buick Century, large capacity Estate Clothes Dryer, Kingsize mattress & standard box spring. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Teenagers Formals-Party Dresses. 1 White w/spaghetti Strap, with rhinestones. 1 Beige/ golden color, spaghetti straps, gold rhinestones. Call 672-8034 or come by 1822 St. Louis. -------------------------Heavy, vinyl tarps. 15x50. UV proof, tuff boogers. $50 each. 830-6602813. -------------------------6 oak restaurant booths w/copper inlaid tops. Large round folding tables w/6 armchairs. Contact Tommy, 830-351-1263. -------------------------Excellent condition. 20 push mower, weed eater, $125/ both. 361-7412604, Yoakum. -------------------------Maytag Washing Machine. $150.00. Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------FOR SALE: 35mm Minolta SLR Film Camera, 3 lenses, strobe, filters, tripod, case. $75.00. Call 830-822-6857. -------------------------For sale: Float tube for fishing, like new. $50 obo. Also electric trolling motormake offer. 8575720. -------------------------Baby bed for sale. $60. Call 254-9315712. -------------------------Electric Hospital Bed, $300. 12 function exercise bicycle, $65. Prices Negotiable. 830582-1120, Nixon. -------------------------Fresh shelled peas. Cream, purple hulled & black eyed. Also unshelled peas. Sold by the bushel. 2001 Water St., Gonzales. -------------------------Proform Treadmill.

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Model 380CS. Programmable, includes built-in fan, speaker for IPOD radio. Like new condition. $350/obo. Contact Liz, 830263-2103. -------------------------Radio Control Airplane parts/kits. If I dont have it, I can get it. Lockhart, TX. Call 979-393-8642. -------------------------For Sale: Calf table/ shoot with self catch gate. $950. 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Sale: 14 feet by 40 feet Morgan Building. Used 9 months as library. Fully complete with electrical lighting and A/C heat pump unit. Floors sanded and painted. Steps with landing. Equipped with electrical meter loop. Excellent condition. Ideal for office space or nice work building. Contact Business Manager at 361594-3836. -------------------------Whirlpool Heavy Duty Gas Dryer. Good condition. $75. Can be seen at 511 Church St. 830857-4993. -------------------------Fresh Produce. Watermelons, Cantaloupes, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Onions, Peppers & Peas. 2001 Water Street, Gonzales. 512-2276950. -------------------------For Sale: 3 pt. Chip-

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Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------128 used letter-size hanging file folders, most have colored tabs, excellent condition. $30 cash for all or $7 per 25. 830672-1106. -------------------------Computer, printer & desk, all $400. Stamina #4755 exercise machine. Like new condition. $100/obo. 6722267. -------------------------4 tires. LT2457QR17 in good condition. $100 obo. 830-6722075. -------------------------Metal Bench, $150; Organ, $50; School desk & books of all kinds. Just out of Moulton on 532. Call 361-596-4403. -------------------------Tanning Bed for Sale. 1996, 24SF. $300. Childrens wardrobe, good condition. $300. 672-7127. -------------------------Beautiful Vintage water color painting, landscape & water. 12x19. $375. Antique very ornate picture frame. 16x20, $295. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Dalhart Winberg original oil painting, landscape, $3800 (512)9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Picnic tables built with treated 2x6 lumber with bolts and screws. No nails. 4, 6, and 8 foot sizes available. For more details call 830540-4776 or 830857-3273. Delivery Available.

w/cable, brush cab, extra set tracks pads. 830-4375759. -------------------------Ford 3000 Tractor. Diesel. $4,800. Call 830-203-9385. -------------------------1977 WW 2-horse straight load bumper pull. Good condition - ready to haul. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------Old western saddle, needs repair $150 (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2 wheel trailer. Call Robert at 830-2030540.

home is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830401-0147.

4x4 Supercab Diesel 5-speed. 281-3309417. -------------------------2009 Honda Trailwagon, w/dump bed, headlights, receiver hitch & seat belts. 2wd w/rear differential. $2,500. For more information, 672-8580. -------------------------2007 Saturn Ion, 56,000 Miles $5000 worth of performance parts. $9000 OBO 830-203-0282. -------------------------For sale: 1998 GMC P/U, V8 automatic, 2D Extended Cab, 181K miles, bed liner, tow-package, $3,800. 830-203-0287.

For Sale: 1981 Chevy dually, 10 dump bed, $1,800. 1986 Chevy dually, welding bed, $1,800. 1970 Ford gravel truck, new brakes, $1,000. 1965 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, flat bed, $600. Call (830) 377-8814. -------------------------Grill Guard and Running Boards for 2002 Durango. Westin Brand, excellent condition. $300. Call 830560-0238. -------------------------For Sale. Older Buick Regal Sport Car. Engine is gone. Body, tires are almost new. Air condition system is new. Make me an offer. 361-594-2129. Shiner, County Rd. 299, Box 577. -------------------------1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special and John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall. Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 857-1781. -------------------------Simply the best deal on new Chevrolets and GMCs and over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC - Hallettsville, TX - 800 798-3225 or 361-798-3281. -------------------------1989 Ford Conversion Van. Super clean interior, good motor & A/C, transmissions slips, $1,900 firm. 830-437-5659 or 857-6565. -------------------------2000 Jeep Wrangler SE Sport 2D, New Tires and New Sony Stereo. 107,000 miles. Great Condition. Asking $7,000 obo. Call 361-8653353. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Crown Victoria Ford, price $3,250. Call 830-5876230 or 830-8575559. -------------------------1998 Chevrolet, heavy 1/2 ton 4WD, 350CC engine. New AC. $5,000. Call 830203-0147. -------------------------Van for Sale. $3,800 OBO. 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Wellmaintained, very clean. 181,000 miles. Great for family or hauling van. Call 512905-8226. -------------------------2,000 F-250, Powerstroke, Ford Diesel truck, Hunter Green, Tow Ball, Bedliner, CLEAN, 182K Miles. Power windows, locks. $6,500 cash. (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2005 Yamaha V-Star Classic with Silverado Package. Lots of extras. 1995 F-250

Bar Stools, 2-24 dark w/rattan cane, swivel seats, nice. $35.00 each. 2-24 V-finish ladder back w/woven seats. $15.00 each. 830263-1702. -------------------------Beautiful 6 month old dark brown all leather sofa & loveseat, 4 recliners built in. Very comfortable. Need to sell, too large for room. Store will not take back. They are custom made. Paid $4,000, will take $3,000 for them. Call 672-3613. -------------------------Cargo style sofa. $100.00. Call 361772-5859. -------------------------Custom Designed Western motif 3 panel decorative screen, 54x78 1/2, horses, brands & leather look, $395. 512-917-4078. -------------------------For sale antique set twin beds, antique wardrobe, table with chairs, sofa and two matching chairs. 830-672-7347. -------------------------For sale 3 piece antique loveseat, lamps new and used mobile chair with batteries. 1827 St. Louis 830-672-8034.


For Rent: 3/2 house in town. $775/mo $400/deposit. 830832-3163. -------------------------2BR/1BA home in Shiner. Contact 361-594-3201 or leave message. -------------------------3BR/2BA home for rent on 318 DeWitt St. Central Air. Big back yard. $850/ mo., $500/dep. Call 830-445-9294. -------------------------2BR/2BA house for rent, w/covered patio, w/electricity. Lots of trees, quiet. No pets, no smoking. $650/mo + dep. 1st and last months. Appliances available. Luling area. 210-386-1399. -------------------------Home in Seguin for Rent. Two bedroom, one bath. Completely updated with all new appliances. $750.00 per month and $750.00 deposit. Call Debbie at 830-445-9583 for details. -------------------------House in country for rent. 3/2, nice yard. 361-594-3233 or 830-857-4364.


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I want to share my gift of making a room come alive. I can see the room and vision what I can do. Clean picture frames, knickknacks, move furniture around. If thats what it takes to make my vision come alive. Guaranteed you will be enchanted. Just give me a try, give Lauras Gift a call. 830-203-5180. Free estimates on site. --------------------------

3/2, Singlewide Mobile Home. All electric, excellent condition. Also, Zenith 25 in. console TV and 25 inch color TV. All in excellent condition. Call 830672-6414. -------------------------For Sale: 3br/2ba Fleetwood Mobile Home. 1,728 sq. ft. New roof, laminated wood floors, new windows, new furnace and door. Antique bath tub. 85% completely new remodeling throughout house. Must sell fast and be moved. Reduced $18,000/obo. Call 830-445-9889. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile

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For Sale: 4 bale hay hauler. $1,000. (830) 437-2826. -------------------------For Sale: Case 970 tractor, new rear tires. $5,000. (830) 3778814. -------------------------John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall and 1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 8571781. -------------------------For Sale: Cat D6C Dozer, power shift, hydraulic single blade, Hyster Winch

needed for J Bar B Foods at our Weimar and Waelder facilities. Needed to perform a variety of job duties ranging from: Operating mixing, stuffing and cooking machinery, placing and removing product from racks, washing items used in the production of our products, inspecting and packing the finished products.Qualified candidate will have the ability to work in a COLD environment. Follow instructions and directions. The ability to interact cordially with our employees to accomplish common tasks is essential to this position.
Excellent benefits offered. MUST be available to work overtime and weekends. Please send resume and salary requirements to:kdeagen@jbfoods.com If interested please apply in person at J Bar B Foods, 1078 Hwy 90 W, Weimar, TX or at 100 Main Street, Waelder, TX.


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Accolade Homecare, a regional faith based homecare provider is looking for knowledgeable, energetic and compassionate Registered Nurses who delight in serving others. Our office is located in Yoakum and we are seeking full time and PRN Registered Nurses to manage care for our patients in the Yoakum and Victoria areas. Accolade Homecare offers competitive salaries, mileage reimbursement, generous PTO benefits, excellent health and life insurance options, a 401k program, and an excellent work environment. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dot Heller at 361-401-1209 or you may email your resume to dorothy.heller@fms-regional.com.


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You Vacation, Ill take care of the place. Includes pets, yard, grandma. References. Mature lady. Gonzales, 512-296-4845. -------------------------Do you need your house cleaned? No job is too small or too big. $10-$15/hr. Available M-S. Call Brittany Balderas at 445-0703. -------------------------SENIOR HOMECARE BY ANGELS Our caring home companions help seniors live at home. Hygiene assistance, meals and housework. Service provided up to 24hour care. We let you choose your caregiver! Top references and affordable rates. Visiting Angels Toll Free 855.859.6989. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email bjbrzozowski@yahoo. com. -------------------------Experienced Care Giver excellent references available for private setting in home hospital and nursing home. Day and night. 361865-0286 or 832655-9195. -------------------------Dennis Fojtek (Mechanic), Moulton, Tx. 713-408-9388. Repairs the following: tractors, lawn mowers, tillers, chain saws, trucks etc. -------------------------Private Caregiver. 20+ years experience. Hospice certified. Looking to do private duty, cook, clean, drive. 361772-2011. -------------------------Ironing done, in my home can pick up & deliver. References if needed. Call Louise (830) 582-1120.

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home for oilfield. Located in Rockport, TX. 361-6451009. -------------------------2004 Wildcat 5th Wheel RV. 28 ft., equipped to sleep 5, w/lrg. slide containing sofa & dinette. Lots of storage. Adapted to pull as gooseneck. Excellent condition. Call 361-218-1880. -------------------------2004 Fleetwood RV Pecos pop-up. Like new, only pulled from dealer. $4,000. Both units located near Old Moulton. Call 857-0734 or 361-596-7317. -------------------------1990 25ft Dutchman travel trailer for sale. Fifth wheel hitch, queen size bed and couch, rear bathroom with closet, gas stove and microwave, new tires. Gonzales area, $4,000. 830857-4750. -------------------------1976 Ford Eldorado Motorhome. V-8, super clean, good motor & A/C. New refrigerator. $3,700/ obo. 830-437-5659 or 857-6565. -------------------------24 ft. 2006 bought in 2007. Zeppelin Travel Trailer w/ slide out; Lg. corner shower, qn. bed, m/w, stove, refrigerator, sat./cable prep, tires 2-yrsold. $9,800; located near Gonzales. Call 936-203-4378 or 936-594-9809. -------------------------FOR SALE: 25 ft. 5th wheel travel trailer with 5th wheel hitch. Good condition. Microwave, stove, refrigerator, sleeper couch, queen bed. Asking $4,000. Call 830437-2359. -------------------------1996 Pace Arrow. Ready to travel. Good condition. Runs well. 830-6603883. -------------------------2009 38 Landmark. 3 slide-outs. Like new. King size bed. Great Buy. $39,900. 830-437-5211.

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Will clean your house. Im dependable and have references. Call Mary at 830-672-4691. -------------------------All-around handyman available. I also build sheds, 16x8 tool shed. Call 830857-1959. -------------------------Building Demolition House, barns, etc. 830-263-0663 or 830-203-0540. -------------------------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. Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. -------------------------Lawn care & shredding. Call for free estimates. 830-2039385. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost.. No job too large or too small. 830-263-4181. -------------------------Will mow yards reasonable rates. Call for free estimate, 830-8575147.


& new rear tire. $5,200.00 FIRM. Call 830-560-0238. -------------------------2 80CC Kawasaki 4-wheelers for sale. $900/each. Call 830-534-4996. -------------------------Enduro 55 lb. Thrust Minn Kota used 1 hour. $150. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------Boat Fender and life vests. $5 to $10 each. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------For Sale: 2007 Honda Shadow, VT 750 C2, 3,902 Miles. Like New condition. $3,000.00. Call after 5:00 p.m. M-F. 830540-3555. -------------------------2006 Buell Blast 500cc bike. Made by Harley-Davidson. Only 2,100 miles. Gets 62 miles to a gallon. Great fun, easy to ride, beginners or experienced. $2,500 obo. Located near Old Moulton. Cell, 830-857-0734, after 6, can call 361-5967317. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2-RV Parking Sites, shade trees, all hook ups. 5 miles East Gonzales. $350/mo. Call 263-0292. -------------------------5 RV Spots for rent. $350/mo. Electric, sewer hookups, water all included in price. Off 90A and Kelly Loop. For information call 830857-3112. -------------------------2003 Dyna SuperGlide Harley 100 yr. Anniv. Gold Key addition windshield, backrest, forward controls. Great condition. $7,500. 830875-2278. -------------------------For Sale or Trade. 2006 Yamaha VStar 1100 Midnight Custom motorcycle w/helmet & deluxe motorcycle cover for sale or trade. Purchased new July 2007 - currently has only 987 miles - Pristine condition, garage kept & mature owner-must see to appreciate. $5,400 or trade for good condition Jon Boat, Jet Ski, or Pontoon boat. I can email photos. texashorns@stx.rr.com. 830-672-6033. -------------------------Having Fun with piano lessons with Shelia Wright 1622 N. College St. Youth and Adults Flexible Schedule (830) 6722719.

cued after abandoned on dirt road. Smart, healthy, gentle, already hunting together. Get along with other dogs. 830-540-4591. -------------------------For Sale: Dog carrying cage. Asking $40.00. Call 361208-3565. -------------------------AKC German Shorthair pointer puppies for sale. Great hunters & family companions. Male $200; female - $250. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Pups For Sale. Great Pyrenees, (1/8 Anatolian). Call Sammie Gibson at (830) 2038666. -------------------------Splish Splash Time for a bath! Grooming with loving touch... We strive to give your pet a pawsitive experience. We do difficult dogs. We also brush teeth. Master Groomer Stacy Garcia at 830-540-3344 or 972-464-6312 or Shirley at 830-5404365. -------------------------Very cute Rat Terrier puppies. 6 wks old. $75. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Tiny Chihuahua puppies. 8 wks. Registered. S/W, tiger striped, Apple Head. $150-$175. 210-379-0771. -------------------------Cocker Spaniels AKC, 3 males, shots & wormed. $250.00. 830-540-4368 or 830-203-8511. -------------------------Male, 8 wks. old Schnauzer/Terrier Mix. Free to good home. Socialized with children, other dogs and a cat. Call 830-203-8444 before 1 p.m. -------------------------2 Great Dane puppies. Asking $225. 857-5147. -------------------------Rhodesian Ridgeback and lab mix puppies. With ridges $50. They are blond, brown and tan. Without ridges, $25. Will be big dogs around 75-100 lbs. Call Leia Dalton at 830-2632570. -------------------------AKC Bichon Puppys. Shots and wormed. Females, $500; Males, $450. 830-540-4368. 830203-8511, cell. -------------------------Turn your favorite pet photo into a work of art! Artist Brenda Shannon, Pastel or Acrylic. Great gift idea. (512) 917-4078. -------------------------Cute, playful, purebred shorthair Chihuahua puppies. 6 wks. Male & female. Black and tan

markings. 1st shots, wormed. $150 each. Christine, 830-875-9519. -------------------------5 Cockatiels. 2 years old. Yellow and gray. $50 each. Call 830-534-5930.

available. 979-2635829. -------------------------Reg. Polled Hereford Bulls. One year to 3 1/2 years, $1,100-$1,500. Also Reg. Heifers, 1 yr. olds. $650-$850. Call 830-540-4430. -------------------------For Sale. 3 black Brangus Bulls, 1 red Brangus Bull. 2 yrs. old. No papers. $1,200/each. 830437-5772. -------------------------For Sale. Female mare, 6 yrs. old. $500. Please call if interested. 713203-2814. -------------------------Riding lessons in Gonzales. My horses or yours. For more information please call, 830203-0470. -------------------------APHA flashy mare for sale. Broke to ride. FMI please call 830-203-0470. $1750.00. Used in Playdays/trailride. -------------------------Pretty Reg. A.Q.H.A.

Cremello Colt, 6 months old. Great conformation. Good bloodline Hollywood Gold & King. $500.00. 830437-5671 or 830857-4591. -------------------------Longhorn young bulls and heifers for sale. Foundation genetics. Yard art or breeders. Gold Star Longhorns, Bob Tinstman, 830-5404591. -------------------------For Sale: Black Angus Bulls. 1 1/2 yrs. old. $1200-$1500. 830-437-5772. -------------------------Yearling smoky grulla dun filly (solid). Has halter on and has been trailered. Asking $600 OBO. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------17 year sorrel paint with blue eye. Originally trained in western pleasure used for trail rides. Asking $1,200. (830) 857-5695. --------------------------

Polish crested Blue Legged Bantam Chickens. 512-2725147. -------------------------HACCP Trained person need to help write HACCP plan for poultry. 830339-0419. -------------------------Boer Goats for Sale: 1 Billy, 6 mths. 1 Nannie, 6 mth & 5 Adult Nannies. Sell as package deal or individual. 830-5600238. -------------------------Baby Guineas. $2.00 each, your choice. Multiple colors. 830-540-4063. Leave number, will return call. -------------------------For Sale: Guinea eggs for setting. Call 830-672-7384. -------------------------For Sale: Calf table/ shoot with self catch gate. $950. 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Sale: Sorrel Gelding, 10 yrs. old. Big, strong, sound ranch horse. Very good looking. Needs a strong rider. Gentle, calm disposition. $850/firm. Call 361-596-4954. -------------------------Black Limousin & Black Angus Bulls. Also Heifers. Gentle. Increase your weaning waits. Delivery



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Big Sky!! Extraordinary star gazing atop 57.48 rolling acres. The property has one tank, cattle pens, 2 shed buildings, one storage building w/concrete slab, one barn for horse keeping and hay storage; a metal building with living quarters on concrete slab, 1 bd/1 bath w/loft and covered parking for one large truck. Property has county road maintained access, 10 miles to Gonzales, 5 miles to I-10. Well and county water. $285,000.

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17 year sorrel paint with blue eye. Originally trained in western pleasure - used for trail rides. Asking $1,200. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------7 year dun paint. Well trained, ready to finish your way. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------White Leghorn chickens, $7.00 each. 830-8574580. -------------------------MINI-DONKEYS. Great pets, loves people. All ages and colors, some cross designs, 36 tall. 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152. -------------------------M I N I - G OAT S . (Dwarf Nigerians) 18 to 24 tall. Good weed eaters. Fun to have around. Beautiful silver and white herd sire. (7 left) 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152.

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Gonzales. Live Oaks, lots of new fence. After 5 p.m. call 830-437-2955 or 830-857-4242. -------------------------Home For Sale; New Construction; 2 bed/1 bath; 1504 Weimar Street; $74,900; 100% financing for qualified buyers; 830203-5065. -------------------------House for Sale. 3BR/1 bath or 2 BR and dining room, carport & storage building in back. Phone, 830-2035181, good bargain. -------------------------3BR/2BA at 1609 Gardien St. 1,400 sq. ft, 2 living areas, lg. fenced yard. $94K. 830-203-1874. -------------------------4BR/1BA, privacy fenced-in yard. 1000 Cuero St., Gonzales. Open lot in front of house, carport. Good condition. About 20 yrs. old. $75,000. Call 830-203-0389 for information.

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0470. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile home is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830401-0147. -------------------------Lot for Rent. $100/ month. 70x130 on Church St. Call 830423-2103. -------------------------25 acres for sale. I-10 & 304 area. Abundant wildlife, great hunting, pond, nice homesite. $4,500/acre. Call 713-203-2814 for information.

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Therapeutic Massage for pain in lower back, neck, knees etc. Also corporate chair massage. 13 years experience. LMT Steve Turner, Lic. # MT021213. Call 830-857-0270. Let me help getting you mobile. -------------------------Brush Busters. Bobcat, w/tree cutter attachment, land clearing, mesquite spraying, fence building, misc. odd end jobs. Reasonable Rates. Call James at 512738-0848. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & Repairs, new construction,

additions,meter loops, ceiling fans, metal buildings, panel upgrades, etc. 830-437-5747. -------------------------Photographer - Professional, Affordable, and Convenient. Specializing in families, children and maternity photography sessions. Or relax and enjoy your special day by hiring Memories by Maxwell to shoot your birthday/anniversar y party, retirement ceremony, wedding, baptism, or other memorable event. Call Nikki today to schedule your event or session. (512) 2274040. Located in

Gonzales. Will travel to events within surrounding area. -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment. -------------------------Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF Building. 830-8578070.

Brick Home for Sale. 4BR/3BA, 1513 St. Michael Street on about 1 acre. Lots of trees. 830-857-5231 or 830-857-5236. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975. -------------------------53.35 Improved Pasture with 3/2 older home, CA/H, on FM 1116. 5 miles from downtown

K&S Storage Units 922 St. Peter, Gonzales, Texas. Units are available for rent with specials. First Month $10.00 - Move in special for month of August and September!!! Call 830-445-9583 or 830-857-3505 for details. -------------------------APACHE STORAGE The Store All Place is located at 2502 Harwood Rd. Gonzales, TX. 830-2035115.

Professional Artist needs coastal round bales of hay. Will barter for artwork. Brenda Shannon, 512-917-4078. -------------------------Want to Buy used electric wheelchair, 5 yrs. old or approx. Jet 3 Ultra. 830-4372232. -------------------------Wanted: Any make rifle, caliber 22-250. Call 830-857-1781. -------------------------I want to buy a used shower stall & kitchen cabinets. 830-437-5659 -------------------------WANTED: Old, broken and unwanted costume and vintage jewelry, chain necklaces/belts and loose beads. I am a crafter who loves beading and making jewelry, and cant afford new, full price beads. I will make an offer. I am in Gonzales. Please help me with my hobby. YOUR TRASH IS MY TREASURE! Call (512) 227-4040 today. -------------------------Wanted: Heavy duty metal shelving, 6-7 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. long, 12-24 inches deep. 832-4195275. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255. -------------------------Small family owned trucking company looking to lease or purchase 5-15 acres in Gonzales or surrounding area. Prefer w/shop or building. Call 501589-5097. -------------------------Wanted: Looking for Deer Lease to pay by the day. 361596-7792.

Buy loose gemstones and allow us to custom design your upcoming gift. Over 1,000 cts. to choose from. Call 979-743-5840. -------------------------Hello. Need someone to fill in for an absent employee for a day or two. Maybe I can help. Im 54, female, coowner auto shop, 16 yrs, Dental Asst. 3 yrs, Photographer, newspaper & aerial, weddings, etc, great with the public & full of common sense. 24 hr. prior notice. Will be glad to drop by before hire. Laura Gift, 830-203-5180. -------------------------JCK Services. Tree shearing, brush stacking, stump treatment, small brush grubbing. Call Jeff (830) 2631016 or Wayne, (830) 857-3611. -------------------------Welding, Fabrication and repairs. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance, Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830263-1747. -------------------------Ranch Hand Work. Rounding up cattle, fence work. Willing to learn. Call Steven & Gerald, 512-5388950. -------------------------Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. -------------------------Mobile Massage is now serving Gonzales & Luling. Specializing in

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