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Praying for an End to the Violence

Rashad Rudolph

Friends, family and community members gathered at the spot where two men were slain by gunfire Oct. 6, calling on one another to unite to work against the culture of violence which led to the shooting deaths of two men. A small crowd gathered on Kleine St. in Gonzales near the Ebony Bar where a shooting led to the deaths of Lamon Smith of Gonzales and Taylon Porter of San Marcos. A third man and a woman were wounded. A Hallettsville man is in custody and facing charges of capital murder in connection with the slayings. Police say that other arrests may be forthcoming in the case, and are asking that anyone with information to please step forward and By CEDRIC IGLEHART call them at 830-672-8686. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

Second murder suspect named

Woman charged with murder


Shiner police chief placed on administrative leave


Alice Ramos

A Gonzales County woman was indicted last Thursday on a murder charge stemming from an accident where a teenager died. The Gonzales County Grand Jury in-

dicted Alice Nonre Ramos, 50, for murder/intoxication assault in connection with a two-vehicle crash last August that killed 18-year old Andrew Chet Hamm of San Marcos. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on August 25 on Highway 183 about 11.5 miles north of Gonzales, a 2001 white

Toyota 4Runner driven by Ramos was traveling northbound. Authorities said Ramos crossed the double yellow lines and entered into the southbound lane, where she collided head-on with a 1999 red Chevy S10 driven by Hamms older brother, Scott. GRAND JURY, Page A4

SHINER The longtime chief of the Shiner Police Department has been placed administrative leave. Adam Brunkenhoefer, who has been in place as the citys top cop

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since August 1985, was suspended on Oct. 8 for 30 days with pay in lieu of an investigation being conducted by the Shiner City Council into an undetermined allegation made against him. Shiner Mayor Fred Hilscher confirmed the suspension, but declined to go into the specifics of the

allegation. He has been suspended while we look into this, said Hilscher. Hilscher added that Brunkenhoefers service has been exemplary during his tenure as mayor and that this investigation is in no way an indictment of the chief s job performance.

This is a precautionary move, he said. Someone said something about him so we (the council) decided it would be better to look into in now rather than overlook it and have it come back to bite us later. These things happen someSHINER, Page A4

Another man is being sought in connection with the shooting death of a Gonzales man. Frederick Lamon Smith, 39, died on October 7 after he was struck by gunfire at a local nightclub. Taylon Edow Porter, 23 of San Marcos, was also shot and transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The men were two of four people who were injured during the incident. Parris Brown, 24 of Hallettsville, was arrested and charged with one count of first degree murder and two SUSPECT, Page A4

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A scary incident took place Saturday morning when a school bus overturned on Highway 183. Authorities say at 7:55 a.m. an International Bus owned by St. Josephs private school in Victoria flipped over while traveling down the roadway, injuring 27 people with five students being taken to area hospitals in Cuero, Gonzales and Yoakum. An additional five students were transported from the scene by family members. The bus was heading northbound on Highway 183 when the driver suddenly lost control, went off

the road to right into the east bar ditch, and struck two traffic signs. The driver over-corrected to the left onto the roadway across the center stripe into southbound traffic. The vehicle went into a side skid

across the roadway, into the east bar ditch, rolled, and went through a fence before coming to a stop on its right side. James Parks, 67 of Inez, was the driver of the bus and Texas Department

of Public Safety Troopers believe he was the cause of the accident. Parks was charged on Monday with violation of drivers license restriction P32, which means he is not allowed to drive more than 24 passen-

gers at a time. Troopers indicated that Parks fell asleep at the wheel, which caused the accident. He was treated for minor injuries and released from Gonzales Memorial BUS, Page A4

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 from Gonzales Cannon General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

Early voting in this years general election gets underway in Texas on Monday, Oct. 22. See Page A5 for a roundup on locations and times for your area.

A passer-by submitted this photo of first responders and passengers on the St. Joseph High School team bus which crashed Saturday on U.S. Highway 80. (Courtesy photo)

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today in Texas History

October 18, 1915 On this day in 1915, Luis De la Rosa, revolutionary and follower of the Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magn, caused a train crash at Tandys Station, eight miles north of Brownsville. The incident was one of several raids by the Floresmagonista movement formed by De la Rosa and Aniceto Pizaa. De la Rosa was also in command of a force that took part in the Norias Ranch Raid. He also raised an army of 500 men whose raids and guerrilla fighting on the Mexican border of Texas were connected with the Plan of San Diego, an effort to establish an independent republic in the American Southwest. Cooperation between Mexican and American authorities stopped the guerrilla raids along the lower Rio Grande by 1919.

Thought for the Day

Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

Harwood woman among victims in copter crash

FREDERICKSBURG A Harwood woman was among three victims in a helicopter crash in Kendall County. Authorities said Kaci Fairchild, 29, of Harwood, and Rusty Aaron, 26, of Decatur were passengers in a helicopter being piloted by Chester Monroe, 35, of Seguin. Department of Public Safety spokesmen said all three died in the crash. According to the Federal Aviation Administrations online airman registry, Monroe was issued his commercial pilot license on March 6. The Kendall County Sheriff s Office said deputies and other emergency personnel were sent to an area near Ranch Road 1888 and FM 1376 in far northeast Kendall County around 10:15 p.m. Thursday to investigate a report of a possible helicopter crash. The wreckage of the fourseat Robinson R44 helicopter was discovered Friday morning. Officials said the owner of the helicopter was in Seguin when he was notified about an emergency beacon activation concerning the helicopter. The Robinson R44 chopper was traveling from Midland to Seguin and had stopped in Fredericksburg to refuel. The chopper is believed to have left Fredericksburg around 7:30 p.m., and the emergency beacon was activated about 30 minutes later. The Kendall County


Kaci Fairchild

Gonzales Police Report

Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Oct. 1-14: Oct. 1 15 Year Old Female Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Burglary Habitation At 100 Blk Briarcliff Lane Oct. 2 Reported Burglary Building/Criminal Mischief At 2500 Blk Church St. Myles Nicholas Macy, 26 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated/Evading Arrest/And Resisting At 800 Blk St. Paul St. Oct. 3 Reported Theft At 2300 Blk 197 Reported Attempted Burglary At 2600 Blk Winding Way Dr. Oct. 4 Reported Criminal Mischief/Theft At 2300 Blk Cr 197. Two 14 Year Old Females Issued Citations To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Credit Card Abuse At 600 Blk Guerra Lane. 15 Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Theft At 900 Blk Badger St. Oct. 5 Reported Burglary Building At 500 Blk Water St. Oct. 6 Kyle Raymond Gunn, 21 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication/Possession Marijuana At 700 Blk Qualls St. Earl Thompson Jr, 59 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault At 1600 Blk Huisache St. Reported Assault At 2600 Blk Winding Way Dr. Reported Assault At 1600 Blk Huisache St. Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Oct. 7 John David Russell, 29 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged On Outstanding Warrant For Trespassing At 300 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 300 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 300 Blk St. Lawrence St. Oct. 8 16 Year Old Female Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Oct. 9 Reported Assault At 400 Blk College St. 16 Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1600 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Oct. 10 Lolo Palacios, 48 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault And Cristian Castillo, 19 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia At 800 Blk Cuero St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1200 Blk Wallace St. Reported Assault At 100 Blk Dunning St. Reported Harassment At 700 Blk St. Paul St. Oct. 11 Kenneth Donnell Erskin, 39 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault At 1100 Blk Norwood St. Oct. 13 Reported Theft At 1100 Blk St. Andrew St. Vincent Grant Hernandez, 18 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With No Drivers License At 183 CR 197. Oct. 14 Reported Assault At 1800 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Theft At Park Place Dr. Reported Assault At 1500 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr.

Man arrested following lengthy chase in county

A high speed chase through Gonzales County Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a man. Ronald Thomas Pennington, 21, was taken into custody after he led authorities on a chase that lasted nearly 90 minutes. Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben said Pennington was already being sought in connection with a theft when he was spotted early Monday morning in Smiley. He was located at approximately 4:43 p.m. in a suspected stolen vehicle and instead of pulling over for authorities, Pennington allegedly chose to flee. The chase went from Smiley to Nixon to Dewville and back through Nixon, with most the routes taken consisting of dirt roads. Pennington finally came to a stop in the Union Val-

Sheriff s Office said the crash site was located by another aircraft Friday morning in a heavily wooded area. The three people onboard died in the crash.

ley area, where the vehicle he was driving was basically reduced to traveling on rims. Pennington was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and his bond was set at $25,000. There are additional charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and reckless driving pending in connection with this incident.

Authorities investigating Fayette County shooting

FLATONIA The Fayette County Sheriffs Dept. and Texas Rangers are looking into the case of a man who may have been shot to death Saturday in a rural area west of Flatonia. Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reported in a news release on Monday that deputies responded to a 911 call the evening of Saturday, Oct. 13 in reference to a man being shot on FM 2762 near Cowan Road west of Flatonia. The sheriff said that deputies and EMS personnel arrived on the scene to find a male

Gonzales Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for 10/07/12-10/13/12 10/09/12 Ivey, Darrell Leon, Sr., 10/1968, Gonzales. Local Warrant No Seatbelt Driver. Requires $198.00 Fine. Local Warrant Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Requires $2,500 Bond. Local Warrant Violate Bond/Protective Order. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Reyes, Federico, Jr., 08/1986, Gonzales. Local Warrant Driving while License Invalid w/previous Conviction or Suspension. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Leal, Jason, 10/1986, Gonzales. Commitment/ Sentence Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >1G <4G. Remains in Custody. 10/10/12 Peterman, Tommy Lee, 11/1989, Gonzales. Live Oak County Warrant Theft of Firearm. Released on $10,000 bond. Waddell, Donta Marquice, 03/1988, Brenham. Lee County Warrant Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1>1G 4G. Remains in Custody. 10/11/12 Garcia, Katrina, 10/1973, Nixon. Local Warrant Issuance of a Bad Check. Released on Order to Appear. Hunt, Edward, 09/1960, Gonzales. Commitment/ Sentence Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Released Weekender/Work Release. Lloyd, Kristie Garrett, 09/1971, Atkins. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Requires $1,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. 10/13/12 Segura, Eduardo, 08/1990, Harwood. Local Warrant No Seatbelt Driver. Requires $198.00 Fine. Local Warrant Violate Promise to Appear. Requires $264.00 Fine. Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Released on $1,000 Bond. Sanchez, Antonio Martinez, 07/1969, Waco. Public Intoxication. Austin Parole Warrant Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Immigration Detainer. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 10 DPS 06 GPD 09 WPD 01 NPD 01 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 27

subject unresponsive. Lavaca Co. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Dan Mueller responded and the male subject was pronounced dead. An autopsy was requested. The dead man was identified Monday as Sabino Alvarado Gutierrez, 63. Korenek said the shooter in the incident has been identified by law enforcement, but no charges have been filed pending completion of an investigation by the Fayette County Sheriffs Office and Texas Ranger Brent Barina.

DeWitt County Sheriffs Report

Fine of $957, CPD Arrested Linda Bulgerin Thompson, 43, of Cuero, Theft of Property >$500 < $1,500, Bond of $2,500, DCSO Arrested Juan Manuel Pacheco, 34, of Odem, Speed 11/15 over Limit, Fine of $334.74 (30 Days to Pay), Failure to Appear Speed, Fine of $392 (30 Days to Pay), DCSO Arrested Dennis Leeland Felder, 58, of Yorktown, Theft Property >=$20<$500 by Check, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Santha Owen Danna, 63, of Houston, Bail Jumping and Fail to Appear / Theft by Check, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Oct. 9 Arrested Amelia Enriguez, 33, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $1182, Capias Pro Fine/Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance, Fine of $249.60, Cuero PD Arrested Stanley Campbell, 25, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/ Sexual Assault of Child, Bond of $100,000, Cuero PD Oct. 10 Arrested Roy Barbontin, 32, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Driving While Intoxicated, (Victoria Co) Bond of $500 PR, Cuero PD Arrested Jana Priess, 27, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Reynaldo Gonzales, 35, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $ $364 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Wardell Chapman, 68, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/Child Age 8 < 17 Ride Unrestrained, Fine of $264, Cuero PD Arrested Daniel Satterfield, 56, of Yoakum, Theft of Service > = $20 < $500, Bond of $ 1,000, Yoakum PD Arrested Johnny Hammer, 32, of Yoakum, Class C/Failure to Appear, Fine of $ 467 (30 Days to Pay), No Expired Drivers License, Fine of $266 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Ollie King, 47, of Victoria, Speeding over limit 16/20 Over Limit, Fine of $210 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD

Gonzales County Failed to Appear List

Gonzales County Court Failure to Appear List for Court Date October 11, 2012 David Airhart, Criminal Mischief Jennifer J. Anglin, Violation of Probation Kedrick J. Cray, Deadly Conduct Danna Dumoit, Escape Mathew R. Hernandez, Violation of Probation Edward J. Jasek, Driving While Intoxicated Pamela Ann Leazer, Terroristic Threat Mark Edward Piercy, Theft of Property

TxDOT installing new signage

AUSTIN The Texas Department of Transportation is installing additional Left Lane for Passing Only signs on all highways with a speed limit of 75 mph or higher. State law requires TxDOT to post these signs on highways where slower traffic is asked to stay in another lane. We want to make sure that travelers on our highways have a safe, efficient and enjoyable trip, said Carol Rawson, TxDOTs Traffic Operations Division Director. Reminding the public that slower moving vehicles should use right lanes and that passing vehicles use left lanes will help improve safety on our highways. Safety of the traveling public is always TxDOTs No. 1 priority. Agency leaders think the expanded use of these signs will allow highway users to reach their intended destinations more safely and without undue delay due to slower moving vehicles. This is more im-

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from Oct. 4-11 Oct. 4 Arrested Roger Salazar, 46, of San Antonio, Theft Property > = $20 < $500 by Check, Bond of $800, (Bexar Co), DPS Arrested Garrett Barnett, 26, of North Zulch, Theft Property > = 20 < $500 by Check, (Madison Co) Bond of $737, DPS Arrested Desiree Trevino, 25, of Cuero, Speeding-1/10 miles Over Limit, Fine of $306.80, (30 Days to Pay), Failure to Appear-Speeding, Fine of $392.00, ( 30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Courtney Garcia, 31, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/ Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $241.00 (30 Days to Pay), Failure to Appear/Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $241.00, (30 Days to Pay), DCSO Oct. 5 Arrested Bobby Smith, 57, of Nopil, Driving While Intoxicated 2nd, Bond of $1,500, Yorktown PD Oct. 6 Arrested Noel Rivera-Rivera, 19, of Honduras, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DCSO Oct. 7 Arrested Brianna Arocha, 20, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $1,000, Yoakum PD Christopher J. Ramos, Possession of Marijuana Arrested John Lyvonne Edwards, 28, of Cuero, Failure Ruben Allen Reyes, Assault Family Violence To Display Drivers License, Fine of $319.80 (30 Days to Patrick Rhodes, Assault Family Violence Pay), Failure to Appear / Failure To Display Drivers License, Frank Villareal, Theft of Property Fine of $509.60 (30 Days to Pay), CPD Carlos Luis Canales, Possession of Marijuana Oct. 8 George Trigo, Jr., Driving While Intoxicated Arrested Adrien Shermane Thomas, 31, of Cuero, VioThe next County Court date is November 8, 2012. If these people come on this date a warrant will NOT lation of Probation / Manufacture / Delivery Controlled be issued. For further information you may contact Substance Penalty Group 1 >=1G Drug Free Zone, No Bond, DCSO the County Attorneys office at 830-672-6527. Arrested Jose Ruben Gonzales, 33, of Cuero, Violation of Probation / Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $1,000, Capias Pro Fine / Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz,

portant than ever with an increasing number of Texas highways with speeds of 75 mph or higher. TxDOT expects installation of approximately 3,400 new Left Lane for Passing Only signs to be completed by summer of 2013. The signs are enforceable and violators can be stopped and ticketed by law enforcement. For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@ or (512) 463-8700.

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for October 8, 2012 thru October 14, 2012 10/09/12 Case #12-372, Warrant Arrest(1), Satterfield, Daniel, 56, Yoakum, 34 Rodeo Grounds; Offense, W#2012-17655-Theft of Service; Disposition, Trans/ DCSO. 10/10/12 Case #12-414, Criminal Mischief, 210 Nelson; Disposition, Investigation. 10/13/12 Case #12-415, Burglary-Vehicle, 205 Walter; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-416, Burglary-Vehicle, 205 Walter; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-417, Burglary-Vehicle, 412 Montgomery; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-418, Burglary-Vehicle, 412 Montgomery; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-419, Burglary-Building, 412 Montgomery; Disposition, Investigation. 10/14/12 Case #175753, Warrant Arrest(1), MacCallum, Kendrick, 21, Yoakum, 403 Henrietta; Offense, W#EO5610001410184-Burglary-3rd Degree; Disposition, Trans/LCSO. Case #175755, DWI/Assist Agency, Barrientos, Javier, 34, Yoakum, 700 Edgar; Offense, DWI; Disposition, Trans/LCSO. Case #175756, Warrant Arrest(1), Falcon, Nicholos, 22, 201 W. Gonzales; Offense, W# 2012-17745-Assault F/V; Disposition, Trans/DCSO.

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Nixon sets streets as one-way

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Luling, railroad reach deal to promote project


NIXON The Nixon City Council approved a change in the direction of traffic on Second Street during its regular city council meeting Monday. The council unanimously approved an ordinance that would make the 100 blocks of East and West Second Streets one way streets, one going eastbound one way and the other westbound one way. East and West Second Streets are currently two way streets, and city officials say that the change to one way streets is necessary for safety and for effective traffic flow reasons. Basically its all for safety purposes, because of all the truck traffic and other traffic were having now, explained City Manager George Blanch. We have had complaints from citizens. Our police chief wanted this on the agenda for safety reasons. Within the next two to three weeks the ordinance is to take effect, once all the necessary and official traffic signs can be bought and properly installed in the right locations. According to Blanch, increased traffic flow throughout the city has been an ongoing concern for city and law enforcement officials. He related how citizens and drivers in Nixon may have for and against views on the change. When you have change, you always have mixed feelings, he said. But if people understand what were doing it for and why were doing it, then I think it will be okay. In other matters, the council: Administered the Oath of Office to temporary Municipal Judge Richard Jackson Approved the advertising of bids to sell two police cars and 12 to 15 office chairs Approved the moving of the next city council meeting from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19.

More than $1 million worth of crystal methamphetamine was found in the tires of the vehicle, DPS reports said. (Photos by Mark Lube)


Traffic stop results in million-dollar bust


Lockhart Council OKs park project

ing area, and a nine-hole frisbee golf course. We have to vote against it, because nobody in my district wants a frisbee golf course Banks said, Have we inquired how many of our citizens would actually use a frisbee golf course? About as many as want washers and horseshoes or like to sit around and fish, quipped Councilman Paul Gomez. The course would be located in a little-used section of Lockhart City Park which lies within a flood plain. City Manager Vance Rogers said city personnel could fabricate the baskets used in the game, popular among some college students. Banks said he would rather see the $6,200 earmarked for the course used on creating an area for dogs to be exercised. Only the frisbee golf fanatics lobbied for this, Banks said. If we could find another $1,500 we could put in a dog park that people would actually use. Mendoza said hed rather see those funds expended to improve playground equipments at several of the citys parks. Mayor Lew White said the frisbee course would help attract some tourists to use the facility, and Councilman Angie Gonzales-Sanchez said she viewed that idea favorably. When the students from Texas State gave their presentation (last month), I was impressed, GonzalesSanchez said. Banks motion to reject the proposal and send it back to LEDC for reconsideration died for lack of a second, and the Council then voted 5-2 to approve the measure. Mendoza said he would rather see the money earmarked for the frisbee course on improvements to play-

Department of Public Safety officials said a white 2005 Jeep Liberty SUV was stopped for having obscured rear license plate on eastbound Interstate Highway 10 at mile marker 637 in Gonzales Country around 9:21 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and the stop resulted in the seizure of some $1.6 million in crystal methamphetamine.

The vehicle had a Mexico license plate and was driven by Eduardo Hernandez-Casas, 38, of Mexico. Troopers said Hernandez-Casas appeared nervous. Hernandez-Cass said he was traveling to Houston and would be returning to Mexico the next day. The trooper said he did not observe any luggage or clothes in the vehicle. Hernandez-Casas told the trooper the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend but could not give

the officer her first name. He added that there was nothing illegal in the vehicle. The trooper then asked for consent for a vehicle search and said Hernandez-Casas consented. The trooper said he observed that the four tires on the vehicle appeared to have been removed before. He said he tapped on the tires and observed them to be solid. The trooper then compared to them to the tires on this patrol car. The trooper had the vehicle

towed to a local automotive repair facility and discovered constructed aluminum boxes in the rims. Each tire contained about eight pounds of crystal methamphetamines. A total of 16 kilos/32 pounds of crystal meth, estimated to be a street value of $1 million, was recovered by DPS. Hernandez-Casas was taken into federal custody and will likely be charged with possession with intent to deliver.

LOCKHART Lockhart City Council on Tuesday gave the green light to a plan by the citys economic development corporation to fund $100,000 in improvements at the citys main park over objections from two councilmen who opposed a proposal to include a frisbee golf course in the upgrades. The Lockhart EDC had approved the plan at its last meeting and the Council on Tuesday had an option to approve or not approve the plan, but councilmen Richard Banks and Juan Mendoza posed differing objections to the golf course. The improvements planned by LEDC would include paving some portions of the park, additional benches for sitting, water fountains, a washer-pitching and horseshoe-pitch-

ground equipment at the citys various pocket parks, but Rogers said much of that equipment needs to be replaced, not merely refurbished. We need these improvements and theres a lot of things we need to do, but this is a good start, Gomez said. In other action Tuesday, the Council appointed councilman Benny Hillburn to the Community Action Inc. Central Texas Board; approved a zoning change for a property in the citys industrial park from light industrial to commercial heavy business; accepted the citys fourth-quarter investment report; and approved a grant application by the Lockhart Fire Dept. for a FEMA natural-disaster preparedness grant. Vance also updated Council with a report that two swarms of bees which had taken up residence in Lions Club Park were due to be removed on Wednesday.

LULING The City of Luling has approved a supplement to the citys agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad which will enable a citizen-led project to move forward with conversion of an old building into a high-tech Luling Information Station. Council on Monday approved the updated agreement with the railroad, which owns the property bounded by Laurel Ave., East Pierce St. and North Magnolia Ave. (the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and U.S. Highway 90). The citys Tourism Task Force last month presented preliminary plans for a travel-stop-style information kiosk and roadside rest area designed to attract tourists traveling one of those highways to visit sights and businesses in the Luling area. The agreement with the railroad removes one major obstacle to the project. Our prior agreement with the railroad was that there would be parking but no building there other than the existing building, city manager Bobby Berger noted in the councils September meeting. Trey Bailey of the Luling Economic Development Corp. said railroad officials had proven very positive on the project. We got in touch with the railroad people, and theyre OK with the project, he said. Bailey asked

council during its meeting Thursday for a nomination that could help the project be funded in part through a Texas Department of Transportation grant which would reimburse 80 percent of the amount spent on it. The station would be a glasssided information kiosk designed to look a little like an old-time gas station which is what the property originally housed with high-tech holographic images displayed on the four sides of the building. To the side of the kiosk would be an improved restroom facility, a parking area and a small area for motorists to exercise their pets. The Tourism Task Force gave an initial estimate of the cost of the project at about $130,000 and during the September meeting indicated that most of those funds may be able to be raised without any city tax dollars being used. The Council covered several other issues during a regular meeting on Thursday a special meeting on Monday, including dealing with a number of billboard permit applications as well as leasing of cityowned ball fields by the Luling Little League. This is turning into Billboard Alley, councilman James Nickells exclaimed at a total of six applications to erect billboards on properties fronting Interstate 10. Councilmen were told the citys Planning and Zoning board had approved the permits as technically

correct, but that the total number of billboards in the city is limited and Luling is approaching that limit, depending on how many permits have actually been used. If were going to continue to grow, and we want to grow, where will (new businesses) want to be? Theyll all want to be on the interstate, said Councilman Woody Cox. I dont want to see billboards all up and down the interstate. Berger and Mayor Mike Hendrick told Council that city ordinance effectively defines how many billboards can be erected, but that some of those who have applied for permits have not yet exercised those permits. Berger said the city staff would get an accurate count before the councils November meeting. We may have to look at a moratorium on billboards at some point, Nickells added. During Thursdays regular session, council also received an update on the Zedler Mill Dam Rehabilitation and Bank Stabilization project and the sale of $3.15 million in bonds to fund that project. Council was told the bond sale had gone exceedingly well, with the city saving about $20,000 by earning an AA rating and thus avoiding a bond insurance requirement. The bonds will be sold with a 2.15 percent interest rate, bond counsel Bart Power said. The bonds will be repaid primarily with funds from the citys utility fund.

The Council also gave some further guidelines to the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols, which is designing the renovation project. The bank stabilization on the Zedler Mill side of the lake will not include a tapered bank to maintain bank access for swimmers, although Berger said the city may look at creating a swimming area on the opposite side of the lake. Weve been trying to convince swimmers to use the other side of the lake, he said. Its a nice swimming hole ... but at some point we may have to regulate it somehow because of the liabilities. Swimming on the mill side of the pond could become an issue because of the dam repairs, which will enable the city to open the floodgates which would create an undertow. The repairs to the dam would enable the city to install a hydroelectric generator at some point, but would not include it at this time. Council also gave approval for Berger to negotiate an updated agreement between the city and the Luling Little league for the leasing of the three city-owned ball fields yearround as opposed to the current eight-month contract. Councilwoman Jackie Campbell said she had concerns over the Little League Boards restricting use of the fields. We ran into the issue this summer where a young man wanted to use one of the fields for a tournament, she said. They were so

ugly and so adamant about him not (having control over concessions at the park)... They were given a contract for two fields, not the adult field in a city park. Members of the Little League board told the council the organization would like to use the larger (adult) field on a year-round basis to enable participation in Select fall and winter leagues. The league maintains the fields during the eight months it has operational control, but Berger said the city hasnt had time for routine maintenance during the four months it has control. The Council directed Berger to continue working on an updated arrangement to give the league the fields year-round, but to specify that other organizations would also have rules enabling access. The Council also moved during Thursdays meetings to make its police and electrical departments a little more marketplace-competitive by approving step raises for employees. Police Chief Bill Sala said the move would help his department as it tries to attract qualified applicants Luling has had three patrol officer positions vacant for months. As part of the raise package, Sala asked to name his current police captain to the position of Assistant Chief. There would be no pay differential, but Sala said it would help establish a line of succession. This will enable the city to promote from within in the future.

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LOCKHART The Caldwell County Judge announced Monday he has sent a letter to the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the state Attorney Generals Office contending that Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel C. Law had violated the law in the filing of some routine paperwork, but the Sheriff said Wednesday the document the judge is claiming he filed and whats on file with the AGs office arent the same thing. County Judge Tom Bonn, during Mondays

meeting of Commissioner Court, read a statement that he had sent a letter to the AGs office on Oct. 5 contending misconduct by Law, who is locked in a tough re-election battle against challenger Gene Chandler. Bonn contends that Law violated Chapter 59 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which concerns the handling of forfeited funds and seized assets. In a letter addressed to Kent Richardson with the AGs office, Bonn said that Law filed a certification for the reporting period of Oct 1, 2010 through Sept.

30, 2011 contending his department had seized no property nor expended any of the money seized. That report is required to be filed yearly by law enforcement agencies. Bonn said the discrepancy was found during an audit, and that Laws department had received $3,362.40 and expended $6,152.41. Law, however, said Wednesday the judge is forgetting that his own signature is also required on that filing after the numbers are audited. I dont know where that documentation came

from, said Law in a telephone interview. Ive already contacted the AGs office, I thought that maybe Id signed the wrong form, but they told me that they had the right form and it showed the correct information. What he turned in to the AG does not match what I sent into the state, he said. And it looks like its been tampered with. Law said his call to the AGs office had indicated the pages of the package on file were numbered, as they were when sent by the AGs office to reporting agencies. He said the re-

port package displayed by Bonn had one page the one with the final numbers and his signature that was missing a page number. Bonn and Law have had disputes in the past, notably over the Sheriff s deputies use of fuel cards not authorized by Commissioners Court. Law said the document Bonn claims is the one he swore to may not be genuine. It looks like my signature, but it also has a line across it like someone cut the page, its hard to tell because all Ive seen was a

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fax of it, he said. Theres an extra page in this form that does not match what is on file with the AGs office and what I filed with the county attorney.

UH-V to host small business workshops here

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The University of Houston- Victoria Small Business Development Center will host several no-cost interactive workshops at their Gonzales office located at Randle Rather Bldg. 427 St. George Street, Ste. 303, in Gonzales. On October 19, 2012, the UHV SBDC Gonzales office will be holding an interactive workshop on Starting Your Own Business. Kacey Lindemann Butler, Certified Senior Business Advisor III will present this workshop from 10 AM -Noon at the SBDC Gonzales office at

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the Randle Rather Bldg. 427 St. George Street, Ste. 303, in Gonzales. Attendees will learn about the fundamental elements of starting a small business. The workshop is designed to help attendees get a great start in business. Before investing time or money into a new business, attend this workshop and learn what it takes to start a business. On October 26, Planning for Growth: Finding Hidden Money using Financial Statements will be offered at the UHV SBDC Gonzales office. From 10 am to Noon, this no-cost interactive workshop is an introduction to financial management

concepts and helping plan for growth. The workshop will cover understanding key terms such as fixed and variable costs, contribution margin, and break even point. Presenter Lisa Barr, Associate Director, UHV SBDC will lead hands on exercises to understand how to find your break even point and how to improve your profit. November 16, from 10 am to Noon, the UHV SBDC Gonzales office will host a no-cost interactive workshop on People Resources Employee Files and Employee Reviews. Presented by Kacey Lindemann Butler, Certified Senior Business Advisor III, the workshop will

help attendees to understand how to set up employee files and comply with current regulations. Included will be information on documentation and employee reviews. The UHV SBDC offers assistance on starting, growing and financing a business; contracting opportunities; and recovering from disaster. It also helps new businesses start and existing businesses expand through a combination of consulting and training in areas like market identification, raising capital and developing a business plan. Most of its services are free to area

counts of aggravated assault. Gonzales Police Captain Alan Taylor confirmed on Wednesday that a capital murder warrant has been issued for Rashad L. Rudolph, 21

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Hospital later in the day. St. Josephs principal Bill McCardle confirmed that 28 people were on the bus at the time of the incident and at least four students received stitches, but assured The Cannon that everyone was fine. McCardle said he was informed by a DPS trooper that when Parks took his CDL test, it was taken on a smaller bus than the school is accustomed to using. Therefore the restriction on his license was unknown to school authorities. To our knowledge, he had all of the certifications in place and had taken all of the safety courses required. We are rechecking to make sure that all of our other drivers have all of the proper certifications in place. McCardle said the schools administration was only just notified of the citation issued minutes before his interview with The Cannon. We have just been made aware of the charges and now know that the officer stated that something caused the bus driver to

of Cuero. Rudolph is also known by the alias Gunner. Continued from page A1 Taylor said Rudolph remains at large and is asking anyone with information as to his Both men were airwhereabouts to contact the Gonzales Po- flighted from the scene and lice Department at 830-672-8686. taken to Breckenridge and University hospitals. Scott Hamm was left crippled as a result and still uses a wheelchair to this day. Ramos was arrested on August 26 and booked into the Gonzales County Jail, where she was charged with drive off to the side, he said. McCardle went on to further explain his intoxicated assault with a support of Parks, who had been driving for vehicle and murder. Her bond was set at $110,000. St. Josephs since 2006. According to the arrest I dont know what precipitated the bus being on the side of the road and nobody affidavit, Ramos blood will ever know, McCardle said. But I contained three times the do know he (Parks) used his experience legal alcohol limit and testto make sure everybody came out as safe ed positive for cocaine. It as possible. It could have been one of the was her fourth DWI-relatworst tragedies in the history of the school. ed arrest since 1990. Other people indicted Without question, the most important thing to us is the welfare of our students. by the October Grand Jury The bus had all of the appropriate safety include: Francisco Alvarado, mechanisms in place. We will continue to make sure all of our drivers do the appro- sexual assault of a child/inpriate things. Mr. Parks has a safe driving decency with a child Christina Barefield, record with all of the necessary credentials and hes never had any unsafe incident or theft of $1500 or more but less than $20,000/forgery any report to that effect. Daniel Carrillo, evadThe citation filed by DPS troopers isnot enough on its own to affect the employ- ing arrest with a vehicle Lajuana Clark, deadly ment of Parks, but McCardle said the situconduct/unlawful possesiation will continue to be monitored. We will wait for any further informa- sion of a firearm/criminal tion from the DPS on this incident before mischief Tommy Brian DeBerry, we take any immediate action, he said.

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forgery by passing David Fontenot, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Emanuel Garcia, aggravated assault Jose Manuel Garcia, aggravated assault Joe Garza, burglary of a building Reggie Grear, assault (family violence) previous conviction Leslie Hastings, aggravated assault Herman Hernandez, injury to a child (two counts) DeShawn Johnson, unlawful possession of a firearm Salvador Martinez, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Martin Mata, theft of

Kacey Butler small business owners. The center serves Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. To register for a work

Lisa Barr shop, call the SBDC at (361) 485-4485 or from outside the Victoria calling area (877) 895SBDC (7232). Or register through our website, - just follow the training links.

property <$1,500, two or more previous convictions Joe Alfred Molina, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Calvin Rhoades, evading arrest Richard Rivera, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence Brandon Rudisill, criminal mischief Manuel Ruiz, aggravated assault Ruben Carlos Saenz, indecency with a child Preston Smith, possession of a controlled substance/tampering with physical evidence Albert Donald Sutton, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Ernest Vivian, indecency with a child

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times, but its nothing that relates to anyone being harmed or placed in danger in any way. We just want to make sure that everything is OK.

One initial report indicated that Texas Rangers were involved in investigating the situation, but a check with that agency determined they are not involved.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Shots will be available for $15. Free blood pressure, pulse and Blood Sugar screenings will be available. Information on family planning, diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, and WIC services will be available. There will be health education booths from various health-related organizations in Gonzales and surrounding counties, plus healthy cooking demonstrations. There will be an area designated for the kids, with games and prizes. There will be door prizes. Everyone is invited to be a part of this community event. We are making health care fun! The Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, Inc. has been serving the community with their health care needs for over 45years reaching out to surrounding counties. For more information, please call 830-672- 6655 and ask to speak to Christina Cordova or Melissa San Miguel. Victoria College Nursing Students present their Fundraising Bunco Night. $25 per person. Dinner will be served. Prizes and door prizes will be given. Bring a friend! Please RSVP by November 12, 2012 to Kristin Schuette All proceeds beneift Victoria College Gonzales Campus First Lutheran Church will hold its annual Womens Fall Festival and Quilt Raffle on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event, which was formerly known as the Bake & Soup Sale, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the churchs Fellowship Hall, located at 1206 St. Joseph Street in Gonzales. For the 16th time, Velma Marek has stitched and donated a quilt for the raffle. The pattern of the king-sized quilt is called The Farm, done in warm Autumn colors with offwhite background. The drawing will be held that day at 12:30 p.m. The Festival will have homemade soup (by quart to-go or eaten there), sandwiches, baked items, silent auction, face painting, country store, a demonstration of five-finger braiding and Amish knot rug making all with live accordion music accompanying the activities. Raffle tickets are available from the church office, China Basket gifts and Frames & Things.

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Ghosts & Witches will be out along with GLENN COLLINS Band at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 rocking the house with true country music on Saturday, October 27, 8 PM till Midnight at 6806 N Highway 123, Geronimo. Dare to wear your costumes! Prizes will be given. Dance is smoke free and always opened to everyone ($7 donation). Reservations 830-379-1971.

Halloween Dance

Fall festival

To purchase your ticket for a chance to win 9 different guns contact a Delhi Fire department member or call 830263-1555. We hope you will join us at the Chili cook-off & supper from 4-6pm on October 27th. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers pre-school services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361-582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the childs Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record.

Early voting gets started Monday

Gonzales County Clerk Lee Riedel has announced the dates and locations for early voting for the upcoming general election. Ballots by Mail New applications for a ballot by mail are available. To receive the application, contact the County Clerks Office at 830-672-2801 or write: Gonzales County Clerk, PO Box 77, Gonzales TX 78629. Applications for ballots by mail must be received by the County Clerks office no later than Tuesday, Oct. 30. Riedel reminds voters that the applications must be RECEIVED by that date, not merely postmarked. Mail ballots must be returned by mail by Election Day, Nov. 6. Applicants for ballots by mail must meet one of the following requirements: 65 years of age or older; Disability; Confinement in jail; Expected absence from county on Election Day and during the period of early voting. Ballots for this reason can only be mailed outside the county. Registrar, Norma Jean DuBose, to correct your address. Contact number ofr DuBose is 830-672-2841. New registration cards are YELLOW. They were mailed out some time ago and have a slightly different look to them. They show your street (home) address and your mailing address. Your home address is what governs where you vote. Election Day Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. County precincts and locations include: Precinct 1: Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph St. in Gonzales; Precinct 2: American Legion Hall, 1512 Robertson St. Gonzales; Precinct 3: Gonzales City Building, 820 St. Joseph, Gonzales; Precincts 4 and 6: Gonzales County Nixon Annex, 603 E. Central Ave., Nixon; Precinct 5: Belmont Community Center (Methodist Church), 14335 Hwy 90A, Belmont; Precinct 7: Texas Elks Childrens Services (Elks Hospital), 1963 FM 1586, Ottine; Precinct 8: Harwood Community Center, 101 CR 230N, Harwood; Precinct 9: Waelder Community Center, 311 Hwy 90W, Waelder*; Precinct 10: Smiley Fire Station, Smiley*; Precinct 11: Peach Valley Youth Camp, 581 CR 537, Gonzales; Precinct 12: JB Wells Park, Multi-Purpose facility Show Barn, 2301 CR 197, Gonzales; Precinct 13: Leesville Cemetery Association, 6077 CR 155, Leesville; Precinct 14: Cheapside Community Center, 18 CR 297A, Cheapside Precinct 15: Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-Op, 67 FM 466S, Cost.

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Gonzales American Legion Post #40 wil hold their regular monthly meeting and Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Legion Hall. All members and their guests are invietd to attend. The Leevsille Community Center wil host a fall festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be a Hay Ride, Cake Walk, costume contest, door prizes, drawing and plenty of food and drink. Union Lea Missionary Baptist Church, 931 St. Andrews St. will host its annual Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the church. Guest speaker will be Rev. Richard Jones, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Houston. The public is invited. There will be a bake sale and tacos at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Gonzales Walmart. Proceeds wil go to support the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimers and the family of Juana Zertuche will be participating in the walk. A barbecue benefit to help defray medical expenses for Caldwell County Sheriffs Deputy Randy Harkey is scheduled 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Rotary Pavilion at Independence Park in Gonzales. Harkey suffered a stroke recently. A barbecue brisket, sausage, beans and German potatoes plate will be available for $7. There will also be a drawing and baked goods sale; tickets in the drawing are $1 each or $5 for six. To purchase tickets in the drawing or order a barbecue plate, contact Brandi Vinklarek at 830-203-0892, Dean Vinklarek at 830-203-0692, Mary Irle at 830-203-1154, Debbie Toliver at 830-857-3974, Sanya Harkey at 830-203-0131 or Dorothy Gast at 254-931-5712.

American Legion

Leesville Fair

Bunco Night

Family & Friends

Bake Sale

Harkey Benefit

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

Elks Ladies Style Show

The Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. is now taking orders for their annual Smoked Meat Sale. Chickens (about 3 lbs.) will sale for $8 each, sausage (3-lb. packages) will sale for $11, turkeys (8-10 lbs.) will be available for $22 each and ham (5-6 lbs.) for $26 each. Orders must be turned in by Nov. 15 and will be delivered or picked up on Dec. 12. For more information, contact Larry Mercer at 830672-2982 or any other Odd Fellow member. All proceeds will go to benefit the children and organizations that help the children in Gonzales area.

Smoke Meat sale

The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and nonresidents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, asEarly Voting by personal sistance with crime victims appearance compensation and other serEarly voting by personal vices at no cost. For more inappearance begins Monday, formation, call 830-372-2780 Oct. 22 and concludes Friday, or 1-800-834-2033. Come and Speak It Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 12-1 p.m. at the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room, located at 1731 Seydler Street. The Toastmasters environment is friendly and supportive whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters can give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself in any situation. For more information contact Club President GK Willmann at 830-857-1109 or send email to, or Gerri Lawing at 830-8571207 or

Violence shelter

Toastmasters meet

Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830-672-6315. Theres a Health Fair coming to town! The Community Health Centers of South Central Texas will be hosting its 25th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m.11 p.m. at the Victoria School of Nursing at the corner of Hwy. 90A and St. Joseph Street. Flu

Free piano lessons

The Come and Take It Square Dance Club of Gonzales is offering lessons beginning Monday, October 22 from 7 to 8 P. M. Two free open house sessions will be held on Monday, October 1 and Monday, October 8 from 7:30 9:30 P. M. These two get-acquainted opportunities will allow prospective students a chance to learn a few basic steps and to meet the friendly dancers. Lessons and open houses will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, located across the street from the south side of the courthouse in Gonzales, at 414 St. Louis St. Come give it a try. Everyone is welcome! Square-dancing is an enjoyable social form of exercise, appropriate for all ages, teens to seniors. For more information, please call 830-672-7384 or 830-672-9307 or 830-6723224.

CATI Square Dancers

The Gonzales Youth Center Bar-B-Que will be held on Sunday Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. The plates will consist of delicious beef brisket, potato salad, beans, and pickles, onions, bread and dessert for only $8. You may dine in or go through the drive-through pick up on St. Louis Street. Ken Hedrick will again head up the fantastic cook team. Tickets are available from any Youth Center member or can be purchased at the event. Any briskets left after 1 p.m. will be sold for $40 and halves for $20. Please plan to eat with us Sunday, Oct. 21 after church and help the Youth Center continue serving our kids. If you would like to help, need tickets or need more information, call Pat Anders at 830857-3483. The City of Luling will sponsor Movies in the Park at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Longer Park. The show will be Real Steel. The event is sponsored by the City of Luling, Luling Chamber of Commerce and other local supporters. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this free event. Longer Park is located on South Magnolia Ave and East Bowie St. The Delhi Volunteer Fire Department is having their 3rd annual Gun Drawing and Chili Supper on October 27.

Youth Center BBQ

Nov. 2. Early voting locations in Gonzales County include the Gonzales County Courthouse Annex (1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., across from Walmart) in the County Clarks Office; the City of Nixon Building at 100 W. 3rd in Nixon; and the City of Waelder Building at 300 Hwy. 90W, Waelder. Voting will take place 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the early voting period. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election to be eligible to vote. The last day to register is Oct. 9. If you have moved, it is also necessary to contact the Voter

Movies in the Park

Health Fair

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

Free organ concert

The Texxas band will be the featured entertainers at the Sweet Home Community Center from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Cover charge is $8. The center is located at CR 318, Sweet Home, TX 7798. The center featured bingo every Monday at 7:30 p.m. The annual Chicken Supper for Grace Christian Academy will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 4-6:30 p.m. You may dine in the Fellowship Hall at Memorial Heights Baptist Church or take advantage of the convenient drive through line. Tickets are only $7 and available from any of the students, faculty or board members of the school. For further information you may call the school office at 830-6723838 between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. TWO WAY STREET BAND are back at Geronimo VFW Post 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo 78115, on Sunday, October 21, 3-6:30 pm playing lively old country music. $7.00 donation. Smoke free, good dance floor, and always open to everyone. Info 830-303-9903/379-9260.

Sweet Home dance

GCA chicken supper

Delhi VFD

Geronimo Dance


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Has the Obama Administration, through its control of the massive U.S. Department of Education bureaucracy, pulled an end run around Texas to force sub-standard national education curriculum standards on Texas schools? CSCOPE is advertised as a curriculum management guide, developed in Texas by the Region XIII Education Service Center to cash in on what had been a budding cottage industry of curriculum management sold to local school districts. The rush by Texas school districts, desperate to cut the costs of curriculum-writing and to ensure that more students pass accountability exams, to implement a curriculum management system called CSCOPE is being questioned by not only education traditionalists, but also by Texas teachers. Schools with only CSCOPE and no text books are threading on thin ice with parents arm in arm with their lawyers waiting for them to come ashore, writes Janice, who identifies herself as an educator in North Texas. Why the anonymity? In growing numbers, Texas teachers say they

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comprehensive curriculum used to direct instruction K through Grade 12. The group maintains that Texas teachers in districts where CScope has been implemented are being forced to sign contracts to not disclose details of the program: Each Texas teacher in a CSCOPE district had to sign a contract with CSCOPE a full page of legal descriptions binding the teacher not to reveal the content of CSCOPE to anyone outside the school. The teachers were not allowed to copy the contract nor secure legal counsel to interpret the content. The consensus among teachers across Texas is that they dislike CSCOPE intensely because it does not prepare their students academically for the new STAAR/End-of-Course tests. Texas CScope Review contend sthe secrecy is because CSCOPE isnt based on Texas official education standards, adopted by the State Board of Education theyre based on the Common Core Standards developed by the DoE and rejected by Texas for their lack of rigor. Cscope is modeled after Lucy

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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fear administrative retribution if they speak out. In CSCOPE: Texas Teachers Given Gag Order, available on a website called Texas CScope Review operated by retired teacher Janice Van Cleave, another group of currently-employed teachers say that was was advertised as a supplementary education program is rapidly becoming the official but neverapproved state curriculum. CSCOPE started out to be a supplementary program, write a group calling itself concerned Texas educators on the site. On the CSCOPE website, the program is advertised as a curriculum management system. However through careful marketing tricks by the ESCs, CSCOPEs lessons have become an all-in-one

Calkins. According to Ms. Calkins, she has worked hard to finesse the adoption of the Common Core Standards. As challenging as it must have been to write and finesse the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, that accomplishment is nothing compared to the work of teaching in ways that bring all students to these ambitious expectations. The goal is clear. The pathway is not. CSCOPE is instructional material patterned after researchers who promote Obamas Common Core Standards Texas has not adopted Obamas common core standards, Van Cleave adds. So why has the Texas Education Agency written and sold CSCOPE to Texas public schools? In other words, by adopting CSCOPE, local districts are effectively adopting the substandard Common Core Standards. A report by the Pioneer Institute concluded that, barred by law from creating and imposing a national curriculum, the Obama Administrations DoE is doing an endaround at the local level. The department has simply

paid others to do that which it is forbidden to do, said the authors of the reported called The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers. This tactic should not inoculate the department against the curriculum prohibitions imposed by Congress. To this date, CSCOPE (including its lessons and learning activities) has never gone through the intense Texas textbook adoption process in which public hearings are held and factual errors are documented, discussed, and verified. Neither has there been any followup to make sure that the errors in CSCOPE lessons and learning activities have been corrected, the educators group writes in an article posted Oct. 12 on the Texas Cscope Review website. As importantly, there has been no independent review of CSCOPE to make sure that its lessons and learning activities align with the new SBOE-adopted curriculum standards (ELAR, Science, Social Studies, Math).

Time to pull the plug on affirmative action

When Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009, it was obvious to most Americans that she was NOT the most qualified person for the job. But it was also obvious that because she would be the first Hispanic on the Court, no one was going to seriously challenge her nomination. Thus we see the legacy of affirmative action people who are promoted because they members of a protected class, not because they are the best qualified. Affirmative Action may have stated out as a good idea in the early 1960s, to overcome discriminatory practices, but the idea soon lost its way. Its goals were redefined to promote actions that achieve non-discrimination and to promote anti-discriminatory actions. Bingo! At that point it began encouraging and justifying discrimination. Almost 50 years and two generations of Americans later, affirmative action has expanded to include anyone and everyone who feels socially insecure because of their race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual preference, physical abilities, and even weight and height. The fact is affirmative action has bred discrimination. It has caused Americans to think about their differences, not about their commonalities. It has caused us to think tribal. Americans are encouraged to celebrate diversity, but in reality they are taught to practice and justify a new, subtle (sometimes not so subtle) form of discrimination. Today, Americans are identified by whether or not they are members of a protected group or class, because that means having special rights and privileges. However, affirmative action, in the cold reality of day, means discrimination. Because affirmative action pretends to make up for past injustices, it should be called civil revenge,not civil rights. After 50 years of civil rights enforcement, after two generations of promoting anti-discriminatory actions, how

El Conservador
George Rodriguez

George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance. He is a former official in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the Reagan Administration.

much longer do we need this type of legal protection? Furthermore, it has hurt protected classes by breeding the false expectations of special treatment in all their social, economic and political activities. It is undeniable that President Obama has accomplished most of his achievements because he is African American. Many people openly admit that they voted for Obama in 2008 because of his race, not qualifications. Just look at what the ultimate affirmative action candidate has brought America because he is of a protected class, not because he was qualified. Thus, it should be disturbing to Americans that liberals are promoting San Antonios Mayor Julian Castro as first Hispanic president as if groups or tribes should take turns leading our nation. It should be very disturbing to Americans that Castro apparently believes it his turn because he is Hispanic. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Fisher v. University of Texas, is about UT defending and justifying the preferential treatment of some, at the expense of qualified people. It is time for affirmative action to end and to return to the pure principles of equal protection under the law. Competition is good and discrimination, in any form and for any reason against anyone, is bad. George Rodriguez is president of the South Texas Alliance.

Its not Bushs fault any more: now, its Romney lied
Credit President Barack Obamas aides with discernment. Even before the first presidential debate was over, they knew they needed to come up with an excuse, and fast. They settled on one that they havent stopped repeating: Mitt Romney lied his way to victory. The president would have rebutted Romneys gross deceptions, except he was too focused on answering questions about the countrys future and too taken aback by Romneys brazenness to answer the former governor in real time. Although once he had a day or two and his witty rejoinders were cued up in a teleprompter, he was absolute hell on Romney. The case that Romney lied so brazenly that it undid the president who prides himself on his rhetorical genius rests, first, on the idea that the Republican misrepresented his own taxreform plan. The president said that Romney proposes to cut taxes by $5 trillion over 10 years. Romney denied it. The presidents team responded, with its customary civility and nuance: Liar! But this isnt even a close call. Romney wants to cut income-tax rates 20 percent across the board and make up the revenue by closing loopholes and deductions. This isnt a tax cut; its a wash. Its been Romneys plan ever since he proposed it during the Republican primaries. Its such a simple concept that only willful obtuseness keeps the president or his team from understanding it. Its true that Romney hasnt specified which deductions hed cut, leaving that for a future negotiation with Congress. The Obama team takes this as license to accuse Romney of proposing to raise taxes on the middle class, a pure fabrication. When Obama made this charge in Denver, Romney proved that it is possible to reply to falsehoods one-on-one during a live debate. Romney firmly said he wouldnt raise taxes on the middle class and pa-

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tiently explained why not. Romneys other whopping deception allegedly was his contention that his health-care plan covers people with pre-existing conditions. On this, too, he was on solid ground. To simplify, he wants to extend the current legal protection that exists in the employerbased insurance market to the individual market, and make it easier for people to buy insurance in that individual market. Again, this is nothing new, but has been an element in his healthcare policy from the beginning. When Obama aides say that the real Romney didnt show up in Denver, what they really mean is that he failed to live down to their rank caricature of him. As Romney showed during an hour and a half of high-pressure television, he is a capable and intelligent man who is ready to be president and has a substantial reform agenda. The Obama campaigns response to his debate victory basically was, Dont believe your lying eyes -- believe our super PAC ads. The presidents team evidently underestimated Romney once already. If it really believes this lying liar interpretation of the debate -- rather than pushing it in the media for lack of anything else to say -- it will underestimate him yet again. Mitt Romney bested President Obama on the merits in Denver. Anyone insisting otherwise simply cant handle the truth. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In Your View
The Cannon
Recently, we received the great news that the number of Texas students taking the SAT has soared over the last five years, especially among minority students. Statistics released last week show a 42 percent increase among AfricanAmerican students and a 65 percent increase among Hispanic students. More than ever before, Texas students from all backgrounds are dreaming of going to college, and are taking active steps to get there. This is quite a turnaround for Texas. In 2000, we had a smaller percentage of students going to college than any of the other 10 most populous states. To reverse this trend, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted a strategic plan called Closing the Gaps by 2015, which challenged our higher education institutions to increase enrollment by 500,000 in 15 years. By 2005, this plan was working so well that we moved the goalposts back further, increasing the target number to 630,000 by 2015. As interest in pursuing a college degree is increasing, state officials have to do everything we can to remove the roadblocks and enable students to pursue their dreams. Thats why Im calling for a four-year tuition freeze for incoming freshmen, so that the amount students pay when they first arrive on campus will be locked in through what should be their senior year.

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Meeting the growing demand for college

Guest Commentary Gov. Rick Perry

Rick Perry is Governor of Texas

GBRA undertaking desalination project

Special to The Cannon

Add a purple ribbon to that pink ribbon this month

By Rev. Ava Anderson
Special to The Cannon

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is undertaking a major desalination project to supply this water basin with a much needed new source of water. James Murphy, Executive Manager of Water Resources and Utility, and Tommy Schulte, Regional Representative for Community and Economic Development, made an informative presentation about the project at the October monthly meeting of the Water Protection Association. It is part of their focus on maximizing resources to meet all needs including the environmental requirements of maintaining water flows for bays and estuaries. They identified three items needed for long term growth to occur in Texas roads, water, and power. Of these three, projections by state and regional water plans show that future water needs may not be met from current resources, particularly during frequently recurring droughts. Municipal population projections show that their future water needs continue to grow, but present surface water and groundwater resources are essentially already allocated. Some studies show that future water shortages will affect 83 percent of the states population and reduce income

by $116 billion. The GBRA project will add a new source of water to the present mix of resources to help meet these needs. Their evaluations show that ocean source of water has advantages over using brackish water from wells because two thirds of the population of Texas live within 150 miles of the coast and the vast quantities available. The studies show that costs reduce as quantities of water produced increase and also identified several options for financing the project. It also meshes well with other current projects. Reverse osmosis is the predominant processing method. With this method, 50 percent of the ocean water going through the process is converted to usable quality water and the rest is returned. This has been shown to be an environmentally acceptable method in numerous desalination plants around the world. The presenters emphasized that the GBRA ocean water desalination project will provide a new source of water to balance current surface and groundwater sources to meet the future needs of this fast-growing region including the needed environmental flow requirements during drought periods. In conclusion, political support by the municipalities and industries that will benefit from the project was requested.

Not only will this help students and their families predict and plan for the cost of their college careers, it will also provide a powerful incentive to complete degrees on time. Currently, less than 30 percent of students at Texas four-year institutions graduate within four years. In fact, only 58 percent get their degrees in six. Clearly, this system can and must - be improved. For this reason, Im also proposing we link a portion of each universitys funding to the number of students that graduate. Under the existing formula, state funding is based primarily upon the number of students who enroll in the university. This number is important, but its not the complete story. Under my proposal, 10 percent of the schools funding will be tied to how many of those students are actually receiving degrees. Simply put, if a school fails to graduate students, itll eventually cost it some funding. This will encourage universities to do everything they can to help their students complete their degrees and graduate in a timely fashion, saving both

the student - and ultimately the university - time and money. Along those lines, we must do more to give students a clearer picture of how much is at stake when it comes to graduating on time. One way to do this is by requiring universities to break down the costs and inform students of the price tag for graduating in four years, compared to five or six. In the 2011 State of the State address, I challenged our universities to develop bachelors degree programs that cost no more than $10,000. My challenge gained national attention, and while some shook their heads and said it couldnt be done, others simply went to work. Already, nine institutions have announced programs to meet that challenge, and others will soon be added to the list. These measures will make college more affordable and will meet the growing demand for higher education in a way that encourages students to complete their degrees on time. While the average Texas college student graduates with less debt than the national average, now is the time to take steps to prevent us from moving further up that chart. To meet the growing demand for higher education in Texas, we must give our students affordable and predictable options, and reduce the debt that they carry with them as they start their careers.

In one year alone, 12.7 million men and women in the United States, are physically abused, raped, or stalked by their partners. Thats approximately, the number of people in New York City and Los Angelus, California. That is 24 people every minute. Its time to Take a Stand! Theres No Excuse for Abuse! Just like the yellow ribbons stand for Support Our Troops and the pink ribbons designate Breast Cancer Awareness Month - wont you please consider donning a purple ribbon this October to show your support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and say No More! National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed every October across the country with the adorning of purple ribbons, which is an important and recognizable symbol to join in the stand, to end the national and local tragedy of domestic violence and other violent crimes that permeates every facet of society. The striking purple ribbon reminds us of our moral obligations and the commitment required to prevent domestic violence. We must all work together to break the silence, and spread the message that there is no place for violence in homes, schools, communities or workplaces. The purple ribbons are also worn to show support for the survivors and advocates. The color purple represents courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence and other violent crimes. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) initially, evolved from the Day of Unity that was first observed back in 1981, by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women, and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an en-

tire week devoted to a range of activities as varied and diverse as the programs but its common themes: mourning those who have died as a result of domestic violence or other violent crimes, and celebrates those who have survived, plus connecting those who tirelessly, work to end the brutal and destructive effects of violence on the victims of society. Dave Mundy, General Manager of Gonzales Cannon Newspaper, posed an important question, in last weeks paper, Want to stop the violence? Change the culture. Mr. Mundy made some relevant points, regarding our decayed culturethe negative impact that the entertainment media, as well as the music and fashion industry, has had in our society, and how these entities are at fault, in their glorification and celebration of crime, violence, vulgarity, sexism, racism, drug use and the vile nature of gangstra rap which Dave further states, Has transcended being merely annoying noise and now influences fashion. During my many years, serving as an advocate, crisis counselor, and an ordained minister, I agree that it is absolutely, crucial that parents set positive examples and be good role models. However, since Mr. Mundys article did not elaborate on the negative effects that alcohol, substance abuse, pornography, family violence, peer pressure, and a fatherless society, has had on violent crime, around the nation and in our small Texas towns, I would like to touch on those negative factors. Violent crime extends far beyond ganstra rap and baggy britches falling down, because their parents bought those clothes for them. Statistics show that children who come from homes where one or more parents engage in substance abuse of any nature, and/ or children who witness family violence at home are more likely to experience behavioral prob-

lems and increased aggression, have less developed social and conflict resolution skills, and suffer long-term developmental effects. These youth are also at risk of being abused themselves and engaging in future violence. Researchers have found that people who batter their partner, are more likely to abuse their children too. Those studies and others have further indicated a direct correlation between woman abuse and child abuse. Child abuse and neglect, affects the lives of over 50,000 plus children each year in Texas alone. Every three (3) minutes or less, a child is reported abused and/or neglected in Texas. Child abuse and neglect are no longer just big city problems. Its occurring all over in epidemic proportions in our cities, towns, and throughout rural areas in our country. The incidences, as well as severity of abuses are growing each year. Unfortunately, family violence, child abuse, gang violence, violent crime is occurring at alarming rates right here in the rural areas where we reside. Due to the rapid increase of needs in the service areas of Gonzales County, Lavaca County and beyond the demands for social services are rapidly increasing. Existing services in and around these surrounding regional areas have only been able to form a minimal safety net. Violent abuse of women and children destroys families and promotes violent behavior in future generations. In the October 11th issue of The Gonzales Cannon, Dave Mundy said, The problem is that we rationalize and enable criminal behavior, by saying, He grew up in a bad environment and enablers say, He never had a chance. Dave then adds, Thats not a reason, thats an excuse. We as a society, have come to accept the violence and in many cases we celebrate it. As the Founder and CEO, of Reachout Outreach, I would like to expound on one of our mot-

tos for this organization: Theres No Excuse for Abuse. As an active, and vocal advocate against all forms of violence I would like to attempt to educate the public, in my guest column and add to the aforesaid statements presented in said newspaper. Studies clearly indicate that victims of child abuse often end up involved in criminal activities throughout their lifetime. Unfortunately, many do wind-up in the juvenile criminal system and ultimately, the prison system with research proving that that 85% of Texas prison inmates did indeed, grow up in a bad environment and were victims of child abuse. A number of years ago, statistics had shown:1 out of 7 boys and 1 out of 5 girls suffer some form of abuse before the age of 18, but in the last ten plus years, those numbers have rapidly increased, especially, with the horrors of human trafficking. Further, statistics from Greenfield L. 1996, indicated that two-thirds of all prisoners convicted of sexual assault or rape committed the crime against a child. Child abuse and neglect is not only a human rights violation, but also a health and social epidemic requiring a coordinated response to prevent it. Texans awareness of domestic violence as a crime and their understanding that it is a serious issue needs to be addressed on an on-going basis. Texans clearly understand that more should and must be done to help victims of domestic violence. Educating the public, helps Texas and county residents to become more acutely aware of the tragic consequences domestic violence has on our families, friends, workplaces, schools and communities. Far too many Texans know someone who is a victim of violence. It will take all of us working together to help these survivors find safety, receive justice and create opportunities for them to live the violence-free lives they deserve.

Yes, it is time to Change the Culture Peoples Lives Depend On It! Reachout Outreach with its expansion plans will help provide individuals and/or victims with emergency shelter, hot lines, resources, and other supportive social services for people in crisis, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and other violent crimes to further aid in the safety and stability of the lives of individuals, survivors, family members and the community. It is vital that a domestic violence shelter be raised up in Gonzales County, and other types of crisis centers be established for the service areas of Gonzales, Shiner, Yoakum, Moulton, Flatonia, Hallettsville, and beyond. Reachout Outreach is also in the developmental stages of offering other social services including a pro-life outreach, and other programs including a teen-tween outreach, in teaching young people about domestic violence, and prevention of teen dating violence, teen rape, and teen pregnancy, etc. It is further in the works to raise funds for a crisis center to assist with such needs as identified thus far but by no means in its entirety. We desire for people of all ages, with or without children to be healed, nurtured and mentored in a safe home-like environment, and help their lives to become stable and productive again. If your orgainization, ministry or business would like more information on scheduling a speaking engagement and/or if you would like to volunteer, contribute, or serve on staff in any capacity to help expand these vital outreaches: Avas Ark, Project Protect and My Sisters Keeper and other outreaches Please Contact: Rev. Ava Anderson at Reachout Outreach by calling 512-576-2275 or email address: reachoutoutreach@

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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
The Cannon
And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. Mark 4:17
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

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

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales 1805 Weimar, Gonzales

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

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

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

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

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

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

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

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


1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

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

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

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


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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

Greater Church



Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

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

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

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

Cowboy Church of Gonzales County

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

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

St. Phillip Catholic Church


201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero


Emmanuel Fellowship

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

Messianic Judaism

Family Dentistry of Gonzales

Gentle Quality Care

606 St. Louis Gonzales, TX 78629

Office 830-672-8664 Fax 830-672-8665

Logan Insurance Agency


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Watch out for those rattlesnakes!

Sandis Country Fried News

The Cannon

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My dear readers, you had better watch where you are walking. The rattlesnakes are moving and they are looking for a home. Joe Kotwig killed one in his driveway just as his company was leaving. It was almost dark but he was able to get anyway. I am beginning to think that Wade and Lola Wilson are running a rattlesnake birthing center over there. Lola is about to get hysterical over this and I am about to get hysterical with her. When they start attacking our cats, it is fighting time. Her cat Jake got grazed by one right after she put him outside. They heard the rattlesnake when it struck and hit the garage door. It barely hit the side of Jakes foot and fortunately he is okay. Later that day when Gene left he ran over a big one in their drive way. In talking with Patsy West at the fair, I found out she had killed two rattlesnakes which was unusual. Some people are saying they are trying to find a place to curl up for the winter. Well I wish to goodness, that they would find a place that is not up close and personal. It sure would make me feel better if they would go out in the pasture some place. The Band Boosters need helpers for the concession stands on Thursday and on Friday. On Thursday it is supposed to be the Twirlers and the Trumpets. However, more help is needed in addition to that. They also need help grilling and serving hamburgers. At 11:15 they will be serving hamburgers to the band, and band directors. Oh, the Mighty Apache Band is looking for a win. They are traveling to Giddings this Saturday for a marching UIL competition. Ah Yes the pumpkins!!! This pumpkin patch is getting off to a slow start. It seems that there are no pumpkin pickers in New Mexico. Due to the fact that they had no pumpkin pickers and loaders, we are just now getting our

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pumpkins at the Monthalia United Methodist Church. (Maybe the third time was a charm.) So round up your family and come with your cameras to take a picture of all the lovely pumpkins and buy a pumpkin to take home with you. The pumpkins have been unloaded and the pumpkin patch is open as of 9am Wednesday, October 17th. Thanks to all who served refreshments to the pumpkin unloaders. They served hotdogs, chili, cheese, chips, tea, cookies, and talking and laughter. The Belmont Community Club will meet at the Belmont Community Center for their regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday, Oct 23rd, at 2pm. Make plans to see you there. On October 28, at the BUMC the young ones and the young at heart can wear their costumes to church. After paying for these costumes and getting all the stuff together that goes with it, they must be worn as much as possible. They rarely last two years. Out here in the country you show them off every time you get the chance. This year instead of having just a few bake turkeys, we are having a pot luck supper at the Belmont Community Center with a bake sale to go along with it. This event is slated for November 11th, at 6pm and you are asked to make donations to the community center. These will go for renovations for the community center. If you would just like to give a donation send it to Belmont Community Center % Shari Lee; P. O. Box 947, Belmont, TX 78604. So we will need two dishes per person or big dishes per family like main dishes (meat) and vegetables and salad, along with dessert. There will be some activities for the kids. A signup sheet will be passed around by Jackie Kidd. If you are not at church, maybe you could give her a call. As a bonus, November 11th is Veterans Day. Also at BUMC there will be a pastor swap, and we will be having Pastor R. C. Waddle. There will be the turning on of the Christmas lights on November 23rd over on the outside of the Belmont Community Center and the Belmont United Methodist Church. Belmont United Methodist Church is having another Live Nativity Scene this year. I am so excited

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because I was sick last year. I got to see the pictures and the donkey stole the show. I know that the one that adorned the church before Christmas with the figures of the Nativity Scene was beautiful too. That program will be December 23rd at 6pm. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Justin Klosel, Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Glenn Malatek, Christian, Diana Garcia, Terry Bowman, Mr. Bill, Michael Barnard, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Melda Rios, Pastor Lundy Hooten, Aunt Frances Gandre, Shirley and Glenn Mikesh; Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Charlie, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy Black, Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Tony Black, James Soefje, Noreen Soefje, Mandy and Wm. (Ressie) Brietschopf, Harold Pape, Lanny Baker, Flo, Norman Wundt, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams, Shirley Dozier, our military and their families, And Thank You God for the wonderful rain. While at the pumpkin patch unloading, we learned that Pastor Lundy Hooten is in we think the Methodist Heart Hospital in San Antonio. Pastor Lundy has had both a pacemaker and a defibrillator that he has had to contend with and they sometimes got out of kilter. They thought that was the problem, but it appears it might be more extensive than that and require open heart surgery. Please say extra prayers. Shirley Goss held a Mini Health Fair before church on September 30th at the BUMC. People came early to get their glucose checked, blood pressure checked etc. For those who do not know it, Shirley Goss is the Wesleyan Nurse for the United Methodist District. She does a lot of good things for our community to try to help people healthy. This last week she provided a lady to tell us about the in and outs of Medicare Part D. It started out with a luncheon at the Belmont Social Club and then we went down to the Belmont Community Center where she had all of her papers laid out to give to us. Cheryl Moore was from Victoria and this is her job to go around helping people obtain all the Medicare benefits that they are entitled to get for the cheapest amount of money. She did not have a shy group of people. She

fielded questions about Medicare Advantage plans that are not very good out in our area, and what happens when you get in that famous donut hole. Jackie Kidd and I just about got our answers. But the one thing she could not answer was what exactly the cost of this and that was going to be. This was because nobody really knew and so nobody could really say. It was just dangling up in the air. It was certainly a very informative meeting and the lunch was certainly wonderful too. We appreciate Shirley Goss for getting her come out to the Community Center and present this to us. There were about eleven people there from several different areas. October 15th to December 7th is the open enrollment time. On another note, we are happy that the Belmont Community Center has been awarded the grant from GVEC to fix up the center so that we can continue to have things like meetings like the above in it. We will be able to fix the roof properly, the air conditioners, bathrooms, and generally give it a good over haul. The Community Center has to match that amount and so we will be accepting donations toward that end. The community center has been a vital place for this community ever since I was a little girl for voting, scouts, water board meetings, and the famous womanless wedding and the talent show. Home demonstration club meetings were held there, and birthday parties too. I have gotten wiser with the years. Things like this go in cycles. It seems like that Chihuahuas are like a lot of people when it comes to biting off more than they can chew. Munchie, at all of maybe six pounds, nearly caused me to have a heart attack this week. I went to see what all this commotion was out near the truck and there stood this huge dog about as tall as the top of our wheel well on the truck. I called it a Husky. And here is little Munchie biting at its heels with Sweet Pea next in line, and Squeaky who cant hear a thing, but who still has good teeth, following her--and me hollering GET dog---MUNCHIE come back. It is not working. The more I holler, the more Munchie bites, and the big dog just circles around the truck totally happy. I think really fast and I grab a bag of cat food, rattle it and take off for the porch. My dogs follow me and luckily the big is bewildered as to where we have all disappeared out of the realm of sight. It took off and we were saved that day. Have a good week and God Bless.

Debbie Roberts of Schertz is pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Kelli Anne, to David Aaron Haug, son of Darrell and Gloria Haug, of Gonzales. Kelli is the daughter of the late Gil Roberts of Schertz. Kelli was a spring 2010 graduate of Texas Lutheran University, receiving a Bachelors of Music degree in vocal performance. Kelli also has a minor in Business Administration. David was a spring 2007 graduate of Texas Lutheran University receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and a December 2010 graduate of TLU receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music. David is employed by Southern Clay Products. A Nov. 24 wedding is planned at the Chapel of the Abiding Presence of Texas Lutheran University, Seguin. The couple will make their home in Seguin.


Allyson and Michael Cole of Victoria are pleased to annouce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Colby Jo Cole, to Dwayne Allen Nicky Calcote, Jr., son of Rachel and Dwayne Calcote, Sr. of Victoria. The bride-elect graduated from Southwest Texas University and is employed by Urban Surveying. The groom-to-be graduated from Texas A&M University (Kingsville) and is employed by DOW Chemical. The couple will wed in a 6:00 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at The Venue in Cuero, Texas.


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wife, Charlene Hill; daughter, Shanna Marie Howard of Sanger, Tx.; grandson, Joshua Beene of McKinney; grandchildren, Brayden Beene and Lyla Beene; and brother, Joe Hill of Austin. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gonzales, with the Rev. Ildiko Rigney officiating. A reception for the family will follow services in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The family requests that flowers be sent to the church on Friday, or in lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association. Gonzales Livestock Commission longer then anyone can remember and had helped Donnie Brzozowski work cattle after retiring. There was little he didnt know about raising cattle or working them and his advice was highly prized by those who sought his knowledge of the subject. He loved his horses and could sit a saddle with the best of the cowboys, he knew a good horse was a valuable tool in working cattle and sometimes he enjoyed riding just for pleasure. Lonnie was a humble man; he was a dependable, efficient, hardworking man with hands that showed the years of toil in his vocation. But there was so much more to Lonnie than hard work; there was his wife, Ruby, his son, daughter and extended family whom he loved so deeply. He cherished holidays and Sundays or anytime the family could all gather around for dinner and whatever fun may follow in having his family home. He longed to have grandchildren as his own children grew up and started their own lives, he had so much love to give, and who better to share this love with than his own grandchildren. Lonnie was many things; he was a loving husband, devoted father, adoring grandfather and caring brother. His hardened hands softened with love as he doted on his grandchildren. As the years passed; those same hands that saddled up many a horse, roped countless steers, paired thousands of cows and hung acres of barbed wire, now gently fed his loving wife three meals a day, everyday, as she lay afflicted with Alzheimers disease. Lonnies loving spirit led him to check on his sister Gloria every morning as she battled cancer before continuing on to the nursing facility to care for his wife. John Wayne was quoted as saying, A mans got to have a code, a creed to live by, certainly Lonnies code and creed was to put the needs of others before his own and love generously, for as another famous poet wrote in part, what we put into the lives of others, will come back into our own. Lonnie Edmund Busch, Jr. was loved and respected in return and his memory will be cherished forever. This good man is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Kay Sandy and Joel Meyers of Lake Charles, LA.; son, David Wayne Busch of Dripping Springs; sister and brother-in-law, Bethel Inez and S.R. Pal Lester of Gonzales; grandchildren, Ashley Richelle and William ONeal of Baton Rouge, LA, and Jeremy Meyers of Lake Charles, LA.; great-grandchildren, Adeline Mae ONeal and William Henry ONeal of Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 58 years Ruby Helen Stehle Busch, his parents and a sister, Gloria Ann Grantham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 18 in the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating. Interment will follow in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers include: Byron Lester, Ricky Lester, Jarrett Grantham, Jay Grantham, Kerry Morgan and Jeremy Meyers. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 200906011, or the First Lutheran Church, 1206 N. St. Joseph, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Services are under the care and direction of SeydlerHill Funeral Home.

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Frederick Lamon Smith, 1973-2012 Frederick Lamon Smith was born August 10, 1973 in Gonzales, Texas to Fred and Melba Smith. He graduated from Gonzales High School in 1992. He worked numerous jobs, but his favorite occupation was being a truck driver where he was faithful until his death. Frederick accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of The Holy Temple of Jesus Christ #2. He was a Sunday School superintendent and sang in the youth choir. He was preceded in death by his son; Tylon Lamon Smith, one sister, Felisha L. Smith, his grandmother, Mattie M. Spence, his grandfather, Fred L. Smith, Sr., two great grandmothers; Dora M. Hansford and Gina Henry Greathouse. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife, Donna C. Smith;, one daughter, Tyla Janae Smith; his parents, Fred and Melba Smith;, three brothers, Franklin L. Smith, Fred L. Smith, III (Camisha) and Feron L. Smith; one sister, Frieda L. Smith, all of Gonzales, Texas; Grandmother, Merle J. Smith of Gonzales, Texas; Grandfather, Hiawatha Greathouse of Houston, Texas; one niece, Tasha L. Smith of Gonzales, Texas; two nephews, Braelen DuBose of Cuero, Texas, Drayden L. Smith of Gonzales, Texas; Loving and dear in-laws, Fletcher and Diane Garner of Kyle, Texas; a dear brother-in-law, Donald Steen, Jr. (Jay), a very special niece, Jasmine Scott and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, October 12, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Gonzales. Rev. Gary Clack, Eulogist, Rev. Steve Faulkner, Senior Pastor. Services entrusted to the Professional Care of Harris Funeral Home, 127 Hwy. 90A, Gonzales, 830-672-1075. George L. Harris Funeral Director/ Embalmer in Charge, Ella L. Harris Provisional Funeral Director.


Dorothy Lee Hastings, 1923-2012 Dorothy Lee Hastings was born April 7, 1923 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She passed away on Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at her home in Gonzales, Texas. She accepted Christ at a early age and was a member of greater Webster A.M.E. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Mattie Smith, three sons, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, one daughter, Shirley Mackey of Adkin, Texas, sons, Willie Hastings Jr. of El Paso, Texas, John Henry Hastings (Becky), Hinesville, GA, Ronald Ray Hastings (Cora), Live Oak, Texas, Rev. Jimmie Lee Hastings (Carolyn) and Tommy Lynn Hastings (Vella) of Gonzales, Texas, five sisters, Celestine Hazel Carpenter, San Antonio, Ella Louise Richardson, Lillie Mae Richardson, Edna Earl Jarett and Mattie Jean Williams, all of California, 20 grandchildren, 46 greatgrandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. Services were Saturday, October 13th at the Providence Baptist Church, 1020 Church St., Gonzales, Texas. Rev. Gary Clack, Pastor and Rev. Jimmie Hastings, Eulogist. Services entrusted to the Professional Care of Harris Family Home, 127 Hwy. 90A, Gonzales, TX 78629. 830-672-1075. George Harris, Funeral Director/ Embalmer In Charge, Ella Harris, Provisional Funeral Director. Arthur L. Hill, Jr., 65, of Gonzales, passed away Oct. 13 at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling. He was born June 2, 1947. He was a career pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he flew combat missions over Vietnam. He recently retired from Dell. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his


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Lonnie Edmund Busch, Jr., 82 of Gonzales, passed away Monday, October 15. Lonnie was born September 29, 1930 in Gonzales, the first child of Lonnie E. Busch, Sr. and Emma Anna Gloor Busch. Lonnies paternal family came to Texas from Germany in 1834, settled in the Schulenburg area and became citizens of the Republic of Texas. Lonnies maternal family came to Texas from Switzerland around 1890 and settled in the Shiner area. He graduated from Gonzales High School with the class of 1948 where he had played on the schools football team. As a young man, Lonnie was active on the rodeo circuit competing in roping events. Lonnie married Ruby Helen Stehle on January 18, 1953 in the Monthalia Methodist Church. He was a life long member of the First Lutheran Church in Gonzales and had been a member of the Independent Cattlemens Association and the Young Farmers Association. Lonnie spent his life working as a cowboy in Gonzales; he had worked for Carnes Cattle Company, Brisco Brothers and he worked cattle for Lee Carnes for 51 years. He had worked sales at the


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Kaci Leann Fairchild, 29 of Harwood, passed away Thursday, October 11. She was born December 31, 1982 in Andrews, the daughter of Larry Owen Loffler and Audrey DAnn Smith. She was a graduate of Seminole High School and attended Western Texas University. Kaci was the safety and human resources manager with Venture Energy Services. She had previously worked with the Texas Oncology Center in both Midland and San Marcos for several years. She will always be remembered as a compassionate and caring employee and was the favorite wherever she worked. Ka-


cis smile could brighten up everyones day. Kaci and Travis Fairchild both enjoyed the music of Aaron Watson and a concert of his composed their first date. Whether it was during Aarons rendition of Leather and Lace or Summertime Girl, somewhere in that concert Travis knew that Kacis sparkling eyes, infectious smile and lust for life were the qualities he was searching for in a partner for life. Kaci and Travis married August 30, 2008 in Seminole. They enjoyed travel, recently returning from an Alaskan trip, and were looking forward to a trip to Hawaii. Kaci was an avid photographer; she loved craft work and spending time with her dogs Charlie, Herbie and Molly. Kaci became a deer hunter last year and was eager to go with Travis again this season. Because of gentle manner and fun-loving heart she was a favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews, Jayden Contreras, Braylee and Rostyn Moorefield, and Jewel and Faith Short. She loved to visit with friends and will be remembered as a spirited individual with a wonderful smile and personality. She is survived by her loving husband, Travis Fairchild of Harwood; parents, Audrey DAnn Blackmon and husband Dusty of Seminole, Larry Owen Loffler and wife Tanya of Driftwood; sisters, Madison Loffler of Austin, Katlin Moorefield and husband Gaidge of Seminole, and Dallas Blackmon of Seminole; brother, Kolt Blackmon of Seminole; grandparents, Bob and Shirley Loffler of Seminole, Lenda and Eugene Blackmon of Seminole and Jim and Sandra Morgan of Denver City. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Perlena and Dean Smith. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales with Reverend Andy Smith officiating. A memorial service will be held at South Seminole Baptist Church in Seminole on Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m. Pallbearers include Cody Fleming, Shad Fleming, Jeff Loffler, Brent McKinley, Gaidge Moorefield and Gere Pallis. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-672-3232.

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Winners from the 2012 Come And Take It Photo Contest Animals - 1. Janice Carriger of Victoria, 2. Sarah Bailey of Leesville, 3. Patty Stewart. Honorable mention: Marsha Gibson of Cuero. Architecture - 1. Kevin Esparza of San Antonio, 2. Lillian Barta, 3. Kevin Esparza of San Antonio. Honorable mention: Lillian Barta. Flowers - 1. Marsha Gibson of Cuero, 2. Marsha Gibson of Cuero, 3. Cindi Jackson of Gonzales. Honorable mention: Marsha Gibson of Cuero. Landscape - 1. Kevin Esparza of San Antonio, 2. Kevin Esparza of San Antonio, 3. Lillian Barta. Honorable mention: Marsha Gibson of Cuero. Miscellaneous - 1. Marsha Gibson of Cuero, 2. Lillian Barta, 3. Robin Alaniz of Goliad. Honorable mention: Lillian Barta. People - 1. Lillian Barta, 2. Leslie Ince of New Braunfels, 3. Patty Stewart. Honorable mention: Lillian Barta. Portraits - 1. Sandra Johnston, 2. Patty Stewart, 3. Lillian Barta. Honorable mention: Janice Carriger of Victoria. Still Life - 1. Leslie Janssen of Shiner, 2. Ann Augustine, 3. Leslie Janssen of Shiner. Honorable mention: Sandy Johnston. TX History - 1. Kevin Esparza of San Antonio, 2. Peggie Schultz, 3. Leslie Janssen of Shiner. Honorable mention: Peggie Schultz. Youth - 1. Kaci Herman of Yoakum, 2. Megan Massey, 3. J. Burns Cowley of Meyersville. Honorable mention: Cullen Eppright of Cost. Digital - 1. Marsha Gibson of Cuero, 2. Dianna Bartosh of Cuero, 3. Marsha Gibson of Cuero. Honorable mention: Ann Augustine. Best of Show - Leslie Janssen of Shiner.

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This year at GJH, we honor those with perfect attendance! As an incentive for attending school every day, all 7th and 8th Grade students have the opportunity to win $15 dollars each Friday of the year. Pictured (from left) are: Leslie Ramirez, a 7th Grader who won the week of September 17-21; Juan Hernandez, an 8th Grader who won the week of September 24 28; Keaton Glass, a 7th Grader who won the week of October 1-5; and Jose Rios, a 7th Grader who won the week of October 8-12. (Courtesy photo)

October at Gonzales Elementary started with a blazing hot presentation from our local fire department. Lance and Griffin (top left) explained to the kids how to prevent a home fire, what constituted a home emergency, and why it is important to plan ahead for evacuation during a fire. At top right, members of Kathryn Wagners class pose for a photo with a fire engine. (Courtesy photos)

Students of Gonzales Elementarys tech teacher Angela Zumwalt invited their parents to school last week to teach them something new in Technology. Among those participating were (top): Shelby, Jennifer, and Jason Davis; Collin and Gerri Lawing; Samantha and Lisa Barnick; Christian, Chris, and Jennifer Almaguer; (bottom from left) Stephanie and Alexandra Reyna; and Lauren Kridler and Ryan Gomez (Courtesy photos)

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The Gonzales Master Gardeners have been working with first graders in their classrooms during the last month in an effort to prepare them for their first visit to the Childrens Garden. The students learned about the job of a seed; explored the differences in seeds shape, color, size, and texture; and learned about the life cycle of a seed becoming a plant which in turn produces seeds so that the process continues year after year. They were also introduced to square-foot gardening, which is the method being used at the Childrens Garden this fall. On Oct. 10 and 11, six first grade classes from East Avenue Primary went to the Childrens Garden to plant seeds for beets, spinach, lettuce and carrots, and to transplant broccoli seedlings. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

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Dutch Oven Dessert Pork Other than Ribs Surprise. Prepared ANYWAY you desire Pinto Beans (No canned beans) Chicken Beef Brisket Judging on Saturday will include: 10:30 a.m. - Dutch oven dessert 11:00 a.m. - Pork ribs 11:30 a.m. - Pork other than ribs 12:00 p.m. - Surprise 12:30 p.m. - Pinto beans 1:00 P.M. - Chicken 1:30 P.M. - Brisket Saturday morning begins with kids games starting at 8 a.m. There will be games for all ages from Mutton Bustin, Pig Tying, Goat Slapping and Pig Scramble. A Live Auction will begin at noon, followed by the popular Wild Pig Races at 1 p.m. The Qualifying San Antonio Ranch Rodeo will begin at 4 p.m. This year the Nixon event is the last qualifying ranch rodeo on the circuit so we are expecting a large turnout of teams trying to qualify to the San Antonio Ranch Rodeo Finals held in February. Following the ranch rodeo will be a dance featuring Jarrod Birmingham. Opening for Jarrod with be local performer DJ Richter and Texxas from Gonzales. DJ will take the stage at 9 p.m. and will go until 11. At that time Jarrod Birmingham will take the stage and go until 1am. The admission fee for Saturday is $10 for adults and $5 for youths 5 to 12 and under 5 free. Come out and enjoy two days of family fun. This event is our main fundraiser for the year. A portion of the proceeds go to scholarships for local Nixon-Smiley CISD seniors that are planning to further their education. The goal and purpose of the Corporation is to support the students of the Nixon-Smiley CISD, particularly those students enrolled in the FFA, FCCLA and 4-H programs. Any question please call Harold Rice at 830-534-

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FLATONIA The Flatonia WAGs (Womens Action Guild) began the spring of 1973 with 18 to 20 women who wanted to help their community and assist with purchasing much needed equipment and many items for the Civic Center, School, Parks and Library. They started as a service organization and that is just what they did: Serve! Their first festival booth started them down the road moving quickly from working behind the scenes to taking charge of future Czhilispiel Parades and the Souvenir booths. These projects are still happening today at Czhilispiel 40. In order to establish a charitable fund that would become appreciated by many, they started with what they knew best: Cooking. From making over 500 rosettes for the Fayette County Fair food booth to baking literally hundreds of cakes for Czhilispiel Cake Walks and other bake sales, they moved on to larger fund raising projects. Now they design and sell the annual Czhilispiel Tshirts, caps and Koozies that are sought after and treasured. These items have become collectors items with some folks having a collection of memorabilia from all 39 previous Czhilispiels. WAGs members, today as when they started, are always thinking about their service to the community and looking for ways they can help. When the Garbade Park was donated to the City of Flatonia in 1973, WAGs quickly saw a need and within three years began a concession stand to serve the Little League players and spectators. These concession funds helped to purchase the current childrens playground equipment and add a perimeter chain-link fence to protect the young ball players from the traffic on nearby Highway 90. Being a non-profit organization allowed them to use their hard-earned funds to purchase tables for the Civic Center, chairs for the Library, the City Clock in the Main Street parking lot and the school entrance brick marquee. This marquee now is a memorial to the original 1912 Flatonia two-story schoolhouse since they designed it to include: the 1882 cast bronze bell, some of the origi-

nal schoolhouse bricks and part of the cast stone School Building sign. The 1988 dedication plaque reads: A project of the Flatonia Womens Action Guild committed to conserving the past while looking towards the future of our community. The Flatonia ISD has since updated the marquee with a flashing billboard posting the date and special messages. The first Czhilispiel, held October 26-28 in 1973, headlined Ambassador to Czechoslovakia Dusan Spacil as the citys honored guest and celebrated Flatonias 100th birthday, 1873-1973. State Senator Bill Patman and State Representative John Wilson were riding in the parade. The honored Parade Marshall, Harry Jersig, was a descendant of the Flatonia Founding Family, F.W. Flato, and also Chairman of the Board of Lone Star Brewery. Entertainment included Strong Man Ivan Putski tearing license plates and crumpling steel barrels with a bear hug. A Houston Television Star, Big Daddy Country shared his talent as did local pop singer Miss Debbie Syrinek. WAGs Charter members were behind the scenes at this first Czhilispiel, helping with the souvenir booth and selling the cookbook they had the Argus reprint: the original edition of the 1938 Flatonia Cook Book, published for the Oak Hill Cemetery Association. This was a keepsake item since it had so many Flatonia residents and businesses names printed somewhere in the cookbook with recipes, ads and appreciation for support pages. There were pages of Helpful Hints in the back of the book that told how to Fry Crisp Potatoes, Keep pecans fresh by canning them, How to wash organdy so it wouldnt shrink and even How to clean combs. It was a treasure to have in ones possession. One WAGs Charter member touts the Poppy Seed Cake recipe on page 93 as still the best poppy seed recipe she has ever found. That statement says a lot in this part of Texas! The Cookbook was such a hit, WAGs had it reprinted for Czhilispiel VIII in 1980. Wouldnt it be a treat to have them reprint it again and again share all the pages filled with family names, recipes and business ads? The Dr. Pepper ad shows a bottle was five cents in 1938 and page 23 was entitled Matrimonial Prospects, list-

ing in capital letters the first and last names of 12 prospective gentlemen with this saying In this book no recipes we offer, Because were forced to spend our days in single life. Heres hoping ere this page is torn and tattered, Each bachelor listed here has found-A Wife! Helping in the community, especially the children, continues to be the stated purpose of WAGs. Their contributions have purchased new maps for the Social Studies classes, books for Reading Labs, a Science Projector for Science classes, and numerous other pieces of equipment. The back fence for the softball field, a whirlpool for the school athletes physical therapy and the first microwave in the Homemaking department are also among their past donations. Their latest donation is the very impressive Score Board in the new gymnasium that is due to be in use this November (take a look at the contributors name at the bottom: Womens Action Guild). WAGs continues to help annually with school events. Former AG teacher, Wayne Hunt, asked in the early 1980s if they would host a Buyers Reception to gain support for the FFA and 4H projects. They accepted the challenge and continue each year to help encourage donations towards premiums for the students entries. Other financial assistance is given annually to students by funding scholarships to the High School College bound Miss Czhilispiel and runners up. The annual budget also includes donations to activities such as Santas gifts for special families, or field trips to Splashway for elementary students, the annual Girls State Candidates registration along with the Magnolia Renaissance Festival high school field trip. There are five Charter Members of the original 1973 membership who have served these past 40 years and along with many other members are still active, dedicated women with a heart for helping students and their community. Guild membership dues are still the same as they were in 1973 - just $5. If you have the same interests and wish to become involved, please contact a member or come to one of the second Monday 5:30 p.m. meetings at Roberts Steakhouse meeting room.

NIXON The 24th annual Wild Hog Cook-Off & Ranch Rodeo will be held this weekend at the Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show Arena. Friday night events will feature a dance with local entertainers performing. Linda Robinson will be taking the stage at 7p.m. followed by The Hole in the Floor Band at 8 p.m. The dance will last from until midnight. The first night will also feature the first Womens Ranch Rodeo to be held at the Cook-off. Also on Friday night will be the Salsa, Margarita and BBQ Sauce competition. Turn in time will be 8 p.m. and the entry fee is $10 per entry. Admission fee for the Womens Ranch Rodeo and Dance on Friday night is free Saturday the main cookoff begins. Categories for the NSLS Wild Hog Cook-off are: Pork Ribs (SLAB)

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Texas Nationalist Movement members from Gonzales and surrounding counties were on-hand as the Texas Nationalist Movement held its first Alamo Memorial March on Oct. 13 at The Alamo. Members to the chapel of The Alamo and pay their respects to the men who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of Texas in protest of the City of San Antonios plans to turn much of Alamo Square into a shopping and festival area. (Courtesy photo) arrest and we are actively searching for him at this time, Sheriff Micah Harmon said. We hope to take him into custody soon. Deputies served a search warrant at a YoaSHINER A Lavaca County employee has been charged with felony possession of kum residence last week and recovered some child pornography following a lengthy invet- 50 stolen items. Burglary victims have reported flat screen televisions, jewelry, savings sigation by the Shiner Police Department. David Laverne Waldrop, 54, of Gonza- bonds, fishing gear and shotguns missing, les County was arrested last week on the among other items.

Gonzales Co. man faces porn charge

charges. He was an employee of the Lavaca County EMS, and had previously worked for the Shiner, Moulton and Halletsville EMS squads. Shiner Police Chief Adam Brunkenhoefer said the investigation stemmed from a report that child pornography had been found on a local EMS computer. The computer was turned over to investigators with the Attorney Generals office. Investigators were able to link the employee to the pornography, he said. Warrants were served by Shiner Police, with help from the Gonzales County Sheriff s Office and the Attorney Generals office. Brunkenhoefer said that computers were seized from the suspects home and during questioning the suspect confessed to the charges. He said the investigation is continuing.

Lavaca A&M Club to meet Thursday

SHINER The Yoakum A&M Club will hold its fall meeting Oct. 18 at the Arthur Kaspar Pavilion, 135 CR 350, Green Dickson Park in Shiner. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a meal. For more information, contact Jimmy Mudd at 361-293-1621 or email Mark Kimball at markk@hpfm. com.

No foul play suspected in deaths

Lavaca Co. sheriff seeking suspect

YOAKUM The Lavaca County Sheriff s Office is seeking a suspect in connection with several burglaries in the Yoakum area in recent months after recovering a number of stolen items from a residence in the city. A warrant has been issued for the suspects

FLATONIA No foul play is suspected in the case of an elderly couple found dead in their Flatonia home. The bodies of August Richter, 85, and his wife Helen, 79, were found Oct. 9 by Flatonia police called by relatives to check on the couples welfare. Flatonia Police Chief Mike Noak reported the officers found no signs of foul play, but is awaiting autopsy results before making a final ruling. He estimated the couple may have been dead between 7-10 days when they were found.

Perry urging Texas businesses to hire Texas veterans

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We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make the Come & Take It Festival 2012 the success that it was. We had many volunteers and helpers who went out of their way to make sure things went off as planned and we do appreciate them and want them to know they are vitally important to the success of any festival. A free movie by the Lynn Theatre will be aired on Oct. 20 at dusk on Confederate Square, so put that date on your calendar and bring your lawn chair or blanket down to make yourself comfortable. The Lynn will be showing movies soon! Chris Meister, author of James Riely Gordon: His Courthouses and Other Public Architecture, will talk about his book on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Gonzales County Courthouse. It was not known for many years that this famous architect was the designer of our courthouse. He is responsible for 31 that were actually built and 21 that still exist today and the story of his life and career should be very interesting. The Monthalia United Methodist Church has the Pumpkin Patch coming in again from midday to dusk through Oct. 31. To schedule a visit by a group, contact Jackie Gandre at 830-4375730. The Come & Spike It Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament will be held on Oct. 20 at Independence Park. Pre-

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2011 Total

%Change 7.47% 14.31% 10.60% 33.05% 32.36% 22.13% 12.83% 12.54% 28.22% 51.72% 144.69% -32.64% 30.29% 16.71% 20.78% 21.65% 20.62% 19.20%

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State sales tax revenue up 11.6 percent

(AUSTIN) Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced this week that state sales tax revenue in September was $1.96 billion, up 11.6 percent compared to September 2011. Continued strength in the manufacturing and oil and natural gas sectors led to the sales tax revenue increase, Combs said. Collections were also boosted by improvement in consumer spending at restaurants and retail stores. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 30 straight months. Combs will send October local

sales tax allocations totaling $551 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. October local sales tax allocations are up 9.1 percent compared to October 2011. The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.

Report: Marathon selling 100,000 acres

Marathon Oil Corp is selling nearly 100,000 acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford basin in south Texas, an area that the U.S. oil and gas company views as a major source of production growth, according to news reports published Monday. Marathon is selling about 97,000 acres in Wilson, Karnes and Bee Counties, the reuters news service reported, citing a marketing brochure from the Oil and Gas Asset Clearinghouse. The company has 325,000 acres in the Eagle Ford, with 200,000 acres considered core, or having the best potential. Marathon and others have spent heavily to acquire oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford, a formation containing large amounts of crude oil and pricer natural gas liquids. No question, this asset is a priority for us, and our investment reflects that over the next five years we plan to spend approximately $1.6 billion annually to grow this asset, Dave Roberts, Marathons head of exploration said in a speech on Monday in


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Total Depth: 17,052 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,995 feet Perforations: 13,588-16,979 feet API No.: 42-123-32763 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Migura B Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. Wharton, A-475 Direction and Miles: 5.46 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 600 MCF: 2,853 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,390 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,765 Total Depth: 16,641 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,582 feet Perforations: 13,702-16,570 feet API No.: 42-123-32696 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Wallis A Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 3, A-247 Direction and Miles: 6.54 miles SE. of Westhoff Oil: 120 MCF: 4,045 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,965 Shut In Well Pressure: 9,450 Total Depth: 17,860 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,753 feet Perforations: 14,027-17,743 feet API No.: 42-123-32785 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Matador Production Company Lease Name: Matador K Love Orca Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: F. Gonzales, A-194 Direction and Miles: 10.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 1,757 MCF: 2,126 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,900 Total Depth: 17,859 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,809 feet Perforations: 12,830-17,701 feet API No.: 42-123-32604 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Well No.: 3S Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-89 Direction and Miles: 6.6 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 1,032 MCF: 1,061 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,981 Total Depth: 18,377 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,000 feet Perforations: 12,969-17,992 feet API No.: 42-123-32609 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP 2) Lease Name: Klotzman Well No.: 8 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle FordSurvey Name: J.E. Ross, A-403 Direction and Miles: 6.3 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 523 MCF: 881 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,820 Total Depth: 18,123 feet Perforations: 12,933-16,713 feet API No.: 42-123-32608 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Well No.: 7 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-403 Direction and Miles: 6.3 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 773 MCF: 1,450 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,755 Total Depth: 17,966 feet Perforations: 13,059-17,884 feet API No.: 42-123-32607 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Well No.: 6 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-403 Direction and Miles: 6.3 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 790 MCF: 1,763 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,781 Total Depth: 18,240 feet Perforations: 12,992-18,153 feet API No.: 42-123-32606 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Rosetta Resources Operating LP Lease Name: Klotzman Well No.: 5S Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: J.E. 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Hughes, A-22 Acres: 354.42 API No.: 42-123-32887 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Turkey Bottom Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.9 miles NW. of Yoakum Survey Name: W.A. Miskell, A-346 Acres: 316.84 API No.: 42-123-32889 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Well No.: 5 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.4 miles SE. of Ecleto Survey Name: W.C. Bullock Acres: 3,737.40 API No.: 42-123-32892 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Hamilton Trust A 405 Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.6 miles NW. of Cuero Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-405 Acres: 651.43 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32715 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Allen Trust Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 11,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2 miles NW. of Sample Survey Name: George Gwinn, A-223 Acres: 562.49 API No.: 42-177-32717 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Alen Pagel Unit Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 11,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2 miles NW. of Sample Survey Name: G. Gwin, A-223 Acres: 506.45 API No.: 42-177-32722 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Mitchell Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 12.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 647.95 API No.: 42-177-32721 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Mitchell Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 12.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Billings, A-128 Acres: 647.95 API No.: 42-177-32729 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: McClure Unit 1) Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle FordTotal Depth: 11,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles N. of Kokernot Survey Name: W. Hill, A-27 Acres: 994.50 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33669 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Raab Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.88 miles SW. of Moulton Survey Name: P. Soy, A-411 Acres: 666.41 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32679 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Stanchos Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. Hall, A-217 Direction and Miles: 5.7 miles SW. of Yorktown Oil: 876 MCF: 3,825 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,508 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,615 Total Depth: 18,152 feet Perforations: 13,845-17,944 feet API No.: 42-123-32602 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: A Mueller Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-403 Direction and Miles: 14.5 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 1,363 MCF: 2,206 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,235 Total Depth: 18,285 feet Perforations: 13,090-17,503 feet API No.: 42-123-32680 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: P Crain Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. Hall, A-217 Direction and Miles: 5.7 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 670 MCF: 4,759 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,123 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,815 Total Depth: 18,550 feet Perforations: 13,893-18,340 feet API No.: 42-123-32546 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Hooks Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: MEP and P RR Co, A-360 Direction and Miles: 9.1 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 257 MCF: 1,274 Choke Size: 8/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,494 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,836 Total Depth: 18,805 feet Perforations: 14,000-18,480 feet API No.: 42-123-32589 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Hinojosa A Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: B.W. Paine, A-379 Direction and Miles: 7.19 miles SW. of Yoakum Oil: 144 MCF: 1,503 Choke Size: 9/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 5,115 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,400


826 Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX 78629 672-9581

Perforations: 13,221-17,762 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32605 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,789 MCF: 2,520 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,597 Total Depth: 15,348 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,265 feet Perforations: 11,718-15,255 feet API No.: 42-177-32600 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,836 MCF: 2,594 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,677 Total Depth: 15,483 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,400 feet Perforations: 11,814-15,390 feet API No.: 42-177-32581 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,273 MCF: 2,047 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,512 Total Depth: 15,183 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,094 feet Perforations: 11,764-15,084 feet API No.: 42-177-32559 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,428 MCF: 2,157 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,422 Total Depth: 14,758 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,675 feet Perforations: 11,668-14,665 feet API No.: 42-177-32605 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE.

of Sample Oil: 1,789 MCF: 2,520 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,597 Total Depth: 15,348 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,265 feet Perforations: 11,718-15,255 feet API No.: 42-177-32600 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,836 MCF: 2,594 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,677 Total Depth: 15,483 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,400 feet Perforations: 11,814-15,390 feet API No.: 42-177-32581 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,273 MCF: 2,047 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,512 Total Depth: 15,183 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,094 feet Perforations: 11,764-15,084 feet API No.: 42-177-32559 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Baker, A-130 Direction and Miles: 0.1 miles SE. of Sample Oil: 1,428 MCF: 2,157 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,422 Total Depth: 14,758 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,675 feet Perforations: 11,668-14,665 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33620 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Kudu Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: W. Strode, A-52 Direction and Miles: 2.66 miles SW. of Moulton Oil: 1,650 MCF: 890 Choke Size: 17/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,500 Total Depth: 17,633 feet Perforations: 11,366-17,408 feet

Gonzales County Records

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds October 1-31 Bledsoe, Sheila King to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. JZ Realty Ltd. to Tundra Energy LLC, w/d, 10.00 Acres, Eli Mitchell Svy, A-337. Bell, Lloyd J. and Bell, Iva Gayle to Schoenfield, Kenneth, w/d, 5.02 Acres, William Small Svy, A-425. Lamb Sr, John H. to JH Lamb Properties, LP and Lamb Properties LP, JH, w/d, 548.419 Acres, Jesse Robinson Svy, A-57. H.G. Johnson Family Trust, Johnson Family Trust, H.G. and Johnson, Evelyn Knapp (Succ. Trustee) to Johnson, Evelyn Knapp, w/d, 1.00 Acre (Pt. Lt. 6, RG 7), East of Water St., Gonzales. Brisco, Clinton G. (Trustee) and Brisco Management Trust, Ruth D to Smith, Ross Ward and Smith, Cynthia Warren, w/d, 1.024 Acres (Pt. Lt. 17) Shady Oaks Subdvn. Ball, Frank J. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Meux, Bonnie Boothe to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Boothe, Daniel Richard to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. King, Miles Carlton to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. King, Michael to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Baddour, Margaret Boothe to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Edge, Carla Ehlers to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Stott, Sarah King to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Miller, Mary Kathering to Pena Jr, Manuel, w/d, 0.614 of an acre (Lts 1-3, Blk. 2) Guymont Addn, Gonzales. Simmons, Charles D. to Perez, Tony, w/d, 45.312 Acres, Ezekiel W. Cullen Svy, A-148. Knudson, M.I. and Knudson, Dorothy Gray to Mueller, William B. and Mueller, Brooke S., w/d, 5.015 Acres, James Thompson Svy, A-72. Matter, Janet T. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Lee, Mary Jo to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Boothe, Joe Rochelle to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Michelson, Leo Krohn to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.923 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Gonzales, Joacquin Raymond, Gonzales, Paula and Gonzales, Ronnie Joe to Gonzales, Raymond, w/d, Pt. Lts. 84 & 89, Kings 6th Addn, Gonzales. Lopez, Maria Del to Perez, Eduardo and Hernandez, Graciela, w/d, 32.740 Acres (Tracts 5455) Land mart Subdvn, Peter Winn Svy, A-464. Currie, Emmitt and Currie, Marie to Currie, Janet, w/d, 5.00 Acres, Andrew Winters Svy, A-471. Meyer, Barbara B. to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, o/l, 17.00 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Mang, Barbara A. and Mang, Annette (AKA) to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 6.67 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Parker, Edwin F. to Garcia, Victor Alfonso Galvan, w/d, Lt. 11, Blk. 2, Forrester Addn, Nixon. Valdez, Eddie Thomas to Valdez, Rafaela Ann, w/d, Lt. 9 & Pt. Lts. 7-8, Blk. 53, Nixons Extension, Nixon. Huffman Jr, James C. (Indiv, Extr & Trustee), Huffman, Hope Wilson (Estate) and Huffman Trust, Hope Wilson to Nopal Resources, L.C., o/l, 700.00 Acres, J M White Svy, Gonzales & Guadalupe Counties.

Program hopes to boost vets in agriculture

Cannon News Services Davis, AgriLife Extension

agent for Bexar County and educational coordinator for the show. Its one of dozens of no-cost educational programs being offered during the SAIFRS, most of which provide attendees with continuing education units or credits. Davis said this and other educational programming is available to attendees free of charge due to the sponsorship of the San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show. The military ag workshop addresses the possibilities for ranching or farming for veterans both with and without disabilities, he said. It has been developed with input from AgriLife Extension, the Texas AgrAbility Project, the USDAs Natural Resource Conservation Service, the National Farmer Veteran Coalition, Farm Service Agency, Texas Department of Agriculture and others. The program begins with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. Presentations start at 9:15 a.m., beginning with an overview of agribusiness opportunities and a talk by a military veteran currently involved in production agriculture. Additional agenda items include a panel discussion on resources available for funding and business plan development, and the program concludes with a presentation on the Texas AgrAbility Project. Texas AgrAbility is a program of AgriLife Extension that focuses on connecting, assisting and empowering agricultural producers, their family members and employees with disabilities and chronic health conditions to stay engaged in production agriculture, said Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge, AgriLife Extension specialist in disability transition with the Texas AgrAbility Project. About 45 percent of returning veterans are from rural ar-

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SAN ANTONIO The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop for military veterans from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show. The no-cost workshop, called From Battleground to Breaking Ground, is one of numerous free educational opportunities to be provided to attendees of the show, which takes place Nov. 8-10 on the grounds of the Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston Street. This program will give military veterans interested in farming or ranching the opportunity to get information on aspects of starting, developing and funding an agriculturebased business, said Bryan

A special Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program designed specifically for military veterans will be one of the many no-cost educational opportunities available to attendees of the San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show from Nov. 8-10. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) eas, and we want to enable veterans with or without disabilities to return to the area of production agriculture if they choose. Register for the program online at or download and fill in the registration form from the website and mail to: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Attn: Cheryl Grenwelge, Ph.D., 2251 TAMUS, College Station, Texas 77843-2251. For more information on the Texas AgrAbility Project, go to http:// or contact Grenwelge at 979845-3727, chgrenwelge@ For more information on the San Antonio International Farm & Ranch Show, go to

Researchers: rumen fluid can help determine best forage

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION A laboratory test using beef cattle rumen fluid can pinpoint which forages will be best utilized by Texas livestock, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Tony Provin, who leads the Texas A&M Soil and Forage Testing Laboratory in College Station, gave beef cattle producers at a Brazos County workshop a first-hand look at Invitro True Digestibility analysis, which gives ranchers a truer picture of the digestibility of warm season grasses consumed by cattle. This test is deter-

mined by the actual cattle rumen fluid, Provin said. We put that (rumen fluid) in with a sample and incubated. The advantage of this method is that it gives us a true picture of digestibility of warm-season forages dominating Texas that are fed to our feeder calves and nondairy animals. What this will do for our cattlemen is provide them with great information on when to supplement or not supplement, which directs their feed dollars and their bottom line. Provin said the rumen fluid is added to an unknown forage sample and incubated for 48 hours. The remaining material is considered non-digestible, giving

an indication of what portion of nutrition the forage is available to the animal, Provin said. The wet chemistry method takes days, but many producers dont have a week or more to wait on laboratory analyses, particularly in drought years when hay is bought and fed nearly the same day, Provin said. Also used in the lab to correlate IVTB is near infrared spectrometry,

a modern method using wave lengths of light, helping predict a samples differences, Provin said. He noted the testing is very rapid, very affordable. This method has been commonly used to determine feed quality in alfalfa in other parts of the U.S., Provin said. The work began as a collaborative project with Dr. Tryon Wickersham, a Texas A&M AgriLife

Research nutritionist and associate professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M, who has been evaluating the digestive quality of several traditional and non-traditional forage types. Approximately three years of forage samples submitted to the testing laboratory helped develop a database that samples could be screened against, Provin said. To the best of our

knowledge working with Dr. Wickersham, our lab along with some work being done at Stephen F. Austin, we are the first in the southern states to do this from a commercial standpoint, working with producer samples in determining IVTD. For more information about the soil and forage testing laboratory, visit http://soiltesting.tamu. edu/.

Gonzales Livestock Market Report

Area Livestock Reports

Inc. report had on hand, October 15, 2012, Volume, 783. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $151 to $161 to $250; 300-400 lbs., $160 to $170 to $213; 400-500 lbs, $150 to $160 to $193; 500-600 lbs, $130 to $140 to $161; 600-700 lbs, $119 to $129 to $145; 700-800 lbs, $113 to $123 to $133. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $163 to $173 to $192; 300-400 lbs, $149 to $159 to $225; 400-500 lbs, $131 to $141 to $193; 500-600 lbs, $118 to $128 to $155; 600-700 lbs, $110 to $120 to $133; 700-800 lbs, $99 to $109 to $118. Slaughter cows: $55 to $81; Slaughter bulls: $82 to $95; Stocker cows: $640 to $1,400; Pairs, $1,400. with last weeks up market. Some lighter calves were even higher. Fleshy calves and bull calves are only classes being discounted. As usual the heifer replacement market continues to sell at a $10-15/cwt premium. Overall it was a very solid market on all classes and weights of classes. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $87-$90; lower grades, $75-$84. Packer cows: breakers, $68-$74; boning, $70-$76; canners & cutters, $68-$77; light & weak, $50-$65. Palpated dry Cows-only 4 head none of any quality, $67-$78. Pairs: None. Steer and bull calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, None; 250300 lbs, $191-$198; 300-350 lbs, $196-$212; 350-400 lbs, $203-$218; 400-450 lbs, $172-$206; 450-500 lbs, $161-$190; 500-600 lbs, $150$163; 550-600 lbs, $142-$151; 600700 lbs, $126-$136; 700-800 lbs, $119-$127. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $114-$124. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs. $219-$265; 200-250 lbs. ONLY 4, $213-$225; 250-300 lbs, $191-$198; 300-350 lbs, $196-$206; 350-400 lbs, $190-$206; 400-450 lbs, $165-$198; 450-500 lbs, $159-$178.50 (Repl); 500-550 lbs, $138-$160; 550-600 lbs, $134-$148; 600-700 lbs., $126$144.50; over 700 lbs, $117-$124. (Repl) means a replacement heifer was top price.

Gonzales County Farm Bureau

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

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, October 13, 2012 had on hand: 1,341 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $1-$2 higher. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 higher. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $235$275; 300-400 lbs, $195-$225; 400-500 lbs, $155-$185; 500-600 lbs, $140$150; 600-700 lbs., $126-$131; 700800 lbs, $123-$128. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $175$210; 300-400 lbs, $150-$165; 400-500 lbs, $135-$148; 500-600 lbs., $121$131; 600-700 lbs., $116-$123. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $70-$75; Cutters, $74$85; Canners, $58-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $65-$68. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $91-$96; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$87. Stocker Cows: $850-$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,250. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at!

Nixon Livestock Commission Report

The Nixon Livestock Commission

Cuero Livestock Market Report on October 12, 2012, had 1,228 head. Had 113 cows and 9 bulls. The packer market continued to be steady with last two weeks as nothing has changed. Seasonal runs continue to hold this market back. On October 19, 2012 we will have 80 stockers cows with 30+ with calf with the balance being palpalated. These are 4-6 year old cows with some brangus and crossbred cows. Will sell at noon. The calf market was fully steady

Cuero Livestock Market Report

Fehner & Son Grain Co.

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

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(1206 N. St. Joseph, Gonzales)

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

Breakfast tacos, coffee and water will be provided

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

James Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3638 Jimmy Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3636 1922 Co. Road 197 Gonzales, TX 78629 Phone: 830-672-3710
612 N Saint Joseph St Gonzales TX 78629 (830) 672-7967
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The Cannon

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Special to The Cannon

On the bright sunny afternoon of October 15th, members of the Saturn Friendship Club journeyed to the Old Schoolhouse in Cistern for their monthly meeting. The trip through the rural area showed falling leaves on green grass. A welcome sight for most ranchers, it meant waiting a little longer to start feeding the cattle. The recent rains had not only kept the pastures and roadsides green, they had put much needed rainwater in the stock tanks, a welcomed sight. Upon reaching the meeting place they were warmly welcomed by Sandy Allen, the hostess for the afternoon. Everyone was ready for some tasty treats, a little business, and a lot of Halloween fun. Black cats, jack-o-lanterns and spooks were in evidence on the serving table along with some inviting refreshments. The General Election and the many upcoming fall activities were the topics of conversation while waiting for the meeting to began. At one oclock, Mary Kelly

invited everyone to the serving table and asked Nancy Littlefield to offer a word of prayer. There were serving trays of small deli sandwiches and tortilla roll-ups, along with a vegetable tray with spinach dip, and a fruit tray with cream cheese dip. They were so attractively displayed they were almost too pretty to eat, but too tempting to keep anyone from filling the colorful Halloween decorated plates with something from each tray. Tiny jack-o-lanterns and smiling ghosts topped the luscious looking chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. The decorations turned out to be rings for small fingers, probably soon to find their way to a favorite child. Drinks of choice were available. When everyone had finished the delicious food and pleasant conversation, the meeting was called to order by the Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Kelly, filling in for the officers who were unable to attend. The club prayer was recited and the motto stated. Before the devotional began, prayer requests were made for several individuals and for

Saturn Friendship Club News

our country. Nancy Littlefield brought the timely devotional titled Our Nation. Based on Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Nancy stated, As we approach what most of us consider a crucial election, we need to ask ourselves if we remember those words of Psalm 33. The rhetoric about our choices makes me groan. I want the negativity and in some cases, hatred and personal attacks, to be over. Our forefathers and others fought against oppression and a government that did not listen to its people. They left us with a plan for a nation based on freedom and individual responsibility. I fear that, in many ways, we have forgotten this and have become complacent about letting the government take over our lives and our responsibilities. I pray that we, as a nation, look back at the plan our ancestors designed and reclaim their concept of governing. God has given us everything and wants us to be prosperous and live abundantly in His love. As you listen, if you are still listening, to the election ads and debates, ask yourselves, what does our God desire for us and for our children and grandchildren? Weigh the arguments against Gods plan and the plan created by the founders of our great nation. And then be sure to vote your conscience and give God thanks for the privilege and the blessings of living in a free country. The prayer that followed renamed those in need of special prayer and then requested, Lord, You are our God and we want Your blessings to continue on our land and in our lives. Guide our hearts and minds in the decisions we make in the days ahead. Keep our eyes on You and keep our lives in Your love. We ask for strength and comfort and healing for those whom we have lifted up today and for those whom we lift up in the silence of our hearts. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen. Roll call was answered by naming a special Halloween Trick or Treat. There were lots of favorites including Reeses Peanut Cups, Popcorn Balls, Candy Corn, Heath Bar, Chocolate Kisses, Fruit Jellies, Rice Crispy Treats and the good old lollipop. One

member recalled the treat of a life time for a little girl, two darling kittens. Mom gave an OK just this once but not every Halloween. The minutes of the September meeting were read and approved and the financial statement accepted. Because the present club evolved from the Saturn Home Demonstration Club, through the years the Bylaws had been misplaced and a committee has been working to created new Bylaws and Articles. The Club was established many years ago, probably in the late 1930s. The Gonzales County Extension Service instructed ladies how to cook, can and preserve foods, to sew and quilt, to make a garden and do upholstery. The most important thing was to be a good citizen and a good neighbor. Although times have changed, being a good citizen and a good neighbor express the goal of the present organization. Every active member had received a copy of the proposed Bylaws and Articles to read and study before coming to the meeting. They were reviewed by the Chairman of the Bylaws Committee and a vote was taken. They were ac-

cepted without any changes. They will become effected in January of 2013. A report of the Nominating Committed gave their recommendations. The new officers for 2013 were elected by acclamation. They are Sue Kalinec - President, Jo Brunner Vice President and Sandy Parr - Secretary - Treasurer. Some time was spent discussing the Annual Christmas Project. A free will offering toward that will be taken at the November meeting. It will to be added to the Clubs donation and final plans will be made at that time. Sandy Allen lead the group in two enjoyable Halloween Word Games. Mary Kelly won the first game. Sandy Parr won the second game. Each received a prize. Eva Boscamp won the Door Prize. Mary Kelly and Eva Boscamp, birthday ladies for October, were honored with song and a birthday gift from their Secret Pal. The November meeting will be the Thanksgiving Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on November 12 at Kloesels Steak House in Moulton.

Whats Happening at the GYC

Heres whats happening at the Gonzales Youth Center this weekend: Thursday, Oct. 18 Open 3:30-6 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Bake Cookies for the Pink Ribbon Brunch on Saturday at the Presbyterian Church. Earn 200 points for helping. 5:15 p.m. Arts and Crafts Halloween decorations. Saturday, Oct. 20 The Gonzales Youth Center BBQ will be held this Sunday in the Gonzales Junior Open 3:30-10 p.m. High Cafeteria. Pictured are GYC members (from left): Adrianna Gonzales, Laney 4 p.m. Bake Desserts Kirk, Destiny Hunt, Armeshia Williams, Fatima Ruedas, Mikayla Harper, Xaviar 5 p.m. Bag desserts for Sirildo, Lindsey Ramos, and Mykala Padilla. (Courtesy photo) BBQ 6:30 p.m. Balloon Volleyball 7 p.m. Pool tournament Sunday, Oct. 21 11 a.m.-2 p.m. GYC Fall BBQ at the Gonzales Junior High Cafeteria. Brisket Plates only $8. Get your tickets from the center today. The Gonzales Youth Center offers Tutoring from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with help in all subjects. We can help you get your grades up and keep them there. Get in the habit of coming in and staying ahead with your classes. Students working in homework lab will earn 200 points an hour. The Center is open from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 3 until 10 p.m. Ride bus # 21 from North Avenue or the Junior High and ride the GYC Bus home after 6 p.m. All students must be picked up by parent or ride the bus home when we close. No Walking Home!

All-Breed Bull & Female Sale

Central Texas

JB Wells Park Gonzales, TX Friday, October 26, 20-12 Bulls start at 10 am Females start at 1 pm
Beeville & Nixon Livetock Comm. Fehner Feed & Grain Seguin Cattle Co Gonzales Livestock Market For more information contact W.R. Billy Bob Low at 830-857-3324


Gonzales Co. ICA

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FOUND: Male Siamese Cat, w/purple flower collard, no chip in ear. On North side of Gonzales by Hermann Sons. Call 672-5251. -------------------------LOST: Red Nose Pit Bull. white male w/ brown spot on left side of head and also brown spot on right ear. No collar. Call 857-3118.

Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.
Thanks for Advertising in the Gonzales Cannon

Now hiring for Certified Nurses Assistants. Apply in person at Oak Creek, 1105 Magnolia St., Luling. -------------------------Full-time positions available for Certified Nurses Aides. Excellent benefits included. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt,

Gonzales, Texas. for more information please call 830-6724530. -------------------------Part-time position available for Activity Assistant. Must be available for weekends. Experience in long term care preferred. If interested, please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N.

Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------The Gonzales Independent School District has the following positions open: 1. Full-Time Custodians; 2. Part-Time Custodians. Contact Clarence Opiela (Director of Maintenance) or Val Ramirez (Custodian Coordinator), Gonzales I.S.D. Warehouse, 1615 St. Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 78629, telephone, 830672-7507. -------------------------Positions available for Certified Nurses Aides on Memory

Care Unit. Special Skills required. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great

earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.


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

Huge inside warehouse garage sale. Furniture, antiques, household items, antique furniture & garden tools. Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m.-? 304 Thornton St. (1 block west of Post Office). -------------------------Moving Sale. Household items, furniture, antique organ, old piano, tanning bed. Oct. 26, 8-5; Oct. 27, 8-2. Hwy. 304 & CR 156. Caldwell County. -------------------------2 family sale, Saturday, Oct. 20. 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 213 Saint James St. Furniture, childrens clothes, used lawn mowers.





NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR COMMERCIAL FLUID INJECTION WELL PERMIT PYOTE WELL SERVICE, LLC 400 W. ILLINOIS AVE, STE 950 MIDLAND, TX 79701 Is applying to the Railroad Commission of Texas for a permit to inject fluid into a formation which is not productive of oil and gas. The applicant proposes to inject fluid into the Wilcox, Pilgrim Swd Lease, Well Number 1. The proposed injection well is located 4.5 miles East of Smiley, TX in the First Shot (Austin Chalk) Field in Gonzales County. Fluid will be injected into strata in the subsurface depth interval from 4950 to 6500 feet. LEGAL AUTHORITY: Chapter 27 of the Texas Water Code, as amended, Title 3 of the Texas Natural Resources Code, as amended, and the Statewide Rules of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Requests for a public hearing from persons who can show they are adversely affected or requests for further information concerning any aspect of the application should be submitted in writing, within fifteen days of publication, to the Environmental Services Section, Oil and Gas Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, Texas 78711 (Telephone 512/463-6792).



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


5,000 lb. Mobile creek feeder for sale. 437-2927. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $95. Camping travel pot, $20. 512-9174078. -------------------------Old Metal Full size bed w/rails - no mattresses, $40. Chain Saw w/case, $125. 361-2083565. -------------------------For Sale: Cage large, off the ground. By 2ft, cage size about 3 1/2 ft. front, 2 ft. deep. 2-3 ft. high. Tray slides out end on bottom for

Maintenance Position Open

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

Invitation to Bid for the City of Gonzales Notice is given that the City of Gonzales is requesting sealed bids for fuel Bid Specifications for Gas and Diesel
Tanks to be supplied by distributor at these locations; 300 gallon tank with stand for gravity fill, Dyed Diesel tank at J.B. Wells. 300 gallon tanks with stands for gravity fill (300 gallon Dyed Diesel). 500 gallon tanks with stands for gravity fill (500 gallon Gas Tank) at Public works. 300 gallon combination tank and stand for gas and dyed diesel, located at Golf Course. Bulk oil tank for motor oil to be filled as per needed. Tanks are to be equipped with digital metering devices. Tanks to be able to be pad locked. Bid cost should be for delivery of gas and diesel to J.B. Wells, Public Works, and Golf Course. The Sewer Plant and Police Department are to supply a diesel generator. Successful bidders must be able to disburse fuel using a credit card type system at a local location, which provides or includes identification of vehicle/equipment, mileage/hours and pin number for activation. Billing should be on a master bill with a break down by department. Bids should be submitted as Cents per Gallons over in Ground. Submit bids to: City of Gonzales P.O. Box 547 820 St Joseph Street Attn: Kristina Vega Gonzales, Tx 78629 Bids are to be turned in by October 24, 2012 no later than 5:00 p.m. Bids will be opened on October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.


12th Annual Fall Auction

Sun., Oct. 21 10:00 a.m.


Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms has immediate full-time positions available for

Various Positions
New entry level wages. We offer 401k, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Apply at Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc. County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830.540.4516. KPMF is an EOE.

Antiques, Primitives, Collectables, Advertising, Art, Household, Tools

Cash or Check, 10% B.P.

401 CR 488 Gonzales

J. Molnoskey Auctioneer #15091


The City of Gonzales is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer with the Gonzales Police Department. Applicants must be TCLEOSE certified and will be subject to a physical fitness test, written exam and drug screen test. Salary $41,000 plus benefits. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Gonzales Police Department 716 St. Paul Street Gonzales 830-672-8686 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing date for this position is October 26, 2012. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patrol Officer

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms solicita personal de tiempo completo inmediatamente en

Diferentes reas
Nuevo Sueldo Inicial Ofrecemos el plan 401K, Vacaciones, Seguro de Salud, Dental, de Visin y de Vida. Interesados favor de aplicar en Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc., Country Road 348, Gonzales, TX 830.540.4516. KPMF es un Empleador con Igualdad de Oportunidades (EOE)

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2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------For Sale: Scentsy Warmer (Fire Department), never been opened or used. $35. 3 Leather scents, $5.00 each. Dell Keyboard and Mouse. $10.00 set. 830-305-2521. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604.

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

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


Now. Call 361-2936619, leave message. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 830-8575727. -------------------------House for Rent Completely furnished house, 3 or 2 bdrms, one room furnished as office, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, washer and dryer, large storage space, yard maintained. No pets. Cable and Wi-Fi. Near County Clerks office. Convenient for two landmen. $1,250 a month plus utilities. Call 830-672-6265 or 830-857-4251. -------------------------For Rent in Luling. 3 bed, 1 bath, Central Air & heat. $850/month, $600/ deposit. 830-8323163. Earl Landry. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.


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

Looking For Work Not Hiring Need a job as a caregiver, as livein or to help with clerical, customer service, telemarketer or teachers aide. Have 30+ years experience. Great references & background check, dependable, caring and love children. If iterested call 830391-4837. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

RV space for rent. Great family environment. Great location in Smiley. $225/week for the Travel Trailer or $900/month, all bills paid included. If interested please call 830-203-9255 Lisa or Daniel @ 361-790-6305. Hope to hear from you. -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate


to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. All trailers will be available first week in October for move in. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926.

Dining room table, solid wood, with six high back chairs and leaf to extend table, $200.00. Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37 TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. -------------------------For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.




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

EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY 62 OR OLDER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY * Rent based on income * Garden Style Apartments * Private Entrances * Individual Flower Bed Available * Carpeted & Air Conditioned * Water, Sewer & Trash Paid * Miniblinds, Ceiling Fan, Range, Refrigerator furnished * Maintenance/Management/Service Coordinator on site



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


1800 Waelder Road - Gonzales, TX (830) 672-2877 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday

3BR/2Ba Doublewide, lg. covered porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, on 5 acres with gravel based truck yard. On CR 284 past halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. 830-445-9131. -------------------------For Lease: commercial 1,500 + square foot warehouse in Luling. Hwy. frontage. $850 per month. 830-3056248. (10/4/12) -------------------------12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will subdivide. For sale or lease. Would make a great oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)


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



Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo., No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------2 B R / 2 B A , 1,750SF(+/-) home for lease 7 mi. north of Gonzales on gravel road. Central A/C, full kitchen w/ appliances. $1,300/ mo. + deposit. Email -------------------------Large country home, 2BR/1BA, near Belmont. Hwy. 90A. No pets. $650/ mo. $400/deposit. 830-424-3685. -------------------------2 and 3 Bedroom houses for rent. $650 & up + deposit. Current references a must. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 830672-5169. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------3BR/2BA Brick house for rent. 1 mile North of Yoakum. AC, washer, dryer. Large access driveway in & out for truck parking for large bobtails. Oak grove, great for BBQs and entertaining. Available

Low Overhead = A Better Deal for YOU! Locally Owned, We Sell For Le$$. Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open Mon-Sat. 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800369-6888. -------------------------This Months Special - 2013 Model 16x80 3+2, Delivered, Set, A/C, $36,900. Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open MonSat., 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800-369-6888. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Just Arrived-Repo 4 Bedroom Doublewide Palm Harbor Priced to Sell... Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open Mon-Sat., 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800369-6888. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

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

Feed Mill - FM 108 S., Gonzales Production

Day & Night Shifts Available

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

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


203 Big Sky 38 Fifth wheel Travel Trailer. 3 slideouts, very, very nice. 3 1/2 yrs. Bumper to bumper warranty left. $17,900. Call 512914-8347. -------------------------RV For Sale. Older unit. 5th wheel. $2,900. Contact Richard, 830-5566905. -------------------------Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565.

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

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

Day and Night Transport Drivers

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


3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message. -------------------------2BR, 1 bath nicely, fully furnished apartment. TV/Cable/Internet ready, washer/dryer, no pets, no smoking, good neighborhood, covered parking for one car, deposit, rent plus all utilities. Call 830672-6265.


Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. willlocate at RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830-351-0943 for details. -------------------------Travel Trailers or

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


Hay for sale. Lg. bales Kleingrass. $60 per bale. 830857-3616, 830-4917310. -------------------------Fertilized Johnson Grass Bermuda Hay. Large round bales. $50. 857-3324.
Call 672-7100 to advertise your ad in the Classifieds.


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

Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255.






Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions

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

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

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

EquipmEnt OpEratOr


Benefits include:

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28 Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park

Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. -------------------------Travel Trailers for rent. Located at J.B. Wells, Gonzales, Texas. Cheaper than motel. Clean, fully furnished, 32 ft. trailers. $300/ a week. Please call for more info & rates. Pug @ 512-963-

0000 or Dawn @ 512-508-6221.


Boat, 120 Horse Force Mercury Motor with Jack Plate, Lourence GPS Mapp i n g - S o n a r - Fi s h Finder, Marine Radio. $7,000.00. Contact 830-263-2920.



Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975.

Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-263-4888 for information.

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


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Duplex: 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 3.7 ACS.A+ condition, rented............. $92,000 New on Mkt: 10 1 Bath................$65,000 306 McClure - 3BR,acs., perfect home, private.....................................................$249,900 1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot....$70,000 Brick office bldg, downtown. ............$114,000 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., 22 ACS., home , pool, guest home.......$425,000 beautiful property..................................$258,000 New Home - 3/2, great location..........$70,000 Sale Pending 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 Park Place: Exceptional Home .......$295,000. Sale Pending 2342 FM 108, Vincent, ....................$265,000 New: 1720 St. 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 Sale Pending 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 Lot - Live Oak......................................$8,000 507 St. Rd. 471 bd., 2 ba................$78,000 312 Cr. Michael,,3Lakefront + ,3 bd., 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 Land 14 Acres, Hwy. 90A East...................$115,000 Sold Land 90 A East, 35 acs., + home................$369,000 Pending CT 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. GastRA CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. Shirley Breitschopf CONT trees................$87,500 CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. 3.94Lynnette Cooper acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. Carol Hardcastle 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 8.7 acs., city830-857-3517 limits........................$120,000 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. You can reach our staff by calling: ...................................................$12,000/Ac.

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tion. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Baby Guineas. $2.00 each. Call for info. 830-660-2526 or 830-540-4063. -------------------------Black Limousin and RECREATION Angus Heifers and 2006 Land Prides Bulls, Gentle In4x4 Recreational crease your weanVehicle For Sale. ing weights. EstabApprox. 200 hours. lished breeder since Honda Motor. Inde- 1971. Delivery availpendent Suspen- able 979 561- 6148 sion. Windshield -------------------------and Roof. 4x4. Ask- Nanny Boer Goats ing - $4,950.00 in (adult). Ages: 1yrvery good condi- 4yr. Pkg. Deal (4). tion. Call 830-857- $320.00. 830-5604670. 0238 to request photos..please send PETS an email request to Free kittens. Call amazin_grace454@ 361-594-4307. or text -------------------------- me at above numFree dog to good ber. home. Large female -------------------------dog, brown, tame, Muscovy ducks for gentle. Chip paper sale. $10.00 each. work with her. Call 8 3 0 - 2 6 3 - 2 4 8 2 . 830-481-4707. (TFN) --------------------------------------------------Free Kittens. Call For Sale: Registered 672-7094. Polled Hereford -------------------------- Bulls. 8-22 mths Puppies old. Heifers also, 8 Half Lab, Half Pyr- months to 2 years. enees. Free to good 830-540-4430. home. 830-203- -------------------------1733 or 830-540- For Sale: Baby & 4485. Young Adult Ducks. -------------------------- Mix Breeds. Cost We stock Sport- $3.50-$20.00 each. mix Dog and Cat Call 830-857-6844, Food, Demon WP ask for Tammy Stefor those ants and phens. scorpions. Gonza- -------------------------les Poultry Supply, M I N I - D O N K E Y S . 1006 St. Paul Street, Great pets, loves 672-7954.(TFN) people. All ages and colors, some LIVESTOCK cross designs, 36 For Sale: Beautiful tall. 830-672-6265, Western Roping 830-857-4251, 830Saddle, blanket in- 672-5152. cluded. Excellent -------------------------condition. $400.00 M I N I - G O A T S . cash only. Call Ms. (Dwarf Nigerians) Miller, Waelder. 830- 18 to 24 tall. Good 788-7123. weed eaters. Fun -------------------------- to have around. For Sale: 2 & 3 year Beautiful silver and old red & black white herd sire. (7 Brangus Bulls. No left) 830-672-6265, Papers. Good selec- 830-857-4251, 830PUBLISHERS NOTICE:
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.

3bd/1ba home on 0.985 acres for sale in Nixon. 1,048 sq. ft. with additional 400 sq. ft. attached deck. Recently remodeled, CA/H, all appliances stay! Asking $79,000. Call 830-203-9383. -------------------------3BR/2Ba Doublewide, lg. covered porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, on 5 acres with gravel based truck yard. On CR 284 past halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. 830-445-9131. -------------------------3BED, 1 Bath House For Sale! 0.985 acres on Hwy. 80, 8 miles north of Nixon, TX. 78140. 1048 sq. ft with 400 sq. ft. deck attached. Recently remodeled. Central Air and Heat. Appliances stay! $89,999. Ph. 830-203-9383. No owner financing available. -------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, single story home in Gonzales. Beautiful wet bar and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Large pantry utility room. 2 car garage with workshop, nice pool and spa, huge covered porches. All on or nearly 1/2 acre. $249,000. Call 210-844-4963. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood

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

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pilot Club of Gonzales

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The year was 1921. World War I had ended. Women had the vote. Enthusiasm and excitement energized the nation and the newly empowered women were eager to claim their rightful place a leaders in a modern American society. The roaring Twenties began on a note of general jubilation that the worse was over and the best was yet to come. Elizabeth Leonard of Macon, Georgia watched as the men around her formed civic groups but none were women friendly. Not to be bested, Ms. Leonard brought together six of her friends

to discuss how women can contribute to their own communities. Six women quickly became forty and Pilot came into being. On October 18, 1921 the Pilot Club of Macon, Georgia held its first meeting. The name Pilot was inspired by the mighty riverboat pilots of that day who represented leadership and guidance. The Pilot emblem is the riverboat wheel with a motto of true course ever. Due to Elizabeth Leonard vision 91 years ago, Pilots across the nation including 5 countries have contributed to the needs of their communities. Since those early founding days, Pilot clubs and members have participated in countless endeav-

ors worldwide including the purchase of a Red Cross ambulance during World War II, furnishing of a childrens ward on the famed medical hospital ship, the S.S. Hope, and Meals for Millions Program and establishing the Anchor Clubs. Today Pilots current focus is on brain health awareness issues. Pilots continue to support St. Judes Children Research, United Cerebral Palsy Association, the Freedoms Foundation, Brain Injury Association, Project Lifesaver, Make a Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project and many others. The Pilot Club of Gonzales is proud to be a part of such a worthwhile organization.

A Rosary Rally for Peace was held at Confederate Square in Gonzales last Sunday, sponsored by the Catholic Communities of Gonzales and Waelder. The event was held in conjunction with over 9,000 other cities in association with the American Needs Fatima organization. The date marked the 95th anniversary of Our Ladys Miracle of the Sun, during which 30,000 to 100,000 people who were gathered near Ftima, Portugal claimed to have witnessed extraordinary solar activity and saw panoramic visions of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph blessing the people. Attendees at last Sundays rally received small rosaries and recited prayers while holding onto a large rosary that was laid out in the square. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

Music Study Club News

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The Music Study Club, part of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs, met Tuesday evening at the home of Irene and Gene Cerny with Vida Burnett co-hosting. Pres. Shirley Spoon opened the meeting by asking for the Fed. Hymn, led by Herb Karnau and accompanied at the piano by Vida Burnett. We continued by singing from TOGETHER WE SING, the Civil War era soldiers lament Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! Mr. Karnau related the songs story which told it was sung by prisoners of war in those times. Secretary JoAnn Liefeste, who has been in contact with classical guitarist Tony Morris of Austin, Texas, reported progress with the pilot program of the American Classical series of 12 programs to be recorded in Gonzales historical homes. The pilot program is partially funded and a demonstration DVD has been made of which copies were offered to members and we viewed the demo. Pres. Spoon noted we will be making plans for the December Club meeting in

November when we meet at the Ince home. Pres. Spoon then called for the evenings program and Carol DuBose reviewed parts of the the Rodgers and Hart Song Book which were tributes to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart who wrote the music and lyrics for hundreds of songs, still so popular and much enjoyed by Americans since the mid 1920s This study course titled THE LEGACY OF MUSICALS, will be in four parts to include show tune and musical drama productions up through the present times. Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Hart were geniuses working together to write music and script which has intrigued audiences all these years. We heard the first song they wrote, Any Old Place With You which was a favorite from 1922, from a nearby computer. At least half of the tunes in the book are familiar and many are used as piano background music in restaurants and theaters even today. We heard lyrics read by Mrs. DuBose, then the piano music of With a Song in My Heart played by Barbara Blanchard, then words and music at the piano by Frances Jackson, of the song My

Funny Valentine. Irene Cerny who uses just such music at the piano in Shiners Gaslight Theater, played for us a medley of her choosing including I Cant Give You Anything But Love by The Blackbirds of Harlem. NY, Leave It To Me by Cole Porter, My Heart Belongs To Daddy and Bewitched, both written by Rodgers and Hart. At our request she later played three examples of waltzes, Lover, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and Falling in Love With Love, all written by Rodgers and Hart. Pres. Spoon then called for all to stand and speak The NFMC Collect and the meeting adjourned. Host and hostesses served refreshments of party sandwiches, pickled vegetables, salted nuts, Blondys and chocolatewith-coconut cookies, cranberry punch and coffee from a table laid with an old gold lace edged cloth and centered with a fall arrangement of pumpkin, brilliant leaves and dried grasses fashioned from various fall print cloth by Mrs. Cerny who is a Master Quilter. The November 8th meeting will be hosted by Laurel and Joe Ince.

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Gonzales troop of Boy Scouts is ready for sea duty. Boy Scout Troop 262 got the sponsorship of Gonzales VFW Post 4817 Tuesday to launch the Come and Take It Sailing Crew, a program to enable young men and women ages 14-21 Ian Maxwell, Bob Falany, Dillon Catchings, Dick Kuenzler, Dennis Nesser, Juan Gaytan and Fritz Washichek to learn small-craft sailing. The project is an outgather Tuesday for a small ceremony marking the VFWs sponsorship of the Come and Take It Sailing Crew growth of a trip to summer with Troop 262. (Photo by Dave Mundy) camp last year by troop members Ian Maxwell and Dillon Catchings, who attended a summer sailing The Gonzales High camp on the coast. School Apache Theatre Once we saw the beauty Arts Department will of sailing, we wanted to present the play Leaving be able to share that, said Iowa, beginning on SunCatchings. day, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. The summer camp limThe production will also ited people by age, and we take on Saturday, Nov. 3 at figured we could get more 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 people involved by opening at 2 p.m. All showings will the age range up, Maxwell be held at the Gonzales Junior High Auditorium. The play is directed by Leslie Buesing and assistant directors are GHS Theatre Department Alumni, Kaylyn Perry and Grammy winning gosMegan Williamson. pel music vocalist Cynthia Leaving Iowa is a Clawson will be featured heart-warming comedy about a journalist who re- GHS Apache Theatre Arts will present the play Leaving Iowa beginning on in a free concert Saturday turns home to Winterset, Sunday, Oct. 28 in the GJH Auditorium. Pictured (from left) are cast members night, Oct. 20 at First Baptist Iowa to find a final resting Elizabeth Williams as Judy, Dillen Fellers as Bob, and Clayton Kelley as Older Church, Gonzales. Referred to many as the place for his fathers ashes Don. (Courtesy photo) singers singer and called and is a nostalgic ode to Cast and crew includes liams (multiple female Trullender, Devin Contredays gone by. With a gen- veteran theatre depart- characters), Rose Gaines ras, Brooke Neuse, Devon The most awesome voice in erous dollop of humor and ment seniors: Mireya Ro- (clerk) and Dillen Fellers Lopez, Cristan Grifaldo, gospel music by Billboard a heart as big as the Mid- driguez (stage manager), (multiple male charac- Delsia Maldonado, Cas- Magazine, Cynthia Clawwest, the play shows us Pamela Galvan (asst. stage ters). Other cast and crew sidy Brown, Aaron Miller, son has received a Grammy that the journey really is as manager), Layne Becker members include: Clay- Travis Imboden, Abby Du- and five Dove awards for her important as the destina- (Dad), Kaylauni Luedtke ton Kelley, Sydney Floyd, wel, Hayden Martin, and work as a songwriter, vocal artist and musician. Her cation. (Mom), Elizabeth Wil- Adrian Buesing, Trent Ashleigh Haub. reer has spanned over four decades with 22 recordings to her credit. She was three years old Monica M. Toro toward an associate in apThe airman completed an the Community College of when her father first asked her to sing in the small Air Force Airman Monica plied science degree through intensive, eight-week pro- the Air Force. M. Toro graduated from ba- the Community College of gram that included training Bena is the son of Henry church he pastored, and sic military training at Lack- the Air Force. in military discipline and Bena Sr. of Pasadena and Cynthia has not stopped land Air Force Base in San Toro is the sister of Rocio studies, Air Force core values, Carleen Varea of Fairhope, since from local neighborAntonio. Toro of Moulton and niece physical fitness, and basic Ala. He is a 2006 graduate hood churches to Londons The airman completed an of Alejandra Solis of Flatonia. warfare principles and skills. of Yoakum High School. He Wembley Stadium. Though intensive, eight-week proShe is a 2008 graduate of Airmen who complete ba- earned an associate degree in never considered a southern gram that included training Moulton High School. sic training earn four credits 2008 from Anthem College, gospel singer by critics and fans, she has been honored in military discipline and toward an associate in ap- Phoenix, Ariz. to be a frequent guest on Bill studies, Air Force core values, William A. Bena plied science degree through physical fitness, and basic Air Force Airman William warfare principles and skills. A. Bena graduated from basic Airmen who complete ba- military training at Lackland sic training earn four credits Air Force Base, San Antonio.

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said. The program will enable the Scouts to teach the basics of sailing using small 14- and 18-foot Hobie Craft sailboats, primarily on area lakes. We had some other troops donate some Hobie Craft to us for this, said scoutmaster Dennis Nesser. Its all about teaching people how to sail and how to enjoy the sport. This will give some kids from Gonzales County the chance to get on the water. The Boy Scouts are always helping us out with flag ceremonies and things like that, and weve been looking for a way to get the Boy Scouts some support, said VFW Post Commander Dick Kuenzler. So were very happy to sign on. The program will be open to anyone who wants to participate, Nesser said.

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and Gloria Gaithers Homecoming Series. Cynthia has reached millions throughout the world with her music. A graduate of Howard Payne University with a major in vocal performance and a minor in piano, Cynthia was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from her alma mater in 2007. She holds the same honorary degree from Houston Baptist University in 1995. Her rendition of Softly and Tenderly set the evocative tone for the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning movie The Trip to Bountiful. Included in her schedule, Cynthia has performed as a guest artist for Conspirare, an Austin, Texas choral group recognized as the preeminent a Cappella choral ensemble in the United States. She has performed with the Grammy-nominated choir under the direction Gonzales seniors Tyler Janota (third from left) and Ashley Castillo (fourth from of Craig Hella Johnson, to left) were winners of $1,000 scholarships from Dr. Pepper, Johnson Oil Co. and full houses for ten years. Cynthia and her husband, Tiger Tote during the Community Pep Rally Oct. 10. Also in the picture are Jay writer and playwright Ragan Tinsely, Colette Blount, Pablo Marquez and Joe Weir. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart) Courtney live in Houston.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Three residents of The Heights celebrated their 104th birthdays together last week: (from left) Elsie Bartels, Ada White and Fannie Mae. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Heights residents celebrate milestone birthday together

Three centenarians who are longtime residents of the Heights Nursing Home in Gonzales were given a party in their honor last week. Fannie Mae, Ada White and Elsie Bartels all turned 104 recently. Elsie Bartelss birthday was Sept. 17, Ada Whites was Oct. 3 and Fannie Maes birthday was Wednesday. According to Jo Ann Leifeste, Fannie Mae Sellers Miller was born on Oct. 10, 1908 in Elm Grove, Fayette County, Texas to Ben Sellers and Fannie Halliburton Sellers, the sixth child

Holiday season gift ideas for the seniors in your life

Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. Giving gifts is such a big part of the holiday season that shoppers may run out of gift ideas before they have crossed everyone off their lists. For example, it might not be easy to find the perfect gift for the senior citizen on your holiday shopping list. Seniors might not be up-to-date on the latest gadgets or might have downgraded from a home to a more manageable living arrangement, so knickknacks or decorative items for the home may not be too practical, either. The following are a few tips for gifting seniors this holiday season. * Warm things up. As men and women age, many develop medical conditions that require medication. Medications like blood thinners can make seniors feel the cold more than others, so a gift that can keep seniors warm through the winter can make a great gift. A thick wool sweater or a fleece blanket is both practical and thoughtful. * Open a seniors eyes to e-readers. Many seniors find that maintaining a household is simply too much work once all the kids have grown up and moved out. As a result, many move from private homes into apartment complexes geared to the senior set or even into assisted living facilities that make it easier to deal with the daily demands of life. When seniors make such a move, they sacrifice space for convenience. Personal libraries may no longer be possible or practical, but an e-reader such as Amazons Kindle or the Nook(R) from Barnes and Noble allows seniors to store their favorite

of nine. She was the granddaughter of Mary Jane Mollie Brown and Melvin C. Sellers of Waelder. Fannie Mae grew up during the depression in a large family and as one of the oldest girls had many responsibilities helping her mother raising the other children. On Jan. 1, 1932, Fannie Mae ,at 23, married Nicholas Fairfield Nick Miller, son of Ross Miller and Kate McCrorey. Fannie Mae and Nick had one son, Wiley L. Miller, born Oct. 26, 1936 and he succumbed to cancer this past June. Fannie Mae was always a dedicated mother to her son Wiley and devoted

books in one small and convenient place. * Give the lap of luxury. Many seniors are on fixed incomes, which greatly limit how much disposable income they have to treat themselves to something nice. But seniors still love a trip to the spa or a round of golf just as much as their younger counterparts. Savvy shoppers know that deals can be had on such luxuries, and it just takes a little patience and research. Sign up for a service like GrouponTM to gain access to exclusive discount offers to a variety of luxury offerings, including spa treatments, cruise vacations and rounds of golf. Signing up is free and easy, and you might just find a deal that makes a seniors holiday season. * Go healthy. Many men and women embrace a healthier lifestyle as they age. Seniors who might have been too busy raising a family to focus on their own health are typically encouraged by their physicians to exercise and embrace healthier eating habits. Gift-givers can help seniors on their quests to become healthier by buying them a membership to a local fitness club, many of which provide classes designed specifically for seniors. Fitness clubs typically offer discounted memberships to seniors, who might even be eligible for rebates from their health insurance providers if they meet established attendance requirements. Seniors who suffer from arthritis might benefit from a membership at a nearby yoga center. * Give the gift of communication. Sometimes the best gift is the simplest gift. Seniors love to speak with their children and grandchildren, so why not give the gift of communication? If you havent already, alter your cellular phone plan to a family plan that gives seniors unlimited minutes when calling family members so they can speak to their grandkids as often as possible.

helpmate of her husband Nick, yet surprisingly independent as a woman way before it was in style. She was always very devoted to her family and collected news articles that appear in various papers about them. She collected many news clipping about the 36 Division which her brother Harvey Sellers was with in 1944 at Solano Landing where he died at the age of 22. She has one grandson, Nathan Ross Miller, born July 31, 1964 a resident of Topeka, Kan. Fannie Mae has lived at The Heights two years. She is a member of Waelder United Methodist Church in Waelder. Fannie Mae was involved with the Waelder Senior Center and Colony Methodist where she was baptized very young. and Waelder United Methodist Church where she helped to make Seasons of the Church Year Banners which still hang in that church, and helped make quilts in Waelder under the leadership of the mayor, Zola Schultz. Fannie Mae is an avid basketball fan as she follows the achievements of San Antonio Spurs basketball team. She also helped run a ranch with Billy Sellers of Flatonia from 1980 to 2010. Ada White was born in Gonzales County, the baby of eight children. She has one daughter, one grandson and his wife, along with two great-

grandsons Ada White was a seamstress for many years, fixing clothes for people. She worked at the nursery at the Baptist Church. She did bookwork for the auction. She was in her 70s when she went to work at the Dairy Queen and learned how to make the curl on top of the ice cream cone. When Ada White was young she picked cotton and corn. Her father died when she was one. Family and friends said Ada White loved working outside around her residence. She loved yard work and flower beds, and had a wonderful yard that she took care of until she was about 92. She was 95 when she broke her ankle and stopped doing it. Elsie Bartels was born in Gonzales County. She has one daughter, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, one great-great-granddaughter, and one great-great-grandson on the way. Elsie was a homemaker on the farm. Her daughter, Billie Spohler used to own a dry cleaning/ laundry shop here in town and she used to help Billie with that. When she turned 100 Larry Fortune of Abiding Word Lutheran Church sang at the nursing home, One day at a time She said that is how she has always livedone day at a time.

Area & Nation Wide Senior Programs Can Be Very Beneficial. Social Services Director, Patty Benton, at The Heights of Gonzales compiled a list of businesses and organizations she feels offers valuable services to senior citizens. Ms. Benton stressed the list is not all inclusive and that seniors should seek out other helpful services, area discounts offered to seniors, support groups, travel groups, etc in order to live a fun and healthy lifestyle in their silver years.

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Apaches looking to rebound vs Giddings


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Dock keeps the Giddings offense balanced with his efficient throwing. Dock has completed over 55 percent of his passes for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns. Among his top targets are Josh Mack, who has three receiving touchdowns, and Quake Richmond, who is averaging over 16 yards per catch. They are just so fast on offense, said Lock. Their ey is enjoying a breakout season. Hickey has run for 435 yards and six touchdowns, and has also caught 13 passes for 349 yards and three more scores. They have two running backs who are very good, said Lock. Were going to have to pay attention to where they are lined up and how they plan to distribute the football between them. Quarterback Adam

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The Gonzales Apaches are hoping a little home cooking will serve them well as they return to Apache Stadium for a big game Friday night against Giddings. Gonzales (4-2, 0-1) lost their district opener at La Grange last week, 35-34, and head coach Ricky Lock said his team needs to rebound from that heartbreaking loss. We had our chances because we were up by 13 in the third quarter before they came storming back,

he said. We just couldnt close the deal. I tell the kids all the time that we cant live in the past. We dont have time to pout or hang our heads because we got to get ready for Giddings. The Buffaloes (6-0, 1-0) are ranked seventh in Class 3A and will bring a prolific running game to town with them, led by running back Joseph Glenn. The University of Houston commit has rushed for 514 yards and seven touchdowns this season. With Glenn receiving most of the attention from opposing defenses, his backfield mate Deon Hick-

athletes have tremendous speed and a lot of those kids have been starting for two or three years. Theyre very hard to get ready for because of all the things they can do offensively. Giddings operates out of the same split defensive formation as Gonzales does, with the main difference being the way they use their safeties. The Buffalo defense has allowed an average of 292 yards per game but are also seeing opponents score an average of 26.5 points every week. They gave up 400 total yards last week to Cuero, but still won the game

comfortably by a score of 41-28. Were going to run at them and try to make this game as physical as possible, Lock said. Were going to split our tight ends out wide and try to make it 8 on 8 in the box. Their defensive is aggressive, but they have given up a lot of points this season. Losing the way we did left us with an empty feeling. We have to eliminate the big plays from their offense and make them execute. We didnt win time of possession against La Grange, so we really want to do that this week.

Gonzales Payne relieved of volleyball coaching duties


Kim Payne has been removed as head coach for the Lady Apaches volleyball team. Gonzales athletic director Ricky Lock confirmed the change on Monday. He said Payne was removed before the match at La Grange on Friday. Girls athletic coordinator Culley Doyle and myself met and came to the conclusion that this change was needed at this time, Lock said. Assistant coach Sarah

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Moreno is now the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Lock said Monday that a decision on whether Moreno will be promoted to head coach for next season or a new coach will be hired has not been made. The Lady Apaches were 1-5 in district play heading into Fridays match at La Grange, which they subsequently loss. Gonzales had made the playoffs only once during Paynes four-year tenure, which resulted in a first round exit at the hands of Devine. Calls made to Payne for comment were not returned as of press time.

Cuero, Yoakum renew their historic rivalry


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Yoakum at Cuero

They have been squaring off for more than a century. Rivals Yoakum and Cuero play in their 102nd game at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Gobbler Stadium. The game has been tabbed as Dairy Queens Game of the Week. The Yoakum Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) opened district play with a close 27-24 win over the Smithville Tigers on Friday while Cuero (2-4, 0-1) fell to the stateranked Gidding Buffaloes, 41-28. Giddings made some big plays, Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said. I think our kids played hard against them and I am proud of them. Cuero owns the advantage in the series versus Yoakum with a 66-29-6 record, but had a couple of winning streaks come to end in last years game during which the Bulldogs prevailed 25-21. The Bulldogs edged the Gobblers with a late rushing touchdown by Willie Hights. The game ended an 11game streak against Yoakum for the Gobblers and also halted Cueros streak of 42 straight wins in district. This game is big for other reasons than being a rivalry match, Reeve said. It is a district game. Both teams are vying for a playoff spot so it is important for us to play well. The Bulldogs have run a balanced attack out of the spread formation this year. We need to play assignment football and get a lot of guys to the football, he said. One thing that Cuero improved on in the game against Giddings is that they were able to run the football well, improving their offensive balance. We need to continue that in the game against Yoakum, Reeve said. Of course, we also need to

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eliminate mistakes and execute well. Running back DAnthony Hopkins returned to action last week against Giddings for his first game. Hopkins, who had missed the first several weeks due to an injury, made his presence felt by rushing for 179 yards and two touchdowns. DAnthony is an added weapon for our offense, Reeve said. We are happy to have him back and healthy for the team. With the tradition of the Cuero program, the players are always motivated for games. They will be up for this game especially. Cuero and Yoakum has always been a big rivalry, Reeve said. The players know each other. The people in the communities know each other. Yoakum players and our players will be excited. It should be a fun one on Friday. Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said the Dogs got a quality win against a rugged Smithville team to open district play last week. I tell the players anyone can beat anyone on any given night, he said. And that is pretty much what happened to us against Smithville. The injury bug bit the Yoakum offensive line against Smithville. We had backups playing in three out of five positions on the offensive line, Kornegay said. Those kids stepped up. On defense, the Dogs will need to play sound and not miss assignments. With only one giveaway against the Tigers, Yoakum won the turnover battle and did a good job of protecting the football. Kornegay said the Yoakum offense must not turn the ball over to the Gobblers, saying his team will view the game against Cuero as another important district contest. Cuero is in a must-win situation and we need keep rolling on in district, he said. In area action this week, the Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indians have rebounded after a slow start to the season and have won three games in a row. They will host John Paul II on Saturday for Homecoming 2012. Nixon-Smiley is still getting reps for its inexperienced varsity players but will host Bloomington in its Homecoming game. Hallettsville will look to build off its district-opening win against Palacios as they travel a little to the east to take on Rice Consolidated, and the struggling Flatonia Bulldogs host Weimar in an district game. Lockhart will look to bounce back after a tough loss to Buda Hays while St. Paul, Luling and Shiner all have Friday night off. John Paul II at Sacred Heart The Indians return home after defeating Bryan St. Joseph 42-40 last week to improve to 3-3. The win was not pretty. PREVIEWS, Page C2

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Volleyball Roundup Cuero defeats Gonzales in very intense contest Lady Mustangs defeat

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GONZALES An injury to Cuero volleyball senior Cay Cay Toot forced head coach Rebecca RiojasFryer to have to concoct a new lineup Tuesday against rival Gonzales. She is a senior captain, our vocal leader and brings a spark to our matches, she said. Cuero overcame the loss of Toots services and defeated Gonzales 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 25-21) at the GHS Special Events Center to split the regular-season series. At 22-14 and 3-5 in district, the Lady Gobblers are battling Giddings for fourth place. We have to win out and have someone beat someone else in order for us to make the playoffs, Riojas said. We will still fight to the end with playoffs on our mind. While their chances are practically nil for a playoff spot, Gonzales (1-7) will look to end the season on a high note as they host Giddings tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. and travel to Smithville on Tuesday. Our goal in the last two matches is to have fun and do our best, Gonzales head coach Sarah Moreno said. Winning would be nice but we want to make sure we have fun. She praised the efforts of the Lady Apaches in the match. We played with heart and we played together as a team, Moreno said. Subvarsity players Cassidy LaFleur and Molly Barnick suited up for varsity against Cuero. Moreno said both players did well on the court.

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From coaches reports The JV team won 25-22, 25-20 and the freshmen were defeated 26-24, 22-25, 20-25. The Lady Dogs fell to La Grange 12-25, 19-25, 15-25 on Tuesday. Witte had 18 assists and one ace; Seidenberger had seve kills; Hights had one ace; Latice Brown had seven kills, six digs and five points; Faith Hagan had six digs; and Danielle Pohl had two blocks. Yoakum is 21-14 and 5-3 in district. The Yoakum freshmen won 25-21, 21-25 and 2624 while the JV fell 15-25, 13-25. The Sacred Heart volleyball team swept Austin Veritas Academy 25-23, 25-20, 25-17, Thursday in Austin. Jenna Brown had 16 digs and two aces; Rachel Saulnier had 20 assists; Adrienne Klimitchek had 10 kills; Jami Shimek had two blocks; and Erin Miksch had two blocks. We started out slow in this match, but didnt get frustrated, Sacred Heart coach Wanda Orsak said. Halfway through the second game we took off and really started playing better as a team. We just have to keep getting better as a team. The Indianettes are 10-17

Cueros Abby Sheppard bumps the ball during the Lady Gobblers win on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Lube) In the first set, the Lady Gobblers broke open a close game with six points, getting kills from Missy Odom, Abby Sheppard and Autumn Means, and an ace from Ashley Grahamann, for a 10-4 lead. Gonzales fought back to 17-13 as Carly Bozka and Danyelle Glass made some plays and LaFleur had some good serves. Kills from Odom and Emmarie Johnson put Cuero ahead 20-14 before Gonzales continued fighting and closed down to 2117 on service from Allison Raley. Cuero then scored four of the next five points for victory in the first game. Cuero opened the second set with a 6-1 advantage and held onto the margin. The Lady Apaches eventually closed down to 21-18 on kills from Glass, Lindsey Akers and Barnick. Cuero then used a 4-1 run to close out the set. The Lady Apaches grabbed a 7-2 lead in the third game as Allison Raley and Kendall Fougerat had some kills. Cuero was able to come within 13-10, but a play from LaFleur and miscues by the Gobblers helped Gonzales go ahead 17-11. The Lady Gobblers were able to come within 18-14 before Gonzales went on a 7-3 run to end the game. In the fourth set, Cuero rallied from several early deficits and eventually went ahead 16-11. The Lady Apaches got within 2017 on contributions from Shayla Simper, Akers and Fougerat, but Cuero hung on for the win. For the Lady Apaches, Bozka had two aces and 40 digs; Raley had five block assists, four solo blocks, two aces and 11 kills; Glass had 10 kills; Fougerat had six solo blocks; Kiley Braune had 19 assists; Morgan Simper had 13 digs; and LaFleur had 18 assists.

The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs gathered a 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 2522) win over Stockdale on Friday. Kelby Henderson had 11 kills; Abigail Scarbrough had four blocks; Hailey Boatright had four blocks; Megan Guerra had 15 assists and 10 digs; and Devon Tristan finished with five aces. The Lady Mustangs are 3-7 in district. The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs played Waelder on Friday, winning 25-8, 25-3, 25-3. Chandler Fike had 13 aces and four kills; Alanis Ribera had seven assists; Meredith Pavlica had one block; Katie Steinhauser had one block; Kylie Mica, Crystal Rodriguez and Abigail Schacherl all had one dig each. The victory boosts Flatonia to 10-24 and 5-4 in district. The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs defeated Smithville 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-27, 25-22, 15-11) on Friday. Callie Witte had 51 assists and one ace; Lesley Seidenberger had 26 kills, 19 digs and one ace; Jaccari Hights had 11 points and 10 blocks; Faith Hagan finished with 11 points.

and 7-4 in district. The junior varsity team won 25-11 and 25-16. The Shiner Lady Comanches lost a non-district match to East Bernard 3-1 (13-25, 25-22, 22-25, 2025). Kristin Schacherl had five aces, 30 assists and 12 points; Amanise Coleman had six blocks; Julianna Rankin had 12 kills; and Lauren Oden had 23 digs. The Gonzales Lady Apaches fell to La Grange on Friday, 3-0 (12-25, 1225, 15-25). Lindsey Akers and Morgan Simper both had one ace; Carly Bozka had 11 digs; Allison Raley had eight kills and one block assist; Kiley Braune had 17 assists; Kendall Fougerat had three solo blocks; and Danyelle Glass had one block assist. The Lady Apaches JV fell 16-25 and 21-25; the freshmen were defeated 6-25, 7-25. The Luling Eagles hosted #17 Schulenburg on Oct. 9, falling 12-25, 13-25, 1325. On Saturday, Luling hosted the Hallettsville Lady Brahmas, who were ranked No. 12 in Class 2A. Luling won the first set 29-27 but faltered in three straight sets, 12-25, 14-25 and 14-25.

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We quit playing after we got a big lead, Indians head coach Pat Henke said. We were fortunate to get the win. John Paul II fell to Sacred Hearts rival, St. Paul 44-20, in Shiner. John Paul II is a young team but they are well coached, Henke said. They play hard and do all the simple things right and they do not rest. Henke said the defense will need to stop John Pauls quick quarterback and the running back. On offense, they will need to make sure to score more touchdowns and control the line of scrimmage. Weimar at Flatonia The Bulldogs dropped their district opener, 46-13, to Holland last week. We did not play well, head coach Chris Freytag said. We had penalties at key moments and you cannot win when you turn the ball over five times. Weimar comes into the contest with a 3-3 mark and won its district opener, 27-9, against Thorndale. They are big and fast and playing the best football of the year right now, he said. Weimar runs the ball but will mix in the pass. We need to tackle well, stick to our assignments and return to fundamental football, Freytag said. On offense, Flatonia will need to get back to their power running game. That might be challenging with a number of players sitting out the game or playing little due to health. Freytag said Zane Ponder was still sidelined with

injury and Dalton Griffin did not play. Mitchell Mica played half the game and Marcus Mica played sparingly. Freytag also said he would have some of his injured backs available for Friday. Boerne Champion at Lockhart The Lions are licking their wounds after a 56-6 pounding at the hands of Buda Hays last week. We felt prepared for this game but we did not execute well, Lockhart head coach Paul Kilby said. Give credit to Hays. They got after it. Our kids played hard; we made some mistakes but the effort was there. The Boerne Champion Chargers come to town also sporting a 1-2 record in district. Boerne Champion is talented and they have a massive offensive line. They throw it very well, Kilby said. Champion is pass-heavy team running multiple spread formations like the one-back, no-back, shotgun, and 2+2/3+2, Kilby said. Quarterback Kyle Poeske has completed 151-of-273 passes for 1,964 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He is also the leading rusher with 319 yards on 94 carries and four touchdowns. Top receivers are Spencer Jarzombek (44-613, three touchdowns), Michael Maloney (33-480, five touchdowns) and Hunter McMurry (17-289, touchdown). Poeske is accurate and moves very well, giving his receivers time to get open,

Kilby said. We need to contain him and pressure him long enough for our secondary to be able to cover the receivers. Champion runs a 50 defense and is very feisty, he said. We will have to protect the ball, win the battle in the trenches, Kilby said. Our running backs will need to get the hole quicker. The winner of the game is still in the mix for a playoff spot while the loser will most certainly have an uphill battle. Bloomington at NixonSmiley The winless Mustangs continue to make progress but still are looking for the game where they put everything together. Nixon lost to rivals Stockdale, 34-7, last week. I felt we started off well on offense, Nixon head coach Carlton McKinney said. We made some steps

and it is just a matter of putting it all together. I think our kids got tired and would take a play off. We also had some turnovers and big plays on special teams. The Bobcats (0-6, 0-3) are in the same boat as Nixon. Bloomington will see this as an opportunity to get their first win, McKinney said. This game will not be easy. I believe we will get their best effort. We need to play good football and be focused. The Bobcats run a multiple offense, using just about every formation in the book. They go under center, spread, pistol, slot-T, I-formation, he said. Bloomington is trying to find what works best for them. Jacob Hardee has hit 11of-31 passes for 111 yards while the top rusher is Ruben Aguirre, who has 44 yards on 23 carries.

We must limit the big plays, and take care of defensive responsibilities and assignments, McKinney said. On defense, Bloomington runs both the 27 and the 50. McKinney said Nixon will likely see a lot of the 50 because of the Wing-T offense they run. We must limit the mistakes, take care of offensive responsibilities and control the tempo with our offense, he said. Hallettsville at Rice The Brahmas take their unbeaten record into Rice, which will be their toughest game to date. Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said it is important for the Brahmas to improve from week to

week. Rice has a lot of speed, he said. They have a big offensive line and are very physical. The keys for the Hallettsville defense will be to stop quarterback Jordan Johnson and running back James Garner. We have to be physical and make sure we are lined up right because Rice runs a lot of different formations, Psencik said. Rice runs more than they pass so we will have to stop the run and prevent the big play. It will be necessary for the Brahmas to control and protect the football on the offensive side of the ball.


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Leopards deny Apaches in dramatic finish


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Apaches, who moved the ball well all night, couldnt get any closer than the Leopards 30-yard line, and Davis picked off a desperation pass with 21 seconds remaining to seal the win. It was his third takeaway of the game. The dramatic finish helped La Grange capitalize on a sparkling performance by Leopard quarterback Logan Vinklarek, who hit 10 of 11 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns. Hes a veteran quarterback and we knew coming in he was good, Lock said. But we had our chances. It was a tough night for the yardstick crew to keep pace, as the teams combined for more than 700 yards of offense and seven scoring plays of 19 yards or more. The first of those plays came on the first snap from scrimmage, when Gonzales Cecil Johnson scooted through a gaping hole on the right side of the line and raced 65 yards for a score just 10 seconds into the game. Johnson, returning after a one-game suspension, carried 27 times for 238 yards for the Apaches. Gonzales looked as if it might put this one away quickly just moments after Johnsons first score, when Bralon Hutchison muffed the kickoff and Darron Hernandez pounced on it at the Leopards 30-yard line. The Apaches reached the 13 before Davis picked off a fourth-down pass and spotted the Leopards the ball at the 6-yard line. Rodney Filmore ripped off a 22-yard gain, then added a 5-yarder before Vinlarek ran the play action to perfection and found Hutchison wide open behind the Apache secondary, hitting him in stride for a 67-yard touchdown to tie the game. Following a Gonzales punt, the Leopards marched 91 yards in seven plays to take the lead as Vinklarek nailed Cassel Tezeno at the back of the end zone with a 34-yard bomb. The Apaches roared back in the second quarter, however. After a longball pass was picked off by Ryan Scott deep in LaGrange territory, the Leopards moved to the 27 before Filmore coughed up the ball on a move up the middle. The ball bounced right into the hands of the Apaches Lopez, who dashed 30 yards into the end zone to make it a 14-13 game. A personalfoul penalty after the play led to a botched conversion

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LA GRANGE -- It started with a bang and ended with a shocked gasp. It was a tough way to lose a ball game, Gonzales Apaches head coach Ricky Lock said after La Granges Dillon Davis came up with two turnovers in the final 1:20 of the game to enable the Leopards to pull out a 35-34 victory in their district opener Friday. The Apaches and Leopards swapped the lead back and forth in the contest, with La Grange taking a 3534 lead with 5:11 remaining in the contest. Gonzales marched right back down the field, however, spurred by a 27-yard pass completion from Matt Hillman to D.J. Gonzales that reached the 2-yard line. On the next play, however, Zack Lopez couldnt connect on a handoff on a power play and the Leopards Davis wound up with the ball after a scramble at the 4-yard line with 1:18 left to play. You get to the 2-yard line and lose the ball, youre going to have trouble winning like that, Lock said. Despite the turnover, the Gonzales defense and two timeouts got the Apaches the ball back with 45 seconds to play. But the

Cameron Smith (25) signals for a touchdown, but Darrance James (10) was ruled just short of the end zone after a gain of 29 yards during Gonzales district-opening loss at La Grange last Friday. (Photo by Dave Mundy) attempt that would come back to haunt Gonzales. After an exchange of punts, Gonzales demonstrated its long-ball capabilities when Hillman and Darrance James teamed up - first on a leaping grab good for 32 yards, then on a heave into the end zone that James plucked out of the air for a 19-yard touchdown. La Grange struck back moments later following a 35-yard kick return by Hutchinson when Vinklarek nailed Trey Supak with a pass at the back of the end zone for a 25-yard GONZALES, Page C4

Smith guides #10 Hallettsville Football Roundup past Palacios in district opener #6 Shiner blasts Kenedy to get first district win
KENEDY The sixthranked Shiner Comanches took care of business last Friday with a 33-7 road win at Kenedy in the district opener for both teams. Caleb Curtis opened the scoring with a 17-yard run in the first quarter and Evel Jones added a 67-yard jaunt to give Shiner (6-1, 1-0) a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Curtis second score of the game came on a 26yard scamper in the second quarter. Second half touchdowns by Trevion Flowers and Jones capped the scoring for the Comanches, who enter a bye week Tedrick Smith hurdles Palacios Kevin Brown during this run in Hallettsville victory over the Sharks. Smith before hosting Three Rivers on Oct. 26. ran for two touchdowns and 127 yards on just seven carries. (Photo by Mark Lube)
dy: Rolando Zepeda 9-17, Cedric Mejia 8-20. PASSING Shiner: Flowers 1-8-9-0. Kenedy: Zepeda 14-26116-1, Dillon Cruz 0-1-0-1. RECEIVING Shiner: Jones 1-9. Kenedy: Weston Hallmark 6-60, Kris Bryan 1-12, Cruz 5-38, Mejia 2-6. RECORDS Shiner 6-1, Kenedy 4-2.

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HALLETTSVILLE Whoever stated that football is a team sport just had their point proven on Friday night by the Hallettsville football team. The Brahmas opened District 14-2A Division I play at Hallettsville Brahmas Memorial Stadium with a 49-15 victory over the Palacios Sharks. Hallettsville is 6-0 for the first time in several decades, although head coach Tommy Psencik was not sure exactly how many years since the Brahmas have started this well. However, he is completely sure about why. One thing I can say about this team is that they are a true team, Psencik said. Everybody participated tonight and everybody played a big role in the game. The Brahmas also got some help off the bench in the win.

All of our backups got involved, Psencik said. Our kickoff game was good tonight and I thought our kicking game was well overall. A lot of good things happened tonight and the man upstairs really blessed us. I am just proud of the kids. The Brahmas were not sure of where Palacios was as a team coming into the matchup. Looking at Palacios on film, we knew they were going to be a good ball club, Psencik said. They had us worried because they came in with confidence and momentum. We have to improve on the next game and keep building depth. Hallettsville (6-0, 1-0) built a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, which would have mathematically been enough to win since Palacios only managed two touchdowns and scored a safety. Of course, the Brahmas and their spread offense

were not going to settle for just three trips across the goal line. They had 530 yards of total offense, including Carson Schindler going 16-of-21 for 353 yards and four touchdowns and Tedrick Smith rushing for 125 yards on seven carries, two touchdowns and catching three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. I thought the offense executed well and early to set the tone, Psencik said. Palacios (5-1, 0-1) was a better team than indicated by Hallettsvilles margin of victory. The Sharks did a good job of challenging us out of the wishbone power set, said Psencik. We had to make some adjustments at halftime for their power run game. Our kids did a good job of adjusting to that power offense that we were not expecting. Palacios did a good job of moving the ball against us. Coach (Mike) Treybig has got a lot of experience

as a coach and it showed tonight. Hallettsville opened the game with big plays. Tedrick Smith ripped off a 25-yard run from his 25 to midfield on the games first offensive play. On the next play, Schindler found receiver Jimarion Grounds for a medium-range pass that Grounds turned into a touchdown. Palacios got an 8-yard pass from Anthony Garcia to Zach Garcia to open their offensive drive but a false-start penalty and a couple of incomplete passes later, the Sharks had to punt. At their 37, the Brahmas used a quick, two-play drive to score. Schindler had a humble gain of four to Tim Sheppard and Smith took a handoff and pierced the Shark defense for a 59yard run to make the score 14-0. Palacios had more luck on the next drive and was BRAHMAS, Page C4

Game Summary Shiner 33, Kenedy 7 S 14 6 13 033 K 0 0 0 77 Scoring summary SHI -- Caleb Curtis 17-yard run (Kris Patek kick), 7:06, 1st. SHI -- Evel Jones 67-yard run (Kris Patek kick), 4:22, 1st. SHI -- Caleb Curtis 26-yard run (Kris Patek kick failed), 1:06, 2nd. SHI -- Trevion Flowers 3-yard run (Kris Patek kick failed), 6:55, 3rd. SHI -- Evel Jones 9-yard pass from Trevion Flowers (Kris Patek kick), 1:53, 3rd. KDY -- Rolando Zepeda 12yard run (Weston Hallmark kick), 2:18, 4th. Team stats Shiner Kenedy First downs 17 9 Rushes-yards 47-315 17-37 Passes 1-8-0 14-27-2 Passing yards 9 116 Punts-yards 2-82 6-182 Fumbles-lost 4-2 1-1 Penalties-yards 3-15 3-25 Individual stats RUSHING Shiner: Evel Jones 5-85, Jacob Stafford 8-25, Trevion Flowers 17-108, Caleb Curtis 5-52, Brady Cejka 6-27, Chad Neubauer 3-9, Tyler Patek 1-3, Daniel Hernandez 2-6. Kene-

SMITHVILLE Reagan Jacobs nailed a 38-yard field goal with 1:53 left to play and the defense held to give Yoakum a 27-24 victory over Smithville. Yoakum overcame an inconsistent performance on offense and scored the last 10 points of the game to pull off their first district win. The Tigers Denton Cooper put his team on the board first with a 36-yard run, but the Bulldogs Blake McCracken scored on a fumble recovery to tie the game late in the first quarter. After both teams exchanged field goals, Cooper scored again with a threeyard plunge. TreVonte Hights ripped off a 31-yard scoring run before DaAaron Jackson put Smithville ahead with a 21-yard romp. T.J. Hights hauled in a catch from Chase Hermes and the play went for a 75yard score before Jacobs executed the game-winning kick.
Game Summary Yoakum 27, Smithville 24 Y 7 3 7 1027 S 7 3 14 024 Scoring summary SMT -- Denton Cooper 36-yard run (Colin Quitta kick), 9:03, 1st. YOA -- Blake McCracken Fumble recovery (Reagan Jacobs kick), 3:07, 1st. SMT -- Colin Quitta 28-yard field goal, 7:42, 2nd.


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Thursday, October 18, 2012

ROUNDUP: Cardinals stay on a roll with another district win

Adam Hollenbach gets good blocking from Ryan Geiger (far left), Jed Janacek (16) and Justin Siegel (66) during this run in St. Pauls win last Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe)
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YOA -- Reagan Jacobs 31-yard field goal, 2:03, 2nd. SMT -- Denton Cooper 3-yard Hallettsvilles Tim Sheppard (21) accelerates around the corner after taking a run (Colin Quitta kick), 8:41, 3rd. YOA -- Trevonte Hights 31handoff from quarterback Carson Schindler (2). (Photo by Mark Lube) yard run (Reagan Jacobs kick), 6:37, 3rd. SMT -- DaAaron Jackson 21yard run (Colin Quitta kick), 2:14, 3rd. YOA -- T.J. Hights 75-yard pass from Chase Hermes (Reagan Jacobs kick), 10:19, 4th. YOA -- Reagan Jacobs 38-yard field goal, 1:53, 4th. Team statistics Y S First downs 12 12 Rushes-yards 34-136 39-219 runs by Chris Garcia to get Zach Garcia to bring the Continued from page C3 Passes 12-21-1 7-10-1 the ball down to the Hal- Sharks to within 42-15 after Passing yards 185 168 able to move the ball to the lettsville 16. Several plays a blocked extra point. Punts-yards 3-122 1-27 Brahmas 33 yard line. An- later, Chris Garcia scored The Brahmas added one Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-3 thony Garcia was sacked from the 1 to bring the last touchdown early in the Penalties-yards 9-70 4-25 Individual statistics by Smith for an 8-yard loss Sharks to within 21-9. fourth as they had a drive RUSHINGYoakum: Braden back to the 41. He had an The Brahmas got a good start at their 24, and Kaden Drozd 2-5, Blake McCracken incomplete pass and then kickoff return as Shep- Hardt had a six-yard run to 2-10, Myron Hights 2-1, Reagan was sacked by Justin Reeves pard went from his 16 to the 30 and added 15 more Jacobs 3-4, Chase Hermes 6-(on fourth down to give the the Palacios 19. The drive yards on a face-mask call. 11), Trevonte Hights 16-118, Terrance Hall 3-9. Smithville: Jeremy ball back to Hallettsville. was fruitless as Smith was Herrington later hauled in Kadleck 8-20, Grey Morris 12-75, The Brahmas drove 53 brought down two plays a 19-yard pass to the 35 and Kegan Bledsoe 1-1, DaAaron Jackyards in six plays with later at the 6 but fumbled two plays later, Grounds son 10-62, Denton Cooper 8-61. PASSINGYoakum: Hermes Schindler hitting Dalton the ball to the 2and into the had his second touchdown 8-14-148-1, Trevonte Hights 4-7Herrington on a third- hands of the Sharks. of the game on a 34-yard 37. Smithville: Colin Quitta 0-1-0, down and 13 for 48 yards Palacios got to its 36 be- pass from Schindler. Cooper 7-9-168-1. to the Shark 8 where Tim fore Reagan McAda came RECEIVINGYoakum: McCracken 1-11, T.J. Hights 3-98, Game Summary Sheppard scored several up with the second inter#10 Hallettsville 49, Palacios 15 Keith Ratley 4-50, Myron Hights plays later. ception for the Brahma 3-20, Jacobs 1-6. Smithville: Pal 0 9 0 6-15 Aided by a 15-yard face- defense at the Hallettsville Kadleck 1-8, Bryce Helmcamp Hall 21 7 14 7-49 mask call against Halletts- 31. The 69-yard drive was 1-47, Jimmie Gonzales 1-9, Khalil Scoring Summary H-Jimario Grounds 50 pass McCathern 1-7, Reed Zapalac ville, Palacios got inside the capped seven plays later as 40 but the drive ended as Smith had a 21-yard recep- from Carson Schindler (Sam Bar- 1-52, Darrin Ott 1-40, Jacob Rodriguez 1-5. rerra kick) Anthony Garcia was picked tion to give the Brahmas a RECORDS Yoakum 4-2 (1-0), H-Tedrick Smith 59 run (Baroff by Herrington near the 28-9 halftime advantage. Smithville 3-3 (0-1). rerra kick) H-Tim Sheppard 8 run (Bargoal line. Palacios opened the third The Brahmas stalled as period with a six-play drive rerra kick) P-Safety. Hallettsville called for Schindler threw the ball that netted just nine yards holding in end zone away while in the process total and had a 19-yard P-Chris Garcia 1 run (Zach of being taken down at his punt to the Brahma 47. A Garcia kick) H-Smith 21 pass from 4. The officials ruled an in- holding call later helped SHINER Adam HolSchindler (Barrerra kick) eligible receiver downfield push the Brahmas deeper lenbach rushed for three H-Smith 24 run (Barrerra kick) on Hallettsville, but Pala- into their own territory H-Trenton McGee 66 pass from touchdowns and Martin cios declined the call and but a 36-yard reception by Schindler (Barrerra kick) Kennedy ran in two scores P-Zach Garcia 39 pass from accepted the sack. with a game-high 167 yards Grounds put Hallettsville Anthony Garcia (kick blocked) Schindler found Her- at the 24 and Smith took a H-Grounds 30 pass from as the Cardinals ran roughrington for a big gain to handoff, bounced outside Schindler (Barrerra kick) shod over the Guardians, Team Statistics P H 44-20. near the Palacios end zone and raced to the end zone First downs 21 20 but the officials called hold- behind a McGee block for St. Paul dominated the Rushes-yds 48-143 25-177 ing on the Brahmas in their a 35-9 Brahmas advantage. first half scoring as HolPassing 9-22-3 16-21-0 own end zone and Palacios The Sharks had their Passing yds 144 353 lenbach hit paydirt twice in Punts-yds 2-49 1-34 the first quarter on runs of was awarded a safety. How- next drive end on downs at Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-1 ever, Palacios muffed the Hallettsvilles 21. The Brah4 and 12 yards. Kennedys Penalties-yds 4-35 10-94 kickoff, setting up the Brah- mas paid homage to their 70-yard scamper and a 12Individual Statistics mas past midfield at the 45. quick-scoring drives from RUSHING Palacios: Chris yard pass from Mitchell Trenton McGee hauled in the first half with a three- Garcia 26-152, David Aparicio McElroy to Dylan Barton a 21-yard pass to give the play drive that culminated 1-3, Seth Garcia 1-0, Anthony left the Cards up at the half, Garcia 20-(-12). Hallettsville: TedBrahmas first down at the with a McGee touchdown rick Smith 7-127, Kaden Hardt 24-0. 30 of Palacios. A 55-yard run from Kenreception of 66 yards to put 5-25, Tim Sheppard 3-21, Brent Motal 3-12, Dalton Herrington nedy and a 39-yard rumble The Brahmas moved in- Hallettsville ahead 42-9. side the 10 but Schindler by Hollenbach staked St. The Sharks managed an- 1-3, Carson Schindler 6-(-12). PASSING Palacios: Anthony was sacked for a loss of 11 other score on a 58-yard Garcia 9-22-3-144. Hallettsville: Paul to a 38-0 advantage in at the 18 and later threw drive and got some help Schindler 16-21-0-353. the third quarter. RECEIVING Palacios: incomplete on fourth down on a pass interference call Game Summary to give the ball back to the on the Brahmas for a first Dylan Brune 4-58, Kevin Brown St. Paul 44, John Paul II 20 3-39, Zach Garcia 2-47. HallettsSharks. down at the 50. Later, An- ville: Trenton McGee 5-99, JimaSP 12 12 14 644 Palacios then started the thony Garcia connected on rio Grounds 4-134, Herrington JP 0 0 7 1320 Scoring summary drive with 23- and 43-yard a 39-yard home-run ball to 3-80, Smith 3-36, Sheppard 1-4. SP -- Adam Hollenbach 4 run (kick failed), 10:12, 1st SP -- Hollenbach 12 run (kick failed), 5:52, 1st SP -- Martin Kennedy 70 run (pass failed), 9:38, 2nd SP -- Dylan Barton 12 pass from Mitchell McElroy (kick failed), 0:28, 2nd SP -- Kennedy 55 run (Hollenbach kick), 10:43, 3rd SP -- Hollenbach 39 run (Hollenbach kick), 7:02, 3rd JP -- Mike McCabe 1 run (Matt Carpenter kick), 1:11, 3rd JP -- Cameron Ahrens 36 run (kick failed), 9:26, 4th JP -- Mark Cooper 35 run (Carpenter kick), 4:44, 4th SP -- Barton 15 pass from McElroy (kick failed), 0:12, 4th Team statistics JP SP First downs 10 15 Rushes-yards 52-291 27-313 Passes 1-2-1 10-16-0 Passing yards 6 132 Punts-yds. 4-126 2-66 Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-0 Penalties-yards 2-10 3-25 Individual statistics RUSHINGJohn Paul: Mike McCabe 18-101, Cameron Ahrens 18-100, Jacob Bradley 15-55, Mark Cooper 1-35. St. Paul: Martin Kennedy 8-167, Adam Hollenbach 9-115, Ryan Geiger 4-23, Mitchell McElroy 2-4, Jed Janecek 3-3. PASSINGJohn Paul: McCabe 1-2-6-1. St. Paul: McElroy 10-15132, Marco Ynclan 0-1-0. RECEIVINGJohn Paul: Bradley 1-6. St. Paul: Dylan Barton 4-83, Jared Markham 2-15, Ryan Kapavik 1-9, Kurt Chunda 1-2, Geiger 2-23. 2:54, 4th Team statistics Lul Jou First downs 15 15 Rushes-yards 31-140 46-173 Passes 13-21-1 5-18-1 Passing yards 127 54 Punts-avg. 3-28 4-30 Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-1 Penalties-yards 8-65 5-40 Individual statistics RUSHINGLuling: Quinton Grant 11-57, Brendon Cubit 8-43, Abraham Palomo 4-33, Taylen Moore 2-16, Trayden Staton 6-(9). Jourdanton: Isaac Oropeza 1234, Brandon Pacheco 18-91, Chase Harrison 8-18, Ian Chachere 5-10, Tyler Davis 2-19, Joe Estrada 1-1. PASSINGLuling: Staton 1321-127-1. Jourdanton: Harrison 5-18-54-1. RECEIVINGLuling: Jorge Munoz 5-52, Josh Alvarez 3-49, Moore 2-26, Grant 1-2, Cubit 1-(1), Palomo 1-(-1). Jourdanton: Nicholas Lopez 3-22. Pacheco 1-18. RECORDS Luling 4-3 (3-0), Jourdanton 2-4 (0-2).

BRAHMAS: Offense explosion in first, third quarters proves too overwhelming for Palacios

#7 Giddings 41, Cuero 28

Luling 18, Jourdanton 13

St. Paul 44, Schertz John Paul II 20

JOURDANTON Trayden Staton threw two touchdown passes to Jorge Munoz to lift Luling to an 18-13 win over Jourdanton. Staton to Munoz opened the games scoring with a six-yard connection in the first quarter. Taylen Moore got loose for a 20-yard scoring run before Staton and Munoz hooked up again on an 11-yard toss. The Indians tried to get back into the game with two second half scores both one-yard touchdown dives by Isaac Oropeza but it wasnt enough for them to avoid their first district loss.
Game Summary Luling 18, Jourdanton 13 L 6 12 0 018 J 0 0 7 613 Scoring summary LUL -- Jorge Munoz 6 pass from Trayden Staton (kick failed), 0:46, 1st LUL -- Taylen Moore 20 run (pass failed), 3:01, 2nd LUL -- Munoz 11 pass from Staton (pass failed), 0:28, 2nd J -- Isaac Oropeza 1 run (Enrique Lugo kick), 6:13, 3rd J -- Oropeza 1 run (kick failed),

GIDDINGS Joseph Glenn ran for three touchdowns and Deon Hickey caught two scoring passes to power the seventhranked Giddings Buffaloes to a 41-28 win over Cuero. Michael Rangel opened the games scoring with a 42-yard field goal and then Glenn raced 64 yards to stake Giddings to a 10-0 lead. Cuero answered with a 26-yard pass from Blake Reeve to Ross Reimenschneider before Dickey closed out the first frame by taking a pass from Adam Dock 53 yards for a score. Dickey scored again early in the second quarter on a 68-yard pass from Dock, but Cuero responded with a drive capped by a sevenyard run by DAnthony Hopkins, who ran for 179 yards in his first full game of the season.
Game Summary Giddings 41, Cuero 28 C 7 7 6 828 G 17 10 7 741 Scoring summary GID -- Michael Rangel 42-yard field goal, 10:38, 1st. GID -- Joseph Glenn 64-yard run (Michael Rangel kick), 6:44, 1st. CUE -- Ross Reimenschneider 26-yard pass from Blake Reeve (Pearson Reese kick), 3:54, 1st. GID -- Deon Hickey 53-yard pass from Adam Dock (Michael Rangel kick), 3:35, 1st. GID -- Deon Hickey 68-yard pass from Adam Dock (Michael Rangel kick), 3:58, 2nd.


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touchdown to take a 21-19 lead. The Apaches responded with a nice 58-yard, twominute drill. Hillman hit Gonzales with one outlet pass for a 12-yard gain, then connected with James on a middle screen good for 28 yards to move the ball to the 1-yard line before taking it over himself with one second remaining in the half. Lopez bulled in with a two-point conversion play to stake the Apaches to a

27-21 lead at halftime. The second half began pretty much the same way the first one did for the Apaches. After the Leopards were stopped on downs at the Gonzales 21 to open the half, Johnson danced for one 12-yard gain before again breaking free on a long touchdown run, this time of 68 yards, to put the Apaches up by a 34-21 score. But La Grange wasnt ready to write this one off. The Leopards responded with a 62-yard, nine-play

march which ended when Vinklarek nailed Filmore in the flat and the running back punched it into the end zone from seven yards away to trim the Gonzales lead to 34-28. Following an Apache punt, the Leopards took the lead with a 75-yard, 11-play drive ending in Hutchinsons 4-yard run. We didnt have the ball a lot in the second half, Lock noted. They held on to it pretty good. The Apaches now find themselves in an uphill

battle to grab one of the districts playoff spots. Its like I said, every game in this district is going to be a war, Lock said. We got Giddings next week, theyre state-ranked, were going to have to be ready.

Game Summary La Grange 35, Gonzales 34 Gonzales 7 20 7 034 La Grange 14 7 7 735 Scoring summary GON Cecil Johnson 65 run (Matt Hillman kick) LG Bralon Hutchinson 68 pass from Logan Vinklarek (Marco Cerda kick)

LGCassel Tezeno 34 pass from Vinklarek (Cerda kick) GONZack Lopez 30 fumble recovery (pass failed) GONDarrance James 19 pass from Matt Hillman (pass failed) LG Trey Supak 25-yard pass from Vinklarek (Cerda kick) GON Hillman 1 run (Lopez run) GONJohnson 67-yard run (Hillman kick) LGRodney Filmore 7 pass from Vinklarek (Cerda kick) LGHutchinson 4 run (Cerda kick) Team Stats Gon LG First downs 15 18 Rushes-Yds 30-245 40-152 Passes 7-15-3 11-13-0 Passing yards 139 225 Punts-Avg 3-29.7 2-35.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3 Penalties-yards 6-80 5-26 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Gonzales, Cecil Johnson 27-238, Zack Lopez 2-6, Matt Hillman 1-1. La Grange, Rodney Filmore 23-116, Logan Vinklarek 10-12, Bralon Hutchinson 4-12, Dillon Davis 3-12. PASSING: Gonzales, Matt Hillman 7-15-3-139. La Grange, Logan Vinklarek 10-11-0-204, Cassel Tezeno 1-1-0-24, Dillon Davis 0-1-0. RECEIVING: Gonzales, Darrance James 4-88, D.J. Gonzales 2-39, Coltin Russell 1-12. La Grange, Cassel Tezeno 4-87, Trey Supak 3-48, Rodney Filmore 2-16, Bralon Hutchinson 1-68, Dillon Davis 1-6.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ROUNDUP: Lockhart Lions take another one on the chin

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CUE -- DAnthony Hopkins 7-yard run (Pearson Reese kick), 0:36, 2nd. GID -- Michael Rangel 42-yard field goal, 0:00, 2nd. GID -- Joseph Glenn 2-yard run (Michael Rangel kick), 3:40, 3rd. CUE -- DAnthony Hopkins 1-yard run (kick failed), 0:20, 3rd. GID -- Joseph Glenn 1-yard run (Michael Rangel kick), 1:46, 4th. CUE -- DAndre Gallagher 2-yard pass from Blake Reeve (Ross Reimenschneider from Blake Reeve), 0:04, 4th Team statistics Cue Gid First downs 26 9 Rushes-yards 47-288 29-222 Passes 12-22-0 6-11-0 Passing yards 136 181 Punts-avg. 2-48 3-28 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-yards 5-40 5-41 Individual statistics RUSHINGCuero: Blake Reeve 8-(-14), Justin Kremling 1-5, Ray Horton 14-105, Ross Reimenschneider 1-13, DAnthony Hopkins 23-179. Giddings: Deon Hickey 3-11, Joseph Glenn 13125, Adam Dock 12-80, Macain Porske 1-6. PASSINGCuero: Reeve 1222-136. Giddings: Dock 6-11-181. RECEIVINGCuero: Justin Kremling 1-18, Reimenschneider 5-63, Hopkins 1-10, Colby Ebrom 1-4, Grant Diebel 1-10, DAndre Gallagher 2-7, Justin Rossett 1-24. Giddings: Hickey 2-121, Glenn 1-44, Greg Haywood 2-13, Quake Richmond 1-3. RECORDS Cuero 2-4 (0-1), Giddings 6-0 (1-0). BHY -- Marcos Solis 26-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 3rd. BHY -- Marcos Solis 48-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 3rd. BHY -- Shawn Leerssen 5-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 4th. Team Statistics Lck BHy First downs 12 20 Rushes-yards 33-271 48-400 Passes 3-8-1 7-12-0 Passing yards 13 100 Punts-avg. 1-32 0-0 Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 1-10 1-10 Individual statistics RUSHINGLockhart: Marcos Rodriguez 12-67, Charles Ereaux 3-(-9), Levi Mair 5-38, C.J. McKinney 12-36, Curtis Hawkins 5-123. Buda Hays: Caleb Kimbro 19-146, Beau Reed 5-43, Shawn Leerssen 1-5, Taven Mayberry 8-70, Marcos Solis 11-119. PASSINGLockhart: Ereaux 3-8-13-1. Buda Hays: Kimbro 7-12-100. RECEIVINGLockhart: Mair 3-13. Buda Hays: Granger Studdard 1-13, Leerssen 3-56, Mayberry 3-31. RECORDS Lockhart 4-2 (12), Buda Hays 5-1 (2-1).

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Fumbles-lost 3-3 2-1 Penalties-yards 4-27 5-30 Individual statistics RUSHINGFlatonia: Mitchell Mica 8-23, Will Bruns 11-32, Aaron Manzano 3-13, Marcus Mica 7-32, Gus Venegas 4-33, Eddie Manzano 3-12 PASSINGFlatonia: Will Bruns 6-12-139-2. RECEIVINGFlatonia: Manzano 1-(-2), Venegas 3-127, Colby Craig 1-10, Casen Novak 1-7. RECORDS Flatonia 3-4 (0-1), Holland 6-1 (1-0).

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Cannon Football Player of the Week

Carson Schindler QB, Hallettsville Schindler was extremely efficient in leading #10 Hallettsville to a 49-15 win over Palacios. The senior completed 16 of his 21 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns.
Honorable Mentions Cecil Johnson, Gonzales. Ran for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the Apaches 35-34 loss at La Grange. Tedrick Smith, Hallettsville. Rushed seven times for 127 yards and two touchdowns in the Brahmas win over Palacios. He also caught three passes for 36 yards and another score. Adam Hollenbach, St. Paul. Ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries in the Cardinals 44-20 over Schertz John Paul II. DAnthony Hopkins. Rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the Gobblers 41-28 loss to Giddings. Gus Venegas, Flatonia. Caught three passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs 40-17 loss to Holland. He also returned a fumble 38 yards for another score. Jimario Grounds, Hallettsville. Had four catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Brahmas win over Palacios. Martin Kennedy, St. Paul. Rushed eight times for 167 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals win over Schertz John Paul II. Dylan Barton, St. Paul. Caught four passes for 83 and two touchdowns in the Cardinals win over Schertz John Paul II. Jorge Munoz, Luling. Had five catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns in

Stockdale 34, Nixon-Smiley 7

Holland 40, Flatonia 17

Buda Hays 56, Lockhart 6

BUDA Caleb Kimbro rushed for 146 yards and five touchdowns to lead Hays in a rout of a Lockhart, 56-6. Kimbro scored on runs of 3, 10, 2, 7, and 6 to Hays, who ran for a team total of 400 yards in the game. Lockharts Curtis Hawkins got the only score of the contest for the Lions when he went 63 yards for the games first score. From there it was all about the Rebels, who also got 119 yards and two touchdown runs from Marcos Solis.
Game Summary Buda Hays 56, Lockhart 6 L 6 0 0 06 H 7 14 28 756 Scoring summary LCK -- Curtis Hawkins 63-yard run (kick failed), 1st. BHY -- Caleb Kimbro 3-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 1st. BHY -- Caleb Kimbro 10-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 2nd. BHY -- Caleb Kimbro 2-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 2nd. BHY -- Caleb Kimbro 7-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 3rd. BHY -- Caleb Kimbro 6-yard run (Payton Kisor kick), 3rd.

HOLLAND The Holland Hornets put up 33 second half points to blow open a close game with Flatonia. Reese Nicholson scored on runs of 45, 10 and 38, and the Hornets took advantage of six Bulldog turnovers to get the victory. Flatonia did most of their damage in the first half, coming on a 23-yard field goal from Will Bruns and a 38-yard fumble return by Gus Venegas. Venegas scored again in the fourth quarter on a 91-yard catch and run pass from Bruns.
Game Summary Holland 40, Flatonia 17 F 3 7 0 717 H 7 0 13 2040 Scoring summary FLAT -- Will Bruns 23 field goal, 5:22, 1st HOL -- Reese Nicholson 45 run (Cody Langford kick), 4:10, 1st FLAT -- Gus Venegas 38 fumble return (Bruns kick), 3:57, 2nd HOL -- Dominic Rendon 1 pass from Jacob Cantu (kick failed), 7:52, 3rd HOL -- Nicholson 10 run (Brian Gibson kick), 7:37, 3rd FLAT -- Venegas 91 pass from Bruns (Bruns kick), 11:39, 4th HOL -- Marquis Blahl 12 pass from Cantu (kick failed), 6:42, 4th HOL -- Nicholson 38 run (Gibson kick), 5:29, 4th HOL -- Cantu 1 run (Gibson kick), 2:03, 4th Team Statistics Flat Hol First downs 14 16 Rushes-yards 36-145 41-213 Passes 6-13-3 9-14-0 Passing yards 139 126 Punts-avg. 1-40 4-42

NIXON Matt Valadez ran for two touchdowns and 139 yards to lead Stockdale to a 34-7 win over winless Nixon-Smiley. Valadez got the ball rolling with a 64-yard touchdown run on the Brahmas opening drive. The Mustangs came back with a 28yard scoring scamper by Tristan Newman. Stockdale would go on to score the rest of the games points - highlighted by a Valadez 8-yard run and two touchdown passes from Jacob Cardenas to Josh Vela.
Game Summary Stockdale 34, Nixon-Smiley 7 Sto 14 13 7 034 NS 7 0 0 07 Scoring summary STO -- Matt Valadez 56-yard run (Travis Covington kick), 10:45, 1st. NXS -- Tristan Newman 28yard run (Oscar Torres kick), 8:13, 1st. STO -- Matt Valadez 8-yard run (Travis Covington kick), 0:27, 1st. STO -- Josh Vela 90-yard pass from Jacob Cardenas (Travis Covington kick), 9:35, 2nd. STO -- Josh Vela 7-yard pass from Jacob Cardenas (kick failed), 1:21, 2nd. STO -- Dustin Mosier 45-yard run (Travis Covington kick), 3:51, 3rd. Team Statistics Stock NS First downs 15 9 Rushes-yards 35-306 42-193 Passes 5-11-1 1-10-0 Passing yards 174 7 Punts-avg. 0-0 5-22.2 Fumbles-lost 1-0 4-2 Penalties-yards 4-30 4-20 Individual statistics RUSHINGStockdale: Dustin Mosier 6-67, Matt Valadez 12-139, Darion McMahan 9-30, Deryk Mayberry 4-44, Jacob Cardenas 2-6, Christian Segura 2-20. NixonSmiley: Miguel Hernandez 5-30, Jared Van Auken 9-32, Nick Pena 3-20, Tristan Newman 18-96, Tom Palacio 3-6, K. Martinez 2-1. PASSINGStockdale: Cardenas 5-11-174-1. Nixon-Smiley: Pena 1-10-7. RECEIVINGStockdale: Josh Vela 3-122, Miguel Marquez 1-28, Mosier 1-24. Nixon-Smiley: Garrett Earlywine 1-7. RECORDS Stockdale 4-2 (21), Nixon-Smiley 0-6 (0-3).

the Eagles 18-13 win over Jourdanton. Reagan Jacobs, Yoakum. Converted field goal kicks of 31 and 38 yards, including the game-winner, in the Bulldogs 27-24 win over Smithville. He also went 3-for-3 on extra points. Evel Jones, Shiner. Gained 85 yards on five carries with two touchdowns in the Comanches 33-7 win over Kenedy. Trevonte Hights, Yoakum. Ran for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs win over Smithville. Caleb Curtis, Shiner. Rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns on five carries in the Comanches win over Kenedy. Darrance James, Gonzales. Caught four passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Apaches loss at La Grange. Curtis Hawkins, Lockhart. Ran for 123 yards and a score on five carries in the Lions 56-6 loss to Buda Hays. T.J. Hights, Yoakum. Caught three passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs win over Smithville. Tristan Newman, Nixon-Smiley. Ran for 96 yards and the Mustangs only touchdown in a 34-7 loss to Stockdale.

Late field goal trips up Apache JV in home loss

From coaches reports The Gonzales junior varsity team fell to the La Grange Leopards 10-8 on Thursday. La Grange led 7-0 halftime and Gonzales scored with 4:20 left in game on 6-yard pass from Brant Philippus to Nathan Burek. Jaime Tellez ran off right tackle for the two-point conversion. The Leopards then drove down the field and kicked the game winning 32-yard field goal, with under one minute left. The Gonzales 9th team tied La Grange 6-6. In other subvarsity action, the Shiner JV blanked Kenedy 12-0; Luling JV fell to Jourdanton 20-14; The Yoakum Bulldogs 9th beat Smithville 22-6 and the Dog JV won 21-6. Stockdale JV beat Nixon 25-0 and Hallettsvilles JV blanked Palacios 14-0. The Cuero JV defeated Giddings 14-0 and the 9th Cuero team lost to Giddings, 48-20. In Gonzales CYFL games on Saturday, the freshman team lost to Hallettsville 24-21. The Gonzales sophomore Black shut out Goliad and Cuero 6-0 and the Gonzales Orange was defeated by Hallettsville, 3413. The Junior Black team defeated Goliad 6-0 and the Senior Orange fell to the Lavaca Rams 28-0.

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Gonzales assistant football coach Cassius Starks has been involved in football, both outdoors and indoor. Starks played football for the Denton Ryan Raiders from 1999 until fall semester of 2002, and also played basketball and ran track. During his time at then Class 4A/ current class 5A Denton Ryan, Starks was part of the state championship football team of 2001 and 2002, and played in the state title games from 2000-2002 and continued his career at nearby North Texas from 2003-07, playing wide receiver and free safety. Upon graduation, Starks played pro football but competed in the indoor football arena. He starred for the Billings Outlaws and then for the St. Louis/ River City Rage from 2007 until 2010. Both teams are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL).

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Indoor and arena league football is faster than playing outdoor football, Starks said. Outside is 53 and half yards by 100 yards. Arena/indoor is 50 by 123. It is whole lot faster because the receivers get a running start at you. Starks said he played wide receiver and free safety while in indoor football. One of things Starks learned in indoor football

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is how to effectively cover receivers in fast-paced game, lessons he can teach to his high school defensive secondary to help them in their coverage schemes. I learned how to get on top of receivers quicker, he said. They get that running start on you so you really have to know where you are supposed to be. It is more about getting to landmark or spot on the

field in arena and indoor football instead of covering man-to-man. Defensive backs will get burned because of the running start; you just have to get to your landmark. After concluding his career in indoor football, Starks took his first coaching job with the Gonzales Apaches, starting this current school year with secondary on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams. I really like how everyone is involved with the football program, he said. This is a small community so everybody is invested in the football team, how they are playing, etc. Starks said he came upon the Gonzales job after hearing about openings from a friend of his, Tyrone Carter, who was a coach at Hutto and knew Gonzales assistant coach Chris King. Starks applied and was interviewed, and got the job. Starks also coaches JV and freshman secondary, and will coach JV basket-

ball. His degree from UNT is a Bachelors in Applied Arts and Sciences. In GISD, Starks teaches in the DAEP program. New Gonzales defensive ends coach Mark Olbert has not really seen a concentrated long-term interest in a public school athletics program. Olbert, a 2003 graduate of Garland Naaman Forest, said fans, especially parents, tend to lose interest in the high school sports when their daughter or son graduates. In the Dallas area, you have parents who come and go with the program. You do not really have anyone who stays around, Olbert said. Here in Gonzales, you have people who are invested in the program even if they do not have a kid in the program or the school district. They are still coming out to the games. That is something I am not used to because in Garland, once your child graduates from high school,

then you stop attending the games and stop taking an interest in the teams. Olbert said that is good for the sports programs because a lot of people care about the teams, the student-athletes and the coaches. This is Olberts first coaching and teaching position in a school system, and he is enjoying the challenge. I enjoying coaching for Coach (Ricky) Lock. It is valuable experience, he said. He played football and threw the shot put in track and field while in high school. Olbert said he transferred around several colleges, but graduated from Texas Tech University in 2011 after studying there for about three years. Olbert has a Bachelor of Arts in History, and teaches World History at GHS. He coaches defensive ends on varsity, JV and freshman football teams.

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Cannon News Services Legislation passed last September now requires all Texas boaters born on or after September 1, 1993, and operating personal watercraft, motor vessels with 15 or more horsepower or wind-powered vessels greater than 14 feet, to have mandatory boater safety education. The catch is, until recently a Texas boater had to break out their wallet to pay for a course, which started at around $20. Now, however, the BoatUS Foundation offers lone-star state boaters a no-cost online boating safety course approved by Texas Parks and Wildlife and by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the US Coast Guard as exceeding the minimum requirements for the National Recreational Boating Safety COURSE, Page C8

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The school bus bounced and lurched across the low water crossing at Jimmy Zapalacs and Cecilia Tobias houses. The leverage in the back seat pitched me into the air and made me lose my place in the library book. Stevie Hoelscher sat across the aisle alone in the other back seat. He never lost his place in a library book. Any paper items in his charge were apt to be chewed into spit wads. Between him and the rest of the country boys--Keith Schobel, Curtis Vasut, Kenny Noska, Eddie Gaetner, and Ronnie Polasek--there was a consolidated vigil for whitetail bucks as we endured the morning route through Shaws Bend, Cullen Ranch, and the Sanna

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Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County.

Pictured are Becky Morris and Ricky Lester with a trophy buck Becky got at Lester Ranch, located south of Gonzales, on Oct. 11. She shot him with a 308 Browning Rifle using a 150 grain Hornady bullet. The kill scored a gross of 196 1/8 with a net score of 188. It took three days of hunting to finally take this trophy buck. (Courtesy photo)

Anna riverbottom. Besides the theres one! shouts that interrupted my academic concentration, a wary scholar read with one eye in his book and the other on his fellow passengers. My compadres could shoot acorns from rubber bands at .22 velocities. An unsuspecting victim was

the best. The little kids took cover when the oak nugget wars erupted, and the older girls glared at us, gabbing out their ultimatums for accidental hits. There was also the possibility that without provocation, Hoelscher would dive across the aisle to thump on me just to get my attention. However, it would be wrong to insinuate that I was an innocent cast in with a lot of ruffians. My intolerance for serenity was punctuated by my proclivity to bludgeon a dozing comrade with a geography book. Sometimes my attacks ignited the aforementioned battles. The roughhousing was a pecking order exercise. Every aspect of society was BRUNE, Page C8

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NORTH SABINE - Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides. Recent rains have hurt the bite in the river. SOUTH SABINE - Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide. BOLIVAR - Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. TRINITY BAY - Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet around wells and on the shoreline. Trout are good under birds in the upper end of the bay. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout and sand trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide. WEST GALVESTON BAY - Trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY - Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Sand trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. FREEPORT - Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Waders have taken better catches on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics. Birds are beginning to work. WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Redfish are beginning to school. PORT OCONNOR - Redfish are best in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay. ROCKPORT - Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish have been found in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet. PORT ARANSAS - Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural baits. CORPUS CHRISTI - Trout are fair to good in the guts in Oso Bay on topwaters. Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies. BAFFIN BAY - Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in kneedeep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. PORT MANSFIELD - Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good on the shorelines on small Super Spooks, She Pups and Corkies. SOUTH PADRE - Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon and snook are fair on DOA Shrimp at the jetty. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet. PORT ISABEL - Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good in protected coves on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks. ATHENS - Water clear, 73 78 degrees; 3.25 low. Black bass are fair on Texas spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits in baitfish patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait. BASTROP - Water stained; 7882 degrees. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BELTON - Water stained; 7680 degrees; 4.49 low. Black bass are good on chartreuse RatLTraps and crankbaits early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white Lil Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and live shad. BRIDGEPORT - Water clear; 7378 degrees; 13.14 low. Black bass are excellent on Texas rigged craw fished around any shallow wood cover. Shallow running Crush 50X crankbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in shad patterns are good early in the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish no report. CEDAR CREEK - Water clear; 7479 degrees; 2.84 low. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs fished around docks with brush. Topwaters are good early in the same areas. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. COOPER - Water lightly stained; 7478 degrees; 5.04 low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on small swimbaits and live shad over main lake humps. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait. FAIRFIELD - Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers. FAYETTE - Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Red ear perch are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait. GIBBONS CREEK - Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. GRANBURY - Water stained; 7478 degrees; 4.50 low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. GRAPEVINE - Water clear; 7478 degrees; 5.64 low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around main lake points in 610 feet. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad. JOE POOL - Water clear; 7479 degrees; 2.04 low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and small crankbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits. LAVON - Water lightly stained; 7479 degrees; 7.62 low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws around shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. . COLETO CREEK - Water clear; 3.28 low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastics in 812 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.

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The Lady Apache volleyball team will be supporting Breast Cancer awareness with a Pink Out and Dig for a Cure game. The game will be played Friday, Oct. 19 against the Giddings Lady Buffaloes, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gonzales High School Special Events Center. The Lady Apaches will be giving all their donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Pro Wrestling comes back to Gonzales On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Edwards Association will host a Pro Wrestling event at the Edwards Community Center. The Texas Wrestling Federation will return to Gonzales with an action-packed wrestling show featuring a special guest Robbie E., who has wrestled on IM-

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gion managed to stay unbeaten to keep their elite status in this weeks Associated Press Texas High School Football Poll. Giddings is ranked seventh in the Class 3A poll after downing Cuero, 4128 last week. The Buffaloes (6-0) will take on Gonzales Friday night. Hallettsville moves up two spots and are tied for eighth place with Cisco. The Brahmas (6-0) beat Palacios 49-15 last week and will travel to Rice Consolidated Friday. Shiner maintained its number seven ranking by beating Kenedy, 33-7. The Comanches (6-0) are idle this week. The top-ranked teams in the state this week are Katy (5A), Pearland Dawson (4A), Navasota (3A), Refugio (2A), and Munday (1A).


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Program. Boaters who successfully pass the BoatUS Foundation online course can print their own Certificate of Completion and then the state will automatically send the official Boater Education Card to their homes. This card must be kept within a boaters possession when boating along with picture identification. While all boaters born before September 1, 1993, are exempt from required certification, passing the

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mirrored on the bus. Hoelscher and I ruled from the back seats. Awkward high school boys occupied the last six seats. In front of them were the high school girls, then the junior high kids, and finally the elementary children were up front. We were toeheaded German and Czech pupils with last names that had echoed through the riverbottoms since Texas was a Republic. Our parents were the foundations of the community--bankers, realtors, nurses, gravel pit hands, carpenters, farmers, and housewives. It didnt matter if your daddy wore a necktie or a welding hood; we all bought our clothes from Gindlers, Charlie Wallas Store, or the Sears catalog. Every boy and girl knew how to hunt chicken eggs, pick peas in the garden, and sic the dog on an armadillo. We grew up eating wild game, pasture-raised beef, and fish from the river and ponds. Most of our grandparents were still alive and spoke second languages while demonstrating the lifestyle that survived the Great Depression. We were awed by the sounds, smells, and warmth of the wood frame family homeplaces that needed paint. Wooden picket fences, barns filled with decaying harnesses, and helping Grandma make cookies from scratch would be the memories of our childhood. The unfortunate part was that we had to grow up. Hoelscher and I fought maturity as long as we could. Any good sense was unnoticeable because

of our backwoods humor. Nevertheless, it was oddly coupled with a demand for the truth. Tales of illegally taken fish and game and ill-gotten gains from under-the-table backroom bargaining flirted with our curiosity. It was becoming evident that the world was growing smaller. Maybe a few goodold-boy traditions would need to be forsaken, but not before we knew how everything worked. When I went to college, Hoelscher explored the academia of hoop nets, spotlighting, hunting out of season, and going over the limit. He was also an expert at manipulating the Bohemian grapevine. Before long, he had an unwarranted reputation that brought him hours of tongue-in-cheek mirth. He became a master of the understatement as well as exaggeration. For logical reasons, no game warden ever ticketed him for any game violations. Yet, mention his name and locals howl about the unrepentant unpunished poacher. None howl or laugh as hard as Hoelscher. When the headlines read that our state representative illegally stocked ponds with fish from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Hoelscher was outraged. Who does he think he is? Stealing fish is my gig. He cant come into my county and get top billing. We all smirked and watched as the rep parlayed into a career as a lobbyist, and made more money than ever. Time marched on and age crept toward us. Then on a cold night in Hoel-

schers smokehouse, we were delivered another of lifes stark lessons. I was tying sausage while Hoelscher stuffed. Several of our buddies were de-boning while others fired up the wood stove and hung sausage. Then a man who moved into our county and was adopted as a friend regurgitated what hed been trained to say by local river authority officials: If you dumb farmers knew what was good for yall, youd sell out and let them build a dam on the river below Shaws Bend. You might lose your land, but it would be better for the community. You dumb farmers need somebody to take care of yall. Hoelscher and I stopped and looked at each other. Then we stared at our friend who had gone back to his chore as if he had commented on the weather. I glanced around the room and somebody remarked that we needed more deer meat. Hoelscher mopped his brow, sighed, and went back to making sausage. After the crew went home, Hoelscher and I visited. Hoelscher, theres two kinds of people in this world. Some think therere the smartest and need to rule over everyone else; and some think the world is a better place if everybody works together, I said. People are people, rural or urban, everyone deserves mutual respect. It gripes my butt when a public servant wants to lord over folks. Yeah, said Hoelscher. Our little buddy has been running with the wrong crowd. Hey, look! I found a new battery for my spotlight!

SHINER The end of the regular season is drawing near an end and the playoffs are looming. The Shiner Lady Comanches took another step toward prepping for the postseason as they swept Louise 25-17, 25-9, 25-2 on Friday to improve to 23-13 and 9-1 in district. Shiner had already qualified for a spot in the playoffs and are looking to finish business in the regular season. Against Louise, the Lady Comanches finished strong after not starting all that well. I felt we started slow and picked up later in the match, head coach Megan Klimitchek said. The girls did exactly what they needed to do to win. Klimitchek said a recent win against Weimar has really boosted Shiner lately. We have our eyes on the prize, she said. Shiner and Weimar both are 9-1 in district and the likely scenario for Shiner to win the district championship is to play Weimar in a playoff seeding game for first place as both teams will likely finish their district matches with wins. The Lady Comanches opened the first set with a 3-1 lead after plays from Julianna Rankin and Amanise Coleman. The Lady Hornets managed to keep the score relatively close until kills from Tabitha Blashke, Lauren Oden, LaNeisha Hunt and an ace from Meagan Chumchal put Shiner ahead 17-9. Louise did attempt to battle back but both teams recorded eight points each for the rest of the way. The serves of Rankin early in the second game included a couple of aces as Shiner

Shiners Tabitha Blashke shows a great vertical in leaping up to attempt this block against Louise on Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) raced out to a 10-1 lead. After the Lady Hornets were able to pull a couple of points back, service from Oden and Tamara Hajek blasted Shiner to a 19-4 advantage and they went on a 6-5 run to win the second set. In the third set, Shiner opened with a kill from Rankin and ton of productive serves from Kristin Schacherl included five aces, as they scored the first 19 points and went on to win 25-2. Oden had eight digs; Rankin had a dozen kills; Schacherl had 21 points, 10 aces and 15 assists; Coleman had three blocks; Blashke had three blocks and Chumchal chipped in eight digs.

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Do you have the knowledge to defend your faith?

You must be very religious! is a comment I often hear whenever I share my faith in Christ. Confusing true Christianity with manmade religion is common, even among faithful churchgoers. Let me assure you that there is a very big difference between being religious and living as a Christian should. According to Websters dictionary, a religion is defined as a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices; a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. Every organized religion has its set of laws, rules of conduct, and ritual to venerate their object of worship. And religions abound. Best estimates are around 4200. These are the 12 major world religions and the most current approximate estimates from Christianity: 2.1 billion Islam: 1.5 billion Secular/Nonreligious/ Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion Hinduism: 900 million Chinese traditional religion: 394 million Buddhism: 376 million

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primal-indigenous: 300 million African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million Sikhism: 23 million Juche: 19 million Spiritism: 15 million Judaism: 14 million It troubled me to see how many faiths were considered Christian, when they really are not. Even more distressing is how many professed Christians are confused with this issue. To clarify, Christianitys sole source of absolute authority is the Bible. No other sacred book exists that should be used to supplement what God has already said. The Bible consists of the Old and New Testaments with a total of 66 books. The original ancient languages were translated into an English version by King James scholars in 1611; many other versions are now available. The New International Version, American

Standard and New Living Translation have a high degree of harmony and convey the same general message of Gods Word, but will use some of their own distinctive phrases and words. Christianity is the only belief that acknowledges Christ as God and as the only Savior; He is the cornerstone of Christian conviction. There are many religions that acknowledge Christ as a prophet or a very good man, professing belief in Jesus, while disbelieving that He is God or that He is the only Savior. Another common misconception is that a religion is Christian because belief in a god is involved. Belief in a higher power is universal and there have always been other gods that men idolize and worship. The ancient Egyptians had over 2000 gods that they worshiped in biblical times. The Christian faith is different from other spiritual beliefs in some very significant ways. Christianity is the only faith involving a personal invitation from God to get intimately involved with Him; specifying, in no uncertain

terms, that Jesus is the only path to Him. Christianity is also the only faith in which God requires an RSVP; this requirement to affirm belief in His Son is unique to Christianity. You have to know what you believe and why. If your faith is to hold up in the midst of the difficulties of life, you must be convinced that the principals you live by are based on truth, and not based on lies. Unmovable faith is what you need to stand against the pressures of this world. Without a solid foundation your faith wont hold up when you face the losses of life. If you dont know what it means to be a Christian you may be tempted to rely on someone elses opinions. Without a solid foundation, you will be tricked into believing false doctrine that will take you away from God and away from His purpose for you. A weak Christian foundation will cause you to doubt what you believe. And when your beliefs are put to the test-and they will be-you wont be able to defend what you believe. People will ask you

Who is God? Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? What happens to me when I die? How can I be sure that the Bible is Gods written word and true? Are you prepared to answer these questions with absolute authority? Can you give skeptics an answer that will convince them that your belief is based on truth? If not, why not? God wrote a book that has the answers to everything you are searching for. The Ultimate Guide to Better Living was written with you in mind, and it is at your disposal. The author would love you to read it. 1 Peter 3:15 says Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope (the trust-the faith) that you have. It is amazing how many believers struggle through their circumstances without ever thinking of picking up their Bible to read what God says regarding their situation. I agree with what Clarence Randall once wrote: Faith is

more than thinking something is true. Faith is thinking something is true to the extent that we act on it. This faith of ours is an active participation lifestyle. Being a Christian means knowing the true Christ and following in his example. It begins with an initial response to Gods invitation to believe, but it must continue in a change of lifestyle. Relationship means a connection with someone; and that takes involvement. Dr. Bob Utley, Professor of Hermeneutics (Retired) says: Salvation is not a product, but a relationship. It is not finished when one trusts Christ; it has only begun (a gate and then a road)! It is not a fire insurance policy, nor a ticket to heaven, but a life of growing Christ-likeness. We have a proverbial saying in America that says the longer a couple lives together, the more they begin to look alike. This is the goal of salvation! Keep in mind that Your faith is as strong as the foundation on which it is built. love, eloise

TxDOT to launch study ofCentral Texas rail line

AUSTIN The idea of using rail as an option to address highway congestion moves one step closer to reality this month as the Texas Department of Transportation kicks off a two-year study to explore the possibility of passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to South Texas. The study will examine best possible options for the development of passenger trains that will connect metropolitan areas such as Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio, and compare different types of services such as existing Amtrak routes to a new high-speed rail system. The study will also explore funding options such as the potential for public-private partnerships. To truly address congestion, we must look at more than just building and expanding highways, said John Barton TxDOT deputy executive director & chief engineer. Passenger rail is a strategic component for the future of Texas transportation. The $14 million study is partially funded through a $5.6 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administrations High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail program. TxDOT is providing a 20 percent match. Rail has always been considered a good way to address congestion, said Bill Glavin TxDOTs rail division director executive director. This study will help define the path forward for passenger rail along a heavily traveled corridor and provide the citizens of Texas with an alternative to con-

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have proven themselves to be dedicated to God and their families. Joe served as an Associate Pastor and as a Youth/Music Director. He is now serving as an Evangelist. Karla grew up in a family of talented singers and musicians. She has taught Sunday school, AWANA, and ladies Bible studies in her home church. For other thirteen years, she performed weekly at the Liberty Opry. Singing there led to many opportunities for her to sing at community ceremonies, Senior Center programs, worship services and various church functions. Vonnie has ministered as a Childrens Pastor & Music Director. She has played and sang for Womens conferences, at Senior Cen-

gested highways. TxDOT has already held public meetings and met with citizens along the corridor to seek input on this study. Components of the study will include a prioritized business and financial plan to implement services identified through public involvement, and general environmental studies. If built, the Oklahoma City to South Texas line could provide the foundation for a high-speed or higher performance rail system that would eventually connect all the major metropolitan areas in Texas. For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot. gov or (512) 463-8700.

Appointed by Grace will appear in concert at Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God, 320 St. Andrew St. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Joe Irwin, Karla Burris, Vonnie Behrend offer a unique mix of gospel music singing styles. Joe has been involved in music ministry for over 30 years. He sang and played bass with a family group called the Woodromes for many years as they traveled throughout the southeastern United States. In addition to being Godly wives and mothers, Karla and Vonnie have both been involved in singing ministries since childhood. God has gifted them as singers, songwriters, musicians and ministers. They

Conference reviews water issues

ergy in Texas, held at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center, featured experts from several Texas A&M University System agencies,including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and university faculty in the areas of agriculture and engineering. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University, told attendees that water and energy are part of grand challenges many individuals are talking about across the country and the world. A historic drought in 2011 caused $7.6 billion in Texas agriculture losses and stressed water supply systems statewide. Parts of Texas are still under drought and last years parched conditions statewide is what keeps water planners up at night, Mace said. Mace said Texas projected population growth will lead to a shortfall of 8.3

ters and at Kids Camps. With her husband, she has served in the mission field of Alaska and helped pastor churches. Joe, Karla and Vonnie have appeared on numerous television programs throughout the nation and in Canada and have completed several recording projects both as a group and separately. Their ministry consists of powerful singing wrapped in the Word of God and seasoned with personal testimonies. Through the medium of song, they paint a portrait of hope for the lost, call the sinner to repentance, and encourage the Christian to service. For booking information please contact Joe at (979) 201-1325. Visit us at www.

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COLLEGE STATION Experts at a conference addressing water and energy in Texas collectively agreed the states water needs will grow exponentially over the next decade, fueled by a business-friendly environment attracting more people to the Lone Star state. But unsolved is how to fund the proposed $53.1 billion state water plan going before the Texas Legislature in January. This issue, along with education, will be on the forefront of issues debated among lawmakers in Austin, according to conference speakers. People want water and water security, but they dont want to pay for it, Dr. Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board deputy executive administrator told conference attendees. The conference, Growing Texas: Water and En-

million acre-feet of water by 2060. All of these folks will want a glass of water, he said. Potential funding sources for the states overall water plan could come in the form of a tax, water usage fees, sales of state bonds or other funding methods. State Rep. James Keffer, Texas House of Representatives energy resources committee chair, told attendees some conservatives will not look ahead to the future as the issue is debated and that other politics will weigh in on the states water issues. Nevertheless, Keffer said education and water are two top priorities among Texas legislators in the upcoming legislative session. Meanwhile, efficient technologies, such as those in agricultural irrigation in the High Plains, will help temper demand, but wont be the sole solution to water efficiency.

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Capricorn, a large purchase has been on your mind, but until now you may not have been able to do anything about it. Put out feelers and test the water in the next few days. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Plenty of opportunities for social gatherings arise now that you have made a few new friends, Aquarius. Show them youre always willing to have a good time. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You dont have to share every detail to be an honest person, Pisces. It is sometimes advantageous to keep some things personal.

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breast cancer is important
There has been great progress over the last 30 years in identifying risk factors for breast cancer. Researchers agree on many factors that increase breast cancer risk and some factors that lower risk. Some of these factors affect risk a great deal and others by only a small amount. Although we have learned a lot, we still do not understand what causes breast cancer to develop at a certain time in a certain person. Its likely a combination of risk factors (many of which are still unknown) that make cells in the breast become cancerous. But, why a certain combination of factors might cause cancer in one person, but not in another is still unclear. There are steps we can all take to lower risk, but no one has full control over whether he/she gets breast cancer. Many risk factors are still unknown and many are simply out of our control (such as getting older or having a family history of breast cancer). However, leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of breast cancer (more). And, knowing what
Every day, we take steps to reduce the risks in our lives. We wear seat belts to avoid getting hurt and we brush our teeth to protect them from cavities. Even so, most of us dont spend much time thinking about risk. However, its an important concept worth exploring, especially when it comes to matters of health and science. Risk in these fields can have special meanings. Knowing the basic types of risk can help you understand your chances of getting breast cancer and the steps you can take to lower your risk. Absolute risk The most basic type of risk is absolute risk. Absolute risk is a persons chance of developing a certain disease over a certain period of time. It is estimated by looking at a large group of people who are similar in some way (in terms of age, for example) and counting how many people in the group develop the disease in question over a certain time period. For example, if we followed 100,000 women ages 30 to 34 for one year, about 25 women would develop breast cancer. This means the one-year absolute risk of breast cancer for a 30to 34-year-old woman is 25 per 100,000 women, or 1 per 4,000 women. Another way to say this is that the chances of developing breast cancer in the next year are 25 in 100,000 (or 1 in 4,000) for the average 30- to 34-year-old woman. In another example, if we followed 100,000 women ages 70 to 74 for one year, about 443 of them would develop breast cancer. This means the one-year absolute risk of breast cancer for a 70- to 74-year-old woman is 443 in 100,000 women, or 1 in 226 women. Knowing the absolute risk of a disease can help you understand the health risks in your life. In the examples above, for instance, we see the absolute risk of breast cancer is low in young women and much higher in older women. Lifetime risk One absolute risk we often see is the lifetime risk of breast cancer. Women in the United States have a 1 in 8 (or about 12 percent) lifetime risk of getting breast cancer. This means that for every eight women in the U.S. who live to be age 85, one will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The lifetime risk of breast cancer is much higher than the one-year risk of breast cancer. This is because the lifetime risk adds up all the one-year absolute risks over a womans life span, up to age 85. Risk factors Anything that affects a persons absolute risk of developing a disease is called a risk factor. A risk factor can be related to lifestyle (such as lack of exercise), genetics (such as family history) or the environment (such as radiation exposure). Lack of exercise is an example of a risk factor for breast cancer. Women who are not active have a higher chance of getting breast cancer than women who are active. Relative risk Though the term relative risk may not sound familiar, you often see or hear about relative risks in news stories about health. A relative risk is a way to present the increase or decrease in risk due to a certain risk factor. A relative risk is calculated by comparing two absolute risks. The numerator (the top number in a fraction) is the absolute risk among those with the risk factor. The denominator (the bottom number) is the absolute risk among those without the risk factor. The absolute risk of those with the factor divided by the absolute risk of those without the factor gives you the relative risk. Understanding relative risks Say a study finds that women who dont exercise have a 25 percent increase in breast cancer risk compared to women who do exercise. This statistic is a relative risk. It means women who dont exercise are 25 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do exercise. Its important to remember that relative risks depend on the underlying absolute risks of the disease. When a condition is rare (such as breast cancer among young women), a high relative risk leads to only a few extra cases. By contrast, when a condition is more common (such as breast cancer among older women), even a small relative risk can mean a lot more cases among those with the risk factor. We can think about relative risk in terms of money. If you have a single dollar, this makes dollars rare. If you double your money, you only gain one extra dollar. In contrast, if you have a million dollars, this makes dollars common and a doubling your money means you gain a million extra dollars. In both cases, you double your money, but the real increase in dollars is quite different. The same is true with disease risk. The higher the absolute risk of getting a disease, the greater the number of extra cases that will occur for a given relative risk.

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factors may increase your risk can help you work with your health care provider to address any concerns and develop a breast health plan that is right for you. Susan G. Komen for the Cure recommends that you: Know your risk Talk to your family to learn about your family health history. Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk of breast cancer. Get screened Ask your health care provider which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk. Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk. Have a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes: Make healthy lifestyle choices Maintain a healthy weight and add exercise into your routine. Limit alcohol intake and postmenopausal hormone use. Breastfeed, if you can.

Using our example of the exercise study, we can also show how absolute risks affect the number of extra cases. The study found inactive women have a 25 percent greater risk of breast cancer than active women (a relative risk of 1.25). Since older women are more likely to get breast cancer, lack of exercise has a greater impact on breast cancer risk in older women than in younger women. Lets first look at the women in the study ages 70 to 74 years. The study finds that 500 women per 100,000 who are inactive develop breast cancer during one year (this is the absolute risk for women with the risk factor, lack of exercise). And, it also shows that 400 women per 100,000 who are active develop breast cancer (this is the absolute risk for women without the risk factor). So, we see the relative risk is 1.25 for women who are inactive compared to those who are active. And, among women ages 70 to 74, being inactive led to 100 more cases of breast cancer per 100,000 women in one year (500 cases 400 cases = 100 cases). However, in women ages 20 to 29, the study finds 5 per 100,000 who were inactive developed breast cancer in the next year. And, 4 per 100,000 women who were active got breast cancer. Here too, the relative risk is 1.25. However, in the younger women, being inactive caused only one extra case of breast cancer in 100,000 women. Thus, the same relative risk of 1.25 led to many more extra cases of breast cancer in the older women (100 extra cases) than in the younger women (one extra case).

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The effects of race, ethnicity on breast cancer

Why the differences in breast cancer rates? The main reason seems to be that different races and ethnicities simply have different prevalence rates of the established risk factors for breast cancer. Known risk factors that vary by race and ethnicity include: age at first period, age at menopause, age at first birth, number of children and postmenopausal hormone use For example, compared to Hispanic/Latina women, white women are more likely to put off childbirth and to have fewer children, each of which increases the risk of breast cancer. Although white women have higher rates of postmenopausal breast cancer compared to African American women, African American women have higher rates of premenopausal breast cancer. There are a few possible reasons for this. African American women appear to have more reproductive factors related to breast cancer risk such as an earlier age at first period, more lifetime periods and higher blood estrogen levels. There also appear to be differences in the biology of the breast cancers of whites and of African Americans. Although the reasons are not clear at this time, the basal-like/triple negative subtype of breast cancer is more common among African American women compared to other women [213-219]. Triple negative breast cancers are: Estrogen receptor-negative (ER), Progesterone receptornegative (PR-) and HER2/ neu-negative (HER2-). These tumors have a poorer prognosis compared to other subtypes of breast cancer. They tend to be higher grade and have a greater number of mutations in the p53 genefactors also linked to a worse prognosis. Although, data are limited at this time, some lifestyle factors may play a role in the higher rate of triple negative tumors among African American women. Some studies have found African American women tend to have lower rates of breastfeeding and tend to carry excess weight in the abdomen area, both of which may increase the chances of having triple negative/basal-like tumors. In the United States, breast cancer risk is slightly higher among Jewish women than among other women. This increased risk is likely due to the high prevalence of BRCA1 (Breast Cancer gene 1) and BRCA2 (Breast Cancer gene 2) genetic mutations in Jewish women of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews). BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most well-known genes linked to breast cancer risk. BRCA1/2 mutations can be passed to you through your mothers or your fathers side of the family and can affect the risk of both female and male cancers.

While BRCA1/2 mutations are rare in the general population, between eight and 10 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish women carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Women who carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation have an increased risk of breast cancer. Estimates of this increased risk vary greatly. Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation have a 60 to 90 percent chance of developing breast cancer by age 70. For BRCA2 carriers, estimates range from 40 to 85 percent. Women in the general population have about an eight percent chance of developing breast cancer by age 70. This means in a group of 100 women without a mutation, about eight will develop breast cancer by This chart illustrates the breakdown of new breast age 70 (about 12 by age 85). cancer patients from 2004-2008 by race and ethnicWhile in a group of 100 ity. women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, between cause these numbers repre- woman with a BRCA1/2 40 and 90 will develop sent average risk, the risk mutation may fall outside breast cancer by age 70. Be- of breast cancer for any one this range.

Having a treatment Exploring the different types of breast cancer plan in place is very important following cancer diagnosis
Cannon News Services Over the past 20 years, progress in both early detection and treatment has led to improved survival for people of all ages and races, and with all stages of breast cancer. Between 1990 and 2009, breast cancer mortality (death) declined by 33 percent among women in the United States. The goal of treating early breast cancer is to get rid of the cancer and keep it from coming back. Treatment for early breast cancer includes some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. These treatments are designed to remove the cancer from the breast and destroy any small amounts of cancer that might be elsewhere in the body. Your breast cancer treatment plan is based on both medical and personal choices. It is tailored to your specific type of breast cancer (the biology of the tumor), the stage of the breast cancer and your personal preferences. Because of the differences between tumors and between people, your treatment plan may differ from another persons, even though you both have breast cancer. Each treatment option has risks and benefits to consider with your own values and lifestyle. Treatment for breast cancer can be thought of in two areas: local therapy and systemic therapy. Local therapy Local therapy is designed to remove the cancer from a limited (local) area, such as the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes in the armpit (axillary nodes), and make sure it does not recur (come back) in that area. It involves surgery, either with or without radiation therapy to the breast area. Systemic therapy Systemic therapy (adjuvant therapy) aims to get rid of cancer cells that may have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. It includes treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. These drug therapies (either in IV or pill form) can travel through the body to get rid of cancer cells that may have spread from the breast. Because systemic therapy is an adjunct to (in addition to) breast surgery, these treatments are often called adjuvant therapy. How does your age affect your treatment plan? No matter your age, your treatment plan depends on many factors, such as the type of breast cancer you have and the characteristics of the tumor. Your overall health and any other health conditions you may have also play a role in your treatment plan. For example, if you have heart disease, some medications can cause more harm than good. All of these things help tailor your treatment plan. Young women with breast cancer also have special concerns about early menopause and loss of fertility due to treatment. Learn about these issues for young women with breast cancer. Throughout your treatment and beyond, you will receive care from many health care providers. Your health care team may include: physicians (oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists), nurses, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists, palliative care specialists, patient navigators, pharmacists and other providers. These professionals may be involved in your care during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You may find it helpful to create a notebook or other organizer to keep track of your cancer treatments and your health care team. A three-ring binder often works well. The notebook should include: A directory of the names, addresses and contact information for your health care team Insurance information Medication lists Pharmacy contact information Other medical information Calendar to help plan and keep track of appointments Breast cancer is a universal term to describe several different cancers that form in and around the breasts. Breast cancer types are generally categorized based on where the illness begins, most often in the ducts or lobules, the parts of the female anatomy responsible for producing breast milk. About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in American women will be diagnosed in 2012, while more than 22,000 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over that same time period. The National Breast Cancer Foundation lists seven different types of breast cancer. Heres a look at them. Ductal carcinoma insitu (DCIS) This is an early form of breast cancer that refers to the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. This type of cancer is generally found during mammograms and is considered non-invasive. This means it hasnt spread yet. This makes treatment for DCIS easier than for other forms of breast cancer. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) Also known as invasive ductal carcinoma, this is the most common type of breast cancer. According to, roughly 80 percent of all breast cancer cases are IDC. This cancer starts in the ducts, but infiltrating means that it spreads to the surrounding breast tissue. Over time, IDC can spread to the

lymph nodes and possibly to other areas of the body. Medullary carcinoma This is a less common form of breast cancer. It is a type of IDC, but it gets its name from the color of the tumors, which are close to the color of brain tissue, or medulla. Medullary carcinoma is quite visible during mammograms because the cancer cells are large and form a barrier between healthy tissue and tumors. Infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC) The American Cancer Society says that 1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with ILC, which originates in the milk-producing glands of the breast. In ILC, abnormal cells inside

the lobule begin to divide and break through the wall of the lobule to invade the surrounding connecting tissues. Tubular carcinoma This is a common cancer for women ages 50 and older. When viewed under the microscope, tubular carcinoma cells have a distinctive tubular structure. There is a 95 percent survival rate for tubular carcinoma. Mucinous carcinoma (Colloid) This is a rare condition in which the breast cancer cells within the breast produce mucus. The mucus and the cancer cells join together to form a jelly-like tumor. The tumors may feel

like bumpy water balloons, but some are too small to detect with the fingers. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) This is a rare and very aggressive type of breast cancer that causes the lymph vessels in the skin around the breast to become blocked. The cancer gets its name from the appearance of a swollen, red and inflamed breast. Women are advised to get a baseline mammogram in their mid-30s and then annual mammograms starting at age 40. Early detection is generally vital for any form of cancer and is especially so for breast cancer.

How to cope, survive post-treatment

Most people diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States will live for many years. Overall, the five-year relative survival rate for breast cancer is 89 percent and the 10-year relative survival rate is 82 percent [3]. Relative survival compares survival rates between people with breast cancer and the general population. So, people with breast cancer are, on average, 89 percent as likely as other people to live five years beyond their diagnosis. It is important to keep in mind survival rates are averages and vary depending on each persons specific diagnosis and treatment. For example, the five-year relative survival for stage II breast cancer is 92 percent. This means women with stage II breast cancer are, on average, 92 percent as likely as women in the general population to live five years beyond their diagnosis. Women with stage 0 (ductal carcinoma in situ, DCIS) or stage I breast cancer are just as likely as women in the general population to live five more years. Moreover, these survival rates are for people diagnosed up to 10 years ago. With recent advances in treatment and early detection, people diagnosed with breast cancer today may have even greater survival rates. Once your breast cancer treatment ends, your life changes in many ways. You face a new set of issues and concerns. You may have side effects (like lymphedema) or have issues related to sexuality, fertility or menopause. You may be concerned about family members getting breast cancer and also worry that your own cancer will come back. There are things you can do that may ease many of these concerns. Many people who are

employed at the time of their breast cancer diagnosis return to work after treatment. Your health care provider can help you decide when (and if) you are able to return to work (part time or full time). Going back to work can increase your emotional and social well-being. However, it can be physically and mentally challenging. You may need to adjust some aspects of your job, especially during the first months after treatment ends. Having a supportive employer can help ease the move back to the workplace.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Second annual Pink Ribbon Brunch scheduled

The Second Annual Pink Ribbon Brunch will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gonzales Presbyterian Church. Held in celebration of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event will feature a buffet of wonderful homemade goodies that have a breakfast flair and many that will have a luncheon flair. The tickets are available for a $10 donation and there are a limited number of tickets available. All funds raised will go to the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Gonzales County 2013. This years guest speaker will be from the Gonzales Memorial Hospital Foundation. They will be informing about the new 3D Mammography Machine that is coming soon to the hospital. Gonzales will be the first rural area in the state of Texas to have such high technology available. Even in the larger urban areas, this technology is fairly uncommon. There was a lot of hard work that went into getting such cutting edge equipment and everyone is thankful for their efforts. The Brunch will also feature live music to dine by. A silent auction with loads of wonderful items will be available for those who are interested. Its never too early to start holiday shopping. There will also be a number of door prizes. If anyone is interested in donating an item to the silent auction or door prizes, please let us know. The Best Decorated Pink Hat Contest is back by popular demand. Decorate a hat in pink, wear it in to the brunch and show it off to everyone. The one who gets the most votes from those at the brunch will win a prize. There will be a prize for adult entries and one for student entries. Dress in pink and join family, friends, and survivors for this great celebration of hope. For additional information, to make donations or purchase tickets, call Shari Johnson at 830-857-1149, Rebecca Flores at 512-6698196 or Janice Williamson at 830-857-5694.

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