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Thursday, April 5, 2012

City alters truck route

Gonzales City Council on Tuesday took steps to address an issue near and dear to many residents, modifying the citys designated truck route to curb big rigs use of city streets and made one of the historic symbols of Gonzales the citys official flag. The council voted to amend the citys truck route ordinance by clarifying that US Highway 183 is Water St. and by eliminating Spur 146 (St. Louis) from the approved routes. The citys old ordinance, drawn up before the Highway 183 bypass was built, Patrons react to a huge catfish as it is pulled from the holding tank to be weighed in during Saturdays fun at made the official truck the 8th Annual Alvis Malatek Catfish Tournament. For more details, see Outdoors, page C4. (Photo by Cedric route down what is now Highway 183 Business (St. Iglehart)

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Despite work, downtown is still open


The city of Gonzales wants to let visitors to the historic downtown area know that although the St. George St. reconstruction project has re-routed vehiclular traffic, businesses in the vicinity of the St. George-St. Joseph intersection are still accessible and open for business. The businesses still have access,

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and were working to keep that access open, said Todd Remschel of the citys Street Department. Well do whatever it takes to make sure they have access, and when we have to pour the sidewalks, it will be when they are closed or well work with them to have the least affect possible. Remschel and city engineer Keith Schauer said the worst part of the project is dine. The water and sewer lines are

in, and we got the utility lines in, Schauer said. Theres still a section on the south side (of St. George) where we will have those lines under the sidewalk, but for the most part thats all done now. The city has all but completed work on the 100 and 200 blocks of St. George, an area which had been prone to flooding. The 300 block is receiving a beautification renovation which includes cut-out parking, ADA access and potted trees

for beautification. Its a diamond in the rough right now, Remschel said. We will have raised sidewalks to make access to the businesses easier for wheelchairs, Schauer said. There will also be access in the bumped-out intersections (with wheelchair ramps). Gonzales Main Street coordinator Barbara Friedrichs said the project is due for completion by the ST. GEORGE, Page A7

Joseph), city manager Allen Barnes told the council. In consultation with TxDOT, were removing Spur 146 from the truck route and the new ordinance clarifies what is US 183, Barnes said. He said the citys police department is paying particular attention to big rigs which are straying from the route. The biggest problem has been the gravel haulers going up St. Lawrence past those three schools, he said. The police are giving that special attention and gifting those drivers with tokens of their esteem (tickets). The council also voted to make the Come and Take It flag the citys official flag. Barnes said while designing the citys new logo, he had been asked if the city had a flag and hed assumed the historic Come and Take It colors had always been the citys banner. We did some research, and since 1835, its never been designated, he noted. Well, then, its about time, Mayor Bobby ONeal remarked, and the council enthusiastically voted the adoption. City residents will also COUNCIL, Page A7

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Dont look now Gonzales, but the circus is coming to town! The Carson & Barnes Circus, an American institution since 1937, will be in Gonzales on Wednesday, April 11 to perform two shows, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively. Known for spreading its signature brand of family entertainment all across the country, the circus is also a business that has been affected by rising costs, particularly fuel costs. The Carson & Barnes circuit consists of traveling to 200 towns in eight states. Moving the show from town to town is not only logistically challenging, but it takes 45 semi-trucks loaded with equipment, animals and personnel to transfer the show from place to place on a near-nightly basis the equivalent of moving a small community.

Marcus Vela, director of publicity for Carson & Barnes Circus, said according to the recent cost of diesel quoted by AAA, the costs of just fueling up alone can be quite staggering. The average cost of diesel is $4.164 per gallon, he said. I figured our trucks get an average of four miles per gallon considering everything they have to tow. We covered 18,500 miles during last years tour so that basically cost us $866.632.50 in fuel costs. Even though fuel is an expense that the business cant control, they take measures to ensure the costs doesnt get passed along to their customers. We havent increased ticket costs at all, said Vela. Basically what we do is try to supplement with a good ticket day. If a particular date doesnt meet the cost for that day, then the circus has to absorb that and move on with hopes that upcoming dates will make up for it. The reason why there arent many circuses around like the Carson & Barnes is because its so difficult to keep costs down. But its piece of Americana that we CIRCUS, Page A7

Chico Tico (left, standing), Triulito (left, kneeling) and Marquino (right) of the Carson & Barnes Clown Troupe pose with Isa the Pachyderm before the Carson & Barnes Salute to the Red, White and Blue Parade. (Courtesy Photo)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Today in Texas History

April 5, 1896

Thought for the Day

On this day in 1896, in El Paso, U.S. deputy marshal George A. Scarborough shot constable John Selman, a celebrated gunman and gambler who had just left the Wigwam Saloon. Selman died the next day on the operating table. Scarborough was acquitted of murder but was forced to resign his position as deputy marshal. Selman, perhaps best known as the man who killed John Wesley Hardin in 1895, had himself been a notorious figure since the 1870s. Four years to the day after Selmans death, Scarborough died at his home in Deming, New Mexico, following a gun battle with rustlers in Arizona.

Dost thou understand me, sinful soul? He wrestled with justice, that thou mightest have rest; He wept and mourned, that thou mightest laugh and rejoice; He was betrayed, that thou mightest go free; was apprehended, that thou mightest escape; He was condemned, that thou mightest be justified; and was killed, that thou mightest live; He wore a crown of thorns, that thou mightest wear a crown of glory; and was nailed to the cross, with His arms wide open, to show with what freeness all His merits shall be bestowed on the coming soul; and how heartily He will receive it into His bosom? John Bunyan

New program proving to be instrumental for Gonzales Sheriffs Office


Gonzales police seeking suspect in car break-ins


The Gonzales Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon that they have a suspect, whom they believed is connected to the recent rash of car breakins. Captain Allen Taylor said there were several reported vehicle burglaries in the month of March. The cars were parked in the area of the elementary schools, the College St./St. Lawrence area and near the Gonzales County Courthouse. Theres up to 17 on the books right now, Taylor said. The latest two happened

Monday night. Apparently what the suspect was doing was looking through the windows for purses or wallets. When he sees them, he smashes the window, reaches in and takes the objects. It the investigation of a robbery of a vehicle that occurred on Friday, March 30 which yielded enough information to lead to the issuing of an arrest warrant for Daniel Navejar, 38 of Gonzales. He was released from the pen in February and has a lengthy criminal history, Taylor said. We can only tie him to the one burglary at this time. In my opinion, this subject is going to be tied to the majority of the vehicle

burglaries that we had in March. I want to thank Gonzales Wal-Mart for their assistance. Because of their help, we were able to obtain the suspects identity. Burglary of a motor vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor but since Navejar has three such previous charges on his record it is enhanced to a felony. Officers went to serve the warrant on a residence where they believed Navejar was staying, but were unable to locate him. If you have any information to the whereabouts of Navejar, contact Capt. Taylor at 830-672-8686.

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from March 23-29 March 23 Arrested Joel Reid, 29, of Spring, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,200, DPS Arrested Randy Cabello, 34, of Cuero, Assault Family Violence, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Moody Blanton, 22, of Waco, Burglary of a Habitation, Bond of $35,000, DCSO Arrested Jason Whites, 39, of Pflugerville, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz. Bond of $1,000, Possession of Drug Paraphilia Fine of $217, DCSO Arrested Johnny Janecka, 55, of Yoakum, Violation of Probation/Driving While Intoxicated 3Rd or More, No Bond, Jackson Co, DCSO Arrested Colten Ellington, 23, of Victoria, Reckless Driving, Bond of $1,000, DCSO March 24 Arrested Michelle Mainka, 32, of Cuero, Theft of Property >=$50<$500, Bond of $1,000, Theft of Property >=$50<$500, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Arrested Jason Figueroa, 33, of Cuero, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear (Victoria Co.), Bond of $1,000 Arrested Delbert Moore, 19, of Yoakum, Criminal Trespass, Bond of $1,000 PR, DCSO Arrested July Arzate, 34, of Cuero Evading Arrest/Detention, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Arrested Gabriel Huesca, 30, of Houston, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DCSO Assisted motorist on Hwy 183N Arrested subject on warrant on E Live Oak March 25 Arrested Michael Galindo, 22, Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $ 4,000, DCSO Arrested Lamar Devon Holmen, 19, of Cuero, Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, Bond $1,000, CPD March 26 Arrested Phillip Garcia, 31, of Cuero, Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle, Bond $10,000, Abandon/Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, Bond $5,000, Abandon/Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, Bond $5,000, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond $2,000, Class C/ Speeding Over Limit 1-10 miles over, Fine of $240.50, Class C/ Expired Operators License, Fine of $234, CPD Arrested Timothy Orin Johnson, 52, of Victoria, Violation of Probation/Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Michael Zapata, 42, of Runge, Criminal Non-Support, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Rebecca Gaitan, 53, of Cuero, Theft of Property by Check $20-$500 (Victoria Co), PR Bond $500.00, DCSO March 27 Responded to a Shots Fired call on Evers

The Gonzales County Sheriff s Office has a new tool in its arsenal that should go a long way in helping coordinate shared information between other agencies. The program is called Copsync and it has been in use by the GCSO for almost a month. The system is not only used for efficient use of shared information, but also helps to monitor the whereabouts of personnel in the field. Its able to track where all of the deputies are when they are traveling on the road, said Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben. It tracks everybody in every agency thats a member of Copsync and allow us to communicate with them. Copsync proved to be very beneficial last Thursday when a possible Amber Alert that was issued across the region turned out to be a false alarm. Authorities were able to locate the child and vehicle in question within 45 minutes, a remarkable response time for such cases. The program is able to be accessed via a laptop computer in every vehicle. Not only is it a coordinating tool, but Copsync can

actually aid with the creation of traffic citations. While theyre traveling the officers are able to do drivers license checks, license plate checks and check to see if the vehicle is stolen, said Sachtleben. If we stop somebody, we can take their license and run it through a reader. The program will print out a traffic citation complete with everything except the location and the violation. It will also check to see if that particular person is wanted or not. This makes traffic stops a lot shorter. The program is in the process of being expanded to write accident reports and archive a history of drivers previous traffic stops. All of the photographs we take of people when we book them, we are now able to pull them up to see what people look like if we have a wanted person, said Sachtleben. In short order we hope to be able to pull up everybodys drivers license picture so when you run a check it also gives you the photograph of the person you are checking. Its a heck of a deal. Right now Copsync is being used widely across the state with several hundred patrol cars currently utilizing the program. Other state agencies, in

addition to the Louisiana State Patrol, are expected to come on board in the near future.

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March 28 Arrested Alfredo Esquivel, 39, of Eagle Pass, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested Leah Rhea, 36, of Yorktown, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested John Randall Anzualda, 26, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Bond of $20,000, DCSO Arrested Eric James Bucek, 47, of Hallettsville, Parole Violation/Driving While Intoxicated 2nd, No Bond, Yoakum PD

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for March 26- April 1: 03/26/12 Case #12-103, Burglary-Residence, 209 W. Gonzales; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-104, Assault-Aggr., Wilson-Wagner; CDisposition, Investigation. Case #12-105, Criminal Mischief-C, 1000 Southwell; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-106, Burglary-Vehicle, 602-W. May; Disposition, Investigation. 03/28/12 Case #12-107, Assault-C, 40-6 Burt; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-108, Criminal Mischief-B, 1200 Carl Ramert; Disposition, Investigation. Case #172671, Warrant Arrest, Bucek, Eric, 46, Hallettsville, 606 US 77A S; OffenseW#01312012-05253120-Parole Violation; Disposition, Trans/DCSO. 03/30/12 Case #12-110, Assault-A/FV, 105 Ellen May; Disposition, Investigation. Case #172532, Rosales, Lupe, 45, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense, Thwarting Compulsory Attendance; Disposition, Fine/$579/YPD Custody.. Case #12-111, Assault-C, 311 Montgomery; Disposition, Court Citation. Case #172709, Hernandez, Gregory, 40, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense, Contempt Court Order; Disposition, Fine/$164/Rel. Case #172710, Warrant Arrest (2), Rosales, Lupe, 45, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense(s), CPF#11-0692-Compulsory Attendance, CPF#11-0693-Compulsory Attendance; Disposition(s), Fine/$454/YPD Custody, Fine$654/YPD Custody. 03/31/12 Case #12-114, Criminal Trespass, Rivera, Juan, 30, Edna, 406 Airport; Offense, Criminal Trespass; Disposition, Trans/LCSO. Case $12-115, Criminal Mischief-B, Rivera, Juan, 30, Edna, 406 Airport; Offense, Criminal Mischief-B; Disposition, Trans/LCSO.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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ca County Republican Convention will continue to be open to any registered voter who signs an oath of affiliation identifying themselves with the Republican Party of Texas. A complete list of convention participants will be maintained by the County Party, and submitted to the Lavaca County Elections Office for their record-keeping after the convention. For any additional questions or information, contact Lavaca County Chairman Myron Rehm at 361-798-6102 or by email at: mprehm22@

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Lavaca County Republican Chairman Myron Rehm has announced that the 2012 Lavaca County Republican Convention will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Lavaca County Courthouse Annex, located at 412 N Texana in Hallettsville, starting at 1 p.m. The Lavaca County Republican Convention is held in even-numbered election years, as part of the statewide and national Republican convention process. The purposes of the convention are to choose delegates and alternates to the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention, currently scheduled for June 7-9 in Fort Worth, and to consider resolutions or statements on policy issues to send to the State Convention for eventual inclusion in the state and national Party platform. As a result of the substantial changes to the election calendar in 2012, the Lavaca County Republican Party will not be conducting precinct conventions on the evening of the May 29th Primary Election and will be incorporating all party business into the county convention on April 14th. All attendees will be seated by precinct and will vote their precinct strength. Furthermore, all attendees have the right to seek to become a state delegate and to bring forth resolutions for consideration by the convention. The convention will be open to any registered voter who signs an oath of affiliation identifying themselves as a Republican. In making the announcement, County Chairman Myron Rehm said, Although the timing of this years convention schedule has changed for Lavaca County Republicans, we are more enthusiastic than ever about coming together for this important event and ready to get to work on our duties that day. On behalf of our county party, I invite all interested Lavaca County Republicans to join us on Saturday, April 14 at the Lavaca County Courthouse Annex to participate in a day of important discussions and decisions that will carry forward to our State Republican Convention and beyond. Traditionally, the county convention has been open to any registered

voter in Lavaca County who either voted in that years Primary Election, or who took an oath of affiliation and identified themselves with the Republican Party of Texas. Since the county conventions will be held before the May 29 Texas Primary Election, the Lava-


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Dear Editor and Citizens of Gonzales County:
I should have known that when an imperfect but decent citizen attempts to take on a political machine the only response can be to attack that person personally. The public always has to wait to see the truth once it is revealed and sometimes it takes time. But the truth is like creamit always rises to the top. My mother taught me that and it has faired well for me all of my life. I stand by my letter regarding the court of judicial inquiry. I stand by my opinion that my friend, Elizabeth Murray Kolb, was brave to accept the review of a case that was clearly not critically reviewed. I stand by my opinion that Vicki Pattillo did a good, honest job as your prior District Attorney. And now about ClarkI love a right wing, conservative, tax paying Republican who has accepted responsibility for anything that he has ever done wrong over his 60 years of life. He is good and smart and honorable and I am tired of Gerald Hollubs personal attacks against him. I want to say mean things about Gerald Hollub and his ex wife but I truly believe in he who casts the first stone. I also believe that politicians would be better served if they would stick to the issues and not the personal attacks. As to Clarks history, most of it happened before I even knew him and before Elizabeth Murray Kolb was County Attorney. Clark has quietly and with dignity accepted the consequences for any wrong doing that occurred. If you do not think that Ms. McMinn is behind these personal attacks through her surrogate ex then you do not understand dirty politics. Clark is not a blame shifter. I am not a blame shifter either. Any mistakes that I have made in my life I have honestly and openly accepted responsibility for and moved on. Apparently those ethics dont apply to everyone. If any of you ask someone who has known Clark for the past 50 years, (he has been playing music since he was 10) they will tell you that he is always the first one to come to the aid of a citizen or community sharing his special gift of music for the benefit of others. Mr. Hollubs information about Clark is an exaggerated distraction and it is malicious. He specifically told me that he was maligning Clark and others to get even with me for his erroneous assumption that I had something to do with the Frankie Casseb case. Bernadette Casseb was correctly quoted in the San Antonio Express and News saying that she knew she would not get justice from Guadalupe County. Mr. Hollub portrays the Cassebs as victims of mine with respect to the Court of Inquiry. The Inquiry would never have happened if the Cassebs had not wanted it to happen. This is ridiculous. You voters are smarter than this. Look to the issue and that is the efficient running of the District Attorneys Office. Nine assistant prosecutors and at least one staff member have left their jobs in less than three years. Ms. McMinn recently told the voters of Lavaca County that the departing assistants all endorsed her. I have spoken to some of those assistants who told me that they knew nothing about any endorsement. She twists the truthover and over. If you believe her then vote for her. I, for one, think the citizens of these three counties deserve better. She has increased her budget by 70% but her productivity is not any greater than her predecessor who she criticized in the previous campaign. She clearly plays political favorites. For example, she gave preferential treatment to the Gonzales County election fraud Defendants by giving them a felony pre trial diversion which is no more than a slap on the hand. Talk about sweet heart deals. While she claims to wants to prosecute cases protecting child victims, ask the people who know about all the unfiled sexual assault cases... the unfiled bond forfeitures (which occur when a defendant fails to appear for court; which failing to file represents lost income to the county)... the unfinished cases... and there is so much more. Finally, while Ms. McMinn insists that her primary agenda is to get drug dealers off the street, she and Sheriff Zwicke publicly supported Guadalupe County Judge Mike Wiggins who made a decision to smoke marijuana, however acquired, while on the job representing Guadalupe County in an official capacity at a county function paid for by taxpayer dollars. Not once did either of those two elected officials publicly denounced the Judge or his behavior. To the contrary, they were present in the court room supporting his decision to stay. It is only after Mike Wiggins announced that sometime in the future he will resign did she acknowledge that he broke the law. Would she have been so tolerant if he had not been a huge supporter in terms of budget etc? The whole corrupt fraternity, scratch my back and I will scratch yours is repugnant to me. I may not be perfect. But I am honest. I accept responsibility for any mistakes I make. I am a faithful companion to one man who I will not abandon because times get rough. I believe that we are only as sick as the secrets we keep and that faith, hope and love are the foundations of life. I dont need this job. I have a great career and a happy life. But I refuse to be intimidated by vicious, self motivated people who protect each other for their own self interest. I will do better for you. I believe in the power of the people. I resent the intrusion of government without the government being responsible to the people. The government works for the people and we should not be intimidated by an individuals perceived or apparent power. We, the people, are its power, but only if we oversee what the government is doing and exercise our own power accordingly. Elected or not, I will continue to speak out and to tell the truth as I believe itregardless of the outcome. Frankly, I am revolted by politics as usual. I am sick of the cronyism and politicians who protect each other at the publics expense. Guadalupe County is in trouble. We are the laughing stock of the state. Leave the political machine in place and watch that mentality spread to Gonzales County and Lavaca County. It will, if voters do not stand up and speak up. So read what you will. Believe what you will. Do your own investigation. But seek the truth and vote your conscience. Sincerely,

Candidate meet, greet set in Cuero

Republican Women of Yoakum will sponsor a candidate Meet and Greet at the Mainstreet Kaffee Haus & Deli, located on 104 Main Street in Cuero, on Thursday, April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Candidates from all levels of political office U.S., State, District, and local have been invited to attend and meet with the voting public. For more information, call Judy Chandler at 361275-8910 or Brenda Cash at 361-594-4258.

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Campaign Hotline: (830) 433-0074 Post Office Box 2728 Seguin, Texas 78156
Paid political advertising by the Patricia Finch Campaign, Jack N. Walker, Jr. Treasurer

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Grandpa!? Oh, nonono, Im not ready for that yet

All my cards are on the table with no ace left in the hole Im much too young to feel this damn old Garth Brooks

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dances with Chihuahuas

Like it or not, dressing for success makes big difference in this world
Geraldo Rivera got in trouble this past week for his comments about the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida when he cautioned young black and Hispanic men to be careful of the image they project in the way they dress. Immediately, there was an outcry from liberals who claimed it is racial profiling responsible for the shooting, and certainly not manner of dress. I usually dont agree with Geraldo, but in this case I do. The saying about dressing for success is a truism for one big reason. All humans have a uniform they wear, which usually indicates how they behave. There are many programs around the country that teach young women how to dress to successfully seek employment. Also, students in business schools are taught how to dress properly for success. All of this is because our outer appearance usually mirrors our inner thoughts. To be blunt, it is cool for many minority young men to dress like gangstas. It is not unusual for young men to drive around in cars blaring loud noise trying to look tough and mean. Whether we accept it or not, there is a correlation between this behavior, and the high dropout rate and high teen pregnancy rates among minorities. Then there is the violence. In Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and any other large community the violent crime between young men is staggering. But liberals are quick to excuse the violence as societys fault, and never fault the individual. Liberals forget that individuals make up society, and their personal behavior affects society. Social permissiveness in public schools has the greatest fault. It used to be that young people were encouraged to dress nicely, but that has given way to dressing comfortably. In todays public schools, dress codes allow almost any outlandish outfit. Also, personal responsibility and self-

Im in the market for a walker, or at least a cane. Ive always figured Id be using one of those devices by the time anyone got around to calling me Paw Paw. The wife informed me this week that Im now a grand-daddy of the associate type. Her babygirl Angela and husband Brent Schoening gave birth to Josie week before last, and Peg traveled up to Dallas to deliver the first official Grandparental Visit. She called to inform me that, like it or not, I was now a member of the Elder Generation. Id like a second opinion, please. Not that Im at all unhappy for Pegs youngest; in fact, Im tickled to death that shes happy and has latched on to what seems to be

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a really good man. I dont know that Ive ever met a harder-working kid: she deserves happiness. Its more an issue of Dave not being ready to change roles in an extended familial heirarchy. Im not Wilford Brimley, Im more used to being Uncle Fester. Angela is Pegs daughter by her first marriage and was in college by the time Peg and I got together, so I never really had much of a chance to get used to any fatherly role although I tried once. Ang brought a boyfriend home from A&M one weekend,

and the minute she and Peg took off to do girl things, I played the What-Are-Your-Intentions, Young-Man? routine to the hilt and scared the boy half to death. Ang didnt visit a whole lot after that, for some odd reason. My brothers all learned long ago that Uncle Dave was good for Thanksgiving visits, but its too bad he cant come over at Christmas, kids. I think it was Danny that came up with that policy after Uncle Dave gifted 3-year-old Hayden with a drum set. Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say. I remember four younger faces interrupting more than one date when I was back in high school. Aside from the fact that Ive always figured that not ever having been a father should disqualify me from being called Gramps, Ive always equated being grandfatherly with being old and Im just not ready for that yet.

After all, Im only 29 years old. Ive been 29 for nearly 24 years now. Technically, I could still be chasing sweet young things, if Peg would let me. And if I felt like it. Therein may lie part of the problem. The pursuit of the fairer sex, which seemed to occupy so much of my time back before I turned 29, just doesnt hold the same urgent priority with me any more. I can still thrill the girls, of course but I like to let other guys have a chance these days. No sense being selfish. And dont let the hair fool you, either. Yes, I lack the flowing locks I once had; that was the 80s, and it was the fashion. The bald look is in these days, right? Likewise with the salt-andpepper coloring. It gives me that distingushed look, but its not any result of growing old Ive just spent too much time outdoors, I think.

Come to think of it, there are any number of physical aspects I possess which most people call aging. These aches in my joints are merely my psychic gift starting to emerge for predicting the weather. Tooth loss, thats a family curse, its happening even to my rapidly-aging younger brothers. Tiring quickly while playing with my chihuahuas is a sure sign that I work too hard, not that my energy levels are slowing down; I could still suit out for varsity ball and play fourth string, of that Im certain. So be certain that while Im happy to be an associate grandfather, and tickled for my stepdaughter and her little family, dont expect me to slow down and shift into aging mode immediately. They say that the key to avoiding feeling old is to think young. With that in mind, Im working on my first rap record.

El Conservador
George Rodriguez

George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident and the first Hispanic in the nation to lead a Tea Party organization. He is a former official in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the Reagan Administration.

control do not seem to be taught in public schools today. Many young people seem to think that their behavior has no consequence. The shooting death of Trayvon Martin is tragic, but so are the assumptions and rash judgments against the shooter, George Zimmerman. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Spike Lee and all the other liberal minority leaders should be ashamed of themselves for preaching hate and encouraging revenge, not justice. They should also feel guilty for not preaching to young people against poor behavior, such as dressing and behaving like gangstas. Studies have shown over the past 20 years that average citizens react with tension when young men dressed like gang members approach them. Studies have also shown that students perform poorly when they dress and act like criminals. Thus, what should the remedy be? We do not know the full story of what happened between Zimmerman and Martin, and we may never know. Martin may not have been what he was perceived by Zimmerman, but Zimmerman was also reacting to a fear of what is all too common. Whether we like it or not, how we dress can reflect our behavior. We should use this incident to teach young people to dress and behave like winners.

James Madisons last stand

The shade of James Madison hovers over the ObamaCare argument at the Supreme Court. It is the system of limited and carefully divided government powers that he had a large hand in crafting -- and defended so ably in The Federalist Papers -- that is at stake in the contest over the constitutionality of the individual mandate. If the mandate stands, it will be the latest blow to Madisons scheme, which is the best architecture for self-government yet devised by man, but has been steadily worn down over time. It is a damning indictment of contemporary Washington that, overall, it is so hostile to the Madisonian ethos. He is a most inconvenient Founding Father since he tells us: No, the federal government cant do whatever it wants; no, we cant just all get along; no, we cant rush to pass whatever legislation deemed a cant wait priority by the president. Now, grow up. In the mind of contemporary progressivism, these words of Madison from The Federalist Papers simply dont compute: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. They are an antiquated 18thcentury sentiment unsuited to our more complex and more sophisticated time, to be ignored when not actively scorned. But this division of power is meant to maximize accountability and competition in the belief that the undue accumulation of power in any one source is, in Madisons words, the very definition of tyranny. Madison concerned himself with limits on government because there is a degree of depravity in mankind, which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust. So, as he famously wrote, ambition must be made to counteract ambition. He would have no patience for gooey discussions on the Sunday shows about the divisiveness of our political life. The latent causes of faction, for

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Madison, are sown in the nature of man. He was a pioneer in fighting the sort of partisan battles we now look down upon and rue. Nor would Madison be moved by the lamentations that Congress isnt passing enough legislation quickly enough. He wanted a Senate -- that balky, frustrating upper body -- to check the rush to enshrine momentary causes into law. In a passage that could have been written as commentary on the handiwork of Nancy Pelosis Congress, he argued it will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. In his book on Madisons political thought, American Compact, Gary Rosen notes that as Madison feared, utility rather than constitutionality has become the ultimate test for public policy. The debate over ObamaCare at the time of its passage focused on its cost, its workability and its aggrandizing tendency more than its constitutionality. For Madison, Rosen continues, constitutional limits were the deepest source of republican dignity, the bulwarks that he expected citizens to defend in order to remind themselves of their sovereignty. Would that they were once again. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

the editor April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; please, dont walk away
Dear Editor, Its a tragic fact that nearly 200,000 children in Texas are reported as abused or neglected every year. Dont walk away. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Its a time to focus on ways not only to protect children but also to prevent abuse from ever occurring. This is your opportunity to make a difference in young lives. Neglect is the most frequent form of child abuse. Yes, children die simply because theyre put in situations where they are not supervised. We all know that law enforcement cannot prevent all crime. We cannot expect the states Child Protective Services to stop all child abuse and neglect. in fact, in the majority of the most tragic cases of child abuse those in which a child died Child Protective Services had no opportunity to impact the safety of the child at risk. Maybe it was a situation that people outside the family couldnt see. Possibly the childs parents didnt realize their own action, or lack thereof, put theit childs life at risk. We all have to recognize neglect and not walk away from it. Parents are not alone. Information and support is available to make communities strong and safe. The web site www. contains

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a wealth of information on how to prevent child abuse, where to go to get help with parenting skills, and what to do if you suspect a child is in danger. Additionally, volunteers from Gonzales County Child Services Board are in the community sharing information from child abuse prevention kits. Contact your local Child Protective Services office or Gonzales County Child Services Board to get more information. Its up to all of us to prevent child abuse. We must work to put our children first, safe and secure. Gonzales County Child Services Board

It Would Be An Honor
Here at the FOB you get 2LT in the US Army, graduuse to noises and sights that Dispatches from ated from Gonzales High are not the norm. School before he went on Downrange Yesterday as I was talking to the United States Milito my wife Katherine on the tary Academy at West Point. phone, it was one of the few My family was born and times the connection was raised in Texas and I guess good enough to have a reathat makes me look at these sonable conversation, but mean machines a little difthe background noise was ferently. These soldiers are pretty loud. There was a fire based out of Texas. That Jon Harris is an Army retiree, refight going on off in the dis- serve City of Gonzales policeman makes them from home. tance. Clearly outside the and former deputy constable who is I wanted to do something perimeter, but close enough currently serving as a civilian mili- special for the community I to hear the staccato of the tary dog handler in Afghanistan. live in, so I had my wife send rifle fire intermixed with the me a Come and Take It flag. much louder and faster automatic fire that The flag, white and black, is a proud symwas most likely coming from a weapon bol of the Texas spirit and the start of the mounted on top of a vehicle, ours. Texas revolution. I went to visit the VamIt didnt last too long. In fact, I knew it pires and asked if it was possible to have would be over soon when the deafening the flag flown by one of the Apache Attack sounds and the vibrations of everything Helicopters. in the room caused by the spinning rotor Possible? That was an understatement. blades over my hut headed out in the direc- As I entered the building where the pilots tion of the fire fight. Within minutes it was and crew of the Apaches work, I was met all quiet. Im not sure if Katherine knew by a large and somewhat intimidating Serwhat was happening and I didnt really see geant First Class Loftin. I introduced mythe need to tell her the blow by blow. Did self and laid out what I was wanting to do. these flying machines end the fire fight? I During my conversation with SFC Lofdont know, but if needed they were there tin, he stopped me and asked, Hey, arent on station and ready to go. you the guy that walks that big German The rotor blades I am talking about be- Shepherd down here? I took a picture of long to the Vampires. They fly all the time you two the other day. It came out real and they are a sight to see. It seems as if good. Want to see? there are always two of these awesome maYep. Thats me and Jack, I answered. chines zipping about overhead. I then took out the flag and his eyes lit The 1st Battalion 227th Aviation Regi- up. He knew all about the flag. He knew ment is an attack helicopter battalion that the history, the meaning, and even more is a sub unit of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade surprising to me, he knew where it came (1ACB), the aviation brigade for the 1st from. SFC Loftin is a Texas boy and when Cavalry Division. The battalion is an AH- he saw the flag from Gonzales Texas, his 64D Apache task force based out of Fort only comment was It would be an honor Hood, Texas. Thats appropriate. to fly this flag. Charlie Company Vampires is an AHThe flag will be flown by the Vampires 64D Attack Helicopter company currently Apache attack helicopters in combat misassigned to Forward Operating Base Sha- sions. SFC Loftin will then have it signed rana, Afghanistan. Along with the Aveng- by the pilots and crews and I will bring it ers of A Company, the Vampires currently back to Texas when I return. provide Recon & Security and Close ComHeres a little history tidbit, that if you bat Attack support to a wide range of coali- dont know then shame on you. Do you tion forces in Afghanistan. know who officially named the Apache heI mentioned in an earlier article that the licopter? Well do you? Apache looks, to me at least, like a menIt was Col. Kenneth McGinty from acing mechanical dragon. These dragons Gonzales, Texas home of the Gonzales are mean. Some of the weapons and arma- Apaches!! ment are standard, some not but they are Just another fact we should all be very capable of carrying guns as in the 30 proud of. I know I am. And something 113 mm (1.18 4.45in) M230 Chain Gun else Im proud of, Im proud to be in the with 1,200 rounds. They have hard-points presence of these men and women here in which are four pylon stations on the stub Afghanistan who risk their lives day in and wings. They carry rockets like the Hydra day out because they were asked to. 70 mm, and CRV7 70 mm air-to-ground Because they feel it is their duty. Berocket. They also carry missiles that are cause they all volunteered to do the hard typically AGM-114 Hellfire variants but things, the things most people back home the AIM-92 Stinger may also be carried. cant begin to fathom. And this particular Quite an arsenal and when this thing is group flies Apaches, based out of Texas, bearing down on a target, it is all over for and named in Gonzales. the folks on the receiving end. Yes, it is indeed, an Honor. If you have been following my advenFrom here in Afghanistan, Im Jon Hartures, you know I live right there in Gon- ris and this has been another Dispatch zales County in Harwood. My son, now a from Downrange.

Jon Harris

Relay support has been amazing

Dear Editor, On behalf of the 2012 Relay For Life committee, I would like to thank the citizens and communities of Gonzales County for your participation and support of the tenth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event held recently at J. B. Wells Show Barn. You have amazed the committee and me with your spirit of being TENacious about the Fight! Whether you were an event sponsor, helped with some aspect of luminaria preparation, helped with fundraising as a team member, made a monetary or in-kind donation, participated in event setup and performance, supported team fundraisers and the silent auction, wore purple to show your support of the survivors, and/or attended the event on Friday, March 23, you are definitely TENacious about the Fight! Sponsorship donations have set a record at $42,975. Teams will be completing their fundraising efforts by April 16 so it is not too late to make a donation. And memorials to the American Cancer Society can also benefit Relay For Life throughout the year; those donations can be made through team members or sent to Patty Stewart at Memorial Hospital. At this writing our event total is $91,571.23. Without you as donors, supporters, and volunteers, none of this would have been possible. However, there is still work to be done in the fight against cancer so please consider helping us as we look forward to planning Relay 2013. Thank you again for being and staying TENacious about the Fight! Arline Rinehart Relay For Life of Gonzales County 2012 Event Chair

Rally for abortion rights April 28

Dear Editor, The times, they are achanging and not for the better. These are perilous times for women in Texas. Due to a political power play, in the last legislative session, 300,000 Texas women lost their access to cancer screenings, mammograms, and preventative care. The trans-vaginal sonogram, an invasive, expensive, and medically unnecessary procedure is now mandatory before legally terminating a pregnancy. For a woman facing the hardest of decisions, to be forced to endure this shaming test is punitive and disgraceful. Legislators passed this law based on their personal and religious motives, yet they do not support sex education or contraception which lower unplanned pregnancy rates. Instead, contraception itself the key to control over our lives and reducing abortion rates is under attack. Does that make sense? Decades ago, women fought for and won equality under the law. We will not sit quietly by and allow our rights to be eroded. We demand the right to make our own reproductive decisions with our physicians. We insist on determining our actions based upon our own personal and religious values. These decisions MUST NOT be mandated by the state. On April 28, a roar will be heard from women and men at rallies being held in every state and DC. Join us on the steps of the Texas Capitol on 4/28 at 4:00 p.m. Help make Texas voices the strongest in the country. We must do this for ourselves, our mothers, sisters, daughters, grand daughters, and for all the women we love. We must halt this stampede to go back to the days when women were not in control of our lives, our choices or our destinies. Visit to get involved. Then come to Austin where we will make it clear that we will not go back. Were outraged and we vote! Kathy Silberman Austin

EDITORS NOTE: The following is the personal opinion of the author, a Gonzales resident, and is not an opinion endorsed by The Cannon editorial staff:

How can Christians possibly vote for non-Christians?

Special to The Cannon

As the 2012 presidential election

approaches, I will be able for the first time in my life, be eligible to vote. And as gas prices continue to rise, more and more Americans will be going to the ballot boxes to cast their vote based on the economic issues and rightfully so. But I cannot help but recognize that religion and other social issues are constantly being shoved onto the back benches of no importance. Although there have been a hand full of non-Christian presidents in the past, I feel that the importance of a presidential candidates religion is alarmingly escalating. Remember, all political, economic and governmental problems are ultimately a moral problem; as James Madison correctly pointed out If men were angels, no government would be necessary. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, once said, I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspira-

tion, but I am perfectly satisfied that the union of the states in its form and adaptation is as much the work of Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. Patrick Henry agreed: It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not by religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. American philosophy is rooted in Christianity. Our understanding of our liberties is of Christian origin; it is a necessity that a presidential candidate recognizes that we are a Christian nation. The president that we elect reflects the ideology of the majority of the people and if the 2000 presidential election comes to mind, it is the one exception not the rule. With the exception of a few, every president has been a Christian (it is debatable how many non-Christians there were exactly but it is generally accepted to be 10 or less). It appears that this coming election it will boil down to President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Therefore it becomes necessary for us to ask ourselves what are their beliefs? Both say they are Christians, but what does

church doctrine tell us in regards to what they profess? President Barack Hussein Obama grew up as a child in Indonesia, the country which contains the largest Muslim population in the world. It is there he studied the Koran; furthermore his father and grandfather were Muslims. He claims to be nurtured in the Social Gospel and he went to a church that preached liberation theology for 20 years, but what does that mean? The Social Gospel arose out of the third great awakening, which was focused more on charity and social justice then Christs death on the Cross for our sins. The theologian Francis Schaeffer once gave a speech on the Old Time Gospel Hour with the Reverend Jerry Falwell, in which he concluded that Liberal Theology is nothing more than Secular Humanism disguised as Christianity. Anyone of any religion or no religion can talk about economic and racial equality. So what makes Obama a Christian? He grew up with a family that was comprised of secularist and Muslims, he never went to a true church, and he has mocked and ridiculed Christian evangelical and fundamentalist beliefs in speeches before his presidential bid when no

one paid any attention to him. He is the most pro-abortion and anti-Israel president we have ever had. He is for gay marriage and has shoved contraceptives down the throats of the Catholic Church; a policy that is so horrendous, so repulsive, so atrocious, and so antiChristian that that issue alone should be enough for an uprising. Everywhere we look Obama is waging war against Christianity by relentlessly secularizing this nation in a well-planned and systematic way. Too bad we didnt question his religious beliefs in 2008 so we could have known this ahead of time! But Barack Hussein Obama is not the only person whose religious beliefs are questionable; Mitt Romney is also guilty of this charge. Mormons are not Christians! Not only does the Holy Bible warn against false teachers (Mt 7:15; Eph 4: 13-15; 2 Tim 3: 2-8) like Joseph Smith, it clearly proclaims the Holy Trinity. The orthodox belief of the Holy Trinity must be believed in, in order to be a Christian and to go to heaven (see The Athanasian Creed). Because any belief other than the Trinity depreciates Our Lord Jesus Christ, it deprives him of his deity and it subdues him into being nothing more than a prophet or simply

some moral teacher. Therefore do not be fooled into trusting Mormons, Unitarians, and Jehovah Witnesses or anyone else that denies the deity of Christ for they are anti-Christ (1 Jn 2, 20-24; 4, 1-3). As a Christian, I am worried about the future of not only myself but of our nation. It doesnt matter what laws we have or what the Federal Government does, an immoral society will break apart into anarchy which leads to chaos. The constitution gives us procedural laws but not a substantial morality. It is the Holy Bible that provides us the morals we need to sustain a working society. Therefore let us elect a Christian president. This is why when I get to vote for the first time in my I will remember the words of our Founding Father and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay, when he said: Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. But tragically it looks like that I probably wont have a Christian to vote for and I will be forced to throw my first vote away for a non-Christian.

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takes no action on police issues


Tejano Heritage honored

WAELDER The expected escalation of ill will between the Waelder City Council and the citys police chief Jim Taylor didnt come to pass during the councils regular meeting Tuesday night. On the agenda was the discussion and possible action on a letter the council agreed to deliver Taylor during its last special session. The issue was tabled with no action and the con-

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (right) spoke during the unveiling of the new Tejano Monument on the grounds of the state capitol. (Courtesy photo)

Perry: monument reflects larger truth about Texas history

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Man dies in fall at drilling site

A man fell to his death Wednesday morning during a workplace incident involving an area oil rig. Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben told The Cannon that the man, whose identity was not released as of press time, apparently slipped during the performance of his regular duties. I talked to the investiga-

tents of the letter was not read to the public. During executive session, the council heard from Waelder Police Sgt. Billy Bob Moore to review his duties. No action was taken on the issue when council resumed in open session. In other business, the council: Approved the purchase of BBQ pits for City park. Approved April 21, 2012 as the date for the Chamber of Commerces Spring Festival in City Park.

AUSTIN Gov. Rick Perry attended the dedication of a new monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds honoring Hispanic contributions to Texas History. The Tejano Monument is located on the south lawn. This important monument reflects a larger truth about the origins of Texas, about the contributions of so many Hispanic citizens to the creation of the state we love and the lives we share, Gov. Perry said. These contributions are ongoing with Latinos providing political, business and spiritual leadership in communities throughout Texas. The future of our state is tied directly to the future of our Hispanic population, and I believe we have a glorious future ahead of us. The Tejano Monument was created by Laredo artist Armando Hinojosa and consists of 11 life-size sculptures commemorating

the 500-year role of Tejanos in Texas and the SpanishMexican legacy in the state from 1500 to 1800. Work on placing a Tejano Monument at the State Capitol began in 2001, when legislators passed and Gov. Perry signed legislation establishing it. In 2007, the Legislature approved $1.087 million for completion of the monument and an additional $1 million was raised through private donations. Early Spanish and Mexican pioneers and their descendants have helped shape the way of life in Texas, dating back to the 1500s. Today, some of our states top Hispanic leaders include Secretary of State Hope Andrade; Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Justice Elsa Alcala; Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman; Chancellor of the UT System Francisco Cigarroa; Austin Diocese Bishop Joe Vasquez; and Presiding Officer at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Jose Cuevas, just to name a few.

TxDOT to hold Yoakum meeting

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tor that went out there and he said it was an accident, Sachtleben said. The guy was halfway up the rig and they were moving pipe. He slipped and fell about 50 feet inside the rig and hit on the steel floor. The location was identified as Patterson Rig 235 on County Road 192. The site is licensed to EOG Resources.

YOAKUM The public is invited to the Texas Department of Transportations public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the TxDOT Yoakum District in Training Room A, located at 403 Huck Street. Projects to be discussed include proposed future improvements for highways in Colorado, Dewitt, Fayette, Gonzales and Lavaca counties. The projects for these counties are

planned for construction over the next four years. By obtaining public input, the needs of the traveling public can better be served. There is an opportunity to update the plans by public opinion, changes in design, road conditions and environmental concerns which could push a project forward or backward, depending upon funding (State and Federal). If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments may be mailed to Area Engineer Brian Schoenemann, P.E., TxDOT, at 403

Huck Street, Yoakum TX 77995. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on April 17 to be included in the plan. Persons interested in attending the meeting who need special accommodations are encouraged to contact the Yoakum Area Office at 361-293-4403 at least two business days prior to the meeting. Every attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. For more information, contact Schoenemann at 361-293-4378, or Roman Trumble Hill, Public Information Officer, at 361-293-4350.

Abbott lauds court ruling in favor of state

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All-way stop sign set for US 87-SH 72 intersection

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces an all-way stop sign installation at the intersection of US 87 and SH 72, outside of Cuero city limits, on Wednesday, March 22. The all-way stop sign will support motorist safety and relieve congestion on SH 72. Traffic patterns have changed due to energy exploration in the Cuero area.

With the goal of motorist safety, TxDOT will alert motorists of the upcoming all-way stop condition with rumble strips, flashing beacons and temporary changeable message signs. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through the intersection and observe all signs. For more information contact Marla Jasek, Director of Traffic Operations, at 361-293-4356 or Roman Trumble Hill, Public Information Officer, at 361-2934350.

AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuits decision overturning the Environmental Protection Agencys improper disapproval of Texas Pollution Control Project (PCP) Standard Permit: Showing seemingly no regard for the federal laws that govern what it can and cannot do, the EPA unlawfully disapproved a commonsense Texas air permitting program that fully complied with the federal Clean Air Act and reduced harmful emissions. The EPA disregarded the limited authority it was granted under federal law and incorrectly alleged that Texas would not act sensibly and

in accordance with its own laws. This victory marks the second time in the last three months that Texas has successfully obtained relief from the courts after an unlawful overreach by the EPA. The courts decision explains that the EPA improperly rejected Texas PCP Standard Permit more than three years after the agencys statutory deadline and that the EPA provided no legal basis under the federal Clean Air Act for its disapproval of Texas PCP Standard Permit. The court also criticized the EPA for ignoring the federalist system established by the Clean Air Act and disregarding the States authority to implement air permitting programs. Under the Clean Air Act, the court pointed out, the EPA

is responsible for identifying pollutants and setting national standards, while the states are empowered to create their own unique air quality programs that ensure compliance with federal standards. Excerpts from the opinion: With regard to implementation, the Act confines the EPA to the ministerial function of reviewing SIPs for consistency with the Acts requirements. This division of responsibility between the states and the federal government reflects the balance of state and federal rights and responsibilities characteristic of our federal system of government. More than two years after the statutory deadline had passed, the EPA proposed disapproval of Tex-

ass submission on September 23, 2009. In proposing disapproval of Texass PCP Standard Permit, the EPA did not identify any provision of the CAA or its implementing regulations that Texass program violated. The Act provides that the EPA shall approve [a SIP] submittal as a whole if it meets all of the applicable requirements of [the Act]. This statutory imperative leaves the agency no discretion to do anything other than ensure that a states submission meets the CAAs requirements and, if it does, approve it before the passage of its statutory deadline. In this case, the EPA overstepped the bounds of its narrow statutory role in the SIP approval process.

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Isa, Bennie and Bunny move into position during their routine. D.R. Miller purchased his first Asian Elephant, Hattie, in 1937. (Courtesy Photo)

CIRCUS: Carson & Barnes brings slice of Americana

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Artists renderings of how the completed St. George St. Project could look. (Courtesy photos)

end of April, and she hopes it will serve as a model for future renovation projects once its done. I think once this is complete, well hear from other businesses around town that will want their blocks done the same way, she said. The tree planters will feature the citys new logo

the Gonzales Cannon surrounded by 32 stars (representing the Immortal 32 who rode to the Alamo), with nine other stars (representing the Gonzales men who were already in the Alamo garrison) inside the outer ring. Weve had a goal all along of promoting downtown as a place to go, Friedrichs said. Were using the grant process to

renovate a lot of buildings. Weve already seen two new retail stores open downtown. Were hoping all this catches on. The goal is to make this a viable downtown once again, like it was when we were young, she said. Were working now on possibly getting some loft apartments in the downtown area, I think that will really help it take off.

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now have an option to purchase warranty policies for water and sewer line repairs. The council voted to partner with Utility Service Partners to offer the program to residents. Those opting to purchase the warranties would be billed by USP for the policies, which would cover part of the expenses fpr water and sewer line repairs. The council had tabled the proposal at its last meeting, asking Barnes to review programs from similar companies, and he reported during Tuesdays meeting that one of the companies already soliciting customers in Gonzales has a very poor rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Advertisements from USP will bear the citys logo as a mark of its approval. The program is entirely voluntary. In conjunction with that warranty program, the council also adopted a formal policy spelling out where city jurisdiction ends and where customers responsibilty for repairs begins. The council also heard a report from the citys Tourism Committee. Member Richard Tiller told the council that the citys hotel/motel tax revenue is up 64 percent over last year, but that contrary to perception not every room is filled at all times. On the weekends, we have some rooms available, he said. Were working to get that word

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out to the public, to make Gonzales an overnight destination. Tiller said the committees smart-phone application is scheduled to go online later this month, and the committee is making rapid progress in both re-designing the citys website as well as the tourist website, www. In other action Tuesday, Council: Selected the Gonzales Cannon as the citys official Newspaper of Record for 2012-13; Approved new funding agreements with Gonzales Dog Adoptions Inc. and Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter (FOGAS); Approved appointments and reappointments to the citys Tourism Committee and the Gonzales Economic Development Corp.; Approved the date, location and particulars for the annual Main Street Summer Concert Series and this years Fourth of July Spectacular fireworks show; Approved proposed re-zoning of several parcels of land on Seydler St.; Adopted the citys youth Curfew Ordinance for 2012-13, as well as ordinances for the Municipal Courts technology fund, security fund and child safety fund; Designated city secretary Candice Witzkoske as the citys official records management officer and adopted a records management program.

want to keep alive. Carson & Barnes owner Barbara Byrd said there are several ways the circus can cope with the escalating costs. Theres not much we can do to control it, she said. What we do is everything we can to plan ahead and find the cheapest fuel for the town that were in and fill everything up there. We have also consolidated our route so we dont have to travel as far. Over the season, well travel about 4,000 miles less than we did last year. In fact, its their own rising expenses that made Byrd aware of how the economy is adversely nearly everyone right now. We have lowered our ticket prices this year because we feel like everybody is in the same situation and theyre counting every dollar that they have, she said. We want to make this affordable for families and we want them to be able to come and enjoy the circus. Plus were bringing the show to the people. You dont have to drive to Houston or Austin or Dallas, you can save that gas money and come to the entertainment that were bringing right to your backyard. Unlike the more commonly known Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circuses, Carson & Barnes does not limit itself to performing arena shows only. When they go to Dallas, they play in the American Airlines Cen-

ter, Vela said. When they go to Austin, they play in the Frank Irwin Center. Major cities are their only destinations, whereas we go to towns of all sizes. If theres an open lot available, then we can put a circus there. Carson & Barnes still believes in the circus tradition of traveling the countryside and setting up the big top on a regular basis. Adult tickets are $16, with $8 tickets for kids ages 2-11. Advance tickets for adults are $14, and $6 for kids. Lap children under 2 are admitted free. When you think about it, it costs less to go the circus than to go to a movie theater, said Vela. You get a lot of familyoriented entertainment and its awesome. The Carson & Barnes show provides several options outside of the big top. The midway is the place for its petting zoo, elephant and camel rides, and miniature train. Vela said each of these events offer their own unique appeal to children. Ive seen how little kids just absolutely eat this stuff up, he said. Its one thing to see an elephant on National Geographic, but its another thing to stand in front of one and climb up on its back. The show under the big top runs about two hours long and includes a motorcyle high-wire act, and dog and pony show. Its a real rollercoaster ride, Vela said. We have definitely mastered the art of the cliffhanger. It starts off fast-paced and then slows down a bit

Father and daughter duo, Marco and Franchesca Cavallini perform an equilibristic floor routine. For performing families like the Cavallinis the circus-life is in their blood. Acts are passed on like heirlooms from generation to generation. (Courtesy Photo)

before building up to the big finish. One of the stars of the show is Alex the Clown, who dominates during the intermission. Hes really funny, said Vela. He has a style of comedy that kids just seem to gravitate to. For some reason, children just really get him. Also featured is contortionist Kevin Sedrak. Hes just amazing to see, Vela said. Ive never seen anyone be able to do the things he does with his body. For some people, itll kind of put you off a little bit because when you see someone who can dislocate their arm and swing it around their back, it can be hard to take. While steeped in tradition, the circus has been keeping up with the times in terms of how it acquires talent. Gone are the days when circus owners were forced to scour the earth looking for the next big thing. With YouTube, the social media and the Internet, were inundated with people who want jobs as performers, Byrd explained. Im just amazed at how many people want to join the circus. If we see something entertaining, we will look into it. Byrds grandfather, Obert Miller, started their circus in 1937, making Carson & Barnes the oldest continously familyowned circus in America. Byrd said the key to their sustained success is they remain close to the roots of the circus. We feel like if you dont have a tent and you dont have an elephant, then you dont have a circus, she said. Were up close and personal at all of our shows, there arent any bad seats. Its a more intimate setting so you really get the feel of the circus. We feel like this is the only way to really experience the circus. I will put our show up against anybody in terms of providing good wholesome family entertainment. The circus has been a long-standing tradition in the United States, but not everybody has experienced it. We entertain everybody from 2 to 100. Its just a chance for a family to go do something together, the circus is made for families. We create wonderful memories that will live throughout generations of your family. The Carson & Barnes will be in Gonzales on Wednesday, April 11 at J.B. Wells Park. Advance tickets are available at BigTopShow. com and boletosdecirco. com.

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E-Mail Your local information to: day April 29. BBQ is to be picked up from 11 am-1 pm at the old showbarn in Independence park. Prices are for whole brisket $45, 1/2 brisket $25, pork ribs $25, whole pork loin $35, 1/2 pork loin $20. Contact any Young Farmer member or Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Charles Rochester 830-857-5366, or Kenneth Fink 830-8576355. Deadline to order is April 22. Child abuse attacks the most vulnerable part of our society, the children. Many times these children find themselves in the foster care system, a scary and confusing experience for most. Golden Crescent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) trains volunteers to advocate for the best interest of these children during the time they are in foster care. A CASA representative will be available with information at the Gonzales Public Library on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. Come by and see about making a difference in a childs life and in your own. For more information, call Steve Halvorsen at 361-573-3734. Anyone wishing to obtain a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted use pesticides on their property is invited to attend this training. People attending this class need to come to the Texas AgriLife Extension-Gonzales County Office to purchase a study manual and obtain sample test questions prior to April 19, 2012. Cost of study materials is $40.00 and the fee for the class is $10.00 F or more information; contact the Extension Office at 830-672-8531. A SkyWarn training class will be held on April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Gonzales County Emergency Operation Center. Paul Yura of the National Weather Service will be on hand to give presentations and teach about the differences and expectations between the types of thunderstorms. No registration is required for this free and informative class. For more information, call Jimmy Harless at 830-672-6209. Eagle Scout candidate Dennis Nesser III of Troop 262 in Gonzales is working on his Eagle Scout project to paint and make repairs at the Normas House child advocacy center. To make donations, make checks payable to BSA Troop 262 with a memo of Normas House. For details, contact scoutmaster Dennis Nesser at 512-799-1556 or Tiffany Collier at Normas House, 672-1278. Donations are tax deductible. The Yoakum Area Chamber is having a To Go Plate Fund-raiser at the Yoakum Community Center on April 10. The menu is Chicken Fried Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Squash Casserole, and a Roll. Serving time is 4-6:30 p. m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the banks and at the Chamber Office. The Giving Gardens Project is requesting that local area businesses grow 1 or 2 plants for donation to the Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministry (GCAM). Green Acres Nursery will donate plants and seeds to businesses growing plants. Johnson Oil Co. will also donate five-gallon buckets. Businesses will have to supply their own dirt to grow the plants and individuals who have extra plants in their gardens can also donate them to GCAM. To participate in this project or to get more information, call Blackwell at Dubose Insurance at 830-672-9581. Please join us for the 52nd annual Delhi Community Center Barbecue and live auction on April 28 at the Delhi Community center 6108 State Highway 304. Barbecue plates will be available for $7 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the auction getting underway at 6. There will be live music by Don George & friends. An Appreciation BBQ Dinner will be held for Gonzales emergency employees and volunteers on Friday, April 20. The dinner will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center of the First United Methodist Church, located at 426 St. Paul St. in Gonzales, and is being hosted by the Gonzales Ministerial Alliance. All emergency employees, volunteer and their families are invited to attend. Come and go or to go plates will be available. For more information, contact Rev. Andy Smith at 830-672-8521. The Gonzales Learning Center wants to let folks know that were collecting gently used Christmas ornaments, lights, artificial trees, wreaths, dcor, and gift wrap for next years Christmas bazaar. Call 830-672-8291 to make arrangements to drop off your donation at the Learning Center, located at 1135 St. Paul. We can also pick up donations. For more information, send email to glcc@ The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and non-residents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson.

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Gonzales American Legion Auxiliary will be meeting on Thursday, April 5th for a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. All members are asked to attend and catch up on the progress of the Girls State Candidates and other business. Any female member of a veteran is invited to come join us at the American Legion Hall. Tickets for the Carson & Barnes Circus on April 11 at JB Wells Park are on sale at the City of Gonzales Parks & Recreation Department. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for kids. Tickets at the gate will be $16 for adults and $8 for kids. The Seniors In Action for Gonzales County will be holding free Senior Games during the month of April and we will hold an awards luncheon recognizing Senior Citizens in the month of May in honor of Older Americans Month. We will have Mayor Bobby ONeal as our guest speaker and give many awards to Seniors as well as students from Gonzales High School and the annual Joan Floyd award. Please contact Donna Allen at 830672-2867 for more information. Harwood Community invites everyone to the Harwood Community Center for a Fish Fry on Good Friday, April 6, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The plates will be $6.50 each for dine-in or take-out. Plates will consist of fish, slaw, beans, French Fries, bread and hush puppies with tea or coffee. Homemade desserts will be available. Proceeds will used for Community projects. The annual Belmont Community Center Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 14th from 8am to 2pm. Items for sale are clothes, housewares, tools, bedding, plants, bake sale, toys, holiday items, books, furniture, etc. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Drop- off at the community center April 10th thru to the 13th from 10am to 2pm. Thank you for any support, the center needs a new roof. A Jim Price Clean Up meeting will be held on Friday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Gonzales City Hall. This will be the final meeting before the Jim Price Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 21. First United Methodist of Gonzales Youth Group will be having a 30 Hour Famine at the church on April 14-15. The 30 Hour Famine is a part of World Vision which helps hungry children all over the world. For more information on this, please contact Joel Griffin (youth director) at or at 830-203-0559. The Gonzales Young Farmers are having a fifth Sunday Barbeque to Go sale on Sun-

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GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033. The Gonzales Senior Citizens Center would like to invite anyone over 60 years of age to come and eat with them at 604 St. Michael St., Monday thru Friday. The center is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We serve a hot delicious 1/3 RDA delicious meal noon each day. The cost of the meal is a $2.00 voluntary donation that is applied to the total cost of the meal. We would like some suggestions for activities that you would like to see at the Gonzales Center. I would also like to remind you that we have Senior Citizen Centers in Waelder, Smiley and Nixon. For more information about our activities, please call me, Helen Richter at 672-2613. For general public transportation call 6727014 or 672-6469, and talk to Kari or Bobby. Please make your reservations as soon as you know you need transportation because it is on a first come first serve basis. Gonzales Library. Piano Lessons: FREE. Students: Age 8-18. Lessons: once a week. Registration at Library by Parent/Guardian. Library Membership Required. Telephone Registration NOT Accepted. The Job Corps is currently enrolling applicants aged 16-24 in over 20 career fields. If you need a GED, High School Diploma and a Driver License give us a call. College training is available as well. Get started today, call 512665-7327. 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 830-857-1207 or

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation will be hosting their 2012 gala on Saturday, May 5 at Cinco J. Ranch in Gonzales. The event is a fundraiser with all monies raised dedicated to purchase new digital mammography equipment. The gala will provide an elegant evening of dinner and dancing at the historic site of the McClure-Braches house and the Sam Houston Oak. This magnificent setting provides the rare opporWIC (Women, Infant, Children) Clinic held an open house to celebrate its one-year anniversary last Thurs- tunity to celebrate on the grounds of the Sam Housday. The clinic serves around 1,500 patients. (Photos by Mark Lube) ton Oak and where True Women made history. The McClure -Braches house represents True Women and as we focus on a womens health issue of new digital mammography the setting could not be more appropriate. The home originally served as a place of social gathering and stagecoach stop. Reflective of the past, the gala proves to be a social gathering and will feature a Wells Fargo stagecoach. As additional entertainment, a hot air balloon will provide rides for our guests. The hot air balloon is symbolic of soaring high above to new digital technology and a higher level of quality

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healthcare. You will certainly want to make plans to attend the gala and enjoy an evening sure to be remembered. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social followed by a rededication of the McClure-Braches house, dinner, auction and dancing. Our dancing entertainment is by the highly acclaimed, Brent Van Sickle Orchestra. This group is known as a Texas party orchestra playing a variety of musical styles of sophisticated jazz, classic rock, new swing, disco, country, big band, Motown, 50s, 60s and 70s. The group is a leader of one of the most energetic and dynamic bands in Texas. Tickets are $120 each or $1,200 for a table of 10 and may be purchased at Memorial Hospital or by calling (830) 6727581 ext. 714. Several Sponsorship levels are available from $2,500 to $20,000 and more information can be provided upon request by calling Connie Kacir at the number listed above. When a donation is made to the hospital foundation a gift is given that truly touches every life in the community. Please join us at the 2012 gala and have a wonderful evening while supporting your local healthcare system.

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The Gonzales Master Gardeners attracted a big crowd to Texas Heroes Square for their annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) Ophelia Thurmond, age 98, of Belmont, died March 29 in Boerne. She was born on December 24, 1913 in Buffalo. For many years she attended the Church of God in San Antonio, and in her later years she enjoyed attending the Belmont United Methodist Church. Ophelia was preceded in death by her parents, William Elbert and Martha Lydia (Keen) Hines; her husband, Gaston Thurmond, on August 11, 2011; five sisters: Dora Garland, Maude Philapy, Stella Philapy, Effie Long and Johnnie Connally; and two brothers: Herman Hines and Horace Hines. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Thurmond Howell and husband John Richard Dick Howell of San Antonio; two grandchildren: Alyssa Leigh Howell and husband John Smith of Houston, and Richard Thurmond Chip Howell and wife Tonya of Lewisville, TX; two great-grandchildren: Richard Thurmond Zane Howell II and Campbell Lynn Howell; two brothers-in-law: Joe Newman Thurmond of San Antonio, and J.L. Thurmond and wife Cletty of Gonzales; numerous nieces


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Administration, at 6722801 or by writing: Election Administrator, PO Box 1537, Gonzales TX 78629. Applications must be received by the administrator no later than Tuesday, May 22 received, not just postmarked. Mail ballots must be returned by mail by election day, May 29. 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 to addresses outside of the county. Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday, may 14 and ends Friday, May 22. Early voting locations in the county include: The Gonzales County Courthouse Annex, 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., in the County Clerks Office; The City of Nixon

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Building, 100 W. 3rd in Nixon; The City of Waelder Building, 300 Highway 90W in Waelder. Early voting hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The last day for a voter to register for this election is April 29. If you wish to vote contact the Gonzales County Election Administrator, Suzi Twomey, at 414 St. Joseph, Gonzales. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election to be eligible to vote. If you have moved, it is also necessary for you to contact the Voters Registrar to correct your address. New registration cards will be mailed out as soonas redistricting is complete, but not later than April 25.

and nephews as well as many friends. Viewing and visitation was held Sunday, April 1 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 2 at Finch Chapel with the Rev. Claude Robold officiating. Interment followed at the Caraway Cemetery near Nixon. The family wishes to thank Karen and Lindsey Taylor and the staff of Seguin Assisted Living and also the staff of Nesbit Living and Recovery Center for their loving care. In addition, they wish to express their gratitude to the staffs at Riverview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boerne and Harbour Hospice for their patience and support these last few months. Also, their love and thanks go to special caregivers Annie Tieken and Ethel Luckey for their tireless loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 906, Belmont, TX 78604; or Harbour Hospice, 12915 Jones Maltsberger, Ste. 501, San Antonio, TX 78247. The guest book may be signed online at

We, the family of Mrs. Lona Tealer wishes to express our deepest appreciation for the kind expressions extended during our loss. We are grateful for your acts of kindness shown throughout the illness, death and period of bereavement for our loved one. Your prayers, visits and calls of concern have been a comfort to us. Thank You.

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YOAKUM Eddy Packing Co., Inc.has issued a recall of more than 26,000 pounds of chicken and apple sausage products, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The products subject to recall include: 1-lb. vacuum-sealed, 3 to a pack of ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL chicken & apple sausage bearing the USDA mark of inspection and have a sell-by date of June 23, 2012. 36-lb. cases containing 12/3-lb. packages of ARTISAN FRESH, ALL NATURAL CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE bearing the establishment number P-4800 inside the USDA mark of inspection and bearing codes 42450 or P13203 on the label. The problem was discovered as a result of consumer complaints about finding pieces of plastic in the prod-

uct. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider. The products subject to recall were produced Feb. 9, 2012, and were distributed nationally through a warehouse chain on Feb. 14, 2012. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Lindsey Morkovsky, the companys Vice President of Operations, at (361) 293-2361. Consumers with food safety questions can Ask Karen, the e FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren. gov or via smartphone at

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ty a business owned or managed as of Jan. 1. The appraisal district may use the information to set property values. Rendition helps the appraisal district appraise property fairly and accurately, Combs said. If some businesses are not paying their share of property tax, it places a greater tax burden on other business owners and homeowners. Rendering allows property owners to record their opinion of their propertys value and ensures that the appraisal district sends them a notice before changing a value on their property. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or a farmers equipment used for farming. If more than one appraisal district appraises a property, the property owner should render in each appraisal district office. Combs also reminds owners whose property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year that they may file a special decreased value report that could lower their final tax bills for this year. Property owners have until April

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AUSTIN Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Wednesday reminded business owners that April 16 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. To render is to list the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment and other proper-

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tailgate Trash, Treasure sale coming up April 28

There will be a Tailgate Trash and Treasure Sale on Springfest, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Confederate Square. Deadline to pay the $25 fee is Friday, April 20 and vendors who show up the day of the sale will pay $35. There is no rain date, so the show will not close. You may sell out of the back of your SUV, your pickup or you can set up a table in your parking space. Vendors are to furnish their own tents, tables, chairs and other items for display and are responsible for set up and removal. No stakes can be put into the ground of the square. Vendors may not leave food or trash anywhere on the square. Entry forms are at the chamber office. The First Friday Coffee will be held this week on the first Thursday on April 5, since Friday is a holiday. It is set for Randolph Brooks FCU offices between WalMart and Care Free Inn on Sarah DeWitt Drive. Theyll have breakfast refreshments and coffee. The Heights of Gonzales on Sarah DeWitt Drive will hold an annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. for all children up to age 12. Just be there by 2:30 with your basket. The Crystal Theatre is presenting Murder at the Howard Johnsons and

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds for February 1-29: DeLeon, David to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 2.37 Acres, W P Price Svy, A-370. Parker, Benjamin Sherman and Parker, Jeanne to South, Harold Wayne, w/d, Pt. Lts. 1-2, Blk. 13, Glovers Addn, Smiley. Cornell, Russell Dean and Cornell, Mary Jane to Mobbs, Gary and Mobbs, Denise D., w/d, 14.013 Acres, John Withers Svy, A-496. Glover, Alice Lennie and Glover, Rankin D. to Boehm, Jarrid and Boehm, Nicole, w/d, Lts. 1-2, Blk. 1, Guymont Addn, Gonzales. Nixon Mini-Storage, Inc. and Pamela Sue, Inc. (KNA) to Anthony, Elizabeth, w/d, Lts. 1-2, Blk. 28, Nixon. Garza, Juan Jesus to Parker, Edwin F., w/d, Pt. Blk. 66, Schleichers Subdvn, Nixon. Hathaway, Juanita and Hathaway, William to Hendershot, James C. and Hendershot, Barbara, w/d, 55.93 Acres, ASA Lee Lewis Svy, A-329. Hendershot, James C. and Hendershot, Barbara to Hathaway, Juanita and Hathaway, William, w/d, 18.64 Acres, ASA Lee Lewis Svy, A-329. Bustamente, John and Bustamente, Janet to Lyssy, Kenneth and Lyssy, Barbara, w/d, 20.00 Acres, D O Warren Svy, Gonzales & Wilson Counties. Bozka, Emilie (Extrx) and Bozka, Tommy (Estate) to Bozka, Emilie, w/d, Mineral Int. in 308.00 Acres, WM Hill, J W Townsend & Daniel Gary Svys, Gonzales & Lavaca Counties. Flores, Sergio and Flores, Victor to Flores, Serafin and Flores, Lucia, w/d, 186.707 Acres, Frederick Kistler Svy, A-33. Flores Jr, Aurelio and Flores, Yvonne M. to Garcia, Kimberly, w/d, 0.241 of an acre (Pt. Lt. 2, Blk. 17) Glovers Addn, Smiley. Baker, Ginger to H.O.s Legacy, LLC, w/d, Property Not Shown. Schieberle, Billy W. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 132.20 Acres, James B Patrick Svy, A-55. Adams, Peggy D. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 55.32 Acres, Hardy W P Price Svy, A-370. Mahan, Harold Gene (Trustee) and Townsend, Laura Denise Mahan to Mahan, John Derwood, w/d, 40.00 Acres, Robert Sellers Jr., Svy, A-419. Mahan, John Derwood and Mahan, Harold Gene (Trustee) to Townsend, Laura Denise Mahan, w/d, 40.00 Acres, Robert Sellers Jr. Svy, A-419. Bell, William D. and Bell, Valerie S., to BES Environmental Services, Inc., w/d, 4.856 Acres, Peter Winn Svy, A-464. Heger, David Roy to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc. and Sharon Hunter Resources, Inc. (FKA), o/l, 7.384 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Salziger, Anita to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc. and Sharon Hunter Resources, Inc. (FKA), 6.67 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Hinkston, Jacqueline to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc. and Sharon Hunter Resources, Inc. (FKA), o/l, 6.67 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Johnson, Ethel Wagner to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 7.329 Acres, William Chase, Svy, Lavaca County. Morrow, Timothy R. to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, Inc., o/l, 10.485 Acres, L Hafner & P Guthrie Svys, Lavaca County. Marriage License Sanchez, Roberto C. and Marroquin, Alejandra. Ochoa, Stephen J. and Boyd, Jordyn C. Stautzenberger, Fritz D. and Granado, Rosario D. Cardoza Jr., Mario and Ramirez, Amanda M. Ford, David W. and Austin, Katherine L. Moreno, Joe L. and Vera, Brenda A. Greathouse, Bryon D. and Ferguson, Kimberly D. Assumed Names Mobbs Enterprises, LLC Healing Hands Ranch, Harwood. Jones, William L. Select Builders, Palestine. Cisneros, Larry Luckys Bail Bonds, Cuero. Morales, Guadalupe Guadalupe Bail Bonds, Gonzales. Embrey, Bruce E. A-Action Bail Bonds, San Antonio. March 1-31 Guerra, Arnulfo and Guerra, Ruth to Gomez, Domingo, w/d, Pt. Lt. 3, RG 3 East, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Beeman, Ronald and Beeman, Joan Marie to Southern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 0.568 of an Acre, Prosper Hope Svy, A-252. Wright, Alva Rose to Southern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 72.90 Acres, Prosper Hope Svy, A-252. Goode, Frances C. to Southern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 72.90 Acres, Prosper Hope Svy, A-252. Goode, Mary H. to Southern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 72.90 Acres, Prosper Hope Svy, A-252. Grant, Lovern to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Berry, Reginald to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Tucker Jr., Henry E. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Murphy, Evelyn to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 40.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-30. Harris, Madeline to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Maze, Joyce to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Lawhorne, Alene King to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. King Jr, Andrew to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Berry, May Kay to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Bell, Barbara to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Murphy, Daniel to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 40.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-30. Ploeger, Mark and Ploeger, Devona to CSP Property Holdings, LLC, w/d, 8.159 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Shannon, William Tracy and Shannon, Timothy Earnest to Shannon,

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William and Shannon,Linda, w/d, 2.87 Acres, William Small Svy, A-425. Shannon, William and Shannon, Linda, to Schoenfield, Kenneth, w/d, 4.19 Acres, William Small Svy, A-425. Kintz, Alison M., Thomas, Alison (FKA) and Kintz, Jeremy Wayne to Martin, Dred W. III, w/d, 0.716 Ac/ W/ Turner A-76. Beveridge, Marcia Ve Graham to Everton, Doris June, w/d, Und. Int. 62.36 Ac S Smith A-62 & A-34 Gonzales & Guadalupe Co. Everton, Doris June (Ind. & Life Tenant) and Everton, Del Mont (Probate) to Perriaz, Benny and Perriaz, Trudy, w/d, 62.36 Ac S Smith A-62 A-34 Gonzales & Guadalupe Co. Cowan, Robert (Manager) and Belmont Rentals, LLC to Cowan, Samuel R. and Cowan, Lisa Gail, w/d, Lt. 85 Ext. Lakeside Subdiv, E Dickinson A-19. Broadway National Bank to Carroll, Leslie J., w/d, 3.0 Ac Lt. 203, Settlement at Patriot ranch, Unit 2. Leifeste, James D., Leifeste, Lois, Leifeste, Donald K., Leifeste, Jo Ann, Butler, Jeanne K. Leifeste, Butler, Danny, Leifeste, Charles Brian and Barnes, Molly to Forest Oil Corp, o/l, 203.064 Ac B. Lockhart A-328 & C Stinnett A-68. Rodriguez, Leandro to Parker, Edwin F, w/d, 14.64 Ac. W Small A-425. Keck, James S. to Keck, James Scott & Jo Ann Living Trust, w/d, 55 J B Patrick. Keck, James S. to Keck, James Scott & Jo Ann Living Trust, w/d, 59 J M Salinas. Condel, Bryan Scott to Condel, Natalie Ann, w/d, 1.5 Ac. E DeWitt A-13. Mathis, Dwayne to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50 Ac J Dillard A-177. McCall, James to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 AC B Lockhart A-36. Warren, Josephine H. to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Ward, Frederick D. to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Yates, Leslie to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Tucker, Donald to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Meriweather, Michael to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 249.05 Ac W Simpson A-426 & J Dillard A-177. Dailey, Eloise to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Dailey, Donald to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Barnett, Angelia King to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Dailey, Walter Jr. to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Berry, Joanne to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Williams, Larry to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 80.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. White, Leonard R. to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 80.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Kellis, Johnny to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 29.82 Ac J F Stephens A-418. Deming, Sherry to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Miles, Donna to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Brown, Janice R to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Hurd, Deborah M. to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Leal, Abel R and Leal, Julia M to Gonzales Healthcare Systems, w/d, 0.259 Ac. Pt. Lt. 6 RG 8 East of Water St. Orig. Outer Town of Gonzales. Miller, W.T. (Decd) and Gray, Ellen (Ind. Extrx) to Robinson, Phyllis Marie, w/d, Pt. Lt. 4 & 5 Blk. 23, Orig. Inner Town of Gonzales. Wood, Michael P. and Wood, Brenda G. to Brubaker, Charles E Jr. and Brubaker, Joyce, w/d, 5.0 Ac. Lt. 258 Settlement at Patriot Ranch, Unit 2. Baker, Dusty to DKB Royalties, LLC, w/d, Dewitt Co. Reference. Harper, Joyce to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 12 Ac E. Mitchell A-72. BP-Residential LLC to Garcia, Juan Mario and Navarro, Stacy, w/d, 0.28 AC Pt. lt. 11 & 12 Tier 2, East of Water Orig Outer Town of Gonzales. ONeal, Bobby G. and ONeal, Larry to Whitescarver, Scott and Whitescarver, April, w/d, Pt. Lt. 7, RG 1 East, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Billings, Frank Edward and Billings, Theo M. to Cowey, Isom L. and Cowey, Dorothy M. w/d, 139.00 Acres, Pleasant S Barnett A-122 & J W Nichols A-364 Svys. Yates, Willard L. to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Baker, Lucy Lee to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Dailey, Joe S. to EOG Resources Inc, o/l, 50.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Harvey, Morris L. and Harvey, Pam to Gonzalez, Telesforo and Gonzalez, Erika Y, w/d, 1.50 Ac Pt. Blk. 70 George J Schleicher Subd. City of Nixon. Whitefield, Sean Lee to Baker, Bruce C. and Baker, Elaine, w/d, 8.409 Ac. A Winters A-471. Marriage License Carson, John G. and Pape, Barbara M. Brumme Jr., John E. and Rose, Jennifer L. Chavez-Moreno, Julia Cesar and Beaver, Katelyn Elizabeth. Sepeda, Clyde Anthony and Webb, Amanda Beth. Rohde, Jerry and Bargas, Delphine. Soefje, Ray S. and Jones, Kathy M. Assumed Names Dominguez, Briana Rets Retreat, Nixon. Weathers, Karen Hill Top RV Park, Gonzales. Harvey, Morris L. Hill Top RV Park, Nixon. Williams, Gaylon Gaylon Williams Consulting, Weatherford. Sudano, Mickey Handmade Rustic Furniture, Smiley. White, Melissa L & P Enterprises, Harwood. Methodist Physicians Methodist Inpatient Management Group, Austin. Methodist Physicians Methodist Cardiology Physicians, Austin. Methodist Physicians Texas Institute of Medicine & Surgery, Austin. Harvey, Morris L. Mustang Properties, Nixon.

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

Marathon CEO expects 5-7 percent growth

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NEW ORLEANS The president and CEO of Marathon Oil told investors the company is looking at a combined 5-7 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016 during an address on the companys operations and strategic plans at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans March 26. Marathon Oil Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. said the Company is on track to achieve 5 percent growth in production available for sale from the combination of these two segments in 2012 compared to 2011. Our growth trajectory is benefiting from

tickets are on sale at or through the chamber office. It will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 13 and 14 and show time is at 7:30 p.m. with a price of $16 per seat. Those who would like to dine out before the show may pay $6 more with their ticket and eat at the Running M Bar and Grill around the corner from the theater. Sarah Tenberg has opened her shop, Wish Boutique, in the 500 block of St. Joseph Street, where shell offer all organic skin care, hair care, bath and body products, botanical perfumes, flirty lingerie, comfortable nighties and PJs, custom pillows, Italian throws, unique home dcor and more. It is an eco-chic treat for the sophisticated consumer. The Old Jail Run For It will be held on April 28 and forms are available at the chamber office. The Chamber office will be closed on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday.

Marathon Oils two largest U.S. oil shale assets - the North Dakota Bakken and South Texas Eagle Ford, which are delivering strong results. We currently have 25 rigs and five hydraulic fracturing crews dedicated to these two plays, Cazalot said. Including our activity in the Oklahoma Woodford shale, the DJ Basin of northern Colorado and other onshore development areas, we have a combined total of 33 rigs drilling in the Lower 48. Our forecast is for Lower 48 onshore net production available for sale to average 120,000 to 130,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) for fourth quarter of 2012, a more than 30 percent increase over fourth quarter of 2011.

Area Livestock Reports

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, March 31, 2012 had on hand: 377 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $1 to $2 lower. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $220-$255; 300-400 lbs, $205-$235; 400-500 lbs, $180$195; 500-600 lbs, $163-$185; 600-700 lbs., $136-$170; 700-800 lbs, $131-$135. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $118-$129. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150300 lbs, $180-$215; 300-400 lbs, $175-$195; 400-500 lbs, $155$172; 500-600 lbs., $146-$150; 600-700 lbs., $132-$144. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $71-$78; Cutters, $84-$86; Canners, $56-$64; Low yielding fat cows, $74-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $96-$105; light weights and medium quality bulls, $74-$94. Stocker Cows: $850-$1,000. Pairs: $975-$1,200. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa. com!

Gonzales Livestock Market Report

No Sale Saturday, April 7th, 2012. Happy Easter!

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, April 2, 2012, Volume, 450. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $211 to $221 to $260; 300-400 lbs., $172 to $182 to $218; 400-500 lbs, $164 to $174 to $210; 500-600 lbs, $161 to $171 to $191; 600-700 lbs, $135 to $145 to $178; 700-800 lbs, $132 to $142 to $155. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, 1 hd. $195; 300-400 lbs, $165 to $175 to $200; 400-500 lbs, $152 to $162 to $173; 500-600 lbs, $142 to $153 to $162; 600-700 lbs, $132 to $142 to $160; 700-800 lbs, $130 to $140 to $160. Slaughter cows: $57 to $92; Slaughter bulls: $96 to $112; Stocker cows: $700 to $1,130; Pairs, $1,170 to $1,525. Notices: We will be closed on April 9, 2012 for Easter.

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on March 27, 2012, 930; Week ago, 5094; Year Ago, 802.

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Calves and yearlings old mostly steady. Better conditioned classes sold a little higher while some of the fleshy new crop calves sold a little weaker. Packer cows and bulls sold steady on approx. 125 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $78-$93; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $59-$78; light weight canner cows, $48-$59. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $95-$111.50; utility & cutter bulls, $84-$95; lightweight canner bulls, $73-$84. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200 lbs, $220-$270; 200-300 lbs, $210-$260; 300-400 lbs, $190$235; 400-500 lbs, $177-$215; 500-600lbs, $158-$200; 600-700 lbs, $148-$175; 700-800 lbs, $140$155. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $210-$260; 200-300 lbs, $185$235; 300-400 lbs, $175-$210; 400-500 lbs, $163-$182; 500-600 lbs, $146-$173; 600-700 lbs, $138$158; 700-800 lbs, $118-$140. No. 2 & 3 Steer & Bull Calves: 200-300 lbs, $130-$200; 300-400 lbs, $128$195; 400-500 lbs, $122-$178; 500-600 lbs, $118-$160; 600-700 lbs, $110-$148. No. 2 & 3 Heifer Calves: 200-300 lbs, $125-$182; 300-400 lbs, $122-$177; 400-500 lbs, $118-$163; 500-600 lbs, $115$148; 600-700 lbs, $105-$138. If we can help with marketing

your livestock, please call 361798-4336.

Cuero Livestock Market Report on March 30, 2012, had 727 head. NO SALE NEXT WEEK APRIL 6, 2012 GOOD FRIDAY!! Had 55 cows and 21 bulls. Bulls strong. Cows sold a little lower. Calves were lower. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $99$111; lower grades, $84-$87. Packer cows: boning, $86-$97; cutter, $80-$96; low cutters, $61$80; canners, $50-$56; fats $80. Dry Cows, $62.50-$99; young, $62.50-$99. Steer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$250; 200-250 lbs, $185$245; 250-300 lbs, $220-$250; 300-350 lbs, $215-$245; 350-400 lbs, $139-$214; 400-450 lbs, $187$202; 450-500 lbs, $175-$201; 500-600 lbs, $153-$190; 600-700 lbs., $130-$159; over 700 lbs., $109-$157. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $165-$285; 200-250 lbs, $195$220; 250-300 lbs, $185-$220; 300-350 lbs, $91-$190; 350-400 lbs, $101-$191; 400-450 lbs, $101$198; 450-500 lbs, $130-$210; 500-600 lbs, $114-$161; 600-700 lbs., $138-$146; over 700 lbs, $100-$135.

Cuero Livestock Market Report

Have a Safe & Happy Easter!

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White/black male heeler mix found Saturday, March 24th at the intersection of Hwy. 90-A and Church Street (by the new H.E.B.) Please contact Patsy at 830-857-3844.

Email - calvinfrank@ -------------------------Community Health Centers of South Central Texas Dental Assistant needed for Community Health Centers of South Central Texas. Position located in Gonzales and Seguin. High school graduate with at least one year experience or completion of an accredited course in Dental Assisting preferred. Applications must be filled out in full. Resume may be attached to application. Applications available at 226 St. George Street or downloaded from website: at www.chcsct. com. -------------------------Friendly, dependable Receptionist/ Insurance Clerk needed for busy Dr. office. Telephone, computer data entry, insurance filing, competitive pay. Dr. Gary Gage, 305 St. Lawrence. -------------------------Carpenter needed. Must have own transportation, references required. 830-534-6525. -------------------------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. -------------------------Assistant Manager/ Collector Security Finance, a recognized leader in the consumer loan industry, is now accepting applications for the above position. If you are dedicated to excellence in customer service, motivated by achieving results through teamwork, and a positive thinker with a drive to succeed - we want to talk with you about joining our team. Prior customer service and/or finance experience preferred. Must have access to reliable transportation for field collection work. Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package. Apply in person at: Security Finance, 612 N. Saint Joseph St., Gonzales, TX 78629. (830) 672-7967. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.

This n That Consignment Men, Women, Children and Home items. 600 St. Magnolia, Luling, TX. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10-6; Saturday, 11-3. -------------------------2nd Barnarama Barn, Household & Garage Items. Old Rake, old planter, woodworking & farm tools. April 13 & 14, 8-5. CR 156 & Hwy. 304 Caldwell Co. 2 miles South of Delhi. -------------------------2 Family Garage Sale. Friday, 8-12:30. Toys, clothes, (of all sizes), furniture, kitchen appliances & dishes. 1519 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr. -------------------------Yard Sale, Saturday, April 7. 8 a.m. - Noon. Girls clothing, kids DVDs and toys, wood shelves, bedding & more. 97 West 2 mi. Past Circle G.


Air framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604. -------------------------For Sale: Antique Car Drive up Ramp. 830672-7094.(4-12-12) -------------------------30 gallon Aquarium/Dual Pumps/ Electric heater. 2 fish on stand. Call 830-203-1204 or 672-7033. (4-12-12) -------------------------Pool Table, lgs. size, with all accessories (racks, balls, cue sticks, etc). $600. 672-3362.(4-5-12) -------------------------Full Pro Body Cushions for Massage. Brand new. Purple. $625/OBO. Call 830437-5520.(4-5-12) -------------------------Deer protein feeders for sale - very reasonable - call 830-827-5720. (412-12) -------------------------Most household items, tools, etc. All Neg. OBO. 1-210689-4016, Stan. (412-12) -------------------------Misc. furniture, appliances, QVC


cookware, QVC Silicone Bakeware, Cockatiels (Pair), small travel cage, large cage w/stand & wheels, 5 houseplants, xtra. lge. clay pots w/saucers. All Neg. OBO. 830203-1994, Anna. (412-12)

for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273. -------------------------Large solid oak wooden desk, w/ glass top. also Large dark wood desk. Both in good condition. Price negotiavle. Call 830-263-

4181. (4-26-12) -------------------------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.

The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/freezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to donate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, 830-672-4530. -------------------------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

For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call



Now Hiring
Human Resources
The following positions are currently available:

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. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Gonzales Police Department 716 St. Paul Street Gonzales 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing date for this position is April 18, 2012. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patrol Officer

603 W. Central, Hwy. 87 Nixon, Texas

Production/Poultry Processing:
Back Dock Hanger Back Dock Driver w/ Class B or CDL 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights) Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

Hatchery - 5611 FM 1116, Gonzales

General Labor Apply today, Start today!!!

Full-time position with benefits available for Dietary Aide. Experience preferred. If interested, please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED CNH Paving is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL drivers. Hauling belly dumps and home every night.

Call 672-7100 to place your Help Wanted Ads .


Must consent to and pass a criminal background check. Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Drug screening as applicable to position.
Call Human Resources @ (830) 582-1619 for more information. ~ Si Habla Espanol

Your Gonzales Dairy Queen


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


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Whispering Hills Residential Treatment Center
is currently taking applications for

Caraway Ford Gonzales

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

Oil Change Technician

**Full Time**

4110 FM 609, Flatonia, Texas

Is Looking for a few more smiling faces. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, be able to multi-task and work at a fast pace. Apply at the store. Ask for Vickie. No phone calls please.

Valid Driver License Required *** 401k, Insurance and Vacation

available upon eligibility!
Application may be picked up at front office

(4 days on and 4 days off). Salary starting at $30,000 yearly depending on experience. Applicants must have a valid Texas DL or ID and Diploma or GED, and be 21 years of age. www.whisperinghillstx. com - See employment tab: and fax application to 361-865-3316 or email to stacyleebiggs@gmail. com

Direct Care Staff

Image Compliance Manager

Johnson Oil is seeking a dependable, detail oriented individual that is a self starter, and requires little supervision to head up their Image Compliance department. Individual will manage image compliance crew, call on new and existing accounts to maintain branded image requirements. Also responsible for equipment maintenance, scheduling and inventory. A good driving record and understanding of basic electrical work is required along with ability to work nights and travel out of town when needed. Benefits include vacation, health insurance and 401(k). Resumes may be sent to Johnson Oil Company, attn: HR Manager, P.O. Box 1959, Gonzales, TX 78629 or email to

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Successful candidates must have Commercial and Residential HVAC experience in Maintenance repairs of HVAC equipment. Skills must include knowledge of electrical, plumbing, soldering, and system troubleshooting. Candidates must also be willing to work as needed on variety of projects involving general facility maintenance We offer a competitive wage base on talent and experience along with 401K, vacation and life insurance plan. Apply at Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830-540-4516. EOE

Full time HVAC Technician Position Available

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For Sale: 64x16 2/2, like new. Call 830660-1286 for appt. -------------------------For Sale: Doublewide Mobile Home. CA/CH, 3br/2ba and Singlewide, 3br/2ba on 5 acres. Hwy. frontage, 5

miles from town. Excellent condition, fenced in with barn. 672-6414. -------------------------07 Doublewide, sits on 10 ac. Homesteaded, AG exempt, chainlink fence in yard and around 10 ac. Large deck on front, small one in back. Covered dog pen, outside night light. Different types of sheds. Water Softener tanks attached to back of house, for inside water only. 4BR/1 Bath, LR, carpeted, rest have linoleum. Master bedroom has walk-in closet, very roomy, high ceilings all through house. Ceiling fans in all 4 bedrooms and Living room, also White block Fireplace never

used, Island kitchen between kitchen & dining room w/barstools. Silver cabinets. Belmont area, Gonzales School Route. Call Candy, LREB at 210-3652803.

07 Saturn Aura, Great Gas Mileage. (830) 305-1330 -------------------------09 Toyota Corolla, Silver Ground Effects. (830) 3034381. -------------------------07 Suzuki XL&, SUV only 46K miles. (830) 305-1330. -------------------------08 Ford Escape, Great Gas Saver. (830) 303-4381. -------------------------2007 Chevy Extended Cab Z71 truck. 99,200 miles. LT Model. Good condition, 1 owner. $14,250. Call 361-935-3068. (4-1212) -------------------------1983 Chevy El Camino, 350 engine, 94,000 miles. As Is. Blue Book - $3,500, $2,500/neg. 1-210689-4016, Stan. (412-12)


No pets, no smoking. $650/mo + dep. 1st and last months. Appliances available. Luling area. 210-386-1399. -------------------------Home in Seguin for Rent. Two bedroom, one bath. Completely updated with all new appliances. $750.00 per month and $750.00 deposit. Call Debbie at 830-445-9583 for details.

details.(4-5-12) -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927.(4-26-12) -------------------------You Vacation, Ill take care of the place. Includes pets, yard, grandma. References. Mature lady. Gonzales, 512-296-4845. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com -------------------------Experienced Care Giver excellent references available for private setting in home hospital and nursing home. Day and night. 361865-0286 or 832655-9195. -------------------------Dennis Fojtek (Mechanic), Moulton, Tx. 713-408-9388. Repairs the following: tractors, lawn mowers, tillers, chain saws, trucks etc.


Excellent condition. Call 361-218-1880. -------------------------2004 Fleetwood RV Pecos pop-up. Like new, only pulled from dealer. $4,000. Both units located near Old Moulton. Call 857-0734 or 361-596-7317.

For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks. Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN) -------------------------Three M Boer Goats, producers of Champion Market and Breeding Goats at the Gonzales Livestock Show for the past five years, will have goats available for sale for the 2013 Livestock Show beginning in June of this year. Numbers are limited so dont wait too long! Viewing to begin in June. Dont get left out of the Winners CircleJoin our winning team today and purchase your next Champion from us. (830)491-8508. (7-2912) -------------------------MINI-DONKEYS. Great pets, loves people. All ages and colors, some cross designs, 36 tall. 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152. -------------------------M I N I - G OAT S . (Dwarf Nigerians) 18 to 24 tall. Good weed eaters. Fun to have around. Beautiful silver and white herd sire. (7 left) 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152.

SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets and GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC - Hallettsville, TX - 361798-3281 OR 800798-3225. (6/28/12) -------------------------FOR SALE: 06 Toyota 4Runner SR5, silver, 76K miles, one owner, excellent condition, call 830-2039383. (4-12-12) -------------------------2006 Chrysler 300. 76K Miles. $10,500. 830-672-7094. (4-2612) -------------------------1997 30th Anniversary Camaro. Very clean, new engine, 6 month warranty. $4,500. Call 830-5345512.(4-12-12) -------------------------For Sale: 1997 White Mazda Millenia. Has 2.3 DOHC engine, has minor problems but has lots of extra features. All auto, lether, and has sound system, etc. Asking $1,800 or best offer. 903-603-2289 or 512963-3821.(4-12-12) -------------------------08 Chevy Aveo, Great Gas Saver! (830) 305-1330 -------------------------06 Ford Freestar, room for the family . (830) 303-4381.



RV-SITES-GONZALES COUNTY. Large lots, long term rentals, with laundry service available. $270/mo. + utilities, Weekly-$100; Daily-$20. Pool Opens Summer. Call for information. 830-4243600. -------------------------RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921.

A Medical Nursing Staffing Agency

Looking for RNs, LVNs, CNAs, Sitters, to cover shifts in surrounding areas. Full Time Part Time Just Weekends Available Pay rate for: RNs - $32.00 Per/H LVNs - $25.00 Per/H. CNAs - $12.00 Per/H Sitters - $9.00 Per/H

Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255. -------------------------Needed: I need to rent a 2 bed or 3 bedroom apartment or house in Gonzales or Luling area. Please call 830-822-5076.

CNAs and Sitters will receive a $1,000 Sign On Bonus LVNs and RNs will receive a $200 Sign on Bonus

If you are interested give Heather a call at Office: (361)221-2324 Cell: (361)772-1705



ATTENTION OIL/ PIPELINE CREWS For Rent Furnished Houses. Why Stay in a small Hotel Room Fully furnished houses. Full kitchen, TV, Cable, weekly rates from $250-$400 week. Call 830-672-3089 or after hours, 512292-0070. (4-26-12) -------------------------Motel Rooms. $35 Single. Microwave, fridge, TV, Cable, AC. Call 512-6560521. -------------------------2 BR unfurnished house w/yard, nice neighborhood. $650/mo., $500/ Dep. Month to Month. 830-6723089. (4-26-12) -------------------------For Rent: 2 BR Country Home on CR 359. Gonzales County. 361-5943201, Shiner. -------------------------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. -------------------------2BR/2BA house for rent, w/covered patio, w/electricity. Lots of trees, quiet.

Looking for a Roommate to share a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in nice neighborhood. Please call 830-2630498 for more information.

For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff. -------------------------2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670. -------------------------2008 Honda Fourtrax with only 250 miles $3,500 o.b.o. 830-857-5236. -------------------------2 80CC Kawasaki 4-wheelers for sale. $900/each. Call 830-534-4996. -------------------------2006 Buell Blast 500cc bike. Made by Harley-Davidson. Only 2,100 miles. Gets 62 miles to a gallon. Great fun, easy to ride, beginners or experienced. $2,500 obo. Located near Old Moulton. Cell, 830-857-0734, after 6, can call 361-5967317.

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.


2500 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building for rent. CA/CH, 304 Thornton St. Call 830-672-3147. (426-12) -------------------------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.



Were one of the areas most exciting dealerships and we want you!


Dont have time to mow/weed-eat? Call 540-3811. We mow and weed-eat in the country or town. (4-5-12) -------------------------Will mow yards. Reasonable Rates. Call for free estimates. 857-5147. (TFN) -------------------------Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. -------------------------Lawn care & shredding. Call for free estimates. 830-2039385. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.


4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Swimming pool. Great neighborhood. Close to schools. Call 830857-1576. -------------------------Cottage house for sale in ShinerNewly remodeled and move in ready - a must see! - Front porch and back patio too. 3 large bedrms, 14x14, all rms. in the home are large, 1 large bathrm-all new, 12 ft. high ceilings, appliances stay, new hardwood floors, new floors throughout, new energy efficient windows, all new light/fan fixtures, huge lot-lg. enough for in-grd. pool, landscaped yard, 3 car covered garage, outdoor/ utility shops. Approx. 1600 sq. ft., 315 S. 13th St., Shiner. Call 832633-3950 for appt. (4-12-12) -------------------------House + 4 ac. for sale. 3BR/2BA with pond. Chain linked fence, 3 car carport with 3 storage rooms. Also good commercial property. $90,000. Near IH-10. Guadalupe County, near Luling. 830-875-2848.(412-12) -------------------------Beautiful Stone House. 24 acres. 2 ponds, well, county water. $400,000. For Info call 713-2032814. -------------------------Owner Finance, 3BR/1BA located at 810 E. 2nd St. in Nixon. Asking $65,000. Please call for more information. (830) 672-5580. -------------------------2/1 home. 714 Seydler St. Owner Finance. $75,000 or best cash offer. Call Martha, 830-5562280. Habla Espanol. -------------------------Home For Sale; New Construction; 2 bed/1 bath; 1504 Weimar Street; $74,900; 100% financing for qualified buyers; 830203-5065.

Opening available for an experienced Car Salesperson. We offer full benets. Apply in person. Ask for Buddy Cupit

Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm April 10th-May 8th

Turn broken tile, glass, stones and found objects into colorful mosaic creations.
1115 East Davis St. Downtown Luling, TX

IM LOOKING FOR WORK Im not hiring. Need a job as a Nurse Aide in hospital, Agency or home. Im a CNA & CPR certified and need work in Medical Center. Fredericksburg area ONLY. Full-time. If you have a relative needing exceptional care in San Antonio, please call and ask for Chell, 830-391-4837. -------------------------CAREGIVERS needed for relief shifts in Seguin. Must have reliable transportation and references. NO SMOKING allowed in the house. 830-560-0238 for

Free to good home. 1 yr. old stray male dog. Neutered, all shots, yellow lab, 42 lbs. 830-437-5520. -------------------------Mini Schnauzers. 8 wks, CKC, party colors, first wormed, 2 Females, 1 Male, $400.00. 210-3790771. Stockdale/ Seguin Location. -------------------------CKC Registered Miniature Dachsunds for sale. 1st shots & wormed. Call 830888-0165. (4-12-12) -------------------------English Springer Spaniel Puppies: AKC, liver/white, parents on site, just old enough to go to new owners, 1st shots and wormed, vet checked, 3 males/3 females, Super cute, $400. 830-263-1114 or email gmclain1@ (4-12-12)

509 W. IH-10 Seguin 830-303-4381


Willing to do babysitting at my house. 8-5 M-F. 511 Church St., 830-857-4993.


Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565. -------------------------GREAT DEAL! 1997 Kountry Star 34 ft., 5th Wheel. 2 slideouts, upgraded kitchen, ducted A/H, 11 storage compartments, ceiling fans. NADA. com/RV appraised RV at $15,900. Asking $10,000. Great home for oilfield. Located in Rockport, TX. 361-6451009. -------------------------2004 Wildcat 5th Wheel RV. 28 ft., equipped to sleep 5, w/lrg. slide containing sofa & dinette. Lots of storage. Adapted to pull as gooseneck.


Now offering SITTER services in surrounding areas. For more information contact Heather at (361) 221-2324

Quality Care Staffing

2 Bird Cages, like new, 6 months old, w/some accessories, 1 hamster or bird cage, heavy duty. $20.00 each. Also 2 donkeys, 1 Jack and 1 Jenny, $50.00 each. Call 830-460-0995.(426-12) -------------------------Easter Bunnies for sale. 361-208-3565. (4-26-12)

The Gonzales Cannon

Call or visit Sanya for Details. Deadline - Tues., at 5 p.m. 618 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629 Ph: 830-672-7100 Fax: 830-672-7111

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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


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Financing available.


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Sleeps 4-6. Like New

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contact: Gonzales Housing Authority, 830-672-3419 or Info@gonzaleshousingauthority. com. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975. -------------------------53.35 Improved Pasture with 3/2 older home, CA/H, on FM 1116. 5 miles from downtown Gonzales. Live Oaks, lots of new fence. After 5 p.m. call 830-437-2955 or 830-857-4242.

Renovations, Custom Cabinets, Doors & Windows installed. Sheetrock repair, painting, privacy fencing and portable office buildings. Call Marcus Migl, 361-5944307. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting &

repairs. 830-4375747. -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337

A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance, Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830263-1747.(3-15-12)

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

Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF Building. 830-8578070.

Home for sale. Las wide-screen TV, Hadas Subdivision sound system, and - Between Seguin much more. Breath and New Braunfels taking view of the on Hwy. 46. 334 Las Guadalupe River on Hadas. Spectacular Lake McQueeney. riverfront estate 5BR/4.5Ba, with (4-5-12) boat landing and -------------------------2100 tiled covered FOR SALE: Seven (7) cabana on the Gua- Buildings, 20 Units dalupe River. Sur- Multi-Family Apartprisingly beautiful ment Complex, lofeatures including cated at 929 Water hardwood floors, St, on 1.595 acres in beamed and wood- Gonzales, TX, fronten ceilings, ex- age along US Hwy tensive use of oak 183. 1, 2, 3&4 Bedhardwood, copper rooms. All buildings covered cabinets, built on concrete 2 curved stairways, slabs, brick veneer Murano chande- siding, metal roof, liers, fully furnished central heat, Paved with custom fur- Parking Lots and niture, antiques, Public Utilities. crystal, china, silver, For information PUBLISHERS 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.

TexSCAN Week of April 1, 2012

ADOPTION: Patty & Steve, energetic, creative. Catholic couple hope to connect with you birthmother for adoption plan. Legal and expenses paid. Text or talk at 1-973-477-9886

$5000 SIGN-ON bonus! Tons of runs, Frac Sand hauling. Owner operators need tractor, pneumatic trailer, blower. 1-800-397-2639 DRIVERS- $2000 SIGN ON bonus. Get miles/home weekends, SW regional. Top pay/benefits. Paid orientation and training. 3 month OTR and CDL required. 1-800-5451351,; CHamblen@ DRIVERS- New freight for refrigerated & dry van lanes. Annual salary $45K to $60K. Flexible hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 1-800-414-9569 DRIVERS- REGIONAL FLATBED home every weekend, 40-45 cpm. Class CDL-A required. Flatbed load training available. 1-800-992-7863 ext. 185.

5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information. -------------------------6+ Acres at end of Oil Patch Lane. Zoned Commercial for $180,000. Can divide into smaller tracts. Call 210-4160041.




Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Hwy. 90 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 3.7 ACS. A East, 3 bd., 2 ba., 7 acs, ................ ...........................................................$135,000 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 Ottine: bd., 2 1+ 1618 St.3Peter -ba., on andac.,............$98,000 Home extra lot....$70,000 7 + Acres. & home............................$240,000 Sale Pending 473 CrockettVincent, ....................$275,000 New: 1720 St. Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., beautiful property..................................$258,000 Lot - Live Oak......................................$8,000 507 Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 1602St. Michael, 3 bd., 2 ba................$78,000 Land 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 New: 20 acs., trees, pond, miner792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 als..................................................$4,800/acre. 312A East, 35471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., Cr. Rd. acs., + home...............$400,000 90 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 New: 33 acs., East Gonzales Co....$4,500/Ac.

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The Easter Egg hunt at Belmont is Saturday, April 7th, at the Belmont Community Center. Contact Ellen Wundt or Connie Bond about eggs, refreshments, etc. Also remember that on Easter Sunday. April 8th, Monthalia United Methodist Church has an early sunrise service and breakfast so the Belmont United Methodist Church has their service starting at 10:30 AM. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Crystal Boyd, Rose Rivera, Joe Kotwig, Lisa Rodriguez, Terry Bowman, Mr. Baker, William Hudgins, Sabrina Flores, Bill and Marie Lott, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Hester Behlen, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Mildred ONeal, Doug Walshak, Selma Vickers, Gene Robinson, Susie Dolezal, Keith Glass, Te-

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resa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Rev A. C. and Evelyn Newman, Orvan Muelker, Ruby Ruth Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Nancy Garnand, Linda Nesloney, Larry Filip, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Lanny Baker, Ann and Bubba Bond; Case, Clint, and Lindsay Martin; Gloria Gass, Billy Watson, Lana, Earnest, Shirley Dozier, Matt and Betty Lou, Robert Buffington, Jr. the family of DuLane Lampkin, the family of Tracy Kocian ,and all of our troops. I think that I am totally falling apart in all directions. It seems that I have the shingles on the top half of me. And then I have diabetic holes and indentations in my left foot that are not doing well at all. So the doctor gave me all kinds of medicine which is making

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me equally sick. I hope that many of you are coming home for Easter so that you have grandkids to hunt Easter eggs. The little ones are so much fun to watch. Sometimes the awe on their face when they see their first egg in the grass is just priceless. The Brushy Creek Boys are doing the honors on April 7th up at the Belmont Social Club. You need to go stick your head out back to look at the deck/patio. It is nice out there. I think that the Best Friends, will be there on Friday, or at least they promised Steven, from Houston, that they would be here. He brought his girlfriend, Lynette Srubar, from El Campo out to the Belmont Social Club to celebrate her 30th birthday. No Lynette was a little beyond happiness. We found out that Kathleen Allen was a counselor at El Campo when Lynette was a little girl going to school there. However, Mrs. Srubar would have probably drug Lynette to that patio out back and given her the consequences of her actions whether she was thirty years old or not. It is

a small world after all from Heaven or earth. We send our condolences to the family of Ophelia Thurmond. Word did not get around to everyone that she had passed away at the age of 98 years. She was buried in the Caraway Cemetery by her beloved Gaston where I am sure she has made her journey up and away and is happily holding his hand. Those two had some very bad ups and downs and in the end they could not go anywhere without holding hands. I am glad that Joey Mikesh did not get hurt in an auto accident in downtown Leesville. From the description, it sounds like he should have as he turning left and the truck was passing on the left. Nevertheless, we are glad you are safe. Thanks to Nuriz for taking me to town to the doctor when my pickup was stuck in the mud just spinning its wheels. The wheels were spinning in slime. I am glad that Bubba was doing okay so that she could take me. Nuriz moves so fast that I cant keep up with her. The week before she

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had met up with one of her best friends from school in Mexico City that she had not seen since I think she said the third grade. They were eating over at Belmont. He was moving to Austin and had a little girl the same age as Nuriz and Joaquins. They had a lot of catching up to do. Poor Twerpt nearly met her demise thanks to Will and I. We were plugging in a tower fan and the cord was a little short. However Twerpt was not even supposed to be in the bathroom. The fan fell over hitting Twerpt smack dab on top of her head knocking that little three pound dog out cold. She was stiff and her tongue was turning blue. I stuck my oxygen in her mouth and tried doing CPR. I worked and worked at this and was about to give up and she blinked one eye. So I kept this up and she started following me with her eyes. Finally she really did take a breath and her tongue started turning somewhat pink. Well that little dog finally totally revived. I dont see how she did. All I can say is that I do not need any more episodes like this. I hope the fund raiser for Lanny Baker was a success. I do know this. The pork steak was one of the most delicious items I have ever consumed. If I had known it was going to taste that wonderful, I would have acquired a couple of more plates. You people had that line so automated that it

took no time at all to get your meal. No one should have had any complaints about anything. I was told that the fundraiser held on March 24th for Amanda Robbins was a great success. Thanks to everyone. I have been very bad. I have not felt good today and I got a box of those Flipside crackers that had maybe ten crackers left in it, put it on the bed beside me, ate two, and left it open. Hugo loves those crackers and will steal crackers out of it if he can. So the thievery begins. Hugo looks at me and looks at the box. Next he moved a little closer and lay down. He got brave and stuck his head in and got the cracker. I wasnt prepared for the next one. Polly goes next. She is not as subtle as Hugo but she gets the cracker. Then of all things, here comes Sweet Pea. She knows she is not supposed to be in that cracker box. She pulls out the whole inside wax paper, crackers and crumbs. She keeps cutting her eyes over toward me. I dont do anything. So she proceeds to eat the crackers. Only then do I get the box and the paper and act surprised that there are no crackers. While I am muttering around, Sweet Pea is just burrowing under the blanket and wont come out. Oh she has such a guilty conscious. It was funny to watch. Have a good week. God Bless.


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Gonzales SRT sets April 10 meeting

The Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT), Gonzales Chapter, will meet on April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Old Jail Museum in Gonzales. The Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) consists of members who are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United States as the 28th state. The SRT traces its origins back to April, 1893, and the Texas Veterans Association, which was comprised of members that actually lived in the Republic of Texas. It was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1934. Since its inception, the purpose of the SRT has been to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas. Its mission is to (i) encourage historical research and publication of the earliest records of Texas, (ii) foster the preservation of historic sites, documents and artifacts relating to the period of the Republic, (iii) participate in community activities which will remind the populace of its Republic of Texas heritage, and (iv) mark the observance of certain dates that are important to the history of the Republic of Texas.

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Hi! My name is Trevor, and Im a handsome Blue Heeler/Chow mix. I came to the shelter with my sister and my beautiful Chow mix mom, Taffy, when I was 6 months old. Luckily, my sister found her forever home soon, and Im hopin the same good thing will happen to me( hopefully to my mom, too) in the near future! Im around a year and a half old, and weigh around 45 lbs. Im pretty well-behaved for my age, and get along well with other doggies. The reason I have stayed longer than others is probably that I am one of the BLACK dogs most folks overlook . Do you know the BLACK dogs are the last ones to get adopted at any shelter in the country. Please come and take a good look at all of the BLACK dogs at the shelter. Want to know more about me, or welcome me into your home? Please contact Gonzales Dog Adoptions, Inc. (Municipal Dog Shelter) Call : (830) 445-9811 / 9279 or E-mail: Our shelter is located on CR 488( Off FM 532) Gonzales. (Courtesy Photo)

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YOAKUM The Bulldogs were not sure which Apache hurler they would face. Head coach Bobby Nicholson said they thought there was a chance they would face Tyler Janota. In the end, Trey Kridler started the mound against Yoakum as the Dogs rolled, 10-0, in five innings Tuesday night. Joe Carrizales pitched the last inning in relief. Nicholson said Yoakum (14-2, 6-1) was prepping for a southpaw pitcher, which Kridler is. We did some things to get their pitching off and we were patient at the plate, Nicholson said. Timmy Blakeney did well on the mound with no errors or walks. Gonzales head coach Larry Wuthrich was ever the optimist in his clubs loss. I think a lot of good things will come from this, he said. Our youngsters are stepping up and are playing some good baseball. The Bulldogs got nine hits off the Apaches (5-13, 3-4). Yoakum is a championship team, Wuthrich said. Give them the chance to hit the ball and they will come through. Gonzales spread four hits throughout the five innings. We got hits but were always a hit behind, Wuthrich said. I think we have the group to get it done and there will be more happiness in the last five games. After two and half innings of no runs and four total hits, Yoakum made the breakthrough in the third. Blake McCracken singled and moved to second as Blakeney was hit by the pitch. Brice Lauer flew out to second baseman Dylan Gomez to move McCracken to third. The double by Adam Hunter brought McCracken home for the 1-0 lead. Yoakum brought in seven runs on five hits their

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Big inning propels #10 Bulldogs to district win over Gonzales

Rough Outing

Trey Kridler winds up before delivering a pitch during Gonzales road loss at Yoakum Tuesday night. (Photo by Mark Lube) next time at bat. Neil Berger got a leadoff walk and made it to third on the double by Ryan Kvinta. The base hit by Reagan Jacobs brought in Berger and Kvinta. Taylor Nobles was hit by the pitch and McCracken singled. Blakeney singled in Jacob and Nobles. Brice Lauer knocked the ball to short stop Aaron Gaytan, who made the throw to Dylan Gomez at second for the out on runner Kyle Mikulik, allowing Lauer on base and McCracken to third. Hunter YOAKUM, Page C2

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Mikayla Vinklarek adjusts her headgear as she stands on base during a Coach Pitch division game on Opening Day of the Gonzales Little League. For more photos and game reports, see page C3. (Photo by Debbie Toliver)

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GJH tracksters earn honors

From coaches reports Several Lady Apache thinclads competed in the Weimar track meet on Thursday. Junior varsity long jumper Hannah Lorton was fifth with a distance of 13 feet, 8 inches and was sixth in the 200-meter dash in 29.36 seconds. Mindy Garza was sixth in the 400 in 1:10 and Priscilla Pescina came in fourth in the 1600 in 6:26.57. Varsity sprinter Bailey Connell was sixth in the 100 in 12.96 and Krisslynn Sexton placed fourth in the 400 in 1:06. The Gonzales Junior High 7th grade boys track team has taken part in the Cuero, Goliad and Yoakum track meets recently. In the Cuero meet, Juan Hernandez was second in the 2400 and Ruben Morales came in sixth. The 400-relay team of Ortiz, Aaron Hunt, Brenden Hastings and Elandraus Thorne came in third place. The 1600-relay team of Gabriel Camarillo, Tristan Riley, Juan Hernandez and Cody Calzado placed fourth. Hunt, Camarillo and Jacob Irving finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100. Hastings came in second in the 200 and Thorne placed sixth. Camarillo was second in the 400 and Calzado was third. Hernandez finished runner up in the 800 and Morales was sixth in the 1600. Wayne Fowler was second in the discus and Wade Miller came in third. Miller placed fourth in the shot put and Mason Galvan came in sixth. Jason Vasquez was fourth in the 110 and Joshua Calvin came in sixth. Fowler finished in third place in the 300 hurdles. During action in the Goliad meet, the 400-relay team of Ortiz, Hunt, Hastings and Dawson Hull came in fifth place. Hernandez was second in the 2400 and Morales came in sixth. The 800-relay team of Hunt, Irving, Hastings and Riley placed fifth. The 1600-relay team of Hull, Riley, Hernandez and Calzado came in third place. Hull came in fifth in the 100. Calzado came in third in the 400, Brandon Gomez came in fifth and Micah Medelin came in sixth. Hernandez was fourth in the 800. Cody Oaks was fourth in the 1600. Fowler was fifth in the discus and Miller came in sixth. Miller was fourth in the shot put and Calvin was sixth in the 110 hurdles. Miller won the shot put during the Yoakum meet. Hernandez was second in the 2400 and the 400-relay team (Ortiz, Hunt, Hastings and Guerrero) finished in second. The 800-relay team of Hunt, Guerrero, Hastings and Riley placed third. The mile-relay team of Guerrero, Riley, Hernandez and Calzado came in fourth. Jacob Irving placed fifth in both the 100 and 200. Riley placed fifth in the 400. Hernandez placed second in the 800 and Oaks was fifth in the 1600. Miller was second in the discus, Fowler was in fifth and Ma-

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Photo Finish

The finish for the Mens Category 3 race of the Come and Take It Bike Race held on Saturday was the closest of the day. Twenty-seven riders crossed the finish line within one second of each other at almost 40 mph. (Courtesy photo)

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son Galvan placed sixth. Hunt came in third in the 110 and Hastings came in fourth in the 300 hurdles while Irving placed fifth. The Gonzales 8th grade girls track teams finished sixth in the Yoakum meet on March 1. Erica Hernandez won the shot put with a throw of 37-7 and was runner up in the discus with a throw of 85-1 . Valeria Aguayo finished sixth in the 2400 in 10:40. The 400-relay team of Hernandez, Molly Barnick, Kelsey Camarillo and Keaundra Cray came in fourth place with a time of 56.98. The 800-relay team of Gretchen Singleton, Hernandez, Barnick and Cray came in sixth place with a time of 2:10. Cray came in third in the 100 in 13.22 and Hernandez was sixth in 14.26 The mile-relay team of Yasmine Gallegos, Barnick, Alyson Sollis and Aguayo came in fifth place with a team time of 5:37. The Lady Apaches came in fifth place March 8 at a meet in Goliad. Hernandez won the shot put with a throw of 36-7 and was sixth in the discus, reaching 61-1 3/4. Aguayo finished the 2400 in 10:42 for sixth place. The 400-relay team of Hernandez, Barnick, Emily Eckols and Cray came in second in 57.34. Cray won the 100 with a time of 13.37. Erika Diaz, Hernandez, Camarillo and Cray came in fourth place in the 800 relay. Aguayo was fifth in the 1600 with a time of TRACK, Page C5

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Benefit golf tourney in Yoakum

A benefit golf tournament to help defray medical expenses for Missy West will take place at the Yoakum Golf Course on May 19 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost will be $50 per player with payouts going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. To sign-up, call Wayne at 361-293-1487. Deadline to register will be May 16 at 5 p.m. Hole sponsors are also needed. If interested, please call Sami at 361-798-0084. The Yoakum Gin & Feed will be hosting a special Good Friday Party & Dance on Friday, April 6 beginning at 7 p.m. featuring DJ Rocketman. The event is also part of the benefit for West. The night will begin with a fish & shrimp fry followed by some great music and ice cold beverages from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Lady Apaches place fifth at Universal City Ro-Hawk Relays

UNIVERSAL CITY The Gonzales girls track team placed fifth in the team standings with 55 points Saturday at the RoHawk Relays at Randolph High School in San Antonio. Bailey Connell came in third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.53 seconds. Krisslyn Sexton was fifth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.52. Melanie Hunt was seventh in the 200 with a time of 28.09. Contessa Baird was eighth in the 800 in 2:35.12 and she was sixth in the triple jump, reaching 30 feet, 5 inches. Ebonique Harris was fourth in the high jump as she reached 4-6 and Kendall Fougerat followed with a height of 4-4. The 800-relay squad of Harris, Kelsey Hardy, Fougerat and Melanie Hunt came in runner up with a time of 1:51.59 The 400-relay team of Connell, Fougerat, Danyelle Glass and Hunt placed third with a time of 53.07.

hit a flyball to center field to score McCracken for a 6-0 lead. Keith Ratley got a triple to left field to score Chase Hermes, pinch runner for Lauer, for the final run of the inning. In the bottom of the fifth, Gonzales switched to Carrizales on this mound. Jacobs, Nobles and McCracken each earned base on balls and Blakeneys double scored Jacobs and Nobles for the win. Gonzales most threatening series of play came in the top of the second.

After Tyler Morgan flew out to center field. Janota and DJ Gonzales got hits. Gomez put the ball into play to Yoakum second baseman Jeff Harrison, who tossed to shortstop Jacobs for the fielders choice out on Gonzales, sending Janota to third. JT Miller flew out to center field to end the threat. At 6-1 in district play, Yoakum still has work to do. Nicholson said two wins out of its last five games will get the Dogs into the postseason. Yoakum 10, Gonzales 0

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WP: Timmy Blakeney. LP: Trey Kridler. Highlights Yoakum: Blakeney, 5 IP, 4H, 3K, 2-for-3, 2B, 4RBI; Blake McCracken 2-for2, 2R; Brice Lauer 1-for-2; Chase Hermes 1R; Adam Hunter 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2B; Keith Ratley 1-for-2, 1R, 3B, RBI; Neil Berger 1R; Ryan Kvinta 1-for-3, 1R; Reagan Jacobs 1-for-2, 2R, 2 RBI; Taylor Nobles 2R. Gonzales: Aaron Gaytan 1-for-2; Devin Benes 1-for2; Tyler Janota 1-for-2; DJ Gonzales 1-for-2.

Danyelle Glass (left) and Bailey Connell run side-byside during this sprint at the Ro-Hawk Relays last Saturday. (Photo by Mark Lube) The 1600-relay team of Harris, Hardy, Sexton and Baird came in third with a time of 4:23.02. In the junior varsity division, Hannah Lorton came in third in the 100 (14.23), fifth in the 200 (28.5) and sixth in the triple jump (288 ). Mindy Garza was fourth in the 400 in 1:09.13. Priscilla Pescina was fifth in the 3200 with a time of 14:53.66. Elizabeth Neuse was sixth in the 100 hurdles in 19.41

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Youth Sports
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Gonzales Little League held its Opening Day Ceremonies last Saturday in Independence Park. After the opening festivities, the young sluggers took the field to kick off the 2012 Little League season. (Photos by Mark Lube)

Rockies top Reds to open Minor L eague season

Gonzales Little League Minors Baseball The Munson Burns Rockies opened the season Saturday with a win over the Reds 13-9. Frank Benes pitched three innings and scored three runs. Benes struck out three batters with 10 pitches in the second. Ryan Gomez hit a three-run single in the second to clinch the lead for the Rockies. Isac Espinoza hit a line drive to right to pick up another RBI in the third. The Atlanta Braves edged the Cleveland Indians, 7-5 on Saturday. Quinton Parker started the game on the mound and Chris Carmarillo closed out the game. Both pitchers did well, said head coach Chris Carmarillo Camarillo got a threerun, inside-the-park homer to tie the game at 4-4. I thought the whole team did great, Coach Carmarillo said. Everyone went at least 2-for-3 at the plate. Other top hitters were Parker, Caleb Carmarillo and Noah Garza. I was proud of every player on the team and we are looking forward to the rest of the season, Coach Carmarillo said. Minors Softball A close game Monday between Gonzales Gray and Gonzales Black ended with Gonzales Black pulling ahead in the last inning, 11-8. Ashlynn Stewart and Shelby Davis pitched a great game, and Isabell Clay had some big hits. T-Ball The Lucas Energy Royals met up with the Kitchen Pride Angels on Saturday. For the Royals, Landon Holub got quite a few people out playing hind catcher, Ryan Michalec chased down some runners playing pitcher and Xavier Burton had some great hits. Pee-Wee Baseball Tigers vs. Cubs on Saturday. For the Tigers, Braden Clampit went 2-for-2 to get on base both times at bat and had a great game catching. Blayne Belin hit a strong triple and Ryan McGeehee went 1-for-2 with a single. Pee-Wee Softball Gonzales White defeated Gonzales Black 20-2 on Saturday. For Gonzales White, Trinity Aguero had three hits, including a double,

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Audrey Ramirez had four hits with three RBI and Ashleigh Leunsmann had two hits. Gonzales Black had a tough loss but got great fielding plays by Natalie Tenberg and Madelynn Brown. Johanna Lamprecht had a great day at the plate, getting a hit. Gonzales White got by Gonzales Gray 13-1 Monday. For Gonzales White, Savannah Heximer, Carlee Ramos and RaeAnn Flores all had a great day at the plate with each girl getting four hits. For Gonzales Gray, Lidia Cleveland had a great defensive game, recording an unassisted double play while Marissa Molina had three hits for the game and Kaitlyn Banda had two hits. Pee-Wee Coach Pitch The Apache Storage Dodgers played the West Motors Marlins for their first game of the season. It was a very exciting game for both players and parents. All of our kids did really well! Our catcher is Coy Roach and our first baseman is Weston Ruddock. Connor Oeltjen and Miguel Moreno both had good hits for their first coach pitch game.

Congratulations to the Gonzales High School boys powerlifting team, which placed third overall at the Texas High School Powerlifing Association Region 5 Division 2 Championships. Pictured from left are Landon Lock, Josh Estrada, DJ Gonzales and Hunter Noack, who all medalled at the regional meet. Lock went on to win state in his division and Noack received a $1,000 academic scholarship on behalf of then THSPA. (Courtesy photo)

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The Great Outdoors

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The 8th Annual Catfish Tournament, held in honor of Alvis Malatek, was held last Saturday at Boomers Sports Bar. The event is a major funding source for scholarships handed out to Gonzales area high school seniors. About 122 fishermen in groups of 10 participated this year and a total of 2,100 pounds of catfish was weighed in. The team of Poppa T. Brown had both the biggest fish, a 30-pound blue, and the heaviest stringer with a total of 281 pounds. Team members consisted of P.J. Wegener, Trey Iley, Roy Staton, Adam Staton, Beverly Wegener, Darrin Wegener, Gary Shock, Roddy Baker, Johnnie Hall, Brian Lehnert, Able Castillo, Dillon Brown, Naomi Ramirez, Jarrid Boehm, Bubba Boehm, and Curt Pish. After the trophy presentation, R.D. Baker of Hog Handlers of Cheapside pledged an additional $500 to the scholarship fund. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

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La Vernia slips by Gonzales, 7-6

From coaches reports The Gonzlaes Apaches dropped a close game to La Vernia 7-6 on Thursday. Tyler Janota took the loss for the Apaches with seven runs on nine hits, three walks, one batter hit and six strikeouts. Gonzales collected a dozen hits as the plate with Trey Kridler and Tyler Morgan each going 3-for-4. Kridler got a pair of doubles. Aaron Gaytan hit 2-for-4; Devin Benes hit 1-for-4 with a home run; D.J. Gonzales was 2-for-4 and Trey Lester was 1-for-4 and a double. Gonzales lost to Cuero 10-0 on Saturday. Aaron Gayton went four innings and allowed four hits with three walks and two hit batters. He also had three strikeouts. Tyler Morgan, Tyler Janota, DJ Gonzales and Dylan Gomez all went 1-for-2 and Gayton went 1-for-3. The St. Paul Cardinals defeated Schertz-John Paul 11-2 on Thursday. Mitchell McElroy improved to 10-0 on the season and Jared Markham also saw action on the mound. Dylan Barton was 2-for-4, triple and three runs; Adam Hollenbach hit 2-for-4, two runs and two RBI; Dakota Kresta had two runs; Laddie Patek went 1-for-3, double, three runs and four RBI; McElroy was 2-for-4 and Justin Natal finished 1-for-4 with one run. The Cardinals beat Victoria Faith, 15-1, Tuesday. Markham picked up the win on the mound for St. Paul with four strikeouts. Highlights were Hollenbach going 1-for-2, three RBI, double and three runs; Barton was 3-for-3, double, RBI and four runs scored; Kresta was 1-for-2, RBI, three runs;Patek was 2-for-2, RBI, run; Brett Hodges plated one run; Austin Horne scored one run; McElroy was 1-for-2, run, RBI and Markham hit 1-for-3, double, two RBI. Hallettsville edged East Bernard 8-6 on Thursday. Reagan McAda took the win for the Brahmas and Weston Seay pitched in relief. Braden Kahanek went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a triple; McAda was 3-for4, double and three RBI and Will Wallace hit 1-for3 with an RBI. Hallettsville improves to 14-4 and 5-2. The Sacred Heart Indians won a doubleheader Tuesday at New Braunfels Christian. The Indians won the first game 8-3. Nathan Hollas improved to 2-1 on the mound with seven strikeouts. Jared Kriscke was 3-for3, double, three runs and an RBI; Casey Jirkosvsky was 2-for-4, double, RBI; Leightin Pilat was 2-for-3 and three RBI; Brady Fitka was 2-for-3 with two runs. Sacred Heart won the second game 9-2. Pilat improved to 1-1 and Jirkosvsky also pitched. Cole Wick got a home run and was 2-for-3, two runs, triple and two RBI; Kriscke was 3-for-4, double, 3R; Jirkovsky was 3-for5 for two RBI. The Indians improve to 8-6 and 3-0. Softball The Gonzales Lady Apaches blanked Cuero 4-0 on Saturday. Carly Bozka was 3-for-4 with an RBI; Shayla Simper hit 3-for-4 with two RBI; Sibil Philippus was 1-for3 with an RBI triple and Lindsey Akers was 1-for-4. Akers took the win inside the circle for the Lady Apaches. Lindsey pitched a shut out and the defense played awesome behind her, Gonzales head coach Holly Long said. Gonzales and Yoakum went the distance Tuesday night in Yoakum and then some. The Lady Bulldogs scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull away 1-0.

Baseball Roundup

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The team of (at top): Matthew Holmes, Taylor Davis, Brandon Robinson, Jay Wyndham and Dale Holcolm came in first at the Wednesday Night Scramble held March 28 at the Independence Park Golf Course in Gonzales. The second place team (below) consisted of Brad Cheshire, Brian Mitchell, Wiley Bluhm, Cole Sample, James Kohanek and James Haverland. (Courtesy photos)

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6:44. The mile-relay team of Barnick, Gallaegos, Aguayo and Jarelyn Perz finished in fifth place in 5:25. Gonzales came in sixth place in the Cuero Relays held on Thursday. Hernandez won the shot put (34-8) and was third in the discus (73-9). Cray came in runner up in the 100 as she finished in 13.46 The 400-relay group of Hernandez, Barnick, Eckols and Cray came in fifth with a time of 56.8. Aguayo came in fifth in the 2400 in 11:01 annd in the 1600 in 6:43. The 800-relay team of

Hernandez, Camarillo, Barnick, and Cray finished in fourth in 2:07 and the mile-relay team of Ahsleigh Haub, Shelby Mann, Tesha Landry and Galleagos came in sixth place in 5:51. The Gonzales 8th grade boys track team placed fifth in the Gobbler Relays on Thursday. Alysa Ramirez placed third in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 7 inches. Colby Canty won the 2,400 meter-run with a time of 9:07 and Max Mareno followed in 9:24 and Tyler Hendershot was sixth in 10:34. The 400-relay team of Ramirez, Eric Lopez,

Tristan Mathis and Dylan Cantu came in fourth place with a time of 48.77. Mathis finished the 110 hurdles in 19.03. Sam Moore placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 33-4. Zach Payne came in fourth in the discus with a long throw of 104-9. Lopez came in second in the 800 in 2:24 and Marco Ynclan was fourth in 2:29. Ramirez was fourth in the 100 in 12.27. Kyle Robbins came in sixth in the 200 in 26.50 and the 800-relay team of Elijah Norman, Blake Cox, Ramirez and Mathis finished the race in 1:45. The Gonzales 8th grade

girls won fifth place in the district meet held last weekend. Erica Hernandez won the discus with a throw of 74-3 and the shot put, throwing 38-4 which was her best of the season. Keanudra Cray won the 100 in 13.59. Valeria Aguayo had her best performance in the 2400, finishing in 10:23 for fourth place. The 400-relay team came in fifth in 55.83, a best time for the season. The 800-relay team came in fourth place in 2:14 and Aguayo came in sixth in the 1600 in 6:47.

Annual 5K Run/Walk slated for April 14

The Iota Omicron Chapter Beta Sigma Phi will be hosting its 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk called 2012 Go For IT. The event will take place on Saturday, April 14 in Gonzales Independence Park. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. with the Kids K and Bike Event to follow. Registration fee for the 5K is $20 and fee for the Kids K/Bike Event is $10. Make checks payable to Iota Omicron. All proceeds will benefit the youth of Gonzales. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female runners, the top three runners in each standard age division, and all Kids K participants. No medals will be awarded for the Bike Event, but a limited number of free will be available. If you pre-register by April 9, you will receive a free T-shirt. You can also pre-register by or at the event beginning at 7:45 a.m. Mail entry form and registration fee to: Iota Omicron Beta Sigma Phi, P.O. Box 644, Gonzales, TX 78629. In conjunction with the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Humberto Rivas will be donating helmets for chil-

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dren that pre-register, this is while supply lasts. When you register, please make sure you mention the age of your child to make sure we give them the proper size. If your child already has a helmet, please dont ask to receive one as this is a charity event and we would like to donate the helmets to the children that need them, dont have one or cant afford one.

Nixon-Smileys Nathan Morris finished second overall to medal at the District 29-2A Golf Tournament, held Monday, April 2 at the Woodlake Golf Club in San Antonio. Morris shot a 44 on the front and 39 on the back for a 83 total score. His performance earned him a spot in the Region IV Finals, which will take place on April 16-17 at Quail Creek Golf Club in San Marcos. (Courtesy photo)

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The gospel is good news. In fact, it is the very best news in all the world. However, many have misunderstood the nature of this wonderful news... The gospel is not simply the news that God loves us. The gospel is not the news that we are all O.K. The gospel is not that God wants us to have purpose. The gospel is not about embracing a new moral standard. The gospel is not a self-help program. None of the above reveals why we need the gospel. In fact, we are not ready or willing to embrace the good news of the gospel until we first face the bad news. The bad news is that we have all sinned against the one true and living God. We are sinners both by nature and choice. We have not simply done bad things, our heart is wicked and in rebellion against our Creator. Our sin carries the penalty of eternal death. At present out sin separates us from God. Left to ourselves we are without the ability and the will to remedy our fallen sinful condition. Thank God, there is an answer for our sin. God has provided a Savior. As perfect God and perfect Man Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the penalty of death for sin. (Romans 5:8) In incredible and undeserved love, Christ willingly died in the place of sinners. The only truly innocent one died in the place of the guilty. (I Peter 3:18) Christ rose from the dead as proof that He is the Son of God. (Romans 1:4) In raising Christ from the dead, God powerfully demonstrated that He accepted the death of Christ as the full and perfect payment for sin.


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ning M Bar & Grill just around the corner. Those attending have the option of purchasing a dinnerand-play ticket and dining at the Running M in plenty of time for the 7:30 p.m. curtain call each night. The introductory price of only $22 for dinner and show, the announcement of The Running Ms bourbon bread as the Crys-

Theres a lot of new things happening in Gonzales these days and the Crystal Theatre is making the most of new-found partnerships to lead the innovators. Were anxious to try and do some new things, says Gary G. Ainsworth Sr., the new president of the nonprofit theatres Board of Directors. This is the kind of marriage were looking for. The marriage mixes a bit of mayhem, madness and murder as well as some hearty munchies in the dinner theater production of Murder at the Howard Johnsons, scheduled for a run on April 13 and 14. The Crystal is hosting the Lockhart Baker Gaslight players for the hilariously funny Murder at the Howard Johnsons. The Crystal has also entered into a partnership for the dinner Cristian Grifaldo and Brianna Perez react to a scene during Mondays tryouts for theater with a neighbor, Marlene Metlzers Runa new cast of Shakespeare Ninjas. See story, Page D3. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

tals choice of dessert, and the funny, funny script of Murder at the Howard Johnsons is a winning combination. With only two dinner performances scheduled, patrons need to plan to get their tickets early for this one. When I first moved to this area, I got involved with the Shiner Gaslight THEATRE, Page D3

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Gonzales Country Music series starts

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The Gonzales Country Music Show series kicks off Thursday night at Gonzales The Lynn Theatre. The show will be on the first Thursday each month, start time is 7 p.m. and should finish about 9:30 p.m.. Tickets are $6 and are available in advance at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce office. There will be door prizes during intermission and the theater will have concessions for sale. Featured guest artists for the series opener will be Roy & Diane Farley from New Braunfels, Janice Maynard of RFDTV fame, and Allen Torans, leader of Misty Blue Band from San Antonio. Members of the stage

band are: Robert Remschel, steel guitar (Band Leader) Johnny Hoffbauer, fiddle; Wendel ONeil, guitar; Jim McQuarter, bass; sound engieer Craig Schafer; and me, Garry Swanson, drums. Our master of ceremonies will be Egon Barthels of KTCI Radio and his alternate is Carolyn Gibson. The theater is smokefree and no alcoholic beverages are sold. It is a family friendly environment with toe-tapping Texas traditional music. The May 3 show will feature Shane Lala and Karen Williams from Victoria. Both are veteran Victoria Opry favorites. Shane is one of the most versitile entertainers in our region. He sings, plays Saxaphone, Accordian and drums just not all at once.

Geronimo VFW to host events

GERONIMO Several music events are coming up at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here. For those wanting to reminisce, you can get lost in the 50s, 60s, and 70s and dance the night away to Rob Carters band with oldies and goodies music at a Sock Hop at the Geronimo VFW 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, on Friday, April 20. Kitchen opens at 7 PM; show/dance is from 7:3011:30 PM. This is a fundraiser for the VFWs Homeless Veterans Program. There will be jitterbug/twist contests and door prizes for best 50s-60s outfit. Advanced tickets will be $10, which includes admittance and hamburger and chips. Call 830303-9903 or 830-379-9260 for more information. The Sam Bentley Band will be playing true country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 on April 22, 3-6:30 PM. The kitchen opens at 2 PM.

Allen Torans

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Thursday, April 5 Gonzales County Music Show feat. Roy & Diane Farley, Janice Maynard and Allen Torans at the Lynn Theatre, Gonzales, 7 p.m. Tickets $6 available in advance at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce office. Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Friday, April 6 Trevor Cole Band at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $8. Saturday, April 7 Bill Pekar and the Rainey Brothers Band at Howards, Shiner, 8-11:30 p.m., no cover Zach Edwards Band at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $8. Dolly Shine at Rio Brazos Music Hall, Granbury, 8 p.m. Monday, April 9 Dolly Shine at The Bull Nettle, Stephenville, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 14 Turnpike Troubadours w/ the Pale Horses at 22. Tugboats Let It Bleed 23. Blue Bear Change of Mind 24. Turnpike Troubadours Gin, Smoke, Lies 25. Roger Cowan Lights Of Houston 26. Kat Moore Band Shadows 27. Crazywater Ghosts Of Mineral Wells 28. Safari Road Famous 29. Brian Lumley Cadillac Cowboy with Colby Yates 30. Josh Ward Band Jebidiah Beene 31. Bobby Flores Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $15. Texas Renegade at Howards, Shiner, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 21 Charla Corn with Break-N-Even at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Thursday, April 26 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 28 Eleven Roses 32. Pear Ratz Ozona 33. Eleven Hundred Springs Hard Working Just Aint Working Anymore 34. Crazywater Walk Alone 35. Marina Believe In Love (Remix) 36. Shane Barnhill Still Sexy To Me 37. Blue Bear Untitled 38. Bryant Carter Band Hidden Track 39. Bird Dogs Flowers In The Vase 40. Safari Road Bosque County Nights Jarrod Birmingham at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Saturday, May 5 Pear Ratz at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Dolly Shine at Firehouse Saloon, Houston, 8 p.m. Friday, May 11 James Lann at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Musicians and Venues: To add or update events, contact us via e-mail to

$7.00 donation - proceeds benefit Auxiliarys military veterans programs. The hall is smoke free, great dance floor, and always open to everyone. Info 830-303-9903. The Two Way Street Band will be playing a diverse blend of great country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456 on April 29, 3-6:30 PM. The kitchen opens at 2 PM. $7.00 donation. The hall is smoke free, great dance floor, and always open to everyone. Info 830-303-9903.

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Gonzales Main Street would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Gonzales Main Street Concert Series, every Friday in June on Confederate Square and the Star Spangled Spectacular, July 4th, 2012. As a sponsor of the Gonzales Main Street Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular, you will receive ample advertising for promoting your company; more importantly, your sponsorship enables Gonzales Main Street to spotlight historic downtown Gonzales with a family friendly atmosphere! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2012 Gonzales Main Street Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular please contact Main Street Administrator, Barbara Friedrich at (830) 672-2815 or any Main Street Board Member. Visit our website or

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Kindergarten Play

Play On!

It was a packed house at the Junior High auditorium on March 8 for East Avenues Kindergarten musical, Dinostars. In the tradition of American Idol, dinosaurs performed for a group of judges (who arrived in a Flintstone mobile) and received raving reviews, except for the notoriously scrooge-like Judge Zumrock. In the end, our own Mrs. Barta-Saurus was able to teach the judge a lesson in gratitude. Mrs. Gray, East Avenues music teacher, and the kindergarten students did an outstanding job with this amazing and entertaining performance! Congratulations! (Courtesy photos)

Pictured are cast members Abigail Renner, Tommy Linn, Melissa Neubauer, Morgan Meyer, Gabe Adamek and Wes Neskora (the dead body) in a scene from the hilarious production, Play On that will be performed at the Shiner Gaslight Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. The Wednesday performance is April 25th. Treat yourself to an evening of good food and great entertainment! Please call 361-594-2079 between 8:30 am to 4 pm weekdays for reservations. (Courtesy Photo)

New Ninjas

A group of Gonzales students auditioned for the 2012 Shakespeare Ninjas at the Gonzales Youth Center Monday. The program is a partnership between The Gonzales Youth Center and The Crystal Theater and helps at-risk youth discover and pursue an interest in the fine arts. At left, veterans Dillon Segundo and Jimmy Palacios gave newcomers a taste of things to come by performing a scene from Macbeth.(Photos by Dave Mundy)

THEATRE: Crystal breaks new ground with dinner theater

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Shiner High Schools One-Act Play cast recently earned honors at a UIL competition. Marcus Coleman won the Best Actor award while Michael Lawrence and Kristin Schacherl were

Shiner earns OAP honors

named to the All Star Cast. Honorable Mention All Star Cast members were Zach Lawrence and Donovan Mardis. Shiner will compete at the Area One Act Play Meet in Houston on April

14. That contest will be held at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), which is located at 4001 Stanford St. The contest of six shows will begin at 10 a.m.

Theatre, Ainsworth said. They have had several very successful dinner theaters. People perceive that as a value. Shiner pulls from a wide area, and theres no reason we cant do that here. The Crystal has entered into a reciprocating partnership with the Shiner and Lockhart gaslight theatres, Ainsworth

said, enabling each to extend its season by hosting performances from its sister theaters. Wre seeing local businesses put a package together, he said. Wed like to make Gonzales an evening and overnight destination. The visiting Lockhart Baker Gaslight drew rave reviews when the Crystal brought their performance of the ra-

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dio performance of Its A Wonderful Life to Gonzales last December. The Lockhart Gaslight players are an incredibly talented troupe with a real breadth of talent and dedication to the development of the arts in the rural area. They, along with the Crystal board of directors and the Shiner Gaslight Theatre, have joined forces to create a killer collaboration of small non-profit live theatres in the heart of Central Texas. The trio has already collaborated to bring Its A Wonderful Life to the Gonzales Crystal Theatre last December and in January toured the Crystals production of Nunsense to soldout crowds at the Shiner Gaslight. This traveling production of Murder at the Howard Johnsons marks the third collaboration in a string of planning shared performances over the next year. Murder at the Howard Johnsons, and bread pudding and stuffed chicken breast at the Running M make for a great evenings entertainment in Gonzales, brought to you by the Crystal Theatre, your non-profit community theatre since 1982. To purchase tickets go to or contact the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce at 830-6726532.

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The Cannon Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-13 Gonzales ISD school year will be held on April 23 April 27, 2012 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 pm at East Avenue Primary School. Children eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten Program must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2012. The Child must also meet one of the following qualifications: Limited English proficient because a language other than English is the primary language spoken in the home. Students qualifying by language will be tested to determine placement in the program. Eligible to participate in the National Free or Reduced Lunch Program (In August parents must provide proof of income for all persons employed within the home. Proof

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GISD sets registration for pre-K, kindergarten

GHS Employee of the Month

Helen Vara was selected as the Gonzales High School Employee of the Month for the month of February. As the receptionist at the high school for nine years, Vara is the first person people see when coming to the high school or the first person they often speak with when calling the high school. Her cheerful and pleasant personality and willingness to help people make her the right person for the job. Her excellent ability to multi-task scheduling substitutes, answering the phone and assisting teachers and students make her an important part of the high school administrative team. (Courtesy photo)

of income can include current check stubs, SNAP qualification letter, etc.) Have a parent who is an active member of the armed forces. Parent must present their Military ID. The child is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. A letter from DFPS must be provided. Children eligible for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2012. In order to register, parents must provide your childs birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and parent drivers license. Please call the school office for more information or to make an appointment if you are unable to come at the scheduled times at 6722826.

Hitting it big

Local 4-H youth, Taylor Mobbs, hits it big at the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo with Three M Boer Goats Zelda being awarded 1st Place in her class and Division Grand Champion Percentage Doe at the American Boer Goat Association Open Boer Goat Show in Austin on March 11, 2012. This was the first major show for both exhibitor and goat. Pictured with Taylor are her parents Gary & Denise Mobbs, Taylors sister Timberly, and the owner of Three M Boer Goats, Laura Wolting. (Courtesy Photo)

Shiner Catholic Honor Rolls

ShinerCatholic SchoolHonor Roll (High honors-All grades 94 and above; Honors-All grades 85 and above.) St. Paul High SchoolHonor Roll Seniors High Honors: Kali Kocian Honors: Jacob Coull Juniors High Honors: Katie Denson, Abby Hull, Madison Kurtz, Mason Matias Honors: Mary Adamek,John Barker,Cole Hybner, Kourtney Knesek, Dakota Kresta, Katelynn Leist, William Marcak, Kylie Natal, Laddie Patek, Bethany Pokluda, Alexa Schaefer, Ted Wenske, Kyle Wilgus Sophomores Honors: Ben Janecek, Kymberlie Malatek, Hannah Novosad, Travis Raabe, Nicolette Siegel, Samantha Siegel, Kassidy Tuma Freshmen High Honors: Kurt Chunda, Kyle Chunda, Emily Fikac, Johanna Green Honors: Abby Irvin, Kolten Knesek , Victoria Kusak, Emily Malinovsky, Emily Pokluda, Loni Soefje, Sam Wenske, St. Ludmila Elementary Honor Roll Eighth Grade High Honors: Alexis Cantu, Derek Kapavik, Jed Janecek, Ashlyn Patek, Juliette Siegel Honors: Thomas Bell, Ryan Geiger, Natalie Jackson, Kelsey Longoria, Shaelynn Malatek, Claire Pavliska, Nathan Pilat, Kenzie Vargo Seventh Grade High Honors: Audrey Green, Sydney Mikes Honors: Austin Barton, Ryan Bell, Alexis Cappleman, Mallory Grabarkievtz, Jacqueline Hernandez, Kameron Knesek, Kristofer Knesek, Trinity Kusak, Alyssa Kutac, Katarina Leist, Noah Leist, Ryan Malinovksy, Morgan Mason, Groups of first-graders from East Avenue Primary went to the Eggleston Childrens Garden on Tuesday at staggered times to harvest radishes they planted Jessica Pesek

Harvest Time

Sixth Grade the classes also took time to plant corn, squash, beans and tomatoes for future High Honors: Mackenzie Parker, Andrew use. Bob Burchard and Dwayne Dement are impressed with the size of the radish Wagner, Elyssa Wagner, Michael Wagner harvested by one of the students on hand. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) Honors: Anna Adamek, Braden Barta, Lillie Bell, Parker Clay, Scarlett Crawford, Jacob Darilek, Jaydon Darilek, Daniela Hinojosa, Krystin Hodges, Jack Janecek, Darby Johnson, KaylaKubenka, Kayla Mason, MacKenzie Parker, Erica Pavliska, Pilar Romero, Ashley Wachsmuth, Jenna Wenske Fifth Grade High Honors: Lane Jackson, Riley Johnson, Delynn Pesek, Christine Wagner Honors: Bailey Blair, Catherine Brown, Zachary Davis, Grace Irvin, Walker Jackson, Hope Kapavik, Jakeb Maldonado,Jared Pesek, Angelette Siegel, Garrett Wauson, Katie Wilgus Fourth Grade High Honors: Megan Easterling, Macy Grabarkievtz, Sydney Hermann, Andrew Jaeger, Reid Yackel Honors: Frank Benes, Isabell Clay, Madison Culpepper, Luke Darilek, Kathleen Knesek, Lauryn Kubenka, Matthew Malinovsky, Tyler Opiela, Mallory Pokluda,

previously with the help of the Gonzales County Master Gardeners. While there

Third Grade High Honors: Maria Janecek, Brooke Pesek Honors: Grant Barta, Sam Benes, Paige Hodges, Ashtyn Kardosz, Ted Machacek, Tay- Taylor Mills showed her exotic steer in February at the Ft. Worth Livestock Show. She lor Mobbs, Gerard Nunez, Quinton Parker, placed 4th out of 72 steers in her light weight exotic class. Taylor is the daughter of Jonathan Peters, Kelli Soefje Jimmy and Hope Mills and the granddaughter of Herman and Sue Harris and Donnie

4th in Fort Worth

and Linda Mills all of Gonzales. (Courtesy photo)

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While your efforts are generous, not everyone will accept your advice or your gestures. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Pick your battles, Scorpio, because not everything will necessarily go your way. There is no point in creating extra stress and grief for yourself. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Sagittarius, relax and open up to the ones you love. You may be surprised just how fulfilling and liberating this can feel, especially when you do it frequently. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/ Jan 20

Capricorn, lean on friends and family when a difficult situation presents itself. Not everything has to be a secret this week; you can use some support. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect to see everything in black and white in the days ahead. This is alright, just avoid taking this perspective to the extreme. Sometimes you have to have faith. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things are changing all around you and youll get left behind if you dont make some attempts to catch up.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS APRIL 8 Julian Lennon, Songwriter (49) APRIL 9 Kristen Stewart, Actress (22) APRIL 10 Mandy Moore, Singer (28) APRIL 11 Joss Stone, Singer (25) APRIL 12 Claire Danes, Actress (33) APRIL 13 Rick Schroder, Actor (42) APRIL 14 Adrien Brody, Actor (39)

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, others are wondering if you are up to the challenge of doing something different and out of your comfort zone. This seems like just your style this week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, butting heads in a conflict is easy, but its not so easy to let things slide like water off a ducks back. You will earn greater respect for being nonconfrontational. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, work on rebuilding a relationship that may once have taken a backseat to more pressing matters. You never know when you need to call in a favor. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your stubbornness appears once you set your mind to something and get to the task at hand. This can have its pros and cons, especially at work. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have exerted all your energy and now youre looking to lessen the workload. Now could be the time to delegate some of your responsibilities to others. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, accepting help is not a weakness. While you may want to be an independent person, accept the help others have generously offered. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you want to play the role of the savior.

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It was Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle who made the following sage observation: The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. If youre planning to travel to Washington state with nefarious plans, heres an interesting law to keep in mind: Any motorist with criminal intent is required to stop before entering a town and inform the chief of police of his or her presence. Are you more afraid of lightning or sharks? If you look at the numbers, it makes more sense to fear lightning; more than three times as many people die from lightning strikes than do so in shark attacks. The acids in your digestive system are so corrosive that your stomach must produce an entirely new lining every three days. As the Black Plague was sweeping Europe during the Middle Ages, some people, for reasons surpassing understanding, believed that plague victims

could cure themselves by smelling human waste. It was in 1893 that the zipper was invented, and it was originally intended to be used in shoes. If youre familiar with the Disney film Cinderella, you might be surprised to learn some details about the Grimm brothers version of the folktale. In their story, Cinderellas wicked stepsisters are so desperate to marry the prince that they mutilate their feet in order to try to make them

fit in the slipper (which, in the Grimm version, is made of gold, not glass). Also, at the wedding of Cinderella and her prince, the stepsisters eyes are plucked out by pigeons. *** Thought for the Day: The tax which will be paid for education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests, and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people to ignorance. -- Thomas Jefferson (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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EastEr BaBiEs
First Place, 2-3 Year-Olds: Blake Noahubi 2 years Parents: David & April Noahubi Grandparents: John Mark & Dee Zavadil, Elida Sosa

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Reagan Lynn Daniel 17 months Parents: John & Valorie Daniel

Overall Winner:

Second Place, 2-3 Year-Olds: Autumn Jackson 2 years Parents: Bryan and Danee Jackson Grandparents: Butch & Nancy Jackson, David & Tammy Kresta Great Grandparents: J.V. & Carolyn Ochs

First Place, 1-2 Year-Olds: Cash Rathmann 17 months Parents: Kelly Patek & Cass Rathman Grandparents: Marshall & Donny Patek, Linda & Johnny Paul Rathmann

Second Place, 1-2 Year-Olds: Lainey Kate Witzkoske 2 years Parents: Courtney Rodriguez & Cody Witzkoske Grandparents: Margie Gonzales, Randy Rodriguez, Wade Witzkoske, Candice Witzkoske

& Thank You!!

To everyone who entered their beautiful children in the Gonzales Cannon 2012 Easter Baby Contest and to the following Businesses for the prizes.

Moon Walk Rentals - Chris Espinosa

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First Place, newborns: Nataleen Gallegos 9 months Parents: Jessica Gallegos Second Place, Newborns: Libby Beth Molnoskey 9 months Parents: Wade & Mandie Molnoskey Grandparents: Ludwig & Lucille Molnoskey, Janet Fleming, Billy Schulze

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617 St. Joseph (830) 672-8013 - Gift Basket 1803 St. Joseph (830) 672-7090 Coupons to all entries 618 St. Paul - (830) 672-7100 Easter Gift Baskets We wish everyone a Safe & Happy Easter Please stop by the Cannon to pick up your picture(s), Sonic coupons, a copy of The Gonzales Cannon just for entering the contest and winners can pick up their prizes.

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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
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Bahai Faith Baptist
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. Matthew 28:6-10
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling

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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

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

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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



Body Shop

P.O. Box 810 1839 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales, TX 78629

Phone: 830-672-6715 Fax: 830-672-6717 Email:


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


(830) 672-6518 Fax: (830) 672-6368 Cell: (512) 376-0773

Travis Treasner

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms

County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830-540-4516.

Sub-Contractor Specializing in Site Work Foundation Pads Road Work Demolition

Stock Tanks-Brush Clearing David Ehrig 830-832-6063

Construction Company

Ilene B. Gohmert
Certified Public Accountant

Office 830-437-2873
Bubba Ehrig 830-832-5094

830-672-5030 830-672-2483 (Fax)

409 St. George St. Gonzales


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Making a difference one life at a time since 1966 Most insurances accepted, we welcome Medicare - Medicaid. (No one is turned away for inability to pay.) Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m. Tues., 8a.m.-8p.m. Sun. 12p.m.-4p.m. Closed Sat.
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Brandi Vinklarek

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Dry Fertilizer Custom Application & Soil Testing

Funeral Director


Train a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

921 St. Peter St. 830-672-6865


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Morgan Mills 830-857-4086

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Dave Shelton Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike Brzozowski Mobile 830-857-3900 Office 830-672-2845 Fax 830-672-6087

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Reynas Taco Hut

1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX

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EastEr Community BriEfs

Union Lea Sunrise Services
Union Lea Baptist Church, Rev. K. Green, Pastor will be hosting the Community Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. Rev. G. Clack, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church will be the speaker and music will be rendered by combine singers from various churches. A Fellowship Breakfast will be served after service. Baptist Church, 209 Capes, Gonzales, Texas 78629, 830203-0612, Rev. C.A. Roaches, Pastor. Easter Celebration Service, Sunday, April 8, 2012, 9:30 a.m. Worship Featuring Children and Youth Easter Presentation. The Gospel Message HE IS RISEN Rev. Roaches. Followed by Childrens Easter Fashion Parade, Prize Egg Hunt. Everyone is invited to share the joy of Easter with us.

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and Easter Sunrise Service at Harwood Community Center on April 7, 2012. Breakfast will be served beginning at 6:30 and the Sunrise Service will start about 7:10. There will be a time of Worship and Special Singing. Clark Baptist Church, Harwood Methodist Church and Harwood Baptist Church will join together to have this service for all area residents and visitors. Everyone is invited.

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Mt. Pilgrim Sunrise Services

Mt. Pilgrim

Harwood Comm. Sunrise Services

Easter Services


There will be a breakfast

Waelder United Methodist Church will be having services on Good Friday at 7 p.m. and on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. WUMC is located at 200 E. Avenue E., in Waelder.

Good Friday Fish Fry

Henson Chapel UMC will serve fried fish plates with all the trimmings on our annual Good Friday, April 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00. Donation, $8.00. Dinner may be served in the cafeteria at 1113 St. Andrew St., or to go, for local delivery, 6 plates or more. Please call (830) 6727864, (830) 672-7142, (830) 637-9765.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Heights of Gonzales is having their Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter Basket. Friday, April 6, 2012, 2:30 p.m. For all By KATHLEEN LEININGER children up to age 12.
Special to The Cannon

Easter Sunday Latin Mass to be celebrated in Shiner

SHINER In response to requests for the Latin Mass to be offered again in Shiner, Fr. Bob Knippenberg will offer the Latin Mass on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Shiner. In July 2007, Pope Benedict XV1 issued his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which affirmed that every priest was free to offer the Latin Mass without special permission from his bishop. It also empowered the Catholic faithful to ask their priests, rather than their bishop for the Latin Rite Mass. This document expand-

Waelder Egg Hunt

Waelder Lions and Leo Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 7th, 2012, 1:00-1:30 p.m. at Waelder City Park. Dont forget to bring your Easter baskets. Good luck in finding the Gold, Silver, and other Prize eggs!!! Everyone is invited!!!

New Life Temple for Jesus Christ invites you to join us for Easter Sunrise Service at Pioneer Village April 8, at 6:30 a.m. Come join us to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior
Pastor Wayne Jackson
Enter back gate from FM 794 N. 3/10 mile from Alternate 90

Episcopal Church of The Messiah

Maundy Thursday - Church & Parish Hall starts at 6:30 - midnight. Friday - Church at Noon & 6:30 p.m. Easter - Egg Hunt at 9:30 & Service at 10:30 & Parish Hall Light Luncheon

Church Services this week for

721 St. Louis

ed the pastoral concern expressed by Pope John Paul II in Ecclesia Dei, issued in July l988. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in his l997 book, Salt of The Earth, wrote that he was of the opinion that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all who desire it. In his new document, Benedict establishes this expansion as the law of the Church. Today the Latin Mass is offered throughout the United States in 154 of the 184 dioceses. Before being transferred, Father Knippenberg and Father Tommy Chen alternated saying the Latin Mass on a weekly basis. Catholic faithful attended from throughout the Victoria Diocese and neighboring dioceses. Altar servers have been trained to serve in both the Latin Rite and the English Rite. All are welcome, and Latin-English missals are available for those in attendance.

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Braelyi Shae Williams 1 year, 11 mos Parents: Courtney & Dustin Williams Grandparents: Mij Dechman, Cynthia & Randy Williams Adriel Estefan Robledo 4 months Parents: Paul Robledo Jr. & Oyhia Nechar Grandparents: Paul & Betty Robledo, Manuel A. Nechar, Estela Nechar Ayden Lee Torres 7 weeks Parents: Raul Torres & Ashley Guerra Grandparents: Julio & Lisa Salinas, Ancelmo & Mary Torres Barrett Fehner 9 months Parents: Brandon & Stephanie Fehner Grandparents: Jimmy & Betty Fehner, Carolyn Chandler

Blayden Muelker 11 months Parents: Garrett Muelker & Ashton Gaertner Grandparents: Darrell Gaertner, Suzanne Berckenhoff, Dwight Muelker, Cindy Scheffel

Trinity Mica 2 years Parent: Michael Mica Grandparents: Randy & Kim Mica

Brody Jackson 1 year Parents: Bryan and Danee Jackson Grandparents: Butch & Nancy Jackson, David & Tammy Kresta Great Grandparents: J.V. & Carolyn Ochs

Bryanna Marie Canales 2 years old Parents: Stephanie Velasquez & Carlos L. Canales Grandparents: Santana & Mary Velasquez, Manuel & Sadie Canales Mikayla Castillo 4 months Parent: Mindy Cantu

Tucker Rex Van Kirk 12 weeks Parents: V.K. & Shelli Van Kirk Grandparents: David & Kathy Shelton, Bill & JoAnn Van Kirk, Kevin & Beth Jennings Great Grandparents: Plowman & Mary Jane Whiddon

Coby Kade Witzkoske 11 months Parents: Courtney Rodriguez & Cody Witzkoske Grandparents: Margie Gonzales, Randy Rodriguez, Wade Witzkoskey, Candace Witzkoske

Ana Grace Cook 10 months Parents: Laura & Jeremy Cook

Zoiey Mia 1 year Parent: Katie Ramirez

Kenzie Paige Guevara 1 yr. 10 months Parents: Joe Guevara Jr. & Summer Hollier Grandparents: Joe & Teresa Guevara, Dawn Hick, Keith Oliver

Jolene Ava Martinez Newborn Parents: Joseph & Tiffy Martinez Grandparents: Louis Martinez, Gloria Martinez

Journie Marie Matias 6 weeks Parent: Kristen Matias Meeh Grandparents: Debbie & Floyd Toliver, Tony Matias

Tilden Gray 3 months Parents: Tim & Crystal Gray Grandparents: David & Mona Bivins, Sue Lester

Nathan Flores 9 months Parents: Anna Velasquez & Dominic Flores

Xyllah Nayeli Robledo 19 months Parents: Paul Robledo Jr. & Oyhia Nechar Grandparents: Paul & Betty Robledo, Manuel A. Nechar, Estela Nechar

Jasmynn Mariah Delarosa 7 months Parents: Cynthia Tovar & Geraldo Delarosa

James Michael Meeh II 3 years old Parents: Kristen Matias Meeh & James Meeh Grandparents: Debbie & Floyd Toliver, Tony Matias, Mike & Vicky Meeh

Ayden Ramirez 22 months Parents: Krystal Voigt, Andrew Ramirez Grandparents: Dorothy Voigt, Jimmy Voigt, Nicole Martinez, Roy Ramirez

Kinsley Voigt 3 years Parent: Krystal Voigt Grandparents: Dorothy Voigt, Jimmy Voigt

Destiny Voigt 7 years Parents: Krystal Voigt, Josh Aldalco Grandparents: Dorothy Voigt, Jimmy Voigt, Henry & Roxanne Molina

Miranda Vinklarek 3 years Pare Parents: Dean & Brandi Vinklarek Grandparents: Randy & Sanya Harkey, David & Virginia Vinklarek Great Grandparents: Walter & Shirley Simmons, Ailene Vinklarek

Mikayla Vinklarek 6 years Parents: Dean & Brandi Vinklarek Grandparents: David & Virginia Vinklarek, Randy & Sanya Harkey Great Grandparents: Ailene Vinklarek, Walter & Shirley Simmons

Tenley Matias 4 years Parents: David & Kristin Matias Grandparents: Don & Carolyn Cain, Debbie & Floyd Toliver, Tony Matias