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Yoakum studies injection well sites

Man unlikely to face charge over death

YOAKUM A citizen presentation on the potential dangers of disposal injection wells highlighted Tuesdays regular meeting of the Yoakum City Council. Gayle Mikulenka-Parenica, who owns property situated about 300 feet from one of the proposed sites of these wells, laid out in great detail her concerns about how detrimental the wells would be to the city. The location of a well site owned by Karis Resources LLC and the two proposed location for sites by Pinnergy are located on Highway 111 and Highway 95. Those are the entry points for the city, said Mikulenka-Parenica. Before long it appears that Yoakum is going to be the center of significant injection well ac- When its 99 degrees outside, theres one sure-fire way to cool tivity. down: run through the lawn sprinkler. Roy Oswalt submitted this Not only does that create aesthetic problems as peo- photo of son Hayden for our Phacebook Photo Phollies this week. ple come into Yoakum, but For more phun photos, see Page A6. ((Courtesy photo) these wells could potentially threaten the drinking water as well as create earthquakes and fires. Injection disposal wells have been identified as likely causes for earthquakes Clarissa Guerra said she was asked to YOAKUM, Page A7 By DAVE MUNDY apply for membership three times and was denied membership all three times. When Gonzales school trustees on Monday re- I asked (why), the response was very blunt, Wednesdays Prices viewed the districts policies and guidelines she said. Nymex Oil for membership in the National Honor SoThe kids dont understand why they Futures ciety and also took steps to get ahead of the didnt get it, parent Luce Guerrero said. $82.45/bbl Nymex Gas planning for expected growth. She had a baby, she volunteered with her Futures Trustees were told the district has heard church and she held a 3.0 (grade-point $2.19 concerns raised by both parents and stu- average) taking AP/honors courses. Kids Lucas Energy Inc. LEI dents over the way members of the honor need to know if they meet the criteria $1.57 society are selected, with some confusion theyre going to get it. over the criteria involved in selections and Trustees Sue Gottwald and Josie Smithwhat benchmarks potential members have Wright echoed the concerns. to reach. GISD, Page A7

Cooling down for the summer

LAVACA COUNTY The case of a Yoakum man who beat to death another man he said was sexually molesting his child is expected to go directly to a grand jury without charges, officials say. Authorities are still withholding the identity of the man who was beaten to death in Lavaca County over the weekend in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a child. At approximately 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the Lavaca County Sheriff s Office responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man stating that he had caught someone in the process of sexually assaulting his five-year old daughter. He said that in the course of trying to get his daughter away from him, he struck the individual several times in the head,

said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon. The Sheriff s office said that the offenders body was found lying in a pasture by a barn on County Road 302 just outside Shiner. EMS was dispatched to the scene and attempted CPR, but a heartbeat could not be restored. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Lavaca County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Alene Lyons. Harmon said it appeared the deceased was not struck with anything other than the fathers hands. The body was taken to the Travis County Medical Examiners Office for autopsy. Harmon said he was hopeful to receive a preliminary report from that office in the next few days. The child was taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria, where an exam was administered to determine if she DEATH, Page A7

GISD to improve access to Honor Society criteria

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New GHS Principal

Inside This Week:

Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier introduces new Gonzlaes High School principal Dr. Chris Morrow during Mondays GISD Board of Trustees meeting. ((Photo by Dave Mundy)

The worlds top bull riders and bulls are returning to J.B. Wells Arena, but this years Gonzales PBR event may be missing a familiar smiling face. PBR and DVS Productions return to J.B. Wells on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. with some of the worlds top riders and stock, but Hall of Fame clown Leon Coffees health may not allow him to be the face in the barrell distracting ragCome and Hear It! ing bulls away from fallen Tune in to radio station cowboys. KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. FriThe doctors exact words day and 8 a.m. Tuesday for to me last night were, You
weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon news editor Cedric Iglehart and General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

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Coffee says hell be here in spirit, if not in person

on a lot of stuff right now. The doctor really scared the hell out of me, he said. We had quite the talk last night. Coffee said that if he cant make it to Gonzales in person, hell be here in spirit. I know what I want to do, and what I can do, he said. But if I can make it down there, I will. Its a great event. Fans will be able to witness 40 riders battle for 15 spots in the short round, showcasing eight-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks as the worlds best bull riders attempt to stay on animals 10 times their size. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale through July 6. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $8 for youth and can be purchased at E Barr Feed and the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be sold at the J.B. Wells Arena on Saturday, July 7, starting at 10 a.m. until show time for $25 for adult and $10 for youth. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with activities such as Live Entertainment with the Hole in The Floor Band, shopping at vendor booths, a bouncy for the kids, a live Watusi Bull for pictures, a mechanical bull and cold Bud Light


need to quit. Im fightin it in my head, he said. Coffee spent nearly a week in a San Antonio hospital in May battling bacterial meningitis and said while he hates to miss any events, he was especially looking forward to returning to Gonzales. Right now I have no idea, he said. If I can, I will. Im having to cut back

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Today in Texas History

June 14, 1937 On this day in 1937, Charles Bellinger died. Bellinger was born in Caldwell County in 1875 and worked in a Lockhart saloon as a teenager. He established his own saloon in San Antonio by 1906 and later expanded his activities to include a pool hall, a cafe, a cab company, a real estate and construction company, a theater, a barbershop, a private lending service for blacks, a lottery, and a bootlegging operation during Prohibition. In 1918, Bellinger developed support among black voters for John W. Tobin, who served as sheriff and mayor, and later for the Quin family. In return the city government provided the black neighborhood with paved and lighted streets, plumbing, a meeting hall, and a branch library, as well as improved recreation facilities and schools. African-American political participation set San Antonio apart from most Texas and southern cities and stimulated the state legislature to require a white primary in the 1920s.

Thought for the Day

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
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Dripping Springs man dies during Texas Water Safari

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for 06/03/12-06/09/12 06/03/12 Simpson, Amy Lynn, 01/1977, Austin. Bastrop County Warrant Driving while Intoxicated. Released on $10,000 Bond. 06/06/12 Hernandez-Mendez, Luis Alberto, 11/1978, Gonzales. Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Requires $2,500 Bond. IMMIGRATION DETAINER. Remains in Custody. Alvarado, Mario Moreno, 05/1982, Nixon. Commitment/Sentence Burglary of a Habitation. Commitment/Sentence Burglary of a Building. Bartlett State Jail Hold Burglary of a Building. Caldwell County Hold Burglary of a Building. IMMIGRATION DETAINER. Remains in Custody. 06/07/12 Alvarado, Francisco Guzman, 03/1979, Waelder. Local Warrant Indecency with Child Sexual Contact. Requires $40,000 Bond. Local Warrant Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence Requires $8,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 04 DPS 06 GPD 06 WPD 02 NPD 01 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 19

A competitor participating in the Texas Water Safari through Gonzales County died at a San Antonio hospital Monday, officials said. Race officials say 30-year-old Brad Ellis of Dripping Springs died of hyponatremia Monday afternoon at the hospital. Hyponatremia is a lack of sodium in the body caused by drinking too much water, leading to a chemical imbalance. Ellis was rescued from the course in Gonzales County Sunday afternoon after collapsing in his boat. His death was the first ever in the race, billed as the worlds toughest canoe race. It was the first Texas Water Safari for El-

lis, who worked in the Austin office of lobbying firm Ryan & Co. Allen Spelce, president of the Texas Water Safari Board posted the following comment on the groups website: All of us in the Texas Water Safari family, including his fellow paddlers, are deeply saddened following the death of Brad Ellis due to hyponatremia. This is the first death during the running of the 260-mile canoe race in its 50-year history. The Water Safari participants are a very close knit community and everyone is deeply saddened by the tragedy. We extend our condolences to Brads family and share in their grief. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who knew and loved Brad. We will notify the paddling community of any funeral arrangements announced by the family.

Not this time

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from May 31-June 7 May 31 Arrested Brandon Michalek, 18, of Cuero, Delivery of Controlled Substance Drug Free Zone, Bond of $50,000, Delivery of Controlled Substance, Bond of $20,000, Possession of Marijuana, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Jose Alvarez, 36, of Cuero, Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $214 (30 Days to Pay), Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Arrested Marla Mendoza, 41, of Cuero, Violation of Probation Theft (Victoria Co.) Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested James Weatherford, 65, of Cuero, Class C / Criminal Mischief, Trail by Jury, Class C / Failure to Appear, Trial by Jury, DCSO June 1 Arrested Danny Villarreal, 48, of Yorktown, Assault Family Violence / Enhanced, Bond of $30,000 with Conditions, DCSO Arrested Simon Hernandez, 26, of Cuero, Forgery of Financial Instrument, Bond of $10,000, DCSO Arrested Blake Orosco, 20, of Yorktown, Violation of Probation / Possession of Marijuana, Bond of $1,000, DCSO June 2 Arrested Kenny Lang, 29, of Cuero, Assault Family Violence with Previous Conviction, Bond of $20,000 with Conditions, Cuero PD Arrested Jason Lee Flores, 29, of Victoria, Speeding, Fine of $253.50 (30 Days to Pay), Failure to Appear/ Speed, Fine of $425.10 (30 Days to Pay), Yorktown PD Arrested Robert John Fagan, 26, of Victoria, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $2,000, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 2-A < 2oz, Bond of $2,000, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 2 < 1G, Bond of $5,000, DPS June 3 Arrested Glenn Bradley Harman, 32, of San Antonio, Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1G, Bond of $100,000, Yoakum PD June 4 Arrested Tannon Marshall Miller, 39, of Victoria, Capias Pro Fine / No Insurance, Fine of $693.89, Capias Pro Fine / Speed, Fine of $550.72, DCSO Arrested Marvin John Hardy, 48, of Yorktown, Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, Bond of $20,000, DCSO June 5 Arrested Jose Alvarez, 36, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, (30 Days to Appear), Cuero PD Arrested Yvonne Brazil, 40, of Cuero, Credit Card Abuse, Bond of $2,500, Cuero PD Arrested Tiffany Romero, 28, of Yoakum, Revocation of Probation/Fraudulent use Identifying Information, Bond of $35,000, DCSO Arrested Hilary Solis, 24, of Cuero, Disorderly Conduct/ Fighting, Fine of $264 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Markus Perez, 17, of Cuero, Disorderly Conduct/ Fighting, Fine of $264 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Glenn Harman, 32, of San Antonio, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Bond of $50,000, Yoakum PD June 6 Arrested Armando Chapa, 30, of Zapata, Failure to Appear/ Driving While License Invalid, Bond of $1,000, DCSO

A group of roadway solicitors seeking donations for their church whose aggressive methods prompted the Gonzales City Council to revise its ordinance about street-corner soliciting recently learned an expensive lesson about the ordinance June 7. Police said alert residents called to advise that the group was soliciting donations without a permit, and GPOD units were on the scene moments later to issue for citations. The city amended its ordinance recently to allow groups only one permit per calendar year. (Photo Courtesy Gonzales Police Dept.)

Deputy of the Quarter

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek announces Deputy Louis Gabler as Deputy of the Quarter for the Fayette County Sheriffs Office. Louis started his career with the Sheriffs Office in February of 2011 and prepared for his career by attending the Wharton County Junior College Police Academy. Louis is the son of Milton and Betty Gabler of Flatonia and married to Lindsay Boudreaux Gabler. Louis is a 2007 graduate of Flatonia High School and received an associates degree in Criminal Justice from Blinn College. Louis loves his work and finds satisfaction in serving the citizens of Fayette County. (Courtesy photo)

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On May 23, the Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38, I.O.O.F. presented a certificate and money to six students from the 8th grade at Gonzales Jr. High School. These students were chosen for demonstrating principles of odd fellowship, Friendship, Love, and Truth. They are Ashley Gonzalez, Valeria Aguayo, Ashleigh Haub, Miguel Almaguer, Trent Schauer, and Max Moreno. In back are Odd Fellow members Derek Grahmann, Lynn Smith, Jr., and Larry Mercer. This is 17th year the Odd Fellows Lodge has recognized students at Gonzales Jr. High School. (Courtesy photo)

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On May 22, the Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. presented a certificate and money to six students from the 7th grade at Gonzales Jr. High School. These students were chosen for demonstrating principles of odd fellowship, Friendship, Love, and Truth. They are Krystal DeLeon, McKenzie Caldwell, Khelsea Cray, Brandon Gomez, Hayden Henke, and Miranda Hernandez. Also pictured are Odd Fellows member (back) Derek Grahmann, Lynn Smith, Jr. JoAnn Mercer, and Larry Mercer (Courtesy photo)

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June 18th Dean and Brandi Vinklarek (7 years)

On May 22, the Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. presented a check to Principal Teresa Staton for The Gonzales Jr. High School Library. Pictured are Larry Mercer and Staton.(Courtesy photo)

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Nixon council reviews junk cars, fireworks

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NIXON Issues of junked vehicles and a fireworks ordinance were the main focus points during the regular meeting of the Nixon City Council Monday. The council approved a request by the city to seek bids for junked vehicles and other miscellaneous junk items that are within the city. According to city manager George Blanch, the junk items will be brought together in one location and bids will be sought as a way to get rid of said items. If no bids are made or accepted on certain items, the city is contemplating hauling off the remaining junk. The items that the city will be seeking bids for are as follows: three John Deere mowers, four dump trucks, one fire truck, one roller, one fire hose dryer, and one oil tanker. All items are not in working order and most all usable parts have been already taken and salvaged, according to Blanch. Public advertisements regarding the bids will go out in about a month. Also discussed at length was the changing of a fireworks ordinance that was passed on June 9, 1981.

That particular ordinance bans fireworks within the city limits. Fire Chief Mark Mendez suggested the possibility of reversing the ban to allow the use of fireworks as long as the weather was safe. It was also discussed that the current ban was difficult and unrealistic to fully enforce. Councilman Hector Dominguez stated concerns about safety and liability issues regarding residents and traffic in relating to fireworks. The council voted 3-1 to keep the fireworks ban in place, but to change the maximum fine for a fireworks violation from $100 to $250. In other matters, the council: Discussed a future ordinance regarding hazardous materials Approved amending section four of Resolution Number R-2012-0521, which approves the application for funding through the Texas Department of Agriculture Downtown Revitalization Program Approved citizen complaint procedures for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program Changed the date for the next city council meeting from July 9 to July 16.

State champs honored

Mayor Scott Mica (center) signs a proclamation naming June 12 as Lady Bulldog Softball Day in Flatonia. The Lady Bulldogs recently claaimed the Class 1A state championship. (Photo by Mark Lube)


Flatonia honors state champions

FLATONIA The accomplishments of the 2012 Flatonia High School softball team has already been highlighted by various local governments and the media. On Tuesday evening, the City of Flatonia joined the party. Flatonia Mayor Scott Mica proclaimed June 12 Lady Bulldog Softball Day in honor of the team that recently brought home the Class 1A UIL state softball title at an unofficial gathering at Flatonia City Hall. Whereas, the victory of the Lady Bulldogs softball team has provided the entire community with a winning spirit and valued memories to be shared for generations to come, Mica read from part of the proclamation. Whereas, the 2012 Lady Bulldogs are being commended for their hard work, determination and achievement in their 2012 state championship victory. Therefore, I, Scott Mica, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Flatonia, does hereby proclaim June 12, 2012 as Lady Bulldog Day. Head coach Rodney Stryk, assistant coaches Kaylyn Boenisch and Chris Freytag, and most of the Lady Bulldog players were in attendance for the honor.

It is always an honor to get recognition for our state title, said Stryk. Recently, we were recognized by the county judge, county commissioner and school board. It has been a busy couple of days. In other action at the unofficial gathering a quorum to conduct business was not available newlyelected council members Bryan Milson and Tyler Mica, and Mayor Scott Mica were sworn in by City Secretary Melissa Brunner, and Robin Sisco of Langford Community Management Services of Austin held public hearings concerning grants the Council is considering applying for.


New board delves into old dispute

WPA members review legal wrangling

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Gonzales County Judge David Byrd (facing away from camera) swears all five members of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors into office Tuesday. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

In their monthly meeting, the WPA reviewed recent water issue activities and initiated the process of setting new goals to maintain local awareness of actions related to using groundwater and maintaining sustainability of quality water. One of the primary reasons for establishing the WPA was to support the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District in its goal of protecting the local groundwater aquifers

erable discussion followed the review of the activities leading to the GCUWCD motion about recovering legal fees from WPA. Concern was expressed about the appearance given that WPA was the cause of expenditures of taxpayer money for this purpose. Their review pointed out that while employed as General Manager of the GCUWCD, the Director that made the motion to take action against WPA to recover legal fees, initiated the action that led to the contested case hearing challenging SAWS permit

applications. WPA supported that action and participated as a party in the subsequent hearings. As new members joined the Board, a decision was made to not further challenge SAWS permit application, and the burden of opposing the permit application fell on WPA. The legal expenses related to those hearings were paid by contributions from WPA membership and other interested individuals. No taxpayer money was used by them in those hearings. They also reviewed how eventually the GCUWCD Board voted 3-2 to ap-

prove SAWS permits, but that WPA felt the board was not made aware of all the testimony provided by SAWS own expert witnesses. WPA requested an administrative rehearing from the Board as allowed by law. This led to further disputes and WPA found themselves in opposition to the GCUWCD. The legal fees in question are a result of these actions which was never voted on by the old Board. The process set in motion to update the goals includes new emphasis on public awareness of legislative issues, regional water meetings, local water conservation programs, and water water quality issues.

The lengthy legal battle between the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District and the Water Protection Association in particular, who should pay the districts attorneys fees following its victory in appellate court resumed during Tuesdays meeting of the water districts newly-elected board of directors. Redistricting forced the board to put all five of its seats up for election this year. Two sitting members were defeated in Mays elections, while another declined to run and the fifth resigned months previously. Four new members Barry Miller, Louis Kuntschik, Bruce Tieken and Steve Ehrig were elected to the board, but Mondays swearing-in ceremony was delayed briefly while the one holdover board member questioned the eligibilty of two of the newcomers. Bruce Patteson questioned whether persons can be sitting board members of two different taxing districts. One of the newly-elected board members sits on the board of the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Board of Directors, while another serves on one of the countys emergency services district boards. Board attorney J.D. Head told Patterson that according to Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code, the state law which governs water districts, water board members cannot be disqqualified so long as the respective taxing entities represent areas of less than 50,000 population and are not either municipal or county-wide districts. I just know that when I

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came on this board I had to get off the (Nixon-Smiley CISD) school board, Patteson said. After the swearing-in by County Judge David Byrd, Patteson was elected the new board president, with Tieken named vice president and Ehrig secretary. The question of whether or not to pursue a court order to recoup legal fees from the districts legal battle with the WPA brought on a lively debate as well. Miller said that Chapter 36 allows the district to recoup expenses is legal action filed against it fails. We need to recoup these expenses for the taxpayers, he said. Patteson argued that while the district successfully overturned a district court decision at the appellate level, the appeal never went to the board for a vote and thus the district shouldnt pursue an award of the fees. Youre after the WPA for the taxpayer but youre saying the WPA doesnt pay taxes, he said. If the board didnt authorize it (appeal) to be spent, I dont think we should go after it. Both head and former board president Emmett Baker Jr. noted that the board members, including Patteson, were aware that the appeal was being pursued, but Head suggested because the newer board members might not be aware of all the circumstances involved, the district could seek a delay from the court on deciding whether or not to ask the appeals court to order the district court to hold a hearing on the fees. I wish I knew more about it, Tieken noted. Miller amended his initial motion to pursue the fees to instead ask the court for additional time to enable the new board members to get up to speed on the case. The board also tabled setting hearing dates for the Texas Water Alliance, Limited and Canyon Regional Water Authority permit applications, again to enable the new board members to familiarize themselves with the process. General manager Greg Sengelmann said he would contact members individually to set up several workshop sessions with the new board to cover essential subjects the board deals with regularly.

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There are 400,000 words in the English language and there are seven of them you cant say on television ... Those are the ones thatll infect your soul, curve your spine, and keep the country from winning the war. George Carlin, Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television

It would be great to leave better kids to the planet

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washed rabble and educated, moral people with class. From time to time, foul language was used to deliver shock value to important pronouncements, such as Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead! Yet by and large, people with culture did not use vulgarity publicly. It took the modern entertainment industry to remove the societal stigma. Once people saw Lenny Bruce and George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, they came to view vulgarity as humorous. When Clint Eastwood and Charlton Heston and Audrey Hepburn and Sydney Poitier cussed on screen, people cheered. Over time, our societal outrage over public utterings of profanity faded, replaced first by mere distaste, then by studied indifference. We of these last couple of generations are the ones who permitted this debasement of our culture, because we quit setting high moral standards for both ourselves and our offspring.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dave Mundy

After witnessing a band of young people walking about Confederate Square during the Main Street concert Friday, I got to thinking what it might be like to take a handful of todays young people and magically teleport them back to, say, 1910. Societal values were a little tighter in that day. Fashion aside, what would get them in the most trouble would be their foul mouths. I wonder how many of that handful would survive even one day without some upstanding citizen washing their mouths out with lye soap, or even publicly beating them. Todays younger generations

have been brought up with the widespread use of vulgarity commonplace, and unlike many of us of a more innocent age have never been corrected when they use foul language. They seem to think they have some right to be offensive. Of course, its not just the younger generation that has a problem with over-use of vulgarity. We in the older generations are the ones responsible for the irresponsible use of foul language. Cuss words, hurtful words, have long been a part of the language. And throughout history, profanity has served to mark the difference between the uneducated, un-

Its hard to walk through a store these days without hearing at least a handful of profanity. We have come to believe that our right to say whatever we want at whatever volume we want to say it out-weighs the rights of other people to not have to hear that kind of language. Then quit (bleep) listening! one foul-mouthed young woman screamed at me one day when I attempted to persuade her, politely, to please watch her language around other peoples children while she was shopping in a store I worked at. She got the point when the police Id called arrived to ticket her for public vulgarity (yes, the law is still on the books in Houston). Dont get me wrong; I, too, have done my share of cussing. Youve heard the term Curse like a sailor, I assume. I can curse like a Marine; we can make sailors blush. But theres a huge difference between using vulgarity in a casual conversation at your friends apartment and uttering

a running, screaming stream of four-letter words while wandering the booths at a public festival. People of my generation endured a couple of turbulent decades worth of cultural struggle attempting to eliminate one offensive word nigger from the language. The word was used to hate people merely for the color of their skin and their misfortune at not being born white. Yet now we see the same word being used by our own children and grandchildren to refer to their friends. They do not understand why we find the term so offensive; indeed, they relish using it because they know it makes us uncomfortable. We of the older generation did not teach that difference to our younglings. We talk a lot about leaving a better planet to our kids. It would be great if we also left better kids to our planet.

Why do liberals racist remarks get a free pass?

Why is it that a liberal can make a racist comment, and the media never bats an eye? In a recent interview , Texas Democratic State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer claimed that Congressman Lloyd Doggetts primary victory over Sylvia Romo was not so bad because Doggett has a brown heart. Fischers brown heart comment is shocking for two reasons. First, it shows the level of racism that exists among liberal Hispanics who play the race card for their own political benefits. Race-baiting seems to be OK if you are promoting a liberal agenda, but not if you are a conservative. What if a conservative Hispanic had said Mitt Romney was OK because he has a brown heart? I am sure liberals and the main stream media would have been quick to scream and shout. The second disturbing point is how easily the media ignores such a comment. Pema Levy, the reporter for TPM who wrote the article, simply reported Fischers comment without blinking. TPM is supposed to be a respected, credible media source with its headquarters in New York City and a bureau in Washington, DC. Levy is a news writer at TPM covering the 2012 election, and was an assistant editor at The American Prospect where she wrote about politics and the economy. But she didnt bother to press Fischer about his racist comment. Liberal Hispanics and their political allies show their true selves when they are pressed on the issue of race. For them, race and ethnicity is really about politics, not about equality and fairness under the law. A good example is when liberals jumped on Democrat Congressman

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

Henry Cuellar for working on a compromise with Republican Congressman Francisco Canseco on redistricting. Their anger was about party representation, not race or ethnic fairness. As for the media, this is yet another example of political bias against conservatives, Hispanics or otherwise. Liberal reporters, commentators and editors seem to view all Hispanics as victims of racism, and in need of government assistance. Rarely do they find a conservative Hispanic to balance out the comments of liberal Hispanics. For example, the media does not view Fischers quest for creating or maintaining Hispanic districts as segregating Hispanic voters, only as a voting rights issue. Fischers comment about Doggett being acceptable because he has a brown heart is a racist comment, and the reporter should have exposed it for what it is. If the definition of a racist is someone who is makes judgments and assumptions based on race, then Fischers comment and his entire argument for Hispanic districts are racist. Voters should look beyond a candidates color, race, ethnicity, religion, or gender, and the media should not give liberals a pass on racist comments.

Assassination is okay when Obama does it

Killing has never been so discriminating, so urbane, so cool. The New York Times and Newsweek both ran long, largely admiring articles on how President Barack Obama selects individual terrorists to terminate with extreme prejudice. The administrations smart power isnt working out so well, but smart killing is a smash success. Obamas national-security team as well as his top political adviser, David Axelrod gather on Terror Tuesdays to go over an expanding kill list that the president examines with the aid of capsule biographies of the terrorists, or baseball cards. Then the president decides who lives and who if we get him in our sights dies. Needless to say, had Dick Cheney consulted baseball cards to decide in weekly meetings attended by Karl Rove who deserved to have close encounters with drone-fired missiles, Nancy Pelosi would have drafted the articles of impeachment herself. The Obama killings vindicate the core premises of the Bush war on terror: This is a war, and the protections of our criminal-justice system dont apply to the enemy. In light of the kill list, its a wonder anyone ever objected to Bush-era detentions or interrogations. If we can pick someone off a roster of names and sentence him to death without due process, surely we can capture and hold that same person. The Times notes that Mr. Obamas record has not drawn anything like the sweeping criticism from allies that his predecessor faced. True enough. It hasnt been subjected to a highly politicized assault at home and abroad by people desperate to put it in the worst possible light and even make it a war crime. For most of the left, the highest principle of just war theory is licet si Obama id faciat (its OK if Obama does it). This is how Gitmo, formerly a standing repudiation of all that we hold dear as a

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nation, becomes an afterthought when it is owned and operated by one Barack H. Obama. As it happens, the president holds exactly the same Obama-centric view. So long as the kill list is overseen by him as judge and executioner, its beyond reproach. The press tends to agree. The Newsweek article reports, The choices he faces are brutally difficult, and he has struggled with them sometimes turning them over in his mind again and again. Really? He thinks about who he is deciding to kill? The Times maintains that the president parses the kill list as a student of writings on war by Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. If no anecdotes have yet emerged about President Obama justifying a particular kill with reference to the Summa Theologica, its probably only a matter of time. In authorizing the strikes, the president is to be commended for his coldbloodedness, although no tactic is perfect or without costs. The war in Yemen is sliding the wrong way, and relations with targetrich Pakistan are at a low ebb. But there should be no doubt now that the commander in chief possesses fearsome powers in the war on terror. All it took for Democrats to accept that was for President Obama to begin exercising them. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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For a significant number of diverse people, December 31, 1999 was believed to be the last day of life as they knew it. All computers were predicted to crash on the first of January 2000. This meant that everything relying on computers would stop functioning. Water, electricity and the means to communicate would suddenly stop. Y2K was the cause of panic for tens of thousands of people all over the world; the internet was flooded with strategies of How-to-Survive beyond the year 2000. I learned about this catastrophic event while searching the Internet for something completely unrelatedwhich was soon set aside and forgotten. For close to a year I continued to read what people were saying about the possibilities of this worldwide computer crash and discovered that the government and large corporations were getting prepared for the worst. The fact that people in-the-know were taking this event seriously really got my attention. My family and I considered possible scenarios and our options if the gloomy forecast turned out to be true. We concluded that desperate people turn to desperate measures to get what they lack. Lack of essentials, such as food and water, have been known to cause hostility in otherwise docile people. We decided that a move to the country would be the best way to become selfsufficient; giving us the best chance to survive in worst case-scenarios. This was not an emotional decision; I assure you that panic was not in the equation. We did not move because we believed that the world was doomed. We moved because something else could cause things to drastically change even if Y2K didnt happen. And all the evidence showed that cities would be the worst places to be during any catastrophic happening. So we sold our city home to buy 16 acres of

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neglected land, and a trailer that needed everything. The 575-square foot trailer was a comfortable size for my dad who planned on living on the property with us; sadly, he didnt make the move. So we took up residence in that old trailer at the end of 1999, living in close quarters until January 2010, while my husband almost single-handedly built our home. It took 10 years to move into the house because he did the work himself, and because we are committed to paying cash for everything we buy. Consequently, if we dont have the money for what we want, the purchase waits. Our home may not be big enough or fancy enough for some people, but it is everything we dreamed it would be. More importantly, it is completely paid for. It is a wonderful feeling to know that we dont have to struggle to make payments to keep what we have. I wish everyone could experience the peace of mind that being debt-free brings. Why I am telling you this? My point isGet Ready! The world economy is quickly changing and if you are not prepared you will not survive what is coming. Start planning your strategy. If you cant afford to buy something dont. Pay cash. Dont borrow. Live below your means not beyond it. I am not a Doomsday Prophet. Youll never see me standing in the street with a sign that says Repent! The end is coming! I dont have to because the signs are clearly visible. All you have to do is open your eyes and take notice. Food and gas prices are skyrocketing. Social security benefits are in a bind. Loans are not as easy to get as they used to be. Cities, states and even countries are going

Letters to the editor Patterson: Texas version of Benedict Arnold

Dear Editor, There are times when we are totally shocked and dismayed with our heros. During the Revolutionary War, one of our most heroic generals, Benedict Arnold, plotted to help the British capture the fort at West Point, New York. The British agreed to pay him 25,000 pounds in return for his treason. Now comes a more modern day hero, Jerry Patterson, endorsing removing the immigration planks of the Republican Party of Texas this past Friday, June 8. We were all shocked when he did this, substituting a federally unenforceable Texas Solution that, at its heart, is a proamnesty plan. The plan also calls for a worker visa program. Now we know the price of selling out ones constitutients. The human trafficking lobby has to take care of Jerry Patterson. I refer to a letter from Norman E. Adams of the liberal Texans for a Sensible Immigration Policy, who more or less wrote the pro-amnesty plank and is a big Patterson campaign donor. Do not get angry, tell it to everyone you know and let the facts be known. Michael Navjar Gonzales something we could cut regulations on that would reduce costs to our local, state and federal governments, increase employment, reduce both violent crime and official corruption and increase tax collections without raising tax rates. That something is legalizing marijuana then regulating and taxing it like alcohol and tobacco. On Saturday June 9, the Texas Democratic Party took a giant step forward by adding a platform plank calling for decriminalization of marijuana. Every year the police in this country arrest more people of marijuana possession than they do for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other violent crimes combined. After over 40 years of the War on Drugs marijuana use is more prevalent and the marijuana is more readily available than it was when President Nixon declared the war. By any measure the prohibition of marijuana possession and personal use is exactly the big government boondoggle that conservatives so often complain about. Its way past time that all our political leaders recognize that prohibition today is just as counter productive as it was in the 1920s and 1930s and repeal it. As one who doesnt drink alcohol and doesnt smoke tobacco or marijuana I have nothing personal to gain, I just want to see sensible public policy. Im proud to have led the effort to add decriminalization of marijuana to the Texas Democratic Party platform. JC Dufresne State Democratic Executive Committeeman, SD25 Cibolo

Legalizing pot just makes sense

Dear Editor, Republicans constantly make the dubious claim that fewer regulations on businesses would increase profits and encourage them to hire more people. There is

broke. The little that was left of the moral fabric is quickly fraying. The innocence of our children has been stolen by culprits with an agenda. Wars, disease and natural disasters are escalating. Anyone who cares to do the research will discover that we are on the verge of a very big change. And that change is going to challenge us all. When? No one really knows. However, it will happen just as the Bible predicts it will. Some say the Bible is only a book. Some say the Bible can be interpreted in many ways by many people; therefore making it impossible to know what it really says. Some dont believe that scripture is from God because it was written by fallible men; and translated over and over again by other fallible men. However, there are valid reasons to believe that the Bible is truly the inspired word of God; there are valid reasons that support faith in Christ. Actual archaeological evidence exists proving the validity of the Bible. There are thousands of non-Christian manuscripts which support the writings of the disciples; verifying that the events, places and people written about were all real. Did you know that the Bible is 30% prophetic? That means that God has told us ahead of time what is going to happen to us and to the world we live in. Over 300 prophesies were predicted by men of the Bible that have all happened 100% as predicted. There is convincing proof for those willing to do the research. Skeptics, like Lee Strobel, who undertook a thorough investigation of scripture with the purpose of disproving it, became believers by what they discovered. The Bible has predicted many catastrophic events that are yet to happen. But you have to believe the Bible is true to heed its warnings. My prayer is that you make the choice to believe scripture because it is the most important choice you will ever make.

Battling mornings; Mens Brotherood fundraiser coming up

I am so glad to get home and sleep in my own soft pillow top bed and to not be awakened at 4 to 5 AM in the morning. From that time forward there was nothing but a barrage of awakenings until breakfast at 7 AM. For those who know me well, you remember that I am not a morning person and I usually dont stick my head out of bed until after ten in the morning. Therefore, I usually ended up with a headache every morning. I had more sinus and allergies inside the hospital than I had outside the hospital. Thanks for all your prayers, calls, cards, visits, and everything. I am mending well and hope to stay this way. Remember that the Mens Brotherhood will have their congregational Fund Raiser dinner in July to raise money for scholarships to be given to the graduating seniors. I heard that BBQ chicken is on the menu with all the trimmings. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Crystal Boyd, Rose Rivera, Joe Kotwig, Lisa Rodriguez, Christian, Diana Garcia, Terry Bowman, Bill and Marie Lott, Doris

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and Alvin Hewell; Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Katy West, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Mildred ONeal, Doug Walshak, Selma Vickers, Gene Robinson, Susie Dolezal, Keith Glass, Joyce and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Rev A. C. Newman, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Buster Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Tony Black, Noreen Soefje, Lanny Baker, Ed Boyd, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams, Shirley Dozier, Matt and Betty Lou, the family of Marilyn Price, the family of Clyde (Bubba) Bond, the family of Walter Matlock, and the family of Evelyn Newman. Please remember our enlisted people and their families. We also need to pray for rain. The earth is getting mighty dry. We want to wish Aunt

Georgie Gandre a big Happy Birthday on June 13th. I think that she might be around 29 years old going on 30 this time around. Of course I have known her to be dishonest about her age. She is not dishonest about much, but the age thing slithers around. Honestly this time she has reached the round age of ninety. She will be celebrating with a cake and a few friends tomorrow. She skipped going to Clear Springs with the annual Wesleyan Circle trek. I also need to wish my great-great-niece Kylee, a big Happy Birthday on June 14th. With her big blue eyes and red hair she doesnt have to tell whoppers about her age since she is just two years old and a living doll. Happy Birthday to Johnny Abrameit over at the Belmont Social Club. He had a turning fifty celebration on Saturday night with Clark Grein and Two Way Street singing a special Cowboy Happy Birthday song to him. They also sang happy birthday to Carol from Bergheim. Carol and her husband could really dance the polka. I am sure that they will be coming

back to enjoy the music and good food. Best Friends played some beautiful music on Friday night and will be back next Friday night. Sally stretched her limits by singing Blue Bayou at the end instead of at the beginning. It was a request. If you do not know what I am talking about, there is one very high note at the end of the song and if you are singing songs, you always want to do that when your voice is fresh, and not tired. I had to test Courtneys buttermilk pie. Just keep on baking. It was delicious. The Ice Cream Social Fund Raiser was a great success. There were certainly a lot of different kinds of delicious flavors of ice cream. I still think that the lemon ice cream was the best but that coconut pecan ice cream

was a close runner up. The sandwiches and chips were good too. Friends and neighbors came from up the hill and around the dale and from down the lake and the bends in the river. The fellowship was great and thanks for supporting our Belmont Community Center Fundraiser. I am glad to report that Buster Lindemann is finally being released from Memorial Hospital. Buster you have really had a time of things over a knee replacement. I think you had better think really long and hard before you get on a horse and ride anywhere. It is time that you just viewed that from a distance and enjoyed the sights. The Soefje Reunion was rather sparse this year. The attendance was down to

around seventy-seven but was reported to be a good reunion. I am beginning to think that some families are just not having an increase in population. The older ones are dying and the young ones are either not showing up at the reunion or just not being born. Hopefully we will be able to keep up with each other. I dont know what happened, but we received some wonderful rain and it certainly cooled the earth off quite a bit. Thank you God for such a wonderful unexpected gift. We had some pretty swift winds, but nothing that was very high. We can just keep getting these little out flow boundaries every day. Have a good week and God Bless.

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Dr. Christopher (Chris) Alan Morrow has been named the new Gonzales High School Principal. He replaces Joe Martinez, who will take over as the GISD Director of Transportation. The change was effective Monday, June 11, according to a news release from GISD Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier. We are looking forward to welcoming him to GISD and Gonzales High School, Strozier said. He comes to us highly recommended, has well balanced experience, is a people person and very family oriented. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA, Texas Tech, 1995) in Political Science, a Master of Education degree (M. Ed., Texas Tech, 2004) in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D., Tarleton State, 2010) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In addition, Morrow holds State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) licenses as a classroom teacher in Composite Social Studies, PK-12 Principal, and PK-12 Superintendent. Dr. Morrow was born and raised in Fort Worth. Chris began his career in education as a social studies teacher and coach and

coach capacity for 7 years before he began his administrative career. He has since served as assistant principal and principal at all levels with 6 years high school principal experience. Most recently, Chris has served as the principal of Friona High School (2008-2012) in Friona. Laura Morrow, Dr. Morrows wife, was born in Houston, Texas. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BS, Tarleton State, 2006) in Human Sciences with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies and is certified as an EC-4 Generalist. After staying home and raising three young children, Laura has taught second grade and served as an interventionist running the content mastery lab, aiding students in the credit recovery program and leading the junior varsity cheer sponsor. Laura will be a Pre-K teacher at East Avenue Primary in GISD. Chris and Laura met at Texas Tech University and were married in 1994. They have four daughters. Kendall was born in San Antonio in 1996, Madison was born in Lubbock in 2000, Emma was born in San Antonio in 2002, and Brinley was born in Amarillo in 2009. Kendall will be entering her sophomore year at Gonza-

les High School. Madison will be beginning 7th grade at Gonzales Junior High. Emma will be entering 5th grade at North Avenue Intermediate School. Brinley is three and will be telling the rest of the family what to do and when to do it. Dr. Morrow is very excited about the new experiences and day-to-day interactions with GISD students, faculty, parents, and other high school stakeholders that will be gained as the Principal of Gonzales High School, the GISD news release notes. Laura is looking forward to getting back to her love and passion, early childhood education. Gonzales will provide the Morrow family everything they are looking for in a school and community. Furthermore, Gonzales gives them an opportunity to build lasting and meaningful relationships in a

larger community that will provide greater opportunities for their children. Gonzales is also much closer, geographically, to Lauras parents who reside in Boerne and Chris parents who reside in the D-FW Metroplex. Chris is ready to hit the ground running this summer at Gonzales High School as soon as he is able to complete his duties as principal of Friona High School. Laura is looking forward to pulling out her teacher boxes and preparing for a classroom of four year olds. The girls are full of excitement and anxiety as they prepare to make new friends and find their niche in Gonzales. The next few weeks will be full of work and travel as the family packs up their belongings and makes the 530.4 mile move (Chris knows this figure exactly) and make Gonzales their home.

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This weeks Gonzales Dog Adoptions Dog of the Week is Flicka. Flicka is a young, probably around a year, catahoula mix who is very sweet. She came to the shelter with her sister, Francis, who got to go with the 20 dogs that went to Colorado. Flicka is a little shy, but when she gets to know you she is very affectionate. She would do good in a large yard with lots of room to run and play. If there is anyone who would like to give this great girl a chance to be part of a family, please call us at 830-445-9811.

Car Wash set to help raise funds for GYC repairs

The ACTS Community of Gonzales and Waelder will sponsor a car wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16 at Los Auto Sales, 915 St. Joseph, to raise funds to help repair the Gonzales Youth Center. The Youth Center was vandalized recently and proceeds from the car wash will be donated to help the center replace computers and other equipment stolen or vandalized in the break-in. Smaller cars or trucks will be $5 per wash and larger cars and trucks will be $10; additional donations will also be accepted.

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One student I got a call from was in the top ten percent and was initially rejected, she said. They need to know that if I meet the criteria, Im in. A lot of these kids were fighting for what they believe is their right (to be members), Smith-Wright said. If you have kids that have a full-time job that carry a 3.0, that should carry weight. In addition to grades, membership in the organization requires other characteristics such as volunteer service. Board president Glenn Menking said it would be helpful if the criteria were made more accessible to both students and parents, perhaps by posting on the GISD website. Sometimes theres no way to get there if you dont know what to do, he said. The Board also selected TSG Architects, AIA to perform a district-wide facilities assessment and begin the

process of planning for future growth expected with the economic boom associated with the Eagle Ford Shale oilfield. Weve tried to work out a plan to maximize space at each campus, deputy superintendent Larry Wehde said. We need to do preliminary planning (on future needs). We need to put a dollar amount on this to decide what will our future costs be? These are issues that are going to come up that we will have to answer (immediately). Trustees also reviewd preliminary results of GISD students performance on the TAKS exit-level exams, as well as the new STARR and end-ofcourse exams. Ron Bragg, GISD supervisor of curriculum, told the board that its hard to guage STARR results for grades 3-8 because the state education agency has not set a standard and there is little information to compare GISD results to. He said GISD ninth- and 10thgraders performed well overall on

the end-of-course and TAKS exams, although a weakness in the writing portion of the tests was seen. Our reading is above state average, he said. On science and math we saw some improvement, so were pretty pleased. The Board also: Reviewed constructoin projects in the district. Wehde told trustees that a chunk of asbestos was found during demolition at North Avenue Intermediate which will have to be abated; Declined to add any new resolutions to the Texas Association of School Boards annual advocacy program; Raised meal prices for next year according to Texas Department of Agriculture guidelines; Approved a new salary schedule for teachers, nurses and librarians which will raise the pay of first-year teachers by about $1,400 in order to help keep the district competitive salary-wise.

the arena with Live music, dancing, and Bud Light and Jack Daniels beverages. Prior to the event on Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Running M Bar and Grill, producers will host the PBR Calcutta to benefit Normas House and the 3rd Annual PBR Rider Cup Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday at the Independence Golf Course at noon. For more information and to sign up, call 830-672-1324. The event is sponsored in part by the City of Gonzales, The Gonzales Cannon, KCTI, Jack Daniels, Caraway Ford, Stewart Trucking, Dillon Transport and Johnson Oil Co.

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had been sexually assaulted. The results of that test are still pending. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. We still have not been able to locate his family and we cant release that information until we do, said Harmon. All the sheriff would say in regards to the deceaseds identity is the subject was a 47-year old Hispanic man with a drivers license that had a Gonzales address stated as his residence. Harmon said the man did not appear to have any prior criminal record. The father of the child, a 23-year-

old Yoakum man, also was not identified because doing so would identify the child. No arrests were made at the scene. We dont anticipate making an arrest or filing any charges, Harmon said. He added the father had expressed regret that the man died. We will prepare our case and forward it to the District Attorney. Im sure she will just take it to the grand jury and let them decide. What our investigation has shown so far is that he was just defending his daughter. I dont think he meant to kill him because he was very remorseful that the individual died. He was just trying to protect his daughter. Just like self-defense, he was acting in defense of a third

person. The sheriff will finish his investigation. Once complete it will be forwarded to our office and we will present it to the grand jury, District Attorney Heather McMinn said in an e-mail statement. The deceased individual was just an acquaintance, said Harmon. The reason he was there was because he was supposed to be tending to some horses. Our priority right now is to try to locate the deceased individuals next of kin, he added. Were going to wait on the autopsy results and the examination results, and once we get all of that well be able to wrap up this case and forward it to the District Attorney.

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according to a study that was published earlier this year by the U.S. Geological Survey. The wells have been blamed for causing earthquakes in Arkansas, Ohio and North Texas. Mikulenka-Parenica also pointed out the potential damage such wells can do to the environment because the fluid they produce will be placed under the Evangeline, Jasper and Gulf Coast aquifers. Those aquifers supply some of the highest quality drinking water in the state of Texas, she said. Unfortunately, Yoakum happens to be right on top of it. According to her research, the maximum volume produced by a single injection well is 25,000 barrels per day or approximately 1.4 million gallons. The proposed wells have an estimated average daily volume of 10,000 barrels or 550,000 gallons. Imagine if that amount was solid waste on ground, she said. Just because its underground and you cant see it doesnt make it OK. Another potential problem the wells may bring is a complication of the citys

ability to grow. Generally speaking a lot of cities grow to the north, said MikulenkaParenica. With three injection wells placed on the north side of Yoakum, this could potentially stifle the communitys growth. While recognizing the council doesnt have the ability to keep these wells from being permitted, Mikulenka-Parenica said the city does have options because of the well sites are less than two miles from the City of Yoakums Water Well. We ask that the City of Yoakum consider the possibility of an injunction until further studies can be done, she said. According to one of my sources that would be a plausible situation because of the proximity of these wells to the citys water wells. Other people have been successful in keeping these wells from moving in by putting a lot of public pressure on the companies. Even though the well gets permitted, that doesnt mean it has to take place. In another agenda item, the council made several appointments to various boards.

Gary Cooper and Tommy Linn, Jr. were appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission, while Charles Pate and Norman Kaiser were named to the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals. Mark Jahn, Darlene Renken, Scott Moehlman, Christine Zimmerman and Michael Machalec were all appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Roberta Bittick, Lynn Brewer, Bill Haas and Reggie Simek were named to the Library Board. Howard Templin, Wilbern Hairell, Harvey Pekar, Connie Zimmerman and Alan Kahanek were appointed to the Building And Standards Commission, with Suzi Brewer named as an alternate. Sitka was chosen as the Yoakum Heritage Museum Representative from the City Council. In other business, the council: Elected Anita Rodriguez as Mayor and Elorine Sitka as Mayor Pro-Tem. Approved an ordinance accepting the Texas Gas Service rate settlement agreement. Authorized the City Manager to advertise for bids for Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Year III.

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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

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

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

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

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

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

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


1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

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

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

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


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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

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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



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Cannon News Services

Waelder Foundation holds Homecoming celebration

Waelder Homecoming Foundation held their annual meeting on Sunday, June 10 in the Waelder High School Gym. The tables were covered with white plastic tablecloths and had large blue bows and ribbons as centerpieces. The gym was very festive as if it was celebrating something for the current year, when in fact it was celebrating returning students from as far back as 80 years. The blue bows and ribbons were on loan from the school, which had used them at the 2012 Graduation Services. Before coming to the gym, some guests attended the Grave Decorating led by former coach, James Calhoun. Some attended First Baptist Church and heard former classmate, Casey DuBose, conduct the service. Others attended services at Waelder United Methodist Church. One hundred and fifty two guests signed in to meet and reminisce with old classmates. They came from as far away as Torrance, California and as near as two blocks. Werners from Shiner catered the luncheon and guests brought desserts. The dessert tables were full of scrumptious selections from cookies to pies and everything in between. Jack Burney, President of the Board of Directors, introduced current and previous staff from the Waelder School District. He also introduced Zach Ramirez, who received our 2012 scholarship to help with tuition cost. Zach is the son of Olivia and Adam Ramirez of Waelder, both graduates from Waelder High School, and will be attending Mary HardinBaylor in Belton. He plans to pursue a degree in Education. Jack then read the list of fellow students and family members that had passed away in the previous year. Many were buried in The Waelder Cemetery and The Hopkinsville Masonic Cemetery in Waelder. Guests were then asked to check the bottom of their chair to see if they won one of our eight door prizes. Irma Cobler, the oldest graduate (1932) attending, also received a beautiful pot plant. The annual Homecoming Meeting is the main venue for raising funds for scholarships and donations. The Waelder Homecoming Foundation has donated over $9,200 to the Waelder area in the last five years. Our donations have helped the Waelder Community Center, Waelder Volunteer Fire Dept., Waelder Public Library, Waelder Cemetery, and Hopkinsville Masonic Cemetery. We have also given scholarships to Waelder High School graduates and hope to continue

in the future. Donations may be mailed to Waelder Homecoming Foundation, 11352 E St Hwy 97, Waelder Texas 78959.

Community Calendar
E-Mail Your local information to: day, June 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Yall Come. Refreshments served afterwards. If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a nonprofit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, June 16th beginning at 11 a.m. in the GCAM parking lot located at 708 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-275-1216.

Let Us Help You Celebrate

Summer Sweets Contest on June 23, 2012. All the fun will be happening at the First Lutheran Church, 1206 N. St. Joseph. Were accepting entries in three categories: 1)cakes/cupcakes decorated on a summer theme; 2) summer fruit pies/tarts; 3) freezer treats. Were asking contestants to register, pay the entry fee of $10 per entry, turn in desserts for judging at 10 am. Winners announced at noon! Call Ann at 830 672-8291 for more info

Summer Sweets

Helping Hands

Carra Chabot & Daniel Gray

May 19, 2012

Dana Donalson & Chris Such

June 2, 2012


Janica Garcia & Ryan D. Arellano

July 7, 2012



The Hearty Gourmet

Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-5

830-672-GIFT 4438

Gonzales Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the second seminar of the 2012 free public education classes. Do you want to know how to grow strong healthy herbs and how to use them? Then our class on June 28(th) is for you, and its FREE. On June 28 starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall, Elaine Dill will be speaking on growing herbs. Elaine comes to us from Travis County Master Gardeners and has many years of experience in gardening and growing herbs. Door prizes will include a free soil test for your garden and many other great prizes. So come along to City Hall on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy and fascinating talk that will help improve your gardening skills. For further information, please contact Carol Bond at210-216-1713. The public is invited to an Old-Time Gospel Sing-Along (Congregational Singing of the old hymns) at the Full Gospel Church, 1426 Fischer St., Gonzales, TX on Satur-

Free gardening seminar

The Gonzales Breakfast Lions

GVTC; Adams Extract & Spice, LLC; Allens Body Tech; Apache Chemical & Janitorial Supply; Banner Solutions; Boomers Sports Bar; Caraway Ford; Community Health Centers of South Central Texas; D & D Liquor; DuBose Insurance; G-Force & Associates; Gonzales Inquirer; Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative; Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic; Hair It Is; HEB; Hebbronville Lone Star Rental; Johnson Oil Company; Kitchen Pride Mushrooms; Logan Insurance Agency; Lone Star Bank; Matamoros Taco Hut; McDonalds; Mr. Taco; Munson & Burns Law Firm; Attorney Houston Munson III; Attorney Jean Johnson Peterek; Persons Flower Shop; Rihn Bookkeeping & Tax Service; Ripley & Wolff CPA; Sage Capital Bank; Scott Dierlam Insurance; Seydler-Hill Funeral Home; Shear Designs; Southern Clay Products, Inc.; Storey Jewelers; Walker Plumbing; Warm Springs Specialty Hospital; WGAS Consulting Solutions; John Floyd;

Gospel Sing

Memorial Heights Baptist Church invites all children ages Pre-K through grade 5 to join us for Club VBS: Space Quest. Get ready for an awesome adventure that is too good to miss. Every day will include an exciting Worship Rally. Then kids will take off through adventure-filled Bible Stories, create wonderful crafts, taste out-of-theworld snacks, and blast off into creative recreation! We are happy to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to every child in our community. Our focus will be on Exploring Our Mission with Jesus! Club VBS will be held June 24 through 28, 2012 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church, 1330 North College Street. Well begin each day at 6 pm in the sanctuary and end our adventure at 8 pm in the fellowship hall. Feel free to call 672-3810 for more information or questions. Come and have a blast with us!! The Gonzales Learning and Career Center (GLCC) will hold its Family Feud

Memorial Heights VBS

competition on Saturday, June 23 at the First Lutheran Church in Gonzales. Team sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the competition follows. Entry fee is $200 per team. Get your team together (six people, five players and one alternate) and compete against others from Gonzales County for the Family Feud title. Youll have a lot of fun and youll help the Gonzales Learning and Career Center continue to educate adults in the community and prepare them for a career. Itll be a day full of family fun and there are still several teams looking for players. Were adding a couple of features this year, including a chance for each team to buy a mulligan, an audience participation, a special prize for a team with an amazing cheering section and a special costume prize. For more information, call 830-672-8291. Summer Piano Lessons will be offered at the Gonzales Public Library. The lessons are for students age 8-18 with library members and registration can be done at the library by parent or guardian. Telephone registration will not be accepted. The Gonzales High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th Reunion on June 22-23. Hospitality night will be on Friday, June 22 at Boomers Sports Bar in Gonzales, beginning at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 23 at the Iley place on the river. Meal will be served around 5 p.m. Bring your boat or jet-skis if you have them, a lawn chair, dominoes, your own cool refreshing adult beverage, a snack or covered dish and lots of stories and memories. There will be soft drinks, tea and lemondade available on ice. The meat will be chicken and sausage, provided and cooked by professionals (who happen to be married to our classmates). Plan on bringing your family, or at least pictures, and plan on enjoying a good and blessed weekend of food, fellowship and fun. If you would like to make a contribution, please send any amount to Janis McCaskill, 6793 N. US Hwy. 183, Gonzales, TX 78629 or call 830-6723363 with questions. 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 The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and nonresidents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033.

Piano Lessons

GHS Class of 72

take this opportunity to say Thank You to

Family Feud

GLC donations


Violence shelter

and any business or individual we may have overlooked for sponsoring and making our first annual Gonzales Breakfast Lions Golf Tournament a success. Your sponsorship gives us an opportunity to promote local businesses while helping to fund local projects in our community.

2138 Water Street/Hwy. 183, Gonzales, Texas 78629 Phone 830.672.1888 ~ Fax 830.672.1884

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Commissioners OK designs of new RV parks


The Cannon

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More relief for the congested housing situation in the Gonzales area is on the way after steps were taken Monday during the regular meeting of the Gonzales County Commissioners Court. The court accepted the applications and approved the designs of two new RV parks, which are planned to be used as housing for the increasing population of oilfield workers. The court first accepted the proposal of Jason Pence, owner of the J.P. 80 RV Park. The business will be located on Highway 80 about two miles south of FM 466 in Belmont. Pence said he plans to have anywhere between 14 and 19 lots available for rent.

I could have crammed more spots into the space, but I want people to have wide areas, he said. I want it to look nice. Pence is looking at August for a completion date on the first phase. When the project is finished, the facility will include a washerteria and mini-storage buildings located on the adjacent property. The other design approved was for the Weathers Hill Top RV Park, which is located on Highway 97 West about two and a half miles south of Circle G. The owner, Karen Weathers, said there are already existing lots being utilized there and the plans are for expansion. Right now we have eight lots and we have been approved to add 20 more, she said. Were starting to begin those immedi-

ately. Apparently theres quite a bit of activity down in Cheapside so were close enough to help the workers in that area. We are hoping to have it ready in about a month and a half. Amenities at that location include fold and dry laundry service and a paved driveway. The lots can be rented out on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and the facility is open 24 hours a day. In another agenda item, the court agreed to take steps toward improving the safety of the intersection at Highway 80 and FM 466. Richard (Dick) Goss, a member of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, addressed the court and expressed his concerns. There have been quite a number of very serious accidents at

that intersection over the years, said Goss. Ive personally been at the scene of five fatalities in the last nine years with the first one involving three children who were killed in a wreck. The approach to it on 466 is the problem because people often run that stop sign. I dont know whether theyre just driving too fast coming around that corner or not paying attention to the warning sign. If people arent paying attention they can come up on that intersection without even realizing it. Just last week, 21-year old Thomas Andrew Howard of Seguin died on impact at that location when the 2012 Toyota Tundra he was driving collided with a 2012 Ford F-350. According to DPS reports, Howard was traveling westbound on FM 466

when he ran through the stop sign and broadsided the other vehicle. Wed like to see a blinking light where its red on 466 and yellow on 80, Goss told the Cannon after the meeting. If possible, we would like to see some additional signs put up to warn people about the stop sign ahead. The court unanimously agreed to contact the Texas Department of Transportation in an effort to speed the issue along. In other business, the court: Received a gift from Happy Hen Egg Farms of $19,048 for paving on CR 283W in Precinct 3. Approved paying off the Gonzales County, Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2002. The move will save the county $14,090.

Gonzales Council explores overtime for city employees


Overtime pay rather than comp pay for city employees, as well as the idea of bringing in a facilitator to help the city develop a plan to manage its long-term growth, were among several topics addressed by the Gonzales City Council during a workshop meeting Tuesday. Were losing two to three employees a month to the oil field, city manager Allen Barnes told the council. He

said many of the city empoloyees leaving, including police officers, firemen and equipment operators, are being lured away by higher salaries and guaranteed overtime pay. The citys current policy of giving workers comp time time off in place of overtime worked is fine in the short term, but that oilfield wages are driving up wages in other sectors and that allowing overtime pay could, in the long term, save the city money on retention and

training. Were not losing the starting-pay people, were losing the people with skills, finance director Pam Larison told the council. Our police department normally has 10-12 applications per opening, Barnes noted. We recently had 12 openings and there were a total of 12 applicants. Councilman Tommy Schurig and Mayor Bobby Logan agreed. The problem with the comp time is that they have to take it or lose it, Logan

said. I think overtime would help retain these people, Schurig added. The council also discussed strengthening enforcement of city codes, as well as the possibility of bringing in an outside facilitator to help the city develop long-term goals and visions. The last written comprehensive plan for this city was written in 1962, Barnes noted. Weve started several of them (since), quipped Councilman Lorenzo Hernandez.

Hopefully this will go better than the (attempt to plan) did four years ago, Schurig said. Barnes said the most important reason for crafting a plan for both short-term and long-term goals is to plan for and control growth. Ive spoken to some of the cities in the Bakken oil field in South Dakota, Barnes said. One of them had a population of 14,000 in 2010 and they have 30,000 today. Ive talked to a knowledgeable person who told me, Allen, in 18 months youre going to be facing a tsunami (of

growth). Councilman Clarence Opiela voiced support for holding public meetings in each council district to gather citizens input. Barnes suggested the council may hold both formal and informal meetings. We have several cities in the region looking to see how Gonzales does it, Barnes noted. And when this (the Eagle Ford Shale) is done, the Pearsall (formation) is right under it with dry natural gas.

Connor Talbert and Will Talbert. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 66 years, Lee Benbow; sister, Suda Farmer; and brothers, Farris DuBose and Edwin Jennings. Visitation was held Thursday, June 7 at Freund Funeral Home. Services were held Friday, June 8 at Freund Funeral Home with Elder Bill Walden and Dr. Glenn Robertson officiating. Interment followed at Alexander Cemetery in Stratton. Pallbearers were Kenneth Barron, Shelby Benbow, Troy Benbow, Curtis Boothe, George Walker Benbow, and J. G. Hunnam. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Barron, David Benbow, David Newman, Samuel Bridge, Freddie Fischer, and Basil Sherman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or First Baptist Church of Cuero. He loved spending time with his children, Lindsey Nicole and Christopher Lee Malatek, and his great nephew Austin John Malatek. He loved helping people out any way he could. One of his favorite things to do when he got off of work would be sit under the tree he and his brother Bruce (Bubba) planted and visit with Bubba every afternoon. On Sundays they would sit under that tree and barbecue. He loved auto racing, spending time with his children and building projects. One thing he was well known for was joking around, he could make anyone laugh. Darrell is survived by his children, daughter Lindsey Nicole Malatek and son Christopher Lee Malatek, both of Gonzales; sisters, Cynthia Crumley (Cindy) of Louisiana and Teri Malatek of Gonzales; brother Bruce Malatek (Bubba) and wife Gloria Malatek of Gonzales; Aunts Jane Wilke (Ed) of Edinburg, Dorothy Hagendorf (Ed) of Borne, Delores of Gonzales; and one uncle, Robert Bumpy Malatek; five nieces, two nephews, one great niece and two great nephews; and several cousins. Darrell also had two dogs, Bella and Sally. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents, and paternal grandparents. Services were held at Seydler Hill Funeral Home on Saturday June 9, 2012. Bishop D.E. Young officiated the services. Pallbearers included Jason Haile, Shawn Malatek, Dwight Malatek, Robert Patrick Molina, Mark Leazer, Kenneth Kuchynka. Honorary Pallbearers included Austin Malatek, Shane Malatek, and Jeffrey Malatek. tending services there as his health permitted. He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Bond of Leesville; son, Tyler Bond of Broadus, MT; daughters, Barbara and Ted Hicks of San Marcos, Patricia and Rickey Robinson of Tyler; grandchildren, Angela and Keith Bond, Stacy, Justin and Kristin Blackmon, Brandy Green, Jennifer Carson and Gregory Burger; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his two nieces, Blanche and Bunny; and his nephew, Barry and their mother, Mary. Special people and children through the years include Lauren Hill, Jessie Behal, Nuria Padilla, Joaquin, Zamira, and Karimah Zenil and Flora. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday June 21 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Wesley Kearney, Barry Bond, Joe Bond, Pete Bond, Tyler Bond and Keith Bond. Honorary pallbearers include Jake Kearney, Jack Bond, Danny Sloan, W.E. Butler, Bill Carnes, and Dick Goss. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends may make memorial contributions in the name of Clyde Eugene Bond to the Belmont Cemetery Association. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday June 20 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Mary Ann DuBose Benbow, 1913-2012 Mary Ann DuBose Benbow, 98 of Cuero, passed away Monday, June 4. She was born October 5, 1913 in Victoria to the late Samuel and Dicy Ann Parker DuBose. She married Lee Benbow on March 29, 1930 in Yoakum. Mrs. Benbow was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. She taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church for many years and also attended as a bible student. She and her husband, Lee, loved to play dominoes and dance and belonged to clubs that met regularly. They also enjoyed traveling with friends and had great memories of trips. She was in the Cuero Garden Club for many years and was president for most of those years, as well as being a member of Cuero Sewing Club. She was a co-leader in Blue Birds and Campfire Girls when her daughter was young. She loved to have parties and was always a gracious hostess. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Talbert and husband, Howard, of Cuero; grandchildren, Clay Thomas and wife, Danna, of Cedar Park, Le Ann Wolff and husband, Matt, of Gonzales, and Joshua Talbert and wife, Janelle, of Lufkin; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie Ann Thomas, Storie Still, Bre Ann Wolff, Corben Wolff,


Darrell Lee Malatek, 1974-2012 Darrell Lee Malatek, 38, of Gonzales passed away Monday June 4, 2012. He was born February 19, 1974, in Gonzales to Edward Lee Malatek (John) and Sarah Ann Herber Malatek (Memaw). He was a supervisor with Buddys Natural Chicken. He was a very devoted father, loving brother, uncle, cousin and an amazing friend.


Clyde Eugene Bond, 1932-2012 all, but we won more than we lost. While on the track BOND Clyde Eugene Bond, 80 his best friends were Danny of Leesville, passed away Sloan and Robert Lee PerTuesday June 6. He was born son. He went to work for the April 18, 1932 near Gillette, Texas Animal Health ComTexas. He was the second son born to George Burgess mission in 1968 and retired and Heddie Sophie (Erck) in 1993. While with the commission, he made many Bond. Bubba grew up in the great friends in Jake Kearney, Belmont and Oak Forest W.E. Butler, Bill Carnes, Billy communities and attended Henry and many more than school in Gonzales. He was can be mentioned here, but preceded in death by his you all know who you are. He brother, Billy George Bond, and his family were involved and his parents. He joined with owning and operating a the Air Force in 1950 served greyhound track at Belmont two tours in Korea and was for many years. Good times honorably discharged in and good friends were the result of this endeavor. 1953. He became a member He married Anne May of the Belmont Methodin 1956. One son, Burgess Tyler, was born in 1958 and ist Church and enjoyed atthey later divorced. He married Annie Wilke on December 22, 1972. Bubba grew up helping his dad and uncles and cousins on the Ainsworth ranch at Oak Forest. He enjoyed breaking young horses and cowboying. He trained race horses as a young man for the Littlefield families (Ancel, Bertha, Milton and Janice), Harrell Cattle Co, E.R. Bailey, Ed Lange and C.R. (Pee-Wee) Sloan. They were all fine ladies and gentlemen and good sports. He once said We did not win them

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Lavaca County Delegation to the 2012 Republican Party State Convention. Front Row: Kathleen Leininger, Marie Day, Lacie Zeller, Lynette Zeller; Back Row: Ty Part of the Gonzales County Delegation during the Congressional District 27 Zeller, Aubrey Clark, Susan Grafe, Dennis Vargo, Sandra Chandler, Shirley and Caucus. Left to right: Lynn Wilson, Steve Scott, Stacy Scott, Myrna McLeroy, Jim Michael Johnson, Julie and Jerry Tanner, Rebecca and David Berger. Not shown: Patterson. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger) Martha Stine, Joshua Ohlman and Melissa Vargo. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger)

2012 Texas Republican Convention

One attendee details the excitement of state politics

By KATHLEEN LEININGER days are going to be fun. Delegates heard from Special to The Cannon state, federal and loFORT WORTH cal leaders during genGreeted by a thunder- eral assemblies of the storm as we drove into Convention as well as Fort Worth, the atmo- Senatorial District and sphere was charged as Congressional District we arrived at the Fort caucuses. Worth Convention CenBefore addressing the ter. general assembly, GovTed Wenske was one of ernor Rick Perry visited three young pages from with the pages and anLavaca County, eager to swered their questions. learn about the political The only still-conprocess by volunteering tending presidential at the Convention joined candidate present at by more than a hundred the convention, Ron other teenagers from Paul, was not given across the state at the time to address the genWednesday night orien- eral assemblyonly a tation. breakout session on Excited about the Thursday, but it was no coming Convention, Ted surprise that this Texas told his cousins, Isnt it home grown candidate awesome that so many had a larger audience for teenagers from across his talk than others did. the State of Texas care The most excitement about how their country seen at the Convention works! These next few came from the speeches

General Session at the 2012 Republican Party State Convention. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger)

Gonzales County Republican Party Chairman Myrna McLeroy with Texas House Representative Lois Kolkhorst. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger)

delivered by Paul and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. Each time, the crowd lit up with the messages being offered by both candidates. It was interesting to see the spins by the media on the event, especially when I received calls from friends and family asking about all the booing during a speech by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. What actually happened was that Dewhurst turned his speech to the general assembly into a campaign speech. When he criticized his opponent, a segment of the crowd responded by calling out Cruuuuuuuuuzzzzzz in support of his opponent. The Senatorial District 18 Caucus met on Thursday and Friday and the Order of Business on Day One includ-

ed election of Caucus Chairman David Stall, Fayette County and permanent members to the standing Committees: Credentials, Rules, Platform and Resolutions, Organization and State Nominations. Day Twos Order of Business included nominations of State Chairman Steve Munisteri and State Vice-Chairman Melinda Fredricks; and election of State Republican Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman. The Congressional District 27 Caucus met on Friday and Saturday. The Order of Business on Day One included election of Caucus Chairman Richard Bianchi, Aransas County and National Nominations Committee member Kathy Haigler from Caldwell County. Day Twos Order of Business included the elec-

tion of three delegates and three alternates to the National Convention in Florida; election of Presidential Electors; and election of National Committeeman Robin Armstrong and Committeewoman Borah van Dormolen. Having attended quite a few State Conventions, it was notable how smoothly State Chairman Steve Munisteri ran the Convention. In past conventions, when participants spoke on points and opinions not shared by the Chair, they were quickly shut down and not allowed to speak. During this Convention,

Chairman Munisteri took the time to hear from each Delegate seeking to address the body. He had a positive and refreshing way of helping and instructing those that were technically out of order. He even gave them advice as to the correct way and time to bring their point forward. I have never seen a Convention run with such finesse and generous patience. Convention participants returned home with renewed vigor charged with working for and electing conservative politicians on all levels.

Newly Elected Lavaca County Republican Party Chairman Michael Johnson with Candidate for Senator Ted Cruz. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger)

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Bishop to speak in Shiner

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SHINER The Victoria Diocese Latin community is pleased to welcome a true Pro-Life hero, Bishop John Yanta, to Sts. Cyril and Methodius at 11 a.m. on June 17. After mass, everyone is invited to a pot luck luncheon in the Parish Activity Center. Come and bring your family to share the good dishes for which Shiner is famous. Bring

food for your family; drinks and paper goods will be provided. Bishop Yanta, the Bishop Emeritus of Amarillo, is now in retirement in San Antonio. With an established reputation as a staunch defender of the rights of the unborn and the dignity of each human person, he has been a courageous spokesman in the public arena calling on Americans to elect prolife candidates and return to the Christian founda-

tions necessary to receive Divine blessings on this nation. During his tenure in Amarillo, he led a prayer campaign that resulted in the closing of the abortion mills operating within the area. His tools consist of prayer and fasting to make reparation for the unspeakable crimes against the unborn. Bring your family and children to this special mass on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Face painter Terry Ross is shown with Maely Bracamontes, Jaylen Tovar, Kobe Tovar, Omar Hernandez, Destiny Tovar and Jimmy Tovar at the Summer Reading Program put on by the Waelder Public Library. Courtesy photo)

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Waelder Public Library held their summer reading program June 4-8. During the week, our readers read over 550 books. We encouraged our readers to continue using the Library during the summer. On Tuesday, Terry Ross from Waelder volunteered to paint animals, stars and streamers on our readers faces. A celebration party was held on Friday, June 8. Despite threatening rain, we had a picnic lunch outdoors then everyone went inside to watch Ms. Poppy perform a magic show. After the show, Ms. Poppy made balloon animals and flowers for every child. The readers were then given a gift bag and their completion certificate that was signed by Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and Doris Burney, Librarian for Waelder Public Library. The gift bags included a T-shirt, book, coloring book, bookmarks and snacks. An additional book was

given to the top readers of their age group - Kobe Tovar, Susana Yanez, Omar Hernandez and Steven Puente. Susana also received a special book for Best Overall Reader. Burney and Roberta Kilpatrick, President of the Library Board, want to thank our sponsors and volunteers. On Tuesday, June 19, the Library will have a special guest who travels around the district telling stories. We hope as many children as possible come at 2 p.m.

Bishop Yanta shown with Fr. Joe Hybner at his recent celebration in Shiner. (Photo by Kathleen Leininger)

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After a severe thunderstorm took most of the roof off last November (above), Allen Floyd has re-built Allens Twin Cedars Drive-Inn on a historic family property.


When a powerful thunderstorm rushed through Gonzales on Nov. 15, 2011, a number of buildings around town reported damage of varying degrees. But few suffered as bad as the Twin Cedars Drive-Inn. As workers at the convenience store, located on the corner of St. Andrew and North College streets, emerged following the storm, they found much of the structures roof scattered across the parking lot. Owner Allen Floyd said its been a hard road, recovering from the disaster but Allens Twin Cedars is back in business. We had some problems first with the contractors, then the insurance company finally settled up, he said. Now we just

have to get our customers back. Its kind of like auto parts stores back before they went computerized youd go to the same store every time until the one time they didnt have what you needed. Floyd is planning a grand re-opening next weekend to call attention to the store. Well have some free things to give away, and Im trying to get some music there, he said. You know, a crowd attracts a crowd. For Floyd, restoring the property isnt just a business decision. Its been part of his family since Gonzales was settled. My great-great grandfather died at the Alamo, he noted. My great-grandfather, John Floyd, and my grandfather, Barry Floyd, both lived there. The property got the Twin Cedars TWIN CEDARS, Page B5




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Study: unconventional gas production fuels job growth

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Natural gas production from shale, coal bed methane and tight sands is expected to generate significant job creation, economic growth, and revenue for federal, state and local treasuries throughout the U.S. in gas-producing and non-producing states alike, according to a new IHS Global Insight study. The economic contributions are realized throughout the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia in both the 20 producing states and the 28 non-producing states. Unconventional gas activity supported more than one million jobs in 2010, and it will grow to support nearly 1.5 million by 2015, says the study, which is the second in a series.

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Mark your calendars for June 21, when the Camp Shakespeare performances are set. Much Ado About Nothing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. that day at the Crystal Theatre and Macbeth with be performed on Thursday, July 12 at 3:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, as the Crystal views this as its gift to the community. Those who plan on going are asked to call the chamber office to respond, as we would like to have an approximate numbers. If you decide at the last minute, dont worry, there will be seating available. This is a lead-in for the Summer Workshop performance that will be held on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Barbara Crozier, Tek Wilson and Leslie Buesing will be pooling their efforts in working with this summers youth program. The Chamber provides a rent list that is given away here at the office to anyone looking for housing. If you are a chamber member, you can list any of your rental property free of charge. For non-members, there is a charge of $25 and the item will be left on there until rented. We give out anywhere from 20 to 30 a week, so if you have property to list, let us know. The Gonzales Learning and Career Center will hold a Family Feud on June 23 at First Lutheran Church

The new report, The Economic and Employment Contributions of Unconventional Gas Development in State Economies, examines unconventional gas activity - a growing subset of the total natural gas industry. The report found substantial growth in jobs and economic activity in unconventional plays over the past decade. The report is a companion to an IHS Global Insight study on shale gas economic and employment contribution released in December. At a time when the U.S. economy is slowly recovering from the Great Recession and struggling to create enough jobs to sharply reduce the unemployment rate, the growth in shale and other unconventional natural gas production is a major contributor to employment prospects and

the U.S. economy, said IHS Vice President John Larson, the lead author of the study. As this report makes clear, these benefits spread beyond producing states to deliver positive impacts across the country. The dramatic impact on employment and the economy from unconventional gas activity reflects its significant capital intensity requirements, the ability to source capital equipment and services from US sources, the coast-to-coast structure of the supply chain and the quality of jobs created by the industry. Between 2010 and 2015, the Top 10 producing states (as ranked by unconventional gas-related employment) - Texas, Louisiana,

Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Wyoming, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma and Michigan -will experience a compound annual job growth rate of nearly 8 percent, with Pennsylvania and Colorado leading with expected compound annual growth rates of 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, total US employment is expected to grow at a significantly lower average rate of 1.6 percent during the same period. Of the nearly 1.5 million unconventional gas activity jobs contributing to the economy by 2015, nearly one-fifth are projected for non-producing states. The Top 10 non-producing states (as ranked by jobs growth due to unconven-

tional gas development) in 2015 are projected to be California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee and Maryland, supporting the industry through the extensive supply chain and service jobs necessary to support development. When it comes to unconventional natural gas, a state does not need to have a gas play to benefit economically Larson added. Among the studys other key findings: Unconventional gas activity accounted for 53 percent of total U.S. natural gas production in 2010 and is projected to rise to 79 percent of total U.S. natural gas production by 2035.

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and they could still use a team or two. Sign-in and start time is 8:30 a.m. and there is a fee of $200 per team to enter. There will be concessions, a bake-off and special events for kids. Spectators are welcome to come, watch and cheer their favorites on. For more information call 672-8291 or 437-2356. Inlet Protection Company has relocated their business to 521 St. Andrew Street, leaving the old Coca Cola building, which is currently for sale, but if you missed them, theyre still in town. Dont forget to bring your lawn chairs for the third Friday Night Music Concert on the Square. Distance to Midnight will be the featured band of the evening. Vendors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. The Miss Gonzales Pageant will be held on June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Lynn theatre, with tickets $7 for any age. The Come & Take It Association will meet Thursday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Vann Energy Services, LLC recently extended a hand of thanks to the Nixon Fire Department for their immediate response to the fire at the Frac Wash location on May 16. To all the members of the emergency response crews on site that night, we sincerely appreciate your service. Vann would like to continue to support you in providing funds for training, supplies or equipment. We would like to begin by donating a check for $5,400 to help absorb any cost for your department to perform its duties stated a spokesperson for Vann Energy. Pictured from left to right are Oscar Casas (Vann Energy), Mark Mendez (Nixon Fire Chief), and Danny Regalado (Vann Energy). (Courtesy photo)

Nearly $3.2 trillion in cumulative investments in the development of unconventional gas are expected to fuel the increase in production between 2010 and 2035. By 2015, the annual contribution of unconventional gas activity to U.S. gross domestic product is projected to reach nearly $197 billion, more than $22 billion of which will be from non-producing states. In total, the annual contribution is expected to more than double by 2035 to almost $332 billion. Government revenue from unconventional gas activity is projected to reach more than $49 billion annually by 2015 and will continue to rise, to just over $85 billion by 2035. Over the studys entire 25-year horizon, unconventional gas is expected to generate nearly $1.5 trillion in total government revenue. The Economic and Employment Contributions of Unconventional Gas Development in State Economies report is based on the IHS CERA analyses of each play which calculate the investment of capital, labor, and other inputs required to produce these hydrocarbons. The economic effects of these investments are then calculated using the proprietary IHS Global Insight economic impact assessment and macroeconomic models to generate the contributions to employment, GDP growth, labor income, and tax revenues that will result from the higher level of unconventional gas development.

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The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, June 9, 2012 had on hand: 736 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold $2-$3 lower. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $210-$285; 300400 lbs, $195-$205; 400-500 lbs, $183-$198; 500-600 lbs, $166-$180; 600-700 lbs., $139$156; 700-800 lbs, $131-$137. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $118-$124. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $188-$260; 300400 lbs, $175-$195; 400-500 lbs, $168-$179; 500-600 lbs., $147-$165; 600-700 lbs., $138$142. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $73$81; Cutters, $81-$87; Canners, $56-$66; Low yielding fat cows, $57-$68. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $101$106; light weights and medium quality bulls, $89-$98. Stocker Cows: $850-$1,050. Pairs: $975-$1,225. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at!

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Security Finance of Gonzales recently held a customer appreciation day with local businesses donating the prizes. Donating prizes were Family Dollar, Bealls, Mi Lupita, Guerras Grill, D.Q., Whataburger, Matamoros, Sonic, Gonzales Food Mkt., and McDonalds. The winners of the prizes were: Armando Hernandez butterfly chime & welcome sign, Tracy James Tote Bag, Jack Rivera 1 express gift, Renee Gonzales 2 lunches, JoAnn Longoria $20.00 meal, Anne Johnson free combo meal, Alice Taylor - $10.00 meal ticket, Mark Hastings Tote bag, Greg Ramirez 4 drink coupons, Gofrey Landa 4 drink coupons, Artince Hunt Free combo meal and Ben Richter DQ card. Grand Prize winner was Reyes Macias ice chest, 2 chairs and 12 pack Cokes. The staff at Security Finance would like to thank all the businesses and everyone who entered in the drawing. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on June 5, 2012, 1.257; Week ago, 873; Year ago, 1,049. The calf market continues in all areas. Demand particularly good on the better kinds. Packer cows and sold $3 to $4 lower on approx.. 140 hd. Total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $79$93; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $66-$79; light weight canner cows, $54-$66. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $100-$109; utility & cutter bulls, $86-$100; lightweight canner bulls, $75-$86. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $235-$285; 200-300 lbs, $215-$270; 300400 lbs, $190-$230; 400-500 lbs, $174-$197.50; 500-600lbs, $142-$182.50; 600-700 lbs, $138-$158; 700-800 lbs, $130$143. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $220-270; 200-300 lbs, $185-$255; 300-400 lbs, $172$198; 400-500 lbs, $148-$177; 500-600 lbs, $140-$166; 600700 lbs, $128-$146; 700-800 lbs, $115-$128 If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

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Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,250 feet Direction and Miles: 6.1 miles southwest of Smiley Survey Name: T.G. Weeks, A-476 Acres: 803.04 API No.: 42-177-32579 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Sralla Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 14.54 miles northeast of Gonzales Survey Name: J. Ponton, A-376 Acres: 273.12 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32401 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Bar Inverted T Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S. Townsend, A-514 Direction and Miles: 6.9 miles south of Smiley Oil: 1,559 MCF: 1,019 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,123 Total Depth: 17,414 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,325 feet Perforations: 11,06117,310 feet API No.: 42-177-32233 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Meyer Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-1 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles north of Cheapside Oil: 1,307 MCF: 1,380 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,321 Total Depth: 16,985 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,875 feet Perforations: 11,81216,875 feet API No.: 42-177-32451 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Borchers Trust Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.C. Jones, A-289 Direction and Miles: 5 miles northwest of Westhoff Oil: 774 MCF: 825 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 642 Total Depth: 15,440 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,358 feet Perforations: 11,06315,348 feet API No.: 42-177-32454 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Borchers Trust Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.C. Jones, A-289 Direction and Miles: 5 miles northwest of Westhoff Oil: 863 MCF: 841 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch

Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32794 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir E Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.83 miles northeast of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 704 API No.: 42-123-32796 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir E Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.83 miles northeast of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 704 API No.: 42-123-32798 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir E Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.83 miles northeast of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 704 API No.: 42-123-32797 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Barnhart Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 13.7 mile northwest of Cuero Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 307.84 API No.: 42-123-32799 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Williams A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.02 miles northeast of Westhoff Survey Name: J. McCoy Jr., A-30 Acres: 599.33

API No.: 42-123-32800 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: E. Butler A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.61 miles northwest of Nordheim Survey Name: R. Wright, A-478 Acres: 641.56 API No.: 42-123-32801 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Peebles A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.25 miles northeast of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 649.05 API No.: 42-123-32805 Classification: Fld. Dev. Operator: Property Development Group Inc. Lease Name: Goebel Well No.: 1 Field Name: Thomaston Total Depth: 6,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.61 miles southeast of Cuero Survey Name: G. DeWitt, A-15 Acres: 100 API No.: 42-123-32804 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Saunders Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 13,600 feet Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles northwest of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 41, A-258 Acres: 698.95 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32574 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: O. Borchers D Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 18,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.2 miles east of Gonzales Survey Name: B. Morris, A-49 Acres: 360 API No.: 42-177-32575 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Smith Unit

Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 624 Total Depth: 16,013 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,921 feet Perforations: 10,84215,911 feet API No.: 42-177-32453 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Borchers Trust Unit Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.C. Jones, A-289 Direction and Miles: 5 miles northwest of Westhoff Oil: 827 MCF: 924 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 576 Total Depth: 16,140 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,058 feet Perforations: 10,73116,048 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33612 Classification: Fld. Dev. and

Horizontal Operator: Sharon Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hawg Hunter Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Chase, A-9 Direction and Miles: 1.2 miles west of Moulton Oil: 2,052 MCF: 1,311 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,750 Total Depth: 17,050 feet Perforations: 11318-16,894 feet API No.: 42-285-33623 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sharon Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Oryx Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Chase, A-9 Direction and Miles: 1.6 miles southwest of Moulton Oil: 1,173 MCF: 826 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,700 Total Depth: 16,780 feet Perforations: 11,257-16,534 feet

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds May 1-31 Lucas, Stephen and Lucas, Kenna to Lucks Texas Enterprises, LLC, w/d, 2.564 Acres (Pt. Lts. 26-27, Tier 1) Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Lucas, Stephen and Lucas, Kenna to Lucks Texas Enterprises, LLC, w/d, 6.871 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Sanchez, Manuel to Sanchez, Rebeca, w/d, Lts. 11-12, Blk. 89, Bakers Addn, Nixon. Walshak, Michael D. to Walshak, Dorothy P., w/d, 2.8475 Acres, Charles Mason Svy, A-336. Walshak, Michael D. to Walshak, Dorothy P., w/d, Pt. Lt. 5, Blk. 43, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Walshak, Michael D. to Walshak, Dorothy P., w/d, Lts. 2 & 5, Blk. 43, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Walshak, Michael D. to Walshak, Dorothy P., w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, Blk. 43, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Walshak, Michael D. to Walshak, Dorothy P., w/d, Lt. 3, Blk. 5, State Park Addn, Gonzales. Miles, Jack and Miles, Erma R. to Perkins, Earline, w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, Botts Subdvn, Gonzales. Parker, Edwin F. to Martinez, Norma, w/d, Lts. 19-20, Webers Addn, Nixon. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Walshak, Michael D., w/d, 48.80 Acres, R M Green Svy, A-227. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Walshak, Michael D., w/d, Undiv. Mineral Int. in 48.80 Acres, R M Green Svy, A-227. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Walshak, Michael D., w/d, 20.00 Acres, Robert M Green Svy, A-227. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Walshak, Michael D., w/d, Pt. Lts. 1-2, Blk. 12, Ottine. Walshak, Dorothy P. to Walshak, Michael D., w/d, Undiv. Int. in 99.33 Acres, Robert M Green Svy, A-227. County of Gonzales, Gonzales, County of and Bird, David (Co. Judge), to Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 4.257 Acres, James Tennell A-449 & A W Hill A-247 Svys. Bank of America, N.A. to SPT Real Estate Sub III, LLC, w/d, 0.18 of an acre (Pt. Lt. 4, Blk. 5) Lafayette Place Subdvn, Gonzales. Gray, Ellen (Extrx) and Miller, W.T. (Estate) to Lester, Clara Robinette, w/d, Pt. Lts. 2 & 5, Blk. 30, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Edwards, Tyler to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 215.05 Ac W Simpson A-426 & J Dillard A-177. Richards, Patricia Ann to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac B Lockhart A-36. Hubbard, Erwin Douglas to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 Ac J Dillard A-177. Bundick, Wanda Ann to Turner, Brett Lamar, w/d, Lt. 3, Blk. 1, Glovers Subdiv, Town of Smiley; W Small League. Bundick, Wanda Ann to Turner, Brett Lamar, w/d, Pt. Blk. 1 Glovers City of Smiley, W Small A-426. Bundick, Wanda Ann to Turner, Brett Lamar, w/d, Pt. Lt. 11, Blk. 1, V B Colley, City of Small; W Small A-425. Troseth, Eric to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 50.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Eric to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 90.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Christopher to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 50.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Christopher to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 90.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Gail to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 50.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Frank (Dr) to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 90.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Gail to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 90.0 AC P Hope A-252. Troseth, Frank (Dr) to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 50.0 AC P Hope A-252. Beringer, Milton R to Southern Bay Energy LLC, o/l, 50.0 Ac C Williams A-80 Gonzales & A-109 Fayette. June 1-30 Malatek, Kenneth and Malatek, Nonadel to First Strike Services, Inc., w/d, 2.295 Acres, Charles Mason Svy, A-336. Mohrmann Jr., John M. to Mohrmann Jr, John (Trustee) and Mohrmann Jr. Trust, John, w/d, 72.408 Acres, Eli Mitchell Svy, A-337.

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Family tradition

The Floyd family has owned the historic lot at the corner of St. Andrew and North College since Gonzales beginnings. The property got its name from two large cedar trees flanking the house on the property (above). Allen Floyd has rebuilt his store (right) following damage from a severe windstorm last November.

TWIN CEDARS: Owner committed to restoring business

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name because, before there was a store, it was the site of the Floyd family home a home flanked by two large cedar trees. I grew up in Spring Branch, but I remember wed spend several weeks every year here, he said. My dad used to give my brother and I two dollars to go to the Lynn Theater, wed go watch the show

GUADALUPE COUNTY Opposition to a municipal solid waste landfill proposed in northeastern Guadalupe County now includes the Texas Railroad Commission which regulates the states oil and gas industry. RRC District Director Tom Melville said in a May 31 letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that the Railroad Commission has plugged wells on the property where Post Oak Clean Green Inc. proposes to establish a landfill. Plugged wells that are exposed during excavation operations must have a top cement plug respotted to the surface, Melville said.

Railroad Commission joins opponents of landfill site

Unplugged wells exist at the northwest corner of the future landfill. Included with Melvilles letter to the TCEQ are maps showing the locations of oil and gas wells known to have existed on the property where the landfill is proposed. Undocumented wells are common in this area. On past contracts, wells have been found for which the RRC has no records, Melville said. A major concern is that although all permitted wells will be plugged at some time, unpermitted wells will be cut off and left unplugged. The risk of contamination to the groundwater by even a single unaccounted well is too great. Melville goes on to say that the San Antonio district office of the RRC strongly opposes the approval of the Post Oak landfill as the existence of unpermitted wells has been confirmed in the past in this area. These would be a source of groundwater contamination in the long term. To avert this impact, the district office recommends the disapproval of the landfill, Melville said. Jim Blackwell, project manager for Post Oak Clean Green Inc., said he met Wednesday with TCEQ personnel and the possibility of there being undocumented wells on the site is not an overriding concern for the agency. Undocumented wells may be anywhere that oil production exists, Blackwell said. One of the benefits of constructing a landfill is that we excavate 20 to 30 feet before we start the landfill construction; hence, when one excavates to this level and there are any undocumented wells, they most certainly will be found and plugged before the landfill construction begins. Blackwell also pointed out that Norman Funderburg of Post Oak Clean Green Inc. met with Railroad Commission representatives in March. At that time, the Texas Railroad Commission voiced no opposition to the landfill. In fact, they readily agreed to plug the remaining wells and to do so in a timely manner, Blackwell said. Blackwells meeting at TCEQ on Wednesday was held primarily to discuss the agencys second notice of deficiency sent May 31 to Post Oak Clean Green Inc. After reviewing the corporations response to TCEQs first notice of deficiency sent Feb. 27, TCEQ found 40 additional items requiring a response to address deficiencies in the application. The identified items of concern must be addressed prior to our determining the land use compatibility portions of the permit application to be technically complete, said Steve Odil of TCEQs Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section. Odil said the applicant had 54 days from the date of the notice to submit its response. Failure to submit a satisfactory response to each of the noted deficiencies may result in the application being returned due to technical deficiencies, he said. Blackwell said they expect to have the response completed and submitted to TCEQ within about three weeks. Jim Watts of Stop Post Oak Dump said TCEQs second notice of deficiency, listing 40 additional items of concern, shows that the applicant still does not have it right. Dont forget that on the first notice of deficiencies dated Feb. 27 there were a total of 68 issues that were unacceptable to the TCEQ. It makes you wonder how many problems and issues will be of

and then go to the butchers shop, they barbecued there and wed eat til we were full. We thought we were rich. Allen was a commercial diver for more than a decade, then moved into the Merchant Marine. He returned to Gonzales years later to take over the property, which had become a family business. After 39 years of waking up

on something floating, I decided I wanted to try something different, he said. The house had come down in 1962 to be replaced by the store. While the family retained ownership of the property, they leased the store to others to run until Allen returned and bought out the inventory. Its the second recovery from disaster for the store it suffered

heavily in a fire in the 1980s as well. Nonetheless, Floyd said hes determined to stick it out and rebuild his customer base and the neighborhood. Were going to dress the place up good, he said, showing some landscaping plans and showing off a fence hes constructed around one side of the store to shield the unsightly maintenance

area from the street. Well start carrying a few more grocery items to help get the customers in, because we still get a lot of foot traffic. Floyd said hes not the only neighborhood resident whos making improvements. This neighborhood is coming up, he said. I see a lot of people making improvements.

concern if they ever get to Parts 3 and 4 of the permit process, Watts said. Our group, Stop Post Oak Dump, is committed to fight this proposed garbage dump for as long as it takes. With all of the support from the regional water industry, the Railroad Commission of Texas and our elected officials, we will eliminate this threat to Central Texas, Watts said.

Tax amnesty program now underway

Twin Cedars
Now Re Modeled Re Stocked Re Store...d
Corner of College & St. Andrew Come See The Changes

s Allen

AUSTIN Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding businesses they can soon begin clearing up their tax records without penalty and interest when the states Fresh Start tax amnesty period began June 12. The tax amnesty covers taxes and fees that were originally due before April 1. Businesses can file missing tax reports and pay the overdue taxes, or amend and pay previous reports in which they had incorrectly stated a lower amount than was due. The amnesty does not apply to underpaid tax returns (tax that was reported but not paid) or filing periods that businesses have in audit. The amnesty runs through Aug. 17. The Fresh Start amnesty applies to sales tax, franchise tax and other state or local taxes or fees administered by the Comptrollers office, except Public Utility Commission gross receipts assessments. Taxpayers can get details on Rivercity Sportswear was a proud community partner in hosting the Friends of the Fresh Start tax amnesty at Luling Boy Scout Brunch 2012 at the Luling Civic Center Monday. The event was, or presented by the Live Oak District and the Capitol Area Council. (Courtesy photo) by calling 1-800-252-1390.

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CDL DRIVERS WANTED CNH Paving is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL drivers. Hauling belly dumps and home every night. Email - calvinfrank@ -------------------------Nixon-Smiley CISD is accepting applications for an Assistant Maintenance Director at the Smiley Campus. See job details and apply online at -------------------------Plant Openings. Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions. Benefits include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP. Apply in person at: CalMaine foods, Inc., 1680 CR431 or 748 CR 422, Waelder, Texas 78959. MonFriday, 7-4 pm. Tele# 830-540-4105/830540-4684. -------------------------Wanted: Office Manager for small Christian School. Retired teacher or someone with prior school experience preferred. Must have strong computer and leadership skills, be self motivated and versatile. Salary negotiable. Call 830-672-3838 for interview, or email gracechristianacademy@gvec,net.

CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.

Garage Sale on Saturday, June 16 from 8-5 at 712 St. Andrew. Lots of men, womens and kids clothes and etc. -------------------------5-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, 8-? 111 S. College. Mens, women, children clothing, toddler sizes, boys & girls, household items, toys & more. Come get a bargain. No Early Birds!


Lots more household items. Cheap. Also, lg. desk w/swivel chair. 830-203-8529. (0628-12) -------------------------8 ft. Sheet metal brake and 30 Sheet metal sheer for sale. 437-2927; 263-1181. (06-28-12) -------------------------For Sale. Woodgrain panels for Peterbilt. 96-99. $1,000 obo. Call Luis, 830-3390645.(06-28-12) -------------------------Utility trailer, $300; small lawnmower trailer, $50; hog trap, $50; 2 lg. dog cages $25 ea.; baby car seat, stroller, walker, $25 ea.; box of 60 recent DVDs $50 for all. Gonzales. 360-4773699. (06-28-12) -------------------------42-inch riding mower. Excellent condition. $500. 361-2083565.(06-28-12) -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch,


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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


Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. -------------------------Utility trailer. All wired for lights. Current tag. $375. 512-917-4078. (0705-12) -------------------------HOME GROWN TOMATOES. Highway 97 East, next to Green Acres Nursery. 672-2335. --------------------------

Time Warner Cable is hiring for Installation Technicians in Gonzales. This position is responsible for performing cable television installations in customer homes, apartments and commercial properties. Must have a valid TX drivers license and a good driving record. Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with customers and co-workers. Interested applicants must apply online at

Garage Sale Saturday, June 16, 8-1. 160 FM 2091 N. 4th house Greenwood Hills. Mens, Womens (Variety & Plus Sizes), Childrens (Girls) clothes, dishes, toys, linens, TV & household items.

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We are an international company, an industry leader, a friendly place to work, and we have outstanding benefits. Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Clerk will enjoy a variety of challenges with primary responsibility in Accounts Payable. If youre looking for an opportunity to apply your accounting skills and experience, heres what were looking for: High school diploma and knowledge of basic accounting with minimum 1 year full cycle accounts payable experience Strong Excel skills a must; proficient with MS Office (Word; Outlook). Sales tax and 1099 reporting a plus. Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a deadline-oriented environment Able to work independently and as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills
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High School Student, preferable a Junior or Senior with transportation, doing general labor on mini ranch. Mechanically inclined. Mowing grass, painting, cleaning vehicles. $8.00 hour. 830672-7015. -------------------------Full-time positions available, with benefits, for Licensed Vocational Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides. Uniform allowance provided. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------Part-time position available for Floor Technician in Housekeeping Department. Experience Required. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------Part-time position for Van Driver to transport residents on Saturdays. Must have valid license and good driving record. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------BLUEBONNET TRAILS COMMUNITY SERVICES Caldwell/Gonzales Counties. Case Manager MCOT - Position #1025 For more information and to apply please go to --------------------------





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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CITY OF GONZALES GONZALES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, by this instrument, notifies the public of the commencement of the 60 Day Public Comment Period and a PUBLIC HEARING on the following Application that has been presented to the GEDC Board for their consideration. Grant applications are available at City Hall for viewing by the public during the 60 Day Public Comment Period. 1.) Win-Bin Ventures, LLC of Houston, Texas is Requesting GEDC Funding in the Amount of $500,000.00 in Low Interest and Forgivable Loans for the Construction of a 52 Room Interior Corridor Microtel franchised by Wyndham, on Highway 183 North at Carroll Street. The GEDC will hold a Public Hearing on this project the 23rd of July, 2012, at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St., during the Regular Meeting that begins at 6:00pm, to allow for public comment on this project and the proposed expenditure of Type B Sales Tax funds. After consideration and voting by GEDC, the project will go to City Council for their approval of the expenditure of funds at their next meeting. The GEDC encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all GEDC projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Carolyn Gibson, Economic Development Director for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For information, contact the Economic Development office at (830)672-2815 or email


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

Haul off. 830-2038529. (06-28-12). -------------------------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. For Sale: 16X64 2/2, 5 years old, like new. Call 830-6601286 for appt.

2010 Chevy Cobalt. Great Car! Gas Saver. Only $14,988 830-303-4381. -------------------------2009 Toyota Corolla. Awesome car great on gas mileage. $15,055. 830-3051330. -------------------------2008 Dodge Avenger. Only 35K miles. $15,799. 830-3034381.


Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all billls paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921. -------------------------Small house, apartment,mobile home. Reasonable


rent, possibly bills paid. Nixon, Leesville or possibly Belmont. 830-2038529. (Cell phone) (06-28-12) -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255.


2BR furnished Apartment for rent. Call 672-6265 for more information.

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.(0607-12)

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.

Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. (06-28-12) -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. -------------------------LITTLE MISS DAWNS CLEANING SERVICES Residential Commercial RV Cleaning $30.00 Bonded. Ref. #TAR7037872. Have References. Reasonable Rates. Call (512) 508-6221. -------------------------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. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE


Round Bales of Klein Grass $60 each. 512-9174078. -------------------------Hay for sale. Large Bales. $50.00 Call 830-481-4707.


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

Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20 universal rims. $500. 830-8571340. -------------------------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: 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.(6-28-12) -------------------------2005 Chevy Colorado, only 47K miles. $9,999! (830) 3051330. -------------------------2008 Kia Optima, only 14K miles. $13,988. 830-3034381. -------------------------2009 Ford Focus. Great Gas Mileage. $14,495. 830-3051330. --------------------------


3BR furnished house. Call 6726265 for more information. -------------------------3BR/2BA, 318 DeWitt St. $850/ month, $850/deposit. No pets. 830445-9294. -------------------------House for rent in Ottine. 2/1, CA/ CH, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove. Fenced Yard. $750/ month + deposit. Rental History and References Required. Call 830857-0270. -------------------------For Rent in Luling. 3 bed, 1 bath, Central Air & heat. $850/month, $600/ deposit. 830-8323163. Earl Landry. -------------------------In Flatonia. Nice Oilfield Housing, 1 BR Multiple Units. Overnight/ Long Term lease. Equipment, yard/ Warehouse next to property. Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. --------------------------

Free puppies. 1/2 Lab, 1/2 Pyrenees. 8 wks. old. 830-5404485 or 830-2031733.(06-28-12) -------------------------Dog Box. 4 ft. wide, 30 inches tall, 36 in. wide w/6 inch cargo space on top. 2 doors. $300. Call for info, leave number & will call back. 830-540-4063, Harwood. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN) -------------------------FREE Bird cages. 2 grown donkeys, a jack and a jenny. $25.00 each. Call 830-460-0995. -------------------------WANTED: Roping Saddle in good condition. Call Gary at 512-2274712. -------------------------For Sale: 1 & 2 year old Black & Red Brangus Bulls. No papers. Good variety to choose from. 1st come, 1st serve. Will not hold without payment. 830-437-5772. (0628-12) -------------------------Laying Hens, $10.00. 512-7180482. -------------------------Baby guineas. $2.00 each. Multiple colors. 830-540-4063, leave message, will return call. Harwood.


RV For Sale. 33 w/2 slides. Contact Richard, 830-556-6905. -------------------------Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. -------------------------Travel Trailers for rent. Located at J.B. Wells, Gonzales, Texas. Cheaper than motel. Clean, fully furnished, 32 ft. trailers. $300/ a week. Please call for more info & rates. Pug @ 512-9630000 or Dawn @ 512-508-6221.

5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927. (07-05-12) -------------------------Moldboard Plow. 16, 3 bottom, $150. 3 pt. grader blade, $75. Call 830-4814707.

For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Free - 2 6ft. Curio cabinets (need repairs, Cost $300).

OIL COMPANY AND OPERATOR TRUCK LOT FOR LEASE. Have land at intersection of Hwy. 80 and 90A. Space available for up to 12 18 wheelers. Nice RV Park next door. Serious Inquiries Only! 830556-6905, Richard Walker.
Call 672-7100 to place your Help Wanted Ads .


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.


Opportunities at





All Positions Full-time Part-time Flexible Schedules Competitive Wages Now Accepting Applications Please apply in person at
1803 N. St. Joseph Gonzales, Texas 78629

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


For Sale: 2005 Nitro 700 LX with 90 Mercury. Nitro trailer & boat cover. Less than 10 hrs. on motor. $9,500 obo. Call 830-263-1464. -------------------------For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for

Maintenance Position Open

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


Call 672-7100 for a subscription HELP WANTED

A Medical Nursing Staffing Agency

Feed Mill - FM 108 S., Gonzales Production

Day & Night Shifts Available

Looking for RNs, LVNs, CNAs, Sitters, to cover shifts in surrounding areas.


W.B. Farm and Ranch Supply is now hiring

Skills needed. Product Knowledge. Computer Skills(General) Customer Service oriented Class A or B CDL required Full time. Guaranteed! 40 hours per week. Send Resume or Apply in person NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED W.B. Farm and Ranch Supply 2031 Water St. (Hwy. 183 N.) Gonzales, TX 78629


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 Offering $1,000 Bonus If you are interested give Heather a call at

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

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

Truck Driver/Yard

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

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

Office: (361)221-2324 Cell: (361)772-1705

Vocational Nursing Instructors

Victoria College is hiring two VN Instructors for the Allied Health Division Vocational Nursing Program. The positions are available at our VC Gonzales Center and at our Hallettsville VN Program. The positions are Full-time, 12 month, tenure track positions starting August 2012. A current Texas registered RN license with a minimum of four years recent direct patient care nursing experience in adult med/surg. is required. Salary range is $45,000-$50,000 depending on qualifications. Employee benefits include retirement; paid health insurance; group rates for dental, life, and disability insurance; tuition waiver, paid leave, Sec. 125 flex; and a quality work environment. For application details see our website at or contact us at 361-572-2459 in Victoria or at 1-830-672-6251 in Gonzales. EOE.

Victoria College Gonzales Center and Hallettsville VN Program Are now hiring

Caraway Ford Gonzales

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

Look no further... Youll find it in the classified section of The Gonzales Cannon!

Oil Change Technician

**Full Time**

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

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

Help Wanted and Business Related ads Only $5.00 each time up to 25 words. Classified Border ads at great prices! All Classified display and line ads will be put on website at no additional charge! For quotes & to place your ad, Call Sanya today at 830-672-7100 email:

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

Victoria College is hiring part time Instructors for the Workforce and Continuing Edcuation Department in the following fields: Nurse Aid Medication Aid Insurance Coding Medical Assisting For application details see our website at jobsatvc or contact us at 361-572-2459 in Victoria. EOE

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

618B St. Paul Gonzales, Texas 78629

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

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For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------FOR SALE: 4 year old Angus Bull. 830-

875-2524. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks.

Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------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.

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.

Weekly Pool Maintenance now available from Green Acres Outdoors. Call Patrick for your service scheduling. 830-263-1464. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & repairs. 830-4375747. -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates.

Please Call 713203-2814 or 281415-6108. 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 a ppointment. -------------------------Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF

Building. 830-8578070.



K&S Storage Units 922 St. Peter, Gonzales, Texas. Units are available for rent with specials. Call 830-445-9583 or 830-857-3505 for details.

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4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------Home for Sale. 4/1 on large tree shaded corner lot, close to schools. Need some work. $49,500. 830-8574974 or 830-6727405. -------------------------4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Swimming pool. Great neighborhood. Close to schools. Call 830857-1576. -------------------------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.

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 June 10, 2012

HUGE ABSOLUTE (unreserved) farming/construction equipment auction. Friday, June 29th. Ritchies Bros St. Louis site: 2436 Old Country Inn Drive, Caseyville. Details: or 1-855-331-5842

FREIGHT UP = More $$$. New Pay Package, 83.75 ACRES, Del Rio/Sonora. Rugged hills new KW conventionals, 2 Months CDL Class-A and canyons. Native, exotic game. Several tracts Driving Experience. 1-877-258-8782 to choose from at $895/acre, low down payment, GOOD NEWS COMPANY drivers: Only 9.9% financing, 20 years or TX Vet financing. 6-months experience needed. New trucks 1-800-876-9720.


Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
3BD/2BA, handyman special...............$43,000 3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 Park Place: Exceptional Home .......$335,000. 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 2 Investment homes, rented. $47,500, $30,000 1618 St.St. 4 bd.,Homelot,................... $70,000 Peter - Pendingextra lot.... $69,000 and College xtra 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 90Abd., New: Like new home + 2 acs., Hwy. 3 E, Sold ..........................................................$177,000 beautiful property..................................$258,000 Hwy.Water St.-commercial/rental.................... 90 A East, 3 bd., 2 ba., 7 acs, $150,000 1602 Sold ...........................................................$135,000 2342 FM 108, Vincent, ....................$265,000 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 New: 1720 St. 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 Lot - Live Oak......................................$8,000 312 Cr. Michael,,3Lakefront + ,3 bd., 507 St. Rd. 471 bd., 2 ba................$78,000 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 Land 14 Acres, Hwy. 90A East...................$115,000 Sold Land 90 A East, 35 acs., + home...............$400,000 11.2 acs.,acs., East Gonzales CT Hwy 90. GastRA Co....$4,500/Ac. CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. New: 33 CT CONT trees................ CRacs., wooded, hills, game, tanks $87,500 70 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RA ...........................................................$420,000 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 58 acs., trees, homesite.................$4,990/Ac. 61 acs., perfectpotential, edge of town.............. Sale Pending .....................................................$12,000/Ac., 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10Shirley Breitschopf acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. 830-857-4142 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 Lynnette Cooper 8.7 acs., city limits........................$120,000 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. ...................................................$12,000/Ac. Carol Hardcastle

DRIVERS pets/passenger policy. Newer equipment. 100% 25 DRIVER TRAINEES needed! Learn to drive NO touch. 1-800-528-7825 for Werner Enterprises! Earn $800 per week! EDUCATION No experience needed. Local CDL training. Job AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become ready in 15 days. 1-888-734-6710 an aviation maintenance tech. FAA approved AVERITT IS LOOKING for CDL-A Driv- training. Financial aid if qualified, housing ers! Great, low-cost benefits package and available, job placement assistance. Call Aviaweekly hometime. 4 months T/T experience tion Institute of Maintenance, 1-888-886-7315 r e q u i r e d . A p p l y n ow ! 1 - 8 8 8 - 3 6 2 - 8 6 0 8 , AT T E N D C O L L E G E O N L I N E f r o m EOE Home. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, OWNER OPERATORS $2500 Sign-on Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Combonus. Dedicated runs, Class CDL-A, Great- puter available. Financial aid if qualified. care plan options for health care, retirement, SCHEV certified. Call 1-888-205-8920, wellness and business services. 1-866-817- 2013; HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA graduate in 4 DRIVERS- $2000 SIGN ON bonus. Get weeks! Free brochure! Call now! 1-866-562miles/home weekends, SW regional. Top 3650, ext. 55. pay/benefits, paid orientation and training! HEALTH 3-month OTR and CDL required. 1-800-5451351; TAKE VIAGRA/ CIALIS? Save $500.00! Get DRIVERS 100% owner operator company. 40 100mg/20mg pills for only $99+4-bonus Regional and dedicated. Home weekly, pills free! #1 male enhancement, discreet Class A CDL. with 1 year experience. Call shipping. Blue pill now! Call 1- 888-395-8456 1-888-377-7537 HELP WANTED
DRIVERS-NEW REFRIGERATED & Dry Van Freight. Daily or weekly pay! Quarterly safety bonus, flexible hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 1-800-4149569 LOOMIX FEED supplements is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 1-800-8700356 or to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area.

a r r i v i n g d a i l y, p e t s we l c o m e , n e w p a y 140 ACRES RANCHES, near Ruidoso, NM. plan. O/Os lease-purchase drivers needed. From $879/AC. Electric, gravel roads, good CDL-A; 1-888-440-2465, views, great owner financing, close to National YOU GOT THE DRIVE, we have the direction. Forest. Hitchingpost Land Company. 1-877-289OTR drivers, APU Equipped, Pre-Pass, EZ-pass, 6650, $ 1 0 6 M O N T H B U Y S l a n d f o r R V, MH or cabin. Gated entry, $690 down, ($6900/10.91%/7yr) 90 days same as cash, Guaranteed financing, 1-936-377-3235 ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VIEW Lake Medina/Bandera, 1/4 acre tract, central W/S/E, RV/motor home/house, OK only $830 down, $235 month (12.91%/10yr), Guaranteed financing, more information call 1-830-460-8354 AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guaranteed financing with 10% down. Lots starting as low as $6900, Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265 3 TRACKS TOTALING 693 acres in Reeves County, 15 miles North Pecos, river frontage. Call Jack 1-214-755-6224

STEEL BUILDINGS perfect for homes & garages. Lowest prices, make offer and low monthly payment on remaining cancelled orders: 20x24, 25x30, 30x44, 35x60 Call 1-800-991-9251 ask for Nicole.

WEEKEND GETAWAY available on Lake Fork, Lake Livingston or Lake Medina. Rooms fully furnished! Gated community with clubhouse, swimming pool and boat ramps. Call for more information: 1-903-8787265, 1-936-377-3235 or 1-830-460-8354

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Lot - Live Oak..................................$8,000 You can reach our staff by calling: 401 St. George-approx. 3400 sq. ft................. Phone: 830-672-2522 .......................................................$170,000 Shirley Breitschopf Lynnette Cooper Carol Hardcastle - 830-857-3517 Jymmy K. Davis - 512-921-8877

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rentals for the oil/gas industry. Expert & fast construction of office/warehouse/shop. HOMES
vGONZALES 3/2 new construction, 707 St. Francis...........$199,500 vGONZALES 3/1, 108 1/2 St. Francis St................................$40,000 vGONZALES 3/2.5, 1714 Gardien St.......REDUCED........$240,000 vGONZALES 1006 Seydler St., 2 bed/2 bath, on 2 acres..........$120,500

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vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas income, Ranching/Investment.....................................................$750,000 vGONZALES 28 acres, 2 story, 3BR, 2 Bath custom built home..... .................................................................................................$375,000

vWAELDER- 10 acres, has utilities.......................................$65,000 vREDROCK Good homesite, hunting, and investment opportunity. Property includes producing oil well with $24K annual production revenue and Seller will negotiate the sale of mineral rights...........$895,000

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672 CR 447 Waelder, TX 78959


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sales tax growth remains strong among area cities

Cannon News Services

The Cannon

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AUSTIN A number of area cities continued to see strong gains in their shares of the monthly state sales tax revenues as Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced June allocations this week. Combs said state sales tax revenue in May was $2.09 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to May 2011. This marks 26 consecutive months of sales tax growth, Combs said. As the recovery continues, the year-to-year rate of growth is stabilizing. Collections remain strong in the oil and natural gas-related sectors as well as other segments of the Texas economy such as the restaurant industry. Three of Gonzales Countys four municipal entities again saw sharp increases in their share of the state sales tax. The City of Gonzales will get a June check for $186,864, up more than 37 percent. For the year, Gonzales has been refunded $1.188 million, a 47.72 percent growth over 2011 figures. Gonzales numbers are based on a 1.5 percent tax rate. Nixon and Smiley also continue to see strong growth. Nixons June check for $24,261 represents a 52.32 percent increase, while Smiley saw a 123.92 percent increase with its June check for $2,380. Waelder saw a slight decline of 2.25 per-

cent in May and will receive a June check for $1,924. Cuero continues to lead cities in the region in sales-tax growth. That citys June allocation of $207,032 represents a 53.97 percent increase over last year. For the year to date, Cueros total is $1.319 million, up 45 percent over 2011 based on a 2 percent tax rate. Lavaca County also continues to see growth. Yoakums June check for $104,008 is a 29.96 percent increase over 2011 figures, while Shiner saw a 36.63 percent jump for a check of $26,445. Moulton will receive a check for $9,975, a 25.38 percent increase, while Hallettsville had an increase of nearly two percent and wil receive a June check for $76,264. In Caldwell and Fayette counties, growth was not as sharp but remained D&G Automotive and Diesel recently made a donation to the Main Street Sumsteady. Lockhart will receive a June check mer Concert Series. Pictured are (from left): Keaton Glass, Linda Glass, Debbie for $149,080, a 5.8 percent increase. Toliver, Barbara Friedrich and Krystal Voigt. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) Lulings check for $114,140 is an increase of nearly five percent over 2011 figures, while Flatonias June check for $15,924 is a decrease of nerly five percent over last year. Combs will send June local sales tax allocations totaling $514.1 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 9.7 percent compared to June 2011. The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in April.

Main Street Donation

1330 North College Street, Gonzales, Texas NOW enrolling students Pre-Kinder (4 yr old) through 5th Grade for the 2012-2013 school year. If you are interested in providing your child with an outstanding quality Christian education please call us at 830672-3838 or 512-738-2232 for more information.
We OFFER: aSmall Class Sizes aCertified Teachers aEXCELLENT Stanford Achievement Test Scores aComputer & other Enrichment Classes


East Avenue Donation

Principal Christi Leonhardt from East Avenue Primary is pictured with manager, Amanda Ybarra, and assistant manager Liz Alvarez from Dollar General. The store collected goodies with the help of the community, resulting in 258 goodie bags being given to East Avenue kindergarten students. (Courtesy photo)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Special Invitation For You...

to Celebrate the

Grand Opening of our

New Customer Care Store

Now in Gonzales!
Wednesday, June 20 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 427 St. George Street

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drawing winners

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What a Dad!

1st Place Bobby Morgan & Grace Morgan (age 8 years) My dad is loving. I couldnt be who I am if I didnt have my dad. My Dad works everyday to keep me happy and healthy. My Dad keeps me safe. I love playing with my Dad especially outside. My Dad can never be topped. I love my Dad!

3rd Place Paige Speer Rankin and her father Larry Speer The love between a father and daughter A love like no other!!

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Father Ruben Gonzales and Son Tyler Gonzales. My dad is my best friend. Always here when I need him. I love Dad!
Victor Casares, Sissy & Nina Casares In Loving Memory of Victor Casares. We love & miss you dearly. Dad not a day goes by that I dont think about you! This will be my first Fathers Day without you & it wont be the same but I will keep your memory alive for Sissy!

Happy Fathers Day Mr. Clark Sampleton A hard working man, rain or sun, cold or snow, a man walk to work everyday. You took care of your Family. You are the breadwinner of the Family, although you are not here with us, We will always love you. Your 4 children, God Bless Pastor George Sampleton, Mary Ruth, Linda Irene & Jonnie Marie

Give Dad the day off!

David Noahubi and Blake (2 years old) My daddy is the greatest daddy in the world. He works really hard and I love when he is off of work, we stay home together and play with all my cars and tractors. I love when daddy takes me riding in his truck and we listen to music, he always drives me by the yellow buss, he says I get to ride one when I start school! Me and my mom are gonna make sure he has a good day Sunday. Happy Fathers Day Daddy, we Julianna Rankin and Dad Tray Rankin love you. No greater love! Blake Noahubi (With help from mom)

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My Daddy is the best daddy a little girl could ever ask for - he works hard so he can buy me and my mommy things. He takes me to the lake and spends time with me and makes me laugh. I love my daddy!!!! Happy Fathers Day Daddy, I love you!!!
Love your little girl Tenley (TRAM) and mommy and my baby Sister!
David & Tenley Matias

Jeff & Caroline Corby Why my Daddy is special to me: *He wakes me with kisses. *He loves to play with me. *He sings beautiful songs to me. *He always makes sure Im safe & happy. *He loves me & Mommy so very, very much.

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Thank you to these businesses for donating such wonderful gifts for the Fathers Day Contest. Edwards Furniture Store - Oil Field Painting 703 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629 - 830-672-2911 Scott Dierlam State Farm Insurance - Bag of State Farm Goodies 1212 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX 78629 - 830-672-9661 Halamicek Auto Supply - Metal Coca Cola Thermometer 626 St. Joseph, Gonzales, TX 78629 - Eddie Halamicek - 830-672-3017 Sonic Drive In - Coupons 1803 St. Joseph St., Gonzales, TX 78629 - 830-672-7090 Gonzales Cannon - Schlitterbahn Tickets 618 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629 - 830-672-7100

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The Great Outdoors

Cannon News Services ATHENS The five state-operated fish hatcheries in Texas generally have one job: to produce fish for stocking into Texas waters. But the record-breaking drought of 2011 was a game-changer for Texas in many ways, including how Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) uses its fish hatcheries. One, the Dundee State Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls, actually had to suspend operation because of lack of water. Two fish hatcheries added new activities to their ongoing sportfish production responsibilities. The Possum Kingdom State Fish Hatchery used one pond to hold two species of minnows from the upper Brazos River in case it went dry. The A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery in San Marcos improved a small portion of their incubation room to hold mussels that might be lost to dried-up rivers or highway bridge construction. In both cases the purpose is the same: to provide a refuge for species threatened by natural conditions or human activities until they can be safely returned to the wild. The smalleye shiner (Notropis buccula) and sharpnose shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus) are found nowhere in the world besides the Brazos River. They have been dealt nearfatal blows by humans and by nature. A string of dams in the mid-section of the Brazos River took away the ability of the species semibuoyant eggs to drift downstream for 50 or more miles while they hatch and grow into small fry. Changes in water quality and water flows in the Lower Brazos contributed to the fish disappearing from that stretch. Then came the record heat and intense drought of 2011, and the last remaining stronghold of the shiners, the Upper Brazosthe Salt Fork, the Double Mountain Fork and the North Fork of the Double Mountain stopped flowing. These fish live only two years, and they dont reproduce when there is not flowing water to spawn in, said Kevin Mayes, a TPWD fisheries biologist with the Rivers Studies program headquartered at the Texas Rivers Center in San Marcos. We had no idea what was coming in 2012, so the decision was made to capture shiners from shrinking pools in the Upper Brazos, hold them at the Possum Kingdom hatchery over the winter, and stock them into the Lower Brazos. Mayes worked with Dr. Gene Wilde, professor of biology at Texas Tech University, to coordinate collection and transport of the shiners and to be sure water conditions at the hatchery were suitable. Wilde has been working with the fish since 1996 and has published several scientific papers on the two species. They live in fairly salty water in the Brazos, but they are pretty adaptable, Wilde said. Even though they live in water that has half the concentration of salt as sea water, they can handle the switch to fresher water pretty well. That adaptability may be the key to the effort to establish a second population of the fish in the Lower Brazos to serve as a safety net for the species if the Upper Brazos forks go completely dry. On May 29, 2012, Mayes and fisheries technician Steve Boles trucked some 700 healthy, lively, readyto-spawn shiners from the Possum Kingdom hatchery to the Farm-to-Market 485 crossing west of Hearne. Mayes and Boles ferried the shiners down a steep, slippery bank in buckets and an ice chest and mixed river water with the hauling water. Then, for the first time in years, smalleye and sharpnose shiners swam in the Lower Brazos. Mayes said stocking the shiners into the Lower Brazos at least gives them a fighting chance. The Middle Brazos has been impacted by fish kills from golden alga, and we dont think the reaches between dams in the Middle Brazos are long enough to allow the fish to fulfill their life cycle, he explained. We have hundreds of miles below the last dam on the Lower Brazos. We are hoping to get them kickstarted down here so if we need to we can take them from down here to restock the Upper Brazos, or use them for research to learn how to spawn them in captivity. Saving the fish may prove to be important in ways we do not yet understand, says Wilde. In most years, these are the most abundant fish in the Brazos, he said. They are the basis of the food

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Texas hatcheries refuges for imperiled species

TPWD fisheries technician Steve Boles (left) and biologist Kevin Mayes stock smalleye and sharpnose shiners from the Upper Brazos into the Lower Brazos near Hearne. The shiners were overwintered in the Possum Kingdom State Fish Hatchery when the Upper Brazos stopped flowing during the drought of 2011. (Photo by Larry D. Hodge, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) chain, which is important to people who fish for bass or catfish. There is nothing to take their place. If they go away, we dont know what will happen to other species of fish in the river, or how water quality will be affected. All these things are interrelated. Ultimately the fish will make the last call. They will tell us how well the river is doing, Mayes said.

Texas Weekly Fishing Report

GULF COAST REGION NORTH SABINE - Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. Trout are good in the river on shad. SOUTH SABINE - Trout are fair to good under birds, slicks and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Redfish are good on the Louisiana shoreline on shad and Gulps. BOLIVAR - Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass on live bait. TRINITY BAY - Trout are good for drifters working shell and slicks on live bait and plastics. Trout are good at the spillway on plastics and shrimp. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and live bait. WEST GALVESTON BAY - Trout are good at the jetty on shad and croakers. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY - Trout are fair to good along the Ship Channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sheepshead are fair around the rocks on shrimp. FREEPORT - Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp and MirrOlures. Trout and Spanish mackerel are good in the surf on live bait. Trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay. Red snapper and kingfish are good offshore. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair on Brown Cedar Flats on mullet. WEST MATAGORDA BAY - Trout are good on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are good on topwaters and live shrimp in Oyster Lake. PORT OCONNOR - Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are good at the jetty on croakers. ROCKPORT - Trout are fair to good in the guts and channels on freelined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass on live croakers. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats on topwaters and Gulps. PORT ARANSAS - Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are good in the surf on topwaters and croakers. Red snapper, ling and kingfish are good offshore. CORPUS CHRISTI - Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp. Trout are good in the surf on croakers. BAFFIN BAY - Trout are good on topwaters, Gulps and live bait around rocks and grass. Trout are fair to good while drifting the spoils on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish are good at Yarborough on gold spoons and Gulps. PORT MANSFIELD - Trout are good on topwaters around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on shrimp, Gulps and small topwaters. Offshore is good for red snapper and kingfish. SOUTH PADRE - Trout are good while drifting spoils on live bait in South Bay and on the flats near the causeway. Redfish are good on the sand and grass on Gulps under a popping cork. Trout, redfish, tarpon and Spanish mackerel have shown at the jetty. PORT ISABEL - Trout and redfish are fair to good at Airport Cove on topwaters and soft plastics. Trout are good on the edges of the flats on topwaters, DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp. SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS REGION BRAUNIG - Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms in reeds. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty and dam. Redfish are good down rigging spoons near the jetty and dam. Channel and blue catfish are good on liver, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. CALAVERAS - Water clear. Black bass are fair on minnows. Striped bass are fair on chicken livers and shad along the shoreline. Redfish are good on live bait along the crappie wall and the dam. Channel catfish are good on liver and shad near the railroad trestle. Blue catfish are fair on shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow. CHOKE CANYON - Water clear; 7882 degrees; 12.86 low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and large soft plastic worms. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow. COLETO CREEK - Water fairly clear; 1.93 low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics and perch colored topwaters. Striped bass are fair on minnows. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow. FALCON - Water stained; 8185 degrees; 31.28 low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat LTraps. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are very good on frozen shrimp under birds. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not. PRAIRIES AND LAKES REGION BASTROP - Water stained; 7882 degrees. Black bass are fair to good on Senkos, jigs and drop shot rigs. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows over brush. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers. FAYETTE - Water stained. Black bass are fair on topwaters and buzzbaits early, and on chartreuse soft plastics over grass. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and perch.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gonzales shooting team third at state competition

Cannon News Services The Gonzales Shooting Team competed in the Ag Clays 381 State Competition at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on June 4&5. Gonzales had three teams and several individuals for a total of 14 students that competed in both the Trap Shoot and Sporting Clays events. Over 500 individuals competed from all over the state. Each event consisted of shooting 100 clays at a range of 12 stations in Sporting Clays and five stations in Trap. Teams can consist of up to four members, but only the top three scores were tabulated for the group. The All-Female Trap Team members were Bryn McNabb, Brittney Pakebusch, Allison Raley and Brie Schauer. The team placed third with a score of 269. The Mixed Gender Trap Team members were Ross Hendershot, Luke Tinsley, Ty Tinsley and Kaily Zumwalt, and they finished eighth with a score of 253. The All-Male Trap Team members were Matt Hillman, JT Miller, Richard Thiele and Ralston Williams, and they placed 11th with a score of 271. Jace Ehrig and Kortney Wishert also competed individually. Receiving the highest Trap scores for Gonzales was Hillman with a 94 for the males and Schauer with a 92 for the females. The All-Female Sporting Clay Team placed third with a score of 203 and the All-Male Team was 14th with a score of 204. The Mixed Gender Team, which included Wishert instead of Zumwalt, was 14th with a score of 204. Miller had the male high score with a 90 in Sporting Clays

President hired as new AD at Waelder High

Cannon News Services David President has selected as the new Waelder athletic director and head boys basketball coach. President, who signed his contract in Waelder on Tuesday, was chosen over the other 80-plus applicants seeking the position at the Class 1A school. He takes over for previous athletic director and head basketball coach Jarvin Hall, who left Waelder to become the head boys basketball coach at Class 5A San Antonio Holmes. President comes from Marble Falls ISD where he was an assistant boys basketball coach at Marble Falls High School. The Mustangs went 6-26 last season after finishing second place in District 25-4A in 2011, when they made it to the area round before losing to Boerne Champion, 58-56.

The Gonzales All Female Shooting Team took third place in both the Clays and Trap events at the Ag Clays 381 State Competition last week in San Antonio. Pictured above with their Trap banner are team members Allison Raley, Brittney Pakebusch, Bryn McNabb and Brie Schauer with TPWD representative Charlie Wilson. The group is shown below with their Clay banner. (Courtesy photos)

YRA: Schedule of events runs through Sunday morning

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Youth Rodeo Association 2012 State Finals Schedule

FIRST GO Wednesday Night, Thursday Morning and Thursday Night Positions will be drawn. SECOND GO Friday and Saturday. Positions will be drawn. If you qualified for the Finals in 1 through 7 position in the events, you will run Saturday Wednesday Night (Beginning at 6 p.m.) Chute Dogging; Pee Wee Poles; Sub Jr. Poles; Jr. Girls Poles; Sr. Girls Poles; Sub Jr. Boys Tiedown; Jr. Boys Tiedown; Sr. Boys Tiedown; Sub Jr. Goats; Jr. Girls Goats; Sr. Girls Goats Thursday Morning (Beginning at 10 a.m.) Pee Wee Barrels; Sub Jr. Barrels; Jr. Girls Barrels; Sr. Girls Barrels; Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway; Sub Jr. Girls Breakaway; Jr. Girls Breakaway; Sr. Girls Breakaway; Jr. Boys Breakaway Thursday Evening (Beginning at 6 p.m.) Calf Riding; Steer Riding; Sub Jr. Ribbons; Jr. Ribbons; Girls Ribbons; Sr. Ribbons; Pee Wee 8s; Sub Jr. 8s; Jr. Girls 8s; Steer Wrestling; Team Roping Friday Morning (Beginning at 10 a.m.) Chute Dogging; Pee Wee Poles; Sub Jr. Poles; Jr. Girls Poles; Sr. Girls Poles; Sub Jr. Boys Tiedown; Jr. Boys Tiedown; Sr. Boys Tiedown; Pee Wee Barrels; Sub Jr. Barrels; Jr. Girls Barrels; Sr. Girls Barrels; Sub Jr. Ribbons; Jr. Ribbons; Girls Ribbons; Sr. Ribbons; Pee Wee 8s; Sub Jr. 8s; Jr. Girls 8s; Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway; Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway; Jr. Girls Breakaway; Sr. Girls Breakaway; Jr. Boys Breakaway; Sub Jr. Goats; Jr. Girls Goats; Sr. Girls Goats; Team Roping; Parent Ribbon Roping; Roping Jackpots; Match Roping Saturday Morning (Beginning at 10 a.m.) Calf Riding; Steer Riding; Chute Dogging; Pee Wee Poles; Sub Jr. Poles; Jr. Girls Poles; Sr. Girls Poles; Sub Jr. Boys Tiedown; Jr. Boys Tiedown; Sr. Boys Tiedown; Pee Wee Barrels; Sub Jr. Barrels; Jr. Girls Barrels; Sr. Girls Barrels; Sub Jr. Ribbons; Jr. Ribbons; Girls Ribbons; Sr. Ribbons; Pee Wee 8s; Sub Jr. 8s; Jr. Girls 8s; Steer Wrestling; Sub Jr. Boys Breakaway; Sub Jr. Girls Breakaway; Jr. Girls Breakaway; Sr. Girls Breakaway; Sub Jr. Goats; Jr. Girls Goats; Sr. Girls Goats; Team Roping; Pool Party; Dance. Sunday Morning 9 a.m. - Breakfast 10 a.m. - Church service and Awards ceremony

Regulators Take Second

and Raley had the highest female score with a 69. The Shooting Team would like to thank all of their sponsors for helping with the expenses involved with participating and preparing for the event. Sponsors included: Sage Capital

Bank, Johnson Oil Company and Tiger Tote Food Stores, GVEC, Schauer Farms, Tinsley Ranch, D&G Automotive and Diesel, Southern Clay Products, Fehner & Son Grain Co., Schmidt and Sons Inc., Lester Farms, Allens Body

Tech, SAWS, Ray and Sharon Raley, Harding Pump, and Adams Extract. A big thank you also goes out to Ag sponsor Robert Washington and all the parents who worked with the team throughout the year.

The Regulators, a Gonzales-based team, finished in second place at the Yoakum Tom-Tom Softball Tournament. Team members include Randall Mikesh, Tel Lindemann, Trey Greathouse, David Matias, Keith Zimmerman, John Henry Wilkerson, Tubby Wilkerson, Eric Linebrink, Joe Canales, Brian Martinez, Manuel Magallanes, Donnie Leak, Garvin Mikesh, Kevin Martinez and David Schautteett. (Courtesy photo)

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

CYFL registration to be held tonight at Victoria College

Registration for the Crossroads Youth Football League (CYFL) will be held Thursday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Victoria College Gonzales Campus. Children will be fitted for equipment and uniforms during registration, so please make sure your child is present if all possible. An official copy of your childs birth certificate will be needed to be given to the league. All players must provide birth record for age verification, so please have it present at registration or you will not be allowed to register without it. Cost of registration is $175. Parents have the options of paying the fee in total, paying $85 and selling a book of raffle tickets or paying $10 and selling two books of raffle tickets. Raffle money is due at equipment pickup. You can pre-register online at If you have any questions about online registration, contact Gary Clack 361-275-1156. Father/Son Basketball Tourney A Father and Son Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 17. Divisions will be 3-on-3 for fathers and sons 18+, 2-on-2 fathers and sons grades 9-12, 2-on-2 fathers and sons grades 7-8, and fathers and sons grades 5-6. Entry fee for 3-on-3 is $50 and $40 for 2-on-2. For more information on playing times and sites, call Johnny Ross Hunt at 830557-3956. St. Paul Basketball Camp The Shiner St. Paul Basketball Camp will be held June 18-21 at the St. Paul High School Gym for players in grades 1-12. Grades 1-4 will go from 8-9 a.m. and grades 5-8 will go from 9-10 in the fundamentals camp. Grades 9-12 will have position camp from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost of the camp is $30, and forms need to be mailed to Cardinal Basketball Camp, Attention: Coach Dana Beal, PO Box 1131, Shiner, TX 77984. Make checks payable to Dana Beal. St. Paul Volleyball Camp The Shiner St. Paul Volleyball Camp will be held June 18-21 at the St. Paul Gym for players in grades 3-12. Grades 3-6 will have camp from 1-3 p.m.; grades 6-8 will go from 3-5 p.m. and 9-12 will go from 5:308:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50 and forms need to be

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mailed to Cardinal Volleyball Camp, Attention: Coach Dana Beal, PO Box 1131, Shiner, TX 77984. Make checks payable to Dana Beal. Lady Apaches Softball Camp The Gonzales Lady Apache Softball Camp will be June 18-20 at Lady Apache Field for players who will be in grades 3-9 for the 2012-13 school year. Incoming grades 3-6 will go from 9-10:30 a.m. and 7-9 will go from 11-12:30 p.m. Cost for the camp is $30 per camper. Campers will need to be dressed in a comfortable T-shirt, shorts or pants, cleats, glove and bat if you have one. There will be individual daily instruction on base running, throwing, fielding and hitting. Awards will be given out daily and water will be provided. Checks need to made payable to Lady Apache Softball Club and should be mailed along with applications to Gonzales Lady Apaches Softball Camp, 1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, Texas 78639. For more information, contact coach Holli Hatcher at 512-964-6308. Apache Baseball Camp The Gonzales Apaches Baseball non-varsity camp will be held on June 18-20 at T.E. Burrows Field at the high school for incoming grades 3-9. Incoming players in grades 3-6 will go from 9-10:45 a.m. and grades 7-9 will have camp from 11 until 12:45 p.m. Campers will need to dress in comfortable Tshirt, shoes, cleated shoes, socks and bats and gloves (if you have them). Camp highlights will be daily instruction by the Apache coaching staff on pitching and hitting drills. The cost is $30 per camper. Applications need to be mailed to Gonzales Apache Baseball Camp, 1801 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX 78629. If you have any questions, contact GHS baseball coach Larry Wuthrich at 830-672-6641. Half Moon Fun Run set for July The 33rd Annual Half Moon Holidays Fun Run will be held July 7 at Green Dickerson Park in Shiner. There will be 5K Run/ Walk, 10K run and Kids K Run/Walk for runners/ walkers under the age of 10. Registration fee is $25 if registered before June 19

and $30 after. On-site registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race will start at 7:30. All entrants will get a T-shirt. Checks need to be made payable to St. Paul Booster Club. Forms are available online at www.shinertx. com/halfmoon and need to be mailed to Dana Beal, PO Box 1131, Shiner, TX 77984. Participants can also register online at www. For more information, contact Beal at or call 361-7728831. Apache Basketball Camp The Gonzales Apache Basketball non-varsity Camp will be held July 1012, from 10 a.m. to noon at the GHS Special Events Center. The camp is for players who will be in grades 5-9 for the 2012-13 school year. Cost of the camp will be $30. Campers will need to dress in T-shirts, shorts and basketball shoes. Number of registrants is limited so please return application and fee by July 6 to assure proper shirt size for the camp T-shirt. Applications need to be mailed to Gonzales Apache Basketball Camp, 1801 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Checks need to be made payable to Apache Basketball Club. If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Lopez at 830-672-6641. Apache Football Camp The Gonzales Apache Football non-varsity camp will be held July 24-26, from 9-11:30 a.m., at the high school practice field for students who are incoming grades 1-9. The camp will be run by the Gonzales varsity and junior high coaches. Campers should dress in a comfortable T-shirt, shoes, socks and cleated shoes (if you have them). The campers will be instructed daily in running, blocking, tackling, strength building, agility, quickness and special-teams play. There will also be punt, pass and kick competition, 40-yard dash, team competition and annual Watermelon bowl. Every camper will receive a T-shirt. The cost is $30 per camper and checks need to be payable to GHS Lettermans Club. Applications need to be mailed to Gonzales Apache Football Camp, 1801 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX 78629 For more information, contact coach Ricky Lock at 830-672-6641.

Scramble Winners

Shown above is the first place team at the recent Wednesday Night Scramble held at Independence Park Golf Course in Gonzales. The team consisted of Chad Ham, James Kahanek, John Haverlin and Steve Petty. The second place team (below) was Jeremy Parsons, Jason Parsons, Aaron Burek, and Mike Moe. Not pictured is Brian Mitchell. (Courtesy photo)

Area All-District Teams

District 28-3A All-District Baseball Team District 28-1A All-District Softball Co-Most Valuable Player: Jordan Boothe, senior, Cuero; Logan Goebel, junior, Cuero Newcomer of the Year: Austin Johnson, sophomore, Cuero Coach of the Year: Scott Holder, Cuero First Team Pitchers: Adam Hunter, senior, Yoakum; Elijah Englemann, junior, Pleasanton; Joey Gonzales, senior, Pleasanton; Rudy Mendoza, sophomore, La Vernia; Brayden Sievers, junior, Cuero Catchers: Dustin Ohrt, junior, Cuero; Brice Lauer, junior, Yoakum 1st Base: Jacob Landt, junior, Pleasanton 2nd Base: Justin Trevino, Sophomore, La Vernia Shortstop: Timmy Blakeney, sophomore, Yoakum 3rd Base: Blake McCracken, junior, Yoakum Outfield: Clint Davis, sophomore, Cuero; Hogan Lauer, senior, Yoakum; Tyler Morgan, junior, Gonzales; Seth Schoenert, senior, La Vernia Utility: Reagan Jacobs, sophomore, Yoakum DH: Colton Jacob, senior, Cuero Second Team Pitchers: Tyler Janota, junior, Gonzales; Colby Sims, sophomore, La Vernia; Ruben Reyes, senior, Poteet Catcher: Colton Parrish, freshman, La Vernia 1st Base: Reid Schiffbaur, freshman, Cuero 2nd Base: Jacob Arevalo, sophomore, Pleasanto Shortstop: Zach Jackson, senior, Pleasanton 3rd Base: Grant Jackson, freshman, Pleasanton Outfield: Brenton Bouchillon, senior, Pleasanton; Jake Mickaels, senior, Pleasanton; Justin Kremling, junior, Cuero; Charlie Kappmeyer, senior, La Vernia; Keith Ratley, junior, Yoakum Utility: Jeff Harrison, senior, Yoakum DH: Rey Talamantz, senior, Pleasanton Co-Most Valuable Player: Courtney Mica, senior, Flatonia; Alyssa Reyes, junior, Ganado Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Williams, junior, Flatonia; Kristen Schacherl, sophomore, Shiner Defensive Player of the Year: Georgi Garza, junior, Ganado Co-Newcomer of the Year: Tamera Hajek, freshman, Shiner; Taylor Mirelez, freshman, Ganado First Team Katherine Steinhauser, sophomore, Flatonia; Alexandra Bruns, senior, Flatonia; Ashley Bridges, sophomore, Ganado; Katy Diaz, junior, Ganado; Jenny Vesely, senior, Ganado; Lindsay Kocian, sophomore, Ganado; Kelsey Pilat, junior, Moulton; Casie Zimmermann, senior, Moulton; Michaela Bram, senior, Louise; Kaleigh Kutac, senior, Louise; Megan Chumchal, sophomore, Shiner; Juliana Rankin, sophomore, Shiner; Ryah Michalec, senior, Shiner; Hanna Koenning, junior, Shiner Second Team Crystal Rodriguez, sophomore, Flatonia; Brooke Migl, sophomore, Flatonia; Abigail Schacherl, junior, Flatonia; Kylie Mica, freshman, Flatonia; Emma Weschler, junior, Ganado; Shelby Luera, sophomore, Ganado; Megan Mitchon, junior, Moulton; Kendall Kristynik, sophomore, Moulton; Jordan Pietsch, senior, Shiner; Stacey Perez, senior, Shiner Academic All District Flatonia Alex Bruns, Kaci Pavlicek, Abigail Schacherl, Katie Steinhauser, Chandler Fike, Jaycee Fike, Maecie Mikulenka Ganado Jenny Vesely, Amber Garza, Alyssa Reyes, Georgi Garza, Ashley Bridges Louise RaeAnna Appling, Hannah Foster, Amber Lutringer, Karina Cardenas, Ashley Lutringer, Michaela Bram, Kaleigh Kutac, Diana Garcia, Desirea Vasquez

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Shiner St. Paul has finished high in the Texas Association of Parochial and Private Schools (TAPPS) Henderson Cup standings for the last three years. But last year and this year, they finished in the highest place First. The honor was announced when TAPPS held their annual June meeting and All Star and Awards Banquet in San Antonio on Friday. Each year TAPPS recognizes an overall champion in each of the classifications. The champion is determined by the points each school earns in the 24 TAPPS championships held throughout the school year. A championship cup is presented to the school for display during the year, along with a plaque to commemorate the schools success. The Cardinals had an outstanding year in athletics. The boys were state runner-up in football and baseball, while advancing to the playoffs in basketball and finishing fifth at state in track and field and

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The Youth Rodeo Association (YRA) will be celebrating its 40th year in existence when it comes into Gonzales next week. The organization kicked off operations in 1972, and the state finals have had their home in Gonzales for the last five years. YRA president Bill Byler said close to 200 contestants will be taking part in the rodeo. That is a little bit of an increase from last year, he said. Several activities will take place to help commemorate the four decades of YRA in the state of Texas. Byler said on June 22 after the evening performance that day, there will be ribbon roping with the parents of the contestants as well as match roping and jackpot. The next day, there will be a pool party. The YRA will also be having plenty of giveaways to

celebrate the milestone. Byler said 66 saddles, 170 belt buckles and a pair of three-horse trailers (one to the All-Around Cowgirl and Cowboy) will be awarded as well as six $1,000 scholarships. On June 24, there will be a breakfast, church service and awards ceremony at the arena starting at 9 a.m. The YRA state finals will not be moving from Gonzales any time soon. We recently negotiated with the city to keep the finals at J.B. Wells for another five years, Byler said. We are excited to be holding the event in Gonzales. There will be a general membership meeting at the arena for all contestants. A group shot of the contestants will be taken and a video message from Trevor Brazile, eight-time all-around professional cowboy, will be viewed by the contestants. For more information, please log on to www.yratx. com.

St. Paul Catholic School principal Neely Yackel (left), athletic director Dana Beal and all-star athlete Marrisa Ynclan pose with some of the honors the school earned from their 2011-2012 athletic campaigns. (Courtesy photo) 8th in cross country. The Lady Cardinals were state runner-up in cross country and basketball, regional finalists in golf and volleyball, fourth as a team in tennis and placed third at state as a team in track and field. The Lady Cardinals also won the state softball tournament for the second year in row. Winning the Henderson Cup says a lot about our kids, their dedication and their work ethic, St. Paul athletic director Dana Beal said. We are very proud of our students and our athletes, and appreciate them and their efforts. In the standings, St. Paul scored 57.33 points, ahead of second-place Kerrville Our Lady Of the Hills, who scored 43 points. St. Paul received 10 points for their softball state championships while getting eight points for the state runner-ups in football and baseball. Girls basketball and girls cross country got eight points a piece for their second-place state finishes. Girls track got six points after their thirdplace finish. Girls golf and volleyball booked four points, boys basketball got one point and instrumental music won .333 points. In related news, graduate Marrisa Ynclan was also honored at the banquet. Ynclan was selected to play on the TAPPS volleyball and basketball all-star teams. She was named Tapps 2A District 8 MVP for both volleyball and basketball, and was also selected to the TAPPS 2A Basketball All Tournament team at the state tournament.

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Paying tribute to the favorite fruit of summer, the community of Luling, Texas invites you to four fun-filled days of watermelon mania on June 21 24 as folks from near and far come to celebrate the 59th Annual Luling Watermelon Thump. Downtown Luling puts on its festival hat as seed spitters, melon eaters and fun seekers of all ages gather to celebrate the delicious, nutritious, and auspicious watermelon. Definitely the place to be the last Thursday through Sunday of June each year, the Thump offers top rate musical entertainment, great food, fun events, a spectacular parade, unique exhibitors, and a large midway. In addition you can vie for a world record in the World Championship Seed Spitting contest, or take home a trophy in the melon eating event. A giant watermelon auction, golf tourney, street performers, music galore and lots of fun folks all can be found at the Thump. This year the Thump boasts a bevy of top notch entertainment featuring a Saturday evening concert with Cody Johnson, Charlie Robison, and The Bellamy Brothers. Fridays main stage event will include Thom Shepherd and Kevin Fowler. Free concerts will be provided on Thursday and Sunday, with The Pale Horses taking the stage Thursday evening and Johnny Dees Rocket 88s and Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs on Sunday. Other musical entertainment includes The Fossils, The Shiner Hobo Band, AC & The Bad Billys, Jeremy Halliburton, Southern Express and a Saturday acoustic round table featuring a bevy of Texas Singer Songwriters. For the kids there is seed spitting, melon eating, a huge midway, giant parade, and fantastic balancing, juggling and slight of hand performed by the amazing Wade Henry. On Sunday classic car enthusiasts will showcase their rides in the Thump Car Show. The Thump got its start in 1953 when community leaders wanted a venue to honor the local agricultural producers, namely tomatoes and watermelons at that time, and went to the Elementary school with a contest to name the event. The Watermelon Thump came out as the winner and folks have been thumping in Luling ever since. Now 59 years later the Thump has transformed into one of the most entertaining small town festivals in the great State of Texas. So put your watermelon duds on and join the fun at the 59th Annual Luling Watermelon Thump on June 21 through June 24. Additional information can be found

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Thursday, June 14 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. J.J. Henson Unplugged at Troubadors, Cuero, 7 p.m. Friday, June 15 Distance to Midnight at Gonzales Main Street Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. No charge. Saturday, June 9 Slim Bawb at Howards, Shiner, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17 Dolly Shine at Brick House Tavern, Austin, 11 a.m. Shiner Summer Songwriter Series feat. Bill Pekar & the Rainey Brothers with Dana Cooper at Howards, 4 p.m. No cover. Thurdsday, June 21 Dolly Shine at Legends Sports Bar, Austin, 6 p.m. The Pale Horses at the Watermelon Thump, Luling, no cover. Friday, June 22 Grupo Vida the Electric Cowboys at Gonzales Main Street Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. No charge. Bri Bagwell at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Tickets $10. Thom Shepard and Kevin Fowler at the Watermelon Thump, Luling, 8:30 p.m., $15 admission. Saturday, June 23 Chris Allbright Band at Troubadors, Cuero, 8 p.m. Country Magic Band at Howards, Shiner, 8 p.m. No cover. The Cody Johnson Band, Charlie Robinson and The Bellamy Brothers at the Watermelon Thump, Luling, 7:30 p.m., $15 admission. Sunday, June 24 Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s with Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs at the Watermelon Thump, Luling, 1:30 p.m., no cover. Friday, June 29 Vince Vance and the Valiants at Gonzales Main Street Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. No charge. Beau Hinze and the Backporch Shufflers at Howards, Shiner, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30 Six String Boys at Troubadors, Cuero, 8 p.m. Musicians and Venues: To add or update events, contact us via e-mail to

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