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Vol. 5- Issue 18

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Will take coaching post with 4A SA Southside By MARK LUBE [emailprotected]


Gonzales ISD Te Cannon was unsuccessul in several attempts to reach Lock by phone, but he was quoted by other news media uesday as wishing Gonzales ISD and the Apache program the best o luck in the uture.

GISD Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier released a statement uesday afernoon wishing him luck. “Coach Ricky Lock has resigned as Athletic Director/Head Football Coach or GISD. He has reportedly accepted a position with South San Antonio ISD, a larger school district,” Strozier’s statement reads. “We wish Coach lock good luck and the best in his new role.

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chaelp.m., Noaka said around 9:40 manthat entered the Citgo Super ravel Center at 1217 State Highway 95 North and demanded “$100 or gas.” Te manager o the center initially reused the man’s demand and began to call 9-1-1 but the man then claimed to have a gun and said he would shoot the manager i he did not comply. Noak said the manager then gave the man a $100 bill rom the cash register

Te suspect last Hwy seen driving south was on US 95. Te suspect is described as possibly Middle Eastern or Hispanic, about 5 eet, 10 inches tall and weighing 150-160 pounds. He was reported as clean-shaven and wearing a gray exas State hoodie over a red tee-shirt and jeans. Anyone with details on the suspect should contact the Flatonia Police Department at 361-865-3337.

Trough a new program exas offers to governmental hospitals, Gonzales Healthcare Systems and

Gonzales Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Daisy Scheske and Mayor Bobby Logan ociall y “open” “open” the East Avenue Post Oce Tuesday. The students of EA write and deliver letters throughout the campus, learning how the postal system operates. All the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and the school has done the fund raiser every year since 1987. In bottom photo, Lo gan purchases a set of stamps from East Avenue student Omar Dorantes. (Photos by Mark Lube)

the Heights o Gonzales (ouchstone) are working in a collaborative effort to bring increased quality thru greater reimbursement or Medicaid patients. exas has been one o the lowest paid Medicaid states or years and these programs have the potential to bring them additional

Gonzales money through Medicaid at a time when finances are under strain. Gonzales Healthcare Systems is a governmental governmen tal hospital, and it qualifies or higher ederal payments through the Medicaid program. While operating under the Gonzales Healthcare Systems licenses, ouchstone will continue to manage day to day operations. Chuck Norris, CEO said HEIGHTS, Page A7

Museum welcomes O’Neal as new director By DAVE MUNDY [emailprotected]

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and the suspect lef driving a silver or gray-colored Hyundai Elantra or Kia. Noak said the vehicle was sporting a custom license plate, “SWEP,” but the plate did not check out to be rom exas.


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GISD has posted a position or Athletic Director and look orward to accepting applications or this position.” Lock leaves his second tenure at Gonzales afer our seasons and a 43-16 record. He took Gonzales to the state quarter-finals in 2013 and he also took the Apaches to the quarterfinals in in his first stint at GHS in 2007. LOCK, Page A7




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While the Gonzales Me- job, and she’s been overmorial Museum is getting whelmed by the reception an external acelif with so ar. restoration crews giving its “Tey just keep coming limestone walls their first in,” she said. “It’s great getcleaning since 1936, it’s also ting to meet everyone.” getting a new look inside — A graduate o the Univerin the orm o a new direc- sity o ulsa with a master’s tor. in museum science, O’Neal Native exan Megan said she’s looking orward O’Neal got started on her to putting her own stamp third week on the job this on the acility. week and said uesday the “I’d like to change some Gonzales shrine is exactly o the lighting or some disthe kind o position she was plays, because it’s too bright looking or. or some o the documents,” “I kept my eye out or she said. Many historic an opportunity to go to a documents become lightsmaller museum, because sensitive over time, with the in a smaller museum you amed ravis Letter rom get to do everything,” said the Alamo to Gonzales a the Houston native. prime example. O’Neal said her grandO’Neal said she also mother was rom Gonzales plans to make some adjustand she thus had a running ments to some displays to start on the town and the make them more visitor-

Megan O’Neal, the new direc tor of the Gonzales Memorial Museum, shows o the museum’ss most famous exhibit — the G onzales Cannon. (Photo by Dave Mundy) museum’

riendly. minor changes, like mov“I’d like to re-do some o ing some o the displays our text panels, they’re just kids are most interested too long or the average visi- in lower so they can be tor,” she said. s aid. “I’d like to make viewed better. better. them more eye-catching.” “We get a lot o students She’s already made some in here, I really like that,”

she said. Other plans include an expanded array o items available at the museum’s gif counter. “I’m just very excited to be here,” she said.

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OBITUARIES rom beauty school in 1948 and worked as a hairdresser until she met the love o her lie Silas Miles Correu. Tey were married October 13, 1944 in Hallettsville. Afer their marriage they began Silas’s military career in the U.S. Air Force. Tey lived at several bases during their 30 years in the military and were stationed in the Phillipines , Fort Worth exas and AlArthur Casares, amogordo New Mexico. 1988-2014 Tey later moved back to Gonzales where Joyce conCASARES Arthur Casares, 25, o tinued her lie o caring memGonzales, exas passed service. She was a member o the Gonzales Hosaway on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Nesbitt Living pital Auxiliary and worked and Recovery Center in tirelessly as a volunteer or over 20 years. She was a Seguin, exas. Funeral Mass is under member o the Ladies Rethe direction o Buffington publican Party; served as Funeral Home in Gonzales, secretary and treasurer o exas and will be held on the Denton Creek CemTursday, January 30, 2014 etery Association and was at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart a member o the First BapChurch. Being a very Catholic Church in Gonza- tist Church. les, exas with Father Paul devout Christian, she beRaaz officiating. Interment came very involved in evwill ollow at Saint James ery aspect o the church. Catholic Cemetery in Gon- She volunteered or various zales, exas. A Rosary will committees and was there be recited on Wednesday, or all the church amilies January 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm needs. Joyce made several at the Buffington Funeral missionary trips with the Home Chapel in Gonzales, church, going to Germany, Mexico and Guatemala. exas. Arthur was born on April She was a member o the She 18, 1988 in Seguin, exas. XYZ ravel Club. He was the son o Jesus and loved reading and tending Margie (Canales) Casares, to her beautiul yard and December Jr. He enjoyed reading hor- flower beds. In December ror stories, watching V 2008 she moved to Gatesand movies. He liked to go ville and was a member o fishing when he was young- King Baptist Church. She er. Arthur liked to listen to was known or her wonmusic and go to rock con- derul sense o humor, her certs. He had un playing caring or her sisters and video games on his X-Box. brothers and was a “Can He avored his nieces more Do Lady”, taking care o than his nephews. Arthur amily during illnesses. was a 2006 graduate o She especially loved her Gonzales High School. Ar- nieces and cared or them thur will be greatly missed as her own daughters. She by his mother and all o his was preceded in death by amily. He loved all o his her husband o 52 years Silas Correu; son Morcaregivers. He is survived by his ris Wayne Correu; parents mother; Margie Canales John and Minnie Logan; o Gonzales, our broth- brothers Douglas, Deners; Gilbert Casares and his nis and Morris Logan; siswie, Alethia o Gonzales, ters Estelle ravis, Bernice exas, Angel Casares and Haschke, Doris Whitener his wie, Abigail o Gonza- and Betty Tyssen. She is les, exas, Alex Casares and survived by her brotherhis wie, Melissa o Gon- in-law Otto Tyssen; nieces zales, exas, Jesus Casares Sharon Haschke McClenny III o Gonzales, exas, two and husband ony, LaRae sisters; Margarita Casares Clark and husband Charo Gonzales, exas, Sonya lie, Denise Woodworth and Casares o Gonzales, exas, husband John, Diane Tysseven nieces, seven neph- sen and Beverly Garrison; ews, one great-niece, and nephews Asa Logan and one great-nephew. He was wie Marilyn and Leonard preceded in death by his Haschke. Also surviving ather; Jesus Casares Jr., His are numerous great nieces grandparents; Maximo and and great nephews. VisiGumecinda Canales, Jesus tation was held rom 10 to 11 a.m. Tursday, January and rinedad Casares, Sr. Te amily request me- 30 at Seydler-Hill Funeral morials to: Spina Bifida As- Home with a graveside sera.m. sociation o North exas / vice ollowing at 11:30 a.m. 705 West Avenue B, Suite at the Denton Creek Cem204 / Garland, exas 75040. etery with Brother Charles o join the amily in cel- McKamie and Brother ebrating Arthur’s lie and to Mark Kirby officiating. sign the online guest book, Honorary pallbearers inplease go to: www.buffing- clude ony McClenny, Asa Logan, Justin McClenny ton Sr., Justin McClenny Jr., Mark Kirby, ad Kirby, Logan Smith, Ethan Jenkins, Charlie Clark, Greg Curtiss, David McClellan, Bubba Storey and Jim Bob Simmons. Memorials may be made to King Baptist Church, 1122 Pidcoke Road, Gatesville, X 76528 or First Baptist Church, 422 St. Paul, Gonzales, X 78629. Arrangement Arrangementss ununder the care and direction o Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, X 78629 830-6723232. Joyce Nell Correu, Correu, 1927-2014 MILLINGTON Doris Chessher MillingCORREU Joyce Nell Correu, 86, ton, age 92, died January 28, o Gatesville, ormerly o 2014 at her home in Nixon. Gonzales, passed away Sun- She was born April 4, 1921 day, January 26, 2014. She in Nixon to Richard Emerwas born September 26, ett and Lillian Ione (Nickell) 1927 in Cost, the daughter Chessher. Doris is preceded o John S. and Minnie Den- in death by her parents; three Connally, Alta nis Logan. Joyce graduated sisters: Lillian Connally,

Marie Finch, Oleta Chessher; and three brothers: brothers: Lillard, Donald, and Douglas Chessher. She is survived by our sons: Mike Millington and wie Beverly o Nixon; im Millington and wie Susan o San Antonio; Nicky Millington and wie Jan o Karnes City; Brian Millington and wie Sherry o Austin; eleven grandchildren: Carey, Cook, David, Wendy, Ryan, Patrick, Caitlyn, aylor, Kathryn, Sara, and Tomas; seven great-grandchildren: Skylar, Brayden, Rowyn, Mia, Kade, Kellan, and Keagan; as well as many nieces, nephews and riends. Visitation will be held

parza and Apolonio Ramirez. He is survived by his wie, Dora Ramirez o Waelder; two sons, Joe Ramirez Jr. & wie Stephanie o Waelder, and Randy Ramirez & wie Maricella o Waelder; mother, Sarah Ramirez; two brothers, Apolonio Ramirez Jr. o Waelder, and Ernest Ramirez o Houston; two granddaughters, Yvonne Ramirez, & Marisol Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his ather and grandparents. Visitation was held on January 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waelder ollowed by uneral services at 11:00

Pulkrabeh, Nicolas Esparza Jr., Richard Ayala Jr., and Joe Angel Melchor. Smith Funeral Home, 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, exas 78941 was in charge o arrangements. www.smith

Tursday, Jan. 30th rom 4 PM – 7 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel o Nixon. Nixon. Te graveside uneral service will be held at the Nixon Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 31st at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Linton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixon Cemetery Assoc. or the Nixon Public Library. All are are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www.finchuneralchapels. com.

with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Burial ollowed in the Waelder Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Martin Serafin Jr., Ignacio “Nacho” Puente, Anthony “ony”

o Chester and Myrtle Cleo (Hall) Ray Holcombe. Te amily request memorials to: Blue Bonnet Hospice / 305 Londonderry Drive / Waco, exas 76712. Funeral Services were un-

DEATHNOTICES HOLCOMBE George David Holcombe, 82, o Gonzales, exas passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his daughter’s residence in Waco, exas. George was born on December 7, 1931 in Karnes City, exas. He was the son

der the direction o Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, exas and were held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:30 am at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales, exas with Reverend Clyde Polbrack officiating. Interment ollowed at New Bremen Cemetery in Karnes City, exas.

STINSON Janice I. Stinson o Schulenburg passed away January 25, 2014 at the age o 81. She was born in Randolph, Mississippi January 3, 1933 to Telton and Myrtis utor Singleton. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Tursday, January 30, 2014 at the Hopkinsville Masonic Cemetery in Waelder. Smith Funeral Home, 404 West Bobkat Drive, Moulton, exas 77975.

Shiner Heritage Quilters News By IRENE CERNY Special to The Cannon

Quilts made with perectly matched, sharp-pointed, hal-square triangles are prized by many quilters. Tese very popular, versatile units orm the basis o many quilt patterns such as Pinwheels, Bear’s Claw, and most star designs. However, making these triangular units accurately can be

difficult and quilters have continually sought special tools and methods to aid in creating them. Dixie Bradbury will present a method o making simple, ast and accurate hal-square triangles at the uesday, February 4th meeting o the Shiner Heritage Quilters to be held at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 102 W. Church St., 1 block

off Hwy 90A in Shiner. Te meeting begins at 6:30 and includes lots o activities such as show and tell, star block-o-the-month, door prizes and light rereshments in addition to the special presentation. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Call 361594-3185 or more inormation. Visit Dixie’s web site at www.templatetechniques. com

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GOMEZ Raul Gomez, 65, o Gonzales, exas passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Warm Springs Hospital in Luling, exas. Cremation Rites are under the direction o Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, exas. No services are scheduled. Raul was born on October 28, 1948 in Laredo, exas. He was the son o Eugenio and Concepcion (Romanos) Gomez. Raul liked to spend time with amily and riends and watch sports on V, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Raul was a riend to all, and even animals. Raul was always ready to go dancing. Raul is survived by two brothers; Jesse Gomez and his wie, Alice o Gonzales, exas, Ray Gomez and his wie Josie o Gonzales, exas, a special riend, Mary Jane Perales o Luling, exas, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Eugenio and Concepcion Gomez, our brothers; Victor Gomez, Enrique Gomez, ony Gomez, Ernest Gomez, and one sister; Irma Gomez. o join the amily in celebrating Raul’s lie, and sign the online guest book, please go to: www.buffington

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RAMIREZ Joe Angel Ramirez Sr. o Waelder passed away January 19, 2014 at the age o 52. He was born in Sugarland, X April 7, 1961 to Sarah Es-


WASHINGON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (X-27) participated in the annual House Oversight and Government Reorm committee hearing highlighting waste in the ederal government, and how to stop it. Te hearing’s first panel consisted o United States Senators om Carper (DRI) and om Coburn (ROK), Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, o the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Senator Coburn publishes an annual “Waste Book” identiying the most egregious government spending rom the previous year. Te second panel was made up o issue experts rom CAO Institute, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Citizens Against Government Waste, and National axpayers Union. Congressman Farenthold began his question by discussing one example o government waste identified in Senator Coburn’s 2013 “Waste Book.” It was the nearly $700 billion the ederal government spent on advertising to promote Obamacare and drive trafic to healt “I certainly see the need or advertising or recruiting or our military, but driving people to a website [] that doesn’t work, or at least wasn’tt working whe n some wasn’ o these ads were running, seems to be a problem,” said Congressman Farenthold. Another issue Congressman Farenthold discussed was the ederal government outsourcing work to the private sector where it can be done at a lower cost, saving taxpayer dollars. “I’m a big supporter o that, and think that outsourcing to the private sector, with their profit motive and the act they are unburdened by as many rules

and regulations as exist in government organizations, is a good idea. But, I come back to healthcare. gov. Tat was outsourced to a private company and still had huge, excessive

cost overruns. Clearly, you can’t turn [a project] over to the private sector and not have some kind o oversight on the contracting,” concluded the Congressman.

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Call in the choppers? Tey called Jim Connally Jim Connally was born the son o an oilfield worker in Gladewater, X., and is 70 years old. He graduated rom High School in 1962 and attended Kilgore Junior College or 1.5 years. Beore the military draf in the mid 60’s he com-

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Lew McCreary is a resident of pleted mortuary school, passing the state board test. the Conroe area who also owns in Lavaca and Gonzales While working or a Hous- land counties. He is compiling the ton mortuary he experi- stories of our honored veterans enced flying time aboard from throughout the region, esuneral home owned air- pecially those of the World War II era. If you’d like to see the craf. story of your honored veteran As a drafee he tested featured, contact him at lrmcwell on warrant officer ex- [emailprotected] ams or rotary wing pilot they raised two sons. training (“choppers” to us) In September 1967 he and then trained urther at arrived in Viet Nam, and Fort Polk, Mineral Wells, a year later helped open an Fort Rucker and Fort Knox. airbase in Dion, near SaiTere he became part o gon. Later, in the Delta and the 7th Squad, 1st US Air Soc rang he was busily inCavalry. volved in aerial combat asJim had met his uture saults. His chopper engine wie, Kathy, in Houston took ground fire and they during 1966…and some- came down hard. Everyone how was able to marry her walked away, but Jim susby December. ogether tained a back injury.

For five months he was hospitalized in Caliornia, then Fort Sam. He returned to active duty in 1969 at Fort Hood where it became apparent he was shouldering the responsibilities o a first lieutenant…i.e., commissioned line officer and

gagement that perplexed, and still does, many US military men in combat zones. As an example, on many occasions, officers on board rom Cambodia, Viet Nam, and an army colonel had to agree beore an enemy combatant could

it was so recognized. Shortly thereafer

beDuring engaged. military missions Jim’s perormance was evaluated. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross…this recognition noted he had dispatched 113 o the enemy during one particularly intense firefight. It was also during these encounters that Jim was qualified to call in air strikes by US Skyraiders and other support to help neutralize neutrali ze Viet Cong “hot spots”. Other decorations received during his tours included a Viet Nam Cross o Gallantry…along with 52 air medals…each representing 25 hours o combat engagement. He also received a Bronze Star with two oak lea clusters. In 1971 Jim transerred to Heidelberg, Germany, to join the 207th Aviation

he joined the Air Deense Artillery where he became versatile with chaparral missiles and Vulcans (40 mm twin cannons). Relocating rom El Paso to “Nam” he rejoined the 7th Squad…becoming an Air Mission Commander responsible or eight personnel involved in piloting two gunships. Teir missions included troop insertions, rocket bomb attacks and patrolling the Cambodian border to prevent infiltrators. It was here that Jim experienced the cumbersome Pentagon rules o en-

and Instrument Company where he received instrument instruction along with chemical and biological warare. He took his amily and they lived in the German community. He reported to a our star general who commanded all US troops in Germany. As such he had a fixed

Jim Connally wing and rotary wing aircraf at his constant disposal…and Jim was pilot o the l atter atter.. It became time to leave the Army (kids growing up) and Jim lef as a captain with nine years o service… ollowed by reserve time. Te amily enjoyed living in Germany and it was there he and Kathy learned to square dance. Tere are Camping Squares chapters stateside they still attend. As a US civilian, Jim re-

nating in the Pentagon as these sometimes increased peril and casualties. It pleased Jim that many riendly Vietnamese were rescued rom the Viet Cong at war’s end. Jim is modestly unassuming concerning his number o close brushes with destruction during combat…having experienced numerous orced landings. His survivability might be traced to his ordered approach during stressul events…and mea-

entered the mortuary business, working in Waco, omball and Gonzales where he is an employee. In a review o Viet Nam, Jim would not make big changes but does regret it was a “hands tied war”… unwieldy to fight due to the Rules o Engagement origi-

sured attention detail that served him towell in combat. He encourages young Americans to experience the military and to take advantage o the travel opportunities whenever available.

Almaraz to seek re-election as JP3 Jesse Almaraz, Gonzales County Justice o the Peace or Precinct 3, has filed or re-election to his position and is seekingthe nomination in the Republican Party primary on March 4. Almaraz, a native o Waelder, graduated rom Waelder ISD in 1977. He currently resides there with his wie Marie and son Matthew. He owns and operates

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M-J Store-All, located on US Highway 90 in Waelder. Judge Jesse Jesse Almaraz Almaraz Prior to winning election more than $2,554,000 and to the post, Almaraz retird filed 12,758 cases, which rom the exas Department eliminated cases that were o ransportation in 2009 delayed rom issues such as non-payment. ent. afer 31 years o exemplary partial or non-paym Almaraz pledges to conservice to the citizens o tinue to bring his positive exas. In his three years as JP, character traits o honesty, Almaraz has been instru- loyalty and integrity to his mental in implementing office. I you share these time-saving credit card values with him, he invites payments, utilizing a sof- you to support him as your ware program that allows Justice o the Peace Preinstantaneous creation o cinct 3 in the upcoming docket numbers, collecting election. Te Cannon publishes candidate campaign announcements free of charge as a service to our readers. Tese announcements announcemen ts should be 200-300 words and include a photograph. Te announcements can be delivered to our office at 618 St. Paul St., Gonzales 78629, or may be e-mailed to [emailprotected]

Campbell gets endorsement SAN ANONIO — In the race or State Senate District 25,

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Donna Campbell has earned amily. I am honored to enthe endorsement o David Bar- dorse Senator Donna Campton, Founder and President o bell or reelection in exas WallBuilders. WallBuilders is Senate District 25,” David Bara national pro-amily organiza- ton said. tion that emphasizes America’s Senator Campbell earned a moral, religious and constitu- strong reputation fighting or tional heritage. conservative causes in the ex“Senator Donna Campbell as Senate by ending Wendy is a proven conservative with Davis’ pro-abortion filibuster a rock-solid voting record. She and supporting a number o will continue to champion the bills important to exans who values val ues that that ha have ve made exa exass value value the the orig origina inall inten intentt o o the the strong and to fight or laws U.S. Constitution.

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I󰁮 O󰁵󰁲 V󰁩󰁥󰁷 An A n old friend’s friend’s passing passing makes makes us face mortality mortality “The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, though no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate. Beauty withers. Organs quit. You remember yourself in your prime, and wonder where that person went. As your wisdom and experience are peaking your traitorous body becomes a prison.” Brandon Mull, Fablehaven

ook a trip down memory lane Sunday. Back to the old hometown. Rosebud, exas. Tat’s boasted the claim, according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or darn near a century, that “there’s a rosebush in every yard.” But today, in the believing I suspect it’s a “not.” Now it is rare that I bother to travel back to the stomping ground o my halcyon youth and early adulthood. Perhaps once a year or the amily reunion. And now as I approach my baptism as a septuagenarian in a number o months my return to the roots o my raisin’ is to attend a uneral. On the norm. O a amily member or riend rom so long ago. Sunday was one o remorse. As a running buddy o mine was laid to rest. As the adage goes, “We go way back!” o the late 19 and 50s and early ‘60s. His moniker: Gilbert Raabe. He was three and a hal years older than I but age doesn’t carry any truck in a riendship. Tis was indeed the age when riends were riends. Gilbert was a strapper o a ellow ellow.. Stood

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Jim Cunningham is a former longtime Gonzales newsman and the former interim publisher of the Gonzales Cannon. He now lives in the Moulton area.

well over six eet tall. An only child reared on a blackland arm. A amily arm he’d manage or all his born days. When we were in cahoots and counting the days when the statute o limitations would expire on some o the mischie we were apt to be accountable or we espe cially savored the weekends. Busy with long days in the fields tending to whatever armers do, come Friday night through Sunday night, Gilbert was always game to play. It was the do-wop era o AM radio when simplicity was not only a luxury but a pleasure as well. Small town lie. Beore binge eating and morbid obesity and pot smoking came into play. Or wardrobe malunctions and rehab and eating disorders made the news. You see, in our day, cruisin’ was a custom and a number o ellas, and gals, too, would collectively get their minds ertile and come up with something to do. Other than waste 29.9 cents a gallon or gas.

Rather than bouncing around in a benign twilight zone, Gilbert would apply idiosyncratic thinking to how we should exercise our time. On occasion. I the night was still and little happening, Gilbert would instigate a water balloon fight. Come October he’d be the leader in corralling armadillos to be relocated inside good ol’ Rosebud High School on Halloween night. And yes they’d be a big run on eggs during that time o year. Now the names are not changed because everyone was guilty. But no one was hurt. It wasn’t all mischie. On any given Sunday in the afernoon Gilbert would make the rounds in his ’59 Ford and round up a dozen or so ellows or a game o touch ootball. Te ages o those on Panther Field would range rom 12 to 30 years old. Following the game the younger ellas would ride off on their bicycles and the elders would bench themselves to enjoy a cigarette and a beer or three. Regardless o age, we all still yearned to have un. Gilbert Raabe’s signature character trait was his flattop haircut. It was administered by a local barber, Jim Newby. Who later would become his ather-in-law. Gilbert married Betty Jo Newby. And I couldn’t begin to tell how many games o 42 (dominoes) we shared as couples. Yes, we were considered ree range. Just roaming rom one endeavor to another. And since the statute o limitations has expired I’ll reveal one last transgression. You see, John Raabe, Gilbert’s dad, never

suspected he’d sired another son. Now this was prior to picture IDs. Driver’s licenses and draf cards merely had one’s address, date o birth, weight and height. So here I am at 19 years old and 5-oot9 and standing on tiptoes to pass or 6’2” with Gilbert’s draf card at om Selfik’s Hall attempting to buy beer. I was successul. On more than one attempt. At tossing down two-bits or cold Pearl. I moseyed off to one college and a military stint and numerous newspaper jobs. So I lost track o Gilbert. But we shared a little more havoc in the old hometown when we were in our 40s. Dr. Deb and I lived there or about six months in ’85 afer we moved back to exas rom New Mexico. And we resurrected a number o water balloon fights at the time. Tough we were in our ourth decade we didn’t eel old ‘cause in our minds we hadn’t grown up yet. I last saw Gilbert and Betty Jo two years ago at a RHS Golden Years class reunion. He’d already been afflicted with Alzheimer’s but he recognized the Dr. Deb and I. For a spell he was regulated to a nursing home due to a all. It was pneumonia that brought him down to his final resting place on Sunday. Gilbert Raabe’s passed now and so has the statute o limitations on the minor oenses we shared. I do not eel guilty or revealing ‘em. Because he enjoyed lie as i it was honey served on a hot biscuit. Tat’s my plan o action on what little time I have lef also … down the road.

Immaturity issues still plaguing Wendy Davis El Conservador In lie, there are those persons who make lie happen, and those who pretend lie happened to help themselves. he ormer are usually envied by the latter. his week, we have s een Wendy Davis, Democrats’ candidate or governor o exas, exposed or being another big liber al pretender. We gotten used to President Barack Obama blaming ormer President Bush or his administration’s administration’s ailings to the point it has become a joke. “It’s “It’s Bush’s ault” is now a comic side barb. In Congress, the Democrat’s Senate majority leader, Harry Reid (DNV) has blamed Republicans or everything rom no action on a ederal budget to immigration reorm. Similarly, Congressman Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats’ leader in the House, has blamed Republicans or stopping their liberal agenda.

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Now, Wendy Davis has been exposed by the Dallas Morning News regarding her version o her lie’s story. In typical liberal ashion, she has blamed everyone but the person in her mirror. Davis irst claimed her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, was responsible or the story. hen she alleged that Abbott and the liberal Dallas Morning News had conspired to attack her. Her ibs were exposed and she blamed others or being caught! Liberals have rushed to Davis’ aid to try to spin the story, but the acts speak or themselves. Rather than apologizing and oering corrections and explanations, Davis and her campaign have bunkered down. Immature and insecure people always react that way. But Wendy Davis’ immaturity issue has raised it’s head beore. She sued the Fort Worth Star-elegram in 1996 because she didn’t like their editorial coverage o her negative campaign tactics when she ran or Fort Worth City Council. he voters o exas must take this obvious character law into consideration when choosing the next governor. We cannot have a governor who pretends, then denies, and then blames others or being caught in a lie. Immature and insecure people make terrible leaders. Just look at the mess Obama has caused us. Insecure people are incapable or admitting guilt or ailings, and thus they desperately hold on to lies and i llusions. hat law makes them like the person that insists on chasing a mirage in the desert...and the consequences can be disastrous. Politics is tough and i you can’t take the heat, get out o the kitchen. exas is too important to place it in the hands o an immature person like Wendy Davis.

Smearing our heroes he movie “Lone Survivor” didn’t get any major Oscar nominations. I it had, perhaps it should have been nominated or Most Unlikely Politically Incorrect Picture o the Year. It’s based on the tr ue story o a mission in Aghanistan that goes disastrously wrong. A our-man team o Navy SEALs hunting down a aliban commander is stumbled upon by a couple o goatherds in the mountains o Kunar province. Deciding to let them go, even though it will compromise them, the SEALs are subsequently outnumbered in a ierce ireight. hree o them are killed, and a Chinook helicopter attempting to relieve them is downed, killing another 16 Americans. he only survivor is a SEAL named Marcus Luttrell, who is played by Mark Wahlberg and wrote a book about the mission. None o this is remotely controversial material. How could anyone be oended by a movie about a Navy SEAL ighting with everything he has to save himsel and his buddies and improbably surviving an epic ordeal? Yet the brickbats have been lying rom the snotty let: Propaganda. Simplistic. Racist. “Lone Survivor” has run up against part o the culture that can’t stand the most straightorward depictions o American heroism and the warrior ethic. A reviewer in Te Atlantic worries that movies like “Lone Survivor” “resemble multi-million dollar recruitment videos geared toward the young and the impressionable.” Tere is no doubt that the SEALs are portrayed as noble and heroic, or good reason: Tey were. But a recruitment film? Te implicit message is that i you become a SEAL, you, too, can be aced with excruciating lie-and-death decisions in hostile territory. You, too, can get shot up and killed. A writer in Salon complains that the targeted aliban commander “is presented as a terrible guy,” and we don’t

Rich Lowry Rich Lowry is editor of the National Reviewand a syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate.

learn enough about the aliban fighters attacking the SEALs. Yes, i only we knew whether or not the aliban commander, Ahmad Shah, had a troubled upbringing, that would change everything. In perhaps the most preposterous critique, a critic in LA Weekly says the attitude o the SEALs in the movie is “Brown people bad, American people good.” What a stupid smear. Te proximate cause o the impossible situation o the SEALs is precisely their decision to let a ew unarmed “brown people” go. It is certainly true that “Lone Survivor” is not Fellini. It is about as subtle as an RPG round. But it captures something important: the otherworldly earlessness and grit o our best ighters. I this story -- the inevitable cinematic embellishments, aside -- weren’t true, you would be hard-pressed to believe it. hese are extraordinary men, and the tale o their valor deserves to be told over and over again, whatever you think o the Aghan War or the broader war on terror. Several years ago, Hollywood made a bunch o tendentious anti-Iraq War movies, all o which lopped. “Lone Survivor” is one o the ew recent war movies that have been a success at the box oice. It’s not hard to understand why. It takes a perverse hostility to all that is great and good in the U.S. military not to ind it gripping and inspiring. Rich Lowry is editor o the National Review. (c) 2014 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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Small town living is the best Dear Editor, Okay, I know some o you are probably tired o me bragging about lie in a small exas town, but at 2:30 this morning a hot water line under my sink in my bathroom broke and hot water/steam went everywhere. I could not even try to cut the water off. I called 911 and the city sent two officers to help. Tey first turned the water off outside and then came in and ound the problem and turned the lines off under the sink. Tey then proceeded to take towels and soak up the water rom the floor, opened the doors so the heat could

my vitals as I was a bit stressed and heart rate was a bit high and oxygen level had dropped. Tey stayed until I was okay and then returned this afernoon and installed two new smoke detectors or me. And just now, to top it off, one o the police officers called to check up on me to see i I was okay. Now, just how much better can that get? Many thanks and kuddos to our wonderol police department and our EMS and Fire Department....small town living at it’s best!

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Is it ‘rights’ or whims? Tis is an edited transcription of an interview with Ann-Marie Murrell from, as heard on “Te News from the Camphouse” on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Mrs. Murrell, how would you like to be addressed? Murrell: I’m originally rom exas so I have two names, Ann-Marie. Brune: Well, putting it that way, using southern manners – I must call you

abortion. So, we’re fighting a monster in America when we’re talking about abortion. Brune: Let me inject some numbers rom the Elliot Institute: • 31 percent of women having abortions suffer physical health complications. • 10 percent suer immeimme diate lie threatening health complications. • 65 percent have a risk of clinical high depression a-

Ms. Ann. And I’ll call you Murrell: Mr. Herman. Brune: You’re living in Caliornia and go coast to coast with other ladies talking about political issues. Correct? Murrell: Yes, we have three anchors on, me, Morgan Brittany, the movie and television star, and Dr. Gina Loudon whose radio program covers eight states. We also have 50 writers throughou throughoutt the U.S. I spoke at the South Carolina ea Party convention this past weekend and it’s rustrating because conservatives are divided lately. lately. Brune: I have one big question. Tere are many special interest groups claiming their own special “rights”. Can you give me the definition o “women’s

ter•abortionser childbirth. 65 percent posttraumatic stress disorder afer an abortion. • Women’s Women’s death rates are 3.5 times higher than afer a normal birth. • Women describe the experience as a nightmare which can hardly be equated with choice. • 60 percent of women surveyed said, “part o me died”. • Suicide among women who had abortions is 6 times higher than those that gave birth. • Abortion increases a woman’s risk o miscarriages by 60 percent. Now why would someone want that as a “right”? Murrell: Even worse is that lefist celebrate this. Tey act like they’re going to get their teeth cleaned. Te lef tries to turn abortion into nothingness. Tey

are serious about serving our In the Bible Egypt symbolizLove, Eloise es the world without God in it. Creator, we better be willing Egypt symbolizes a mind-set to stick it out until we know Eloise where man places himsel in that we have completed what Estes the center o the universe with we have been called to do—in everything revolving around spite o any difficulties. And, himsel. Tis sel-gratiying atyou can be sure that difficultitude causes a person to exalt who stuck it out were con- ties will come. his own intellectual and physi- vinced I you are intending to vincedtha thatt Godwo woul uld d no nott o orrcal capabilities. Sel gratificagratifica- sake them, and kept on walk- serve God be prepared to be tion is “a way o lie centered ing until they reached their challenged. Te bigger the on human interests or values.” promise. Tey got through ev- vision vision you have been giv given, en, (Webster’s) ery trial and discomort with- the greater the battles you will Te Israelites were God’s out grumbling or complaining ace. You’ve got to determine chosen people. Tey were and received their prize. Tey i you can do without the luxpromised reedom rom their did it without looking back at uries o lie or a while in orbondage to the Egyptians and what they had lef behind, and der to receive a greater blessa place o their own; a place without reverting back to their ing. How uncomortable are where they would never be old ways. God had proved that you willing to get? Will you slaves to anyone again. Te He was their ortress and their continue to ollow the vision land awaiting them was ull o when you no longer have in times o distress, rights”? hills and valleys with plenty o strength and they chose to stay within the money to do the things Murrell: We have the rain-a land that God Himsel the saety and comort o that that your riends and amily right to vote and exist like cared or. It had large flourish- ortress. members are expecting you other humans. We’re in the ing cities, houses filled with What is it that causes some to do? Will you remain loyal country where we all have all kinds o good things, wells, o us to press through to the fin- to your purpose and to God equal rights. oo many viney vi neyar ards ds and oliv olivee groves. groves. It ish line while others all away? in spite o ridicule or criti- groups live in the past. was theirs or the taking with Te people who make it are the cism? We’re all equal as ar as jobs only one condition. Tey had ones who can see that what will Reverting to our old be- go. But I could never be a to cross a harsh desert and be, is ar better than what is, or havior and to our old ways linebacker in the NFL, and brave the elements to get there. what was. Tese people are not o thinking is a orm o idol I don’t want to be. o receive their land o prom- tied down to the things o this worship. Brune: Te lef laps ise, and be ree orever, meant world. Tey A person who has one oot women rights into aborTe y succeed in obtainhaving to put up with some ing the blessings that God has in the world and one oot on tion. Te lef tries to bring discomort along the way. Not set aside or them because they the path o righteousness will all women under their uma bad deal when you really can see beyond their present not be able to run the race to brella. Now, when the 20think about it. circumstances, and do not lose the finish without alling out. week limit is implemented In addition, they were not hope as they journey toward Christ has taken us out o our or late-term abortions, the sent into that desolate place a better lie. Tey believe in bondage to sin, to the world, lef claims that such laws without being provided with what they hope or and cannot and to Satan. Why would impede women’s rights and everything they would need to see. Tese people are no longer anyone go back to doing the want to bring all women make it through saely. saely. And, prisoners to the world, but pris- things they used to do and under their ideology ideology.. they did not have to go thor- oners o hope. And, the chains enslave themselves again? Murrell: Tey’re so terriough the wasteland wasteland alone. God o hope hold them captive to God will allow us to go fied that we’re going to take guided them through the wil- what they have been promised. through hardships because away abortion. Tat’s what derness every step o the way; He knows that pressure has the supposed war on womshading them in the midday No one who is a slave to this a way o bringing the hidden en is all about. Tey know heat and shielding them dur- world can expect to claim their things in our heart to the sur- we’re not going to take ing the desert storms. storms. Not one intended blessings. ace, and He wants us to see away birth control pills. I’m person went hungry or thirsty who or what holds a special person who is attached sure you saw the big celbecause they were given every- to A his intellect, career, amily, place in our heart. ebration o the anniversary thing they needed to survive. riends, religious tradition, Tere is something already o Roe vs. Wade. Te lefists And yet—in spite o God’s un- or the temporary pleasures prepared and waiting to bless were slapping each other changing aithulness—some o this world is not ree to us..i we can just take our eyes on the backs. But the boto the chosen people gave up dedicate himsel to God or off ourselves, get humble, and tom line is that abortion is in the middle o their journey. his god-given god-given purpose. God hang tough, we just might get despicable. Te lef would Many who were meant to live requires our wholehearted it. have it that i a woman is in the Promised Land never got devotion. Tere is no midGod keep you sae till next nine months pregnant and to enjoy it because they were dle ground when it comes time... wanted to have an abortion not willing to do what it took to to pleasing Him; there is no love, eloise – she could. Tese people get there. room or compromise. I we believe in partial birth However, many did. did. Tose Friend me on FB @loveeloise

try to take away involving the human element. Tat’s what the lef does with every cause they have, and is the main reason they’re working so hard to eliminate religion rom America. And the churches are backing away rom every fight, and to me, that is an astounding travesty. Te churches are divided and Americans are so brainwashed that they believe a lot o the lies that they’ve been told. Tey believe that the whole war on women is about right-wingers trying to take away their contraception and what has been sold as women’s rights. Tey believe we’re trying to take everything away rom women. We’ve got to get the churches involved and go back to preaching morality. We’ve got to preach the 10 Commandments and “Tou shalt not kill”. It’s going to take some courage. It’s a spiritual battle. Brune: So, what happened to “all men are created equal”? Or, in our age we should say “all people are created equal”? Murrell: In our current political climate we have a Presidential Administration that is try to break

Looking Down from the Saddle Herman Brune

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

down every class and group. Tey’re exploiting individuals, they’re exploiting race, they’re dividing us by class, by socio-economics – they are dividing us by everything they can. Tey’re making us all these little separate islands o separate people who are angry at all the other people. It reminds me o the Dr. Seuss story with the starbellied Sneethches. It’s a story o characters that all looked the same except some had stars on their bellies. Tose were the upper class. So, everyone else was envious. And a man came to town with a machine that put stars on everyone’s bellies. So, now they all look exactly alike. Ten the original star bellies get two stars and the cycle goes on and on until the entire populace had stars all over their bodies. Tat’s where we are in America. But the point is that as Americans we all have the same equal rights and opportunities. Anyone can go on television and become stars. Look at Honey Boo Boo. Anyone can become anything, anyone can become a star. Tis administration is trying to make people believe that some people are better than others and that the other people should be resentul and try to take what the first people have. Brune: But there is a social phenomenon because practically all women believe that there is such a thing as women’s rights. It’s taught that men should be gentlemen and women should be ladies. So socially, we’ve been trained that women have rights that men don’t. Women can get by with behavior that men must swallow and shut up. Murrell: o Te Steinem’s this Gloria world tried to define women. But there’s nothing wrong with being known or beauty, brains, and emininity. Yes Herman, women are different than men.


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A second extremely cold snap moved through Central exas on uesday, but the sharp temperature drop didn’t have the same eect it did a week previous. Advance work by exas Department o ransportation teams sanding and spraying an ice-resistant chemical on bridges lef most area roadways clear as temperatures plunged into the lower 20’s uesday night. For most drivers in the region, night-time ice on roadways had been the biggest concern. wo prior icy-conditions periods, while short-lived, had resulted in literally hundreds o accidents. Gonzales County Sheriff Glen

Sachtleben told county commissioners Monday that during last week’s brie cold snap, ice on roadways resulted in 58 calls or service or his agency. O those, 31 were accidents not involving calls or wreckers, while 21 accidents required calls or wrecker assistance. Sachtleben said that during the worst period o that event, rom 2-4 a.m. on Friday, more than 100 18-wheel trucks were stuck along one stretch o Interstate 10 because ice prevented them rom moving saely. Units rom the exas Department o ransportation were quick to respond, he said, to sand the roadway and help get traffic moving again. Te Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative is encourag-

ing preparation or the expected winter storm. A news release rom GVEC said there will be a potential or accumulated ice that can snap tree branches and cause electric lines to sag or gallop (slap together). Tese conditions can cause outages and momentary interruptions in power. Here are a ew tips to keep in mind during a winter power outage: • Report any outages as quickly as possible at 1-800-223-4832. Do not assume others have called. I you receive an automated message, ollow the prompts to complete your report. We will get the inormation. • Practice generator safety if using one. Never plug a generator into a wall outlet as it can “backeed” electricity and cause

harm to GVEC linemen working to restore your electricity. • Stay away from any downed power line. Always assume it is energized, even i it is not sparking or buzzing. • If a vehicle is touching a power line, the occupants should stay inside the car and call 911 rom their cell phone. • If a power line is on the ground, DO NO go near it. Shuffle your eet to move away rom a downed power line, making sure not to allow your eet to break contact with the ground. GVEC reminds you to be prepared, stay sae and inormed during winter storms. Members can view current outages 24/7 rom by computer or mobile phone. For updates

on large scale outages and tips, plug into GVEC on Facebook or GVEC_Tweets on Twitter. Phone GVEC any time with questions at 800.223.4832. e Texas Department of PubPublic Safety (DPS) is encouraging exans avoid unnecessary travel i possible, monitor local weather broadcasts, and ollow up-to-theminute weather conditions at Remember that ice forms rst on bridges, overpasses and shady areas. On icy roads, drive slowly, increase distance needed or stopping, and avoid using cruise control. For more inormation on road conditions statewide, check www. or call 800-4529292.

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When the ice melts, Girl Scout cookies are on sale Goodness that wind Sandi’s Country blew in with a vengeance and I know that with it Fried News blew mountain cedar and bunches o dust and Sandi just enough rain to make the mess o the roadways Gandre a nightmare. I know that they have methods o eeding cattle in the sists o chili, tamales, Northern states. I this beans, slaw and a drink. keeps up, we might have Assortments o desserts to start paying attention will be available or ten to them. Pray or some cents. rain. Oat, rye, anything he Belmont United else cannot be planted in Methodist Church is so this dry blowing soil. very bless ed to have Mr. Oh the Girl Scout Cowey come and ix the Cookies are out and or corner o the church sale. hose cookies are when an eighteen wheelthe best cookies and o er was trying to make a course it helps out our girl scouts. So ind your turn in the parking lot. You couldn’t even tell it avorite girl scout and was repaired by Sunday. buy some cookies. Many thanks. his is good weather PRAYER IME: Judy or a chili supper. O Wilson, Rhonda Pruett, course it is more than Keith Glass, Linda Dena week away, February ker, Case Martin, Landis 7th is the date and sponKern, Joe Kotwig, L. A. sored. It is sponsored by Lindemann Jr., Glenn the Lydia Circle and held Mikesh, Mr. Bill, Jesse at the Monthalia United Esparza, Louise Jones, Church Parish Hall rom Aunt Georgie Gandre, 5-7PM. he menu con-

Bill Lott, Rosie, Danny & Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Dunkin, Aunt Frances Gandre, Bubba and Sarah Roecker, Lillie Lay, Joy and Kit Carson, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Rita, eresa Wilke, Marguerite Williams, Marie Schauer, Diana x2, Pat rom the Heights, Maria Castillo, Pat’s Bill, Bob Young, Bill Bassett, George Arnold, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Shirley Dozier, Marilyn Qualls, Dorothy Svoboda, Mary Perryman, Bob Brown, Margie Menking, Phyllis Oncken, he amily o Lanny Baker, and please pray or our troops and their amilies. Pray or RAIN. We are glad that Ruby Ruth Gandre recovered enough to go back home. Home is always the best place i you can be there. You may not remember them totally but i you search your brain a little bit perhaps you will remember Homer and Rachel Campbell rom this area. Homer passed away

the last part o December. Ten Rachel had a stroke and then she passed away on January 19th. Tey both had lived north o Austin. Wade Wilson is working on a 1000 piece jig saw puzzle and Mrs. Lola is in the mood or soup. So she has served up some delicious soup over there lately. Josh has taken advantage o getting o o the cold scho ol bus and inding a cup o hot chocolate waiting or him. Sometimes Josh even gets some s oup. Have you seen Joshua lately? Joshua is a tall handsome looking young man. And people this age can eat lots o soup. hings are getting thirsty and hungry. he blackbirds have ound the corn eeders and are lying down and eating the let overs o the corn. here is a poem about the pudding and pie and eating blackbird pie. I asked my Daddy when I was little whether he had ever eaten blackbird pie.

a student poster contest. Emmanuel Christian is a private Christian school serving grades pre-K 4 through 12, with a student enrollment o 21. ECS is one o 5,000 schools participating in National School Choice Week Jan. 26Feb. 1. he goal o the

week is to shine a positive light on all types o education options or children, rom traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online l earning and homeschooling homeschooling.. “We are excited to have ECS participate in National School Choice Week with this special event,” said Andrew Campanella, National

School Choice Week president. “It is because o great events like this that National School Choice Week, in exas and across the country, will break records as the largest and most inluential celebration o educational opportunity in American history.” For inormation about the event, call 830519-4086 or visit www.

He said that he had eaten some when he got really hungry but he didn’t much like the taste o it so he did not eat it unless he just had to. Wasn’ Wasn’tt it in the Battle o Vicksburg where they were starving to death during the Civil

War? I guess blackbirds War? would have been a tasty treat or them. he critters are all snuggled down or a long cold night.. Hopeully exas will warm up tomorrow. Have a good week, and God Bless.

LOCK: GHS coach heads to Southside Lock lef afer the 2007 season to coach at Gainesville, but returned two years later. His 2010

At Southside, he will replace Paul Haberer, who was reassigned afer posting a 1-9 record this year. In five seasons at the helm at Southside, Haberer posted

Apache squad turnaround, staged the state’s biggest going rom 1-9 to 7-3. Gonzales was 11-1 in 2011, 6-4 in 2012 and 9-5 this season. In his 18-year career as a head coach, Lock has also headed up the programs at Runge, Elgin, Woodville and Gainesville. He has an overall record 120-76.

a 21-30 record. Southside ISD has seen a number o shakeups in the last year. Te SISD Board o rustees on Jan. 17 terminated superintendent Juan Jasso afer its decision to place him on administrative leave was determined by a exas Education Agency examiner to be justified.

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90 days. “Te ocus is completely on quality,” Norris said. “Our efforts are to improve the quality o care or our patients. Tis opportunity is intended to enhance overall quality o care at both the hospital and nursing home by ocusing specifically on quality indicators or both service providers in an attempt to raise the level o care to patients o Gonzales.”

Area Livestock Livestock Reports Repor ts Gonzales Livestock Market Report Te Gonzales Livestock Market Report or Saturday, January 25, 2014 had on hand: 705 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1-$2 higher. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-eeder Stocker-eed er steers: Medium and large rame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$265; 300-400 lbs, $235$250; 400-500 lbs, $195-$225; 500-600 lbs, $169-$190; 600-700 lbs., $163-$165; 700-800 lbs, $151$159. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $100-$125. Stocker-eeder Stocker-eed er heiers: Medium and large rame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $195-$210; 300-400 lbs, $185$190; 400-500 lbs, $168-$180; 500-600 lbs., $154-$164; 600-700 lbs., $147-$153. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $81-$86; Cutters, $81-$97; Canners, $65-$71; Low yielding at cows, $74-$85. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $95-$110; light weights and medium quality bulls, $87-$97. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,500. Pairs: $1,050-$1,800. Tank you or your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa.

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Nixon Livestock Commission Report Te Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. Report had on hand, January 27, 2014, Volume, 784; Cows, 106, bulls 8. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $199 to $209 to $265; 300-400 lbs., $193 to $203 to $260; 400-500 lbs, $184 to $194 to $230; 500-600 lbs, $163 to $173 to $200; 600-700 lbs, $150 to $160 to $185; 700-800 lbs, $136 to $146 to $160. Heiers: 200-300 lbs, $169 to $179 to $240; 300-400 lbs, $171 to $181 to $235; 400-500 lbs, $154 to $164 to $220; 500-600 lbs, $145 to $155 to $182; 600-700 lbs, $129 to $139 to $155; 700-800 lbs, $129 to $139 to $145. Slaughter cows: $60 to $95; Slaughter bulls: $90 to $109; Stocker cows: $850 to $1,200.

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report Te Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on January 21, 2014, 1,947, week ago, 1,913; year ago, 1,401. Te market this week was ully steady on the No. 1 classes in all weight classes. No. 2 and Plainer types sold $2 to $4 lower lower.. Demand continues very active in all areas with better quality seeing best demand. Packer cows and bulls sold strong to $1 higher on approx.

225 hd. total. Packer Cows: Individual, $99; higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $79-$97; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $68-$79; light weight canner cows, $53-$68. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $103-$109.50; utility & cutter bulls, $95-$103; lightweight canner bulls, $84-$95. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $250-$280; 200-300 lbs, $225-$265; 300-400 lbs, $215$252; 400-500 lbs, $185-$240; 500-600 lbs, $172-$210; 600-700 lbs, $160-$187.50; 700-800 lbs, $148-$162.50. Heier Calves: under 200 lbs, $220-$265; 200-300 lbs, $200-$245; 300-400 lbs, $190$220; 400-500 lbs, $170-$202; 500-600 lbs, $151-$181; 600-700 lbs, $146-$161; 700-800 lbs, $128$154. I we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361798-4336.

Cuero Livestock Market Report Cuero Livestock Market Report on January 24, 2014, had 638 head. Had 150 cows and 31 bulls. Te packer market was unchanged rom last week. Te weather hurt demand because packers could not get cattle in to be processed due to road conditions. Market was good anyway anyway.. Te cal market was steady or the most part with last week. So or the third week in a row high prices unseen in his-

tory were the norm. Very encouraging as a couple o buyers were absent due to weather. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $92$111; lower grades, grades, $70-$92. Packer cows: breakers, $65$80; boning, $65-$85; canners & cutters, $82-$95; light & weak, $38-$53. Palpated, 56 head bred, $105$117. Pairs: none. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-250 lbs, $239-$254; 250-300 lbs, $234-$254.50; 300350 lbs, $223.65-$260; 350-400 lbs, $216.50-$252; 400-450 lbs, $216-$236; 450-500 lbs, $187$224; 500-550 lbs, $180-$220; 550-600 lbs, $172-$202; 600-700 lbs, $164-$180; 700-800 lbs, $155$161. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $200-$290; 250-300 lbs, $187$252; 300-350 lbs, $206-$262; 350-400 lbs, $219-$246; 400-450 lbs, $210-$234; 450-500 lbs, $205$229; 500-550 lbs, $175-$208; 550-600 lbs, $165-$210; 600-700 lbs, $157-$160. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $138-$149. Heier Calves: under 200 lbs., $237-$277.50; 200-250 lbs, $223$240; 250-300 lbs, $207-$218; 300-350 lbs, $203-$228; 350-400 lbs, $188-$230; 400-450 lbs, $179$234; 450-500 lbs, $164-$204; 500-550 lbs, $167-$212; 550-600 lbs, $162-$210; 600-700 lbs., $143$196; over 700 lbs, lbs, $137-$151.

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Senate Agriculture Committee. “Tis bill proves that by working across party lines we can reorm programs to save taxpayer money while strengthenin strengtheningg efforts to grow our economy. Agriculture is a bright spot in our economy and is helping to drive our recovery. It’s time or Congress to finish this Farm Bill and give the 16 million Americans working in agriculture the certainty they need and

has been going on ar too long; I urge my colleagues to support this bill and the President to quickly sign it into law.” Last year, different versions o the arm bill were passed by the U.S. House o Representatives and the U.S. Senate. A conerence committee was established to resolve differences between the two bills. Congressman Vela was appointed by Democratic leadership as a

the U.S. House o Representatives reduced SNAP unding by $39 billion. However, the arm bill conerence report only reduces SNAP unding by approximately $8 billion. Passage o the Agricultural Act o 2014 will help South exas armers, ranchers and business owners grow the economy. economy. Te legislation: • Provides transition payments to producers o

“I have been working the work o everyone who hard to ensure that mem- helped in this process. process. We bers o the conerence com- never lost sight o the goal, mittee understand South we never wavered in our exas agricultural inter- commitment to enacting ests and the importance o a five-year, comprehensive programs such as SNAP to arm bill. I ask my colcolSouth exas amilies,” said leagues to join me in supCongressman Vela. Vela. “Many porting its passage.” provisions ound in this bi“oday’s bipartisan partisan, bicameral bill will agreement puts us on the benefit South exas includ- verge o enacting a fiveing a requirement that the year Farm Bill that saves Secretary o State annually taxpayers billions, elimireport to Congress on e- nates unnecessary subsiorts by Mexico to meet dies, creates a more effecits treaty obligations and tive arm saety-net and deliver water to the Rio helps armers and busiGrande. Tis measure measure will nesses create jobs,” said allow Congress to properly Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Dmonitor efforts by the U.S. MI), Chairwoman o the

deserve.” “I am pleased that we were able to work together, putting aside partisanship to finally advance a fiveyear arm bill,” said Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Ranking Member o the House Agriculture Committee. “Compromise is rare in Washington these days but it’s what is needed to actually get things done. While it’s no secret that I do not support some o the final bill’s provisions, I believe my reservations are outweighed by the need to provide long term certainty or agriculture and nutrition programs. Tis process

coneree to the committee. In exas, there are more than 4 million individuals receiving SNAP benefits. A measure passed last year by

upland cotton in light o help veterans start agriculthe repeal o direct pay- ture businesses; and • Invests in research to ments; • Extends current sugar promote agricultural innopolicy through 2018; vation.

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WASHINGON, D.C. — A U.S. House Conerence Committee tasked with negotiating a new fiveyear arm bill announced that a final agreement has been reached to set agricultural and ood policy or the United United States. Te last comprehensive arm bill was passed by Congress in 2008.

Smiley Council approves employees 401K match By BAIN SERNA CannonCorrespondent

SMILEY — he Jan. 16 regular monthly meeting o the Smiley City Council saw the council approve the City to give a three-percent match to the 401k retirement savings plans or city employees. he City Council had approved setting up 401k plans or city employees this past November. At this month’s meeting the council approved

the three-percent match und.” (percentage based on an City oicials state that employees pay) the City the decision was based will put in to the 401k, in on Mayor Ellis Villasana addition to whatever per- wanting both to be genercentage the city employee ous and also to give city will put in rom their pay. employees an incentive to “his is the irst time stay working or the city, this has ever happened,” in a time where many said City Secretary Elo- people are being drawn ise Estes. “hey decided away to oil ield-related to start a 401k plan and jobs. the employees had the “hey’re trying to take options o putting in how care o us and that’s a real ever much they wanted. nice thing,” said Estes o he three-percent is how the council’s decision. much the City is willing to put into the retirement

Gonzales County Records Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds January 1-31 Catarina Saltwater Disposal, LLC to Guevara Investment Partners, LLC, w/d, 9.864 Acres, Hardy W B Price Svy, A-370. Catarina Salt Water Disposal, LLC to Guevara Investment Partners, LLC, w/d, 7.60 Acres, William Small Svy, A-425. Austin, Patrailla to Ironwood Oil & Gas LLC, o/l, 15.285 Acres, Allen B. Williams Svy, A-79. Fennell Jr, William A. and Fennell, Linda K. to Rodriguez, Joe S. and Rodriguez, Anita ., w/d, Lts. 9-11, Blk. 3, Lowry-Ware Addn, Nixon. DuBose, Darlene (rustee), J.L. DuBose rust and DuBose rust, J.L. to Sanchez, David and Sanchez, Brenda, w/d, Lt. 4, First Section, Summit Subdvn. Robinson Jr., John J. and Rob-

inson, Janie W. to Barranada Land & Cattle Co., w/d, Mineral Int. in 50.038 Acres, Lewis Mallet Svy, A-352. Selman, J.D. Jr to Selman Family Limited Partnership, w/d, 2029.762 Ac J Dillard A-177, G W Spears A-411, J E Garvin A-22, G Blair A-5, C Agram A-94, B Lockhart A-36, E G Coffman A-155. Young, Yo ung, Kristin Alissa Collett to Forest Oil Corp., o/l, 100.44 AC J C Lowery A-317. Kelley, Donald H. to Kelley, Douglas A., w/d, Und. Int. 76.85 Ac B D McClure A-41. Schmidt, Keith A. to Vega, John and Vega, Cynthia, w/d, 0.177 AC Pt. lt. 82 & 83, King’s 6th Addn, own o Gonzales. Hinton, Peggy Sue Farrar to Beeman Family Limited Land Partnership, w/d, 259.419 AC S Y Reams A-397. Alderson, Lori Ellen to Forest

Oil Corp, o/l, 154.98 Ac W Small A-425. Alderson, Erin Lee to Forest Oil Corp, o/l, 154.98 Ac W Small A-425. Green, Adam J. and Green, Carla to Morrow, Kenneth and Morrow, Carolyn, w/d, 0.454 Ac J Gibson A-24. Miller, Marilyn to ealer, Verda M., w/d, Und In 31.4 Ac No Survey Named. Childress, Melva Hassell and Childress, Roger to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 41.129 Acres, R S Armstead Svy, A-87. Moss, Joseph Eugene (rustee), Myrtle Dolores Green rust and Green rust, Myrtle Dolores to Fernandez, Michelle and Fernandez, rent to w/d, 13.00 Acres, JFC Henderson Svy, A-260. Smith, Dennis W. to Harris, Ella, w/d, Pt. Lts. 2-3, Blk. 9, Highview Addn, Gonzales. Gonzales.

Commissioners OK move to speed up appeals processing Gonzales County Commissioners on Monday approved a sofware upgrade or the district and county clerks to enable those offices to meet a mandato mandatory ry standard or reporting the filing o appeals. 25th District Clerk Sandra Baker told commissioners the sofware upgrade will enable her office and that o County Clerk Lee Riedel to be able to file all appeals electronically. She said the appeals court now requires all appeals to be filed by computer and will not accept those filed by mail or ax. “I have an appeal due today, in act, that I

choice. Commissioners approved the expenditure o about $8,900 or the sofware. Commissioners also gave approval to move Election Day voting or Precinct 2 rom the American Legion Hall in Gonzales to the Master Gardeners Center on Fair St. Te commissioners balked at the $300 hall rental asked by the Legion or elections; the county would be able to use the Master Gardeners’ acility or ree, having helped und its renovation renovation.. Te court also approved a slight change to the county’s insurance plan. Te changes will enable employees who retire at age 59 and older with 18 or more years o service to remain on the county plan until they become eligible or Medicaid. Te previ-

have to get an extension on,” she said. Riedel said the electronic version o the appeals-filing process takes longer, but the court’s requirement leaves the offices little

ous policy required age 59 and a hal and 20 years o service. Te change will include elected officials, who must serve our terms (16 years) to become eligible.

By DAVE MUNDY [emailprotected]

Sanchez provides provides 4th quarter figures HOUSON — Sanchez Energy Corporation, a rapidly growing independent oil and gas company targeting onshore U.S. Gul Coast oil resource plays with a current ocus on the Eagle Ford Shale and the uscaloosa Marine Shale, this week provided an update on its ourth quarter 2013 operations and yearend 2013 reserves. Sanchez Energy reported ourth quarter 2013 production o approximately 1,731 MBOE (18,810 BOE/D),

associated with the positive prior period adjustments, was 18,060 BOE/D, exceeding the previously set orth guidance range o 15,000 to 17,000 BOE/D. Reported production volumes volum es consi consisted sted o 73% oil (75% beore the prior period adjustments), 13% NGLs, and 14% natural gas. 2013 year-end proved reserves increased to 58.9 MMBOE, an increase o 178% compared to year-end 2012. Current production o approximately 19,000 BOE/D with 15 gross wells in various stages o drilling and completion.

upside potential without reallocating substantial resources rom the Eagle Ford Shale. Our ocus in 2014 will be to continue to execute on our Eagle Ford development program, increasing efficiency and urther reducing costs. Our operated assets o Cotulla and Marquis have transitioned into development mode and are benefiting rom the cost and timing efficiencies o pad drilling and zipper racs. During the ourth quarter, we brought online approximately 32 net wells, including 8 net wells acquired rom

an increase third quarteroo60% 2013over andthe an increase o 905% compared to the same period a year ago. Fourth quarter 2013 reported production included approximately 70 MBOE (750 BOE/D) o positive prior period adjustments, largely in natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas volumes. Daily average production, excluding 750 BOE/D

ony Sanchez, III, President and Chie Executive Officer o Sanchez Energy, commented: “2013 was a transormative year or the Company Company.. Our production and reserves grew tremendously as a result o successully executing our 2013 capital plan and completing several acquisitions. We also entered into the uscaloosa Marine Shale, providing significant

our acquisition, whichWycross drove the strong production or the quarter. A higher percentage o drilling capital this year is allocated to the areas where we operate allowing greater control over timing and costs in 2014. Prior period adjustments increased total production or the ourth quarter by approximately 70 MBOE (750 BOE/D).

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Financial considerations for older cohabitation

Moving in together is something should still maintain some financial typically associated with young couples, independence afer moving in together. A but more and more unmarried men and joint checking or savings account might women over the age o 50 are choosing work down the road, but initially keep these to cohabitate. According to an analysis o accounts separate to avoid any disputes. 2012 U.S. Census data conducted by the Keep paying your own bills, including car Perormance Reerence Bureau, roughly payments and credit cards, at the onset as 10 percent o the 15.3 million opposite- well. sex unmarried cohabiting partners in the * Update certain documents and United States are between the ages o 55 policies. Upon your death, a partner with and 64, while 15 percent are between the whom you cohabitate does not have the ages o 45 and 54. same legal rights o inheritance as would Such figures indicate that living a spouse. As a result, it’s important or together as an unmarried couple is no unmarried individuals who cohabitate longer exclusive to younger couples. Te with their partners to update their wills, incentives or older, unmarried couples to especially i they have been cohabitating cohabitate are similar to those or younger or an extended period o time and want ones, but older couples should heed a ew their partner to be taken care o in case financial pointers beore deciding to move o their death. In addition to updating in together. inormation inormati on regarding beneficiaries, older * Iron out the financial details ahead o men and women might want to update time. Young couples who move in together certain inormation regarding their health, ofen do so as a precursor to getting like who should take legal responsibility married. Such couples do not typically or medical decisions should one partner have much in the way o financial assets become incapacitated incapacitated.. and, as a result, do not need to come to any In addition to updating your will, update ormal agreement regarding their finances. any existing lie insurance policies and Older couples, however, might be bringing retirement benefits to include your partner a more substantial financial portolio into i you so desire. the relationship, and these finances can * Discuss any changes with your amily, complicate matters. Beore moving in especially any children. When you make together, older couples should document changes to your will, those changes will their finances and how household expenses, affect your beneficiaries. Upon making including a mortgage i one exists, will be these changes, discuss them with your paid. Decisions regarding who will receive existing beneficiaries so your partner the tax breaks you might be eligible or does not have to deal with relatives whose when paying a mortgage should also be eelings might be hurt upon your death. considered. Documenting your financial Tis might not be an easy discussion, but situation can protect your assets should you will want your partner to have your you break up. I these arrangements are amily as a support system upon your not documented, unmarried couples death. who break up could find themselves in Older, unmarried couples are choosing a contentious financial battle not unlike to cohabitate more and more. While the Older, unmarried couples should make some financial decisions before deciding to couples going through a divorce. incentives to doing so are numerous, there cohabitate. * Maintain some financial independence. are some precautionary measures couples Older, unmarried men and women who should take beore moving in together. choose to cohabitate with their partners

Staying fit after 50: losing that weight No.1 goal Losing some weight is a goal or many people regardless o age. While youngster youngsterss and young adults might be able to get away with a ew extra pounds without suffering any significant consequences, older adults

Exercise Exercise is another essential componen componentt to shedding pounds afer 50, though men and women over 50 should always consult a physician beore they begin a

carrying some extra weight might be putting their overall health at considerab considerable le risk. Shedding weight afer the age o 50 is not always easy. As a person ages, muscle mass tends to dwindle while body at has a tendency to increase. Since at burns ewer calories than muscle, weight gain as a person ages is bound to happen. But that doesn’t mean such weight gain is inevitable. In act, men and women willing to make certain changes with regard to diet and exercise can shed pounds afer 50 while preventing uture weight gain.

new exercise regimen. Te Centers or Disease Control and Prevention points out that regular exercise can help older men and women prevent the onset o a host o ailments, including heart disease and diabetes. In addition, the CDC notes that regular physical activity as one ages helps muscles grow stronger, which increases the chances that an individual will be able to perorm necessary daily activities without the assistance o others. Maintaining that independence into older adulthood is a goal or many men and women, and it’s a goal that’s ar more realistic or men and women who exercise than it is or those who don’t. When coupled with a healthy, lowcalorie diet, routine exercise can help men and women over 50 shed extra weight and keep the weight off once it’s gone. According to the CDC, older adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes o moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, every week and musclestrengthening activities on 2 more days a week. Tese muscle-strengthening activities should work all the major muscle groups, including the legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Diet Men and women need ewer calories as Muscle-strengthening activities, including yoga, can help men and women over 50 they age. For example, men and women in their 40s may need as many as 200 calories lose weight and keep the weight off. more per day than they will when they reach their 50s. Counting calories might seem difficult, so men and women in their 50s and older who don’t think they can Area & Nation Wide Senior Programs Can Be Very Beneficial. Social Services Director, Patty Bencount calories can try to eat more lowton, at The Heights of Gonzales compiled a list of businesses and organizations she feels offers calorie oods like ruits, vegetables and valuable services to senior citizens. citizens. Ms. Benton stressed the list is not all inclusive and that sewhole grains. niors should seek out other helpful services, area discounts offered to seniors, support groups, Consuming ewer calories ofen requires travel groups, etc in order to live a fun and healthy lifestyle in their silver years. changing dietary habits, not only with regard to what you’re eating but also how Gonzales Memorial Hospital (830)672-7581

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you’re eating and even how you shop or ood. Men and women used to dining out or lunch every day can start bringing their own lunches so they can gain greater control o their daily caloric intake. For those who find they’re requently too exhausted to cook each night, they can prepare meals in advance to have healthy, homemade meals waiting instead o always ordering takeout or delivery. When shopping or ood, people should avoid doing so on an empty stomach so they’re less inclined to buy unhealthy snacks.

Muscle-strengthening activities include lifing weights, working out with resistance bands, exercise such as push-ups and situps that use body weight or resistance, and yoga. Even gardening that involves digging and shoveling can be considered a muscle-strengthening activity. Weight gain is ofen an expected side effect o aging. But men and women don’t have to gain weight as they get older. Some simple dietary changes and a commitmen commitmentt to routine exercise is all it takes to shed weight afer 50 and keep that weight off once it’s gone.

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Gonzales incumbents file for re-election

Election season got undeerway in the City of Gonzales on Wednesday. Incumbent Mayor Bobby Logan (left), District 3 Councilman Lorenzo Hernandez (center) and District 4 Councilman Clarence Opiela filed their paperwork with City of Gonzales Secretary Kristina Vega for the May elections. (Photos by Mark Lube)

Judge Voigt recertified afer seminar Judge Deidra D. Voigt was recently recertified ater the wenty Hour Justice o the Peace (JP) Seminar held in Austin, exas. Te seminar is sponsored by the exas Justice Court raining Center, a division o the exas State University, with offices in Austin. “It is an honor and privilege to serve the citizens o Gonzales County as JP One. Citizens can know they are treated with dignity and receive impartial justice in the people’s court,” Voigt said. Te seminar is held or Justices o the Peace to ulfill their wenty-Hour Continuing Judicial Education Requirements as set orth in Article 27.005 o the exas Government Code.

opics included new justice court rule changes recently approved by the exas Supreme Court and the 83rd exas Legislature. Additionally, classes ocused on rules and laws concerning deerred dispositions, driving saety courses, civil and criminal judgment enorcements, new Attorney General and legal opinion opinions, s, magistration, discovery, evidence and specialized eviction cases. Over 125 JPs rom across exas were in attendance or this class. Presenters included a Tird Court o Appeals Justice, the exas Commission on Judicial Conduct’s Commission Counsel, General Counsel and Program Attorneys rom the Justice Court raining Center,

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and JPs rom high volume courts across exas. Voigt added, “Instructors provided us with knowledge and insight to ensure air and efficient justice in our busy courts.” Te history o the office

o exas’ Justice o the Peace extends ar back into exas’ history dating back to 1823 when the first Alcalde or Justice o the Peace, was appointed on March 5, 1823 in the Colorado District o Stephen F. Austin’s first colony. Being locally elected officials closest to the people JPs are ofen reerred to as the “People’s Court”, thus reflecting both their rich heritage and important service to our communities. Tere are currently 823 justices o the peace serving in exas. Judge Voigt has served as Justice o the Peace since January 2011 and as Municipal Judge or the City o Gonzales since June 2011. She is unopposed in this year’s election.

Gonzales Sheriff’ Sheriff ’s Office Report Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office report for Jan. 12-18: 01/13/14 Garza, Paul Alfred, 12/1988, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Theft of Property >$500 <$1,500. Requires $2,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Russell, Charles Douglas II, 01/1989, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Possession Controlled Substance PG 1 >4G <200G. Remains in Custody. Santini, Melanie Marie, 01/1988, Houston. Commitment/Sentence – Possess Controlled Substance PG 1 >4G <200G. Remains in Custody. 01/14/14 Jalufka, Frank Jacob, Jr.,

04/1972, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Remains in Custody. Brewer, Katherine Colleen, 09/1992, Victoria. Victoria County Warrant – Possession Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G. Transferred to Victoria County. 01/15/14 Lawhorn, Joel, 08/1923, Shiner. Local Warrant – Criminal Negligent Homicide. Released on $5,000 bond. Local Warrant – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Released on $5,000 Bond. Fougerat, Lance Alton, 02/1983, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Pos-

session of marijuana >4 oz < 5 lbs. Released – Weekender/Work Release. 01/16/14 Banda, Jose Antonio, 05/1992, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Burglary of Habitation. Local Warrant – Theft Stolen Property <$1,500 2/ more Previous Convictions. Requires $20,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Greathouse, Charles Ray, 05/1996, Shiner. Local Warrant – Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Released on $1,000 Bond. 01/18/14 Pruiett, Mark Wayne, 10/1962, Luling. Public Intoxication. Released on Order to Appear.

Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processing’s: GCSO 10 DPS 13 GPD 06 WPD 00 NPD 00 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 29

Musician Steve Earle isn’t the only person who’d prefer you stay away from Copperhead Road. Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek is seeking information in the recent thefts of a street sign in the Winchester area. Over the last two months the Copperhead Road street sign has been stolen stolen multiple times. Law said suspects have been identified in two incidents. The first drives a light colored newer model Chevrolet or GMC Truck. The second suspects were driving a light colored Ford Ford Truck. Individu als with informati information on about this crime are urged to call the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office 979-968-5856 or Crime Stoppers 979968-8477. Any information that leads to the arrest and conviction can result in up to a $2500 reward. You can remain anonymous.

Gonzales Police Report Gonzales Police Department report for the week of Jan. 27: 01/17/2014 Reported Theft At 900

$100.00 Bills Where Passed. 01/25/2014 Reported Theft At 1800 Blk Church St.

Blk Kleine St. 01/18/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 400 Blk St. George St. 01/18/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 1400 Blk Industrial Park Rd . 01/23/2014 Reported Forgery At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr, Where A Counterfiet $100.00 Bill Was Passed. 01/23/2014 Reported Burglary Habitation At 300 Blk Dewitt St. 01/24/2014 Reported Forgery At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr Where 3

01/25/2014 Reported Burglary Of A Vehicle At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/25/2014 Paul Villareal 111 40 Of Luling Tx Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 11/01/1973. 01/26/2014 Frank Brown Jr 28 Of Garland Texas Arrested And Charged With Failure To Identify At St. Peter And St. Louis St. 01/28/2014 Reported Burglary Habitation At 700 Blk Lois Ln.

Knights of Columbus Gonzales K.C. Council 5090 will hold their regular monthly monthly meeting February 12 2014. Meal at 7.30 p.m , Meeting at 8.00 p.m. All members are urged to attend.

McMahan Watch The next McMahan neighborhood watch meeting will be held Tuesday, Tuesday, February 4th, at 7 PM at the McMahan Women’s Club. For details, call 512-644-5927.

Anniversary celebration Providence Missionary Missionary Baptist Church, 1020 St. Andrew in Gonzales, will host the 8th anniversary celebration for Rev. Gary L and First Lady Sheryln Clack at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Guests will be Pastor Jimmy Hastings and the New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Shiner. The public is welcome.

DAR luncheon D.A.R. George Washington Luncheon is scheduled at noon Saturday, Feb. 15 at First United Methodist Church. Danny Davis will present a program on US Army Ranger History. To RSVP, DAR members can contact Janet Smith.

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Local students carry pro-life message to Washington, Washington, D.C. SHINER — Tis year 24 students rom St. Paul High School and eight chaperones o the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish o Shiner traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the National March For Lie. Tey joined over 10,000 pilgrims, many o them youth rom schools around the nation, in the Basilica o the National Shrine o the Immaculate Conception to

Tey prayed or the mother and her unborn child the entire trip. Te ollowing day they joined approximately six hundred thousand pro-lie supporters rom across the United States as they marched down Constitution Ave to the Supreme Supreme Court building. Tey endured temperatures in the single digits with a wind chill below zero. zero. Despite these

pray or an to abortion at the Opening Mass o end the National Prayer Vigil or Lie. Te Mass was celebrated on uesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m., the eve o the annual March or or Lie. Te students also had personal intentions or which they prayed. Tis year each student was given the name o a mother whose pregnancy is in crisis.

conditions the cause students chaperones agreed that the is welland worth the cold weather. One o the chants that echoed during the March was “I am the pro-lie generation”. Te students have come to believe this chant afer witnessing the many, many young people who believe as they do that, “Lie begins at the time o conception.”

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Turnovers hamper Apache effort By MARK LUBE [emailprotected]

Ball security was the Gonzales boys’ basketball Achilles tendon Friday night in a 48-30 loss to Giddings at GHS Special Events Center. “urnovers were the killer or us tonight,” Apaches head coach Raymond Lopez said. “We are a little behind on basketball IQ and good on e ort.” Lopez said his team does a good job o making the other team really have to work or their points but struggled near the opponent’s goal. “We have to make our shots and make our ree

throws,” he s aid. throws,” ond rame as Joe Ryan Gonzales simply needs Carrizales got an oento cut back on the turn- sive board and scored. overs and make shots. Giddings scored on the “We are a dierent jump er by Cod y Goo dteam when we do not son and later Michael turn the ball over,” Lo- aylor hit a three to give pez said. “We have to cut Giddings an 18-9 lead. out all the errors.” he Apaches got the he Apaches got the score to 20-13 with early advantage on a buckets rom Jordan pair o baskets by Alyas Johnson and Carrizales. Ramirez. Giddings reGiddings made three sponded with seven o our ree throws to straights point to go up close out the irst hal, 10-4. ahead 23-17. A three-point play he Bualoes got two by Aaron Hunt brought baskets to start the third Gonzales within 10-7. period and the Apaches he Bualoes ended the managed a couple o hal with a three-point ree throws by yshawn play o their own, by Erskin ollowed by a Zach Albers. basket rom Johnson to he Apaches got the come within 28-21. Gidirst score o the sec- dings got a three-point

play by Goodson. A minute later, Erskin sank a three and Giddings got one rom Albers as the visitors led 36-25 at the end o the third quarter. In the ourth quarter, Giddings used an 11-0 run to put the inal touches on the victory. Giddings 48, Gonzales 30 Giddings 13 10 13 12-48 Gonzales 7 10 8 5-30 Giddings: Zach Albers 5 1-1 13, Ty Kasper 4 1-1 11, Deon Blue 2 1-2 7, Cody Goodson 2 1-3 5, Kevonte Page 0 4-4 4, Michael Taylor 1 0-0 3, Sloan Exner 1 1-2 3, Dalton Mitschke 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 9-13 48 Gonzales:Jordan Johnson 4 1-4 9, Tyshawn Erskin 2 2-5 7, Aaron Hunt 2 1-1 5, Alyas Ramirez 2 0-0 4, Joe Ryan Carrizales 2 0-0 4, Wade Miller 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 5-12 30

Gonzales’ Alyas Ramirez works inside while under close guard from a Buff defender. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Gonzales girls drop close contest against against Giddings, 51-48 Halway into the ourth quar-

By MARK LUBE [emailprotected]

Te Lady Apaches made lots o improvements and again gave great effort but came up short Friday evening against Giddings, 51-48, at GHS Special Events Center. “We played well and made some improvements,” Gonzales head coach Valerie Akpan said.

ter, the Lady Buffaloes had a slim 44-41 lead and Gonzales cut it to 44-43 afer some deensive plays and ree throws by Kelsey Hardy. Giddings made a ree throw and the Lady Apaches got one by Renae Camarillo. At the other end, Erika Hernandez came up with a deensive board and that sequence ended with a Jordan Pitman basket, off

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put Gonzales in the lead, 46-45, jumper but missed the ree throw throw with around three minutes lef to or the three-point play, putting play. the Lady Buffs back in the lead, With 2:01 lef, the Lady Apach- 47-46 with 47 seconds lef. es had a chance to add to their Giddings made the ree throws lead when Giddings was called down the stretch and Hardy or traveling, giving the ball back capped scoring with a bucket to the Lady Apaches. with just a ew seconds to go. But at the 1:14 mark, the Lady Akpan said the Lady Apaches Apaches committed a turnover needed to protect the ball better and again at 0:54, where Gid- in order to maintain their late

lead. “We had turnovers and we were not making smart decisions,” she said. Gonzales opened the game with a 3-0 lead on a ree throw by Hardy and a basket rom ajerrica Smith. Giddings then s cored eight straight points, getting six o them rom post B ecky Blakney. “Our big error in this game was GHS, Page B2

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No.4 Yoakum stays unbeaten in district From Coaches’ Reports


•Te Yoakum Bulldogs avenged an earlier loss to the Gonzales Apaches with a 47-40 win on uesday. Joe Mireles led Yoakum with 13 points, Chase Hermes finished with 11 points, immy Blakeney scored nine points, J Hights and Will Turmond added our points, Casey Morrow bagged two points and Justin Brown finished

Te ourth-ranked Yoakum Lady Bulldogs continued their unbeaten streak in district with a 60-26 win over Gonzales on uesday. uesday. Te Lady ‘Dogs took a 17-1 lead aer one quarter and Gonzales went on a 11-10 run in the second quarter. Yoakum held a 19-8 advantage vanta ge in the third third quarter with one point. •Te Nixon-Smiley Lady and scored 14 o 20 points Mustangs lost to the Poth in the ourth rame. Latrice Brown led all Lady Pirates, 53-27, on Friscorers in the game with 30 day. Poth held a 15-11 lead points, Desiree Garza had aer the first quarter and 10 points, Jaccari Hights outscored the Lady Musscored six points, Callie tangs 10-4 in the second Witte netted five points, rame. Te Lady Pirates outCeline Markert added our scored Nixon-Smiley 16-6 points, Camisha Williams deposited three points and in the third quarter and netJulie esch bucketed two ted 11 o 17 points in the points. Hights had eight last eight minutes o action. yhanna and Mejia led assists and 16 rebounds, three steals and two blocks, the Lady Mustangs with Brown had three steals and six points each, Alena Alvarez, Savan Savannah nah Martin Martinez ez Garza had three steals. For the Lady Apaches, and Brooke Hester had our Renae Camarillo bagged points each while Celeste nine points, Kelsey Hardy Arriage chipped in three sank six points, Claudia points. Nixon-Smiley battled to Franklin recorded five points, with Sheridan ate, a 41-40 win over SchulenAmanda Dixson and Ericka burg on uesday. Te Lady Hernandez bagging two Shorthorns took a meager 14-12 lead aer the first points each. quarter and outscored Nix-

on-Smiley 9-7 in the second quarter. Te Lady Mustangs came back to tie the game in the third quarter with 10-6 run and outscored Schulenburg 12-11 in the last period. Alvarez paced Nixon-Smiley with 3 points, Mejia finished with 11, Megan Guerra scored seven points Martinez dropped in six points and Hester scored

Chelsea Nichols had 23 chipped in our points, Empoints or the Lady Wildcats marie Johnson deposited while Julissa Avila sinking three points, Chelsea Verit , our points and Kelsey Gon- Courtney Clark and Kaelen zales bagging one point. Sievers put in three points • Te Moulton Bob Katz each. edged Waelder 47-44 on Yoakum won the junior Friday. Caleb Ibarra led varsity game, 23-16. • Te Shiner Lady CoCo Waelder with 35 points, Jeremy Gonzales scored our manches deeated Louise points, Keyshann and De- 55-33 on Friday. Amanise ondre Fields had two points Coleman sank 17 points, each, and Aaron Wilson Lenae Kremling banked

Justin Hernandez finishing with two points each. •Te Flatonia Bulldogs were edged by Ganado, 4741, on Jan. 21. Te Indians led 12-8 aer one quarter and 22-15 at halime. Ganado scored 14 o 24 points in the third quarter and Flatonia battled in the ourth quarter with a 16-11 run. Casen Novak and Will Bruns led Flatonia with 11

our points. Nixon-Smiley is 6-5 in 28-2A and 16-13 overall. •Te Gonzales Apaches ell to La Grange 80-30 on Jan. 21. yshawn Erskin led the Apaches with eight points, Joe Ryan Carrizales sank five points and grabbed five rebounds while Jordan Johnson netted five points and got seven rebounds. • Te Nixon-Smiley MusMustangs lost to Poth 62-51 on Friday. Samuel Moore led Nixon-Smiley with 17 points, Garrett Earlywine and Nick Pena dropped in 12 points points each, Jose MeMelendez with our points, Jared Van Auken scored two points and Jordan Van Auken finished with one point. • Te Moulton Bob KitKittens deeated rivals Waleder 51-28 on Friday.

scored one point. eight points, Kori Land• Te Yoakum Lady BullBull - man scored six points, Julidogs got a 44-37 district win anna Rankin and Madison over Cuero on Friday. Jalufa added five points Cuero led 12-8 aer the Mackinley Pilat scored first quarter and 21-18 at our points and Shamyra halime. Yoakum went on a Coleman finished with one 17-4 run to take the lead in point. the third period and weath•Te Shiner St. Paul Lady ered a Lady Gobbler 12-9 Cardinals edged Hallettsrun in the ourth quarter. ville Sacred Heart 55-53 on on Latrice Brown led the Friday. Jacy Pawelek had Lady ‘Dogs with 17 points, 24 points, 10 rebounds and Desiree Garza bucketed an- our steals, Natalie Jackson other 14 points, Callie Witte had eight points, Abby Irsank six points, Celine vin had se ven points, our Markert finished with five steals and 11 rebounds, points and Jaccari Hights Christina Squyres scored scored two points. Garza our points, Ashlyn Patek and Witte had three assists, dropped in two points, Brown had nine rebounds Shaelynn Malatek had our with Hights also getting assists • Te Yoakum Bulldogs seven steals and two blocks. For Cuero, Martina Stavi- tallied a district win against nona had 10 points, Missy Cuero on Friday, 59-43. Odom scored eight points, J Hights paced YoaMary Kate Krueger bagged kum with 16 points, Chase six points, Jaslynn Mathis Hermes dropped in 15 points, immy Blakeney

points each, Gus Venegas bagged seven points, Samuel Netro netted six points, Matthew Kozelsky chipped in our points and Jacob Barta scored two points. • Te fh-rankedHalfh-rankedHal lettsville Lady Brahmas got a district win Friday against Karnes City, 6145. Emma Wick bagged 16 points, Kasey Hairell had 15 points, Heather Henneke contributed 11 points, Imari Grant put in eight points, Cassidy argac scored seven points, with Elise Rother and Cookie Silgero scoring two points. Te Lady Brahmas ought hard or a 56-54 decision over Poth on uesday. Hairell tallied 20 points, Wick netted 17 points, Henneke finished with seven points, argac recorded six points, Grant registered our points and

netted nine points, Joe Mireles finished with eight points, Justin Brown contributed seven points and Davontey Mathis scored one points. op scorer or Cuero was Colby Ebron with 19 points, D’Andre Gallagher scored seven points, Grant Diebel added six points, D’Mond LaFond had three points, with Jacob Diaz, Viren Vora and

Rother contributed two points. • Te Cuero Lady GobGobblers deeated Smithville 50-33 on uesday. Martina Marti na Stavinoha led Cuero with 25 points, Emmarie Johnson scored eight points, Missy Odom bagged six points, Kyra Johnson and Chelsea Veit added our points, with Jaslynn Mathis chipping in two points.

GHS: Lady Apaches all just short in battle Continued from page B1

Gonzales guard Jordan Pitman (25) works the ball upcourt against two Giddings defenders. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Medal winners from the Apache Band on the Run 5K from Saturday (not shown in order): Paige Glass, Tyshawn Erskin, Liz Longoria, Martha Jo Guerra, Kendra Cavit, Kameren Cavit, Haley Garza, Kendall Fougerat, Kathleen Allen, Stephen Hunter, Rick Holroed, Brynn Mann, Kimberly Helmke, Darlen Valenta, Juan Cardenas, Veronica Moreno, Shakayla Clack, Valeria Aguayo, Hector Dominguez, Isaiah Vasquez-Flores and Mark Lube. Below, the complete field from the event. (Photos courtesy Jami Owens)

our post deense,” Akpan said. Camarillo then drained two three-point baskets in a row to put Gonzales up 9-8. Blakney hit another basket to put the Lady Buffs up 10-9 at the end o the quarter. Giddings opened the second period with a 6-2 run. Gonzales came back with a 6-2 run o its own with points rom Hardy and Smith. Te Lady Apaches got a 19-19 tie on the basket rom Danielle Flowers, and the teams battled back and orth until halime, with a 25-25 score.

Te Lady Buffs retook the lead in the third quarter, 30-28 but Gonzales tied it up on the basket rom Amanda Dixson. Giddings finished the rame with 12 o the next 18 points. Giddings 51, Gonzales 48 Giddings 10 15 17 9-51 Gonzales 9 16 11 12-48 Giddings: Becky Blakney 8 7-8 23, amyra Canada 2 6-9 10, Hannah Michel 3 0-1 6, Kristin Jo Nolen 3 0-0 6, Nadia Rogers 2 0-1 0-1 4, Cassidy Hirsch 1 0-0 2. otals 19 13-19 51. Gonzales: Kelsey Hardy 4 10-12 18, ajerrica Smith 5 1-4 11, Renae Camarillo 2 1-2 7, Jordan Pitman 2 0-0 4, Claudia Franklin 10-0 2, Danielle Flowers 1 0-0 2, Amanda Dixson 1 0-0 2, Sheridan ate 1 0-1 2. otals 17 12-19 48.

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Powerlifers take aim at regional honors By MARK LUBE [emailprotected]

Expect another good season or the Gonzales High School Lady Apaches and Apaches powerlifing teams.

want to be.” Hernandez said she is squatting around 365 and set a goal or around 420. At the 2013 state meet, she squatted 400. Hernandez said it would be great i she had some

Te Lady Apaches lifers company at a likely repeat currently have nine athletes trip to state. available or workouts and “I am going to try to completion — Ericka Her- encourage the rest o my nandez (220-plus), Ashton teammates so they can join Miller (181), Alexis Cerda me at state,” she said. (165), Margaret Gonzales On the boys’ side are (148), Khelsea Cray (123), rent Schauer (181), raori Ince (123), Roma Gal- vis Schauer (165), Wa Walter lter lardo (148), Gabby Rodri- Hood (220), Jaime ellez guez (220) and Amberleigh (181), Jose Contreras (220), Watson (132). Alex Ortiz (132), Jeremiah Head powerlifing coach Cantu (242), Josh Bustos Shannon Fink said Her- (242), Kenneth Hernandez nandez is the top ranked (198( and Zac Perez-Clack 220-plus lifer in the region. (275). Some o the Lady ApachFink said Contreras, Gonzales sophomore Ericka Hernandez works on her squat lifts Monday afternoon at Apache Field House. es are in other sports or Hood and ellez have a Hernandez and the rest of the Gonzales girls and boys powerlifting teams had their first meet earlier this activities with Hernandez good shot at making it to month in Schulenburg and will compete in Seguin this week. and Cray in basketball, the regional meet, and OrGallardo is a member o tiz and Perez-Clack could the Apache Flames dance also make regionals. team, and Rodriguez, Ince ellez said the season has Yoakum men’s basketTe Women’s Soccer As- (24-4) 15. Alba-Golden (22- 3) 16. Rogers (25-3) 17. Mt. and Watson run track. already gotten off to a betsociation o San Antonio 3)16. atum (22-3) 17. Mt. Vernon (19-6) 18. Winnsboro Hernandez, Miller and ter start despite the teams ball league Te Yoakum adult men’s (WSASA) is in need o e- Pleasant Chapel Hill (21-4) (24-4) 19. Alba-Golden (22-3) Rodriguez are the Lady having competed in just 18. Franklin (21-5) 19. Para- 20. Woodville Woodville (21-3) 21. Jarrell Apaches that will have the one meet, Jan. 9 in Schul- basketball league is set to male players or women dise (20-5) 20. Mount Vernon (25-3) 22. Idalou (20-6) 23. begin later this month. and coed teams that play best chance to make the re- enburg. (19-6) 21. Woodville (21-3) Mathis (22-5) 24. Poth (13-10) gional chance. He was a regional qualifi- Game nights will be on Sunday at SAR Complex 22. Jarrell (25-3) 23. Lie Oak 25. Maypearl (19-10)

Sports in Brief

“I eel like I can make it back to state,” Hernandez said. “My challenge to maintain my ranking is probably my squat numbers. I am not not doing doing too great right now but I am getting back to where I

er last year but is looking to compete in the state meet. “My strong lit is probably going to be squat and my goal weight is around 600,” ellez said. “My personal record is around 500.”

Sundays through May. I in San Antonio. For more interested in signing a team inormation, please conup or the league, please tact Jackie Tompson at call Mike McCracken at [emailprotected] [emailprotected] or 361-655-2909. text to 210-602-5645. Texas Girls Coaches AssoSan Antonio women’s soccer league needs ciation basketball poll players

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Class 3A 1. Waco LaVega (25-0) 2. Argyle (27-1) 3. West Oso (26-4) 4. Yoakum (24-4) 5. Celina (23-5) 6. Dalhart (22-4) 7. Navasota (24-4) 8. Shallowater (22-4) 9. Abilene Wylie (22-5) 10. Hondo (25-4) 11. LaVernia (22-5) 12. Hamshire-Fannett (25-5) 13. Quinlan Ford (22-4) 14. exarkana Pleasant Grove (22-4) 15. R obinson (22-4) 16. Bridge City (27-4) 17. Melissa (21-3) 18. Fairfield (20-6) 19. 19. Liberty Hill (18-9) 20. Bullard (21-5) 21. Needville (20-5) 22. Big Spring (19-4) 23. Splendora (19-8) 24. Canton (21-6) 25t. Geronimo Navarro (19-6) 25t. Paris (158) 25t. Wilmer Hutchins (21-5) Class 2A 1. Brock (26-2) 2. Sunnyvale (28-0) (28-0) 3. Central Heights (28-0) 4. San Antonio Cole (30-1) 5. Hallettsville (26-3) 6. Grandview (23-2) 7. Rogers (22-3) 8. Canadian (26-0) 9. Sonora (22-4) 10. Cisco (23-2) 11. Wall (24-4) 12. Jim Ned (22-5) 13. Sonora (24-4) 14. Winnsboro

Cliff (18-6) 24. East Chambers (18-9) 25t. Winona (17-5) 25t. Rivercrest (18-4) 25t. Karnes City (23-6) 25t. Jourdanton (20-6)

Texas Association o Basketball Coaches poll Girls Class 3A 1. La Vega (25-0) 2. ArArgyle (27-1) 3. Celina (23-5) 4. Abilene Wylie (22-5) 5. Hondo (25-4) 6. La Vernia (22-5) 7. Yoakum (24-4) 8. West Oso (26-4) 9. Robinson (22-4) 10. Melissa (21-3) 11. Shallowater (22-4) 12. Fairfield (20-6) 13. Canton (21-6) 14. Quinlan Ford Ford (22-4) 15. Wilmer-Hutchins (21-5) 16. Hamshire-Fannett (25-5) 17. Lytle (20-7) 18. Bridge City (27-4) 19. Columbia (21-6) 20. Stafford (21-7) 21. Dalhart (22-4) 22. exarkana Pleasant Grove (22-4) 23. Boerne (208) 24. Liberty Hill (18-9) 25. Brownwood (19-6) Class 2A

Boys Class 2A 1 . Kountze ( 22 - 5 ) > 2 . atum ( 22 - 4 ) 3 . Abernathy Abernathy ( 23 - 1 ) 4 . Ponder ( 21 - 7 ) 5 . Brock ( 21 - 7 ) 6 . Peaster ( 17 - 6 ) 7 . Wall ( 9 - 0 ) 8 . Franklin ( 21 3 ) 9 . Clarksville ( 16 - 8 ) 10 . Holliday ( 21 - 5 ) 11 . Childress ( 22 - 3 ) 12 . Bushland ( 16 8 ) 13 . Breckenridge ( 19 - 1 ) 14 . East Chambers ( 18 - 9 ) 15 . Aransas Pass ( 23 - 7 ) 16 . Whitesboro ( 21 - 3 ) 17 . Canadian ( 12 - 3 ) 18 . Salado ( 23 - 3 ) 19 . Brownfield ( 15 - 6 ) 20 . Lone Oak ( 18 - 3 ) 21 . Sunnyvale ( 17 - 2 ) 22 . Blanco ( 18 - 5 ) 23 . Faith Family ( 21 2 ) 24 . Lie Oak Cliff ( 22 - 4 ) 25 . Hallettsville ( 14 - 6 ) Class 1A Division 2 1. exline exline ( 19 - 3 ) 2 . Laneville ( 21 - 6 ) 3 . Oakwood ( 19 - 3 ) 4 . Graord ( 19 - 2 ) 5 . Water Valley Valley ( 15 - 5 ) 6 . Trockmorton ( 20 - 3 ) 7 . Douglass ( 21 - 5 ) 8 . Calvert ( 16 - 4 ) 9 . Lingleville ( 19 - 2 ) 10 . Huckabay ( 16 - 6 ) 11 . Ira

1. Sunnyvale (28-0) 2. Brock (26-2) > 3. San Antonio Cole (30-1) 4. Central Heights (28-0) 5. Canadian (26-0) 6. Cisco (23-2) 7. Jim Ned (22-5) 8. Wall Wall (24-4) 9. Grandview (23-2) 10. Hallettsville (26-3) 11. Sonora (24-4) 12. Paradise (20-5) 13. Dallas Lie Oak Cliff (18-6) 14. Franklin (21-5) 15. atum atum (22-

( 14 - 1 ) 12 . Eula ( 18 - 7 ) 13 . Coolidge ( 18 - 1 ) 14 . Roxton ( 12 - 7 ) 15 . Miller Grove Grove ( 19 - 8 ) 16 . Crowell ( 12 - 1 ) 17 . Grady ( 16 - 4 ) 18 . Garden City ( 13 - 7 ) 19 . Lometa ( 17 - 5 ) 20 . Moulton ( 16 - 7 ) 21 . Nazareth ( 16 - 9 ) 22 . Happy ( 8 - 8 ) 23 . Avinger ( 20 - 2 ) 24 . Anton ( 17 - 5 ) 25 . Petersburg ( 12 - 2 )

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Markham-Ca Mar kham-Cantu ntu Mr. and Mrs. Tim Markham, of Gonzales, T.X. announce the engagement of their daug hter, Holly Marie Markham, to Said Homero Cantu III, son of Drs. Said and Lourdes Cantu of Lake Charles, L.A. The couple met at their alma mater, University of Texas at San Antonio, in San Antonio, T.X. The future bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and will be pursuing her Physician Assistant Degree in the fall. Holly is also a 2005 graduate of St. Paul High School. Her fiancé received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Both work in San Antonio.

Amber Magallanes and David Schautteet Jr. of Gonzales are proud to announce the birth of a son, David Zack and Jean Quinton of Katy, Texas proudly an- Lee Schautteet III, “Tripp”, on Friday, January 3, 2014 nounce the birth of their son, Caleb William. Caleb, at 5:57 a.m. at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz, was born on December 12, Seguin. Birth weight was seven pounds, four ounces 2013, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy. He and he was twenty-one and a half inches long. Tripp was eagerly welcomed by his three brothers, Aiden, is being welcomed by grandparents, Trina and ManEthan and Brody. Caleb’s grandparents are Rita and uel Magallanes and Shirley and David Schautteet. Gary Quinton of Schulenburg, formerly of Gonza- Great-grandparents are John and Elnora Jurek and les, Joyce Rogan of Berlin, New York, and James and great-grandfather Robert Magallanes and the late Genay Rogan of Padre Island. Bill Pekar of Gonzales Louis and Elsie Schautteet, the late Vincenta and Pomposa Ramos, Sr. and the late Mary Mag allanes. is Caleb’ Caleb’ss great-grandfather.

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR E-Mail Your local information to: [emailprotected]

Pilgrim Opry The Pilgrim Pilgrim Com Communi munity ty Center will be hos hosting ting their Pilgrim Pilgrim Opry Night on Saturday, February 8th. A sausage supper will be served from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $6.00 per person. Music by Missy Vincent, John Hanson, L.A. Zdanskys and the Pilgrim Heirs Band will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is $4.00 per person. For additional information on the show, please call Cal Taylor at 830-534-8499.

RFL benefit cakes The Heights Heights of Gonzale Gonzaless is taking pre-orders pre-orders for for 9-inch heart heart shaped chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberries on top, made by Food Service Supervisor David Tucy. Cost is $20 and the cakes will be ready for pickup on Monday, Feb. 3. All proceeds

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will benefit Relay for Life. To pla place ce an an order order,, call call Cindy Cindy Molina Molina at 830-67 830-672-453 2-4530 0 or stop stop by the front desk and place your order. There is a limit on 30 cakes and pre-sale will end on Jan. 31.

Dinner and a Show The Crys Crystal tal Thea Theatre tre and Runn Running ing M Bar Bar & Grill Grill wil willl host host a spe specia ciall Valentine’s presentation of dinner and a show Feb. 14-15. Dinner at the Running M begins at 6 p.m. each night, with the show starting around the corner at the Crystal Theatre at 7 p.m. This year’s performance is “The Diaries of Adam & Eve, When God Comes to Breakfast, Don’t Burn the Toast.”Tickets are $30 for both dinner and show or $15 for show only, and are available at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce or can be purchased online at gonzalescrystaltheatre. org. For details, call 830-672-6532.

Norma’ss House Benefit Norma’ The“Bi “Bingo ngo,, Bags Bags & Bad Badges ges”Norma ”Norma’s ’s Hou House se fundfund-rais raiser er is is sched sched-uled from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Victoria College-Gonzales. Norma’s House is the Gonzales Regional children’s advocacy organization. Tickets are $30 pre-sale, $40 at the door and extra cards are available for $20. Donors are being sought for corporate sponsorships or to donate door prizes for silent auction or designer handbags. Corporate sponsors who purchase 8-person tables for $300 will receive recognition and a bottle of wine. For more information, call 830-672-1278.

The Briefcase This is is your your special special invi invitat tation ion to join oin us on on Tuesd Tuesday, ay, Febru February ary 4 from 12:05-12-55 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church for a Brief time of Caring And Sharing Everything. Elaine Hoffpauir will present the program “Love Letters”. Sandwiches, chips and drinks will be provided. Invite a friend or two to come with you. Childcare available on request; call the church at 672-9595.

Chili Supper/Auction Thompsonvill Thompson ville e Ladies Club Annual Annual Chili Supper Supper and Auction Auction will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Thompsonville Community Center. Chili Supper will be at 5 p.m. Chili is free – we do accept donations. Auction is at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for scholarships to area youth.

Relay for Life

Beneft Bake Sale For

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The local local Relay Relay For For Life Life event event is sched schedule uled d for March March 28 at at J. B Wells Show Barn. Once again the timeline will be shortened. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and will end at 1 a.m. American Cancer Society’s slogan nationwide this year is “Finish the Fight!” The local event theme is “Come and Fight It for a Cure!” Teams Te ams are are encourag encouraged ed to use use superhe superheroes roes and and their their sidekic sidekicks ks as inspiration to develop their own team theme and decorations. For more information regarding teams or Relay For Life please contact ACS Staff Partner Stephen Bedsole (512-919-1810) or RFL Team Te am Recruit Recruitmen ment/De t/Devel velopm opment ent Chair Chair Arline Arline Rineha Rinehart rt Schacherl Schacherl

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Date: Feb. 1, 2014 Place: 920 St. Paul (Christian Kids Pre-K Building) Time: 9 a.m. - sell out To help with medical expenses

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Watermelon Thump The Main Mainsta stage ge Music Musical al Lineu Lineup p for for the the 61st 61st annu annual al Lulin Luling g Wate Waterrmelon Thumphas been finalized. This year’s entertainers include: THURSDA THUR SDAY Y, JUNE JUNE 26 26 (FREE) (FREE):: Texa exass Unlimi Unlimited ted Ban Band d (TUB). (TUB). FRIDAY, JUNE 27: American Aquarium followed by Kevin Fowler. SATURDAY, JUNE 28: Bri Bagwell followed by EARL THOMAS CONLEY followed by Wade Bowen. SUNDAY, JUNE 29 (FREE): Jimmy Butler followed by Vince Vance & The Valiants.

Benefit drawing A drawing is being held to help defray medical expenses for Rosie Garcia, who is receiving cancer treatments. treatments. Rosie and Wesley have been involved with The Gonzales Youth Center since our clean up up day 18 years ago. The grand-prize Dallas Cowboys cooler can be seen at Gonzales Auto Supply. Tickets are $5 each. For details, call 830-445-9305

Spaghetti Night Gonzales Elks Lodge #2413 P.E.R. Association will host its Spaghetti Night from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Dinner will include Spaghetti, garlic toast and green salad for $7 a plate, all you can eat for members and guests.

Candidate Forum Republica n Women of Yoakum Yoakum is hosting a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Community Center. Meet and Greet is from 6-7 p.m. and the forum from 7 to 9. There will be tables for campaign literature. literature. Light refreshments will be served. Each candidate will be given 3 to 5 minutes to speak, depending upon how many candidates attend. Walk class There will be a Walk Class/Leslie Sansone DVD offered at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, conducted by Wesley Nurse Shirley Goss, RN. The class is free to the public

Flex-Tone Flex-T one class There will be a Flex & Tone Exercise Class offered at First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is conducted by Wesley Nurse Shirley Goss, RN and is free to the public.

Vietnam Veterans Vietnam Veterans meet the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Texas in Hallettsville. Any veteran serving during the period of 1957-1975 is invited to join. For more information, call Don Williams at 361-798-1499.

Spade & Trowel Garden Club News By MARY LOUISE VESELKA Special to The Cannon

Te Spade and rowel Garden Club met on January 8, 2014, at the home of Barbara DeBerry. Te hostesses served delicious refreshments of cake, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, cider and coffee. President Martha Jo Whitt called the meeting to order with the nineteen

sociate members present reading the Garden Club Pledge. Te minutes of of the December meeting were read and approved. A detailed treasurer’s report was given. Te Museum Star Lighting Committee reported that they have had requests that the stars remain up for the exas Independent Relay and for the Hospital Gala which will be held in

leave the stars in place for elected. President: Laboth activities. verne Brzozowski; Vice Lillian Barta, represent- President: Shirley Frazier; ing the City Beautification Secretary/Reporter: CharCommittee, reported that lena Parr; Parr; reasurer: reasurer: Arva Gonzales County and the Nell Needham. Historical Commission Members were reminded have been planning a proj- that the next meeting will ect to add decorative light- be held at the Riverside ing to Court House Square. Community Center with a Te club voted to fund slide program by an AuduPhase I of the project. bon Society member. Te officers for the 20142015 Spade and rowel

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Missing Bull: White faced Brangus with black body. Left ear Tag 34. Lost around Thursday 1-9-14 on FM 1296. 1 year old. Reward offered for return. 857-6514. --------------------------

Found: Female Dachsund, reddish color. Under 2 years old. Call 830-8574012. -------------------------Found: Male, Jack Russell & Terrier mix dog on 11/27/13 off



Hwy. 80 & 466. Has not been fixed. Call 830-556--4051. -------------------------Lost: Black & Tan mixed Breed Dog on 11-28-2013 on CR 289. Answers to “Bade” has injured back leg. Call 830437-5402 if found.

9662 Soy Americano y hablo Espanol. me llamo John. -------------------------Female dance partner wanted. Must be someone that wants to dance. May know how to dance or may not. All kinds of dance. Willing to train. Contact John at 832-235-9662. -------------------------Gonzales Master Gardeners need Black Walnut seeds for 3rd grade planting project. Need 2013 seeds. Call

Drivers. Vacuum Trailers. Located at 2006 Robertson, Gonzales. Call 361396-2606 for more information. -------------------------Mr. Taco is now hiring for all positions. Apply in person at 726 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales. --------------------------

firm. 830-480-8098. -------------------------For Sale: Lincoln 225 Amp Arc Welder. $175. Call 830263-1511. -------------------------For Sale: Modern Coke Vending Machine. Cans, Bottles, adjustable bin. Bill changer. Runs great. $425/obo. 830-339-9087. -------------------------Juicer - Jack Lalane. Used 5 times. $60. Perfect condition. 830-263-2482. -------------------------Food Lovers Diet

tires. 2 - 16 1/2 wheels with tires. Truck tubeless fits Ford, Dodge or Chevrolet -8 hole. Two bolt on bumper hitches with balls. One steel plate with ball for gooseneck hookup. Parking space for travel trailer. Electric & water. Call 672-2335 or 478607-1178. -------------------------16” Rim, 8 holes, 2 new 14” tires, 2 used 14” tire & rim, 1 used 15” tire and rim. Oak Dining Ta-

$125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6

Nancy Fostes at 512-431-4444. -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8:30 to noon) and night (M and W 6:30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

quirements: years experience 2tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP ASAP.. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep. Pickup tool Box for small pickup, $25; 5 HP Rototiller, Front Tine, $100 or best offer; 2 1/2 Hp Gas Pump, $50 or make offer. Needs TLC. 437-2232. -------------------------CASH REGISTER Samsung model #5100 Series. Programmable menu cash register. This register new sells for $695.00. Gently used. Everything works! Comes with box of ribbons! $175.00 obo. 512308-9648. -------------------------PARKING LOT STRIPER Rust-Oeleumbrand push type parking striper. Everything works. Several cans of paint included. $85.00. 512-3089648. -------------------------TV for sale!!!! Like new 19” Vizio digital, flat-screen TV. Seldom used. $80.00. Call 830672-9307. -------------------------Low Boy Trailer. 5x10. $625. 361208-3565 anytime. -------------------------For Sale. 140 joints of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600

Kit as $120, seen will on sell TV. Meals, for $60. 830-2632482. -------------------------Beautiful size 5, Girls dresses, jeans, tops, leggings, etc. for sale. Name Brands. Like new. Very Reasonable. 830-540-3382. -------------------------New Crop Papershell Pecans available. In-shell, $2.50 lbs or Cracked, $3.00 lb. Contact Jason Pape, 830203-0084 or Jennifer Pape, 830-2030602. -------------------------Craftsman leaf blower. 200 mph air blower. $65. 361293-3565. -------------------------Antique claw foot tub. Pretty good shape. $200 firm. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Antique front door w/oval shaped window in front. $100. Came off old Gonzales house. 512656-0521. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------Longwheel base shell, for pickup, like new. $500. 361865-3727. -------------------------Ladder rack for truck. Made out of stainless steel. $500.00. 830-6602526 or 830-5404063. -------------------------Good used 2 - 17”

ble. 361-594-4307. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------National Geographics in leather bound slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make an offer. Call 4372046. -------------------------Toro Weedeater,, Weedeater 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $50 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Men’s used jeans great condition. $5/ pair. 32x29, 32x30, 32x32, 35x30, 35x32, 36x30. One pair 32” waist shorts. Call 830672-1106. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Assembled Dora 20” bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow and knee pads. Used very little. $60. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo.

or 8 specific foot made for your needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TV’s, 1 19”, 1 - 25”, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth,





LEGAL NOTICE Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Mixed Beverage Permit by Hotel Alcalde Inc, dba Crockett’s, to be located at 614 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas. Ofcers of said corporation are Rick Green Jr, President & Secretary.

NOTICES Busco por una pareja de baile. Busco por una mujer que quiere bailer.Una que sabe como bailar o que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step, salsa, meringue, cha cha, y unos oltros bailes. Llamame a 832 235

QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICA TIONS NOTICE The Gonzales Independent School District is issuing a Request for Qualications (RFQ) to qualied rms for for underwriting services. Qualications will be received until 3:00 p.m., February 7, 2014 at the Gonzales ISD Administration Ofce, 926 Saint Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas Texas 78629. Qualications shall be clearly marked “Gonzales ISD – Underwriter Qualications”. No submissions may be changed, amended or modied after the same has been submitted or led in response to this notice. A proposal may be withdrawn, however, and resubmitted any time prior to the time set for receipt of proposals. Gonzales ISD has the right to accept or reject any bid or to waive any technicality which may be in the best interest of the school district. Gonzales ISD will also be enforcing any and all applicable laws and regulations regarding criminal background checks required by the school district and/or the State of Texas. Texas. Such requirements including company employee ngerprinting, will be enforced prior to accessing school campus. For copies of the RFQ, contact Gonzales ISD, 926 Saint Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-9551.

HELP WANTED Experienced Farm/ Ranch Hand. 8 hrs day, 5 days a week, no weekends. Work includes Care of cattle, horses, fences, brush control & other ranch related tasks. Reasonable compensation. 830437-5772. -------------------------Wrangler Trucking is seeking reliable, trustworthy CDL



Sealed bids will be received by County Judge David Bird, at 414 St. Joseph Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, for the purchase of a 2014 Half ton pickup. The bids will be publicly opened in the Commissioners courtroom at 10:00 A.M. on February 14, 2014. All bids must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked with Bid Name, and Opening Date in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Specications may be obtained from the County Judge’s ofce and on the county’s web site at Bids received after the time and date specied in the specications will not be considered.


J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Re-






large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6’ long 6” tall plain or painted, 16’ + 20’ long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------1800’S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. --------------------------



Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled “JB WELLS SOCCER FIELDS, ATTN: CITY SECRETARY” will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately immediately..

Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled “2014 WASTEWATER PROJECTS, ATTN: CITY SECRETARY”will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately.

This project includes the grading of four soccer elds; approximately 690 cubic yards of excavation and embankment, installation of approximately 900 linear feet of 2 inch water line, installation installation of an irrigation system, and the installation approximately approximately 1000 linear feet of 6 inch wastewater line. The project also includes installation and removal of temporary erosion controls and site re-vegetation.

This project includes the installation of approximately 482 linear feet of 6 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line, 978 linear feet of 8 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line, 830 linear feet of 15 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line with 13 manholes. The project also includes connections to existing wastewater lines, installation of new wastewater services, pavement repairs, trench safety, trafc control, and installation and removal of temporary erosion controls.

The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Technical Specications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205. Plans, Specications, Specications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 at this location.

The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Technical Specications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205. Plans, Specications, and ConContract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 at this location.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certied check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the City of Gonzales, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certied check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than ve percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the City of Gonzales, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds.

The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract.

The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for t he purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract.

There will not be a pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations, investigations and/or ask questions prior to bidding shall not be grounds for r equesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 6721205, by 5:00 o’clock Monday February 17th.

There will not be a pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations, investigations and/or ask questions prior to bidding shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 6721205, by 5:00 o’clock p.m., Monday Monday,, February 17th.

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CLASSIFIEDS MISC. FOR SALE Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.

FIREWOOD MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-540-



HAY FOR SALE We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-455-6331.

FARM EQUIPMENT Ford 8N Tractor w/ disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------Single round bale trailer, hand crank. $175. 437-2046. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.







High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, cloth, 3 tv’s, 19”, 25” and 32”, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, cloth new conventional toaster, broiler, white day bed w/ trundle bed, both mattresses, white childs desk, chair, leather with foot rest. 830-203-8977, text or call. -------------------------3” latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid $300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------Hospital electric bed, extra long mattress, excellent shape, all works. $125. Most come move it. Jimmy, 830-263-4126. -------------------------Dresser, $50. Couch, $75, good shape. 1725 Seydler St. #26. Betty, 830-8574125. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $250. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181.

rim, tire will be $25. Call 830-203-9408. -------------------------2007 Chevy Equinox, 45,000 miles. $12,000. 2005 PT Cruiser, Convertible, 100,000 miles, $6,000. Call 830203-0502. -------------------------Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4. Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------2004 Nissan Altima, 3.5, 6 cyl, AC, Auto trans., power, cruise, gray metallic w/gray interior. One owner. $6,500. 830540-3382. -------------------------2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof, great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------2005 CTS Cadillac, 4-door, V-6. Brand new tires and chrome wheels. $8,800 firm. Call 830672-1106, leave message if no answer. -------------------------For sale: Merucry Grand Marquis. Metallic Jade Green Effect. 22 inch rims.

C.D. Player. Runs great. $4,000. 830203-8841. Thomas. Serious calls only. -------------------------1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engi engine ne is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830-540-4430. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top To p work but rebuilt rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info.

2014 *NEW* 4Br/3Ba Modular. 2 acres Lots of Trees! 4 miles n orth of Gonzales! (830)620-4500. (RBI#36649) -------------------------Trade-in Tra de-inss & Repo Reposs

Big or Small, We have them All. 800-3696888. Open till 6 pm 7 days a week. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. Schulenburg. (RBI 32896). --------------------------





For Sale: Sofa & Loveseat. Great condition. No smokers, no holes, no stains. $300. Very nice corner china cabinet, $130. Small roll top desk w/drawers, $40. Patio sliding glass doors, $45. Call Liz: 830-2632103. -------------------------Big solid oak lawyer’s desk. $50. 830672-3089. -------------------------Beds & furniture for sale. 512-656-0521. -------------------------For Sale. Antique beds. Came out of old Alcalde Hotel. Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool,

All factory warranties. $18,000. Let’s Talk! 830-437-2046. -------------------------For Sale: 5 16” steel jeep rims, one with brand new Goodyear Wrangler tire, P220R70/16. Will sell whole set for $75. Or if you just want the tire off the



AUTOS 2001 Buick Regal. 4 dr. 109,000 miles. Very good condition. $4,000. 830857-3705. -------------------------2013 Ford Fusion.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply Supply is now hiring

Delivery Driver Local delivery, class A CDL Required

Apply within 2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629 NO PHONE PHONE CALLS

Happy Hen Farms is now hiring for an ofce position at our Harwood Complex in Gonzales County. We are looking for a bi-lingual person, and are offering a great salary. If you are looking for a long-term commitment to a fast-growing company, possess prociency with Quickbooks and Microsoft Ofce, then fax your resume to 830-540-3378.

Positions available:

•CDL Bellydump Driver/Roller Operator •Water Truck •Maintainer/Heavy Equipment Operator

Apply today – Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing

Some experience required. Looking for productive team members with leadership skills. Class B CDL Preferred


• Knowledgeable with VFD’s • Start and stop stations • Some PLC troubleshooting • Able to work with 3 phase.

• Refrigeration (Ammonia exp. a plus)

Monday thru Saturday Pay rate based on experience (With weekly perfect attendance) Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas (830) 582-1619 for more information ~ Se Habla Espanol

Call 672-7100 to place your free garage sale ad.

Water/W /WasteWatert treatment

MOBILE HOMES GRAND OPENING! Land/Home Packages. 2+ acre lots w/ trees! Starting at $79/ sf. 4 miles north of Gonzales! (830)6204500. (RBI36649)


PlantOPeratOrI I WasteWaterD DePartment Essential Job Functions: • Read, interpret, and update ow meter charts daily. • Collect samples and perform tests relating to waste management management (e.g. settlometer, centrifuge, dissolved oxygen, PH, chlorine, and sludge blanket). • Prepare daily reports from data gained through waste management management testing. • Process sludge from wastewater by adding appropriate appropriate amounts of polymer, running it onto belt press to dry. dry. • Remove sludge using sludge truck to haul to benecial land use site. • Maintain plant grounds as required using lawn mower, mower, weed eater and chainsaw. • Clean and maintain indoor facilities (sweep, mop and perform minor minor repairs). • Brush clariers and clean UV lamps weekly. • Daily check bar screen and RAS, WAS, WAS, lift station and piranha pumps and clean if needed. • Operate and maintain chemical feeders, pumps, pumps, and other machinery used to process city’s water supply. • Clean and maintain lters lters daily. • Perform routine hourly water testing (Ph, Alkalinity, Chlorides, Turbidity, Turbidity, Fluoride, and Hardness). • Monitor plant water and chemical meters and incoming and outgoing outgoing water ow throughout the day adjust chemical additive levels and water ow as needed. • Log testing results and related related information hourly. • Mow and weed eat Standpipes Standpipes and Water Water Plant Grounds. • Clean and maintain plant, structures, and grounds. • Unload and distribute supplies supplies needed for water treatment. treatment. • Is responsible for test equipment, equipment, pumps, tractor, loader, trucks • Must observe all safety rules, report unsafe working conditions conditions and Worker’s Compensation injuries to Supervisor or Human Resources. • Perform minor repairs if needed. • Other duties as assigned. assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills: • • • • •

Skill in providing excellent customer service service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds. Must follow daily routine to monitor plant operations, but works independently independently to complete required tasks. Errors could result in monetary loss and environmental damage. damage. Performance could have a major impact on the environment and on health of public. Must be able to communicate with persons from all social groups including; co-workers, suppliers, and occasional interested tour groups. • Obtains data daily but is not responsible for reporting of the data. Responsible for employee timesheet, overtime authorization form, and fuel slips. • Must refer to charts, technical manuals, state regulations, regulations, and maintenance manuals. If pumps break down, equipment must be repaired with the smallest disruption possible to plant operations.

Required Education, Experience and Certifcates: High School Diploma or equivalent, Basic waste water course as soon as possible, safety courses and lab courses highly recommended, Valid class C, Class B CDL within 1 year, State requirement: Class D License within 1year; Class C license within 2 1/2 years, Must be able to operate operate tractor, loader, and dump truck, Mathematic understanding is required. Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629. Position will remain open until lled. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.




PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF GONZALES ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS The Zoning Board of Adjustments of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, noties the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Board for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Heavy Commercial(C-2) of which the property owner is requesting a 20 foot setback variance on the setback requirements for the property list below: ADDRESS: 2502 Harwood Road ADDRESS: PROPERTY OWNER: OWNER: Henry Schmidt III PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2.67 Acres Located in Lot #16, Range #3, East of Water Street PARCEL: 903 The Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a Public Hearing on February 3, 2014, at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting voting by Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Public Hearing, the project will either be approved or denied. The Zoning Board of Adjustments encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Zoning Board of Adjustments projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, information, contact the City SecSecretary ofce at (830)-672-2815.

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2014 Special - 4 bedroom 2 bath Doublewide, 28x72. Super Energy Package, 1832 sq. ft. Below 60K. Fayette Country Homes of

Schulenburg. 979743-6192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Used Singles - Special Purchase from U.S. Government Built



to coastal Hurricane Codes. 2 or 3 bedroom models. 20092010-2011. Fayette Country Homes, 800-369-6888. Open 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Needed - Used homes, we will Buy or Trade for your current home. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979743-6192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI32896) -------------------------Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600.

$675 deposit. Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Fully Furnished, Central Air/Heat. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603.

lease, 1527 Donovan Street, 5 bd/3 1/2 bath, great location. 830-875-3315. -------------------------Home for rent. 507 St. Michael. 1,700 Sq. ft, 3/2. $1,050/ mo., $600/dep. 830832-3163. -------------------------House in the country for rent. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. See to appreciate. Security deposit and one month’s rent. Oneyear lease. Call 361594-3233. -------------------------Attention Oil Companies Furnished 4br house, sleeps 5.

$1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/

512-292-0070, 512656-0521. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 --------------------------

Office space for rent. 10’x10’ space in Nixon. Furniture included. 830-8576921. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. --------------------------


Room for workingfor rent person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.

Ready move-in. month. Call 830- Country Home For Home. Rent. Fully for equipmmed 351-1195. Shown completely remodkitchen, covered by appointment. eled. 2BR/1BA, CA, patio, fenced, -------------------------lighted parking, in- House for Rent. hardwood floors, dividual air & heat, 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 roof for AG ProjHOMES FOR RENT 32” flat screen TV’s Sq. Ft., w/2 master ect. Navarro ISD Seguin & Refrigerators in suites. Perfect for between Quiet country each room. Must oilfield executive or & New Braunfels. month, home, trees, 12 see. 713-501-3416. families. In Marion. $1,000 deposit. miles north of Gon- -------------------------$1,100/per month. $1,000 zales, in Saturn area. 2BR houses for rent. 830-914-4044. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. 3 bdrm/1 bath, cen- No Pets. Month to -------------------------tral air/ceiling fans, Month. Call 830- 2BR/1BA house. 765 -------------------------ATTENTION OIL carpet living room 672-3089. Sq. Ft. Large deck & bdrms, hookup -------------------------AND GAS PIPE on back. $875/mo. LINERS - CREW for washer/dryer, 2BR/1BA coun- Marion, TX. 830HOUSING has electric stove, try home. Fully 914-4044. screened back furnished, AVAILABLE non- -------------------------Furnished with all porch length of smoker. Hwy. 97W. 1ST MONTH RENT bills paid -- Full house, 1 car cov- $1,200/mo., $800/ FREE ered parking, yard dep. 361-772-7655, 3/2’s from $595/ Kitchen - Personal maintained. No after 6 p.m. month. Several bedrooms and livsmoking, no in- -------------------------homes available. ing room. WEEKLY side dog/cats. $750 3 bedroom, 2 bath www.silentvalley- RATES AVAILABLE. month/1 month se- house in Gonzales Lock- Please call Mike at (512) 292-0070 or curity deposit. 713- for rent. Washer, hart, 512-376-5874. (830) 672-3089. 408-4198. Dryer, Fridge, Mi- --------------------------------------------------crowave, Stove and Cabin for Rent. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS IN GONZALES - His- can be fully fur- 1BR/1BA. Secluded, toric charm, mod- nished. Remodeled in country. $100/ AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES ern conveniences. last year with new nightly, Mon.-Fri. or 2BRE-1BA Duplex. hardwood floors, $350/weekly. Week- Single nightly rates All electric, AC/ Central Air, bath- end rates vary. No starting at $35.00 Heat, insulated, room tile, 2 car car- smokers. Call 830- per night. Which ceiling fans, ap- port. $1,000/mo., 857-0986 or 830- include A/C, Micropliances. Carpet, $600/deposit. 830- 857-1418. wave, Refrigerator, vinyl, paneling. 542-9743. -------------------------- TV/Cable and furTub, shower, util- -------------------------Completely re- nished with all bills ity room. Separate Office Space w/Liv- modeled inside paid. Please call yard with sprinkler ing area to rent in and out. 2 & 3 bed- Mike at (512) 292system, deck porch. the center of town room homes. Fully 0070 or (830) 672No pets, no smok- (On the Main Hwy). furnished. Rent 3089. ing in unit. $800 + Call (830) 672-5738. by night, week or -------------------------deposit & referenc- -------------------------month. Fantastic 3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. es. 830-672-2227. HOUSE FOR RENT: n e i g h b o r h o o d . Call -------------------------Must see!!! Charm- Cheaper by night $1,000/mo. Nixon Area. 3/2, like ing 2BD/1BA re- than hotel room. 830-857-6921. new, CA/CH, wash- modeled house 672-5169. WANT TO RENT er/dryer hookups. located in country -------------------------$1,000 per month. setting at 7102 FM 3BR/2BA large Looking for a 2 or 830-857-6921. 2091 North (Gon- house. Fully fur- 3BR nice house in -------------------------zales, Texas); Ap- nished, beds, linens, Nixon and Leesville 1-bedroom country prox. 10 miles from washer/dryer, cable area. Call 830-857cottage. Located Gonzales. Spacious T.V., stove, stove, refrigera- 1658. four miles west of yard, shade trees, tor. CA/CH. Great -------------------------Belmont on High- stove/microwave, for crew. Monthly Looking for a nice way 90-A. Partly fur- glass-tiled backs- or lease available. house in or near nished. Water and plash, new laminate Home in town, Gonzales. 940-284garbage pickup wood floors. Call plenty of parking. 4255. paid for. No smok- (830) 672-3771 or 512-820-5461. COMMERCIAL ing. No pets. $600 (512) 938-9131. -------------------------FOR SALE a month with $400 -------------------------Charming 1/1 Restaurant deposit. Credit ATTENTION home on 2 wooded Busy check required. Call OILFIELDERS acs, w/lrg. deck in with large customer 830-379-0118. 4/3, 2 Living areas country, 77 North, base for sale in Smi-------------------------around Waelder paved road. $775/ ley, Texas. EquipBeautiful home for Area. $800/deposit, mo. No pets/smok- ment included. Contact Nick or Doers. 512-415-6483. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED -------------------------- ris, 830-587-6262, or For Rent: 210-373-6869 Whispering Hills Residential Treatment 2BR/2BA/2CG home 210-883-4271. Center, 4110 FM 609, Flatonia, Texas (IH 10 on 183 N. $1,250/ between San Antonio and Houston) is curcurCOMMERCIAL mo., plus deposit. rently taking applications for FOR RENT Call 830-857-4458 Direct Care Staff Direct Staff (4 days on and 4 days off). for information. Salary $30,000.00 plus/yearly -------------------------- Office space for depending on experience. Applicants must Motel Suites. 2 bed- rent. 19’x15’. Private have a valid Texas DL or ID and Diploma or Wi-Fi, rooms, full kitchen, entrance, GED, and be 21 years of age. porch/small yard. Electricity included. www.whisperinghillstx.c www.wh om $68 nightly, $310 $500 a month. 512weekly. Crews wel- 694-6430. See employment tab: and fax application to come. Call Mike, 361-865-3316 or email to

For Industrial Rent: 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.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is now hiring for a Dependable Inside Sales Person Needed Building material knowledge, computer skills, and cash handling experience a must!

Apply within at 2031 Water St., Gonzales Tx 78629 NO PHONE PHONE CALLS

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

Mobile Homes for rent 3 b e d r o o m / 1 b a t h, stove, refrigerator and microwave, fully furnished, ac/ heat, $695 a month, plus $675 deposit. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. -------------------------3 bedroom/1 bath - $695 monthly,


Great Opportunities at Immediate Opening!

Director of Medical Records Full-time. Associate’s degree in Health Health Information Management required – RHIA or RHIT. Daily management of departmental operations. Knowledge of ICD-10 CM CPT coding, ling systems, computer prociency, release of information, and chart completion. Competitive Competitiv e salary & full benets available. Submit application to: Yoakum Community Hospital Hospital Attn: Human Resources Resources 1200 Carl Ramert Drive Yoakum,, Texas Yoakum Texas 77995 (361) 293-6172 (fax) Application available available at at or Hospital.

• All Positions • Full-time • Part-time • Flexible Schedules • Competitive Wages

Now Accepting Applications Please apply in person at 1803 N. St. Joseph Gonzales, Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer


EquipmEntOpEratOri i WatEr/W /WastEWatEr Essential Job Functions: • Operate backhoe in order to install new water or sewer lines or industrial water meters; locate existing pipe when repairs are needed; make taps for residences or businesses. • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on backhoe. • Assist in repair and maintenance of water lines, valves, and pumps at water and sewer plants; install and maintain residential and business water meters; maintain departmental vehicles and equipment. • Build concrete forms for large water meters, install and repair water system equipment in lift station. • Is responsible for backhoe, sewer machine, gasoline-powered ditch-digger, pipe-cutting saw, saw, aring tools, boring machine. • Install manholes for sewer lines. • Clean sewer lines as needed. • Install and maintain re hydrants. • Clean and maintain warehouse. • Assist other city departments if available. • Be available for on call duty every fth week.

Required Knowledge and Skills: • Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds. • Errors could result in monetary loss and interruption of water and sewer distribution. • Other crew members’ safety could be impacted by actions. Has little direct contact with the public, but public safety could could be affected by the interruption of water or sewer service. • Must be able to communicate with persons from all social groups including; co-workers, supervisor, other public works employees, the public. • Reporting includes daily work log and backhoe maintenance log, personal timesheet, overtime authorization forms. • Must refer to maps, work orders, and oral instructions to determine job assignments

Required Education, Experience and Certifcates: • • • •

High School diploma or equivalent. Two to four years’ experience recommended. CDL-B required to operate Department equipment. “C” Distribution Water License and Class Class II Collection Wastewater License recommended after 2 years. • Basic knowledge of carpentry, carpentry, cement-forming, vehicle maintenance, water and sewer lines service and repair is recommended. • Must be able to operate backhoe, ditch-digger, front-end loader, dump truck, pipe repair tools, and gasoline saw. • Must be able to pass criminal history history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applicationsAttn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629. Position will remain open until lled. • The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

ROOMS FOR RENT Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wyman’s Rooming House has 4 large furnished bedrooms for rent. Fully equipped kitchen, covered patio w/BBQ pits & much more. $375/ wk. 713-501-3416. --------------------------



Career Opportunity In the ALTANA group, the four brands BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA operate together. With 5,300 employees worldwide we commit ourselves to the realization of future oriented ideas and the success of our clients’ products. Together we set world-wide standards in four different elds of specialty chemistry. BYK stands for innovating competence in the area of additives and measuring devices.

SPU Operator Required: High school diploma or GED and the ability to:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

• Learn operation of plant processing equipment • Work 4 rotating shifts with weekend work • Learn to drive a forklift • Demonstrate communication skills, initiative and judgment in problem-solving • Work safely, following rules and procedures • Lift up to 55 lbs frequently

• 1+ years trade school education • Supervisory potential • 2 years of industrial or plant work experience • Forklift experience

All applicants must apply through their local Texas Workforce Solutions Solutions Ofce. Request an application for BYK Additives Inc.

BYK Additives Inc. Gonzales, TX BYK Additives Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


FOR LEASE Land for Lease off FM 1116 on CR 309. 8 acres, all utilities, parking. Possibly for Oil Field. House on land )needs to be torn down or moved). 830-2037221. -------------------------5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)

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Best Western Regency Inn & Suites 1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales Seeking a Full Time Front Desk Clerk. Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front ofce. No phone calls, please.

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

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1 BR cabin/apartment for rent. 400 sq. ft. Fully furnished with queen size bed, recliner, TV, microwave, small refrigerator. Free wi-fi and Netflix available. Secluded on 15 wooded acres with gated access. Ideal for 1 person but will accommodate 2 people max. $850 per month includes all utilities and weekly cleaning. One R/V site also available. $450 per month includes utilities. For more info call 830857-1418 or 830857-0986. -------------------------Efficiency Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and monthly rates. Utilities. TV provided. No pets. non-smoking. Bob. 830-203-9790. Have pictures. -------------------------2BR Fully furnished. Covered parking, Wi-Fi, cable. 830672-6265 or 830857-4251. -------------------------BLUEBIRD LOFTS - Three units available, 2 bed/1 bath, $1,125 to $1,185/ mo., $1,000 deposit. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, hardwood floor, fullytiled bathrooms, central air/heat, washer/dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. ALL NEW! (512) 576-5868. -------------------------One bedroom, one


and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email [emailprotected] com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private sitting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/C’s - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.

2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $295/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

bath apartment.furnished $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo.

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

lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.

HOME SERVICES Lady looking for work taking care of elderly. Can do homecooking, cleaning, run errands. Have own transportation, References. 361-2128731. -------------------------DBK Advertising Local advertising prepared for you to mail. No payment till you see results (You mail). $25-$50. Call 830437-5142 or email [emailprotected] Also National Businesses. -------------------------Looking for sitting job for a sweet lady in her home. Includes cooking and will drive for her if she needs me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday night but must be home by Sunday at 3:00. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361212-8731. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates.




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

RV’S FOR SALE For Sale: 2010 RV. Keystone Springdale. 291RK-SSR Travel Trailer.. All electric. Trailer Fully Furnished. TV, Microwave, Cook Stove, Refrigerator, Oven. Used very little. Just like new. $15,000. Can see at 820 Oil Patch Lane. 830-672-6383. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------04’ Coachmen, 26’. 1 slide-out. Goose hitch-ball, excellent shape, new awning. Call 830-857-3677. -------------------------2006 Keystone Out-

RV’S FOR RENT RV Space and RV trailer for rent. All bills included with Dish Network. 830203-9255. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per

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

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

RECREATION 2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670.

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feeders & waterers. 3 bedroom, 1 bath all for $300. 361- home on 12.3 acres for sale. Large oak 741-2604. -------------------------- trees and creek on Bulls for Sale. Black property. $185,000. or Angus and Black 830-857-3960 Limousin. Breeding 857-5515. ages. Gentle. Deliv- -------------------------ery available. 979- 3-2-1 on Thornton St. Central Heat and 263-5829. -------------------------- air, galvalume roof. Needs a little work. Bull For Sale: * Black polled Her- $60,000 cash. Sold eford (White face). “As Is.”: Call Eddie 210-872-1347, * 21 months old. * at REALVery gentle, home Southeast, grown. * Throws TORS. a predominance -------------------------of “black baldies” Property for sale in when crossed with Leesville. 2 mobile black hided cows. homes, 1 mobile * This breed has home, 3Br/1Ba & a history of birth- 2Br/2Ba and 2 full ing small calves. * RV Spaces on 1.9 Heifer calves make Ac. Asking price great replacement $65,000. Back lot stock. * Can be reg- fenced in on 4 sides. Hodge, istered, if papers are Rebecca important. * Price 830-263-0603. $2,500. Charles -------------------------ranch Nunes, 830-203- Beautiful style home built 0477. -------------------------- in 1996. 3 large FOR SALE: Beautiful bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bay Mare ( brood bath, approx. 2765 mare) 14 yrs. Ex- square feet on 13.55 cellent bloodline acres with scenic (Three Bars & Leo). views all around. All offers consid- Property borders ranches. ered. Pics avail- larger able upon request: Recent upgrades granite [emailprotected] include new Ph: #. counters, wood floors, inte830-560-0238. -------------------------- rior/exterior paint, Fancy Feathers GE Cafe appliances, Bantams. Feather new light fixtures Duster Roos. Col- and doors, new ac ors, pairs, $20. Will and water heater deliver to Gonzales. within past 2 years. Would make excel512-272-5147. -------------------------- lent horse property. For Sale: ORGANIC Has County water. EGGS. Free Range Out shed and chilchickens. $2.00 dren’s playhouse dozen. Will deliver with electricity. Ag to Gonzales weekly. exempt for low taxes. 18 miles north 830-540-3536. -------------------------- of Gonzales off 304.



361-865-2563. -------------------------Individual would like to buy a 3/2, minimum of 2,000 sq. ft or more house in Gonzales area. Possibly in country. Someone interested in owner financing w/ substantial down payment. 830203-8492. -------------------------3 Bedroom, 2 bath brick home 3 miles from Gonzales on an acre. $129,000. Robin Baker, 830305-2959. Remax Professional Realty. -------------------------Home for sale by owner. 2BDR, can be made into a 3 BDR/1BA, corner lot, storage building. 1404 Cavett St., Gonzales, TX. Contact Jen at 830-4019763 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172.

Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. [emailprotected] -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544.

For year old Sale: red 2 && 3black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28” to 36”), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years.

One hour Eastone of San Antonio, hour south of Austin, and two hours west of Houston. Close proximity to Interstate 10. Excellent deal at 348,000. Sorry, no owner finance. If seriously interested please call 956-202-5629 or email [emailprotected] May consider 2 year minimum lease. -------------------------BRAND NEW HOME, 2br/1bath, central air/heat, shingle roof, laundry room with window, front/ back porch, nature view surrounds back yard, excellent location within walking distance to HEB, restaurants and shopping, located in Yoakum, Texas. MUST SEE! $99,000. 361-2938172, Cali. -------------------------House for Sale.

hay 689 TX. CR 436, field. Harwood, Price, $5,000/Ac. 830-263-1728, 830540-4242. -------------------------5.5 Acres for Sale or Lease. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------170 Acres - For Sale by owner. FM 443. Outside of Hochheim/Dryer area. 210-867-8851. -------------------------Lots for Lease.

month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David,

Terrier Puppies. Prices vary. 1st shots & wormed. 830-519-4212. -------------------------ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505.

713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095.

-------------------------Free Female Donkey. Call 830-5404850. -------------------------Horse for Sale. 7 year old mare. Not ridden in 2 years. $200.00. Call 2031104 or 437-2370. -------------------------Free Donkey’s. 361772-7655 after 6 p.m. -------------------------2006 Blue Roan handcock mare. 14 hands. Stocky built. Has worked cows, arena roping. Pastured for 1 year. Needs to go to work. $1,200. 361771-5483. -------------------------For Sale: Black & Red Brangus Bulls. 2 & 3 yrs. old. Good selection. No papers. 830-437-5772. (9-19-13) -------------------------Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with

Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

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Beautiful Historic home for sale. 713 St. John. Give me a call if interested. 713-425-9345. -------------------------Wonderful Spanish style house on 20.59 acres with 2 ponds, 7 horse stalls, 2 storage barns and other outbuildings. Can be viewed at www. littlefieldproperties. com id #79040. Call Tanya (broker) at





RV SITES RENT Private RV or Travel Trailer Parking Spot. All hookups are in place and ready to call your home. Fencing on three sides. Located on corner lot with shade trees. Has pad for home to be parked on. $300 per month with $100 Deposit. All bills paid. Located at Luling. This is a private lot, no RV park. Call 830-2634356 or 830-5606963 for showing and details. -------------------------Six RV Hookups for long term lease at Harwood. Intersection of Hwy. 90 and TX 304. Contact: 281-788-7500.


Like New 28ft BPull TTs $6,850. New Upholstery & Bedding. Many with New Appliances Financing

979-743-1514 or

LIVESTOCK Hay for sale. Square bales. $7.00 per bale. 830-857-4073. -------------------------Angus Bull. 3 - 18 months old Bulls; 1 26 month old bull. Call 830-263-0808. -------------------------Get your heat lamps, feeders & waterers now for Stock Shows. 20% Sale on all belts in stock & chain feder parts & supplies. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul St., Gonzales.

Belmont RV Park Estates Summer Specials RV-SITES Large lots, Laundry on-site $260/mo. + utilities, Free Wi-Fi, Pool. Call 830-424-3600

Building For Sale 27x80 Building for sale at 315 St. Andrew, Gonzales, Texas. Call 830-672-6123 for details. APTS. FOR RENT

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

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

LAND For Sale by Owner. 65 acres, barn, pond, waterwell, scattered post oaks, coastal grazing &

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

WANTED I’m looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888.

MISC. SERVICES Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------Pampered Chef Demonstrator. Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need traits, Family Family PorReunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair H ousing 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.



424 Acres. Cheapside. Pens,PENDING tanks, some oaks. $3,850 CONTRACT

per acre. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 250 Acres. South Goliad. Good oaks, brush, and graz-

ing. Well fenced and watered. Paved road just off US 183. $3,975/ac.with 1/8 minerals. Not leased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 160 Acres. Goliad. Creek, Cabin, Nice doublewide. Barn. SOLD Good hunting. Minerals. $4,625/Ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 114 Acres. Smiley. Good oaks, brush, tanks. Nice weekSOLD end home. Cabin. New Barn. $595,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 70 Acres. Yorktown/Goliad. Great building sites. Live oaks, SOLD brush, hay eld. Water wells. Some minerals. $5,500/ acres. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, ne dining. Good oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice home plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $225,000. Will divide - one acre minimum, at$55,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. Doublewide. with covered Mostly porches. Good NW barn.Goliad. John Deere tractor3/2 w/implements. SOLD Mesquite.$250,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 62 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay eld. Pens, well. Cross-fenced.$5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres.NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.


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It was amed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead who made the ollowing sage observation: “One o the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” I you’re like the average American, you will eat about 150 bananas this year -- 26 pounds’ worth. Up until the 1500s, the accepted way o dealing with a patient who was hemorrhaging was to cauterize the wound, ofen with boiling oil or red-hot irons. It was in the latter

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Choose your date wisely Many couples find themselves bombarded with questions the moment they become engaged, and perhaps no questions is more common than, “When is the wedding?” Although a number o couples would preer to bask in the excitement o their engagement, some couples eel pressured to rush into picking a wedding date. Choosing a wedding date without giving it much consideration may make things more difficult down the road. Rather than jumping jumpi ng head first into any decisions, couples should give thought to any and all dates and decide i there are certain times o the year they want to tie the knot or avoid. Season When thinking about potential wedding dates, it helps to have a place to start. Some couples find it helpul to start with a particular season and then narrow it down rom there. Decide i you preer the lush greenery o summer or the amazing color spectrum o an autumn afernoon. Perhaps you envision arriving at the ceremony with a snowpacked landscape amid twinkling holiday lights? Tink about the season when you eel most happy and then determine i that time o year is doable. Month Certain months may seem perect, but not or busy proessionals or those

with limited vacation time nings. Couples may think at their disposal. For ex- that the money saved will ample, early spring may not be well worth it, but they be good or accountants also should think about tallying year-end numbers. how this decision may aeachers may eel most ect their guests. A Friday comortable tying the knot wedding requires people in the summer when they to take off rom work or already have days off. I you school. Sunday weddings run a pool business or a may be slightly more conlawn maintenance compa- venient, but those who ny, then the summer might have to get back to work not be so good. Keep these on Monday may be tired actors in mind. rom late-night estivities. Holidays Couples should anticipate Some people would like some guests not making to tie their wedding day to it to their weddings when a particular holiday. Val- those weddings are not on entine’s Day is popular or Saturdays. Religious constraints weddings thanks to the romantic sentiments synCouples having religious onymous with the holiday, ceremonies should consult while some couples preer with their houses o worHalloween or Christmas ship as to which dates are weddings. Holiday wed- acceptable. Some will not dings can be exciting, but have weddings on days they also produce signifi- o religious observation. cant obstacles that couples It is wise to consult with who choose to get married a church, synagogue or during other times o year mosque beore booking don’t have to worry about. any other components o Guests may not want to the wedding so that you are travel or spend time away certain your chosen day is rom their amilies to at- acceptable. Any available dates tend a holiday wedding. Having a wedding during Your wedding date may a holiday may mean com- be dictated by your caterer peting or vendors and re- or wedding hall. I you ception spaces. Prices on have a particular venue in everything rom ood to mind, you may be limited flowers to airline tickets by their availability. Tis is could be higher as vendors a concession you will need Valentine’s Day can be popular for weddings, but couples can expect stiff competition cash in on customer de- to make i your heart is set for venues due to that popularity. mand. on this particular location. Day of the week Planning a wedding can It’s less expensive or be exciting. But the ball couples to get married on cannot get rolling until Fridays and Sundays than couples first choose the day Saturday afernoons or eve- they will tie the knot.

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The key to wedding makeup is often simplicity Few events are more photographed than weddings. Needless to say, wedding participants, rom brides and grooms to the couples’ parents, hope to look their best or the celebrations. Women ofen find that well applied cosmetics can enhance their beauty and help ensure they are picture-perect. Te key to wedding makeup is finding a balance between application that will come across well in person and will look good in photographs. Proessional makeup artists may understand just how heavy a hand to use to apply makeup, but the novice do-it-yourseler may need

makeup add to their beauty rather than outshine it. Brides want guests to notice their aces and gowns and not their makeup. Here are some other tips brides can employ in an effort to put their best aces orward. * Begin preparations a ew days prior to the wedding. I you will be enhancing your skin color with a spray-tan, do so at least two days prior to the wedding. By the third day the color will set and appear more natural. Te same idea applies to your brows. weezing, waxing and threading can create irritation and redness. Have your brows proessionally shaped

* Start out with well hydrated and moisturized skin. Apply a ew layers o moisturizer, preerably one with an SPF i you will be spending time out in the sun. When the moisturizer is completely absorbed and dry, use a skin priming product that will help keep your oundation locked into place. * Match your oundation color to your natural skin color. When these colors don’t match, your ace may look like it is a sep arate shade rom your neck and decolletage. I you will be tanning, then find a shade that matches the tanned color. A

be sure to blend it well at your neckline. Set the oundation with a matte powder. * Apply concealer to red spots or undereye circles ater the oundation. Aim or a creamy, emollient concealer or under the eyes. A peach color that will contrast with the purple and blue tones o your eyelids. Putting on the concealer afer the oundation means you will probably need less and won’t look like you’re caked with product. * Use an eyebrow pencil or powder to fill in your brows. Tis is a must or your wedding day and can really help to rame your eyes. Use small, light flicks o the pen-

some instruction to master wedding day makeup. Very ofen the key to wedding makeup is simplicity. Brides want their best eatures enhanced and have the

a ew days beore the wedding and then do a minor touch-up with your tweezer the night beore. Tis allows your skin to recover and redness to dissipate.

oundation that has slightly yellow undertones will even out redness on the ace and look better in photos. Apply the oundation thoroughly with a sponge or brush and

cil rather than long strokes to make the color blend naturally. Use a brush to blend in urther. Always go a shade or two lighter than your natural color. Finish with a gel that will set the hairs into place. * Complement your lips and eyes. Many brides like to play up their eyes on their wedding days. I you are going or a dramatic eye, opt or a more neutral lip, and vice versa. Otherwi Otherwise, se, you may look like you’re wearing stage makeup. Neutral colors look best or weddings and will not appear dated in photos. Stick to subtle browns and taupes or universall flatt versa flattery ery on most eye colors. Use a light hand to apply a neutral shade o light shadow all over the lid. Apply a medium brown to the crease o the eye and a darker brown to the very outer corner, and blend thoroughly. A very ligh lightt shad shadee o shad shadow ow

the center o the lid rom the lashline to the crease. Tis will add just a touch o luster to catch the light and make eyes sparkle. * Apply liner beore mascara, and blend it with a brush. Push the liner into the lashline to make lashes appear thicker. Use mascara to lengthen lashes. Place a makeup sponge behind your lashes when applying mascara so you don’t risk hitting your lids with the mascara wand. I you will be using alse lashes, apply them now now.. Err on the shorter side or ake lashes, and cut them as needed to fit your eye. Lashes that are too long or

* Be subtle with blush. Use subtle blush in a peach-pink color to achieve that blushing bride appearance. Smile and apply the blush only to the apples o your cheeks. * Choose a long-lasting lip color that will hold up through kisses and smiles. Lip stains work very well, as they provide that hint o color but wear well during the day. Another helpul tip is to perorm a practice run prior to the wedding, taking some photographs to see how the makeup looks in pictures. Cameras and flashes can wash out makeup, so sometimes you

can be used directly under the browline and toward the inside o the eye to make eyes appear wide and bright. Stick with matte shades o eye shadow, with the exception o one pearlescent shade that is lightly dusted right in

ull cartoonish and may can appear be uncomortable to wear. Connect your lashes together with the alse ones with another application o mascara. Waterproo mascara will hold up through tears o joy.

need apply just aor little more tothan usual it bit to show up on film. Also, certain makeup products will reflect light more. Don’t orget to stock up on oilblotting papers to touch up your ace during the day.

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The invitation: dare to be different Wedding invitations oten provide guests with a first glimpse o a wedding’s style. Invitations also may serve as the means by which distant riends and relatives find out about a couple’s pending nuptials i a ormal announcement was not made. Amid the flourishes o calligraphy and impressive paper stock is inormation that speaks to the importance o the day when two people will be joining their lives together. Guests will

indicate a more laid-back event. * Dare to be different by playing with invitation sizes and shapes. Rectangular cards are standard or wedding invitations, but you can explore your creativity by choosing more modern, artsy invitations. Circular invites or scalloped edges can add some whimsy to the wedding mood. Invitations that old out or are embellished with ribbon or other decorations can be appealing. Just keep in

where you are registered or “no kids allowed.” Tis is material better reserved or word o mouth or on a wedding Web site. * Do some math. It is important to know your dates so you can receive the invitations on time, mail them out, and give guests enough time to respond. A good rule o thumb is to mail out the invitations at least two months beore the wedding. Have an RSVP date o no more than three to our weeks beore the wedding,

learn not only time and the place o the the wedPlanning a perect wedding rom the invitation, ding is no small underbut also the ormality o the taking. From scheduling event and the scope o the venues and hiring vendors party that will ollow ollow.. to tasting menus, lots o deCouples should keep cercisions must be made when tain things in mind as they planning a wedding. But begin to design their wedwhen the pieces all into ding invitations. place, the entire day can be * Have a good idea o magical. your potential guest list. One o the final compoBeore shopping or wednents o weddings are the ding invitations, it is key avors guests will take home with them as mementos be done. Te ollowing are present a small fishbowl to have a strong idea o just o the estivities. Tough some avor-finding guide- with sand and a goldfish in- how big the wedding will be and how many guests avors don’t require imme- lines. side, reminiscent o days at will be invited. Tis way diate attention, that does the seashore. you will know how many not mean couples should Be creative invitations you will need. wait until the last minute to Go traditional Wedding avors can be Invitations Invitatio ns vary in price, so made decisions regarding just about anything, so Couples who opt or unicost may be a consideration their wedding avors. there’s no need to stick to versally appealing avors Brides- and grooms- Jordan almonds or wine can lean toward some pop- i your guest list is extento-be should not under- bottle stoppers. Te more ular options, such as silver sive. * Decide on the ormalestimate the importance creative couples are, the cake servers, candlestick o handing out wedding more receptive their guests holders, decorative photo ity o the wedding. Will you avors, a tradition with a will likely be. For example, rames, or engraved keep- be hosting a black tie affair, rich history. A wedding or an autumn-theme wed- sake boxes. Aim or avors or will it be a casual gathavor is considered a sym- ding, fill mason jars with that have utility. Otherwise, ering at the shore? Guests bol o good will to guests, the ingredients or a spiced avors may end up collect- iner many things about and there are many differ- cake and give the recipe ing dust on someone’s shel. the wedding rom the invitations, which should ent wedding avors on the directions on a tag. For match the ormality o the market. Finding the right a summer wedding, gif Food and beverage gifs event in style and the senone can take a little work. guests with a sun and sur are un timents expressed. An orIt is usually a good idea to survival bag, ull o sunFood avors mean guests find something that suits block, a beach towel and can enjoy their gifs and nate invitation written with classic wording suggests a the theme o the wedding sunglasses. not have to worry about more ormal affair, while a and is both long-lasting finding space inside their whimsical invitation with and practical. ry to avoid Complete the theme homes to display trinkets. less ormal wording could anything that is too kitschy. Some weddings ollow a Food avors can be lavA couple’s budget should particular theme rom start ishly decorated cookies, be considered when choos- to finish, and wedding a- fine chocolates, petit ours, ing wedding avors. A vors should stick with that small bottles o champagne couple may want to give theme. Couples who will or cupcakes decorated like their guests lavish gifs but showcase their love o trav- the wedding cake. should only do so i their el on their wedding days Favors are ofen integral budget allows. It may be may want to give guests to wedding celebrations. challenging or couples keychains or purse holders Selecting a avor that will to find avors that fit the that eature popular land- be appreciated and fit with theme o their wedding, as marks around the world. the wedding is ofen a un well as their own pers onali- Tose who are admitted and stress-ree part o planties and budgets. But it can beach bums may want to ning a wedding.

mind cardsshape that and are not thethat standard size could be more costly to send. Always have the entire wedding invitation weighed and priced at the post office so you will know what the postage will cost. * Choose a legible ont and text color. Your invitation may look beautiul, but it may prove ineffective i it is difficult to read. Do not risk guests misinterpreting the date or the location because they cannot read the writing on the invitation. Steer clear o pastel or yellow text colors, and remember to have a high contrast between the color o the invitation and the text you are using or easy reading. * Keep the invitation simple. It may be tempting to load the invitation with lots o inormation, but all you really need are the key piec-

giving ample time to the caterers and accommodating anyone who procrastinates in sending in a response. You will need the final headcount in order to confirm seating arrangements and plan or centerpieces and avors. * Handwrite the envelopes. Your invitation will look more impressive i you address them by hand, rather than printing them off o a computer. I your handwriting is not very neat, consider hiring a proessional calligrapher to write out your envelopes. * Make it easy or guests to respond. Be sure to place a stamp on the response card envelope and have that envelope already addressed with your home address so that guests will have no excuses not to mail a response back promptly. * Always order extra.

es o inormation, such as the “who,” “what,” “where,” and “when.” Crowding the card will take away rom its aesthetic appeal. Most stationers will suggest a separate, smaller insert in the wedding invitation or the reception inormation and response card. Never put inormation such as

Mistakes happen, and you may need to send out a e w extra invitations that you hadn’t originally counted. Always order extra invitations just to be on the sae side. And don’t orget you will probably want to keep one as a keepsake or yoursel.

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Dealing with those last-minute wedding jitters Brides- and grooms-to-be are ofen nervous when the day they will tie the knot finally arrives. Te realization that months and months o planning and anticipation are finally about to come to a head ofen inspires some jitters in the days leading up to the wedding. But the ollowing are a ew ways couples can calm those nerves in the hours leading up to the moment they have devoted so much time and effort to planning since becoming engaged. * Get a good night’s rest. Couples should prioritize a good night’s sleep the night

beore they are set to walk down the aisle. Make your last night as an unmarried couple an early night so you will look your best and have plenty o energy on your big day, which will no doubt start early and end late. A good night’s sleep can go a long way toward ensuring you’re in a good mood as you handle a ull slate o responsibilities on your wedding day. * Spend time with amily and riends. Chances are your closest riends and  amily members are playing significant roles in your wedding, and spending time with

them is a great way to keep your nerves in check while having a un time beore, during and afer the ceremony. * Don’t be araid to delegate responsibilities. In spite o months o planning, couples will still have a to-do list come their wedding days. I such a list is overwhelming, brides- and grooms-to-be should not be araid to delegate some o the tasks on their lists. Bridesmaids and groomsmen can no doubt handle any outstanding tasks that don’t require any input rom the bride or groom.

* Relax as the ceremony draws nearer. As the start time or the ceremony approaches, couples about to tie the knot should take time to sit down and relax. Once their hair and makeup is finished, brides-to-be should sit down and exhale or arrange or the photographer to snap some un pre-wedding photos with their bridesmaids. Grooms-to-be can do the same with their groomsmen, sharing a ew last-minute jokes to ensure everyone is relaxed and ready to go beore taking their places.

oday’s wedding showers veer rom tradition Rain showers on a wedding day may bring good luck, but they are seldom coveted. However, a different type o shower altogether is ofen highly anticipated and can help couples eel like they’re one in a million. Wedding showers are gif-giving parties held or couples about to get married. Te custom began in the nineteenth century and continues to present day, primarily in North America and Australia. Guests traditionally “shower” “shower” the bride-to-be with all the necessities (and some un extras) that she will need afer she ties the knot. Tese gifs will help the soon-to-be-married couple establish a home together. Bridal showers are steeped in tradition, but today’s bridal showers continue to veer off the beaten path. Nowadays, Nowadays, bridal showers eature un and games much like a party having nothing to do with a wedding., a website that aims to help couples plan their weddings and all the events leading up to the big day, identifies these key trends in modern bridal showers. * Couples’ showers: Modern couples who like to be all-inclusive are now planning bridal showers that cater to mixed audiences. Dubbed a “couple shower,” these parties include emale and male riends

Gifs are still important, but new trends in wedding showers have shifed the ocus o these events.

and relatives. Gifs are still the main ocus o the event, but they’re varied and include guy-riendly items within the mix o household goods. * Power showers: Many are amiliar with the terms “man cave” and “bromance,” but ew may know that there are now wedding showers geared entirely around the groom.

Known as “power showers,” these events ocus on the groom-to-be, who is showered with a bevy o gadgets and power tools that are certain to stock his uture garage. Te parties are decidedly more testosterone-riendly testosteroneriendly and can include gol outings, poker nights or action movie flicks as possible themes.

* Destination/activity Destination/activity showers: showers: Rather than having guests hang around a restaurant watching gif afer gif get unwrapped, some bridal parties opt to throw an activity shower.. Tese showers are ocused around shower a particular activity. For example, ladies may be treated to a day at the spa. Other ideas include horseback riding at a stable or a day at the ballpark. Because hosting an activity shower or dozens o people may get expensive, these types o showers may be reserved or only your closest riends and amily members. * Bride-involved Bride-involved showers: showers: Te idea o walking into a room and being surprised by riends and amily members is appealing to some brides-to-be but not everyone. Some brides preer not to be surprised by a shower and actually would like to have a role in the planning o the party. However, this is delicate ground on which to tread, considering there may be differences over where the party is held and even the overall experience o the party. Tese type o showers should be discussed beore any plans are made, and tasks should be delegated in accordance with those plans. It is customary or a bridal shower to take place beore a wedding. But new trends have emerged that are shaking up the way showers are planned and held.

Plans to merge finances can be as important as wedding Newlyweds ofen have a lot on their plates upon returning rom their honeymoons. One o the more critical issues newly married couples must address is their finances and how those finances will be combined going orward. Combining finances can be a touchy subject or many couples, couples, especially especially those those who had not given much thought to their finances prior to tying the knot. But there are steps couples can take to make the process o merging finances go more smoothly. * Discuss finances early and ofen. Allowing finances to be the elephant in the room is a mistake, as couples do not want to begin their lives together treading lightly around an issue as significant as finances. Couples should discuss their expenditures and spending habits as early as possible, as one o the biggest hurdles newly married couples must clear is coming to grips with one another’s financial habits. I such habits have already been discussed, then developing a financial plan will be much easier once that time comes. * Pay off any debts. Te cost o weddings has skyrocketed over the last several decades, and many newlyweds find themselves in a considerable amount o debt upon returning rom their honeymoons. When merging finances, couples should prioritize paying down such debt, as debt is a significant source o stress or newlyweds and long-married couples alike. Newly married couples with little or no debt should avoid spending above their means in the months afer they

get married. Such spending is commonplace, as newly married couples ofen want to ully urnish their new homes or reward themselves or pulling off their weddings. But new debt can be just as stressul on a marriage as debt rom the wedding. * Make note o mutual expenses and open a joint account to pay or those expenses. Mutual expenses like mortgage payments, ood and utilities should be the responsibility o each partner, and a joint account should be established to handle such expenses. One partner might earn considerably more money than another, so work out a reasonable agreement that details how much each partner will contribute each month, and whether such contributions will be made on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. * Make concessions or one another. When merging finances, couples ofen discover that they don’t see eye-to-eye on how each person spends money. Couples who successully merge their finances ofen note the importance o making concessions with regard to their partners’ spending on certain hobbies or luxuries. As long as those hobbies are not putting couples in debt, couples can make concessions so their partners continue to be happy and enjoy their avorite activities. Merging finances is an issue that looms or many newlyweds or couples about to tie the knot. Tough it’s not always easy, merging finances early and discussing goals can ensure newlyweds get off on the right financial oot.

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Don’t Don ’t discount dis count value of a professional photographer Limousines, gowns and flowers are and make adjustments. Furthermore, each important components o a couple’s proessional photographers tend to have wedding day. But ew aspects o a wedding an eye or interesting angles to capture are as important as photography. images that may be overlooked. Rather Tanks to the popularity o social media, than a series o p ortraits at one level, he or some couples may overlook the importance she may climb high or aerial shots or lie o hiring a proessional photographer on the floor or a different perspective. Te or their weddings. Although there is results may be unique vantage points that something to be said or candid images set your wedding photos apart rom those captured on phones and personal cameras, o the masses. the pictures a couple will cherish and look Price alone should not dictate which back on or decades are best supplied by a photographer to hire. Although wedding proessional photographer. budgets are ofen stretched, skimping Even i you will be hiring a videographer on a photography allotment may result and having photos snapped by loving in subpar results. Tat doesn’t mean riends and amily, proessional wedding you need to hire the most expensive photography photograp hy is an ideal way to immortalize photographer, but couples should realize this special day. Most couples say “I do” the value o experience and proessional with the hopes o staying together orever, equipment, both o which tend to come giving them only one chance to capture the at a premium price. Do not expect to magic o the wedding day on film. Leaving pay package prices that would be offered photos to chance by hiring an amateur at department or discount stores. Many photographer may be something couples photographers are artists who take their regret down the road. work very seriously. A photographer will Proessional photographers use high- be spending all day with you capturing quality equipment that will produce hundreds o photos. Each image will then much better results than photos snapped need to be reviewed, repositioned and on the average digital camera. Plus, the potentially enhanced or retouched. Tis photographer photograp her has experience with p osing, time-consuming attention to detail is placement o arms and legs, head tilting, ofen what dictates the higher costs o a and lighting, each o which ensures that very good photographer. the photos come out looking as good as Keep in mind that photographers are possible. While a riend may not notice an unique individuals and not all the visions eyesore in the rear o a photo composition composition and styles o particular artists will meld when taking a picture, a proessional with your own perception o how you may notice something that will stand out want the wedding to look. Expressing your

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Planning a destination wedding? Do your research According to a study rom XO Group Inc., creator o wedding websites TeKnot. com and WeddingChannel. com, 350,000 destination weddings take place annually. Such figures reflect a growing trend o couples who want to tailor their weddings to their own personalities, even i that means tying the knot in exotic or unusual locales. But as popular as destination weddings have become, couples who have had such weddings can attest that planning a destination wedding is not necessarily easier than planning a more traditional ceremony close to home. Tough destination weddings can make or memorable aairs, there are some actors couples must consider when mulling whether or not to have a destination wedding. Guest list Te XO Group study ound that destination weddings have an average o 86 guests. When sitting down to organize their guest lists, many couples realize they have well over 100 guests on their lists. Such couples may find a destination wedding especially difficult to pull off, as resorts may or may not be able to accommodate such a substantial number o

result guests will likely have to pay a pretty penny or their flights and lodging. In addition, the more remote a destination wedding locale is, the less convenient getting there figures to be. Nonstop flights likely won’t be a possibility. Beore choosing a locale or a destination wedding, research flights, making sure that affordable flights are available within spitting distance o loved ones’ homes and that they won’t have to suffer through multiple connecting flights when traveling to and rom the wedding. Weather Weather is another actor couples must consider beore choosing to have a destination wedding. Te XO Group study ound that 30 percent o American couples who have destination weddings choose to tie the knot outside o the continental United States. Tat’s a distinct disadvantage or couples who likely are not very amiliar with weather patterns overseas. Couples who choose outdoor weddings close to home are ofen amiliar enough with local weather patterns to choose a wedding date that likely won’t be interrupted by harsh weather. But choos-

locale erases that comort level, and couples may find themselves worrying about storms or other inclement weather conditions as their wedding days draw nearer. Beore choosing a locale or their destination weddings, couples should thoroughly research each potential destination’s weather patterns. Brides, grooms and guests alike don’t want to do all o that traveling only to end up indoors because it just so happens to be tropical storm season. Competition As destination weddings have grown in popularity, the competition or idyllic locales and top-notch venues has increased. Tat competition is great or venue owners’ bottom lines, but it might not be so great or couples looking to keep their wedding costs down. Costs might be considerably less in the off-season, but that’s also when storms and inclement weather tend to take hold, Booking a venue early can help couples mitigate some o the costs o a destination wedding, but the growing popularity o destination weddings might make them out o reach or couples

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guests. Intoaddition, couples who hope invite children to ing an overseas or distant their weddings might want to reconsider a destination affair, as those youngsters’ parents will have to oot the bill or additional airare and accommodations and, depending on when the wedding takes place, pull the kids out o school or an extended period o time. Couples with smaller guest lists might find a destination wedding much more manageable than those whose guest lists crack triple digits. Another thing to consider is that the larger the guest list, the more likely many o those guests will not be able to afford to attend or get enough time off rom work to make it to a destination wedding. Couples who want to ensure all o their loved ones can be there with them on their big days might be better off avoiding destination weddings.

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Tinking outside the (wedding cake) box A wedding cake is the piece de resistance o the wedding ceremony. Guests anxiously await the unveiling o the cake near the end o the estivities. Modern cakes are showpieces grander in scale than in years past. As bakers and conectioners hone their skills with ondant, buttercream and gum paste even urther, the results are ofen impressive, awe-inspiring cake designs. While the look o a wedding cake is certainly important, cakes should not

Purchasing tuxedo may be long-term savings Gentlemen getting ready to tie the knot will have to make certain wardrobe choices so they look their best on their big day. Although many grooms-to-be rent tuxedos on their wedding day, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a tuxedo. uxedos are the ultimate ormal wear or men. Worn at ormal gatherings like proms, weddings and lavish parties, tuxedos have undergone several style changes over the years. Men interested in look-

merely be stitched temporarily to fit your measurements, a tuxedo you purchase will be tailored specifically to your body, increasing comort and making you look better as well. Men who buy their own tuxedos also can choose the style, abric, color, buttons, accessories, and type o lapels on the jacket. A tuxedo store may have more styles available or sale than or rent. I you desire something that fits your personality and your physique

A classic, black bow tie is an ideal match when purchasing a more classic tuxedo. Te bow tie is back in a big way, and men who want to spice things up can purchase more traditional neckties or those occasions when they don’t want to wear bow ties. uxedos come with different lapel styles, and it’s important to know the differences. oday’s most popular style is the notch lapel, wherein a triangular indentation is cut where the lapel joins the collar.

ing polished will find no op- tuxedo perectly,may buying own tion makes that impression be youryour best bet. more convincingly than the Men worried about purright tuxedo. chasing a tuxedo only to see Men requently called upon their waistlines increase or to attend ormal events may decrease should keep in mind find purchasing a tuxedo is that many tuxedo shops offer a wise investment. Tere are ree tailoring or as long as you several advantages to own- own the tuxedo. ing a tux rather than renting When purchasing a tuxone time and again. uxedos edo, men should choose clastypically cost around $1,000, sic styles and and colors colors so they whereas renting tuxedos can can enjoy the tux or years to be $200 or more each time, come. Opt or a slim-fitting making it advantageous or white shirt underneath that men who requently don tux- won’t billow out when jackets edos to purchase their own are removed. Men who want rather than rent. to break rom tradition can Another advantage to own- opt or a shirt that is a pale p ale blue ing a tuxedo is the opportuni- or light gray to wear under the ty to wear a tux that is custom- jacket jacket.. Tis is sti still ll an underundermade and tailored just or you. stated look, but one with a hint Instead o a rental that will o creativity.

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which regularly balls. At the time, menhosted wore dinner jacket jac ketss wi with th long tails tails to ormal events. However, Lorillard wanted something different and modern, and he commissioned a tailless black jacket to wear to the uxedo Club’s Autumn Ball. Lorillard got cold eet in time or the ball and did not wear the shorter jacket. However, his son, Griswold, did wear the short jacket and received much praise. Soon the style was copied and worn in various social circles across the country. Te “tuxedo” was born, and soon became a time- Tis is an example of a notch lapel tuxedo, which has become the most popular style less classic. of recent years.

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try. Red velvet has quickly become the new classic, as its vibrant red coloring oers a shock o something different, while the flavor is mild or those who are not comortable taking risks. Te richness and creaminess o cream cheese is irresistible. * White cake with chocolate mousse: Couples who want a bit o chocolate but do not want to be overwhelmed can select a white cake that is filled with light and rich chocolate mousse.

only look good, but taste cake, with its summery eel, It’s the perect blend o good as well. Vanilla cake is tailor-made or summer vanilla and chocola chocolate te or with vanilla buttercream weddings. Te flavor is guests who enjoy both. rosting was once the gold popular enough to appeal * Variety tiers: Tose standard. But today’s cou- to many, but just a little di- who cannot settle on just ples are being more adven- erent to add an unexpected one flavor can have different turous with their wedding zip o flavor. flavors on each tier o their cakes and winning rave re* Chocolate cake with cakes. Tis gives guests views rom guests along along the the chocolate ganache and mo- some flavorul variety and way. cha filling: rue chocohol- enables them to pick their Te vast scope o wedding ics will be hard-pressed to avorite flavor combination. cake flavor choices avail- resist such a decadent flavor Brides- and grooms-toable to brides and grooms profile. Chocolate can be be who have specific flavors is astonishing. Options may sweet and satisying and a in mind can ask their bakrange rom the traditional welcome change rom the ers to include two cupcakes to something adventur- vanilla cakes commo commonly nly with the wedding cake. ous and daring. Keeping in served. For traditionalists, Ten the couple can enjoy mind that couples will need the cake can be covered with their own mini cakes while to please the masses, find- a white chocolate ganache. the rest o the guests enjoy ing a compromise between Or couples can ask that the a more classic cake. In addiplain vanilla and a mocha- cake be adorned with white tion, an assortment o cupchile-coconut surprise is es- sugar roses or an eye-ap- cakes in lieu o one cake can sential. Otherwise, they risk pealing contrast. Chocolate give guests the opportunity an unpopular flavor and cakes covered with autumn to sample several different a lot o wasted, expensive hued flowers go over well at flavors. cake. all weddings. Cakes are a part o many Some couples shy away * Red velvet cake with special events, but ew cakes rom more adventurous cream cheese rosting: Red are awned over as much as cakes because they ear velvet cake was once a re- wedding cakes. Couples can

lapelsuit. mimics the shape aTis classic A peak lapel o is something chocolately or not white in color will not the quintessential classic, eabe well suited to a wedding turing a broad, V-shaped lapel that points up and out just below the collar line. A shawl lapel is a smooth, rounded edge lapel. Te shawl lapel reached the height o its popularity in the 1950s, but it can still look good today. Te origins o the modern tuxedo remains a topic or debate, but one o the more widely known tales o the tuxedo’s beginning traces this classic look to a wealthy tobacco magnate o the 19th century. Pierre Lorillard lived with his amily in a residential colony called uxedo Park, which was roughly 40 miles northwest o New York City. Te Lorillards were popular in social circles, and Pierre helped establish the area as a prime hunting and fishing destination. Lorillard also developed a social organization called the uxedo Club,

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Reception venue choice can set tone — and save cash A wedding can be an expensive endeavor or couples. Te cost or a reception venue will vary depending on where the party is held, so couples looking to conserve cash or simply set their party apart can consider some different options. Instead o booking with the first catering hall they find, couples should comparison shop to find a venue they find affordable and unique to their particular tastes. A reception venue may charge rom less than $100 to several hundred dollars per guest. Couples who opt to do some o the work themselves by renting a space and bringing in their own ood or using a private caterer may save a substantial amount o money. In

addition, couples who don’t mind orgoing a more traditional setting may find more unique locations to hold their reception. * Farmhouse: For that country appeal, a barn or armhouse estate can make or the ideal place to hold a casual wedding reception. Farms are typically located on a large piece o land that can easily accommodate a number o guests. * Botanical gardens: Enjoy the peak oliageo whatever season you are enjoying at the botanical gardens nearest to you. Many gardens offer some sort o wedding package and may contract with an outside caterer to provide everything rom sit-down meals to passed appetizers. Couples looking or one-stop-shopping can

also combine the ceremony and reception at the buildings or weddings. At the very least, gardens or a magical experience amid flowers, couples may be able to have their wedding trees and more. on the grounds with the impressive home in * Sports arena: Sports ans may dream o the background. having their wedding on the field o their avorite * Boat: Dinner cruises requently requently depart depart proessional team. Individuals can contact the during peak sightseeing seasons rom stadium to find out i they do any private parties. various various location locationss on the coast. coast. Coup Couples les may may I not, consider a stadium on a more local opt to have their reception aboard a paddle level, such as a college or high school field. Te boat or larger cruise liner, and the cost may ambience will be the same, but the more local or be on par with a stationary reception venue. smaller venue may be more affordable. * Amusement park: I you want to get * Oceanside: Where there is a beach, there hitched at a avorite amusement park, speak is the opportunity to have a wedding at the with guest services to determine i they have seashore. Beach weddings are usually casual any accommodations or weddings. Trill affairs, and couples could have more leeway with seekers may want to tie the knot and then regard to ood and drinks. take a ride on a hair-raising roller coaster. * Clubhouse: Clubhouse: For those who live in a Guests can dine on traditional oods and a condominium or a community managed by mix o carnival treats. a homeowner’s association, there may be a * At home: Couples who really want to clubhouse on the premises. Very ofen these save money can opt to get married right at clubhouses can be rented out or parties. home. Pot luck ood and donations o other Couples interested in an intimate affair can treats rom amily members can keep costs bring in their own ood and have a low-cost down without compromising on the un reception close to home. actor. * Castle or estate: Dreaming o o a airy tale Various reception venues can make or a wedding? A historical building may make memorable wedding. Couples can explore or the perect backdrop. Certain historical their options when a more traditional venue societies may rent out estates and other is not necessarily their style.

Do’s and don’ts o the toast oasting the bride and especially at larger wedgroom at a wedding recep- dings where they may only tion is a responsibility that know a small p ercentage o typically alls on the shoul- the guests. When thanking ders o the bride’s ather as the guests, be sure to thank well as the best man and the the parents o the bride and maid o honor. Tough it is groom as well. an honor to give a wedding * Explain your relationtoast, it also can be nerve- ship to the bride and/or wracking, as no one wants groom. Best men and maids to give a toast that’s memo- o honor should devote a rable or all the wrong rea- portion o their toasts to sons. explaining their personWhile the best toasts are al relationships with the ofen those that veer off the bride and/or groom. Introbeaten path, coming rom duce yoursel and explain the heart rather than rom a how you met the bride or how-to guide ound on the groom. Ofentimes, such Internet, there is a certain stories have a comical twist ormula men and women that can urther calm your can ollow to ensure their nerves. toasts cover all o the ap* Aim or a jovial toast. propriate bases without o- Wedding toasts are typiending the bridal party or cally given at the wedding ellow guests. reception, when guests and * Acknowledge the the bridal party are ready guests. Families are more to celebrate. Such an atgeographically diverse mosphere lends itsel to a than ever beore, so more jovial toast wherein best and more weddings host men and maids o honor guests who come rom ar ocus on happy times with and wide to celebrate with the bride and groom. ell happy couples on their a unny anecdote that ilwedding days. It’s custom- lustrates the special bond ary or men and women you have with the bride or making wedding toasts to groom. When choosing a acknowledge the guests, story to tell, remember to thanking them or be- keep things appropriate or ing there. Tis is ofen a guests o all ages, including great way or best men and young children. maids o honor to break the * Steer clear o alcohol

Many people overindulge in alcohol at wedding receptions, but best men and maids o honor should avoid consuming alcohol until afer they have toasted the bride and groom. Horror stories about drunken, inappropriate wedding toasts may seem more like an urban legend than a legitimate possibility, but the tendency or alcohol to lower people’s inhibitions makes it dangerous or men and women to consume it beore giving their toasts. * Give your best wishes to the bride and groom beore raising your glass. Raising your glass to toast the bride and groom is oten the last step beore your toasting duties officially end. But beore you raise your glass, remember to oer your best wishes to both the bride and groom. Once those sentiments have been expressed, ask the guests to raise their glasses and toast the newlyweds. oasting happy couples at their wedding receptions can be stressul or best men and maids o honor who are unaccustomed to speaking in ront o large groups o people. But ollowing a certain ormula and speaking rom the heart will ensure

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Address: Apt. 505 914 Phillip Crossroad, O'Konborough, NV 62411

Phone: +8555305800947

Job: Construction Agent

Hobby: Shopping, Table tennis, Snowboarding, Rafting, Motor sports, Homebrewing, Taxidermy

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