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Turnout remained very light at press time Wednesday in early voting for two elections in Gonzales County. Through noon on Wednesday, the Gonzales County Clerks office reported that only two early ballots had been cast in the City of Smileys local-option liquor sales referendum. Both of those ballots were cast at the Gonzales County Courthouse location. In the statewide constitutional amendments election, a total of 95 early ballots had been cast on Wednesday. Those included 18 mail-in ballots, 56 cast at the Gonzales location, 19 at ELECTIONS, Page A3

City rejects petition on garage sales

Organizer of drive says fight will continue

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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No, its not bug-eyed comedian Marty Feldman imitating a dog, its the lovable Trixi done up in her best baseball apparel. JoAnn and Victor Martinez entered Trixi and won the Best Costume in Saturdays first-ever Pet Parade and contest at Confederate Square in Gonzales, sponsored by the Gonzales Learning and Career Center. For more Halloween pictures of both dogs and humans from various celebrations around the area, see Pages D1-D3. (Photo by Nikki Maxwell)

Gonzales controversial ordinance regulating garage sales remained in place after City Council voted Tuesday to reject a petition calling for its repeal, but at least one councilman said hes willing to work with the organizers of the petition drive to perhaps amend the ordinance. The council voted unanimously to reject the petition on the recommendation of city attorney Jackie Williamson. Williamson said the petition did not contain the signatures of enough registered voters living within city limits, based on the last contested municipal election -- an opinion she

said was double-checked through legal contacts with the Texas Municipal League. I rendered an opinion and the TML rendered an opinion that was the same as mine, she said. The petition was signed by 417 people, but only 365 turned out to be registered voters living within the city limits. To force the council to act on repealing the ordinance, the petition needed to be signed a number equal to by 20 percent of the number of voters who cast ballots in the last contested city election. The 2011 elections were canceled because no candidates were opposed. The ordinance limits Gonzales residents to two garage or yard sales per year and requires a city permit and fee to hold one. It was enacted because some residents were holding garage PETITION, Page A3

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Unanticipated revenue increases from oil and gas royalties and sales taxes will help provide a pay bonus for City of Gonzales employees. Gonzales City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance pro-

viding a one-time pay increase for city employees based on longevity. The increase would be $4 per month of employment, a total cost of $43,675. Its been since 2008 that the employees got a pay raise, City Manager Allen Barnes said. This would send a huge message to our

employees that they are appreciated. Barnes told the council that the city has experienced unexpected increases in oil and gas royalties as well as a sharp increase in state sales-tax income. Mayor Bobby ONeal noted that the increase is not a permanent one, and can be

revisited in future budgets. The measure passed without objection. Those oil and gas revenues may be further augmented soon, as well. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the council received a lease proposal from GONZALES Page A3

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WAELDER The Waelder City Council unanimously agreed to help finance the operations of a local childrens advocacy center during their regular meeting Tuesday

night. The council voted to issue $1,500 to the Gonzales Regional Childrens Advocacy Center, an organization that helps children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. The entity, better known as Normas House, is one of only 64 of its kind in the

state of Texas. We already work closely with Chief (Jim) Taylor and the Waelder Police Department in helping children who have been victims of abuse, whether its sexual, physical or drug-endangered, said program coordinator/forensic inter-

viewer Tiffany Collie. We provide counseling services and we have a family advocate who works with the families on providing anything they may need. Normas House is a non-profit organization and Collie explained to WAELDER, Page A3

to observe Veterans Day

Several localities in the region will host activities commemorating Veterans Day. A quick look at the various events: GONZALES * A Veterans Day Celebration will be held in Gonzales on Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at Apache Field. Come join us and celebrate the men and women of the Armed Services. Veterans Day is a great time to educate children VETERANS, Page A3

Come and Hear It! Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday for weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon news editor Nikki Maxwell and General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today in Texas History

November 03, 1891 On this day in 1891, construction began on the Pecos High Bridge in Val Verde County. Completed in early 1892, this structure was actually the second bridge built to serve trains traveling on the Southern Pacifics Sunset Route, and the new crossing greatly shortened the route of the rail line. Located at a deep gorge of the Pecos River, the mammoth structure was an engineering marvel supported by twenty-four towers and spanning a total length of 2,180 feet. Rising 321 feet above the river, the bridge was the highest railroad bridge in North America and third highest in the world. Judge Roy Bean of nearby Langtry served as coroner for workers killed during its construction. The Pecos High Bridge towered as a landmark for many years until a new bridge, located 440 feet downstream, opened in 1944.

Thought for the Day

I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood.
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Gonzales Police Report

Gonzales Police Department report for the week of Oct. 31: 10/24/2011 Shannan Nammen Bessey 22 Of Hunt Texas Arrested And Charrged With Possession Of Marijuana At 183 South At River Bridge. 10/24/2011 Preston Leon Smith 25 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana And Driving While License Suspended At 900 Blk College. 10/25/2011 David Pitts 30 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Evading Arrest At 1300 Blk Ewing St. 10/25/2011 Charles Henry Waller 11 49 Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 400 Blk St. Joseph St. 10/25/2011 Reported Aggravated Robbery 100 Blk Wallace St. 10/26/2011 Simon Cantu 68 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 400 Blk Smith St. 10/27/2011 Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Hamilton St. 10/27/2011 Mark Edward Smit 38 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Controlled Substance At 400 Blk College St. 10/27/2011 Reported Criminal Mischief At 1900 Blk Crawford St. 10/27/2011 Reported Theft At Business 183. 10/28/2011 Reported Burglary Habitation At 1700 Blk College St. 10/28/2011 Stacy Eugene Hunt Jr 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At St. Joseph And Cone St. 10/29/2011 Leslie Tyrone Hastings 23 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated And Matthew Mayo

Newest Eagle Scout

25 Of Gonzales Arrrested And Charged With Failure To Identify earn Eagle Scout rank. He is pictured here (at left) along with family members And Outstanding Warrant At St. David B. Walshak III, David Russell Remschel, and David B. Walshak, Jr. (Courtesy Lawrence And Church St. Photo) 10/28/2011 Simon Cantu 68 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxciation At 700 Blk St. Paul St. 10/29/2011 Reported Theft At 700 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 10/30/2011 Reported Assault At 1400 Blk St. Paul St. 2009, followed by David B. Cannon News Services stage and in the windows. 11/01/2011 Reported BurRichard is a senior Walshak III in August 2011, glary Habitation At 800 Blk at Fredericksburg High and now Richard joins the ger St. 11/01/2011 Damion Navarro Richard Alan Remschel School. He is the son of rank of those receiving this 20 Of Gonzales Arrested And of Boy Scout Troop 135 of Robert and Valerie Rem- prestigious award. Charged With Injury To A Child, Fredericksburg completed schel of Fredericksburg, Special guests were Robbery, And Assault Family Viohis Eagle Scout Project in and his grandparents are members of Troop 135, past lence At 800 Blk St. Vincent St. 11/01/2011 Simon Cantu June and was honored at Bob and Jeanne Boothe and present troop lead68 Of Gonzales Arrested And the Court of Honor, held at and Robert Remschel, Sr. of ers, many special friends Charged With Public Intoxication St. Marys Catholic Church Gonzales. Richard is also and family, including: his At 1300 Blk St. Lawrence St.

Richard Alan Remschel becomes the fourth member of his immediate family to

Youth becomes fourth in his family to achieve Eagle status

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for Oct. 2329: 10/28/11 Barefield, Christina Denise, 04/1986, Gonzales. Guadalupe County Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Released on $1,000 Bond. Commitment/Sentence Fraud Use Possession of Identifying Info. Commitment/Sentence Fraud Use Possession of Identifying Info. Released on Time Served. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO DPS 01 04 GPD WPD NPD Constable DWCSO DEA TPW GCAI Total 14 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 20

Gonzales Municipal FTA List

Gonzales Municipal Court NoShow list for court date of Oct. 26: Defendants who receive a citation(s) must appear on or before the date indicated on the citation(s). Their appearance must be in writing, in person or by an attorney, and any change of address must be given to the court. Defendants listed below have recently missed their scheduled court date and their failure to respond will result in a warrant(s) being issued for their arrest. An additional charge of violate promise to appear being added to their fine. In addition to the original charge, there will be a warrant fee for violate promise to appear. In addition, you may be denied the renewal of your driver license from the Department of Public Safety and collection of debt fees by attorneys at law. Enrique Lopez Flores Emuil Greathouse Hugo Hernandez Sepulveda Francisco Moreno Brandon Ray Garcia Jose Alfonso Reyes-Hernandez Fabian Humberto Medrano Eva Gonzales Solange Alexis Martinez Jennifer Tealer Ashley Molina Joshua Mario Berma Candace Nicole Moseley Bonnie Willis Anthony Castilleja Joseph Guadalupe Maldonado Eugenio Martinez Carrie Holdman Joe Dale Ochoa, Jr. Pierre Parker Jessica Staton Mario Villegas Hernandez Matthew David Dag Jorge Espino Sammuel Polling Carl Brian White Matthew Williams Amy Nicole Martinez Tyler Lee Mcklinley Vodrich Terence Gipson Senglav Orch Cales Anton Riley Franciso Javier Rangel Joseph Dominic Arriola Daniel D. Franzetti Mireya Almazan Stacy Eugene Hunt Joseph Lee Vera Simon Cantu Victor Castillo-Chavira Johnny Cantu William Marquis Robinson Jonathon Eugene Hunt The above listed defendants need to contact the court as soon as possible at 830-6722815. If you have any outstanding fines your name may make the next list.

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Dewitt County sheriffs Office Arrest Report for Week of October 21-27: Jail Average Daily Count -78. Inmates Housed for Other Agencies - 8 October 21, 2011 Jon Fisher, 24, of New Braunfels, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364 (30 Days to Appear), Cuero PD Laurie Jackson, 44, of Victoria, Class C / Speeding Over Limit 1/10 Miles Over, Fine of $299 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Norma Ruiz, 40, of Dallas, Revocation of Probation / Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, No Bond, DCSO October 23, 2011 Christopher Ureste, 23, of Yorktown, Violation of Probation/ Burglary of Building, No Bond, Burglary of Habitation, Bond of $25,000, Terroristic Threat, Bond of $1,000, Criminal Mischief, Bond of $1,000, DCSO October 24, 2011 Andrew Rios, 22, of Yorktown, Driving While License Invalid Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Melissa Gamez, 33, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/ Theft<$50 With Previous Conviction, Fine of $277, Cuero PD October 25, 2011 David Ramirez, 42, of Ganado, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364.00, 30 Days to Pay, Cuero PD Jason Roland Pena, 28, Yorktown, Capias Pro Fine/ No/ Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, Fine of $339.30, Capias Pro Fine/ No Liability Insurance 1st Offense, Fine of $657.80,Cuero PD October 26, 2011 John Cardenas, 30, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/ No Drivers License, Fine of $194.00, Capias Pro Fine/ Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $442.00, Capias Pro Fine/ Fail To Appear, Fine of $342.00, Cuero PD Leonard Jones, 48, of Yoakum, Escape From Custody, No Bond, DCS0 October 27, 2011 Patricia Licon, 33, of Cuero, Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity/For 3 Counts, Bond of $20,000.00, Victoria County, DCSO

on Sunday, October 30, 2011, with his brother, David Russell Remschel of Abilene, serving as Master of Ceremonies. His Eagle Scout project consisted of putting four newly-constructed metal benches around the Fredericksburg Primary School track. They were primed, painted, and put into the ground twenty-eight inches deep. After they were leveled, concrete was placed in the holes to make sure they were secure. A border, filled with crushed granite, was then put around the benches to give them a finished look. Richard was assisted by members of Troop 135, family, and friends. After receiving his Eagle Scout awards at the church, a reception followed in St. Josephs Hall where guests enjoyed refreshments of an assortment of meats and cheeses, Texas Chex Mix, grapes, cookies, and punch. A cake, decorated with the Eagle Scout Medal and bordered in red, white and blue, was also served. The registration table was centered with an eagle statuette and featured pictures of Richard as a young scout to his latest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. Another table featured memorabilia that Richard has collected in his 11 years of scouting, from his time as a Cub Scout to his trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The hall carried out the red, white, and blue theme with balloons and his boy scout caps decorating the tables, and flags and bunting placed around the

the grandson of the late David B. Walshak, Sr. and the late Leona Remschel. Richard is the fourth member of his immediate family to receive this honor. His uncle, David B. Walshak, Jr. became the first Eagle Scout in January 1975. Richards brother, David Russell Remschel, earned his Eagle in May

parents, his grandparents, his brother, David R. Remschel of Abilene; his sisters, Robyn and Cory Remschel; his uncle, David Walshak, Jr. of Austin; his cousin, David Walshak III, also of Austin; his aunt, Ronette Walshak of Kerrville; and his aunt and uncle, Natalie and Barron Smith of Fredericksburg.

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GHS Class of 52

The Gonzales High School Class of 1952 held its 59th annual Mini reunion on Saturday, October 8th. Nineteen classmembers plus spouses attended the gathering where old times were discussed and a delicious meal was enjoyed. Class members pictured above are: (front row, left to right) Ruby Mitchell Sievers, Cleo Sherry Henderson, Minerva Ferrell Peeler, Bobbie Sue Peeler Hahn; Pat Bird Rainey, Jessie Nelle Reid Hahn, and Gladys Tieken Campion; (back row, left to right) Virgie Schroeder Van Kleff, Mary Ann Finch Streety, Firman LePori, Clarence Bahlman, Donald Hill, Karl Kelley, George Robinson, Geraldine Van Beveran Streckfuss, William Weber and Frank Sonny Sievers. Also attending, but not pictured were classmates Buster Kelley and Kenneth Hardcastle. Jessie Nelle Hahn, who made arrangement for the event, announced that plans are already underway for the big 60 anniversary reunion next year which will be held the weekend of Come And Take It. (Courtesy Photo)

about the history of this holiday and the sacrifice and dedication of our U.S. Veterans. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Gonzales High School Special Events Center. * The Heights of Gonzales will sponsor an old-fashioned military-style breakfast for veterans at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, prepared by David B. Tucy, the director of dietary services at the facility. The breakfast will include creamed beef (SOS), biscuits and eggs for veteran residents, veterans in the community and the communitys first responders. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to 830-672-4530, ext. 1041. FLATONIA A Veterans Day Program will take place at Flatonia Secondary School on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in the cafetorium. The Flatonia Elementary School will put on their Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. It will also be staged in the cafetorium.

at 11a.m. All area veterans are invited to attend. The post is located at 215 E. Davis Street in Luling. SHINER The Veterans Day Program of the Shiner Independent School District will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Shiner High School Gymnasium, beginning at 8 a.m. The featured speakers will be local U.S. Army veteran Steve Kubicek,and his son, Douglas. SMILEY Nixon-Smiley Elementary will hold its Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Smiley Gymnasium. YORKTOWN The DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans Post 1029 cordially invites you to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony at the DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. The memorial is located at the intersection of Highway 72 and Main Street in Yorktown. The keynote speaker is Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence Castegnato. If you know of any other Veterans Day celebrations taking place around the region, please call The Cannon at 830-672-7100.

Hospital Auxiliary holds meeting

The October meeting of the Auxiliary of Gonzales Memorial Hospital was held at 2:00 p.m. in the hospital dining room with 16 members in attendance. Kathleen Caddell, Uniform Co. Chairman, distributed new uniform packets to those needing them. Secretary Carol DuBose read minutes of the Sept. meeting as well as a thankyou note from the family of Ann Lanels for the Memorial Sent in her memory of the Memorial Fund. Second Vice-President Lydia Rice gave the report of hours worked for the month and presented 100 hour bars to Leona Zella, Betty Neubauer and Jo Ann Hajovsky. Treasurer Leona Zella reported sales and profits were good for both the gift shops and vending machines in September. Betty Fink reported on the funds available for the Scholarship Accounts. Peggy Baros reported she has made tray favors for hospital patients on Halloween. Members were reminded that the Annual Wassail party for hospital employees is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Seniors Thanksgiving scheduled

Country Village Square Apartments, the Volunteers of America & Seniors in Action of Gonzales County will once again host the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Country Village Square. If you have no plans for Thanksgiving, come join the residents and volunteers at Country Village Square on Thursday, 11/24 from 11am to 1pm. You do not have to be a resident of Country Village Square to attend. Also, if you are homebound and will be unable to attend, a meal can be delivered to you on Thanksgiving Day. If you need transportation to the dinner, we can provide transportation. Country Village Square also needs volunteers to donate items, to help with

LULING The Benton I. McCarley Post 177 of the American Legion will hold its annual Veteran President Sally Brown reminded members that Chili Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 11, beginning the magazines in all waiting rooms at the hospital and clinic are to be checked on frequently. She also informed the group that new flooring will soon be installed Continued from page A1 in the out-patient area, including the gift shop. Miles Klepper, president of Western EnMembers will be needed ergy, for 32 acres of city-owned land on to help pack items from North Avenue east of Water St. Council the shop for removal and will formally consider the proposal at a fustorage while this is being ture meeting. done. The city also moved forward with prepaThe Nov. meeting will be rations for a bond sale to finance repairs to at 2:00 p.m. on Tues., Nov. the city water plant and named a new au29th in the hospital dining diting firm to review city finances. Council room. authorized Barnes to advertise the citys intentions to sell bonds, and named Houston firm M&K CPAs to conduct the citys financial audits in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Barnes said in reviewing bids from the auditing firms, the Houston organization earned high marks of approval. In doing due diligence, I received glowing responses from city managers that I know and financial directors that I dont about the firm, Barnes said. He said M&K graded out with 100 points on the 120-point criteria established. Council was also introduced to Carolyn Martin, the citys new interim finance director. She takes over for Joe Cavazos, who retired from his post Oct. 31. In other action Tuesday, the council accepted recommendations for heritage management in the city from Lori Waters,

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the meal and clean up afterward. We are also looking for a volunteer or volunteers to provide good old-time gospel music sometime during the meal from 11am to 1pm. Call Pat Compton at 6722877 to make your reservation for the dinner or to offer your help in any way. Deadline for reservations is November 16th.

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a Texas Tech graduate interning with the city. Waters prepared a master plan for managing heritage tourism in the city and presented the council with a list of 26 recommendations. I did an inventory of heritage resources and came up with more than 2,400, Water said. And even that is not nearly all of them. Waters will also be presenting her findings to the public during a meeting of the Gonzales Historical Commission at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gonzales County Courthouse. During Tuesdays meeting, Council also: Approved the nominations of Nancy Burns, Erwin Ckodre and Martha Jo Whitt to the Library Board; Approved the Gonzales Economic Development Corp.s award of bids for construction of a street on Commerce Court in the Gonzales Industrial Park; Approved a $10,000 budget amendment for unanticipated repairs to fire department vehicles. Fire Chief Keith Schmidt told Council the higher-thannormal workload battling wildfires this summer had taken its toll on the Gonzales Fire Departments trucks, including a $3,500 engine computer system on one vehicle.

the council they are mainly funded through grants and community donations. We have received support from yall in the past and we just wanted to re-establish that relationship, she said. Councilman Valentino Hernandez made a motion to issue the funds and Councilman

ELECTIONS: Light turnout

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the Nixon annex, and two at the Waelder annex. Early voting continues through Friday. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will

Mike Harris seconded it. Thank you for helping out in our community, said Mayor Roy Tovar after the vote. In other business, the council: Continued from page A1 Appointed Avery Williams to head up sales far more frequently -- in effect, operatthe citys Christmas events. Approved an ordinance for the city attor- ing a resale business without a license. The petition drives backers, led by Mike ney to write a Utility Billing Payment ExtenHanson, contend the ordinance is an assault sion. on individual liberty directed at low-income citizens, and vowed Tuesday to continue the battle by next taking it to Gonzales County Judge David Bird. be open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Were going to take this to Judge Bird, For a list of the 10 propositions being Hanson said. Theyre going by the wrong considered by Texas voters as well as a non-partisan explanation, you can visit the election, the May 2010 election. Five people League of Women Voters of Texas website DID vote in the May 2011 election (the council). at Councilman Lorenzo Hernandez questioned whether the council and city could work with the petition signers in an effort to limit objections to the ordinance, and city manager Allen Barnes responded that the council could direct the city staff to prepare such amendments -- providing waivers for the permit fees, for example. But Hanson said his group wants to remove the requirements for a permit altogether. If I wake up on Saturday morning and say to myself, I think I want to hold a ga-

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rage sale today, I should be able to do that, Hanson said. Were not willing to negotiate our liberty away. Its the permit process that were against. The councils actions have supporters, too, however. During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Roger Eberle encouraged the council to stay the course on the issue. Regardless of other actions tonight, I think yard sales should be regulated, he said. Hanson said if Bird declines to act in favor of the drive, he will organize another one. We were thinking you had to do this within 30 days of the ordinance being passed, but theres no (time) limit, he said. Opponents of the ordinance have also argued that the city already had an ordinance in place regulating garage sales and simply needed to enforce it. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has also posted on her agencys website a legal opinion that persons holding more than two garage or yard sales per calendar year are operating a business and should be paying state sales taxes.

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Being professional: no cheering in the press box

We hear a lot of talk these days about media bias, and while that is usually directed toward coverage of politics, its important to note that political writers are not alone when it comes to accusations of favoritism. Had a fan stop me after one of the football games I covered earlier this season and ask why I wasnt celebrating with everyone else. I told him a tale of my early days in this business. Years ago, I was covering a game for the Rosenberg Herald-Coaster between the Houston Oilers and Cleveland Browns at the Astrodome. As the game developed, the Oilers mounted a comeback to overtake the Browns. One of the amenities of a Houston Oiler press box back then was the novelty of courtesy beer. And as the Oilers rallied to take the lead, an increasing amount of noise came from one end of the press box. Following one particularly inter-

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esting string of vulgarities directed at the Browns, the Oilers PR man, Chip Namias, slipped over to ask the overly-vocal sports writer which newspaper he happened to be working for. My friend got me this pass, hes down on the field taking photos, the guy responded. This is great, even if everyone else up here isnt an Oilers fan. In other words, he wasnt even a member of the media, and his sportswriting friend had given him credentials which were by definition reserved exclusively for

members of the working news media. Both were removed from the stadium, post-haste and his friends newspaper was banned from the press box for several years. There is cardinal rule of professional sports journalism: No cheering in the press box. And the press box includes the sidelines and locker rooms. The point becomes pertinent because of the phone calls were getting concerning the conduct of other journalists, in particular the use of vulgarity directed toward referees and even opposing players and coaches. You will never hear me nor anyone working for me launch a series of F-bombs when were on the sidelines of a game were working, especially when were around so many impressionable children. I cant speak to the training and experience of those working for other publications, but Ive spent 35 years in this business and can

assure you that such conduct is considered unprofessional and immature. We old-timers refer to it as homer-ism, as in: Joe is such a homer. Continuously covering one town, one school or one team lends an air of familiarity and emotional attachment. The trick is to remember that you are a professional. Its certainly not limited to small markets. Youll recall the story of Sports Illustrateds Tom Bowles, who lost his job for cheering in the press box during the Daytona 500. A sports writer covering a game wearing media credentials is there as a neutral observer. Although his coverage will no doubt be geared for fans of one team, in all other respects it should and must adhere to the standards of the profession: it should be truthful, unbiased and honest. As noted by Pam Modarelli Hegner in Sports Journalism 101:

No Cheering in the Press Box and Other Unwritten Rules, Sports is pure emotion - but as journalists we have to step back and get out of fan mode. As a journalist, we cover events to document them for history. Those reading or viewing our coverage should know that we have attempted to convey the results of a sporting event as honestly and truthfully as possible. We are not there to lead cheers. We are not there to officiate the game; if we want to do that, we need to be wearing the striped shirts. As Hegner notes, its hard not to become attached to the team, athlete or even coach you cover regularly. And yes, its easier (and much more fun) to cover a winner than it is to cover a team that goes 0-10. But if he wants to cheer, the writer should turn in his press pass, buy a ticket and sit in the stands like everyone else.

The phrase by any means necessary has been a favorite for liberals since the early seventies. That phrase is now being implemented to change Americas social, economic, and political institutions in a very sinister way. It is not enough for liberal politicians to push government regulations to extent of strangling business growth and development. Its also not enough to push their social agenda by telling religious institutions who to employ or what to teach. But perhaps the worst is in the realm of politics. We saw an indication of things to come when New Black Panther Party thugs stood outside a poll and openly intimidated voters in 2008. We got a better view of Obamas progressive world when the Justice Department failed to prosecute anyone involved. Then we had Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (DCA) who was then the House Speaker, helping to push Obama-care through Congress, and then admitting lets pass it so we know whats in it! Most recently, we had Fast and Furious when the DEA sold guns to Mexican criminals under the direction of Obama Administration leaders,

Leftists taking By any means necessary to a new level: threats

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

with the goal of provoking a public backlash against gun sales and gun ownership. Now we have the latest and worst incarnation of lefts efforts to change America, Occupy Wall Street. It has not been enough to clog streets, to dirty public places, and to engage in violent and anti-social behavior, but now the demonstrators are threatening private homes. Earlier this month, Occupy Wall Street demonstrators marched to the homes of JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, industrialist David Koch and financier John Paulson. They have also targeted many others such as editor Arianna Huffington, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and House Speaker John Boehner. This is a new and disturbing trend of send-

ing protestors to peoples homes. This is not a new phase of protest, but good old fashioned mob intimidation. Liberals have made it clear that private property is a problem in their attempt to redistribute wealth and restructure social, economic and political institutions. These demonstrations appear to be the first steps toward attacking people in their homes on their private property. The demonstrators and their supporters, including Obama, suggest that these protests are part of our American political tradition of dissent. But the iconic anti-war and civil rights rallies that inspired their demonstrations occurred at college campuses, historic sites and other public places. Protesting at a persons homes is not about asserting an opinion. It is a warning of potential violence. It implies, were outside your house because were angry enough to hurt you unless you do what we want. It is ironic that these are the same people who push political correctness, but yet behave so poorly. If protesting outside one persons home is allowed to continue, where will it end? Civilized people of all political beliefs should demand an end to it.

Proficient, but unloved

It might have been Mitt Romneys most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: Anderson? That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romneys straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. Scandal and Romney are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. Hes every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar type. Weve all known the guy who sits in the front of the classroom and raises his hand to answer every question. We might admire him, or envy him, but we probably dont like him. It is almost impossible to exaggerate the technical proficiency Romney has exhibited during the debates. There is no question for which he doesnt have a ready, sometimes sophisticated answer. Whenever challenged -- especially by Perry -- he almost always bests his opponent. Hes like a boxer with a couple of extra inches on his reach com-

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

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pared with everyone else. Even when another candidate is talking, hes perfected a look of patient, benign attentiveness. Whats missing, as usual with Romney, is a sense of warmth and heartfelt conviction. When Bill Clinton was confronted by someone with a sympathetic story, his reflex was to go in for a hug. Romneys reflex is to go in for a crisp explanation of whatever is his relevant policy position, delivered smoothly and cogently, if distantly. Its as if he sees people as inputs into his hard drive from which he reliably downloads the most appropriate intellectual output. Romney talks of how he loves data, and his ability to master it is one of his foremost strengths. Data doesnt move people, though. The difference between Herman Cain, who has generated spontaneous excitement, and Mitt Romney is captured in their economic

plans. Cains depends on three simple numbers, 999, that have captured the imagination of a slice of the Republican electorate. In what he admits is almost a self-parody, Romney has a 59-point plan that hasnt made an impression on anyone. Cains fearlessly bold plan is badly flawed and would almost certainly blow up in a general election. Romneys plan is carefully crafted for maximum survivability. Romney has a likability and trust gap. Its one reason hes been near the top of the field all year yet has never opened up the kind of lead traditionally associated with front-runners. If Republican voters conclude theres no one else in the field who is plausible as president or a general-election candidate, Romney will win, but it will be an act of calculation rather than passion. A former management consultant who couldnt rabble-rouse if he wanted to, Romney would be a most unusual vessel for a party overflowing with populist enthusiasms. Romney can impress, but he doesnt naturally inspire or connect. That leaves an opening for others, even as he executes nearly flawlessly.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

News is anything that causes a woman to say, My goodness! --Mark Twain It bothers me that it even bothers me. That Im bothered by being bothered. But I am bothered. Albeit, not enuff to break into a sweat. However, I am indeed, bothered. Especially when it comes to perusing the zines (magazines) and rags (newspapers). Perusing make that word peruse appears a lot in crossword puzzles. I keep company with crossword puzzles. Though I never learned how to play the bagpipes because Im not a blowhard, I am adept at solving crossword puzzles in a timely fashion. Knowing such words as eine and nee and egret and anil. Anyway, I am addicted to words. Be it printed, on-line, or cocking an ear to a cockamamie idjit on the

In Your View real quick Some news tidbits thatll have you feeling ferly
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boob tube. And as my eyes scan sentences and paragraphs I am ofttimes hit with a ferly feeling. I told you I like words, so go to your MerriamWebster and look up ferly. Here are a few tidbits, all true I kid you not, my little mind has registered in the past few weeks via perusing the periodicals and papers: Lets start off with a test on selfcontrol. Evergreen Park High School in Illinois has announced

that students would be allowed to leave class to go to the bathroom only three times per semester. Students who need to pee more often will have to make up class time after school. Wheres a GPS when we need it? A family in Danvers, Mass., had to call 911 when they couldnt find their way out of a seven-acre corn maze. Im really scared. Its really dark, and weve got a 3-week-old baby with us, said the mom who made the call. We thought this would be fun. Tech savvy or tech silly. The number of wireless devices in the U.S., such as smartphones and tablets, now exceeds the number of Americans. Hail to the Queen. Australian Liam Warriner mooned Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their visit to Brisbane. Everybodys seen someones

Foundations vision aims to promote hospital growth

There are so many exciting plans and recent developments at the hospital unveiling a future of promise ensuring high quality healthcare facilities. The hospital has endorsed the vision and focus of an active Foundation (Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation a 501(c)3 organized in 2008) to fund projects outside of the general operating budget of the hospital. These projects require funding from donations and contributions made by individuals and businesses passionate about giving back to the community by investing their resources towards advances in medical technology. This technology offers our hospital to afford a step up in quality healthcare. These gifts are gifts for life and give back to the entire community. The first step in achieving the goals for the Foundation was to develop the board. Recently, the hospital board made seven (7) new appointments to the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation Board. New members are Elaine Baker, Tommy Cox, Brian Fees, Laurel Ince, John Lambrecht Jon Such and Bill Tate. The existing Board members included Barry Miller-President, Lisa Gindler VP, Barbara Koricanek, Secretary Treasurer and Kris McLain. The new appointments were all welcomed by the existing Board at their October 19 th board meeting. The board meeting featured a healthcare presentation by Chief of Staff - Commie Hisey who explained to the board the challenges hospitals and healthcare are facing today. With the rising number of these challenges affecting funding a hospital foundation becomes more and more vital to maintaining quality healthcare. Dr. Hisey stated he enjoys working in a rural community hospital and did not desire to practice in a metropolitan facility. His feelings remain strong that he gives patients the medical care they deserve with a much more personable touch. He reaches great reward in knowing most of his patients treated in the hospital are the same patients he treats at Sievers Medical Clinic and this gives a huge advantage to comprehensive healthcare. He commended each of the board members for dedicating their time and energies to this board as their work and success will bring success for our hospital and healthcare. He further stated he was available to them at any time should they have questions and wanted each one to know he was in strong support of this Foundation. Present CEO and hospital administrator, Chuck Norris, addressed the group with updates on current healthcare issues and gave the history on how and why the Foundation was organized. He also informed them of the John Fritz Memory Garden project currently in process at the hospital which is a Foundation project. Sascha Kardosz -Director of Marketing reported on some of the Specialty Clinics she has implemented and highlighted the addition of our fulltime general surgeon, Dr. Kathleen Koerner. All of the board members were appreciative for the opportunity to work together to improve healthcare for their community. I shared with

butt, come on, said Warriner, 22, after his arrest for willful exposure. You see it on TV all the time, but yet its an offense to the queen? Conveniently finding a cell home. Ronald Wade, 31, applied for a job as a jailer in Warren County, Miss. During his background check, police found that Wade was wanted for DUI manslaughter in Florida, so he was arrested and jailed. What is it about the printed word? The average SAT reading score for the graduating class of 2011 is 497 the lowest since 1972. It pays to be voted in. Sixtyeight U.S. lawmakers made a total of at least $27.5 million through side jobs last year, on top of their $174,000 salaries. The outside earnings more than four times higher than they were in 2006 came from

activities that ranged from owning Subway restaurant franchises to selling chestnuts. Now is this not a wild and wacky world we inhabit? Or not? Consider this on playing with ones emotions. And its Only in America, says The Week magazine, where a few of these tidbits were lifted in several past issues. Hallmark has introduced a line of sympathy cards for people who have just been fired. Dont think of it as losing your job reads one. Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses. Hallmark said the cards were designed to help the unemployed focus on the hopeful side of things. Hopeful side of things? Hey, we always hope for the best, and if we get it we have a tendency to hope for something better down the road.

Hospital Hopes & Happenings

Connie Kacir
Connie Kacir is the Executive Director of Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation.

Dear Editor, The Eagle Ford Task Force created by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter lists advisements on policies for truck traffic and pipelines. When is the Task Force going to advise the operators concerning the risk of water well contamination due to poor drilling practices? The crooked hole problem was covered by Arthur Lubinski in the IADC Drilling Manual in the early 1960s. Crooked holes prevent the obtaining of a secure bond/seal between the casing and the wellbore. The TRC Task Force has been informed repeatedly of the associated risk of water well contamination. Water well contamination in the city of Dimock, Pennsylvania and Parker County, Texas was a national event. The Eagle Ford area is subject to the same risk. Lubinskis recommended packed bottom hole assembly drills a straight, full gauge, useful hole free of ledges, offsets, spirals and keyseats insuring a secure bond/seal between the casing and the wellbore. Roy L. Dudman, SPE, Drilling Consultant (Retired) Gonzales

the editor Shale drilling risks contamination

sured me this is why she is here. J.B. Gouger Owner, The Romberg House Gonzales

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Halloween traffic was frightful

Dear Editor, After being out in that mess of cars on St. Vincent and Fair street last night I have to say that traffic was far worse without the roads being blocked last night then they were with. Its a good thing that no emergencies came up because they (EMT,Fire or police) would not have been able to get through. It was very dangerous with all the cars driving through and the 1000+ people walking on the streets and the 100+ of cars driving. Its a miracle someone didnt get hurt. I hope the city will rethink not blocking off the roads next year. Jenny Nesser Gonzales via

Romberg house man- Freedom of, not from, religious beliefs ager Dear Editor, For those that need a refresher course: doing a great job
Dear Editor, We have had good fortune at the Romberg House for quite a few years now, and I am proud to say that the past year with Melanie Petru as manager has certainly portrayed the image I expected for this residence. As many of you know, I could not have found a more compassionate and sincere person to promote my focus of personal care. From the very start Melanie has embraced the non-institutional approach to aging, and maintained our lovely home in a residential neighborhood. She is naturally clear on my attention to social, psychological and physical changes associated with aging, and promotes the notion that this is the residents home. Although our policy of affordability has been maintained with no additional hidden fees, Melanie has shown the largest appeal to the Romberg House is still the personal relationships (which people cannot live without) formed inside this house. Throughout the year Melanie has developed those relationships while providing a safe, residential environment. She realizes that we are not there to change peoples lifestyles, but to help continue the meaningful life they have always led. She has as-

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The phrase ....or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... is usually omitted. Paul Wolfe Gonzales
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the board some of the upcoming events being planned to support the $409,325.00 needed in funding our current project, Digital Mammography. In November the hospital will be displaying a donor wall proudly presenting members of the community who give a tax deductible donation of $5,000.00 or more to the foundation. This dedication will be named the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor may reflect the name of the family who is making the contribution or they may choose to honor someone else in their family by naming them on the plaque. A hospital Wall of Honor is a common dedication seen in many hospitals today. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to your loved one by making a charitable donation in their name and give the gift of life This is a gift that will . benefit healthcare today and tomorrow as it provides for an improved quality of life for the entire community. The board is confident that our local residents are committed to quality when it comes to healthcare. This donation is one of a kind by touching every person who resides here and seeks healthcare here. There are few gifts given that last beyond our lifetime and give to the entire community. With these thoughts in mind the board then adopted their Mission Statement as: Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to administer charitable gifts, philanthropic contributions and raise funds to be faithful in providing Gonzales County and surrounding communities with the very best in healthcare. The Foundation is passionate about delivering the financial resources needed to secure qualified physicians, state of the art equipment and medical services promoting health and well-being to all patients served. It is rare to give a gift that lasts beyond our lifetime as we care for others and offer hope for future generations. this rare gift is found by giving to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation. To make your donation for the Wall of Honor supporting Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation you may mail your tax deductiable donation to: Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation P.O. Box 587 Gonzales, Texas 78629 Please call Connie Kacir Executive Director at (830)672-8758 if you would like to discuss other giving opportunities.

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The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, October 29, 2011 had on hand: 1,355 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $2-$4 higher. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $141-$151; 300-400 lbs, $147$171; 400-500 lbs, $139-$143; 500-600 lbs, $128$133; 600-700 lbs., $119-$127; 700-800 lbs., $116$119. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $92-$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $129-$134; 300-400 lbs, $125$132; 400-500 lbs, $121-$124; 500-600 lbs., $118$120; 600-700 lbs., $114-$119. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $43-$52; Cutters, $57-$70; Canners, $34-$39; Low yielding fat cows, $51-$64. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $69-$71.50; light weights and medium quality bulls, $59-$65. Stocker Cows: $425-$825. Pairs: $725-$900. Thank you for your business! View our sale live at

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Year: 15,400 Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 higher on a much lighter test of current FOB cattle. With the earlier movement of grass type cattle during late summer due to the drought, some of the remaining fall trade has begun to shift toward grow-yard type offerings. Approximately 93 percent of this weeks cattle weighed over 600 lbs. Approximately 53 percent of this weeks weighted average receipts were steers and 47 percent heifers. Prices based on net weights FOB after a 3 percent shrink or equivalent and 5-10 cent slide on calves and 4-6 cent slide on yearlings from base weights. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery. Steers: 6,800 hd (53 percent) Medium and Large 1 FOB Price 425 lbs 155.20; 600-700 lbs 140.00-149.00; 700-800 lbs 138.45140.30. Delivered Price 650 lbs 143.00; 750-800 lbs 140.00. Future Delivery FOB Price 750-800 lbs 144.15 Feb; 800-825 lbs 145.40-145.50 Mar. Delivered Price 750-800 lbs 147.25-149.00 JanMar; 800-850 lbs 143.50-147.00 Jan-May. Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Price 500550 lbs 140.35-142.85; 600-650 lbs 137.85; 700-725 lbs 135.75-137.95, 750 lbs fleshy 128.40; 800-825 lbs 133.00-134.00. Delivered Price 540 lbs 146.50; 680 lbs 139.00. Future Delivery Delivered Price 675 lbs 149.00 Jan. Heifers: 6,000 hd (47 percent) Medium and Large 1 FOB 400 lbs 143.20; 600650 lbs 133.50-137.00; 700-725 lbs 131.50-136.45. Delivered Price 700-725 lbs 134.75. Future Delivery FOB Price 600-700 lbs 142.35-144.25 Jan; 700-750 lbs 140.50-142.00 Jan-Apr. Delivered Price 600-700 lbs 145.50-146.50 Apr; 700-800 lbs 141.40-145.00 Jan-Apr. Source: USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News Service, Amarillo, TX REPLACEMENT CLASSES: DOES/NANNIES: Selection 1-2 60-115 lbs 80.00124.00. Source: USDA Market News Service, San Angelo.

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The First Friday Coffee will take place on Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m. at Country Collectables. Owner Vivian Wallace is celebrating six years in business at that location and invites everyone to come by, have a cup of coffee with her and discuss Gonzales happenings. The Crystal Theatre will have two more weekends, including one Sunday matinee, for Nunsense, a musical comedy that is getting great reviews. Call the chamber office for tickets. The Rusted Ginghams Around the Barn Sale will be held on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 Chamber Office p.m. at the J.B. Wells Show Barn. The fourth annual sale will feature vintage, antique, unique, handmade, remade or otherwise made stuff. Come out and enjoy shopping and Barbara Hand is the Executive Difood from Texas vendors. rector of the Gonzales Chamber of Adult admission is $3 and Commerce. the website is The burn ban has been lifted from Gonzales County for a time, but commissioners will reconsider the topic at their next meeting on Nov. 14 at the county courtroom. If you burn, be sure and watch it, making sure its all out before you leave. The Edwards Association will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for their senior housing program on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Robertson and Huisache streets. Parking will be available in the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Huisache. Light refreshments will be served. If you need more information on this project, please call Lawrence Fryer Sr. at 672-7142. For those of you not in the know, deer season starts Saturday. If youre a hunter, youve had this marked on the calendar all year and are ready to go! Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6; remember to fall back at midnight on Saturday. Texas High School Rodeo will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the J.B. Wells Park.

Daily Southern States Broiler/Fryer Parts F.O.B. Dock or equivalent, iced-packed, prices shown are Day of shipment (includes current and prior negotiations), trucklot and less than trucklot volume, cents per pound. As of November 1, 2011 Item (000) range majority wtd avg Breast - b/s too few to report Tenderloins too few to report Breast - line run too few to report Front halves too few to report Legs too few to report Leg quarters (bulk) 814 42.00-50.00 44.73 Leg quarters (4/10) 1,154 48.00-52.00 50.23 Wings (whole) too few to report Wings (cut) too few to report Drumsticks too few to report Thighs too few to report B/s thighs too few to report Whole body index based on southern states parts trading for November 1, 2011 -- f.O.B. Dock. Todays Range average 51.00 - 56.50 53.08 The Index is intended solely as an indicator of values for commodity- type product and does not represent industrys willingness to sell or ability to buy. Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis, Jackson, MS

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, October 31, 2011, Volume, 1,494. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $132 to $142 to $183; 300400 lbs., $137 to $147 to $180; 400-500 lbs, $121 to $131 to $160; 500-600 lbs, $118 to $128 to $143; 600-700 lbs, $115 to $125 to $135; 700-800 lbs, $100 to $110 to $132. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $107 to $117 to $148; 300400 lbs, $118 to $128 to $165; 400-500 lbs, $112 to $122 to $171; 500-600 lbs, $109 to $119 to $140; 600-700 lbs, $106 to $116 to $128; 700-800 lbs, $93 to $103 to $114. Slaughter cows: $43 to $53 to $63; Slaughter bulls: $61 to $71 to $79; Stocker cows: $394 to $893; Pairs: $610 to $750.

Nixon Livestock Commission Report

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on October 25, 2011, 2,593; Week ago, 1,912; Year Ago, 1,928. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold $2 to $3 lower on heavier weights and $3 to $6 lower on the lighter weights. Packer cows and bulls sold $3-$4 lower on approx. 580 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $54-$68; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $42-$54; light weight canner cows, $30-$42. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $68-$79; utility & cutter bulls, $60-$68; lightweight canner bulls, $54-$60. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200 lbs, $125-$165; 200-300 lbs, $125-$172.50; 300-400 lbs, $125-$170; 400-500 lbs, $122-$158; 500-600 lbs, $115-$139; 600-700 lbs, $112-$125; 700-800 lbs, $105-$123. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $120-$155; 200-300 lbs, $118-$140; 300-400 lbs, $115-$132; 400-500 lbs, $114-$128; 500-600 lbs, $110-$124; 600-700 lbs, $108-$116; 700-800 lbs, $95-$113. No. 2 & 3 Steer & Bull Calves: under 200 lbs, $95-$128; 200-300 lbs, $93-$126; 300-400 lbs, $90-$124; 400-500 lbs, $88-$118; 500600 lbs, $85-$111. No. 2 & 3 Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $90-$125; 200-300 lbs, $90-$118; 300-400 lbs, $86-$115; 400-500 lbs, $84-$110; 500-600 lbs, $80-$108. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report

Sheep and Goat Auction Close and Weekly: Total Receipts: 11,534 Last Week: 6894 Year Ago: 6583 Sheep Receipts: 5091 Last Week: 2339 Year Ago: 3558 Goat Receipts: 6443 Last Week: 4555 Year Ago: 3025 Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs not well tested; light slaughter lambs steady. Slaughter ewes steady. Feeder lambs steady. Nannies steady; kids steady. Trading fairly active, demand good. Supply included 15 percent slaughter lambs, 15 percent slaughter ewes, 10 percent feeder lambs, 5 percent replacement ewes, balance goats. All slaughter lambs went to non-traditional markets. All sheep and goats sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified. SLAUGHTER LAMBS: Choice 2-3 shorn and wooled 100-155 lbs 140.00-168.00, few 170.00-180.00. Choice and Prime 1 40-60 lbs 192.00-220.00, few 220.00-240.00; 60-80lbs 184.00-206.00, few 210.00220.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-192.00; 90-110 lbs 164.00180.00, few 190.00. Choice 1-2 40-60 lbs 154.00-188.00; 60-90 lbs 152.00-182.00; 90-110 lbs150.00-162.00. Good 1 40-100 lbs 125.00-150.00. SLAUGHTER EWES: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 59.00-65.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh)68.00-78.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 57.00-70.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 45.0056.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-45.00. SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 54.00-78.00, few 80.00-90.00. FEEDER LAMBS: Medium and Large 1-2 40-60 lbs 212.00-234.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-222.00;70-90 lbs 200.00-218.00; 90-100 lbs 200.00. Medium and Large 2 40-70 lbs 188.00-210.00; 70-100 lbs 180.00-200.00. REPLACEMENT EWES: Medium and Large 1-2 yearlings 92.00-135.00 per head; baby tooth 112.00-148.00 per head; solid mouth 84.00-133.00 per head. GOATS: Estimated 55 percent of receipts: All sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified. SLAUGHTER CLASSES: KIDS: Selection 1 25-40 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 200.00-218.00; 40-80 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 200.00218.00; 80-100 lbs 170.00-186.00. Selection 1-2 25-40 lbs 150.00-180.00; 40-80 lbs 160.00-180.00; 80-100 lbs 140.00-168.00. Selection 2 25-40 lbs 120.00-150.00; 40-80 lbs 120.00-160.00. DOES/NANNIES: Selection 1-2 70-130 lbs 66.0078.00, few 78.00-82.00; 130-175 lbs 64.00-72.00, few 80.00-84.00; thin 60-115 lbs 50.00-66.00. BUCKS/BILLIES: Selection 1-2 70-100 lbs 112.00148.00; 100-150 lbs90.00-118.00, yearlings 120.00148.00; 150-250 lbs 88.00-106.00.

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Prices are steady. The undertone is steady. Retail demand remains light to moderate. Food service demand is light. Offerings are moderate. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Market activity is slow to moderate. The Weekly Shell Egg Inventory increased 22% in the South Central region. Breaking stock prices are steady with a steady to barely steady undertone. Offerings are moderate to at times heavy for the the light to moderate demand. Supplies are moderate to heavy. Market activity is slow to moderate. Prices To Retailers, Sales To Volume Buyers, Usda Grade A And Grade A, White Eggs In Cartons, Cents Per Dozen. Prices Delivered To Warehouse: Range Mostly Extra Large 122.5-131 124-127 Large 120.5-129 122-125 Medium 103.5-112 105-108 SOUTH CENTRAL AREA: AR,AZ,CO,KS,LA,MO,NM,OK, and TX. Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis, Des Moines, IA

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Cuero Livestock Market Report on October 28, 2011 had 1,450 head. Had 355 cows and 24 bulls. Bulls were steady. Cows were stronger. Light weight steers were higher. Heavier calves a little lower. Heifers were stronger. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $67.50-$73.50; lower grades, $55.50-$66.50; feeders, $51-$99. Packer cows: boning cows, $58.50-$63; cutters mainly, $50-$56.50; few, $60-$65.50; few, $40-$49; low yielding cutters, $40-$50.50; canners, $40-$42; few, $15-$35. Dry cows, $40.50-$62.50; young, $36-$88; palpated, $55-$77. Cow and calf pairs, $630-$850. Early sales: steers: under 200 lbs, $121-$165; 200-250 lbs, $164-$180; 250-300 lbs, $135-$180; 300-350 lbs, $149-$176; 350-400 lbs, $147-$161; 400-450 lbs, $141-$149; 450-500 lbs, $130-$143; 500-600 lbs, $115-$132; 600-700 lbs, $111-$124. Heifers: under 200 lbs, $121-$133; 200-250 lbs, $110-$140; 250-300 lbs, $118-$142; 300-350 lbs, $126-$175; 350-400 lbs, $129-$154; 400-450 lbs, $122-$134; 450-500 lbs, $112-$126; 500-600 lbs, $109-$125; 600-700 lbs, Steers, $121-$130; Bulls, $114- $121; Heifers, $102-$111; Over 700 lbs, Heifers, $90-$111.

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Compared to last week: Hay prices generally steady to firm. Hay supplies remain short and buyers continue to be forced to go out of local marketing areas or out of state to purchase needs. Some areas in the Panhandle received moisture in the form of snow or rain showers which will provide some help to pastures and fields. However, this is hardly enough moisture to end drought conditions and more moisture is needed. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing Hot Line set up for buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-877-429-1998. The website for the hotline is: North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Small squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 330.00-365.00, 10.00-11.00 per bale; Good to Premium 275.00-300.00, 9.00-10.00 per bale. Large squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 300.00-350.00. Good to Premium 275.00-300.00. Fair to Good 250.00-275.00 Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium 250.00-300.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale; Good 200.00-250.00, 6.00-8.00 per bale. Large rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 170.00200.00, 85.00-120.00 per roll. Fair to Good 50.0085.00 per roll. Peanut Hay: Large squares: Delivered: 235.00. Tipton 85: Small bales: FOB: 9.00 per bale. Rice Hay: Large rounds: Delivered: 70.00 per roll. South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small squares: FOB: Good to Premium 240.00-270.00, 8.00-9.00 per bale; Good 210.00-240.00, 5.00-8.00 per bale. Large rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 160.00170.00, 80.00-120.00 per roll; Good 120.00-160.00, 60.00-80.00 per roll. approximate, and many factors can affect feeding value. Val Source: USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News Service, Amarillo

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Edwards Association will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its Senior Housing development at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the intersection of Robertson and Huisache streets. Parking will be in the 1600-1700 blocks of Huisache. For more information, contact Lawrence Fryer Sr. at 830-672-6309 or 672-7142. The Independence Golf Course is hosting a parent-child tournament on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per team. To register, please call the clubhouse at 672-1324. The Nixon-Smiley CISD will hold a salvage sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. The sale will take place in the Bus Barn on the Nixon campus, located at 800 Rancho Road. All sales are, as is, without warranty as to fitness or merchantability, and are considered final. Items purchased can be taken at that time or picked up during working hours on Monday, Nov. 7. For more information or to ask questions, please call Jeff Van Auken at 830-582-1536, ext. 0126. Both the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary of Gonzales will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 for meetings and the annual Thanksgiving meal. All members are urged to attend and the Auxiliary members are to bring desserts. If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-profit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, November 5th beginning at 11 a.m. in the GCAM parking lot located at 708 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-275-1216. An important meeting for Relay For Life team captains will be held on Monday, November 7, at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 1310 St. Louis, beginning at 5:15 p.m. If you are interested in starting a team, Team Development co-chairs Kristi Mercer (672-7581) and Carolyn Kocian (672-9557) are ready to help you get your team organized. Teams that have already registered should send a representative if team captain is unable to attend. The Relay For Life Planning Committee will meet on Monday, November 14, at Abiding Word Lutheran Church beginning at 5:15 p.m. Anyone interested in helping with Relay should contact Arline Rinehart (672-2077) or Patty Stewart (672-7581) for more information. The Saturn Cemetery Association will hold quarterly meeting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Saturn Community building on Hwy. 97 North. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. If anyone has questions you can call 540-3858. The labor and delivery department at Gonzales Healthcare Systems is having a childbirth class on November 14 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We will cover how to know you are in labor, pain management, stages of labor, breastfeeding, and care of the newborn. The class is open to all expectant moms and their support persons. Contact Rene or Valerie at 672-7581 to RSVP. Flatonia ISD will be hosting a surplus sale on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. at the Carl Smith Pavilion, located at Flatonia ISD on 400 E. 4th Street. Preview of the auction items will be Friday, Nov. 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Carl Smith Pavilion. The district has hundreds of items for sale, including chairs, student desks, office desks, cabinets, tables, equipment, machinery and many more items. Most items are in working condition. The auction will be a silent auction and items will be sold to the highest bidder on a cash basis only. The bids will close at 1 p.m. Public agencies are required by law to sell their surplus equipment to the public before discarding it. All proceeds from the sale will go to the districts General Fund. Full Gospel Church, 1426 Fisher St. will host a barbecue plate, baked goods and rummage sale at the church from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Items available will include clothes, linens, shoes, purses and many other items. The Thompsonville Ladies Club will host their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Friday, November 11 at 12:00 noon at the Thompsonville Community Center on County Rd. 423 off U S Highway 90. We encourage everyone to come join us for turkey and all the trimmings. This is our way of thanking you for your support of our scholarship fund. Do you need a lift? Come experience a spiritual uplifting at the Little Hill Baptist Church (LHBC) Revival and ignite and revitalize your spiritual growth by hearing the word of God from the spirit-filled, dynamic speaker, Pastor M. C. Walker, Sr. of the East 19th Street Missionary Baptist Church of Austin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10-11. Soecial musical guests on Friday will include the First Baptist Church Choice of Lockhart, while Fridays guests will include the East 19th Street Male Chorus of Austin. Little Hill Baptist Church os located at 2835 FM 1586 in Ottine. For more information, call (830) 672-5959 or send an email to Friday, November 4, 2011 the Thomas Shelton Chapter DAR will meet at 2:30 at The Chapter

Senior Housing groundbreaking

House for a short business meeting. Then at 3:00 sharp, a tour of The Mushroom Farm. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This months meeting will be on Nov 17, from 10-11am at Lifords Books and Fine Art to discuss The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. Please join us! Tickets for the hilarious comedy, Whose Wives Are They Anyway, the fall production at the Shiner Gaslight Theatre are on sale. Dates for the production are the: November 4, 5, 6, 9 (Wed), 11. 12. 13. 19. 20. Doors open at 6:30 pm, meal at 7:00 and performance at 8:00 for all performances except on Sundays, which are matinees. On Sundays the doors open at 12:30 pm, the meal is served at 1:00 and the performance begins at 2:00. Please call 361-594-2079 between the hours of 8:30 4 pm on weekdays for reservations. Visit our website,, for more information. Fall Festival at the Leesville Community Center, Leesville, Saturday, Nov. 5. Activities: Cake Walk, Hay Ride, Costume Contest, Door Prizes, Raffle, Food & Drink, Starts at 7 p.m. The Gonzales Elks Ladies present A Night in Paris. This annual Ladys Champagne Luncheon and Style Show will be held Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 1222 E. Sarah DeWitt Drive in Gonzales. Pre-Sale Only tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Shear Designs Boutique or from Elks Ladies members. Proceeds benefit the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. For more information call 672-2615 after 6 PM. Women of the First Lutheran Church will hold their annual bake sale and quilt raffle featuring home baked items, soup and sandwiches Nov. 5. Included will be a raffle for this quilt, 84 X 102 and titled Magnolias in Bloom. Raffle tickets are $1 each and are available at the church office located at 1206 St. Joseph Street, Frames & Things, and the China Basket. The drawing will be held at 12:30 .P.M. on that day. All are welcome to come to the Pumpkin Patch at Monthalia United Methodist Church, 1926 County Road 112, Cost, Texas. Please contact Jackie at 830-437-5730 for information and scheduling. The Gonzales Community African American Interface Church Scholarship Fund will be conducting its Monthly Business Meeting the first Thursday of each Month. The next business meeting is scheduled for November 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Lea B/C of Gonzales, Texas. The public is invited. For information contact Eugene Wilson Sr., (830) 857-3764. The Heights of Gonzales will sponsor an oldfashioned military-style breakfast for veterans at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, prepared by David B. Tucy, the director of dietary services at the facility. The breakfast will include creamed beef (SOS), biscuits and eggs for veteran residents, veterans in the community and the communitys first responders. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to 672-4530, ext. 1041. The Gonzales American Legion Post #40 will hold their Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m. at the Legion hall. All members, Ladies Auxiliary, and guests are invited. The Gonzales African American Interfaith Scholarship Banquet will be held November 5, 2011 at the St. James Catholic Church Banquet Hall at 6:00 p.m. Speaker will be Nelson Linder, President of the NAACP, Austin, Texas. There will be a Small Style Show, Talent Show, Special Recognition, Door Prizes with a Thanksgiving Holiday Menu. Donations are $20 adults and $10 for children. For more information contact 512-773-4511. Gonzales IOOF #38 is holding its annual smoked chicken, sausage, turkey and ham sale. Orders will be turned in by Nov, 15 and will be picked up/delivered on Dec. 14. Prices include smoked chicken (about 3 pounds) at $8 each, smoked sausage (3-pound packages) at $10 each, 8-10 pound smoked turkeys for $21 each and smoked hams (5-6 pounds each) for $25 each. For details contact an Oddfellows member or call 830-263-0331. The Womans Study Club will meet at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the home of Jimmie Bouldin. The program will be Show and Tell and members are to bring a favorite thing to show and tell about. The Gonzales Senior Citizens Center would like to invite anyone over 60 years of age to come and eat with them at 604 St. Michael St., Monday thru Friday. The center is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We serve a hot delicious 1/3 RDA delicious meal noon each day. The cost of the meal is a $2.00 voluntary donation that is applied to the total cost of the meal. We would like some suggestions for activities that you would like to see at the Gonzales Center. For general public transportation call 672-7014 or 672-6469, and talk to Kari or Bobby.

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Antiques, crafts at Barn Sale Saturday at J.B. Wells

The holidays are coming, and that means time to shop and festively decorate your homes. Sat. Nov. 5, marks the 4th annual Barn Sale. The fun, community event has grown in size each year, with vendors traveling from across the state Literally. Some vendors come from Nederland, Colorado City, Glen Rose, and Rivera. The event will be held at J.B. Wells showbarn in Gonzales, with vendors displaying their creativity and unique finds. Many local vendors from Gonzales County will be selling their wares and sharing their talents also. The inspiration for the event began with an article, sparking an idea in Suzanne Sextons creative mind. About five years ago she read a story about a Barn Sale in the Northeast which highlighted local vendors and their wares. It sounded perfect for this area, and she gathered some friends to help organize and promote the first sale at her barn in November 2008. That first sale hosted mainly local vendors with about five from out of town. Word has now spread far and wide as Suzanne and her sister-in-law Tracy, known as The Girls at Rusted Gingham, have made contacts through friends, friends of friends and a lot of vendors at other antique and trade shows including Warrenton/Round Top. There will be a wide variety of products for sale, including antiques, vintage retro furniture, vintage kitchenware, painted chicken nesters, woven shawls, handpainted crosses, decorated clothing, headwraps, honey, jams and preserves, silver coins, pillowcase dresses, repurposed jewelry, hand strung jewelry, collectables and Christmas items. This list is just a sample of what will be under the barn, Sexton said. We want our visitors and customers to have a wide variety to choose from, and for it to be a great shopping experience. The barn sale will include food from several vendors with snack items, sweets and homemade breads. The J.B. Wells concession stand will be run by the Gonzales County A&M Club. They are hosting a Tamale and Chili Fandango Fundraiser. The Club is pre-selling Delicious Tamales for $9 per dozen with proceeds going into the scholarship fund to send local students off to college. Tamales will be sold the day of the sale for $9 per dozen and also with choices of 1, 2 or 3 tamales with chili and Frito Pie will be on the menu as well. If you would like to pre-order please call Guadalupe Valley Vet Clinic at (830) 672-8676. This year the Girls at Rusted Gingham are hoping to help fill the local food pantry. Canned goods or other non-perishable food donations will be accepted for $1 off admission. Entry to this years event is $3 for adults- Adorable children under 18 are Free! Entry for $2 if you bring 2 canned goods! Help us help the community in time for the holidays. The Girls like to promote Gonzales for all the out of town shoppers that are coming. Last year Laurel Ridge Christmas got

The float representing Christian Kids Daycare Center was a second-place winner in this years Come and Take It Parade. (Photo by Nikki Maxwell)

Salvage sale

in on the fun by having a drawing for a Lynn Haney Santa- This year, The Inn at Laurel Ridge will be giving away a One Night stay in the Historic home. Laurel Ridge Christmas will be giving away a 25th Anniversary Lynn Haney ornament as well. The Hearty Gourmet will be giving away a great gift tooall shoppers are required to do is to make it into each of those locations and sign up for the prize drawing both of the drawings will be held around 4:30 p.m. that afternoon (once the barn sale is closed for the day.) Our desire is for all shops in town to welcome out of town guests anytime they are here and to make them glad to be in Gonzales. The hope is that shoppers and vendors that come from out of town will appreciate our historic and beautiful downtown and leave with fond memories that make them want to come back! There will also be a giveaway from The Junk Gypsies, a trio of Texas gals in Round Top who have recently signed on with HGTV to promote using junk, and funky antiques to decorate your home. That is another way of salvaging items from the past and making them functional today. The Gypsies have been salvaging for years and their customer base loves their design work. Now the rest of the world will be able to see it too. We hope you can come out and visit with the Girls at Rusted Gingham and all the other vendors at the Barn Sale, Sat., Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Happy shopping.

Legion meetings set

Leesville Fall Festival

Nights in Paris

Helping Hands

RFL team captains meet

Lutheran Women sale

Monthalia Pumpkin Patch

Saturn Cemetery meeting

Interface Meeting

Childbirth classes

Veterans Day Breakfast

Surplus sale

Enterprise to expand Yoakum plant

YOAKUM Enterprise Products Partners LP on Tuesday announced it would extend and expand its natural gas and natural gas liquids infrastructure in south Texas to accommodate output growth from the Eagle Ford shale. Enterprise said in a statement that as a result of added demand from Eagle Ford producing customers, along with new gathering and processing agreements, it would build an additional 300-millioncubic-feet-per-day train at its Yoakum cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Lavaca County. In addition, Enterprise is constructing 62 miles of 24-inch diameter and 30-inch diameter pipeline loops and increasing horsepower compression to gather and transport an additional 300 mmcf per day of Eagle Ford gas. The expansion is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2013. The company said increased drilling activity in the Eagle Ford shale continues

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Hocheim Prairie unveils new logo

In celebration of its upcoming 120 year anniversary, Hochheim Prairie Insurance unveiled a new corporate logo during its annual agent conference on October 9 and 10 in San Antonio, Texas. The agent conference was attended by 225 representatives of agencies appointed with Hochheim Prairie Insurance across the state including Phillip Koehler of Koehler Insurance Agency and Travis Tresner of Logan Insurance Agency. The new design proudly embraces the companys unique name, connecting it to 120 years of history and heritage. The addition of the lone star emphasizes the companys exclusively Texas focus, says Dave Talbert, president. Serving Texans since 1892, Hochheim Prairie Insurance is the states second largest farm mutual insurance company. As a mutual insurance company, Hochheim Prairies policyholders are also its own-

to create opportunities to leverage its integrated network of midstream assets to provide producers with flow assurance and market choice. Enterprise said about 195 rigs were working in the play as of the end of the third quarter, compared to around 105 rigs in the third quarter of 2010. Enterprise previously announced construction of its Eagle Ford natural gas mainline system and associated laterals consisting of about 300 miles of pipeline and gathering and transportation capacity of more than 600 mmcf per day. The Yoakum gas processing facility has 600 mmcf per day of capacity under construction, expected to begin service in the second quarter of 2012. The additional 300-mmcf-per-day train is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2013. The new Yoakum plant will complement seven existing natural gas processing plants in south Texas which have the capacity to

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Oddfellows Barbecue

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Womens Study Club

ers. Families who insure their home with Hochheim Prairie become members of the association. Local representation of the members is accomplished through branches, which hold annual meetings across the state. The company annually returns thousands of dollars to its branches to benefit the community as the members see fit. For more information visit or Hochheim Prairie Insurance on Facebook.

Revival scheduled

Senior Citizens Center

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delicious spaghetti, stew, turkey salad sandwiches and bbq. His grandchildren will remember him as their loving Paw-Paw and will certainly remember the time he spent teaching some how to cook. He will be missed so very much. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Kay Kendrick of Gonzales, daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Kay and Kermit Thiele of Gonzales, sons and daughterin-law, Gerald F. Kendrick of Gonzales, Billy K. and Ginger Kendrick of LeRoy, TX, sisters and brother-inlaw, Betty Gail and Patrick Dickerson and Lynette Dickerson all of Purvis, MS, brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Mary Kendrick of Petal, MS, Jimmy and Ethel Kendrick of Vicksburg, MS, Richard and Jane Kendrick of Hattiesburg, MS, Kendall and Regina Kendrick of Columbia, MS, grandchildren, Amy Miller, Richard Thiele, Chelsea Kendrick, Bailee Kendrick, Layne Thiele, Hanna Kendrick and Juliana Kendrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Floyd and Danny Kendrick. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as Celebrant. Interment followed in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Richard Thiele, Alan Dickerson, Daniel Dickerson, David Terrell, Pete Delgado, and Rusty Williams. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Layne Thiele, Chelsea, Amy, Bailee and Hanna Kendrick and Juliana Kendrick. The family recevied friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in SeydlerHill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. vember 2, 2011 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Cistern with Father Joe Hybner officiating. Burial followed in the St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic cemetery in Cistern. Pallbearers were Danny Janecka II, Scott Malaer, Jeff Cernosek, Dustin Marrs, Gary Vinklarek, Timmy Harmon, Jeff Pritchett, and David Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Davis, Mark Vinklarek, Donnie Vinklarek, Chad Marrs, Logan Vinklarek, Rory Marrs, Brent Vinklarek, Brandon Vinklarek, Larry Schultz, Ernie Vinklarek, Dennis Vinklarek, Danny Janecka Sr., Tyler Campbell, Kevin Vinklarek, Cole Williams, Trenton Vinklarek, Shawn Vinklarek, Brian Vinklarek, Chris Williams, William Schutz, Lane Janecka, Craig Williams, Earl Campbell, and Brendan Steinhauser. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Smith Funeral Home, 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Texas 78941. for 19 years as a candler for the Continental Produce Company and later was with the Gonzales Hospital for 10 years in the housekeeping department. She married Frank Washichek on September 9, 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank, brothers Rudolph Rudy Rossow and Adolph Sonny Rossow. She is survived by one sister Lindora Pace; 3 children Fred Fritz Washichek and wife Teresa, Leona Karl and husband Marvin, Franklin Jimmy Washichek and wife Doris. 8 grandchildren Kenneth Kuhynka and wife Donna, Candy Brown and husband Kenneth, Pamela Moore, Fred Bubba Washichek Jr., Brandi Washichek, Wendy Washichek, Franklin James Washichek and wife Danella and McKayla Washichek. 10 great grandchildren Will Irle, Kevin Brown, Christopher Brown, Jessica Moore, Debra Washichek, Nicole Washichek, Emmily Moore, Skylar Washichek, Cassidy Washichek, Logan Kuchynka and 1 great-great grandchild Jayden Brown. Visitation was held Friday, October 28, 2011 from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Seydler Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating. Burial followed at the Union Hill Cemetery. Seydler Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-672-3232. Lillian A. Bolado, 87, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Guadalupe Valley Nursing Center in Seguin, TX. She was born as Lillian Augusta Dullnig on March 28, 1924, in Monthalia, TX. Her parents were Walter George Dullnig (born in Bexar County, TX) and Amanda (Werner) Dullnig (born in Guadalupe County, Texas). Lillian spent her childhood and teenage years in Monthalia, TX. After graduating from high school, Lillian travelled to San Antonio, TX, to seek employment and went to work at a doctors office. One day, Lillian happened to see a Help Wanted notice posted on a three-bedroom white frame house. She later found out that the house belonged to Elmer Doolin, who was the founder of the Frito Company. She applied for the job and was hired by Doolin. Lillian, along with five other employees, hand cooked the Fritos brand corn chips in the Doolin kitchen and then packaged them in the front bedroom. They manually weighed the

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Nicholas Lossen Crews, 1946-2011 Crews, Nicholas Lossen, age 64 of Houston, Texas passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2011 after complications from diabetes. Nick, born December 1, 1946, in Gonzales, Texas was a graduate of Gonzales High School (1965). He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Trinity University in 1970 and attended the Graduate School of Business at Trinity. He was a member of Theta Tau Upsilon fraternity and enjoyed many lasting friendships. He joined the ROTC at Trinity in 1970 and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in 1974. Following graduation Nick worked for Deluxe Checks as department manager from 1976 to 1998 when he retired. He then worked as a residential real estate broker at Bayou City Real Estate Corporation and was a member of the Houston Association of Realtors. A passionate golfer he also was an avid collector of Carnival Glass, amassing a large beautiful collection. He was gentle and kind, good natured, humorous and smart. Nick will be sorely missed by many friends and family. He is predeceased by his brother Bruce Allen Crews, parents Dr. Theron Crews and Freda Ferguson Crews. He is survived by cousins Carmen Crews McMillan, James C. Crews, Sharon Crews Anderson and dear friend/brother, Ben Cooksey along with numerous second and third cousins to whom he was known as Uncle Nicky. Services will be held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon.


sided in Houston, and it was there that she made her home with her two sons, Jack and Rick, and her husband Gene. Eventually she and Gene moved home to Gonzales, where they spent the remainder of their lives filling their days with activities they enjoyed most. One such activity in particular was lawn care. She found this to be therapeutic as well as rewarding. Marjorie also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Up until a few years ago, each Friday night was reserved for the great-grandchildren and a sleep over at Paw-Paw and Grannys house. This was followed by a full Sunday dinner which she lovingly prepared. She and Gene enjoyed traveling. Marjorie especially enjoyed traveling to the Coushatta Casino in Louisiana. They made numerous trips accompanied by Rick and Marian. Marjorie lived a full, happy life and made a lasting impression on those she knew and loved. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed. Funeral services were held Friday, October 28, 2011, at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home at at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment followed at the Pecan Branch-Smith Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Larry Tharp, Bobby La Fleur, Spencer Breitschopf, Larry McKee, Gary Baker and William Nesbitt. Honorary Pallbearers are: Melvin Roecker and Ken Chance. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pecan Branch-Smith Cemetery Association, 3466 E. State Hwy 97, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or the Belmont Methodist Church, P.O. Box 906, Belmont, Texas 78604. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.


Betty Jo Hagen Metz Knowlan, 1929-2011 Born to Addie (Granny) Clyde & (Pappa) Carl John Hagen Sr. , December 13, 1929, in Gonzales Texas. Died October 28, 2011 at the age of 81 in Houston Texas. Betty Jo was the loving mother of her children Beverly Lyn Revis, Julianne Nasby, and Carl Hagen Knowlan. She is survived by her baby brother Clyde Lee (Woody) Hagen. She has 2 granddaughters Tricia Lyn & Carla Jo & 3 great grand children. She is proceeded in her journey to be with our Lord by her sister Mildred Houston, her brother Carl John Hagen Jr., and her dear friend Almer Frank Knowlan. Betty Jo graduated Gonzales High School in the class of 1946 and was an Apache cheerleader. She completed a 25 year career in the Oil and Gas industry in the 1980s. Betty Jo has been a source of inspiration to her family, friends and community as she successfully defeated cancer and other ailments in her latter years. While her time on earth has passed, Betty Jo continues to be a comfort to her family and friends, and is loved dearly by many caring souls. Pallbearers included Steven Eichler, Frank Garcia, Mark Hagen, Adam Green, Paul Bower, and Shaun Martin. Honorary Pallbearers were David Houston, Clyde Lee (Woody) Hagen and Carl John Hagen III. Visitation was held 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seydler Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales TX, 78629, Ph: (830) 672-3232. Burial Gonzales Memorial Park. Frieda A. Washichek, 83, of Gonzales passed away Thursday, October 26, 2011. She was born March 7, 1928 in Cost, the daughter of Charlie and Laura Beike Rossow. She was employed


Gerald Franklin Kendrick, 1942-2011 Gerald Franklin Kendrick, 69, of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday October 25, 2011. Gerald was born August 12, 1942 in Carson, Mississippi to Garman and Myrtle Kendrick. Gerald married Nancy Kay Jackson on February 17, 1961 in St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassville, MS. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Gerald had worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for twelve years working up to track inspector. Gerald and Nancy moved their family to Gonzales in 1981 as Gerald accepted a position with Cal-Maine Foods. He retired as the Mill Manager in July of 2008. Gerald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to hunt and fish, he loved sports, but his true passion was his family. He was a wonderful cook and used his interest in cooking to develop


Marjorie Sue Tharp Iley, 1936-2011 Marjorie Sue Tharp Iley of Gonzales entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the age of 75. She was born on August 13, 1936 to Walter and Mayme Smith Tharp in Gonzales, Texas. She was the fifth of nine children. She is survived by her son, Richard Glen Baker. Her siblings include George Winston Tharp, Bonnie York, Audrey Kurtz, Walter Kent Tharp, James Tharp, Bettie Tullis, and Larry Tharp. Marjorie was preceded in death by her loving husband, E.S. Gene Iley, her son Jack Charles Baker, her brother Wilbur Earl Tharp and her parents. Marjorie, also known as Patty to some, had re-


Johnnie Wulf of Cistern passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at the age of 57. He was born March 14, 1954 in Gonzales to the late Frances (Schutz) and George Wulf Jr. Johnnie is survived by daughter, Dawn Guzman and husband Wayne of Cistern; grandchildren, Payton, Parker, and Colby Guzman of Cistern; sisters, Linda K. Malaer of Gonzales, and Noreen Janecka and husband Danny of Waelder; brother and sister in-laws, Bobby Vinklarek wife Vicki of Cistern, Cathy Steinhauser husband Mike of Flatonia, Donnie Vinklarek and friend Senda Snider of Cistern, Ronnie Vinklarek wife Belinda of Cistern, Suzanne Williams husband Craig of Smithville, Pam Marrs husband Rory of Smithville, and Mark Vinklarek wife Sharon of LaGrange, and many nieces and nephews. Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty Vinklarek Wulf (July 10, 2010), and one brother-in-law Roy Malaer. Visitation was held at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Rosary was observed at 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Funeral services were held at 9:30 am Wednesday, No-


corn chips with a scoop and a scale and then handclipped the bags to seal them shut. During her employment with Frito-Lay, Lillian was known by her co-workers as Caldonia, after winning a bet on a horse by that name. The name followed her throughout her 38 years of employment with Frito-Lay, where she worked as a Packer and eventually a Lunchroom Attendant. In 1944, Lillian married Daniel Eugene Williams (born on August 20, 1919), who worked at Kelly AFB. They lived in San Antonio, TX, and had two children together. Eugene passed away on May 21, 1964, and he is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. Lillian will be buried there, alongside Eugene. On September 11, 1965, Lillian married Vicente Bolado. Vicente worked for Southern Pacific Railroad, and he passed away on August 5, 1982. Following the death of both husbands and her retirement from Frito-Lay, Lillian moved back to her birthplace home in Monthalia, TX, to take care of her mother until her death in 1987. Lillian was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Emil Dullnig, and her sister, Stella (Dullnig) Hausler. Lillian enjoyed fishing, camping, country dancing and raising cattle. Lillians survivors include her children, Deborah Jean (Williams) Kaupert and husband William (Billy), Dennis Wayne Williams and wife Deborah; grandchildren Melissa (Kaupert) Doege, William (Bubba) Kaupert III and wife Amanda, Kristi (Williams) Stryk and husband Joey, and Lori Williams; Great Grandchildren, Elena Doege, Caden Doege, Bryan Kaupert, Matthew Weichold, Justin Stryk and Joshua Stryk; Sister-inLaw, Ruth Dullnig and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Monday, November 7, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales, TX. The funeral services for Lillian will be held on Tuesday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, TX, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Lillians name to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Gonzales Elementary hosted our annual Ghostly Family Reading Night. Parents, ghosts, ghouls, and even movie stars (such as Madison and Ayanna George, bottom right) attended and enjoyed the various activities available. Some of the activities were listening to stories (such as the one read by Maggie Tatsch, far right), creating scary ghosts pictures, haunting word searches, spooky movies, bingo, Halloween bag making, and iPad discovery. Thanks go to the PTO for sponsoring the Book Fair for everyone to enjoy. Among the attendees were Sequoya and Ady Janacek, Kellie and Abigail Stewart, Carrie Oliver, and Lauren Cox (top). (Photos courtesy Angie Zumwalt)

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Two area bands have earned bids to compete in the UIL State Marching Band Contest, which will held this Monday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Shiner Comanche Marching Band will be making its third state appearance in six years, after finishing ninth in 2005 and fifth in 2007. Shiner is scheduled to take

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the field at 10:46 a.m. The band has been spectacular all season long and have garnered several honors including 1st Division Ratings at contests in Brenham, Edna and the regional competition in Giddings. Its been a really great year and the kids have worked very hard since August, said Shiner band director Stephen Krupicka. Theyve been ahead of the game all year BANDS, Page B8

The Shiner Heritage Quilt Car rides againand this time it is going to the Houston International Quilt Festival at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston on November 3 - 5. The festival is the oldest and largest quilt show in the country and attracts over 60,000 visitors from around the world. Attendees will be able to take their pictures with the famous quilt car as a special remembrance of their visit to the show. Needless to say, Shiner Heritage Quilters, whose members are from Shiner and the surrounding towns, were thrilled to receive the invitation to feature their special car in such a prestigious show. The quilted car cover that fits snugly on a 96 Blazer, was lovingly made by members of the Shiner Heritage Quilters Guild as a special addition to their first quilt show, Spring into Quilting in 2009. Since then the quilt car has won awards in area parades, been recognized as the 2009 Best National Quilting Idea Ever by C & T Publishing Co., and featured at the Supper Quilt Exhibit and 2010 Spring into Quilting show as well as various Guild events and in newspaper publications. In addition, the Festival organizers have arranged for the quilt car to be a special highlight at the grand opening of the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange on November 13th. This quilt car has truly become a Shiner Heritage Quilters Trademark! (Courtesy Photo)

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campus gym. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and YOU are invited! that $3602 was collected to benefit the medical expenses of Janna Wheat? The Nixon-Smiley community, organized by school district friends and the livestock show board, is to be congratulated for this outpouring of love. that rehearsals have begun for the community Christmas cantata? You are invited to join the fun and musical enjoyment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Nixon First United Methodist Church. Come.

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that the Smiley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fundraising event on Saturday, November 5, 2011. This years event will have a BBQ meal, raffle, cakewalk and silent auction. The Smiley Firemen are selling raffle tickets. Chicken and sausage plates will be served from 5:30 until gone for $8.00 a plate. The raffle drawing will be held around 7:00. that Nixon-Smiley Elementary School students are presenting their annual Veterans Day program on November 11 at the Smiley

that Taylor Finch placed in the top ten of the 2011 Miss Pre-Teen San Antonio pageant competition and was voted Miss Congeniality by her peers? She is the daughter of Troy and Janet Finch in LaVernia and the granddaughter of Don and Gladyne Finch in Nixon. Congratulations, Taylor! that this is the last week for early voting in the NixonSmiley tax rollback election? Ballots are available in the school districts administration office. Election day is Tuesday, November 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gonzales County Annex Building in Nixon. Your vote counts!

SHINER The planning committee from Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner is busy completing plans for the Annual Strudel Bake to be held on November 12, 2011. To mark 2011 as the 25th Anniversary of the Shiner Strudel Bake, a specially designed Strudel Bake apron is being offered along with a tee-shirt that features a strudel theme. Each of these items will sell for $12 and will be available at the Strudel Bake. Orders are being taken for the homemade apple strudel pastry that is so popular at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as other times of the year. By having contact persons and delivery points in several cities, the Shiner strudels will make their way into homes all over South Texas. All orders should be placed by Thursday, November 10, 2011 to assure orders being filled. Prices for the strudels are $13 for unbaked and $15 for a baked strudel. The unbaked version continues to be the most popular since it can be baked up fresh at anytime with the simple bake instructions that are available. To place an order for strudels to be picked up in Shiner, call Quality Pharmacy at 361-594-2262 or Marjorie Kresta at 361594-2361. Pick-up time at the parish gym will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2011. For delivery to other area cities, orders may be placed by contacting any of the following: Yoakum, 361293-7789; Gonzales, 830672-7954; Victoria, 361573-5283 or e-mail Karen.; Ganado and Edna, 361-649-4248 or bmkosler@sbcglobal.

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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

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Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

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

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord

1805 Weimar, Gonzales

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

New Life Temple for Jesus Christ

Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

St. James Baptist Church

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

Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

Efeso Igesia Bautista First Baptist Church

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

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407


Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

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

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Faith Temple

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

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


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Waters Church


Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

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Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

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

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

Abiding Word Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis


Cowboy Church of Gonzales County

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

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

St. Phillip Catholic Church

201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero

First Christian Church



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Nixon First Baptist welcomes Linton as churchs new pastor

Cannon Correspondent

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Nixon First Baptist Church welcomed Rev. Michael Linton as its new pastor in October. The family is finally moved into the parsonage from their former home in Kingwood, a suburb of northeast Houston, and he is ready to lead him new congregation. Rev. Linton (who prefers to be called Michael) sees the churchs role as that of reaching out to the community, and, in turn, far beyond the reach one may be able to see. The mission of the church is to spread the gospel. He believes there is a growth potential of eight to ten percent at Nixon First Baptist and envisions attendance on Sunday morning reaching 130140. Linton is enthused about becoming part of a town with a population less than 3,000. He sees it as an opportunity for building relationships rather than existing

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in a state of anonymity, the emotional state prevalent in urban areas and mega churches. While discussing the possibility of facing resistanceto-change as a new pastor, Linton quoted Dr. John Bisagno, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Houston and a co-professor of his, when asked the same question: No! Absolutely not (at forcing change)! If nobodys following you, youre not leading. The solution offered by Bisagno for affecting change was the use of prayer, time, and then barreling through, if necessary. Linton believes he has been called to minister to a city; he has been called to reach out to a city with the church as the command post. Other than theological ones, there are no standards at the door limiting attendance or membership all are invited and all are welcome. His spiritual gifts include teaching, being an admin-

A travelers guide to the Bible

Lets pretend that I am a travel agent. You want to travel to 66 cities in Europe and have come to get my help. My job is to plan and organize your trip in such a pleasurable way that you will want to make return visits. The first thing I will do is to familiarize you with a map of the region, teaching you how to read it, so that you can readily locate any place you wish to visit. For example, to find the city of Corinth and locate the 42nd house on 17th street, you would go to the modern district of the map and look for Corinth 17:42. Ill explain how the region is divided up into two distinct districts. A historical district composed of 39 cities; whose residents speak ancient Hebrew and ancient Aramaic. And, a modern district, composed of 27 cities, where Koene Greek is spoken. Since these languages are not used any other place in the world, I will give you the names of some reliable translators that will help you communicate effectively while youre there. I will also give you a few other resources to help you understand the local culture. Now take these concepts and apply them to your Bible. The 66 cities of this example are the books of the bible. There are 39 books in the Old Testament, 27 books in the New Testament. The historical district in this example is the Old Testament. The modern

istrator, and his talent for adaptability. He is intrigued with the desire to be put in a situation where he can use undiscovered talents. Another thought that influences Lintons approach to his ministry is if your church was totally removed tomorrow, would anybody miss it other than church members? He views his role as that of leading souls to Christ; he understands that people must be comfortable with him and Nixon First Baptist Church for that to

happen. He is a graduate of Texas A&M-Texarkana, but identifies with LSU, where most of his BA studies occurred Please do NOT call me an Aggie! He earned his masters degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Etta, were married at their home church after their mothers plotted their dating. They home school their two sons Jamie, who is eight-years-old and Jaden, who is five.

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Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
district is the New Testament. The cities are the books of the bible, streets are chapters, and houses are verses. Traveling through the pages of the Christian bible is a lot like visiting a foreign country. Its easy to get lost when we have limited knowledge regarding the language and customs of the people we are visiting. There are cultural, geographical and historical differences between ancient and modern man that have created an understanding gap that must be bridged in order to fully understand what God wants us to know. Bridging those differences means getting acquainted with what people wore and ate; how they made their living; how they traveled; what animals and plants lived in the area; how they expressed themselves through art; what religious significance certain objects had for them; how they related to one another socially; whether they were an agricultural or industrial society; the geography and climate of their area, and their political structure. All of these areas impacted their perspective on the world and God. In order to fully enjoy your

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Greetings in the name of the Lord! I pray that you all are blessed and well. This week we will wrap up our study of Romans chapter 8. I trust that it has been as fruitful a study for you as it has been for me. If I could only have one chapter from all the scriptures this would be it. So lets dive in one final time, at verses 37-39. Romans 8:37-39 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

visits through biblical times, you have to understand what you are reading. The original books of the bible were written in languages that are not commonly spoken in the world today. Therefore, a means of understanding vocabulary, grammar, figures of speech, and literary style becomes necessary. No serious Bible traveler would ever go on a trip through time without his translators: 1. A concordance lists every Bible reference for any word, character, place, or topic mentioned. 2. A Bible dictionary and a Lexicon explain the original meanings of the Hebrew or Aramaic words in the Old Testament and of the Greek words in the New Testament, which were translated into English. 3. An archeology of the Bible lands, Bible atlas, and a Handbook to the Bible describe ancient customs, geography and the history of the Bible. Whenever reading a chapter or a verse, ask yourself questions like these: To whom is God speaking? Who or what is He talking about? What is the key message? What does the verse teach about Jesus? Does the verse expose personal sin that I need to acknowledge and abandon? Does it contain a command for me to obey? Does it give a promise I could claim?

Write down your findings in a journal or notebook. Write down and carry verses that speak to you memorize them. You will be surprised how they will come to mind when you need them the most. God has gone to great lengths to communicate His will to us in the Bible. Your efforts to seek His will in your life should not be frustrated because you are confused, or bored to tears. If the wording of your bible causes you to lose interest within the first five minutes, then get one that makes sense to you. There are modern translations of the Bible that will appeal to even the least scholarly among us. Choosing a Bible that is easy for you to read stirs up the desire to make many return visits into scripture; which is vital to your spiritual survival. Believe Gods promises and begin to obey and apply His commands. Learn to open the door to Gods truth so that His Living Word can begin to revitalize your mind and enliven your spirit. Christ himself told us that everyone who puts His words into practice is like a wise man who builds his house on the rock. Matt 7:24 You will need strong faith to withstand the many pressures you will face in this life. Remember, thisfaith is as strong as the foundation on which it is built. love, eloise

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In the verses previous to this Paul was speaking of various trials that we may encounter and in this conclusion he will show us that nothing can ever separate believers from the love of God in Christ Jesus. He answers the question that he posed in verse 35. In verse 37 he basically says that we are so far from being conquered by these things because of His love for us, that we can barely comprehend it. Now in verse 38 Paul begins a list of things that cannot sep-

arate us from Gods love. First he is convinced, thoroughly and confidently convinced that neither death nor life can separate us. In life we will live with Him, and in death we will die with Him, and because we die with Him we will rise with Him. Death to a believer is not separation but is stepping into His presence. [See 2 Corinthians 5:8] Not even angels can separate us. Most theologians agree that these are Satans angels, [see Matthew 25:41] as it would be hard to grasp the thought that angels of God would even attempt to separate us from Gods love. Next is principalities, which are simply a higher rank of evil spirits than the previous group. The kingdom of dark-

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ness is much like the military or government where there are positions and ranks where some have authority over others. Nor things present, is the things that we are currently going through in our everyday lives. Nor things to come, is anything in the future whether on the earth or in heaven. Nor powers is a reference to any evil spirits regardless of rank, power or number can separate us from our love for our Redeemer, and most assuredly His love for us. Finally in verse 39, nor height, nor depth is a reference to anything in heaven or in hell or on the earth or any inhabitant therein. Any situation from the highest mountain top experience to the lows of the valleys of life, the highest point of abundance to the lowest point of need, none of these things can separate us from the love of God in Christ. Then as if to make sure we understand he says nor any other created thing, which leaves no stone unturned in all the universe, NOTHING can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord! There is no doubt that the love Paul is referring to is Gods love for us. Amazing love, how can it be? That Jesus the King would die for us. Because God knows the beginning and the end, and He knew that we would be sinful, yet He still gave His one and only Son to pay our sin debt on the cross. How can one ignore so great a love and salvation? This truth in turn should cultivate in us such a love for Him that separation from Him will never be an option. So this concludes our study of Romans 8, I pray that your learned as much as I have and the truths we found will become fruit in our lives. Amen

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Thursday, November 3, 2011


Found: Wedding Ring left at WalMart. Call (830) 4456597 and describe.


Lost - 5 Donkeys. 1 Black, 4 white. I-10, 304, Hensling Lane area. 830-437-2952.

The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/freezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to donate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, 830-672-4530. -------------------------Gonzales Learning Center seeking donations of caps and gowns. Call 830672-8291 for information. -------------------------Job Corps is cur-

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send resumes postmarked prior to 11/14/2011 to Lynn Wilson c/o Emmanuel Fellowship Church, 1817 St. Lawrence St., Gonzales, TX 78629. -------------------------WRITERS NEEDED The Cannon, your regional weekly for Gonzales and surrounding counties, is taking applications for regional correspondents in Luling, Waelder, Moulton, Shiner, Flatonia, Hallettsville, Yoakum, Cu-

ero, Smiley and Nixon to cover everything from meetings to feature stories to sports. Pay is on a perassignment basis. Please contact General Manager Dave Mundy at -------------------------Medical Billing Clerk. Experience necessary. Salary negotiable based on experience. Stop by The Vaz Clinic for application or email resume to THEVAZCLINICPA@stx. 672-2424. -------------------------Full-time position available for MDS Coordinator. Must be Licensed Vocational Nurse with knowledge of MDS in Long Term Care. Please apply in person at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX. -------------------------Automotive & Diesel Repair Business

looking for Service Writer/Clerical Help M o n d a y - F r i d a y, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Please send resume to: P.O. Box E, Gonzales, Texas 78629. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.

St. 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Men, ladies clothes - furniture and many items for the home. -------------------------Avon Product Sale, Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 am - 1 pm. 1703 Donovan. 6727308. Lots of Christmas Gifts, ready to go. Jewelry, makeup, colognes. prices from .99 cents to $40. All new stuff. -------------------------MOVING SALE MUST SELL Items from kitchen, dining, bedrooms, bath, books, plants, yard, Christmas, tools, furntiure. 1415 St. Lawrence, Saturday, Nov. 5, 8am-? -------------------------Garage Sale, Saturday, Nov. 5, 8-12 at 1614 Huisache St. -------------------------Multiple Garage Sale. Saturday, November 5, 8-2 at East Side Baptist Church parking lot. 701 Seydler St.



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Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled ATTENTION: CITY SECRETARY, 300 BLOCK ST. GEORGE STREET IMPROVEMENTS will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 oclock p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project entails the demolition and reconstruction of approximately 400 linear feet of street (300 Block of St. George Street) including sidewalks, curb & gutter, storm sewer and water and wastewater lines. The new construction includes approximately 7,000 SF of Sidewalk, 900 LF of Curb & Gutter, 1,500 SY of Pavement consisting of limestone and 2 course surface treatment with an alternate for HMAC, and approximately 350 LF 36 Storm Sewer, plus storm sewer laterals and curb inlets. It also includes the installation of approximately 430 L.F. of 8 PVC Water Line, 265 LF PVC wastewater line, 440 L.F. of irrigation line, 440 L.F. of electric conduit, 6 trees in tree wells and 6 Lamp Posts and Lights. The proposed work shall also include installation of erosion controls, traffic controls, and removal and disposal of demolished and excess materials. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205, or at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 7401B Highway 71 West, Suite 160, Austin, Texas 78735, (512) 583-2600. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $30.00. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashiers check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the 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 City of Gonzales for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 2:00 oclock p.m. at City Hall. A site visit will be made during the conference; however, contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations and/or ask questions shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205, by 5:00 oclock p.m. Friday, November 18, 2011.


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Maytag washing machine, real clean, approximately 2 years old. $275. Call 208-3565. -------------------------For Sale: Hydraulic Motor Lift, Hydraulic Transmission Jack, 2 motor stands, Large Air Compressor, Fridgedair, double door ice box, Electric stove (range), 9 months old, Shop Grinder & vice w/ table and numerous other tools etc... Prices are negotiable. Call for prices. 830-857-4997 -------------------------1979 International 5 ton Ramsy winch, rolling tailboard, Hydraulic Crane (detached), down riggers. Like new tires. Runs good. $8,000 obo. Individual, 830-660-2813. -------------------------MUST TAKE IT ALL!


Barbie Dolls, some still in packages, purses, games, kitchen items, VHS tapes (new & used), more! All for only $100! Call 713-4498861. -------------------------Power Box Asphalt Paving Machine and Roller. Good Condition. $9,900. Call after 5 p.m. 361-594-3668. -------------------------Small computer desk, wood, $40.00 obo. Large playpen, $25.00. Both in great condition. 830-203-9159. -------------------------For Sale: pickup bed utility trailer, $125. (830) 377-8814. -------------------------Deer Hunters: For sale; feeder and feeder parts; cameras etc. 830-8575720 -------------------------ATTENTION


TRUCKERS. Cobra 25, NW Ltd, Classic CB, Igloo Ref. Cooler, Wave Box, Portable Microwave. $50.00 each. 361-596-4502 or 361-401-0556. -------------------------For Sale: Used 2x4s. Call 263-1181 for information. -------------------------Like new, 26 Mens 21 spd., $50 obo. Call Theresa at 830203-5212. -------------------------2000 Buick Century, large capacity Estate Clothes Dryer, Kingsize mattress & standard box spring. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Teenagers Formals-Party Dresses. 1 White w/spaghetti Strap, with rhinestones. 1 Beige/ golden color, spaghetti straps, gold rhinestones. Call 672-8034 or come by 1822 St. Louis. -------------------------Heavy, vinyl tarps. 15x50. UV proof, tuff boogers. $50 each. 830-6602813. -------------------------6 oak restaurant booths w/copper inlaid tops. Large round folding tables w/6 armchairs. Contact Tommy, 830-351-1263. -------------------------Excellent condition. 20 push mower, weed eater, $125/ both. 361-7412604, Yoakum. -------------------------Maytag Washing Machine. $150.00. Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------For sale: Float tube for fishing, like new. $50 obo. Also electric trolling motormake offer. 8575720. -------------------------Baby bed for sale. $60. Call 254-9315712. -------------------------Electric Hospital Bed, $300. 12 function exercise bicycle, $65. Prices Negotiable. 830582-1120, Nixon. -------------------------Insulated 6x8 storage building. Like new. Used as a produce cooler. $1,000. Call 512-227-6950. -------------------------Proform Treadmill. Model 380CS. Programmable, includes built-in fan, speaker for IPOD radio. Like new condition. $350/obo. Contact Liz, 830263-2103. --------------------------


Whirlpool Heavy Duty Gas Dryer. Good condition. $75. Can be seen at 511 Church St. 830857-4993. -------------------------For Sale: Thomas Playmate with Color Glo Chord Organ. Good condition. All instruction books included. Call Sue, 672-2192. -------------------------Utility trailer. All wired for lights. Current tag. $575. 512-917-4078. -------------------------Commercial, Martin Luther King, Desk and many other calendars with your chosen information. Personal service at your business. Spread your website or business information all over South Texas. 830437-5142 or cell, 830-857-0876. -------------------------Prayer Shawl, 38x72, handmade, $75.00. Animal or bird cage, utility wire, 14x18, $60.00. 512-917-4078. -------------------------FREE 3 haul Fiberglass boat, 16 ft. Needs work & no leaks. Call for information. 830-5403574. -------------------------Fullsize Mattress & Box Springs, $100. Queensize Mattress and Box Springs, $175. Both in excellent condition & sanitized. 830-6723728. -------------------------2 young ladies black jackets size 14. One is leather. 672-8034. -------------------------Old Readers Digests for Sale. Call 830672-3362. -------------------------Autograph picture of Muhammad Ali/ Cassius Clay (60s), Certificate of Authenticity (11x16), $1,400. Yellow Lab Stud Service. (806) 577-3962. -------------------------Beautiful handmade orange poinsettia pottery bowl. Large. Great gift. $35. Call (512) 9174078. -------------------------Culligan Water Softner and Rust Remover, old cars, elect. water heater, 2001 Fiber Truck bed w/key, Hay Balers, Bar B Q pipe. 830-437-5759. -------------------------2 pipe BBQ pits for sale. Ozarka Water cooler with bottle.


Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------128 used letter-size hanging file folders, most have colored tabs, excellent condition. $30 cash for all or $7 per 25. 830672-1106. -------------------------Computer, printer & desk, all $400. Stamina #4755 exercise machine. Like new condition. $100/obo. 6722267. -------------------------4 tires. LT2457QR17 in good condition. $100 obo. 830-6722075. -------------------------Metal Bench, $150; Organ, $50; School desk & books of all kinds. Just out of Moulton on 532. Call 361-596-4403. -------------------------Tanning Bed for Sale. 1996, 24SF. $300. Childrens wardrobe, good condition. $300. 672-7127. -------------------------Beautiful Vintage water color painting, landscape & water. 12x19. $375. Antique very ornate picture frame. 16x20, $295. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Dalhart Winberg original oil painting, landscape, $3800 (512)917-4078. -------------------------For Sale: Picnic tables built with treated 2x6 lumber with bolts and screws. No nails. 4, 6, and 8 foot sizes available. For more details call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273. Delivery Available.

For Sale: 4 bale hay hauler. $1,000. (830) 437-2826. -------------------------For Sale: Case 970 tractor, new rear tires. $5,000. (830) 3778814. -------------------------John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall and 1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 8571781. -------------------------For Sale: Cat D6C Dozer, power shift, hydraulic single blade, Hyster Winch w/cable, brush cab, extra set tracks pads. 830-4375759. -------------------------Ford 3000 Tractor. Diesel. $4,800. Call 830-203-9385. -------------------------1977 WW 2-horse straight load bumper pull. Good condition - ready to haul. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------Old western saddle, needs repair $150 (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2 wheel trailer. Call Robert at 830-2030540.

Cargo style sofa. $100.00. Call 361772-5859. -------------------------Custom Designed Western motif 3 panel decorative screen, 54x78 1/2, horses, brands & leather look, $395. 512-917-4078. -------------------------For sale antique set twin beds, antique wardrobe, table with chairs, sofa and two matching chairs. 830-672-7347. -------------------------For sale 3 piece antique loveseat, lamps new and used mobile chair with batteries. 1827 St. Louis 830-672-8034.

throughout house. Must sell fast and be moved. Reduced $18,000/obo. Call 830-445-9889. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile home is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830-401-0147.

1995 Z71 Ext. Cab, 4x4, bedliner, toolbox, receiver hitch, AC, 350 engine, auto, shortwide bed, rails. $1,800. 830-4600995. -------------------------2006 Corvette, $16,000 miles. Very Clean. $33,000. Call 830-672-7040. -------------------------1997 Chevrolet 1500, short bed, V6, 128,000 miles. $2,600. Call 830-6727040. -------------------------1999 Dodge Quad Cab. 5.9 engine, automatic, 85,000 miles. Clean. $13,500. Call 830-672-7040. -------------------------4 20 XD Series wheels from a 2008 Toyota Truck. Asking $800/obo. Call 830857-6434. -------------------------For Sale: 94 Cadillac DeVille. $600. Call Luis, 361-433-2356. -------------------------Mercury Grand Marquis LS. Loaded, 146,284 miles. $3,000. 830-4372961.

2002 Fleetwood Festival Ltd. 76x16 in excellent condition. 3 bedrooms and 2 bath. I am selling it for the pay off, est. $24,000. The payments with Wilson County taxes are about $250 a month. It is located in La Vernia and needs to be moved. Call Megan, 830477-9792. -------------------------3/2, Singlewide Mobile Home. All electric, excellent condition. Also, Zenith 25 in. console TV and 25 inch color TV. All in excellent condition. Call 830672-6414. -------------------------For Sale: 3br/2ba Fleetwood Mobile Home. 1,728 sq. ft. New roof, laminated wood floors, new windows, new furnace and door. Antique bath tub. 85% completely new remodeling



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6 pc. Solid Oak Bedroom Set. $500/ OBO. Call 361-7725566. -------------------------Solid wood double bookcase headboard, $50. 36x62 solid wood table, $40. 672-8390. -------------------------Bar Stools, 2-24 dark w/rattan cane, swivel seats, nice. $35.00 each. 2-24 V-finish ladder back w/woven seats. $15.00 each. 830263-1702. -------------------------Beautiful 6 month old dark brown all leather sofa & loveseat, 4 recliners built in. Very comfortable. Need to sell, too large for room. Store will not take back. They are custom made. Paid $4,000, will take $3,000 for them. Call 672-3613.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on November 21, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall to consider the request of a rezone from R-1 Residential to a R-2 Residential at the below address: Address SE Corner of Seydler St. and Schurig Lane Parcel #12473 Property Owner/Applicant KP Enterprises, LLC

All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please visit the City website at or City Hall to view Agenda.

The City Council of the City of Gonzales, Texas (the City) does hereby give notice of intention to issue one or more series of City of Gonzales, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation in the maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $6,300,000 for the purpose of paying, in whole or in part, contractual obligations to make improvements to the Citys utility system including improvements to the Citys water treatment plant, a water well, and a standpipe (the Project), to pay all or a portion of the legal, fiscal and engineering fees in connection with the Project, and to pay the costs of issuance related thereto. The City proposes to provide for the payment of such Certificates of Obligation from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the City as provided by law and from a lien on and pledge of Surplus Revenues, if any, received by the City from the ownership and operation of the Citys waterworks and sewer system. The City Council proposes to authorize the issuance of such Certificates of Obligation at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at a Regular Meeting, at the City Hall, Gonzales, Texas. /s/ Bobby G. ONeal Mayor, City of Gonzales, Texas

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For Sale: Bully Brand Sidesteps stainless steel for a Cre Cab Silverado. New body style. Asking $200/ obo. Like new. 830857-5598. -------------------------For Sale: 1981 Chevy dually, 10 dump bed, $1,800. 1986 Chevy dually, welding bed, $1,800. 1970 Ford gravel truck, new brakes, $1,000. 1965 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, flat bed, $600. Call (830) 377-8814. -------------------------Grill Guard and Running Boards for 2002 Durango. Westin Brand, excellent condition. $300. Call 830560-0238. -------------------------For Sale. Older Buick Regal Sport Car. Engine is gone. Body, tires are almost new. Air condition system is new. Make me an offer. 361-594-2129. Shiner, County Rd. 299, Box 577. -------------------------1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special and John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall. Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 857-1781. -------------------------SIMPLY THE BEST

deals on new Chevrolets and GMCs AND 3 over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC - Hallettsville, TX - 800 798-3225 or 361-7983281. -------------------------1989 Ford Conversion Van. Super clean interior, good motor & A/C, transmissions slips, $1,900 firm. 830-437-5659 or 8576565. -------------------------2000 Jeep Wrangler SE Sport 2D, New Tires and New Sony Stereo. 107,000 miles. Great Condition. Asking $7,000 obo. Call 361-8653353. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Crown Victoria Ford, price $3,250. Call 830-5876230 or 830-8575559. -------------------------1998 Chevrolet, heavy 1/2 ton 4WD, 350CC engine. New AC. $5,000. Call 830203-0147. -------------------------Van for Sale. $3,800 OBO. 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Wellmaintained, very clean. 181,000 miles.

Great for family or hauling van. Call 512905-8226. -------------------------2,000 F-250, Powerstroke, Ford Diesel truck, Hunter Green, Tow Ball, Bedliner, CLEAN, 182K Miles. Power windows, locks. $6,500 cash. (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2005 Yamaha V-Star Classic with Silverado Package. Lots of extras. 1995 F-250 4x4 Supercab Diesel 5-speed. 281-3309417. -------------------------2009 Honda Trailwagon, w/dump bed, headlights, receiver hitch & seat belts. 2wd w/rear differential. $2,500. For more information, 672-8580. -------------------------2007 Saturn Ion, 56,000 Miles $5000 worth of performance parts. $9000 OBO 830-203-0282. -------------------------For sale: 1998 GMC P/U, V8 automatic, 2D Extended Cab, 181K miles, bed liner, tow-package, $3,800. 830-203-0287.


ances. $750.00 per month and $750.00 deposit. Call Debbie at 830-445-9583 for details. -------------------------House in country for rent. 3/2, nice yard. 361-594-3233 or 830-857-4364.

Tx. 713-408-9388. Repairs the following: tractors, lawn mowers, tillers, chain saws, trucks etc. -------------------------Private Caregiver. 20+ years experience. Hospice certified. Looking to do private duty, cook, clean, drive. 361772-2011. -------------------------Ironing done, in my home can pick up & deliver. References if needed. Call Louise (830) 582-1120. -------------------------Will clean your house. Im dependable and have references. Call Mary at 830-672-4691. -------------------------All-around handyman available. I also build sheds, 16x8 tool shed. Call 830857-1959. -------------------------Building Demolition House, barns, etc. 830-263-0663 or 830-203-0540. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927.


830-857-6565. -------------------------Deer Hunter Special. Travel Trailer, $1,500. No AC or Fridge. 830-8576565. -------------------------GREAT DEAL! 1997 Kountry Star 34 ft., 5th Wheel. 2 slideouts, upgraded kitchen, ducted A/H, 11 storage compartments, ceiling fans. NADA. com/RV appraised RV at $15,900. Asking $10,000. Great home for oilfield. Located in Rockport, TX. 361-6451009. -------------------------2004 Wildcat 5th Wheel RV. 28 ft., equipped to sleep 5, w/lrg. slide containing sofa & dinette. Lots of storage. Adapted to pull as gooseneck. Excellent condition. Call 361-218-1880. -------------------------2004 Fleetwood RV Pecos pop-up. Like new, only pulled from dealer. $4,000. Both units located near Old Moulton. Call 857-0734 or 361-596-7317. -------------------------1990 25ft Dutchman travel trailer for sale. Fifth wheel hitch, queen size bed and couch, rear bathroom with closet, gas stove and microwave, new tires. Gonzales area, $4,000. 830857-4750. -------------------------1976 Ford Eldorado Motorhome. V-8, super clean, good motor & A/C. New refrigerator. $3,700/ obo. 830-437-5659 or 857-6565. -------------------------24 ft. 2006 bought in 2007. Zeppelin Travel Trailer w/ slide out; Lg. corner shower, qn. bed, m/w, stove, refrigerator, sat./cable prep, tires 2-yrsold. $9,800; located near Gonzales. Call 936-203-4378 or 936-594-9809. -------------------------FOR SALE: 25 ft. 5th wheel travel trailer with 5th wheel hitch. Good condition. Microwave, stove, refrigerator, sleeper couch, queen bed. Asking $4,000. Call 830437-2359. -------------------------1996 Pace Arrow. Ready to travel. Good condition. Runs well. 830-6603883.

For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff. -------------------------2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670. -------------------------RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921. -------------------------For Sale: Motorcycle trailer, $100. (830) 377-8814. -------------------------2008 Honda Fourtrax with only 250 miles $3,500 o.b.o. 830-857-5236. -------------------------2 80CC Kawasaki 4-wheelers for sale. $900/each. Call 830-534-4996. -------------------------Enduro 55 lb. Thrust Minn Kota used 1 hour. $150. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------Boat Fender and life vests. $5 to $10 each. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------For Sale: 2007 Honda Shadow, VT 750 C2, 3,902 Miles. Like New condition. $3,000.00. Call after 5:00 p.m. M-F. 830540-3555. -------------------------2006 Buell Blast 500cc bike. Made by Harley-Davidson. Only 2,100 miles. Gets 62 miles to a gallon. Great fun, easy to ride, beginners or experienced. $2,500 obo. Located near Old Moulton. Cell, 830-857-0734, after 6, can call 361-5967317. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2-RV Parking Sites, shade trees, all hook ups. 5 miles East Gonzales. $350/mo. Call 263-0292. -------------------------5 RV Spots for rent. $350/mo. Electric, sewer hookups, water all included in price. Off 90A and Kelly Loop. For information call 830857-3112. -------------------------2003 Dyna SuperGlide Harley 100 yr. Anniv. Gold Key addition windshield, backrest, forward controls. Great con-

dition. $7,500. 830875-2278. -------------------------Having Fun with piano lessons with Shelia Wright 1622 N. College St. Youth and Adults Flexible Schedule (830) 6722719.

Need your house or office cleaned? Call 512-216-4901 or 512-644-7682. Good References. -------------------------HELLO! Are you looking for extra income and want to make a difference in someones life? Im looking for a Caregiver to work 2 times a month or more in Seguin taking care of a Alzheimer patient. Must have great refs and experience working with Alzeheimers patients. Call 830391-4837. -------------------------You Vacation, Ill take care of the place. Includes pets, yard, grandma. References. Mature lady. Gonzales, 512-296-4845. -------------------------Do you need your house cleaned? No job is too small or too big. $10-$15/hr. Available M-S. Call Brittany Balderas at 445-0703. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email bjbrzozowski@yahoo. com. -------------------------Experienced Care Giver excellent references available for private setting in home hospital and nursing home. Day and night. 361865-0286 or 832655-9195. -------------------------Dennis Fojtek (Mechanic), Moulton,

Adorable Longhair Chihuahua puppy, last one, is looking for a new home, male, 9 wks, pure bred, health, playful, raised in home with a lot of love. 1st shots, wormed. $125. 830-8759519. -------------------------Dobermans. AKC Registered, Black/ Tan, Born 7-2-11, 4 females. Warlock Breeding. Shots & Wormed, tails and dewclaws, $150. 830-857-3232. -------------------------For Sale: Dog carrying cage. Asking $40.00. Call 361208-3565. -------------------------AKC German Shorthair pointer puppies for sale. Great hunters & family companions. Male $200; female - $250. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Pups For Sale. Great Pyrenees, (1/8 Anatolian). Call Sammie Gibson at (830) 2038666. -------------------------Very cute Rat Terrier puppies. 6 wks old. $75. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Tiny Chihuahua puppies. 8 wks. Registered. S/W, tiger striped, Apple Head. $150-$175. 210-379-0771. -------------------------Cocker Spaniels AKC, 3 males, shots & wormed. $250.00. 830-540-4368 or 830-203-8511. -------------------------2 Great Dane puppies. Asking $225. 857-5147. -------------------------Rhodesian Ridgeback and lab mix puppies. With ridges $50. They are blond, brown and tan. Without ridges, $25. Will be big dogs around 75-100 lbs. Call Leia Dalton at 830-2632570. -------------------------Turn your favorite pet photo into a work of art! Artist Brenda Shannon, Pastel or Acrylic. Great gift idea. (512) 917-4078.


Belmont. 3 br/2 ba, fireplace. $850/ mo., $850/dep. 830437-5312. 830-8327813., cell. -------------------------3/2, $850/mo., $500/dep. 318 DeWitt St. 830-4459294. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921. -------------------------2BR/2BA house for rent, w/covered patio, w/electricity. Lots of trees, quiet. No pets, no smoking. $650/mo + dep. 1st and last months. Appliances available. Luling area. 210-386-1399. -------------------------Home in Seguin for Rent. Two bedroom, one bath. Completely updated with all new appli-




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3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 New: 2 lrg. lots - Hopkins......$15,000/each 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 Duplex, + 2 M/H set up, Moulton.....$56,000 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental..$150,000 1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot....$70,000 2342 FM 108, bd., 2 story home..$145,000 Pending 473 Crockett 3 Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., beautiful property..................................$258,000 Land 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 4 acs with extra nice redone home...$155,000 70 acs., wooded, hills, game, tanks 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 .........................................................$420,000 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 153 acs., FM 2091...........................$795,000 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., 8.7 acs., city limits...........................$120,000 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. GastRACT CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. Commercial $87,500 CONT trees................ CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT 4+ Acres, city..................................$125,000 153 acs., 183 N., city.......................$195,000 6 Acres, FM 2091.........................$795,000 61 acs., perfectN, 1.9 acs, across from new Highway 183 homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Sale Pending 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 motel..................................................$65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 1.4 Acres - US 183S., 3BR/2BA, MH., of2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. fice...................................................$150,000 Lot Live Oak...................................$8,000 1 ac.-Seydler St...............................$25,000 8.7 acs., city limits........................$120,000 Shirley Breitschopf 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. 830-857-4142 ...................................................$12,000/Ac.
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5 Cockatiels. 2 years old. Yellow and gray. $50 each. Call 830-534-5930.

Boer Goats for Sale: 1 Billy, 6 mths. 1 Nannie, 6 mth & 5 Adult Nannies. Sell as package deal or individual. 830-5600238. -------------------------For Sale: Sorrel Gelding, 10 yrs. old. Big, strong, sound ranch horse. Very good looking. Needs a strong rider. Gentle, calm disposition. $850/firm. Call 361-596-4954. -------------------------Black Limousin & Black Angus Bulls. Also Heifers. Gentle. Increase your weaning waits. Delivery available. 979-2635829. -------------------------Reg. Polled Hereford Bulls. One year to 3 1/2 years, $1,100-$1,500. Also Reg. Heifers, 1 yr. olds. $650-$850.

Call 830-540-4430. -------------------------For Sale. 3 black Brangus Bulls, 1 red Brangus Bull. 2 yrs. old. No papers. $1,200/each. 830437-5772. -------------------------For Sale. Female mare, 6 yrs. old. $500. Please call if interested. 713203-2814. -------------------------Riding lessons in Gonzales. My horses or yours. For more information please call, 830203-0470. -------------------------APHA flashy mare for sale. Broke to ride. FMI please call 830-203-0470. $1750.00. Used in Playdays/trailride. -------------------------Pretty Reg. A.Q.H.A. Cremello Colt, 6 months old. Great conformation. Good bloodline Hollywood Gold & King. $500.00. 830437-5671 or 830857-4591. -------------------------Longhorn young bulls and heifers for sale. Foundation genetics. Yard art or breeders. Gold Star Longhorns, Bob Tinstman, 830-5404591. -------------------------For Sale: Black Angus Bulls. 1 1/2 yrs. old. $1200-$1500. 830-437-5772. -------------------------Yearling smoky

grulla dun filly (solid). Has halter on and has been trailered. Asking $600 OBO. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------17 year sorrel paint with blue eye. Originally trained in western pleasure - used for trail rides. Asking $1,200. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------7 year dun paint. Well trained, ready to finish your way. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------White Leghorn chickens, $7.00 each. 830-8574580. -------------------------MINI-DONKEYS. Great pets, loves people. All ages and colors, some cross designs, 36 tall. 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152. -------------------------M I N I - G OAT S . (Dwarf Nigerians) 18 to 24 tall. Good weed eaters. Fun to have around. Beautiful silver and white herd sire. (7 left) 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152.

acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975. -------------------------53.35 Improved Pasture with 3/2 older home, CA/H, on FM 1116. 5 miles from downtown Gonzales. Live Oaks, lots of new fence. After 5 p.m. call 830-437-2955 or 830-857-4242. -------------------------Home For Sale; New Construction; 2 bed/1 bath; 1504 Weimar Street; $74,900; 100% financing for qualified buyers; 830203-5065. -------------------------House for Sale. 3BR/1 bath or 2 BR and dining room, carport & storage building in back. Phone, 830-2035181, good bargain. -------------------------3BR/2BA at 1609 Gardien St. 1,400 sq. ft, 2 living areas, lg. fenced yard. $94K. 830-203-1874. -------------------------4BR/1BA, privacy fenced-in yard. 1000 Cuero St., Gonzales. Open lot in front of house, carport. Good condition. About 20 yrs. old. $75,000. Call 830-203-0389 for information.

is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830-401-0147. -------------------------Lot for Rent. $100/ month. 70x130 on Church St. Call 830423-2103. -------------------------25 acres for sale. I-10 & 304 area. Abundant wildlife, great hunting, pond, nice homesite. $4,500/acre. Call 713-203-2814 for information.

4255. -------------------------Small family owned trucking company looking to lease or purchase 5-15 acres in Gonzales or surrounding area. Prefer w/shop or building. Call 501589-5097. -------------------------Wanted: Looking for Deer Lease to pay by the day. 361596-7792. -------------------------Needed: I need to rent a 2 bed or 3 bedroom apartment or house in Gonzales or Luling area. Please call 830-822-5076.

experience. LMT Steve Turner, Lic. # MT021213. Call 830-857-0270. Let me help getting you mobile. -------------------------Brush Busters. Bobcat, w/tree cutter attachment, land clearing, mesquite spraying, fence building, misc. odd end jobs. Reasonable Rates. Call James at 512738-0848. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & Repairs, new construction, additions,meter loops, ceiling fans, metal buildings, panel upgrades, etc. 830-437-5747. -------------------------Photographer - Professional, Affordable, and Convenient. Specializing in families, children and maternity photography sessions. Or relax and enjoy your special day by hiring Memories by Maxwell to shoot your birthday/anniversary party, retirement ceremony, wedding, baptism, or other memorable event. Call Nikki today to schedule your event or session. (512) 2274040. Located in Gonzales. Will travel to events within surrounding area. -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment. -------------------------Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF Building. 830-8578070.

Bantys For Sale. 3 roosters, 7 hens. 48.00 each. 512917-4078. -------------------------For Sale: Miniature donkey, male, brown and grey, cross on back. 6 months old. Great pet and farm guard. Fairly friendly. Call 830-263-1441 or 830-672-2346. -------------------------Polish crested Blue Legged Bantam Chickens. 512-2725147. -------------------------HACCP Trained person need to help write HACCP plan for poultry. 830339-0419.

Want to buy used tractors, running or not. Call 361-2931633. -------------------------Looking for a good, used 3 wheel bike for adult. Call Paula at 672-3747. -------------------------The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/freezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to donate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, 830-672-4530. -------------------------Professional Artist needs coastal round bales of hay. Will barter for artwork. Brenda Shannon, 512-917-4078. -------------------------Wanted: Any make rifle, caliber 22-250. Call 830-857-1781. -------------------------I want to buy a used shower stall & kitchen cabinets. 830437-5659 -------------------------WANTED: Old, broken and unwanted costume and vintage jewelry, chain necklaces/belts and loose beads. I am a crafter who loves beading and making jewelry, and cant afford new, full price beads. I will make an offer. I am in Gonzales. Please help me with my hobby. YOUR TRASH IS MY TREASURE! Call (512) 227-4040 today. -------------------------Wanted: Heavy duty metal shelving, 6-7 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. long, 12-24 inches deep. 832-419-5275. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-284-

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

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2/1 home. 714 Seydler St. Owner Finance. $75,000 or best cash offer. Call Martha, 830-5562280. Habla Espanol. -------------------------511 Williams, Updated, 2BR/1BA, central A/C & Heat. Insulated. Wood floors throughout, kitchen & shower hard tile. Nancy, Stobaugh, Realtor, 512-297-8500, Sale or Lease. -------------------------Brick Home for Sale. 4BR/3BA, 1513 St. Michael Street on about 1 acre. Lots of trees. 830-857-5231 or 830-857-5236. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half

Buy loose gemstones and allow us to custom design your upcoming gift. Over 1,000 cts. to choose from. Call 979-743-5840. -------------------------A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance, Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830-2631747. -------------------------Ranch Hand Work. Rounding up cattle, fence work. Willing to learn. Call Steven & Gerald, 512-5388950. -------------------------Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. -------------------------Mobile Massage is now serving Gonzales & Luling. Specializing in Therapeutic Massage for pain in lower back, neck, knees etc. Also corporate chair massage. 13 years

5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-263-4888 for information. -------------------------6+ Acres at end of Oil Patch Lane. Zoned Commercial for $180,000. Can divide into smaller tracts. Call 210-4160041. -------------------------Small acreage for sale or lease on US 183 just North of US 90A in Gonzales. Great for oilfield, etc. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Approximately 10 acres for lease in Gonzales. Great for commercial business. For more info please call 830-2030470. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile home

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How to get your Apache band pictures; friends need our prayers
News Alert: The site on Facebook is Apache Band Boosters. I totally lost my religion trying to find the band booster site because I was looking for something that started with Gonzales and it takes you to a site that is being archived. They now have pictures from the UIL marching contest in Giddings. They have the CD of the contests that you can purchase and of course pictures that you can purchase. There are formal and informal pictures. I will have to say that some of the informal pictures are sometimes almost better to look at than the formal ones. So go have a look and buy what you want. There is a deadline for buying these pictures. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Joe Kotwig, Kenneth Crumley, Gilby, Rudolpho and Edna Garza, Elson Schreiber, Kathryn, Dena Black, Karen Roecker Mahan, Sabrina Flores, Bill and Marie Lott, Laddie Studler, William Fink, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Whitney, Lisa Rodriguez, Debbie and Bill Read, Hester Behlen, Aunt Georgie; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Mildred ONeal, Doug Walshak, Louise Rossow, Selma Vickers, Gene Robinson, Blaine Welker, Hester Behlen, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Evelyn

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Newman, Aunt Betty Gandre, Anna Lindemann, Ann and Bubba Bond; Shirley Dozier, the family of Tom Dolezal, and our troops and their families, and RAINand we do need more. It is good to know for the most part that Alvin Hewell is at home and doing well. I wish all of our people who were ill could end up like he has. I saw Evelyn Newmann at the doctors office and two days later I know that she landed on the floor again. I have not had the energy to find out what happened next. I just know that we need to say a lot of extra prayers for Evelyn so that she can somehow keep her glucose levels more stable. I am still coughing my head off the majority of the time, so God has very effectively shut me up for a while. However, it seems to aggravate Augie since he cant hear me in the first place. I need prayers for a long distance friend of mine up in Michigan. His name is Blaine Welker and he had two strokes that affected his eyes

only. This is bad because it has cost him his sight except for shadows in one eye and perhaps a very centered close up sight in the other eye. I had never really ever heard of this happening but his carotid artery was blocked 99% and his blood pressure was sky high and this is what happened. A person never ever knows what can happen to them from moment to moment and we need to count our blessings. Halloween has come and gone, but go to Facebook to your see some neat pictures of your favorite little critters. There are some really cute pictures that will lighten your heart and make you laugh. You will find Jake Hobbs, Joe Kotwigs little man, and Christina Wilkes, little grandson; Nicole Wedas one month old little Bentley, and many more. Oh, the UPS man just came with my Scentsy Blueberry Cheesecake brick that I ordered from my niece Jennifer Soefje (go to my Facebook to find her site) who also has the cutest little goblins, Zack was a lobster and Brylee was a Ladybug and they won prizes from WalMart. Then on top of that Zack and a friend got to go on an airplane ride at a carnival event that they were attending. How cool is that? I would like to go on an air-

plane ride, but it was free for kids only. Oh well, maybe one of these days. It would be my luck that the blasted plane would crash. I did not get to go to the Belmont Social Club to see all of the malarkey and fun they had with their Halloween costumes and the polka players and dancers. I know I missed a good time. This next week on Friday is the Best Friends, Sally and Debbie, and on Saturday is Tommy Schlein with the Golden

voice from Victoria singing Elvis, Oldies and everything in between. I think someone said that his mother is celebrating her birthday. If his whole family is coming with him, everyone will enjoy seeing them again. They are lovely people to be around with smiling and happy faces. Well the Master Sean Allen came over Sunday afternoon to do a report for school and used our computer. He was on the porch since I was in this part of the house sleep-

ing and coughing my fool head off. Itsy has claimed the porch for his domain. When I woke up, my first glimpse was of Itsy flying high with that fluffy tail in full bloom. He was followed by Dililah on the floor creeping along like a moving rug. Samson was somewhere in between. Man it took almost a full hour for Itsy to decide it was safe for him to go back out on that porch. Have a good week and God Bless.

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long and are just a great group of kids to work with. They wanted to get to state and were willing to do whatever it took to get there. The piece the band will be performing a state is entitled The Trail of Tears, an original composition by Barry Hurt based on the historical implications from the forced movement of Native Americans off their homelands. With us being the Comanches, I thought it would be cool for us to do a show like this, explained Krupicka. I re-wrote a few parts of it to sort of make it ours and put that Shiner touch on it. The crowds have really gotten into it when weve performed it and its been exciting. Krupicka, who is in his eighth year at Shiner, said he likes the chances of his band doing well at state against the 16 other competing groups and possibly improving on their previous finish. I think we have a shot at doing something really good, he said. Its hard to tell because theres so many great bands that are going to be there. Itll be tough for us to win, but theres no telling because I know these kids are going to play well. Members of the Shiner Comanche Marching Band include: Drum Majors Nicholle Tieken and Shelly Kresta, Abbie Abernathy, Devin Alegria, Kelsey Berkman, Ryan Bickham, Sam Bickham, Kayla Blaschke, Trevor Bryan, Amanise Coleman, Also, Shamyra Coleman, Stephanie Coronado, Chris Culak, Caleb Curtis, Paige Dollard, Rebekah Downey, Ernie Egan, Rose Egan, Eric Estrada, Alexandra Flynn, Matthew Foster, Emily Gamez, Michelle Garza, Maggie Grosenbacher, Also, Tamara Hajek, Riley Handley, Jennifer Hartl, Ashley Hauptman, Kris Hauptman, Skyler Henry, Christopher Herman, Audry Horsley, Ashley Indorf, D.J. Jaehne, Kelli Jamison, Evel Jones, Jayde Kurtz, Samantha Logsdon, Coy Mathis, Alicia

Matthews, Jessica Mauric, Keely McCarthy, Blake Mraz, Also, Samantha Neal, Hannah Nevlud, James Ohlhausen, Kevin Ohlhausen, Hailey Pardy, Chad Rabke, Alexis Rainosek, Sarah Reese, Breana Renken, Marcus Rodriquez, Jodi Rogers, Kimberly Roznovsky, Alana Saldana, Jose Sanchez, Chase Schroeder, Kelsey Seymour, Cassidy Simper, Bobby Stasney, Sarah Stluka, Abby Tieken, Michael Turnini, Marlon Wallace and Ethan Zissa. The band is under the direction of Krupicka and Sarah Rose. The Luling Eagle Band will try to outperform 18 other 2A outfits when they take the field at 4:21 p.m. Luling is making their first state appearance since 1983. These kids have been working really hard, said band director Coral Rios. They learned the material really quickly and have been passing their music at the assigned times. Weve had a goal all year and that was 11-7-11, the date of the state contest, and now weve finally made it. The accomplishment is made even more impressive when you consider the band consists of several members who are involved in athletics, including 10 players on the varsity football team. The coaches have really been awesome because theyve allowed all of the kids to march at halftime and even let them leave practices early to attend band practice, Rios said. Weve worked as team over here all year with everybody supporting each other. The Eagle Band will perform a show called A Knights Journey, a threemovement piece based on the movie Gladiator. The first movement kind of takes you through what knights have to do in order to get prepared for war, explained Rios. The second movement is called Earth and its all about the warriors saying goodbye to their women before going to battle. The third movement is entitled The Battle and it depicts what the war-

riors are actually doing in battle and how they are victorious at the end. Rios has been at Luling for 22 years and she said some of the credit for this seasons breakthrough goes to the former band members who have graduated. It wasnt just these kids, but also the kids that came before them and laid the foundation, said Rios. Its been about building on tradition and building on excellence. This group has really kept it going and they refused to accept anything less than being the best.

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Apaches try to wrap up unbeaten season against arch-rivals

With their goals of making the playoffs and winning the district now accomplished, the Gonzales Apaches turn toward one goal they have had for months now: beating archrival Cuero. The Apaches (9-0, 5-0) take on the team in green 7:30 p.m. Friday at Gobbler Stadium to close out the regular season. It says a lot about our kids setting goals, Apache head coach Ricky Lock said. We set those goals after we lost to Cuero last November. We started testing for offseason before last Thanksgiving and started getting ready for this year in December. The Tribes sacrifice paid off with an improved, tougher and stronger football team. We are excited to play Cuero and have a chance at win No. 10 on the season, he said. Coming into tomorrows contest, Cuero is 3-2 and is tied with Sam Houston, La Vernia and Yoakum A win will most definitely get Cuero in the playoffs while a loss will likely see the Gobblers out. Cueros offense has primarily been a running team this season with backs Van Davis, Clint Davis, Logan Goebel, DAnthony Hopkins and A.J. Bustos. Lock said the Apache defensive coaches are up to the task of preparing a game plan that will contain the Cuero offense. They always seem to put our defense in a good position, he said. Gonzales will have to prevent Cuero from making a big play and make Cuero earn every single yard. They will also need to tackle the Cuero ball carrier as flawlessly as possible. Lock said in recent games, Cuero lines up in 50 and split looks and could also run a 4-2-5 Bustos at corner and defensive lineman Colton Jacobs are mainstay players on the Gobbler defense as well as linebacker Goebel. Defensively, they are not bad at all, Lock said. We have our work cut out for

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St. Paul defenders converge on Sacred Heart running back Sterling Hrncir (12) for a stop during Saturdays annual battle between the arch-rivals in Hallettsville. The Cardinals went on to claim a 14-12 battle. For story, see Page C4. (Photo by Mark Lube)

LULING A big showdown will take place this Friday when the Luling Eagles play host to the Blanco Panthers at Eagle Field, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A postseason berth as the third place representative from District 132A Division I awaits the winner, since both teams will enter the game carrying identical 4-5 records with district APACHES, Page C8 marks of 2-2.

Several area squads enter final week in contention


Football Roundup
Quarterback Jhurrell Jackson ran for 55 yards and a score and threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Leo Thomas, Jr. Yoakum got a 35-0 win over Poteet. Jeff Harrison, Troy DeWeese and Myron Hights ran for one score each and the Yoakum defense scored twice on a fumble and interception return.

Its a pretty simple scenario, said Blanco head coach Danny Rogers. If we win, then we keep playing. If we lose, then we get ready for basketball. The Panthers, who fell 28-22 to league-leading Lago Vista last week on a last-second, fourth quarter touchdown, will be looking to generate enough momentum to qualify for their eighth straight playoff appear-

ance. Our kids know their backs are against the wall, but theyre pretty excited about it, Rogers said. Were hungry for a win. Blancos Wing-T offense has produced the districts third best rushing attack, averaging 165.4 yards per game. The engine that pushes the Panthers offensively is senior quarterback Tanner Rogers, a three-year starter who has 901 yards passing and LULING, Page C8

Area football teams end the regular season Friday with several teams locked in postseason or having a good shot. Sam Houston at Yoakum The Yoakum Bulldogs will host the Sam Houston Hurricanes in

the regular-season finale for both teams. Both squads are 3-2 in district. And both teams need a W to stay alive in the playoffs. The Hurricanes defeated Cuero last weekend, 45-14. Sam Houston running back JeQuan McBride torched the Gobbler defense for 291 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Lady Apaches battle their way into the playoffs, but drop bi-district contest

Hallettsville at Industrial The Brahmas close out the regular season at Industrial. Currently, the Brahmas are sitting good for the playoffs with a 3-2 record. A win by the Brahmas would cement them as the lone thirdplace team. A loss by Hallettsville, com-

bined with a win by Hitchcock, puts those two teams and Rice even with 3-3 records for third place. Hallettsville has won against both and would leave the Brahmas in third place. Shiner at Louise The Comanches face Louise after their open date. COMANCHES, Page C8

Celebrating a comeback

Gonzales volleyball coach Kim Payne and her bench erupt in cheers as the Lady Apaches score a victory over Cuero on Thursday. The team won out in a threeway battle for third place in District 28-3A. (Photo by Mark Lube)

SEGUIN Coming into Tuesdays bidistrict match against Devine, the Gonzales volleyball team had already made an amazing accomplishment. Returning to the playoffs after a threeyear drought. The Lady Apaches battled Devine hard but fell 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 13-25, 19-25) Tuesday night in the bi-district round at Seguin High School. By being the first volleyball team to make the playoffs in several years, the 2011 team should be proud. We have nothing to hang our heads about, Lady Apache head coach Kim Payne said. We stepped in the right direction and done something that no one has done in a while in Gonzales. Hopefully, we have started a tradition. We should build from this and push on. Gonzales had to deal with the challenge of playing their fourth match in a little over a week. We did not play to our potential, she

said. The second set was great. Then we let our guard down and Devine went on a 5-1 run and it is hard to comeback against that. The Lady Apaches opened the first set with a 10-8 advantage. Devine then scored seven of the next eight for a 15-11 margin. Gonzales got within 15-13 with a pair of Allison Raley kills. Devine used plays from Kaelyn Stacy to go up 20-15, Gonzales battled to within 2422 on effort from Raley and Danyelle Glass before the Arabians got the set point. In the second set, an Lindsey Akers play and service from Morgan Simper helped put Gonzales up 5-2, and the lead was extended to 9-3 with the help of a Kiley Braune ace. Stacey helped rally Devine to trail just 17-15 and later a 24-24 tie before the Lady Apaches got the two points to tie the match at a set each. In the third set, the Arabians jumped out to an early 7-1 advantage and did not take their foot off the gas pedal, holding GonzaLADY APACHES, Page C2

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Shiner hurdles big obstacles to return to top

Success is something that does not often happen by accident or luck. It is something that has to be chosen. The Shiner Lady Comanches made the right choice despite some steep hills to climb. We had two starters lost early in the season because of injury and waited on another player to return from a basketball season-ending injury. The team took these obstacles as challenges that tested both their physical and mental abilities, Shiner coach Michelle Winkenwerder said. They have shown remarkable resilience and flexibility in overcoming those obstacles. She said the adversity forced the Lady Comanches to play at levels that might have gone untapped with a healthy team. The Lady Comanche patience with their personnel issues has paid off. We now have two of those three players back in uniform and contributing their skills and talents to the team, Winkenwerder said. Considering that we are 27-8 and seven of those losses came from several topranked teams in the state without a healthy team, we cannot wait to have fun in the playoffs. Shiners district is comprised of fellow state ranked teams of Ganado and Flatonia and of developing programs Prairie Lea, Louise and Waelder. Winkenwerder said Shiner respects all of its district opponents without regards to records or abilities To win district, we have to avoid injuries, be prepared for anything and show up to play on game night or someone else will gladly take the title, she said. The Lady Comanches practice and prepare for matches the same, regardless of the opponent. The overall things we do in practice to prepare for a team like Flatonia are no different from how we approach to win against a budding program, Winkenwerder said. All teams have to be able to serve and serve receive if you are looking to win. We will study and discuss tendencies that we expect to see from our opponents to give us the best chance for success. The Lady Comanches will face Agua Dulce (third place 31-1A).

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From coaches reports

Yoakum advances with win; Lady Cardinals fall

season Friday with a 3-1 (9-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21) win over Louise on Friday. Leanna Dunk had 15 kills, three aces and two blocks; Alex Bruns had 26 assists and Courtney Mica had 18 digs. Flatonia played Woodsboro at Cuero Tuesday in the bi-district round, winning 25-7, 25-11, 2522. Flatonia will play Santa Maria in the area round, site, date and time information not available at press time. The St. Paul Lady Cardinals fell to Huntsville Alpha and Omega 3-1 (11-25, 16-25, 25-18, 18-25) in the TAPPS Division II regional round Saturday in Houston. We played really well at times but could not consistently receive the ball so we struggled offensively, head coach Dana Beal said. We are proud of the girls but disappointed the season came to an end short of the state tournament. St. Paul ends the season with a 20-6 record. The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas fell to Rogers 3-0 (20-25, 18-25, 19-25) in the bi-district round Tuesday. Cassidy Targac had nine kills and four blocks; Ali Patek had 11 digs and one ac; Lauren Jones had 15 assists. On Oct. 25 the Luling Lady Eagles volleyball team played at Universal City Randoloh. Both teams were 7-4 in district and in a three-way tie with Nixon for second place. Randolph won the match 2518, 25-21 and 25-14, forcing Luling to play Nixon for third place. The Lady Eagles won the match (3-2 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-15, 15-7) and third place in

Volleyball Roundup

Shiner is taught to stay in the present and never look to the past or ahead to the future. Our girls are constantly reminded not to take any team for granted and that on any given night, any team can win, Winkenwerder said. Do not look ahead, do not look behind, concentrate on the job in front of us at that particular time. We have to relax, have fun and execute our game plan. If we play Lady Comanche volleyball, the winning and the losing will take care of itself. The area round match will take place at Odem High School at 7 p.m. today.

The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs beat Hondo 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 19-25, 25-21) in the bi-district round Tuesday in Stockdale. Leslie Seidenberger had 29 kills; Ashton Henkes had four blocks and three aces; Camille Desmet had 55 assists and Ryan Hagen had 15 digs. The Bulldogs are set to play Burnet in the area round with site and date information to be announced at press time. Flatonia ended the regular

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the district. Luling was swept by George West 25-20, 25-10, 25-23, Tuesday in the bi-district round. Shiner was edged by Marion 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 25-20, 2325, 17-19) Tuesday in a playoff warmup game. Lauren Oden had six aces; Cassie Stafford had 29 assists; Kaylyn Benes had 11 points, LaNeisha Hunt had 10 kills; Amanise Coleman had three blocks and Ryah Michalec had 32 digs. Shiner plays Agua Dulce at 7 p.m. today at Odem High School.

les to just 13 points. In the fourth set, Gonzales overcame early deficits, going on top 18-15 on two kills from Shayla Simper and a Raley block. Devine went on a 10-1 run at that point to close out the set and the match. For Gonzales, Bozka had 44 digs; Shayla Simper had 27 digs and seven kills; Morgan Simper had 15 digs; Jessica Cantu had 40 assists and 10 digs; Raley had 13 kills and 19 blocks; Glass had 18 kills; Akers had nine blocks; Brittany Pakebusch had 10 blocks and five kills with

Braune contributing one service ace. Seniors Lynnea Fink, Cantu, Pakebusch and Jerika Vega put on a Lady Apache volleyball uniform for the last time. I am going to miss the leadership from the four seniors. They gave their heart and soul. They were leaders on and off the court. I could not ask for anything better, Payne said. I know two of them did not get a lot of playing time but they were still fighting for this team and giving me all they had in practice. Next year, Payne will have a whole pack of seniors who

will be fourth-year varsity players along with a couple of juniors. The future looks bright for Gonzales I know we will be back in the playoffs next year. That is probably a bold statement but I am going to make it, Payne said.

Gonzales 3, Cuero 0 LA VERNIA The Lady Apaches last shot at the playoffs started Thursday night in La Vernia against Curero. The Lady Apaches swept Cuero 25-21, 25-18 and 2523. The girls had a ton of

Digging one out

Gonzales libero Carly Bozka (10) goes to the floor to save a shot as teammate Kylie Braune (3) moves up to assist. (Photo by Mark Lube)

energy, Payne said. They know what to do and they know what is at stake. It is a great feeling (to be almost to a playoff spot), remarked Shayla Simper. It is finally our time. Payne said the Lady Apaches played very well with a couple of things in the hitting department that was just a little off. Most everything was on for us and we need to continue that momentum, she said. Gonzales got out to 4-1 lead early in set one as Morgan Simper served an ace and Allison Raley made a kill. The Lady Gobblers fought back to score six of the next seven points, getting kills from Justyce Turner and Brandi Phillips. Gonzales closed down to 13-12 on plays from Glass and later, went ahead 16-15. The teams battled back and forth until the Lady Apaches went on top 23-21 and held Cuero scoreless the rest of the way. In the second game, the Lady Gobblers held the early advantage until plays from Glass and Shayla Simper gave Gonzales a 12-9 lead. Gonzales continued the run, going up 16-11 on service by Jessica Cantu and a play by Lindsey Akers. Cuero fought back to keep the margin at five points at Abby Sheppard and Emily Olsovsky produced points for the Lady Gobblers. Down 23-15, Cuero pulled back a few points before Gonzales got the winning point 25-18.

The Lady Gobblers clawed their way to a couple of early leads in the third set and held a 22-21 lead after a kill by Madison Simpson. The Lady Apaches came back to a 23-23 tie and scored two straight, getting the game point on a play by Shayla Simper. For Gonzales, Bozka had 29 digs and one ace; Morgan Simper had eight digs and one ace; Cantu had 16 digs, one ace and 25 assists; Braune had 12 digs; Shayla Simper had 12 digs, eight kills and one ace; Raley had nine kills, six blocks and two aces; Glass had nine kills and Pakebusch had 10 blocks and five kills. Gonzales 3, Pleasanton 1 LA VERNIA The very next night, Friday, Gonzales had one last obstacle blocking its way to postseason play. The Pleasanton Eaglettes. The Lady Apaches defeated Pleasanton in four sets (25-22. 23-25, 25-12, 25-20) Friday in La Vernia, winning

third place in 28-3A and place in the postseason. Making the playoffs feels great, Morgan Simper said. It is definitely where we wanted to be at the end of our season and it is good to know all of our hard work over the past years has paid off. Gonzales really wanted to have success this year and was willing to do everything that was required. The number one factor would have to be determination, she said. We never gave up, especially when times were hard. We knew what we wanted and we were not going to stop until we reached our goal. For Gonzales, Bozka had 31 digs, one ace; Shayla Simper had 18 digs, 12 kills and five aces; Braune had 10 digs and an ace; Morgan Simper had 12 digs; Cantu had 19 digs and 39 assists;, Raley had 16 kills, 12 blocks, nine digs; Glass had 16 kills and three blocks while Pakebusch had 12 blocks and seven kills.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Defense rescues Apaches, 14-9

Determined Bears give Gonzales scare, but Apaches wrap up title
heroics for the Gonzales defense when he picked off a Bear Hail Mary pass with no time left on the clock to preserve the Tribes 14-9 lead during Senior Night Casares, one of the seniors on the team, also had a hand in both touchdowns an 8-yard pass to Don Cartwright and running for a touchdown at the end of the second quarter. It was a team effort on defense but for myself, I just played with guts and knew it was my last game at Apache Field, he said. Other than that, I knew I was going to leave everything on the field. We made some mistakes in this game but came out and finished it. We played with heart.

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The Gonzales defense played savior to the offense Friday as the Apaches preserved their unbeaten record by escaping with a 14-9 win over the determined La Vernia Bears. The win, coupled with Saturdays Sam Houston win over Cuero, clinched the District 28-3A title for the Apaches. The defense made its case by killing several La Vernia drives, including two that would have given the Bears a potential gamewinning score following Apache turnovers deep in La Vernia territory. Jon Anthony Casares second interception of the night provided the final

Turning the edge

Early outburst spurs Stockdale past Stangs


Gonzales offensive tackle Cody Jurek (74) lifts la Vernia defender Chris Herrera (22) off his feet with a block during Fridays contest. (Photo by Mark Lube)

We ran the ball (well) but we fumbled a couple of times, Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. We gave up a couple of potential touchdowns by fumbling the ball. If you fumble the ball away, you are not going to score many points. I told the players this was an ugly game and the worst one we have played in a long time. The defense got three interceptions, including two in the fourth quarter when Gonzales running back Cecil Johnsonn (12) cuts behind a lead block by fullback the Bears were driving Landon Lock (23) in first-half action Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) down the field for poten- turnover failed to produce Gonzales a 14-2 halftime ing La Vernia, Gonzales tial game-winning scores. any points when La Ver- lead. has wrapped up a district The defense played nia stopped Gonzales on La Vernia opened the title and now has set the well, Lock said. Has fourth down. third quarter with a three- goal of beating Cuero. played well all year long. The Bears marched from play, 79-yard drive capped It is always important They gave up the counter near the 50 to inside the by the explosive run by to beat Cuero, Lock said. to (Aaron) Grubb but he is Gonzales 30 but failed to Grubbs of 74 yards to cut Any rivalry game is ima fast kid. convert another field goal the Apache lead to 14-9. portant. We go into the The Apaches took try. Gonzales had another long Cuero game with a chance the opening drive and The Apaches threw an drive that died because of to be undefeated in the marched 52 yards in nine interception and La Vernia a lost fumble. regular season and nobody plays. Quarterback Casa- went three-and-out on the Another Apache drive gave us that chance in the res rushed three times next couple of drives. early in the final period beginning of the season. for 23 yards to get things The Bears caught a fizzled deep in Bear terrigoing and shared carries break when Gonzales tory. Gonzales 14, La Vernia 9 with Cecil Johnson and punter Matt Hillman took The drive eventually Zack Lopez. On third and a low snap and punted but came to fourth down at La Vernia 0 2 7 0 9 Gonzales 7 7 0 014 6 from the Bear 8, Casa- was ruled down in the end the Bear 9. Casares went to Game Summary Gon-Don Cartwright 8 pass from res rolled to his right and zone, giving the Bears a his left and avoided presJon Anthony Casares (Matt Hillman found Cartwright for the safety. sure from La Vernia before kick) La touchdown. Matt HillThe Tribe later took over throwing to an all-alone zone V-safety-Hillman down in end mans point after gave at its 47 following a 13- Cameron Smith in the end Gon-Casares 4 run (Hillman kick) La V-Aaron Grubb 74 run (Alec Gonzales a 7-0 advantage. yard La Vernia punt. zone, but Smith was ruled Dews kick) La Vernias first drive Gonzales drove down to have gone out of bounds Team stats LV G was stalled by two false to the 23 where Casares and return to the field be- First downs 9 19 Rushes-yards 23-126 56-249 start penalties before then had a 19-yard scram- fore making the catch. Passing 5-15-3 4-9-1 quarterback Vince Gill ble, where he went out of 90 48 La Vernia drove the ball Passing yards 3-64 1-34 had a 40-yard completion bounds. to its 41 with less than two Punts-yards Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2 to Josh Rutledge for first However, the clock did minutes to go. Cory Espi- Penalties-yards 7-58 10-78 Individual stats down to the Apache 27. not stop and both teams nosa picked off a long Gill Rushing La Vernia: Aaron The drive fizzled out and thought it was the end of pass. Grubb 11-114, Landon Richter 5-7, kicker Alec Dews missed a the half and appeared to Gonzales could not Vince Gill 7-5. Gonzales:Cecil Johnson 39-yard field goal attempt. start heading for the lock- move the ball and had to 22-107, Jon Anthony Casares 18-100, Zack Lopez The Apaches got into La er rooms. 12-47, Landon Lock 1-5, Matt Hillpunt, setting up La Vernia Vernia land before killing The officials corrected at its own 45 with just two man 1-(-10). Passing La Vernia: Gill 5-14-3-90, Grubb 0-1-0-0. Gonzales: the drive on a lost fumble. the error and, after La Ver- seconds left. Casares 4-9-1-48. Receiving Vernia: The defense came up nia had to use a time out, Gonzales improves to Moehrig 3-44, La RutledgeKenny Josh 1-40, with a save as Casares got Casares got the ball into 9-0 and 5-0 and closes out Grubb 1-6. Gonzales, Cameron Smith his first interception of the the end zone on a bootleg. the regular season next 2-36, Don Cartwright 1-8, Cory Espigame on the next play. The Hillmans extra point gave week at Cuero. By defeat- nosa 1-4.

Paving the way

NIXON -- A 21-point outburst in the first quarter put Nixon-Smiley in an early hole that proved to be too deep to get out of, as Stockdale picked up a crucial 50-29 road win over the Mustangs Friday night. We just had way too many mistakes and we couldnt overcome them, said Nixon-Smiley head coach Carlton McKinney. We got off to a difficult start and our offense isnt designed to play from behind, especially when were down by multiple scores. Stockdale (5-4, 3-2) was lead by Colton West, who accounted for four touchdowns and threw for 225 yards, including two scoring tosses to Dusty Mosier. Trevor Baumann led all rushers with a game-high 97 yards on 11 carries, and scored three times. It was because of blown assignments more than anything else, said McKinney about the games final tally. We knew exactly what Stockdale was doing, but for whatever reason we just couldnt seem to stop them. They have some playmakers and if you dont play them correctly, then theyre going to make plays and thats what they did. Having eschewed the opportunity to control their own postseason destiny by failing to deliver a win, Nixon-Smiley (6-4, 3-3)

relegated themselves from active participants to interested observers in the District 14-2A, Division II race. The only way the Mustangs can get into the playoffs is by having Stockdale and Karnes City both win next week against Dilley and Three Rivers, respectively. If that scenario comes to pass, then Nixon-Smiley would garner the nod because of their head-to-head victories over the Wolves and Badgers. Were keeping our fingers crossed, but this was our shot, said McKinney. Its disappointing because we didnt play as well tonight as we had hoped we would. We became a better program this year, but we still havent gotten over that hump. Youve got to be able to step up and make plays when you need them most, and we werent able to do that tonight. The Brahmas scored on their first possession, a quick four-play drive that ended with Baumanns catch-and-run for a 57yard touchdown. Jared Van Aukens fumble on the sixth play stalled the Mustangs ensuing drive and the ball was recovered by the defense to set up Stockdale at their own 49. On the next play Baumann hauled in a pass and went 42 yards before Victor Coronado made a touchdown-saving tackle. Two snaps later, West threw to Mosier for a five-yard score.

on to punt, and two plays later Baumann raced into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown. The Mustangs didnt answer back until the fourth quarter when Miguel Hernandez corralled a pass in the flats from Moreno and jetted 60 yards to paydirt. Coronados conversion run ended the games scoring.
Stockdale 50, Nixon-Smiley 29 Stockdale 21 22 7 050 Nixon-Smiley 7 14 0 829 Scoring Summary S - Trevor Baumann 57 pass from Colton West (West kick) S - Dusty Mosier 5 pass from West (kick failed) N - Alex Hernandez 3 run (A. Hernandez kick) S - Mosier 66 pass from West (Cody Hasting run) S - Baumann 2 run (West kick) S - West 32 interception return (West run) N - Robbie Mejia 40 pass from Jaime Moreno (A. Hernandez kick) N - Garrett Earlywine 41 pass from Moreno (A. Hernandez kick) S - West 4 run (West kick) S - Baumann 39 run (West kick) N - Miguel Hernandez 60 pass from Moreno (Victor Coronado run) Team Statistics Stock NS First downs 16 15 Rushes-yds 33-237 37-133 Passing yds 225 232 Passes 9-13-1 9-16-2 Punts-avg. 1-27 3-30.7 Penalties-yds 9-65 8-74 Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-2 Individual Statistics RUSHING -Stockdale: Trevor Baumann 11-97, Matt Valadez 9-65, Colton West 10-63, Cody Hasting 1-14, TEAM 2-(-2). Nixon-Smiley: Jamie Moreno 8-45, Jared Van Auken 12-38, Alex Hernandez 9-25, Miguel Hernandez 7-23, Victor Coronado 1-2. PASSING - Stockdale: Colton West 9-13-225-1. Nixon-Smiley: Jaime Moreno 9-15-232-1, Jared Van Auken 0-1-0-1. RECEIVING - Stockdale: Dusty Mosier 3-113, Trevor Baumann 2-77, Cody Hasting 3-30, Matt Valadez 1-5. Nixon-Smiley: Miguel Hernandez 1-60, Garrett Earlywine 2-58, Damian Perez 3-52, Robbie Mejia 2-49, Alex Hernandez 1-13.

Finding a hole

Nixon-Smileys Alex Hernandez (22) churns through a big hole to pick up yardage during Fridays contest against Stockdale. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) The Brahmas tried an onsides kick, but it was recovered by Jacob Perez and the Mustangs took possession at their 46. Nine plays later, Alex Hernandez powered in from the three-yard line to put Nixon-Smiley on the board for the first time. His extra point kick cut the Stockdale lead down to 13-7 with 1:54 still remaining in the opening frame. It only took the Brahmas one play to respond as a play-action pass to Mosier went for 66 yards and Cody Hasting ran in the fake kick conversion. After a three and out, Stockdale took over again at their 32. A dozen snaps occurred before the Brahmas were facing fourth and goal from the Nixon nine-yard line. West threw a pass from Baumann but he was closely defended by Keith Lamza, whose tight coverage drew a questionable flag for pass interference to keep the drive going. Baumann took it the ball into the end zone on the next play and Stockdale led 28-7 midway through the second quarter. The Mustangs struggled to keep pace as Jaime Morenos pass on third down was intercepted and returned by West for a 32-yard touchdown. Moreno made up for his errant throw on second down, when he broke a West tackle en route to an 18-yard gain. Two plays later, he hit a wide-open Robbie Mejia over the middle for a 40-yard score. Hernandez made the extra point kick and the Mustangs trailed 36-14. The onsides kick was recovered by Coronado near midfield and on third down Garrett Earlywines catchand-run resulted in a 38yard touchdown. The Brahmas tallied one more score in the first half when their six-play drive culminated in a short plunge by West. NixonSmiley was looking to add more points before the half ended and launched an effective march down the field via a beautiful twominute drill. But a poorlyexecuted halfback pass led to an interception four seconds before halftime. Stockdale opened the second half by forcing Nix-

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St. Paul stuns Sacred Heart, 14-12


Friday Night Lights

We ran the power sweep on the two-point conversion and St. Paul stopped it. That is just the way it goes. This game was an emotional roller coaster, said Johnston as he was surrounded by elated Cardinal fans. We talked all week long about what a close game we thought it would be and how big extra points and two-point conversions were going to be. Our boys did a great job (on stopping both of Sacred Hearts two-point conversion plays. The Cardinals had prevented the first Sacred Heart two-point conversion play a sweep right by Sterling Hrncir after he had scored the touchdown. Johnston said the Cardinals have improved their tackling in recent weeks. When we tackle, I feel we can pretty much play with anybody, he said. Later in the game, after Sacred Heart scored to come within just two points, Hrncir got the ball on the sweep for a potential game-tying twopoint play that St. Paul stuffed as well. Toss right to Hrncir is Sacred Hearts bread and butter play, Johnston said. If I was Sacred Heart, that is what I would be calling. We had a feeling that it was coming at us. It (The second two-point play) was just inches short of the goal line but it was short and we are glad. Sacred Heart took the opening kickoff but fumbled the ball away on a fourth-down, fake-punt play. St. Paul appeared to stall until a 29-yard gain on a reverse by Martin Kennedy set up the Cardinals at the 1. A pair of penalties pushed the ball back to the 11 where quarterback Dakota Kresta hit Justin Natal on a short pass and Natal evaded tacklers to the end zone for the 7-0 St. Paul lead. The Cardinals executed and recovered an onsides kick and got a 20-yard run by Adam Hollenbach on first down to the Sacred Heart 31 but were stifled by the Indian defense and had a 33-yard punt to the 9. The Indians then drove 91 yards in almost eight minutes off the clock Hrncir, Matt Holub and lineman Regan Hall, playing as a fullback in the wishbone alignment, alternated carries and reached the 10 yard line where Hrncir scored on the Indians patented power toss play. He was stopped short of the end zone on the twopoint conversion play, leaving St. Paul ahead 7-6. The Cardinals needed just four plays to drive 59 yards two incomplete passes by Kresta left the drive in doubt until he tossed a short pass to Hollenbach who followed a wall of blockers enroute to a 49-yard gain to the 10, where Brett Hodges scored to help give St. Paul a 14-6 advantage. After their next drive stalled, Sacred Heart caught a break. Natal caught a 7-yard pass from Kresta and got to the Cardinal 34 where he was tackled

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HALLETTSVILLE Welcome to the Shiner St. PaulHallettsville Sacred Heart rivalry, Coach Paul Johnston. The first-year Cardinal head coach got quite a greeting from both teams in a 14-12 St. Paul win Saturday evening at Hallettsville Memorial Stadium. The atmosphere of this rivalry is awesome, he said. Johnston said that defeating Sacred Heart was something that was stressed to him when he came on board at St. Paul. Since the day I signed the contract, all I have heard about is if you win one game, it has to be the Sacred Heart game. I have been hearing that all season and especially this last week. I told the players that games like this one make high school football what it is today. Our kids and their kids will remember this game for the rest of their lives. We just needed to play our best game today. It was a great football game, longtime Indians head coach Pat Henke said. We just came up short at the very end. He said Sacred Heart held the Cardinals offense in check with 14 points. Defense did a great job. I would have thought that if they only scored two touchdowns we would have won the game, he said. We made too many mistakes on offense. We had a chance to score before halftime and we throw an interception.


St. Pauls Justin Natal (17) stretches but cant quite reach this pass during firsthalf action Saturday. Natal later scored his teams first TD in a 14-12 upset of unbeaten Sacred Heart. (Photo by Mark Lube) St. Paul 14, Sacred Heart 12 and had the ball stripped away Krischke had a 13-yard option St. Paul 7 7 0 0--14 to Sacred Heart. keeper called back on a chop Saacred Heart 0 6 0 6--12 Scoring Summary To make matters worse for block. SP-Justin Natal 11 pass from St. Paul, they were assessed a Sacred Heart was later given kota Kresta (Cole Hybner kick) Da15-yard personal foul penalty a first down at the 14 on a St. SH-Sterling Hrncir 10 run (run to move the ball to the 19. Paul personal foul and got failed) SP-Brett Hodges 10 run (Hybner St. Paul managed to sack down to the 11 before a Hyb- kick) SH-Cole Wick 25 pass from Jared quarterback Jared Krischke on ner pickoff in the end zone Krischke (run failed) fourth down but was called for killed the drive. St Paul drove SP SH a facemask and Sacred Heart the ball all the way down to the Team stats 12 17 got a first down at the 8. A few Sacred Heart 17, getting lots of First downs Rushes-yards 35-104 45-195 plays later, Cole Hybner picked help from a Hollenbach recep- Passing 10-20-1 4-13-2 Passing yards 199 45 off Krischke to end the threat tion for 46 yards. Punts-yards 2-79 2-76 and the first half. The Cardinals later came Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1 12-153 3-30 To open things in the third, to fourth down at the 11 and Penalties-yards Individual stats Natal hauled in a 16-yard pass Kresta tried a pass that was inRushing St. Paul:Brett Hodges for St. Paul on the second play tercepted by Leightin Pilat and 13-41, Martin Kennedy 3-33, Adam Hybner 1-6, of the opening drive. Several returned 75 yards to the Cardi- Hollenbach 8-22, ColeSacred Heart: Dakota Kresta 10-2. plays later, Kresta threw in- nal 25. Sterling Hrncir 22-136, Matt Holub complete on fourth down to Three plays later, Krischke 12-33, Jared Krischke 8-13, Regan Hall 2-10, Colton Brown 1-3. give the ball back to the Indi- found tight end Cole Wick in Passing St. Paul Kresta 10-20-1ans. the end zone for a touchdown 199. Sacred Heart: Krischke 4-12-2-45, Cade Brewer 0-1-0-0. The teams traded punts and pass, and St. Paul prevented Receiving St. Paul:Hollenbach St. Paul missed a 20-yard field Sacred Heart from leveling the 3-116, Justin Natal 3-34, Hybner 3-25, Hodges 1-24. Sacred Heart:Cole Wick goal. Hrncir later burst for a score on the two-point play. 3-40, Hrncir 1-5. 41-yard gain out to the 23 and

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From coaches reports
MRN -- Doug Giles 31-yard run (Conversion failed)

Marion escapes Luling; Brahmas burn Hitchcock

MARION Doug Giles fourth touchdown of the night, a 31-yarder with 7:46 left in the game, enabled the Marion Bulldogs to come from behind to hold off the upset-minded Luling Eagles by a 24-22 score Friday in a key District 13-2A Division 1 matchup. The win moved Marion to 7-2 for the season and 3-1 in district play, while Luling falls to 4-5 and 2-2. Giles, who rushed for 212 yards on a workhorse 43 carries, gave the Bulldogs an early lead when he scored from five yards out midway through the opening period, but the Eagles came roaring back to score 22 straight points. Billy Medford returned an interception 54 yards for a score and then Trayden Staton scored on a 5-yard run, throwing a two-point conversion pass to Josh Alvarez for a 15-6 lead after one period. Staton hit Vince Garcia with a 5-yard scoring toss early in the second quarter to make it 22-6, but Giles scored on a 5-yard run near the two-minute mark of the first half, then added another 5-yard TD run late in the third period to make it 2218. The Bulldogs missed all four conversion attempts. The Marion defense checked the Luling offense and held the Eagles to just 161 total yards in the contest, although Staton and Medford combined to hit 10 of 20 passes for 123 yards.
MARION 24, LULING 22 Luling 15 7 0 0--22 Marion 6 6 6 6--24 Scoring summary MRN -- Doug Giles 5-yard run (Conversion failed) LUL -- Billy Medford 54-yard interception return (Brett Eckles kick) LUL -- Trayden Staton 5-yard run (Josh Alvarez from Trayden Staton) LUL -- Vince Garcia 5-yard pass from Trayden Staton (Brett Eckles kick) MRN -- Doug Giles 5-yard run (Conversion failed) MRN -- Doug Giles 5-yard run (Conversion failed) Team Stats Luling Marion First downs 10 23 Rushes/Yds 20-38 63-295 Passes 10-20-0 4-11-1 Passing yards 123 41 Punts-Avg 5-26.6 1-36 Fumbles/Lost 3/1 1/0 Penalties-yards 7-55 2-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Luling, Billy Medford 7-21, Brendon Cubit 6-16, Josh Alvarez 1-8, Trayden Staton 6-(-7). Marion, Doug Giles 43-212, Derek Pierce 11-36, Raphael DeHoyos 8-42, Victor Garza 1-5. PASSING: Luling, Billy Medford 4-10-0-40, Trayden Staton 6-10-0-63. Marion, Derek Pierce 4-11-1-41. RECEIVING: Luling, Josh Alvarez 3-61, Billy Medford 2-23, Vince Garcia 2-11, Ty Anderson 2-10, Brendon Cubit 1-18. Marion, Dakota Goodwin 2-40, Jon Crist 1-3, Raphael DeHoyos 1-(-2). Jackson kick) C-A.J. Bustos 88 kickoff return (Logan Goebel run) SH-McBride 38 run (run failed) SH-Jackson 47 run (kick failed) SH-Jackson 7 run (Jackson kick) SH-Leo Thomas Jr. 64 pass from Jackson (kick blocked) C-Bustos 2 run (pass failed), 10:02 SH-McBride 85 run (Jackson kick), 10:02 SH-Gary Reed IV 17 run (run failed), 9:39

SAN ANTONIO -- The Sam Houston Hurricanes bounced back from consecutive shutout losses Saturday to charge past the Cuero Gobblers 45-14 and remain in contention for a playoff spot, ensuring Gonzales of the District 28-3A title in the process. The Hurricanes grabbed an early lead on a 2-yard run by JeQuan McBride before Cueros A.J. Bustos took the ensuing kickoff and ran it back 88 yards for a score, but the rest of the first half belonged to the Hurricanes. McBride, who rushed for 291 yards in the contest, scored on a 38-yard run early in the second period and quarterback Jhurrell Jackson added scoring runs of 47 and 7 yards, then tossed a 64-yard TD pass to Leo Thomas Jr. to build a 32-8 halftime lead. The Gobblers trimmed the margin on a 2-yard scoring run by Bustos in the third period, but Sam Houston salted it away when McBride broke loose for an 85-yard TD jaunt int he fourth quarter and Gary Reed IV added a 17-yard scoring run.
SAM HOUSTON 45, CUERO 14 Cuero 8 0 6 0 --14 Sam Houston 7 25 0 13 --45 Scoring Summary SH-JeQuan McBride 2 run (Jhurrel

Sam Houston 45, Cuero 14

Team Statistics Cue Sam First Downs 11 19 Yards Rushing 39-115 40-443 Yards Passing 15 117 Passes 6-15-3 4-10-0 Punts 3-27.7 6-43.3 Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-yards 6-40 5-30 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Cuero, V. Davis 5-5, A. Bustos 11-45, S. Schoenfeld 11-33, C. Davis 10-27, L. Balfanz 1-3, T. Holland 1-2. Sam Houston, JeQuan McBride 33-291, Jhurrell Jackson 3-55 Gary Reed IV 1-17. PASSING -- Cuero, S. Schoenfeld 5-13-3-33, C. Davis 0-1-0. Sam Houston, Jhurrell Jackson 4-9-0-15 RECEIVING -- Cuero, A. Bustos 2-15, D. Mathis 1-4, R. Riemenscheider 1-4, T. Holland 1-16, R. Gray 1-10. Sam Houston, Leo Thomas Jr. 1-64, Gary Reed IV 1-22, Donnavon Mann 1-16, Terrence Winkfield 1-15.

for Hitchcock for the final margin. Kahanek threw two of his three TD passes in the first half to put the Brahmas on top 21-14. After Molis 22-yard TD run staked Hitchcock to an early lead, Kahanek hit Dalton Herrington with a 47-yard scoring strike, then slipped a 24-yard TD toss to McGee for a 14-6 lead. Frank Garner tied the game on a 23-yard run before Smith scored from a yard away with just 34 seconds left in the half to put the Brahmas back on top. Kahanek finished his night completing 11 of 18 passes for 241 yards. McGee had five catches for 119 yards.
HALLETTSVILLE 42, HITCHCOCK 28 Hitchcock 6 8 0 14 --28 Hallettsville 7 14 0 21 --42 Scoring Summary HI- Devin Molis 22 run ( pass failed) HA- Dalton Herrington 47 pass from Braden Kahanek ( Sam Barrera kick) HA- Trevor McGee 24 pass from Kahanek ( Barrera kick) HI- Frank Garner 23 run ( Krysten Hammon run) HA- Teidrick Smith 1 run (Barrera kick) HA- McGee 52 pass from Kahanek ( Barrera kick) HA- Smith recovered blocked punt in end zone ( Barrera Kick) HI- Molis 5 run ( run failed) HA- Timmy Sheppard 6 run (Barrera kick) HI- Jeffery Wright 2 run (Molis pass to Garner) Team Statistics Hal Hit First Downs 18 17 Yards Rushing 29-164 40-307 Yards Passing 241 72 Passes 11-18-2 5-14-0 Punts-Avg 0-0 3-39.3 Fumbles-lost 2-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 3-15 11-95 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Hallettsville, T. Smith 16-64, J. Reeves 1-3. PASSING -- Hallettsville, B. Kahanek 18-11-241-2. RECEIVING -- Hallettsville, T. McGee 5-119, D. Herrington 3-78, R. McAda 2-25, A. Vesely 1-19.

ter touchdown from Mitchell Mica on a 2-yard run, then added three scores in the second period. Zane Ponder had touchdown runs of 4 and 20 yards before Louises William Seimans countered with a 3-yard scoring run with just 42 seconds left on the clock inthe first half. The Bulldogs stormed right back, however, as Will Bruns gathered in a 21-yard TD pass from Cole Robbins with no time left on the clock for a 28-6 halftime lead for the Bulldogs. Dalton Griffin and Cole Robbins each scored on 4-yard runs in the third period for Flatonia, which improves to 4-5 for the season an 1-2 in district play.
FLATONIA 42, LOUISE 6 Louise 0 6 0 0--6 Flatonia 7 21 14 0--42 Scoring summary FLA -- Mitchell Mica 2-yard run (Will Bruns kick) FLA -- Zane Ponder 4-yard run (Will Bruns kick) FLA -- Zane Ponder 20-yard run (pass failed) LOU -- Seimans 3-yard run (kick failed) FLA -- Will Bruns 21-yard pass from Cole Robbins (Mitchell Mica run) FLA -- Dalton Griffin 4-yard run (Will Bruns kick) FLA -- Cole Robbins 4-yard run (Will Bruns kick) Team Stats Louise Flatonia First downs 8 23 Rushes/Yds 34-122 51-290 Passes 1-4-0 2-3-0 Passing yards 6 32 Punts-Avg 2-36.5 1-34 Fumbles/Lost 3/2 2/1 Penalties-yards 4-35 2-10 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Flatonia, Z. Ponder 7-80, C. Robbins 7-39, A. Manzano 6-25, D. Griffin 16-95, M. Mica 11-55. Louise, G. Aguilar 9-54, D. Lee 7-38, W. Siemens 6-(-1), J. Bishop 12-31. PASSING -- Flatonia, C. Robbins 3-232. Louise, W. Siemens 4-1-6. RECEIVING -- Flatonia, W. Brunes 1-21, Z. Ponder 1-11. Louise, J. Bishop 1-6.

HALLETTSVILLE -The Hallettsville Brahmas got big plays in the fourth quarter, including a blocked punt recovered in the end zone by Teidrick Smith, to stake their claim to a postseason spot Friday with a 42-28 victory over Hitchcock. The Brahmas, now 4-5 for the season and 3-2 in district play, used three fourth-quarter touchdowns to defuse a Bulldog comeback. Leading 21-14 at halftime, the Brahmas opened the final period with a 52yard scoring strike from Braden Kahanek to Trevor McGee. Smiths blockedkick recovery extended the Brahmas lead to 21 points before Hitcock rallied on a 5-yard TD run by Davin Molis. With 6:17 remaining, however, Hallettsville came back witha 6-yard scoring run by Timmy Sheppard to cement the win. Jeffrey Wright scored from two yards out with 1:35 to play

Hallettsville 42, Hitchcock 28

in the first and fourth quarters to improve to 6-3 for the season and 3-2 in district play. Rico Perry scooped up a Poteet fumble and ran it 27 yards for a touchdown in the opening period to stake Yoakum to a 6-0 lead. The Bulldogs ran that lead to 21-0 at intermission with a pair of second-quarter scores. Troy DeWeese scored on a 15-yard run and Chase Herms threw to Kyle Mikulik for a two=-point conversion early inthe second quarter, then just before halftime Myron Hights gathered in a 20-yard scoring pass from Jeff Herrison to extend the lead to 21-0. A 1-yard run by Harrison late in the second quarter upped Yoakums lead to 280, and Hogan Laur capped the win by picking off a Poteet pass and racing back 60 yards with it for the final score with seven minutes to play.
YOAKUM 35, POTEET 0 Yoakum 6 15 7 7--35 Poteet 0 0 0 0--0 Scoring summary YOA -- Rico Perry 27-yard fumble return (kick failed) YOA -- Troy DeWeese 15-yard run (Kyle Mikulik from Chase Herms) YOA -- Myron Hights 20-yard pass from Jeff Harrison (Reagan Jacobs kick) YOA -- Jeff Harrison 1-yard run (Reagan Jacobs kick) YOA -- Hogan Laur 60-yard interception return (Reagan Jacobs kick) Team Stats Yoak Poteet First downs 20 12 Rushes-Yds 26-187 34-111 Passes 9-15-1 11-22i1 Passing yards 145 105 Punts-Avg 2-34 5-25.4 Fumbles/Lost 5/2 5/1 Penalties-yards 11-125 7-65 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Yoakum, Troy DeWeese 2-35, Myron Hights 3-28, Jeff Harrison 4-35, Andrew Jiminez 2-20, Kyle Mikulik 4-19, Blake McCracken 6-44, Chase Herms 3-9, T.J. Hights 2-(-2). Poteet, Derrick Santos 26-100, Mathew Chapa 3-17, Kris Guzman 1-6, Gene Lugo 2-2, Ruben Reyes 2-(-14). PASSING: Yoakum, Jeff Harrison 5-7-0-90, Chase Herms 4-8-1-55. Poteet, Ruben Reyes 10-19-1-89, Derrick Santos 1-3-0-16. RECEIVING: Yoakum, Kyle Mikulik 3-65, Fred Thompson 1-36, Myron Hights 1-20, Blake McCracken 1-9, Troy DeWeese 1-4, T.J. Hights 1-5, Keith Ratley 1-6. Poteet, Frank Guzman 6-68, Eric Perez 2-13, Kade Rodriguez 1-16, Kris Guzman 1-5, Derrick Santos 1-3.

FLATONIA -- The Flatonia Bulldogs struck for four first-half scores and limited the Louise Hornets to just 128 total yards of offense Friday en route to a 42-6 win. Flatonia got a first-quar-

Flatonia 42, Louise 6

POTEET The Yoakum Bulldogs used a pair of defensive touchdowns to pull away from Poteet for a 35-0 win Friday to keep their hopes for a post-season berth alive. The Bulldogs capitalized on Aggie miscues for scores

Yoakum 35, Poteet 0

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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always treat it like it was loaded, always make sure of your target before you shoot (use binoculars, not your rifle scope) and keep your finger off the trigger until youre ready to pull it. You cant call a bullet back, and it always has the right-of-way. Last year in Texas, four persons died in hunting-related accidents. All four instances involved gunshots - two self-inflicted, two by other hunters. TPWDs annual Hunting Accident Report for 2010 identifies the factors involved in reported hunting accidents last year. The number one cause involved hunters swinging on game outside a safe zone of fire. One way to stay out of some other hunters sights is wearing blaze orange clothing or hat. Blaze orange is not mandatory in Texas unless youre hunting on public land, but it makes a lot of sense, Erwin says. Deer cannot see color, but other hunters can. While firearms safety should be a hunters top priority, accidents in the field are more likely to occur without a shot being fired. The most unreported of all hunting accidents are falls from elevated hunting blinds or tree stands, Erwin says. If youre going to be hunting from a tree stand, make sure to use a Tree-stand Manufacturers Association-approved tree stand and a TMA approved fall restraint device. Dont try to carry your rifle when you get into or out of an elevated stand and make sure it is unloaded until you are safely seated. Use a haul line to bring your rifle up once you are safely in your blind, then, unload your firearm and lower it with the haul line before climbing down, Erwin recommends. Another thing to remember about deer stands, especially permanent blinds is that they make good habitat. Always check your blind for stinging in-

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AUSTIN With hundreds of thousands of Texans getting ready for opening day of the general gun season for white-tailed deer on Nov. 5, its important to keep safety in your crosshairs. It looks like hunting accidents are headed for another record low this year, and we want to keep it that way, says Terry Erwin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Departments hunter education coordinator. Last year, Texas saw 25 hunting accidents, four of them fatal. If you were born after Sept. 1, 1971 and this is going to be your first deer season, keep in mind you must have completed a hunter education course or obtained a one-time deferral if you arent able to get into a course. This coming weekend is a good time to get that taken care of, Erwin says. Its also a good time to make sure all your equipment is up to speed, from your stands to your firearms. Erwin suggests cleaning your rifle, checking for any mechanical problems and getting it sighted in. Beyond that, the week before deer season starts is a good time to go over the basic rules of gun safety, even if youve heard them a jillion times before. The big four are always making sure your rifle is pointed in a safe direction,

sects, snakes and other critters that might have been living in it during the off-season, Erwin suggested. The general gun season runs through Jan. 1, 2012 in North Texas and Jan. 15, 2012 in South Texas. A late youth-only season is also slated for Jan. 2-15, 2012. For additional late season deer hunting opportunities, consult the 2011-12 Outdoor Annual of hunting and fishing regulations.

A couple of big bulls

Local hunters, Willie Cal Taylor and son, Willie Bubba Taylor, Jr. had a successful hunt in northwestern New Mexico recently. Both were able to tag a beautiful bull elk. The senior bull was 6-by-5 and the sons was a 5-by-5. They both feel lucky that they were both able to shoot their first bull elks. Taylor and Taylor, Jr. would like to thank H+ A Outfiters out of Reserve, New Mexico and a thanks to their guide Jerry Harramens. (Courtesy Photo)

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GONZALES APACHES Record: 9-0, 5-0 A 26 at CC Miller W, 42-6 S 02 Luling W, 35-0 S 08 at Austin Lanier W, 45-7 S 16 at Columbus W, 41-27 S 23 Yoakum* W, 33-0 S 30 at Poteet* W, 55-0 O 07 Sam Houston* W, 27-0 O 14 Open O 21 at Pleasanton* W, 48-12 O 28 La Vernia* W, 14-9 N 04 at Cuero* YOAKUM BULLDOGS Record: 6-3, 3-2 A 26 at Columbus W, 19-16 S 02 La Grange L, 0-6 S 09 at Hallettsville W, 29-14 S 16 Edna W, 21-13 S 23 at Gonzales* L, 0-33 S 30 Pleasanton* W, 53-7 O 07 at La Vernia* L, 9-14 O 14 Cuero* W, 25-21 O 21 Open O 28 at Poteet* W, 35-0 N 04 Sam Houston* CUERO GOBBLERS Record: 3-6, 3-2 A 26 at Wimberley L, 6-34 S 02 at Liberty Hill L, 7-14 S 08 at Bellville L, 13-21 S 16 Calhoun L, 0-35 S 23 at Pleasanton* W, 23-8 S 30 La Vernia* W, 22-18 O 07 Open* O 14 at Yoakum* L, 21-25 O 21 Poteet* W, 46-3 O 29 at Sam Houston*L,14-45 N 04 at Gonzales* POTEET AGGIES Record: 0-10, 0-6 A 26 at SA CentCath. L, 13-21 S 02 Dilley L, 20-39 S 08 at Carrizo Spr. L, 21-27 S 16 Waco Robinson L, 21-49 S 24 at Sam Houston*L, 0-74 S 30 Gonzales* L, 0-55 O 07 at Pleasanton* L, 9-38 O 14 La Vernia* L, 7-35 O 21 at Cuero* L, 3-46 O 28 Yoakum* L, 0-35 N 04 Open* LA VERNIA BEARS Record: 4-5, 3-2 A 26 Open S 02 Canyon Lake L, 23-34 S 09 at Giddings L, 7-45 S 16 at Wimberley L, 6-49 S 23 Bandera W, 63-34 S 30 at Cuero* L, 18-22 O 07 Yoakum* W, 14-9 O 14 at Poteet* W, 35-7 O 21 Sam Houston* W, 3-0 O 28 at Gonzales* L, 9-14 N 04 Pleasanton* PLEASANTON EAGLES Record: 2-7, 1-4 A 26 SA Edison W, 41-8 S 02 at SA Jefferson L, 32-44 S 09 SA Lanier L, 12-17 S 16 at Aransas Pass L, 33-34 S 23 Cuero* L, 8-23 S 30 at Yoakum* L, 7-53 O 07 Poteet* W, 38-9 O 13 at Sam Houston*L 14-31 O 21 Gonzales* L, 12-48 O 28 Open N 04 at La Vernia* SAM HOUSTON HURRICANES Record: 7-2, 3-2 A 26 SABrackenridge W,45-13 S 02 at SA Southside W, 58-7 S 09 SA Brennan W, 26-13 S 17 at SA Edison W, 48-10 S 24 Poteet* W, 74-0 S 30 Open* O 07 at Gonzales* L, 0-27 O 13 Pleasanton* W, 31-14 O 21 at La Vernia* L, 0-3 O 29 Cuero* W, 45-14 N 04 at Yoakum* NIXON-SMILEY MUSTANGS Record: 5-5, 3-3 A 26 at Flatonia W, 36-33 S 02 Bloomington W, 33-3 S 09 at Yorktown L, 13-20 S 16 at Sacred Heart L, 20-35 S 23 at Dilley* W, 43-42 S 30 Poth* L, 14-51 O 07 at Three Rivers* L, 12-27 O 14 Karnes City* W, 40-22 O 21 SA Brooks* W, 54-8 O 28 Stockdale* L, 50-29 N 04 Open DILLEY WOLVES Record: 7-2, 3-2 A 26 Charlotte W, 62-13 S 02 at Poteet W, 39-20 S 09 La Pryor W, 37-0 S 16 at Cotulla W, 42-13 S 23 Nixon-Smiley* L, 42-43 S 30 Open O 07 at Poth* L, 0-41 O 14 Three Rivers* W, 27-26 O 21 at Karnes City* W, 14-7 O 28 SA Brooks* W, 43-0 N 04 at Stockdale* POTH PIRATES Record: 9-0, 5-0 A 26 Marion W, 8-7 S 02 at Falls City W, 49-6 S 09 at George West W, 22-21 S 16 Natalia W, 49-13 S 23 Stockdale* W, 26-7 S 30atNixon-Smiley*W, 51-14 O 07 Dilley* W, 41-0 O 14 Open O 21 at Three Rivers* W, 34-6 O 28 Karnes City* W, 35-14 N 04 at SA Brooks* STOCKDALE BRAHMAS Record: 5-4, 3-2 A 26 Falls City W, 34-14 S 02 Jourdanton L, 22-28 S 09 at St. Paul L, 34-38 S 16 Odem W, 49-28 S 23 at Poth* L, 7-26 S 30 Three Rivers* W, 45-27 O 07 at Karnes City* L, 13-28 O 14 SA Brooks* W, 59-0 O 21 Open O 28 at Nixon-Smiley*W,50-29 N 04 Dilley* THREE RIVERS BULLDOGS Record: 5-4, 2-3 A 26 George West W, 21-20 S 02 Natalia W, 48-22 S 09 at Jourdanton L, 14-55 S 16 at Kenedy W, 35-21 S 23 SA Brooks* W, 55-0 S 30 at Stockdale* L, 27-45 O 07 Nixon-Smiley* W, 27-12 O 14 at Dilley* L, 26-27 O 21 Poth* L, 6-34 O 28 Open N 04 at Karnes City* KARNES CITY BADGERS Record: 3-6, 2-3 A 26 at Kenedy L, 12-13 S 02 at Marion L, 0-21 S 09 at UC Randolph W, 10-7 S 16 Luling L, 19-41 S 23 Open S 30 SA Brooks* W, 51-0 O 07 Stockdale* W, 28-13 O 14 at Nixon-Smiley L, 22-40 O 21 Dilley* L, 7-14 O 28 at Poth* L, 14-35 N 04 Three Rivers* SA BROOKS TIGERS Record: 1-7, 0-4 A 26 at Runge L, 8-14 S 02 at SM Baptist L, 6-35 S 09 Center Point L, 7-28 S 16 at SA St. Gerard W, 34-0 S 23 at Three Rivers* L, 0-55 S 30 at Karnes City* L, 0-51 O 07 Open O 14 at Stockdale* L, 0-59 O 21 at Nixon-Smiley*L, 8-54 O 28 at Dilley* L, 0-43 N 04 Poth*

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LULING EAGLES Record: 4-5, 2-2 A 26 Navarro L, 22-43 S 02 at Gonzales L, 0-35 S 09 at Woodsboro W, 48-0 S 16 at Karnes City W, 41-19 S 23 Canyon Lake L, 56-28 S 30 Open O 07 at Lago Vista* L, 27-49 O 14 at Comfort* W, 49-32 O 21 Ingram Moore* W, 52-6 O 28 at Marion* L, 22-24 N 04 Blanco* LAGO VISTA VIKINGS Record: 8-1, 4-0 A 26 La Pryor W, 52-0 S 02 at E. Memorial W, 45-0 S 09 at Wac.Robinson L, 54-61 S 16 Austin Reagan W, 65-0 S 23 at San Saba W, 34-16 S 30 Open O 07 Luling* W, 49-27 O 14 at Ingram Moore W,49-6 O 21 Marion* W, 22-15 O 28 at Blanco* W, 28-22 N 04 Comfort* INGRAM MOORE WARRIORS Record: 0-9, 0-4 A 26 at Natalia L, 21-28 S 02 UC Randolph L, 14-55 S 09 at Harper L, 26-45 S 16 at Crystal City L, 34-42 S 23 Mason L, 0-56 S 30 Open O 07 at Blanco* L, 0-56 O 14 Lago Vista* L, 6-49 O 21 at Luling* L, 6-52 O 28 at Comfort* L, 0-58 N 04 Marion* MARION BULLDOGS Record: 7-2, 3-1 A 26 at Poth L, 7-8 S 02 Karnes City W, 21-0 S 09 at SA Cole W, 48-0 S 16 UC Randolph W, 53-0 S 23 Open S 30 Goldthwaite W, 41-7 O 07 Comfort* W, 26-7 O 14 Blanco* W, 19-14 O 21 at Lago Vista* L, 15-22 O 28 Luling* W, 24-22 N 04 at Ingram Moore* COMFORT BOBCATS Record: 4-5, 1-3 A 26 Lytle W, 49-6 S 02 Skdmore-TynanW, 28-14 S 09 Mason L, 24-48 S 16 at Fricksburg W, 31-24 S 23 Boerne L, 21-41 S 30 Open O 07 at Marion* L, 7-26 O 14 Luling* L, 32-49 O 21 at Blanco* L, 10-42 O 28 Ingram Moore* W, 58-0 N 04 at Lago Vista* BLANCO PANTHERS Record: 4-5, 2-2 A 26 at Canyon Lake L, 7-14 S 02 at Lexington L, 7-32 S 09 Somerset W, 36-7 S 16 at SA Christian W, 36-34 S 23 Sonora L, 9-16 S 30 Open O 07 Ingram Moore* W, 56-0 O 14 at Marion* L, 14-19 O 21 Comfort* W, 42-10 O 28 Lago Vista* L, 22-28 N 04 at Luling*

HALLETTSVILLE BRAHMAS Record: 4-5, 3-2 A 26 at Ganado L, 7-32 S 02 Refugio L, 21-64 S 09 Yoakum L, 14-29 S 16 at Palacios W, 21-17 S 23 Edna* L, 36-47 S 30 at Rice Cons.* W, 20-14 O 07 Hempstead* L, 13-35 O 14 Open O 21 at Van Vleck* W, 51-14 O 28 Hitchcock* W, 42-28 N 04 at Industrial* EDNA COWBOYS Record: 7-2, 4-1 A 26 Needville W, 42-7 S 02 George Ranch W, 34-18 S 09 Boling W, 48-7 S 16 Yoakum L, 13-21 S 23 at Hallettsville* W, 47-36 S 30 Van Vleck* W, 65-12 O 07 at Hitchcock* L, 21-44 O 14 Industrial* W, 48-35 O 21 Open O 28 at Rice Cons.* W, 35-28 N 04 Hempstead* VAN VLECK LEOPARDS Record: 1-7, 0-5 A 26 Schulenburg L, 8-55 S 02 at Louise W, 22-16 S 09 at Weimar L, 8-27 S 16 Open S 23 Industrial* L, 20-34 S 30 at Edna* L, 12-65 O 07 Rice Cons.* L, 22-48 O 14 at Hempstead* L, 7-38 O 21 Hallettsville* L, 14-51 O 28 Open N 04 at Hitchcock* HITCHCOCK BULLDOGS Record: 4-5, 2-3 A 26 at Clear FallsJV L28-33 S 02 Danbury W, 19-0 S 09 Tomball Luth. L, 21-28 S 16 Lutheran South W, 47-7 S 23 Open S 30 at Industrial* W, 22-20 O 07 Edna* W, 44-21 O 14 at Rice Cons.* L, 22-23 O 21 Hempstead* L, 12-33 O 28 at Hallettsville* L, 28-42 N 04 Van Vleck* HEMPSTEAD BOBCATS Record: 9-0, 5-0 A 26 Open S 02 at Stafford W, 24-23 S 09 at Austin Reagan W, 77-0 S 16 Brookshire Royal W, 28-0 S 23 at Rice Cons.* W, 18-7 S 30 Hou. St. Johns W, 31-7 O 07 at Hallettsville* W, 35-13 O 14 Van Vleck* W, 38-7 O 21 at Hitchcock* W, 33-12 O 28 Industrial* W, 47-8 N 04 at Edna* RICE CONS. RAIDERS Record: 5-4, 2-3 A 26 at Refugio L, 7-26 S 02 Somerset W, 62-22 S 09 at Columbus W, 22-14 S 16 Open S 23 Hempstead* L, 7-18 S 30 Hallettsville* L, 14-20 O 07 at Van Vleck* W, 48-22 O 14 Hitchcock* W, 23-22 O 21 at Industrial* W, 10-7 O 28 Edna* L, 28-35 N 04 Open INDUSTRIAL COBRAS Record: 4-5, 1-4 A 26 at Shiner W, 20-7 S 02 Ganado L, 13-33 S 09 at Tidehaven W, 42-6 S 16 Somerville W, 33-7 S 23 at Van Vleck* W, 34-20 S 30 Hitchcock* L, 20-22 O 07 Open O 14 at Edna* L, 35-48 O 21 Rice Cons.* L, 7-10 O 28 at Hempstead* L, 8-47 N 04 Hallettsville*

SHINER COMANCHES Record: 4-5, 2-1 A 26 Industrial L, 7-20 S 02 Brazos W, 53-10 S 09 at Schulenburg L, 14-21 S 16 at Weimar L, 14-19 S 23 Navarro L, 21-48 S 30 at Ben Bolt W, 27-23 O 07 Ganado* L, 21-22 O 14 at Yorktown* W, 41-6 O 21 Flatonia* W, 42-0 O 28 Open N 04 at Louise* FLATONIA BULLDOGS Record: 4-5, 1-2 A 26 Nixon-Smiley L, 33-36 S 02 Sacred Heart L, 27-33 S 09 Bloomington W, 26-2 S 16 at St. Paul W, 21-17 S 23 at Thrall W, 41-40 S 30 at Burton L, 13-29 O 07 Yorktown* L, 19-33 O 14 Open O 21 at Shiner* L, 0-42 O 28 Louise* W, 42-0 N 04 at Ganado* YORKTOWN WILDCATS Record: 4-5, 2-2 A 26 at Sacred Heart L, 19-22 S 02 at Agua Dulce W, 55-0 S 09 Nixon-Smiley W, 20-13 S 16 at Falls City L, 37-40 S 23 Kenedy L, 31-33 S 30 Open O 07 at Flatonia* W, 33-19 O 14 Shiner* L, 6-41 O 21 at Louise* W, 33-12 O 28 Ganado* L, 14-55 N 04 at SA Cornerstone LOUISE HORNETS Record: 1-8, 0-3 A 26 at Danbury L, 13-35 S 02 Van Vleck L, 16-22 S 09 at Burton L, 8-49 S 16 Woodsboro W, 48-0 S 23 San Mar. Baptist L, 14-33 S 30 at Sacred Heart L, 8-33 O 07 Open O 14 at Ganado* L, 14-56 O 21 Yorktown* L, 12-33 O 28 at Flatonia* L, 0-42 N 04 Shiner* GANADO INDIANS Record: 9-0, 3-0 A 26 Hallettsville W, 32-7 S 02 at Industrial W, 33-13 S 09 at East Bernard W, 22-21 S 16 Tidehaven W, 42-0 S 23 George Ranch W, 41-7 S 30 Palacios W, 28-7 O 07 at Shiner* W, 22-21 O 14 Louise* W, 56-14 O 21 Open O 28 at Yorktown* W, 55-14 N 04 Flatonia*

ST. PAUL CARDINALS Record: 7-2, 2-1 A 26 at Pettus W, 28-24 S 02 at Cornerstone W, 59-0 S 09 Stockdale W, 38-34 S 16 Flatonia L, 17-21 S 24 Bryan St.Joseph W, 70-13 S 30 at Aus. Regents W, 25-21 O 08 Brazos Christ.* L, 19-42 O 14 Open O 21 at St. Gerard* W, 56-12 O 29 at Sacred Heart*W,14-12 N 04 St. Dominic Savio* SACRED HEART INDIANS Record: 9-1, 2-1 A 26 Yorktown W, 22-19 S 02 at Flatonia W, 33-27 S 09 at Faith West W, 33-19 S 16 Nixon-Smiley W, 35-20 S 23 at Hyde Park W, 43-28 S 30 Louise W, 33-8 O 08 Bryan St. Joseph W, 56-0 O 14 at SA St. Gerard* W, 56-0 O 21 St. Dominic* W,58-0 O 29 St. Paul* L, 12-14 N 04 at Brazos Christian* SA ST. GERARD ROYALS Record: 0-10, 0-4 A 26 at Nuec.Canyon L, 6-56 S 02 CP Summit L, 19-66 S 09 SA Cornerstone L, 12-13 S 16 SA Brooks L, 0-34 S 23 DHanis L, 6-57 S 30 at Sabinal L, 0-62 O 07 at St. Dominic* L, 12-36 O 14 Sacred Heart* L, 0-56 O 21 St. Paul* L, 12-56 O 28 at Brazos Christ.* L, 0-2 N 04 Schertz John Paul II ST. DOMINIC SAVIO Record: 2-7, 1-3 A 26 at C.TexChrist. W,20-13 S 01 Texas Sch. Deaf L, 0-13 S 09 San Marc. Baptist L, 0-42 S 16Texas Christian L, 20-27 S 23 Open S 30 Somerville L, 0-64 O 07 SA St. Gerard* W, 36-12 O 14 Brazos Christian* L, 0-47 O 21 at Sacred Heart* L, 0-56 O 28 Dallas Homesch. L, 8-61 N 04 at St. Paul* BRAZOS CHRISTIAN EAGLES Record: 8-1, 3-0 A 26 Cypress Christ. W, 12-10 S 02 Snook L, 7-27 S 09 at Tx. Sch. Deaf W, 54-29 S 16 St. Joseph W, 39-6 S 23 Wdlands Christ W, 63-36 S 30 at Faith West W, 48-21 O 08 at St. Paul* W, 42-19 O 14 at St. Dominic* W, 47-0 O 21 Open O 28 SA St. Gerard* W, 2-0 N 04 Sacred Heart*

DALLAS COWBOYS Record: 3-4 S 11 at NY Jets L, 24-27 N 13 Buffalo S 18 at SanFranciscoW, 27-24 N 20 at Washington S 26 Washington W, 18-16 N 24 Miami O 02 Detroit L, 30-34 D 04 at Arizona O 16 at New EnglandL, 16-20 D 11 NY Giants O 23 St. Louis W, 34-7 D 17 at Tampa Bay O 30 at Philadelphia L, 7-34 D 24 Philadelphia N 06 Seattle J 01 at NY Giants

HOUSTON TEXANS Record: 5-3 S 11 Indianapolis W, 34-7 N 06 Cleveland S 18 at Miami W, 23-13 N 13 at Tampa Bay S 25 at New Orleans L, 33-40 N 27 at Jacksonville O 02 Pittsburgh W, 17-10 D 04 Atlanta O 09 Oakland L, 20-25 D 11 at Cincinnati O 16 at Baltimore L, 14-29 D 18 Carolina O 23 at Tennessee W, 41-7 D 22 at Indianapolis O 30 Jacksonville W, 24-14 J 01 Tennessee

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Cross Country Roundup

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

SEGUIN Lady Apache runner Contessa Baird placed seventh in the District 28-3A meet varsity girls race Thursday morning at Starke Park and will now represent the Lady Apaches at the Region IV meet Nov. 5 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Contessa stepped outside of her comfort zone in this race and it payed off, Gonzales coach Jill Cox said. Contessa did what she needed to do in order to go to regionals this year. For the start of the season it was her goal and she accomplished that. Baird crossed the finish line in 13 minutes, 10 seconds. La Vernia won the meet with 17 points and Yoakum was in second with 61. Pleasanton was third with 62 and Gonzales came in fourth at 92. Cox said the Lady Apaches did well in trying to overtake Pleasanton for the final team spot to regionals. There is no doubt that the girls gave their best performance in trying to beat Pleasanton for the third spot, she said. I have only four girls who have high school cross country experience. I have three first- year runners on varsity. This was a learning experience for many of the girls and they did a great job. My seniors, Kimberly Deleon and Brittney Pakebusch, did a great job being leaders in practice and in the district race. I could not have asked for more out of any of the ladies. As for the rest of the ladies, our times were good and so was the competitive effort they gave. Cox said. DeLeon was No. 14 in 13:43; Alejandra Diaz DeLeon was No 25 in in 14:49; Hailey Whitted was No. 27 (15:09) and behind her was Pakebusch (15:13). Kaitlyn Guerra was No. 31 in 15:37 and followed by Dora Rodriguez in 15:40. For the runner-up Lady Dogs, Brittany Rosas was fourth in 12:36; Harley Braun was ninth in 13:24; Courtney Carroll was No. 13 in 13:34; Hannah Bordovsky was No. 18 (14:00) and followed by Stephanie Kornegay (14:01).

teams. Mason Matias finished No. 34 in 20:01, Sam Wenske was No. 53 in 21:11, Kurt Chunda finished in 21:35 for No. 62, Kyle Chunda was No. 75 in 22:27 and Ted Wenske was No. 80 in 22:49.

Moulton teams sweep district Moulton varsity girls and boys took first place in their district races with 22 and 31 points, respectively. Waelder boys booked a trip to the regional meet with 73 points. For the Kitten, Brandee Dolezal finished in second place with a time of 14:18 and directly behind her was Paige Bartos (14:37), Chelsey Darilek (14:47) and Megan Mitchon (14:51). Kendall Kristynik placed eighth in 15:44; Tasha Zidek came in No. 12 in 16:26 and Larmie Zant awas No. 14 with a time of 16:43. Moultons Alex Reyes won the boys varsity with a time of 17:11 and was followed Gonzales Kim DeLeon heads toward the finish line during the District 28-3A by teammate Ty Ramos in 17:39. Dennis Lopez placed sixth in 19:07; Dallas Rothcross-country meet. (Photo by Mark Lube) bauer was No. 12 in 20:06; Jaime Moreno For the Lady Gobbler runners, Alexandra was No. 13 (20:30) and Mario Pinedo was Villafranca was No. 15 in 13:46, Sarah Southern St. Paul girls finish second at state was No. 23 in 14:34 and Luzy Flipse followed in The Lady Cardinals came in second in No. 14 in 20:37and Cameron Jalufka was 14:43. the 2011 TAPPS State Cross Country meet No. 18 in 21:42. Leading Waelder was In the boys varsity race, Eduardo Ruva- with 61 points, 23 points shy of first-place Clay Ornoa who came in fourth in 18:55; Arthur Aguilar was No. 11 in 20:04; Anclaba was the Apaches only runner, coming team Bulverde Bracken Christian School. in at No. 14 in 19:25. The girls ran great as a team and did tonio Castillo finished in 21:54 for No. 19; Eduardo did a great job in the Varsity Boys a great job of staying focused. I am very Aldr Sanchez was No. 22 in 22:54; Jeremy race. This was his first year to run cross coun- proud of them. They worked well to- Gonzales was No. 29 in 24:30; Joseph Mctry and placed 14th, Cox said. After the first gether all season, St. Paul cross country Cook was No. 34 in 27:02 and Deundre mile he was in 16th place and in the middle coach Dana Beal said. I am also proud Fields was No. 36 in 27:29. part of the race caught 2 other runners and of the boys. We were able to have a team Shiner girls earn trip to regionals held position. He ran very strong and was this year which is the first time in three Cassie Stafford placed fifth to lead the very competitive. His results were great for his years. They ran well and are young so we first year. I am very excited about his future as are excited about the future of our boys Lady Comanches. Jordan Pietsch came in at No. 11, Melanie Berger placed No. 15, a runner. program. Tyler Janota and Juana Sanchez were GonKali Kocian was seventh in 13:45, Tabitha Blaschke placed No. 18, Shanan zales participants in the junior varsity races. Katelynn Leist finished in 14:24 for No. Pardy at No. 22, Destiny Chumchal at No. Juana is only a freshman and had a great 16; McKenzie Kresta was No. 24 in 14:44, 27 and Kaci Jamison at No. 30. showing. She will have much success in Samantha Siegel placed No. 25 with a Tovar to compete at regionals the future years. Tyler improved all year time of 14:41, Ashton Kutac was No. 26 Nixons Balti Tovar finished in eighth long. His times got better each week. Dis- in 14:58, Elise Patek came in at No. 28 trict was no exception. I am really proud in 15.05 and Victoria Kusak finished in place at the 29-2A meet and will compete in the Region IV meet Saturday. of the effort and heart he showed through- 15:30 for No. 31. out the season, Cox said. The Cardinals finished 10th out of 15

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424 rushing with 18 total scores. We have to corral that kid, said Luling head coach Michael Waldie. Hes extremely smart and does everything well. Hes a big, physical kid who is a lot faster than he looks and is capable of taking one to the house on you if youre not careful. Hes been stepping up his game every week, Coach Rogers said about his son. Hes been running the ball better and making good decisions in the passing game. He means a lot to our offense. The rest of the Panthers ground game consists of quality running backs in Colton Childress, Sam Isenberg and Tyler Brown. The trio has been a nice complement to Rogers and lead running back Tim Goodman, the teams top rusher with 590 yards and seven touchdowns. Theyve got three or four backs who are kind of all the same, Waldie said. If they didnt have on a different number, I dont think you could really tell them apart. Theyre all just really hard-nosed runners who pose a great challenge for us, but were looking forward to it. Fortunately for Luling, theres no shortage of firepower in their offensive arsenal. The Eagles are averaging 37.5 points per game in league play led by their athletic jack-of-all-trades Billy Medford, who is second on the districts scoring list with 82 points. Nobodys really been able to contain him, that guy can really play, Rogers said. Hes the best athlete in the district by far. Were worried about him, but hes not all they have. Sophomore Trayden Staton has done a nice job at quarterback for Luling with 735 passing yards and 14 touchdown tosses. Freshman Brendon Cubit has offset Medford well at running back with 422 yards and six touchdowns, while sophomore Ty Anderson is the teams leading receiver with 33 catches for 410 yards and four

scores. Senior Vince Garcia has also contributed heavily in the passing game with 26 catches for 403 yards and a team-high five touchdown receptions. They have a lot of guys who are pretty good, said Rogers. Theyre not quite the caliber of Medford, but we cant just concentrate on him because those other guys can kill us. Putting up points against Blanco has been a daunting task all year for district opponents. The Panthers have allowed less than 13 points per league game and their average of 298.8 yards allowed is the districts third best total. More importantly, their defense has given only two scoring plays of 20 or more yards in district play. Theyre very sound in what they do defensively, said Waldie. Theyre going to line up in a 4-3 and theyre going to play it all night. Their ends are wide and physical, and they do a good job of turning everything in to their seven-man box. Theyre the type of defense that is going to force you to have to put together drives because theyre not real susceptible to big plays. A victory for the Eagles will do a lot more for the school than merely advancing them into the postseason for the first time since 2009. After registering wins earlier in the year over perennial powers Karnes City and Comfort, the Luling program is on the verge of elevating its status. Such an elite standing will no doubt prove helpful in establishing the Eagles as a major factor in a district where four of its teams are ranked in the top 30 statewide and in the top seven in Region IV. If we can add a win over Blanco to that list, then we will have put ourselves on another level, Waldie said. We wont be so much knocking at the door anymore, well be ready to kick it down. Thats what this game means. Somebody is going to be sent home for good on Friday night and were going to do everything in our power to make sure its not us.

us. Cuero, however, gave up 500 yards of offense against Sam Houston, and Lock said Gonzales is positive of what its offense can produce against the Gobblers. The Apaches must do a better job of not fumbling the football when they get inside the red zone. Against La Vernia, several turnovers inside the 20 negated potential touchdowns for Gonzales. While Gonzales has a legitimate passing attack, with quarterback Jon Anthony Casares, wide receiver Don Cartwright and tight end Cameron Smith, it may not be necessary for the Apaches to air the ball out with all of the success the running game has had. When you have a good defense, you need to control the football by making first downs and playing field position, Lock said. The strategy we had at the beginning of the year, we have stayed with it. He said Casares also has the ability to scramble if receivers are tightly covered. The Gobblers fell to Sam Houston 45-14 in their last game and are looking to get back on track.

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We are anxious to get redemption from the Sam Houston game, Owens said. The Gobblers go up against a Gonzales defense that has allowed just 21 points in the district season. We will have to find a way to move the ball effectively, Owens said. Their defense has done a good job this year. Cueros defense will need to find a way to break through the solid blocking of the Apache offensive line. Their line is playing great, Owens said. We will need to get past their lead blockers and make some plays. The Gonzales coaches discussed the importance and history of the rivalry with the players early in the week. A lot of people in the community who have been here awhile are very concerned about this game, Lock said. It would be a good opportunity for us to win in Cuero and to spoil their chances at making the playoffs. The Gobblers are also looking forward to the game. This game has been played for a long time. A lot of the players and the people in the community know each other, Owens said. This game usually has significance for one or both teams.

Louise was throttled by Flatonia in its last game, who Shiner blanked 42-0 on Oct. 21. The Comanches will need to focus on backs Dillion Lee, George Aguilar and Josh Bishop to shut down the Hornet offensive game. Shiner will need to continue execution of its smashmouth running game, mixed in with some passing. Flatonia at Ganado Flatonia has a tough matchup against topranked Ganado after defeating Louise, 42-6, last week. The Indian running game is led by Josh Labay and Flatonia will need to tackle and contain him well. Main defensive players for Ganado are linebacker Tyler Gorman, linebacker Clay Vessley and lineman Anthony Parks. With a win, Flatonia will be tied for third with Yorktown but will have lost the tiebreaker on head-to-head. The Bulldogs will want to end the season on a high note by defeating the Indians. St. Dominic at St. Paul The Cardinals will look to add to their streak after a 14-12 scraper against Sacred Heart last time out. St. Dominic Savio fell to Dallas HSAA North 61-8 in its game on Friday. Their offense is paced by quarterback Daniel Miksch

and quality lineman in Charlie Harrell and Jacob Parks. St. Paul will have to contain Miksch and running back Michael Harrell. Key players for St. Dominics defense are linebacker Ryan Puetz, defensive back Stephen Bierschenk and defensive back J.T. Brown. Sacred Heart at Brazos Christian The Indians are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season to St. Paul, 14-12, on Saturday. Sacred Heart will hit the road to Brazos Christian who holds a 3-0 record in TAPPS Division 4 District 3 after a forfeit win against St. Gerrard. The Indian defense will have to keep their on ball carriers Justin Brown and Jaxton McNair and quarterback Gentry Gail. Defensive players for Sacred Heart to keep away from their ball carriers are linebacker Hunter Elms and tackle Matthew Ford. Mustangs waiting Nixon-Smiley has an open date this week and has to wait for the results of other district games before knowing if they are in the postseason. The Mustangs will need Stockdale to beat Dilley and for Karnes City to get a win against Three Rivers, as Nixon has beaten both Dilley and Karnes City and would hold the tie-breaker for third place with all three teams at 3-3

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Above, Winners of the Sage Capitol Bank Halloween Costume Contest: First Place - Beverly Malatek (Harry Potter), Second Place - Janie Massey (Old Woman), and Third Place - Crissy ONeal (Saloon Girl). Below, M&Ms: Terri Stewart - Blue, Susan Castillo - Orange, Maydell Pankey - The Bag, Patsy Stamport - Yellow, Kathy Fredrick - Red, Felipe Leon - Brown, Felica Camarillo - Green. See more on page D3. Courtesy Photos

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Spell Witch - Destiny Voigt (7)

Blues Clues - Michael Meeh (2)

Strawberry Shortcake - Tenley Matias (3)

Snow White - Lily Reeves

Pretty Kitty - Sophia Torres

Gonzales Cannon Staff get into the Halloween spirit. From left, Doctor Dorothy Voigt, Hip Chick Debbie Toliver, Grandma Hippy Sanya Harkey, and Witchy Woman Nikki Maxwell, and their Ghostly Intern.

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Batman - Aiden Zambrano and Bat Girl - 1950s Sock Hop Girl - Anessa Scream - Jacob Reyes (5), Aiden Reyes (6 months) Yesenia Melchor Villareal Carrizales

Little Indian - Grayson Ramirez and Gorilla (Dad) Darth Vader - Jayden Blackwell

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Kitty Cat Yarel Gallegos

Cowgirls - Julia Webb (left) and Ashley Taylor (right)

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Two Screamers - Hunter and Noah Scream - Salomon Chavez and Skeleton Indian - Bethany Shovlin and Cat Gonzales - Naomi Casaras Katie Carter Ninja - Kabel Faltisek The Castaways from Gilligans Island, Sage Capitol Bank employees: Keri Mikulencak (Mary Ann), Cindy Finch (Gilligan), Susan Ditto (Ginger), Sharon Tenberg (Skipper), Ashley Wilke (The Professor), Sheilah Baker (Mrs. Howell) and Samantha Garcia (Mr. Howell). Courtesy photo

Beautful Cat - Sophia Torres, and Gloria Butterfly - Arissa Bolden (Mom)

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Iron Man - Nicholas Cruz (4), Pirate Girl (1) - Katherine Cruz, and Bat Girl - Alexis Ontiveros (7)

Cat and Olivia - Brianna and Ava Carrizales Ninja - Jaydee Longoria, and Bar Room Dancer - Josslyn Longoria

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T-Rex - Alex Martinez (6)

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hear more Classic Country legends, such as George Jones, Waylon and Willie, and Patsy Cline. We also heard a demand to keep some titles from country musics superstars of the 80s and 90s in the mix, such as older George Strait, Tim McGraw, Reba, and Garth. The music adjustments are effective immediately. Contemporary Texas Country music will continue to be spliced in during The Texas Morning Show weekdays from 6 to 9, and Sunday afternoons from Noon until 7 with the popular Texas Country Weekend and Texas Red Dirt Roads with Justin Frazell shows. Contemporary Texas Country artists include Wade Bowen, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Robert Earl Keen, Stoney LaRue, and Cody Canada & The Departed. The 1450 Polka Club with Mister John will continue weekdays from 9-noon. KCTI-AM 1450 news and information programming will also continue, Barthels said. We still air the Texas State Network news hourly along with the Texas Farm Bureaus Agriculture newscast, plus frequent news and weather updates during the morning show, he said. Throughout the day we air various news, local event information and public service announcements. Our Facebook page is also continuously updated with local news articles and community information. KCTI is here for the Gonzales County community. We are committed to local radio that gets results for our advertisers and gives our listeners a professionally produced and exciting listening experience Barthels said. KCTI AM 1450 has served the citizens of Gonzales County, The Guadalupe Valley and South Central Texas since 1947. For complete information on KCTI AM 1450, visit www. Follow KCTI AM 1450 on Facebook and Twitter.

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On Wednesday, Gonzales-based radio station KCTI-AM 1450 program director Egon Barthels announced an adjustment to its Texans, Outlaws and Legends programming format. The station will shift focus more towards the legends of country music. During the announcement, Barthels made mention of a recent survey of KCTI-AM 1450 listeners and advertisers. Many were very complimentary with the direction of the station and our commitment to Gonzales County local news, but we heard a clear message that the community wished to

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Layne Becker stars as Willy Wonka and Mackenzie Moers as Charlie Bucket in the Gonzales High School production of Willy Wonka Junior, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gonzales Junior High Auditorium. Performances are also set at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $6 for students, or you can buy them in advance at either the high school or junior high offices for $2 off. (Courtesy Photo)

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These Sisters of Hoboken find themselves in a big mess after their cook prepared a meal that poisoned over 50 of their fellow nuns. Meet Sister Mary Hubert, Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Amnesia and Sister Mary Leo as they perform acts in a variety show under the direction of Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior. This musical comedy is sure to keep you laughing as the characters, who are all based on real nuns, perform. This production will only be on stage for two more weekends. Performances this weekend are Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Next weeks performances are Friday and Saturday only. Good seats are available. Contact the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce at 830-672-6532 as always and they will make your reservation for you or go online to to purchase tickets directly. (Courtesy Photo)

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