Gonzales Cannon August 1 Issue

March 24, 2018 | Author: Gonzales Cannon | Category: Phonics, Elections, Funeral, Further Education, Voting


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Serving: Gonzales • Nixon • Smiley • Moulton • Shiner • Waelder • Yoakum• Luling • Flatonia • Hallettsville • Cuero • And More!Elks Lodge tourney lands whoppers Section B Vol. 4- Issue 45 Touchstone Rehabilitation provides comprehensive elder Rehabilitation Services including Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies administered by state licensed professionals under the supervision of a physician. Gonzales’ only locally-owned newspaper • www.gonzalescannon.com Cannon The Gonzales Reporting regional news with Honesty, Integrity and Fairness Region Bastrop County Emergency Management reported via Facebook the Texas Forest Service estimated the largest fire, near the Mount Pleasant area, to be 75 percent contained after consuming 252 acres as of Wednesday morning. Firefighters saved one structure from the blaze on Tuesday, aided by aerial water spraying by Subscribe Today Call (830) 672-7100 **75 Cents** Thursday, August 1, 2013 Power restored to Smithville area after wildfires Cannon News Services [email protected] The Lynn Theatre Aug. 1 Last showing of Turbo (PG) Screen 2 - 7 p.m. August 2-8 “The Conjuring” - R Fri.: 7:15, 9:30; Sat.: 4:00, 7:15, 9:30; Sun.: 4:00, 7:15; Mon.-Thurs. 7:15 Screen 1: Fri.: 7:00, 9:30; Sat.: 4:00, 7:00, 9:30; Sun.: 4:00, 7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 7:00 Aug. 6 - $1.00 Movie - Call theatre for showing “Wolverine” - PG-13 Screen 2: Coming Aug. 9/PLANES Aug. 13 - Last $1.00 movie for the season & 2 bikes & school supplies to be given away - Free to enter drawing. Tickets: Adults $7.00 Children (12 & under) $5.00 4:00 Matinee $5.00 everyone 510 St. Paul, Gonzales 210-687-8466 “Gorgeous Grandmas” feted at Country By CEDRIC IGLEHART Village Square. See [email protected] Page A14 The jury trial for a local woman Business..............................A7 Livestock Markets.......... A7 Oil & Gas........................... A8 Classifieds.......................... B5 Comics............................. B14 For the Record.............. A2 Faith.................................... A12 In Our View........................A4 Family................................. A11 Region.............................. A3 Puzzle Page.................... B13 Perspectives.................. A5 Sports.................................. B1 Obituaries....................... A13 The Arts .......................... B11 Inside This Week: “Come and Hear It!” Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday for weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels. Become a subscriber today! Annual subscriptions are just $25 per year. Call 830-672-7100. Rehabilitation... BASTROP — Firefighters from across Bastrop County, assisted by the Texas Forest Service, were reported in mop-up mode Wednesday morning after nine identified wildfires broke out across the county early in the week, at one point cutting power to parts of Smithville. Starflight. The emergency management office reported that power was restored to the Smithville area around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Residents of some areas were asked to evacuate at one point, but were allowed back into their homes Tuesday morning. Earlier Tuesday, the fire near Smithville jumped power lines and 236 residents were reported without power. Crews from Bluebonnet Four arrested after shooting Luling [email protected] replaced poles and wires and expected to have power fully restored by Tuesday afternoon. Wildfires were initially reported at Highway 71 and Pine Canyon, Pine Valley off FM 304, off Shiloh Road near Smithville and at the Smithville Dump. BCEM reported the largest of the fires, in the Mount Pleasant area, had been determined to have startFIRES, Page A9 Cannon News Services LULING — Four people have been arrested after a Gonzales man was attacked and shot Tuesday night here. Police Chief Bill Sala said in a news release that Luling police were called to the 400 block of East Austin Street around 7:24 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 26-yearold Anthony Andrew Wilson of Gonzales suffering from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen and cuts to his head. Wilson was treated by Luling EMS at the scene and later transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin by PHI Air Ambulance Service. He was reported in good condition Wednesday following surgery. Investigators said Wilson arrived at a mobile home at Youngsters involved in the Summer Theater Workshop performed “More Stories Please!” Friday at the Crystal Theatre in Gonzales. This year’s summer program wrapped up with the performance, but a number of the youthful actors will continue working as part of the Shakespeare Ninja program. (Photo by Mark Lube) Drunk-driving suspect changes plea to guilty Gonzales Co. Balagia said his client had a change of heart and decided to instead plead guilty despite the absence of a plea agreement with the State. “Ms. Ramos told me last night that she could not in good conscience allow me to try this case,” Balagia said. “She wants to take accountability for her actions. This is something that she decided that was staved off at the last minute after she decided to change her plea. Alice Ramos, 51 of Gonzales, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of murder/intoxication assault during session at the 25th Judicial District in Gonzales Monday morning. Ramos was scheduled to begin a jury trial, but her attorney Jamie she needed to do and you have to support her courage and willingness to stand up and be held accountable.” Ramos’ charges stem from a two-vehicle crash that occurred August 25, 2012, which killed 18year old Andrew Chet Hamm of San Marcos. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Highway 183 about 11.5 miles north of Gonzales, a 2001 white Toyota 4Runner driven by the address and was confronted by three males and one female subjects. Police said Wilson was beaten and then shot one time with a .22-caliber rifle. Investigators said he then left the scene to get medical help and his attackers fled the scene. LPD reports it later arrested four suspects in connection with the attack and recovered a .22-caliber rifle and narcotics. They later announced that four suspects had been arrested. Two residents of Luling, Diaz Rashad Spender, 24, and John David Rodriguez, 24, were charged in connection with the attack. In addition, officers charged Clarence Lee Anderson, 26, of Lockhart, with aggravated robbery, engaging in organized criminal activity, aggravated assault with a deadly SHOOTING, Page A9 Ramos was traveling northbound. Authorities said Ramos crossed the double yellow lines and entered into the southbound lane, where she collided head-on with a 1999 red Chevy S10 driven by Hamm’s older brother, Scott. Both men were airflighted from the scene and taken to Breckenridge and University hospitals. Scott Hamm was left crippled as a TRIAL, Page A9 San Antonio police hunt clues in death By DAVE MUNDY [email protected] Jammin’ at the Jamboree Region at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Monday. The Gonzales native’s body was found inside the Banyan Tree Apartments complex Sunday morning on San Antonio’s northeast side. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Residents told reporters from television station KSAT they hear shooting late that night. Cantu’s body was found near the The Trevor Cole Band lights up the night with music during Saturday’s apartment’s mailboxes. entertainment at the annual Moulton Town & Country Jamboree. For more MURDER, Page A9 photos from Jamboree highlights, see Page A3. (Courtesy photo) SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police are continuing to investigate the death of a Gonzales native whose body was found at an apartment complex early Sunday morning here. Funeral services were pending Wednesday for Danny Cantu, 51, at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales. There will be a viewing Sunday and the Rosary will be held Sunday night at Seydler-Hill. Services were pending Weather Watch THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED www.SageCapitalBank.com 830-672-8585 High-102 Low-74 Mstly Sunny High-103 Low-73 Sunny High-100 Low-76 Ptly Cloudy High-99 Low-75 Mstly Sunny High-101 Low-74 Sunny High-101 Low-73 Ptly Cloudy High-101 Low-73 Sunny Page A2 Obituaries ters, Victoria Nell Cochran of Corpus Christi and Amy Amanda Hatmaker of Victoria; son, Andrew Myer Hatmaker of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Sarah Loveless, Seth Hatmaker, Aaron Cochran, Harold Hatmaker, Hannah Moss, Gus Moss, and Krystal Cochran; and five greatgrandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan Hatmaker; son, Harold D. Hatmaker, Jr.; and granddaughter, Jamie. A Mass of Christian Burial Liturgy was held Monday July 29 in the Episcopal Church of the Messiah with Fr. Randy Melton officiating. Interment was held Tuesday, July 30 in Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus Christi. Pallbearers were Seth Hatmaker, Curtis Moyer, Greg McClain, Sherman Baker, Krystal Cochran and Amy Hatmaker. Honorary pallbearers were Victoria Cochran and Gus Moss. Memorials may be made to GCAM or FOGAS or the charity of one’s choice. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, July 28. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales, Texas. had it any other way. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Billie Joe and Linda Malatek of Columbus; grandchildren, Denise and Daniel Markle of Taylor, Todd Malatek of Columbus, Annie Malatek of Taylor, Mindy Malatek Hanak and her husband Jeremy of Glidden, and Kaylee Malatek of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Mia Malatek, Nicklas Malatek, Gunnar Hanak and Baby Gage; and dear family friends David and Tammy Kresta of Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Alice Fay Malatek Kirchner, brothers, Raymond and Vernon Bruns, and a sister, Alice Fortune. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 in St. James Catholic church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery. Pallbearers were Daniel Markle, Todd Malatek, Jeremy Hanak, Henry Paget, Coulton Kresta, and Dustin Ochs. Honorary pallbearers are David Kresta, Ron Pekar, Allen Bruns, Billy Rhodes, and Gary Malatek. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice organization of one’s choice, the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Special thanks from the Malatek family are bestowed upon the staff of River Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus Community Hospital, Asera Care Hospice and Drs. Kirk Anderson and David Neisner. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home of Gonzales. les and he graduated from Gonzales High School in 1943. He then worked at the old Piggly Wiggly grocery store until March of 1944 when he was inducted into the United States Navy. He received his Honorable Discharge June of 1946, after serving as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi. He became the fourth member of his immediate family to serve his country during World War II. After his military service, he returned to Gonzales where he worked at the Citizens National Bank of Gonzales, and then as an Assistant Manager at the CheckerBoard Feed Store. It was there that he met the love of his life, Joan Woodfin. After several years of meeting at the water fountain at the feed store, they were married September 10, 1950. Together they started a business endeavor to raise broilers and laying hens, which turned into a lifelong career of farming and ranching, raising chickens, hogs, and cattle. He was the last independent broiler raiser in Gonzales County. During the time that Doug was a feed distributor for Purina Feeds, he won many awards and trips. Over the years, Doug was a member of the Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, and Independent Cattlemen’s Association. He was The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 J.L. Johnson, 1939-2013 J. L. was born on March 1, 1939 in Streeter, (Mason County) Texas. He worked most of his adult life for Union Texas Petroleum; where he formed many lifelong friendships. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Johnson of Rankin; two sons, Jackie Johnson and Rodney Johnson and his wife Jackie; three grandchildren, Kayla, Tara, and Ryan; his brother, Douglas Johnson and his wife Gina; two sisters, Joyce Johnson, Shirley Simmons and her husband Ken, along with many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly; his sisterin-laws, Amy Gonzales and Christina Leon and their families, which always held a special place in his heart. J. L. was active for years in the Lions Club and the Barbados Cook offs. He faithfully attended the First United Methodist Church in Rankin. He was welcomed Home by his Lord on Friday, July 26, 2013. Graveside services were held at 10am on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Rankin Cemetery with Reverend Jennifer Kelley officiating. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home. JOHNSON Gonzales Master Gardeners announce fall class signups Cannon News Services [email protected] also instrumental in starting the rural water district. Faith and family were of upmost importance to Doug. He also developed a love of travel, starting on back roads all over the county and state and continuing to once-in-a-lifetime trips with his family. He had a love for baseball. In the 1950’s, he played amateur ball as a catcher on the Gonzales Indians, a team in the newly organized Guadalupe Valley Baseball League. He also enjoyed following the Houston Astros. He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Joan; daughter, Pam Walshak; husband, Bubba Boehm of Houston; sons, Mike Walshak and Kay Hunnicutt of Weimar, and Mark Walshak and wife, Jerrie, of Gonzales; six grandchildren, Shane Walshak and wife, Stephanie of New Braunfels, Jasen Walshak and Regina Niles of San Antonio, Courtney Walshak and fiancé, Richard Welfel of Kyle, Jaren Walshak and Jessica McPherson of San Marcos, Jalen Walshak and Jefry Walshak of Gonzales; two step-grandchildren, Jarrid Boehm and wife Nicole of Gonzales, and Jennifer Gattuso and husband Anthony of Hutto; sisters, Murlene Enke, and Pat Bianchi and husband, Vince of Victoria; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Boothe of Huntsville, Alabama, and Lorraine Walshak of Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David Walshak, Richard Alton Walshak, and Lawrence Walshak; and sisters, Mildred Wilson and Edith Browne. The family received friends on Wednesday, July 31 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales with a Rosary starting at 7 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. A flag folding ceremony will be performed at the graveside at St. James Catholic Cemetery. At Doug’s request, everyone will leave the cemetery to the tune of Lee Greenwood’s “Proud To Be An American.” Pallbearers are Doug’s nephews Dickie Walshak, David Walshak, Brian Bianchi, Gerard Bianchi, Stephen Bianchi, Ray Soefje, William Soefje, and Brett Myers. Honorary pallbearers are the past and present Coffee Bunch at the Cow Palace. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Veterans Memorial Fund, Gonzales Knights of Columbus, or the St. James Catholic Cemetery Fund. A special thanks to the staff of the Katy M.D. Anderson Hospital, the Methodist West Hospital Katy 6th floor staff, and Houston Hospice, and his local doctors, Dr. Eska and Dr. Craig. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Ida Mae Malatek, 1924-2013 Ida Mae Malatek, 88, of Gonzales, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Columbus, Texas. Ida Mae was born December 26, 1924 in Gonzales to Albert and Alma Tieken Bruns. She married Joe B. Malatek on December 26, 1942 in Gonzales. Ida Mae was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Ida Mae was a hard working country woman with the grit to overcome diphtheria as a youth and a rattlesnake bite received while gardening at age 40. Although she was a very gentle, kind, loving woman and mother, she was known to be a hard worker, and it has been said most men couldn’t keep pace with her. She would cook breakfast, clean her house, wash her laundry and still be out in the fields planting or picking cotton by dawn and in 30 minutes she would have a full dinner on the table and be back out in the field by 1 p.m. Ida Mae must have believed that adage “idle hands are the devil’s workshop,” because she kept herself busy. She spent a great deal of time gardening, canning her produce and cultivating her flower beds. She tended to and worked her cattle like a well versed rancher. Ida Mae’s only quiet time came when she had an opportunity to listen to polka music or play bingo. She picked up the game of dominoes in her later years and became an avid domino player. It could easily be said that Ida Mae Bruns Malatek carried the hard working, family loving traditions of the frontier woman into the 20th century; she wouldn’t have MALATEK Alice Marie Bachmayer, 1933-2013 Alice Marie Bachmayer, 79 of Gonzales, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. Alice was born October 6, 1933 in Corpus Christi to Andrew Anderson Rankin and Nellie McCoy Rankin. Alice married Glen R. Bachmayer in November of 1985 in Corpus Christi. She was a member of the Ladies Study Club and the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Gonzales. Alice was a voracious reader, she loved to sew and she found joy in sewing dolls, dresses, quilting and knitting. She was a marvelous cook and enjoyed being a part of her children’s lives rather than a spectator. She was enthusiastically involved in PTA, Little League and many of her children’s functions. She doted lovingly on her grandchildren and endeared herself to them as a testament of the beauty of a grandmother’s love. Alice was very proud of her family’s heritage. Her great grandfather mined salt from the Laguna Madre and transported the salt to the salt mill near Colonel Kenney’s Trading Post, an area which is now known as Corpus Christi. Alice is survived by her husband, Glen R. Bachmayer of Gonzales; daugh- BACHMAYER Douglas James Walshak, 1925-2013 Douglas James Walshak was born Dec. 14, 1925 in Dilworth, the fifth child of Richard A. and Melanie Maurin Walshak. He passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Houston surrounded by family after a courageous two-year battle with melanoma. Doug enjoyed growing up in Dilworth with his brothers, sisters and cousins. He often reminisced about that period of his life and one of his favorite pastimes was to take someone out to the area and show them where the old homestead had been and talk about old times. Most of this discussion took place as he was driving the old gravel roads around the Dilworth and Maurin area. To him, country roads were much preferred to pavement. The Dilworth School was across the road from the Walshak home. Although too young for first grade, he would go with his older siblings to school where the teacher finally gave him a desk of his own. He attended school there until the family moved to Gonza- WALSHAK Do you like to play in the dirt? Do you love plants and gardening? Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then come grow with the Gonzales Master Gardeners and register for the fall 2013 Texas Master Gardener Class. Gonzales Master Gardeners belong to a volunteer program sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension where they receive quality educational instruction in horticulture and then serve as a teaching outreach and community service program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. To learn more about the organization’s activities and our involvement in the community, go to www.gonzalesmastergardeners.org and click on our monthly newsletter, “As the Garden Grows.” The next Master Gardener training class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 10 and run through May 27, 2014. Typically, Master Gardeners will meet from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 623 N. Fair Street in Gonzales (next to Gonzales Elementary School). Master Gardeners will learn about soils, botany, irrigation systems, and plant propagation. Other topics include plant pathology, insects and pest management, and landscaping. Along with 50 hours of classroom instruction, four field trips are planned to horticultural and botanical gardens so students can see the principles of horticulture and gardening that have been learned in a practical setting. Speakers, which include Extension and Master Gardener specialists, college professors, and seasoned practitioners, will also discuss specialty areas such as fruit and nut trees, turf grass, vegetables, and greenhouse management. Upon completion of 50 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of volunteer service, participants will become eligible for certification by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as a certified Texas Master Gardener. To enroll, interested gardeners may either pick up an application at the Gonzales County Extension Office located at 1709 Sarah DeWitt, or download the application from the Gonzales County Extension Office website at http://gonzales.agrilife.org/ files/2013/04/Master-Gardener-Application.pdf or the Gonzales Master Gardener website at www.gonzalesmastergardeners.org. The deadline to submit completed applications along with the registration fee of $165 is Wednesday, August 28 before 5 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Gonzales Master Gardeners. Because the Master Gardeners work with school children in the community, persons admitted to the program must undergo a confidential background check conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. If you have questions or need additional information, please call Gail Johnson at 830-491-1996, Cindy Turner at 830-263-1363, or the Gonzales AgriLife Extension office at 830-6728531. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodations in order to participate in the program are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at 830-672-8531 to determine how reasonable accommodations can be made. BBQ Chicken Benefit A BBQ Chicken & trimmings Benefit for Danny Cantu will be held Saturday, August 3 from 11 until sold out at 828 N. College. Proceeds go towards his funeral expenses. For more information call Dorothy Cantu at 830-556-2879 or 830-557-7295. Donations appreciated. Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page A3 D&G Automotive & Diesel Wrecker Service 134 Hwy. 90A W • Gonzales, TX 78629 Glenn Glass, Owner 830-672-6278 Business 830-857-5383 After Hours Regional News Digest Cannon News Services [email protected] Around the Region also known as Obamacare. Under the new regulations, employers with 50 or more full-time employees must offer health insurance to each employee that works more than 30 hours a week. If a part-time employee without health coverage averages more than 30 hours per week in any given month, the employer could be assessed a $2,000 penalty for each full-time employee except the first 30. Fayette County employs 177 full-time employees and 15 part-timers who occasionally work more than 30 hours per week. If hit with the penalty, the result would be a $325,000 cost for local taxpayers. Lockout Services includes Light, Medium and Heavy Duty Towing and Service Calls, Light, Medium and Heavy Duty Mechanic DOT & State Inspections Mon.- Fri. 8:00 am - 5:30 pm 24 Hour Towing/Accident Recovery Lavaca commissioners renew health insurance policy The Lavaca County Commissioners approved the renewal of its health insurance policy with the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Health and Employee Benefits pool during a regular meeting on Monday. The loss/ratio for this year was reportedly less than 80 percent, the best in recent years. The county is scheduled to receive a $9,629 reimbursement check from TAC’s surplus for being a client since 2001. Lavaca Grand Jury issues seven indictments 10th Amendment authority to speak at RWOY meeting 1st place area go Texan Lavaca County horseshoes at this year’s Moulton Town & Country Jamboree this weekend was the team of John Meisetschleager and Mark Mitchon (Courtesy photo) The Lavaca County Grand Jury met on July 10 and issued the following indictments: • Jesse Downey, 35 of Shiner, assault bodily injury/family violence • Daryl Konecny, 25 of Hallettsville, driving while intoxicated (third or more) • Anthony Lucio, 45 of Yoakum, aggravated assault • Mary Scherbeh, 33 of Shiner, abandoning a child • Christopher Whitehead, 21 of Glidden, possession of controlled substance less than one gram • Two other sealed indictment were issued. Luling ISD sets goals for 2013-2014 school year The Luling Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted goals for the upcoming school year during its regular meeting on Monday. Among the goals are increasing the academic proficiency of students by recruiting/ retaining highly qualified and effective teachers, continued engagement with the community by promoting involvement and support of education, expanding the development of Career and Technology Education, and reducing the absentee rate by 25 percent. Mario Loyolla, director of the 10th Amendment Center at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, will speak and take questions on State’s rights and nullification at the next Republican Women Of Yoakum (RWOY) meeting. Loyola began his career in corporate finance law. Since 2003, he has focused on public policy, dividing his time between government service and research and writing at prominent policy institutes. He served in the Pentagon as a special assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and on Capitol Hill as counsel for foreign and defense affairs to the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. Loyola also worked as a state policy advisor for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He has written extensively for national publications, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show, CNN International, BBC Television, Radio America, and more. RWOY meetings are held at the Yoakum 1st place washers was the team of Garrett Hurley and Rene Sandoval (Courtesy Community Center, located at 105 Huck photo) Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Lunch is served and freewill donation is welcomed. For more information, call 361-594-4258. Caldwell commissioners plan new justice center Designer to address Shiner Heritage Quilters The Caldwell County Commissioners Court received a presentation from an architect detailing the plans for the new County Judicial and Service Center. The center will be housed in the old Walmart building, which was evaluated by Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects of Austin. The building could be occupied by November 2014. Braun & Butler Construction estimated the final costs at $7.5 million, up from $6.6 million three months ago. The court voted to move forward with the plans with an emphasis on trying to decrease the cost. Obamacare may force changes in Fayette County Fayette County Auditor Kathy Kleiber said the county could get hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties under new federal regulations in the Affordable Care Act, SHINER — The Shiner Heritage Quilters Guild has announced that talented quilt designer Victoria West will present a program, “Three Dimensional Blooms and Embellishments for Quilts and Textile Arts.” The program will be held Tuesday, August 6 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 102 W. Church St. in Shiner (one block off Hwy 90A). The presentation will challenge quilters to think outside the box and look at their work in a joyous colorful way. West will demonstrate how the use of 3-D additions will take Art Quilting in new directions. These fun dimensional elements can be applied to all First Place Tug-A-Tractor women’s team was Melissa Davis, Brittania Darilek, Tara types of quilts from traditional to the mod- Kloesel, Laura Dierschke, Anjanette Pilat and Noelle Kedziora. (Courtesy photo) ern. The evening meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include lots of activities such as show and tell, block-of-the-month, door prizes and light refreshments. Visitors and new members are always welcome. The meeting is free to the public. For more information, call 361-594-3185. 1st place softball was The Poachers (Courtesy photo) Page A4 Mr. Holder: Come and Take It U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised to use those parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act which were not overturned by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to continue to punish states —specifically Texas — which are not run by Democrats, by continuing to exercise federal “oversight” of state and local elections. This cannot be tolerated. The Justice Department on Thursday asked a panel of judges in San Antonio to order continued scrutiny of the state’s voting rules and operations, despite the Supreme Court ruling in June which effectively nullified what had been a requirement for the state to seek federal approval of any changes based on a history of past “discrimination.” “Once again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry reacted in a prepared statement. “This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state’s commonsense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process.” The target of this effort is to undermine Texas’ recently-approved Voter ID law under the nonsensical presumption that it is design to “suppress” poor and minority voters. Yet that same federal government doesn’t see a problemw ith those same “suppressed” voters being required to furnish a picture ID to cash government checks, apply for government benefits — or attend speeches by the Attorney General. Besides, while Voter ID will serve to halt the massive amount of voter fraud being perpetrated at live polling locations, it won’t do anything to suppress the even larger fraud; you can still vote by mail without furnishing an ID card, as thousands of dead people learned in Texas last election cycle. The Justice Department’s continued bald-faced partisanship undermines the foundation of not only the Constitution, but also our core concept of representative government. It is abundantly evident the Obama Administration is unwilling to continue respecting our notion of a “loyal opposition” — anyone opposed to the policies of this administration is considered an “enemy” and the full weight of the federal government is being brought to bear in order to bring opponents to their knees in subservience: • Witness the fact this same Justice Department has advised lawenforcement agencies around the country to consider any military veteran (who are most often conservatives) to be a “potential terrorist” and has even provided training to do exactly that. • It was recently revealed the Internal Revenue Service had been used to politically target conservative organizations and individuals for costly, aggravating audits — but there is to date no investigation by the Justice Department. • Private individuals with no connections to terrorism — including news agencies and reporters who have been critical of the administration — have been targeted for warrantless spying by the National Security Agency, a clear violation of the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments. • Holder and the Justice Department have continued to cover up the administration’s “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which the federal government sent arms to Mexican drug cartels in an effort to “prove” that the guns being used by the drug lords “were bought in American gun stores,” a clear and undeniable assault on the Second Amendment. Texas continues to be a major focus of politically-targeted punishment from this administration, from the withholding of funding — federal taxes paid by Texans — for various programs to ludicrous rules and regulations by a legion of federal agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency. Every one of these federal decisions has been political in nature and specifically designed to hurt the economy of the most productive and economically independent state in the union. One hundred seventy-eight years ago, another would-be dictator attempted to crush the rights of Texans. At Gonzales, he was told to “Come and Take It!” — and seven months later, at San Jacinto, he was forced to surrender his claim to this land. Mr. Holder and Mr. Obama would do well to heed that lesson of history. In Our View In Our View The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 ‘Transforming’ Texas education? Didn’t we do that once already? It sounds really good, doesn’t it? We need a transformation in Texas schools, “one that fosters innovation, creativity and a thirst for learning with new, more meaningful, assessment and accountability measures, rather than a system built around narrowly focused standardized tests that end up as the ‘be-all, end-all’ yardstick for a school’s success.” We’re all in favor of improving our public education system, after all. We want students who are smart, engaged, thirsty to attack knowledge. We want to be able to look at what is going on in oiur schools and be able to say, “We’re doing this right.” The above phrase comes from transformtexas. org, an organization run by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Interestingly enough, it’s almost the same language I saw used back in the mid-1990s, when the Texas Education Agency, TASA and other leaders of the education bureaucracy were promoting the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. For those who can’t read education-ese very well, it translates into four simple English words: “Send us more money.” You’ll be happy to note that this idea of transforming Texas education was crafted by a select group of superintendents from across the state, gathered in “facilitated meetings” (meaning the Delphi Technique was employed). Not one single parent was involved in making this decision, no school board was consulted, the State Board of Education took no vote on it. Kind of like how CSCOPE was developed, and we’ve seen how well that works, right? (By the way, remember the big hullabaloo about “getting rid of CSCOPE” this spring? More than 70 percent of Texas school districts are still using it.) Texas education has been getting “transformed” since at least the mid-1970s. Looking back, I recognize the elements of Transformational Outcomes-Based Education being implemented in my junior year in high school ... and mine was a rather conservative school district. I can only imagine it started much earlier in others. Dances with Chihuahuas Dave Mundy General Manager The problem is, since the beginning of the era of “transforming education,” it’s never been transformed. A few new educational fads sneak in with each “transformation,” but the basic methodology — and, more importantly, the results of that transformation — never changes. We jack up spending on public education and get two new layers of administraors, and our kids get dumber. Here’s a trick for you parents out there with kids in junior high or high school: ask them how to spell the word “there.” There’s a 90-percent likelihood they’ll rattle out a quick answer, and it will be correct — but they’ll never ask you whether you’re asking them to spell the word “there” (that place), “they’re” (they are) or “their” (belonging to them). The word “two,” also spelled three different ways, can generate a similar response. That’s because spelling isn’t important in an outcomes-based system. It’s irrelevant “because we have computers to correct that now.” People know what you mean, anyway. Therein lies the problem with an outcomesbased education: it doesn’t really educate. It’s not designed to. It’s designed to ensure perpetual high-paying employment for the education establishment. Consider the radical changes made in American public education between the 1950s — when the U.S. education system was the best in the world, hands-down — and now, when we’re in the second echelon. Prior to the late 1960s, most American kids left the first grade able to read almost anything in the English language; they might not understand it all, but they could pronounce the words. That’s because they were taught using old-fashioned phonics — they were taught the correlation between letters and combinations of letters and the sounds those letters made. Phonics was taught systematically: a lot of drills and skills and memorization. It was, at times, boring — but it worked. Once a student learned how to read, then you could focus on developing comprehension. I recall doing exactly that in the second, third and fourth grades — becoming a voracious reader and sometimes tackling material way over my head (Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” anyone?). When American schools began “transforming” starting in 1968 with the creation of a federal Department of Education, all that stopped. Literacy moved into the affective (values and feelings) realm through a false methodology called Whole Language. The idea of Whole Language is that humans learn to read the same way they learn to speak — by watching others. Instead of looking at letters and combinations of letters and reasoning what the sounds of those letters should be, students have to learn to memorize entire words — “sight words,” the idea is called — which become increasingly familiar to read as they see the same words more often. That is why so many of today’s kids struggle to read “at grade level”— it’s hard to comprehend a word you haven’t committed to memory when you have no idea how it’s pronounced. Being able to read a passage was never a problem for those of us brought up in that old system. The education bureaucracy has learned, and we now have “balanced literacy” — an attempt to inject a little phonics in \to what is still essentially a Whole Language environment. The upshot of that is it is now easier for schools to identify kids with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, get those kids labeled — and get the extra money for them. When you hear the word “transform” used in conjunction with public education, you can bet a very expensive process is about to begin. And you can bet you won’t get a say in that process. 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An erroneous reflection upon the charactor, standing or reputation of any firm, person or corporation, which appears in the columns of this newspaper will be corrected upon due notice given to the publication at The Gonzales Cannon office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: (830) 672-7100. Fax: (830) 672-7111. Website:www.gonzalescannon.com. Our insecure president President Obama has been displaying his insecurities and lack of leadership as never before, lately. Last week, on Friday, July 19th, Obama made a surprised visit to the White House press room and commented on the Trayvon Martin verdict which found George Zimmerman “not guilty”. His comments were filled with his personal observations on racism and inequality. Five days later, on Wednesday, July 24th, he announced his plans to help the economy of the nation were filled with warnings of class warfare. Author Stephen R. Covey once said that being proactive is most important for leadership because it begins with the mind set “I am responsible for me, and I can choose.” Also, Tanya Prive outlined some other leadership qualities in Forbes Magazine on 12/19/2012, which included honesty, confidence, a positive attitude, and the ability to inspire. However, Obama seems to exhibit the “victim mentality”, and projects that mind set on America. He has used race, class, gender, sexual preference, age, or whatever to claim that people are victims and not responsible or able to choose for themselves. His comments regarding the Trayvon Martin verdict revealed how he sees even himself as a victim of society. Furthermore, his idea of leadership is to be negative. He criticizes, attacks, and divides. On Wednesday, Obama warned that “social tensions will rise” if Washington doesn’t take steps to reverse the growing gap between wealthy Americans and the middle class… again playing the role of “The Great Divider”. He said the nation’s social fabric will begin to fray as resentment builds among lower economic groups. Does that sound like someone who is being positive and trying to lead a nation, or someone who is spreading insecurity among the people? Obama also showed his lack of leadership when he tried to be blameless for the scandals of El Conservador George Rodriguez George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance. 2013 his Administration. He said, “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington’s taken its eye off the ball. And I’m here to say this needs to stop.” Apparently, Obama feels the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups was phony, as was the waste of tax payer money for dance videos, and the lavish GSA conferences in Las Vegas, and Justice Department’s threatened subpoena of reporters’ files, and the unresolved questions surrounding Benghazi, and … well where is his sense honesty? Obama’s insecurities affect us all as Americans, and they could affect us in Texas. The insecure person will view (target) any secure and successful person or entity with envy and contempt. Many Americans may believe Obama’s liberal charade, but Texas has remained conservative and defiant… and economically successful. Texas has not bought what Obama and his liberals have been selling. While we have an insecure President in D.C., we have had strong, confident leaders in Texas. But because of our success, liberals are targeting the state through “Battleground Texas”, and only time will tell if we will elected more confident conservatives, or if we will elected insecure liberals who will project their insecurities on to us as Obama has. Thursday, August 1, 2013 Perspectives We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them. —Michelle Obama It’s a Monday in the morning and a pot of leg-lifters is simmering on the stovetop. A common occurrence here in the Cunningham casa. Later, around an hour prior to dinnertime, I’ll bake up some cornbread in a cast-iron skillet. In the same skillet my late mother used to use over 50 years ago. She did it daily, from scratch, for the old man to crumble up in a big glass of buttermilk. I crumbled my cornbread, which was thick, hot, and yellow, up in a plate of beans. Where I would take a fork and squish the brown beans up until they were squashed considerably into a mush with the cornbread. Boy hidee, did I take my fill of cornbread and beans each and every day back when I was young. I did. I’d get my fill until I was sufferin’ with comfort and damn sure enjoying my misery. The leg-lifters simmering today are based on the way my mother fixed ‘em. With an unhealthy chunk of salt pork amid the brown beans (that’s how we referred to pinto beans in my household). And she wouldn’t put that pot of beans in the center of the kitchen table until the juice was slightly thick to give it substance. So in about three hours I’ll be heading back to a not-forgotten yesterday as I dine on my leg-lifters and cornbread come dinnertime. In the interim I’m consuming coffee and perusing a few periodicals. It’s something I should shun on a Monday. Because what is considered news today is usually not good news. And bad news can make for a Blue Monday. Consider the TV news broadcasts. Where the news is just a person saying “Good evening” and then giving reasons why it’s not. In my pea-brain little noggin it’s my belief too much attention is given to celebrity news. The starlets with the baby bumps, or the ones in rehab, or the pop stars with clothing malfunctions. And America’s obsession with the Royal Family. Good grief, Charlie Brown. Babies are birthed every day worldwide. Some premature, others with birth defects, among other maladies. Parents feel blessed regardless of gender of the little tyke or tykes. But it is a family thing. And not for 24-7 coverage of a single child that will never be able to outlive those in line for the crown, much less, the Queen herself. Murders occur daily. Blacks killing blacks. Whites slaughtering whites. Hispanics murdering Hispanics. There’s an olio in there also. A mixture. Yet the media will isolate a particular incident and sway public opinion prior to charges being made. Milk it like an old dairy cow that’s gone dry. Nope, good news is hard to find. But if you scan enough items you’ll find it. Consider: The U.S. is now No. 2 in obesity, after Mexico. Our south of the border friends now reside in the world’s fattest nation. Due to a diet of fizzy drinks and fast food, 32.8 percent of Mexican adults are now classified as obese. We Americans only compare by a 31.8 percent statistic. The Cannon Page A5 Fattening up in honor of First Lady’s bold ideas Jim Cunningham Scratch Pad Jim Cunningham is a former longtime Gonzales newsman and the former interim publisher of the Gonzales Cannon. He now lives in the Moulton area. Recent history or distant past? The following article is an edited transcription of an interview with Alexandra Murphy heard on “The News from the Camp-house” on KULM 98.3 fm. Brune: People have a tendency to relate current events to past history. Now, let’s visit with someone who lived a part of history. Murphy: I am from Germany and was born in 1968. I grew up in West Berlin. The Wall was still standing. We were in West Berlin but that was still considered as being behind the Iron Curtain. Berlin was an island. During WWII the Russians overran that section of Germany. The Capital of Germany, Berlin, was now in Russian territory and they wanted to keep it. But the Allies said no. Berlin was divided into four sections. East Berlin went to Russia. West Berlin went to France, Great Britain, and the U.S. However, there was still Russian territory between West Berlin and West Germany. Brune: Was it difficult to cross the Russian territory. Murphy: Yes, you needed a passport. It took two hours to get through the first soldier’s checkpoint. Then it was a three-hour trip. When you left the highway you were required to again show your passport at two different checkpoints and making sure you weren’t smuggling people from East Berlin. If you looked suspicious they literally took your car apart. I lived in Rouduw which was a sub-county in the southeast corner of the U.S. sector near the Wall. It wasn’t just a wall there was a strip of mines, a dog strip, and the concertina wire strip. Then there were the towers. You could see the soldiers from our backyard. Sometimes they were nice and waved while we were playing, but other times they pointed their guns to scare us. Of course, when you grow up with such conditions at some point you start ignoring such behavior. Brune: How big was Berlin? Murphy: East and West Berlin together was probably about the size of Dallas. The Allies wanted their sectors to be self-sufficient and had the Germans set up their own City Councils. But the Russian sector, East Berlin, was turned towards communism. I remember hearing cannons at night, but it was the mines. Then the next day the newspaper would say that someone tried to flee East Berlin. The joke was that a rabbit hit one of the mines. Once at a checkpoint sirens began to blare and we were ordered to stay in our car. We waited for three or four hours and never knew what happened. It was a scary way to live. Brune: So if a person es- Looking Down from the Saddle Herman Brune Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County. caped East Berlin into West Berlin – they still had to get through Russian territory to freedom in West Germany. Murphy: That’s right and there were undercover police. My father was from East Berlin and they escaped before the Wall went up. After that, the Wall separated families and friendships. Brune: Would you tell us some family history? Murphy: Both of my sets of grandparents came from outside Berlin. They settled there during WWII. My paternal grandfather was in the engineer group with Wernher Von Braun. He was forced to join the Nazi regime. His dream was to create rockets to go to other planets. But he was forced to create bombs. When WWII came to an end Von Braun surrendered and asked his engineers to come to America. But my grandfather wanted to stay in Germany. He had a fine mechanics shop. In 1974 he and his sister left West Berlin to travel to West Germany through the Russian territory. The purpose of the trip was to meet a friend and business partner. It was our common habit to call home after reaching West Germany to let family know the trip was made safely. But on this occasion we never got that phone call. That was on a Friday night. On Monday morning my grandmother received a phone call that my grandfather and his sister passed away on the highway. It took three weeks for us to be able to claim the body. But when my grandmother went to get the body she was presented with ashes. We were never told how he died. My maternal grandfather was Paul Von Leven and he was the master gardener for the Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm. My grandmother remembers waving to the Emperor in his processions. After WWI there was no need for an Emperor’s Gardner. So – they opened a nursery and were the main suppliers for the graveyards in Berlin. He and his brothers had a big company. In Germany the graveyards are different than in the U.S. They’re more set up like parks. People go for walks through these parks/graveyards. West Berlin was very green and because of the limited space these places are kept beautiful. During WWII these grandparents sold their title, the “Von”, in their name – for food. They lost the farm to Hitler, but they managed to hang on to the business and only sold it between seven and nine years ago. Brune: Where do your parents fit in this picture? Murphy: My Dad was born in 1945 east of Berlin. Immediately after the war, in 1946, my paternal grandfather was put in a Russian prison. My grandmother’s father put my grandmother, father, and his sister in between logs on a train and smuggled them into West Berlin. My grandfather got out of prison, the wall wasn’t up yet, and he walked to West Berlin to find his family. Then for 14 months in 1948 and ’49 the Russians decided to cut off West Berlin from West Germany. They were trying to freeze the Allies out. This was the start of the Cold War. The only way anyone had food was the Allies airlift. They dropped food for 14 months. To this day my mother won’t eat cornbread. My Dad remembers LBJ being at checkpoint Charlie in 1961 when the Wall came up. The American tanks were pointing at the Russian tanks and LBJ assured the Germans the Allies would not abandon Germany. So, the Berliner has always been connected to America. Without America we wouldn’t be free. When the wall came down, in1989, the Russians left, and a flood of East Berliners moved west. They hurried because they couldn’t believe the Russian occupation was over. East Berlin was grubby and 40 years behind in technology. The people of Germany are still rebuilding East Berlin. I’ll drink a chocolate shake to that news item. And across the ocean a man with a racing heart going 190 beats a minute was being taken in a British ambulance. The ambulance hit a pothole and sent patient Ray Lee up in the air. When he landed, the jolt reset his heartbeat to 60. Lee, 65, said, “The paramedic looked at me in disbelief.” Lee said he used to complain about local roads but now hopes they “never fill another pothole.” I can’t cotton to Lee’s thinking on potholes. Perhaps he should come to Gonzales County and ride the county roads. No, he shouldn’t. It’d only set his pulse to pounding. On the norm, I confess to feeling that our youth is prone to being a bit moronic. Underwear on display and body piercings and tattoos. Here’s a nice item: An Indiana school district says it wasted $300,000 last year ‘cause students are rejecting the school’s new healthy lunch program. Designed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Students in the district are dumping vegetables and fruit in the garbage, or skipping lunch altogether, said Linda Wireman, food service director. “There are a lot of complaints and they’re going home hungry,” Wireman said. Michelle’s menu left those kids, collectively, as hungry as a moth on a nylon sweater. They’re starving for spoon-fed vittles. And now, states and school districts nationwide are opting out and abandoning her lunch program. Good. It’s considered an epic fail. Well, I tell you what. I bet this ol’ curmudgeon could conjure up a school menu that would leave the students in the lunchrooms of our nation begging for second and third helpings. By filling their plates with brown beans and cornbread and banana pudding and watermelon slices. That would be the basic breakfast. At dinnertime, they call it lunch in the school systems, we’d served up pure pork sausage patties and cream gravy, and buttermilk pancakes slathered in butter and syrup, and a large side of grits. Chocolate milk would be the beverage of choice for both meals. Bet them young’uns and whippersnappers would lap their lips over those vittles. And heck, within no time whatsoever, the U.S. could overtake the No. 1 spot as the world’s fattest nation. Aroma of the leg-lifters is wafting over and setting the stomach to talking. So I guess it’s best I preheat the oven and prepare that batch of cornbread. To partake of a dinner of cornbread and beans. Some say a full belly makes for a dull brain. I’m not concerned about eatin’ myself full, because I know there’s room in back for some banana pudding. Catch you down the road, hopefully, over some good news. Dealing with inconsiderate, loud neighbors Dear Editor, I live on St. Peter St. and have neighbors on Williams St. They play the drums, some days all day long. It echoes in the back of our house and into the beauty shop in the back yard. After so many hours I have to take a pill for severe migraine headaches. I have repeatedly called the city police to report the noise. They tell me they are within their rights within the decibel reading. Just what is the decibel reading? Don’t neighbors have any rights? It really is a shame some of these people who think it’s so funny. Live beside them and listen to it all day, every day! My husband even stopped by one day when they were on the porch and asked if they would please turn it down. Guess what? They played it even louder. Perhaps this thing is another step in losing our rights. Mary Brzozowski Gonzales plastic diapers. Reinstate washable disapers. Only use disposable diapers for out of town trips. 3. Now be honest with yourself. What happened to carpooling? It’s more fun. 4. Be able to turn in any vehicle emitting smoke beyond belief. 5. Don’t water grass only. If there’s a water shortage in one county it should be statewide rationing. Water is vastly going bye-bye. 6. Wake up America! 7. Solar power is the answer, not oil! 8. Water will be the shortage, not oil. 9. Do ya get it? 10. Don’t be biased or racial. This goes out to everyone. Get off the whipping post and bend over to do what you can (to help). Laura Langton Maiorka Luling Letters to the Editor Wake up Americans before it’s too late Dear Editor, Wake up before the coffee’s gone and a whole lot more. My fellow Americans are spoilt rotten and could use an old fashioned whipping. We push Mother Nature past what we really need leaving only burden and do-without for our kids’ and grandkids’ future. Theres a lot we can do to alleviate this dilemma. 1. Buy in bult. Eliminate waste. 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These crystals are formed when freezing water contacts particles of dust, salt or sand. The ice crystals form a nucleus around which water droplets attach to make the size of the droplet increase. When the size of a droplet increases sufficiently, it becomes a raindrop and falls from the cloud. Cloud seeding is thought to increase the number of these “nuclei” available to take advantage of the moisture in the cloud to form raindrops that would not have otherwise formed. To be effective, seeding must be done at the correct time and in the correct manner. As a cloud grows taller, the air temperature in the cloud cools and falls below the freezing point of water. This cooling effect means that the cloud droplets, which are much too small to fall as rain, are also cooled to a point where they respond to crystallization when contacted by an ice particle. Consequently, when there are fewer crystals to act as nuclei for raindrops, there will be less rain than would have been if more crystals were present. There are two chemicals in use for cloud seeding – silver iodide and calcium chloride. Silver iodide (AgI) is termed “glaciogenic” because its chemical structure is like ice crystals. The other seeding chemical used when the cloud temperature is too warm for forming ice is calcium chloride (CaCl). Calcium chloride is “hygroscopic,” which means it attracts water. When silver iodide is introduced into a cloud the number of ice crystals increases and the crystals contact water vapor causing it to freeze to the crystal. Considerable heat is released to the atmosphere during the freezing and crystal formation phase. The released heat causes the cloud to grow taller and its vertical wind velocity (updraft) to increase. This results in the cloud being able to pull in more moist air and, thus, create more raindrops. However, not all clouds are potential rainmakers. Generally, cloud seeding is performed with a meteorologist working in tandem with the pilot of the cloud seeding aircraft so that, with direction from the meteorologist, the pilot can target the most promising cloud(s). The criteria used in Texas to find promising clouds, is to locate “feeder” cells near developing cloud formations which have temperatures below 23o F. The target cloud must also have sufficient moisture and airflow to be a candidate. 1. Silver iodide is fired into cloud using flares on planes or from the ground 2. Water droplets then attach to these particles 3. They fall as snow if surface temperatures are below or near freezing, or as raindrops at warmer temperatures 4. Heat released as the droplets freeze boosts updrafts, which pull more moist air into the cloud Local Precipitation Enhancement South Texas Weather Modification Association (STWMA) is a non-profit organization consisting of Preparing to transition from your business With over 80 percent of current business owners being of the baby boomer generation, it is imperative to focus on business transition to the new potential younger generations. More than half of these current business owners are seeking to retire and leave their place of business in the next five years. So, what does this mean for your community? Can your community afford to have businesses shut their doors? Communities need sustainable business. Without successful business transitions, a large majority of the businesses in rural communities could shut their doors, which decreases jobs and wealth in the community. Each job in rural areas equals at least $112,705 in total economic impact. Existing businesses (six years or older), generally sus- several water districts and a county commissioner’s court. The association first formed in 1996 and conducted its first seeding mission the following year. After a decade of existence, the STWMA, based in Pleasanton, continues to perform seeding operations over multiple counties (Atascosa, Bee, Frio, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Wilson, Medina, Bandera, and Bexar) in south-central Texas. The Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District was a member of the association from 2006 to 2007. The STWMA lists its cloud seeding operations online at www.southtexasweathermodification.com. From this website you can view the various seeding reports and airplane flight tracks across the area. The information provided in this article is a compilation of material from a variety of sources. For more information about this article contact the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation It’s never too early to stop by and say hi to the staff at the Gonzales Cannon! District at (830) 672-1047. Youngsters from Christian Kids Day Care were recent visitors to the newspaper office while transiting from Vacation Bible School. (Photo by Mark Lube) Business Tips Kacey M. Lindemann Butler Kacey Lindemann Butler is a senior business advisor at UHVSmall Business Development Creating a socially responsible portfolio Socially responsible investing means a lot of things to a lot of people. In general, it should promote the notion of ethical corporate citizenship in a world where corporate greed is often frowned upon. As we diversify our investments, we can choose to promote human rights via political avenues, environmental issues via products we choose to buy or religious causes via church projects, etc. This broad term can refer to these proactive practices or can imply an investment avoids companies that engage in practices we deem unethical. Socially screened portfolios totaled approximately $3 trillion at the beginning of 2010 which represented a 34% increase since 2005. Government controlled funds such as pension funds are under pressure by activist groups to adopt investment policies that support and encourage ethical corporate behavior, respect human rights, promote responsible employer/employee behavior and promote environmental concerns. Because people have such a wide variety of values, mutual fund managers have learned to diversify the various criteria they uphold. This may lead to their having higher fees than regular funds for their addition- tain and create higher quality and higher paying jobs, which in turns leads to a higher quality of life in communities. How will your community keep these businesses open? There are three major options most business owners consider for exiting a business: 1. Sell the business. 2. Family Succession. 3. Sell inventory and assets and close the doors. The most popular option typically is to sell the busi- ness, and this process generally takes at minimum three years. Why you ask? Think financials. Lenders and other private investment firms request at minimum three years of financial from the current business owner to prove the company’s health and worth. Family succession is the second most popular option. This process can take up to seven years. First the business owner has to have a successor that is willing to take over the business, and more importantly, is interested in taking over the business. Then the process of training that successor can be lengthy due to involvement and length of experience. Sadly, most family successions fail within the three years of transition. The third option, and the least popular option, is selling the inventory and shutting the doors. Most often, this option is a result of a death or illness to the owner or a close loved one of the business. In other words, an unforeseen circumstance. Without a proper exit strategy or plan, businesses end up leaving our communities with little to no warning, creating higher unemployment and higher leakage into other surrounding communities; neither of which is desirable. Seeking assistance from local organizations, such as the SBDC, can greatly improve the survivability of businesses in your community. By offering counseling and training services, mostly at no cost, these business owners gain the knowledge they need to successfully transition their business, whether they are selling or purchasing. Understanding every aspect of the business is critical to surviving in today’s competitive environment. Financial Planning The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, July 27, 2013 had on hand: 1,216 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1.00 higher. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and Barbara Magor is a Certified Financial Planner with offices in large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $195$235; 300-400 lbs, $172-$180; 400-500 La Vernia. lbs, $155-$170; 500-600 lbs, $141-$151; al ethical research, as well as be- 600-700 lbs., $133-$139; 700-800 lbs, ing managed by smaller mutual $126-$129. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91fund companies. Socialfunds. $105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and com is a good place to start your research as you learn to diversify large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $175$210; 300-400 lbs, $150-$165; 400-500 your portfolio. lbs, $141-$147; 500-600 lbs., $129Community investing takes $140; 600-700 lbs., $121-$126. Packers cows: Good lean utility and the art of socially responsible investing to another personal commercial, $72-$76; Cutters, $75$84; Canners, $61-$68; Low yielding level by streamlining your in- fat cows, $69-$75. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good vestment straight to community needs. Social impact investing is heavy bulls; $97-$100; light weights and medium quality bulls, $84-$93. the POSITIVE slant on socially Stocker Cows: $950-$1,150. responsible investing that I like Pairs: $1,050-$1,725. Thank you for your business!! to think I infuse throughout the View our sale live at cattleusa.com! Barbara Magor Gonzales Livestock Market Report Area Livestock Reports lbs, $118 to $128 to $170; 700-800 lbs, $101 to $111 to $126. Slaughter cows: $52 to $87; Slaughter bulls: $87 to $97; Stocker cows: $720 to $1,080; Pairs, $1,000. Notices: We will be closed on September 2, 2013 for Labor Day! Over 700 lbs. bulls, $113-$129. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., $194$230; 200-250 lbs., $171-$210; 250-300 lbs, $156-$172; 300-350 lbs, $154-$169; 350-400 lbs, $147-$165; 400-450 lbs, $144-$154; 450-500 lbs, $135-$155; 500-550 lbs, $135-$144; 550-600 lbs, $129-$137; 600-700 lbs., $123-$130; over 700 lbs, $110-$122. day. Too often donors limit their organizations and do not offer proper avenues to allocate the $700B in foundation assets. My father taught me to buy what I know and buy what I like! Know and trust your values as you diversifY your investments — both in your portfolios and your daily financial investments including your time, energy AND money! The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, July 29, 2013, Volume, 1,433; 171 cows, 7 bulls. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $164 to $174 to $225; 300-400 lbs., $154 to $164 to $193; 400-500 lbs, $144 to $154 to $177; 500-600 lbs, $134 to $144 to $162; 600700 lbs, $125 to $135 to $151; 700-800 lbs, $119 to $129 to $140. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $144 to $154 to $190; 300-400 lbs, $141 to $151 to $175; 400-500 lbs, $133 to $143 to $178; 500600 lbs, $123 to $133 to $190; 600-700 Nixon Livestock Commission Report Miller’s Autoworx Miller Bullock Owner/Operator 901 East Davis St. Luling, TX 78648 Work 830-875-2277 Cell 512-771-6218 Fax 830-875-2277 [email protected] SUSPENSION CHECK FREE Complete Auto & Truck Repair Specializing in Diesel, European & Asian Triple AAA Certified Shop Prestamos/Personal Loans from Back to School Loans 612 N. St. Joseph Gonzales, TX. 78629 www.security-finance.com Cuero Livestock Market Report on July 26, 2013, had 1,641 head. Had 1697 cows and 17 bulls. The packer market continued last week’s higher market pickup up another $1/ cwt value. Runs are lower and packers are getting more current on getting cattle processed. Demand remains strong for the numbers entering the market. The calf market was really good across the board as all classes continued the upward trend that started last week. Anything under 450 lbs with any quality was $2-3-cwt higher with lighter weights up over $5/cwt. Just a good healthy competitive market on all classes. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $88-$103; lower grades, $62-$87. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$73; boning, $65-$82; canners & cutters, $69-$91; light & weak, $40-$60. Palpated, 10 bred cows, $80-$89. Pairs: 3 Pairs, $900 & $1,440. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, $186$220; 200-250 lbs, $190-$222; 250-300 lbs, $181-$214; 300-350 lbs, $178-$198; 350-400 lbs, $162-$184; 400-450 lbs, $157-$178; 450-500 lbs, $151-$165; 500-550 lbs, $147-$158; 550-600 lbs, $146-$157; 600-700 lbs, $138-$144; 700-800 lbs, $125-$131. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $184$252; 250-300 lbs, $173-$220; 300-350 lbs, $172-$208; 350-400 lbs, $153-$178; 400-450 lbs, $160-$177; 450-500 lbs, $153-$164; 500-550 lbs, $143-$159; 550-600 lbs, $136-$145; 600-700 lbs, $129-$138. Cuero Livestock Market Report The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on July 23, 2013, 1,489; week ago, 2,187; year ago, 661. The market was stronger again this week. Heavier weight classes sold $2 to $4 higher. Lighter weights 500 lbs and down sold $4 to $7 higher. Demand very good in all areas. Packer cows and bulls sold steady to Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report $1 higher on approx. 130hd. Total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $74-$86; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $61-$74; light weight canner cows, $50-$61. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $98-$102; utility & cutter bulls, $92$98; lightweight canner bulls, $83-$92. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $190-$240; 200-300 lbs, $180-$2365; 300-400 lbs, $168-$200; 400-500 lbs, $157-$182.50; 500-600 lbs, $136-$162; 600-700 lbs, $128-$148; 700-800 lbs, $124-$135. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $180-$230; 200-300 lbs, $165-$205; 300-400 lbs, $148-$186; 400-500 lbs, $136-$168; 500-600 lbs, $128-$151; 600-700 lbs, $121-$136; 700-800 lbs, $110-$124. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336. $200 up to $1258 25+ yrs. in Business & Serving the needs of our customers!! We have quality cleaners from 1 quart to 55 Gal Drums. Oil Field Rig Cleaners or Home or Business Cleaners, Party Supplies & a fair line of Paper Supplies & Linens! We arent’ the Cheapest or the Leanest but we appreciate your business. A lot of Gonzales Fundraisers start right here. God Bless Ya, Bob (Our Books & Price Lists Left The Building) We Are Not Closing Apache Chemical & Janitorial Supply 932 Oil Patch Lane, Gonzales (830) 672-7967 *All loans are subject to our liberal credit policy and credit limitations, if any and require verifiable ability to repay 830-672-6851 Page A8 The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 Oil & Gas Reports Page Sponsored by DuBose Insurance Agency Cannon News Services [email protected] Construction of major facility underway near Cheapside DENVER, COLO. — High Point Infrastructure Partners, which controls the general partner of American Midstream Partners, LP and is a portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners, has, through a whollyowned subsidiary, entered into a long-term, fee-based agreement to provide midstream services to a large independent producer in the oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales County Under terms of the agreement, High Point will construct, own, and operate full well-stream gathering, treating, and processing infrastructure to gather and treat oil, natural gas, and produced water. The oil and natural gas will be treated and processed at a centralized facility. Construction of the midstream facilities is underway near Cheapside in southern Gonzales County, and the facility will commence initial operations in early 2014. When fully operational, the gathering pipeline and treating/processing facility will have capacity for approximately 95,000 barrels per day and 15 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. The initial phase of the Eagle Ford project will be developed by High Point. High Point has granted American Midstream a right of first offer with respect to the agreement and the associated facilities, and upon completion of the initial phase, High Point intends to offer the assets to American Midstream. American Midstream and High Point plan to work together to expand the system and to pursue future Eagle Ford development. “We are excited to announce a long-term agreement to develop critical midstream infrastructure for a significant producer in the Eagle Ford Shale,” commented Steve Bergstrom, Executive Chairman of the general partner of American Midstream. “The execution of the agreement and the associated capital Oil & Gas (830) 826 Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX 78629 www.JDCOins.com 672-9581 Carrizo Oil & Gas reports increased production in Eagle Ford Cannon News Services [email protected] funding are evidence of the strong support and valuable energy expertise of the new owners of our general partner, which will afford us the opportunity to grow our fee-based cash flow and add geographic diversity to the American Midstream platform. Providing midstream services is essential to the success of American Midstream’s producer customers, and looking ahead we anticipate further expansion into the Eagle Ford that will provide long-term value for our unitholders.” HOUSTON — Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. this week announced updated production guidance for the second quarter and full year 2013 as well as plans to participate in upcoming conferences. The company reported raising second quarter 2013 oil production guidance from 9,600-10,000 Bbl/d to 10,800-11,200 Bbl/d; ncreasing 2013 crude oil production growth target to 40% from 28%; raising 2013 total production growth target to 10% from 6%. Carrizo’s results in the Eagle Ford Shale have been exceeding management’s expectations, with oil production averaging roughly 9,500 Bbl/d through the first two months of the quarter. Key drivers of the outperformance have been flatterthan-expected decline rates from new wells in a number of areas, successful results from artificial lift installations and less well downtime than expected. Primarily as a result of the strong Eagle Ford results, Carrizo is increasing its second quarter 2013 oil production guidance to 10,80011,200 Bbl/d from 9,600-10,000 Bbl/d. For natural gas and NGLs, Carrizo is maintaining its prior guidance of 90-94 MMcfe/d, but expects production to be near the high end of the range. A summary of Carrizo’s updated production and cost guidance is shown in the table below. Carrizo is revising its 2013 drilling and completion capital expenditure plan to $530-$540 million from $500 million. The revised plan remains based on three operated rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale, two in the Niobrara Formation, and one in the Marcellus Shale. In the Eagle Ford Shale, Carrizo is increasing planned 2013 drilling activity by three wells as a result of increases in drilling efficiencies, and increasing planned completion activity by 35 net frac stages primarily for lease management purposes. In the Niobrara, Carrizo now expects to drill and complete 21 net wells, up from an estimate of 17-18 previously. This results from increased non-operated drilling and completion activity coupled with a higher working interest in a number of the company’s operated wells. Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33230 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit D Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles E. of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33229 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit E Well No.: 4 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.9 miles NE. of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 279 API No.: 42-123-33228 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit E Well No.: 3 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.9 miles NE. of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 279 API No.: 42-123-33227 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit E Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.9 miles NE. of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 279 API No.: 42-123-33231 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: St Clair Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: D. Davis, A-12 Acres: 297.76 API No.: 42-123-33232 Classification: Fld. Dev. Operator: Magnum Producing LP Lease Name: Bock Well No.: 1 Field Name: Yorktown South Total Depth: 7,800 feet Direction and Miles: 5.3 miles SE. of Yorktown Survey Name: J.T. Tinsley, A-455 Acres: 112.90 Fayette County API No.: 149-33286 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33287 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33288 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33289 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-33056 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Moesker Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 15.8 miles NE. of Gonzales Survey Name: R. Kelley, A-307 Acres: 585.71 API No.: 42-177-33055 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Mitchell Unit Well No.: 14H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,750 feet Direction and Miles: 13 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: M. Cogswell, A-144 Acres: 628.37 API No.: 42-177-33057 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Rudolph Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 12.6 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: D.W. Brandt, A-6 Acres: 833.20 API No.: 42-177-32649 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Recompletion Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Windwehen-Northcutt Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9 miles NE. of Gonzales Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-230 Acres: 710.25 API No.: 42-177-33052 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Morris Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8.2 miles SW. of Cost Survey Name: H. Earthman, A-202 Acres: 791.70 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33716 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Pilsner Hunter Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Shiner Survey Name: Hrs. A. Jones, A-210 Acres: 702.01 API No.: 42-285-33715 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Pilsner Hunter Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Shiner Survey Name: Hrs. A. Jones, A-210 Acres: 702.01 API No.: 42-285-33714 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Pilsner Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Shiner Survey Name: Hrs. A. Jones, A-210 Acres: 702.01 API No.: 42-285-33713 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Pilsner Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Shiner Survey Name: Hrs. A. Jones, A-210 Acres: 702.01 API No.: 42-285-33717 Classification: Wildcat Operator: Esenjay Operating Inc. Lease Name: 7Y Well No.: 1 Field Name: Wildcat Total Depth: 9,300 feet Direction and Miles: 18.3 miles NW. of Edna Survey Name: H. Crooks, A-108 Acres: 426 API No.: 42-285-33719 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Technik Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 4.45 miles N. of Shiner Survey Name: T. Toby, A-461 Acres: 704 API No.: 42-285-33718 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Technik Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 4.45 miles N. of Shiner Survey Name: T. Toby, A-461 Acres: 704 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32839 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Gunn Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: D. Davis, A-12 Direction and Miles: 11.2 miles NE. of Westhoff Oil: 772 MCF: 1,073 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,750 Total Depth: 18,107 feet Perforations: 12,40017,893 feet API No.: 42-123-32873 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Nelson A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: T. Churmley, A-114 Direction and Miles: 6.53 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 984 MCF: 2,011 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,415 Total Depth: 18,903 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,809 feet Perforations: 13,66218,697 feet API No.: 42-123-32828 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Krause B Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: F.S. Breeding, A-69 Direction and Miles: 2.68 miles SE. of Westhoff Oil: 624 MCF: 1,396 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,895 Total Depth: 18,684 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,565 feet Perforations: 13,49818,298 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32670 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Hrncir Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: L. Mallet, A-352 Direction and Miles: 18.4 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 415 MCF: 151 Choke Size: 24/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 350 Total Depth: 14,658 feet Perforations: 9,32514,658 feet API No.: 42-177-32614 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Mudd Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: D. Davis, A-11 Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles NE. of Westhoff Oil: 879 MCF: 791 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,730 Total Depth: 18,470 feet Perforations: 12,33018,253 feet API No.: 42-177-32885 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Billings Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 2,318 MCF: 2,396 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,051 Total Depth: 15,003 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,922 feet Perforations: 11,80614,907 feet API No.: 42-177-32850 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Brothers Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 1,428 MCF: 1,426 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,207 Total Depth: 16,036 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,954 feet Perforations: 10,95615,949 feet API No.: 42-177-32851 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Brothers Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 1,346 MCF: 1,166 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,147 Total Depth: 16,962 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,879 feet Perforations: 11,00016,874 feet API No.: 42-177-32936 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: William Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: C. DeWitt, A-180 Direction and Miles: 12.1 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 915 MCF: 1,069 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,230 Total Depth: 16,637 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,552 feet Perforations: 12,33116,547 feet API No.: 42-177-32842 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lowery Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles S. of Smiley Oil: 2,681 MCF: 2,737 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,223 Total Depth: 15,950 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,857 feet Perforations: 11,93215,847 feet API No.: 42-177-32844 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lowery Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles S. of Smiley Oil: 2,212 MCF: 2,383 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,129 Total Depth: 16,740 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,650 feet Perforations: 12,14516,640 feet API No.: 42-177-32840 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lowery Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles S. of Smiley Oil: 2,248 MCF: 2,279 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,123 Total Depth: 15,262 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,177 feet Perforations: 11,92215,167 feet API No.: 42-177-32894 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Billings Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 2,604 MCF: 2,650 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,154 Total Depth: 15,719 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,641 feet Perforations: 11,75315,600 feet API No.: 42-177-32893 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Billings Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Humphrey, A-266 Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 2,337 MCF: 3,385 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,206 Total Depth: 15,208 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,129 feet Perforations: 11,83115,094 feet API No.: 42-177-32817 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: TinsleyCook 2 Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G.W. Barnett, A-110 Direction and Miles: 7.7 miles SW. of Gonzales Oil: 565 MCF: 151 Choke Size: 24/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 13,403 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,274 feet Perforations: 7,32613,278 feet API No.: 42-177-32769 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: ColwellRawls 1 Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-229 Direction and Miles: 5.8 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 452 MCF: 391 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 320 Total Depth: 12,935 feet Plug Back Depth: 12,804 feet Perforations: 6,85412,807 feet GEDC budget almost $1M Trustees OK drug testing By DAVE MUNDY [email protected] Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page A9 Commissioners OK waivers for attorneys By DAVE MUNDY [email protected] Gonzales Economic Development Corp. directors gave first approval Monday to a budget for 2013-14 of nearly $1 million. Directors approved a preliminary budget of $973,500 predicated on anticipated sales-tax revenues of $950,000. The budget earmarks $250,000 for downtown development, $123,000 for workforce development, $100,000 for expansion/retention of current business and $150,000 for new busi- ness recruiting. Also included is $100,000 for the Small Business Incentive Grant program and $50,000 for the Main Street Facade program. The board of directors postponed action on approving a new investment policy for the GEDC because the proposed policy presented Monday was city-specific and could actually have prohibited GEDC from performing some of its functions. Clint Hille noted the investment policy as presented lumps GEDC with the City of Gonzales, and recent action by City Council has been to give GEDC increasing responsibility for running its own affairs. “That’s what the City Council appointed us to do, exercise fiduciary responsibility,” he said. The board directed Economic Development Director Carolyn Gibson Baros to have the city’s auditor review the proposed policy to make it more EDC-specific. Baros told directors that halfway through the current “stump budget” year, the city has already taken in 78 percent of its projected sales tax revenue for the period and anticipates it will exceed that projection. By CEDRIC IGLEHART [email protected] Gonzales County Commissioners on Monday gave approval to a couple of waivers to enable the County Attorney and his new assistant to retain their health ensurance during the recently-legislated transition in authority. The Texas Legislature this year approved a measure authorizing the County Attorney’s office to prosecute felony cases in the county. As a result, County Attorney Paul Watkins will have a new assistant TRIAL: Ramos changes plea to ‘guilty’ Continued from page A1 attorney from the District Attorney’s office joining the county team to help handle those cases and Watkins himself will officially become a state employee on Sept. 1. The waivers approved by the Court will waive the normal 90day waiting period for the assistant county attorney to become part of the county’s health insurance plan, and would allow Watkins to retain his COBRA coverage until the state takes over coverage. In other business, County Tax Assessor-Collector Crystal Cedillo presented the annual effective and rollback tax calculations, based on a property value of $3.929 billion. The rollback rate proposed will be $0.2145 per $100 valuation, substantially below last year’s rate of $0.3554. In other action, Commissioners approved a family exception to the county’s subdivision rules, agreed to use the county’s Time Payment Fund for purchase of two televisions for the court to replace the current projectors-and-screen setup, and approved purchase of a used 2010 pickup truck for courthouse maintenance. result and still uses a wheelchair to this day. According to the arrest affidavit, Ramos’ blood contained three times the legal alcohol limit and tested positive for cocaine. It was her fourth DWI-related arrest since 1990. Judge William Old III ordered a pre-sentencing investigation on Ramos and reset her for sentencing on August 27, where he will conduct a hearing before deciding her fate. “She wants us to present a case at sentencing so the judge can get a full understanding of who she is and how she really feels about what happened,” Balagia said about his client’s intentions. “We’re trusting in the system and trusting that the court will hear both sides. Alice and her family have been grieving for over a year about what has happened to the Hamm family.” In other developments, a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of SHOOTING: 4 arrested Continued from page A1 FIRES: Bastrop Co. blazes under control Continued from page A1 weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with or fabricating evidence, and giving a false report to a police officer. Kirsten Michelle Camacho, 24, of Luling, was also charged with aggravated robbery, engaging in organized criminal activity, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tamper- ing with or fabricating evidence, and giving a false report to a police officer. She was also served an arrest warrant filed by Hays County on a charge of Motion to Adjudicate a Possession of Marijuana charge, and a Class C warrant issued by Luling Municipal Court All subjects have been apprehended and booked into Caldwell County Jail. John Paul Casares after he failed to show up in court. He was scheduled to begin a jury trial on a charge of assault family violence stemming from an incident where he got into a fight with his cousin. Casares, 34 of Gonzales, now has two outstanding warrants filed against him. He was already wanted on a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance that was obtained by the Gonzales Police Department about a week prior to a shooting incident that took place last month. Casares has been named a person of interest in that shooting case. At approximately 9:17 p.m. on Monday, June 10, Gonzales police officers were dispatched to the area of Smith and St. Michael Street in reference to shots being fired. A second call was dispatched regarding a vehicle striking other vehicles just east that location and upon his arrival, Officer Trey Tunis was directed by citizens living in the area to the corner of Darst and St. Michael Street, where he found a gray Lincoln four-door in the roadway. The driver of the Lincoln told the officer he was heading east on St. Michael when a car came up behind him and pulled up next to him at an intersection as he slowed down. According to the police report, subjects in the car then shot at him. The driver told Officer Tunis he ducked down inside the car and struck some vehicles in the process, including the suspect vehicle, which was described as a dark-colored Lincoln or Cadillac with a rear tire carrier. The suspect vehicle was located about a week later on FM 1116. The Gonzales Independent School District added a new component to its student handbook during a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday. The district updated the 2013-2014 District Student Handbook with the biggest change being the addition of random drug testing for students in grades 7-12. Anyone participating in any extracurricular activity including athletics, band, theatre arts and schoolsponsored clubs, will be subject to the testing. The new policy also applies to students who drive cars on campus. In order to get a parking permit, the student and its parent will have to agree to the random testing. Additionally, it applies to students who are granted the privilege of off-campus lunch. “GISD has a vital interest in maintaining a safe, secure and healthy learning environment for all of our students,” said GISD superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier. “To fulfill that purpose and to be proactive in keeping our schools drug-free, the district has adopted a random drug testing policy.” “Basically, we’re doing this to provide for student health and safety, undermine the negative effects of peer pressure and encourage students to receive help if they are having a problem with drugs.” The consequences will vary slightly but essentially the first finding of a positive test will result in a 30-day suspension from extracurricular activities and mandatory attendance to sessions with a drug counselor. “Of course, the parents will be notified and it’s all done confidentially,” Strozier said. “There will be no other disciplinary action taken because it has nothing to do with the Code of Conduct discipline.” A second positive test will result in the same type of consequence as the first except the suspension period will be extended and the counseling sessions will be lengthened and/or intensified. A third positive test will result in exclusion from participation in any extracurricular activity for the remainder of their prep career. “If there are three positives, then they won’t play or be able to drive a car on campus anymore,” said Strozier. “Now, we don’t foresee that happening because the goal is to help our students.” The district also held a workshop for its 20132014 budget, which brought some well-received news. “Because the property values have been appraised higher than last year, that means we will pass a balanced budget with about a million dollars in the black,” Strozier said. “Since we’ve been preliminarily identified as a property wealthy district, as we move forward we will have to give money back to the state in one form or another.” The district will adopt its new budget in a meeting on August 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the DSDC Building, located at 926 St. Lawrence Street. MURDER: Suspects sought Continued from page A1 The preliminary police report on the incident indicated responding officers found Cantu lying on his back near the mailboxes at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers noticed a wallet chain attached to his belt, but no wallet. Links from the chain were found on a nearby sidewalk. The police report indicated the deceased man had no identification and was identified by apartment residents. Residents told the television station it is not uncommon to hear gunshots near the complex. Cantu played guitar in some area bands and it was common for him to come home late in the evening, family members said Wednesday. He had been living in the San Antonio area about three years. Police have not identified any suspects in the case. ed as a result of a lightning strike on Saturday as thunderstorms moved through the area. Rain from the storm initially suppressed the fire, but humidity later dropped markedly and the wind increased, fanning the latent lighting flames in a tree. The fires in the county had consumed a total of 319 acres, according to information from State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt. Most of the blazes were initially reported around 5 p.m. Monday. A large part of Bastrop County was damaged or destroyed during wildfires which broke out in September, 2011. Mexican national faces charges Cannon News Services [email protected] Lavaca County Sheriff ’s officials arrested a Mexican national transporting more than 450 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Sunday, Sheriff Micah Harmon said. Hugo Cesar Elizondo-Diaz, 30, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was arrested and charged with possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana. He is being held in the Lavaca County jail. Deputies are searching for two other people who bailed out of the vehicle at alternate U.S. Highway 77 at Mustang Creek about 11 a.m. Sunday. A Department of Public Safety helicopter and prison scent dogs out of Cuero and Beeville assisted with the search. Hugo Elizondo-Diaz BUSY. BUSY. BUSY. BUSY. BUSY. BY CHOICE HOTELS Scott T Dierlam, Agent 1212 E Sarah Dewitt Drive Gonzales, TX 78629 Bus: 830-672-9661 Fax: 830-672-5444 www.scottdierlam.com Life insurance shouldn’t wait. Even though life is busy, take a moment to reflect on what’s most important. For peace of mind, protect your family with ® State Farm life insurance. Like a good neighbor, ® State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. 2138 Water Street/Hwy. 183, Gonzales, Texas 78629 Phone 830.672.1888 ~ Fax 830.672.1884 www.SleepInnGonzales.com Middle Buster Road Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-2777 Fax: 830-672-2888 hiexgonzales.com [email protected] 0901038TX State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) Bloomington, IL www.facebook.com/holidayinnexpresssuitesgonzales Page A10 The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 Librarian Becky Villa received a donation from Madi- Noell Ince presents a check to librarian Lucy Martison Blundell and Caitlyn Blundell for Friends of the nez. Not pictured is Noell’s husband, Mark. Library. Friends of the Library Treasurer Lucy Fernandez received a check from DuBose Insurance Agency. From left is Lucy Fernandez, Tracy Gilliam, Kristien Gray, Julie Dickinson, Luz Blackwell and Heather Boscamp. The Gonzales Community African American Scholarship Fund recently awarded two Gonzales High School students with $500 scholarships. Making the presentation to Darnell Arnic is president Johnny Ross Hunt. Arnic, the son of Larry and Lisa Arnic, plans to attend Victoria College and major in Kineseology. During his time at GHS he participated in the Gonzales Summer Youth Program; was active in cross country, baseball, football and track; Friends of the Library received a check from GVTC the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; PALS-Child in the amount of $250.00. From left is Troy Dean of Guidance; and the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Relay for Life. Also receiving a scholarship but not GVTC with Librarian Caroline Helms-Blundell. pictured was September S. Walker, the son of James Walker and Charlene Cockroft. During his time at GHS, Walker was vice president Gonzales FCCLA Club 12; participated in Future Scientists; Anchor Club; played Football; and also participated in FFA and 4-H. He plans to attend Texas Private University and major in pre-medicine, with plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. SCS Lunch Menus Southern Clay Products Inc. Donation Front Row Lunch Menu Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union presents a (from left) Susan Simper presents Librarian Becky Week of August 12-16 check to librarian Becky Villa. From left is Tammy Villa with a check. Back Row (from left) Joan RichAll lunches served with ardson, Samantha Garcia, James McCray, Lori Benes, milk or water. Yogurt is also Grasso, Amanda Schultze and Alisa Clack. offered Jon Such and Jerrie Walshak MONDAY BBQ on a Bun Ranch Style Beans Tater Tots Sliced pickles or onions Fruit TUESDAY Steak Fingers White or brown gravy Whipped potatoes Green beans Bread, Fruit Shiner Catholic School WEDNESDAY Taco Salad Cheese, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos Tortilla chips Pinto beans Fruit THURSDAY Salisbury Steak Brown gravy, ketchup Baked rice Steamed veggie blend Bread, fruit FRIDAY Fish strips Macaroni & Cheese Tossed salad Carrot sticks w/ Ranch dip Bread, fruit Librarian Lucy Martinez accepts a check from Joel Dora Noyola and Jimmy Windwehen of Wells Fargo Bank present a check to Librarian Becky Villa. and Laurel Ince. Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page A11 Page A12 Community Calendar E-Mail Your local information to: [email protected] The Heights of Gonzales will host community bingo at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Bingo winners will receive $1 for each bingo and a $50 split for blackouts. Participants must be 55 or older or a resident of a care facility to win the blackouts. The event is hosted by Excel Home Health, Gonzales Memorial Healthcare Systems and The Heights of Gonzales. The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will hold its annual election on Aug. 30. If you have a nomination to submit for consideration or would like to serve, contact the Gonzales Chamber office at 830-672-6532 ([email protected]) or president Sascha Kardosz ([email protected]) on or before Aug. 9. The nominations committee is seeking 8-10 ballot nominees. Of that list, five will be selected to serve on the chamber board. The Moulton High School Reunion for all classes will be held on October 19, 2013 at the KC Hall in Moulton. Registration and visiting will begin at 2 p.m. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a short meeting. A dance will follow from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. with music by the Red Ravens. A fee of $12.50 per person includes a catered meal and dance. The classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 will be honored as they have or are celebrating their 50th anniversary since the last reunion. Graduating classes through the class of 1976 will receive written invitations in mid-August--but the reunion is for anyone and everyone who ever attended Moulton High School. Those who need to provide a new address or those not identified to receive a written invitation or need more infotmation should contact Dennis Ellinghausen (361-596-7721) or e-mail [email protected] or Tony Janak (361-596-8185). The Last reunion was held in 2010. Need child care? Contact Workforce Solutions. The Gonzales office of Golden Crescent Workforce Solutions offers help in locating affordable child care for those who are workingm attending school/college or in training. You must meet eligibility requirements. For details, contact the office at 830-672-2146 or visit www.gcworkforce.org. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 721 St. Louis in Gonzales. Al-Anon meets every Monday night at the same time and place. Please call 830-672-3407 for more information. All meetings are open. FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 672-8291. Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830672-6315. The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Thompsonville Ladies Club will host their annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 3 at 6 p.m. at the Thompsonville Community Center, located on County Road 423 off U.S. Highway 90. There will be a variety of homemade ice cream and other desserts available. Donations will be accepted and the monies will be used for scholarships for area youth. The Country Village Square Residents Association will hold their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room at Country Village Square Apts., 1800 Waelder Road in Gonzales. Sales will include household items, clothing and lots of miscellaneous. Proceeds will benefit the association for many projects. The registration for the 2013-2014 Gonzales Hermann Sons School of Dance has been scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Hermann Sons Hall in Gonzales. At the time of registration, proof of membership must be shown and a registration fee will be due. Students must be of proper age 3 through 17 on or before September 1, 2013. Classes will be set after registration. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Roberta at 830-203-9918, Sylvia at 830-857-3762 or Tina T. at 830-857-6418 or Tina G. at 830 857-1332. Nixon-Smiley CISD will be holding a substitute teacher training workshop Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 9am in the Nixon campus cafeteria. You must attend before becoming a substitute. New subs need to bring a driver’s license or photo id, social security card and a copy of their high school or college transcript, or GED. For more information, contact the Administration Office at 582-1536 ext. 105. The Edwards Association will host a benefit barbecue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Edwards Center, 1427 Flt. St. in Gonzales. Half-chicken plates with all the trimmings will be available for $8. A drive-through line will be available. The 24th Beran Reunion will be held on August 11, 2013 at the St. Joseph Parish Hall in Moulton, Texas. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon. Each family is asked to bring 1 side (dressing, vegetable, salad or desert). Fried chicken will be provided. Please be sure to invite your immediate family. If you wish, please bring an item for the auction, adult door prize, or child door prize. Please RSVP no later than July 28 to: Georgie Wagner at (361)596-4509, Ann Kalisek at (361)596-7049 or (361)798-8686 cell or Vince Kalisek at email [email protected] A good old-fashioned Halliburton Reunion is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17 at the St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall in Moulton from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The meal will be catered this year; those attending are asked to bring your favorite desserts, as well as items for the live and silent auctions. Entertainment will be provided by the back Porch Band. Bring those sweet children, cousins and all! For details, contact June Carley at 830-5404154. Ice Cream Social Community Bingo Rummage Sale Chamber Election School of Dance Moulton Reunion The Gonzales Junior High Cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleading Association camp last week in New Braunfels, where they received the following awards: Spirit Stick, Best Camp Chant and Best Camp Cheer, Superior and Excellent Ribbons. Team members include 8th graders Kelly Christian, Haley Garza, Hailey Hernandez, Cameron Kluting, Abby Morrow, K’Leigh Pish, Taegan Thwing (not pictured), Seidy Villegas, Amerie White, Presleigh Zella, mascot Lauren Strickland and 7th graders Angelina Casares, Kacee Fink, Raven Flores, Taylor Glass, Jayden Goode, Alexis Martinez, Jolie Moreno, Ryleigh Orosco, Lindsey Ramos, Emilay Schramm, Ashlynn Tatsch and mascot Autumn Hernandez. Their sponsors are Bre Stafford and Kelly Presley. (Courtesy photo) TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers preschool services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361-582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the child’s Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record. The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and nonresidents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033. Want to become a better communicator? The Come & Speak It Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon in the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room, 1731 Seydler Street in Gonzales. Whether you’re a professional, a student, a stay-at-home parent, or a retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Toastmasters can help you lose the Head Start Substitute Training fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in your chosen endeavor. You’ll listen better. You’ll more easily lead teams and conduct meetings. You’ll comfortably give and receive constructive evaluation. For more information contact GK Willmann at 830-857-1109 or Gerri Lawing at 830-8576110. This group meets the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free and open to the public and is facilitated by Wesley Nurse, Shirley Goss. Educational and supportive programs are offered. For more information, call 672-1031. Flex & Tone is held every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-11:45 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. These are chair exercises using exercise balls, dowels and hand weights. Come on, join us, and get fit. Exercises are led by an RN with blood pressure assessments available. Walk-Exercise your way to fitness is an Video exercise available at First United Methodist Church. It is offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 3 pm, and every Wednesday at 2 pm. This group meets for 45 minutes in the Fellowship Hall. It consists of low impact aerobic exercises and is facilitated by Shirley Goss, Wesley Nurse. Blood pressure assessments are available at each class. Come and have great fun and socialization along with gaining fitness. Parkinson Support Group Edwards BBQ Benefit Child Care Violence shelter Free Exercise Programs Beran Reunion Al-Anon meeting Toastmasters meet Free GED Classes Halliburton Reunion Free piano lessons We’re Not Closing - We Have American Legion The Gonzales American Legion Post #40 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. All members and prospective members are urged to attend. The Saturn Cemetery Association will hold a quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 2 at the Saturn Community Building, located on Highway 97 north. The meeting will focus on the homecoming. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 830-540-3858. The Breitschopf-Kuntschik Reunion will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the St. James Catholic Parish Hall in Gonzales. Meat will be furnished and everyone is asked to bring 2 side dishes, vegetable, salad or dessert and an item for the silent auction. Saturn Cemetery Thurs. - Sat. • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sun.-Wed. Breitschopf-Kuntschik Reunion Radicke Resale “Things working people can afford” 1316 Saint Louis, Gonzales Now Accepting Credit Cards To better serve our customers with more merchandise. (830) 672-9700 Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Sponsored by Page A13 J B Wells Upcoming Events August 3rd-4th Gonzales Livestock Market every Sale day r u t Sa am at 10 For the Record Today in Texas History August 1, 1966 On this date in 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman began a killing rampage that left seventeen dead and thirty-one wounded in one of the worst mass murders in modern United States history. Whitman first killed his mother in her apartment and his wife in their residence. He then went to the tower on the University of Texas campus where he clubbed a receptionist, who later died, then killed two other people and wounded two more. Gaining the observation deck at an elevation of 231 feet he began firing on persons crossing the campus and others on nearby streets, killing ten and wounding thirty-one (one died a week later). Police returned his fire from the ground while police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy gained the observation deck, where they shot and killed Whitman. An autopsy revealed a tumor in Whitman’s head but medical authorities disagreed over its effect on his actions. Cannon News Services [email protected] Cody Calf Roping P.O. Box 565 • Gonzales, TX 78629 David Shelton Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike Brzozowski Mobile 830-857-3900 with live webcast @ www.cattleUSA.com Office 830-672-2845 Fax 830-672-6087 Two face vehicle-burglary charges LOCKHART — Caldwell County authorities arrested a pair of men last week in separate burglary of a vehicle incidents. Sheriff Daniel Law said that on July 19, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 13321 State Park Road in Fentress for a burglary of a vehicle which had just occurred. The suspect was a white male who had left driving a gold passenger car. Deputies, while in route to the said address, observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle parked at the driveway entrance to the property at 7751 State Park Road in Lockhart. A deputy stopped and when walking up to the car noticed the driver to be a white male operating a small laptop computer. In an attempt to get the driver’s attention, the deputy knocked on the driver’s side window and observed the man make a quick movement with his hands moving down towards the floor board of the car. In observing Lopez’s reaction, the deputy immediately acted in officer safety and unholstered his duty weapon. He then ordered the man out of the vehicle and restrained him. The on-scene investigation revealed a laptop in plain view partially under the driver’s seat. Further investigation revealed enough probable cause to arrest the man, who was later identified as 26-year old Justin Lopez, for the offense of Burglary of Motor Vehicle. Lopez was arrested and transported to the Caldwell County Jail and remanded to jail personnel. He was magistrated by Judge Homer Horne, who set a bond of $15,000 for the offense of Burglary of a Vehicle with previous two or more convictions, a State Jail Felony. The investigation is ongoing and other charges may be pending. On July 24, a deputy was dispatched to 34 Wanda Ct. in Martindale on a call that a burglary of a vehicle was in progress. The deputy was fur- ther advised the complainant and an off-duty Department of Public Safety officer had the suspect subdued and awaiting his arrival. Upon his arrival the deputy’s investigation revealed that the complainant, identified as Nickholas Pardo, was returning to his home accompanied by his wife and his brotherin-law who is a DPS officer. Pardo advised while turning in to his driveway, he noticed the interior light of his Toyota truck was on and a subject was standing on the passenger side of the truck with the door open looking inside for something. Pardo further advised that Gus Renteria the man was caught by his brother-in-law, who took him to the ground and they both held him until the deputy arrived. The man, who was later identified as 23-year old Gus Renteria, admitted to the burglary and also admitted to burglary of other vehicles in the area. Renteria was taken into custody for the offense of Burglary of a Vehicle and transported to the Caldwell County Jail, where he was remanded to jail personnel. He was magistrated by Judge Alfonso Campos, who set a bond of $6,000 for the offense of Burglary of a Vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor. Justin Lopez Gonzales Police Report Here Is The Gonzales Police Department Report For The Period Of July 15-24: July 15 Reported Hindering Secured Creditor At 600 Blk St. Paul St. July 19 Reported Assault At 2000 Blk St. Joseph St. July 22 LaPaul Deron McCallister, 23 Of Simsboro, Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence, And Criminal Trespass At 900 Blk Water St. Reported Theft At 700 Blk St. Lawrence St. Reported Burglary Habitation At 1600 Blk Huisache St. Reported Assault At 1300 Blk Ewing St. Reported Illegal Dumping. July 23 Stoney Rodel White, 38 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Evading In A Vehicle At 1800 Blk Luling St. Reported Assault At 200 Blk Bright St. Reported Runaway At 800 Blk Williams St. July 24 Jeremy Lynn Navejar, 25 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At Cone And Water St. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 600 Blk Dunning St. Reported Burglary Habitation At 300 Blk DeWitt St. Yoakum Police Report Yoakum Police Department report for July 22-28: 07/22/13 Case #179835, Hernandez, Edwin, 22, Yoakum, 200 Maple; Offense(s), 1. W#23265-FTA-Poss. Cntrl. Substance, 2. W#23266FTA-FTA-Poss. Cntrl. Substance, 3. W#4317/23160-Bond Forfeiture, 4. W#4316/23193-Bond Forfeiture; Disposition(s), Trans/LCSO on all offenses. Case #179848, Kifer, Chris, 51, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense(s), 1. W#05-930-No Seat Belt, 2. W#05-931-No Registration, 3. W#07-045-FTA-No Seat Belt, 4. W#07-046-FTA-No Registration; Disposition(s), 1. Fine/$124/Rel., 2. Fine $106/Rel., 3. Fine/$236/ Rel., 4. Fine/$206/Rel. Case #13-264, Theft-B, 203 US 77A S.; Complainant, Baack, Mary Lou; Disposition, Investigation. 07/25/13 Case #13-271, Theft-B, 311 Hochheim; Disposition, Investigation. 07/26/13 Case #13-268, Assault-C, 102 Capitol; Disposition, Court Citation. 07/27/13 Case #179906, Assist Agency/ Narc., US 77A N.; Complainant, Lavaca County SO; Disposition, LCSO Narc. Case. 07/28/13 Case #13-269, Johnson, Dwan, 29, Yoakum, 105 Ellen Way; Offense, Disorderly Conduct; Dispositon, Fine/$564/YPD Custody. Case #179930, Torres, Arturo, 36, Mexico, 511 N. South; Offense, Detainment for I.C.E.; Disposition, YPD Custody. On the Square August Music Line Up 1st - Trevor Cole - Acustic 3rd - Tequila Blues 8th - Good Ole Boys 9th - Los Kolaches & Rodeo After Party 15th - Matt Easley Karaoke Every Wednesday 16th - Kerr Creek 17th - Keen Country 22nd - Trevor Cole - Acustic 23rd - The Texas Duet 24th - Trevor Cole Band DeWitt Co. Sheriff’s Office Report DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Report from July 18-25: July 18 Arrested Clifton Johnson, 38, of Yoakum, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Bond of $1,000.00, Tamper/Fabricate Evidence, Bond of $1,500.00, Cuero PD Arrested Frederick Anzaldua, 21, of Cuero, Violation of Probation on Continuous Family Violence, Bond of $50,000.00, DCSO Arrested Henry Lester Rhodes, 51, of Victoria, Motor Vehicle Safety Violation, Trial by Judge, Failure to Appear Motor Vehicle Safety Violation, Trial by Judge, Revocation of Probation on Theft of Livestock (Gonzales Co), Bond of $5,000, Cuero PD Arrested Jesse Louis Liendo, 29, of Yoakum, Theft of Property>=$1,500<$20K, Bond of $10,000, DCSO Arrested Shawn Dylan Salinas, 18, of Yorktown, Failure to Appear, Fine of $442, Failure to Identify Fugitive Intent Give False Information, Bond of $1,000, Yorktown PD July 19 Arrested Karah Paige Rohan, 19, of Cuero, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 < 28G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $1,000, Possession of Marijuana <2oz Drug Free Zone, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Arrested Tyree Ceasar, 36, of Yorktown, Bail Jumping & Failure to Appear-Felony, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Matthew Marin, 20, of Yorktown, Assault Causes Bodily Injury-Family Member, Bond of $5,000.00, Terroristic Threat, Bond of $1,500.00, Yorktown PD Arrested Joseph Brooks, 23, of Yorktown, Resist Arrest/Search/ Transport, Bond of $1,000.00, Yorktown PD July 20 Arrested Michael Vinson, 25, of Austin, Forgery of a Financial Instrument (Kerr County), Bond of $15,000.00, Yorktown PD Arrested Tommy Bell, 44, of Cuero, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000.00, Cuero PD Arrested Eric Evans, 45, of Crystal Springs, Public Intoxication, Fine of $355.00 (30 Days to Pay), DCSO Arrested Elizabeth Huyck, 55, of Yoakum, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000.00, DPS July 21 Arrested Ervin Lewis, 53, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $4,000.00, Cuero PD July 22 Arrested Marcos Perez, 35, of Yoakum, Violate Open Container Law, Fine of $405.00 (30 days to pay), No/Expired Vehicle Registration, Fine of $216.00 (30 Days to Pay), Disregard Stop Sign, Fine of $205.90 (30 Days to Pay), Violate Promise to Appear-Violate Open Container Law, Fine of $345.00 (30 Days to Pay), Violate Promise to Appear-No/Expired Vehicle Registration, Fine of $345.00 (30 Days to Pay), Violate Promise to Appear-Disregard Stop Sign, Fine of $345.00 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD July 23 Arrested Emily Gonzalez, 23, of Cuero, Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Bond $4,000.00, Cuero PD Arrested Richard Jiminez, 27, of Houston, Driving While License Invalid W/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $1,000.00, Yorktown PD Arrested Marcus McDonald, 32, of Cuero, Violation of Probation, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Antonio LaFreniere, 34, of Cuero, Driving While License Invalid W/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $1,000.00, Expired Registration, Fine $207.10(30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Joel Chipps, 20, of Cuero, Criminal Mischief >=$50<$500, Bond of $2,000.00, Cuero PD July 24 Arrested Stella Smith, 22, of California, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Bond of $100,000.00, DCSO July 25 Arrested Ollie Williams, 42, of Cuero, Possession of Controlled Substance and Release of Surety from Bond, Bond of $20,000.00, DCSO Arrested Damascus Walker, 34, of Cuero, Theft of Property =>$50<$500. 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She has been to every practice and really wanted to do well,” Gonzales summer track coach Cully Doyle said. “She was confident when she went into the shot put ring in Corpus and it paid off with a gold medal.” Erika Hernandez won second in the Under 16 shot put with a throw of 3910 ¼ and got fourth in the discus with 117-7. “I was proud of her for the performance she had but I was really excited about her discus throw,” Doyle said. “Erika has been throwing really well in practice in both the shot put and discus by throwing over 40 feet in practice and well over 100 feet in discus.  I knew it was just a matter of time that it would all come together. She is a great thrower with a lot more to go.” Reagan Luce won runner-up in the 18 and Under high jump with a leap of 5-4 and got seventh in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.03 seconds. “Reagan is just a great overall athlete.   She works hard and wants to be great at everything she does,” Doyle said.  Kendall Fougerat placed No. 26 in the 16 and Under long jump with a distance 14-6 ½. Kylee Watson placed 13th in the 8 and Under 800 with a time of 3:22.07, which was a personal best. Caitlyn Blundell came in No. 19 in 10 and Under 1600 with a time of 6:55.41 and finished No. 32 in the 800, clocked at 3:14.27. Samantha Barnick placed No. 29 in the 800 with a time of 3:08.87 and finished No. 12 in the high jump with a height of 3-4.   The 4x400 relay team of Sports Thursday, August 1, 2013 B The Cannon Barnick, Blundell, Martinez and Mirsaydes Castillo finished the race in 5:45.95 for No. 19.   Haley Garza finished the 14 and Under 800 with a time of 2:45.8, placing No. 24. Andi Theis placed No. 11 in the 18 and Under triple jump, reaching a distance of 32-8 ¼, was No. 25 in the 100 in 14.05 and was No. 21 in the 400 prelims with a time of 1:11.07. TAAF, Page B2 Vacationing at new soccer camp location After three Shaken, Not Stirred years (and lots of patience with my personal life situMark ations), I have reLube turned to Soccer Sports Academy’s Adult Editor Residential Camp program. However, it was in a whoever is in charge of Onbrand new location — the tario International Airport. University of California- Please build a small conRiverside. venience store for the TerI was excited because I minal 4 baggage claim for have not been to the area arriving passengers as there (Los Angeles) since 1984, are no places to eat past the nearly 30 years and it felt security checkpoints exlike I’d never been to the cept for some vending maarea. chines. But seriously, build After a nice several-hour a Subway or something. ride from Alamo City (via I later met up with Jim, a a connection in Phoenix), camper out of Chicago, who I landed in Ontario, which had attended the McDaniel is directly east of Los Ange- College camp the previous les proper — and a mere 20 year. We were picked up by miles from Riverside. the Soccer Academy PresiI have to deviate for a sec- dent Paul Ellis and another ond and give a message to LUBE, Page B2 Taken after my hard-earned goal during the evening match on July 16 at Soccer Academy’s Adult Residential Camp at the University of California-Riverside. (Courtesy photo) Page B2 Youth Rodeo Scoreboard The Cannon 4th, Arlins Bluntzer, Robstown, 70; 5th, Blake Johnson, Orange Grove, 60. Junior Cloverleaf — 1st, Madison Outhier, Utopia, 100; 2nd, Hannah Allison, Orange Grove, 90; 3rd, Mary Grace Bluntzer, Robstown, 80; 4th, Davette Stegman, Needville, 70; 5th, Mollee Herrmann, Sandia, 60. Junior Figure 8 — 1st, Bailey Gubert, Hungerford, 100; 2nd, Kasey Kretzchmar, East Bernard, 90; 3rd, Bailey Phillips, West Columbia, 80; 4th, Emily Douglas, La Vernia, 70; 5th, Davette Stegman, Needville, 60. Junior Girls Breakaway — 1st, Hannah Phillips, Katy, 100; 2nd, Molly Atkinson, Anderson, 90; 3rd, Kirby Rawlinson, El Campo, 80; 4th, Hannah Allison, Orange Grove, 70; 5th, Maddie Christian, Suglarland, 60. Junior Goat Tying — 1st, Cooper Clinton, Carthage, 100; 2nd, Jenna Bratton, Bryan, 90; 3rd, Emily Douglas, La Vernia, 80; 4th, Kirby Evelo, Boling, 70; 5th, Cassidy Pineda, Caldwell, 60. Junior Poles — 1st, Mayce Marek, Pleasanton, 100; 2nd, Bailey Bennight, Bastrop, 90; 3rd, Maddie Christian, Sugar Land, 80; 4th, Grace Davis, Fulshear, 70; 5th, Kirby Evelo, Boling, 60. Junior Ribbon Roping — 1st, Janson Dawson (roper, Smithville)/Bailey Bennight (runner, Bastrop), 100; 2nd, Cullen Eppright (roper, Cost)/Elizabeth Johnston (runner, Three Rivers), 90; 3rd, Kolton Mazoch (runner,El Campo)/Kirby Rawlinson (runner, El Campo), 80; 4th,Connor Atkinson (runner, Needville)/ Paisley Pierce (runner, Sweeny), 70; 5th, Jesse Hines (roper, Devine)/Makenna Isbell (runner, Devine), 60. Junior Steer Riding — 1st, Alan Morales, Eagle Pass, 100; 2nd, J.J. Dena, Quemqdo, 90; 3rd, Brandon Lansford, Cotulla, 80; 4th, Matthew Wallace, Lufkin, 70; 5th, Gus Hohman, Uvalde, 60. Junior Tiedown — 1st, Spin Edwards, Magnolia, 100; 2nd, Luke Krolczyk, Cypress, 90; 3rd, Garrison Koehn, Weimar, 80; 4th, Blake Johnson, Orange Grove, 70; 5th, Justin De La Garza, Freer, 60. Senior Cloverleaf — 1st, Hailey Kinsel, Cotilla, 100; 2nd, Shelby Herrmann, Sandia, 90; 3rd, Shelby Bock, Boling, 80; 4th, Lindy Swaim, Tilden, 70; 5th, Marci Raley, Brenham, 60. Senior Girls Breakaway — 1st, Jimmie Smith, McDade, 100; 2nd, Abby Herndon, Wharton, 90; 3rd, Kassie Kersh, Waller, 80; 4th, Loni Kay Lester, Gonzales, 70; 5th, Morgan Fajkus, Paige, 60. Senior Goat Tying — 1st, Jimmie Smith, McDade, 100; 2nd, Loni Kay Lester, Gonzales, 90; 3rd, Abby Slagle, Floresville, 80; 4th, Haley Allison, Orange Grove, 70; 5th, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, 60. Senior Poles — 1st, Bridgette Ivicic, Yoakum, 100; 2nd, Abby Slagle, Floresville, 90; 3rd, Kristin Dierlam, Telferner,80 ; 4th, Jimmie Smith, McDade, 70; 5th, Lacy Johnson, George West, 60. Senior Ribbon Roping — 1st, Austin Atkinson (roper, Anderson)/Emorie Mazoch (runner, El Camp), 100; 2nd, Trenton Smith (roper, Bigfoot)/Hailey Kinsel (runner, Cotulla), 90; 3rd, Tanner Green (roper,Cotulla)/Kassie Kersch (runner, Waller), 80; 4th, Taylor Pavlovsly (roper, Sweeny)/ Katie Whitaker (runner, Utopia), 70; 5th, Riley Meyer (roper, Washington)/Alise Driggers (runner, Brazoria), 60. Senior Tiedown — 1st, Hondo Harris, Agua Dulce, 100; 2nd, Cole Dollery, Caldwell, 90; 3rd, Cameron Loveday, Refugio, 80; 4th, Tanner Green, Cotulla, 70; 5th, Cooper Raley, Brenham, 60. Steer Wrestling —1st, Dustin Barton, Sabinal, 100; 2nd, Charles Johnston, Three Rivers, 90; 3rd, Reid Halbert, Needville, 80; 4th, Mitchell Hutto, Utopia, 70; 5th, Taylor Pavlovsky, Sweeny, 60. Sub Junior Figure 8 — 1st, Clay Martin, Inez, 100l 2nd, Acey Pinkston, Alice, 90; 3rd, Mason Smith, New Waverly, 80; 4th, Brooke Wanjura, Weimar, 70; 5th, Thursday, August 1, 2013 Results from the Texas Youth Rodeo Association 2013 State Finals Top five in each event (Place, contestant, city, points) Bareback Ridings — 1st, Lane McGehee, Victoria, 100; 2nd, Wyatt Johnson, La Grange, 90; 3rd, Kuy Rippstein, Victoria, 0. Bull Riding — 1st, Tres Garcia, Premont, 100; 2nd, Alejandro Flores, George West, 90; 3rd, Brett Garza, Rivera, 80; 4th, Colby Hill, Del Rio, 70; 5th, Brandon Loya, Beeville, 60. Chute Dogging — 1st, Spin Edwards, Magnolia, 100; 2nd, Garrett Oates, Huntsville, 90; 3rd, Cooper Hurt, Dilley, 80; 4th, Ryan Nettle, Brenham, 70; 5th, Cullen Eppright, Cost, 60. Junior Boys Breakaway — 1st, Adam Kolton, Huntsville, 100; 2nd, Justin De La Garza, Freer, 90; 3rd, Cody Parks, Bellville, 80; Jeri Lynn Spratlen, Marble Falls, 60. Sub Junior Poles — 1st, Mason Smith, New Waverly, 100; 2nd, Acey Pinkston, Alice, 90; 3rd, Clay Martin, Inez, 80; 4th, Whitely Williams, Sandia, 70; 5th, Mattie Mueller, Paige, 60. Sub Junior Cloverleaf —1st, Mason Smith, New Waverly, 100; 2nd, Acey Pinkston, Alice, 90; 3rd, Clay Martin, Inez, 80; 4th, Dugan Chandler, Victoria, 70; 5th, Brooke Wanjura, Weimar, 60. Team Roping — 1st, Walker Harris (header, Bracketville)/ Utah Cox (heeler, Odem), 100; 2nd, Deets Davis (header, Victoria)/Colton Arredondo (heeler, Refugio), 90; 3rd, Wesley Vickers (header, Sinton)/Blake Johnson (heeler, Orange Grove), 80; 4th, Justin De La Garza (header, Freer)/ Cole Dollery (heeler, Caldwell), 70; 5th, Mason Boettcher (header, East Bernard)/Reid Halbert (heeler, Needville), 60. TAAF: Gonzales LUBE: Still California dreamin’ after kids show strong breaking eight-year goal less drought at Games of Texas Continued from page B1 Stefanie Martinez of Gonzales shows off the gold medal she earned at the TAAF Summer Games of Texas last week in Corpus Christi. Martinez placed first in the Under 10 shot put with a best throw of 25-6½. (Courtesy photo) Continued from page B1 Trey Hutchens placed No. 30 in the Boys 8 and Under long jump with a best jump of 8-8 ½ and was No. 36 in the 800 in 3:41.33. Molly Barnick and Hannah Lorton both qualified, but were not able to attend the meet.  “These kids did extremely well and I could not be more proud of them. I appreciate their hard work and look forward to seeing them compete in the future,” Doyle said.   “Thanks to all the parents and their support of the program. Thanks to J. Lynn Barnick for his help this summer. Thanks to Wells Fargo and Gonzales Elks for their sponsorship support.” coach on his staff, Kenny Dyer, an ex-professional player and a regular coach at the camp at the first location in Maryland. We picked up another camper, Jenson, at a nearby hotel and made the short, less than 30-mile trip to Riverside. During the drive, I really took in the scenery (and the traffic volume). I also missed a phone call from my former referee colleague, Oscar, who happened to live in Santa Monica. We reached the campus and unloaded our stuff from the vehicle, got our keys and set our stuff down in the ‘apartments’ which consisted of a kitchen area, living area and two rooms on both sides with two total bathrooms, one at each end. The fields that were to be used for the drills and games were literally right next door to the residence hall and behind them were mountains/foothills that provided a scenic backdrop for our several days of soccer. After Paul told us when we would meet for the camp orientation, Jenson, Jim and myself opted to try and find the cafeteria. We were able to get lunch but had to pay because our meal plan did not start until dinner. Afterwards, the three of us took a long walk down through campus and off it a little. We met the other two coaches, Mickey Feeny and Craig Scott, who was Soccer Academy’s athletic trainer for the camp. We met our fellow campers, A.J., Mike, Matt, Ben, Charlie, Heather, Paula, “Frankie”, “Lou Lou” and Rachel. After the meeting, we headed to the field for a short session. It was unique in that in Maryland there were never two sessions — you checked in, went to orientation, had dinner and went to the field to play. In that opening session we did a warm up, did some stepovers and other tricks with the ball. Following dinner in the very well-equipped AberdeenInverness Residential Restaurant (where Jenson, Jim and myself had already tested the waters), we went back on the field to play 4-v-4. I made some good passes, made some bad passes, scored a couple of ‘goals.’ A few days before the camp, Oscar had messaged me and told me I need to bring a light pair of wind pants and long-sleeved T- shirt for the evenings. My goofy mind was thinking, “It is going to be mid-July, why would it be cold?!” I brought the items but did not wear them. Boy, I felt stupid later. I got cold; started shivering. My fellow campers, full of concern and compassion, asked me if I was alright. I simply responded by saying “I’m a little cold.” They told me I might have overheated and my body compensated by sweating more. I sat on the sideline for a minute or two before getting back in the game. I think I was chilly due to minor dehydration and some jet lag. Monday (July 15) morning’s session was on trapping and receiving. Not too difficult, but nevertheless a challenge for me personally. After lunch, Jenson and I walked to the bookstore. I bought a couple of T-shirts, notebook and a water bottle. I am quite sure I have never paid nearly $19 for a water bottle! But I suppose that is California for you. God bless the state and the residents anyway. The afternoon session was a lecture on defending and info on offsides as some of the campers played in leagues in which it was not in effect. Following the lecture, we went out onto the field to get life-sized picture of what we had gone over in the classroom. In the evening session, we did the same thing but in a 7-v-7 game. I personally felt that I had a horrible game due to some unexplained aches and pains in both big toes whenever I put on my cleats. I could not run faster than a 100year old turtle and the constants yells of “Mark, get back!” in an Irish accent resonated off the hills northeast of the campus. After the match, campers and staff gathered outside the dorm to relax with conversation, Corona and Fat Tire beer , and some grapes and wine provided by the ladies. At McDaniel, these drinking/snacking/ visiting/smoking/listening to music social hours took place every night. With a new location with its own traditions to be created, there was no night socializing on Sunday. And apparently the talking was a little loud as we were approached by a UCR Housing staff member to ask us to quiet down a little. That provided a few chuckles. Next morning, we worked on passing using both feet. It was a little difficult for me since I am right footed and my left is nearly useless (even when my big toe does not hurt). The afternoon lecture we were in for a real treat. Paul Ellis’ sister, Jill, works with U.S. Soccer with the women youth teams and was kind enough to come from the Home Depot Center to the camp and talk about the US Women’s program, and what their goals and philosophies are. Shortly after, we hit the field again and my group, the beginner group, worked on shooting with the instep. The instep or laces shot is a tough one for me because my instinct or rather habit, is to strike the ball with the surface I feel most comfortable with – the inside of the foot. Kenny instituted a rule that if you hit the ball over the goal, you had to do five pushups. I got some not-so good shots with the toes or the inside of the foot, a couple of actual instep shots and then several instep shots that sent the ball 300 feet into the air and over the goal. From that part of the training, I owed Kenny 30 pushups. Later we took shots from the penalty spot and if the keeper made the save, you had to do five pushups. Only one of my shots was stopped so guess what, I owed Kenny five more pushups to up the tally to 35. The usual evening match was moved up to 7 p.m. because the whole camp was going to one of the local bars for drinks. I played right midfield and was absolute crap on helping defend. And not a lot of help on offense because I could not sprint fast enough to save a perfect pass from a teammate from going out of bounds. I did however, make darting runs past the left back to try to get a shot on goal (probably why I did not do a good job on recovery as I was fatigued). I got a couple of good shots that went a little wide. Near the end of the game, my eight-year goal drought came to end rather unexpectedly. I was doing my best to stay with the last field player in roughly the middle when our forward or center mid reached the back line. I was in agony trying not to start my run early and be caught offsides but Matt hit a perfect through pass. I took off like a bat out of hell, reached the ball, gave it a little touch to control and shot to the keeper’s left for the goal. I fell down on my back in celebratory madness and I got congratulated by everyone including the other team. I also posted on Facebook and of course, that got a lot of hits. Later that night, we all met up at the bar and I nursed a martini in minor celebrations. Wednesday morning’s training was mostly on shooting although myself and the rest of the beginner’s group worked on fakes and stepovers. I struggled with getting the stepovers right but did better in the shooting, including a couple of bending high shots that got past the keeper. I still accidentally used my inside of the foot as I am still trying to get used to striking it with the laces part. The afternoon classroom session was on the principles of attacking. Later this was followed by an on-field demonstration and drills on the concept. It ended with a short field, quickpaced, shooting-laden game. Evening game was VERY INTENSE. My big toe(s) hampered me a little but not as much as compared to the daytime. I was making runs into the attacking third, but did a horrible job of getting back to help on defense. Sadly, no goals this time but I did get a couple of long range shots on goal and did my best impression of David Beckham on a free kick. Okay, so not really. I kicked it too freaking low and it hit right on the edge of the wall. Following the match, there was relaxing and socializing outside the dorm. No UCR housing staff had to be scrambled to serve a noise-complaint warning this time. Final day of camp and I was kind of sad because I will be leaving the new teammates/friends that I have made through our love of soccer, desire to delay on defense, be creative and learn tough ballcontrol tricks such as the stepover. The morning (and final session) was half training, half game. First, I got a little bit of review on passing, trapping and dribbling. We then played our last game of the camp. Being tired from the rest of the week, I was not impressed with my performance. I made some good runs and passes, but as a midfielder I did a bad job of tracking back on defense due to both my fatigue and slightly aching LUBE, Page B4 Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page B3 TYRA Finals Morales wins year end, bull riding titles By MARK LUBE [email protected] GONZALES – Last year, Eagle Pass resident Alan Morales stepped into the Maverick County State Fairground dressed in tennis shoes, a T-Shirt and baggy pants – not exactly the attire you would sport if you were going to take part in junior bull riding. Morales did not expect to ride a bull, but he just happened to see some youngsters in the event at the fair. His uncle, Ricky Morales, asked him if he wanted to ride one, just for the heck of it. “I was like I will give it a try,” Alan Morales said. His ride lasted less than the minimum time required to stay on the animal for a score. “I got hung up and stayed Alan Morales on for three to four seconds,” Morales said. Morales decided to stick with bull riding, doing whatever he needed to get better and have success. In his first year in the Texas Youth Rodeo Association (TYRA), Morales has won the Year-End and 2013 Finals Junior Bull Riding titles. Coming into the finals, Morales had taken part in 10 rodeos and two benefits, always making the eightsecond ride. In the finals, Morales rode the bulls all three times. “I went 15-for-15 and was never bucked off,” he said. Morales had a score of 69 in the first go, 70 in the second go and tallied a 62 in the short go for a total of score of 201 to take first place. Morales will be starting his freshman year at Eagle Pass High School next month, but plans to continue competing in the TYRA. “I will be doing it for the next four years,” he said. During his initial year with TYRA, Morales also competed in the Texas Junior High Rodeo division and was in the state finals. Finals Junior Cowboy Justin De La Garza Finals Junior Cowgirl Bailey Bennett Finals Senior Cowboy -- Tanner Green Year End Sub Junior Cowboy Mason Smith Year End Senior Cowgirl -- Jimmie Smith Finals Senior Cowgirl Jimmie Smith Year End Junior Cowboy John Michael Elliot Year End Junior Cowgirl Davette Stegman Finals Sub Cowboy Mason Smith Year End Sub Junior Cowgirl -- Acey Pinkston Year End Senior Cowboy -- Reid Halbert Finals Sub Cowgirl Acey Pinkston Page B4 Super Bowl Champ visits Cardinal Camp The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 St. Paul Football Camp 3rd-5th campers included: (sitting) Elliott Peters, Jacob Wachsmuth, Matthew Wagner, Jackson Ulcak, Trent Brown, Carson McNabb, (kneeling) Ashton Rath , Kade Leist, Caden Malinovsky,, Bryce Filip Noah Boedeker, Cody Hollenbach, Ethan Easterling, Jake Yackel, (standing) James Fikac, Ted Machacek, Jonathan Peters, Coby Pruett, Quinton Parker, Cade Davis and Gerard Nunez. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe) St. Paul Cardinal Football Camp participants were treated to a special surprise on Thursday, July 25 when Bo Schobel, former NFL defensive end, spoke to the area athletes about the importance of setting short and long-term goals, surrounding themselves with positive role models and encouraged them to ask for help from their family and friends towards achieving their goals. Schobel let the athletes try on his Super Bowl XLI ring, passed around his Super Bowl jersey and graciously signed autographs. Schobel, a Columbus native, was awarded a football scholarship in 1999 to Texas Christian University after a successful high school career. He excelled on the field and was named AP All-American in 2003. In 2004, Schobel was a 4th round draft pick by the Tennessee Titans and earned a Super Bowl XLI ring with the Indianapolis Colts when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears, 29-17. Schobel retired at the end of the 2008 season after playing for the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars and returned to Columbus, where he resides with his wife and children. He was selected to the TCU Hall of Fame in 2013. Pictured are (from left): River Haynes, Walker Jackson, Schobel, Lane Walker and Zachary Davis. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe) St. Paul Football Camp 6th-8th campers included: (sitting) William Knox, Weston Geiger, Reid Yackel, Matthew Malinovsky, Luke Darilek, (kneeling) Joseph Natal, Cole Brown, Austin Garcia, Walker Jackson, Garrett Knox, Lane Jackson, Zachary Davis, (standing) Jack Janecek, Andrew Wagner, Nathan Wagner, Conor Kresta, Jaydon Darilek, Michael Wagner, and River Haynes. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe) Ratley shines in All-Star game Recent Yoakum High School graduate Keith Ratley had a monstrous game Tuesday night in the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) AllStar Football game, held at Texas Christian University’s Ammon G. Carter Stadium. Ratley had seven receptions for 165 yards including a 32-yard touchdown catch and hauled in a twopoint conversion for the Red team as they fell to the Black team, 39-29. In the second quarter, Ratley helped the Red to a 14-12 advantage. Black had taken a 12-7 lead. On first down at the Red 22, Ratley hauled in a 46-yard pass from quarterback Jake Hubenak (Georgetown) to the Black 32 and caught the touchdown on the next play. GJH cheerleader drawing results The Gonzales Junior High Cheerleaders concluded their raffle drawing last week. Among the prizes and winners were: Apache Wreath - Jared Dougles; $100 cash - Martha Jo Guerra; Atkinson’s pizza deal - Kyndel Zella; Glow minerals kit from Gonzales Healthcare- Debbie Fougerat; $15 to Licorice and Lemon Drops - Pam Parker; $50 to China Basket - Melanie Svoboda; $100 to Persons and candy basket Emily Hunt; $25 to Dairy Queen - Ann Laster; $20 to Guerra’s Grill - Erlene Zavadil; Gonzales Charm from Storey’s Jewelers - Mij Dechman; $25 to Gonzales Wholesale Nursery - Elise Low; Free haircut and style from Jane Kifer  - Linda Hall; 110-qt. Igloo from Walmart  - Lavonne Hyden; The black buck doe meat hunt - Ricky Berger; Truck strap kit and $20 to Tractor supply - Matt Tenburg; and Calvin Klein Lotion & Candle - Connie Welch. Very special thank you’s were extended to BZ’s Country Petals, The Christian Family, Atkinson’s pizza, Gonzales Healthcare, Licorice and Lemon Drops, China Basket, Person’s Flower Shop, DQ, Guerra’s, Storey’s Jewlery, Gonzales Wholesale Nursery, Jane BRIEFS St. Paul Football Camp 9th-12th campers included: (sitting) Eudosio Garza, Noah Leist, Ryan Malinvosky, Ryan Bell, Alex Hull, Austin Barton, Greg Max Patek, Kameron Knesek, Nick Ritchie, (kneeling) Jed Janecek, Nathan Pilat, John Weston Davis, Sam Morrow, Reagan Beal, Marco Ynclan, Dylan Mills, Ryan Geiger, TJ Bell, (standing) Kyle Chunda, Travis Raabe, Ben Janecek, Kurt Chunda, and Kolten Knesek. (Photo courtesy of Lori Raabe) Keith Ratley Kifer, Wal-Mart, Double Arrow Bow Hunting, Tractor Supply and Bealls. GHS football season tickets Gonzales High School varsity football season ticket holders from 2012 will be able to pick up their tickets they had last year. You will have until 4 p.m. Friday, August 16 to get your tickets. All tickets not picked up will be sold to the public starting Monday, August 19. Price of varsity football season tickets has changed. They will be $5 per game, $25 for all five games. All tickets sold at the gate will be $6. This year, tickets may be picked up at the new Apache Fieldhouse, located at 1546 Seydler (on the Gonzales High School campus by the track). Tickets are to be purchased from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you do not wish to purchase your tickets, please call athletic secretary Anita Dement at 830-6726641. If the fieldhouse has not been notified by 4 p.m. Friday, August 16, it will be understood that you do not want your tickets. If you are not a season ticket holder but would like to purchase some, the tickets will be available starting Monday, August 19. You will have to purchase all five tickets for the home games to get the price break. Sale of season tickets will end at 4 p.m. Friday, August 23. No season tickets can be sold after tickets go on sell at 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 3 for the first home game of the season on Friday, September 6. Shiner falls in Texas East State Tourney title game Cannon News Services The Shiner Junior League All Star team lost their opening game in the Texas East State Tournament and quickly rebounded to eventually play in the championship game. Shiner opened the tournament with an 8-1 setback to Columbus. Kassidy Bishop was 1-for-2 with one run and got on base twice, Morgan Mason hit 1-for-2 and also reached base twice. Bethany Nevlud and Kailey Williams each reached base once. Nevlud pitched seven innings with five strikeouts. Shiner rebounded with a 13-8 win over Galena Park in their next game. Bishop was 2-for-3 with two runs and one home run. Lauren Schuette went 2-for-4 with three runs, Nevlud hit 2-for-4 with two runs and Williams was 3-for-3 with one run. Schuette had four strikeouts inside the circle and Morgan Mason also pitched. Shiner won 15-5 against Huffman to advance into The Shiner Junior League All-Stars placed second in the Texas East State Tournament, held July 20-23 in Seguin. Team members include (kneeling) Claire Patek, Taylor Wenske, Kailey Williams, Kelsie Vega, Mackinly Pilat, (standing) Hannah Boring, Bailey Machacek, Morgan Mason, Madison Jalufka, Kassidy Bishop, Lauren Schuette, Hannah Nevlud and Bethany Nevlud. Not pictured is Manager Aaron Bishop, Coach Doug Nevlud and Coach Brian Wenske. (Courtesy photo) the title game. Mason was Schuette and Nevlud Schuette reached base 2-for-5 with three runs, combined for eight strike- twice with Claire Patek and Schuette batted 3-for-5 outs while Mason also Williams getting on base with one run, Nevlud fin- pitched. one time each. Schuette ished 2-for-2 with three In the state title game, pitched 1 2/3 innings and runs, Williams went 2-for- Shiner got Columbus in Nevlud worked 5 1/3 in3 with a pair of runs and a rematch and Columbus nings with four strikeouts Madison Jalufka was 2-for- took the title with an 8-0 and no hits. 3 with two runs. victory. LUBE: Just can’t wait until next year Continued from page B2 toes. Afterwards, I said bye to all of my new friends and got to spend 20 minutes with two more during the ride to the airport. As soon as I checked my two bags, went through security and picked a place to eat, I already started to miss my fellow campers and the coaches but a nice sandwich and beer at the Ontario (California) International Airport TGI Friday sort of numbed that pain. I have since connected with several of my team- mates over email and other social media and hopefully will find more soon. I loved the Los Angelesarea (or what parts of it I did see, on the ground or in the air) and I hope to see all of the campers that shared the same experience with me of testing the waters of the UC-Riverside adult camp will be back again next year. God bless you guys. I also hope to see some new campers and some McDaniel-only members at Riverside next year. I’m out. Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page B5 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES NOTICES FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327. HELP WANTED plication & bring resume. -------------------------National Lifestyle Centers in Gonzales, TX has an immediate opening for a Receptionist in a professional office environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, solid customer service orientation, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and a demonstrated strong work ethic are what it takes to succeed in this entry-level position. College courses in Accounting or business related field preferred; high school diploma or equivalency required. Proficient in Microsoft Office, time management including the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, and the ability to effectively adapt to change required. Email resume and salary requirements to [email protected] or fax to 830-6721018. HELP WANTED CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep. GARAGE SALES Garage Sale, August 3, 8-4. Lg. Men’s blue jeans, 44x32 & shirts, large ladies clothes, 2X. Many other items. Buy 1 get 1 free. 1721 FM 1116. 830-4375660. -------------------------Moving Sale. Saturday, August 3, 8-? Everything must go. 1404 Cavett. -------------------------Saturday, August 3. On corner of Norwood & Ewing. 8-? Women, children, boys clothes, & other items. -------------------------Yard Sale: 125 St. Paul, Saturday, 8/3/13, furniture, gas stove, M-W-C clothes, shoes, TV armoire, day bed, baby items, etc. -------------------------Huge Yard Sale. Little bit of everything available. From Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4, beginning each day at 10 a.m. Highway 90A West, two miles from Belmont. 830534-2823. -------------------------4-Family Garage Sale. 704 St. Matthew, 8-? Saturday only. Too much to mention. -------------------------Garage Sale. 626 Lois Lane. Sat., 8-12. Girls clothes, ladies & mens, lots of household misc. -------------------------3 Family Garage Sale: 111 S. College. 9-12. Clothes, Women & children, scrapbooking items, home decor. Everything must go. -------------------------1543 Seydler St. August 3, 7:00-Noon. Clothes, shoes, household accessories, miscellaneous. NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A WATER USE PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 12378 Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority seeks authorization to divert and use not to exceed 75,000 acre-feet of water per year from the unappropriated flows of the Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River Basin for use for municipal and industrial purposes within GBRA’s statutory district which consists of Hays, Comal, Guadalupe Caldwell, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Kendall, Refugio, and Calhoun Counties in the San Antonio, Colorado, and Lavaca River Basins, and the Colorado-Lavaca, Lavaca-Guadalupe, and SanAntonio-Nueces Coastal Basins. Applicant also seeks authorization to construct one ormore off-channel reservoirs in Gonzales County with a combined maximum storage capacity of 125,000 acre-feet, and to store water in the off-channel reservoir(s) for subsequent diversion and use for municipal and industrial purposes within GBRA’s statutory district. More information on the application and how to participate in the permitting process is given below. APPLICATION. Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, 933 East Court Street, Seguin, Texas 78155, Applicant, seeks a Water Use Permit pursuant to Texas Water Code (TWC) §11.121 and §11.085, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Rules Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§295.1, et seq. Notice is being published and mailed to the water rights holders of record in the Guadalupe River Basin pursuant to Title 30TAC §295.151. Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Applicant seeks authorization to divert and use not to exceed 75,000 acre-feet of water per year from the unappropriated flows of the Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River Basin, at a maximum diversion rate of soo cfs (224,415.588 gpm) for use for municipal and industrial purposes within GBRA’s statutory district which consists of Hays, Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Kendall, Refugio, and Calhoun Counties. Applicant also seeks authorization to construct one or more off-channel reservoirs in Gonzales County with a combined maximum storage capacity of 125,000 acre-feet, and to store water in the off channel reservoir(s) for subsequent diversion and use for municipal and industrial purposes within GBRA’s statutory district. The proposed diversion segment will be located in zip code 78629 between the following two points: 1. Upper limit of the diversion segment is located at Latitude 29-4907°N, Longitude 97-4709°W, also bearing N38°W, 4,8oo feet from the northwest corner of the Jose Maria Salinas Survey, Abstract No. 59, Gonzales County, Texas. 2. Lower limit of the diversion segment is located at Latitude 29.3488°N, Longitude 97.2891°W, also bearingS 30°W, 2,220 feet from the east corner of the Benjamin Fulcher Survey, Abstract No. 21, Gonzales County, Texas. The application and a portion of the fees were received on August 22, 2008. Additional information and fees were received on December 11, 2008, August 11, October 29, and December 18, 2009, February 12, 2010, June 2, and July 1, 2013. The application was declared administratively complete and accepted for filing with the Office of the Chief Clerk on December 23, 2009. The Executive Director completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft permit. The draft permit, if granted, would include special conditions requiring streamflow restrictions. The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director’s draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F, Austin, TX 78753. PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below, within 30 days of the date of newspaper publication of the notice. A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment, and is not a contested case hearing. A public meeting will be held if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application. CONTESTED CASE HEARING. The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on this application if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice. The Executive Director may approve the application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after newspaper publication of this notice. To request a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (i) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we] request a contested case hearing;” (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the proposed activity. You may also submit proposed conditions for the requested permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below. If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the permit and will forward the application and hearing request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. INFORMATION. Written hearing requests, public comments or requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically at http:/ jwww.tceq.state.tx.usjaboutjcomments.html. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Public Education Program at 1-8oo-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.state. tx.us. Si desea informacion en Espafiol, puede Hamar al1-8oo-687-4040 or por el internet al www.tceq.state.tx.us. HELP WANTED CNH Paving is seeking professional & reliable class A CDL Drivers. Hauling belly dumps and home every night. Located in the Waelder area. For more info, call: 830540-3377. -------------------------Mechanic Needed. Must have own tools, experience necessary with car diagnostic vehicles. Come by West Motors, 1701 Sarah DeWitt Dr. for ap- GARAGE SALES Garage Sale. 703 St. Matthew, Friday & Saturday, 8-12. M-W-C Clothes, household items. Too much to mention. -------------------------4-Family Yard Sale. Saturday, August 3, 8-? 1022 1/2 Church St. Girls, boys, men, women & baby clothes, shoes & misc. items, some furniture. -------------------------5-Family Garage Sale. Friday & Saturday, 7-12 Noon. Fiddle w/case, guitar, aprons, dishes, tools, toys, baby clothes, M-W-C clothes, collectibles, antiques, small appliances, books (Louis Lamour & Harlequin), miscellaneous. Out on FM 2984, Joliet Road. 830-875-9446. -------------------------Templo Bethel Pentecostes Church, 1106 St. Peter. Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply Yard Hand/Customer Service Forklift experience desired is taking applications for a Apply in person NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED Or send resumes to: 2031 Water St. Gonzales Tx 78629 Apply today - Start today!!! HELP WANTED Looking for a responsible individual to feed chickens and 2 pigs and clean pens two times per week and occasional weekends in Waelder area. Increased responsibility and pay are a potential as farm grows. Perfect opportunity for 4H or FFA students. Please contact us at [email protected] or 713-822-8577. Hatchery: • General Labor (Days) 5628 FM 1116, Gonzales, TX MISC. FOR SALE Rainbow vaccum cleaner in good used condition. $100.00. 830-2632482. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $100 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Men’s used jeans perfect for oilfield workers. Faded Glory32x32, 33x30; Rustler, 34x30, 34x34, 36x30. $5/ pair. Call 830-6721106. -------------------------22” Lawn Mower. Self propelled. Asking $100. Excellent condition. 361-2083565. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Dora the Explorer 20” girls bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. Used very little, excellent condition. $50 cash. Leave message if no answer, 830-6721106. -------------------------Nordic Track. Great condition. $60. Shiner, 361-5942318. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. Call 830-672-9100 for more info. Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Se Habla Espanol LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Marilyn Eileen Pierpont, Deceased, were issued on July 15, 2013, in Cause No. AD13-9599, pending in the County Court of Gonzales, County, Texas, to: Charlotte Knesek. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: V’Anne Huser Attorney for Charlotte Knesek 119 E. 7th Street P. O. Box 567 Shiner, TX 77984 NOTICE TO CREDITORS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF GONZALES CITY COUNCIL The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the City Council for their consideration: PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed budget for use of City Funds for the Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014. The City Council will hold a Public Hearing August 6, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and the Public Hearing, the Budget will go to City Council for their approval. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815. I certify that a copy of the August 6, 2013, Notice of Public Hearing was posted on the City Municipal Building bulletin board on the 24th day of July 2013, at 3:00 p.m. and remained posted continuously for at least 72 hours proceeding the scheduled time of the meeting. _________________________________ Kristina Vega, City Secretary Issued: July 29, 2013 Call 672-7100 to place your help wanted ads! Page B6 The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS MISC. FOR SALE Extra wide wheel chair like new. Size 10 W Genuine leather diabetic shoes, black with velcro closure. Like new therapeutic support knee hi hose for diabetics, size 3x. lge. cals. Mysectomy bra fits right or left prothesis size 36D. 830857-6705. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $50 total. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------ABOVE GROUND POOL 15’x30’ aboveground pool with deck, 48” high, needs new liner. Buyer disassembles, no delivery available. $1,400. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------2 refrigerators, 1 small, 1 large, King, Full Bed sets, floor lamp, night stands, table, chair. 830672-9611 or come by Care Free Inn, Gonzales, 1804 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TV’s, 1 19”, 1 - 25”, 3 infant MISC. FOR SALE car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15” water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6’ long 6” tall plain or painted, 16’ + 20’ long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------MP3 Player. SanDisk 8GB. Brand new. 437-2046. -------------------------21” RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 437-2046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. MISC. FOR SALE 1800’S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cy- MISC. FOR SALE clone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078. FARM EQUIPMENT Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927. FURNITURE shape, all works. $125. Most come move it. Jimmy, 830-263-4126. -------------------------Dresser, $50. Couch, $75, good shape. 1725 Seydler St. #26. Betty, 830-8574125. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. AUTOS rim, tire will be $25. Call 830-203-9408. -------------------------‘98 GMC 3/4 ton, 4x4, auto., pickup truck, with extended cab. 830-8574242. -------------------------2004 Nissan Altima, 3.5, 6 cyl, AC, AUTOS Auto trans., power, cruise, gray metallic w/gray interior. One owner. $6,500. 830540-3382. Call 672-7100 to subscribe. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED FURNITURE For Sale. Antique beds. Come out of old Alcalde Hotel. Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------Piano small upright. Excellent condition. $500. Shiner, 361594-2318. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, leather, brown, 3 tv’s, 19”, 25” and 32”, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, leather, new conventional toaster, broiler. 830-2038977, text or call. -------------------------3” latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid $300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------Hospital electric bed, extra long mattress, excellent Now Hiring for Nixon Locations FIREWOOD MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430. AUTOS For Sale: 5 16” steel jeep rims, one with brand new Goodyear Wrangler tire, P220R70/16. Will sell whole set for $135 . Or if you just want the tire off the Deli Manager Asst. Manager and Sales Associates • Competitive Pay • Benefits - Vacation - Insurance - 401K HAY FOR SALE 5x5 round bales for sale. First cutting, net wrapped, fertilized with poultry litter. Waelder area. 830-857-5446. HELP WANTED www.thetotestores.com Apply on FARM EQUIPMENT 2009 Kuhn Knight model 1130 manure spreader for sale. Used for only 3 cleanouts. Very good condition. $12,000. 857-5446. -------------------------For Sale: Farmall 504. $3,000. Work, 361-596-4911; Home, 361-5967494. Driver Position. Class A CDL required. Local region. Out and back on same shift to delivery routes. We offer a competitive wage along with 401K, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc., County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. Apply at KPMF is an EOE LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES 830.540.4516 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Following is a summary of information for this Project. Bidder is cautioned to refer to other sections of the Project Manual, Drawings and Addenda (Bid Documents) for further details. The City of Gonzales, hereafter called OWNER, is requesting sealed written Bids for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, supervision, incidentals and performing all Work required for the following Project: Bidding Requirements, Contract Forms and Conditions of the Contract INVITATION FOR BIDS Section 00020 Apply today - Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing: • Back Dock Hanger • 2nd Processing • Sanitation (Nights) •Truck Mechanic • Maintenance • Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days City of Gonzales Water Treatment Plant Filter Improvements Located at: Gonzales, Texas The Work consists of the replacement of 5 pressurized filter banks with one 85’ x 50’ gravity filter system, settled water pump station, and backwash supply pump station. Work shall include all necessary yard piping improvements, including piping reconfiguration at settling basins, upflow clarifier and backwash waste tank. Work will require a phased approach to pressure filter demolition in order to maintain 60% of plant production capacity throughout all stages of construction. Bid Documents may be purchased at LNV, Inc. 1101 S. Cap of TX Hwy. Suite C220 upon a payment of $50.00 for each set of Bid Documents. Check shall be made payable to LNV, Inc. Sealed Bids will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, TX 78629, and then publicly opened and read aloud. ALL BIDS ARE DUE PRIOR TO (Local time) Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00 pm. BIDS WILL BE OPENED AT (Local time) Friday, August 23, 2013 2:00 pm. ALL BIDS NOT RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE DATE AND TIME SET FORTH ABOVE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION. All Bids shall be accompanied by an acceptable Bid guaranty in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid, as specified in Section 00100, Instructions to Bidders. Performance and payment bonds when required shall be executed on forms furnished by OWNER. Each bond shall be issued in an amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Amount by a solvent corporate surety company authorized to do business in the State of Texas, and shall meet any other requirements established by law or by OWNER pursuant to applicable law. Minimum insurance requirements are specified in Section 00810, Supplemental General Conditions. Minimum wage rates have been established and are specified in Section 00830, Wage Rates and Payroll Reporting. Contract Time is of the essence and all Work shall be substantially completed within 300 Calendar Days after date specified in the Notice to Proceed, in accordance with the Bid Form, Section 00300. Final completion shall be achieved within 30 Calendar Days after substantial completion. Liquidated damages are $800 per Calendar Day for failure to substantially complete the work and $1,000 per Calendar Day for failure to achieve final completion within 30 Calendar Days after substantial completion, in accordance with the Bid Form, Section 00300. OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive any minor informality in any Bid or solicitation procedure (a minor informality is one that does not affect the competitiveness of the Bid). A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and the water plant site visit will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 am (Local time) at 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, TX 78629 Bidders are REQUIRED to attend the Pre-Bid Conference to ensure their understanding of Owner’s bidding and contracting requirements. The persons listed below may be contacted for information regarding the Invitation for Bid. AUTHORIZED CONTACT PERSONS PROJECT MANAGER: Victor Booth, P.E. Telephone: (512) 381-8333 email: [email protected] PROJECT ENGINEER: James McDonald, P.E. Telephone: (512) 381-8333 email: [email protected] Competitive Pay...$9.50-$12.00/hr. (with weekly perfect attendance) Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Human Resources HELP WANTED 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Se Habla Espanol Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Inc. has immediate full-time positions available for We offer 401K, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc KPMF is an EOE Apply at Irrigator Production Crew Pack Room Operator County Road 348, Gonzales, TX 830-540-4516 DEPUTY TAX OFFICE CLERK NEEDED The Gonzales County Tax Office is currently accepting applications for a Deputy Tax Clerk. Position requires:  Excellent customer service skills including excellent communication and writing skills  Ability to manage time effectively and accurately  Be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Acrobat  Be able to multi-task, handle high stress situations such as heavy workload in a fast paced environment adhering to mandatory deadlines.  Must be able to follow directions, research problems, make decisions, and work well with others and the general public.  Ability to operate office equipment such as copier, scanner, computer, 10 key by touch, fax, and multi-line telephone.  Be able to travel for employee training and office related seminars.  Some heavy lifting of file boxes up to 40 pounds with help.  Knowledge of the county geographical area would be helpful. Special Requirements: Job offer contingent upon passing a criminal background investigation. Must be bondable with bond being made to the Tax Assessor Collector. Applications may be obtained at the Gonzales County Tax Office, located at 522 St. Matthew St. Gonzales. Only complete applications will be considered. Gonzales County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. EOE. Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page B7 CLASSIFIEDS AUTOS 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel Quad Cab with 5th wheel hitch, automatic, AUTOS air, cruise & electric windows & tow pkg. Runs good. Body good - no wrecks. $5,500 or best offer. AUTOS 210-218-3796 or 830-540-3602. -------------------------2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof, great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $50 total. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------2005 CTS Cadillac, 4-door, V-6. Brand new tires and chrome wheels. $8,800 firm. Call 830672-1106, leave message if no answer. -------------------------For sale: Merucry Grand Marquis. Metallic Jade Green Effect. 22 inch rims. C.D. Player. Runs great. $4,000. 830203-8841. Thomas. Serious calls only. -------------------------1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15” and 14” rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. MOBILE HOMES 6 Solitaire. To be moved. Reduced to $38,500. Shiner. will pay moving costs. For more information, 361-772-2453. -------------------------Poor Boy Special, 2014, 16x72 Fleetwood. Delivered, set, skirting, cold air. $34,900. Residential exterior. Save thousands. Beat the heat, our models have air conditioning. Tierraverdehomes.com. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 800-369-6888. Open Sundays 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Doublewide Foreclosure, 1680 sq. ft. Fireplace, new carpet, plywood floors, fresh paint inside and out. All new appliances. Tierraverdehomes. com. Fayette Country Homes, 800-3696888. Open till 6pm - 7 days a week. Sunday 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------2004 Model. Large 2 bedroom, 16x68, vinyl siding/shingle roof. Delivered, set with A/C, $23,900. Tierraverdehomes. com. Fayette Country Homes, 830-3696888. Open till 6pm - 7 days a week. Sunday 1-6. (RBI 32896) ROOM FOR RENT Large private bedroom for rent. Weekly or monthly, fully equipped kitchen, individual air & heat, fenced lighted parking, 32” color TV in room, cable included, ref.. in room, fully furnished, w/d included, utilities paid too, house cleaned once a week. Call for information, 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m. HOMES FOR RENT for rent in Gonzales, includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No pets. $35 application fee, $1,200 per month, $1,200 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty, 830-401-4123. -------------------------Brand new large 2/3 upscale two story duplex for rent in Gonzales with loft, office and fireplace, includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No Pets. $35 application fee, $1,400 per month, $1,400 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty, 830-401-4123. -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. -------------------------2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2’s from $595/ month. Several homes available. www.silentvalleyhomes.com. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, HOMES FOR RENT plenty of parking. 512-820-5461. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/ mo., plus deposit. Call 830-857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 512-6560521. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921. WANT TO RENT 1658. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED 1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales Seeking a Housekeeper Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please. Best Western Regency Inn & Suites COMMERCIAL FOR SALE Busy Restaurant with large customer base for sale in Smiley, Texas. Equipment included. Contact Nick or Doris, 830-587-6262, 210-373-6869 or 210-883-4271. COMMERCIAL FOR RENT 10 foot by 10 foot office space. Nixon, TX. 830-857-6921. -------------------------Office Space for rent - $650.00 includes water and electricity. No long term contract. Contact Kim at Gonzales Storage Units (next to McCoy’s). 830-672-3763. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580. Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine foods, Inc., 1680 CR431 or 748 CR 422, Waelder, Texas 78959. Mon-Friday, 7-4 pm. Telephone number 830-540-4105/830-540-4684. HOMES FOR RENT 1BR Cottage. 1814 Sycamore. Available now. Suitable for 1 & 2 people or good for Oilfield workers. Furnished, all electric. Well insulated. $450/mo., $300 deposit. for appointment call Elisa DeLuna, 6729011. Shown by appointment only. -------------------------In Gonzales - 2BR, 1 bath house on corner lot. Recently painted, carpet, vinyl, paneling. All electric, insulated, hi-efficiency AC/ Heat, ceiling fans, appliances, tub/ shower, utility room, porch. $650 + deposit & references. No pets. 830672-2227. -------------------------HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at 7102 FM 2091 North (Gonzales, Texas); Approx. 10 miles from Gonzales. Spacious yard, shade trees, stove/microwave, glass-tiled backsplash, new laminate wood floors. Call (830) 672-3771 or (512) 938-9131. -------------------------ATTENTION OILFIELDERS 4/3, 2 Living areas around Waelder Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Brand new large 2/2 upscale duplex Benefits include: Apply today - Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing Electrician: • Knowledge with VFD’s • Start and stop stations • Some PLC troubleshooting • Able to work with 3 phase • Refrigeration (Ammonia exp. a plus) MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT For Rent : 3/2 mobile home in Waelder all appliances with CA&H. New flooring & ceiling throughout. Large parking area, oil field welcome. Call: 830-672-0000. -------------------------Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum. 3bedroom/1bath fully furnished mobile homes for rent. $775/month & $675 security deposit. 361-582-6593 or 361-798-0816. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812. -------------------------- Monday through Saturday Pay rate based on experience. (With weekly perfect attendance) Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Se Habla Espanol Human Resources Johnson Oil Company, for packaged goods, bulk oil and DEF deliveries. Class A CDL with HazMat, tanker endorsement required. Territory to include Waco to Houston and areas further south. Normal work hours 7 am – 5 pm with occasional overnight stays. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, health insurance and 401(k). Applications may be picked up and returned to Driver Needed MOBILE HOMES $1,5500 SINGLEWIDE. Only 1, call for pix. 512-389-1210. RBI 02572. -------------------------- FOR LEASE 5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Luling. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-9485306; David, 713252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN) Thanks for advertising in The Gonzales Cannon! COMMERCIAL FOR SALE COMMERCIAL FOR SALE COMMERCIAL FOR SALE Commercial properties for sale No Frills, no financing offer to close quick 512-636-6756 Attn: Bulk Plant Manager, 1113 E. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or fax to 830-672-6659. 5,000 sf Retail/office location for Lease. $2,500 mo. Front and rear access. Garage doors on rear for large vehicle access. Ample storage and warehousing space. AC in front offices and retail area. Tenant responsible for improvements and systems, insurance, and Tax increases above baseline over term of 1-5 lease with options for Lease extensions or purchase. 715 St. Paul. Alternatively, .. Purchase price: $125,000 2,300 sf retail / commercial building for lease. $750 mo. Front and rear access. All open space to remodel for many different business opportunities. Tenant pays for improvements for leasehold. Concrete floors, decorative metal ceiling. Needs lots of work. Purchase price...$35,000 * Inventory Control Team * Automotive Technician * Overnight Maintenance NOW HIRING WANT TO RENT Looking for a 2 or 3BR nice house in Nixon and Leesville area. Call 830-857- RV SITES FOR RENT RV’s FOR SALE Clayton Richter Fencing Cell: 830-263-0279 Home: 830-788-7204 30 Years Experience 1117 E. Hwy. 90A Waelder, TX www.gonzalescannon.com Your Business Card could be here! For information call Sanya at The Gonzales Cannon 830-672-7100 Belmont RV Park Estates Summer Specials Large lots, Laundry on-site $260/mo. + utilities, Free Wi-Fi, Pool. Call 830-424-3600 APTS. FOR RENT RV-SITES Refurbished 28ft BPull TTs $6,850. New Upholstery & Bedding. Like New Many with New Appliances Financing 979-743-1514 or 800-369-6888 APTS. FOR RENT www.txtraveltrailers.com. US Hwy. 90A E, Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-7573 www.gonzalescannon.com Your Business Card could be here! For information call Sanya at The Gonzales Cannon 830-672-7100 EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY 62 OR OLDER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY * Rent based on income * Garden Style Apartments * Private Entrances * Individual Flower Bed Available * Carpeted & Air Conditioned * Water, Sewer & Trash Paid * Miniblinds, Ceiling Fan, Range, Refrigerator furnished * Maintenance/Management/Service Coordinator on site CHECK OUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL! COUNTRY VILLAGE SQUARE APARTMENTS 1800 Waelder Road - Gonzales, TX (830) 672-2877 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday Page B8 The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS APTS. FOR RENT One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message. HOME SERVICES and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. RV’S FOR RENT Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. LIVESTOCK and heifers, seven months old. 830857-4067. -------------------------Bull For Sale: * Black polled Hereford (White face). * 21 months old. * Very gentle, home grown. * Throws a predominance of “black baldies” when crossed with black hided cows. * This breed has a history of birthing small calves. * Heifer calves make great replacement stock. * Can be registered, if papers are important. * Price $2,500. Charles Nunes, 830-2030477. -------------------------FOR SALE: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Excellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: [email protected] yahoo.com. Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------Muscovy ducks for sale. $10.00 each. 830-263-2482. (TFN) -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28” to 36”), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251. REAL ESTATE Plenty of wildlife. $225,000. 719-8362611. -------------------------Individual would like to buy a 3/2, minimum of 2,000 sq. ft or more house in Gonzales area. Possibly in country. Someone interested in owner financing w/ substantial down payment. 830203-8492. -------------------------3 Bedroom, 2 bath brick home 3 miles from Gonzales on an acre. $129,000. Robin Baker, 830305-2959. Remax Professional Realty. -------------------------Home for sale by owner. 2BDR, can be made into a 3 BDR/1BA, corner lot, storage building. 1404 Cavett St., Gonzales, TX. Contact Jen at 830-4019763 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------Older couple downsizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. MISC. SERVICES Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pamperedc h e f. b i z /z ava d i l. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. MISC. SERVICES License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 MISC. SERVICES 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment. REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE 4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $269,500. Will divide - one acre minimum, at $65,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. NW Goliad. Doublewide. 3/2 with covered porches. Good barn. John Deere tractor w/implement. Mostly Mesquite. $275,000. 68 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field. Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 57 Acres just north of I-10 Near Waelder. Brush, oaks, hay fields, 2 tanks, 3/2 home, barn w/electricity, apartment. Equipment. Part minerals. $275,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre. SOLD LAWN & GARDEN Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any company’s. 830263-0909. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Will also mow oilfield yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.(TFN) SMITH RANCH INVESTMENTS REAL ESTATE 830-672-8668 Randy Smith, Broker RV SITES FOR RENT 2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $175/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921. HOME SERVICES Looking for sitting job for a sweet lady in her home. Includes cooking and will drive for her if she needs me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday night but must be home by Sunday at 3:00. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361212-8731. -------------------------Need personal service? Will clean oilfield campers, homes and apartments. Also offer laundry work, ironing and running your personal errands. If you need a pair of jeans or shirt ironed for the night out or last minute event and didn’t make it to the cleaners in time, give me a call (830) 203-0716. References. Available. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email [email protected] com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice, CHILD CARE Will do child care in my home. Includes meals. Any age (Infants onup). Have one opening available in August. Call 830-519-3044. -------------------------I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058. vTHOMPSONVILLE 5641 Hwy. 90, 2 bedroom, 3 bath, interior recently painted, tile floors,PENDING includes washer/dryer, refrigerator on 2 accres......REDUCED..............................................................$114,900 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis......GREATLY REDUCED..............................................................................$199,900 vGONZALES COUNTY - C.R. 418, 4 1/2 miles S.E. of Waelder, 25.1 acres, good hunting, open w/nice trees, electric, septic, water well needs repair, sandy loam, stock tank. Great for horses. PENDING Metal barn appx. 30’x50’, old mobile home (no assigned value.) No minerals........................................................$119,225 vN.E. GONZALES COUNTY- Best little hunting place in TX! Deer, hog, dove, some turkey. 46.892 wooded acres. Secluded, large ranches surround property. My 9 year old granddaughter shot her first buck last year, 8 pointer! No minerals or water rights convey. Owner/Agent..REDUCED....$5,500/acre. v25.936 acres, Henry Bymer 1/3 League, close to I10, electric nearby, CONTRACT PENDING sandy loam, fronts CR420...................................................$98,800 vTHOMPSONVILLE - 33 acres, 2 stock tanks, 1 water well, 4 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths, much more................$395,000 vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both vGONZALES - 820 Oil Patch Lane, 2.25 acres (+/-), raw land with 3 sides metal equipment shed. Utilities are available at front of property, zoned heavy commercial....................................................................$125,000 vGONZALES For Lease: 10 to 20 acres, about 5 miles south of Gonzales, just off Hwy. 183. vONE BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. $500/mo, $1,000 security deposit, outside pets only (no cats inside!). CR 420, Gonzales County. HOMES ACREAGE BOATS FOR SALE For Sale or Trade: 27’ Sailboat, Beam 8’, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff. MOTORCYCLES Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell youR Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473. ACREAGE W/HOME LOTS RECREATION 2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670. LAND Lots for Lease. Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. [email protected] -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. COMMERCIAL RV’s FOR SALE 2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/C’s - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000. -------------------------RV For Sale. Older unit. 5th wheel. $2,900. Contact Richard, 830-5566905. FOR RENT PETS Chihuahua Puppies. 1male, 2 females. 9 wks. old. Tan colors. $100 each. 830-263-2094 if no answer, leave voice mail. -------------------------ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505. -------------------------Precious long haired Chihuahua puppies. Pure bred. 9 wks. old. Born Thanksgiving. 1st shots & wormed. Paper trained. Males & Females. Playful and very cute. Raised in my home with a lot of love. $200/each. 1-830-560-6668. www.providenceproperties.net (855) TX4SALE HUNTING LEASES 5 experienced hunters looking for at least 800+ acres for hunting in Westhoff area. Bill Cain, 281-684-0165. WANTED I’m looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888. RV’S FOR RENT Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------- MISC. SERVICES Electrical Wiring, Trouble Shooting. Repairs, New Construction, Remodels, Metal Buildings. Licensed & Insured. 830-437-5747. -------------------------Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------Affordable Welding Service. Call Stan, 830-857-6621. -------------------------Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. REAL ESTATE Over 100 yrs. old, 1470 sq. ft. story and 1/2 house. Brand new tin roof, to be torn down or moved. 540-4263. -------------------------Beautiful cabin on 5 acres of land in mountain of Colorado, fully furnished, surrounded by pines and aspen. LIVESTOCK Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with feeders & waterers. all for $300. 361741-2604. -------------------------Brangus Bulls for Sale. 1-2 yr. old, 3-18 mos., 3-7 mos. Leesville. 281-3829820. -------------------------Angus Bull for sale. Registered JBarB. 3 1/2 yr.old herd bull. $2,975. 361-7986250. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829. -------------------------19 2 year old Brangus Heifers with calves. $1,500 for pair. Call 830-5821007. -------------------------FOR SALE: Purebred Charolais bulls All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275. PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: to place your FREE Garage Sale Ads here. The Gonzales Cannon 830-672-7100 830-672-7111 or fax to or email to: Call [email protected] Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page B9 The Great Outdoors Elks Sweetheart’s Fishing Tourney Check saws.org for drought tolerant plants for your garden and other water savings ideas. First Place Stringer, 68 pounds Yellow Fever Team members: Ryan Mills, Ray Raley, Matt Hillman, Ty Tinsley, Richard Thiele and J. Paul Jones Biggest Gar Sample Family Team members: Donnie Petru, Dusty Pish, Kelby Crow, Brenda Petru, Elizabeth Petru and Brandi Pish Second Place Stringer Just Us Team members: Michael Mendel, Ethan Mendel and Will Stewart Changes in store for bird hunters A few changes are coming this approaching season that bird hunters will find favorable and encouraging. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has approved a number of changes to the early migratory bird seasons (for duck, geese, crane and other late season birds, consult the Migratory Waterfowl Digest). The September teal-only season runs September 1429, 2013, with a daily bag limit increase to six birds. The early Canada goose season is during the same time, September, 14-29, 2013, in the Eastern Goose Zone (of which Gonzales County is a part) with a daily bag limit of three birds. For dove hunters, in the Central and South Dove Zones, changes are minimal, except for season date changes. However, for those of you who travel further south for dove hunting, the USFWS has authorized an expansion of the Special White-wing Dove Area (SWWDA). According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, the SWWDA will be extended along its eastern boundary to Interstate 37 from San Antonio to Cor- Biggest Fish, 26 pounds. Caught by Team Just Us pus Christi, effectively doubling its current area. The special, four-day, white-wing season in the S W W D A will run Sep- Dan Waddell is a Texas Parks & Wildlife Service tember 1, 2, game warden in Gonzales County. 7 and 8, 2013 three times the daily bag from noon to sunset each day. Daily bag limit. For definitions of daily limits will be fifteen birds bag limit and possession in the aggregate to include limit, consult the Texas no more than two mournParks and Wildlife website ing doves and two whitetipped doves. General sea- at http://www.tpwd.state. sons in the SWWDA run tx.us/regulations/fish_ from September 20-Octo- hunt/hunt/definitions/ or ber 23, 2013 and December your latest TPWD Outdoor Annual. 20-January 20, 2013. Dove seasons in the CenSafe Boating in the tral Dove Zone north of County Interstate-10: September As of the writing of this 1-Oct 23 and December 20article, there have been no Jan 5. For the South Dove Zone: Sept 20-Oct 27 and boating accidents and no Dec 20-Jan 20. Daily bag injuries or deaths associlimits: 15 mourning, white- ated with recreational boatwing and white-tipped ing reported in Gonzales (white-fronted) doves in County this summer. I would like to take the the aggregate to include opportunity to thank the no more than two whiteboating community of tipped doves. Lawful huntGonzales and surrounding ing hours: thirty minutes areas for operating safely before sunrise to sunset. Lastly, the USFWS has on the area waterways and authorized the possession for their cooperation with limit of all migratory game his boating safety enforcebirds to be increased to ment efforts. Third Place Stringer Linda’s Hookers Team members: Bobby Pakebusch, Brittney Pakebusch, Keaton Glass, Danyelle Glass, Kobey Glass and Glenn Glass The Game Warden Dan Waddell The Gonzales Elks Lodge held its inaugural Lodge Sweetheart’s Fishing Tournament last weekend. All proceeds from the event go to The Sweetheart Fund benefitting Elks’ children. Prizes were awarded for heaviest stringer, biggest catch and biggest gar. (Photos by DeEtte Kuntschik & Cedric Iglehart) Nationalists map out ‘revolution’ against Republican incumbents By DAVE MUNDY [email protected] Page B10 The Cannon For the Best Deals Around Thursday, August 1, 2013 SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Nationalist Movement declared the start of an ideological revolution Saturday, — but Washington is not the focus of the revolt. Politicians in Austin are. “All roads for Texas independence lead through Austin and they represent the single biggest impediment to liberty and independence for Texas,” stated TNM president Daniel Miller while addressing a meeting of nearly a hundred county and regional coordinators at the Crockett Hotel next door to The Alamo. “We are not going to show these politicians the light, we’re going to show them the door.” “Those guys out there, they think they threw us in the garbage can (in this legislative session),” said executive director Cary Wise. “No, they didn’t. They pissed us off.” Members of the leadership team introduced the local organizers to the group’s plan to go directly after the entrenched political structure in Austin. The most fiery presentation was made by the TNM’s new Political Director, Claver Kamau-Imani. “In case you don’t know it, we’re at war,” he said. “We, as a state, as a culture, as a people, we are constantly under attack,” said Kamau-Imani, whose RagingElephants.org organization of black Texas conservatives worked with TNM in the 2012 primaries to field a slate of 18 candidates. “This is no hobby. Our mission is the restoration of the republic.” Kamau-Imani said the biggest transition for the TNM is moving from an organization that wants independence to one that is prepared to administer it. Larry Harlan 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Truck Contact Cell - 830-570-4217 Office - 888-499-1955 Sales Consultant “You have to be prepared to govern,” he said. “You can’t just run on Texas independence. You have to expand your caucus beyond that. We have to be ready to govern. We have to expand our platform. This gives us greater credibility.” Some of the stands TNM candidates may promote could include such issues as abolishment of the property tax in Texas and militarizing the Texas State Guard to provide border security,” he said. “All the world has left for the cause of liberty is Texas,” said Kamau-Imani, an ordained minister. In the 2012 primaries, TNM and Kamau-Imani’s RagingElephants.org fielded 18 candidates and won about 30 percent of the vote despite being out-spent by an 8-1 margin. TNM has since formed its own political action committee, and details of stepping up funding for the 2014 race were discussed Saturday. Also introduced Saturday was the TNM’s new Director of Membership Development, San Antonian George Claver Kamau-Imani gestures as he rallies TNM county and regional coordinators. (Photo by Jeff Sadighi) Contreras. Contreras said it is important the organization continues to actively seek diversity, especially among the growing Tejano population. “There are a lot of people who think like us out there,” he said. “Here we are in San Antonio, a city of 1.7 million people. There are people of every color out there searching for us. They are watching how we interact with those who stand against us.” Contreras said people like San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are “an embarassment” to Tejanos. “They’re practicing Chicago gang-land politics,” he said. “They’re already wearing the uniform of Santa Anna’s troops, legislating ridiculousness.” Contreras said the most important factor in winning over the support of Tejanos and other Texans of color is to let them convince themselves. “You can lead someone to the facts without shoving their face in it,” he said. “Let them lead themselves to the truth. We need marchers, not sitters.” 2013 Ram 3500 ST Truck 110128 IH 37 Pleasanton, TX 78064 Is it hot enough yet? It is turning to boiling in South Texas. The heat high is on top of us and 102 degrees is just too hot. Be sure you drink lots of fluids, take a break, and use common sense. This is how a hot summer is in Texas. I guess that we should be used to it by now, but each year we get thrown a new curve. What in the world is wrong with people? It is most disturbing to have our national monuments defaced by ugly green paint. That is so disrespectful and disgusting. I haven’t heard what the person’s reason was that did it. If people would take the time they use to think up and destroy things, and utilize that time to think about how to do good in the world, we would have a much better place to live. PRAYER TIME: Joe Kotwig, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Duncan, Mildred O’Neal, Rhonda Pruett, Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Barbara and Allen Wiedner, Bubba and Sara Roecker, Glenn Mikesh, Lillie Lay, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Carol and husband, Margie Menking, Joy Carson, Richard Hidalgo Jr., Arthur Casares, Morgan, Justin, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Lanny Baker, Judy Wilson, Iva (Totsie) Hodge, Bob Young, Marguerite Williams, the family of Louise Goss, the family of Fletcher Johnson, and our military and families, The ice cream supper at Belmont was a great success. Someone counted around 120 people who were in attendance. There were about 25 different kinds of delicious homemade ice cream and lots of sandwiches and chips. Carol Soefje Dodgen was looking great in a cool red dress. Tom Dodgen was of great help in working on the center. The center is absolutely beautiful. It looks so nice and glowing. We are grateful for the help from GVEC and GBRA, and all of the ones who gave of their time from those entities. The floor was shining and great looking with a donation from Paul Allen Jr. Paul is one of the few original members of the Belmont Community Center that is still alive Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Cannon Page B11 Hey, Baby! Sandi’s Country Fried News Sandi Gandre when they converted the parsonage to a center. The floors were his “pet project” then. We are glad to see Mark Newmann inside and not on the roof. The Wundt Family sponsored the restructuring of the entrance in Memory of Norman and Martha Wundt. It has two ramps and I used one with a scooter. It worked just fine. It was done with beauty and grace. We have bathrooms inside, and a whole newly refurbished kitchen with that project being sponsored by GBRA. There are totally new cabinets and a serving table, a new stove. I know that I have left someone out. Mike Bond and Ruddy DeCou got used to having so much dirt thrown in their faces that they didn’t know they could live any other way. I know that many ladies painted and helped feed everyone. I expect that everyone lost their patience at one time or another, but in the true spirit of God’s Love this wonderful project got done and it is something to be proud of and will last many years if taken care of properly. May God Bless each one who helped in any way and let us all enjoy the fruit of our labors. And talking about Paul Allen Jr. being one of the older ones still living, ---yes he celebrated his 87th birthday on July 25th. He is something else. I love that man and so many others do too. He makes delicious chocolate candy, makes fig preserves, and this year with the help of Kathleen Allen picked mustang grapes and made jam and jelly. Then Donna Allen, Kathleen Allen, and Paw Paw Allen made dill pickles and bread and butter pickles. He plants fig trees and passes them out to whoever wants to get a start of figs. No he doesn’t act his age and aren’t we glad that he doesn’t. Betty and Allen Fink went trooping down to pick figs after the supper. We wish him many more Happy Birthdays!!!! It was so good to see Jean Esta Towns Powers with two of her daughters Stephanie and Natlie and a few of her grand-children. She said that she had all four of her children home for a visit including Richey and Mi- Cannon News Services [email protected] Harwood celebrates Homecoming from Clinton, Arkansas. Ima Gene Roycroft received a book, donated by Dorothy Gilkey for having the largest group to attend the Homecoming. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sudderth received a Harwood Cookbook donated by the Harwood Community Center group for being married the shortest period of time. Willie Ray and Ann Wilkinson received a box of assorted cards donated by Peggy Duncan. They have been married for more than 50 years. Marjorie Fairchild received a pot plant donated by the Ray Kirk family for having the most family members present while Gladys Winkle received a jar of “homemade goodies” from Sudie Pool for being the kitchen helper. There were two special projects through the year. On October 13th, 2013 a ceremony to honor the veterans of the Civil War was presented by the Sons of cheal. We had not seen Jean Esta in so long that she and her kids had to reacquaint themselves with some of the people. She reminds me so much of Mama Jewell. She is running around just like she did with a brood of little chicks. Sorry but Jean Esta has that same marvelous ability to take care of and love children and people, and it shows the minute you see her smiling face. I am going to have to commend Kyle Wundt. They really gave him a hard job to do. They sat him in the corner to ride herd on all the little Wundts and then several more little one. He only got a fleeting bit of help from Sara and Angie and whoever. First off, the kids are growing so fast and getting as cute as buttons. I don’t see them often so they have changed so much that I notice the difference. I love Kyle as we all can remember his growing up days sitting by TX Dozier in church by that old heater that would singe the hair off your arm when you lit it on Sunday morning. TX was always cold so he almost sat on the heater and Kyle would sit further away. Grandma Connie Bond was walking around sporting little Mark Shannon. I realized it after she told me; Mark is coming upon his first birthday here shortly. I just don’t think that we are going to be able to use Mark for baby Jesus this year. He has grown too much. Pepe has been on a roll this week, He has added bug catching to his list of duties but in the process he also got a bad brain glitch. A bug fell into his water bowl. By time he got that bug out of his water there was water all over my bathroom floor and coming out the door. Being a good parent, I had just changed and filled his water bowl. But he thought that was just so fascinating, that he jumped up on the counter top and attacked my pink plastic water glass that I leave there to get a sip of water or whatever. That glass had maybe an inch or so of water in it, and Pepe sticks his head in that pink glass which of course scares him to pieces. He jumps off that counter with the pink glass and water tearing out of the bathroom into the bedroom before he got that awful pink thing off his head. If I start running that water in the lavatory, Pepe is one cautious cat. He just doesn’t know what to think about that water. Have a good week and God Bless. Getting ready for a new year Dear Gonzales ISD School Family, Summertime offers so much in terms of family time. I hope that you have had the pleasure of many adventures with your chilDr. Kim dren, family and friends! Summertime is also a busy time in Strozier the district. Our employees who work year-round are preparing the campuses, budgets and new staff for the students’ and staffs’ Dr. Kimberly Strozier is superinreturn for the new school year tendent of Gonzales ISD. 2013-2014. We are so excited to start the year welcoming back our publications) and on the campus great teachers and staff as well as marquees or by calling campuses. • School Supplies- School Supour new employees! We look forward to working together to plies-Grade level school supply make this year a special one for lists have been compiled and are available online, in the Gonzales all of GISD. Below, you will find notations Inquirer and the Gonzales Canregarding the new school year non and by contacting the camstart up. Additionally, you can puses. Supplies may be dropped find news related to registration, off during Meet the Teacher night orientations and other pertinent for grades PK-6. • School Start Times- Please information on our district website at www.gonzales.txed.net, on check dates and times on-line at facebook where we post district our Gonzales ISD website, in the information, or by calling the Gonzales Inquirer, the Gonzales Cannon (first week of August campus directly. • Student/Parent Handbook publications) and on the campus and Code of Conduct: All stu- marquees or by calling campuses. dents will receive a copy of the Remember that getting to bed 2013-2014 Gonzales ISD Stu- early helps with an early morndent/Parent Handbook and ing routine and assists students Code of Conduct. This hand- throughout the learning process. • Lunch Schedules- Please book and Code of Conduct will also be available on-line by check times by contacting the inthe week of August 19th, 2013. dividual campus. For 2013-2014, Please remember that receipt of Gonzales High School will have the Student/Parent Handbook closed lunch scheduling for 9th and Code of Conduct must be grade students and others that acknowledged in writing. The re- may wish to have lunch on camceipt forms will be received with pus. All incoming Freshman will the handbook and should be receive an information letter with returned to your child’s campus. details concerning Freshman Additionally, as part of the Gon- lunch procedures. • First Week of School Pickzales ISD Student/Parent Handbook, there is a specific section Up/Drop-Off: East Avenue Prion the GISD Drug Testing Policy mary: In an attempt to assist with for 2013-2014 with a reference first week of school traffic issues to the purpose and the GISD and better serve everyone we will Drug Testing Guidelines and have a staggered start time for Procedures Handbook available East Avenue Primary. This start from the campus administrator. time is in effect for the first week The GISD Drug Testing Policy of school August 26th- August requires an additional signature 30st only. Staggered start times follow: 1st grade page related to drug testing. • report to school between 7:30 • Bus Routes: Bus routes are posted at individual campuses. A.M. and 8:00 A.M., KindergarBus information is available by ten report from 8:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M. and Pre-K report between calling 830-672-3010. • Meet the Teacher-PK-6th 8:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. Please grade campuses have scheduled help out by following the stagtime for Meet the Teacher. Please gered start time schedule in place check dates and times on-line at for the first week only. (If you our Gonzales ISD website, in the must be at work at a time that will Gonzales Inquirer, the Gonzales not allow you to follow the schedCannon (first week of August ule we understand. • Feel free to deliver your child publications) and on the campus at the normal time from 7:30 marquees. • Registration- Please check A.M.-8:00 A.M.) Remember to dates and times on-line at our report at the normal time beginGonzales ISD website, in the ning the second week of school. • Immunizations: Please check Gonzales Inquirer, the Gonzales Cannon (first week of August out the Gonzales ISD Health Micah and Natasha Wittman announce the birth of their bundle of joy, Evelyn Joy, on July 1st, 2013. She weighed 7 lbs, 12 ounces. She is also being welcomed by grandmother, Rhonda Wittman of Gonzales and aunts, Leah and Lauren, also of Gonzales. Evelyn Joy Wittman Superintendent’s Letter The Fifty Sixth Annual Harwood Homecoming was held on Sunday, July 14th with a nice crowd in attendance. A covered dish meal was served at noon with a variety of good food brought by each family. A program followed the meal. The chairman of the Cemetery Committee, Danny Pool, introduced the Cemetery Committee and the Community Center Committee was also introduced. Johnny Seitz Wiley, 100 years old, was the oldest lady present. Stanley McMicken from Katy, Texas was one of the oldest men present while Bruce Perry was in attendance from Harwood. Jewel Short received a price for being the youngest helper when getting the building clean and ready for the big day. Janie Fullilove traveled the Confederate Veterans and Order of Confederate Rose. There was a 21 gun salute and cannon fire to honor the Confederate and the Union Veterans. On May 18th there was a workshop for the preservation and cleaning of gravestones at the Harwood Cemetery. Glenda Gordon handed out sheets of information on cleaning of gravestones. At the Cemetery there was a lesson on how to identify the different stones and what chemicals to use on each kind. The members of the Harwood Cemetery Committee express their appreciation to those that worked to prepare the Community Center for the Homecoming and to the folks that attended. Obituaries are still being collected of persons with Harwood connections to be included in our supplements to the books, Obituaries, Harwood Friends and the Harwood Cemetery Gonzales Co., Texas. Website for immunization information. • 2013-2014 District Calendar: Please note that the Gonzales ISD 2013-2014 Calendar can be located on the district website or in the Gonzales Inquirer or the Gonzales Cannon (first week of August). New calendars will be sent home with each student on the first day of school. • Dress Code: Thank you for following the Gonzales ISD dress code. If you have questions related to the dress code, please refer to the Student/Parent Handbook or review it on-line at the Gonzales ISD website. • Attendance: School start times are communicated as outlined above. Please review and call if you have questions regarding attendance. It is so helpful for students to begin the day calmly and without stress of tardiness. Arriving on time ensures that they do not miss their instructional time. Please watch for additional attendance information to go home the first week of school. • Spend time talking to your child: A little time preparing your child for the new school year is important. It is normal to experience some anxiety and excitement about the coming year. There will be many familiar faces and friends. Additionally, the teacher will assist with procedures and meeting new friends. Time contributed now to the importance of learning and attending school will make a difference in your child’s life. Spend time each school morning and evening talking about what your child is learning at school. Ask your child to show you how to do the assignments he/she is working on. This is great review and practice. Ask your child about new friends and what he/she has learned about their friend’s families, like where they work and how they spend free time. Ask your child about his/her favorite teacher and why he/she would pick that one. The questions you ask are important to show your child that you value who he/she spends time with, the world of education and the time they spend learning. These are some of the most important conversations you will have with your child. Thank you for working with us to support your child’s education. A supportive team approach is vital to the success of each individual student as they learn, develop confidence and grow to be productive and caring citizens. Let’s encourage all of our students to make the most of their education! Emmanuel Christian School is now accepting applications of new students for the 2013-2014 school year. If you want your child to receive a quality Christian Education, Emmanuel is the place for you. Successfully educating students for more than thirty years. Classes offered for students Pre-K thru the 12th grade. Our low student/teacher ratio ensures each student will receive the individualized assistance needed to help them gain the skills, knowledge, and spiritual foundation necessary to prepare them to successfully face the challenges of life. For more information, phone Erin Massie at (830) 672-7331. Page B12 Soncrest Eggs 925 Saint Andrew Gonzales Faith 672-4433 The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 Family Dentistry of Gonzales Gentle Quality Care 606 St. Louis Gonzales, TX 78629 Office 830-672-8664 Fax 830-672-8665 Assemblies of God Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God 320 St. Andrew First Assembly of God 509 E. 3rd St. Nixon New Life Assembly of God Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales Baha’i Faith Baha’i Faith 621 St. George St. Gonzales Baptist Clark Baptist Church F.M. 794, Gonzales County Baptist Church Hwy. 87 Smiley Eastside Baptist Church Seydler Street, Gonzales Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ 1113 Hastings, Gonzales New Way Church of God in Christ 514 St. Andrew, Gonzales Episcopal Episcopal Church of the Messiah 721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407 Evangelical La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo W. Central at 87 Nixon Full Gospel Camp Valley Full Gospel 7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80 Full Gospel Church 1426 Fisher, Gonzales Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran 1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Methodist Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist West of FM 1117 on CR 121 First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist 403 E North Main, Flatonia Harris Chapel United Methodist S. Liberty St. Nixon Harwood Methodist Church North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood Henson Chapel United Methodist 1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales Monthalia United Methodist CR 112 off 97 Smiley United Methodist 1 blk S. of Hwy 87 Waelder United Methodist 2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97 Webster Chapel A.M.E. 1027 Church St. Gonzales Non-Denominational Agape Ministries 512 St. James, Gonzales Living Waters Fellowship Church 605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales Bread of Life Ministries 613 St. Joseph, Gonzales 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. Emmanuel Fellowship 1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship Hwy. 80 in Leesville Jesus Holy Ghost Temple 1906 Hickston, Gonzales Lighthouse Church of Our Lord 1805 Weimar, Gonzales New Life Temple for Jesus Christ Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80 River of Life Christian Fellowship 207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500 Two Rivers Bible Church 1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales Inter-Denominational Faith Family Church 1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales Pentecostal Faith Temple Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2 1515 Dallas, Gonzales Temple Bethel Pentecostal 1104 S. Paul, Gonzales Life Changing Church of Gonzales 3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236 Presbyterian Pilgrim Presbyterian Church CR 210 off FM 1116 Presbyterian Church of Gonzales 414 St. Louis, Gonzales Messianic Judaism Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953 Logan Insurance Agency HOME • AUTO • FARM • COMMERCIAL • BONDS (830) 672-6518 Fax: (830) 672-6368 Cell: (512) 376-0773 Travis Treasner Ilene B. 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Box 186, Luling 830-875-5305 Stratton Primitive Baptist FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero St. James Baptist Church Hwy 80- North of Belmont Saint Paul Baptist Church SE 2nd St. Waelder “Train a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 921 St. Peter St. 830-672-6865 TEXAN Shiner Baptist Church Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner of Gonzales Union Lea Baptist Church St. Andrew St. Gonzales Union Valley Baptist Church FM 1681 NW of Nixon Catholic St. James Catholic Church 417 N. College, Gonzales Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. John St. Gonzales St. Joseph Catholic Church 207 S. Washington, Nixon St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder 613 Highway 90 East Waelder St. Phillip Catholic Church Hwy 87 Smiley Christian First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 712 Crockett, Luling Churches of Christ Church of Christ 1323 Seydler St. Gonzales Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo) 201 E. 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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a challenge arises that requires you to have the utmost confidence in your abilities. Some self-confidence and hard work are all you need to successfully tackle this challenge. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you can choose from among many paths, but this week you will have to carefully think about which way to go. Otherwise you may end up having to backtrack and start over. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, unless you change your line of thinking, you may have trouble in the romance department this week. You don’t have to be a smooth operator, but just sweeten your sentiments. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, sometimes you like being the center of attention, and other times you are content to blend into the background. This week you will have to embrace the spotlight. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, after letting things slide for awhile, you will need to get a better handle on your finances this week. If you feel as though things have gotten out of control, then talk to a professional. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Issues at work may have you contemplating a career change, Virgo. But you may want to hold off on changes for a little while longer until things settle down. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 A quick visit with family can make you feel refreshed and renewed, Libra. There is nothing like spending time with the ones you love to improve your mood. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, catch up on some overdue health screenings. There has never been a better time to get these things done, and you don’t want to put your health on the back burner. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Sagittarius, there is only so much persuading you can do before you must let others choose their own paths. A difficult conversation has you second-guessing something. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Do something for yourself this week, Capricorn. It’s a good time to treat yourself before you must devote more of your time to others in the near future. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, something has been on your mind but you just can’t put your finger on it. For- get about it for awhile, and you just may come to a realization. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Few things that escape your notice this week, Pisces. Always detail-oriented, you need to figure out how to use the information. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JULY 28 Manu Ginobili, Athlete (36) JULY 29 Josh Radnor, Actor (39) JULY 30 Hope Solo, Athlete (32) JULY 31 Dean Cain, Actor (47) AUGUST 1 Tempestt Bledsoe, Actress (40) AUGUST 2 Britt Nicole, Singer (28) AUGUST 3 James Hetfield, Singer (50) Puzzle Answers On Page B14 Page b14 Cannon Comics The Cannon Thursday, August 1, 2013 was in league with the devil. Cursed, though? If someone is trying to catch a bullet in the mouth, it hardly requires a curse to result in a violent end. Portland, Ore., could just as easily have been named Boston, Oregon. The two men who named the town couldn’t decide which city back east should be the namesake, so they flipped a coin. Portland came up the winner. Originally, the best man was supposed to serve as a sort of armed guard, in case the bride needed to be kidnapped from her disapproving parents. *** Thought for the Day: “Every American carries in his bloodstream the heritage of the malcontent and the dreamer.” -Dorothy Fuldheim (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. It was George Bernard Shaw who made the following observation: “The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.” Modern dietary trends notwithstanding, raw vegetables have not always enjoyed the healthsome reputation they now have. In medieval times, in fact, veggies would always be cooked; raw ones were considered to be bad for the humors. Those who keep track of such things say that the Rolling Stones’ song “Satisfaction” is played on the radio in the U.S. more than 300 times every day. One of the most notorious magic tricks performed by professionals is catching a bullet in the mouth. It’s said to be cursed, due to the fact that, over the past 400 or so years, at least 15 magicians have died in the attempt. Some of them mistakenly used live rounds instead of blanks, and one jealous wife swapped out the blanks for live rounds. One of the earliest attempters of the trick was beaten to death by a mob who believed he Puzzle Answers From Page B13 Checked by the Specialist [email protected] West Motors Service Department West Service Have your Coolant 1701 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales • 830-672-7323 • Oil Change • Tire Rotation • State Inspections Fast & dependable Se Habla Espanol
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