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Vol. 3- Issue 3 Thursday, October 13, 2011


Teens learn importance of hunter safety Page C5


Class of 1940 holds its 71st reunion Page B5


Martin heads lineup for Wild Hog Cookoff Page D1


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Reporting on Gonzales and Surrounding Counties with Honesty, Integrity and FairnessWeather WatchBy NIKKI MAXWELLThe Luling City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 380 sales tax abatement for the company, contingent on approval from the Luling Economic Development Corporation. Only three of the five council members voted, with the two others abstaining from the decision due to personal conflicts of interest. We are ready to go Beaver, Luling Mayor Mike Hendricks said after the vote. Thats the smallest unanimous vote Ive ever seen, said BUCEES President Beaver Aplin. I appreciate the support and we are going to continue the direction we are going to get the project kicked off. Luling Economic Development

Luling inks tax deal with Buc-eesnewseditor@gonzalescannon.com

Thursday: High-88, Low-52, Sunny Friday: High-87, Low-64 Sunny Saturday: High-84, Low-54, Sunny Sunday: High-87, Low-60, Sunny Monday: High-88, Low-62, Partly cloudy Tuesday: High-81, Low-56, Partly cloudy Wednesday: High-79, Low-50, Partly Cloudy

Buc-ees has gifts, jerky and very clean bathrooms. The upscale gas station and convenience store company also has an agreement in the works with the City of Luling, home of one of their largest establishments, at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Hwy 183.



Golf course now target of probenewseditor@gonzalescannon.com

Director Trey Bailey said details about the project and the agreement will be released following the EDC meeting Oct. 19. We have been working on this for a while but were still in negotiations, Bailey said. It isnt a public document until its approved. An abatement is a reduction in, LULING, Page A3

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October 13, 1835 On this day in 1835, the New Orleans Greys, two companies of United States volunteers that served together in the Texas Revolution, were organized at a meeting held in the grand coffee room of Bankss Arcade in New Orleans. Although the disasters at the Alamo and Goliad destroyed the Greys as military units, at least seven of them were present at the battle of San Jacinto. The Greys were one of the few volunteer units able to claim Bexar, the Alamo, San Patricio, Refugio, Coleto, Goliad, and San Jacinto as battle honors.

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The Gonzales Police Department is investigating a theft at the citys Independence Park Golf Course. According to Police Chief Tim Crow, who is also acting Parks and Recreation Manager, the amount of missing funds is not releasable at this time. Amid reports of a city employee being fired, the Cannon confirmed Wednesday that Ricky Bazan is no longer employed at the golf course. At least three city employees have lost their jobs in recent months as a result of the ongoing investigation into the handling of funds, primarily in the parks and recreation department. Crow was appointed to act as the citys Parks and Recreation Manager following the termination of Billy Malaer, the director of community services, on Aug. 8. Former interim city manager Charles Fans of the Gonzales Apaches had plenty to cheer about Friday night as their team Windwehen announced on July 12 that pounded out a 27-0 win over Sam Houston in a battle of previously-unbeaten clubs. another employee had been terminated in Gonzales will have an open date this week. For sports roundup, see Page C1. (Photo by connection with the investigation but the city Nikki Maxwell) has not released the name of that employee.

GHS may be saddled with rating for 2 yearsBy DAVE MUNDYmanager@gonzalescannon.com

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Gonzales school trustees on Monday gave the go-ahead for several construction and remodeling projects, as well as approving the districts single-member representation redistricting plan, but learned that it will be at least a full year before the districts high school can be officially removed from the states Academically Unacceptable list.

Gonzales High School had received the rating based on low passing rates on the annual state math and science exams among students identified as AfricanAmerican. Director of secondary curriculum Ron Bragg presented the board with a School Improvement Plan designed to address that deficiency, but said that because the state is in the process of changing its accountability system it will be 2013 before the school can be officially deemed

Acceptable or better again. Were going to be working on this for a couple of years, he said. The numbers reflect some 56 students on the math test and 32 on the science test out of the total school population of more than 700. Trustees Josie Smith-Wright and Ross Hendershot expressed concern about the scores. The student group identified as economically disadvantaged passed at a rate only slightly higher than

the African-American subgroup, and Bragg admitted that many of those students are also on the bubble. Im looking at the scores, and the differences (between those sub-groups and the white and Hispanic sub-groups) are ridiculous, Smith-Wright said. Hendershot questioned whether it was a matter of resources, and Bragg responded that the district has ample technological and GISD, Page A3

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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 The Gonzales Lady Apaches of coach Kim Payne and the Cuero Lady Gobblers of coach Rebecca from Gonzales Cannon news Riojas-Fryer are normally rivals, but they were on the same team Tuesday in Cuero as the teams editor Nikki Maxwell and General gathered to help raise awareness of breast cancer during a visit by Debbie the pink fire truck. manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Lady Apaches, Lady Gobblers on same team

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The Gonzales Cannon

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gonzales Police ReportGonzales Police Department News Release Week Of October 10: 10/01/2011 Reported Assault At 1100 Blk St. Joseph St. 09/30/2011 Edward Hunt 51 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Failure To Identify At 2400 Blk Church St. 10/01/2011 Reported Hit And Run At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 10/03/2011 Lajuane Cantrell Clark 35 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct And Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia At 400 Blk St. Andrew St. 10/03/2011 Reported Theft At 400 Blk St. Matthew St. 10/04/2011 13 Year Old Female Detained And Charged With Disorderly Conduct And Resisting Arrest At 400 Blk College St. Juvenile Later Released To Her Mother. 10/04/2011 Reported Assault At 1200 Blk Church St. 10/04/2011 Reported Hit And Run At Soccer Field Parking Lot. 10/04/2011 John Nathan Eleby 61 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 1900 Blk St. Louis St. 10/04/2011 Reported Assault At 1500 Blk Gardien St. 10/04/2011 Simon Cantu 68 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 1000 Blk Cuero St. 10/05/2011 Reported Sexual Assault At 900 Blk Water St. 10/05/2011 Reported Burglary Building Of A Building At 700 Blk St. Andrew St. 10/07/2011 Lajuane Cantrell Clark 35 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Assault On A Public Servant,Resisting Arrest,Obstruct Retaliation, And Public Intoxication At 800 Blk Kleine St. 10/07/2011 Reported Burglary Habitation At 1400 Blk St. Peter St. 10/07/2011 Reported Theft At 700 Blk St. Andrew St. 10/07/2011 Reported Theft At 900 Blk Williams St. 10/07/2011 Reported Interference With Child Custody. 10/07/2011 Reported Theft At 2000 Blk St. Joseph St. 10/08/2011 Douglas Harmon Ivey 41 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1500 Blk College St. 10/08/2011 Reported Theft At Fm 532 Cr 488. 10/08/2011 Donald Ray White 54 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1300 Blk Robinson St.

10/08/2011 Reported Theft At 1500 Blk Hamilton St. 10/08/2011 Manuel Almaguer Jr 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 900 Blk By NIKKI MAXWELL St. Andrew St. 10/09/2011 Jose Moreno newseditor@gonzalescannon.com 34 Of Gonzales Arrested And District Judge Dwight Charged With No Drivers License Peschel denied an injuncAt 1300 Blk St. Louis St. 10/09/2011 Reported Crimi- tion filed by Gonzales nal Mischief At 700 Blk College resident Glenda Gordon St. against the Gonzales Zon10/09/2011 Reported Theft At ing Board of Adjustment 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 10/10/2011 Simon Cantu (GZBoA) because of its 68 Of Gonzales Arrested And approval