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SALUTE TO WORLD WAR II VETERANS

Beacon articles on Palacios area veterans of World War II.
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BY COLLEEN ‘The Bird Lady’ CLAYBOURN, Email me at windrush@skynet.net • 972-2270

Feathered Fridays, our monthly birding bonanza at The Nature Conservancy’s Mad Island Marsh, took place this past Friday. Although we didn’t observe a large number of species, we did get excited about some of them.

In the rice field adjacent to Mad Island Slough, we saw a Northern harrier scouting for prey. Two other raptors we observed were an American kestrel and an osprey with a fish in his talons. A Black vulture was chasing the Osprey, in an apparent attempt to cause him to drop his catch. We did see a large number of juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-herons on the south side of Mad Island Slough, while we were scouting for the American bittern, which we’ve seen at that location numerous times.

We also briefly got a glimpse of a Yellow-throated warbler and a Red-bellied woodpecker along the north side of the slough. Just like last month, we saw few Eastern meadowlarks but lots of Cattle egrets, Red-winged blackbirds, Boat-tailed and Great-tailed grackles. Pintail pond, a created wetland, was full of water. Many birds were taking advantage of feeding/bathing/preening and fussing in the wetland. These included White and White-faced ibis, Black-bellied whistling ducks, Fulvous tree ducks, and many Black-necked stilts.

While we saw no American coots, we observed many Common moorhens, as well as a few juveniles. Scissor-tailed flycatchers were seen on the high lines as well as Loggerhead shrikes. A seasoned birder, who accompanied us, heard a Lesser yellowlegs.

It is migration season. While I haven’t observed many shorebirds except a pair of Spotted sandpipers that hang out on my bulkhead, twittering up and down on the rocks, (and many Killdeer), neighbors and friends have reported seeing Baltimore orioles, some in flocks of twenty, more American kestrels, Arizona woodpeckers, and many Ruby-throated humming birds, some of whom will probably winter in our region. Sara Murphy reported seeing a hummingbird that remains unidentified. It had a blue back, and purple underside.

The next Feathered Fridays event will take place October 16th, 2009. For more information call Cathy Wakefield, 361-404-1198.






FOR RENT / LEASE

SHARK JR. APTS.- 2BD,1BA, Apartment for rent. W/D connections. Call 979-245-7645. Tues-Sat, 9am to 6pm and ask for Joan. (42-2tp)

FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, Mobile Home. Large porch. Quiet neighborhood. Lots of room & big yard. $600/month. Call Jason at 979-240-9512 for more information. (41-3tp)

FOR RENT: 1BR Garage apartment. W/D Connections, Stove, & Refrig. $450/month, $400/Deposit. 979-240-4413 (41-tfc)

OUTAGE HOUSING: Nice 2 bedroom townhouse, fully furnished, ready now. Weekly rates for 1 to 4 occupants. Go to www.palacioshousingsource.com or call Paul 512-751-8866. (39-tfc)

WEEKEND RENTAL: Completely furnished, 2BD/2BA, Waterfront bay home w/private pier & wrap around deck. Also has a 1BD/1BA w/kitchen area on lower level. Call 361-655-3515 for more information and availability. (35-tfc)

2 BEDROOM Townhome. Only One Left! Just remodeled & updated $650/month. Includes washer & dryer. $725/month-For completely furnished. See
http://www.palacioshousingsource.com or call 512-751-8866. (32-tfc)

RENTALS: 317 Matagorda-4BD/2BA, No pets, N/S, $950/month, $850/deposit. 345 Catfish-3BD/2BA. No pets, N/S, $1400/month, $1300/deposit. 511 5th Street-3BD/2BA. No pets, N/S, $850/month, $800/deposit. 1617 E. Bayshore, 3BD/2BA, N/S, no pets, $1200/month, $1100/deposit. 410 1st St., 2BD/1BA, N/S, no pets, $575/month, $550/deposit. Call Tammy @ (361) 972-5900 RE/MAX Coastal Properties for details. (32-tfc)

FOR LEASE: 2BD, 1BA, home, close to bay. 2 Car Garage in back. Carport in front. Large living, dining and kitchen areas. New carpet. Freshly painted. $800/month + $800/deposit. No indoor pets, No smoking. For more information call 361-649-4275 (27-tfc)



HOMES / REAL ESTATE FOR SALE



FOR SALE: Land on Collins Road. One-plus acres. Owner financing. Mobile homes allowed. Owner/agent (979) 240-4413.

FOR SALE: 8 Lots at 4th Street & Craymer. All city utilities. Visit www.greenacresannex.com. John Sanford, Realtor (512) 312-1301. Email johnbsanford@hotmail.com.

2 LOTS - #12 & #13 E. Matagorda, 1 Block from bay. 100’x 150’ total. Ready to build on. Call 361-655-3515 or 361-218-0516. (29-tfc)

FOR SALE: Waterfront property w/private pier, covered parking. 327 E. Bayshore Dr., Palacios, TX. Ready to move in. Split level: Upper level - Open concept, 2BD, 2BA, wrap around deck w/full view of Tres Palacios Bay. Lower level- 1BD, 1BA & kitchen area. Call 361-655-3515 (Owner) Shown by appointment only. (33-tfc)



ITEMS FOR SALE



FOR SALE: Boiler Maker tools. Taps, wrenches, etc. For list of items & more information call 361-756-3176. (42-1tp)




MISCELLANEOUS

VENDORS WANTED: Old Main Bookstore parking lot on Main Street is the location for a Saturday marketplace. Please contact Jan Pierce at 361-972-1438 for information and registration. Arts and Crafts, arts, homemade products, and produce vendors are welcome. (13 1tc)

NEW CAMP HULEN STORAGE: Climate controlled units. Security access. 2601 Perryman. Call (979) 240-4413.

RENTALS: Tiller, sewer tape, gas line test gauge, anchor machine, appliance dolly, pressure washer, cement mixer, electric jackhammer, scaffolding. Porter’s Ace Hardware. 405 Main. 972-5222. (1-tfc)

PALACIOS PET PALS is seeking a donation of land or funding for land suitable for building a No-Kill animal shelter and adoption facility. We are IRS exempt and the donation would qualify as a charitable tax deduction. Please call 361-972-0100. (18-tfnc)

PALACIOS PET PALS needs Weight Circles from Purina Brand Dog and Cat food bags and boxes. They can be used to get discounts. Please call 361-972-0100 for more information or mail cut out circles to Pet Pals, P.O. Box 215, Palacios, Texas 77465 or drop off in Palacios at H.L.C. Bookkeeping at 217 5th St. or Etched in Time at 414 Main St. during business hours. (18-tfnc)



VEHICLES/ MOTORCYCLES /MOBILE HOMES / RVS / TRAILERS

PALACIOS AUTO WORLD, 117 Henderson, (361) 972-3596. This week’s specials: 2007 Toyoto Tundra, 74K miles, $18,900. 2007 Nissan Quest, 69K miles, $17,500. Auto detailing by appointment.

FREE 1998 Suzuki TL1000R. If interested contact
paul.smith00@ymail.com.


HELP WANTED:

FORKLIFT DRIVER NEEDED for barge construction company in Palacios. At least 2 yr exp. on Lull rough terrain forklift or equivalent. Come by the office at 111 Friery Road to submit your resume or email it to tpmarine @yahoo.com (41-2tc)

The City of Palacios will be accepting applications for the position of Public Works Laborer at City Hall, 311 Henderson, Palacios, Texas. Qualifications include a high school diploma/G.E.D., vehicle driver license as required, experience in areas of public works responsibilities, ability to work without close supervision, ability to effectively deal with the public while maintaining good public relations. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Don Guynes at 361-972-3605. The City of Palacios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (40-tfc)



REAL ESTATE BROKERS / REAL ESTATE AGENCY LISTINGS

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FULL STRINGER REALTY..........CLICK HERE

MARKET REALTY..........CLICK HERE




GARAGE AND YARD SALES THRU OCT. 25

GARAGE SALE: Wed., Oct. 19th, & Thurs., Oct. 20th, 8am to 7pm, 1105 Magnusson. TV’s, furniture. 60 inch TV-$375. (42-1tp)

CARPORT SALE: Thurs., Oct. 20th & Fri., Oct. 21st, 8am to 5pm, & Sat., Oct. 22nd, 8am to Noon. 404 Ritchie. Kids, mens, ladies, & baby clothes and lots more. (42-1tp)

YARD SALE: Fri., Oct. 21st & Sat., Oct. 22nd, 8am to ?, 408 Matagorda St.- Palacios. Lots of misc. items (42-1tp)

YARD SALE: Sat., Oct. 22nd, 8am to ?, 1-Mile north from Speedy Stop on 12th Street. Gas grill, antique doll cabinet w/dolls, grill guard for Chevy truck, large dog house, all sizes of clothes, & housewares. (42-1tp)



SERVICES

LAWN MOWING SERVICE.: For more information call Homer Brower, (361) 212-3695.

LAWN MOWING SERVICE. No job too small or too big. Free estimates. Grass mosing, hedge, flower beds, tree trimming, weed eating. Quality work & low prices. Call Gabriel C. at (361) 648-4328.

A. CONTRERAS - Contractor. House leveling, roofing, residential, foundation. Free Estimates. 306 Milam, Edna, Tx. Call (361) 781-0882 or cell (361) 235-0208.

MAVERICK’S: Home leveling, tombstone leveling, backhoe & lawn service. Will pickup free scrap metal and junk cars. Call (361) 404-1511 or (361) 972-3474.

AQUA PLUMBING: For all your plumbing needs. No service charge. Free estimates. Reasonable rates. Why pay out-of-town prices? Located here in Palacios at 1109 Henderson. Call 979-240-4790 or 361-403-7035.

RLC TREE SERVICE: Tree trimming, Tree removal, Landscape, Hauling, Free estimates, Satisfaction assured. Call 512-243-3350. (9-3tp)

NEED A ROOM painted or papered? Call Rachel @ 361-588-6325. Experienced & references available. (3-2tp)

GRACE PLUMBING: Licensed and Insured. Stoppages, Gas Line Repairs, Water Heater Instillations, New Construction, & Remodels. Competitive Pricing. 361-920-0605 or 361-746-0434 (48-4tp)

HANDYMAN-NO JOB TO SMALL-Free Estimate. Plumbing, carpentry and variety of Odd Jobs done. Call J.W. Smith at 361-218-8897 (38-2tp)

MATA & SONS MOWING: Commercial and Residential. Reasonable rates. Call 361-550-2788 for more information. (25-10tp)

L&K SAND & GRAVEL: Gravel, roads, driveways, and house pads, topsoil, foundation sand, sand, woodchips, mushroom mulch. Competitive pricing. Free Estimates. Installation available. Call 361-920-1372 for more information. (4-4tp)

LAND CLEARING -Brush & Tree Mulching. No brush piles, No mess. Lots, home sites, fence lines, ROW, etc...Green Man Co. 361-571-8393 (22-tfc)

RENTALS: Tiller, sewer tape, gas line test gauge, anchor machine, appliance dolly, pressure washer, cement mixer, electric jackhammer, scaffolding. Porter’s Ace Hardware. 405 Main. 972-5222. (1-tfc)

WEBSITE DESIGN: Need help updating your website? Local. Professional. Experienced. Call Joe at (979) 229-1788.

AMASON AIR CONDITIONING: Now serving the Palacios area. We now accept Visa & Mastercard. Call Jayson Amason or Jordan Girndt at (361) 785-KOOL (5665).

LOFTIN & SONS: Handyman service and lawn care. Call (979) 323-4650.

RENTALS: Tiller, sewer tape, gas line test gauge, anchor machine, appliance dolly, pressure washer, cement mixer, electric jackhammer, scaffolding. Porter’s Ace Hardware. 405 Main. 972-5222. (1-tfc)

DRINKING PROBLEM: You or someone else close to you? Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Group, Episcopal Hall, 3rd and Main. Sunday 3:30 p.m. 972-6275, 972-6682, 972-3882. (1-tfnc)

FAX SERVICE: Available at the Palacios Beacon, 453 Commerce. (361) 972-3009. Fax line (361) 972-2610. Closed Wednesdays.

NOTARY SERVICE: Available at the Palacios Beacon, 453 Commerce, (361) 972-3009. Closed Wednesdays.

LIGHT DOZER WORK: Fence line cleaning. Small pond construction. Dirt/gravel leveling. If you need it pushed, leveled or cleared, call Gene Eggemeyer. (361) 972-5593 or mobile phone (361) 676-0386.






PUBLIC NOTICES / LEGAL NOTICES

HOUSING AUTHORITY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The Palacios Housing Authority reopens the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

Beginning Monday, October 24, 2011 the Palacios Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program for Palacios Housing Authority was closed due to new applicants on August 18, 2009. Now reopened, interested individuals may submit an application during normal business hours ONLY at the Palacios Housing Authority office. The office is located at Seacrest Estates, 45 Seashell Blvd, Palacios, Texas 77465.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed: 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch & Fridays

The waiting list will remain open until October 27, 2011. All applications received by October 27th will be reviewed for eligibility. All persons will be notified by mail of their eligibility and status regarding the application process. The Palacios Housing Authority will not discriminate against any applicant for participation because of race, age, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, family status or sexual orientation.



REQUEST FOR BIDS> Tres Palacios Oaks-Property Owners Association will be accepting sealed bids for a 1983 CAT Maintainer until 6:00 p.m., November 4, 2011. Bids will be opened November 4, 2011, after 6:00 p.m. The maintainer can be inspected by calling 361-588-7088 for an appointment. Sealed bids are to be sent to:
TPO-POA
28 Springwood South
Palacios, TX 77465










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