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Service held for Deputy Josh Leopold

A special memorial service was held Sunday afternoon for Gonzales County Sheriff Deputy Joshua Leopold, who lost his life on March 1 in Caldwell County. Over 400 mourners attended the service at … more

Jackie Mikesh named Community Service Award winner

Jackie Mikesh always had a calling to make an impact with kids and young adults. From scouting to teaching to turning the Gonzales Center at Victoria College into a successful community asset, … more

City, animal shelter agrees to ‘move forward’

NIXON — In what’s been a two-year long discussion, Nixon city council and Passion for Paws animal shelter seemingly agreed to spark conversations again in an effort to move the shelter to a … more

‘Don’t give up, keep the faith’

Gonzales High Alum Bishop George Sampleton was honored at the Capitol last year for his dedication to the civil rights movement. Growing up through those tough times, Sampleton penned a book, in … more

Gravel bike race success in Leesville, Bebe

Approximately 168 bicyclists registered for the second annual Come and Grind It bike race on Saturday, March 10 with the stated goal of conquering the gravel rounds that surround the communities of … more

Gonzales Main Street nominated for national recognition

For the 18th consecutive year, the Gonzales Main Street program has been nominated for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center/Main Street America association. The Texas … more

Preservation Gonzales receives $21,600 to begin Jail Museum restoration

The old three-story Gonzales County jail on St. Lawrence by all appearances looks as strong as any newly-constructed clay and mortar building, but to those who know every brick and bar, the jail … more

Victoria College to start plumbing, carpentry courses

Victoria College is adding a couple of new offerings to its curriculum this fall, and one more to next spring’s calendar. New this fall will be a course on plumbing and another one on … more

David B. Walshak Lifetime Achievement Award: Vicki Frenzel

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Banquet has come and gone but the residents of Gonzales cannot stop talking about this year’s David B. Walshak Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. … more

Council enters agreement with softball team

GONZALES — There was a lot of unanimous agreement throughout the night as the Gonzales City Council went nearly two hours long in a regularly scheduled city council meeting discussing over 20 … more

Average gasoline prices climb for first time in three weeks

GONZALES – Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28 per gallon over the weekend. Including the change in gas prices in Texas … more

Texas drilling permits rise by 21 percent

Crude oil traded above $60 a barrel at the close of last month, a level that has encouraged increased drilling. Since then, Texas oil and gas producers have received 1,166 drilling permits, which … more

Barborak tops Mercer in primary election

Gonzales County will have a new County Treasurer as Sheryl Barborak defeated Jo Ann Mercer in the Republican primary election. Barborak led the polls with 872 votes, for 54.20 percent. Mercer, the … more

Primary Elections: Voters Wanted

Polls are open for state-wide and Gonzales County primary elections, today, Tuesday, March 6.Registered voters may cast ballots at their designated polling precinct. Polls close at 7 p.m.Voting … more

SRTs lay wreath for Immortal 32

On Tuesday, Feb. 27 the newly re-commissioned Sons of the Republic of Texas–Chapter 29 laid a wreath at the foot of the Immortal 32 Monument at Gonzales Memorial Museum, commemorating the departure … more


The Mighty Apache Cheerleaders raised $6002.57 for Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation through their cancer awareness T-shirt sale in the fall. The Foundation uses money donated by the squad each … more

Oil storage fire causes early-morning evacuation

Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office evacuated residents within a one-mile radius of FM 1116 and CR 206, in southern Gonzales County early Sunday morning, while first responders dealt with a … more

Comptroller disperses sales tax revenue allocations

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $911.9 million in local sales tax allocations for February. This allocation is a 6.2 … more

National gas average drops for third week

The national average for a gallon of gasoline has moved lower for the third straight week, falling a penny to $2.50 per gallon while diesel prices fell a penny to stand at $2.94. In Gonzales gas … more

Apache flames bring home awards

The Apache Flames competed at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Competition held at Seguin High School. They competed against 30 teams and over 1000 dancers, with the team bringing home multiple … more
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