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Tax, city budget adopted

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council, Tuesday, set the city's Ad Valorem Tax Rate and adopted the city's annual budget. The city's former effective tax rate of $.1769, or $176.90 per $100,000 … more

Lighting the night with hope at Relay For Life

On Friday, March 31, the 15th annual Relay For Life of Gonzales County will be held at the J. B. Wells Show Barn beginning at 6 p.m. In preparation for that event, team captains and participants are … more

Velazquez puts Gonzales Fire Department on the silver screen

Eriverto “Eddie” Velazquez grew up dreaming of becoming a firefighter. Last week he expanded his dreams when he was chosen to be an extra in the location shooting of The Son. “When I was … more

Hit-and-run leaves 1 dead, 1 arrested

A hit-and-run claimed the life of a Shiner man on Saturday, officials say. Shiner Police Chief Ronnie Leck reported that at 12:40 p.m. March 18, first responders were dispatched to the 1400 block … more

Test ‘Lady Luck’, support GISD students at Casino Night

GONZALES – Put your poker face on, it’s Casino Night. No need to catch a bus, or board a plane or riverboat to play the tables, Gonzales Independent School District Education Foundation is … more

Local Shakespeare Ninjas raising money to go to England

GONZALES — While discussing an upcoming business trip to England, Crystal Theatre Director Barbara Krozier told her Shakespeare Ninja Troupe of her plans to take an extra weekend and see a play in … more

Annual Go Texan scholarship fundraiser set for Saturday

GONZALES — Last year nearly $50,000 in scholarships were issued through the Gonzales County Area Go Texan (GCAGT) scholarship fund. These allocations were made possible through the generosity of … more

Retired teachers get legislature update

GONZALES — Legislature aid and education consultant to State Representative John Cyrier, Alonzo Wood, spoke to a room full of retired Gonzales teachers, Tuesday, offering retirement planning … more

Squatter arrested, damages property with tractor

GONZALES COUNTY – A San Antonio man was arrested after authorities said he was spotted inside a vacant home without permission and damaged several properties with a tractor. Sheriff Matt … more

San Antonio Livestock Hall of Fame adds local cowboy

Billy Schieberle was literally up on a Colorado mountain when he got a call informing him he had been inducted into the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Hall of Fame. Although he said he nearly … more

Nixon city admin ‘takes reigns’

NIXON — Harold Rice has officially “taken the reigns” as Nixon's as interim city administrator. Born and raised in the Nixon area, Rice graduated from Nixon-Smiley CISD in 1985 before going to … more

GPD on lookout for man passing stolen checks

GONZALES — Police are searching for an El Campo man who officials say is passing stolen checks in Gonzales and other cities. Capt. Allen Taylor reported that on June 22, a man identified as … more

Two men arrested for aggravated assault

GONZALES — Two men face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police said one threw a drill at a woman’s foot, and the other brandished a knife on a woman during an … more

Sales tax revenues show small increase

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $640 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 3.6 percent more than in … more

GISD officially cancels board election

GONZALES — Now that flu season has ended, Gonzales Independent School District is back up to 96 percent enrollment just in time for Spring Break and spring testing, GISD Superintendent Dr. Kimberly … more

Gonzales Public Library: More than just books

GONZALES — Gonzales Public Library is getting ready to launch into fundraising season, so wouldn't it be nice to know what the library is doing with the money raised? The library offers a host … more

School funding ruled constitutional

GONZALES — It was a busy week for Texas school districts looking to wrap up their academic year. First, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick ignited a controversy regarding students using campus … more

Henry, Genevieve Vollentine: Pillars of the community

Childhood sweethearts, Genevieve Bradley and Henry Vollentine, met in grade school and grew up down the road from each other. They married in 1946, continued their romance and went on to share 62 … more

Gonzales County clerk retiring after 20 years of service

After nearly 20 years of serving as county clerk for Gonzales County, Lee Riedel has announced her upcoming retirement. Her last day of work will be Jan. 27. She has been county clerk since 1998. … more

Nixon PD locate wanted person

NIXON – Nixon PD Officers Torres and Powell, along with Gonzales County Sheriffs Deputies Sgt. Gindler and Deputy Stewart, located a wanted person identified as Jesse Hyatt, 37, of Gillette on … more
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