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Early voting starts on Monday

Early voting for a state-wide ballot which has seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that would change state law begins Monday. Election Day is Nov. 7.Proposition 1: Homestead exemption … more

Neighborhood watch signs donated

NIXON — Gonzales County Sheriff Matt Atkinson donated neighborhood watch signs to Nixon Wednesday, which indicate citizens taking part in reporting crime-related activities. Nixon recently began … more

Nixon-Smiley CISD school board looks into ‘innovated flexibility’

Nixon-Smiley CISD held a public hearing/meeting on Monday, during which they discussed “A District of Innovation” — a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, … more

Monthly sales tax revenue distributed

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $660.4 million in local sales tax allocations for October. This is 1.6 … more

‘Happy Fall Y'all’ this Saturday

GONZALES – The weather has gotten a little cooler and leaves up north are starting to change colors, so it must be fall – even in Texas. Gonzales Main Street is ramping up for a tremendous … more

Circus attracts crowd in Waelder

WAELDER — Folks from the community as well as out-of-towners got together in City Park on Friday to check out the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, which was reported to be a sold out event that got … more

Auctioned Campbell jersey won at Leesville fair

LEESVILLE — A crowd of several hundred people attended the annual Leesville Country Fair on Saturday, where folks of all ages were treated to live music, good food and fun games. Fair Chairman … more

BYK Business Incentive Agreement could lead to expansion, jobs

GONZALES – BYK USA Inc., a company of BYK Additives & Instruments, reached a business incentive agreement with the City of Gonzales and Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, in a special joint … more

County sheriff debuts new website

GONZALES – Sheriff Matt Atkinson announced the debut of the new GCSO website to the public during Tuesday’s commissioner’s court meeting. Atkinson said the website was implemented not only to … more

Local tourism committee looking out for new events

GONZALES — The first order of business for the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau Committee was to accept the resignation of newly-hired Tourism Director Clint Hille from his position on the … more

Rotary hosts Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

GONZALES — For 32 weeks of the year, Culpepper & Merriweather circus brings an action-packed 90-minute show to more than 200 towns in 17 different states, specializing in affordable, … more

Injured fire chief returns home

NIXON — Members of the community were thrilled to welcome home Fire Chief Mark Mendez on Thursday. Mendez, who had been hospitalized for nearly two months after being electrocuted while fighting a … more

Joint meeting Gonzales council, EDC called

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council and Gonzales Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors have called a joint meeting tonight, to address council/EDC matters, including an executive session … more

Local arrested for meth, other drugs

GONZALES — A local man was arrested after police said they found him with marijuana, meth and cocaine. On Oct. 1, Officer Mark Hastings arrived at the 1100 block of Hastings St. to serve an … more

Gonzales County celebrates National Night Out

Heavy rains didn’t deter residents in Gonzales County from hanging out with first responders during their National Night Out events on Tuesday. In Gonzales, residents went to the thrive … more

Performance Improvement Consultant claims firm can save Gonzales $141k annually

GONZALES — Johnson Controls, a performance improvement consultant contracted by local governments, addressed Gonzales City Council on Tuesday Oct. 3, during council's regularly-scheduled meeting. … more

Gonzales City Council ups brush rates, adds card processing fees

GONZALES — As of Nov. 1, 2017 a 1.5 percent fee will apply to all credit or debit transactions made to the City of Gonzales. Gonzales City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing an … more

GISD Superintendent praises relief, charity efforts

GONZALES — The Gonzales Independent School District (GISD) Board of Directors met for a routine monthly meeting on Monday, Oct 2. GISD Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Strozier excitedly reported on … more

Waelder to host circus next Friday

WAELDER — Thanks to the sponsorship of the Waelder New Millennium Lions Club, the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is once again coming to town on Friday, Oct. 13 at the city park located at 700 … more

Local rancher opens new dairy goat farm

As rancher Kelly Allen prepares to start his new dairy goat farm on his 102-acre spread in the Saturn area, he says he expects it to be a top-notch facility that will hopefully see a lot of … more
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