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Training Day

A most unusual and hopefully totally unnecessary training was held last Friday at Smiley Elementary. Law enforcement officers from several agencies converged for training in active shooter scenarios … more

Chamber looks to fill new digs

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is ready to break out of the old jail. The homegrown business and tourism organization has about run out of room at its current location — the … more

Gonzales moving forward on Freedom Colonies Project

Thanks to a collaboration between the Edwards Association and the Gonzales County Historical Society, Gonzales is moving forward with a major effort toward mapping local freedom colonies and … more

Baker Boys: One of Texas’ Top 50 barbecue joints

For Phil and Wayne Baker, finding a home in Gonzales for their Texas barbecue business was a dream come true. Now that the dream has become a reality, Gonzales and all of Texas is better off for … more

Come and do it all at First Shot

The Come and Take It season officially kicks off on Sept. 14-15 with the annual Gonzales County Area Go-Texan Come and Pull It Tractor Pull, Barbecue Contest and Horseshoe and Washer Tournament. If … more

Victoria College lease agreement to be considered Thursday

Tonight's city council meeting might be one where you want to get some popcorn ready, for a lease agreement between Victoria College (VC) and the City of Gonzales is on the agenda. According to … more

Cloud descends on Gonzales

The GVEC board room was the location for a quick meet-and-greet Monday afternoon between community leaders and new U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Victoria) as he made a swing through Congressional … more

Palmetto seeking 'friends'

It's easy to overlook Palmetto State Park on your drive up U.S. 183, but the little park is an important stop along the San Marcos River and am important jewel in the Texas State Parks System. And … more

EMS agrees to demands from ESD

GONZALES — Three meetings in the span of 27 hours has sent the Gonzales Emergency Medical Services (EMS) board in a new direction that the Gonzales Emergency Services District #1 (ESD) hopes will … more

New record label boasts experience, versatility as keys to success

When you think of record labels, you might think of suits, hot-shot agents, big cities with tall buildings and enormous offices. You wouldn’t necessarily think of small-town Gonzales. At least not … more

Patek named city manager

GONZALES — Gonzales has a new city manager in Tim Patek. The former public works director for the city had been the interim manager since January upon the resignation of former city manager Sean … more

Convention and Visitors Bureau considers video

GONZALES — The Gonzales Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) met last week to discuss their usual slate of ideas to bring travelers to town and get heads in hotel beds. One proposal bantered around … more

City passes grass amendment

GONZALES — At the July 12 city council meeting, a bit of discussion was had over an ordinance that would require residents to maintain a strip of grass in front of their homes. The agenda item … more

Frames and Things — a Gonzales tradition

For over 16 years, Frames and Things has been providing quality custom picture framing for Gonzales County. Elgin and Pat Heinemeyer and Terry and Royce Towns Jr. have been partners in the … more

To VC, or not to VC

GONZALES — Every seat in the house was full, with citizens spilling into the lobby of city hall last Thursday night as supporters of Victoria College-Gonzales Center (VC) showed up to stand behind … more

EMS duo made $150,000 in 2017

According to documents released under the Texas Public Meetings Act, the Gonzales Inquirer has learned that James (Jim) and Carla Russell were paid over $150,000 in combined salary in 2017 by … more

Both sides of the story

GONZALES — Upon the conclusion of Thursday's council meeting, it was apparent that the discussion on the fate of Victoria College-Gonzales Center wouldn't be relegated to the confines of that … more

GVEC to take over city electric maintenance

GONZALES — With an outdated fleet, worn equipment, and a budget that wouldn't allow for repairs, the city had put out a search for a company to come in and provide day-to-day maintenance and … more

EMS Board approves budget before crucial EDS meeting

GONZALES — The Gonzales Emergency Management Services (EMS) Board approved a proposed 2018-2019 budget in excess of 2.75 million dollars on Tuesday night in a special budgetary meeting. The EMS … more

Meet TXGN Railway: Gonzales’ short line rail provider

(Editor’s Note: The Gonzales Inquirer, in conjunction with the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC), has teamed up to sponsor a series of articles called 32 Reasons to Do Business … more
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