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Richter proudly takes up the music mantle

When it comes to the love of playing and writing country music, Dennis Jay Richter Jr. (DJ), is a case of where the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the … more

Boomer’s Catfish Tournament scheduled for April 4-7

It’s hard to believe, but once again it is time for the Boomer’s Sports Bar Catfish Tournament. The 14th annual Catfish Tournament is scheduled to begin at daybreak on April 4, with weigh-in … more

San Antonio Distillery is now open for business

GONZALES — Bruce Harborth had a dream that one day he would continue in his ancestor’s footsteps and somehow launch his own rum distillery. He teamed up with a kindred spirit—his relative … more

GPD investigating ‘tire slashing’ cases

Authorities are investigating reported criminal mischief cases where tires were cut at the 800 block of St. Louis Street and the 200 block of St. Matthew Street on March 14. Gonzales Police … more

Thunderstorm produces hail and high winds, some damager

A sudden thunderstorm with strong winds and large hail blew through Gonzales on late Sunday afternoon. The storm lasted about 15 minutes but produced some large golf-ball size hail all around the … more

Dangerous fire weather conditions today

A Red Flag Warning is now in effect for counties along and west of Interstate 35 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Area of Concern:The greatest area of concern for the lowest humidity values coupled with the … more

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
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