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Fake News: The life and times of Billy and Andy Berger

Do you remember the column I wrote a few months ago about mistakes sometimes made in the newspaper business? Well consider this column faux pas, part deux. This is the story of Billy and Andy, the … more

Accept both good and bad of capitalism

I’ve been taking a look around social media and I made the realization that normal folks don’t really like capitalism. Let me explain. We’re usually all for the good and the bad of this … more

Women, comanches and zombies, oh my

On Aug. 2 the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss the historical novel, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American … more

Losing my religion at College Station: Go Aggies

It was one year ago that I started interviewing for the position of publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer. The owner of the newspaper — Texas A&M grad Brandi Chionsini — and I had many conversations … more

Don't mess with Texas history

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) performs a crucial role in reviewing the material taught in our public schools. Among all of the educational disciplines, our Texas history is among the most … more

LTE - To all Christians who read his letter

Today, there is a battle for America like none that has ever been fought before. The battle is neither a physical, nor a political one. It is a spiritual war for the soul of America. Scripture says … more

Beware when your children call!

The ringtone for my phone went off and played the familiar tune of the University of Michigan fight song. Only two people in the whole world are privileged enough to have that ringtone, my oldest … more

Confusing exploitation and respect

Members of our military are propped up as mascots all the time. “Respect the troops” is a slogan shouted without much purpose other than to end all arguments. But when those same military … more

This month in Gonzales history

1835: Sept. 29, Mexican government demands return of cannon from Gonzales 1842: September, Mexican General Adrian Woll attacked San Antonio and captured members of the District Court along … more

Thanks for sharing

Hey there folks. Can't believe we're into September already. Last time I mentioned how the sunflower stalks were starting to bloom, this week they've picked up speed and before you know it we'll be … more

Port A Strong one year later

It is something I had been thinking about ever since I first came to Texas over a year ago. I had a vision of golden beaches and balmy waters along the Texas shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. It … more

The honeymoon

Good day, mate. While I'm not from the land down under, my property is under…under attack! The hordes of wild Texas (silver leaf ) sunflowers have taken over, yet again. A neighbor came by … more

Be a Texas voter: Register to vote

Deadline is coming quick for citizens who want to become Texas voters in time for the Nov. 6 election. Instructions in Spanish are below (Instruccions para votar abajo.) Unregistered voters have … more

Informing public about voting

Editor:I just had a conversation with HEB and WalMart managers about allowing me to post an information sign at their entries that would be a reminder to voters to go out and vote, either on election … more


Dear EditorFreedom and Independence, how much we take them for granted. Last month we celebrated Independence Day, next month comes Constitution week Sept. 17-23. How often do we think back what it … more

Assortment of reminders, thoughts

Another week, and another blank page.I hate weeks when my mind draws a blank and asks the rhetorical question: What do I write about this week? With that said, I do have an odd assortment of … more

Victoria College committed to Gonzales center success

Victoria College is excited to have entered its second decade of partnership with the City of Gonzales to operate VC’s Gonzales Center. The support Victoria College has received the last 11 years … more

Reader comments on Texas AARP column

Editor,In regards to your guest column by Rob Schneider of the Texas AARP about Social Security. Boy, thinking about the fox in the hen house — AARP is surely one of those as they claim to … more

The world of Disney

Howdy there Gonzales. As the lazy days of summer wind down, life has changed again for most of us. The new school year is underway, parents’ schedules are ramping back up and school zones are alive … more

Every picture tells a country story

The text on my phone popped up from an unfamiliar number. “What are you doing?” is all it said. I had no idea who was on the other end of the text, so I played coy and responded in the … more
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