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Thankful for inaugural festival support

The Gonzales Inquirer’s inaugural Craft Beer, Wine and Art festival is rapidly approaching, and plans continue to move forward. Ten different brew lines, 12 wineries, numerous artists and plenty of … more

And the cat came back….

“Sometimes the things you lost can be found again in unexpected places”Many years ago I was working for a private aviation company at the New Braunfels airport and a litter of kittens … more

Fahrenheit 451 still resonates

On Thursday, April 5, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. The club agreed that the book originally published in 1953 resonates still 65 years later, although … more

Reader appreciative of tournament coverage

I want to commend Terry Fitzwater for his outstanding coverage of the recent Boomers Catfish Tournament held in honor of Alvis Malatek. In adverse Spring conditions, he did a great job of recognizing … more

Luling Main Street thanks sponsors

The Luling Main Street Board of Directors, and the Rajun’ Cajun Committee members want to thank you for your generous contributions to this year’s Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown. Your … more

Hard choices to be made

Dear Editor,Certificates of Obligation do not require voter approval. We voted the city council in and that is the approval. To spend money to hold a bond election when it is not necessary would not … more

Gonzales deserves to pat itself on the back

One week ago today, the city of Gonzales became a global player in the world manufacturing economy when it lifted the first shovel of dirt on BYK’s $50 million expansion project here in … more

In search of descendants

Dear Editor,The Blumberg-Elley-Kaiser-Koepsel Family Reunion (descendants of Carl F. Blumberg and Katherine Ruff and their seven children — Julius F. Blumberg, Albertine “Bertha” … more

Follow-up article requested on utility alternatives

I read with interest the article titled “City looking at utility alternatives” by Terry Fitzwater in the Thursday, April 5, 2018 edition.I would like to see a follow-up article asking why … more

Spring is springing in Gonzales

Ola, Gonzales peeps! In checking my largely blank social calendar, I came to the realization that there are a bunch of things rapidly approaching on the calendar that probably are worth a reminder. … more

This month in Gonzales County history – April

1836: • April 21 – Victory at San Jacinto means Texas is now a free republic 1853:  • April 4 – Gonzales College opened, 820 St. Louis Street. Built by Captain … more

Civility in gun discussion is admirable

The safety of the children of Gonzales County is a serious discussion to have, especially with the uptick in school shootings. I don’t think I’m qualified in deciding whether or not someone — … more

Diet is a four-letter word

There is a new four-letter that is going to become part of my vocabulary over the course of the next few months. It is not a swear word, but I swear it is a word that most people dread. Its … more

Long day’s journey into night

March Madness is not always confined to basketball. I learned that the hard way last week and over the weekend. Here is my tale of woe; or how I spent my own weekend of March Madness. I was … more

‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’

On March 9, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. This novel, published originally in French, proved a study in the cultural differences … more

Improving race relations

The article entitled “George Sampleton’s journey from slums to state recognition” in the March 15, 2018 issue of the Gonzales Inquirer was first rate. An article such as this shows … more

Gonzales together in a time of need

Between 9 p.m. on March 13 and 9 a.m. on March 14, an unknown vandal slashed numerous vehicles’ tires at the 800 block of Saint Louis and the 200 block of Saint Mathew. On March 18 sometime … more

Thank you Lions Club and Leesville, from Gonzales

Over the course of the past week a couple of things happened in Gonzales County that were pretty significant.One was the opening of the Splash Pad in the city of Gonzales, and the other one was the … more

Hen facility a concern

Monday, March 12, I had the opportunity to speak during public comment at the Commissioners Court Meeting in opposition to the five million laying hen facility that is proposed for our county. As … more

Gonzales County Chronological History — March

1836: March 1 - 32 men from Gonzales area entered the Alamo, joining nine men from area already in the Alamo March 6 - Alamo fell; all are killed March 11 - General Sam Houston arrived in … more
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