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I’ve been thinking a lot about the date May 4. If you remember last week, I wrote about the opening of my daughter’s new museum, the American Museum of the American Civil War, which … more
It was a day over five years in the making. Realistically, it was a weekend almost 10 years in the making. Last week, I travelled to Richmond, Va. to visit my daughter Stephanie Fitzwater-Arduini, … more
We had a real clean race. No provisional votes, no over-votes, no spoiled ballots or rejected ballots. The air conditioning malfunctioned at the Waelder Community center where we were stationed … more
The second annual Gonzales Inquirer Come and Taste It Craft Beer and Wine festival this past weekend reminded of the title of one of Charles Dickens’ novels. It felt like A Tale of Two Cities. … more
1854: May 6, the contract for the Female Academy has been let to John Mooney May 13, a supper was held and $250 was raised for completion of the Methodist Church … more
I am excited to report that the Texas House recently passed my legislation to provide a stable funding source for Texas state parks. It now awaits one final vote in the senate before heading to … more
Last Saturday morning I learned a bunch of things and need to pass ‘em on to you and I’ve relearned some things too. Let the cell phone ring on. Don’t try to one-handed find … more
It is Tuesday morning, and my stress level is at an all-time high. This is the weekend of the Gonzales Inquirer’s Craft Beer and Wine Festival and I have hundreds of loose ends that have be … more
PAST A long (three months) time ago in a galaxy far, far away… The envelope appeared on my desk without much fanfare. It was from the South Texas Press Association, and it was an … more
I begin with a correction to my April 8 school board comments. I have since learned that regular school bus drivers earned a raise last year. I apologize for the mistake and am glad to hear that … more
To Gonzales and City Council: If there is going to be a FLOAT FEST in Gonzales ever, read C-3 CANCELS ITS PLANS FOR A MARFA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN 2020. Marfa, as a community, is going to PRE-PLAN … more
Idle thoughts on a Tuesday afternoon in Gonzales, Texas: --The 2nd Annual Gonzales Inquirer Craft Beer and Wine festival is rapidly approaching. Fifty percent of the VIP tickets have already been … more
My sister had not taken a vacation in 22 years. So when she called a few weeks ago and asked if she could come out for a short visit, I was very surprised. She said she needed a break from her … more
1836: April 21, victory at San Jacinto means Texas is now a free republic 1847: April, act was passed to build five bridges across ditches within the city 1852: April 15, Gonzales … more
The request at the Lions Club meeting seemed simple enough: “We need some volunteers to work Bingo on Friday night, March 22 at J.B. Wells Expo Center. We’re raising money for … more
Editor: Labels labels, it seems that we always want to assign labels to everyone. Whether it is race, religion, political party, or other associations people seem to want to label it and diss the … more
Veterans Day came early to Gonzales this year. On Saturday, March 16, two separate events were held in the city of Gonzales. One event was held to promote the health, welfare and benefits of all … more
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
I had a Willie Nelson weekend. As in I was On the Road Again. The human adventure began late Friday afternoon and ended up 48 hours later, with trips to Cuero, Schroeder Hall in Goliad, Luling, … more
Dear Editor, A little math about Gonzales’s budget and the rollback issue. Divide $27,000,000 by Gonzales population (7,628) and that equals 3,539.591 (rounded). That is $3,529.60 for … more
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