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You can go home again — briefly

Thomas Wolfe once wrote that You Can’t Go Home Again. It was the title of a famous novel, and it has been quoted through the ages as a metaphor about our own lives and how we cannot live in the … more

What if you call 911 and EMS does not come?

When I first hit town in the 70s it was very clear that the “Good Ole’ Boy” system was alive and well in Gonzales, it didn’t matter what was done but who you were or thought … more

Hope is back

I’ve got a list of life lessons I like to follow to ensure maximum happiness. I’ve written before about my advocacy for fun. Here’s another life lesson to take with you: Try not to sweat the … more

Born on the 3rd of July: Memories

I was born on the Third of July a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The years have rolled by, and they have rolled by at an increasingly faster pace than I have wanted. I am calling this … more

This month in Gonzales history

1826 July 2, first settlement at what is now Kerr Creek was attacked by Indians. Settlers evacuated the area 1850  July 1, City Council ordained that the south one-half of Church Square … more

Thankful for Gonzales hospitality

I happened to be in Gonzales Sunday night to pick up my youngest daughter's puppy so that I could keep it while she vacations. My daughter, who lives in Austin, and I, who live in Victoria, met at … more

Superintendent comments on class rank

Dear Editor:On June 2, 2018, the community of Waelder along with Administrators, Teachers and Support Staff of Waelder ISD attended the High School Graduation Commencement ceremony. Unfortunately, … more

Stand up for our public lands

Dear Editor:When Donald Trump was elected president, sportsmen had high hopes that the president and his cabinet would commit to, in President Trump's words, "honoring the legacy of Theodore … more

To Stewie or not to Stewie — that was the question

To TV, or not to TV, that was the question. Ever since I moved to my current abode in Gonzales over three months ago, yours truly has gone TV-less. Yes, that means no news, no movies, no … more

Concerned about city council, former city manager

Dear Editor,I am writing to you with concerns of the Nixon city council on the case of sexual predator Manuel Zepeda. I want to discuss how the city would defend a predator that was arrested by the … more

Make Alzheimer’s a national priority

Dear Editor,June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. For the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 16 million caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, it is … more

Of rain, pain and something inane

Let it rain. Let it rain. Let it rain.We needed it, and it finally came on Tuesday. I kept hearing reports on television that we were going to get inundated over the weekend and through mid-week. … more

Follow the rules or your heart?

There are times when we all have to make life decisions, most often having to do with our relationships, dreams, aspirations. The original definition of courage when it first came into the English … more

Unjust treatment in jail

Dear Fellow Texans and U.S. Citizens,I have been incarcerated (wrongfully) for almost six years with the great possibility of release this year! As I am a 100 percent disabled Vietnam veteran and … more

Thanks for sponsorship

Dear Gonzales Inquirer,I am excited to share that thanks in part to Gonzales Inquirer’s support as an In-Kind Sponsor, the Relay For Life of Gonzales County was able to raise more than $62,655 … more

Thanks for the donation

Dear Manager,The Waelder Homecoming Foundation Inc. is a non-profit community service organization. Over the last several years, we have donated over $20,000 to the Waelder area. The donations … more

Personal and professional advancement—here in Gonzales!

In a private conversation last week, someone asked, “What brought you to Gonzales?” It was easy for me to give the knee-jerk answer, as I was done putting up with Michigan winters. But as we … more

Leaving the dark place behind

"Let me take you to a dark place, where you've fallen victim to emotion. The moment you'll hate to see.Watching the Sun's light, as it begins to come through window's blind after no sleep. The … more

GBRA Board actions require immediate answers, overhaul

Recent actions and conduct by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) have raised serious questions about the board’s integrity and mission. In our opinion, enough is enough.Two weeks ago, … more

A little of this. A little of that.

Sometimes writing a weekly column can be stupefying. Occasionally when I sit down at the keyboard all that appears in my brain is blank, dry air. Nothing at all comes to mind (OK, I know this is a … more
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