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Special election turnout

Editor:I sat as a clerk in Precinct 2 & 11 for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election. I am sorry to say that we only garnered 38 votes at our polling place. That is about the same as the … more

Battle of the underdogs

There are two spots you want to be in as a sports team when entering a game. You either want to be motivated by your dominance, wanting to show yet again why your team is great, or you want to be the … more

Sunflowers

When I was a child – maybe six years old – I had this brilliant idea. I wanted to grow sunflowers. My mother agreed. So, I crawled around out in the family garden and I poked holes in the soil. I … more

Must do better with mental health

I don’t have the answers. Neither do our nation’s leaders apparently. But apparently there are a lot of explanations. By now we know the details to the shooting in Sutherland Springs. What … more

Twenty Six

The age-old question of why bad things happen to good people seems to be on the lips of many Texans this past week in the wake of the recent shooting in Sutherland Springs. I, like many of you, seek … more

Loving Lorrie

“Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like saying sorry for being real” – Lil Wayne As I grow older it becomes harder to keep up false pretenses. It seems I have a love/hate … more

Preservation of history

Mr. Torres,Several weeks ago, I visited the Gonzales Archives to research some family history and spent some time reviewing documents which were available nowhere else. I also had the opportunity to … more

Ancient Egypt lives again

On Oct. 4, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Scholars agree Nefertiti was a revolutionary queen of Ancient Egypt. They also concur that she was a one of the great … more

Important for all to vote

Editor:For all who are not informed, there is an election to adopt or reject amendments to the Texas constitution. It has not been well advertised but it is important that all go to the polls and … more

Eat, drink, be scary

Seriously, what has happened to Halloween? I’m not one of these too-holy-for-Halloween types. I love holidays and I especially like ones that celebrate children, creativity and involves the … more

In the pink

Most of us are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and also that the color pink is symbolized with breast cancer. I love the color pink especially with the hope and support it … more

No regrets

“It is a big world, full of things that steal your breath and fill your belly with fire...But where you go when you leave isn't as important as where you go when you come home.” - Lindsay … more

When thou doest alms…

I may not attend mass as regularly as the next Catholic, but there are plenty of lessons I learned from the church. One of the most important lessons, which funny enough may contradict with my … more

Reader disagrees with NNO column

Kat,I just finished reading your op-ed about NNO and I have to beg to differ with your facts on it. First, no one in Gonzales had ever put on a NNO until I put the first one on in front of the … more

Customer satisfaction at the core of NFL protests

Editor, Come on now, your editorial Tuesday, Sept. 26, starts about a sports issue “Can’t stick to sports,” and right off you jump into bashing President Trump. We already know how strongly … more

Access for all to National Night Out

I am the product of law enforcement. My mother was a drug interdiction officer and my father a sheriff's deputy. I was raised under a close eye and never allowed to get too far from home. There … more

No power in kneeling

When the controversy first started last season when Colin Kaepernick began his peaceful protest, I always wondered how’d I react if I saw a student-athlete kneeling during the national anthem … more

Can’t ‘stick to sports’

I try to stick to sports, I really do. But when President Donald Trump inserts himself into my world, what am I to do? President Trump decided to weigh in on the peaceful protesting during the … more

Respecting history

Respecting “history” Doesn’t mean everyone approves every facet of it.About removing monuments, that other citizens erected at another time and in their sentiments is a bit … more

Addressing concerns on taxation

Fellow Residents:The purpose of today’s letter is to address citizen concerns over the increase in taxation and several fees that the City levies for utilities and services that we all … more
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