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Health care for all

We citizens of the United States, regardless of political affiliation, have put up with more than eight years of back and forth on federal policy related to health care and health insurance. With the … more

Reader suggests Farenthold should resign

To the Editor:After reading Rob Ford's recent article on Congressman Blake Farenthold's sexual harassment suit, I felt compelled to comment.At the time of Farenthold's initial win in 2010, Cameron … more

Easy-to-make sweet chili garlic shrimp

Hey there folks, are you hungry or what? Today we’re gonna be making “sweet chili garlic shrimp,” another dish that I happened upon recently that allowed me to use some giant Argentine … more

Stolen honor

Congressman Vela’s decision to boycott the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States was disappointing, but not surprising. Citing objections to statements made by the president and … more

Learning to unpack

“Everyone you meet comes with baggage, find someone who cares enough to help you unpack.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour I was talking to a very good friend who was discussing her feelings over … more

Gonzales County Chronological History—February

Editor’s Note: We will be publishing the chronological history of Gonzales County from Feb. 1 – Feb. 16 in this edition. Next week, we’ll publish the second half of the February … more

Not in their locker room

I thought we already reached rock bottom this year with the presidential election. But apparently, we weren’t quite there yet. Hillary Clinton has her fair share of controversies and typical … more

Once Upon a Christmastime Review

On Dec. 6, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Once Upon a Christmastime by local author Peggy Perry, a thought-provoking, heartwarming compilation of short stories. The club members all … more

Stars aligning for history enthusiasts

Sometimes it seems like all the stars are in alignment. You know, when all sorts of things happen the way you expect them to be and everything turns out even better than hoped for, or when something … more

Women's rights are human rights

In May of 2016, President Obama issued an edict that all school children could declare their own gender and use the restroom, locker room and shower of their choice. Thankfully, the … more

An open letter to all Christian Voters

In a few months, the citizens of this country face the daunting responsibility of selecting those who will be making the decisions that will directly affect the lifestyles of our children and … more

Acceptance over intolerance

In my last column I’ve talked about how Senate Bill 2 or the “bathroom bill” is unnecessary. Its use would just be to add to a list of discriminatory laws against trans people. But I feel it is … more

Ho Ho Ho, or Ho-hum?

I love Christmas, and usually look forward to all of the beautiful lights and celebrations. But this year? Not so much. This year I am without Zelma, my beloved mother-in-law. Zelma’s birthday is … more

Elephant stampede

Karen Jacobs passed this story along, kindly asking permission to use it. She and Keith Carter are renovating, restoring and, soon, opening the Long Branch Saloon on Military Square and thought it … more

Of goats and men

If anyone asked me 30 years ago what my goal was, I would have replied (without one hint of modesty) my intention was to become publisher of the New York Times. At the time, I was publisher of a … more

The irony of tragedy

One life matters. We think we know it. We hope we know it. But the truth of it is hard and real when you see that one life taken. I’ve thought about Heather Heyer all weekend. Heather was … more

WWE should take a page from NFL’s book

Something interesting is happening over the few past weeks in the world of professional wrestling. Yes, I can hear you groaning already but hear me out. You know all the concussion issues that … more

Benefits of preservation undeniable

Is it just me? Am I the only person who wants to check out the inside of Walnut Ridge Mansion – the dilapidated house on St. Joseph? Nobody seems to know too much about it or they won’t give … more

Thank you tree trimmers

To the citizens of Gonzales To whoever is trimming the trees in the Sarah DeWitt Drive median - Thank you. Your efforts, while noticed not only by those of us that live here, will also be noticed … more

Thanks for successful CTI

Another Come and Take It has come and gone. Hats off to all the city employees, the Come and Take It committee, the Chamber and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this another great year. … more
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