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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

Lest We Forget

Compassion is all I ask. And compassion I won’t get. Because instead of sitting there and wondering how the other side feels, we parrot talking points that match our political views. “It’s … 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

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

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

I’m not from anywhere

I’ve got to admit, these past few weeks have been tough on me personally. The stresses of putting out a Fall Sports special section (which by the way is the best one we’ve ever produced since … more

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

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

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

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

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

Bernie Sanders’ healthcare plan may work

It is time again to go to the polls and decide who is going to be elected to look after the affairs of the citizens of this United States of America. We all need to make wise choices and one of … 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
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