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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

Hats off to Gonzales’ hospitality

Dear Editor:Hats off to the city of Gonzales for their hospitality during our stay as evacuees from Hurricane Harvey.We stayed ten days at the BEST WESTERN and received above and beyond consideration … more

Alternative to tearing down Confederate statue

After reading Donald Hoffman's op-ed, as his former student, I feel the need to give my perspective. Mr. Hoffman's sentiments run deep concerning the civil war and the confederacy. So much so that we … 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

Harvey forced us closer

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall, l was tucked away safely at my weekend job at the Dilworth Inn and Suites. I was in an inside room, which some people may shy away from because inside room at the … more

Harvey’s effects on football

Although most of Gonzales County was able to escape the worst of Hurricane Harvey, the storm still affected sports the past two weeks, especially the three football teams around the … more

Historic compromise

Due to recent events and the tragedy of a woman by the name of Heather Meyers that was murdered standing up to Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., the confederate monuments — to … 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

Gonzales should move toward unity

In 1910, the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a memorial to Gonzales' Confederate dead. This monument is not a tribute to the men driving the cause of the Civil War, nor a tribute to any … more

We have ‘monumental’ problems

If my readers know nothing else about me, they usually are quick to know I am from Virginia. Not only am I from Virginia, I moved to Texas from Richmond – the Capital of the Confederacy. I grew … more

Charity should not lead to personal reward

Accepting charity as compassion for others, most everyone is willing to help those seen to be in need. But our willingness can leave us vulnerable to misdirection. Whereas homegrown charity, … 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
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