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The holiday season officially started on the last Friday of November, when Black Friday shoppers either get trampled on or are part of the herd at Walmart and other retail stores. The long lines turn … more
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
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
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
As the pages of December continue to turn, a significant day jumps off the calendar: December 7th. Does that date have any meaning to you? It does to me. Please indulge me as I explain why … more
“You’re an adder in the daisieswaiting for your chance,to find someone to help bring you back” - Jeremy AlvarezThrow a rock or better yet, a guitar pick from anywhere in the … more
On Nov. 1, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. While all the readers found the premise of joining the space military at age 75 intriguing, a couple members … more
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
On Nov. 27, the Gonzales Post 4817 turned 72 years old. The real question is, will it be 73? Membership is down at the Post, state and nation. We are at this time 33,000 members down from the same … more
Dear Editor,I want to say how great the staff at the Gonzales Youth Center is. The kids seem to really like them. I have some questions about the website information and the Board. Why does the … more
Where did the year go? Here it is just a few days from Thanksgiving and before you know it, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be upon us. Along with the turkey dinner this Thursday, many of you … more
Dear Gonzales Inquirer,I have never written a letter to the editor but I felt like I should because other people feel the same way. I used to live in Gonzales and come here to visit my kinfolk and … more
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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