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Monday, March 12, I had the opportunity to speak during public comment at the Commissioners Court Meeting in opposition to the five million laying hen facility that is proposed for our county. As … more
1836: March 1 - 32 men from Gonzales area entered the Alamo, joining nine men from area already in the Alamo March 6 - Alamo fell; all are killed March 11 - General Sam Houston arrived in … more
On Feb. 8, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Day After Night by Anita Diamant. This is the second book by Anita Diamant that the book club has read and discussed. The first was the Red Tent. … more
To quote America’s Poet Laureate Bob Dylan: The times are a changing. That was never made more clear to me than last week when I attended the national newspaper MEGA conference in San Diego, … more
Full disclosure, I’m a big fan of video games. I grew up playing the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), trying to conquer Super Mario Bros. and later Super Mario Bros. 3. As I grew up, I … more
By now at the age of 52, you would think that I should be used to certain comments about my height. I stand 72 inches exactly barefoot. Yes, I played basketball but I was known for my three … more
To the editor:You ran an advertisement in your Feb. 15 edition which I would like to address.It is an application asking for permission to build chicken houses to accommodate 5,000,000 (5 million) … more
Christie, Daisy, Liz and all who worked so diligently on making last night’s banquet one of the most exciting banquets in Chamber history:Kudos to all. The feasibility plans look fabulous. As a … more
Several years ago, senior officers of various countries in Europe met to exchange ideas and comments and to socialize. A senior officer from an allied nation, upon reviewing the American and Allied … more
It was a date I had been looking forward to for some time. The date was Saturday, Feb. 17. I had been asked by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to deliver the keynote … more
"The world was hers for the reading." - Betty Smith from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Long gone are the days when your local paper was delivered by a local teen on his bike whose throwing arm had … more
For all who are concerned with their country the primary election has started with early voting on Tuesday February 20, 2018 and the regular election day is on Tuesday March 6 2018. This is … more
Over the course of the past week, I have had a couple of wonderful meetings with people in the community that have really enlightened me about the wonderful city of Gonzales. On Friday, I had … more
“Music is my life, the lyrics are my story.” - Benjamen Kalone I believe music can affect people in so many different ways. To me, music is more than just something to listen to or … more
Dear Gonzales,In the days since the passing of Keith Carter, my true love of over twenty years, so many of you gathered to share the shock and grief of an amazing man gone too young. Keith’s … more
Editor’s Note: We published the chronological history of Gonzales County from Feb. 1 – Feb. 16 in last week’s edition. This week, we’ll publish the second half of the February … more
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
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
“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
In my Gonzales wonderings, people have asked what I think of Texas, or what have I noticed, that sticks out that is different from my experiences up north. With that in mind, I thought this week … more
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