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Faith, Family, Freedom — are they all in decline? Is there concern for the foundations of America? Are we concerned what our children are being taught? I hear concerns that all the college … more
This is a story about how I spent my summer vacation. I took a journey last week to buy a used motor home on the shores of Chesapeake Bay on the Northern Neck of Virginia. My good buddy Harlen … more
September is Library Card Signup Month, a time when the Robert Lee Brothers Jr. Memorial Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every … more
 Here we are about to go into primary voting in 2020 and the country is being bombarded with divisive comments from all sides. I know that we have always had people that shout and rant about … more
1912: August 1, the San Antonio/Aransas Pass Railroad has made contract with the light company to install street lights at their crossings at Wallace, Water, College, and Hamilton Streets. Also a … more
Dear Terry: The Gonzales Main Street Advisory Board Inc. wishes to express our appreciation for The Gonzales Inquirer’s support of the 2019 Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular. Your … more
“Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love. Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas”   It was a trip four decades in the making. Ever since Waylon and Willie came … more
I would like to thank all the kids that took part in our 4th of July parade and the judges that had the hard job of picking the winners, they were all so good. I would also like to thank my … more
It’s hard to believe, but Saturday is the 50th anniversary of man stepping on to the moon for the first time. It seems like only yesterday. On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong took the fateful … more
I am starting to feel my age.  After celebrating my birthday last Wednesday, I also participated in the July 4th Concert Series and fireworks, an evening in Shiner at the Half Moon Festival, … more
Today is a landmark day for me.  It is my birthday. Today I turn 62. Yes, today is the day I can legally retire, start collecting social security and enjoying the life of an old duffer. It … more
1826: July 2, first Anglo Gonzales settlement attacked by Indians – settlers evacuate the area 1850: July 1, City Council ordained that south one-half of Church Square (Block 32) be … more
To float or not to float? That is the question. Or maybe I should say: that was the question. Within the last 10 days, there were two unexpected notices announcing the dual postponements of the … more
Two years ago today, I started on the most epic adventure of my lifetime. It was the fulfillment of a 50-year life-long dream, an epiphany for my outlook on life, and was the catalyst for my … more
Father’s Day weekend is upon us, and this year I am having all sorts of conflicting emotions about Father’s Day. I am musing a lot about my relationship to this weekend and am thinking … more
There was a moment a long time ago when Hell tried to rule the planet. It was a time of evil, of hate, and some of the vilest men in history. It was a time of giants, when true legends came … more
This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property … more
Three days in May. And just like that, they were gone. It was Memorial Day weekend, and yours truly had big plans to do absolutely nothing. Rest. Relax. Catch up on lost sleep. Let’s … more
1854: June 25, Mr. Miller attacked by panther 1883: June 9 – T.J. Ponton, District Attorney, has a pasture in the southern portion of the county, and in the last two weeks the wire … more
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” --Winston Churchill   The sounds of the sirens wailing in the distance … more
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