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A community wide thank you to all the first responders and community members that came together to host the third annual National Night Out. The NNO program is a grassroots effort put on by … more
To all our guests who have come to celebrate this weekend we’d like to offer a sincere welcome to Gonzales. We’re sure you will have a blast at the Come and Take It Festival! Whether you are … more
It’s 2:45 a.m., and I’m driving through Smiley, Texas. I’m tired, grouchy, and just trying to get through this unexpected, unwanted late-night drive. The thought keeps running through my … more
What time is it? That's right, time to come and shake it at “Come and Take it! Y’all enjoy, be safe and have fun. Missed talking to you a couple of weeks ago, but the Inquirer needed to give a … more
1835 : Oct. 2, first shot fired in Texas Revolution after colonists refuse to surrender cannon saying, “Come and take it” Oct. 11, Stephen F. Austin arrived and took command of … more
I used to live in Gonzales and still have relatives there and visit them as much as I can. I try to keep up with things and don’t know what happened to the good people that used to live there. … more
With the anniversary of the first shot for Texas Independence rapidly approaching, I decided to take a short drive out to Cost to look at the First Shot Memorial out on 97. I had a friend in town … more
Dear Gonzales ISD School and community family, School, with all of the wonderful activity of students laughing, reading, writing, discussing, participating and a myriad of other activities, is … more
Hey there Gonzales. Gotta ask, did someone move us to Seattle when we weren't looking or what? I don't know about you, but I've had about all the rain I can handle, for now, anyway. Trying to keep … more
Next January will inaugurate the 86th meeting of the Texas Legislature. Every two years, the elected state representatives and senators of the people of Texas meet together to write and pass … more
Let your voice be heard. The Nov. 6 election is getting close and you must be registered by Oct. 9 to vote. This is an important election that will decide who will represent Texas and our county in … more
Do you remember the column I wrote a few months ago about mistakes sometimes made in the newspaper business? Well consider this column faux pas, part deux. This is the story of Billy and Andy, the … more
I’ve been taking a look around social media and I made the realization that normal folks don’t really like capitalism. Let me explain. We’re usually all for the good and the bad of this … more
On Aug. 2 the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss the historical novel, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American … more
It was one year ago that I started interviewing for the position of publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer. The owner of the newspaper — Texas A&M grad Brandi Chionsini — and I had many conversations … more
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) performs a crucial role in reviewing the material taught in our public schools. Among all of the educational disciplines, our Texas history is among the most … more
Today, there is a battle for America like none that has ever been fought before. The battle is neither a physical, nor a political one. It is a spiritual war for the soul of America. Scripture says … more
The ringtone for my phone went off and played the familiar tune of the University of Michigan fight song. Only two people in the whole world are privileged enough to have that ringtone, my oldest … more
Members of our military are propped up as mascots all the time. “Respect the troops” is a slogan shouted without much purpose other than to end all arguments. But when those same military … more
1835: Sept. 29, Mexican government demands return of cannon from Gonzales 1842: September, Mexican General Adrian Woll attacked San Antonio and captured members of the District Court along … more
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