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One of my favorite days of the year in Gonzales is the annual Winterfest celebration put on by Gonzales Main Street. It is not only fun to attend, but it is one of the events I love to cover as … more
On Dec. 2, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith. I usually review the Book Club discussion impersonally as my … more
1827: Fort completed, where St. Louis Street meets Water Street (Block 3) December, colonists return to Gonzales, after having abandoned the colony due to an Indian … more
There is an old cliché that says the family that plays together stays together. In the case of Cody Canada and his son Dierks, the family that plays musically together grows together. As in … more
I have not had the time, in a long time, to really shop Gonzales. This past week I toured our downtown. What I found was a real showplace of the variety of gift choices, art objects and vintage … more
Dear friends at The Gonzales Inquirer, Thank you for doing such an amazing job covering the news of Gonzales and the surrounding communities. We are grateful for each of you and the wonderful job … more
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays of the year. It is a time of family, laughter, remembrance, love, charity and great food. For almost three centuries, Americans have celebrated … more
On the Road Again! Or should I say, I’m about to get back On the Road Again. Let me explain. Because of the short Thanksgiving week and early deadlines, we have to comply with in order to … more
      Some days are better than others in the newspaper business. Friday was one of those days. It was a beautiful sunny autumn morning in south central Texas. I was … more
Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted In my brain … more
What would you say to this invitation: Would you like to spend a night hobnobbing with the best pit masters in the state of Texas eating Franklin Barbecue underneath a perfect starlit night in … more
The roll call for service to this country by American men and women began over 200 years ago. They have served on every continent around the globe, and they have served with pride, distinction and … more
I have to admit that I agree with Mr. Filip. I do believe that a newspaper’s job is to inform the community of current and actual events, which is what Pastor Lowery was doing. He was simply … more
Dear Mr. Fitzwater, On behalf of Sisters on the Fly, I want to thank you for the wonderful words you created regarding our fabulous organization… I was only aware of the one article … more
Dear Mr. Fitzwater,   Thank you for sharing this article with us! We feel less alone. Just about everyone becomes enraged when treated ‘wrong’! It certainly helps us … more
A few weeks ago, I came down with a rash that has been dragging me down for over three weeks. While it continues to bother me, the thing that really burns my butt is the system and process a … more
Some of our families’ best summer adventures over the years have been at Texas’s state parks. And the numbers indicate that you and your family have probably enjoyed our parks and … more
1928: 1, group of Gonzales farmers protesting the three “mammoth” dams that are to be built by Hunt Development Company of Delaware across the Guadalupe River in Gonzales County. 8, … more
The Long Branch Book Club met on Oct. 8, to discuss, “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The members liked the book except for one, who thought it was too slow a read. The novel, … more
I often hear people complaining about the fact that property taxes have been raised once again. In the town where people voted to keep their taxes high, I don’t understand the complaining. I, … more
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