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I am excited to report that the Texas House recently passed my legislation to provide a stable funding source for Texas state parks. It now awaits one final vote in the senate before heading to … more
Last Saturday morning I learned a bunch of things and need to pass ‘em on to you and I’ve relearned some things too. Let the cell phone ring on. Don’t try to one-handed find … more
It is Tuesday morning, and my stress level is at an all-time high. This is the weekend of the Gonzales Inquirer’s Craft Beer and Wine Festival and I have hundreds of loose ends that have be … more
PAST A long (three months) time ago in a galaxy far, far away… The envelope appeared on my desk without much fanfare. It was from the South Texas Press Association, and it was an … more
I begin with a correction to my April 8 school board comments. I have since learned that regular school bus drivers earned a raise last year. I apologize for the mistake and am glad to hear that … more
To Gonzales and City Council: If there is going to be a FLOAT FEST in Gonzales ever, read C-3 CANCELS ITS PLANS FOR A MARFA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN 2020. Marfa, as a community, is going to PRE-PLAN … more
Idle thoughts on a Tuesday afternoon in Gonzales, Texas: --The 2nd Annual Gonzales Inquirer Craft Beer and Wine festival is rapidly approaching. Fifty percent of the VIP tickets have already been … more
My sister had not taken a vacation in 22 years. So when she called a few weeks ago and asked if she could come out for a short visit, I was very surprised. She said she needed a break from her … more
1836: April 21, victory at San Jacinto means Texas is now a free republic 1847: April, act was passed to build five bridges across ditches within the city 1852: April 15, Gonzales … more
The request at the Lions Club meeting seemed simple enough: “We need some volunteers to work Bingo on Friday night, March 22 at J.B. Wells Expo Center. We’re raising money for … more
Editor: Labels labels, it seems that we always want to assign labels to everyone. Whether it is race, religion, political party, or other associations people seem to want to label it and diss the … more
Veterans Day came early to Gonzales this year. On Saturday, March 16, two separate events were held in the city of Gonzales. One event was held to promote the health, welfare and benefits of all … 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
I had a Willie Nelson weekend. As in I was On the Road Again. The human adventure began late Friday afternoon and ended up 48 hours later, with trips to Cuero, Schroeder Hall in Goliad, Luling, … more
Dear Editor, A little math about Gonzales’s budget and the rollback issue. Divide $27,000,000 by Gonzales population (7,628) and that equals 3,539.591 (rounded). That is $3,529.60 for … more
There are a few points I would like to address. First, the rollback election is only about revenue, “money.” Pure and simple. It has nothing to do with anything else. No one wants to pay … more
My Fellow Gonzales Citizens: Today we find ourselves in a struggle. Throughout this campaign regarding the roll back of the city’s tax rate, I have been frustrated by the infighting and … more
Last Friday was a day 183 years in the making. It was a day when 32 men from Gonzales (or with strong ties to this area) chose to honor the legacy of our community’s heritage. It was a day … more
On Feb. 13, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a classic science fiction novel. This short romp through the space time continuum and the foibles of … more
Our city is at a crossroads. We can vote to help fix our city or watch it continue to struggle. Deficit spending has brought our city to the brink of bankruptcy. Our General Fund savings were down … more
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