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Dear Editor,Certificates of Obligation do not require voter approval. We voted the city council in and that is the approval. To spend money to hold a bond election when it is not necessary would not … more
One week ago today, the city of Gonzales became a global player in the world manufacturing economy when it lifted the first shovel of dirt on BYK’s $50 million expansion project here in … more
Dear Editor,The Blumberg-Elley-Kaiser-Koepsel Family Reunion (descendants of Carl F. Blumberg and Katherine Ruff and their seven children — Julius F. Blumberg, Albertine “Bertha” … more
I read with interest the article titled “City looking at utility alternatives” by Terry Fitzwater in the Thursday, April 5, 2018 edition.I would like to see a follow-up article asking why … more
Ola, Gonzales peeps! In checking my largely blank social calendar, I came to the realization that there are a bunch of things rapidly approaching on the calendar that probably are worth a reminder. … more
1836: • April 21 – Victory at San Jacinto means Texas is now a free republic 1853:  • April 4 – Gonzales College opened, 820 St. Louis Street. Built by Captain … more
The safety of the children of Gonzales County is a serious discussion to have, especially with the uptick in school shootings. I don’t think I’m qualified in deciding whether or not someone — … more
There is a new four-letter that is going to become part of my vocabulary over the course of the next few months. It is not a swear word, but I swear it is a word that most people dread. Its … more
March Madness is not always confined to basketball. I learned that the hard way last week and over the weekend. Here is my tale of woe; or how I spent my own weekend of March Madness. I was … more
On March 9, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. This novel, published originally in French, proved a study in the cultural differences … more
The article entitled “George Sampleton’s journey from slums to state recognition” in the March 15, 2018 issue of the Gonzales Inquirer was first rate. An article such as this shows … more
Between 9 p.m. on March 13 and 9 a.m. on March 14, an unknown vandal slashed numerous vehicles’ tires at the 800 block of Saint Louis and the 200 block of Saint Mathew. On March 18 sometime … more
Over the course of the past week a couple of things happened in Gonzales County that were pretty significant.One was the opening of the Splash Pad in the city of Gonzales, and the other one was the … more
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
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