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It is highly disturbing to see the lack of fiscal responsibility being taken by our city council, city manager, mayor and other city officials. The position which they wish to re-create, was … more
It was welcome news in your Gonzales Inquirer that the airport was getting improvements. An airport is an essential requirement for tourism accommodations; fly-in folks need ground transport, taking … more
I used to get really angry when someone claimed I was lying. That was my biggest pet peeve growing up, especially because I always considered myself an honest man. So when I’m called a liar, it … more
I have more questions than answers after Tuesday night’s Gonzales city council meeting. The City approved the hiring of two new employees. Different towns classify different jobs different ways. I … more
Property tax appraisal time again in Gonzales County; a well-run system it seems. Everyone with real estate pays a fair share as the property appraisal systems works; it’s well-honed with pretty … more
Editor American non-committed to a cooperative venture with Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Summit countries to wipe out extremists and to create an environment in the Middle East where future generations of … more
I noticed the calendar when I began writing this. It is exactly six months to the day I took this job. I immediately thought of time-bound judgements and was grateful I wasn’t the president and it … more
Dear editor  The recently published letter about rebels demands a response. History with truth cannot be changed; old statues removed won’t change past events nor erase courageous acts by … more
I have this reputation of being the good guy. In pro wrestling terms they call that the face. In literature, they call it the hero. I call it lucky. Being the face, I tend to get away with … more
Dear Editor, This is probably a letter that doesn't need to be written, for it will cause more consternation amongst the white-haired class in Gonzales than is necessary. Besides, President Obama … more
My first experience with politics was attending a Eugene McCarthy campaign rally in 1968. Although I was only five I vividly recall pulling a tooth during the candidate’s speech.   The next … more
Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine tune … more
Everyone has someone they look up to and want to be like one day and everyone has different opinions on who a true hero is. My personal hero is my mother, Cathy Eddy. My mom is my favorite person in … more
In the online world, the word “troll” is looked upon negatively. I get it. Trolls can be terrible human beings. But I think there are levels of trolling. Those who know me well know that I can be … more
I’ve wrote numerous times in the past about my dad’s military background and how moving around has made me feel like an outsider, no matter which duty station we lived in. I’ve been working … more
May 29, 2017 another perfunctory ceremony day designated Memorial Day. A day to remember and honor those who offered up their lives for good of country. Too few realize the extent of military service … more
Here’s the situation: Your mother, wife and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott are with you on a plane that has lost power at 15,000 feet. You suddenly realize you have only two parachutes. … more
I stopped playing baseball when I was 12, but my little brothers kept going throughout high school and are still big fans today. Despite my lack of playing, I still have a good bit of knowledge of … more
The Republican Party has controlled both houses of Congress and the Executive branch for 100 days. Much has been written about what hasn’t happened during that period. Prior to the election, a lot … more
AUSTIN — There’s no question that Americans — particularly Texans — are increasingly suspicious of government. Trust in government is at a dangerously low level. That’s why virtually … more
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