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Listen to the message

I open Twitter and Facebook to see what kind of news is being shared and I see the civil unrest in Charlotte. Protests have turned violent in that city and I wondered why, until I read a Washington … more

Don't rain on the parade

It seems that there is a vocal minority who simply refuse to have fun. It happens in every community, Gonzales is not the rarity of the bunch. Town festivals are an opportunity for annual … more


“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one”-Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 It’s been an interesting couple of weeks here in my new … more

Are you ready for some football?

Facebook has this cool thing called “On This Day” where you’re reminded of posts you’ve written or shared on this same date but different year. Two years ago I shared a TMZ video of … more

Come and Take what?

It's that time of year again, what we will call Come and Take It season. It's better than dove season, it's better than the holiday season. It might even be better than the seasoning they use at … more

Dove season specifics

It’s that time of year again in Gonzales County: hunting season! The year kicks off with the dove opener north of I-10 in the Central Zone on Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 6. South of I-10, the … more

Looking the world straight in the eye

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt We all know the typical labels: jock, popular, nerd, dork, loner, outsider, etc. While some of these labels are … more

Forgive them – it’s in their nature

In San Antonio I was the proud owner of my personal Botanical Gardens. Literally hundreds of vines, plants, bushes and ornamental trees graced every square foot of my front, back and side yards. My … more

Focus shouldn’t be on form of protest

There’s now another story out in the NFL with fans showing their outrage toward another player. And no, it’s not Josh Brown, kicker of the Giants, who was suspended just one game for domestic … more

Many will be offended of death

If I saw a house on fire and I knew that someone was asleep inside, I wouldn't stand idly by just because I didn't want to disrupt their dream cycle. I would yell as loudly as I could to wake that … more

Be a rainbow

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. - Maya Angelou. There is a country music song that has been at the top of the charts for months now called “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw and is heard … more

NTSB should conduct public investigation into balloon accident

My hometown of Lockhart is nationally known for its barbecue. But in recent weeks, the city received national attention for a much more somber reason. On the morning of July 30, the worst hot air … more

Life of the (third) party

Politics has fascinated me from an early age. I've put up political signs, made my own, written letters of support and dissent and acted as a county coordinator once. I even won the presidency of my … more

An open letter to all Christian Voters

In a few months, the citizens of this country face the daunting responsibility of selecting those who will be making the decisions that will directly affect the lifestyles of our children and … more

Let him eat cake

Coming from a large family, we didn’t often feel singled out or unique, I’m sure I’m not the only one from a multi-sibling family to feel that way. The one day a year when I wasn’t confused … more
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