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Follow-up article requested on utility alternatives

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

Spring is springing in Gonzales

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

This month in Gonzales County history – April

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

Civility in gun discussion is admirable

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

Diet is a four-letter word

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

Long day’s journey into night

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

‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’

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

Improving race relations

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

Gonzales together in a time of need

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

Thank you Lions Club and Leesville, from Gonzales

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

Hen facility a concern

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

Gonzales County Chronological History — March

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

‘Day After Night’ beautifully orchestrated

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

California dreaming and scheming — San Diego style

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

Rated ‘M’ for mature, not modern minors

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

Life's too short…but I'm not!

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

Action needed on Harwood chicken house permit

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

Kudos to the Chamber

Christie, Daisy, Liz and all who worked so diligently on making last night’s banquet one of the most exciting banquets in Chamber history:Kudos to all. The feasibility plans look fabulous. As a … more

Thoughts on service to one’s country

Several years ago, senior officers of various countries in Europe met to exchange ideas and comments and to socialize. A senior officer from an allied nation, upon reviewing the American and Allied … more

Time in a bottle

It was a date I had been looking forward to for some time. The date was Saturday, Feb. 17. I had been asked by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to deliver the keynote … more
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