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Re: Erik McCowan’s “School Choice But for Who?” (Public Schools versus Charter, private or religious school? Quote: “To use taxpayer money to fund private, often … more
I first saw the Florida Keys in the spring of 1979.It was Spring Break of my senior year in college, and my old college buddies Kevin Rowell, Tim Havasi, Timmy Prough and Brad Niederquill decided we needed to go play in the Florida more
Growing up, my biggest pet peeve was not being trusted. To be more specific, I hated when someone called me a liar, especially when I was telling the God-honest truth. I’ve told a white lie or two … more
Editor’s Note: Gonzales Congressman Michael Cloud recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to not divert money previously allocated for Hurricane Harvey relief in order to … more
Editor, My subject is the unintended vehicle “convoy” on dual lane highways. You can experience it anywhere; a vehicle traveling 55 or 60 mph on a 70 mph zoned highway (now, it is … more
To say that Saturday was an interesting day would be an understatement. I made a little bit of personal history on the 12th. It was the day I made my live radio debut in Texas. A few weeks ago, … more
Mid-December 2017 I wrote the following: “Besides ‘voter oppression,’ do you want to know what the two worst words are in this current climate of democracy? ‘Ran … more
1829: Jan. 10, first brand recorded, JP, by Green DeWitt 1839: Jan. 25, first post office opened 1853: Jan. 25, City Council declared lot on northeast quarter of Church Square (Block … more
*But numbers can be deceiving. I saw a stat over the weekend, after the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset victory over the Chicago Bears that made me go “wow.” Scott Barrett of … more
One of the coolest things about driving on a clear night is seeing the millions of stars twinkling in the heavens. I have always been fascinated by the celestial world and driving across country to … more
It’s a cold December night in Michigan. I’m sitting here on my bed in my house south of Lansing, Mich. It will be the last time I ever get to do this. Tomorrow I am selling my house in order … more
Merry Christmas Gonzales County! On behalf of the staff at the Gonzales Inquirer — office manager Sanya Simmons, Managing Editor Jose Torres, reporter Eric McCowan, Account Executive Susie Bernd … more
Depression is a curse on humanity. The sadness and emptiness engendering it is a plague upon the heart, mind and soul. Over the course of the past two weeks, I have been just about as sad and … more
This is one of the most important columns I will write as publisher of this newspaper. It deals with history, one of the true turning points in American history and I hope everyone will take the … more
1827: fort built, where St. Louis Street meets Water Street (Block 3) December, colonists return to Gonzales. They had deserted the settlement on Kerr Creek because of fear of attack by local … more
My, how time flies! I can’t believe a whole year has passed since last year’s Winterfest in Gonzales. It was the day I was truly indoctrinated into the Gonzales lifestyle, replete with chili, … more
The memories of Thanksgiving are among the most precious memories I have. As a youngster, I grew up in the house of my grandparents. Every year on Thanksgiving all my mom’s siblings would … more
Dear Editor, The members of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would like to express our thanks to the Heights of Gonzales for hosting the September meeting at their facility. The food was delicious and … more
How quickly time flies. One year. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. 3,153,600 seconds. That’s how long I have been in Gonzales. One year ago I moved to Gonzales for a variety of … more
It was a normal Sunday afternoon watching football with Harlo and Geno at the Come and Take It. We were watching the Houston Texans play, when suddenly a voice behind me said: “Hey, how would … more
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