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Election: Why the outcome?

Nov. 8 was a total wakeup call for all Americans. As the truth began to sink in, the outcry from the news media almost became laughable. It was this, that or the other that caused the American people … more

Fear 2016

I was going to write about veterans and how proud I am to be the son of a great one. But then it occurred to me … how can I write about veterans and how I proud I am to be an American when clearly … more

Return Edwards School to its original charm

It seems like only yesterday when I first attended the old Edwards School. There I was in 1958 in the first grade. I remember walking from the Edwards apartments to school. Although it was just … more

Is treason OK for some?

My subject is treason, a dreadful word often reflecting bad consequences for our country. Way back in the dictionary it shows as a violation of allegiance to one’s state, i.e., our laws for sworn … more

Keeping up the good work

Last Thursday night, the Gonzales City Council awarded the Gonzales Inquirer the status “newspaper of record” for the next 12 months. To the average citizen, this isn’t a big deal, but what it … more

Not in their locker room

I thought we already reached rock bottom this year with the presidential election. But apparently, we weren’t quite there yet. Hillary Clinton has her fair share of controversies and typical … more

Thanks for successful CTI

Another Come and Take It has come and gone. Hats off to all the city employees, the Come and Take It committee, the Chamber and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this another great year. … more

Policing for profit

I’m writing this letter to the editor to inform people of the “Policing for Profit” policy that is going on in our community. How many people have been unfairly “targeted” and pulled over … more

Homey don’t play that

I think if we created a word cloud of my columns over the past three years, one of the words that would pop up is “fun.” I’m an advocate for always having a good time and I’ve written … more

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
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