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Hiding behind the words

I think 80% of you will agree with me. I should not define your news. It would be an insult to you and make me less of a journalist or publisher. News is real stuff. We fret over it. We even … more

Questions still unanswered over COOs

Dear Editor: In regards to your article “Council approves certificate of obligation sale to fund hydroelectric repairs”, I was intrigued in many ways. 1) You did not publicize the vote; who … more

Project Graduation Chair gives thanks for support

Dear Editor, In my last year as Chairperson for Project Graduation, I want to make sure some folks are recognized for their tremendous support of our students. First and foremost, I want to thank … more

Victim-blaming rises again

As soon as I saw video of David Dao, the Elizabethtown doctor yanked from the United flight, I set my stopwatch to see how long it would take for a news outlet to publish a “Dao isn’t an innocent … more

The RAISE act’s bad logic

Senator Tom Cotton’s proposed RAISE Act to cap the number of refugees allowed into the United States relies upon some dubious logic. But on one point, I agree. Limiting the number of people into … more

Class of 2017: Building block for boys’ soccer

In an era where it's cool to say “participation trophies are what's wrong with America,” (as if millennials invented participation trophies...please...) maybe it'll be “uncool” of me to say … more

Doing the right thing

Dear editor, I am writing this letter because I saw a former Gonzales police officer and former sheriff’s deputy on the news for breaking the law. This former officer who was currently working … more

What’s all the stink about ink?

I have for a long time been a wearer of tattoos. I wear my tattoos with pride, as each stands for a particular time in my life. I have encountered many people of many varied opinions on the … more

Elephant stampede

Karen Jacobs passed this story along, kindly asking permission to use it. She and Keith Carter are renovating, restoring and, soon, opening the Long Branch Saloon on Military Square and thought it … more

Health care

Editor: We have just gone through another attempt to eliminate the ACA passed by Democrats many years ago. The repeal of ACA and Replace with a Trump promised health care bill was not good enough … more

Be good caretakers of the Earth

God states this in Genesis. But we are spitting in God’s face, wantonly destroying his creation. The state is putting “poison” on the side of roadways to kill off hogs but they also kill deer, … more

Dissertations not needed for Beauty and the Beast

Last Thursday night I went to the Lynn Theater to watch Beauty and the Beast. I figured I'd grab a bite to eat first then walk on over a few minutes ahead of time to grab a good seat. As I walked … more

Of goats and men

If anyone asked me 30 years ago what my goal was, I would have replied (without one hint of modesty) my intention was to become publisher of the New York Times. At the time, I was publisher of a … more

SB 6 does more harm than good

This is going to sound a bit repetitive, but with the recent editorial by Senator Lois Kolkhorst penned, I felt it necessary to yet again talk about Senate Bill 6 also known as the Texas Privacy Act … more

Women's rights are human rights

In May of 2016, President Obama issued an edict that all school children could declare their own gender and use the restroom, locker room and shower of their choice. Thankfully, the … more

Thank you tree trimmers

To the citizens of Gonzales To whoever is trimming the trees in the Sarah DeWitt Drive median - Thank you. Your efforts, while noticed not only by those of us that live here, will also be noticed … more

Harmonic dissonance

Rachel Ammons is a singer-songwriter and the most apolitical person in the universe. It surprised me to see the reaction for an opinion she wrote extolling the virtues of getting along. Her … more

In defense of mindless television

Wednesday night I stared at a jumbled mess of words in a document on my computer screen just wondering how I can put together these puzzle pieces and create the masterpiece that is my column. OK, … more

Privatizing essential things

Texas is big. I don’t know how I got there Sunday evening but I found myself online on the state’s list of agencies. I know it was a list because it was alphabetized. This doesn’t happen to … more

Texas needs to stand up to NFL bullies

So now the liberal “geniuses” running the NFL have issued a thinly veiled warning to Texas about passing laws which those “geniuses” might deem "discriminatory." This after the NFL warned … more
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