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In 1910, the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a memorial to Gonzales' Confederate dead. This monument is not a tribute to the men driving the cause of the Civil War, nor a tribute to any … more
If my readers know nothing else about me, they usually are quick to know I am from Virginia. Not only am I from Virginia, I moved to Texas from Richmond – the Capital of the Confederacy. I grew … more
Accepting charity as compassion for others, most everyone is willing to help those seen to be in need. But our willingness can leave us vulnerable to misdirection. Whereas homegrown charity, … more
One life matters. We think we know it. We hope we know it. But the truth of it is hard and real when you see that one life taken. I’ve thought about Heather Heyer all weekend. Heather was … more
Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is José Torres. I tend to downplay what I do for the paper, but today will be a little different. If you’re a sports fan or even just a supporter of … more
The City’s decision to raise property taxes doesn’t bother me. But it does prompt an interesting consideration. If you aren’t aware, the tax rate went from approximately $177 per $100,000 of … more
Anyone who’s a part of social media has been a part of this phenomenon before: the Facebook argument. Whether we started it, jumped in one, or just watched with a bag of popcorn on our lap — if … more
My brother and I have this particular personality trait that sometimes gets us into trouble. I’ve talked before on how I got my “trolling” from my mother. Well a part of that comes the … more
A friend sent me a text blaming me for taking her dog for rides. It was an innocent thing I started that became a habit. We’d drive to the grocery store, through the expanse of fields between … more
Dear Editor: My thanks to you, Jose and Rob, for publishing my story, “The UMC's ‘Russia Initiative’” in Tuesday's issue. The law passed July 20, 2016, approved by President Putin despite … more
Occasionally, a note becomes notes and becomes a pile. When the pile becomes a plural, you remember the word “omnibus” and write what you can and clear off your desk. This is an omnibus … more
Music has been a blind spot in my life growing up. Born in 1989, instead of immersing myself in the 90s and 00s culture, I just listened to whatever my parents had on the radio. I knew more Celia … more
The last time I ate at McDonald’s was in 2007, in Reno, Nevada. I’m more a Matamoros Taco Hut guy. That’s why, last Tuesday, when I discovered I had spent $48 at McDonalds the previous day, I … more
As a native of League City and a property owner and part time resident of Gonzales, I want to congratulate the Inquirer. Your recent high quality supplement featuring Gonzales life, attractions, … more
Be careful what you wish for. After a week’s worth of promos and conferences, there are some that are regretting wanting to see a fight between MMA fighter Conor McGregor and the undefeated … more
My intention, for two weeks, has been to write about streets. I ended up in alleys. To be certain, I still have a problem with our streets but there’s no genie in that bottle. This town was plotted … more
Every time I visit a camp I ask each coach a version of this question, year after year: What’s your turnout or how are your numbers? Depending on the sport, weather, date, etc. I get different … more
My first week on the job was a bit strange for me. I remember it was during the baseball season where the Gonzales Apaches were hosting a tournament, right at the beginning of the season. My editor … more
Hey there folks, are you hungry or what? Today we’re gonna be making “sweet chili garlic shrimp,” another dish that I happened upon recently that allowed me to use some giant Argentine … more
I am writing this letter to thank the owners and staff of GG’s restaurant for their generosity, kindness and patriotism. My wife and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at GG’s on Armed Forces Day, at … more
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