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‘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

When the ink starts to fade

"The world was hers for the reading." - Betty Smith from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Long gone are the days when your local paper was delivered by a local teen on his bike whose throwing arm had … more

Citizens must go out and vote

For all who are concerned with their country the primary election has started with early voting on Tuesday February 20, 2018 and the regular election day is on Tuesday March 6 2018. This is … more

Becoming a better neighbor

Over the course of the past week, I have had a couple of wonderful meetings with people in the community that have really enlightened me about the wonderful city of Gonzales. On Friday, I had … more

Life is a soundtrack

“Music is my life, the lyrics are my story.” - Benjamen Kalone I believe music can affect people in so many different ways. To me, music is more than just something to listen to or … more

Thank you, Gonzales

Dear Gonzales,In the days since the passing of Keith Carter, my true love of over twenty years, so many of you gathered to share the shock and grief of an amazing man gone too young. Keith’s … more

Gonzales County Chronological History—February

Editor’s Note: We published the chronological history of Gonzales County from Feb. 1 – Feb. 16 in last week’s edition. This week, we’ll publish the second half of the February … more

Stars aligning for history enthusiasts

Sometimes it seems like all the stars are in alignment. You know, when all sorts of things happen the way you expect them to be and everything turns out even better than hoped for, or when something … more

Gonzales County Chronological History—February

Editor’s Note: We will be publishing the chronological history of Gonzales County from Feb. 1 – Feb. 16 in this edition. Next week, we’ll publish the second half of the February … more

Learning to unpack

“Everyone you meet comes with baggage, find someone who cares enough to help you unpack.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour I was talking to a very good friend who was discussing her feelings over … more

‘Up north’ life comparable to ‘down south’ living

In my Gonzales wonderings, people have asked what I think of Texas, or what have I noticed, that sticks out that is different from my experiences up north. With that in mind, I thought this week … more

The answer's in the question

“A wise man never knows all; Only a fool knows everything” – African ProverbSome of my favorite conversations involve one or both of my daughters and usually I admit to not having … more

‘Walk on what?’

I can’t believe two months have gone by since I moved back to Texas.It has been a whirlwind experience, with trips to Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston and most recently, … more
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