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This column is already ‘doomed’

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 Polar Tax

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

Don’t kill the messenger

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

Pettiness brings results

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

One favor for a dog

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

Reader gives thanks for ‘Russia Initiative’ story

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

Omnibus

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

In the end, it does matter

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

Vanished into cyber air

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

Reader enjoys Discover magazine

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

Boxing brings out the worst in us

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

A call for ideas and good cooks

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

The pay-to-play problem

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

Can’t blame your tools, but you can credit them

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

Easy-to-make sweet chili garlic shrimp

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

Reader gives props to local restaurant

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

Consultants investigate odors in Randle-Rather Building

GONZALES – County Commissioners on Monday received a report from Burcham Environmental Services on tests they recently conducted regarding possible airborne fungal contaminants in the Randle-Rather … more

The “Current” of Change

I saw the perfect illustration of adjustment to change at Commissioners Court, Monday, when conversation turned to the new county offices in the Randle-Rather Building. One employee described several … more

Reader hopes council does right thing

It is highly disturbing to see the lack of fiscal responsibility being taken by our city council, city manager, mayor and other city officials. The position which they wish to re-create, was … more

Airport an essential requirement

It was welcome news in your Gonzales Inquirer that the airport was getting improvements. An airport is an essential requirement for tourism accommodations; fly-in folks need ground transport, taking … more
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