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Addressing concerns on taxation

Fellow Residents:The purpose of today’s letter is to address citizen concerns over the increase in taxation and several fees that the City levies for utilities and services that we all … more

Hats off to Gonzales’ hospitality

Dear Editor:Hats off to the city of Gonzales for their hospitality during our stay as evacuees from Hurricane Harvey.We stayed ten days at the BEST WESTERN and received above and beyond consideration … more

Alternative to tearing down Confederate statue

After reading Donald Hoffman's op-ed, as his former student, I feel the need to give my perspective. Mr. Hoffman's sentiments run deep concerning the civil war and the confederacy. So much so that we … more

I’m not from anywhere

I’ve got to admit, these past few weeks have been tough on me personally. The stresses of putting out a Fall Sports special section (which by the way is the best one we’ve ever produced since … more

Harvey forced us closer

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall, l was tucked away safely at my weekend job at the Dilworth Inn and Suites. I was in an inside room, which some people may shy away from because inside room at the … more

Harvey’s effects on football

Although most of Gonzales County was able to escape the worst of Hurricane Harvey, the storm still affected sports the past two weeks, especially the three football teams around the … more

Historic compromise

Due to recent events and the tragedy of a woman by the name of Heather Meyers that was murdered standing up to Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., the confederate monuments — to … more

Lest We Forget

Compassion is all I ask. And compassion I won’t get. Because instead of sitting there and wondering how the other side feels, we parrot talking points that match our political views. “It’s … more

Gonzales should move toward unity

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

We have ‘monumental’ problems

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

Charity should not lead to personal reward

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

The irony of tragedy

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

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
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