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Come and Take what?

It's that time of year again, what we will call Come and Take It season. It's better than dove season, it's better than the holiday season. It might even be better than the seasoning they use at … more

Dove season specifics

It’s that time of year again in Gonzales County: hunting season! The year kicks off with the dove opener north of I-10 in the Central Zone on Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 6. South of I-10, the … more

Looking the world straight in the eye

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt We all know the typical labels: jock, popular, nerd, dork, loner, outsider, etc. While some of these labels are … more

Forgive them – it’s in their nature

In San Antonio I was the proud owner of my personal Botanical Gardens. Literally hundreds of vines, plants, bushes and ornamental trees graced every square foot of my front, back and side yards. My … more

Focus shouldn’t be on form of protest

There’s now another story out in the NFL with fans showing their outrage toward another player. And no, it’s not Josh Brown, kicker of the Giants, who was suspended just one game for domestic … more

Many will be offended of death

If I saw a house on fire and I knew that someone was asleep inside, I wouldn't stand idly by just because I didn't want to disrupt their dream cycle. I would yell as loudly as I could to wake that … more

Be a rainbow

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. - Maya Angelou. There is a country music song that has been at the top of the charts for months now called “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw and is heard … more

NTSB should conduct public investigation into balloon accident

My hometown of Lockhart is nationally known for its barbecue. But in recent weeks, the city received national attention for a much more somber reason. On the morning of July 30, the worst hot air … more

Life of the (third) party

Politics has fascinated me from an early age. I've put up political signs, made my own, written letters of support and dissent and acted as a county coordinator once. I even won the presidency of my … more

An open letter to all Christian Voters

In a few months, the citizens of this country face the daunting responsibility of selecting those who will be making the decisions that will directly affect the lifestyles of our children and … more

Let him eat cake

Coming from a large family, we didn’t often feel singled out or unique, I’m sure I’m not the only one from a multi-sibling family to feel that way. The one day a year when I wasn’t confused … more

Only a fool would say there is no God

I love nature! It inspires me to witness the marvels in this world. Whose spirit is not calmed by the sound of the sea and the whispering of the wind? Whose has not soared by the spectacular show of … more

Remembering 'Country Fried News'

For the past three years of helping build this paper, I've admittedly grown numb to the obits page. On Mondays and Thursdays, our deadline days, I ask whoever handles the obits if we have any to put … more

My heroes have no capes

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – Ret. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. The anniversary of the Purple … more

Truth seekers

Christians, be warned. People are watching. They are making mental notes on what they hear us say and what they see us do. Many of them will jump at the chance to prove that we are not what we … more

Ready or not, school is coming

“School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside” – Lon Watters August is one of my favorite months because preseason football kicks off and for you parents out there of … more

Week 5: I think I’m going to thrive!

As I enter my fifth week as publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer, I want to reach out and thank the community for being so willing to help me find my way around. Some of you may know my husband … more

Ready, set, blow

“Life loves the person who dares to live it” – Maya Angelou. My birthday is extra special to me this year and it is because of you — well most of you anyway — my readers. It is one … more

Are you color blind?

For a large portion of my life I was like the character Chauncey Gardiner, played by Peter Sellers, in the movie “Being There.” I lived in a place that was always safe, loving and kind; oblivious … more

Keyboard activism is laissez-faire

Last month I wrote a column about the cycle that occurs after a mass shooting. As a reminder, I wrote that a mass shooting occurs, it trends on social media, thoughts and prayers are sent, nothing … more
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