Gonzales council accepts TXGN project


The Gonzales city council approved a $200,000 grant for Texas Gonzales Northern Railway to be used for rail improvements. The council, minus absent council member Gary Schroeder, unanimously approved the project.

“I think that’s a great project,” Mayor Connie Kacir said.  “I commend the GEDC for putting that together.”

TXGN plans on adding 2,850 feet of rail track and roadbed to its existing right-of-way located approximately one mile north of the U.S. 90A railroad crossing. The approved city grant will be used for materials and construction.

Other news from the meeting:

  • Council proclaimed April to be both Fair Housing Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $54,640 to purchase Watch Guard in Car Video Camera, software, setup and training for Gonzales police.
  • City manager Tim Patek announced a city-wide clean up event on April 27