Local News

Property tax deadline extended to Feb. 1

The January 31 deadline to pay property taxes has been extended to Monday, February 1. Property owners can pay online at www.co.gonzales.tx.us , by mail, or in person at the County Tax office. Property owners are encouraged to pay their taxes before the Feb 1 deadline to avoid penalty and interest. Payments must be postmarked February 1 or prior to be considered timely. (Texas Property Tax Code Sec. 31.02)

Main Street announces new grant program

Main Street America and Brother International are working together to support small businesses and amplify the importance these enterprises play in communities across the country.

Local vaccine supply has been used

The Gonzales Healthcare System released a statement Monday, Jan. 18, which said it had no remaining doses of COVID-19 vaccine. It is unclear when local providers will be allocated more vaccine for first doses, as the state is focusing distribution on large cities with providers who can vaccinate 100,000 or more.

Investigation ongoing in fatal train accident

The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific Railroad authorities are continuing an investigation into the death of a Harwood man struck by a train on Jan. 5, according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.

Cox interim principle at GHS

Gonzales High School Assistant Principal Wendy Cox will serve as the interim Principal until further notice.

11 Pastors sought for 2021 faith project

As we enter the new year, The Inquirer would like to take a new approach to the Faith page. The Inquirer is seeking 11 pastors from Gonzales County to each volunteer to take one of the remaining …

USDA Invests $11.65 Million to Control Destructive Feral Swine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral Swine …
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Unhappy with GISD’s COVID-19 response

The Gonzales Independent school district has created an unsafe environment for not only the students but the teachers as well. There has been unrest in the high school since the first six weeks of …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Change in City Council District 4

Dear Editor; I am writing this letter as a citizen that is witnessing change in Gonzales. I live in District 4 and I have been a tireless advocate for the people in our community that wanted true, …
COMMENTARY

A tip of the hat to my old football coach

Please indulge me an excursion beyond the borders of Gonzales County, Texas. I was born and raised in Los Angeles – hop I-10 West for about 1,400 miles and jump on I-5 North and exit off Los …
COMMENTARY

Government must be open with easy access 

Reopening public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic should certainly be carried out with caution. Government offices are no exception. Yet citizens must have the ability to watch over their …
Photo galleries
PHOTO GALLERY: High school basketball with Gonzales girls, and boys and girls from Nixon-Smiley on Jan. 15, 2021
Stopped by three high school basketball games on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Here are some photos.  Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: Gonzales vs. Cuero in girls basketball on Jan. 8, 2021
The Gonzales High School girls basketball team lost to Cuero, 44-36 on Jan. 8. Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: Gonzales vs. Smithville in girls soccer on Jan. 8, 2021
Here are photos from the Lady Apaches 1-0 win over Smithville on Jan. 8. Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: Fredericksburg vs. Gonzales in boys basketball on Jan. 5, 2021
Here is a photo gallery from Fredericksburg's 58-45 win over Gonzales High School in boys basketball on Jan. 5, 2021.  Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: Gonzales vs. Alice in girls basketball on Dec. 21, 2020
Here are photos from the Apaches 60-38 win over Alice on Dec. 21.  Read More