Local News

Unemployment rate increases to 2.9 percent in Gonzales County

Unemployment in Gonzales County increased from 2.6 percent in April 2022 to 2.9 percent in May 2022, the lowest rate of all seven counties which comprise the Golden Crescent Workforce Development …

Local birthday benefit honors Texas legend

On Sunday, July 17, from 2-9 p.m., the Texas Voices & Camp House Concerts will present a benefit concert to honor Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Cindy Walker. This benefit will also raise …

Eggleston House gets grant to help jump start repairs

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has a proud tradition of historic preservation that dates to the organization's founding in 1890. They have commemorated local …

TxDOT to resurface St. Joseph Street beginning July 5

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin the resurfacing of existing roadway project on Business 183 (St. Joseph Street) from US 183 to US 90A on Tuesday, July 5. The project should last for …

Freeman testifies about Uvalde behavioral health response

Gonzales resident and GHS alum Chance Freeman testified last week before a Texas Senate committee investigating the aftermath of the Robb Elementary school shooting in Uvalde. Freeman serves as …

Commissioners ban outdoor burning, fix radio ‘issues’

Gonzales County commissioners approved reinstating a countywide burn ban at their Tuesday, June 21, special called meeting and also straightened out some issues with previous actions regarding the …

STAAR test results released June 24

On Friday, June 24, parents of Gonzales ISD, Nixon-Smiley CISD and Waelder ISD students can gain access to a personalized snapshot of their child’s academic progress this year by logging into …
Photo galleries
PHOTO GALLERY: Sheriff Robert Ynclan Funeral 09-09-2021
Photos from the funeral of Sheriff Robert Ynclan at the JB Wells Expo on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: 2021 Gonzales County First Day of School Photos!
Here are the first day of school photos that we have received. Check back again as we will update the gallery with additional … Read More
PHOTO GALLERY: July 4 fireworks and concert in Gonzales
Here are some photos from the fireworks show and final Gonzales Main Street Summer Concert Series at Independence Square.  Read More
Opinion
ASK VIOLET

Still Daddy’s little girl?

Dear Violet, I haven’t spoken to my father since I was 16, and am not sure if I ever want to, again. My issue is that he has been placed on hospice and given four months to live, and I want …

When cancer is hard to swallow

Esophageal cancer is often unrepresented in the media, public discourse and general community discussions, leading to a lack of awareness of the existence, extent, causes and repercussions of this …
Dear Violet

All my exes live in Texas

Dear Violet, My ex-husband and I share multiple children together, and I have been the sole provider of said children their entire lives. Now that I am much older (late 60s), I am worried about …

Chronic Kidney Disease requires regular checkups, monitoring

According to the National Kidney Foundation, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) currently impacts over 30 million Americans, and this disease is a result of the gradual loss of kidney function, over …