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Sales tax allocations go up for Gonzales County in May 2024

Sales tax allocations in May 2024 were up for three of Gonzales County’s four municipalities, according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office. Hegar announced …

Nixon-Smiley CISD honors TIA designated teachers

The first group of Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) designated teachers were recognized at the Monday, May 13 Nixon-Smiley CISD Board meeting. Roxanne Villasana (Master), Cynthia Stowers …

Main Street names Discovery Antiques as business of the month

Discovery Architectural Antiques at 409 St Francis St. was named as Gonzales Main Street’s Business of the Month for May 2024. Discovery was founded in 1997 by Suzanne Kittel, who brings …
Kris Rotonda

Jordan’s Way to hold fundraising event for GPAC

The founder of a national organization which raises awareness for underfunded and overpopulated animal shelters and rescues will be at Gonzales Pet Adoption Center, operated by Kingdom Rescue, this …
New elected school board member Naomi Brown signs her official document as the representative of District 7

Brown, Smith-Wright sworn in; Gorden says goodbye to school board

The Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees met for its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, May 13 at the GISD administration building. One of the big agenda items was the certifying of the general …
Nixon Mayor Ellie Dominguez, left, swears in newly elected City Councilmember Jack Rogers on Monday, May 13 at Nixon City Hall. Rogers received the most votes in the May 4 election and claimed one of two at-large seats on the council.

Nixon swears in new mayor and council members

The city of Nixon saw a changing of the guard Monday, May 13, with outgoing Mayor Dorothy Riojas presiding over her last City Council meeting and newly elected Mayor Ellie Dominguez being sworn into …

Gonzales County approves final plat for WT Airpark in Waelder

Gonzales County commissioners signed off Monday, May 13, on the final plat for the first phase of the county’s first airpark development — WT Airpark in Waelder. The court had …
Opinion

2024 is nothing but a tease

When I was a kid, back in the 80s — that’s 1980s, not 1880s, thank you very much! — we used to love to “psych” people. We’d hold out our hand as if inviting …

TxDOT needs to address dangerous intersections before more lives are lost

Wednesday, Nov. 29, marked the 18th anniversary of the loss of my stepdaughter, Sarah, who died in an automobile accident near DeKalb in Bowie County. She was just 23 years old with her whole future …

Unveiling the Healing Power of Hemp

In the realm of plant medicine, few have been as misunderstood and unfairly treated as hemp. As a medical professional with a passion for my patients’ health and well-being, I believe it is …

Kingdom Rescue offers ‘best solution’ for continuing cat shelter

I am a founder of Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter (FOGAS) and have served as its treasurer and tax preparer since its inception. I attended the council meeting on Thursday and want to share these …