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Though an uphill battle at times during the workshop, Gonzales County Judge Pat Davis and the Commissioners Court have agreed to propose a budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. This budget is the first … more
Gonzales County Commissioners Court Aug. 21, 2019: No public comments were given. No budget amendments were proposed. Bills were paid. Gonzales County Commissioners Court Aug. 26, … more
Smiley City Council voted 4-1 to propose the effective tax rate of $0.3827 per $100 of valuation to be adopted for fiscal year 2019-20. Councilperson Linda Warzecha was the one dissenter. The … more
For the 42nd year, guacamole lovers will descend on Waelder this Labor Day weekend for the festival named for everyone’s favorite chip dip. Fiesta Guacamole returns to Waelder City Park … more
The annual Friends of NRA Event last Thursday night at JB Wells Park was a huge success, especially for the winners of the Kawasaki Mule that was raffled off. Pete Smith of Rosenberg was the big … more
Last week, the annual TEA state accountability ratings were released, with most school districts around the area improving from last year’s scores. Each rating is based on the 2018-19 school … more
After two dam failures in three years, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) announced Aug. 15 it will drain its remaining four lakes to “minimize the risks associated with the aging … more
A new book, four years in the making, that provides an in-depth, multi-faceted view of the history of Gonzales County’s decommissioned jails is now available. The self-explanatorily titled … more
The Gonzales Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) board of directors voted to allocate up to $2,500 in funding for signs welcoming the Sisters on the Fly to Gonzales. Calling itself the … more
With a 4-2 vote, Gonzales Economic Development Corporation voted to recommend former Gonzales Tourism Director Clint Hille to fill the board seat vacated by outgoing Steve Sucher. Sucher announced … more
Smiley City Council voted to appoint Councilmembers Diana P. Moreno and Elisa Douglas to the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (GCRPC.) According to its website, GCRPC is a regional … more
Editor’s note: Figures have been updated to reflect data provided by the Texas Animal Health Commission on Aug. 16.  A viral disease, known to primarily affect horses and cattle, has … more
Gonzales County Emergency Services District No. 1 (ESD) Executive Director Eddie Callendar Jr. briefed the board on a few items related the group’s ongoing merger with the Gonzales County … more
Gonzales County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday, Aug. 13 to eliminate the chief clerk position. In place of the disputed chief clerk position will be a three-tiered clerkship system with salary … more
With one councilmember absent, Gonzales City Council voted to propose the rollback rate of $0.3380 per $100 of taxable value be adopted as the maximum ad valorem tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year. … more
Raised right here in Gonzales, Neva Ford Nation knew she could sing since she was 5 leading a youth choir. In junior high, when her friends continually asked to hear her sing, she knew that she had a … more
The Gonzales County Emergency Services District No.1 (ESD) Board of Directors unanimously voted to propose a new tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of valuation. The proposed rate is higher than last … more
Discussions on possibly bringing a YMCA to Gonzales have begun. During a Gonzales Independent School District (GISD) board meeting Monday, Aug. 12, Gonzales Mayor Connie Kacir gave a presentation on … more
With drought conditions in the area looming, Gonzales County and Dewitt County have both declared a temporary burn ban. In effect for either 90 days or until a County Judge determines drought … more
GOLIAD — Approximately 30 bull riders participated in the annual Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event at the Goliad fairgrounds last weekend, and it was quite a show. A number of bull riders had … more
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