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First, what is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 is a disease caused by a virus (SARS-CoV-2), discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. This disease is very contagious and very quickly became … more
In the United States, Mother’s Day 2022 will occur on Sunday, May 8. In Texas, there are not many people that are more important than our mothers. We hold them up to almost an unreachable … more
Dear Violet, My wedding day is in five weeks. I am seriously considering calling the whole thing off. but don’t want to make a mistake. I love my husband to be, as much as I possibly … more
No doubt you have heard of alcoholism. It’s been represented in media, entertainment, and television, and many of us have dealt with this disease in our families and friend groups over the … more
For thousands of years, cannabis has been used for medicine and recreations purposes dating back to 500 BC. It is probably the first cultivated crop.  Interestingly, in 1990, Lisa Matsuda and … more
Dear Violet, My mother and I have been on shaky terms for many years, since I was a pre-teen. My mother left my father when I was 11 and moved to another town near us, to live with my … more
Dear Violet, My husband and I have been arguing lately about my definition of cheating. My husband says my definition is wrong and unreasonable. He and his friends go out at least once per month, … more
Hypertension is a medical term, also referred to as high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force with which blood is exerted against the walls of the blood vessels. The systolic or “top … more
Dear Violet, My husband and I are living separate lives. He has his work, his friends, even his own apartment, and I have mine. We have lived his way for over 15 years and it has worked, somewhat, … more
Usually letters behind your name is a positive, pride filled achievement. M.D., D.O., DDS, even LLC. We all strive to have meaning and recognition and those letters are easily recognized, as they … more
I am not a native Texan, but I respect and appreciate Texas history — especially when it comes to the Texas Revolutionary period from 1835-36. I used to have a bumper sticker on my vehicle … more
Has Gonzales County gone the past three years without raising taxes? Yes … and no. The Gonzales County Commissioners Court has set a tax rate in each of the past three years that would … more
“It’s all the same. Only the names change.” – Bon Jovi It’s political season once again and the time when yards are full of signs for anyone running for federal, … more
Publisher’s Note: Thomas Enriquez is running for the now-vacant District 4 Gonzales City Council seat. This letter was approved for print because it does not include a political endorsement of … more
Ouch! The City was hit with a real hard blow in the settlement of $1.825. million. The Presbyterian Seminary won in the matter. I really hate to see this happen to Gonzales. In the issue of … more
Dear Editor: (Regarding “Foster Care crisis worsens in Texas,” The Inquirer, July 22, 2021; see link on this post): Wokeism and Cancel Culture: Create an ugly, … more
Most teachers enter our profession because they love kids and want to teach. However, far too many leave their jobs due to a lack of respect; extraneous external pressure, and general frustration. Of … more
I take pleasure in sharing with the community of Gonzales, information about the Barnicks that deserves recognition.  I have known Jimmie and Sylvia for more than 30 years. … more
Dear Editor: (In regards to Opinion page of The Inquirer on June 10, 2021) Hate is ‘Negative Labeling’ of another human being, and is a worldwide, out-of-control contagious … more
"Thank you” to all the emergency workers who responded to the Adams property on the evening of May 7. Everyone was very thoughtful and respectful, showing kindness and empathy to our … more
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