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Dear Violet, My mom was the kind of mom who cooked every night, beginning our week with a large family style Sunday dinner, filled with wonderfully delicious dishes that are now cherished and … more
Dear editor, In February 2020, I attended a Q&A meeting with the former mayor, along with many people of the Gonzales, Texas, community. At this meeting, I brought up the topic of the Tejanos, … more
The United States is known for a lot of things, some good, some bad, some debatable, but above all, our country is known for freedom. Freedom to be who we want, say what we want, worship as we want, … more
There are many signs of depression that are not often spoken of, or understood, by the general public. Many believe depression is being “overly sad,” and nothing more. Depression, … more
Osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is a very common disease, and is, in simpler terms, the “wear and tear” of the joints. The actual underlying cause of … more
Dear Violet, I’m done. I am tired of the disrespect of fast food workers, of the rudeness of other drivers, of the lack of empathy in today’s societal relationships, and most of all I … more
Anxiety, that all consuming panic feeling, that may come on in quiet waves, or in a sudden rush, are normal reactions to stress and happen when current stress is involved, or even memories of … more
Hello everyone.  My name is Parind Vora. I’m the chef/owner of Gonzales Bistro in charming downtown Gonzales. In this column we talk cooking, tricks to cooking, and sometimes eating. I … more
Dear Violet, I’m twenty-five, single and the mother of a beautiful one year old daughter. I want to go back to school, but am finding it difficult to work two jobs, juggle motherhood, and go … more
The process of pregnancy, and subsequent birth begins with a fertilized egg, which then implants into the lining of the uterus (womb), attaching and growing from that position. Pregnancy, … more
Dear Violet, I am a stay at home mom, but not because I want to be. My husband believes that a woman should be at home, as a mother and housekeeper, the home care taker, while the husband earns … more
Arthritis affects millions of Americans and is one of the most diagnosed ailments in the world. This disorder is caused by inflammation of the joints, leading to swelling, pain and difficulty with … more
Dear Violet, My best friend, I’ll call her Carol, who I love dearly and have been friends with for over twenty years, is causing me many problems. Carol is kind, and thoughtful, as well as a … more
Arthur Brewer, representing the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter, and manager of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, considers this a family business. He is proud to announce two … more
Dear Violet, My husband and I have very different styles of discipline for our three children. While I believe in firm boundaries, and consequences, I have always reserved the harshest, corporal … more
He stood there on the sidewalk outside Michelson's Café in Gonzales. The letter from the Army Draft Board said the bus would pick him up at 10 o’clock this morning. He glanced at the … more
Dear Violet, My husband and I have one child, a boy, who just turned four years old. Our son loves to play with dolls, and play dress up, as well as toy cars and “good guys/bad … more
I’ve been a sports fan for many years, but the one thing that bothers the heck out of me when it comes to professional sports is “super teams.” The definition of a “super … more
I’ve been covering sports for more than five years now, and during that time, I’ve met people from different fan bases. From the high school level to the professional level, sports … more
Starting an article, or column, is usually somewhat difficult for most writers. However, this particular article has proven to be one of the hardest things I have had to write in my lifetime. This … more
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