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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
The city of Gonzales is already decked out for Christmas with lights and bows strewn across power lines throughout downtown. Some local businesses have also gotten into the holiday spirit by … more
Dear editor, We see them every day, we shake their hands and say, “Thank you for our service.” We see the caps and bumper stickers that they proudly wear and display, but do we … more
Americans have more media options than ever. We are inundated with stories, memes, videos and promotions 24 hours a day. Most of us are on social media, which is built to provide an endless feed of … more
The Gonzales City Council meeting was coming to an end Thursday, Aug. 10, when there was an exchange between Councilwoman Ronda Miller, Mayor Steve Sucher and Councilwoman Sherrie Koepp that revealed … more
Men of Gonzales… It’s time for a Revolution! In 1836, William Barrett Travis wrote: “I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the … more
In 1970, Robert Altman directed the Academy Award-nominated movie M*A*S*H. The movie was a huge hit and was the inspiration behind the television series of the same name. The theme song for the movie … more
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health condition that is the direct result of a traumatic, terrifying, stressful, or painfully emotional event. This condition is such that … more
Dear Violet, My husband and I, we’ll call him “Joe,” have slept together in the same bed (and bedroom) for the entirety of our marriage, which will be 40 years this spring. I … more
When children are chubby we often give them cute nicknames (mommy's little butterball) or we call it “baby fat” that these children will outgrow. We also tell them not to worry about what … more
My wife and I are both in our seventies, in relatively good health, and active, for our age. I play golf once a week, and my wife gardens in our yard, plus she belongs to a group of other women who … more
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 … 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
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