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The coronavirus has made its impact felt in Gonzales. On Sunday, the city of Gonzales declared a state of emergency in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the county … more
 A message to our readers: With COVID-19 developing in our state and country, our commitment is to adhere to the strictest of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advice, and the protocols … more
Just over a year ago my friend and compadre Egon Barthels invited me to lunch at the Running M. He said the purpose of the luncheon was to introduce me to the owner of No Bull Radio. He also promised … more
Over time, every community in the great state of Texas has earned or acquired a legacy that defines it.  Whether it is ethnicity, geography, culture or history, the legacy that defines any … more
1731: Concepcion, and San Jose Missions were established in San Antonio. March 9, the beginning of civilian settlement occurred when a group of Canary Islanders was moved into the area. … more
One of the great pleasures I have experienced since moving to Gonzales has been observing the love and pride Gonzales has for its historic past. From the First Shot and Come and Take It to the … more
On Feb. 4, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss the Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes, a novel about the Kentucky Pack-Horse Library in the 1930s. We all loved this book and the well-defined … more
Dear editor, I recently attended the Q&A meeting with the mayor held at the library. Many important topics were discussed about issues in our town and many addressed. One of the questions was … more
2019 at Lou's Canoes was a blast! Yes, our first full season is behind us and folks from all over left our town smiling like a butcher’s dog. We hosted folks from Washington State to New York: … more
Seventy-five years later, the sting of battle continues to drip through the hourglass of history. It was Feb. 19, 1945, and the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy were poised to … more
Just to clarify a few things about the article on the Pilgrim Opry in Feb. 13 paper. My family, the McGinty family, did begin the Pilgrim Opry. Harold, James and Bryan Irvin, Bobby and Beverly … more
Terence J. Fitzwater, Editor Until I spent some time in our local Memorial Hospital, I was unaware of the quality of care available to residents of Gonzales and the surrounding communities. I … more
It is Tuesday and the weather outside is frightful. I feel like I am a character in one of Robert Frost’s poems: Whose woods these are I think I know His house is in the village … more
Editor’s note: The following pledge was drafted by Thomas Enriquez and given to candidates running for office in the city of Gonzales. I pledge not to raise taxes without a vote from the … more
Are you ready for some football? That was the question I had to ask myself on Super Bowl Sunday. I was designated to be on the duty for the newspaper for the Big Game, covering various events, … more
1915: Feb. 3, the City Cemetery has been cleaned and all the walkways cleared. The east fence was repaired. The idea of having all the hedges cut down met with approval, as an unobstructed view of … more
I have noticed the past few weeks while driving our city at night that none of the schools U.S. flags are illuminated properly. The flag is to be displayed sunrise to sunset but may be displayed 24 … more
Dear editor, The Gonzales County Democrats are hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at GG’s Steakhouse in Gonzales. This is a non-partisan event and no political party or platforms … more
Dear Mr. Fitzwater, Re: “Law and Order” I just want to clarify: My husband came home vowing to be his own “boss.” In other words, he left a loving environment of … more
How do you describe the news on Sunday that horrified a nation and shocked us all? The report on television was straight forward and stark: NBA icon Kobe Bryant, arguably one of the three or four … more
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