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I was in the same place at the same time with someone who’s tested positive for the Coronavirus. I wasn’t around this person closely and I haven’t shown symptoms in the 10 days … more
The long and winding road that led me to the door of Gonzales has an ending. On Monday, April 6, I will become the new editor and publisher of the Kingsville Record in Kingsville, Texas. It is a … more
The Gonzales County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our operation serves Gonzales County with a Home Delivered Meal Program and Rural Transit Service. With … more
All day long we have been talking to businesses directly affected by the governor's edict this afternoon. This is going to cost many their jobs, secondary income sources and maybe close a few … more
Thank you for donating to our annual scholarship auction. We had a great turnout and everyone had a fun time. Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to help area students further their … more
The green river water rippled around the trunks of ancient cypress trees. Fish lazily turned up their tails. Turtles plopped into the green water off of their logs from warming in the summer sun. … more
Suddenly we are a country at war with biology. The coronavirus pandemic has taken over our lives and some of us are behaving badly. Instead of battling the outbreak with calm and resolve, some … more
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
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