Empty the Bowl event raises thousands

Many local community members came by the Gonzales Elks Lodge last week to attend the first-ever Gonzales Empty the Bowl project in an effort to raise money to feed the area’s hungry. Pictured …

The chamber roars into the twenties

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted its 98th annual banquet on Thursday, Feb. 6. The roaring twenties themed party was a celebration of Gonzales’ businesses and the people …

Texas Trail Riders reach Gonzales

The Texas Trail Riders Association made its 66th annual weeklong horse and buggy trek to the San Antonio Livestock Expo. The group spent the night at Independence Park on Feb. 3 and had pizza …

Wildcat royalty

Waelder celebrated homecoming last Friday during halftime of the boys’ game against Dime Box. Crowned the homecoming king and queen were Jacovan Fields and Tamirah Fields. 

Education Foundation cashes in for teachers

About 300 people came together Saturday night at J.B. Wells Expo Center to raise money for the Gonzales Independent School District (GISD) Education Foundation. Proceeds from the annual Casino Night …

Go Texan raises nearly $60,000 for scholarships

Over 600 hundred tickets were sold to Saturday night’s Go Texan banquet at J.B. Wells Park. Just under $60,000 was raised for scholarships and the Houston Rodeo. This year’s …

Elvis at the Lynn

Elvis was in the house at the Lynn Theater on Saturday afternoon. The Elvis impersonator looked and sounded like The King, and he wowed and dazzled the people who came to see his performance. He sang …

Santa visits the Edwards

Santa made a trip to the Edwards Community Center on Sunday with gifts for all the children who came to see him. Santa’s appearance was another reminder that even this close to Christmas, we …

Winterfest 2019


Gonzales ISD celebrates Veterans

Gonzales ISD held their annual Veterans Day Celebration last Friday, with special guest speaker Colonel Joe Gorman, retired United States Air Force. The Mighty Apache Band, directed by Ian McDaniel, …

Gonzales youth earn Eagle Scout honors

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Mark Burek, Diego Diaz de Leon and Dominic Vega Jr. earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. The ceremony took place at St. …

Luling Halloween 2019

Winners of the Luling Halloween contest include Amelia Tucker (Homemade Hall of Fame), Copelan Newsom (Baby 0-12 months), Karen and Jackie Guillen (4th Grade), Raelynn Palacious (Pre-K), Kirsten …

Spoetzl Brewery hosts Oktoberfest

Attendees enjoyed the warm weather last Saturday at Spoetzl Brewery’s Oktoberfest. There was of Shiner Beer, fresh-baked pretzels and kolaches provided by Kountry Bakery as well as German …

Fright night costume contest

The Long Branch Saloon held its third annual Halloween party and costume contest on Friday, Oct. 25. 

Happy Fall Y'all 2019

Costume-clad attendees came out in droves Oct. 26 to Gonzales Main Street’s Happy Fall Y’all.