Gonzales Mayor issues proclamation making Oct. 16 Ann Covert Day


Gonzales Mayor Connie Kacir issued a proclamation stating that Oct. 16 should be Ann Covert day at the special called meeting of the Gonzales City Council.

Kacir cited Covert’s heavy contribution to the development of tourism in Gonzales and her recently announced departure from the city as the reasoning behind the proclamation.

Covert said this announcement was a surprise to her, as she was under the impression that she was being taken out to lunch, with a stop made at the City of Gonzales Municipal Building to pay a bill.

The only item on the agenda, for which the special meeting was called, was an action item authorizing the Gonzales Ministerial Alliance to host a Trunk or Treat event in the downtown square from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., as well as the closure of nearby streets. It was approved unanimously by the council.

Kacir said the Ministerial Alliance anticipates the event will draw anywhere from 600 to 800 people, with 36 participating cars, and all CDC guidelines will be followed. Attendees will be required to wear masks, cars will be six feet apart, candy will be individually bagged so as to avoid having children reach into a supply of candy, and groups will be limited to 10 people. There will also be sanitation stations available.