July 31, 2015

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1 killed, 2 injured in Waelder shooting Friday

WAELDER — A Friday night shooting at the Right Choice store in Waelder has resulted in the death of one man. Two other victims are being treated at a San Antonio hospital for gunshot wounds.

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GHS Band marches into ‘Darkness’

Workers were out on the Gonzales High School practice field Monday morning painting stripes across the grass, an even five yards apart. It takes eight steps to get from one line to the next if you are running drills in formation in a marching band.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Patsy Ann Null
Posted: July 30, 2015

Patsy Ann Null, 63, of Shiner, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Shiner Nursing Home in Shiner. Patsy was born in Gonzales on June 5, 1952, the daughter of Ralph Carlton Null, Sr. and Christine (Schutz) Morris at Crew Hospital.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
W.C. Newberry
Posted: July 29, 2015

Beloved husband, father and friend Dr. W.C. Newberry of New Braunfels passed away July 25, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born in Gonzales on Nov. 15, 1931 to James Earl “Jack” and Annie (Frank) Newberry.  

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Monday 07/27/2015
Sara Nicole Brandenburg
Posted: July 27, 2015

Sara Nicole Brandenburg, 27, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 24, 2015. She was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt, niece and friend.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Ida May Fisher
Posted: July 21, 2015

Ida May Fisher, 88, of Gonzales, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Nyack, NY, the daughter of Frank and Ida May Baldwin Nickerson. She married John Fisher in 1986 in Austin.

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    Gonzales Girls' Youth Soccer Camp

    Gonzales Lady Apaches head soccer coach Jenna Philips, along with the help of another coach pictured here, began running girls’ youth soccer camp Monday. During the final portion of camp on Monday, the soccer star hopefuls played a game of “Monster” where the players had to stay within a small space while out-dribbling the coach trying to steal the ball. Camp runs through Wednesday.

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    Back to Basics basketball camp

    Camp director Michael Daniel from Back to Basics has begun a basketball camp, alongside head boys’ basketball coach Derek Williams, at the new gym on Monday. The camp has already shown signs of improvement from last year with an increase of participation from campers and instructors.

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    Gonzales Softball Camp

    The Gonzales softball program is running two camps that began yesterday and ends tomorrow for athletes from grades 3-8, with third through fifth in one session and sixth through eighth in another. Camp includes instruction from coaches and current high school players.

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    Summer Concert Series Week 1

    The Main Street Concert Series featured the sounds of Rumor Town on Friday evening as the annual summer celebration revved up for the month. As always, the children’s games are a highlight at intermission. The water balloon toss was competitive, as participants dealt with balloons that were tough to bust.

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    Hot Rod Standoff Car Show

    The Hot Rod Standoff Car Show was held downtown Saturday and featured classics, muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, trucks, bikes and more. By the afternoon registration deadline, 200 vehicles were signed up to showcase their best assets and rockabilly tunes bounced through the square. An estimated 3,500 attendees showed up throughout the day to see what the commotion was all about.

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    Gonzales Tennis Camp 2015

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    Waelder 2015 graduation ceremony

    Photos by José Torres/Gonzales Inquirer

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    One last night, one final toss

    Gonzales Graduation 2015 Photos by Erik McCowan/Gonzales Inquirer The capacity crowd at Gonzales High School’s New Gym reveled in the excitement that seniors felt as they were awarded their diplomas at Friday night’s commencement exercises. The class of 139 students witnessed a ceremony that chose substance over sentimentality and walked into the warm night air to the arms of adoring friends and families wishing them well in their next endeavor.

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    Gonzales High Scholarship Awards Banquet

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    Leesville Cemetery Association Veterans Flag Raising Ceremony

    Leesville held the 88th annual Leesville Cemetery Association Veterans Flag Raising Ceremony Saturday. Around 50 people gathered for the event, which featured a commemorative presentation given by WWII veteran Commander Joe Welch.

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    Warrior's Weekend lunch stop in Gonzales

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    Shattered Dreams

    Photos By Erik McCowan/Gonzales Inquirer The realistic tragedy simulation Shattered Dreams returned to the Gonzales High School parking lot Thursday morning to show students the perils of drinking and driving. The mock disaster, a joint effort among first responders in the city, presented a deadly car crash as a reminder of what can go wrong when under the influence. The demonstration continues today with a funeral for the “victims” of the incident.

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    Pioneer Village Cook-off

    April 25, 2015