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John Henry trying to win softball world championship — again

Sometimes good guys do finish first. Sometimes they even finish first in the world! To find proof of this Gonzales does not have to look any further than Mr. John Henry Wilkerson, a member of the … more

Council authorizes dam money for hydro fix

GONZALES — The Gonzales city council authorized the renovation of the Gonzales Hydro Station at Thursday's regular meeting. A decision was previously made in 2017 to find the funds to fix the … more

Restraining order filed against city's tax rate

GONZALES — Hold your taxes. They're not going up just yet, as a temporary restraining order has been filed by a cadre of citizens protesting the city's official calculations. The order, filed … more

Berger served on carrier during Vietnam War

“Serving in the Navy during the Vietnam-era made me grow up to be a man.” Those are the words of Bobby Berger, who served in the United States Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington from … more

First Shot Cook Off a success in spite of weather

GONZALES — Over 75 entries from all corners of Texas took part in the 15th annual First Shot Cook Off at J.B. Wells Park on Friday and Saturday. The furthest entry came all the way from El Paso, … more

Cedillo nominated for Tax Assessor/Collector of the Year award

You will have to excuse Gonzales County Tax Assessor/Collector Crystal Cedillo for feeling a little proud these days. A few weeks ago at the annual state tax assessor meeting in Austin, Cedillo … more

Luling woman ‘refurposing’ old furs

LULING — There is an old cliché that is “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.” Susie Rodriguez’s latest business endeavor is the perfect example of that. Rodriguez, who has … more

Staying “Happy” in Leesville

The rain was falling lightly out in Leesville this week, as if Mother Nature knew that the place needed some greening up ahead of the Leesville Country Fair next month. Inside the old Methodist … more

Council to adopt budget, tax rate tonight

GONZALES — A couple of public hearings have come and gone with but a handful of Gonzales residents showing up to speak to council members about their increasing taxes and city budget for 2018-19. … more

Let’s send two vets to Washington D.C. to see the WWII and Vietnam memorial

He was a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber over Germany in World War II. His son served on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Now we’d like to send both of them … more

Gonzales Livestock Auction House puts Gonzales on the National Map

For over 75 years, the Gonzales Livestock Auction house has been serving the community of Gonzales. For over 50 of those years, owner David Shelton has been involved in making the auction house one … more

From 'Barnyard' to Broadway

Artistic direction comes from the darndest places sometime. While most kids would be content to play a cow in a local production and call it a career, Ruby Hamilton saw a vast range of possibilities. … more

Livin' on river time

The Guadalupe River as it courses through Gonzales is often overlooked and sometimes cursed. Forgotten as a natural treasure with many possible economic benefits, and disdained when the rains come … more

Leon Netardus served in the occupation of Japan

Editor’s Note—this is another article in the series of stories about Gonzales men and women who served their country. If you would like to recommend another veteran who served for this … more

EMS: A vital community resource

The new mission statement of the Gonzales County Emergency Medical System and what it means for the community is one of the primary reasons a new business or industry would want to locate in … more

Gonzales council to hear from public tonight

The second of two scheduled public hearings is slated for tonight (Thursday) at city hall for citizens to give input on the city's proposed tax rate. The Gonzales city council has approved a … more

City can tap water in emergency

Water is a precious resource to any community. Gonzales officials have come through on a deal to insure its residents have access in times of crisis. The Gonzales County Water Supply Corporation … more

David Tucy named veterans officer for county

GONZALES — Career United States Army veteran and lifelong Gonzales resident David Tucy has been named the new Gonzales County Veterans Service Officer. Tucy was named to the position in July, … more

Small biz improves with Main Street grant

The new storefront was gleaming on a hot Tuesday afternoon, with worries that the heat might take off the new hues of teal and aqua. But there would be no summertime blues as owners Jacob and Manda … more

ESD hears from ambulance service

The Gonzales Emergency Services District #1 (ESD) met Aug. 23. Among regular items discussed, members heard a presentation by Akin Ambulance Services about what they offer should the county's EMS … more
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