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Last week, the annual TEA state accountability ratings were released, with most school districts around the area improving from last year’s scores. Each rating is based on the 2018-19 school … more
After two dam failures in three years, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) announced Aug. 15 it will drain its remaining four lakes to “minimize the risks associated with the aging … more
A new book, four years in the making, that provides an in-depth, multi-faceted view of the history of Gonzales County’s decommissioned jails is now available. The self-explanatorily titled … more
The Gonzales Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) board of directors voted to allocate up to $2,500 in funding for signs welcoming the Sisters on the Fly to Gonzales. Calling itself the … more
With a 4-2 vote, Gonzales Economic Development Corporation voted to recommend former Gonzales Tourism Director Clint Hille to fill the board seat vacated by outgoing Steve Sucher. Sucher announced … more
Smiley City Council voted to appoint Councilmembers Diana P. Moreno and Elisa Douglas to the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (GCRPC.) According to its website, GCRPC is a regional … more
Editor’s note: Figures have been updated to reflect data provided by the Texas Animal Health Commission on Aug. 16.  A viral disease, known to primarily affect horses and cattle, has … more
Gonzales County Emergency Services District No. 1 (ESD) Executive Director Eddie Callendar Jr. briefed the board on a few items related the group’s ongoing merger with the Gonzales County … more
Gonzales County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday, Aug. 13 to eliminate the chief clerk position. In place of the disputed chief clerk position will be a three-tiered clerkship system with salary … more
With one councilmember absent, Gonzales City Council voted to propose the rollback rate of $0.3380 per $100 of taxable value be adopted as the maximum ad valorem tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year. … more
Raised right here in Gonzales, Neva Ford Nation knew she could sing since she was 5 leading a youth choir. In junior high, when her friends continually asked to hear her sing, she knew that she had a … more
The Gonzales County Emergency Services District No.1 (ESD) Board of Directors unanimously voted to propose a new tax rate of $0.10 per $100 of valuation. The proposed rate is higher than last … more
Discussions on possibly bringing a YMCA to Gonzales have begun. During a Gonzales Independent School District (GISD) board meeting Monday, Aug. 12, Gonzales Mayor Connie Kacir gave a presentation on … more
With drought conditions in the area looming, Gonzales County and Dewitt County have both declared a temporary burn ban. In effect for either 90 days or until a County Judge determines drought … more
GOLIAD — Approximately 30 bull riders participated in the annual Professional Bull Riding (PBR) event at the Goliad fairgrounds last weekend, and it was quite a show. A number of bull riders had … more
Seeking a long-term fix, the Gonzales County Commissioners Court mulled over the plan to “modernize” the Randle-Rather Building elevator, which has been out of commission for several … more
Waelder City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that establishes registration requirements for peddlers, canvassers, vendors and solicitors. The ordinance requires canvassers to register … more
Blink while driving down Saint Louis St. and you might just miss it, but this soon-to-open little bar might just have the biggest and best chicken wings in Gonzales. Memo’s Hangout, opening … more
Texas’ annual sales tax holiday returns Friday, Aug. 9 and goes through midnight Sunday, Aug. 11. Most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks—that are sold for less than … more
It appears the summer heat didn’t keep area shoppers from spending in July. Though a few cities like Gonzales and Luling saw a dip in net payment when compared to last year, most in the region … more
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