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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

Maness Johnston—a defender of Berlin

Editor’s Note: The Gonzales Inquirer is endeavoring to do a series of articles on veterans from Gonzales County who have served their country. If you would like to recommend someone to the … more

Burn ban set for county

County commissioners voted Monday morning to enact a burn ban across the entirety of Gonzales County effective immediately and remaining until proper amounts of precipitation come this way … more

Nightlife on the Square—Gonzales Style

One of the selling points of any community is the vibrancy of its nightlife. In this area, Gonzales can be thankful that it is “square.” “Square” as in the vibrancy of its establishments … more

First Shot Cook-Off rapidly approaching

Plans are moving forward for the rapidly approaching 12th Annual First Shot Cook-Off scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at J.B. Wells Park. Founder Shirley Breitschopf says she expects approximately 65 … more

Local nabbed for hot check at resale shop

On July 6, Gonzales Police Officer Mark Hastings responded to a complainant who wished to file a report against the owner of local resale shop Vintage Charm for the issuance of a check that lacked … more

Meals for Vets helps those who serve

GONZALES COUNTY — Meals for Vets (MFV), a program of Honor Veterans Now, reaches veterans all across Texas who are in need of a hot meal a day. MFV provides consistent access to healthy, nutritious … more

GISD TRE election passes

GONZALES — Gonzales ISD was victorious over the weekend, having passed its Tax Ratification Election that is projected to save the district dollars normally sent to the state by swapping around a … more
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