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1836: March 1, 32 men from Gonzales area entered the Alamo, joining nine men from area already in the Alamo March 6, Alamo fell; all are killed March 11, General Sam Houston arrived in … more
I had a Willie Nelson weekend. As in I was On the Road Again. The human adventure began late Friday afternoon and ended up 48 hours later, with trips to Cuero, Schroeder Hall in Goliad, Luling, … more
Dear Editor, A little math about Gonzales’s budget and the rollback issue. Divide $27,000,000 by Gonzales population (7,628) and that equals 3,539.591 (rounded). That is $3,529.60 for … more
There are a few points I would like to address. First, the rollback election is only about revenue, “money.” Pure and simple. It has nothing to do with anything else. No one wants to pay … more
My Fellow Gonzales Citizens: Today we find ourselves in a struggle. Throughout this campaign regarding the roll back of the city’s tax rate, I have been frustrated by the infighting and … more
Last Friday was a day 183 years in the making. It was a day when 32 men from Gonzales (or with strong ties to this area) chose to honor the legacy of our community’s heritage. It was a day … more
On Feb. 13, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a classic science fiction novel. This short romp through the space time continuum and the foibles of … more
Our city is at a crossroads. We can vote to help fix our city or watch it continue to struggle. Deficit spending has brought our city to the brink of bankruptcy. Our General Fund savings were down … more
The Gonzales Taxpayers Association (GTA) appreciates the Inquirer reaching out for facts concerning this important Tax Rollback election. GTA is asking voters to vote FOR the rollback which will … more
Good afternoon: Six years ago in October 2013 when the Museum was cleaned for the first time, the City Council voted for it to be cleaned again in 6-7 years. (You will have to listen to the audio … more
Dear Editor, My name is Donald E. Page, Jr. and I am a member of the Gonzales Taxpayers Association (GTA). I want to start by saying that I love Gonzales! It is rich in history and beauty. I live … more
I am never going to answer another phone call after 11 p.m. at night. They are never expected, and they almost always have bad — if not horrific — news. Sunday night was no … more
On Saturday, March 16 voters in the city of Gonzales will go to the polls to decide if the city’s assessed tax rate should be abated and rolled back from the current rate of .3050 to .2248. The … more
Thank you for paying for my groceries at the beginning of the month. I really appreciate her for paying it. Editor’s note: The Inquirer received a phone call from a reader currently in … more
To the citizens of Gonzales: For several years prior to 2017, the City of Gonzales had engaged in the practice of keeping the property tax as low as possible. In fact, the current rate in Gonzales … more
To the chicken rights protesters and those who make tiny cactus: Thank you for visiting our community and providing fodder for our café conversations. Although it is small, this … more
Idle thoughts on a February morning: --Where is all the time going? I can’t believe that we are already ¾ of the way through this month! In eight days, it’s March! For my two … more
To my fellow citizens of the City of Gonzales, There is coming up an opportunity to vote on whether you want the City to have an opportunity to grow and prosper, or to continue the decline into … more
As the 20th century began, our wonderful home of Gonzales was a thriving community. We were the center of cotton, cattle and commerce. At the time, our ancestors built the many beautiful homes that … more
In the event you have not been paying attention to local events lately, we are going to have a RECALL election concerning the correct tax rate for the city. This is permitted … more
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