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This is one of the most important columns I will write as publisher of this newspaper. It deals with history, one of the true turning points in American history and I hope everyone will take the … more
1827: fort built, where St. Louis Street meets Water Street (Block 3) December, colonists return to Gonzales. They had deserted the settlement on Kerr Creek because of fear of attack by local … more
My, how time flies! I can’t believe a whole year has passed since last year’s Winterfest in Gonzales. It was the day I was truly indoctrinated into the Gonzales lifestyle, replete with chili, … more
The memories of Thanksgiving are among the most precious memories I have. As a youngster, I grew up in the house of my grandparents. Every year on Thanksgiving all my mom’s siblings would … more
Dear Editor, The members of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would like to express our thanks to the Heights of Gonzales for hosting the September meeting at their facility. The food was delicious and … more
How quickly time flies. One year. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. 3,153,600 seconds. That’s how long I have been in Gonzales. One year ago I moved to Gonzales for a variety of … more
It was a normal Sunday afternoon watching football with Harlo and Geno at the Come and Take It. We were watching the Houston Texans play, when suddenly a voice behind me said: “Hey, how would … more
Sunday, Oct. 21, some inconsiderate person was burning tires which the smoke covered the town, that very toxic and awful smell woke me up. This was in the evening.I realize whoever was doing this … more
Success! What a fantastic turnout for the grand opening of our Delhi Station! The Delhi VFD Gun Raffle and Chili Cook-off annual fundraiser could not have been better or done without your … more
Editor’s Note: This the second half of a history column that ran last week.   1909: Nov. 11, yesterday Fred Meisenhelder commenced the building of a new Presbyterian manse to be … more
Last week, I took an oxymoron vacation. For those of you who don’t understand what an oxymoron vacation is, here is one way to explain it. Vacation is defined as, “an extended period of … more
Ever played a game of “telephone”? If not, here’s the rundown. There’s a line of people standing next to each other and the first person whispers a sentence to the next person. Then that … more
Editor’s Note: The second half of this column will run next week. 1847: November, Mason Thomas T. Blackwell died, causing creation of Masonic Cemetery in 1849 1853: Nov. 10, … more
Gonzales County Farm Bureau wants to recognize the gracious contributions from our fellow community partners that helped make the annual Ag In the Classroom event a success, through their donations … more
Editor: I mused at the calls on C-Span this morning and on other mornings when people call in and tell people to stop calling our system of government a democracy. I find that most of those people … more
It’s Saturday morning, Oct. 20. It’s 7:30 in the morning, and I wake up to face the day with a sense of great anticipation and hope juxtaposed to a high level of anxiety. It is a day of two … more
Hello friends,When God created all the rivers and lakes he allowed for them to all flow freely and flood down in to the seas.Modern man has decided it is good idea now to redesign God’s rivers … more
Hi folks, hoping all is well with you and yours. Seems like every time I sit down to write this column it's raining again. If it's still happening during our next drought, I might have a money maker … more
”Love each other, or perish.” Those words were penned by a longtime colleague of mine — Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press. He penned those words writing the best-selling book Tuesdays … more
On Oct. 9, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss, Cell by Stephen King and to celebrate what would have been the late Keith Carter’s 53rd birthday. The group had mixed reactions to Cell, but … more
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