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Best of times, worst of times

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. And so it goes in my short tenure as publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer. As far as the worst of times, last week started off with a horrible … more

Being neighborly with my Gonzales Neighbors

Over the weekend I ran into a local citizen who dabbles in real estate. After some small talk he asked: “How do you like living in Gonzales?” My first reaction was to say something about still … more

It’s a thin line between love and tacos

“Eat like you love your body.” - Lailah Gifty Akita Well by now most of us has gotten used to the time change and hopefully writing 2018 instead of 2017 on everything. Even our own newspaper … more

The times are changing at The Gonzales Inquirer

It should come as no surprise that the turning of the page on the calendar from 2017 to 2018 promises lots of changes for our readers in the coming year. It also means a lot of changes are coming … more

Give us time to grow up

This past year I’ve noticed a few changes in my life that are subtle, but are signs of growing up. One of which stares at me as I type away on my computer at the office. My coffee cup. I’ve … more

Ottine building concerns

To whom it may concern:What happened to the building that housed the Ottine post office? It’ be a shame if it were destroyed. I went by there and everything is gone. Frank C. HindsLuling more

19th Hole

In the last 10 years the leaders of Gonzales have spent over a million on fun things, a Ranch, water park etc.I have a idea for the next quarter million. A nineteenth hole of the golf course starting … more

Unopposed is not democracy

Besides “voter oppression,” do you want to know what the two worst words are in this current climate of democracy? “Ran unopposed.” Yet you’ll be reading that phrase a lot this … more

All roads lead home

The holiday season officially started on the last Friday of November, when Black Friday shoppers either get trampled on or are part of the herd at Walmart and other retail stores. The long lines turn … more

Ho Ho Ho, or Ho-hum?

I love Christmas, and usually look forward to all of the beautiful lights and celebrations. But this year? Not so much. This year I am without Zelma, my beloved mother-in-law. Zelma’s birthday is … more

Once Upon a Christmastime Review

On Dec. 6, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Once Upon a Christmastime by local author Peggy Perry, a thought-provoking, heartwarming compilation of short stories. The club members all … more

Reader suggests Farenthold should resign

To the Editor:After reading Rob Ford's recent article on Congressman Blake Farenthold's sexual harassment suit, I felt compelled to comment.At the time of Farenthold's initial win in 2010, Cameron … more

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day — Always

As the pages of December continue to turn, a significant day jumps off the calendar: December 7th. Does that date have any meaning to you? It does to me. Please indulge me as I explain why … more

Broken Arrowz: Small town boys making big city noise

“You’re an adder in the daisieswaiting for your chance,to find someone to help bring you back” - Jeremy AlvarezThrow a rock or better yet, a guitar pick from anywhere in the … more

‘Old Man’s War’

On Nov. 1, the Long Branch Book Club met to discuss Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. While all the readers found the premise of joining the space military at age 75 intriguing, a couple members … more

Follow the rules or your heart?

There are times when we all have to make life decisions, most often having to do with our relationships, dreams, aspirations. The original definition of courage when it first came into the English … more

Happy Birthday VFW 4817 Gonzales

On Nov. 27, the Gonzales Post 4817 turned 72 years old. The real question is, will it be 73? Membership is down at the Post, state and nation. We are at this time 33,000 members down from the same … more

Questions on the Gonzales Youth Center

Dear Editor,I want to say how great the staff at the Gonzales Youth Center is. The kids seem to really like them. I have some questions about the website information and the Board. Why does the … more

Passing the gravy

Where did the year go? Here it is just a few days from Thanksgiving and before you know it, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be upon us. Along with the turkey dinner this Thursday, many of you … more

Disappointment in GISD

Dear Gonzales Inquirer,I have never written a letter to the editor but I felt like I should because other people feel the same way. I used to live in Gonzales and come here to visit my kinfolk and … more
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