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Reader enjoys Discover magazine

As a native of League City and a property owner and part time resident of Gonzales, I want to congratulate the Inquirer. Your recent high quality supplement featuring Gonzales life, attractions, … more

Boxing brings out the worst in us

Be careful what you wish for. After a week’s worth of promos and conferences, there are some that are regretting wanting to see a fight between MMA fighter Conor McGregor and the undefeated … more

A call for ideas and good cooks

My intention, for two weeks, has been to write about streets. I ended up in alleys. To be certain, I still have a problem with our streets but there’s no genie in that bottle. This town was plotted … more

The pay-to-play problem

Every time I visit a camp I ask each coach a version of this question, year after year: What’s your turnout or how are your numbers? Depending on the sport, weather, date, etc. I get different … more

Can’t blame your tools, but you can credit them

My first week on the job was a bit strange for me. I remember it was during the baseball season where the Gonzales Apaches were hosting a tournament, right at the beginning of the season. My editor … more

Easy-to-make sweet chili garlic shrimp

Hey there folks, are you hungry or what? Today we’re gonna be making “sweet chili garlic shrimp,” another dish that I happened upon recently that allowed me to use some giant Argentine … more

Reader gives props to local restaurant

I am writing this letter to thank the owners and staff of GG’s restaurant for their generosity, kindness and patriotism. My wife and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at GG’s on Armed Forces Day, at … more

Consultants investigate odors in Randle-Rather Building

GONZALES – County Commissioners on Monday received a report from Burcham Environmental Services on tests they recently conducted regarding possible airborne fungal contaminants in the Randle-Rather … more

The “Current” of Change

I saw the perfect illustration of adjustment to change at Commissioners Court, Monday, when conversation turned to the new county offices in the Randle-Rather Building. One employee described several … more

Reader hopes council does right thing

It is highly disturbing to see the lack of fiscal responsibility being taken by our city council, city manager, mayor and other city officials. The position which they wish to re-create, was … more

Airport an essential requirement

It was welcome news in your Gonzales Inquirer that the airport was getting improvements. An airport is an essential requirement for tourism accommodations; fly-in folks need ground transport, taking … more

Unnecessary lies are just aggravating

I used to get really angry when someone claimed I was lying. That was my biggest pet peeve growing up, especially because I always considered myself an honest man. So when I’m called a liar, it … more

New positions leave more questions than answers

I have more questions than answers after Tuesday night’s Gonzales city council meeting. The City approved the hiring of two new employees. Different towns classify different jobs different ways. I … more

One shoe does not fit all in property taxes

Property tax appraisal time again in Gonzales County; a well-run system it seems. Everyone with real estate pays a fair share as the property appraisal systems works; it’s well-honed with pretty … more

Goal worthy of support

Editor American non-committed to a cooperative venture with Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Summit countries to wipe out extremists and to create an environment in the Middle East where future generations of … more

Grading papers

I noticed the calendar when I began writing this. It is exactly six months to the day I took this job. I immediately thought of time-bound judgements and was grateful I wasn’t the president and it … more

History with truth cannot be changed

Dear editor  The recently published letter about rebels demands a response. History with truth cannot be changed; old statues removed won’t change past events nor erase courageous acts by … more

In defense of the bad guy

I have this reputation of being the good guy. In pro wrestling terms they call that the face. In literature, they call it the hero. I call it lucky. Being the face, I tend to get away with … more

Our heroes have always been...Rebels?

Dear Editor, This is probably a letter that doesn't need to be written, for it will cause more consternation amongst the white-haired class in Gonzales than is necessary. Besides, President Obama … more

The shadows of summer

My first experience with politics was attending a Eugene McCarthy campaign rally in 1968. Although I was only five I vividly recall pulling a tooth during the candidate’s speech.   The next … more
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