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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

Texas House members have chance to save open government

Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine tune … more

Mom, my hero

Everyone has someone they look up to and want to be like one day and everyone has different opinions on who a true hero is. My personal hero is my mother, Cathy Eddy. My mom is my favorite person in … more

I got it from my momma

In the online world, the word “troll” is looked upon negatively. I get it. Trolls can be terrible human beings. But I think there are levels of trolling. Those who know me well know that I can be … more

Starting to feel like home

I’ve wrote numerous times in the past about my dad’s military background and how moving around has made me feel like an outsider, no matter which duty station we lived in. I’ve been working … more

Reflecting pool needs upgrade

May 29, 2017 another perfunctory ceremony day designated Memorial Day. A day to remember and honor those who offered up their lives for good of country. Too few realize the extent of military service … more

Politics without parachutes

Here’s the situation: Your mother, wife and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott are with you on a plane that has lost power at 15,000 feet. You suddenly realize you have only two parachutes. … more

Harsher punishments needed in baseball

I stopped playing baseball when I was 12, but my little brothers kept going throughout high school and are still big fans today. Despite my lack of playing, I still have a good bit of knowledge of … more

We can’t secede but we can still dream

The Republican Party has controlled both houses of Congress and the Executive branch for 100 days. Much has been written about what hasn’t happened during that period. Prior to the election, a lot … more

Fate of key transparency bills is uncertain; legislators need to hear from constituents

AUSTIN — There’s no question that Americans — particularly Texans — are increasingly suspicious of government. Trust in government is at a dangerously low level. That’s why virtually … more

Legislators should focus on real problems

Gonzales Inquirer: Texas is a warm and welcoming state, but you wouldn't know it to look at what our legislators have been up to in Austin. This session legislators have proposed two dozen … more

Stay woke: Pro wrestling ‘realer’ than Alex Jones

I have a confession to make. I’m a wrestling fan. I’ve snuck in two wrestling columns in the four years I’ve been working here, so if you’ve been an avid reader of my writing, first off, … more

Hiding behind the words

I think 80% of you will agree with me. I should not define your news. It would be an insult to you and make me less of a journalist or publisher. News is real stuff. We fret over it. We even … more

Questions still unanswered over COOs

Dear Editor: In regards to your article “Council approves certificate of obligation sale to fund hydroelectric repairs”, I was intrigued in many ways. 1) You did not publicize the vote; who … more

Project Graduation Chair gives thanks for support

Dear Editor, In my last year as Chairperson for Project Graduation, I want to make sure some folks are recognized for their tremendous support of our students. First and foremost, I want to thank … more

Victim-blaming rises again

As soon as I saw video of David Dao, the Elizabethtown doctor yanked from the United flight, I set my stopwatch to see how long it would take for a news outlet to publish a “Dao isn’t an innocent … more

The RAISE act’s bad logic

Senator Tom Cotton’s proposed RAISE Act to cap the number of refugees allowed into the United States relies upon some dubious logic. But on one point, I agree. Limiting the number of people into … more

Class of 2017: Building block for boys’ soccer

In an era where it's cool to say “participation trophies are what's wrong with America,” (as if millennials invented participation trophies...please...) maybe it'll be “uncool” of me to say … more

Doing the right thing

Dear editor, I am writing this letter because I saw a former Gonzales police officer and former sheriff’s deputy on the news for breaking the law. This former officer who was currently working … more

What’s all the stink about ink?

I have for a long time been a wearer of tattoos. I wear my tattoos with pride, as each stands for a particular time in my life. I have encountered many people of many varied opinions on the … more
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