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“Come and Take It” is a phrase that has become so ubiquitous with Texas identity that there may be some that don’t know it has its roots right here in Gonzales County. Though the … more
In honor of his late wife Vickie, Rex Bushong donated an original pencil-drawn sketch of the last stand at the Alamo to Robert Lee Brothers Jr. Memorial Library. The ornate drawing was done by San … more
The deadline to register to vote for November’s Texas constitutional election is fast approaching. All applications must either be received by the voter registrar’s office by Monday, Oct. … more
Robert Ynclan, a 35-year veteran of Texas Highway Patrol, announced Oct. 2 his intention to run for Gonzales County Sheriff in 2020. Ynclan previously announced his forthcoming retirement from the … more
Country legends Lee Roy Parnell, Janie Fricke and Johnny Bush highlight a packed Come and Take It Celebration lineup. Friday night kicks off with Cost’s own rising country star Brandi Behlen … more
The class of 1964, in memory of the Gonzales County servicemen who were killed in Vietnam, has created a scholarship fund to graduating students and faculty members in pursuit of advanced education … more
Do you come from the land Down Under? That was a lyric in an old Men at Work song from the 1980s, and it was apropos to Gonzales at the annual First Shot Cook Off that took place on Saturday, … more
Local emergency services have been called to the Highway 183 bridge over the Guadalupe River for water rescue two times since Saturday. Gonzales EMS confirmed they had been dispatched to the … more
The community’s favorite weekend of the year is once again upon us as Gonzales gears up for the 63rd annual Come and Take It Celebration. The festival celebrates the historic first shot of Oct. … more
Sometimes on this journey called life, we are blessed to meet new people who can change our understanding of the way things are and the way things should be. I was fortunate to have it happen to me … more
1835: October 2, first shot fired in Texas Revolution after colonists refuse to surrender cannon saying, “Come and take it” October 11, Stephen F. Austin arrived and took command of … more
Miguel “Mike” Anthony Villasana Jr., entered eternal rest on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the age of 67. He was born July 23, 1952, in School Land, to Miguel Villasana, Sr and Cecilia Pena … more
Thomas Jefferson Tharp, Jr. of Cost, Texas went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the age of 92. He was born on December 12, 1926 in Gonzales County to Thomas Tharp, Sr. and Lydia … more
Margaret Elizabeth Weber Bush of Seguin, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the age of 95 years. She was born on May 13, 1924, in Gonzales, Texas to Monroe and Maida (Gerold) … more
The Apaches celebrated homecoming with a 43-21 blowout over the Hondo Owls to move to 4-1, their best start since 2013. The 22-point victory didn’t tell the entire story as the Apaches had … more
Robert Villareal, of Austin, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 25 at the age of 55, with his family by his side. Robert was born March 17, 1964, to Louisa Rios and Paul Villareal in … more
After viewing tape of their 21-20 victory over Cuero, Gonzales head football coach Mike Waldie noticed that his offense had opportunities to score that they didn’t take advantage … more
After winning 42-35 against Cypress Christian, the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals (3-1) head into this Friday’s game against another team that’s put many points on the scoreboard. This … more
GERONIMO — The Gonzales Lady Apaches (0-3) dropped their third district game of the season, losing (23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-11) to the #18 Navarro Lady Panthers (4-0). After coming away with … more
Barbecue cooking teams from all over the state of Texas descended on Gonzales over the weekend to participate in the 13th annual First Shot Cook-Off held at the JB Wells Park. Barbecue competition … more
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