WAELDER — It’s easy to say the Wildcats have had their share of accomplishments this season. Tournament wins, wins over state-ranked opponents, district titles – you give that to any other team in Gonzales County and some may consider that a success.
GONZALES — At Tuesday’s Gonzales Economic Development Corporation meeting, plans were hashed out relating to Gonzales County Day at the State Capitol in Austin on Tuesday, March 17.
GONZALES — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials are currently looking into a resolution from county commissioners that, if approved, will serve to lower the speed limit at a location north of town that has been the site of recent car crashes.
GONZALES — At 9 a.m. March 4, Gonzales ISD, in coordination with local first responders, will hold a mock Hazmat (hazardous materials) incident at the intersection of Seydler St. and Sarah DeWitt Dr. The event is an evacuation drill to get students safely away from the high school campus in the event of a tanker truck fuel spill incident.
From Staff Reports
Carol Gifford Gibson, 88, of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Carol was born Sept. 3, 1926 in Olivia, Texas to Carl Franklin Gibson and Rachel Dexter Bell Gibson. He was raised in Gillette and moved to Gonzales and worked on the ranch with his dad. Carol picked cotton by day and worked at the cotton gin by night. He joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1943 and served his country honorably during WWII as a radar operator. He received the American Area Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. Carol was discharged from the Navy in June of 1946 and he returned to Gonzales and the cotton fields. Carol married Mary Ella Richter on March 24, 1947 in Gonzales County. He went to work for Sparks Trucking Company building roads in LaGrange until he took work in the oil field, a career in which he would spend the next 50 years.
GONZALES — County commissioners on Monday voted to lower the speed limit at a location north of town that has been the site of recent car crashes. County Judge David Bird drew up a resolution to reduce the speed limit on Highway 183 North near County Road 244 (close to the Benny Boyd car dealership) from 70 mph to 55 mph.
GONZALES — A local man faces felony charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through several streets before eventually being apprehended, officials say.
Though not the ultimate goal for the Mustangs, Tuesday proved that a team turnaround can occur as quick as one season, with Nixon-Smiley clinching the district title after their win against Poth.
The Greater Gonzales County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment for the person or persons involved in the burglary of Mohrmann’s Drug Store discovered on Feb. 12.
John Cyrier gets his hand raised in victory by Lockhart Mayor Lew White Tuesday night as the final vote tally was announced in the race for state representative. Cyrier gathered 52.06 percent of the five-county vote compared to his opponent, Brent Golemon, who received 47.93 percent. Cyrier will now head to Austin where he will be a part of the 84th Texas Legislature. Cyrier’s acceptance speech can be seen by visiting youtube.com/GonzalesInquirerTV.
Supporters from across District 17 were on hand Tuesday night at the Bella Sera restaurant in Lockhart to watch the vote totals roll in. At approximately 8:55 p.m., the majority of ballots had been counted and the residents of the five-county district selected John Cyrier as their next state representative.
GONZALES – A driver fleeing from police escalated a simple traffic ticket into a trip to jail on felony charges, police reports show.
Greater Gonzales County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest or grand jury indictment for the person or persons involved in the burglary of Mohrmann’s Drug Store discovered on Feb. 12.
Doris Landbeck Fowlkes passed away on February 6, 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA at age 77. She was born July 18th, 1837 in Gonzales, TX to Wilbert and Adella Landbeck. She was married to Jack Fowlkes for 50 years, and raised one son, Eric. They lived in Half Moon Bay, CA and helped charter the Coastside Lutheran Church. Doris retired after being a legal secretary for 40 years, the last 27 years for the San Mateo County Superior Court. She has lived in Sonoma County for the last 18 years and was an associate member of the Santa Rosa International Order of the Odd Fellows, Lodge 53, and held state offices in the Rebeccas, Lodge 74. She is survived by her son, Eric, her grandsons, Austin Fowlkes and Adam Gutsch, and her sister, Linda Walter of La Grange, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
What started out as a spirited race to become Gonzales County’s next state representative has seen the frontrunner come under fire from his main opponent and a third-place finisher. Manners seem to evaporate as the election season toils on and desperation creeps in.
As the debate over water quality at the Gonzales County Water Supply Corporation (GCWSC) comes to a boil, supporters point to a notice published in this newspaper on Dec. 19, 2014 acknowledging that the water company failed to perform all the required monitoring and/or reporting, but that omission does not mean the water is unsafe.
GONZALES — A local man was arrested last week after allegedly breaking into a home and stealing a computer, officials said.
Today is the deciding day in the race for state representative in the district that covers Gonzales, Karnes, Caldwell, Bastrop and Lee Counties. There will be no runoff, no do-over, and hopefully no recount. This is it.
Marilyn Kay Walker Qualls, 68, of Gonzales, went on her journey to Heaven Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. She was met by her parents, Guy and Margie Smith Walker, her brother Clyde Curtis Walker and her sister, Debra Ann Walker Thibodaux.
GONZALES — A local woman ended up behind bars recently after allegedly attempting to run over her husband, officials reported.
The area’s tax revenues continued to show robust earnings as shown from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s January sales tax summary. Statewide, collections were $2.56 billion. That is up 11.2 percent compared to last January.
It is time for the citizens of Gonzales County to rally around the flag pole and enter into a class-action lawsuit against the Gonzales County Water Supply Corporation!
GONZALES — David Dement, President of the Gonzales Master Gardeners, gave a presentation to county commissioners on Monday thanking them for their support of the program, including first through fourth graders at Gonzales ISD learning how to grow their own vegetables.
Elected officials were out and about at Friday’s President’s Day Dinner hosted by the Gonzales County Republican Party. They were there to greet voters, bid on auction items and listen to a presentation by Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.
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