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SAFE Alliance Responds to DPS Sexual Assault Case Audit

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety audit into Austin Police Department's sexual assault cases found dozens had been wrongfully cleared. Group hopes audit will encourage victims to come forth.


MLK Day march planned Monday

Gonzales is hosting another Martin Luther King Jr. celebration this Monday, Jan. 21 with a march and parade. The march emanates from Texas Heroes Square at 10 a.m. A short program celebrating the life and legacy of King plus a “Love and Community Luncheon” starts at 11 a.m. at the Edwards Community


This month in Gonzales history

Jan. 10, first brand recorded, JP, by Green DeWitt. Jan. 25, City Council declared lot on northeast quarter of Church Square (Block 32) be set aside for Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Council gives go-ahead on tax rollback election

GONZALES — It was a light crowd at last week's Gonzales city council meeting that saw a couple of potentially big changes come down the municipal pipeline. One of them was the decision to hold a tax rollback election on March 16.


City, school board positions up for election across county

The filing period has begun for candidates wishing to appear on the May 4 municipal and school board elections. Gonzales, Nixon, and Waelder will all have seats available for those wishing to enact change on their local taxing governments.


Apaches take 3rd at powerlifting meet

GIDDINGS — The Gonzales Apaches powerlifting team opened the season with a trip to Giddings, with both the boys and girls team taking third in their respective meet. On the boys side, Sergio Torres and Jared Esparza took first in their respective weight classes. Ryan Gomez and Michael Cardenas place


Apaches set eyes on playoffs near district midpoint

GONZALES — The story of the game wasn’t the final score, though for those keeping track, San Marcos Home School beat Gonzales 47-35. Rather, in a non-district game during an open day in the middle of district season, the story is how much have the Apaches progressed. Head coach AJ Irwin came into th


Investigators take another look at deadly 1994 Texas shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) The reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to $6,000 as authorities take another look at the 1994 death of a man who was gunned down on a walking trail in a Texas park.


Gonzales Healthcare System: An indispensable asset

Editor’s Note: This is an abridged interview with John Hughson, Gonzales Healthcare System Administrator. Gonzales Healthcare Systems has a long legacy of healthcare service to the Gonzales area. It will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its centerpiece, Memorial Hospital in 2021 — just two years f


Gonzales does radio — The Texas way

To say that Saturday was an interesting day would be an understatement. I made a little bit of personal history on the 12th. It was the day I made my live radio debut in Texas.


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball wins at Gonzales

The Pleasanton eighth grade boys basketball A-team beat Navarro 65-19. The Eagles grabbed a 25-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. “The Eagles defense stilfled the Panthers offense and limited them to a handful of second-chance shots,” said Pleasanton coach Stephen Barron.


Why some people aren't sold on giving Texas teachers a $5,000 raise

Some education groups and school districts aren’t yet ready to embrace a $3.7 billion plan to give all Texas teachers a $5,000 pay raise, citing concerns the plan might not be funded in the long term and will tie the hands of school officials.


Sports Briefs - Jan. 10-16

The Gonzales Lady Apaches knocked off San Antonio Brooks Academy 58-11 last Friday, Jan. 11 to move to 4-2 in District 30-4A. Gonzales had a bye on Tuesday. They begin the second half of district on Friday as they travel to La Vernia to play the Lady Bears (6-1). In their first matchup, La Vernia ed


Dissention rules HCISD legislative priorities list talks

For the first time in roughly a decade, Hays CISD leaders adopted a list of priorities they’d like to see state legislators tackle in 2019, but not without debate. Eleven items comprised the district’s list, which was an initiative brought forth by Superintendent Eric Wright, who had accomplished a