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Veterans Day in March — Gonzales Style

Veterans Day came early to Gonzales this year. On Saturday, March 16, two separate events were held in the city of Gonzales. One event was held to promote the health, welfare and benefits of all local and state veterans while the other was held to promote the VFW women’s auxiliary and its scholarshi


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


This month in Gonzales history

March 1, 32 men from Gonzales area entered the Alamo, joining nine men from area already in the Alamo. March 11, General Sam Houston arrived in Gonzales to take command of the Army of the Republic of Texas.


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Craft Beer and Wine Festival will have more music, events

The music and entertainment for the second annual Gonzales Inquirer Come and Taste It Craft Beer and Wine festival have been announced. On Friday night, at the Kenneth Stewart Trucking VIP event, Gabe Gallardo will be playing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Something More Media Beer tent. Gallardo is


Could smoke from the ITC Deer Park fire move into Central Texas?

DEER PARK, Texas — Multiple tanks were on fire Friday afternoon at an ITC facility in Deer Park – the same site where a massive chemical fire started Sunday and was extinguished Wednesday.


Promoters make pitch for move to Gonzales

Float Fest could be moving downstream to the Guadalupe River in Gonzales. The agenda for the Gonzales City Council’s meeting last night had a discussion item on hosting Float Fest at J.B. Wells Park and Independence Park in Gonzales. Council is also slated to accept public input regarding the festiv


Nearly 90 Dogs to Fly From North Texas to East Coast

The Humane Society of North Texas is sending nearly 90 dogs to the East Coast Saturday morning to help them improve their chances of finding forever homes. The Humane Society will partner with the ASPCA Animal Relocation Team and Wings of Rescue to fly 87 dogs and puppies to animal shelters in New J


In Houston, Kamala Harris draws large crowd, prominent Democrats in first major Texas swing

HOUSTON — By the time U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage here Saturday, the message was clear. “This is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colorful signs in the hands of supporters in a crowded auditorium at Texas Southern University. And when Harris began to speak during the bigge


Over 400 feral hogs removed from Caldwell County during first weeks of Hog Bounty

Over 400 feral hogs were removed from Caldwell County during the first week of Hog Bounty. The program kicked off this month and in total 482 hog tails were collected. This is a payout of over $2,4000, $5 per pig. This also represents up to 4,400 pounds of hog excrement that will not make it into th


Gary Job Corps Holds Public Works Appreciation Luncheon

Photo Credit To GJCC | City of San Marcos, Bert Lumbreras, Tyler Hjorth, Tom Taggart, Adam Rossing, Raymond Nutall, Shawn Wolfshohl, Jon Clack, Mayor Jane Hughson, WorkForce Solutions Rural Capital Area Board, Bryan Hernandez, Cara Ryan, Gary Job Corps, Tasha Fennell, Chris Roff, Susanne Ritter, Rac


For Terps' Smith, an NCAA novel writes itself in final 30 seconds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Those last 30 seconds Saturday, they are Jalen Smith's season, and they are the essence of college basketball at this time of year. In one moment, all the work he put in and the confidence he sometimes misplaced joined him in the corner, staring at a wide-open, game-tying three-


Lockhart man jailed for ‘wild west’ crime

LOCKHART — Thanks to an attentive rancher and quick action by law enforcement a local man was arrested for reportedly stealing cattle from his neighbor. The arrest is the result of an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Kenny Murchison.


Epidemiologist: Take a Second Look at 'Opt Outs' For Vaccination Laws

A top Bexar County health official says the return of measles to the county, with the first case of the highly contagious disease in 12 years confirmed this week, and a second case reported in Guadalupe County, indicates we are losing the 'herd immunity' which has protected us from infectious diseas


Hallettsville PD find multiple types of drugs during traffic stop

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas - Hallettsville Police Deparmtent arrested a man after finding several different types of drugs in his car during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. At 12:27 a.m. HPD pulled over a car driven by 36-year-old Ronny Garza of Yoakum at the 200 block of South Main St. According


Shiner Brethren Church to move to Lagrange

At sunset, in the quaint community of Vlastenec, the Shiner Brethren Church sparkles in the light. It’s known as the church on the hill and for more than a century, passers-by have come to view the 1,200 square-foot church as an icon of Shiner.


March Madness: NCAA Tournament primed to top itself again

The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the previous one. Last year was one of the maddest of Marches, starting with Maryland-Baltimore County becoming the first men’s No. 16 seed to beat a 1 — poor Virginia — to Loyola-Chicago t


MEASLES: Bexar County confirms first virus case

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District — Metro Health — confirmed the first case of measles in Bexar County on Monday. The case is associated with the case of measles from Guadalupe County reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services on March 6.


Barn quilt art topic of next Shiner quilters meeting

Shiner Heritage Quilters will hold a barn quilt art meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 2. Guest speakers Margaret Atkins and Rhonda Gersch will explain the history of barn quilts. Later in the month, members will meet in Winchester for a barn quilt workshop, according to a news release from the quilting gro