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Thu
23
Feb

GBRA is Killing Our Cypress Trees

March will be one year since the gate at Lake Wood on the Guadalupe River failed and Lake Wood (H-5) was lost. Shortly after the failure CEO of GBRA, Bill West, held a public meeting at the dam and gave an estimate of thirteen months and $1.3 million as a plan to fix the gate and restore the lake. After his retirement, Kevin Patteson has become the CEO and one year later GBRA is still studying the problem and has no plan to fix the gate and restore the lake. GBRA says it has no money to replace the gate. The repair estimates being given by GBRA have risen to $2.4 million and repair time is estimated to be from 13 months to five years. In the meantime:

Ecological Damage to the Cyprus Trees - Hundreds of 90-year old Cyprus trees have had their root balls removed from the water. These wonderful trees are now perched on ledges ten feet above the water high and dry with half their root balls exposed.

 

 

Thu
23
Feb

Gonzales High School Cheerleaders

Pave The Way In Pink

 

Gonzales Apache Cheerleaders, both the JV and Varsity squads, for their fourth year of generous donations to pay for unfunded mammograms at the hospital.

These young benefactors have raised over $30,000 during their PINK OUT T-shirt sales in October.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Gonzales ISD Apache JV & High School Cheerleaders, women in our community that need a mammogram and don’t have insurancecan get a mammogram.

We are the only rural hospital in Texas that provides 3D mammography.

These young benefactors sell “Pink-Out” T-shirts every October to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer and early detection. Because of their efforts, lives may be saved in Gonzales County through early detection.

 

 

Thu
23
Feb

High Winds Make Burning Dangerous

What started as a routine controlled burn, quickly grew out of control thanks to the abnormally high winds we have been experiencing lately. Around 2pm on Saturday, February 11,area fire departments were dispatched to a controlled burn out of control in the Muldoon area. Muldoon, La Grange, and Flatonia Fire Departments all battled the blaze that quickly spread into surrounding thick brush. The Texas Forest Service was called in to help. The fire was finally contained and thanks to the brave responders, no one was injured and no structures were damaged.

 

 

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Fri
17
Feb

DeWitt County Jailer Steals From Inmate

On February 8, 2017 the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a theft of property from a former inmate. During a meeting with Cuero Chief of Police Jay Lewis, Sheriff Carl Bowen was informed that during the investigation of a theft of a debit card report, they discovered that the suspect was a DeWitt County Jailer. The decision was made to contact the Texas Rangers to conduct the remainder of the investigation .

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Fri
17
Feb

The Sundowners and the Rainbow Room

The Sundowner’s 4-H Club met on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church. President Haley Clampit called the meeting to order.The American pledge, 4-H Pledge, and 4-H Prayer were led by all of the boys in the club. One new member was welcomed into the club. Members enjoyed answering the roll call by answering with their favorite color. The minutes from the last meeting were read and accepted, as was the treasurer’s report. Mrs. DeEtte Mills, member of the Gonzales County Youth Show Associationboard, presented  the program explaining the upcoming Livestock Show to be held onMarch 3 and March 4 at the JB Wells Park. 

 

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Fri
17
Feb

Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit Seizes 5 Kilos of Cocaine on Traffic Stop

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday February 2, 2017, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos, stopped a Dodge Charger on Interstate 10 at the 663 mile-marker, at approximately 1:15 p.m. in the afternoon, for a traffic violation. After speaking to the driver about his travel itinerary which made no sense, and observing his raised level of nervousness when speaking about illegal drugs, Sgt.Thumann became suspicious that the vehicle may be involved in transporting illegal narcotics. Sgt. Thumann was given consent to search the vehicle. Sgt. Thumann searched the vehicle and located approximately 5 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $500,000 dollars.

 

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Fri
10
Feb

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT ADN ARGYLE SECURITY

By Brady Smith

The Gonzales County Commissioners Court met in regular session at 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2017, in the Commissioners Courtroom. On the agenda was approval of several deputations in the Sheriff ’s Department, postage meter upgrades in the County Clerk’s office, and several house-keeping issues in the Sheriff ’s Department. The commissioners agreed to table both the receiving of the Treasurer’s Monthly Report as well as the approval of an affidavit stating the County Treasurer had fulfilled the requirements pursuant to Local Government Code Section 114 (c).

 

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Fri
10
Feb

COUNCIL VOTES TO RAISE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL RATES BY 2.5%

By Brady Smith

The Gonzales City Council voted 3 to 2 in favor of raising the city’s commercial and industrial electric rates 2.5%. The rate increase that was approved Tuesday, January 24 at the Council’s called meeting was a much smaller increase than expected. It was also the first electric rate increase in 9 years.

 

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Thu
26
Jan

Gonzales Healthcare System receives $1.5M donation

GONZALES – At its Annual Meeting on Sept. 20, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Gonzales County Health Foundation approved a donation in the amount of $1.5M to the Gonzales Healthcare System’s thrive HEALTHPLEX.
 
The new HEALTHPLEX will be the quintessential hotspot for total body wellbeing.   
 
Thu
26
Jan

Commissioners unsure how much the county has loaned out

The Gonzales County Commissioners Court held a Special Called Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 8 a.m. at the County Courthouse.
 
Among other things, the agenda included consideration of applicants for a new Road and Bridge Secretary, discussion of action to be taken on the revolving loan funds, as well as an acceptance of the resignation of the County Clerk.  
 

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