Gonzales was the site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution on October 2, 1835. The internationally recognized sign of freedom, the Come and Take IT flag was born from that battle. Today, Gonzales is still rich in history, but we are much more. We are the home to the Texas Junior High School State Rodeo Finals every May and we have rodeos at our JB Wells Park Arena almost every weekend. If rodeo is not to your liking take a look at our outstanding 9 hole Golf Course or see the Come and Take It cannon at our Memorial Museum.
We’re not just about relaxation in Gonzales. We are business friendly too. Just ask Adams Extract, Southern Clay, Jim H. Wilson, or Tropical Fusions a few of the companies based here. We are the crossroads of the Eagle-Ford Shale Oil Field. Such oil companies as EOG, Lucas Oil, and Marathon Oil have made Gonzales their regional home. The Texas-Northern-Gonzales Railroad provides personal service you will never see with the large national railroads.
We invite you to “Come and Take It” and once you do, you’ll never let it go.
Gonzales utility customers recently received a letter about a sewer line warranty program that is available through an initiative between the National League of Cities (NLC) and Sewer Line Warranties of America (SWLA). Click the following link for answers to frequently asked questions about the program. Utility Service Partners FAQs
Gonzales Economic Development Corporation seeks proposals from qualified engineering firms to provide professional engineering services on an “as needed” basis. Gonzales Economic Development Corporation will select a firm to provide the services requested using the “Competitive Negotiation Procedure for Professional Services”. The complete Request for Proposal is available at the City of Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, or download the file GEDC RFP Engineering 2013
GEDC RFP Engineering 2013 Andendum One
GEDC RFP Engineering 2013 Questions and Answers
The Gonzales Main Street Promotions Committee has recently completed a stellar entertainment lineup featuring diverse acts of every genre for the 5th Annual Gonzales Main Street Concert Series on Confederate Square in downtown Gonzales, Texas! In addition to the featured performances, Gonzales Main Street is also proud to announce the 4nd Annual Star Spangled Spectacular, Thursday, July 4th with live music and the largest fireworks show in South Central Texas. Below is the list of entertainers for the 2013 series beginning Friday, June 7th and running weekly through Friday, June 28th and Thursday, July 4th, 2013.
Gonzales Main Street Concert Series & Star Spangled Spectacular Entertainment Schedule
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 LOS KOLACHES 7:00pm-10:00pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 RED RAVENS 7:00pm-10:00pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 TEXAS UNLIMITED BAND7:00pm-10:00pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 SHELLY LARES 7:00pm-10:00pm
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013 THE TOMAN BROTHERS 2:30pm-6:00pm MEYER ANDERSON BAND 6:30pm-11:000m
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013 Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show 10:00pm
The Gonzales Main Street vision is that the central business district will be an outstanding example of historic preservation, the center of commerce and a tourist destination. Visit www.cityofgonzales.org for information on the main street program and more on the 2013 Concert Series, including sponsorship opportunities, volunteer forms and vendor applications.
THE JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The Main Street Concert Sereis and Star Spangled Spectacular will be held June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 4th. Arts & Craft Vendors and Food Vendors are welcome. Click her for applications.
Arts & Craft Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application
Spring Coed Volley Ball starts Tuesday 03/19/2013 at 6pm. Six to eight players per team for $120.00 per team. Sign up and pay at the Community Services building at 1920 St. Joseph. Payment must be made in full before the Spring season starts. If you have any questions please call 830-672-3192.
Gonzales County Day at the State Capitol in Austin will be Thursday, March 21st. The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation is hosting the trip, providing for a 56 passenger bus to take citizens to the Capitol. Visits are planned with Senator Hegar, Representative Kleinschmidt and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. We will be joined by about 200 4th grade students from Gonzales Elementary. Breakfast with Senator Hegar, and lunch in the Capitol Grill will be on your own and will average about $15.00 per person.
For reservations on the bus please call 830-672-2815 or email email@example.com. There is no charge for the bus.
Bus space is limited but you are welcome to join our caravan in your private vehicle.
Please Click Here for the Schedule
Gonzales County Day at the Capitol- Schedule
The City of Gonzales Invites You to Join Us in the Celebration of
“Gonzales Immortals Day”
Commemoration And Roll Call
THE ALAMO SHRINE ~ 300 ALAMO PLAZA ~ SAN ANTONIO ~ TEXAS
FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2013 AT 5:00 PM
View The Famous Travis Letter Immediately Following The Ceremony Please Make Plans To Help Us Honor The Immortal 41 Men From Gonzales Who Gave Their Lives For Texas And The Freedom We Hold So Dear
PRESS RELEASE – The City of Gonzales Says Come and Take It Again
Gonzales, Texas, February 20, 2013—The first time Gonzales’ voice was heard on the subject of gun control was in 1835 when the Mexican Army tried to take the town’s cannon. The residents of Gonzales responded with what has become the immortal cry of “Come and Take It”. Today that cannon resides in the City’s Memorial Museum, Santa Anna never got it.
On February 19, 2013 the City of Gonzales once again issued the decree to “Come and Take It”. This time it was not on the battlefield, but during the City Council meeting. The Gonzales City Council passed a resolution supporting the United States Constitution especially the second, fourth, ninth, and tenth Amendments. The Council took official action instructing all City agencies to “refuse requests or directives by federal agencies acting under unconstitutional powers enumerated” in the resolution.
Resolution – City of Gonzales Says Come and Take It Again Click to download the entire resolution.
“The feedback we have received has all been positive so far”, City Manager Allen Barnes said. “Our meeting last night had a full house and when the resolution was read in its entirety, those in attendance applauded.”
The City of Gonzales has been awarded the Gold Circle Award from the Texas State Comptroller’s Office for financial transparency. This award is presented to cities in Texas that meet certain criteria in providing financial reporting information to its citizens. These financial reports include annual budgets, comprehensive annual financial reports, and online check registers.
For your shopping convience, the following businesses will stay open until 7 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012:
Storey Jewelers, The China Basket, Halamicek’s Arts and Crafts, Craft Crossing, Personal Impressions, Wish Boutique, Gliz-Z-Chix, The Full Circle, Country Collectables, Laurel Ridge Antiques and Christmas Corner, Shear Designs, Running M, Liford’s Books and More, Hearty Gourmet, and Angels and Outlaws.
Get your applications in now….
Download the parade entry form.
Welcome to Tim Patek, the new Parks Director. Tim started with the City November 5th. We are very glad to welcome him to Gonzales!