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.
THE JURY TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 4, 2013 AT 3:00 P.M. HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The City of Gonzales is accepting applications for interested citizens to serve on the Main Street Advisory Board for a two year period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. All interested parties will need to complete an application and return to the office of the City Secretary by December 20, 2013. If you have any questions concerning the duties and functions of the Main Street Advisory Board please contact Barbara Friedrich, Main Street Administrator at 830-672-2815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
***Residential cut offs will be delayed to December 5, 2013 due to inclement weather***
The City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on December 3, 2013 to discuss the adoption of a Subdivision Ordinance.
The City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on December 3, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall to discuss the adoption of the City of Gonzales Comprehensive Plan.
The 2012 State of the Community Report is a critical component in identifying where the City of Gonzales currently stands. It provides a baseline by which different facets of the community can be looked at piece by piece, revealing each of their strengths and opportunities as well as weaknesses and poten-tial challenges. However, that portion of the Comprehensive Plan is only one half of the tool by which the city will use to make planning decisions going forward. The sections concentrating on Gonzales’ future make up the second half of the document, providing recommendations that the city and its residents can use to guide their city in a meaningful direction.
A newly relocated Walmart will open Wednesday, Oct. 23, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. The new store at 1114 E. Sarah Dewitt Drive is conveniently located at the corner of East Sarah Dewitt Drive and Church Street and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Gonzales residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store is relocating from its previous location at 1620 Sarah Dewitt Drive. The store also offers pharmacy services.
One-Stop Shopping Convenience
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. Some local products available include Purina Dog Chow, Kitchen Pride mushrooms, Adams Extract, Fiesta Spices and Tyson Foods chicken. Learn more…
THE CITY OF GONZALES IS LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SERVE ON OUR MANY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. THE GOLF COURSE ADVISORY BOARD IS CURRENTLY SEEKING SOMEONE TO FILL A VACANT POSITION. BOARD APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT THE CITY OF GONZALES WEBSITE www.cityofgonzales.org. PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO Kristina Vega, CITY SECRETARY FOR THE CITY OF GONZALES.
On July 10, 2013 the City of Gonzales, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, and Texas Parks and Wildlife dedicated two new trails to the Texas Highway Paddling Trails Program. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department Pages to find out more.
The City of Gonzales is implementing stage I water restrictions effective July 10, 2013 at 3PM. The river flow gauge at the Guadalupe is providing inconsistent readings ranging from 400 CFS to 75 CFS and has been for the last week. Drought contingency plans call for stage I water restrictions when the gauge shows a flow below 200 CFS. We are in contact with GBRA to determine if there is a flow issue or a gauge issue.
Stage I water restrictions call for voluntary conservation measures. We are asking our residents to use good judgment in using outside watering. City Manager Allen Barnes said “We are asking folks not to water during the hours between 10 AM and 7 PM. These are the hottest hours of the day and water is most subject to evaporation.” Barnes continued “we are also asking people to limit their watering to one inch per week which is the recommended amount for most lawns and gardens.” “Once we determine why we are getting inconsistent readings we will determine what our next step will be” Barnes said. He added the flow and surface appearance of the river has not changed while the gauge has been moving so much.
Barnes wants to reassure the residents of Gonzales that the City has sufficient water supplies. The highway 97 well went online on June 14, 2013. When asked about the well coming on line, Barnes said” the 97 well, which was one of our bond projects, is the reason we have been able to be one of the few communities not on any form of water restrictions so far this summer.” Barnes went on to say, “the timing with the gauge issue has been the best possible timing we could expect. We didn’t begin to have problems until that project was completed and the well was on line.”
Again, the City of Gonzales requests your voluntary conservation of water usage by not watering outside during the hours of 10 AM to 7 PM.
Exploring the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale and
the opportunities it creates for businesses and Veterans in South Texas.Presented by the La Vernia Municipal Development District. Thursday, June 27 • 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
La Vernia High School Auditorium, 221 F.M. 775
Download more information.Governor’s Small Business Forum Information
The City of Gonzales can now send you important notifications for things such as emergencies, street closures, city wide events and much more. You can be better informed by registering through this website or downloading a free smartphone app offered by our notification provider.
With this service, you will be able to receive notifications via voice, email or text message.
Click the button at the top right of the homepage to register or download the free Blackboard Connect app to your smart phone or tablet.
Once your registration is complete you can set your preferences and begin receiving notifications.
If you have questions or need assistance with this service please contact us at 830-672-2815.
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
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.