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 City of Gonzales has no plans to annex any properties which are not exempt as defined by Section 43.052(h), Texas Local Government Code, within the time period prescribed by statute.
- The City of Gonzales reserves the right to amend this annexation plan in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Local Government Code and other applicable law.
Lone Star Paving is preparing St. Paul for paving tomorrow (Saturday, September 27). They will begin at St. Andrew and hope to be able to reach St. Louis on Saturday. They will take up where they leave off on Monday and should be finished sometime Monday. They will also pave the 800 block of St. Andrew.
City crews will begin the final few blocks of St. Andrew after the Come and Take It Celebration.
St. Vincent Street
The current contractor has about three weeks work left on the sanitary sewer line replacement job on St. Vincent. (approximate completion date second or third week of October.)
The next project on St. Vincent will be to begin the first phase of the storm water drainage project. Bids will be presented to City Council on October 7. It will take about 30 days for the contractor to mobilize this project should take about six weeks to complete. (Begin first or second week in November; completion late December or early January)
The third project on St. Vincent will be to replace the 4 inch galvanized (and frequently leaking) water line with an 8 inch line. This will go out for bid in October. Bids should be presented to City Council at their November meeting. If the bid is awarded in November work could begin in early December. This portion of the project is anticipated to take about eight weeks to complete. (Begin early December; end early to mid February).
Once all of these projects are well under way, the City of Gonzales Street Department will begin the preparation work for paving. Todd Remschel, Streets Director, anticipates this taking about eight to ten weeks. (beginning mid to late January; ending mid to late March).
Paving is the final step in the process. Paving will begin once the street has been prepared and cleaned. The nearly 5500 feet of St. Vincent should take three to five days to complete. Asphalt must have temperatures of 50 degrees and rising before it can be paved. The anticipated completion date is late March or early April.
Crews will attempt to keep any inconvenience of these exciting projects to a minimum. If you have any issues related to these road construction jobs, please call City Hall, 830-672-2815 and we will do our best to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
In an effort to reduce mosquitoes in town the Street Department will be fogging once or twice a week, depending on weather until the end of August. Fogging hours may vary but typically will occur in the late evening hours between 8 to 11 p.m.
Boerne, Gonzales, Bulverde set to receive high-speed gigabit fiber network
With San Antonio and Austin vying for Google fiber, GVTC Communications, headquartered just north of San Antonio, is set to become the first rural telecommunications provider in Texas to power over 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable with gigabit Internet service. More than 39,000 GVTC rooftops will be eligible for a gig connection starting in September 2014.
Trademarked as the GVTC GigaRegion™, the communications company is forming a unique partnership with the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales to drive economic development throughout GVTC’s service area.
Thanks to the insight and information received during several group discussions in April the design program for the new exposition center to be located at J.B. Wells Park in Gonzales Texas is beginning to take shape.
The next step in the planning process is to collect data for the potential and probable uses of the facility. Collecting data on an event-by-event basis is part of the planning and feasibility study that will help to develop a solid operating pro forma budget, and move the project into implementation.
We are asking for help in this process. A short survey has been developed to gather event information and potential uses for the facility. If you are the sponsor, promoter, organizer or operator of a potential event, please fill out a survey for each event or use. Clicking on the link provided will take you to the Survey Monkey questionnaire. Complete the survey using the best information or estimated information you have. Space numbers, attendance or dollars that are close or representative of the event are sufficient (an attendance of 250 is close enough if the actual attendance last year was 247 or 255). All the data will be combined and used in group totals or average sizes.
To connect to the survey, Click Here .
The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBWellsExpoCenterEventUsers in case you need to access the survey from your web browser.
If you are not the appropriate person to represent an event but you know of someone that does represent, or may represent, a potential event, please feel free to forward or share this information. The City of Gonzales needs a complete picture of events and attendance to make informed decisions.
Please complete the surveys by end of day, Friday, June 20, 2014.
The City of Gonzales has been awarded the Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas State Comptroller’s Office for financial transparency. This award is presented to cities in Texas that have met the criteria to earn a Gold Circle Award in providing financial reporting information to its citizens three years in a row. These financial reports include annual budgets, comprehensive annual financial reports, and online check registers.
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.
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.