YOUR CONNECTION TO TEXAS HISTORY

Whether you are here to follow the Independence Trail, visit our historic sites, see the wildflowers, shop for antiques or collectibles or try our famous barbecue, we invite you to stop by the Visitor Information Center at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Old Jail Museum and pick up information on all the sights to see here!

Plan to attend our annual Come and Take It Festival, tour over 80 state-recognized historic buildings, or locate to the area. We are here to answer any questions you may have, provide directions and recommendations, and answer any questions you may have about our piece of Texas history.

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Buffingon Funeral Home

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are committed to helping our client families with compassionate, professional and personal service.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8:30 pm
Stop by the Running M for dinner and stay for the live music of Matt Kitchen!
Running M Bar & Grill
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
8:00 am
Register now for thrive’s 3rd Annual Live Well with Exercise 5K/10K! For further Information, please contact Shawntel Missildine at 830-672-4986.
Independence Park
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
The annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon celebrating breast cancer awareness month will be October 21, 2017 from Noon – 2:00 p.m. Come join the fun! Bring friends and family members together for an enjoyable time.  There
GG Steaks & Spirits
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5:30 pm
Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a great evening full of fun in #DowntownGonzales!
Dow Town Gonzales
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Gonzales County Courthouse
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5:00 pm
Join GG Steaks & Spirits every Wednesday between 5:00 PM to Close for their Wine Down Wednesday! Visit the bar area in GG Steaks & Spirits to receive more information.
GG Steaks & Spirits
9:00 am
Join the Heights of Gonzales for their 2nd Annual Witches Brew Contest. Please RSVP by October 24th to be a part of the fun!
The Heights of Gonzales
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
Looking for something to do on your Thursday night? Join the Long Branch Saloon every Thursday between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM for their Long Branch Game Night!
Long Branch Saloon
9:00 am
Gonzales Memorial Hospital Parking Lot
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5:00 pm
The lantern launch will take place at nightfall and is 100% dependent on the wind and the fire marshal’s approval. In the unlikely occurrence that we cancel an event, our policy is to return to
J. B. Wells Park
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Miss Gonzales and her Royal court will be attending the 2017 Flatonia Czhilispiel Parade!
American Legion Hall
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Palmetto State Park
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Join Two Rivers Cafe and the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting celebration October 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Two Rivers Cafe
9:00 am
Stop by with your children in their costumes anytime between 9am-5pm to have their picture taken. The Library’s Teen Action Group will be judging the entries the following Monday. Top 3 Costumes chosen will win
pin Show Map Robert Lee Brothers, Jr. Memorial Library
2:00 pm
Come play Spooktacular Halloween Bingo with the Heights of Gonzales on October 31, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.!
The Heights of Gonzales
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5:00 pm
Join GG Steaks & Spirits every Wednesday between 5:00 PM to Close for their Wine Down Wednesday! Visit the bar area in GG Steaks & Spirits to receive more information.
GG Steaks & Spirits
Nov 2 @ 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
7:45 am
South Texas SHRM cordially invites you to their 3rd Annual Seminar: Reset, Review, Refocus Thursday November 2, 2017 7:45am – 5:00pm University of Houston Victoria North Building – Multi-Purpose Room This year’s Topics and Speakers Include
University of Houston at Victoria - North Building
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
Looking for something to do on your Thursday night? Join the Long Branch Saloon every Thursday between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM for their Long Branch Game Night!
Long Branch Saloon
12:00 am
Join Rusted Gingham November 3rd & 4th for their 10th Annual Barn Sale! The J. B. Wells Show Barn will be full of all sorts of Vintage, Handmade, Remade, Antique and Unique!  #2017BarnSale #GonzalesTX #JBWellsPark
J.B. Wells Park
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Join Angels & Outlaws for their 9th Annual Deer Widows Weekend! There will be sales, margaritas, door prizes and snacks!  
Angels & Outlaws

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QUICK FACTS

  • Gonzales is one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements in Texas, the first west of the Colorado River.
  • It was established by Empresario Green DeWitt as the capital of his colony in August 1825. DeWitt named the community for Rafael Gonzáles, governor of Coahuila y Tejas.
  • The original settlement (located where Highway 90-A crosses Kerr Creek) was abandoned in 1826 after two Indian attacks. It was rebuilt nearby in 1827. The town remains today as it was originally surveyed.

Gonzales is  a Film Friendly Texas Certified Community

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