Wednesday, August 5, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoLost Dog 07-31-2015 Shannon Ridge Subdivision Rat Terrier female white w brown spots answers to bebe. Please contact Yolanda Mandigo 830-477-7821
Lost/dognapped: Black Lab/Pyrenees male puppy, about 30 pounds, vaccination tag on collar, last seen on Wood Valley Dr., Wood Valley Acres, Adkins, Sat., July 18 around noon. 210-827-9533.
Lost: White Maltese dog, 12 pounds, answers to Brookley, on Sun., July 19, 10 miles north of Floresville on Hwy. 181, $100 reward! Tom and Jean Harris, 830-393-0814. 
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). This is a full-time position that will require travel to the following counties: Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle, and Wilson. Requirements: Must be licensed as a chemical dependency counselor through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Starting Salary: $33,705 (Associates Degree), $35,705 (Bachelorís Degree), plus State benefits and mileage. Closing date: August 14, 2015. Procedure: Applicants should submit resume and license verification to: Renee Merten, Director, 1144 C Street, Floresville, TX 78114 OR via email rmerten@81-218cscd.org. For inquiries contact Renee Merten at 830-393-7317.
Himmel Home Health is hiring RN/LVN to conduct private duty nursing and skilled nursing visits w/children ages birth to 20. Elmendorf area: Sat. and Sun., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Sign-on bonus! Texas Board of Nursing license required. Send resume to careers@himmelhomehealth.com. 
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

National News


On Obama's Permitorium




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
March 16, 2011 | 2,075 views | 16 comments

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones testifies before the US House Natural Resources Full Oversight Committee on Obama’s Permitorium

Washington, D.C.--Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, appeared before the House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00 am Central Daylight Time. Jones, testifying at the invitation of Committee Chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), cited the impact of President Obama's de facto ban on offshore drilling on the Texas economy and on America's domestic energy supply.

“Americans are faced yet again with another round of increasing oil prices and the accompanying household budget crunches that come with higher gasoline prices and then the inevitable increases in the cost of everything else, like groceries. Being on the brink of recovery from the recession, this is the worst time for economy-weary Americans to have to put another notch in their belts,” Jones said.

“What is on my mind today is the oil that is under the Gulf of Mexico, the American jobs that it takes to drill and produce that oil, the American families and businesses that need it, and the federal coffers that could surely use the royalties and lease bonuses - now more than ever. My contention is that we have a moral duty to Americans to develop these resources," she said.

“By offering regulatory certainty partnered with environmental protections and establishing a culture that truly understands what it means to appreciate and utilize our region’s mineral assets, we can provide an economic engine that promotes ingenuity, prosperity and growth,” said Jones.

The archived Committee hearing, including Jones’ testimony, will be made available on the event webpage: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/List.aspx.

Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones, 54, is a former member of the Texas Legislature. She has served on the Railroad Commission, Texas’s energy agency, since 2005 when she stepped up to fill a vacancy and was overwhelmingly elected statewide in 2006 to serve a six-year term. Jones is a staunch advocate for the responsible exploration and production of our nation’s energy resources, tort reform, and limited government. She lends her insight and voice to a wide range of conservative issues in Texas and nationally. Her energy commentaries have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other major newspapers.
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:32am
 
Democrats, especially liberal Democrats (Barack Ocarter's Bros) believe in equality of all people...but, I noticed that Ocarters kids don't go to public schools....I wonder why that is? Could it be that he is a two-faced, ... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:28am
 
Barack OCarter gets an all expense paid Spring Break Vacation to South America. I wonder when America is going to get a vacation away from Barack Ocarter?

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:27am
 
In a movie called "Bagdad Motel", the main character called the coffee prepared by the inhouse restaurant as weak as "brown water"...makes me think of Barack OCarter!

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 21, 2011 8:42am
 
It appears that Barack Ocarter has "Charmed" Brazil (as one headline says)...well aint that swell? Japan, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Mexican Drug Cartels, $14 trillion debt, etc etc ... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 3:08pm
 
7th, I love it here. I just don't like the clueless left wing idiots that are good at giving someone else's money away to people that should be making their own way... And, I particularly don't like a liar and incopetent ... More ›

 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
March 18, 2011 2:31pm
 
4th Generation Texan if you don't like it here leave!!!! Mexico has land for cheap prices and maybe you can get some cheap medicine to help you make sense.

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 1:30pm
 
I see old puss puss (BArack OCarter) is giving a talk on tv (1:26PM Friday) about the Libyian conflict. I absolutely can not stand to listen to him so I have turned the sound off and will catch a summary of it from the news. ... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 9:41am
 
That suction noise, Alvin, is your head being sucked up into a dark unmentional anatomical location...I suppose you didn't hear that Barack OCarter stopped drilling in the Gulf several months ago and many of the deep well drilling ... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 9:34am
 
On the bright side of increasing oil prices....Good for Texas economy! Not that Barack OCarter cares!

 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 18, 2011 5:16am
 
drilling in the gulf has been ongoing for a long time. New deep well permit granted just a couple of weeks ago. duh.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

National News Archives


Drama Kidsauto chooserVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.