Tuesday, May 31, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Reward! Lost: Fox Terrier, white and orange female, named Sara, no collar, went missing May 1, near F.M. 775 and 3432. Call Lindsay at 210-284-0094.

VideoMISSING TORTOISE from S. Palo Alto Dr. in Estates of Eagle Creek on May 17th. If you see him, please contact us @ (210) 913-4558 or (830) 393-4030.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
Shuttle Bus drivers needed, full-time and part-time, no experience needed. Good job tenure, clear criminal background/driving record required, $11.50-$12 DOE. Email sunny.myers@lkjordan.com. L.K. Jordan & Associates.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Pursch with auto packageBudget BlindsHeritage Park

Breaking News


Interim Maps = Historical Gains For Texas Hispanics




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
February 28, 2012, 4:20pm
2,472 views | 8 comments

The three judge federal panel hearing the redistricting case today ordered that primaries be conducted on May 29, 2012 and that Congressional Plan C-235 be used for the 2012 elections. Plan 235 is patterned largely on the compromise of a few weeks past, Plan 226.

“This is a significant victory for the Hispanic community and for Democrats; Plan C-235 creates two new Hispanic Districts and increases the number of Hispanic Congressional Districts from 5 to 9” said Rolando Rios, the attorney representing Congressman Henry Cuellar in the litigation. Further, “it increases from 9 to 12 districts in which a Democrat is likely to be elected” continued Rios. The plan ordered by the court was agreed to by the State of Texas, the Latino Task Force, Texas LULAC, Southwest Voter Registration Project, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and Congressman Cuellar.

This is a historic event since it is the first time the State of Texas has ever agreed to create Hispanic Districts. This decade, as in the past three decades, the growth of the Hispanic Community was the primary reason Texas was given more congressional districts; however, this is the first time the State of Texas acknowledged the growth by creating more Hispanic Districts.

The agreed to plan is also good news for South Texas because it creates six congressional districts that will be solidly anchored in the South and West Texas border. This provides an excellent opportunity to address on a federal level the significant and unique issues concerning the border area.

Congressman Cuellar was the only Texas Democrat to agree with the civil rights groups to advance representation of Hispanics. “Congressman Cuellar is to be complemented for his leadership and position of principal” said Rios.

Because of the court’s order today, much of the election schedule for the State of Texas is preserved and split primaries will be avoided. “Split primaries would have been a disaster costing millions of dollars and voter fatigue -- we are very happy the court accepted the agreement that was proposed by some of the parties’ said Rios.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
March 1, 2012 10:14pm
 
Well what can I say. We are now in the minority and no representation in the House. I think I will call Mr C's office and ask him to come and paint my house. That is what they wanted him to do on one of his conference ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 29, 2012 1:55pm
 
Blame it all on Elbridge Gerry (1812).

 
footballfan  
stockdale  
February 29, 2012 12:03pm
 
amen Russell, I really despise the fact that the border towns repeatedly elect our official in central texas, it is purely BS........

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
February 29, 2012 11:32am
 
Cuellar is still my "Representative" - where is the fairness in that?

 
Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
Floresville  
February 29, 2012 10:14am
 
From the Office of the Attorney General (Greg Abbott): AUSTIN -- The new interim maps issued late today are a substantial improvement from maps previously issued by the San Antonio court. As a result of the U.S. Supreme ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
February 29, 2012 6:38am
 
“it increases from 9 to 12 districts in which a Democrat is likely to be elected” Yep. This says all you need to know. It's not about Hispanic this or that. It's all about getting Democrats elected. Plain and simple. But, ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
February 28, 2012 4:23pm
 
So wait. It's racist to create an all-white or an all-black district, but they celebrate when we allow the creation of an all-Hispanic district? That hardly seems intelligent. Why should we care about the color of the voter's ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
February 28, 2012 4:20pm
 
New post.

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?

Breaking News Archives


DPS Urges Safe Driving During Memorial Day Weekend (May 27, 2016)
Governor/Crime Stoppers Offer Reward In I-35 Rock Throwing Case (May 27, 2016)
‘Basics for the Best’ honors veterans May 28 in Floresville (May 27, 2016)
Flash flood watch (May 26, 2016)
Law officials seek info in connection with shooting (May 26, 2016)
Precinct 3 primary runoff is today (May 24, 2016)
Update on missing Floresville High School teens (May 24, 2016)
Attend Eagle Creek emergency services town hall meetings (May 20, 2016)
Boil water notice canceled for Cimarron residents (May 20, 2016)
FELPS continues power repairs in wake of Wilson County storms (May 20, 2016)
Updated rainfall for the week (May 20, 2016)
Rain closes schools in Nixon, roads in Wilson County (May 19, 2016)
Weather alert (May 19, 2016)
Storms cut swath of damage across South Texas (May 18, 2016)
Local rain reports (May 16, 2016)
Passersby find burning body (May 12, 2016)
Watch for two trucks reported stolen from Floresville High School (May 12, 2016)
Pilgrim’s Pride recall chicken products (May 10, 2016)
Police: La Vernia High School students are safe; no incident, despite rumors (May 9, 2016)
May 7 election night coverage (May 7, 2016)
Blue Bell recalls Rocky Road ice cream (May 6, 2016)
Firefighters battle grass blaze near Floresville (May 5, 2016)
Early voting closes in May 7 elections (May 4, 2016)
Early voting numbers (May 3, 2016)
Floresville ISD hires Rohrs as athletic director (May 3, 2016)
Floresville police seek information about Walmart theft (May 3, 2016)
Local rain reports (May 2, 2016)
Malcolm's Custom Welding
WCN Citizens Forum 5/28/15
Southern Electric
Allstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.