Saturday, July 4, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

$500 cash reward for the return or information that leads to the return of missing bull, registered polled Hereford with tattoo ID# Z203, distinctive marks on head, yellow tag in right ear, "D" brand on right hip, missing from Hwy. 119 and C.R. 454 intersection. Call Patrick Danysh, 210-827-9331.

VideoLost: Cat in Floresville, end of Sutherland Springs Rd., wearing blue flea collar, grey and cream with tabby stripes, my little boy is worried about me. Call 210-216-9634 or 830-393-8496. 

VideoFound on Longhorn Rd, neutered male Australian Shepherd mix, Call 210-305-2772 to claim.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Warning: While most advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Wilson County News cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt, contact the San Antonio Better Business Bureau, 210-828-9441, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General in Austin, 512-463-2070.
Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Richardson Chevrolet homeTNMCRE/MAX home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Fires burn outside Floresville, La Vernia


Fires burn outside Floresville, La Vernia
REUBEN GARCIA, dcameraman.net Flames blacken the dry grass along the shoulder of northbound U.S. 87 near C.R. 356 north of La Vernia May 3 as a grass fire burns in a nearby pasture. Chief Jason Scheel of the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department said several structures were saved, despite 10 acres of pastureland being burned. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
May 9, 2012
2,884 views
Post a comment

FLORESVILLE -- Officials here are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house on F.M. 1922 east of here May 2.

Chief Lorenzo Ortiz of the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department said no one was injured in the fire reported after 5 p.m. Firefighters from Poth and Sutherland Springs assisted their counterparts from Floresville in extinguishing the fire. The occupants of the home escaped safely and no one was injured, Ortiz said.

The next day, firefighters from La Vernia, Stockdale, Sutherland Springs, and Lone Oak responded at approximately 12:04 p.m. to U.S. 87 north of C.R. 356 outside La Vernia for a grass fire. Chief Jason Scheel of the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department said the cause of the fire that burned approximately 10 acres of pastureland is yet unknown.

Scheel said the fire was fueled by “chest-deep” grass in some areas and by variable winds. Edwin Baker of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, who was the incident commander at the scene, said firefighters were in service for four hours because the winds made it increasingly challenging for them to protect nearby homes.

“There were times when the winds would shift and we’d be concerned about the homes to the northwest,” Baker said. “Then the winds would shift again and we’d be concerned about the houses to the northeast.”

A recent lack of rain and the early arrival of 90-degree-plus daytime temperatures have officials fearing the worst ahead of the summer wildfire season. Baker said that the Wilson County Commissioners Court will consider instituting a countywide burn ban at its May 14 meeting. This is despite a May 6 storm that brought more than 2 inches of rain to some areas of Wilson County.

“All it did was put off the inevitable if we don’t get more rain,” he said.

Baker continues to urge residents to be cautious when burning trash and debris, as conditions are prime for fires to quickly get out of control.

Baker also said landowners should shred open pastureland and mow grass short near houses.

“Water as much as possible and remove any dead limbs,” he said.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




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

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Corner Store grand opening is set for July 2 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crouch Memorial Bull Riding (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dan Patrick weighs in on same-sex marriage decision (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Disabled veteran license plates available for widows (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Does the EPA control your stock tank? (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. East Central ISD decisions will save taxpayers millions (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Changing the past to fundamentally transform America (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Donald Trump tries to put his brand on GOP (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Hillary and history: Best-known is not the same as best-qualified (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Event highlights seniors, vets, services July 17 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS aims to improve reliability systemwide (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville ISD adopts $39M budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville keeps city manager, 'extravaganza' (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free July training for business owners (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guadalupe deputies hunt fugitive after bar fight near Seguin (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls burger buns (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia approves $26M-plus budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Frightened aging bones (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Falls City City Council (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miles Svoboda earns saddle in chute dogging event (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. New battalion commander recalls Floresville roots (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon residents respond to shooting with prayer (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Parkside Homes wins planning and zoning approval (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Scam email: Pay up or die (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Skloss retires after four decades with Karnes Electric (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanker, tow truck crash on U.S. 181 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tour vintage aircraft at Stinson Municipal Airport (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Traps to avoid after graduation (July 1, 2015)