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Section A: General News


Rick’s Towing gets county wrecker contract renewal


Rick’s Towing gets county wrecker contract renewal
Former Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Ed Haberstroh (center), who resigned effective May 31, is joined by fellow service officers Calvin Mays (left) and Richard C. Kreuser, who will continue to serve the needs of the county’s veterans.


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Wilson County News
June 6, 2012
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Poth-based Rick’s Towing will continue to provide non-consent tows and incident-management tows, as initiated by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch. The Wilson County Commissioners Court, at its May 29 meeting, voted unanimously to award Rick’s a two-year contract.

Rick’s, the county’s current vendor, indicated that it would perform non-consent tows of passenger cars and light- and medium-duty trucks for a flat rate of $175 each. For recovery tows, the company will charge a flat rate of $300 each. Other companies submitting proposals were Wilson County Towing, Eagle Wrecker, and TNT Towing, all of Floresville, and La Vernia-based Pit Stop Automotive.

Non-consent tows occur when a driver is unable to drive his or her vehicle from the scene, following an arrest for infractions such as driving while intoxicated. Recovery -- or incident-management -- tows are initiated in situations such as a crash, when vehicles are unable to be driven.

Also during the meeting, the commissioners:

•Set a budget workshop for Thursday, June 7, at 9 a.m., to begin preparation of the 2013 fiscal year budget.

•Granted the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 a 30-day extension on the presentation of its financial audit.

•Authorized County Auditor Ray Wolff and County Treasurer Jan Hartl to pay $1,075,000 to the Floresville Independent School District, finalizing the purchase of the former Floresville Primary Campus. The site, which the county has rented since last September, is now being used as the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III.

•Adopted regulations governing sexually oriented businesses in unincorporated areas of the county, following a public hearing related to the takings impact assessment. See “County to regulate ‘adult’ businesses,” April 11.

•Adopted regulations governing recreational-vehicle parks in unincorporated areas of the county, following a public hearing related to the takings impact assessment. For more, visit www.co.wilson.tx.us.

Wilson County Commissioners Court May 29. In attendance: Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, Ricky Morales, and Larry Wiley, County Attorney Russell Wilson, County Auditor Ray Wolff, County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., County Clerk Eva Martinez, Coordinator LeAnn Hosek of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, County Treasurer Jan Hartl, and Assistant County Auditor Kristin Labus.
 

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newguyntown  
floresville  
June 7, 2012 9:56am
 
If you are a tow truck owner or driver, it would seem to me smart to partner up with rick and sub out the calls that are too far for his base of operations on those late nites or weekends, or when he is unavailable if that is ... More ›

 
Its Me  
Over Here  
June 7, 2012 8:09am
 
Quit your whining same Ole sh*t. Rick is doing and has done a fabulous job for the last two years as indicated by the renewal of his contract. It all goes back to one thing.....greed! If the previous companies were not so greedy ... More ›

 
same ole sh*t  
floresville  
June 7, 2012 6:56am
 
well alvin i knew this would bring you out talk about displaying fake crap your name is not real and if the readers would read other posted topics you seem to have an answer for EVERYTHING so who are you to say i am being disrespect ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
June 7, 2012 5:30am
 
Sos- with the level of unprofessionalism and dissrespect for people you have displayed here- why would anyone believe the county did a bad thing? You seem rude, you have a swear in your title, and angry- are we supposed to think ... More ›

 
same ole sh*t  
floresville  
June 6, 2012 8:07pm
 
yea wait until you need help one night or your family member and good ole ricks wont help! thats what been going on for the past 2 years, if the dispatcher gets a call from someone needing help (tow,flat tire change,or dead battery, ... More ›

 
Its Me  
Over Here  
June 6, 2012 3:18pm
 
Congrats To Ricks Towing! Honesty integrity and fairness prevails once again. Thanks Wilson County officials for continuing to look out for the public.

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