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September 5, 2012 | 1,809 views | 14 comments

FLORESVILLE -- The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) has paid the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) $200,000, making good on its promise to help fund the district’s early college initiative.

The FEDC agreed to pay $100,000 each year for three years. A first payment was made in 2009; however, the FEDC had failed to pay anything since then. The lack of payment was raised several times in FEDC and Floresville City Council meetings by citizens.

Dr. Jerry Hunkapiller, superintendent of the Floresville ISD, confirmed Aug. 30 that the payment took place the week before classes started Aug. 27.

“Everything has been taken care of that they promised several years ago,” he said.

A copy of a letter to Floresville ISD with the payment was provided to the Wilson County News by Floresville Constituent Liaison Sherry Pollok.

In the letter, FEDC Executive Director Jesse Perez states that the corporation “... made a commitment to participate in the creation of an early college and technological center in 2008 in a total amount of $300,000. On April 22, 2009, we made an initial $100,000 payment on our commitment. Please find the final payment of $200,000 enclosed... .”
 

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In the know  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 10:11pm
 
Por favor DTR, remember when you point the finger at someone you are pointing 3 fingers back at yourself. Maybe you are the one that should be going to church because you are the one spreading the hate. You are so misinformed. ... More ›

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 8:47pm
 
Do you think Miller is going to win with the support that showed up last night?I think not and all your bad mouthing of good people is not helping him out ,like I said start pointing out what he will do not how bad the other ... More ›

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 3:58pm
 
Be Careful, good job in your explanation. But you see, this is the issue. That kind of information is what the FEDC, the Mayor, and certain Council Members don't want us to know or figure out. They want to keep us out of ... More ›

 
In the know  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 3:44pm
 
DTR;only you can call people names? Por favor, people like you who keep defending the liars are going to help Miller win. OK? So quit your crying. The money FEDC paid to the school was not a gift. So YOU get your facts straight ... More ›

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
September 7, 2012 12:21pm
 
Concur Mr Tibbs. DTR, I fought against the School bond with the early college center (too much money). FEDC said they needed a training location for jobs training and would kick in $100,000 a year. FEDC is not using the ... More ›

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 11:36am
 
GIFT????? Are you kidding me.???? TAXPAYERS HARD EARNED MONEY IS WHAT IT IS. It is so very easy to give a "gift" if it does not come out of your own bank account. FEDC board is the one that made that decision ... More ›

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 10:57am
 
In the know I find it in bad taste the way WCN put that in the paper ,instead of saying something good about the payment they choose to say in a negative way. Why is it a bad thing to give our local schools a 300,000 dollar gift? ... More ›

 
Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
September 7, 2012 9:53am
 
LOOK AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OVERHEAD, READ AS ADMINISTRATION.... SO MANY ASST SUPERINTENDENTS,VICE PRINCIPALS, COUNSELORS, AND ALL THEIR SECRETARYS ??? IF THERE ARE CUTS TO BE MADE MAKE THEM AT THE TOP NOT TO THE TEACHERS... ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 7, 2012 9:20am
 
Amazing what good audits can do. What, the FEDC books have not been audited? And why not?

 
In the know  
Floresville  
September 6, 2012 9:38pm
 
I love the headline; you bet FEDC had to "cough" up the money because they probably did not have it. It took them 3 years to pay because they were using their money for other projects that have yet to come to total ... More ›

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