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Wilson County Courthouse renovation could cost taxpayers $1.5 million




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Wilson County News
September 19, 2012 | 1,617 views | 11 comments

FLORESVILLE -- It could take approximately $1.5 million to rehabilitate the Wilson County Courthouse here, according to architect Lyndsay Thorn of ThornGraves. Thorn gave a presentation of his company’s concept for alleviating the ongoing structural issues of the 128-year-old downtown Floresville landmark during a Sept. 17 special meeting of the Wilson County Commissioners Court. . . .

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Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
September 26, 2012 10:07am
 
 
Use the old courthouse for our new library. Wouldn't that be beautiful? They are raising money to build a new library anyway ...
 
 
BSP  
Floresville  
September 26, 2012 7:59am
 
 
I'm surprised at how many people posted about tearing the court house down. It is one of the very few beautiful buildings in Floresville. A symbol of what craftsmanship ... Read More Read More
 
 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
September 25, 2012 4:06pm
 
 
Yes, obliterate history. Tear it down and replace it with something new. Most don't learn from history any longer so who needs it. Make the same mistakes all over again. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
September 25, 2012 8:07am
 
 
I agree with Extraordinaire. Time to move on to something practical. We have enough history. think about the taxpayers for a change!
 
 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
September 25, 2012 7:37am
 
 
Historic Smoric...looks like any of the other 253 Courthouses that are in rural areas. Other than this one is delapidated!

It does not have a huge footprint...$1.5M would ... Read More Read More
 
 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
September 20, 2012 3:40am
 
 
I vote to repair this historic building - History should be valued. I visited the building the first time five years ago when I was called for jury duty and spent the breaks ... Read More Read More
 
 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
September 19, 2012 4:00pm
 
 
Video posted.
 
 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
September 19, 2012 3:04pm
 
 
Come on FEDC, this is a much better project. This is the Courthouse, a historical building. We are the County Seat. Let's take pride in our downtown!!!!!
 
 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
September 19, 2012 1:44pm
 
 
Instead of a sports complex, ... a new courthouse???
 
 
Juan Two  
September 19, 2012 1:26pm
 
 
Tear it down that would be a great place to build a new one since the county already owns the land. 1.5 million would be a great down payment on a new upgraded facility!
 

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