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Section A: General News


Meet Jim Miller


Meet Jim Miller


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Wilson County News
January 9, 2013
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This is the fourth in a series of profiles of the Floresville City Council members.

Local business owner Jim Miller has been at the center of the issues-based movement that has caused significant change in Floresville. Miller was the Emergency Medical Services Program Director for the U.S. Army before retiring and opening his Floresville shop, Photographs by Jim/Eagle Ford Signs. Here’s a little more information on Floresville’s recently elected councilman.

Age: 47

Spouse: Donna Miller, married 12 years.

Children: Amandine, 25, graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a degree in psychology.

Education: New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico Health Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and the National Fire Academy.

Tell us about yourself.

“I have no intention of making politics a career, nor do I consider myself a politician. I only ran for the city council in an effort to return control of the government back to the people.”

What is one thing you want to say about Floresville?

“It’s a great city and it’s filled with opportunity. Government needs to allow that opportunity to be realized by the citizens and residents of the community.”

What do you see in the future for Floresville?

“Floresville’s growing by leaps and bounds; the numbers are there. It’s do we embrace that growth? Do we prepare for that growth? Those are the things the city really needs to be focused on, preparing for that growth.”

What is one thing you want readers of the Wilson County News to know?

“There’s been a lot of discussion, at city council meetings, about who’s running things, saying, ‘Jim Miller puts this on the agenda and Jim Miller puts that on the agenda.’ Councilmen [Mario] Morones and [John] Guerrero have both said they are independent thinkers, and I agree with that.

“I think my role, as a councilman, is to get all the information on the table so that the decisions are made informed and not blind. That involves asking questions and putting things on the agenda so that we can get the right information.”
 

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Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
January 14, 2013 11:32am
 
FTP, it ain't like Miller's gonna get out there with a shovel and fix that raggedy mess you call a park. You and your crew let that thing disintegrate for the past several decades, which is why you didn't get another one. ... More ›

 
Flyguy  
Adkins  
January 14, 2013 7:25am
 
For those concerned with the parks - at the last Council meeting, the Mayor did say that the Parks Foundation would meet on Jan 23. In the Coouncil meeting prior to Christmas, new members were appointed to the Foundation. The ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
January 11, 2013 8:21pm
 
FTP, Floresville Tapado, there are bigger fish to fry then fixing the parks right now. The council is diligently working to clean up the mess and prioritize what needs to be taken care of. Unlike the previous administration, ... More ›

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
January 11, 2013 5:55pm
 
Flo Town, where have you been? Are you not keeping up to date with all the actions that the City Council has been taking? The park may have to wait just a little bit longer. NO SPORTS COMPLEX! Hooray! Sounds like you are ... More ›

 
FTP-Flo Town Politics  
Floresville  
January 11, 2013 11:22am
 
DEAR JIM MILLER, PLEASE FIX OUR PARK. SIGNED, FTP ;)

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 10, 2013 3:01pm
 
No prob, It's Me! The audits will reveal the truth.

 
Its Me  
Over Here  
January 10, 2013 2:43pm
 
Just as I suspected since have aired my own personal opinion.... Here comes the personal attack on my character. Senior CItizen your right numbers don't lie but even a sneaky used car salesman can manipulate them to his or her ... More ›

 
Joann Juhasz  
Floresville, TX  
January 10, 2013 2:14pm
 
Deci good to hear from you !! I would like to address "Its Me" whoever you are. No matter who our representatives are we must always, as I wrote, " continue to participate, evaluate, and support any proposed ... More ›

 
Deci Murphy  
Floresville, TX  
January 10, 2013 1:58pm
 
Its Me: Yes, I am one of the "Miller lovers" and proud enough to comment using my name unlike you! If you have anything worth saying, use your name and stop hiding behind five letters. Or, perhaps I could suggest ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 10, 2013 1:33pm
 
It's Me. I am wondering if you have read or heard anything that Mr. Miller had to say. He is not selling anything. He is good at presenting numbers, and numbers don't lie. However, I understand that there are some people that ... More ›

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