Friday, December 19, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.
Lost: Chocolate Lab, 1 year old, Hwy. 775 and Eagle Creek area, Floresville. We are desperate to find her, please help. Call 210-215-9132.
Found: Great Pyrenees in La Vernia. Call or text to claim 830-581-8041.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Oilfield Service Company in Floresville looking for general labor positions specializing in frac pit liners and Class A CDL drivers, equipment operation a plus. Labor intensive, some travel required, varying schedules. Prior experience in oilfield a plus. Competitive pay depending on experience, health benefits offered. Come work for a growing company. Call 830-393-1034.
Journeyman and/or apprentice electrician needed, experience necessary. Sralla Electric, Floresville, 210-885-4101, email resume to srallaelect@netzero.net.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRichardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX home

Section A: General News


Editorial: Should parents have choice in children’s education?




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

About politics and other things
January 30, 2013 | 1,679 views | 20 comments

Parents should be the primary educators of their children; perhaps not the primary teachers of chemistry or physics, but they should be responsible for teaching their children the basics, such as learning good manners, developing decision-making skills, and knowing right from wrong.  . . .

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The full article is available to Wilson County News subscribers only (if you receive the paper in the mail or if you have purchased an E-subscription). Subscribe today or purchase this issue (January 30, 2013) for $3.00. (If you are already a subscriber, simply sign in using the Login form in the upper right of this page.)
 


Your Opinions and Comments

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 13, 2013 2:37pm
 
 
Making the choice. With your on hand experience, do you
think this program could be adapted to very small groups ?
Maybe one parent could take one grade with three or ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 12, 2013 11:41am
 
 
I looked up the http://txva.com site and it's quite interesting. I sent an inquiry and someone called back. Very good information.
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 12, 2013 11:26am
 
 
The one caveat to the virtual network opportunity is that someone has to be home with the child to be a learning coach. You cannot expect the child to sit at home by themselves ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 10, 2013 7:47pm
 
 
So the question is- if the state gave out a $4k voucher to every single kid, would they recieve a quality education?

I think this dialogue shows that ... Read More Read More
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 10, 2013 4:04pm
 
 
He is almost 12 and is in 6th grade. He enjoys the fact he does not have to wait for others to finish before he can move on. The schedule is already set for him each day ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 10, 2013 3:33pm
 
 
Thank you for the information about the Texas Virtual Network. I think this is something more parents should know about. How old is your son and in what grade?
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 10, 2013 3:27pm
 
 
Pulled my son out of the brick and mortar at the start of this school year for various reasons, most of them I considered a complete and utter waste of my taxpayer money. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 9, 2013 5:31pm
 
 
Public schools cost too much. The government wastes too much money. $8k per student per year is ridiculous. There are too many administrators. Too many districts. Too much ... Read More Read More
 
 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 9, 2013 1:48pm
 
 
Want to improve schools.....have all educators serve
a ten year apprenticeship in a real world job before entering the classroom. Let those that can, teach.
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 8, 2013 5:15pm
 
 
I just scanned a report on private schools vs public
schools in grades 4 and 8. This survey reported on
reading and math scores. The private schools scored
higher in ... Read More Read More
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Accident kills Floresville motivational speaker (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Accused cop-killer pair to stand trial (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Attend Affordable Care Act seminar (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Avoid vehicle theft this holiday season (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Candidates face off Dec. 20 (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Council honors ‘Mayor for a Day’ essay winners (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update: Ritchey among defendants in... (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crash claims woman’s life (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: A politically incorrect message... (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Do some stress-free shopping, give books (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Elmendorf considers annexation of Halliburton, more (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FEDC exec gets 5-percent raise (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville city council approves two FELPS... (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville council puts teeth in building-code... (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Health-care enrollment event Dec. 20 (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Holiday office closures (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Join a band this Christmas (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Karnes County road work (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Be mindful of dogs in your neighborhood (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Mobile boutique owners ask for ‘rehearing’ (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Truckers need to obey speed limit signs! (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Violence begets violence (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Massengale Armature Works — motor specialists (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Elmendorf City Council (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Falls City Coucil (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Floresville 4A Corp. (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: La Vernia ISD (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Modern-day slavery strikes close to home (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. More free school lunches equate to more tech funding (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. No extension for athletic director (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. No quorum means delays for Fahr Street subdivision (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reward her good choices (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rios pleads guilty, gets 20 years for 2008 murder (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save the date for Jan. 29 Job Fair (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale council saves $208K (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Website encourages work for veterans (December 17, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Abbott supports courthouse nativity scene... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Architect delivers courthouse work progress (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Budget tips for giving gifts (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Burglar targets storage units (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Can health insurance subsidies help me? (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Candidates contend for runoff election (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. China Grove council gives ‘punch list’ to D&D (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crossing the Line: Abbott seeks injunction... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Deputies: Woman passed fake $10 bills (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: A politically incorrect message... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Don’t let opinions outweigh the facts (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Remembering James Maxwell - court... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS works to clear up ‘small commercial’ confusion (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville Council, Place 1: Daniel M. Tejada (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville Council, Place 1: Harry Grove (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Halliburton coming to Elmendorf (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Karnes County road work (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia Connections: Social media safety Dec. 15 (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia Connections: Volunteers clean up... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Continued frustration over FELPS (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Giving should be an individual choice (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: SAWS plans to steal Wilson County water (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Martinez receives technology honor (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Emergency Services District No. 3 (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Evergreen Underground Water... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mobile Vet Center to visit Kenedy park (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pedestrian dies in U.S. 181 accident (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reception for Judge Quinney Dec. 18 (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Register for TSHA meeting (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. St. Hedwig to plan next round of road projects (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale mayor questions FELPS’ earnings... (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stockdale VFD to get firetruck (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Veterans office holiday closures (December 10, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Affordable Care Act webinars (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Apply for Cyber Student Initiative (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Beware of ‘funny money’ (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crossing the line: State changes border protection... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Don’t miss Shilo Harris book signing Dec.... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Beware of our betters (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Charity begins at home, but it... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Some reasons why officer Wilson... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville Marine sergeant helps teach Young... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free trades training for veterans (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Groundbreaking for crisis mental-health facility (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Identifying, preventing strokes … every second... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: American voters tend to follow the herd (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Global warming continues (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Who can address city council … continued (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: East Central ISD (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Floresville Parks Foundation (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Memorial service is Dec. 7 (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Organizers cancel amnesty protest (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Peña is new Elmendorf police chief (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Plan for disasters (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Prosecution seeks to revoke convicted arsonist’s... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reasonably priced new homes come to Elmendorf (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rotary Club to meet (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The wrong half of the month (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Vehicle criminals prepare for holiday shopping... (December 3, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Republican Christmas party (December 3, 2014)