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Floresville’s Mayor Garza on D.C. mission


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Wilson County News
March 7, 2013, 3:12pm
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NPR interview, Cuellar meeting part of itinerary

FLORESVILLE -- Mayor Diana Garza of Floresville is on a mission to Washington, D.C., where she is meeting with officials including U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, to plead for help with her city’s current financial challenges. Garza talked about her trip in an interview heard today on the National Public Radio (NPR) show “Tell Me More.”

The interview, titled “Small Towns Struggle Too” with host Michel Martin, can be accessed online via this link: http://n.pr/ZhTZP7. In it, Martin draws parallels between the nation’s financial crisis and similar angst felt by cities as large as Detroit and as small as Floresville.

Garza talks about Floresville’s woes and explains how the city was ill- prepared for the housing shortages, population boom, increase in traffic, and lodging needs brought about by the ongoing petrochemical exploration of the Eagle Ford shale. Garza told Martin that she made the trip to the nation’s capitol -- which includes a visit to her “friend Henry” -- on her own time and with her own money.

For more, read the March 13 print edition of the Wilson County News.
 

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squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 12, 2013 10:52am
 
When ethnic humor was quashed, a large chunk of laughter was removed from my life. Now, comics resort to vulgarity to elicit laughs. Some of my favorite stories involved Jewish characters. Every ethnic group had jokes ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 12, 2013 10:04am
 
OK, Squawk. I googled Jose Jimenez. I had forgotten that he was the fictional character invented by Bill Dana. Dana was born in 1924 but is still involved. He even has a blog. He made Jose FAMOUS!

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 12, 2013 8:00am
 
Jose Jimenez died in 1970 at the hands of the Frito Bandito. The Frito Bandito went into hiding and gave up his TV career after fleeing the country. The killing happened in Las Vegas over a few chips. PS I think Bill Dana ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 12, 2013 7:24am
 
I loved Jose Jimenez -- he could laugh at himself and you could tell he enjoyed it. But political correctness killed him, or at least his character. ... is he still around?

 
NotSoRapido  
dVille  
March 12, 2013 7:14am
 
my nemmmm eezzzz...Josaayyy Jalepeno....on a steeeek

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 11, 2013 6:14pm
 
My name, Jose Jimenez, retired Astronaut...Killed by PC

 
Pork Chop  
Pandora  
March 11, 2013 4:45pm
 
My name is Ignac Swinestinski but my friends just call me Pork Chop.

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 11, 2013 3:58pm
 
My name...Jose Jimenez

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
March 10, 2013 2:16pm
 
Citizens of Floresville, it is time to demand the truth from our officials. What is going on? WE WANT THE TRUTH!!! NO MORE SECRETS!!! Do not be protecting anyone!!!

 
Eric  
Floresville  
March 10, 2013 12:42pm
 
Tejada told a company to charge over 50% more than what the council approved and it would get paid. Now that company wants to get paid! Our mayor is allowing Joslin to stonewall everybody until they find a solution to cover it ... More ›

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