Saturday, May 28, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: Shepherd mix, showed up near C.R. 307 and C.R. 317, La Vernia, about one week ago, has orange collar with no tags. 210-385-2892.

VideoLost: German mix, male, tip of one ear missing, micro chipped, last seen with blue collar and blue bone tag with name and house number. Call if found, 830-779-2512.

VideoMISSING TORTOISE from S. Palo Alto Dr. in Estates of Eagle Creek on May 17th. If you see him, please contact us @ (210) 913-4558 or (830) 393-4030.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Automotive paint and body shop seeking qualified technician. Call 210-912-8266 or inquire at 13740 U.S. Hwy. 87 W., La Vernia.
Paramedics FT/PRN - Wilson County ESD #3 is a 911 Provider seeking Paramedics for 12 and 24 hour shifts. We operate Frazer Units using modern technology to include Life Pak 15, Lucas 2, Pentax Airway System, EPCR and Aggressive Protocols.  We offer Holiday Pay, Health Benefits and competitive pay. To apply please visit our office, 111 State Highway 123 North, Stockdale, to inquire call 830-996-3087, or email your resume to barbara.duncan@wcesd3.com.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Heritage ParkBudget BlindsPursch with auto package

Breaking News


Supreme Court Throws Out D.C. Court’s Rulings Against Texas’ Voter ID, Redistricting Bills




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
June 28, 2013, 7:49am
3,237 views | 15 comments

Because Texas is no longer subject to preclearance, lower court’s rulings in preclearance cases are overturned

AUSTIN -- Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State of Texas and threw out judgments by a federal district court in D.C. that had denied federal pre-clearance of Texas’ voter ID and redistricting laws. Texas had appealed those judgments to the U.S. Supreme Court. Those judgments were vacated with this ruling because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder that it is unconstitutional to require states like Texas to obtain advance approval from the federal government before election laws can take effect. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling eliminates all of the lower court’s rulings and the findings made by the lower court against the State of Texas.

The Texas voter ID law can go into effect. Similarly, the redistricting maps passed by the Texas Legislature during the special session and signed into law by Governor Perry immediately go into effect. Like voter ID, these maps will not need to go through the lengthy and costly federal preclearance process because of Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby County.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
July 6, 2013 11:23am
 
I think Texas should file a lawsuit against that racist Holder and the U.S. Government for enforcing a law based on events and happenings on he ground 50 years ago. they may not have noticed, but things have changed drastically ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 5, 2013 6:41am
 
Liberals believe in the eternal right to vote. Shades of the Duke.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 4, 2013 12:50pm
 
Anything that will limit liberals to one vote per citizen has got to be discriminatory. Anything that allows only US citizens to vote is racist. Shut up, go back to work and pay your taxes. The ticks need our money!

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 2, 2013 6:25am
 
FACTS.......Same game plan.....when you get cornered, just clam up.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
June 29, 2013 9:05am
 
"Facts only" even you must know that if any...I said ANY part of a law is uconstitutional the whole bill is unenforceable...even YOU must know that!

 
Michael Abbott  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
June 28, 2013 6:54pm
 

 
Michael Abbott  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
June 28, 2013 6:50pm
 
FYI--- S.B.14 aka Texas Voter ID act 2011 http://votesmart.org/static/billtext/34857.pdf

 
Perry  
La Vernia  
June 28, 2013 6:02pm
 
Facts only please: I read through the DOJ page on Sec. II of the voting rights act. I didn't see anything that referenced "Distance to a polling place". There is a liberal talking point circulating about "those ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 28, 2013 2:39pm
 
The old rules were useful 50 years ago, but times have changed.

 
Facts only please  
TX  
June 28, 2013 1:54pm
 
Michael: Section II is still valid can be used to prevent discrimination (having an ID) for those who live long distances to get an official ID.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Breaking News Archives


DPS Urges Safe Driving During Memorial Day Weekend (May 27, 2016)
Governor/Crime Stoppers Offer Reward In I-35 Rock Throwing Case (May 27, 2016)
‘Basics for the Best’ honors veterans May 28 in Floresville (May 27, 2016)
Flash flood watch (May 26, 2016)
Law officials seek info in connection with shooting (May 26, 2016)
Precinct 3 primary runoff is today (May 24, 2016)
Update on missing Floresville High School teens (May 24, 2016)
Attend Eagle Creek emergency services town hall meetings (May 20, 2016)
Boil water notice canceled for Cimarron residents (May 20, 2016)
FELPS continues power repairs in wake of Wilson County storms (May 20, 2016)
Updated rainfall for the week (May 20, 2016)
Rain closes schools in Nixon, roads in Wilson County (May 19, 2016)
Weather alert (May 19, 2016)
Storms cut swath of damage across South Texas (May 18, 2016)
Local rain reports (May 16, 2016)
Passersby find burning body (May 12, 2016)
Watch for two trucks reported stolen from Floresville High School (May 12, 2016)
Pilgrim’s Pride recall chicken products (May 10, 2016)
Police: La Vernia High School students are safe; no incident, despite rumors (May 9, 2016)
May 7 election night coverage (May 7, 2016)
Blue Bell recalls Rocky Road ice cream (May 6, 2016)
Firefighters battle grass blaze near Floresville (May 5, 2016)
Early voting closes in May 7 elections (May 4, 2016)
Early voting numbers (May 3, 2016)
Floresville ISD hires Rohrs as athletic director (May 3, 2016)
Floresville police seek information about Walmart theft (May 3, 2016)
Local rain reports (May 2, 2016)
Malcolm's Custom Welding
WCN Citizens Forum 5/28/15
Southern Electric
Allstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.