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Lost: Chihuahua, black, tan, and white male, "Spy," very small, off F.M. 775, across from the Woodlands on Sept. 26, he is missed dearly. Call 830-391-5055.
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The 81st Judicial District Attorney’s office, which includes Frio, La Salle, Atascosa, Karnes and Wilson Counties, is accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney position. The selected candidate will manage a specialized caseload with a focus on criminal enterprise, human trafficking/human smuggling and other cases as needed. Responsibilities of the position include working closely with Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies, felony intake, preparation of cases for grand jury, negotiating pleas, and representation of the State of Texas in pretrial proceedings, as well as in criminal bench trials and jury trials in District Court. All applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law by the State of Texas and have a minimum of five (5) years prosecutorial experience with felony cases and extensive trial experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Resumes will be accepted through the close of business October 19, 2015. Please EMAIL resumes and cover letters to terireyes@81stda.org. DISTRICT ATTORNEY RENE PENA. C/O Teri Reyes, Office Manager, 1327 Third St., Floresville, Texas  78114, fax 830-393-2205. terireyes@81stda.org.
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Remnants of noose found in old Jailhouse Museum

Remnants of noose found in old Jailhouse Museum
Ralph Gerhardt recently discovered these remnants of a “hangman’s noose” in the attic of the Jailhouse Museum in Floresville.

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Wilson County News
December 11, 2013
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Ralph Gerhardt spends many hours giving tours of the Wilson County Jailhouse Museum. He recently discovered a brace in the attic with a rope that had been cut.

“It was attached to a board that is 6” x 6” x 7’ with a rope tied in the center.” Upon measuring where it is in relation to the east and north walls, Gerhardt discovered that it is directly over the gallows on the third floor of the jail cells. “This means that this is the board that was used to hang the first and only person to be hanged inside the Jailhouse Museum,” said Gerhardt. “We never knew it was there.”

Gerhardt made the discovery as he was trying to find a safer way to access the roof. He now is trying to find a trap door to get under the museum but thus far has been unsuccessful. “I want to know what, if anything, is under there. I just love that building and I love giving tours,” he said.

The Wilson County Historical Society maintains the Jailhouse Museum. It is open during community celebrations and for groups by special appointment. Call Gerhardt at 210-413-1158. The Historical Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the American Legion Hall in Floresville.

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