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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.
Found: 2 brindle cows, on Sept. 12, at the end of La Gura Rd. in South Bexar County, located between South Loop 1604 and the San Antonio River, Gillett Rd. on east and Schultz Rd. on the west. Call after 8 p.m., 210-310-9206.
Found: Male MinPin?, about 2 years old, not fixed, sweet, very smart, on Sept. 25 inside Floresville Walmart, healthy, no fleas, clean teeth, manicured nails, will keep if owner not found. 830-542-0280.
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The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
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‘If Only the Spirit of Christmas Would Last’ throughout the year

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Julia Castro
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January 8, 2014 | 3,466 views | Post a comment

The editorial in the Dec. 25 issue of the Wilson County News titled “May the spirit of Christmas continue throughout the year” triggered a childhood memory in me.

I was in the sixth grade at the Floresville Grammar School, and our teacher, Miss Delma Harper, had the class memorize a poem titled “If Only the Spirit of Christmas Would Last.” It started with these words, “If only the spirit of Christmas would last throughout the whole of the year, what a glorious world it would be for all in this happy atmosphere.” The next lines escape me. I know they contain phrases like “with everyone striving” and “no matter how steep the road.” It had to do with people helping people. I tried unsuccessfully to find it online. But I remember clearly the last lines of the poem -- “But strangely enough when the tree is bare and the ornaments packed away, the spirit of Christmas is lost until another December day.”

People nowadays don’t seem to have a problem giving or helping others around Christmas or even year-round. They rally around others when disasters happen. But the true spirit of Christmas that should prevail in all homes and families -- love, forgiveness, peace, and harmony -- is many times lacking. Not only throughout the year, but even at Christmas. So what good is generosity to others if we can’t be generous with those we should be closest to, with the gifts that really count? My prayer for the whole world in this new year is for peace. The peace that can only come if we let the Christ child come into our hearts.

“Come, Lord Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus, come and be born in our hearts.”

Julia Castro, a retired Head Start teacher and mother of 10, lives in Floresville with her husband, Henry. Her email is

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