Tuesday, July 7, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoLost Dog:She is a 14 yr old female blue healer/corgi mix. Last seen on 4th st near Eagle Wrecker. If seen please call 8172435617

VideoFound mom and puppy Chihuahuas running on the road in traffic. Must describe collars to claim. Text or call, leave message if phone not answered. Thanks. 210-625-2996

VideoFound: Chihuahua mix, male, near SS Water in La Vernia. Call 512-550-1163.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Welders and welders helper needed, metal building experience a must, pay based on experience. Call 830-484-7679, leave message. 
Lawn company seeking workers and a driver with previous experience, great pay.Call for interview 512-423-8687.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRE/MAX homeRichardson Chevrolet home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Surface rights issue delays Falls City ISD land deal




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
January 15, 2014 | 6,678 views | Post a comment

FALLS CITY -- The Eagle Ford shale continues to be a blessing and a curse for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD). A spike in property-tax revenue has thrust the district into Chapter 41 “Robin Hood” status, and now potential future growth could be hampered, due to energy companies being reluctant to relinquish surface rights.

The Falls City ISD board of trustees, on Jan. 2 and 9, held special meetings -- much of which were in closed session -- to discuss the district’s ongoing effort to purchase additional property.

Following the Jan. 9 meeting, Superintendent Tylor Chaplin said the district still has not finalized a transaction to buy a property near the corner of U.S. 181 and C.R. 212. This is because EOG Resources owns the mineral and surface rights. Falls City ISD would be unable to build if the firm does not wish to let go of the surface rights.

Both parties view the property, which has an elevation high enough to prevent flooding from the nearby San Antonio River, as prime real estate and talks have been ongoing. Chaplin said, however, that EOG will be unable to make a decision in a time frame that will suit Falls City ISD. The board of trustees must vote by Feb. 18 to order a bond election if the matter is to appear on the ballot in May.

“We’re running out of time in the amount of time we have to call a bond election for May,” Chaplin said.

Because of this, Chaplin said the board sought an alternative site, which includes three contiguous properties located across the street from its current North Nelson Street campus. But surface and mineral rights for this approximately 42-acre tract are owned by Mantacore Oil & Gas. The firm remains open to discussion, Chaplin said.

The board voted after reconvening in open session Jan. 9 to allow Chaplin to enter into contracts with the three landowners pending purchase of the surface rights from Mantacore.

Chaplin said the district’s architect recommended buying 30-35 acres to allow for anticipated growth and for parking. A 16-member bond steering committee will recommend next month whether Falls City ISD should renovate its current facility, build an entirely new building elsewhere, or build a new school while using various elements of the current one.

The bond steering committee held its first meeting Jan. 8, and is set to meet again Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The board of trustees is set to meet again Jan. 15. View the agenda at wilsoncountynews.com.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




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

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Corner Store grand opening is set for July 2 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crouch Memorial Bull Riding (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dan Patrick weighs in on same-sex marriage decision (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Disabled veteran license plates available for widows (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Does the EPA control your stock tank? (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. East Central ISD decisions will save taxpayers millions (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Changing the past to fundamentally transform America (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Donald Trump tries to put his brand on GOP (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Hillary and history: Best-known is not the same as best-qualified (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Event highlights seniors, vets, services July 17 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS aims to improve reliability systemwide (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville ISD adopts $39M budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville keeps city manager, 'extravaganza' (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free July training for business owners (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guadalupe deputies hunt fugitive after bar fight near Seguin (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls burger buns (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia approves $26M-plus budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Frightened aging bones (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Falls City City Council (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miles Svoboda earns saddle in chute dogging event (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. New battalion commander recalls Floresville roots (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon residents respond to shooting with prayer (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Parkside Homes wins planning and zoning approval (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Scam email: Pay up or die (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Skloss retires after four decades with Karnes Electric (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanker, tow truck crash on U.S. 181 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tour vintage aircraft at Stinson Municipal Airport (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Traps to avoid after graduation (July 1, 2015)