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Section A: General News


City: Minors should be in by 11


City: Minors should be in by 11
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com - Chief Lorenzo Herrera of the Floresville Police Department congratulates Chad Clark on his retirement during the June 12 Floresville City Council meeting. Clark — who, over a span of nearly 22 years with the Floresville police, worked his way up from patrolman to lieutenant — currently serves as Wilson County Precinct 2 constable.


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FLORESVILLE -- Citizens younger than 16 are not permitted to be unaccompanied on the streets of Floresville from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., under a revised curfew ordinance adopted June 12 by the Floresville City Council.

Parents found to be knowingly allowing their children to violate the curfew shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a $500 fine. The city plans to publish the text of the ordinance -- which also will be posted on Floresville’s website -- in the Wilson County News in accordance with law.

Also during the meeting, the council held the first of two public hearings related to adding a “Planned Development District” to the districts mentioned in the city’s zoning ordinance. (See “Proposed amendment calls for planned development districts,” June 11.)

In other business, David Drewa of Drewa Designs addressed the council about the city’s website. Drewa was asking for a renewal of the agreement in which his company has been the city’s web designer and host for nine years. He also proposed the implementation of an automated system to aid in uploading content, which Drewa said could save the city approximately $5,000 per year.

The council also:

•Voted unanimously to table its consideration of a proposed Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) rate-tariff ordinance after Councilman Johnny Ray Nieto suggested the need to review the information further, despite a lengthy May 20 workshop in which FELPS representatives outlined the plan to the council.

•Recognized retiring Floresville police Lt. Chad Clark for his nearly 22 years of service to the department

•Recognized employees of the month for February, March, April, and May -- Andres Ybarra, Eli Torres, James Storey, and Jeremiah Salas, respectively.

Prior to the meeting, the council met in a workshop to discuss City Manager Henrietta Turner’s upcoming quarterly review. The council learned that an evaluation form was included in Turner’s contract that was approved in 2013.

Each councilman will complete a form, which will be collected during a closed session set for the June 26 meeting. Turner will be scored on various criteria related to how she works with the council, with employees, and with the community.

Also in attendance: Mayor Diana Garza and councilmen Sherry Martinez Castillo, Mario Morones, and John W. Guerrero; Cyndi Nichols of the city’s Permits and Code Compliance Office, Margaret Tejada of the city’s administrative services department; and Chief Lorenzo Herrera, Sgt. Daria Fowler, and Patrolman Kevin Swinehart of the Floresville Police Department.





 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 24, 2014 5:20am
 
Sam Eagle If our grandchildren used the same child rearing methods that out parents used, the nanny state would jail them for child abuse. Dull beak and no claws but you still have to pay the fine. :-)

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 24, 2014 4:58am
 
WCN EDITOR. Dear Elaine, Publishing juvenile crime stats for Floresville would certainly shed some light on the need for this curfew. In the future, it might also provide the rationale for the continuation of the same. Thanks

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
June 23, 2014 7:21pm
 
Yep, like my dad used to say.... 'The younger generation is in bad shape, it has been going to the dogs for the last two hundred years.' :-)

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 23, 2014 7:12pm
 
Unless the 14 and 15 year olds in Floresville commit more crimes than the 16 and 17 olds, there is no compelling reason to single out the former. Without a compelling reason, the city would be in violation of the equal protection clause ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
June 23, 2014 5:33pm
 
If parents weren't so lax on the job, and they actually kept their little hellians in the house at night, we wouldn't need curfews. But no, that makes too much sense. Something like this might be hard to understand for babies ... More ›

 
extiger  
CA  
June 23, 2014 5:19pm
 
A curfew makes the police officers job easier. Less kids on the street = more doughnut time.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 23, 2014 1:10pm
 
Pritts .... You are such a kind gentle elder. Gives me that warm fuzzy feeling. By the way that young man walking home was not roaming the streets. In my example, he was walking home just like any American is entitled to without ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 23, 2014 12:32pm
 
Chief, You wondered why I would have concern for a young kid walking home at 11:00 p.m. For the same reason I have concerns about any unaccompanied child roaming the streets late at night in any small town or city in this country.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 23, 2014 11:53am
 
Bob Pritts ... I guess for the same reason that an old man living in Bexar county would have concern about a young citizen walking home after 11PM in Floresville, Texas. :-) I don't know what profession I would attribute ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 23, 2014 11:06am
 
Grouch, Why would you care to know what was showing at the Acadia theater in Floresvilles last weekend when you say you live in Grand Prairie? Just wonderin'. Buildin' a case like a shyster lawyer?

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