Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
•July 5, Jerry Gomez, 26, of Floresville was charged with public intoxication after exhibiting odd behavior in the Walmart Supercenter at about 2:50 a.m.... More ›
More than 100 people joined together at the Wilson County Courthouse July 12 for prayer and to show their support for law-enforcement officers.
Floresville insurance agent David Del Bosque organized the event following the July 7 shooting in... More ›
“We made a lot of [drug] arrests in Stockdale,” said Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. during a July 12 town hall meeting in Stockdale, adding, “We need you people to call us.”
He... More ›
Members of the Floresville City Council may avoid bids for the design and construction of the park adjoining the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center.
Council members discussed how... More ›
Floresville city Councilman Johnny Ray Nieto plans to resign from the Floresville City Council after his successor is elected in November.
He told the Wilson County News that he is resigning... More ›
Long-term residents of Floresville know how much it has grown over the years, and it has no intention of slowing down, apparently.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new developments coming to the area. Watch for more on this and other changes... More ›
After July 20, the clock officially will be ticking for phase one of Floresville’s Amateur Sports and Ball Fields Park Plan.
During its July 13 meeting, the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) heard from the counsel for the park’s bond,... More ›
La Vernia residents are grief-stricken this week after the death of La Vernia High School senior Miguel De La Torre.
De La Torre, an All-District athlete in both football and soccer, died this past weekend in a car crash in Mexico. A rosary was... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Michael Sean Carnes, 46, of Floresville, charged with theft of at least $1,500 but less than $20,000 and evading arrest or detention... More ›
We’re working the debt snowball, and together my husband and I make $93,000 a year. The amounts of our remaining three debts are so close we wonder if we should take interest rates into account. Two are student loans for $2,970 and... More ›
Wilson County employees may face furloughs to help meet an estimated $718,000 Wilson County budget shortfall. People attending a July 12 town hall meeting in Stockdale heard this and more from... More ›
Where will your ambulance come from in the future? Wilson County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson discussed a possible countywide ambulance service supported by tax dollars during a July 12... More ›
Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District superintendent Dr. Cathy Lauer is the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Region 13 Superintendent of the Year.
Lauer, a Boerne... More ›
The CFPO Stockdale Youth Brahmas Football and Cheer Camp will be held Monday through Thursday July 25-28, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bryce Field at 33 Williams St. in Stockdale.
Camp cost is $25... More ›
By Rick Rutland
The Stockdale Masonic Lodge No. 470 held an installation ceremony for the 2016-17 officers on July 11. Michael Danforth served as Installing Master and Jim Burdette served as Installing Marshall.
L.H. West will serve as Worshipful... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting. July 11, at 6:30 p.m.
•Approved a budget amendment of $54,000 from the fund balance to the general operating fund for a portable building to be used for Life Skills classrooms.
•Approved $600,000... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting. July 12, from 6:30-7:22 p.m.
•Approved the financial report as presented. SEDC balance as of June 30 totaled $230,514. Outstanding loans balance... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, July 11, at 5:05 p.m.
•Retained an expert witness in the case of Caraway Partners Limited vs. Wilson County Appraisal District.
Discussed,... More ›
Meeting: Floresville City Council regular meeting, Sept. 29, 7-9:08 p.m.
•Approved a lease agreement with the Flore4A Corp. for land adjoining the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville... More ›
According to Hondo Mayor Jim Danner, “There has been no further action since we sent our response letter to [the Freedom From Religion Foundation] a couple of weeks ago.”
The Wisconsin-based foundation had demanded in June that the Texas city... More ›
Wilson County will have a new veterans service officer this month, according to County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson. Richard Kreuser, who has served as the county’s veterans service officer... More ›
AUSTIN – The Texas Military Department is seeking up to five qualified applicants to fill volunteer positions on the Real Property Advisory Council.
Council members are appointed by the Texas... More ›
Foundation work proceeds apace on the Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria, with concrete already poured for the east half of the main slab.
Most of the work on the planned 16,000-square-foot... More ›
By Dick Resch
Quick -- pop quiz! More education funding plus smaller class sizes equals better test scores, right? Wrong. Foreign students outperform Americans on numerous tests: literacy,... More ›
The good news is that barricades, fences, and cops will surround the Republican National Convention grounds. The Republicans are meeting this week in Cleveland for their 2016 convention. Security... More ›
There was never a more appropriately named book than The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders... More ›
With the approaching elections, our focus is on gun rights, the Second Amendment, and what effect a possible President Hillary Clinton will have on it.
I am worried about the entire Constitution, the makeup of the Supreme Court, and... More ›
We already know that Verizon is the PUC designated local phone provider for the Floresville area and this fact prevents others from moving into the area to provide actual high-speed (more than 50Mbps) Internet. Verizon could provide that... More ›
I rarely watch the news because it is always so sad. Today though, it makes me mad, very mad.
I see where there are many other riots, even after Dallas, blocked highways. These people are intent on one thing and one thing only. To... More ›
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was in large part a revolt against the impact of massive immigration. Many British voters found that they were suffering from the unchecked... More ›
Re: “Freedom under fire,” June 29
It breaks my heart to read that some groups of people don’t have anything better to do than to meddle into some beautiful little town and some... More ›
There was Brexit, June 23, but it seems a century ago and we gazed over the ocean to Britain to consider that very important event. Then the black man was shot in Baton Rouge and another in Minneapolis. Terrible. President Obama flew... More ›
Re: “Freedom under fire,” June 29
This country of ours is about the freedom to do and say things as you wish. The freedom to believe in God and the freedom not to believe.
The... More ›
Here is a way to distinguish a conservative from a liberal. It works for those in all walks of life, political, religion, or just everyday life.
Ask a conservative a question that can be answered “yes” or “no” and they will answer... More ›
Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content.
Unless... More ›