A plan for countywide emergency medical service coverage under the direction of Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville hit some turbulence recently with the resignation of the hospital board’s finance chair James Freasier, over a proposal... More ›
What better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn, than to get lost in the country? Maybe not completely lost, just a bit dizzy -- as you find your way through a maze in a field.
Two entrepreneurial... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
•Sept. 13, Ruben Garcia, 47, of Floresville was arrested and charged with public intoxication after allegedly exposing himself publicly in the 1100... More ›
Almost 17 months after receiving U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for a $7.5 million loan for wastewater treatment, the Floresville City Council has approved a bond issue to finance it.... More ›
The Floresville Parks Foundation is moving to keep its plans for improving the Skate Park on track.
Foundation member Paul Sack said at the organization’s Sept. 22 meeting... More ›
The Floresville Peanut Festival Association will proudly present the coronation of the 2016 Court of Bohemian Blooms on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wiley Seale Auditorium at Floresville High School.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased... More ›
The Floresville High School Class of ’71 Reunion is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1519 Third St. in Floresville.
On Friday, Oct. 7, class members are asked to meet at 1406 D St. at 6 p.m. to help... More ›
Wilson County commissioners took care of three revenue matters in short order at a special Sept. 22 meeting.
With Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez serving as county judge pro tem in the absence... More ›
A number of Floresville’s lawmen received special recognition at the Floresville City Council’s Sept. 22 meeting.
Police Chief Lorenzo Herrera made the presentations, with plaques going to department members attaining milestones in their careers:
•Five... More ›
By Gladyne Finch
Many things have happened since I last wrote an article for the news media.
For one thing that is on everyone’s mind, the streets are still under construction and everyone... More ›
The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Floresville Independent School District administrative building at 1200 Fifth St. Come at 9:30 a.m. to fellowship.
Topics of discussion... More ›
A free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course providing disaster preparedness for the general public will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, at the La Vernia Fire Rescue Station... More ›
The La Vernia Historical Association will hold its general membership meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the community room of the GVEC building at 13849 U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
Attendees are welcome to take an item of local historical interest... More ›
My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them. We’re trying to get out of debt and take control of our money, so when the salesman said we could put the whole thing on a credit... More ›
The city of Poth and Poth EDC invite all local businesses, school organizations, churches, and citizens to spread their holiday spirit by participating in the Railroad Park Christmas Card Project.
Signs,... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Convention, Tourist & Visitors Advisory Board regular meeting, Sept. 21, 5:38-6:22 p.m.
•Approved a proposed amendment to the board’s bylaws to move the... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Independent School District board of trustees regular meeting, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
•Certified that the candidates for board of trustee districts 2, 6, and 7... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
•Approved signing an agreement with Execupay to handle payroll management at a cost of $89.24 per month, with an additional charge... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Sept. 19, 6:15 p.m.
•Adopted fiscal year 2017 budget, which includes a projected net revenue of $575,683
•Adopted an ad valorem tax rate of 9.74... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Beautification Association regular meeting, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
•Elected officers to one-year terms and re-elected two directors to three-year terms. The... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Commissioners Court regular meeting, Sept. 26, 9-10:20 a.m.
•Authorized submission of a Community Development Block Grant application to the Texas Department... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting and public hearing, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
•Adopted a tax rate of 24.85 cents per $100 of assessed property value, down from 25.15 cents per $100 for the previous year.
•Voted to continue the city’s curfew ordinance.... More ›
The Stockdale City Council is applying to the Texas Community Development Grant Program for assistance with flood damage in the city from the Aug. 20-21 storm. The council approved the measure... More ›
The airwaves may be filled with presidential campaign rhetoric and debates, but that office isn’t all that voters will decide this November.
Wilson County voters will face choices on emergency-services... More ›
The First Assembly of God in Stockdale invites the community to come out and welcome its new pastor, Noah Tillman-Young, on Sunday, Oct. 2, after the morning service, which starts at 10:30 a.m.... More ›
The Texas Comptroller’s office returned a record $270 million in unclaimed property to rightful owners during the past fiscal year, reported Comptroller Glenn Hegar.
The Comptroller’s office has returned more than $2 billion to its owners since... More ›
The American Merchant Marine Veterans is seeking members for its nonprofit nationwide organization. Originally established by World War II Merchant Mariners, the goal of club members is to keep... More ›
U.S. military veterans can now obtain a commercial real-estate education with funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute, in partnership with the VA, is offering veterans... More ›
Texas.gov has announced the portal’s fourth-place ranking in the 2016 Center for Digital Government “Best of the Web” competition. After introducing the first-ever single-page state portal in... More ›
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Myth: Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.
Truth: Only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancer. But if you discover a persistent lump in your... More ›
To all those, and especially the feminists, who put Hillary on a pedestal, I wonder why they would not have expected and even demanded that she go it on her own.
Was sticking with Bill the... More ›
There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory. A professor at Morgan State University... More ›
Re: “Uncertainty clouds event center future,” Sept. 21
Just read the humorous article about the Floresville 4A Corp. worried about “somebody’s gotta be in charge.” There hasn’t... More ›
Every year, residents in Wilson County join together on Veterans Day to honor our veterans. This year is no different. Community members are invited to gather at the Frank M. Tejeda... More ›