Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol believe heavy rains in some parts of Wilson County Aug. 20 contributed to at least six daytime crashes that snarled traffic... More ›
Football season is finally here! Colleges and NFL teams are back at work, and the local high school teams will play their first games of the year this week. The excitement level is certainly building for fans.
This year, to help keep things fun... More ›
After a recent TV news story related to two eight-liner game rooms that recently opened in the city, the Poth City Council is looking for ways to regulate those types of businesses. This was... More ›
Landowners targeted for annexation by Floresville have obtained concessions from the city on restrictions to their property use.
The city originally offered landowners who used their property... More ›
Floresville Visitor & Tourist Bureau members decided Aug. 19 on their first recommendation to the Floresville City Council.
The recommendation is to approve $1,250 from hotel-motel tax revenue... More ›
The board of trustees for the Floresville Independent School District has decreased its ad valorem tax rate by 4-1/2 cents. The board, at its Aug. 18 meeting, voted to set a total rate of $1.445... More ›
The board of directors for the Wilson County Memorial Hospital District -- which oversees the Floresville-based Connally Memorial Medical Center -- has voted to leave the district’s ad valorem... More ›
What do Floresville taxpayers want in their city parks?
Do they want a sports complex? Do they want baseball fields or soccer fields? Do they want a show barn or an equestrian center?
They... More ›
Floresville’s newly hired operations director is commuting daily from Kerrville, but David Vasquez says he’s happy he got the job.
“I’m excited to be here,” he said. “It’s a great time for... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Parks Foundation regular meeting/workshop, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.
•Elected George Ramsdell as secretary and Paul Sack as treasurer, to succeed Michelle Talley... More ›
You won’t hear the buzz or bleeps of a computer, as Florence Real goes about her daily work, selling property with Land Locators of Texas.
And she does it well.
“I’ve been with the company for 37 years,” she told the Wilson County News. She’s... More ›
Two members of the Wilson County office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service have resigned recently.
Joslyn Kotzur, 4-H and youth development agent, has accepted a position with the San Antonio Livestock Show.
Michelle Alewine, family and... More ›
The South Texas Pregnancy Care Center has opened a center in La Vernia to offer hope and help to men and women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
The center offers pregnancy tests, first trimester ultrasounds, STI testing, labor and... More ›
DAV and RecruitMilitary will hold an All Veterans Career Fair Thursday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Norris Conference Centers at 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207, in San Antonio.
Veterans who already have civilian work experience, personnel... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Commissioners Court regular meeting, Aug. 24, 9-9:31 a.m.
•Moved the date for commissioners to vote on the tax rate for the Wood Valley Acres, HELROBQ,... More ›
My wife and I really got serious about your plan. We even sold our house to become completely debt-free. Now, we’re trying to help my mom and dad. They liked your plan at first, and even taught Financial Peace University (FPU) at their... More ›
After existing only on paper for about 14 years, the Wilson County Beautification Association is again considering beautification projects.
The first project may be something on the grounds... More ›
As a result of the ongoing repayment of $39.5 million in bonds to finance construction of the district’s new kindergarten through 12th-grade building, taxpayers in the Falls City Independent School District will see their ad valorem tax rate jump... More ›
Familiar faces fill the ballot for Floresville City Council seats up for election Nov. 3.
According to Floresville City Secretary Monica Cordova, five applications for three ballot places were filed by the Monday, Aug. 24, deadline. These included... More ›
The San Antonio Police Department has confirmed that Capt. Michael Gorhum died Aug. 20 in La Vernia, of what officials believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gorhum, 47, was found after noon in his Chevrolet Tahoe in a church parking lot... More ›
By Scott Caloss
I would like to welcome back all teachers and students. It is hard to believe that school is already in session. The teachers and administrators are excited about the new school year.
Everyone has been working very hard over... More ›
AUSTIN -- As Texas students head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses.... More ›
Stockdale (revised 8/26/15) -- The Stockdale City Council held its first public hearing Aug. 19 regarding its proposed 2015 ad valorem (property) tax. While this is one of the primary sources... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
•Approved the purchase of side steps for a brush truck, at a cost not to exceed $250 installed, from Ranch Hand in San Antonio
•Renegotiated... More ›
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, camping can be a perfect weekend getaway. However, if you don’t want to leave your four-legged friends behind while setting out on your adventure, try... More ›
The Poth City Council has proposed a slight reduction in the city’s ad valorem tax rate.
At its Aug. 17 meeting, the council proposed setting the property-tax rate at 25.15 cents per $100... More ›
The average tax bill in the La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) will be approximately $2,492.38 for the new fiscal year, following a decision by the district’s board of trustees during its Aug. 17 regular meeting.
Taxpayers will see a... More ›
The following defendants were among those to recently appear in Wilson County District Court:
•Roger Preacher, 61, of La Vernia, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for his alleged role in a July 4, 2014, incident in which his... More ›
Experts disagree about the “best way” to work the abdominal muscles.
So, how do you get strong abs? You need to know about the four different abdominal muscles:
•Rectus Abdominis: This single muscle, responsible for those great looking abs,... More ›
Apparently Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has frightened Mexico over the issue of illegal immigration. But rather than fearing Trump, they should fear the American people who... More ›
Great news: Walmart is investing in American jobs!
It says so right here in a colorful, full-page ad showing a very happy Walmart worker displaying more than a dozen brand-name products made... More ›
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.
President Obama’s “agreement” with Iran looks very much like “the emperor’s new clothes.” We are supposed... More ›
Re: “Christians’ denial keeps Planned Parenthood in business,” Aug. 19
Thank you for writing this article. I think it’s the best article in the paper this week. The main point of my email is to thank you for writing such a good article!... More ›
Re. “Thanks for defending our history,” July 29
My adopted home state, the Commonwealth of Virginia, is replete with statues and highway historical markers of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. My intent in this letter to the editor, which was... More ›