Quick thinking and timely reactions by the driver of a tractor-trailer rig on Father’s Day may have saved the lives of Michael Sanchez, 39, of Seguin and his female passenger, Roxanne Garcia.
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As if landowners and land managers didn’t already have their hands full battling the invasive feral hogs of Texas, there is now talk of another pig species running loose -- warthogs.
No, it’s... More ›
An “army” occupied Floresville June 14-20.
The event involved a 70-member contingent of volunteers, most of whom were teenagers.
The army is the U.M. ARMY, which stands for United Methodist... More ›
In its ongoing exploration of means to promote Floresville, the Floresville City Council heard a presentation by a WOAI television account executive at its June 18 meeting.
Amor De La... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day, which is Saturday, July 4.
City halls in Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Elmendorf, and La Vernia will be closed.
The Wilson County Courthouse and... More ›
World Heritage International is looking for families to host high school students from Eurasia. All of these students have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored Future Leaders Exchange Program and will spend an academic... More ›
The historic Wilson County Courthouse will receive its certificate of occupancy in late September or early October, and the new justice center will receive its certificate of occupancy six to... More ›
The Floresville Police Department reported the following recent activity:
•June 7, Roberto Sauceda, 42, of Floresville was arrested at 11:55 p.m. and charged with public intoxication and evading arrest or detention. According to a report by Patrolman... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Memorial Hospital District regular meeting, June 18, 6 p.m.
Discussed, no action:
•Heard Connally Memorial Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Burnside... More ›
“We are not trying to drag our heels,” 4A Corp. President Bill Gleeson said. “We’re just trying to get it right.”
Gleeson’s comment came during discussion June 15, as the 4A corporation members... More ›
My wife and I are in our 20’s. We have no debt and $50,000 in the bank. Our income is $90,000 a year, and we’re cautious to live on less than we make. Still, we can’t seem to get... More ›
FLORESVILLE -- Police here are reminding those who keep livestock to regularly check their fencing, as officers responded to five calls for loose livestock in the first half of June. Sgt. Daria... More ›
Those who take the vow to serve and protect the citizens of Elmendorf will be much safer in the performance of those duties, thanks to the recent receipt of an $8,448.05 donation from the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office for the purchase... More ›
For the second time in less than two years, the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 has approved the purchase of a new ambulance. The district provides fire and ambulance services... More ›
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has warned of the impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Clean Power Plan (“Carbon Rule”) would have on the livelihoods and quality of life of Texans at a luncheon June 22 hosted by the Texas... More ›
SAN ANTONIO -- Racing is under way at the formerly beleaguered San Antonio Raceway.
Iain Grae, owner of Cycle Ranch Events Center in Floresville, announced his purchase of the raceway in late... More ›
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid following May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight- line winds, and flooding. Eligible applicants in 58 counties can now seek FEMA for Public Assistance reimbursement... More ›
LA VERNIA -- The Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 1 and its fire-service provider, the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department, are celebrating the addition of a 1,500-gallon-per-minute... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies reported the following recent activity:
La Vernia Police Department:
•June 17, Celia Montalvo Gonzales, 52, of La Vernia was arrested at the H-E-B supermarket on U.S. 87 in La Vernia and charged with criminal... More ›
A jury was not selected June 15, as previously scheduled, in Wilson County District Court. One of the defendants whose case will be heard on another date is Roger Preacher, 61, of La Vernia, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,... More ›
Citing the need for quick action, coupled with working around everyone’s summertime schedules, the Poth Independent School District held a rare Sunday meeting on Father’s Day, June 21.
During... More ›
Jaundice, which causes the skin to turn a yellowish color, is a common condition in newborn infants. In the United States, up to 60 percent of children are born with jaundice. While this condition... More ›
Concerns about plans to draw water from Wilson County to serve needs in the cities of Cibolo and Schertz have earned the attention of the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) board of directors.
SARA’s... More ›
As local tax dollars are set to plummet, due to a slowing of oil- and natural gas-related activity within the Eagle Ford shale region, members of the Falls City Independent School District board... More ›
By Rhiannon Landesberg
I often ask my youngest yoga students, “What does it mean to be mindful?” “Mindful is when you pay attention to right now,” one of my first-graders once responded.... More ›
The Palo Alto College Cosmetology program now offers affordable hair, skin, and nail services from its new Cosmetology Learning Studio located in San Jacinto Hall, Room 205, on the college campus at 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. in San Antonio.
The... More ›
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.”
-- Martin Luther King
After the death of Michael... More ›
The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.” Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America... More ›
Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to “treating consumers fairly and with respect,” chances are it’s not. After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... More ›
Recently my sister Julie and I tried an experiment. She mailed two identical letters to me at my address -- 1115 C.R. 237, Falls City, TX 78113-5813 with correct postage. One was mailed... More ›
There are a number of aggravating mispronunciations that some persons make in their speech. For instance, radio and television announcers use the letter O instead of the number zero... More ›
I was not surprised at Mayor Ivy Taylor’s victory. In fact, I had expected her victory margin to be greater. The continuous hate-filled bombardment coming from the Van de Putte camp,... More ›