A head-on collision between a school bus and a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickup truck in Floresville June 23 resulted in an AirLife helicopter being called to the scene.
According to the Floresville Police Department, Jose Delgado, 33, was... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
•June 15, Eddie Trinidad, 37, of Floresville was arrested for having an active warrant out of Wilson County. He was arrested at the probation office... More ›
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Tim Bays wondered why his dog, Macho, was barking the way he was.
He went behind his home to find his Labrador retriever covered with bees -- all aggressively stinging the dog.
The Floresville resident shooed away the bees... More ›
It’s a welcome sight for many traveling U.S. 90 west of San Antonio. Folks know they’ve arrived in Hondo, Texas, when a sign boldly proclaims, “This is God’s country. Please don’t drive through it like hell.”
But the freedom of the citizens of... More ›
Susan Aguilar and Corrina Cortez are case managers at Floresville’s Camino Real Community Services, an organization that helps individuals with mental illness return to productive, enjoyable living.
The Wilson County News recently sat down with... More ›
A presentation by Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner highlights progress in the city’s water, wastewater, and parks projects.
Turner provided the update at the June 23 Floresville... More ›
Residents near Abrego Lake and Eagle Creek found themselves without power for several hours June 25. This included traffic signals at U.S. 181 and F.M. 775.
According to Floresville Electric Light & Power System General Manager Dwain Duke, lightning... More ›
Make sure to allow yourself a little extra time getting to work if you use S.H. 97 in Floresville going east toward Stockdale.
The highway is currently being repaved from U.S. 181 to Wildrose Drive. Police officers are directing traffic, with... More ›
If you’d like to represent your neighbors by serving on the city council in Floresville or the East Central Independent School District board, or on other elected bodies, now’s your chance.
Voters... More ›
Acme Guns & Gear will offer a free Handgun 101 class for ladies only on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the shop located at 540 10th St., Ste. 130, in Floresville.
Ladies will learn the difference between revolvers and semi-automatic... More ›
The Edge of Imagination Station will head to the American Legion Hall at 1412 Fourth St. in Floresville on Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m.
The Edge of Imagination Station is an interactive... More ›
Beauty & Beyond Skin Care Spa is open for business at 1802 B St., Suite 200, in Floresville. Brooke Allen, aesthetician/owner, opened the spa in March of this year.
Brooke offers facials... More ›
I make $38,000 a year working in the trade show industry, and I’m about to start Baby Step 3. It took 14 months to pay off $8,000 in debt for Baby Step 2, so I’m wondering how... More ›
Texas and Louisiana law-enforcement authorities are seeking information on an abandoned trailer containing 18 Brangus-influenced heifers found June 20 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La.... More ›
A female shopper at the Walmart Supercenter in Floresville is a person of interest in a May 15 incident involving credit card abuse.
A woman realized her card was missing, checked her account,... More ›
A La Vernia-area man has been arrested for the 2013 Christmas Eve shooting death of his wife.
According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Ramiro Campos, 57, was arrested without incident by deputies late June 22. Investigators say Campos... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Ivan Lopez, 32, charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance after allegedly possessing cocaine last August,... More ›
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A golf cart on the road in the Homeplace subdivision doesn’t necessarily mean a golfer is lost.
Some residents of the small southeast Wilson County community have been using... More ›
Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) held its seventh annual HOPE Day Friday, May 13. Each year, Stockdale High School organizes multiple events that take place on this... More ›
“It is really amazing, how far the yellow reaches across the hills,” said Wilson County News correspondent Pascalle Bippert, of this field of sunflowers she spotted just outside San Antonio. “Really cool!”
The field is on Foster Road near the... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, June 20, at 6:15 p.m.
•Approved May attorney fees of $8,962.50.
•Approved May payment of $23,211.49 to Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services.
•Approved... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
City halls in Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Elmendorf, and La Vernia will be closed.
The Wilson County Courthouse and the Wilson County Appraisal... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, June 9, 7 p.m.
•Michael J. Gonzales was sworn in as mayor; Polo Maldonado and Linda Peña Ortiz took the oath as aldermen.
•Approved nine ordinances... More ›
Meeting: Regular council meeting, June 20, 7-7:30 p.m.
•Appointed Ronnie Weimer to fill a vacancy on the city council.
•Approved the June 25-26 overnight stay at the Poth City Park Pavilion of the Wilson County Amateur Radio Club... More ›
Meeting: Special meeting, June 23, 6-7:19 p.m.
•Approved a $24.9 million budget for 2016-17, including $19.6 million in payroll costs, following a 6 p.m. public hearing
•Approved salary and stipend scales for 2016-17. The base... More ›
If you are looking to assist victims of assault, attend the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter’s Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate Training Tuesday, July 12, from 6-9 p.m. in the Seguin Hall at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.
Current... More ›
The Wilson County second responders and CERT will meet on Wednesday, July 6, from 6-9 p.m. in the La Vernia Fire/Rescue Station No. 1 at 12190 U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
The topics to be discussed will include CERT Firefighter and Incident Rehabilitation.... More ›
The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) welcomes all to its annual convention, WildLife 2016, Thursday through Sunday, July 14-17, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio.
Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy a variety... More ›
A wet spring means there’s no fireworks ban in Wilson County this Fourth of July, and fireworks are sure to be part of many local celebrations.
Using fireworks within city limits is prohibited.... More ›
Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades, and more. Unfortunately, a lot of people celebrate by drinking alcohol, which... More ›
The next meeting of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will be Wednesday, July 6, at noon in the Mesquite Bean at 302 F.M. 1346 in La Vernia.
For more information, call 830-779-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.... More ›
The United Kingdom’s vote June 23 to “divorce” the European Union (EU) doesn’t mean the end of the world, just the end of the world as we know it. Dubbed “Brexit,” the decision has far-reaching... More ›
Much more than just one outcome has occurred with the recent vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union. The broader political and economic impacts to the entire European Union and... More ›
By Philip J. Vipond
The British historic vote to leave the EU was a statement about the country’s national identity, not about its economic future.
In 1975, there was a referendum to join the “Common Market.” To me, this seemed a good idea... More ›
By Blanquita Cullum
The lesson learned from Brexit, Britain’s vote June 23 to exit the European Union, is clear: The will of the people cannot be denied.
The vote by the British... More ›
By Michael Yon
This is unbelievably huge and complex. Many people already are blaming the British. Especially the English are to blame, they think. But this is not their fault. This is the... More ›
“El Conservador’’ and other grass-roots conservative patriots applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 23 blocking of President Obama’s unlawful and illegal immigration plan. Obama’s... More ›
America continues to display the foolishness of man by trusting in man rather than God the Creator. Many now foolishly claim that science proved there is no God. That, of course, is man’s lie. Ironically, God’s truth is questioned by... More ›