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Lost & Found

Found: Tan hunting dog, elderly male, not neutered or chipped, on Hwy. 181, Floresville. Call 830-391-5099.

VideoLost cat off cr 342 (lv city hall area) gray/white, long hair, sweet! Her people are extremely sad and worried! If you see Sassy, please call 8303914262 or 2103155041

VideoFound: Long haired Dachshund puppy, on Old Corpus Christi Rd., several weeks ago, I have posted his picture everywhere, to no avail. Please help! 210-355-1594 call or text! 
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Kenedy area construction company seeking CDL driver, equipment operator, and mechanic's helper, will train. Call 830-299-9885.
The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Supervision Officer for ATASCOSA COUNTY. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Counseling, Pre-Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Development, Public Administration, or a related field that has been approved by the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), or one year of graduate study in one of the above mentioned fields, or one year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by CJAD.  This position requires some evening and/or weekend work. Salary: Negotiable, plus Regular State benefits. Closing Date: Resumes will be taken until November 4, 2014. Procedure: Applicants should submit a typed resume and copy of college transcript to: Mario Bazan, Director, 914 Main Street, Ste #120, Jourdanton, TX  78026 The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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Border security, radical Islam forum video now available online

Border security, radical Islam forum video now available online

Yesterday at 2:09pm

Those who might have missed the Oct. 30 Citizens Forum on Border Security & Radical Islam can view video of the event below. The forum, which was hosted by the Wilson County News and had... More ›

Election Day closures

Thursday at 9:26am

Due to its being used as a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, Stockdale City Hall will be open only for voting. The Elmendorf, Floresville, La Vernia, and Poth City Halls will remain open for normal business. The Wilson County Courthouse... More ›

Floresville water emergency prompts council response

Tuesday at 12:24pm

Floresville’s municipal water system -- serving a population of approximately 7,000 -- currently is being serviced by just two wells, following the city’s recent decision to shut down the Plaza... More ›

Pump causes Floresville water emergency

Monday at 5:52pm

The Floresville City Council is holding an emergency meeting today at 7 p.m. in the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office because the Plaza Water Well is nearly inoperable. “It was brought to my... More ›

Early voting continues until Oct. 31

October 24 at 3:42pm

Texans have until Friday, Oct. 31, to cast early votes ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4. Wilson County election officials are administering races for countywide and statewide offices, in addition to a special sales-tax election for Wilson... More ›

UPDATE: FELPS' phone system restored

October 22 at 8:32pm

As of 9:47 p.m. Oct. 22, the Floresville Electric Light & Power System's (FELPS) telephones were operating normally, according to General Manager Kyle Dicke . Earlier that evening, the utility's... More ›

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Texas Voter ID Remains In Effect

October 18 at 11:48am

AUSTIN--The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the State's voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The Texas Attorney General's office released the following statement... More ›

Floresville voters ‘Meet the Candidates’

October 17 at 4:33pm

The Wilson County News Oct. 16 hosted a Meet the Candidates event with those vying for elected office in Floresville. It was the second of two such events sponsored by the newspaper ahead of... More ›

County candidates participate in forum

October 16 at 11:49am

The Wilson County News tonight will host the second of two live candidates’ forums ahead of Election Day Nov. 4.Tonight’s forum -- which starts at 6:30 p.m. in Floresville City Hall -- will feature... More ›

Tanker rollover closes U.S. 181 in Floresville

Tanker rollover closes U.S. 181 in Floresville

October 15 at 3:51pm

FLORESVILLE -- North-bound U.S. 181 is shut down at S.H. 97 East in Floresville, due to an over-turned tractor-trailer hauling crude oil. Law-enforcement and emergency services are on the... More ›

Rainfall report for 10/10/14

October 13 at 2:42pm

Unofficial rainfall report for 10-11-14: BANDERA •George Barnett, trace DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 0.25” DEWEES •Schneider’s Store, 0” •Frances Raabe, 0.10" ELMENDORF •Frank Marquez, 0.5” •Chester Moczygemba, trace •Will Waclawczyk,... More ›

TxDOT reminds football fans to make a sober ride game plan

TxDOT reminds football fans to make a sober ride game plan

October 10 at 1:01pm

AUSTIN – As the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners kick off their long-standing football rivalry this weekend, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay sober and safe... More ›

Rainfall report

October 6 at 2:52pm

Unofficial rainfall report for 10-2 through 10-3: Bandera •George Barnett, 0” DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 0.6” Dewees •Frances Raabe, 1” •Schneider’s Store, 2” ELMENDORF •Frank Marquez, 0” •Will Waclawczyk, 1.25” FLORESVILLE •Erwin... More ›

UPDATE: Lawmen nab driver who ran over deputy.

October 3 at 4:33pm

According to radio dispatch traffic at approximately 4:50 p.m. Oct. 3, officials captured a driver in South Bexar County who allegedly ran over a sheriff's deputy earlier in the day. Lawmen... More ›

Missing San Antonio teen found safe

October 1 at 10:46am

The Heidi Search Center in San Antonio reported on the evening of Sept. 29 that 15-year-old Danielle King was found. The teen, who was reported missing Sept. 18, has been returned home. (function(d, s, id)... More ›

DPS ups reward to $8K for most-wanted offender with San Antonio ties

DPS ups reward to $8K for most-wanted offender with San Antonio ties

October 1 at 10:16am

AUSTIN – The reward for Robert Chrismon, 51, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the... More ›

Rainfall report: Sept. 23-28

September 29 at 2:30pm

Unofficial rainfall report for Sept. 23-28: DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 1.7” DEWEES •Frances Raabe, 1.6” •Schneider’s Store, 2” ELMENDORF •Chester Moczygemba, 1.25” •Will Waclawczyk, 2.25” FLORESVILLE •Erwin Wahl, 2.5” •Willie Wiatrek,... More ›

Lightning strikes oil tank near Stockdale

Lightning strikes oil tank near Stockdale

September 26 at 5:24pm

ADRIAN SOTO/Contributor -- Thick black smoke towers into the air north of Stockdale Sept. 26 after officials say a crude oil storage tank off C.R. 420 was struck by lightning at approximately... More ›

DPS: Beware of Dangerous Flooding in West Texas Area

September 23 at 9:14am

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to be prepared for continued rising water and flooding of creeks, rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas across the West... More ›

Rainfall report

September 22 at 1:51pm

Unofficial rainfall report for Sept. 15-21: ADKINS •Jupe Mills, 0.5” DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 0.4” dewees •Schneider’s Store, 0.75” ELMENDORF •Frank Marquez, 0.375” •Will Waclawczyk, 0” FLORESVILLE •Erwin Wahl, 0.25” •Willie Wiatrek,... More ›

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