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Anthrax case confirmed in Jim Wells County

October 22, 2014 / Agriculture Today

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Anthrax has been confirmed in a cow in Jim Wells County, according to an Oct. 13 Texas Animal Health Commission press release. This is the first documented case in the county since the late... More ›

Maverick Arms expands in Eagle Pass

October 22, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $300,000 for Maverick Arms Inc., a firearms company specializing in shotguns. The company has announced plans to expand its Eagle Pass manufacturing facility, creating... More ›

Lady Brahmas aim to finish strong in district

October 22, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. STOCKDALE -- They aren’t going to win a district title this season, but the Lady Brahma volleyball team is playing well, and will be in the playoffs in several weeks. Stockdale played a couple... More ›

Jacksons celebrate 50 years

Jacksons celebrate 50 years

October 22, 2014 / Occasions

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Donna and Jesse W. Jackson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. A dinner party hosted by their children will be held on Oct. 25. Last summer, they took a seven-day cruise to Europe and toured Barcelona, Spain.... More ›

Candidates' Forum 2014 (Wilson County Commissioner, Pct.2) Paul Pfeil

Candidates' Forum 2014 (Wilson County Commissioner, Pct.2) Paul Pfeil

October 22, 2014 / Special Section

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. As a public trustee, I have stood strong facing the immense challenges and opportunities that have arose during this first term. The Eagle Ford shale impact and the fast growth of this county... More ›

DPS responds to fatal crashes

October 15, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol are investigating two, almost-simultaneous fatal wrecks on opposite sides of the Guadalupe-Wilson county line at approximately 8 p.m. Oct. 11 (copy revised 10/15/14). According... More ›

Statistically speaking: a look at Charlotte Motor Speedway

October 13, 2014 / NASCAR News

Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a home race, of sorts, for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors. It’s also the fifth race of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup... More ›

2014 Goober Gazette: Pawlik to represent Peanut Festival Director Carmen Leal

2014 Goober Gazette: Pawlik to represent Peanut Festival Director Carmen Leal

October 8, 2014 / Special Section

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Peyton Elizabeth Pawlik is pleased to represent Floresville Peanut Festival Director Carmen Leal. Peyton is the 17-year-old daughter of Aubrey and Brenda Pawlik. She is a senior at Providence... More ›

Innovation, engagement address Eagle Ford concerns

October 8, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Lee M. Tillman It’s hard to believe that it was only six years ago that the first well was drilled in the Eagle Ford shale. That was in 2008, when oil prices spiked to over $147 a barrel... More ›

BCSO: Driver tried to run over deputy

October 8, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. SAN ANTONIO -- Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office have filed charges against a man and woman after an Oct. 3 incident in which a deputy almost was run over. According to Bexar... More ›

Sacred Heart School to host golf tourney at River Bend

October 1, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The annual Sacred Heart School Golf Classic is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the River Bend Golf Club at Floresville. The single-day 18-hole tournament is for teams of four,... More ›

Susan ‘Sue’ Arleen Rindahl Merkle

Susan ‘Sue’ Arleen Rindahl Merkle

October 1, 2014 / Obituaries

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. 1943-2014 Susan “Sue” Arleen Rindahl Merkle was a military daughter, born on Feb. 27, 1943, to Mark Edward and Helen Gloria “Tommy” (Milnor) Rindahl, then a military wife, and she loved us all, said her family. Sue was born in Seattle and then... More ›

Everett A. Mills

Everett A. Mills

October 1, 2014 / Obituaries

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. 1917-2014 World War II veteran and retired teacher Everett A. Mills passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born Aug. 14, 1917. Everett was from Marion, Ky., and moved to Texas after World War II.... More ›

DPS arrests drowsy driver after crash

DPS arrests drowsy driver after crash

October 1, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. POTH -- Adam Wade McCormick, 50, of Universal City was in possession of 1 gram of crystalized methamphetamine when he was involved in a Sept. 25 crash west of here. He is charged with possession... More ›

Stockdale area gets new signal lights

Stockdale area gets new signal lights

October 1, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. WCN Staff Travelers commuting through the eastern part of Wilson County might have seen signal lights being erected in the Stockdale area, as well as in Pandora. A “flashing beacon” was... More ›

Second responders help in emergencies

Second responders help in emergencies

September 24, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Wilson County Office of Emergency Management will host America’s Prepare-A-Thon on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. 181 north of Floresville. Among... More ›

Sales-tax proposal could fund emergency services

Sales-tax proposal could fund emergency services

September 24, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A proposed 2-cent sales tax could yield an additional $92,000 per year in revenue for the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2, according to estimates provided by the district’s... More ›

Pioneer donates to school foundation

Pioneer donates to school foundation

September 24, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed The Karnes City Independent School District Education Foundation announces the start of its fourth annual fund-raising drive benefiting education. Recently, Pioneer Natu-ral Resources donated $25,000 toward this year’s drive.... More ›

Editorial: The past 30 years presented stories, opportunities

September 24, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. This past Saturday’s radio interview on KKYX forced me to take a look back, as “Talk About Texas” host Roy Holley asked me about some of the most intriguing stories from the last 30 years. Of... More ›

The Economist: Unconventional Formations Fuel the Economy

September 18, 2014 / Commentaries

The current oil surge is generating millions of jobs across the United States. One of the key drivers of activity is the opening of unconventional oil- and natural gas-bearing formations through... More ›

Maverick Arms expands

September 17, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $300,000 for Maverick Arms Inc., a firearms company specializing in shotguns. The company has announced plans to expand its Eagle Pass manufacturing facility, creating... More ›

County talks tax rate, justice center

September 17, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. (Revised) The Wilson County Commissioners Court is on track to adopt an ad valorem tax rate of 47.38 cents per $100 of taxable property value at a Sept. 25 special meeting. The commissioners... More ›

ESD No. 2 maintains tax rate

September 17, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The board of commissioners for the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 has proposed leaving its tax rate unchanged. The board was set to adopt an ad valorem tax rate of 9.9 cents per $100 of taxable property value at a special meeting... More ›

Port-a-Cool US National Dirt Track Championships @ Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, 9/12-13/14

Port-a-Cool US National Dirt Track Championships @ Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, 9/12-13/14

September 15, 2014 / Reb's Race Report

Ft. Worth, TX.,(Sept 13th, 2014) With a full night of racing already in the books, the Port-a-Cool US National Dirt Track Championships came to conclusion. Friday night saw four ASCS drivers... More ›

NHTSA announces recalls for Ford Escape and Focus, Mercury Mariner

September 12, 2014 / Consumer Updates

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation Report Receipt Date: SEP 03, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V526000 Component(s): HYBRID PROPULSION... More ›

Aric Almirola gets extra seat time with two Nationwide Series starts

September 12, 2014 / NASCAR News

NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup first timer Aric Almirola plans on getting a little extra seat time for this year's Chase races by running two Nationwide Series races throughout the course... More ›

Top 10 movies of the fall

September 10, 2014 / Movie Reviews

As the summer ends and we begin shifting toward autumn, we also change movie seasons. Gone for the most part are the glossy superhero blockbusters that ruled the hottest months. In their place will come art films, Oscar bait, and more than a few... More ›

Creative family fun: Make kale chips with kids

September 10, 2014 / The 411: Youth

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Donna Erickson Hail to kale! I’m not sure what brought the green, leafy, good-for-you veggie into such renown, but try to open a foodie magazine or blog without some recipe bowing to its... More ›

Technology drives decreased need for flaring in Eagle Ford shale region

September 10, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Omar Garcia The Eagle Ford shale has been an economic game changer for South Texas and has led to greater energy independence for our nation. The present oil and gas shale formations are... More ›

A POV standard — ‘As Above, So Below’

September 3, 2014 / Movie Reviews

Mainstream critics tend to miss the boat when it comes to found footage movies, and they’ve done it again with “As Above, So Below.” You can’t really blame them. Found footage (or POV horror)... More ›

Mustangs gallop to win

September 3, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Woodsboro 7 Nixon-Smiley 28 NIXON -- Head Coach Carlton McKinney and the members of his Nixon-Smiley Mustang football team were looking to pick up where they left off last season. After a 28-7 win over Woodsboro in their season opener... More ›

Tigers hold off Owls for win on the road

Tigers hold off Owls for win on the road

September 3, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville 13 Highlands 7 SAN ANTONIO – In a game that was closer on the scoreboard than on the field, the Floresville Tiger football team held on for a 13-7 win over the Highlands... More ›

Fire scorches 135 acres

Fire scorches 135 acres

September 3, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Sparks from farm equipment cutting hay are the apparent cause of a fire near the intersection of C.R. 119 and F.M. 1303 northwest of Floresville Aug. 27 that consumed approximately 135 acres of farmland and several buildings and... More ›

Police seek clues in burglary

Police seek clues in burglary

September 3, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Police are looking for a duo responsible for an Aug. 14 burglary at the G Street Mini Storage behind the Best Western motel here. According to Detective Jesse Gutierrez of the Floresville Police Department, a man and woman in a... More ›

The Clash of the Titans @ San Antonio Raceway finals

The Clash of the Titans @ San Antonio Raceway finals

September 2, 2014 / Reb's Race Report

Marion, TX.,(Aug. 30th, 2014) As the Clash of the Titans Outlaw Racing Series celebrated its 20th year, the racing action was as hot as the Texas sun. After a full day of testing, tuning and... More ›

2014 Fall Sports Preview Sponsors!

2014 Fall Sports Preview Sponsors!

August 28, 2014 / Special Section

Find these businesses in the 2014 Fall Sports Preview in this week's Wilson County News! Pick a copy up on the newsstand at http://wilsoncountynews.com/stands. A Rey of Flowers Acme Gold Buyer Allied Feeds Always and Forever Flowers Ancira... More ›

Blaze scorches 120 acres, burns outbuildings

Blaze scorches 120 acres, burns outbuildings

August 27, 2014 / Breaking News

Approximately 120 acres of farmland and several outbuildings and their contents have been consumed, as an out-of-control grass fire blazed across properties near the intersection of C.R. 119... More ›

2014 Fall Sports Preview: Nixon-Smiley aims for playoff repeat

2014 Fall Sports Preview: Nixon-Smiley aims for playoff repeat

August 27, 2014 / Special Section

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. NIXON -- The Nixon-Smiley Mustang football team had a good year in 2013, and played well enough to make the playoffs. Head Coach Carlton McKinney is hoping to repeat that success, and has a good... More ›

4-H: ‘To live so that the world may be a little better’

4-H: ‘To live so that the world may be a little better’

August 27, 2014 / Agriculture Today

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Kytheranialynn Fambrough-Brown is the recipient of the Golden Clover Award, the highest county 4-H achievement. This was just one of the many honors awarded during the 2014 Wilson... More ›

Jags finish second in annual tourney

August 27, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Each year, the Floresville Jaguar volleyball team hosts a tournament, and 20 different teams competed in the event last weekend. Teams traveled from across South Texas, including San Antonio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Corpus Christi,... More ›

Sacred Heart School plans annual golf tournament

August 27, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The annual Sacred Heart School Golf Classic is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the River Bend Golf Club at Floresville. The single-day 18-hole tournament is for teams of four,... More ›

VOLLEYBALL SCORES

August 27, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Varsity East Central East Central def. Roosevelt, 25-14, 25-19, 25-12. Hornets: Kills: Skyeler Embry-16, Madison Simon-9, Christie Cosper-4, Kaylin Mills-4, Lindsey Lubianski-3, Hannah Cooper-2, Kirstin Bradley-1. Assists:... More ›

Lazenby, Bayer wed in Maui

Lazenby, Bayer wed in Maui

August 27, 2014 / Occasions

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stephanie Lazenby and Michael Bayer were married Monday, May 26, 2014, during a sunset ceremony overlooking Lahaina, Maui, in Hawaii. Stephanie is the daughter of Patrick Lazenby of New Braunfels and Charlene Nichols of La Vernia. She will graduate... More ›

Falls City ISD tax bills to skyrocket

August 27, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The tax rate for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD) could jump more than 32 cents -- to hike the total on an average tax bill to $808.52, an increase of $362 over last year’s bill... More ›

Poth council proposes $1.5M budget for FY ’15

August 27, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Poth City Council has proposed a total budget of $1,529,240 for the 2015 fiscal year, following a budget workshop that preceded its Aug. 18 regular meeting. The budget -- which is up for... More ›

Time for face time with Vladimir

August 21, 2014 / Commentaries

By Dr. Earl H. Tilford President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more.... More ›

Just enough to prop up ‘The Expendables 3’

August 20, 2014 / Movie Reviews

There stood their names, 20 feet tall: Stallone. Li. Statham. Grammer. Snipes. Schwarzenegger … wait. Back up a few. Grammer? Kelsey Grammer? That’s when my hopes for a franchise in its death... More ›

Flames threaten Elmendorf plant

Flames threaten Elmendorf plant

August 20, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Officials say someone detonating fireworks Aug. 17 touched off a blaze that burned more than 100 acres of brush off Old Corpus Christi Road near Loop 1604 in Elmendorf. Lt. James Friant of the China Grove Volunteer Fire Department, who served... More ›

Elmendorf may join China Grove, Harmony for fire services

August 20, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Elmendorf City Council, during its Aug. 14 meeting, voted unanimously to support the city becoming part of a proposed emergency services district (ESD), providing fire services for a portion... More ›

Editorial: Pondering Governor Perry’s political predicament

August 20, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. John Connally, Allan Shivers, and Price Daniel each served three terms in office. Rick Perry is in his third term, but in addition to his three elected terms, he completed the term of George... More ›

Carl Edwards’ move to JGR now official

August 19, 2014 / NASCAR News

Joe Gibbs Racing held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Carl Edwards will join JGR for 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. Edwards’ move to Joe Gibbs Racing had been widely... More ›

Sporting clay shoot benefits Fisher House

August 13, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. BOERNE -- The Eagle Ford Invitational Clay Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The event will consist of a sporting clays... More ›

Man dies in rollover wreck near Floresville

Man dies in rollover wreck near Floresville

August 13, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. CAÑADA VERDE -- A father is dead and his son remains in stable condition at University Hospital in San Antonio following a single-vehicle rollover crash Aug. 5 on F.M. 1303 south of here. Lloyd... More ›

Police investigate burglaries, thefts

August 13, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police here continue their investigation into the following incidents: •Aug. 2, two units at a self-storage facility on Standish Street were broken into, with various items of personal property... More ›

Zaffirini joins Natural Resources committee

Zaffirini joins Natural Resources committee

August 13, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LAREDO -- On Aug. 4, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst named Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. “Serving on the Senate Natural Resources Committee will provide... More ›

Nominate for Eagle Ford Excellence Awards by Sept. 19

August 13, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, is opening the call for nominations for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards.... More ›

Landowner gets lawyer after pipeline uprooted historic oaks

Landowner gets lawyer after pipeline uprooted historic oaks

August 13, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floyde Burnside of the Catchpenny Farm north of Floresville is outraged, after recently returning home to discover that 12 historic oak trees had been uprooted to make way for the Karnes North... More ›

Cowboys lasso region titles, compete at state

Cowboys lasso region titles, compete at state

August 6, 2014 / Agriculture Today

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Five area athletes are ranked among the top 20 in Texas Junior High Rodeo. Two of the five -- Wells Mitchell and Casey Crow -- have experienced the chance of a lifetime to test their skills in... More ›

Maverick Golf Association holds July 4 Flag Tournament

August 6, 2014 / Sports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed The Maverick Golf Association of Floresville held its sixth annual Flag Tournament July 4 at the River Bend Golf Club at Floresville. Twenty-three members participated to see... More ›

Polished Edge: Warren Beatty completes film

Polished Edge: Warren Beatty completes film

August 6, 2014 / South Texas Living

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Tony Rizzo HOLLYWOOD -- Warren Beatty has completed filming his first movie since 2001. Beatty wrote, directed and stars as the eccentric, reclusive millionaire Howard Hughes, with Beatty’s... More ›

File by Aug. 18 for November ballot Tejada files for Floresville council

August 6, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Candidates have until Monday, Aug. 18, to file for a place on the Nov. 4 ballots. Coming up for election are the office of mayor and places 1 and 2 on the Floresville City Council -- seats... More ›

Ryan Blaney to inherit Wood Brothers Racing seat?

August 5, 2014 / NASCAR News

During the recent NASCAR weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., reports surfaced putting Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 Ford of Wood Brothers Racing in the Sprint Cup Series on a part-time... More ›

Motorist flees after striking hydrant

July 30, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Police here seek the public’s help in locating the driver responsible for striking a fire hydrant July 12 near the corner of U.S. 181 and Paloma Drive. Detective George Ortiz... More ›

ESD No. 2 will have sales-tax vote

July 30, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pending approval in November, voters in the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 could have an added 2-percent sales tax. The board of the ESD -- which funds fire and ambulance services to the area in and around Eagle Creek Ranch... More ›

Wilson County grand jury hands down 52 indictments

July 30, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By WCN Staff Among the indictments issued July 16 by a Wilson County grand jury were: •Ryan Gonzales, 25, charged with two counts of burglary of a building in connection with a Feb. 17... More ›

Gibson Energy closes deal in Stockdale

July 23, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Stockdale Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) met July 15 in the SEDC office to discuss progress of two tenants getting established in the Stockdale Industrial Park. The agenda included: •Omni... More ›

Where they stand: Camping World Truck Series points after Iowa

July 22, 2014 / NASCAR News

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last raced about a week-and-a-half ago, taking on the Iowa Speedway in Newton for the American Ethanol 200. Kyle Busch Motorsports part-time driver took... More ›

Driver dies in Graytown crash

Driver dies in Graytown crash

July 16, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mark Sorenson, 62, of Graytown is dead and his 60-year-old wife, Mary, continues her recovery after the couple were involved in a head-on crash July 9 not far from their home. Officials at University Hospital in San Antonio said prior to press time... More ›

Deputies find ‘coyote’ truck stash

July 16, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FAIRVIEW -- Officials believe that four stolen pickup trucks found in dense brush off C.R. 122 east of here were used to smuggle illegal aliens. According to Investigator Gary Laughlin Jr. of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Toby Garcia... More ›

Stockdale suffers growing pains

July 16, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The city of Stockdale has taken the first step to begin annexation of the Stevens Transportation property on S.H. 123 in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. Two factors -- the cost of extending waterlines to the property and when the actual... More ›

Community summit July 24-26

July 16, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Attend the free South Texas Community Summit: Keeping Communities Ahead of the Curve July 24-26, at the Texas State Capitol at 1100 Congress Ave. in Austin. Thursday’s event will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10... More ›

Woman suffers injuries in midday crash

Woman suffers injuries in midday crash

July 10, 2014 / Breaking News

STOCKDALE -- An 81-year-old Sutherland Springs woman is being treated for her injuries at University Hospital in San Antonio following a near-fatal crash July 10 at the junction of U.S. 87 and... More ›

Charley Pride to headline Kickin’ For a Kure event

Charley Pride to headline Kickin’ For a Kure event

July 9, 2014 / South Texas Living

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. See country legend Charley Pride in concert at the fourth annual K-Town Kickin’ For a Kure on Saturday, July 19, in the historic Kosciusko Hall. His career has spanned almost five decades and... More ›

Mutz, Bertrand to wed July 19

Mutz, Bertrand to wed July 19

July 9, 2014 / Occasions

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Richard and Janie Mutz of Falls City, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaleigh, to Dustin Bertrand, the son of John and Mellissa Bertrand of Kosciusko. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of... More ›

Albina Pauline Hosek Flieller

Albina Pauline Hosek Flieller

July 9, 2014 / Obituaries

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. 1934-2014 Albina Pauline Hosek Flieller passed peacefully after a gallant fight against cancer on Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, to August and Agnes Hosek. Albina was the youngest of 12 children. She grew up on the family... More ›

Yard sale to benefit mission trip July 12

July 9, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Belize Mission Team from Oak Hills Community Church will hold an inside/outside yard sale on Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to noon on the church grounds at 90 Eagle Creek Ranch Blvd. in... More ›

Kicaster crash sends one to hospital

July 9, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. An 80-year-old San Antonio woman is recovering from injuries sustained July 6 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 3432 south of here. Cpl. Javier Reyes of the Texas Department of Public Safety said that at approximately... More ›

Big Fireworks Recalls Mock Sword Fireworks Devices Due to Impact, Burn Hazards

July 3, 2014 / Consumer Updates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name... More ›

FHS Junior ROTC cadets graduate from leadership school

FHS Junior ROTC cadets graduate from leadership school

July 2, 2014 / The 411: Youth

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Fifteen Floresville High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets successfully completed the challenging Lonestar Leadership Academy Summer Leadership School at Schreiner University in Kerrville... More ›

Hot Nights Cool Tunes in Brenham

July 2, 2014 / South Texas Living

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Hot Nights Cool Tunes Summer Concert Series returns to downtown Brenham at 7 p.m. every Saturday in July. Take your families and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of outdoor music and fun. The lineup for 2014 brings back some crowd favorites... More ›

Joshua Brown DRT members attend 123rd state convention

Joshua Brown DRT members attend 123rd state convention

July 2, 2014 / South Texas Living

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed The 123rd annual convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was held May 22-24 in Lubbock, and 20 members of the Joshua D. Brown chapter from Kerrville represented their... More ›

New development generates added revenue for city coffers

July 2, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Eagle Ford shale oil and gas exploration will add revenue to the city of Stockdale, as it has for many area entities. Stockdale City Manager Banks Akin, in a June 24 budget workshop,... More ›

Editorial: Is the growth in the Eagle Ford area good or bad?

July 2, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Our Class of 1964 in Karnes City consisted of 62 graduates. This was 50 years ago, long before Karnes City or anyone else had heard of the Eagle Ford shale. Here are some observations from this... More ›

The Economist: Texas oil

June 26, 2014 / Commentaries

Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me). I get asked a lot of questions about the oil business as I travel... More ›

NURSING HOME BIRTHDAYS

June 25, 2014 / Occasions

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Join the staff of the Wilson County News in congratulating the July birthday celebrants among area nursing home residents. Argent Court •Christine Moore – 7-6 (101st birthday) •Addie Stuart – 7-15 •Fred Moczygemba – 7-19 •Sara... More ›

Eagle Ford boosts tax roll

Eagle Ford boosts tax roll

June 25, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FALLS CITY --Preliminary data indicates that continued oil and natural gas exploration and production in the Eagle Ford shale could send the Falls City Independent School District’s (ISD) tax roll skyrocketing to $981 million this year. This is up... More ›

‘Blaydes of Grass’ gets ok from ESD

June 25, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pending approval of fire-flow plans by an engineer, the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 has pledged its support of the proposed “Blaydes of Grass” residential subdivision. This was the result of a unanimous vote at the ESD... More ›

Corey LaJoie plans NASCAR double-duty weekend

June 24, 2014 / NASCAR News

Corey LaJoie, son of former NASCAR Busch (now-Nationwide) Series driver Randy LaJoie, is slated to make his NASCAR Camping World truck Series debut Thursday night from behind the wheel of the... More ›

Are ‘road course ringers’ going out of style in NASCAR?

June 23, 2014 / NASCAR News

Are road course ringers going out of style in NASCAR circles? Maybe over the last several years, NASCAR has developed its own “ringers” from among its regular competitors. Take Jeff Gordon,... More ›

Where they stand: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points after Gateway

June 19, 2014 / NASCAR News

Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters had both led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points standings prior to Saturday night's race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., near... More ›

Officials nab 34 illegal aliens

Officials nab 34 illegal aliens

June 18, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A total of 34 illegal aliens from Mexico and Honduras are in the custody of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after being captured near Hobson. According to Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva, someone reported a... More ›

Energy-related degrees offered

June 18, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will add a minor in petroleum systems as part of its broader Energy Resource Initiative. Like the Eagle Ford in South Texas, the energy industry is rapidly developing in other areas... More ›

Tomorrows leaders: Floresville High School 2014 graduates

June 11, 2014 / Special Section

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Lauren Jillian Ackley H§*U£• Brooke Ashley Allen » Monica Alvarado H * Mathew William Tyler Andersen H* Cody Tyler Angell Sorangel Damaris Arguellez H§* Jeremy E. Arocha Steve Arocha... More ›

Tomorrows leaders: La Vernia High School 2014 graduates

June 11, 2014 / Special Section

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Xavier Aguilera H Steven Brent Ahrens Jordan Elizabeth Albert Daniel Lewis Allen H*øˆ Blanca Jeannette Alvarado †H Megan Elizabeth Amerson †H* Ashley Sierra Anderson †H£* Jevante Quintrell... More ›

Area students receive All American Scholar Award

June 11, 2014 / The 411: Youth

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kristin Greer and John Flieller of Floresville, Brandon Darr, Taylor Dziuk, and Cody Martinez of Falls City, and Blake Lyssy of Poth were selected to receive the 2014 All American Scholar Award... More ›

Top rated new vehicles for seniors

June 11, 2014 / Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies and are looking to purchase a new automobile but could use some help choosing one that’s age friendly.... More ›

Squirrel sparks outage

Squirrel sparks outage

June 11, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Officials with the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) say it was a squirrel that caused a midday power outage June 5 that lasted for approximately 2-1/2 hours. FELPS General Manager Kyle Dicke said that the wayward... More ›

Resident raises ire over road’s declining condition

Resident raises ire over road’s declining condition

June 11, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Eagle Ford shale oil and natural gas play continues to bring wealth and opportunity to the region. It also has created unprecedented maintenance challenges for Wilson County’s highway infrastructure. At... More ›

Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center

Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center

June 11, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The flurry of activity that has descended upon the region following the discovery of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford shale has brought a mixed bag of windfalls and challenges... More ›

County sticks with Rick’s

County sticks with Rick’s

June 11, 2014 / Section A: General News

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Poth-based Rick’s Towing will continue to provide non-consent tows and incident-management tows, as initiated by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch, following a unanimous vote by the Wilson County Commissioners Court at a June 6 special... More ›

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