Last-minute applications and candidates withdrawing from election bids have changed the shape of local elections for November.
Floresville city Councilman Eric Rodriguez withdrew from his bid for re-election to the council, leaving erstwhile... More ›
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Passion for sports stepped off the playing field and into Floresville City Hall for an Aug. 24 city budget workshop.
The entire budget for the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) was up for consideration, but the corporation’s... More ›
What began as a high school cooperative education job for one young lady has turned into a stint as interim general manager of an electric utility.
Marcy Jacobs -- who currently serves as the executive manager of support services for the... More ›
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Roof leaks and mold in the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center will be fixed, after Floresville City Council members decided to award a contract for repairs during... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on the docket to appear Aug. 25 in Wilson County District Court:
•Brian Quintanilla, 29, of Floresville, charged in separate indictments with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious... More ›
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery will host a series of free webinars in September to assist organizations establish a successful and effective preparedness plan.
Get... More ›
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Floresville residents attending their city council’s two Aug. 27 hearings got a preview of the 2015-16 budget and the property-tax rate that will help pay for it.
The preliminary... More ›
The Floresville Police Department reports the following recent activity:
•Aug 13, Jason Schneider, 37, was arrested and charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, after an officer conducting a traffic stop at 4:15 p.m. recovered... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day, which is Monday, Sept. 7.
City halls in Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Elmendorf, and La Vernia will be closed.
The Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library will be closed... More ›
The Falls City Independent School District has earned the “distinction” designation in two categories of the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) 2015 state accountability ratings.
The district is among just 24 school districts and charters statewide... More ›
AUSTIN -- The Texas Transportation Commission approved $2.1 million in funding Aug. 27 for improvements at the airport in Karnes County. The funding will be used for pavement and fencing improvements at the Karnes County Airport, according to Texas... More ›
I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hours. The problem is that it seems to disappear, and I’m left trying to stretch those last few dollars to the end of the month. I know I eat out a lot.... More ›
The first Relay For Life committee meeting for the 2016 event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the SouthTrust Bank at 545 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
For more information, contact Teresa... More ›
“This has been a challenging year,” Wilson County Auditor Tom Dupnick said. “Maybe things will bounce back next year.”
With these words, Dupnick expressed the general mood of Wilson County... More ›
A family dream that began in 1981 has come to an end for the De Leon family in San Antonio.
Agustin De Leon, after working in Saspamco’s Dickey Clay Co. for 30 years, retired... More ›
Dear Parents and Community,
The 2015-16 school year has begun with great promise! On opening day, our children came bounding through the doors with enthusiastic smiles and cheerful stories of their summer vacations. Educators sometimes pretend... More ›
Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District will hold several substitute teacher training preparation courses.
Anyone interested must attend one of the courses, and substitute teachers... More ›
The wait is finally over! It’s time to gather your friends and family and make some memories at the 2015 Nixon Feather Fest Saturday, Sept. 5.
The day-long event will be full of family friendly entertainment, including a 5K run at 7:30, a parade... More ›
LA VERNIA -- “Although we’ve got the largest volunteer fire department in the county, we still have got times in the day -- particularly in the daytime -- when we could use more manpower,” said... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
•Adopted 2015 tax rate of $1.275 per $100 of valuation. This is the same rate as last year, and is the second-lowest in Bexar County, according to Superintendent Roland Toscano.
•Adopted... More ›
East Central High School is seeking sponsors for its fund-raising event, A Conversation with the Constitution, set for Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30-9 p.m. in the school at 7173 F.M. 1628 in... More ›
Newberry, S.C.-based Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products produced between May 31 and Aug. 6, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product... More ›
The Stockdale City Council has adopted the 2015-16 fiscal year budget after two different public hearings -- one each for the budget and tax rate -- were held.
During an Aug. 19 special called... More ›
A geotechnical study should determine why ground at Floresville’s River Park is unstable.
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) board of directors gave the go-ahead at its Aug. 26 meeting... More ›
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Josh Brownlow, who is studying to obtain a doctorate in geology from Baylor University, continues his study as to whether there is a potential for groundwater contamination... More ›
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced the implementation of the Impact Texas Teen Driver program (ITTD) Aug. 28, a new requirement for driver license applicants who complete a teen... More ›
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has announced the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, a global prize competition in which teams will develop mobile applications... More ›
Dispose of unused or unwanted, expired over-the-counter and prescription medications at MedDropSA on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alamo City Christian Fellowship Church at 6500 IH 35 North in San Antonio.
Participants may take... More ›
The Houston Veterans Affairs regional office, which services South Texas, has released an update on its claims backlog. As of Aug. 10, the backlog is now 110,025. In March 2013 it was 611,000. Wait time on average is 121 days with a 93 percent accuracy... More ›
Do as I say, not as I do. Symbols mean things -- unless liberal/progressives disagree.
The Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and hate, so proclaim the progressives. Many Southerners,... More ›
Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreover,... More ›
Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem.
Called the Global Energy Balance Network, it comes at obesity from a unique perspective,... More ›
Another budget crisis, after your county judge as the budget officer said it was not going to happen again. He said they were going to start the budget process early. They should... More ›
I can’t tell people how dangerous this Iran nuclear deal is to America, and it seems to be getting sidetracked by the debates and Donald Trump. I hope through the Wilson County News to get as many people as possible to contact their senator... More ›
I have been hearing a lot about how our Texas voter ID law disenfranchised a significant portion of the minority electorate. According to the fifth court, a possible solution to the problem would be to allow voter registration cards be... More ›