Brian Burnside, FACHE, CEO of Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, is the recipient of the Texas Hospital Association’s 2015 Pioneer Award, which recognizes a rural hospital administrator or CEO who demonstrates creative and innovative... More ›
Carter Thomas stood up before the Floresville City Council Jan. 28 to speak in favor of a recall election, asking council members not to ignore the more-than-500 people who signed a recall petition.
“I... More ›
Opponents of eight-liner gaming machines in Floresville face a deadline of Friday, Feb. 5, to turn in petitions with the required 500 signatures.
The petitions call for a referendum on an amendment to an ordinance the Floresville City Council... More ›
Two Floresville boards were affected by Jan. 28 city council action.
The Floresville 4A Corp., which oversees the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center, has two new members, who bring the entity back up to five people.
The new members... More ›
An unexpected resignation seems to have baffled Floresville City Hall.
Helen Martinez, a professional accountant who began working for the city full time Oct. 13, submitted her resignation to the city manager Jan. 25 without an explanation.
The... More ›
The Wilson County Office of Emergency Management will hold a second responders and CERT meeting on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Courthouse Annex II, Building B, at 800 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
The meeting agenda will... More ›
Officials with the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) said they have joined forces with the city of Floresville and the Floresville Independent School District in a request for... More ›
Continuing on its mission to strengthen communication between other law-enforcement agencies, the Floresville Independent School District (ISD) Police Department has signed memoranda of understanding... More ›
SAN ANTONIO -- A 36-year-old man is dead and investigators are gathering clues, following what officials believe was an armed robbery of a game room in south Bexar County.
According to Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rosanne Hughes, deputies... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies report the following recent activity:
Floresville Police Department
•Jan. 20, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a tall, thin male with tattoos on his neck allegedly stole less than $100 worth of merchandise from... More ›
A jury found 46-year-old Ronnie Thompson not guilty of possessing less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, during his recent trial that began Jan. 25 in the Wilson County District Court.
As a result of Thompson’s trial,... More ›
My husband was laid off a month ago from a job making $80,000 a year. We have no debt except our house payment. We owe about $82,000 on it, but it’s valued at approximately $300,000. We’ve also got an emergency fund of $30,000, and... More ›
It is undetermined what led to two, almost simultaneous, fires Jan. 28 that prompted the response of fire departments from Stockdale and La Vernia.
At approximately 10:29 a.m., firefighters... More ›
ELMENDORF -- An investigation continues into what police here say was an apparent “chop shop” operating at a property on C.R. 163.
Chief Marco Peña of the Elmendorf Police Department said... More ›
Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office seek clues in recent thefts in the area, including:
•Jan. 25: A blue 2011 Hyundai Sonata, with the Texas license plate BTK-8197, was reported stolen from Mariana Road near Graytown
•Jan. 26:... More ›
FLORESVILLE -- County and state officials continue their investigation into a blaze that consumed a travel trailer Jan. 19 in the Pecan Springs RV Park near the corner of Sutherland Springs Road... More ›
It’s almost showtime for the exhibitors of the 2016 Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show in the Nixon-Smiley Show Barn, located off U.S. 87.
Validation for all rabbits will take place Saturday, Feb.... More ›
By Lundy Atkins
Nixon-Smiley Elementary is a wonderful place to teach and learn. One goal we have been working on is finding innovative ways to make the school more like a community.
We... More ›
Mark your calendars and prepare to experience a presidential debate like no other at a Mock Republican Debate Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Arcadia Theatre at 1417 3rd St. in Floresville.
Impersonating anchors from three major network... More ›
The Wilson County Republican Party will hold its Lincoln Day Dinner fund-raiser on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Floresville Event Center at 600 S.H. 97 W. in Floresville.
The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., where attendees can meet... More ›
FLORESVILLE -- After nearly four years of success with its tele-stroke program, the Connally Memorial Medical Center here is exploring ways of expanding its telemedicine offerings.
Dr. Jeffrey... More ›
Marlin Tanneberger, a Hermann Sons life insurance agent from La Vernia, has been recognized as a top producer for the fourth quarter of 2015. Tanneberger finished the quarter in third place statewide and in second place in Region 4 in the number... More ›
Two Hermann Sons lodges located in Wilson County -- Poth Lodge No. 272 and Stockdale Lodge No. 316 -- have been recognized for reaching their goal as part of a membership campaign conducted by... More ›
Located directly across from Poth Elementary School is a new place for little Poth Pirates to get after-school care.
Children ages 5 through 12 are welcome at Pirates Cove, at 209 Brinkoeter... More ›
H-E-B is recalling approximately 41,000 pieces of stainless steel cookware due to an injury hazard. The metal discs that cover the cookware’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using... More ›
The public is invited to participate in a free three-day Basic CERT Course, set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, in the Takas Park Civic Center at 9310 Jim Seal Drive in Windcrest. Friday’s class will be held from 6-10 p.m., while Saturday’s... More ›
The next meeting of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon in Witte’s Barbecue & Steak House located at 12153 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia.
For more information, call 830-253-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.... More ›
Voting is under way in China Grove, where citizens will determine whether to roll back their property taxes.
Early voting continues through Friday, Feb. 5, and resumes Monday and Tuesday,... More ›
“Residents shouldn’t have anything to worry about; they’ll still have coverage,” said Quinten Kiolbassa, board president for Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 1, following a Jan.... More ›
The Republic Services Landfill at 7700 I-10 East in San Antonio will be open to China Grove residents Feb. 6.
The landfill will accept such items as appliances, bagged litter, brush, carpet, fencing material, furniture, mattresses, tires (limit... More ›
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. for citizens to offer input on proposed improvements to the interchange at I-410 at I-10E in Bexar County.
This will take place in the Copernicus... More ›
The Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital reminds everyone to Be Smart – Love your Heart! and attend its free heart health screenings Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hospital is located... More ›
Residents living in and around Floresville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by... More ›
By Donna Erickson
Give a little heart or two, or even three, to your backyard feathered friends on Valentine’s Day with this birdseed treat shaped with cookie cutters. An ideal kitchen craft... More ›
A friend recently explained his reason for not voting in local elections. He said that nothing in Washington ever changes, so why bother?
He had it all backward. Nothing ever will change... More ›
The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody... More ›
Re: “Communication -- or the lack of communication,” Jan. 27
It’s ironic that an article on the problems of communication contains information which reflects a significant disconnect.... More ›
Re: “Eight-liner operators get a year to comply,” Jan. 20
I read the article the other day and it has remained at the front of my mind ever since. This man, Chris Talamantez, exhibits... More ›
Sometimes I get feedback from the readers of my Apple Pie and Salsa column, other times not. I’m happy to say that I had several responses on my story from Jan. 27, “Recalling food,... More ›