The new format for Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) bills has the community talking. One item that has generated a lot of buzz is the “Helping Hands” program.
According to FELPS General Manager Kyle Dicke, the program will be... More ›
SAN ANTONIO -- Peter Castillo, 58, of Floresville is dead and a 7-year-old passenger from his vehicle is in critical condition, according to hospital officials, following an early morning crash Nov. 24 on U.S. 181 near West Laguna Road.
According... More ›
The Floresville Parks Foundation is making progress in its quest for a parks master plan.
Foundation members listened to a presentation Nov. 19 about Heartland Park & Recreation, which offered... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Nov. 18, 7-7:40 p.m., followed by executive session.
•Approval of 2014-15 district textbook committee
Discussed, no action:
•Community... More ›
While a Nov. 20 special meeting of the Floresville City Council lasted more than three hours, inclusive of two closed sessions and a third of the agenda being tabled, perhaps the most eventful... More ›
Texans who oppose President Barack Obama’s amnesty plan for illegal aliens have scheduled a Dec. 5 rally at the state Capitol.
People who want to take part are invited to gather outside the Capitol at 1100 Congress Ave. in Austin between 9 a.m.... More ›
The Wilson County News wants to hear your “Best Christmas Morning Story” and will award two winners with a $50 Walmart gift card. Entries must be received by noon on Friday, Nov. 28.
To enter, submit your story by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,... More ›
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and Texas Crime Stoppers, has implemented the Texas Stash House Rewards Program. The new... More ›
The Falls City Independent School District, which recently broke ground on a 123,103-square-foot kindergarten through 12th- grade school building, is seeking a variance related to building-permit fees from the Falls City City Council. The council... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
•Voted to accept a $2,593.26 donation from the Karnes County Association for Limited Citizens, which will be used for special-needs students
Discussed, no action:
•The board is... More ›
The Texas economy added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in October. This brought the adjusted state unemployment rate down to 5.1 percent in October, down from 5.2 percent in September.
Workforce Solutions Alamo indicates that the Wilson... More ›
My mother-in-law is in poor health and doesn’t have a lot of money. She has been giving us a lot of her earnings over the last couple of years as a kind of early inheritance, because she’s afraid she’ll spend it all. We’re setting... More ›
The city of Poth is facing the possibility of fines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) after a July inspection found deficiencies at the city’s wastewater plant, located west of the intersection of U.S. 181 and F.M. 541, according... More ›
As a result of the Wilson County Appraisal District’s recent finding that the Poth Independent School District’s tax roll is larger than previously estimated, the school district’s board of trustees took action at its Nov. 12 meeting to amend the... More ›
JOURDANTON -- Beginning in early December, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Hunter Industries will begin a 16-month project to resurface Oak Street, or S.H. 97, between Brown Avenue and Airport Road between Jourdanton and Pleasanton.
According... More ›
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is cosponsoring an environmental summit with Texas Sen. Kirk Watson, District 14, on Monday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center located at 1408... More ›
This season, many Gonzales, Guadalupe, and Wilson county seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer, thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the program brings... More ›
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, in a letter he wrote in 1789, voiced the pain most taxpayers experience.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
The... More ›
In a Nov. 24 meeting short on discussion, the Wilson County Commissioners Court gratefully accepted a check to help pay for a new dumpster.
Martin Saldivar, owner of SK Construction, presented... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies are investigating the following incidents:
Floresville Police Department:
•Oct. 27, 8:18 p.m., someone stole a television set still in its original packaging... More ›
Members of the community are providing very positive feedback about Connally Memorial Medical Center, according to a report by Brian Burnside, the hospital’s chief executive officer.
He... More ›
The next monthly meeting of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will be on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at noon in the Bluebird Café at 9356 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia.
The agenda will include election of officers for 2015. The candidates are: President... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
•Tabled review of the district’s business plan until February. A conference will be held Jan. 15-17, in which board members will... More ›
The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Bank will hold a Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the bank located at 13809 West U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
This is a great opportunity to meet members of the business community.... More ›
Nurses In Touch Home Health of Floresville has been named a top agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified... More ›
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The new Republican-controlled Congress is all set to focus on the undoing of Obamacare when it convenes on Saturday, Jan. 3.
“Meanwhile, the members of the new Senate... More ›
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the state’s enforcement action against the operators of an online scheme that violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. According to the state’s enforcement action, the Dallas-based technology... More ›
STOCKDALE -- Kurt Kogelschatz, 54, of Maxwell has been charged with disregarding a red light, following a Nov. 19 crash here that sent a Stockdale man to the hospital.
According to a report by Trooper Yvonne Flores of the Texas Department of Public... More ›
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a new survey from Gallup, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is more unpopular than ever as second-year enrollment begins. Just 37 percent of Americans... More ›
AUSTIN -- Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, has pre-filed the first 31 Senate Bills of the 84th Texas Legislative Session that will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 13. These include:
•Senate Bill... More ›
Local chambers of commerce love to promote shopping locally, but often, to little or no avail. Despite “shop at home” and “buy local” slogans, shoppers often go for convenience and selection.... More ›
If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes.
Under the Obama administration, both the Department... More ›
I am one of four grown children born to my two wonderful, loving parents. Thank God all us kids grew up healthy and now have grown children of our own, and three of us have grandchildren.
This... More ›
Well here we go again.
Seems that the new trend is to screw over the residents of Wilson County because they are ignorant. You can do what you want with them and they will never... More ›
Most of us have some narcissistic tendencies. Some are blessed with an abundance of concern for our self-image and yearning to be center stage. The latter seem to be well represented in the fields of entertainment and politics. This is... More ›
Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Obama’s White House consultant on Obamacare, has made the statement that the majority of the American electorate is “stupid.”
I must totally agree with his opinion and all I have to do is point out who the occupant... More ›