A railroad train rumbled into history Oct. 13 when it arrived at the Alamo Junction Rail Park in Elmendorf.
The arrival marked the completion of BNSF Railway’s delivery of 165 cars full of frac sand to the Alamo Junction facility of oilfield... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies reported the following recent activity:
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
•Oct. 4, Michael, Jesse, and Vanessa Lopez of Floresville attempted to repossess a vehicle on C.R. 331. They were towing it from the... More ›
“Tonight I am asking for your resignation,” Floresville Councilman Juan Ortiz said to City Manager Henrietta Turner. “I give you an F.”
Ortiz expressed his opinion during the Floresville City Council’s quarterly review of the city manager at... More ›
Floresville City Council members decided at their Oct. 13 meeting to delay action on changing drug-testing guidelines.
City Attorney Chris Hugg recommended narrowing the “scope and breadth” of the city’s personnel policies regarding mandatory... More ›
The presence of the Taco Bell fast-food chain in Floresville is becoming more of a reality.
Floresville Planning & Zoning Commission members approved a preliminary plat for a Taco Bell restaurant... More ›
El Mesias United Methodist Church invites all first responders to a Barbecued Chicken Appreciation Lunch on Saturday, Oct. 29, at noon in the church activity hall at Trail and Second streets... More ›
James Freasier had served on the Wilson County Memorial Hospital District board and chaired its finance committee. He resigned in September and provided his reasons in the letter shown... More ›
Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) board members heard the utility’s plans for the 2017 fiscal year at an Oct. 12 special budget work session, including building renovations for a new main office location, advanced metering, and a... More ›
Watch for three opportunities to meet the candidates in the Nov. 8 election.
The Wilson County News will present its print Candidates Forum in our Oct. 26 issue.
And meet the candidates in person in our live forums in the American Legion Hall... More ›
By WCN Staff
Firefighting coverage is on the ballot for voters in the La Vernia, Sutherland Springs, and Kicaster areas, while residents in the City View and Tower Lake subdivisions will... More ›
In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 17-21), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to comply with laws prohibiting the passing of school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol troopers will be... More ›
My mom is 95 years old, and she’s in amazing health. Financially speaking, she has about $150,000 in Certificates of Deposit, money market accounts, and savings bonds. Is there... More ›
AUSTIN – Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief, today busted the property tax myth the committee has heard around the state... More ›
Masonic Lodges in Wilson County will open their doors to the public for tours on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., where officers and members will explain the history of the Freemasons, who will celebrate... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Rolando Alfaro, 43, of Floresville, charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance, is scheduled for a docket... More ›
Local residents heard possible plans for the construction of an athletic complex and ag/Career Technical Education (CTE) building during an Oct. 11 Falls City Independent School District special... More ›
The Falls City Independent School District will honor military members, past and present, with its first-ever Military Appreciation Game on Friday, Oct. 21, when the Falls City Beavers take... More ›
The newly chartered American Legion Auxiliary Unit 539 held its Installation of Officers on Oct. 2, in the St. Hedwig American Legion Post 539. Cheryl Huguley, 20th District president, gave... More ›
If you are in the market for insurance for the first time, or maybe you’re shopping for a better rate, AHIA (Affordable Health Insurance Agency) wants your business.
Established in 1995, AHIA is an insurance brokerage agency that offers a variety... More ›
Bette Sumner retired from the East Central Independent School District on Sept. 30, after 47 years of service as a paraprofessional working in special education.
She loved helping students who were struggling and encouraged them to do their best... More ›
Teri Grubbs of Floresville and Becky Jentsch of McQueeney have received their degrees from Western Governors University (WGU) Texas during its fifth annual commencement ceremony Sept. 17 in Austin.
Teri received her Master of Science in Nursing... More ›
The Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library is opening a new chapter in its history.
County library staff, volunteers, and contractors have been moving the contents of the former library... More ›
The Elmendorf City Council will form a Police Department Citizen Complaint Review Board, after a vote during its Oct. 13 meeting.
“This was the brainchild of the chief of police, Marco Peña... More ›
In an innovative approach toward college education, students at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) are being given a guarantee: Get a job, or get a refund.
Chancellor and CEO Michael Reeser... More ›
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have launched this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- three months earlier than the traditional Jan. 1 date -- so that... More ›
Two public meetings will present the results of a flow study of the San Antonio River and Cibolo Creek.
•Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m., at the Goliad Senior Center, 601 W. Pearl St. (S.H. 59... More ›
The Texas Lone Star Greys, Camp 1953, Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Schertz VFW Post 8315 at 1000 F.M. 78 in Schertz. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet.
Meetings are open to the public... More ›
Wilson County Amateur Radio Club (ham) will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Baldy’s American Diner at 9356 U.S. 87 in La Vernia. All are welcome to attend... More ›
The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities is seeking nominations for the sixth annual J.C. Montgomery Jr. Child Safety Awards.
Up to 10 awards will be given to honor... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
•Designated the former D. Albrecht home as a “teacherage,” and rented it to a school employee. It will remain as such until the district needs the land for building expansion or growth.
•Approved... More ›
Meeting: St. Hedwig City Council regular meeting, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
•Approved an ordinance that eliminates a section of the subdivision ordinance related to a 2-acre minimum... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Oct. 13, 6:30-7:36 p.m.
•Approved plan by the Greater La Vernia Parks Foundation to install lights on the walking trail in La Vernia City Park
•Approved... More ›
AACOG will offer a free workshop on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. presenting an overview of the many services and resources of Area Agencies on Aging and the Alamo Service Connection... More ›
Clean out that medicine cabinet, remove any unused or expired prescription medication, and take it to the Drug Take-Back Program set for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Vernia High School, building No. 500, at 225 Blue Bonnet Road... More ›
The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter invites Wilson County citizens to its annual Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6-7:30 p.m.
The event is meant to... More ›
The Connally Memorial Medical Center will hold its next Lunch & Learn -- “Think Pink! Cancer Prevention Tips for Women” on Friday, Oct. 21, from 12-1 p.m. in the large conference room at 499 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
Join Family Nurse... More ›
I guess y’all know early that early voting begins Oct. 24, and I for one am going to take full advantage of the opportunity. I can’t stand all the hoopla any longer, and I figure if I cast my... More ›
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, and the courage to change the things I can.
This is one of my all-time favorite quotations. It has gravitas, but I had not... More ›
All over social media, I keep hearing how terrible our choices are in this year’s election. We didn’t get here in a vacuum. For decades the Republican rank-and-file has allowed themselves to be treated as “pins on a map” -- as cogs in a machine that... More ›
No welfare state has ever succeeded. Don’t take my word for it. Read history.
Why would this be so? Because at some point the workers will quit working so they can stand in line for the free stuff.
Going back to Jamestown, one of the first... More ›
The hypocritical biased mainstream media are hyper over Trump’s sexist comments, which were surreptitiously taped. But … they conveniently ignore that FBI agents are alleging White... More ›
Let me start with the Republican Party. In all my years, I have never seen such a pansy-faced bunch of legislators and wannabes. When this nonsense started, there were 16 politicians... More ›
The vote you cast in the November 2016 presidential election will be, beyond all doubt, the most awesomely important vote you will cast in your lifetime.
You will either choose Donald Trump, who will restore our freedoms, our opportunities... More ›