Two water-related topics took center stage at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Floresville City Council.
Thomas Turk of M&S Engineering said rehabilitation of the Plaza Well, which began last October, was complete.
“After all the trials and tribulations,... More ›
LONE OAK -- A 21-year-old woman is dead and two other motorists are being treated for injuries following a Jan. 25 crash near the intersection of U.S. 87 and Rakowitz Road. According to Bexar... More ›
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The Floresville City Council is looking for citizens who are willing to serve as volunteers on its boards.
The city’s newly formed Visitor & Tourist Bureau will comprise... More ›
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Floresville city employees can soon earn cash for their ideas, thanks to a resolution passed at the Jan. 22 meeting of the city council.
Councilman Juan Ortiz proposed the Smart Idea Program, in which employees can submit suggestions... More ›
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Repairs to the Floresville Event Center could cost $875,000.
Thomas Turk of M&S Engineering painted a graphic picture for Floresville City Council members at their Jan. 22 meeting about the facility’s problems and how they can... More ›
The Floresville City Council has no say in the board membership of the Floresville Parks Foundation.
The foundation asserted its independence at its Jan. 21 meeting by adopting new bylaws.
The... More ›
Forward momentum continues for the Wilson County Public Libraries -- which, in 2014, expanded from a single location to three branches throughout the county.
Residents still can reap the benefits of the Sam Fore Jr. branch on the courthouse square... More ›
My mom and dad always told me to live below my means, but they never showed me how to make it happen. I’ve gotten out of debt and fallen back in several times. I want to get control of my money and stop busting my budget. How do I... More ›
By M. Ray Perryman
Texas led the way out of the national recession, and has been adding jobs month after month for more than four years. During the 12 months ended in November, about 441,200 net new jobs were added, a record for the Lone Star... More ›
The Farm Credit Bank of Texas board of directors has re-elected James F. “Jimmy” Dodson of Robstown as board chairman and Lester Little of Hallettsville, board vice chairman of the Austin-based cooperatively owned bank.
The two... More ›
The next meeting of the La Vernia Historical Association will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in the GVEC Community Room at 13848 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia.
Anyone interested in helping to research, record, recognize, publish, document, and... More ›
Shorty’s Place in Falls City is celebrating 70 years in business. Known for home-style cooking, Shorty’s invites folks to join them for lunch, and now breakfast, starting Tuesday, Feb. 3.
“There aren’t many options for breakfast in the area,... More ›
It will cost $28,860,427 to build the Falls City Independent School District’s new kindergarten through 12th-grade building under a guaranteed-maximum-price proposal approved Jan. 21 by the... More ›
Instead of spending $1,200 per employee, per year for uniforms for its two public works employees, Falls City has decided to save $800 per year by having them clothe themselves. At its Jan.... More ›
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued the following road work for Karnes County, including:
•F.M. 99, through Thursday, Jan. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will be making base repairs on F.M. 99 from F.M. 626 to U.S. 181. Traffic... More ›
The Poth High School class of 2015 will hold its Poth Project Graduation Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at Jack Lane Stadium.
Supporters can purchase golf balls, which will be numbered and dropped from a helicopter hovering... More ›
The Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services is down to one ambulance. Representatives of the volunteer fire department and emergency medical services (EMS) group reported to the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 board at its Jan.... More ›
Jeffrey Pratt of Floresville will spend the next six years on probation, after agreeing to deferred adjudication Jan. 20 in Wilson County District Court.
According to court records, Pratt pled no contest to one count of aggravated assault with... More ›
Samples of K-12 social studies, 9-12 math, and fine arts instructional materials adopted this year by the state of Texas will be available for public review by appointment only at the East Central... More ›
POTH -- The Poth Independent School District and the Poth City Council are considering reducing the posted speed in the city’s school zone. The council, Superintendent Scott Caloss, and police... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Jan. 26. From 9-9:26 a.m.
•Approved the annual “State of the ESD” report presented by Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 board President... More ›
Meeting: La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees special meeting, Jan. 21; including executive session regarding personnel matters
•Approved a budget amendment, moving funds budgeted for maintenance to utilize... More ›
Members of the La Vernia City Council met Jan. 19 to hear a proposal for the city to become part of the Canyon Regional Water Authority.
Humberto Ramos, representing Canyon Regional, addressed... More ›
If you don’t know where you’re going, the old saying goes, you don’t need a map. Any road will take you there.
But if you have a crystal clear vision of your destination, you need an equally... More ›
Do you know this plant? If so, write the answer and send it in the mail to Plant ID, Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville, TX 78114, or email it to email@example.com, with “Plant ID” in the subject line. Please include a daytime... More ›
(This column was originally published on Sept. 4, 2013)
“Higher wages for fast-food workers won’t solve problem”
Economics professor Dr. George Bittlingmayer commented on www.forbes.com... More ›
With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton... More ›
By Lee Hamilton
It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people... More ›
Re: “Higher education is still a good thing,” Jan. 21
I thoroughly enjoyed and relished Mr. Gonzales’ highly erudite letter concerning the ultimate value of attaining a college... More ›
All contact with the VA is confidential. Is it? There have been multiple instances where veterans seeking treatment with the VA had their guns confiscated without due process, and... More ›