In what appears to be a last-minute effort to change its election date, Floresville has called a special city council meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. An amended agenda was filed late Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28.
The agenda... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
•Aug. 18, Stephen James Hendrix, 34, of San Antonio was arrested on multiple charges after deputies attempted to serve a warrant.... More ›
On the second anniversary of the slaying of Elmendorf police Chief Michael Pimentel, citizens of the small town gathered to show the high regard they hold for him.
They came together at the... More ›
Wilson County’s weather of Aug. 20-21 may not qualify as an official disaster, but flooding caused by the torrential rains was a near-disaster for a number of residents.
Mary and Ike Ruiz hadn’t been home more than an hour that Saturday before... More ›
The Floresville City Council majority has voted to disqualify a candidate in the city’s Nov. 8 election.
Barring court intervention, Tomas Robles will be omitted from the ballot. He had filed... More ›
Texas has 1.6 million military veterans, and Wilson County has at least 4,900 of them.
Mike Jaeger, Southwest District manager for the Texas Veterans Commission, who cited these figures,... More ›
Sgt. Daria Fowler of the Floresville Police Department has graduated from the Leadership Command College -- Class No. 77 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and was awarded... More ›
In the midst of ascertaining flood damage to Wilson County from the rains of Aug. 20-21, county commissioners took time to vote on a county budget Aug. 22.
The $21.6 million budget for fiscal... More ›
Damage to roads and infrastructure caused by the storms Aug. 20-21 across Wilson County will surpass $3 million, officials say. Road damage alone is estimated at $1.4 million.
According to... More ›
Customers of Floresville Electric Light & Power System had more than rainfall to contend with during the Aug. 20-21 storms that wreaked havoc around Wilson County and the surrounding area.
According... More ›
What is your opinion on paying cash for a “tiny house”?
This may be a really un-hip or un-cool thing to say, but I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. Paying cash for something like... More ›
A broken side mirror led to the Aug. 18 arrest of an Elmendorf resident after he allegedly slammed into two cyclists with his truck and kept on going.
According to documentation provided... More ›
Five of six people caught up in a Sept. 15, 2015, raid of two video slot machine parlors in Poth have received their sentences.
All six were arrested and charged with engaging in organized... More ›
Three young men charged with arson will soon get their day in court.
Enrique Duque, 19, Johnny Jimenez III, 18, and Ethan Martin, 17, all of Stockdale allegedly torched a field during the... More ›
KARNES CITY -- Owners of large tracts of property in Karnes County have sued Marathon Oil Co. to determine whether they have been properly compensated for the oil and gas leases on their properties.
John and Kelly Foster leased... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Nathan Scott Barrientez, 34, charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, is rescheduled for a pretrial hearing Sept. 28,... More ›
The Stockdale-based Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 3 directors expressed anxiety during their Aug. 23 special called meeting. The topic was the creation of a countywide ambulance... More ›
Taxpayers in Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Stockdale-based ESD) might have to budget more for tax bills this year, after the directors discussed the budget for fiscal year... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day, which is Monday, Sept. 5.
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 ›
Wilson County second responders and CERT will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6-10 p.m. in the Wilson County Emergency Management Office at 800 10th St. (U.S. 181), Courthouse Annex II, Building B, in Floresville.
Attendees will discuss upcoming... More ›
Monica Montoya of Robinson graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Class A-2016, Trooper Recruit School in Austin on June 17.
She was one of 123 recruits to successfully complete the 23-week training academy. Monica has been assigned... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
•Approved building layout for the new ag building presented by PBK Architects at Aug. 18 board meeting. Gave PBK Architects approval to continue with the design.
•Accepted resignation... More ›
No one likes a bad call by sports officials. However, when a play -- which could decide the game -- is flagged for a penalty apparent to everyone in the stadium, then the penalty is overturned,... More ›
By Jim Lawhon
I am very disappointed in District Attorney Rene Peña. He is a family friend, and after this I doubt he will be. Last February there was much unrest and many questions about... More ›
Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have... More ›
“Civil disobedience” has become uncivil disturbance, aka blocking traffic, rioting, and shooting at police. It has undermined the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and fanned mind-numbing chaos.... More ›
I wanted to publicly honor the three Stockdale volunteer firemen who rescued my grandfather Saturday night from the high waters in Caddo. According to Edwin Baker, the rescuers were... More ›
Thank you so much for your sponsorship of the Dakota Kotara Memorial Foundation second annual Kody Fest.
I loved the ad that was created for it! It was perfect!
Stockdale... More ›
Once again the Wilson County News has shown care and compassion for its readers, including the older people like me, by going big with their printing.
Keep up the good work. I don’t even need glasses anymore!
Floresville... More ›
It would be great if you could please run a short article and explain what folks need to do to receive a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. Thank you.
Editor’s Note: The last day to apply... More ›