She was young, simply attired, and looked around with big, dark eyes. She stood before about 20 strangers Dec. 8 at Witte’s Bar-B-Que & Catering in La Vernia, and began to speak without benefit... More ›
The runoff election to decide City Council, Place 1 in Floresville is Saturday, Dec. 20. Neither Harry Grove nor Daniel M. Tejada captured 50 percent or more of the votes cast in the Nov. 4 election.
As of press time Dec. 15, a total of 530 early... More ›
He was known locally for giving motivational messages about life after his victory over non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer. Donald James Wyant also was known for being an avid bicyclist. Now, those... More ›
STOCKDALE -- A 22-year-old Nixon woman is dead after a fiery crash Dec. 14 on U.S. 87 east of here.
According to Trooper Anthony Flores of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, the preliminary investigation by DPS Trooper Alex... More ›
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Floresville residents who proceed on building projects without the required permits may be slapped with a fine of $250 a day.
The Floresville City Council voted Dec. 11 to... More ›
Most Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) customers with a second meter will get a break on their utility bills, thanks to action Dec. 11 by the Floresville City Council.
The... More ›
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Tommy Baker, executive director of the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC), has been awarded a 5-percent salary increase retroactive to Oct. 1, as a result of action taken Dec. 8 by the FEDC’s board of directors.
“We... More ›
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans that the holiday season can be a prime time for vehicle thefts and is encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect... More ›
Meeting: Floresville 4A Corp. meeting, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
•Accepted resignation of Leann Drozd as secretary. (She did not resign from the organization.)
•Elected Andy Joslin as secretary.
In attendance: Members... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays Thursday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Additionally, city halls in Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, and La Vernia will be closed on Friday, Dec. 26. Floresville... More ›
Those with musical talent and instruments to spare are encouraged to join a band and play classic Christmas carols. The band is in need of a variety of instruments, but no electric guitars, please.
For more information, call trombonist Fred Anderson... More ›
Our daughter wasn’t very responsible with money until she read your books. Now, she has really started turning her life around. Recently, she learned she needs to have some expensive dental work done. Since she just started trying... More ›
One year after a terrifying morning that spanned three counties, the two parties suspected of being responsible -- Shaun Ruiz Puente and Jenevieve Ramos -- await trial on first-degree felony charges... More ›
The contract for Poth Independent School District Athletic Director Andrew King will end at the close of the 2015-16 school year, following the board of trustees’ Dec. 10 vote not to extend the agreement.
Superintendent Scott Caloss, who recommended... More ›
Growth in Poth is hampered by a lack of members on the Poth Planning and Zoning Commission. The board was due to meet Dec. 9 to decide on a subdivision request, but the lack of a quorum means... More ›
The Elmendorf City Council is set to hold a special meeting Dec. 30 to approve annexation of properties, including approximately half of the Alamo Junction Rail Park. The plan was the subject... More ›
One half of a duo accused of the 2008 shooting death of a San Antonio man is headed to a state prison for 20 years, after being sentenced Dec. 8 by Judge Donna S. Rayes of the 81st Judicial... More ›
Meeting: Regular city council meeting, Dec. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9:03 p.m.. Executive session.
•Accepted Ruby Hyatt’s resignation from the Elmendorf Planning and Zoning Commission,... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
•Accepted a $3,011 bid from Roger Moczygemba for the purchase of .613 acres of city-owned land on River Road near the San Antonio River
•Approved amending the city’s building codes,... More ›
Whether it’s for an industrial HVAC system, an oil-field pump, or an irrigation motor, if a problem arises with an electric motor or apparatus, the folks at Massengale Armature Works are ready... More ›
The following defendants are among those with pending criminal cases who appeared before Judge Donna S. Rayes of the 81st Judicial District Court in Wilson County District Court Dec. 8:
•Patsy... More ›
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued the following road work for Karnes County, including:
•S.H. 123, through Wednesday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will be doing level-up pavement work on S.H. 123 from S.H. 80 to F.M.... More ›
All seats on the La Vernia City Council are full again, following the appointment and approval of Mark Doege by the council Dec. 11 to fill the seat vacated by Randy Leonard, who resigned in... More ›
Meeting: La Vernia Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m.
•Approved purchase of five Trane heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units at a cost of $50,173.45 to replace 15-year-old... More ›
Technology upgrades and programs consumed a majority of the Dec. 8 Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees meeting. According to Stockdale ISD Superintendent Paul Darilek,... More ›
A reassessment of the city’s drinking water has saved the city of Stockdale $208,000. During a special called meeting of the Stockdale City Council Dec. 11, an engineer provided a revision of his preliminary assessment of the city’s drinking water.... More ›
The Floresville Event Center and Eventures will host a Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the event center located at 600 S.H. 97 W. in Floresville.
Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet with top recruiters and interview... More ›
Professionally trained and licensed Healthcare.gov assisters will be available to enroll/re-enroll Texans in affordable, quality health plans at a health-care enrollment event on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Communicare located at... More ›
The Humana Guidance Center at 803 Castroville Road, Ste. 300, in San Antonio will hold an Affordable Care Act enrollment seminar on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10-11 a.m.
Attendees will learn the basics of health insurance, find an Exchange plan... More ›
AUSTIN – Veterans and active-duty members of the military considering new careers can now access a new resource that reveals opportunities for those who make Texas their permanent home.
The launch of TexasWideOpenFor Veterans.com was announced... More ›
The majority of parents in America are afraid of allowing their children a free range. Instead, they become “helicopter parents” who hover, coddle, and over-protect their children.
Free-range... More ›
This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached... More ›
I noticed in the Wilson County News last week a picture of a dog that got lost. I received an email with two pictures of a dog from one of the neighbors who lives several blocks from... More ›
Well, it was on the news again this morning. Another coverage of looters doing what they live to do. They broke windows in local businesses, stole property, destroyed what they could. All of this done in “supposed protest” of the latest... More ›
I think it’s time that someone takes control of F.M. 1346 from La Vernia to 1604 in St. Hedwig. The truckers have found a way to make this road a shortcut from La Vernia to 1604 instead... More ›
Crystal and I are appalled at the city of La Vernia’s decision to deny an ordinance for mobile businesses during the Dec. 11 city council meeting.
First of all, we weren’t even... More ›