Wilson County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson, in a rare move, cast the deciding vote for the provider of an integrated tax assessment and collection software package.
The vote followed a recommendation at the commissioners’ April 25 meeting... More ›
Tommy Baker, executive director of the Floresville Economic Development Corp., responds to last week’s WCN editorial, “Floresville parks plan: an analysis.”
There have been a number of misconceptions recently made in regards to the... More ›
Don’t “bring your own bottle.”
The Floresville 4A Corp.’s no-BYOB policy for the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center is here to stay.
Faced with two citizens’ questions about... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, April 20, 6-6:43 p.m.
•Approved a variance for a septic system within city limits at 1911 Sunnyside Road, because the city waterline is more than 500... More ›
Gordon Lindley of Floresville was presented the Religious Service Award during the Governor’s 2016 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award Ceremony April 15 in Austin.
Lindley began volunteering... More ›
Work will soon resume on building new offices for the Wilson County Appraisal District on Railroad Street, where it stood before Floresville’s Oct. 30 tornado destroyed it.
The district board... More ›
The Floresville Chamber of Commerce is getting a new home at the Floresville Event Center on S.H. 97 West.
The Oct. 30 tornado that devastated the city demolished the chamber’s former home at the corner of Railroad Street and U.S. 181 adjacent... More ›
The Eagle Creek-area Emergency Services District No. 2 continued its discussion about annexation of several new areas along its current borders during its April 18 board meeting.
According... More ›
Durbin & Associates LLP has given the Connally Memorial Medical Center a “clean, unmodified” 2015 audit report.
Auditor Brandon Durbin told members of the Wilson Memorial Hospital District... More ›
“Volunteering is not dead.”
La Vernia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) President Paul Brunner described the La Vernia Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which has served for the past 42 years and continues to strive to improve its service.
“La... More ›
I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve gotten an unusual offer from a small, out-of-state school. It revolves around a $3,000 student loan program, where the loan converts... More ›
Poth High School graduate Cody Ryan Soto, a senior majoring in journalism-public relations at Baylor University, has been awarded two prestigious honors in the field of journalism.
Soto was named the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Reporter... More ›
Charles and DeAnn Strickland, owners of Budget Blinds of La Vernia, received national recognition during an Awards Gala held in January during the 2016 National Convention in Nashville, Tenn.... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, April 20, 7 p.m. Executive session started at 7:50 p.m.
•Approved new campus and technology improvement plans, including balancing students’ core curriculum with art and physical education activities,... More ›
The Children’s Alliance of South Texas will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Forensic Medical Program on Tuesday, May 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. at 1108 Railroad St. in Floresville.
The Forensic... More ›
The Children’s Alliance of South Texas is asking for the community’s support to raise money through the Big Give S.A., a 24-hour day of giving, set for Tuesday, May 3, from midnight through 11:59 p.m.
All proceeds will go toward the alliance’s... More ›
A recent report details a utility scam that is targeting CPS Energy customers, who allege they are receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to represent CPS Energy. Both commercial and residential customers have been targeted.
Scammers gain... More ›
Join representatives and staff of the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital for a Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 1, from 2-4:30 p.m. at 3349 S. U.S. 181 in Kenedy.
Community members will enjoy free barbecue, live music, kids’ activities, face... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies reported the following recent activity:
•April 13, an unidentified individual attempted to use a stolen credit/debit card to purchase signs from Eagle Ford Signs amounting to $8,289.79. Owner... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Gabriel Serna, 39, pled guilty April 12 to three counts of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of indecency with a... More ›
The 13th anniversary celebration of Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County is set for Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, at the fellowship grounds located at 561 F.M. 3350 in Jourdanton.
The... More ›
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of South Texas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps protect abused and neglected children in Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle, and Wilson counties, will participate in the Big Give S.A. Tuesday,... More ›
Robert G. Ramirez was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 26. The promotion ceremony took place at Offutt Air Force Base Nebraska and was officiated by U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Williamson, the 55th Wing Vice Commander.
In... More ›
Residents living in and around the Floresville area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening on Tuesday, May 17, in the... More ›
Native to Australia and New Zealand, black swans -- like this pair often spotted on a stock tank on F.M. 775 between Floresville and La Vernia -- are popular in zoological gardens and bird collections. Photographer Mark Walton said these swans -pictured... More ›
Learn how to become a Guadalupe County Master Gardener at a Class Orientation set for Thursday, May 19, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension office at 210 Live Oak St. in Seguin.
The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners... More ›
Texans have the opportunity to venture outside and connect with nature during Texas Nature Challenge 2016 through Aug. 13. This family-oriented, friendly competition is aimed at getting families and kids outside and visiting local parks, nature... More ›
Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student? Learn how on Thursday, April 28, as ASSE International Student Exchange Program area representative Audra Locke conducts an informative... More ›
Don’t miss Seguin’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the courthouse square at 201 South Austin St. in Seguin.
The Guadalupe County chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be on hand offering hundreds... More ›
Shoppers are invited to Security Service’s free “Shred Day” Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at Rolling Oaks Mall at 6909 North Loop 1604 East in San Antonio, in the parking lot between Sears and Dillard’s.
Participants are encouraged... More ›
By Jim Lahon
Early voting has begun for the May 7 Floresville special election.
We have the opportunity to elect two new city council members. It has never been more important to the future... More ›
If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year’s political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality -- in both parties.
The biggest surprise among the Democrats is Bernie Sanders,... More ›
This refers to a comment by Mr. Russell Dickerson on your April 12 posting of the canceled April 18 Floresville Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) meeting (regarding the Parks... More ›
Last Thursday I looked at our forecast. Fourteen of the following 15 days were forecast to be rainy. Some days were 90 percent, some were 30 percent. Here we are a week later and it’s rained once. We were supposed to have a couple inches... More ›
I wish there was a way to enforce the 30 mph speed limit in the Hilltop Ranch Subdivision. It is the Indy Speedway out here!
I get run off the road at least once a week by drivers who refuse to slow down. They actually drag race each... More ›