FLORESVILLE -- A military veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an incident Jan. 13 outside the Floresville Police Department... More ›
Former Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Patsy Lynne Ritchey -- who also owned the now-defunct Patsy Ritchey Insurance Agency on U.S. 87 in La Vernia -- is headed to prison, following... More ›
FLORESVILLE -- Police here are investigating a report by the staff of the Walmart Supercenter that someone paid for merchandise Jan. 16 with $600 in counterfeit currency.
Detective Jesse Gutierrez... More ›
The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) is moving ahead on many fronts in its mission to promote business to benefit the city.
That was the thrust of a presentation by FEDC Executive... More ›
Wednesday, Jan. 28, is the first day to file for a place on the ballot for the May 9 elections. The filing deadline is Friday, Feb. 27.
Several area entities will hold May elections, including the cities of:
•La Vernia -- three council places
•... More ›
H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder, due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. There have been no reported... More ›
DaVita Dialysis will offer Kidney Smart, a free kidney disease education class, on Monday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. in the Floresville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on B Street.
These instructor-led kidney classes will provide an opportunity... More ›
Experiencing or witnessing terrifying events may have contributed to the Jan. 13 incident in which a veteran apparently shot himself outside the Floresville Police Department. (See related story on page 1A.)
Such experience may result in post-traumatic... More ›
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Floresville joins hundreds of Catholic schools across the nation to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31.
The school will kick off its celebration this... More ›
The Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home will hold a blood drive from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, to help alleviate a critical blood shortage in South Texas.
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be conducting the blood drive... More ›
The Floresville Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill a part-time office manager position. The hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The job requires (but is not limited to)... More ›
Acme Guns & Gear will offer a free Handgun 101 class for ladies only on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7-8 p.m. in the shop located at 540 10th St., Ste. 130, in Floresville.
Ladies will receive hands-on training, get to know the weapons, and also learn... More ›
I follow you on Twitter, and I was wondering if you recommend buying an umbrella policy. If so, how much?
If you’ve started to win with money and build some wealth, an umbrella... More ›
KENEDY -- Changes are afoot for a familiar place along U.S. 181 in Karnes County.
The Karnes County Hospital District, doing business as Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital (OKMH), has issued $43.8... More ›
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued the following road work for Karnes County, including:
•F.M. 99, through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will be doing level-up pavement work on F.M. 99 from F.M. 626 to U.S.... More ›
The San Antonio Right to Life Foundation will hold its annual Rally in Defense of Life on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 2-3 p.m. in Milam Park at 501 W. Commerce in San Antonio.
The event will include featured speaker Carol Everett, director of the... More ›
The La Vernia Veterans Memorial project is seeking volunteers to serve on the Steering Committee to make and administer policies and guidelines for the details of the project.
This long-term committee will serve to coordinate the engravings,... More ›
SAN ANTONIO -- In a news conference dominated by questions regarding immigration and border security, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, whose district includes Wilson County and the surrounding area,... More ›
In honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, The R3V Ministries will present Shine Your Light on Human Trafficking on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the church at 1918 Steves Ave. in San Antonio.
Numerous agencies throughout San Antonio will... More ›
SAN ANTONIO -- Omni Industrial Tire has taken delivery of the largest stationary hydraulic tire press to be delivered and installed in South and Central Texas. The tire press -- 90 inches wide by 12 feet tall -- was custom-built for Omni by Leader... More ›
The San Antonio Vet Center and the San Antonio Mobile Vet Center will provide outreach services to veterans and their family members on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 211 W. Court St. in Seguin.
Services offered by the San Antonio... More ›
The Stockdale Garden Club and the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Senior Christmas Luncheon Dec. 17 in the Stockdale Community Building. For more than 20 years, this event has been held, hosted by various groups.
Seniors... More ›
The last regular meeting of the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce for 2014 was held on Dec. 29, and the directors turned their focus to planning for Jubilee 2015. Although the full entertainment... More ›
Happy New Year from Stockdale Independent School District (ISD).
Wow! The first annual Stockdale ISD Education Foundation fund-raiser, Glitz and Glamour, was a huge success! The foundation... More ›
By Rick Rutland
The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Education Foundation’s mission is to support the students and teachers of Stockdale ISD. Foundation funds will be used to provide teacher grants for innovative teaching and other... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on the docket Jan. 12 to appear in the Wilson County District Court:
•Casandra Coburn – also known as Casandra Bentley, charged with driving while intoxicated, third or more. Court records indicate... More ›
The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees has authorized the district’s administration to enter into two consulting contracts.
At its Jan. 12 meeting, the board approved... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting. Jan. 8, 9 a.m.
Discussed, no action:
•Non-compliance and lodging development application for Live Oak Lodges on U.S. 181 north of Floresville, where additional... More ›
According to Chief Executive Officer Brian Burnside of the Connally Memorial Medical Center at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Wilson Memorial Hospital District board of directors, the hospital soon could have a new general surgeon and a new pediatrician.
Husband... More ›
Anyone interested in private water well management in the Upper San Antonio River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 1-5 p.m. in the Good News... More ›
AUSTIN -- Elected officials Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Sen. Donna Campbell will join students, parents, and community leaders at the Capitol in Austin on Friday, Jan. 30, to show their support for expanding educational choice in the Lone... More ›
Video to come
PAT KOPECKI --
Stockdale Corner Store Manager Tracey Carter (with scissors) is joined by city and county officials to celebrate the Jan. 14 grand opening of the store, located... More ›
The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees has designated $200,000 for two projects discussed last year. The board also extended the superintendent’s contract for an additional... More ›
STOCKDALE -- For the second time in as many weeks, the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 has canceled its first meeting of 2015, due to the lack of a quorum. The cancellation comes as the Wilson County ESD No. 3 and the Stockdale... More ›
Meeting: Stockdale Economic Development Corp. regular board meeting, Jan. 13, 6:30-7:25 p.m.
•Set 2015 goals that include the promotion of Stockdale and its industrial park; assist and promote housing in the area; attract more retail... More ›
In addition to being the superintendent of the Poth Independent School District, Scott Caloss also is the interim athletic director. Caloss said following the Jan. 14 board meeting that he had taken over the post, following the abrupt departure... More ›
With “tax time” just around the corner, a free webinar hosted by the Federal Trade Commission on Tax Identity Theft will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 26-30. Interested attendees may register... More ›
The Joshua D. Brown Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will welcome Dr. Joseph Luther as the guest speaker at its next meeting, Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Baptist Church at 800 Jackson Road in Kerrville.
Dr. Luther,... More ›
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services has launched a toll-free number to help qualifying Texans connect with long-term care services. The telephone number is 1-855-937-2372.... More ›
After generations of eating TV dinners and boxed food, there is at least some movement toward healthier eating, as more emphasis is being placed on nutrition and diets.
There was a time... More ›
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality -- that... More ›
By Andrew Campanella
If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.
As Texas prepares to commemorate... More ›
We call people Nazis when we want to say they are as terrible as they can be. In this vein, some commentators have labeled radical Islamic terrorists as “Islamo-Nazis.” But how do the likes... More ›
Re: “About politics and other things,” Jan. 14
I always read your editorials with interest.
I too believe that “giving” people things can, in the long run, serve as an unwanted... More ›