By Sid Birns
It was around 9:30 Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. I just got to my friend Irwin’s house to start rousing up the guys to play touch football. Most of us lived on the same block... More ›
By Dusty Good
PEARL HARBOR -- As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the occasion has special meaning for a Pleasanton native... More ›
A rollover accident claimed the life of Nixon educator Mark Billings Sunday, Dec. 4, during rainy conditions.
The crash occurred in Gonzales County on S.H. 80, about 5 miles south of Belmont, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
•Nov. 17, Raul Ortiz, 40, of Floresville was arrested and charged with criminal mischief of more than $2,500 but less than $30,000 and burglary of... More ›
The Floresville City Council focused on the city debts at a Dec. 1 workshop.
Of the council members, only Nick Nissen and Gloria Cantu, in addition to Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel, attended... More ›
Early voting in the city of Floresville runoff election will begin Monday, Dec. 19. The runoff between Jacob Silva and Debbie Bolf will determine who will fill the city council seat for Place 3 to complete the unexpired term for Johnny Ray Nieto... More ›
The Floresville Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the chamber office at 1805 Railroad St. in Floresville.
For information, call 830-216-3276... More ›
The next Food Handlers class, accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, will be offered by Texas AgriLife Extension on Friday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Wilson... More ›
The Wilson County Memorial Hospital District board has less than 20 days to validate 3,800 signatures on a rollback petition and schedule an election, after receiving the petition during their... More ›
During 2017, more than 25,000 tourists and 749,000 cowboy fans will be streaming through or near the historic part of the Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive, during its 150th anniversary.
Businesses... More ›
We have three preschool grandchildren, and they get tons of stuff for Christmas every year. We’re in really good shape financially and would like to do something for their future this year instead of giving a toy that might get thrown... More ›
By Amy Hebert
Federal Trade Commission
You’ve got meals to plan and gifts to buy. The last thing you need is to lose money to a scam. Here are three ways to avoid giving your hard-earned... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
Hector Villegas Jr., 21, of Floresville, charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1... More ›
Wilson County has no animal shelter, but a group of citizens wants to do something about that.
An idea began to take shape with a Facebook post in July 2015.
Alena Berlanga said she and... More ›
Give the gift of life this holiday season at the Walmart Community Blood Drive on Monday, Dec. 19, from 12:15-4:30 p.m. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center bloodmobile will be stationed in the Walmart parking lot on U.S. 181 in Floresville.
All... More ›
The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at noon in Baldy’s Classic American Diner at 9356 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia.
For more information... More ›
Meeting: China Grove City Council regular meeting, 7 p.m., Dec. 1.
•Certified the city’s 2016 tax roll
•Approved a request from Wellness on Wheelz operators Jennifer and Art... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Dec. 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
•Set public hearing on the city’s digital marquee ordinance for Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
•Tabled vote for the board of director seat... More ›
Be sure to save your spot for the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener training classes starting Jan. 17, 2017. Applications are being accepted through Friday, Dec. 30.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from Jan. 17 through May 23, from... More ›
Are you still praying for America with earnest as before the election? I read an article the other day, “When Change Doesn’t Last” by Kerry Duke, that says exactly what I wanted to portray this... More ›
The political left keeps announcing, as if it is a new breakthrough discovery of theirs, that life is unfair. Have they never read Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, more than... More ›
By Larry Elder
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee’s chairman, had a long association with the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam. He compared... More ›
By Gene Hall
It was September 1999 and I was privileged to be part of the first outreach of an American farm organization to Cuba. President Clinton had pried the door of the embargo open... More ›
On Jan. 5, 2017, there will be a public hearing for input from citizens relating to allowance of digital signs and/or changeable electronic variable messaging signs within the city... More ›
The old saying that “Nero fiddled while Rome burned” is pretty much what America is doing now. The country has sunk down so deep into perversion that it cannot think straight at all.
Our... More ›