Driving in Floresville while operating a hand-held cell phone will soon result in a fine of up to $200.
Floresville has adopted a new ordinance that bans the use of “a hand-held mobile communication... More ›
People who use the county recycling bin at the Floresville Alternative Education Center will have to find an alternative means to dispose of their recyclables.
The bin was destroyed by a Nov. 22 fire, which was put out by the Floresville Volunteer... More ›
A national law-enforcement trend has hit home in South Central Texas, as the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is the latest agency to issue body cameras to its officers.
Sheriff’s Investigator... More ›
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Floresville will join other area entities in developing a multi-jurisdictional multi-hazard action plan, after all.
Floresville City Council members unanimously voted for... More ›
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Floresville City Council members have taken account of damage from the Oct. 30 tornado to determine what action they can take.
Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner noted... More ›
WellMed at Floresville is assisting the Floresville Independent School District by serving as a donation site for needed items to benefit families who were affected by the Oct. 30 tornado.
Community members can stop by the WellMed location at... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Independent School District board of trustees, regular meeting, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
•Approved the financial audit, conducted by Padgett Stratemann & Co. for the fiscal year ending June 30. The audit revealed no... More ›
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Wilson County officials will begin moving back into the Wilson County Courthouse the Monday after Thanksgiving.
County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson made the long-awaited... More ›
Texas-based H-E-B has announced that 50,000 shelf-stable foods, drugstore, and general merchandise products are now available to purchase and ship at heb.com.
Products include popular store brands like Central Market Organics and Café Olé Taste... More ›
My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. She says that kind of thing isn’t an emergency, and we should... More ›
A water bill for more than $3,000 issued to a tenant of the Stockdale Industrial Park has the city manager and other officials puzzled. The bill -- to former tenant Fox Chapel Oil Field Services... More ›
All city and county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.
City halls in Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Elmendorf, and La Vernia will be closed.
The Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public... More ›
The Wilson County News will present a special Holiday Gift Guide in its Dec. 9 issue and wants your favorite Christmas memory; a photo may be included. Maybe you received a memorable gift; perhaps... More ›
Game rooms in Poth will not be allowed within 500 feet of another game room, churches, schools, parks, residences, or any place alcoholic beverages are sold, following a 2-1 vote Nov. 16 by... More ›
The Floresville Police Department reported the following recent activity:
•Oct. 26 and Nov. 12, various amounts of cash or coins were taken from the rooms of residents at Regency Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation during a night shift. Theft charges,... More ›
Christmas is the best. You get to hang stockings, shop for your favorite people, and potluck like a champ. There’s no other time of the year quite like it. That’s why it’s so easy to get carried away with your seasonal shopping!
In fact, last... More ›
The Nixon Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community out to City Hall as it kicks off the festive holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree-lighting event on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.... More ›
Meeting: Falls City Independent School District board of trustees, Nov. 18. Special meeting, 6 p.m., and regular meeting, 7 p.m.
•Approved the financial audit conducted by accountant Cameron L. Gulley for the fiscal year ending Aug.... More ›
POTH -- Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office have charged 35-year-old Alan Anton Sekula Jr. of Floresville with evading arrest or detention in a vehicle and unauthorized use of a... More ›
The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period runs through Monday, Dec. 7. Humana is holding a free Medicare Information and Enrollment Seminar about upcoming changes and updates to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part... More ›
Wilson County Teen MOPS will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 30, at 6:15 p.m. in Grace Bible Church located at 360 F.M. 1346 in La Vernia.
Teen MOPS provides a faith-based, supportive, nonjudgmental environment where young moms can come together... More ›
CHINA GROVE -- Police here continue their investigation into two stolen guns and several boxes of ammunition found after the contents of a unit at the China Grove Mini Storage on U.S. 87 were... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.
•Accepted Assistant Superintendent for Business/Operations Jim Selby’s recommendation to have R.L. Rohde General Contracting build a new technology facility next to Heritage Middle School... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 (Eagle Creek area) board, regular meeting, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.
•Approved spending $340 to replace seals in a pump aboard... More ›
Meeting: Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, regular board meeting, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.
Actions: Approved a $20,000 invoice for educational services provided by the Nueces River... More ›
AUSTIN -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released a sobering video last year aimed at motivating teens and young adults to follow simple safety guidelines while boating. It debuted in... More ›
The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Small Business Week awards. This year’s national award categories are:
•Small Business Person of the Year Award
•Small... More ›
Workforce Solutions Alamo released information indicating that the Wilson County unemployment rate increased to 3.9 percent in October, up from 3.8 percent reported in September.
Wilson County’s unemployment rate registered slightly higher... More ›
Torchlight Energy Resources Inc. has announced that the drilling contract for the Johnson No. 4 Re-Entry has been approved and the company is expecting the drilling rig to be on location during... More ›
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott were awarded the 2015 Dignity in Life award by the St. John Paul II Life Center in Austin. First Lady Abbott was on hand to receive the... More ›
Following their 106-year custodianship of the Alamo, members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) are preparing for an early 2016 court date to block Texas Land Commissioner... More ›
The Falls City Education Foundation is among eight recipients of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) 2015 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards.
The Falls City Education Foundation... More ›
Tractor Supply Co., in partnership with the National 4-H Council, raised an astounding $893,817 during the Fall 2015 Paper Clover Campaign, an 11-day national in-store fund-raiser.... More ›
The Texas Scottish Rite Masons are establishing an “Alamo Memorial Day” and are seeking historical and other organizations and individuals to join its efforts to obtain official state recognition for March 6 (the day the last Alamo defenders died)... More ›
About a week ago, President Obama announced that he would not approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would have connected Canadian supplies of crude oil to refineries and port facilities... More ›
Many health experts recommend that we take 10,000 steps per day, or walk about 5 miles, in order to get healthy. The problem is that this recommendation can be intimidating and is not always... More ›
It’s easy for the message of thanksgiving, hope, and salvation to get lost amid all the noise and flash of an intense commercial push and fierce competition as businesses fight to survive in... More ›
A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used... More ›
While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares... More ›
Re: “New council majority names mayor,” Nov. 18.
In my many years of civic involvement, I’ve come across many upstanding people who quickly tell you, “I don’t get involved in politics.” In my view, many times these are the ones that... More ›
I hearken back to 45 years ago when Mayor Wilbert Teltschik and several businessmen made up the Floresville City Council.
They proposed a 75-cent-per-month increase in garbage... More ›
I have a question for those who would take away our guns. Do you expect us to surrender helplessly like the sheep in “Schindler’s List”?
How will it happen? Suppose guns are banned and the military gets involved with disarming the... More ›