Edwin Baker, coordinator of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, is reminding area residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies, after a dog belonging to a Graytown-area family recently tested positive for the disease.
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When Anna Gonzales began her tenure as a Wilson County employee, she was just 25 years old. It was 1969, Richard Nixon was the president, and American troops were fighting in Vietnam.
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The Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District is the latest group to join in a growing push to change the Texas Railroad Commission’s rules related to disposal wells. According to Evergreen... More ›
Jury selection ahead of the trial of Marshall Hondo Riley, 39, of Floresville has been rescheduled to March 30, according to Wilson County District Court records. He initially was set for jury selection Feb. 23.
Riley is charged with aggravated... More ›
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Discussion of potential uses of $670,000 in hotel-motel tax revenues dominated much of the Feb. 26 Floresville City Council meeting.
Iain Grae, who owns Cycle Ranch on C.R.... More ›
A student-created “purge list” brought to the attention of Floresville Middle School administrators has been addressed, according to Dr. Sherri Bays, superintendent of the Floresville Independent... More ›
Jesse James Servantez Jr., 19, of Saspamco and 31-year-old Deidra Michelle Silva of Floresville have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with their alleged... More ›
The Floresville Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating at least three reports of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) being stolen Feb. 27-March 2.
According to Floresville police Detective Jesse Gutierrez, a resident... More ›
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the following cases:
•Anthony Davis, 30, of Stockdale was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with deadly conduct discharging a firearm,... More ›
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Wilson County Tax Assessor-Collector Anna D. Gonzales officially ended her long employment with the county Feb. 27 at a special commissioners court meeting.
“When someone... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting. Feb. 25, 8 a.m.-9:33 a.m.
•Accepted 2014 audit report presented by Arthur L. Campsey Jr. of San Antonio-based Haass, Lindow & Campsey, which indicated... More ›
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson Feb. 26 at the Heritage Foundation for a discussion on the case against President Obama’s lawless executive... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
•Ordered trustee election for May 9 for seats currently held by Raymond Dziuk and Mindy Jendrusch
•Approved design of new career and technology education building, which will be constructed... More ›
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has granted citizens the opportunity to meet with Navasota Energy representatives on Tuesday, March 10, to discuss the company’s proposed construction and operation of a 543-megawatt... More ›
AUSTIN -- The Division of Workers’ Compensation will present the first in a new series of regional workplace safety workshops for employers and employees on Wednesday, March 25, in the Region... More ›
Should you budget for mad money, or just carry around cash, when you’re trying to get out of debt?
What really matters is the amount of mad money you allow yourself to have.... More ›
Americans are encouraged to consume more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and seafood, while lowering the amount of red and processed meat, according to proposed new dietary... More ›
AUSTIN – A new email that includes Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s name and threatens arrest is a fraud.
The real Texas attorney general’s office warns recipients not to respond to the sender or call any phone numbers in the email.
The... More ›
Trucks serving industries working the Eagle Ford shale play in and around Nixon sometimes overwhelm the city’s main traffic intersection. This has necessitated traffic direction by a police officer to facilitate traffic flow.
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The Nixon-Smiley Live-stock Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, in the Nixon-Smiley Show Barn, located off U.S. 87.
Friday’s activities begin at 3 p.m. with the judging of crafts, followed by the judging of cakes.
Judging... More ›
Foreman Joseph Villanueva has conducted the first safety meeting at city of Nixon’s brand-new training facility.
The Nixon City Council approved the construction of the new... More ›
A home on Oak Hill Road near La Vernia is a total loss, following a Feb. 28 house fire.
Members of the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) worked feverishly to contain the blaze Saturday,... More ›
After 2-1/2 years as chief appraiser of the Wilson County Appraisal District, Brian Stahl is resigning. Stahl read his resignation letter during the Feb. 25 meeting of the district’s board of directors.
Stahl said he is leaving his post, effective... More ›
A rabies clinic will be held Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Resurrection United Methodist Church, located at 7709 Knowlton Road in Adkins. The clinic is a community-service project of Mesquite Grange, a nonprofit organization.
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A gathering in Austin Tuesday, March 10, will support an end to time changes in Texas.
Anyone who would like an end to time changes in Texas is invited to join the gathering at 12:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Texas Capitol at 1300 North... More ›
The National Weather Service will provide a free Skywarn Weather Training class on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in room No. 5 at Poth High School at 506 N. Dixon.
Interested attendees will learn basic weather safety, different types of thunderstorms,... More ›
The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 4, at noon in the Blue Bird Café at 9356 U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
Mayor Robert Gregory is scheduled to be the guest speaker. All are invited to attend.
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B.F. Terry High School assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator Steven Thiebaud has been selected as the new athletic director/head football coach for the Poth Independent School... More ›
The Poth City Council has voted 3-1 against hosting the city’s annual scholarship competition. The decision came at the council’s Feb. 23 meeting, after Councilman Keith Rodgers moved to forgo... More ›
Keep up with the changing times at the Governor’s Small Business Forum, an innovative event for small businesses and community leaders that will be packed with resources and real-time information,... More ›
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during spring break, and offers the following tips for safe travel during the holiday:
•Slow... More ›
AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now accepting applications for an advanced recruit school designed for current Texas law enforcement officers who are interested in becoming... More ›
Professionally trained and federally certified HealthCare.gov assisters are available to enroll/re-enroll eligible Texans in affordable and quality health plans at the San Antonio Enrollment... More ›
There are many reasons you may need a copy of your tax return information from a prior year. You may need it when applying for a student loan, home mortgage, or for a visa. If you don’t have... More ›
With the Wednesday, April 15, tax deadline quickly approaching, many Texans are beginning to feel the stress of filing their tax returns correctly and on time. To help taxpayers through this year’s filing season, the Texas Society of CPAs has compiled... More ›
The Floresville High School Junior Historians and Air Force Junior ROTC members participated in the Spirit of Star Day Texas 2015 Celebration on Feb. 19, in the Texas state Capitol... More ›
Some of us are old enough to remember the stories of children with polio being placed in “iron lungs,” and we actually know folks who were among the last unfortunate polio victims before the... More ›
The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark... More ›
By Glenn Mollette
There are two good points to Obamacare. Insurance for Americans with preexisting conditions is vital to saving some Americans from financially drowning. Also, not dropping... More ›
I am the initiator of Texas Daylight Saving Time: 100 percent or End It-Stop the changes at https://www.facebook.com/EndSPRINGForward on Facebook. I started after “spring forward”... More ›
March is the perfect month for planting. You are encouraged to not only plant something like roses, crape myrtles, oleander, etc. Artificial flowers are also appropriate.
Let’s... More ›