The newspaper career of Mary Lou Bustamante Gonzales ended with a toss.
The lifelong resident of Stockdale delivered her last newspapers there Sept. 10 to subscribers who may have never known anyone else to provide the service.
Now 62, Gonzales... More ›
To keep the San Antonio River flowing at a steady pace, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) wants to release recycled water into it, and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) supports the effort.
SARA... More ›
After quickly setting property-tax rates for Wilson County and its road districts, county commissioners saved money at a special Sept. 24 meeting by approving insurance coverage from two providers.
Independent... More ›
What started off as a site-work company in 2007 has grown to include custom homes, general contracting, and consulting to meet the increasing demand for custom-built homes in the area.
Owner... More ›
The Sacred Heart Parish will hold a cemetery cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All those who have relatives and friends buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery are invited to assist. The cemetery is located at 2015 Third St. in Floresville.
Volunteers... More ›
The Texas Balloon Spectacular, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18, will offer fun for the whole family with free admission all three days. The spectacular, at the Villages at River Bend in Floresville,... More ›
The Rancho de las Cabras near Floresville, part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, has received designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the missions in San Antonio. The designation was announced July 5.
Members... More ›
Wilson County Judge Richard “Dickie” Jackson will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilson County Commissioners Courtroom, Annex III, at 1103 Fourth St. in Floresville.
County Commissioner Pct. 1, Justice of the... More ›
Kick off the 2015 Floresville Peanut Festival at the Goober Games Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m.
The Courthouse Square in downtown Floresville will be filled to the brim with a variety of games, food, and fun for everyone to enjoy. Attendees... More ›
Texas811, Williams, Safety Wrap, and the Damage Prevention Council of Texas will present the second annual Eagle Ford Safety & Equipment Rodeo Roundup on Friday, Oct. 2, in the Pearsall Lions Club at 433 C.R. 1056 in Pearsall.
Guests will view... More ›
As transportation can be challenging for many veterans, spouses, and veteran widows and widowers in accessing benefits and services in the Alamo region, AACOG has partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission to provide “Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets,”... More ›
I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. Is this true?
No,... More ›
The Acapulco Barber Shop at the corner of U.S. 181 and D Street -- formerly Kimble Chiropractic -- in Floresville is among 17 properties in South Central Texas that federal agents say was used... More ›
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS -- Two drivers are recovering from their injuries, following a crash involving a loose water buffalo Sept. 28 on F.M. 539 near C.R. 305 west of here.
According to a report... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies report the following recent activity:
Floresville Police Department:
•Sept. 7, Patrolman Hunter Saenz responded at 4 p.m. to the Cricket Wireless store near the corner of U.S. 181 and Sutherland Springs Road,... More ›
Voters in Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties won’t have to choose a candidate for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) board of directors in the Nov. 3 election.
SARA directors at their Sept. 16 meeting declared four unopposed candidates to... More ›
STOCKDALE -- Directors for the emergency medical services district in the Stockdale area, Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3, approved to raise its tax rate to 8.45 cents per... More ›
Meeting: Public hearing, Sept. 19, from 6-6:20 p.m. Regular meeting began 6:21 p.m.
•Adopted fiscal year 2016 budget, which includes $416,299 projected net revenues
•Adopted... More ›
Two boys have learned a special lesson in what it means to suffer the consequences of a bad choice.
Dustin and James Spell, both 12, want to attend college. Dustin is interested in culinary... More ›
Among the defendants appearing in the Wilson County District Court Sept. 22 was 20-year-old Nicholas Boswell-Maples, who was assigned to a two-year pretrial diversion program in connection with his charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.... More ›
POTH -- City officials here continue to weigh their options concerning the regulation and placement of video slot machines, commonly referred to as “eight liners,” following a lengthy discussion... More ›
The average Poth homeowner will see their tax bill increase by slightly less than 5 percent, following the city council’s Sept. 21 adoption of the fiscal year 2016 property-tax rate.
The new rate of 25.15 cents per $100 of taxable value is 0.15... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting. Sept. 25, from 9-10:15 a.m.
•Adopted an ad valorem tax rate of $0.0058 per $100 of taxable property value. The tax is assessed on property in... More ›
Know of an educator in Texas who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students and their community? Submit the name of a teacher, school district, early childhood... More ›
In Texas, 18.3 percent of households experience, or are at risk of experiencing, hunger. It’s a surprising and sad statistic.
During Hunger Action Month, local Modern Woodmen members, Consolata... More ›
One in every four Americans has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Often the stigma attached to mental illness makes it challenging for those who need help to seek it.
The San Antonio... More ›
Volunteers are needed to assist with a test POD (Point of Dispensing) to simulate families picking up medications in response to a public health pandemic event. The test POD is part of an exercise... More ›
Three officers from the San Antonio Police Department are on the wrong side of the law, following their arrests Sept. 24 by officers from neighboring Live Oak.
According to news reports,... More ›
Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day.
Together, we can bring that back and it starts with National Night Out,... More ›
At the September meeting of the Susanna Dickinson Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Gayle Palmer and Kay Fowler gave a presentation on their family ancestors of the Cover family.
Highlighting the program... More ›
The Wilson County Beautification Association has been asked to help beautify the area around the Wilson County Courthouse, where renovations are nearing completion.
Harry Grove, president of the association board, is inviting community members... More ›
Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States. Pope Francis... More ›
What a great show! Granted, looking all the way back to the original ’60s series, it now looks cheesy; nevertheless, it took our imaginations and while at that point the notions, ideas, and... More ›
The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.
Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates, but the driving forces in this election have names... More ›
By Lee H. Hamilton
With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful... More ›
I attended a Floresville Junior High School football game (seventh-graders) on Sept. 19. It is different compared to back in the mid-’80s.
To my surprise, there was no band or pep squad at a home game. I was disappointed because the... More ›