According to Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Richard C. Kreuser, the Houston Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Office, which services South Texas, has just released an update on its... More ›
As of press time Friday, May 22, residents living in a 3-mile radius of a blown natural gas well located near the intersection of F.M. 792 and C.R. 343 between Kenedy and Helena were unable... More ›
William C. “Bill” Dunn will celebrate his 90th birthday this week, which is pretty remarkable, considering he almost didn’t make it past 20.
The World War II veteran fought... More ›
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Sandra Endsley has retired from the position of 552d Operations Support Squadron superintendent responsible for manpower, assignments, and operational readiness... More ›
Water is accumulating on the city’s ball fields, and the Floresville Parks Foundation wants something to be done about it.
“There is no irrigation back there,” foundation President Doug Jones said after the May 20 meeting.
Recent rains have... More ›
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Members of the Floresville City Council and the Floresville 4A Corp. are looking at paying off the 4A corporation’s $5.77 million debt in either 15 or 20 years.
The debt,... More ›
Baptist Children Family Services will offer its Head Start program at both Floresville elementary schools during the 2015-16 school year, as a result of a partnership approved by the Floresville... More ›
The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting the state’s first case of West Nile illness this year and reminding people how to protect themselves from the mosquito-borne virus that causes it.
According to a May 21 state health services... More ›
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a safety workshop Thursday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the J.J. Pickle Center, located at 10100 Burnet Road in Austin.
The workshop provides practical and straightforward information... More ›
Commissioner George P. Bush, chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, is encouraging active duty military, veterans, their family members, and those who honor our freedoms to participate in... More ›
I have a question about budgeting. I give myself and my husband $150 a month each for blow money to be used on whatever we want. I’m upset because he spends all his eating out, then he buys other things he wants that he has no money... More ›
Kubota Tractor Corp. has restructured its national dealer advisory board this year, growing from an eight-member board to 12. The new board is structured to ensure equitable... More ›
The Texas Senate is preparing to consider a bill that could pave the way for a water conveyance project. House Bill (HB) 3298 drew refreshing bipartisan opposition in the House before its passage... More ›
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, one in six Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000... More ›
AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott has signed Senate Bill (SB) 149 (Seliger, R-Amarillo) into law to become effective immediately.
The bill relates to alternative methods for satisfying certain public... More ›
Led by Regent Karissa Jarzombek, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Genevieve inducted four new members into its organization on May 17. Welcome, Judy Murphy, Bernadette... More ›
Poth High School has announced Lexi Wauters as the 2014-15 valedictorian and Alyssa Kallies as salutatorian for the school year at the annual Honors and Awards Assembly held May 12 in the school cafeteria.
Graduating seniors in the top 10 percent... More ›
At least until the city begins carving out its fiscal year 2015-16 budget, Poth will continue to have just three paid police officers. The city council, following a lengthy discussion with police Chief Lowell Hull at its May 18 meeting, decided... More ›
Recent incidents reported by the Floresville Police Department include:
•May 8: Elizabeth Marie Blackstock, 18, of Floresville was issued a citation for shoplifting less than $50, after she allegedly stole $8 worth of makeup from the H-E-B supermarket... More ›
An internship with a U.S. congressman, part-time work, and volunteer commitments propelled Trevor Deason through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and prepared him for law school.
Deason... More ›
Parents, students, and other interested individuals are invited to attend the annual Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Title I and Title II Part A Meeting. The meeting will be held Monday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Stockdale... More ›
Meeting: La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees special meeting, May 20, 6 p.m.
•Acknowledged mandates of a new state law allowing, under specified conditions, some students to graduate from high school, even if... More ›
According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the Wilson County unemployment rate decreased to 3.3 percent in April, down from 3.5 percent reported in March. A year ago, the jobless rate registered at 3.8 percent.
Wilson County’s unemployment rate... More ›
Wilson County officials estimate that the onslaught of rainy weather May 13-17 caused an estimated $2 million in damage to roads, culverts, and bridges, which is why a disaster has been declared... More ›
Marshall Hondo Riley, 39, of Floresville has been sentenced to confinement for a year, after being found guilty of two counts of deadly conduct in a trial that ended May 22 in Wilson County... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, May 20, 7-8:49 p.m., followed by closed session
•Tabled discussion of selling the remaining $3 million in bonds approved by voters in May 2014
•Voted to accept and spend a $32,789 donation from... More ›
The USS Ajax Reunion will be held Sunday through Thursday, June 21-25, in the Holiday Inn Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.
For more information, contact Thomas Judge at 830-745-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ussajaxassociation.org... More ›
FOX LAKE, Ill. -- The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time, as they will have their 94th annual reunion in San Antonio Sept. 22-26.
For more information,... More ›
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Financially, the Wilson County Memorial Hospital District had its best month ever.
That’s what Connally Memorial Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Burnside... More ›
Little by little, we read about Christians being beheaded, children sold into slavery, or a journalist having his throat slit. But the outrage is short-lived, and mild.
Even the recent killing... More ›
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric -- and disregard of reality.
One of the ways... More ›
By Jim Hightower
It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind -- from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous disease:... More ›
By Lee H. Hamilton
Congress has developed a fondness for open letters when it comes to Iran. First came the warning shot signed by 47 Republican senators that touched off a storm of criticism.... More ›
Re: “The real drug racket,” May 13, and “One view of Fox News,” May 13
I have just read “Another view,” by Jim Hightower, and as a practicing pharmacist, I just have to respond.... More ›