In a dramatic final scene in the Floresville City Council’s Feb. 4 meeting, Mayor Sherry Castillo called upon police to escort former city Councilman Eric Rodriguez out of council chambers.
“Have... More ›
Floresville recall petition supporters plan to assemble outside City Hall Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Councilman Jim Miller said the purpose of the assembly is to protest the city council’s... More ›
The dispute between Floresville Mayor Sherry Castillo and former city Councilman Eric Rodriguez has heated up since their brief exchange at the Feb. 4 council meeting.
The next morning,... More ›
Writing out multiple checks to the plethora of taxing entities in Wilson County could become a thing of the past, as officials are working with the Wilson County Appraisal District to devise a consolidated tax-collection strategy.
Based on information... More ›
The Floresville Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to its monthly luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon in the Holiday Inn Express on 929 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville.
Guest speaker Aaron Farmer, senior vice president of The Retail Coach,... More ›
Floresville High School students competed at the Area III Region 3 Business Professionals of America regional leadership competition on Jan. 30, at New Braunfels High School. Twenty-six students competed in seven team competitions and 17 individual... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Planning & Zoning Commission hearing and regular meeting, Feb. 3, 6-6:32 p.m.
•Approved a request by Chris Talamantez for a variance on the frontage width... More ›
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Ground conditions at Floresville River Park near the San Antonio River are bad and quickly becoming worse.
Potholes repeatedly pockmark the baseball fields, and a gaping... More ›
A free half-day oil and gas workshop is set for Monday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The workshop will assist landowners in negotiating leases as... More ›
Several city and county offices will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day Monday, Feb. 15.
The Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library will be open. The Wilson County Courthouse will be closed, as will the Wilson County Appraisal District.
City... More ›
I’ve been following your plan, and I’ve finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. I’m also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when... More ›
Chief Ralph Sramek of the China Grove Police Department is back on the job, after the city council voted after a Feb. 4 executive session to rescind his earlier suspension.
The chief... More ›
Applications are now available for the 2016 Miss La Vernia Scholarship Pageant. The application deadline is Friday, March 4.
Any high school freshman, sophomore, or junior young lady that lives in the La Vernia Independent School District is... More ›
The cotton era in La Vernia meant hard work for almost every member of the family. The La Vernia Historical Association will present a 30-minute documentary, “Hope In High Cotton,” created by... More ›
Jumpstart your Valentine’s Day weekend with the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department as it puts on its annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 13, from 6:30-11 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1, located at 12190 U.S. 87 in La Vernia.
Everyone is invited... More ›
H-E-B is issuing a voluntary recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream due to the possible presence of wood pieces in the product. There have been no reports of illness.
The recall products have the UPC No. of 0 4122051877... More ›
Video to come
It now will be almost an even split for two area volunteer fire departments who are providing temporary coverage to the territory formerly serviced by the now-defunct Kicaster... More ›
Changes are coming to Stockdale. Downtown, folks will see activity soon as the sidewalks get upgraded to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. A new business is coming to the... More ›
The Stockdale City Council has approved a resolution that paves the way for more housing within the city. If the project is approved by the state, economic benefits for the city include local construction jobs and an increased tax base.
Justin... More ›
Meeting: St. Hedwig City Council, regular meeting, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
•Voted to extend an offer of employment to Kimberly Fornof, who will serve as the city’s code compliance... More ›
Meeting: Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District board, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.
•Reappointed Evergreen’s General Manager Russell Labus and board member Diane Savage -- who represents... More ›
The Bexar County Christian Coalition will continue to address current political issues at its Feb. 24 meeting.
The event will feature digital radio talk show host “Doc” Owen. He will take... More ›
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be in Floresville throughout February and encourages community members to donate blood on one of the following dates:
•Monday, Feb. 15, 12-4:15 p.m., Walmart, 305 10th St. (U.S. 181)
•Sunday, Feb.... More ›
In honor of February being Heart Health Month, Baptist Health Systems will be at the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with its mobile screening unit, providing free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol... More ›
Seven suspects are facing charges, after being arrested during the overnight hours of Feb. 4-5 in Floresville, as part of a human-trafficking sting undertaken by the 81st Judicial District Attorney’s... More ›
Law-enforcement agencies in the Wilson County News’ coverage area report the following recent activity:
Floresville Police Department
•Jan. 25, a man spoke angrily to a woman after her small child bumped his car with one of her car... More ›
The following five defendants appeared in Wilson County District Court Feb. 4, each charged with engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring with each other to commit gambling promotion, related to two video slot machine parlors... More ›
“You do what’s best for the kids -- if it’s good for the kids, good for the community, and doesn’t burden taxpayers,” said Bud Box, former principal of the Floresville Alternative Education Center,... More ›
Voters in the La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) may face a bond election on the May 7 general election ballot.
The district’s long-range facilities committee recommended Feb. 1... More ›
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, is set for March 1 through May 31. Activities can include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, handling recycling collections,... More ›
The city of Nixon shared this photo of members of the Old Chisholm Trail Drivers making their way through Nixon Feb. 8, after spending the night at the Nixon-Smiley Show Barn. They represent one group among a number of trail ride organizations headed... More ›
February may be best known for Valentine’s Day, but the month marks another observance important to your heart -- Heart Health Month.
“It seems like each day, week, and month... More ›
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and... More ›
Senator Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals -- that he is winning and his critics are losers. Now that he has... More ›
Re: “What’s in a city charter? Is it like a … Constitution?” Feb. 3
Let’s talk about “strange logic.”
You suggest that the council should not have taken the action of unseating... More ›
It has been interesting to read in the Wilson County News the pastors of the various religious organizations condemning the eight-liner parlors. What looked like an organized opinion... More ›
During the past weeks since the fire, I’ve been so astonished at the outpouring of friendly greetings. Some were words of condolence, others of encouragement and some advice. All... More ›
Our government is like a rebellious child, naughty, making mischief here and there, sassing us, the people parents.
Our government needs a spanking!
Donald Trump is just the... More ›