The Wilson County News is pleased to continue its tradition of the “Candidates’ Forum” in advance of the Nov. 8 elections.
Candidates in contested races only were invited to submit their own individualized message to voters. See pages 8-10A.
District... More ›
The Floresville Economic Development Corp. has chosen BB&T as the financial institution to handle its $1.4 million in revenue service bonds.
The bond money will help build Floresville’s “Recreational... More ›
Area law-enforcement agencies have reported the following recent activity:
•Oct. 11, Rueben Garcia, 48, of Floresville was arrested and charged with public intoxication after he allegedly passed out in a parking lot... More ›
A head-on collision Oct. 22 left three children hospitalized and two adults dead.
Occupying the vehicle with the children were Jose Angel Arias, 36, and a woman who had not been identified... More ›
The Wilson County Prevention Policy Board-Community Coalition will hold a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, at noon in the Floresville Administrative Offices at 1200 Fifth St., seminar room, in... More ›
The Floresville 4A Corp. may take another look at its “no-BYOB” policy.
The prohibition against guests bringing their own alcoholic beverages into the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event... More ›
The Floresville Musical Club met on Oct. 11 in the Floresville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. President Amy Carter conducted a short business meeting before First Vice... More ›
Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) and CPS Energy will be performing maintenance at the Falls City substation that will cause an outage beginning on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 p.m.
The outage duration is expected to be six hours... More ›
The Wilson County Memorial Hospital District board revealed more about its plan for a countywide emergency medical service during an Oct. 20 board meeting, addressing several questions from... More ›
Veterans can apply for or learn about their eligibility for federal, state, and local benefits at the second annual Bexar County VetServ on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Factory at Rackspace at 1 Fanatical Place in San Antonio.
Veterans... More ›
If you have been or are currently going through a medical illness, cancer, kidney disease, etc., you don’t have to go through it alone.
A support group has been implemented and plans to have its first meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m... More ›
Area voters headed to the polls in numbers Oct. 24, on the first day of early voting. Total ballots cast Monday at Wilson County Courthouse Annex III:
•City of Floresville: 110
•Wilson County Elections Office (county, state, national, and... More ›
I’m 23, and I lost a good job a few days ago due to layoffs. My wife has been a stay-at-home mom with our 10-month-old daughter, and we have very little in the way of savings. What can we do to keep our heads above water... More ›
TxDOT San Antonio District will hold a public meeting to present proposed improvements for I-10, from 0.6 mile west of I-410 to 2 miles east of Loop 1604 in southeast Bexar County, on Thursday... More ›
The Military Child Education Coalition invites educators to register for S.P.A.R.C., a free workshop benefiting military children, set for Monday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Education Service Center Region 20 Redbud Room at 1314 Hines... More ›
The Wilson County Republican Party seeks volunteers to help decorate and ride atop its float at Sutherland Springs’ 25th annual Old Town Day Celebration.
The celebration will be held Saturday... More ›
By Hayden Dallmeyer
Pre-k through second-grade students gathered in the Poth Independent School District cafeteria on Oct. 12 to learn some very interesting and fun facts about fruits and vegetables. Cafeteria manager Betty Moy, with the help... More ›
The Poth High School class of 1966 celebrated its 50th reunion on Sept. 25 at Lew’s Patio & Grill in Floresville.
Before their afternoon gathering on Sunday, the group... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Discussed, no action:
•Heard that negotiations are still ongoing in the possible rental of the former Kicaster fire station for equipment... More ›
Meeting: Floresville Independent School District board of trustees regular meeting, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
•Accepted a $60,000 bid on 3 acres of property on F.M. 775 from the Eagle Creek-area fire and ambulance district
•Approved a budget... More ›
Meeting: Nixon City Council regular meeting, 6 p.m., Oct. 17.
•Approved a 2-percent raise for all city employees after a closed-door session to discuss personnel matters
•Approved post office repairs, including a wall after someone... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
•Approved and ranked competitive bids for construction of the athletic complex as follows: 1) Paragon Sports Constructors, 2) Hellas Construction, 3) Marksmen GC Inc.
•Scheduled a... More ›
Meeting: Regular board meeting, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
• Extended the contract with the district’s auditor, Cameron Gulley, for an additional three years (2017-19).
Discussed, no action:
•Heard that the Stockdale Independent... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m.
•Approved September attorney’s fee, $4,014
•Approved purchase and installation of shore line connections for vehicles at a cost... More ›
Meeting: Wilson County Commissioners Court regular meeting, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.
•Approved submitting a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to construct right-turn lanes... More ›
Meeting: Regular meeting, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
•Approved Oct. 29 closure of Brinkoeter Street between North Dickson and Titcomb from 2:30-8 p.m. for the PTO Halloween Carnival
•Approved an engineering contract with LNV Inc. and an administration... More ›
The Eagle Creek-area Emergency Services District No. 2’s ability to respond to emergencies is set to expand, with two more stations and a helipad slated for construction.
A contract offer... More ›
At an Oct. 18 town hall meeting in Floresville, Wilson County Judge Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson, Wilson County Commissioner Pct. 1 Albert Gamez Jr., Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr.... More ›
The Texas School of Phlebotomy invites interested participants to its Career Fair on Friday, Nov. 4, from 12-4 p.m. at the school located at 7541 U.S. 87 E. in China Grove. A 4-foot table and chairs will be provided. Participants are asked to take... More ›
A Floresville policeman may have prevented a store from being robbed Oct. 19 by being there at the right time and paying attention to what was going on.
Sgt. Devin Keen stopped at the Dollar General at 540 10th St. (U.S. 181) about 8 p.m. to... More ›
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning regarding fake emails being sent out around the country related to the Affordable Care Act.
Scammers are sending out a fraudulent version of the CP2000 form for tax year 2015 as an attachment... More ›
The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:
•Oscar Luis Lara, 31, of San Antonio, charged with possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance after a July 2015 incident... More ›
This column was written prior to Mrs. Leonard’s passing. Services are Thursday, Oct. 26, in Floresville. A full obituary may be found under the obituary section.
I have a friend named Ruby, a sister in Christ, truly, whose life has been as precious... More ›
Americans are impatient.
They want to know what will be said in a press conference before it happens. They want to know who will win an election before the vote is in.
Polls over this... More ›
Some of us this election year don’t even want to say the words “Clinton” or “Trump” -- and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: “Turnout.” If we sit home... More ›
I just had to share this excerpt from a letter by the Rev. Michael Orsi:
“We are in a battle for the soul of America … Somehow, [Christians] have come to buy the story that you... More ›
I always enjoy reading the editorials of Thomas Sowell. I applaud his Oct. 19 column that appeared in the Wilson County News, in which he vividly drew a parallel between the “iron... More ›
It is “altogether fitting” that on Oct. 22, a speech was given at Gettysburg, because next month we get a chance to decide if we will govern ourselves in the future.
We can no... More ›
Well, the last presidential debate is over. But apparently “destroy Trump” is still the Lefties’ and some disgruntled Republicans’ goal. So the twisting of his words and trashing him is still on... More ›