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Candidates' Forum 2014 (Wilson County Commissioner, Pct.2) Paul Pfeil

Candidates' Forum 2014 (Wilson County Commissioner, Pct.2) Paul Pfeil

October 22, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. As a public trustee, I have stood strong facing the immense challenges and opportunities that have arose during this first term. The Eagle Ford shale impact and the fast growth of this county... More ›

Innovation, engagement address Eagle Ford concerns

October 8, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Lee M. Tillman It’s hard to believe that it was only six years ago that the first well was drilled in the Eagle Ford shale. That was in 2008, when oil prices spiked to over $147 a barrel... More ›

Stockdale area gets new signal lights

Stockdale area gets new signal lights

October 1, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. WCN Staff Travelers commuting through the eastern part of Wilson County might have seen signal lights being erected in the Stockdale area, as well as in Pandora. A “flashing beacon” was... More ›

Pioneer donates to school foundation

Pioneer donates to school foundation

September 24, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed The Karnes City Independent School District Education Foundation announces the start of its fourth annual fund-raising drive benefiting education. Recently, Pioneer Natu-ral Resources donated $25,000 toward this year’s drive.... More ›

The Economist: Unconventional Formations Fuel the Economy

September 18, 2014

The current oil surge is generating millions of jobs across the United States. One of the key drivers of activity is the opening of unconventional oil- and natural gas-bearing formations through... More ›

County talks tax rate, justice center

September 17, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. (Revised) The Wilson County Commissioners Court is on track to adopt an ad valorem tax rate of 47.38 cents per $100 of taxable property value at a Sept. 25 special meeting. The commissioners... More ›

Technology drives decreased need for flaring in Eagle Ford shale region

September 10, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Omar Garcia The Eagle Ford shale has been an economic game changer for South Texas and has led to greater energy independence for our nation. The present oil and gas shale formations are... More ›

Falls City ISD tax bills to skyrocket

August 27, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The tax rate for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD) could jump more than 32 cents -- to hike the total on an average tax bill to $808.52, an increase of $362 over last year’s bill... More ›

Elmendorf may join China Grove, Harmony for fire services

August 20, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Elmendorf City Council, during its Aug. 14 meeting, voted unanimously to support the city becoming part of a proposed emergency services district (ESD), providing fire services for a portion... More ›

Editorial: Pondering Governor Perry’s political predicament

August 20, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. John Connally, Allan Shivers, and Price Daniel each served three terms in office. Rick Perry is in his third term, but in addition to his three elected terms, he completed the term of George... More ›

Sporting clay shoot benefits Fisher House

August 13, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. BOERNE -- The Eagle Ford Invitational Clay Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The event will consist of a sporting clays... More ›

Zaffirini joins Natural Resources committee

Zaffirini joins Natural Resources committee

August 13, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LAREDO -- On Aug. 4, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst named Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. “Serving on the Senate Natural Resources Committee will provide... More ›

Nominate for Eagle Ford Excellence Awards by Sept. 19

August 13, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford shale region in South Texas, is opening the call for nominations for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards.... More ›

Landowner gets lawyer after pipeline uprooted historic oaks

Landowner gets lawyer after pipeline uprooted historic oaks

August 13, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floyde Burnside of the Catchpenny Farm north of Floresville is outraged, after recently returning home to discover that 12 historic oak trees had been uprooted to make way for the Karnes North... More ›

Gibson Energy closes deal in Stockdale

July 23, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Stockdale Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) met July 15 in the SEDC office to discuss progress of two tenants getting established in the Stockdale Industrial Park. The agenda included: •Omni... More ›

Stockdale suffers growing pains

July 16, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The city of Stockdale has taken the first step to begin annexation of the Stevens Transportation property on S.H. 123 in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. Two factors -- the cost of extending waterlines to the property and when the actual... More ›

Community summit July 24-26

July 16, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Attend the free South Texas Community Summit: Keeping Communities Ahead of the Curve July 24-26, at the Texas State Capitol at 1100 Congress Ave. in Austin. Thursday’s event will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10... More ›

Kicaster crash sends one to hospital

July 9, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. An 80-year-old San Antonio woman is recovering from injuries sustained July 6 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 3432 south of here. Cpl. Javier Reyes of the Texas Department of Public Safety said that at approximately... More ›

New development generates added revenue for city coffers

July 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Eagle Ford shale oil and gas exploration will add revenue to the city of Stockdale, as it has for many area entities. Stockdale City Manager Banks Akin, in a June 24 budget workshop,... More ›

Editorial: Is the growth in the Eagle Ford area good or bad?

July 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Our Class of 1964 in Karnes City consisted of 62 graduates. This was 50 years ago, long before Karnes City or anyone else had heard of the Eagle Ford shale. Here are some observations from this... More ›

The Economist: Texas oil

June 26, 2014

Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me). I get asked a lot of questions about the oil business as I travel... More ›

Eagle Ford boosts tax roll

Eagle Ford boosts tax roll

June 25, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FALLS CITY --Preliminary data indicates that continued oil and natural gas exploration and production in the Eagle Ford shale could send the Falls City Independent School District’s (ISD) tax roll skyrocketing to $981 million this year. This is up... More ›

Energy-related degrees offered

June 18, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will add a minor in petroleum systems as part of its broader Energy Resource Initiative. Like the Eagle Ford in South Texas, the energy industry is rapidly developing in other areas... More ›

Resident raises ire over road’s declining condition

Resident raises ire over road’s declining condition

June 11, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Eagle Ford shale oil and natural gas play continues to bring wealth and opportunity to the region. It also has created unprecedented maintenance challenges for Wilson County’s highway infrastructure. At... More ›

Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center

Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center

June 11, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The flurry of activity that has descended upon the region following the discovery of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford shale has brought a mixed bag of windfalls and challenges... More ›

An analysis … Technical schools: The easy answer to the oil, gas industry’s job shortage

June 4, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Darrin Brust If you do a simple Google search for “skills shortage in oil and gas,” you’ll find pages of articles with titles like “Skills Shortages in a Booming Market: The Big Oil and... More ›

Editorial: Americans assume 4-year college degrees are a given

June 4, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -- Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela is correct. Education is important to the future of our country, but... More ›

One Opinion: America needs to refocus education

June 2, 2014

(Updated) Most people assume that in order to be successful, students need a college degree: “Educating every American student to graduate from high school prepared for college and for a career... More ›

County sheriff’s office to beef up truck enforcement

May 14, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. In the face of unprecedented heavy truck traffic in the region due to the ongoing oil and natural gas exploration and production activities in the Eagle Ford shale formation, the Wilson County... More ›

Floresville ISD’s Bays endures baptism by fire

Floresville ISD’s Bays endures baptism by fire

April 30, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Three personnel-related scandals -- one that made national news -- and a bomb threat are perhaps the toughest initiation for a school-district superintendent’s first month on the... More ›

Meet DPS Sgt. Lynn Floyd

Meet DPS Sgt. Lynn Floyd

April 30, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The counties of Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad now have a new Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol sergeant. As of April 7, Sgt. Lynn Floyd is the commanding officer of highway patrol troopers in those three counties. Now... More ›

State to award county $959K roads grant

State to award county $959K roads grant

April 16, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Repairs to Wilson County roads most greatly impacted by continued exploration, development, or production of oil and natural gas within the Eagle Ford shale region will get a slight boost. At... More ›

Tenants fill Stockdale Industrial Park

April 16, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Stockdale Industrial Park is filling, and soon will house a new tenant --Canada’s Gibson Energy. The company is waiting for final closure from the title company. At the same time, a current... More ›

Falls City, TexStar continue pipeline easement talks

April 16, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FALLS CITY -- Attorneys for both Falls City and TexStar Midstream Services, L.P. continue to negotiate back and forth about a pipeline easement that threatens the city’s baseball field. This... More ›

Trains return to Elmendorf with opening of Alamo Junction

Trains return to Elmendorf with opening of Alamo Junction

April 9, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. ELMENDORF -- A robust work force and its strategic location near both San Antonio and the Eagle Ford shale are just some of the reasons why Michael J. Plank, president and chief executive... More ›

Alamo Junction opens near Elmendorf

Alamo Junction opens near Elmendorf

April 2, 2014

The Alamo Junction Rail Park just outside Elmendorf officially is open for business, following a grand opening event April 2. The park, as seen here from a helicopter, will accommodate railcar handling, switching, and storage. The park’s location... More ›

Rail yards bring new jobs

Rail yards bring new jobs

March 26, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hundreds of new jobs could be coming down the line for South Texas as two rail-serviced industrial parks are under construction on both sides of the Bexar-Wilson county line in the wake of the increased petrochemical exploration in the Eagle Ford... More ›

DPS probes wrong-way crash

March 26, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Char-ges are pending following a near-head-on collision March 19 north of here, in which a driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 181. According to Trooper Cory Holmes of the Texas Department of Public Safety... More ›

Pipeline Safety Workshop set for April 2 in Cotulla

March 19, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education, and Outreach will hold a Public Awareness of Pipeline Safety Workshop on Wednesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the City of Cotulla Convention... More ›

Register for March 25 small-business forum

March 19, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) joins the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and regional economic development allies from Cibolo, Yoakum, Cuero, Stockdale,... More ›

Canada’s Gibson Energy eyes Stockdale for expansion

Canada’s Gibson Energy eyes Stockdale for expansion

March 19, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Stockdale Industrial Park may soon be home to Canada-based Gibson Energy. After meeting with Gibson Energy General Manager of Operations Ralph Griswold twice last month, the company’s... More ›

The Economist: Economic Forecast for Texas’ Large Cities

March 12, 2014

The Perryman Group’s most recent forecast indicates that the state and its major metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) will continue to expand at a healthy rate through 2018, though growth in... More ›

KAML Polka Tradition returns

March 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The KAML Polka Tradition Show can be heard live again, with host Jill Pavliska playing your favorite polkas and waltzes from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday. General Manager Jenifer Jordan can be heard from 8-8:55 a.m., offering up local news, weather,... More ›

La Vernia Connections: Governor’s Small Business Forum

March 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A Governor’s Small Business Forum: Opportunities of the Eagle Ford Shale will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the La Vernia High School Auditorium, located at 221 F.M.... More ›

P&Z to ease variance process

March 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Some of the angst associated with applying for variances here soon could be a thing of the past, as the Floresville Planning and Zoning Committee is devising an application checklist. The committee reviewed a preliminary list at its... More ›

Commissioners set roads-grant priorities

Commissioners set roads-grant priorities

March 5, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Roads most severely impacted by the exploration, development, or production of oil and natural gas within the Eagle Ford shale region have been identified by the Wilson County Commissioners... More ›

La Vernia to host Governor’s Small Business Forum Mar. 25

February 26, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A Governor’s Small Business Forum: Opportunities of the Eagle Ford Shale will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the La Vernia High School Auditorium, located at 221 F.M.... More ›

SEDC officials OK offer to park tenant

February 26, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Stockdale Industrial Park is being touted as the home for yet another Eagle Ford shale oil-gas exploration business, after an undisclosed client made a second appearance before the Stockdale... More ›

County library addresses bandwidth problems

County library addresses bandwidth problems

February 26, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Library Director Nicki Stohr and John Holcombe of the county’s Information Technology department have been tasked with developing a plan to address recent Internet bandwidth issues... More ›

City officials race to beat moratorium deadline

City officials race to beat moratorium deadline

February 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- City officials here are racing to develop regulations related to recreational-vehicle parks. A moratorium on the special-use zoning permits regulating that specific land use is... More ›

Third time’s a charm for three-bay truck wash

February 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. STOCKDALE -- The third time’s a charm for Gary West’s proposal for development of a three-bay truck wash associated with the Eagle Ford shale exploration. West approached the Stockdale City... More ›

Cooperative Extension: ‘Extending knowledge, changing lives’ together

Cooperative Extension: ‘Extending knowledge, changing lives’ together

February 12, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- Alene Quinney was recognized as the “Volunteer of the Year” during the Wilson County Extension Appreciation Luncheon and annual meeting Jan. 30 in the Floresville Event Center.... More ›

Eagle Ford road issues dominate commissioners’ agenda

Eagle Ford road issues dominate commissioners’ agenda

February 5, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Wilson County Commissioners Court has appointed a five-member board to oversee what might become the county’s first-ever Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone. The action came during the... More ›

Road repairs in Eagle Ford area

February 5, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- An additional $250 million is available for Texas highways impacted by energy sector traffic. This money, according to an Oct. 9 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) letter from TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson, is from “vehicle... More ›

Second time’s the charm for ambulance

February 5, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The board of commissioners for the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 has approved the purchase of a new ambulance. Board President Bill Kenney said after the Jan. 30 special... More ›

Poth police investigate rash of recent burglaries

February 5, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. POTH -- Residents here are urged to lock their doors and be aware of suspicious people or activity, as the Poth Police Department is reporting that the city has experienced a recent rash of burglaries.... More ›

Divided ESD board says ‘no’ to ambulance

January 29, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Board members for the Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 have voted against the purchase of a new ambulance. The proposal died as a result of a 2-3 vote, said board President... More ›

Stahl takes the reins of Stockdale EDC

January 22, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Johnny Stahl, the former mayor of Stockdale who served the city in that capacity from 2005-13, is again working for the city, as the new Stockdale Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) administrator. During... More ›

Surface rights issue delays Falls City ISD land deal

January 15, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FALLS CITY -- The Eagle Ford shale continues to be a blessing and a curse for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD). A spike in property-tax revenue has thrust the district into Chapter... More ›

Shutdown stalls Poth report

Shutdown stalls Poth report

January 15, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. POTH -- While to many it is a distant memory, the effects of a 15-day government shutdown that put the brakes on federal funds during the first half of October still is being felt by the Poth Economic Development Corp. (PEDC). Following the PEDC’s... More ›

CMMC expands services

January 15, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Connally Memorial Medical Center continues to respond to the challenges of an ever-changing and competitive health-care marketplace. The hospital ended 2013 by expanding its reach into La Vernia with an urgent-care clinic that opened in December.... More ›

Year in Review: Stockdale completes infrastructure

January 8, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The past year saw the completion of a four-year project by the city of Stockdale, along with businesses expanding or relocating into the industrial park and others catering to the influx caused... More ›

Year in Review: City mourns councilman, acts on growth, change

January 8, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. LA VERNIA --Managing change and growth has challenged the La Vernia City Council throughout the past year. As 2013 began, Councilman D. Bradford Beck resigned from the council, but remained... More ›

Year in Review: Eagle Ford means benefits, challenges for Falls City

January 8, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The oil and natural gas wealth found in the Eagle Ford shale formation has brought about blessings and challenges for the Falls City Independent School District (ISD). As a result of a spike... More ›

La Vernia Connections: Growth continues in La Vernia

January 8, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Growth continues in La Vernia Looking back on business in 2013, forward into the coming year According to the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce and the La Vernia Municipal Development... More ›

Basketball Scores

Basketball Scores

January 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Varsity Girls East Central Judson def. East Central, 53-25. Hornets: Points: Taylor Lewis-7, Ariel Allen-5, Na’Kia Reid-5, Janik Alexander Smith-4, Brittany Rodgers-4. Floresville Floresville def. McCollum, 48-39. Jaguars:... More ›

‘Coming soon’ — business growth in area communities

January 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. As 2013 goes out with a bang, 2014 is shaping up to be a year of continued growth in the Wilson County News coverage area. Taco Bell and Domino’s Pizza will join the La Vernia business community,... More ›

County’s Eagle Ford roads could get state help

County’s Eagle Ford roads could get state help

January 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Wilson County Commissioners Court is hoping to get a piece of a $225 million pie, as it continues toward applying for a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant. The grant, which... More ›

TTC releases funds for road repairs in energy-boom areas

January 2, 2014

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- Recognizing a growing traffic safety concern in the state’s energy-production areas, the Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a $150 million contract to Austin-Angel, JV (Austin... More ›

Eagle Ford: Williams’ case takes grim turn

Eagle Ford: Williams’ case takes grim turn

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. VERDI -- The near-eight-month search for a woman missing from Bexar County has now turned into a homicide investigation, following the discovery of her remains here Nov. 24. Atascosa County... More ›

Eagle Ford: Unsolved cases mark anniversaries; DA’s office to conduct new search

Eagle Ford: Unsolved cases mark anniversaries; DA’s office to conduct new search

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. This week will mark another year that two area crimes remain unsolved. On Dec. 25, Patty Inez Brightwell Vaughan will be missing for 17 years. She was last seen Dec. 25, 1996, when -- according... More ›

Eagle Ford: Americans are finding new ways to pay college tuition

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. (StatePoint) -- The majority of American families have an unwavering belief in the value of college -- 85 percent of parents believe that college is an investment in their child’s future, according... More ›

Eagle Ford: Oil, gas economy continues record run

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Well completions in Texas underpinned surging Texas crude oil production and recovering natural gas activity to lift the Texas Petro Index (TPI) to 293.7 in October, sustaining the upstream... More ›

Eagle Ford: Student completes degree from Afghanistan

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Many students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have to work while going to school, but they usually don’t have to worry about bombs going off or terrorists attacking them on the way to... More ›

FELPS manager addresses Stockdale power ‘blinkages’

December 26, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Power “blinkages” continue to plague the residents of Stockdale, with no explanation or solutions given to resolve them. During the Dec. 17 Stockdale City Council meeting, Mayor Ray Wolff took... More ›

County to hold roads-grant hearing

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Members of the public are being asked to weigh in on whether Wilson County will apply for grant funding to pay for repairs to roads damaged as a result of ongoing activity within the Eagle Ford shale oil and natural gas play. The Wilson County... More ›

Eagle Ford: Ambulance repairs test ESD budget

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. STOCKDALE -- The Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 continues to be plagued with unexpected expenses as it struggles to become established. As reported in September, the... More ›

Eagle Ford: Stockdale students struggle with writing

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Students in the Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) are struggling to meet writing standards. During the Dec. 9 Stockdale ISD board of trustees meeting, the trustees heard this trend... More ›

Eagle Ford: Holiday, year-end office closures

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. All city and county offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Additionally, city halls in Stockdale and La Vernia will... More ›

HOLT CAT, Halliburton receive Eagle Ford Excellence Awards

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) has announced that HOLT CAT, Halliburton, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dynamic Industries... More ›

Eagle Ford: Texas Farm Bureau delegates register opposition to TxDOT road conversions

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. By Gene L. Hall Texas Farm Bureau voting delegates were unanimous in their opposition to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to convert existing roads from asphalt pavement... More ›

Eagle Ford: Milken Institute names best-performing Texas cities

December 18, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Milken Institute has named Austin the best-performing city in its annual ranking of metropolitan areas, and recognized Dallas and Houston in the top 10. Seven of the report’s top 25 best-performing... More ›

BASKETBALL SCORES

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Varsity Girls East Central San Marcos def. East Central, 59-50. Hornets: Points: Janik Alexander-Smith-15, Brittany Rodgers-15, Ariel Allen-7, Claudia Flores-6, Taylor Lewis-4, Vivian Seward-2, Savannah Avila-1. Judson def. East... More ›

County considers $800K road grant application

County considers $800K road grant application

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A committee of Wilson County officials is charged with determining whether the county should proceed in applying for an estimated $800,000 in state grant funds to repair roads that have been... More ›

Eagle Ford: St. Hedwig lecture set

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The La Vernia Historical Association welcomes all to attend a history lecture, “St. Hedwig’s Historical Past” by local historians Allen and Regina Kosub on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the John Paul II Center in St. Hedwig. The association... More ›

Eagle Ford: Poth park, plaza get festive

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. POTH -- The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Railroad Park and Dilworth Plaza here, thanks to the Poth Economic Development Corp (PEDC). Board President Chrystal Eckel said following... More ›

Eagle Ford: Kenedy hospital plans holiday event

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital invites the public to enjoy a festive “Holiday on the Hill” on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 6-8 p.m. on the hospital grounds at 3349 U.S. 181 in Kenedy. Activities... More ›

Eagle Ford: Master Gardeners plan events

December 11, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Bexar County Master Gardeners invite everyone to enjoy a variety of activities during this holiday season. •Dec. 1-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 555 Funston in San Antonio -- Tour the San Antonio... More ›

Eagle Ford: What you might have missed

December 4, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Did you miss this in last week’s Wilson County News? •The Stockdale City Council approves funding for rodeo arena. Find the details on page 7A. •Residents of Poth will now have cool water... More ›

Eagle Ford: EPA finalizes approval of public input in state Clear Air Plan

December 4, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. DALLAS -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Texas’ clean-air plan Nov. 25, which covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The revised... More ›

Eagle Ford: October jobless numbers fall

December 4, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the Wilson County unemployment rate decreased to 5.9 percent in September. The unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent in October. Wilson County’s... More ›

Eagle Ford: Karnes Electric returns credits

December 4, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Karnes Electric Cooperative Inc.’s board of directors has authorized the return of $415,352 in capital credits to the cooperative’s members. Any member of Karnes Electric currently having... More ›

ESD No. 2 talks new ambulance

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FLORESVILLE -- The Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 is considering the purchase of a new ambulance. This was the subject of a discussion that was tabled at the ESD’s Nov. 18 board meeting. Board President Bill Kenney said... More ›

Eagle Ford: An analysis: Supply, demand, events influence oil prices then and now

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s no secret that Texas is currently enjoying an oil boom, encouraged by high prices and technological advances. I’m in the middle of our annual Economic Outlook Conference Series (for the... More ›

Eagle Ford: TxDOT starts ‘Fleet Forward’

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TYLER -- The Texas Department of Transportation was joined by members of the Texas Transportation Commission in Tyler on Nov. 20 to showcase Fleet Forward, a program designed to streamline the... More ›

Eagle Ford: Gas prices rise

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 15.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13 per gallon Nov. 26, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. This compares with the national average that has... More ›

Eagle Ford: County seeks site for CDL testing

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Prompted by a letter from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Wilson County Commissioners Court has begun looking for a new site to conduct commercial driver license tests. County... More ›

Eagle Ford: Nominate for Small Business Awards

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2014 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person... More ›

Eagle Ford: Small-business UTSA workshops

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The UTSA Small Business Development Center will offer integrated, low-cost training and free business advising services. All classes will be held at the UTSA Downtown campus at 501 W. César... More ›

Eagle Ford: Heritage Home Tour

November 27, 2013

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Seguin Conservation Society is proud to present its 2013 Heritage Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-5 p.m. Tours of historic homes will range from the 1880s Ulbrich/Russell Lazy U Ranch, to the 1950s ranch-style Keehne/Dickerson home.... More ›

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