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Lost: Men's wallet, Sept. 21 at Wal-Mart fuel center in Floresville, left on side of truck, medical IDs needed. If found call 210-827-9753, no questions asked.

VideoLOST KITTY: Nannette Kilbey-Smith's family's 5-month-old little kitten, Jack. Disappeared last night from house on Oak Hill Road. No collar. Text/call 210-823-4518
Lost: Chihuahua, black, tan, and white male, "Spy," very small, off F.M. 775, across from the Woodlands on Sept. 26, he is missed dearly. Call 830-391-5055.
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*Fair Housing notice. All help wanted advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for help wanted ads, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
August 19, 2011 9:49am
Mr. Mayor:

Your so called "Open Forum" appeared to be nothing more than an opportunity for your puppets to rally at your personal Bully Pulpit. It was apparent that the decision to go forward with the Dany Tejada Sports Center had been made and you were not interested in any opinion other than your own.

First and foremost, your behavior was outright unprofessional and rude toward Mrs. Donna Rudolph-Miller. No other speaker was called out as to their name or relationship to other speakers! No other speaker was referred to as anything other than their stated name. Not only do you owe Mrs. Rudolph-Miller a formal public apology, you owe apologies to all those in the room who witnessed your reprehensible behavior as an elected public official.

Since, this is the only "open forum", for citizens to express their opinion without being told to "Sit Down" or that they are "Off Topic", allow me to correct some of your misstatements and out right non-truths.

1. Yes, in fact money was taken from the Visitor-Tourist Center to support the Floresville Event Center. You and your council voted to take the portion of the Hotel-Motel Tax that was provided the Floresville Chamber of Commerce (approximately $70,000) and re-direct it towards the Event Center. This money was provided to the Chamber of Commerce who were contracted by the City of Floresville to run the Visitor-Tourist Center. The Chamber was then forced to lay-off thier sole employee who had staffed the Visitor-Tourist Center. To the best of my knowledge, this Visitor-Tourist Center is not being staffed by the Floresville Event Center.

2. Your statement that NO ADVALOREM TAX (Property Tax) was or is used to support the Floresville Event Center can not be substantiated! The advalorem tax along with City Sales Tax, Street Maintenance Tax, Hotel, Hotel/Motel Tax and other taxes and fees are reported as dumped into the General Fund. It is this General Fund that pays the salaries of the City Manager and Finance Director who are responsible for the day to day financial operation of the Event Center. It is this General Fund that buys the supplies and pays the salaries of the City Employees who perform maintenance and repairs to the Event Center. It is this General Fund that buys the materials and pays the salaries of City Employees than maintain the parking lot, grounds, etc. Given the amount of information that is publicly available, your statement that no advalorem tax is being used to support the event center is FASLE.

3. Your statement that "Sales Tax revenue is Increasing" also cannot be substantiated. Based on the information reported by the city and available on it's web site:

Actual Sales Tax Received:

2007 - 2008 $ 968,310
2008 - 2009 $1,014,168
2009 - 2010 $1,245,173

Projected Sales Tax for 2010 -2011 $ 977,000

Actual Sales Tax Received as of July 31st, 2011 $ 736,900

So, even if the projected amount is received, going from $1.2 million is sales tax revenue in FY 2009/11 to $ 977K in FY 2010/11 is not an increase! It is in fact a significant decrease. According to my math, it is down $268,173. This decrease in sales tax revenue, or as you call it, increasing sales tax revenue is NOT justification for projecting to receive more sales tax revenue in 2011 - 2012 than has been received in any one of the previous 4 years ($1,250,000)!!

These are only a few of your convenient incomplete truths that you force fed to those who attended your so-called "open forum" last night. We business owners, citizens and taxpayers of Floresville are sick and tired of your bullying, better-than-all attitude and outright lies!
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