Sunday, October 23, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 
global 2

WCN Site Search

Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost 10/22/16 at LV Park,Huawei black phone & case w/stickers. If found, call 830-216-0493, Fred or Krista
Lost Huawei phone, black phone case with stickers. Lost at LaVernia park 10-22-16 @ 7:00 and 7:30 pm. If found, call 830-216-0493, for Fred or Krista.
Lost: Black Angus bull, C.R. 417 and C.R. 422 area, Stockdale. 210-241-1844.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Caregivers needed. Call 830-625-0444.
Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
TNMCRichardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX home

Report Comment

Please complete the form below in order to alert us to the following comment. If you have questions about our policy regarding comments please reference our Terms of Use page.

Winston Shaffer  
Floresville, TX  
October 23, 2013 10:25am
Well considering that the projected costs for all the projects is $9.2 million (8% increase in less than 6 months) and the bond is for only $8.5M, there is no money for a shelter or roads. In fact, the county will have to come up with another $700k out of its annual budget not to mention all the money it is paying the architect Lydnsay Thorn (I have heard anywhere from $700k to $1M so far). It appears the architect fees are well above the 6% cap for costs that are regulated by law for Federal projects. This is a county project so the Judge and Commissioner have a big checkbook (our taxes) to keep funding what appear to be excessive fees. Thorn spoke at the meeting and he said that Hays County spent more money on their new facilities but did not comment that Hays County is 4 times as large as Wilson County. Also, Mr Thorn was so proud that he did the costing which he said was rare for architects. So, I wonder how far off his costs are. Either way, there will be less money for roads if this approved.

The costs for the Courthouse exterior repairs have been quoted as $1.774M and $1.985M which is a 12% difference.

Please remember when they closed the 8964 sq foot courthouse they moved into and eventually purchased a 22,333 sq foot building (old elementary). So, they doubled there space. If they opened the court house back up they would have three times as much as when they closed the court house down. So, for me this is a typical government officials grab. Vote "No." and let them really justify the renovations and all the extra space.

These projects appear to be a wishlist by the County Judge and Commissioners to make a name for themselves. If you were at the meeting, you would have heard one Commissioner going on about how his relative's name was on the corner stone of the poorly constructed courthouse. So, his relatives where part of a debacle 134 years ago. He also stated in 20 years the County would have over 100k people. Considering for the past 30 years the County has grown about 10k per every ten years or 1000/year, I guess the commissioner thinks the Eagle Ford Shale is going to continue to grow rapidly for the next twenty years. The 2010 census was 42,910 and the most recent 2012 population estimate was 44,370 or within the historical 1000/year growth.

So, in 2030, a reasonable person would project approximately 65,000 people not 100,000 people. I am not sure the judge or the commissioners are very good with math and they definitely didn't do their homework for these projects. They have no idea how much this is really going to costs so they are putting everything but the master gardener’s garden in the certificate obligations so they can see what sticks. An old military adage holds true Proper Prior Planning Prevents xxxx Poor Performance. So, in this case, vote no and have the County do this right.
     Your Full Name: We will not publish your name or e-mail address as a result of reporting this comment. We request this information in the event that we need to contact you with follow-up questions. You will not receive any unsolicited e-mail by using this form.
Your E–Mail:
Your Comments:

Abrego Lake
WCN web hosting
Hoelschers home
Sherwood Surveying
Century 21 United D&D
Drama Kids
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
RS Gate & Supply
Custom Construction LLC
WCN Insider
John D. Foster home
Caraway Ford
Heavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyFriesenhahn Custom Welding

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.