Court of Nature’s Grandeur

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Council approves board of directors of 4A corporation for community center

FLORESVILLE — The community center now has a board of directors, after the official board for the 4A corporation was approved by the council at its special called Oct. 19 meeting. Previously, the council had approved an interim board composed of board members of the Floresville Economic Development Corp. This was done in an effort to expedite the approval of […]

Chamber issues a challenge

It’s not too late to sign up for the chili cook-off the Floresville Chamber of Commerce is holding during Fall Fest, Saturday, Nov. 4. As an added attraction, there also will be a Dutch-oven dessert cook-off for those who don’t think they can cook chili! The entry fee is only $10 for each category. The chamber is challenging local businesses […]

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul: Congress must address taxes, spending after mid-term election

In Washington, we hear a lot of talk about tax cuts, but the rhetoric does not always match the reality.  For most Americans, taxes remain too complex and too high.  After the tumult of the upcoming midterm election, it is imperative that Congress gets back to basics and addresses our terrible tax system. Lower taxes benefit all Americans by increasing […]

SS Water Supply Corp. reaches milestone with 4,000th member

A milestone was recently reached when the 4,000th member of the SS Water Supply Corp. was approved at the board of directors meeting Oct. 9. Board President John Larrison and General Manager Herb Williams presented Robert and Elaine Farias with their membership certificate and a certificate for $100 to be applied to their monthly water bill. The couple recently purchased […]

Sports this week

Click here to see what’s going on in sports this week FOOTBALLThursday, Oct. 26•La Vernia JV hosts Marion, 8:00•Floresville JV at Harlandale, 4:30•Falls City JV at Pettus, 7:30•Stockdale JV hosts Randolph, 6•Nixon-Smiley JV hosts Kenedy, 7:30•Poth JV at Karnes City, 7:00Friday, Oct. 27•East Central V at Southwest, 7:30•Stockdale V at Randolph, 7:30•Poth V hosts Karnes City, 7:30•La Vernia V at […]

Web site offers help

A newly launched federal government Web site,, provides business owners with a one-stop resource that searches the federal government agencies that regulate or serve businesses for compliance information and resources. The Web site makes it easier to find information on taxes, immigration laws, workplace safety, environmental requirements, and other regulations that can present challenges for small and mid-sized businesses. […]

Another Opinion: Election facts may surprise voters

The Nov. 7 elections are right around the corner. Even if you’ve been paying attention, some facts have not received much airtime and might surprise you. One very important fact that took me by surprise was mentioned by Chris Bell (the Democratic candidate for governor) during the debate. The Texas constitution stipulates that whoever receives the greatest number of votes […]

Readers Sound Off!

We invite readers to send in bits and pieces from here and there.We hope to make this a weekly feature giving readers the opportunity to sound off about the good things as well as concerns. Please include your name and daytime phone number in case we have questions, although comments will be published anonymously. •Why do people from Floresville have […]

Lisa Fabrizio: The Christian Right and the Blue Wave

The hand-wringing and moaning are as palpable as they have ever been as cowering Beltway Republicans wait for the dreaded Blue Wave of Democratic rule to crash over their heads come November 7th. The gloom and doom predictions, long a tool of the liberal media, have now reached the pens of some conservative pundits who have joined their liberal brethren […]