Capitol metal detector procedures detailed

Now that metal detectors are installed at the state Capitol, the following procedures will apply for legislators, Capitol staff members and public visitors to the building. · Metal detectors will be installed at all Capitol entrances on the first floor. All visitors will be required to go through the metal detectors. General public access will be allowed at all of […]

Farmers, ranchers welcome beneficial rainfall in area

The two-year drought has been followed by above-normal rainfall for the first part of this year, but how does the area stand regarding rainfall received? According to the Texas Crop weather report from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the year-to-date cumulative amount for the Southwest District — including Wilson, Gonzales, Guadalupe, and Bexar counties — was about 1.5 times the […]

Hit ’em Again

Well, it appears that greed has finally trumped wisdom setting off the worst man-made natural disaster ever. The Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 in Prince William Sound, Alaska is literally a drop in the ocean compared to what’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico off the shore of Louisiana. Over 5000 barrels (probably a very low conservative guess) of […]

One Opinion: Now Washington Wants control of the Web

Many have called the proposed Net Neutrality the new FAIRNESS DOCTRINE of the Internet. Indeed, beware! The regulations, as proposed by the administration’s FCC (Federal Communications Commission), would virtually eliminate broadband companies’ ability to manage their own networks. Decisions would be up to Washington and the Obama administration instead of Internet service providers. As the editors of The Wall Street […]

Transition Incentives Program

FLORESVILLE — Stephen Svacina, executive director for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Wilson County announced that signup has started for the Transition Incentives Program (TIP) — a new program under the Conservation Title of the 2008 Farm Bill — to encourage retired or retiring owners or operators to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers […]

Realty plans grand opening

A grand opening celebration for Keller Williams Realty Heritage — Total Edge Team will be held Tuesday, May 25, from 1-6 p.m. at 2840 Business Loop 181 N., Suite 130, in Floresville. The members of the Floresville Chamber of Commerce will join in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Festivities will be held under the big oak tree with refreshments […]

‘Losers’ has colorful comic-book feel

Revenge is big in the movies. It helps get the story moving, provides clear character motivation and draws a hard line down the middle between good and evil. In “The Losers,” when an elite team of military Special Force mercenaries is double-crossed by their devious stateside leader on a South American search-and-destroy that goes disastrously awry, what do they do? […]

Farm groups unite against greenhouse-gas emission control

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 48 other farm groups have joined together in urging the Senate to adopt a resolution that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act without prior congressional approval. American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said virtually all of American agriculture is united in the belief […]

NASCAR News: Busch survives crash fest for first All-Star win

Sheet metal was bent and tempers flared in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race, but Kurt Busch was grinning from ear to ear after backing his damaged No. 2 car into victory lane at the end of the night. Despite making contact with the wall twice during the third segment, Busch held on and survived the […]

NASCAR News: NASCAR inducts first class into Hall of Fame

“You can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been,” is the old adage NASCAR President Mike Helton quoted on Sunday afternoon during the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in uptown Charlotte. NASCAR remembered it’s past by inducting the first five members into its newly-opened Hall of Fame — Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France […]