Burglars target Floresville pawn shop

FLORESVILLE — The Floresville Police Department is investigating a Feb. 17 burglary at H&H Pawn on U.S. 181 here. Detective Chad Clark of the Floresville Police Department said that a surveillance video revealed that a vehicle was driven to the back of the store between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. One of the occupants — described only […]

Video highlights family legacy

Joe Kunze starts family livestock tradition As many exhibitors of all ages promote the ag industry by exhibiting their animals in various shows, one family has given ag exhibiting a new twist — highlighting the accomplishments of a La Vernia man, Joseph Henry “Joe” Kunze Sr. — on video. Due to myelodysplastic syndrome — also known as pre-leukemia — he […]

Letter: Reply to ‘Raging Moderate’

Editor: Re: “Reagan’s Diamond Jubilee,” the Raging Moderate, Feb. 16. Mr. Durst must not have heard President Obama’s speech in Tucson, Ariz., on the need for civility and the end to vitriol. But, then, maybe he did! But he just thinks that his president’s admonition doesn’t apply to him. He’s a self-proclaimed “Raging Moderate,” after all. MARY MORGAN La Vernia

The ‘judicial activism’ ploy

Now that two different federal courts have declared ObamaCare unconstitutional, the administration’s answer is to call the courts guilty of “judicial activism.” Barack Obama has a rhetorical solution for every problem. Remember the repeated claims of “shovel-ready” projects that needed only federal stimulus money to get started? Last year the President quietly admitted that there were not many “shovel-ready” projects, […]

Many nations under God

Along with the rest of the world, I’m watching with cautious optimism, and praying for those who are protesting against their form of government demanding change for personal rights and a voice in government. It seems the Egyptian population has let the genie out of the bottle and the wishes of the people throughout several Middle Eastern countries are being […]

DPS identifies persons of interest in Mansion fire; $50,000 reward offered

Texas Rangers have developed information about a man they consider to be a person of interest in the Texas Governor’s Mansion arson on June 8, 2008. A $50,000 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this arson. In October 2009, DPS assumed responsibility for the investigation and took […]

NASCAR News: Daytona 500 lineup set by Gatorade Duels

Drivers hoping for starting spots in Sunday’s Daytona 500 raced in the Gatorade Duels on Thursday. Heading into 2011 Speed Weeks, Kurt Busch had never won any kind of race at a restrictor plate track. He continued to make up for lost time in the first duel race of the afternoon on Thursday by claiming his second win in a […]

The sleeves of a vest

This is but a snapshot. A frozen moment in time, guaranteed to transmogrify on an hourly basis. So, knowing the situation is fluid, here’s your daily budget update and if I were you, I’d find a nice comfy chair to plop down into, because this promises to be more frustrating than translating Sanskrit into Japanese using Morse code smoke signals […]

Letter: Cut government spending, save our country

Editor: If Mr. Obama would listen, I would tell him that what Americans want is honesty, integrity, principles, and good character in our political institutions. Today, the problem in Washington is that you and most of our representatives are lawyers who are in Washington to get the most they can get from the taxpayers and can care less about our […]

Looking for reliable health care

Editor: As we approach the time in our lives where we could be considered “elderly,” my wife and I are having more and more need for competent and accessible health care. We have used nearly all of the services offered at the Wilson County Memorial Hospital (Connally Memorial Medical Center), starting long before the hospital moved to a beautiful new […]