Letters: Having a super Sonic day!

Editor: You often hear people accusing today’s young adult generation of being sedentary, jobless, and — if they have a job — lacking courteous customer service. I, therefore, am compelled to write in to the Wilson County News in praise of the recent service I have experienced at the Floresville Sonic. I have gone there four times in the past […]

ERCOT Issues Conservation Appeal

Gonzales, Texas– August 24, 2011 – Around 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued an appeal to the public to conserve energy. GVEC and other electric utility companies throughout the state ask their customers to conserve electricity as much as possible during these extremely high temperatures. This effort should help prevent the need for ERCOT […]

Letters: Wildlife suffering in drought

Editor: With this drought, our wildlife are suffering terribly. I want to encourage people to make a special effort to ensure there is plenty of water available for the wildlife, including the deer, birds, opossums, raccoons (yes, even raccoons), foxes, etc. They are dying off in droves from starvation and lack of water. I have been putting out four buckets […]

Letters: Sports facility needed

Editor: Re: “Sports complex can benefit Floresville,” Aug. 24 Wilson County News The enhancement and/or expansion of sport facilities for our youth is a project whose time has come. Almost to a person, of those who are aware of our current situation, there is agreement on this need. Some would even call it dire. I also believe that, with some […]

Letters: Fiscal conservatism benefits Texas

Editor: I am being asked by a number of national media about Gov. Rick Perry. As Americans For Prosperity (AFP) director, I am not in a position to talk politics, but do talk policies. Before being Texas director of Americans for Prosperity, I worked for Ronald Reagan as the first White House liaison for U.S. Department of Education and Bush […]

Police capture suspect after overnight manhunt

(Revised 8/31/11 12:15 p.m.) FLORESVILLE — As of 10:30 a.m., Jerry Guerrero, 39, of Floresville, is in the custody of the Floresville Police Department, officials said. Anonymous tips led police to a residence on D Street earlier this morning, where Guerrero was arrested on a warrant charging him with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle. Guerrero’s charge stems […]

Floresville police make ‘meth’ bust

Wilson County News FLORESVILLE — Two area residents are in custody and a third has been cited in relation to an Aug. 26 methamphetamine bust in the Alamo Apartments off U.S. 181 Business here. A man and woman present at the residence when the search warrant was issued were arrested and each was charged with possession of 1 to 4 […]

Patterson leads Texas Junior Livestock Association as steer president

The Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) is a dynamic youth organization of students with an interest and passion in showing livestock. Four students from Guadalupe and Bexar counties serve as director in one of the six divisions of the state’s junior livestock association. Recently, Kylie Patterson, a member of the East Central FFA and the Clemens 4-H Club, was named […]

Letters: Have commissioners no shame?

Editor: Re: “County to see $340K spike in health-insurance rates,” Aug. 10 Wilson County News The actions taken by the commissioners court concerning health-care benefits for county workers illustrate the mindset that has taken our country to the brink of bankruptcy. No action to contain costs by increasing the deductible, decreasing the amount of coverage, or employee contributions was taken. […]

Letters: Response to FEDC article

Editor: Re: “FEDC not authorized to repay studio’s legal fees,” Aug. 10 Wilson County News Recently, while attending the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) meeting, I noticed quite a few, shall we say, “errors” within the board and their actions. On the agenda, it was scheduled for the Bournes, the owners of the new dance studio, which will be the […]