Commissioners court OKs longevity pay for part-timers

Wilson County part-time employees will begin receiving $50 in longevity pay for each year they continue to work for the county. The payment was approved at a special meeting of county commissioners Nov. 20 on a motion by Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Pfeil. The longevity pay will apply to part-time employees who have worked continuously in part-time positions of up […]

2018-11-28 E-Edition

Esther Lou Haynes Moore

•4-1-1928 — 11-25-2018•Mother of Glenn Neubauer and the late Dennis and Kenneth Neubauer; and sister of Brad Haynes, Robert Haynes, and Helen Taylor•Memorial Service: To be held at a later date, Leesville Cemetery, Leesville•Memorials: Leesville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 256, Leesville, TX 78122•Services entrusted to: Finch Funeral Chapel, Nixon, 830-582-1521,

Meet Bob Gillespie — New CEO of Connally Memorial Medical Center

Connally Memorial Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Bob Gillespie will be taking over as CEO of the hospital, after the departure of Jeremy Riney in October. Wilson County Memorial Hospital District board members unanimously approved his appointment during a Nov. 15 meeting. Gillespie comes to the hospital’s helm from a varied medical background. Growing up in Houston, he served in […]

Christmas is coming!

Santa Claus is coming to town! Downtown Floresville will be transformed this Friday night, as the lights on the Christmas tree on the Wilson County Courthouse lawn are switched on to kick off the holiday season. The courthouse square will be a feast of festive delight with music, vendors, and entertainment, and businesses downtown and throughout the city will welcome […]

Floresville man dies after crash

A Wilson County man is dead, following a motorcycle crash the day after Thanksgiving. According to Sgt. Deon Cockrell with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a crash Nov. 23 at approximately 3:47 p.m. on F.M. 2579 approximately 7-1/2 miles north of Elmendorf. Their reports indicate a 2002 BMW motorcycle was traveling east on […]

What’s the buzz with the bees?

Local Facebook threads have been abuzz recently with comments about increased numbers of honeybees, with some people even saying they have bees in their homes. The Wilson County News reached out to Molly Keck, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist and integrated pest-management specialist in Bexar County, for some answers. She explained that, after temperatures warm up after a […]

Remember loved ones Dec. 2 at memorial service, Las Posadas

The Franklin Funeral Home invites everyone in the community to attend its annual memorial service, beginning with “Las Posadas,” presented by Sacred Heart Catholic Church, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the funeral home at 914 Third St. in Floresville. The service will include candle lighting, songs, poems, and reflections, presented by members of local churches and the […]

Floresville takes first step toward ‘affordable housing’

(Video below) The Floresville City Council has taken the first step to bringing “affordable housing” to the city. The housing will take the form of an 80- unit apartment complex, as envisioned by Joel Pollack, principal of PMCA Partners of San Antonio. A certain percentage of the apartments would be reserved for tenants in each of three lower income levels, […]

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