Wilson County residents are River Clicks contest winners


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Wes Copas of Floresville, winner of the Judges’ Choice for Best Photograph from Wilson County award in the San Antonio River Authority’s River Clicks’ photo contest, is congratulated by Derek Gaudlitz, one of two Wilson County representatives on the River Authority board of directors. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz

Wes Copas of Floresville, winner of the Judges’ Choice for Best Photograph from Wilson County award in the San Antonio River Authority’s River Clicks’ photo contest, is congratulated by Derek Gaudlitz, one of two Wilson County representatives on the River Authority board of directors. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz

The San Antonio River Authority hosted its annual River Clicks photo competition, which encompassed the four counties the River Authority represents — Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad. More than 400 photos were submitted.

The San Antonio River Authority recognized 12 award winners and 17 finalists at an event Sept. 1 at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. Of the 29 finalists, Wilson County had two winners and two semifinalists:

•Jo Anna Maldonado was a winner in the Special Category-Escondido Creek Parkway.

•Wes Copas’ entry was named the Judges’ Choice for Best Photograph from Wilson County.

•Semifinalists were Ron Hudson and Annalise Labreck.

The winning photos will be on display in the Witte Museum through Oct. 30.

Derek Gaudlitz of Floresville, one of two Wilson County representatives on the San Antonio River Authority board of directors, was in attendance with his wife, Lauren, to celebrate the Wilson County award winners and finalists.

San Antonio River Authority River Clicks award winner Jo Anna Maldonado of Floresville is congratulated by River Authority Director-Wilson County Derek Gaudlitz; her photo won in the Special Category- Escondido Creek Parkway. Her photo and other winning images are on display in the Witte Museum in San Antonio through Oct. 30. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz

San Antonio River Authority River Clicks award winner Jo Anna Maldonado of Floresville is congratulated by River Authority Director-Wilson County Derek Gaudlitz; her photo won in the Special Category- Escondido Creek Parkway. Her photo and other winning images are on display in the Witte Museum in San Antonio through Oct. 30. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz

Enjoying the San Antonio River Authority River Clicks photo contest award reception at the Witte Museum in San Antonio are (back, l-r) award winner Wes Copas of Floresville, San Antonio River Authority General Manager Derek Boese, J.J. Maldonado, award winner Jo Anna Maldonado of Floresville, Charlotte Hudson, Wilson County semifinalists Ron Hudson and Annalise LaBreck, Sarah LaBreck, River Authority Director-Wilson County Derek Gaudlitz, River Authority Deputy General Manager Stephen Graham, Student Category award Jolie Casias, (front) Terry LaBreck, and Ashlynn LaBreck. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz

Enjoying the San Antonio River Authority River Clicks photo contest award reception at the Witte Museum in San Antonio are (back, l-r) award winner Wes Copas of Floresville, San Antonio River Authority General Manager Derek Boese, J.J. Maldonado, award winner Jo Anna Maldonado of Floresville, Charlotte Hudson, Wilson County semifinalists Ron Hudson and Annalise LaBreck, Sarah LaBreck, River Authority Director-Wilson County Derek Gaudlitz, River Authority Deputy General Manager Stephen Graham, Student Category award Jolie Casias, (front) Terry LaBreck, and Ashlynn LaBreck. COURTESY/Lauren Gaudlitz