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Make family mealtime a habit

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AgriLife experts explain benefits of having family meals

Family meals can fit into even the busiest of schedules and offer a host of benefits for childen and adults alike, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “Family meals are a great time to connect with each other and share the day’s experiences,” said Odessa Keenan, AgriLife Extension program specialist, Bryan-College Station. “And having family mealtime is a positive […]

Guess this plant for a chance to win!

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Can you identify this plant? Send your best guess to Plant ID, Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville, TX 78114, or email it to nkilbey-smith@wcn-online.com, with “Plant ID” in the subject line. Please include your name, hometown, and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. To be eligible for the prize, $25 in Texas Lottery scratch-off cards […]

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SS Historical Museum tours commence on Feb. 4

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The Sutherland Springs Historical Museum will open its doors for regular tours starting Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several new items have been donated and added to the prehistoric and New Town Sutherland Springs collections. Tours are held every first Saturday of the month through November, but are also available by appointment for individual research, families, […]

It’s Girl Scout cookie time!

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Stock up on your favorite flavor of Girl Scout cookies at in-person booth sales from Jan. 25, through Feb. 26, including right here in the area, thanks to Troop 639. On Saturday, Jan. 28, the girls will be at the Coffee Corner at 1301 Hospital Blvd. in Floresville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The troop will also have a […]

Learn how to get your roses ready for spring

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Learn how to keep your roses budding all spring long at the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Take a lunch and listen as Master Gardener Peggy Jones presents, “Getting Roses Ready for Spring,” in the AgriLife Extension Office at 210 E. Live Oak in Seguin. Lunch and learns are held from 12-1 p.m. on […]

Landmark Baptist Church plans Revival

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The community is invited to join the Landmark Baptist Church as it celebrates a three-day Revival, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27-29, with guest speaker, Brother Danny Mendoza. On Friday and Saturday, members and guests will gather at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 11 a.m., followed by a meal. The church is located at 45 C.R. 331 in Floresville. For […]

Chili Cook-Off to benefit Wilson County Public Libraries

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If you think you have the best bowl of chili around, enter it in the Friends of the Wilson County Public Libraries and the Library Foundation’s first-ever Chili Cook- Off for free! The tasty event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 18, from 12-3 p.m. in the Wilson County Expo & Community Center at 435 S.H. 97 E. in Floresville. Awards […]

Alpine to host Lone Star Poetry Gathering

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Drive out to west Texas to Alpine for the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering, where more than 40 poets, singers, and instrumentalists will speak, play, and sing Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 15-18. A few highlights guests can expect at this year’s event include “Charlie Goodnight: His Life in Poetry and Song” — a true western opera comprised of 15 poems […]


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