Doris M. Coggeshall

1920-2006 Dad welcomed our mom, Doris M. Coggeshall, to heaven. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at the age of 86. Her family knows for sure that their dad, Harold, was there to take her hand. Doris mourned Harold’s loss for the past 2.5 years, and hallelujah, they are together again. Her […]

Scam artists ‘check’ the water supply

FLORESVILLE — The Floresville Police Department advises local residents to be wary of persons knocking on doors and pretending to be employees of the Floresville Water Department. The police department and Floresville City Hall received more than 11 calls last week from residents about these visits, reporting that a female had come to their house insisting that an inspection of […]

Recovered handgun leads to second burglary arrest

FLORESVILLE — Two Wilson County residents, William Shawn Marshall, 18, and Jordan Lee Cotton, 17, were arrested Dec. 21 for the second time in less than a month and charged with burglary of a habitation. Floresville Police Department officer Jesse Gutierrez and Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Manuel Perez arrested the pair after a warrant was issued for the arrest in […]

In search of a Wal-Mart

FLORESVILLE — It is a fact that Wal-Mart is going to build a Supercenter in Kenedy. Groundbreaking for the new store will take place January 4. It will be built on land sold to Wal-Mart at below market prices by the Karnes County Economic Development Corp. It is not known whether Wal-Mart will build a Supercenter in Wilson County, although […]

Downed horse alarms neighbor

A horse lying down for hours on a cold, rainy day alarmed the neighbor of a couple living on two acres in the Whispering Oaks subdivision. The neighbor observed the horse lying down during her sunrise walk Dec. 23. By 11 a.m., the horse had not moved, and the neighbor phoned Andy Newcomb, a board member of the Whispering Oaks […]

Mary C. Nash

1925-2006 Mary C. Nash, born Feb. 19, 1925, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at the age of 81. She was born in North Platte, Neb. Mary was a former resident of San Antonio and lived in the Elmendorf area for the past 36 years. She and her late husband, Joe, were the former owners […]

Johnnie Dillard Brown

1928-2006 Johnnie Dillard Brown, 78, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at his home. He was born March 17, 1928, to Armon and Mary (Castles) Brown in Wichita Falls. He married Shirley Ann Chartier on Dec. 1, 1956, in Indianapolis, Ind. Johnnie was a builder of homes. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brown […]

Magdalena G. Campos

1923-2006 Magdalena G. Campos, a Floresville, Texas, resident for the past six years, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 21 days. She was born in El Paso on Dec. 31, 1923, to Carlos and Francisca Martinez Gomez. Preceding her in death were Magdalena’s husband, Alberto Campos Sr., her parents, and one […]

Francisca Garcia

1918-2006 Francisca Garcia, 88, of Nixon, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, in Seguin. She was born in Nixon on Oct. 4, 1918, to Victor and Vicenta Pantoja Valenzuela. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Preceding Francisca in death were her parents; her husband, Frank Garcia Sr.; and a son, Jose Carasko Garcia. She is survived by […]

2006, the year in review

Last year marked the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorists’ attack on the United States. Much has changed in our daily lives as a result of that fateful day; not the least of which has been our military campaign titled the “War on Terror.” The shrapnel of this war touched many lives in Wilson County throughout the year. In […]