2007-04-04

Ballot size small, but packs a wallop




The size of the ballot for the May 12 municipal and school district elections is getting smaller, as several races are uncontested and will be canceled. However, other issues are filling it out again. Remaining on the ballot are bond proposals for both the Floresville and La Vernia school districts, La Vernia school board trustees, a quarter-cent street tax in […]

Slagle, Bell unite in marriage March 24



Mary E. Slagle and Larry E. Bell, both of Poth, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday, March 24, 2007. Pastor Chuck Jennings was the officiating minister for the afternoon ceremony, held in the Northview Baptist Church in Floresville. The bride’s daughter, Francis Slagle of Poth, was the maid of honor. Dennis Bell of San Antonio, the groom’s brother, served […]

Skloss, Burns to wed



Donald and Rhonda Skloss of Adkins, Texas, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandie Lee, to John Oscar Burns, the son of Jimmy and Cathy Burns of Floresville and the late Evelyn Burns. Brandie is the granddaughter of Joe and Loraine Stobbs, and Alma Marie Skloss, all of San Antonio, and the late Edward Skloss. John […]

Texans can renew driver licenses online



AUSTIN — Texas drivers can renew their Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) driver license 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s the message of DPS’s public education campaign to remind Texans they can renew their driver license from any computer with an Internet connection. The service is offered as an alternative to in-person or mail-in renewal. Drivers […]

Enjoy homecooking April 10 in La Vernia



The La Vernia United Methodist Church invites local cooks to down pots and pans and bring the family to enjoy a home-cooked meal on Tuesday, April 10, from 6-9 p.m. in the La Vernia United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 210 Bluebonnet across from the La Vernia High School stadium. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to purchase shelving […]

King’s gas station Gonzales, Tx



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Man nabbed ‘tagging’ buildings




FLORESVILLE — Christopher Herrera, 18, was arrested by the Floresville Police Department March 24 and charged with graffiti with pecuniary (monetary) loss less than $1,500. Officer Daria Fowler made the arrest following a call from an eyewitness who saw Herrera and a group of teenagers tagging a downtown business. The witness, a local business owner, gave a description to Fowler, […]

David E. McClanahan



1931-2007 David E. McClanahan, 75, of Adkins, Texas, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007. He was born to T.F. and Vivian McClanahan on May 10, 1931. David was an operations manager for McKesson. He served his country for four years in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Lone Oak Volunteer […]

La Vernia museum introduces docent program



A docent is a museum guide and in La Vernia, it is a new opportunity to smile. The La Vernia Heritage Museum is forming a group of volunteers to serve as docents to guide groups and tours through the museum and share the “spirit” of La Vernia’s heritage. An introductory meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. […]

Carolyn’s ‘The Finer Things’ open in SA




SAN ANTONIO — It is rare to find a young couple so completely in tune. Both Johnny and Carolyn Castillo were born and raised on the south side of San Antonio, and most of their family members still live in the community. They were high school sweethearts at Brackenridge High School. Carolyn went on to earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s […]