Rain postpones I-37 Raceway championships to Oct. 2

PLEASANTON — San Antonio’s Mark McGahey worked speed and consistency into a formula good enough to win his first IMCA Southern Sports Modified championship at I-37 Raceway last Friday after a change in the IMCA national calendar made the Sept. 18 race the last race of the year for the sports mods. The other classes at I-37 Raceway will decide […]

Tessman, Montemayor to wed

Mike and Elizabeth Tessman of Falls City, Texas, and Francisco and Pam Quintanilla of Premont are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Misty Dawn Tessman and Eric Montemayor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Stanley and Evelyn Tessman of Falls City, and the late John and Addie Pearl Gilley, formerly of Karnes City. The prospective […]

Wiatrek, Moczygemba to marry

Adrian F. and Rose Mary Wiatrek of Cestohowa, Texas, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Angeline Gerice, to Jason Gerard Moczygemba, the son of Doris Moczygemba of Kosciusko and the late Frank Moczygemba. Angeline, a 1991 graduate of Poth High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. The […]

County budget increases; officials reject pay raise

Salaries for the county’s elected officials will remain unchanged for the 2010 fiscal year, following a unanimous vote by the Wilson County Commissioners Court during its Sept. 21 special meeting. The meeting also included a public hearing and subsequent adoption of the county’s budget for the 2010 fiscal year. County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Leonard Rotter […]

Peanut Festival representatives for Goober Gazette

The Wilson County News is accepting write-ups and photos for all Peanut Festival Representatives. These can be emailed or taken to the WCN office. These need to be turned in as soon as possible. The deadline is Sept. 25 but the sooner the better. The write-up should be a brief bio including parents names, accomplishments in school, plans for future, […]

Poth food pantry receives grant from Baptist Health

The Food Pantry Poth Area has received a $3,000 grant from the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio. The grant funding focuses on “better community health” through the purchase of a computer, software, and a printer to enable the volunteers to establish a food inventory system and provide nutritional information to the rural population of southern Wilson County. The information […]

Unemployment rate increases despite state’s strong economic foundation

AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched one tenth of a point higher to 8.0 percent in August, which translates to 62,200 more people out of work. Chairman Tom Pauken of the Texas Workforce Commission on Sept. 18 said, “Despite our strong Texas economic foundation, the national recession continues to have an adverse impact on our state.” The national […]

From the publisher… Things are changing and California leads the way

When I travel, the first thing I do at every stop is to buy a copy of the local newspaper. At least, that’s what I used to do. It was difficult to even find a newspaper in most places last week — and that’s not just because it was California. You have to go looking for a newspaper these days, […]

Koog, Ximenez plan October wedding

Tomasita Tijerina of Elmendorf, Texas, and Roger Koog of Arlington are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Mae Koog, to Michael Lee Ximenez, the son of Benny and Rose Ximenez of Floresville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Guillermo and Ruperta Tijerina of Elmendorf, and Art and Connie Koog of Round Rock. The prospective […]

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