November 2014 Gardening Calendar

This is an occasional column available to all users. Watch for Calvin Finch’s weekly column, South Texas Gardener, every week in the Wilson County News. Subscribe today! wilsoncountynews.com/subscribe As warm as it has been it is hard to believe that our average first freeze date is somewhere in the middle of November. To avoid damage to some of our favorite […]

Gardening Q&A: November 2014

Does asparagus grow well in south central Texas? Yes, it does, but it is a process. You should purchase crowns (one-year old root systems) when they become available in your local nursery, usually in late January or February. Plant them in deep, loose soil with good drainage in an area that gets full sun. The ferns can grow to 4 […]

Election Day closures

Due to its being used as a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, Stockdale City Hall will be open only for voting. The Elmendorf, Floresville, La Vernia, and Poth City Halls will remain open for normal business. The Wilson County Courthouse will also be open.

NASCAR News: Elliott Sadler to join Roush Fenway Racing in 2015

Elliott Sadler is heading to Roush Fenway Racing in 2015, and he’s taking sponsor OneMain Financial with him, according to a press release from Roush Fenway on Friday. For OneMain Financial, it’s a return to RFR, as the financial company was a sponsor for the organization in Nationwide Series competition between 2008 and 2010. “It’s great to have OneMain Financial […]

NASCAR News: Matt Kenseth claims pole at Texas Motor Speedway

Matt Kenseth claimed the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a 27.095-second/199.299 mph lap in the third of three rounds of qualifying on Friday. Despite Kenseth winning the pole, the big story of the qualifying session was a second-round lap turned by Tony Stewart. Stewart made a lap around TMS […]

Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The reward for Rodney Wynn, 34, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to this capture if the tip comes in during the month of November. Wynn has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault family violence. All tips are […]

General Election, Nov. 4, 2014 – unofficial totals

Wilson County Unofficial Totals As of 12:50 a.m. Nov. 5 U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R) … 7,751 David M. Alameel (D) … 2,181 Rebecca Paddock (L) … 295 Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez (GRN) … 103 U.S. Rep. Dist. 15 Ruben Hinojosa (D) … 158 Eddie Zamora (R) … 750 Johnny Partain (L) … 45 U.S. Rep. Dist. 28 Henry Cuellar (D) […]

Wilson County, surrounding area under flash-flood watch

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding are possible across a good portion of South Central Texas Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. An upper-level storm system — cold front and increasing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and moisture from Hurricane Vance — will bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of South Central Texas late Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. The heavy […]

Letter: The Texas photo ID law

Editor: Most Texans fully understand the Democrats’ strident objections to the Texas photo ID law. Voter-fraud/election-fraud has long been an important factor in democrats winning close elections. Does anybody remember the infamous “Lyndon B. Johnson Landslide Win” in the 1948 Democrat Primary? When it was apparent that Governor Coke Stevenson had won the U.S. Senate Race, somebody in Duval County […]

Letter: Appreciative of the automotive column

Editor: Re: “Intermittent issues can be very annoying,” Oct. 29 For years I have looked forward to Jeff Deines’ “On the Road Again.” He never disappoints with helpful automotive information. Even when the article does not apply to any of my vehicles, it is fascinating to see the careful process he goes through in getting to the bottom of the […]