December 2015 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! mywcn.com/subscribe For your holiday tree this Christmas consider a live tree that you can plant in the landscape after you remove the decorations. The recommended varieties to consider include Aleppo Pine, Italian stone […]

Gardening Q&A: Planting a live Christmas tree after the holidays

Q: I would like a live Christmas tree that I can plant after the holidays. What should I get? A: There are a number of trees for our area around Seguin that can be used as living Christmas trees, according to Doug Welsh in his Texas Garden Almanac. This includes the Arizona cypress, Deodar cedar, Eastern red cedar, Eldarica pine, […]

Grimm’s Musings: ‘Shame on You’

“There was a time in the USA when we had Leaders who the rest of the World respected and/or feared. Generations of USA Citizens grew up believing they could gain the American Dream of family-supportable employment, homeownership, ease in their retirement years. Teenagers looked forward to their first jobs at minimum wage on their way to adulthood. ALAS, our Elected […]

Unofficial rainfall reports: Nov. 23-30

ADKINS •Jupe Mills 1.5” DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 0.75” DEWEES •Frances Raabe 1” •Cindy Lyssy 1.5” EAGLE CREEK •Willie Wiatrek 2” ELMENDORF •Frank Marquez 2.5” •George Dzuik Jr. 2” •Archie Wiatrek 1.9” •Will Waclawczyk 0.9” FLORESVILLE •Erwin Wahl 2” •Juan Gauna 2” GOLIAD •Brian Yanta 0.5” GRAYTOWN •Suzanne Rutan 0.7” HARMONY •Joe Dragon 1” KARNES CITY •Milton Kopecki 1.3” KOSCIUSKO […]

Editorial: America cannot take chances. We are at war!

By Glenn Mollette We know our world is filled with evil people and ISIS proved it again in Paris. The radical Muslims associated with ISIS are unable to do anything but kill and destroy. They are a cancer to any country and to all good people. Christian people of America would love to think we could simply just send more […]

Editorial: The power of different words with same translation

It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words. Defenders […]

Texas A&M to offer online master’s degree

COLLEGE STATION — Beginning in summer 2016, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will offer an Executive Master of Public Service and Administration degree, a 39-hour graduate non-thesis degree program that will be offered online and supplemented by a two-week residency at the university’s College Station campus. Designed for individuals working in full-time professional […]

Connally Memorial earns Stroke Support designation

Contributed After a year of rigorous preparation, training, and inspections, Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville received the designation of Stroke Support Center by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in July. Connally became the 12th rural hospital in Texas to be designated a Stroke Support Center. Most Texas hospitals are rural and most stroke patients will be seen […]

Capital Farm Credit returns $39.9 million to members

Contributed Capital Farm Credit’s board of directors approved a $39.9 million cash retirement of allocated equities issued in 2009. Borrowers with loans in 2009 will receive their share of the cash payment in checks to be mailed later this month. Combined with the $72 million cash patronage paid in March of this year, the company will have returned total cash […]

It’s time to check your health-care coverage for 2016

Now’s the time to check your health-care coverage for 2016 or sign up for the first time. About 9 million Americans, including 1.2 million Texans, got coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during last year’s open enrollment period. This year’s marketplace open enrollment began on Nov. 1. If you bought a health plan last year, you’ll want to review it […]