Alyce A. (Karnei) Bryant

•12-29-1925 — 12-21-2016•Widow of Otto H. Bryant; mother of Roger Brickley and wife Loyce and the late Perry W. Brickley; and sister of Evelyn Cuda •Visitation: Thursday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio•Graveside Service: Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Mission Burial Park, San Antonio•Services entrusted to: Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio, 210-924-4242

Cheryl Ann Morrisey

12-16-2016•Daughter of Frankie Campbell and the late Billie Joe Campbell; wife of Robert Alan Morrisey; mother of Nicholas Alden and wife Rachael and Kara Marie; and sister of Terry Pfeil, Kathy Cooper, and Cindy Curran •Memorial Service: Friday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m., Mission Park South Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio •Visitation: To follow service•Memorials: Cancer Treatment and Research Center, makelivesbetter.uthscsa.edu/ctrcdonate•Services […]

Gloria Gonzalez

•11-25-1973—12-24-2016•Daughter of Rodolfo Gonzalez Garza and Griselda Gonzalez; Mother of Eugene Gonzales, John Salas, Ryan Young, and Loren Gonzalez.•Memorial Service: will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Carlos Hiracheta officiating.  •Interment: Private •Services entrusted to: Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912

Tiffany Marie Herald

•8-9-1982 — 12-22-2016 •Daughter of Kim Marie (Klepach); Sister of Danny Herald and wife Star; and Granddaughter of Jim and Janet Klepach and Daniel Sr. and Luisa Herald•Visitation: will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:00pm and the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00pm at Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia, Texas. •Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, Dec. […]

Yolanda I. Acosta

•9-14-1948 — 12-24-2016•Wife of David Acosta of Bandera; mother of David Alan Acosta and Tina of San Antonio, Audrey Sanchez and Ricardo of San Antonio, and Darci Daggett and Patrick of Cleburne•Interment: will follow later at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. •Memorial contributions: may be made to a charity of one’s choice. •Services entrusted to: Finch Funeral Chapels, www.finchfuneralchapels.com

In the works: Streets, water projects

Floresville City Council members Gerard Jimenez and Nick Nissen asked a number of questions at the council’s Dec. 19 workshop, but didn’t challenge any of three established projects. The city projects under review included improvements to streets, overhaul of the water system, and repairs to the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center. Jimenez asked Tom Turk of M&S […]

No council meeting

A Floresville City Council meeting, scheduled to follow the Dec. 19 council workshop, did not take place. Just before the meeting was expected to begin, Councilman Nick Nissen said he did not want the council to vote on the meeting’s agenda items without a full council present. Mayor Cissy Gonzalez- Dippel and Councilman David Johns were absent. “I’m not comfortable […]

New Year’s resolution: Stay active

As family and friends gather, it’s a great time to enjoy Wilson County’s three nature parks. With the holiday gatherings featuring so many wonderful foods, it’s also a great way to keep our holiday meals from staying with us long after the holidays are over. Stroll a nature trail, or — for the more ambitious — take a hike in […]

Remember to vote: Floresville runoff

During the first week of early voting in the runoff for Floresville City Council, Place 3, 216 ballots had been cast at Floresville City Hall, 1120 D St., in downtown Floresville. Voting continues at City Hall: •Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. •Thursday, Dec. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Debbie Carter Bolf and Jacob R. […]

An analysis: A-F ‘grades’ don’t reflect school’s quality

The state accountability system has been a moving target since the rollout of the STAAR in 2013, with not one year being the same and, unfortunately, there is another change ahead of us. Beginning in August 2018, every school and district in Texas will receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or F based primarily on students’ performance on […]