2017-08-09

Goodbye to 200-year-old tree



A 200-year-old oak tree, known to many generations on Sample Street near Stockdale High School, fell Aug. 7. According to Michelle Miller, an English teacher for the school district, the cross-country boys discovered the tree during a run after the area received widespread rainfall. Luckily, Robin Wellman, who parks under the tree each day, was not in her vehicle as […]

Citizens want to keep St. Hedwig rural




St. Hedwig citizens like their 5-acre lot requirement. At least that was the sentiment of everyone who addressed their city council on the subject at their Aug. 3 meeting. More than 90 people showed up for the meeting, which was held at the American Legion Hall up the road to accommodate the anticipated crowd. Citizens’ interest was piqued by an […]

Exxon employees assist gunshot victims




“I just heard pounding at my door,” said Exxon Manager Angelica Hernandez. It was before 5 a.m. on Aug. 7, and she was getting ready to open the service station on U.S. 181 at S.H. 97 West in Floresville, when she saw a man banging on her door wanting to come in. “He was raising his hand and making the […]

Floresville to become a ‘gigabit city’ by 2020?




Floresville is a step closer to high-speed Internet access for every residence, business, and institution in the city, following a city council resolution endorsing the concept. “The resolution means the council is moving the city forward to become a ‘gigabit city’ by 2020,’” Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner said. Councilman Jacob Silva introduced the resolution, approved at the council’s July […]

Hyden resigns from FPD



Assistant police Chief Perry Hyden is serving out his last week at the Floresville Police Department, after submitting his resignation letter on July 26. Hyden’s letter stated that he would be “pursuing a different career path,” according to Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner, and that his last day on duty is Aug. 11. Hyden started as a patrol officer in […]

City Hall, police station renovations set to begin




The way is clear for renovating City Hall and the police station. Bids have been awarded to commence work for a total “probable cost” of $991,999 on two construction packages. The Floresville City Council awarded CCB Commercial the bid for Package A and Henock Construction LLC the Package B bid at its July 27 meeting, after a presentation by architect […]

LeAnn Hosek: a woman of many hats




Floods. Wildfires. Tornadoes. Hazardous material spills. Mass casualties. Knowledge of how to prepare for and react to these and lesser emergencies requires the accumulation, compilation, and maintenance of pertinent information. LeAnn Hosek is the person with the information and the skills to handle those emergencies in Wilson County. She has held the position of Wilson County emergency management coordinator since […]

Wilson County paddling trails closed temporarily



The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has announced that the John William Helton – San Antonio River Nature Park is currently closed to the public for a construction project. As a result, the paddling trail access points to the Saspamco Paddling Trail at Helton and Graytown Park on the San Antonio River will also be closed during the duration of […]

First, get a real job



Dear Dave, I currently have student loans in deferment from earning a degree in hospitality management. My career goal is to own a mobile food vending company, so I’m putting most of the money I make from eBay and ride-hailing services — around $1,000 a month — aside in savings for that. Should I forgo my business idea for the […]

Saldana sworn in to CASA



Associate Judge Melissa DeGerolami (l-r) swears in Maria Saldana as the newest volunteer with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, in the Wilson County District Courtroom, witnessed by CASA Outreach Coordinator Jena Furman. Maria completed 30 hours of training and is ready to serve abused and neglected children who are in foster care. To learn how to become involved with CASA, […]