Adkins family loses exotic livestock

An Adkins family woke up Jan. 25 to find many of their exotic farm animals either dead or missing. “We went out there, and we saw all the animals lying around,” said Guadalupe Moya, who has lived with her husband on her son’s ranch since 2011. Seven axis deer, seven blackbucks, two Boer goats, and six aoudad sheep comprised the […]

Firefighters save three structures

A grass fire threatened three Sutherland Springs structures Feb. 18 after a lawn mower sparked the blaze. Firefighters responding to the fire had it under control in about 30 minutes, according to District 1 Fire/Rescue Chief Chris Thompson. However, it took them about two and a half hours longer to put it out completely, he said. The Sunday afternoon fire […]

Voters to decide EMS annexation debate

(Videos below) Voters in the eastern half of Wilson County will have one more issue to vote on this May. Directors of Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 3 (District 3 EMS), based in Stockdale, approved to call for an election for annexing the La Vernia area once covered by the La Vernia Volunteer Ambulance Service (La Vernia EMS). The […]

City zeros in on downtown parking, sidewalks

(Videos below) Two parking areas in downtown Floresville will receive makeovers with help from the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC). Corporation members, meeting Feb. 12, generally supported a request from the Floresville City Council to fund the materials to carry out the project, but they stopped short of an open-ended commitment. “I’d like to think we’re getting a fair deal,” […]

Warner joins Connally hospital board

Josh Warner has joined the Wilson County Memorial Hospital District board. Warner originally hails from La Vernia, where he graduated from high school in 2005. From there, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving for eight years before being honorably discharged. Warner jumped into the oil field business right after, he said, and gradually worked his way up through […]

Floresville annexation plan shrinks after workshop

Six citizens who spoke out at the Floresville City Council’s Feb. 15 annexation workshop walked away happier than when they arrived. They had objected to the annexation of areas encompassing their family property, and the four council members at the workshop agreed not to pursue annexation of those areas. The council members directed City Manager Henrietta Turner to, in turn, […]


Members of Floresville Masonic Lodge traveled to Rockport Feb. 10 to visit and enjoy breakfast with members of the Rockport Masonic Lodge. While they were there, the Floresville group presented Rockport Masonic Lodge Master Darrell Dishongh (fourth from left) with a donation to help them with Hurricane Harvey recovery. In attendance were (l-r) Norman LaPoint, Andrew King, Floresville Masonic Lodge […]

Tracy Byrd, ‘The System’ to perform at Jubilee

Newsfrom Stockdale Chamber Of Commerce

Greetings from Stockdale, Texas! We would like to congratulate all of the stock show exhibitors on their projects. It’s great to see younger generations working hard to accomplish their goals. We would like to remind everyone about the first-ever Just Ranchin’ BBQ Cook-off and Ranch Rodeo set for Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. Please visit Stockdaletx.org for more information, or […]

‘Cents for Seniors’ contest winners

The Stockdale Masonic Lodge No. 470 A.F. & A.M. recently awarded prizes for the winning classes in the “Cents for Seniors” contest at Stockdale Elementary School. “Cents for Seniors” is a competition sponsored by the lodge which raises funds to benefit the Stockdale Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon. Elementary students donated $673.36 to help fund this senior citizen Christmas event! Lacey […]

Crouch catches calf

Michael Crouch (second from right), a four-year member of Stockdale FFA, was one of the many who caught a calf Feb. 10, during the calf scramble at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding animal to show at next year’s show. Michael said his favorite part of the calf […]