2018-05-02

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Vickie R. Pullin



•7-6-1954 — 4-27-2018•Wife of Pete Pullin; mother of the late Justin Clyde Pullin and Joshua Jacob Pullin; and sister of Sharon McBee, Jonna Potter, Diana Mann, John Wild, and John Hayden Jr.•Graveside funeral service: Tuesday, May 1, 2 p.m., Nixon Cemetery, Nixon•Memorials: To a charity of one’s choice•Services entrusted to: Finch Funeral Chapel, Nixon, 830-582-1521, www.finchfuneralchapels.com

Pearce-Maxwell marker dedication moves to archives building



2018-05-01 A historical marker’s dedication ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 5, in Wilson County has changed venues.      Due to anticipated inclement weather, a Texas Historical Marker recognizing the 160-year-old Pearce-Maxwell Cemetery in Wilson County will be dedicated at the Wilson County Historical Society Archives building in Floresville, instead of in the cemetery as originally planned. The building is located at […]

Officials relocate 8-foot alligator




Wildlife officials have relocated an 8-foot alligator found wandering around just south of Poth Monday. Local law-enforcement agencies, including the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, responded April 30 at approximately 10 a.m. to reports of a large alligator near F.M. 541 close to the San Antonio River. “It was about 500 yards from the river,” […]

Police shut down poker parlor




Four people face charges of illegal gambling after their arrests in an April 28 raid on the Wilson County Social Club in Floresville. The raid was conducted at about 9 p.m. by members of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, a joint tactical response unit for undercover operations from the Cuero and Yoakum police departments, and the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office […]

CELEBRATING VICTORY!



Falls City softball team members celebrate their April 26 Bi-district win over Center Point. Area softball and baseball teams are currently making their way through the playoffs. Check out Section E for stories, stats, and photos!

Down it comes!



Wilson County Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Pfeil oversees the removal April 26 of a pecan tree near the Wilson County Tax Office on the courthouse square in Floresville. The Wilson County commissioners approved the tree’s removal during their April 23 meeting.

Office opens for family violence victims



The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter Inc. has opened its satellite office at 1103 Fourth St., Suite 107, in Floresville. The organization provides a number of services for family members in a crisis, particularly when another family member may be violent, including: •Emergency shelter for women and children •Safety planning •Crisis intervention •Sexual assault and legal advocacy •Victim and children’s […]

New Peanut Festival court meets board



The newly elected 2018 Court of European Elegance was introduced to the Floresville Peanut Festival Association board of directors April 12 at the Wilson County Justice Center. Members of the court are (back, l-r) Prince-elect Tyler Brannan, Princess-elect Deidra Garcia, Prince-elect Patrick Silva, First Runner-up Princess-elect Emma May, King-elect Josiah Hernandez, Queen-elect Madelynn Castro, Princess-elect Elizabeth Coldewey, Prince-elect Cameron Herndon, […]

EMS election set for May 5



Residents in eastern Wilson County have one last opportunity to decide who will provide emergency medical services (EMS) coverage in the La Vernia, Sutherland Springs, and Stockdale areas in the Saturday, May 5, election. Voting hours for election day are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling locations include: •Wilson County ESD No. 3 area, Stockdale City Hall, 700 West Main […]

Turnout light in early voting



Early voting concluded this week in elections for three city councils and two school districts in the area. Residents of eastern Wilson County also voted early on whether Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) 3 will annex the area and provide emergency medical services (EMS) to the area formerly covered by La Vernia EMS. The referendum, which includes voters both […]