SARA: Keep river clean

“A river is a direct reflection of the health of a society,” San Antonio River Authority (SARA) board Chairman Darrell Brownlow said. “If you see the trash, it will make you an advocate for the river.” Before a Sept. 19 SARA meeting in Wilson County, Brownlow recalled kayaking on the river six years ago with his daughter, who was 17 […]


Sutherland Springs shooting survivor Ryland Ward listens carefully to the official’s instructions Sept. 21, in preparation for the coin toss as La Vernia hosted Lampasas Friday night. The Bears beat the Badgers, 51-50, in overtime. For more sports action, turn to “The 411.”

Missing mail? Contact police

Update 9-27-2018 This case has been turned over to the Postmaster General as a federal offense. Although many victims have already been identified by the Floresville police, based on mail retrieved from the suspects, there may be other victims. Please contact the Floresville Police Department 830-393-4055 if you suspect you may have been a victim in this case.Floresville residents who suspect […]

Communities plan National Night Out festivities

Take to the streets on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to participate in National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity […]

Fire destroys RV, mobile home

Wilson County District 2 Emergency Services — fire and EMS — and the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire Sept. 7, involving a recreational vehicle and mobile home at F.M. 1303 and C.R. 125 north of Floresville. District 2 Fire Chief Adam Marconi said firefighters battled the blaze for three hours, but the RV and home were […]

Transparency stars

Floresville City Comptroller Connie Moreno (center) is joined by accounts payable clerk Angel Montoya (left) and bookkeeper Christina Cantu Sept. 20 in displaying a Transparency Stars Award received by the city. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts awarded Floresville the Traditional Finances Star “for exemplary efforts in creating financial transparency around public services and spending decisions” online. The state comptroller’s […]

Lafuente attends City Hall Open House

Floresville city Councilman Nick Nissen (left) joins Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel and City Manager Henrietta Turner (right) Sept. 7 to welcome Gilbert Lafuente, outreach coordinator for the office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, to the Floresville City Hall Open House.

U.S. Senate Youth Program now accepting nominations

High school principals and Student Council advisors are asked to jointly nominate their most outstanding junior or senior high school students to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program by Monday, Oct. 15. Nominated applicants will be considered by a state committee from the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals. Texas will select two student leaders as delegates (and two […]

Gov. Abbott greets Peanut Court at Texas Capitol

Members of the Floresville Peanut Festival Association 2018 Court of European Elegance and Children’s Court visit the State Capitol in Austin, where they were greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, and State Rep. John Kuempel. Court members were given the VIP treatment with a personal tour of the Capitol, led by Rep. Kuempel. In attendance were 2018 Association […]

Walmart grant to benefit veterans suffering with PTSD

On Sept. 19, the Floresville Walmart Supercenter generously donated a grant to the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Foundation of San Antonio, in support of their fight to put an end to this debilitating condition. The PTSD Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to find veterans who are battling with the condition. Staffed by veterans, the foundation offers weekly […]