2018-10-31

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Early votes cast in Wilson County, Floresville



2018-11-05Early votes cast Friday, Nov. 2:• 792 – Wilson County Elections Office*• 82 – Floresville City Council election• 38 – Floresville ISD Trustee Election**• 24 – Stockdale ISD Bond Election**Early votes cast Thursday, Nov. 1:• 641 – Wilson County Elections Office*• 39 – Floresville City Council election• 38 – Floresville ISD Trustee Election**• 21 – Stockdale ISD Bond Election**Early votes […]

Celia Ann Plosczynski Easley



•12-18-1919 — 10-28-2018•Widow of Melvin Prestige Easley; mother of Mary Corley and husband Waymon, Rose Ann Hermes and husband Kenneth, Melva Bailey and husband Steve, Margie Schomer and husband Mike, and the late Melvin Joseph Easley •Visitation: Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel, Seguin•Prayer Service: Thursday, 6 p.m., in the mortuary chapel•Graveside Service: Monday, Nov. 5, 11 […]

Robbery ‘shocks’ family




FLORESVILLE — A couple from Floresville are not as excited about returning to their home for Thanksgiving, after hearing that burglars had been there while they were away. Elena and Flavio Grimaldo hadn’t been to their home on C.R. 329 in weeks, when they received a call from their daughter about a break-in. One or more thieves broke a window […]

HEADING TO THE POLLS



Wilson County residents visit while taking advantage of mobile early voting at the Stockdale Community Building Oct. 25 in Stockdale. Among the ballot items attracting voters is the $5.5 million Stockdale Independent School District bond election. This location will also serve as a polling place on Election Day, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early voting in the […]

Police pursuit blasts through Wilson County




Five suspects are in custody after an Oct. 28 high-speed chase on U.S. 181 flew through Floresville. Law-enforcement officers topped 100 mph Sunday night while pursuing a Jeep north on U.S. 181, according to Floresville police Sgt. Devin Keen. After hearing about the pursuit via radio, Keen ordered officers to block off key streets in Floresville before the vehicles reached […]

Floresville hospital faces big changes




(Revised, see note below) The Wilson County Memorial Hospital District and its Connally Memorial Medical Center are facing major changes before the holidays. This includes the hospital’s CEO resigning, new building acquisitions, two branch closures, and the absorption of a neighboring medical practice. Riney says goodbye At the hospital district’s Oct. 18 board meeting, board members heard CEO Jeremy Riney […]

Lottery win transforms Floresville resident into overnight millionaire



A resident from Floresville, who elected to remain anonymous, claimed a second-tier Mega Millions prize worth $5 million for the Oct. 16 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Big’s Aztec Corner Store on North St. Mary’s Street in San Antonio. The claimant had an additional win of $20 on the same ticket. Though $5 million is a big win, it […]

City’s Holiday Decorating Contest is back!



The Floresville Economic Development Corp., in partnership with the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, is asking businesses to get into the Christmas spirit as it revives the Downtown Holiday Decorating Contest! Themed “Down Home Country Christmas,” downtown businesses along Sixth to Second streets and F to Trail streets are eligible to participate (exterior decorations only) with a chance to win cash […]

Hospital plans Blood Drive



The Connally Memorial Medical Center will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical center parking lot at 499 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville. For more information, call 830-393-1315.

Candidates answer questions



Incumbent candidates for Floresville city offices (l-r) David Johns, Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel, and Nick Nissen respond to questions Oct. 15, during a meet-and-greet event in the American Legion Hall in Floresville. Early voting started Oct. 22. For candidates, polling places, and times, see page 11A.