Margaret Jane Finley Whitmire

  7-22-1947 — 2-7-2020 Sister of Mary Ann Rice; and mother of Larry Moroz and wife Kathy, Lisa Altman and husband Ed, Leslie Moroz, and Lee Moroz and wife Elena Rosary and Mass: Will be held at a later date (Was originally planned for Friday, March 27) Interment: Will be private Memorials: In Margaret’s name, ALS Association Texas Chapter, www.alstexas.org/donate

Jerry Lee Wiatrek

  11-8-1951 — 3-19-2020 Husband of Donna Wiatrek; father of Crystal Atkins and husband Chase; and brother of Leonard Wiatrek, Kenneth Wiatrek, Roger Wiatrek, Janie Falcon, Shirley Shelton, Wanda Hellum, and Debbie Gorzell Memorial Service & Celebration of Life: Pending, and will be scheduled when feasible, given community health concerns Services entrusted to: Heritage Oaks Mortuary, San Antonio, 210-337-9999, www.heritageoaksmortuary.com

Rogerio ‘Roger’ Muñiz Jr.

  10-16-1942 — 3-20-2020 Widower of Elisa Sánchez Muñiz; father of Elisa Maria Muñiz, M.D., and husband Richard Breedwell and Rebecca Ana Muñiz; and brother of Sandra Casanova and the late Raul “Rallie” Muñiz and Dora Herrera Funeral Service: Private, to be held at a later date Services entrusted to: Vinyard Funeral Home, Floresville, 830-393-2588, www.vinyardfuneralhome.com  

Wilson County reports first confirmed COVID-19 case

Wilson County is reporting its first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in a county resident that is currently hospitalized. County Attorney Tom Caldwell advised the news just after 9 a.m. Monday morning. The case is associated with travel within the United States but outside of Texas. It is not considered a community-spread case. The Texas […]

Leonardo A. Cordova Sr.

  5-8-1929 — 3-19-2020 Companion of Rebecca Martinez; father of Denise Pena and husband Roland, Leonard Cordova Jr. and wife Merci, Edward Cordova, and Victor Cordova; and brother of the late Rodolpho Cordova Jr., Ricardo Cordova, Aurelio Cordova, and Elida Guevara Graveside Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Floresville Services entrusted to: Franklin Funeral Home, […]

Texas bans gatherings, restaurant dining – Wilson County follows suit

[VIDEO] Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued executive orders March 19 to close schools temporarily and prohibit restaurant dining, to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Wilson County followed suit this afternoon. (View County’s declaration here.) The governor’s order takes effect at midnight Friday, March 20, and ends April 3, unless extended. Wilson County’s declaration takes effect immediately and […]

John Franklin Howes

•11-8-1938 — 3-15-2020 •Husband of Iris (Barr) Howes; father of Donna Trevino (R.T.), Tammy Alonso (Nicho), Sheri LaCroix (David), and Tinna Gieniec (Jerry) •Memorial Service: Due to current circumstances, the family will have a memorial service at a future date. •Memorial Contributions: to the family to offset medical expenses •Services entrusted to: Finch Funeral Chapels La Vernia, 830-779-1090, www.FinchFuneralChapels.com

Floresville shuts down parks, keeps water on as coronavirus precautions take effect

The city of Floresville has taken bold steps as local efforts continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in South Central Texas. Although, as of March 19, there were no confirmed cases in Wilson County, the following steps have been taken by city officials, announced by City Manager Henrietta Turner early Wednesday evening. City Hall lobby and city buildings are […]

Leah Mae Palmarez

•9-5-1968 — 3-16-2020 •Wife of Rolando Aranda; sister of Eva Jimenez and Christina Vecera; daughter of the late Lorenzo and Felicita Coronado Palmarez •Visitation & rosary (private): Monday, March 23, Franklin Funeral Home, Floresville •Graveside services: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Cemetery, Poth •Services entrusted to: Franklin Funeral Home, Floresville, 830-393-0459

Louis Tejada Cantu Jr.

•7-27-1942 — 3-14-2020 •Husband of Gloria Morales Cantu; father of Amanda Cantu and Baldo Barrera, and Noella and Fabian Vela; son of the late Beatriz and Louis T. Cantu Sr. •Celebration of life: Will be held at a later date, due to coronavirus restrictions •Graveside service: Thursday, March 19, 11:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Floresville •Services entrusted to: Franklin […]