Wilson County COVID-19 report: Feb. 9

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Wilson County presents COVID-19 case counts for Feb. 9. There have been a total of 3671 cases, 151 active cases, and 26 new cases. Updates, as they are made available from DSHS, are posted to the county’s website, www.co.wilson.tx.us/ – click on “Information Regarding COVID-19″.

2021-02-10 E-Edition

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COVID-19 vaccines coming to Wilson County

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Pharmacies and health-care providers in Wilson County are scheduled to receive 400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, a portion of just over 400,000 set for distribution across Texas this week. These are first doses, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Providers scheduled to receive 100 doses each this week include the Wilson Community Health Center and […]

Lady Bears enter basketball playoffs

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Surrounded by Cuero defenders, La Vernia’s Madison Whatley (22) takes a shot at the basket Feb. 2. The Lady Bears won, 42-37, and will take on Boerne in a bi-district playoff Feb. 11 at Judson. Also in girls basketball playoffs this week are the Falls City Beaverettes, Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs, and Poth Pirettes. For playoff information, see page 7B.

Photographer raises human trafficking concerns in Poth

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Poth police are allaying fears about an individual driving around the city with a camera last week. A message shared on social media described a man in a maroon van videotaping two girls on their way to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Concerns were raised that he was stalking the girls or involved in human trafficking. However, police determined that this […]

‘Miracle on 4th Street’ opens in February

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Filmmaker Charlie Minn shares stories of hope and healing from Sutherland Springs shooting

Almost half the people in the church survived. That was amazing to documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn, whose film, “Miracle on 4th Street,” about the November 2017 shootings in Sutherland Springs, is released this month. Among his films are movies about the violence in Juarez, Mexico, and the arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera — “Chapo Guzman” — and […]

Large industrial facility sprouting up near Floresville

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Major construction is in the opening stages in the El Rancho Grande Industrial Park, but the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) is remaining tight-lipped on specifics. The project involves 29.64 acres of the 305-acre industrial park and is located south of F.M. 537, just east of U.S. 181. Work began Feb. 2 on a 1,100-foot chain-link fence, and excavation got […]

Hike & Bike Trail board members recommit to serve

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The Floresville Hike & Bike Trail Committee has changed its regular meeting time to the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The committee had been meeting at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday. The change was made during the committee’s Jan. 20 meeting held via Zoom, according to Chairman Claudia Garza. The Floresville City Council, during its Jan. […]

Floresville council drops Feb. 4 meeting about city manager

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The cancellation of a special Feb. 4 meeting of the Floresville City Council prevented any official progress on appointing an interim city manager or beginning a search for a new one. Henrietta Turner’s resignation from the position was effective Jan. 20, too late for council members to include anything about finding a replacement on their Jan. 21 meeting agenda. A […]


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Cissy Gonzalez- Dippel, mayor of Floresville, is eligible to run again for her elected position, and has not hit the term limit, as stated in the Feb. 3 article, “File by Feb. 12 to run for school board, council seats.” Floresville mayors can serve a maximum of three two-year terms; Gonzalez-Dippel is nearing the end of her second term. Readers […]