2021-02-17 E-Edition

No water or service from Aqua Texas leaves residents parched for answers

Editor: Just wanted to let you know that we’ve been dealing with water pressure issues in Eagle Creek Ranch and the surrounding area for a few days and it completely stopped running Feb. 14, around 10 p.m. at my house. Everyone in the neighborhood has been calling Aqua Texas with little to no luck regarding an ETA on the repairs. […]

Floresville hires Joslin as interim city manager

Former Floresville City Manager Andy Joslin has returned to that role — on an interim basis. At a special meeting Feb. 12, Floresville City Council members unanimously approved a professional services agreement with Joslin for him to serve as interim city manager; he vacated the role of city manager eight years ago. This action follows a Feb. 8 special meeting […]

Enjoy dinner, dessert at St. Ann KOC Fry-Days

The St. Ann Knights of Columbus will hold a Fry-Day Night Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent starting Feb. 26, at St. Ann Catholic Church at 14151 U.S. 87 in La Vernia. Plates are $10 each and can be picked up via drivethrough only from 5-7 p.m. Each meal will also include a delicious dessert, courtesy of the Catholic […]

Poth’s JV Pirettes are district champs!

Congratulations to the Poth High School Pirette junior varsity basketball team on finishing the 2020- 21 season as district champs! Led by Coach Kevin Wiatrek, the dedicated team includes (back, l-r) Kadym Luna, Jazmyne Palacios, Chloe Conn, Ryann Miller, Sierra Deaver, Lauren Contreras, Karlee Cherry, Kassandra Vasquez, Coach Wiatrek, (front) Joseline Rodriguez, Madison Garza. McKenzie Elias, JorDan George, and Melody […]

Alexander ‘Alex’ Flores


Alexander “Alex” Flores, 83, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Alex was born Feb. 27, 1937, in Floresville to Rosendo Peña Flores and Rosa Guerra Flores. He attended Floresville High School in Floresville in the early 1950s. He met the love of his life, Lillie Lou Flores, in 1949, when […]

What (whose) agenda might the sudden COVID spike serve?

Editor: On Feb. 1, all across Texas, the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) published the daily report that revealed huge increases in mortality. The report contained the explanation that the corrections were to bring the Daily Report into line with the Dashboard. The “COVID Cases Update” is a daily report that goes out to public officials and interested parties […]


Enjoy ‘Super Saturday Build It’ at The Witte

To be a great engineer you need a good imagination, so let your imagination run wild at “Super Saturday Build It” at The Witte Museum in San Antonio on Feb. 20, from 12-4 p.m. at 3801 Broadway. Guests can check out the museum’s newest exhibition, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, where visitors go beyond the surface of nature to explore the […]

Floresville City Council votes to stick with May 1 regular election

A majority of Floresville City Council members have decided to continue with a May 1 general election for three elected officers. Based on a court ruling signed Feb. 8 by 81st District Judge Lynn Ellison, the city should have ordered a special election for the position of mayor and all five city council positions. However, during a special council meeting […]