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Tykes meet a live storybook character!

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Mr. Lawson, a fourth grade teacher at Oak Crest Elementary School (East Central ISD), visits a group of attentive kindergartners as a guest reader, where he shared the book, The Foolish Tortoise. Not only did the students get to hear the story, they also got an up-close and personal meet-and-greet with a live tortoise, courtesy of Mr. Lawson.

LVHS Theatre to perform ‘The Book of Dog’

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The La Vernia High School Theatre Arts Department is proud to announce it will take to the stage to present “The Book of Dog,” a play by Jiggs Burgess. Performances are planned for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, at 7 p.m. in the LVISD Auditorium in La Vernia. Tickets are $5.

La Vernia falls to Seguin

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Court of Ancestral Remembrance

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77th annual Floresville Peanut Festival

The 2021 Floresville Peanut Festival is planned for Oct. 5-9 in downtown Floresville. This year’s coronation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Wiley Seale Auditorium at Floresville High School. Don’t miss the Goober Gazette special section inside the Oct. 6 Wilson County News for all your 2021 Floresville Peanut Festival information, entertainment lineup, and […]

Frank Flores loses life in nighttime accident

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An apparent accident Aug. 4 cost the life of 25-year-old Frank James Flores of Stockdale. According to a preliminary Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol report, Flores was struck shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday by a 2020 Ford Explorer heading west on U.S. 87 in Stockdale as it approached School Drive. Flores seemed to have been in the […]

Stockdale ISD OKs tax cut for solar project

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[Video below] A California company will benefit from a major tax break on its solar project in eastern Wilson County. Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) trustees unanimously approved a Chapter 313 agreement with energy company 247CT 8me LLC, also known as 8minute Solar Energy, at their July 26 special meeting. The Chapter 313 agreement creates a tax concession for the […]

Emergency speck reductions extended

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Woods, Waters & Wildlife

Emergency reductions in spotted seatrout bag limits in Laguna Madre that were effective April 1-July 29 were extended last week by Parks and Wildlife (TPWD). The reductions now extend until September 27. “The data from our Coastal Fisheries biologists clearly shows declines in spotted seatrout populations in multiple Texas bays,” said Carter Smith, TPWD Executive Director. This was caused by […]

Floresville Event Center: Who pays for what?

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[Video below] The city of Floresville and the Floresville 4A Corp. — established to oversee the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center — want to determine which government entity is responsible for paying what regarding the center. It’s not about establishing establish- a new debt, Floresville City Manager Andy Joslin assured 4A corporation members at their June 28 […]

Summer storm hits Floresville, Poth

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This tree on Fourth Street is among the casualties of straight-line winds that accompanied short, powerful thunderstorms that blew through Floresville and Poth June 22, causing power outages and other damage. Read the full story on page 4A and find local rainfall reports on page 7C.

A sweet gesture of appreciation

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