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Christmas has come to Floresville!

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A young family enjoys the Christmas tree ablaze with lights Dec. 3 on the lawn of the Wilson County Courthouse, as Floresville celebrates Olde Time Christmas Night. The annual event ushers in the holiday season with a tree-lighting and late-night shopping at city businesses. *Revised 12/8/2021

FEDC to welcome community ideas Dec. 13

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[Video below] What designs and amenities would you like to see constructed at the former Floresville Electric Light & Power System headquarters in downtown Floresville? The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) continued to talk function and design plans at their Nov. 15 meeting for their newly acquired property — located at 1400 Fourth St., just off the Wilson County Courthouse […]

FEDC talks designs for former FELPS headquarters in downtown Floresville, discusses grant options

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[Video below] The former Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) headquarters in downtown Floresville officially belongs to the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) — so what’s next? FEDC Executive Director Ben Reed told board members Nov. 8 that it’s time to begin the planning phase for the project. This will require a number of special meetings to hash out […]

FEDC locks in low interest rate for $2 million bond to purchase FELPS properties

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[Video below] The bids came in and the interest rates were lower than anticipated! The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) was presented with bids Oct. 11 from various financial institutions for the $2 million bond needed to purchase and renovate the former Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) properties — a project that has been in the works since […]

Floresville Economic Development Corp. nixes PUD support

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[Videos below] “We have a lot to lose and nothing to gain if we pass this PUD,” Councilman Gloria Cantu said, as she addressed the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) at their Aug. 16 budget meeting. “The lawyers and the developers paint a very pretty picture, they paint a beautiful picture,” Cantu said. “But in my opinion, they don’t care […]

FEDC OKs EMC strategy contract

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[Video below] The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) is poised to employ the services of the EMC Strategy Group. FEDC board members approved entering into a two-year contract with EMC, following a presentation by EMC Chief Executive Officer Ernie Gonzalez Jr. at their July 12 meeting. The group, a consulting firm based in San Antonio, provides business development, government relations, […]

Heartland returns to work on Floresville Sports Complex

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[Video below] Floresville City Council members were assured July 15 that work is underway to make some “corrections” at the Floresville Sports Complex. City Projects Manager Ricky Carrasco told Floresville City Council members at their July 15 meeting that Heartland Park & Recreation LLC, — the principal contractor for the park project — had resumed work to complete or repair […]

Floresville faces $1.2 million deficit, has no reserves

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[Video below] The city of Floresville has a deficit of $1.2 million in its general fund, and no reserve. This information came to the attention of city council members as they prepare to seek financing to purchase the former Floresville Electric Light & Power System headquarters. (See related article on page 2A.) City Manager Andy Joslin reminded council members about […]

Serenity Memorials opens in Floresville

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Serenity Memorials owners celebrate the opening of their Floresville business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 18. They were joined for the event by city officials, members of the Floresville Economic Development Corp., and Floresville Chamber of Commerce members. Serenity Memorials is located at 602 10th Street (U.S. 181) near Angelica’s Mexican Restaurant. They also have a location in San Antonio.