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Going and coming: Floresville, FISD, Nixon PD see new leadership in 2021

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A Look at 2021


Several government entities experienced changes in leadership positions during 2021. Henrietta Turner surprised Floresville in January by resigning as city manager, a position she had held since September 2013. During Turner’s tenure, the city obtained a number of grants to enable Floresville to build a new wastewater plant, replace waterlines, revamp City Hall and the police station, and construct new […]

Floresville council brings back Roy Idrach, extends city attorney’s contract

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[Video below] Floresville City Council members have selected a city representative for the Wilson County Appraisal District board. At a Dec. 9 council meeting, Councilman Eduardo Villarreal nominated Roy Idrach — Floresville resident and previous member of multiple city boards — for the role. Idrach stepped down in September from serving on the Floresville Economic Development Corp. and Floresville 4A […]

Burger King takes shape in Floresville

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Surrounded by officials with the city of Floresville, Floresville Economic Development Corp., and more, Burger King franchise owner Ali Sutaria and his wife and son participate Nov. 12 in a delayed “groundbreaking” for the Floresville Burger King on U.S. 181, adjacent to Starbucks Coffee Co. The burger restaurant is rapidly taking shape and will open in the near future, Sutaria […]

Technology challenges hit Floresville City Hall, police

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Phone and internet lines at Floresville City Hall are up and running again, after technology issues struck the municipality last week. Phone, internet, and point of sale systems were down for Floresville City Hall and the police department last Thursday, Dec. 2. By Friday afternoon, only the phone lines remained affected by the outages. “Everything is back up and running […]

FELPS welcomes CEO applications

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[Video below] Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) is currently accepting applications for a new chief executive officer. FELPS Human Resources Administrator — and new hire — Stacey Littlefield outlined the initial review process to board members at their Dec. 1 meeting. Littlefield and the human resources team will conduct the initial review of applicants, weeding out unqualified candidates, […]

Dare to visit ‘The Dark Side of F Street’

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Include a visit to “The Dark Side of F Street” in your Halloween hauntings! Take some canned foods and grocery items with you to help the Floresville Leo Club with their Halloween Food Drive, and enjoy the frighteningly fantastic décor at 1205 F. St. in Floresville. The annual autumn event is a Madero- Martinez Production.

Enjoy ribbon-cutting, food, fun at Gerard Jimenez Day Nov. 6

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The community is invited to celebrate the second annual Gerard J. Jimenez Day on Saturday, Nov. 6, on the grounds of the Sports Complex Amphitheater at 600 S.H. 97 W. in Floresville (behind the Floresville Event Center). The day will start with a 5K fun run at 9 a.m. Registration is $20. Children 8 years and under are free. There […]

Suspect in Oct. 10 shooting outside Roper’s dancehall turns himself in

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The prime suspect in an Oct. 10 shooting — Johnny Vela III — turned himself in Oct. 20, after his photo and description went public earlier in the week. Vela was arrested on warrants charging him with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, after allegedly shooting and wounding two individuals outside Roper’s Dancehall in Floresville. (See “Floresville police […]

Floresville South Elementary staff share causes ‘Near and Dear’ to their hearts

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Wearing a certain color to raise awareness in honor of a cause isn’t really a new thing, but the Floresville South Elementary School staff has taken this practice and made it more personal and meaningful. A staff member mentioned to campus Program Facilitator Kasie Meyer that she wore teal in September to honor her mother who had ovarian cancer. This […]

Floresville 4A Corp. talks finances, coming events

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Is it time to change venue rates for event center use?


[Video below] The Floresville 4A Corp. board discussed a number of money matters at their Oct. 13 meeting. City Finance Director Cynthia Sturm informed the 4A board that the Lauro G. DeLeon III Floresville Event Center now accepts credit cards as a form of payment. This change could greatly improve the center’s beer sales — where cash-only payments have limited […]