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Remembering Jim Helmke — ‘The Voice of the Floresville Peanut Festival’

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“Jim was a super nice man.” Longtime San Antonio meteorologist Albert Flores was shocked that Floresville parade announcer and amateur meteorologist James Russell “Jim” Helmke passed away Jan. 1. The former WOAI chief meteorologist, now operating his own media company, had worked many times with Helmke over many years, on weather related items and community events. “He was the ultimate […]

Peanut Festival courts place at parades

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The Floresville Peanut Festival Court of Ancestral Remembrance Royal Court and Children’s Court float down U.S. 87 Oct. 30 as part of the 32nd annual Sutherland Springs Old Town Days celebration. The courts brought home first and second place, respectively.

Musical Club admires cultures captured on royal attire

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A tribute to past civilizations or ancestors was evident by the artistry involved in capturing symbols from peoples like those of Mexico, India, China, and Africa for the designs and stitchery of the robes and trains displayed by the Floresville Peanut Festival Court of Ancestral Remembrance. On the stage at the Floresville Musical Club’s Nov. 9 meeting, club members marveled […]

Trio wins blue ribbon in Kiddie Parade

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Five-year-old twin sisters Lillian and Olivia and little brother Noah of Stockdale bring home the blue ribbon after placing first in the motorized vehicle category at the Kiddie Parade Oct. 8, part of the 2021 Floresville Peanut Festival. The trio traveled the downtown Floresville streets decked out in their Dia de los Muertos-themed entry! Lillian, Olivia, and Noah are the […]

A new reign begins

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The 77th annual Floresville Peanut Festival gets underway with the coronation and presentation Oct. 7 of Queen Tunaep LXXVII and King Reboog and the Court of Ancestral Remembrance in the Wiley Seale Auditorium at Floresville High School. Turn to page 1B for more photos from the coronation, and page 4B to enjoy photos from this year’s Peanut Festival. And watch […]

PEANUT FUN!

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It’s Floresville Peanut Festival time!

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Members of the children’s court of the Floresville Peanut Festival Association’s 2021 Court of Ancestral Remembrance jump for joy — it’s Peanut Festival time! Festival events kicked off this week with the Goober Games on Tuesday, and continue with the coronation of Queen Tunaep LXXVII and King Reboog on Thursday, Oct. 7. The carnival opens Thursday evening at 6 p.m., […]

Floresville Peanut Festival announces street closures

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•D Street from Fourth Street to Second Street; Wednesday, Oct. 6, starting at 2 p.m., through Sunday, Oct. 10, at midnight •Third Street from D Street to B Street; Friday, Oct. 8, 7 a.m., through Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7 a.m. •C Street from Fourth Street to Second Street; Friday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., through Sunday, Oct. 10, at noon […]

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 […]

Peanut Festival Coronation tickets go on sale Sept. 25

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The Floresville Peanut Festival Association has announced that tickets for the coronation of the 2021 Court of Ancestral Remembrance will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 25. Tickets may be purchased at Sisters Boutique & Gifts at 918 10th St. (U.S. 181) in Floresville. The coronation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Wiley Seale Auditorium […]