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Republicans draw for ballot positions

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Former Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney hands a ball with a “1” to Wilson County Republican Party Chairman Ruby Manen Dec. 22, after drawing a firstplace ballot position for Henry “Hank” Whitman in his race for county judge in 2022. Whitman, a former chief of the Texas Rangers, faces Ben Reed, Floresville Economic Development Corp. executive director, in the March […]

Redistricting opens seats for new candidates to pursue public office

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File by Dec. 13 for March party primaries



Wilson County residents who would like to pursue public office, now is the time to get your name on the ballot. The Republican and Democratic party primaries are set for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and a host of offices — from county to federal — are on the ballot. The deadline to register your intent to run is Monday, Dec. […]

Floresville ISD invites school board applications

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Residents of the Floresville Independent School District’s singlemember district 7 have an opportunity to join the school board if they act before Dec. 1. District trustees approved a motion at their Nov. 8 meeting to appoint someone to fill the position previously occupied by Heath Orth. Since Orth did not seek re-election, and no one filed for the position, his […]

Floresville council considers election costs, legal fees

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[Video below] The subject of Floresville elections came up in a July 27 budget workshop of the Floresville City Council. As council members reviewed past, current, and proposed funding for the mayor and city council in the General Fund, Councilman Eduardo Villarreal asked, “Why was election expense raised from $12,000 to $100,000?” City Secretary Monica Veliz answered that the city […]

Floresville’s city election remains ‘uncertain’

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[Video below] At this point, it appears Floresville won’t hold an election this year. Attorney José Garza, a special counsel for the city of Floresville, told city council members June 10 that it’s “uncertain” when they can call an election. Garza said a March 10 order by 81st District Court Judge Lynn Ellison blocked the city from having a general […]

Pastor Joel Odom will join Floresville ISD school board

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When he is sworn in June 7, Joel Odom will be the newest member of the Floresville Independent School District board of trustees, but he isn’t new to either the community or the school district. Odom, who was chosen by district trustees May 3 to fill the seat vacated by board member Rachel Peña, has been a resident of the […]

Floresville election controversy persists

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Floresville citizens may go to the polls in November — or they may not — after the city council and mayoral elections were canceled in May. But the election situation has been going on for some time. Dispute over moving the month for Floresville City Council elections went to court when four individuals sued the city in December 2019. However, […]