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‘Never again.’

Holocaust survivor Ruth Goldstein shares Nazi death camp memories

Sunday, Jan. 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The systematic extermination of Jews by Nazi Germany during World War II is among the most horrific of wartime atrocities. Barbara Deel, who operates American Investment Planners in La Vernia, shares her mother’s experience of the Nazi death camps. Like many Polish Jews born in the 1920s, my mother, Ruth Waldman Goldstein, […]

Symbol of hope on the highway

The day finally came — the day a large, white cross was placed in front of La Vernia Christian Teaching Center! It’s not unusual for a cross to be in front of a church, but that cross is so much more to us. That cross represents a vision, sacrifice, and victory! Pastor Billy Moore wanted a cross on the church […]

Plant ID returns!

Announcing the return of our very popular annual “Plant ID Contest”!

Enter for a chance to win! Send your best guess to Plant ID, Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville, TX 78114, or email it to, with “Plant ID” in the subject line. Please include your name, hometown, and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. To be eligible for the $25 gift certificate from Fanick’s Nursery […]

Charles A. Blandford

1928-2019 Charles A. Blandford passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the age of 90. Charley was born on Dec. 10, 1928, to Andrew Silcox and Addie Lee (Atkins) Blandford in the area of Boldtville, Texas, where he remained a lifelong resident. Charley was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He met the love of his life, Lorene […]

Earl D. ‘Sonny’ Taber Sr.

1930-2019 Earl D. “Sonny” Taber Sr. of Adkins, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at the age of 88 in Country Care Manor in La Vernia. Earl was born May 24, 1930, in San Antonio to Earl C. and Ida Doris Taber. He was preceded in death by his brother, James “Jim” Taber. Earl is survived by the love […]

Wading into a Texas water fight

Last week y’all may have read the front-page story about Lake Valley Estates and Texas Rainwater matters. We are part of more than 200 homes that have had chronic water issues. This isn’t just Lake Valley Estates, but also residents in the Quail Run development. We personally love it here, just 6 miles north of Sutherland Springs, up F.M. 539. […]

2019-01-24 E-Edition

FY 20 Local Working Group meeting

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas’ Wilson County and the Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the meeting. The purpose of this annual meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Wilson County farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources. For […]