BGC Week 3 Preview: Harlan vs. Brennan, Floresville vs. Somerset headline games to stream Friday night
District play in 29-6A kicks off in style with a showdown between two of the best teams in the area in Harlan vs. Brennan, while Floresville and Somerset put their undefeated records on the line at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night.
Dean K. Hawkes
Dean Keith Hawkes, 74, of Floresville, formerly of Uvalde and Knippa, died on Dec. 29, 2021, at University Hospital in San Antonio after a prolonged illness. There will be a funeral service on April 2 at 2 p.m. at Montell Methodist Church, and a reception will follow at the Montell Country Club. Per his wishes, attendees should dress casually. A […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes host TMI
Tuesday night at Marvin Kolinek Field, the Uvalde Coyotes will host the TMI Episcopal Panthers. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. Coach Sart Perez III’s Coyotes, 2-3 for the season, were scheduled to play in tournament competition at Floresville this weekend. The Uvaldeans were open tourney play with Thursday games against the Poteet Aggies, the Floresville Tigers, […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Heart of Texas Trail Ride Association riders visit Sabinal
On Feb. 7, I noticed horse riders crossing Center Street and I had to find out what was going on. The Heart of Texas Trail Ride Association has riders from Austin, Bandera, Floresville, La Vernia, and Sutherland Springs. They left Sabinal on Feb. 8, headed to Hondo, with the ultimate destination of San Antonio for the Stock Show and Rodeo. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
No. 2 Steele’s showdown with Austin Vandegrift headlines Area Round; BGC Road Trip features New Braunfels, Smithson Valley; Brandeis, Canyon volleyball prepare for UIL State
The second round of the high school football playoffs features battles between San Antonio and Austin-area schools, including a heavyweight matchup between undefeated Steele and Austin Vandegrift.
Steele hosts Smithson Valley in battle for 27-6A title; No. 1 Brennan takes on Marshall in 29-6A championship; Carrizo Springs faces Hondo with undefeated season on the line
Week 11 of KSAT 12's Big Game Coverage features a pair of high-profile matchups, as Brennan battles Marshall and Smithson Valley takes on Steele.
No. 3 Johnson rallies to defeat Reagan in overtime, claim 28-6A title; O’Connor stuns No. 7 Taft; Champion tops Floresville in seesaw battle
Johnson's remarkable rally over Reagan to claim the District 28-6A title and O'Connor's stunning upset of Taft on Saturday night are just two of the best games from Week 10 of KSAT's Big Game Coverage.
Brennan, Alamo Heights both win undefeated showdowns; Hendrix’s TD lifts Boerne past Pleasanton in OT; Carrizo Springs earns milestone victory over Devine
Week 7 of KSAT's Big Game Coverage saw Brennan and Alamo Heights earn crucial victories against undefeated opponents, while Boerne and Carrizo Springs rallied to pick up big wins in district play!
Floresville students stage walkout over handling of sexual assault allegations
The district said in a statement Friday it has “investigated all allegations of assault and has taken the appropriate action to address them through the student code of conduct and with law enforcement.” The district did not include what the result of those investigations have been, but its statement also referenced “ongoing criminal investigations.”
How one small South Texas energy company kept power on to customers through historic winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – Floresville Electric Light and Power System or FELPS serve about 17,000 customers in Wilson County. So how was a small electric company that is fed energy from CPS in San Antonio able to stay on? “Our customers so far have been doing what they need to be doing,” Low said. “Our guys are sitting here looking at where the load is and we’re moving stuff around to keep us from having outages,” Low said. As of publishing, just under 7,000 customers in San Antonio were still without power, it was previously more than 300,000 customers.
Soto helps spur Southside's four-game winning streak
But, with that period behind the Cardinals, they’ve fashioned a four-game winning streak and climbed into fourth place in District 28-5A with a 43-36 win at Southwest (5-17, 1-10) Jan. 22. Soto, the Cardinals’ leading scorer the last two seasons, has averaged a team-best 17.6 points a game this year. After sitting out in accordance with UIL rules, Soto rejoined Southside for its Dec. 30 first-round 28-5A game against Southwest. Jefferson extended its winning streak to 14 games behind 14 points from Amelia George and 10 from Eliana Rocha. Blanca Sanchez scored a team-high 19 points Jan. 19 in a 56-22 win over Eagle Pass Winn.mysanantonio.com
Second COVID-19 wave at Floresville veterans home grows as 54 new infections reported
FLORESVILLE, Texas – A veterans home in Floresville has been dealing with another COVID-19 outbreak that has so far infected 40 residents and 14 staff members, according to the Texas General Land Office, the state agency that oversees the facility. The Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville is testing its residents and staff on a weekly basis, and cases have started to climb. The veterans home reported another outbreak in April 2020, soon after the beginning of the pandemic. Still, due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, the VLB has tightened some of its restrictions at the facility to help combat the spread. Read also:‘I had 102 fever and couldn’t get tested’: Floresville veteran’s home nurse aide positive for coronavirus; others still waitingElderly Floresville couple shares heartbreaking moment through nursing home window
Popular San Antonio outfit Bandit BBQ to bring their eats to Floresville via food trailer
click image Instagram / banditbbqsatxFloresville’s barbecue scene is about to get smoked.Situated just 40 minutes from downtown SA, Floresville is set to gain some kick-ass Texas barbecue, as Brandon Peterson — owner and pitmaster of San Antonio restaurant Bandit BBQ — sets his sights on a new food trailer in the South Texas town. MySA reports that Peterson has sourced his briskets from Floresville-based Dean & Peeler Meatworks since launching Bandit in SA early last year. The new Bandit trailer will be parked on the Dean & Peeler property, along U.S. 181 in the heart of the town.Fans of Bandit’s smoked tri-tip and double-patty hamburgers will be able to nosh at one of the many provided picnic tables under a large shade tree as early as Friday, January 22. Peterson told MySA that he hopes to add beer to the menu in the near future, as well as a playground area for kiddos.Dean & Peeler Meatworks is located at 671 Tenth St. in Floresville. The Bandit BBQ trailer will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — or until they sell out — Thursday through Saturday.sacurrent.com
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
Dozens of hospitals, urgent care clinics and H-E-B pharmacies in Bexar County are slated to receive 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Made by Moderna, the vaccine requires two doses like the already approved Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine was endorsed by a government advisory panel on Thursday in a 20-0 vote. Some rural areas that had been waiting for word on when they would receive shipments will be included in week 2, data shows. Last week, nearly 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-made vaccine were shipped to San Antonio-area hospitals and military bases.
Floresville’s Dareion Murphy having remarkable season after recovering from car wreck in 2019
FLORESVILLE – After a car accident cost him his 2019 season, Floresville junior running back Dareion Murphy is thrilled to be back on the field in 2020 and has racked up nearly 1,500 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns this season. MORE BIG GAME COVERAGE
Floresville man takes chance on opening restaurant amid COVID-19 pandemic
FLORESVILLE, Texas – A Floresville man is taking a chance and starting a business during the COVID-19 pandemic in his hometown. This was a life dream of mine, and I’m going to do it. I’m going to make it work,” Guevara said. The Floresville EDC said it has already distributed more than $64,000 to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic using sales tax money. It has more than $100,000 for small businesses in Floresville.
This Day in Weather History: October 30th
It was on this day in 2015, that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Floresville. The tornado did significant damage, including to the city’s high school. Also on this day in 1917, San Antonio saw its earliest freeze, when temperatures dropped all the way to 32°.
Harlandale volleyball remains on track for playoffs
Harlandale had a necessary sense of urgency in its first week of matches in more than two weeks. We still have a lot of work to do.”A kill from Hernandez (18 kills, 6 digs) started a four-point run that cemented Game 1 for Harlandale. In one stretch during the latter stages, it became a battle between Hernandez and Floresville standout Faith Coldeway (11 kills). Villarreal followed with consecutive kills enabling Harlandale to double the score on Floresville. Burbank 3, Brackenridge 0The Bulldogs (2-1, 2-1) rebounded from a loss to Edison to defeat rival Brackenridge (2-1, 2-1) 22-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-21 in a District 27-5A match on Oct. 23 at Alamo Convocation Center.mysanantonio.com
McCollum makes up for lost time with 4-0 start
Non-district matches exist so that teams can work out the rough spots before the wins and losses become more consequential. “We didn’t have a preseason,” McCollum coach Valerie Vieyra said. McCollum tightened up its defense in the third game and held off a Floresville challenge after the teams battled point for point until late in the game. Three kills from Sanchez gave the Cowboys a 24-17 lead late in the game. South San 3, East Central 1The Bobcats (1-2, 1-2) earned their first 2020 win on Saturday by defeating District 27-6A rival East Central (0-0, 0-0) 18-25, 26-24, 25-22, 26-24 at South San.mysanantonio.com
HIGHLIGHTS: McCollum volleyball rallies past Floresville to win five-set thriller
SAN ANTONIO – In a critical District 28-5A matchup, the McCollum Cowboys rally from an 0-2 set deficit to knock off the Floresville Jaguars in an epic five-set thriller and remain undefeated on the season at 3-0. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGEMORE HIGHLIGHTS: Madison earns first win over Churchill in 20 years
Mother, daughter share tearful reunion at Floresville nursing home after spending six months apart
FLORESVILLE, Texas – A mother got to hug her daughter for the first time in six months at a Floresville nursing home, and staff members say there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Mother and Daughter Reunion at Prairie Meadows! “There was a lot she went through to see her mom and hug her today,” Prairie Meadows staff told KSAT. Rosaline (left) was reunited with her daughter Cindy (right) in-person during a visit at the Prairie Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Friday. (Credit: Prairie Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center) (Prairie Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center)Although visitors, or essential caregivers, are allowed in the Prairie Meadows nursing home, they must follow strict guidelines similar to other nursing homes in the state.
Floresville set to break ground on first Starbucks in Wilson County
Floresville, Texas – For most of us we can drive up to a Starbucks at any time, but in Wilson County that wasn’t an option until now. The Floresville City Manager has announced that a Starbucks is being developed. In an announcement on Facebook, city manager Henrietta Turner said that the project will create local jobs and support economic development. “This is one of the many projects that are in the works, as we continue the partnership with the City of Floresville," Economic Development Executive Director Benjamin T. Reed said. “With the addition of Starbucks to the area, this allows us to better compete with a different type of retailer.”The Starbucks will be located off Highway 181.
KSAT Kids photos: First day of class for many San Antonio-area students
SAN ANTONIO Hello parents, teachers and students! Alamo Heights, East Central, Edgewood, Floresville, North East, St. Marys Hall, San Antonio and Southside Independent School District all begin this week, following the lead of Boerne, South San Antonio and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal-City ISD, which began last week. KSAT Kids wants to see them! We are looking to our community for ideas to improve KSAT Kids and to get the word out. Do you know someone who would benefit from KSAT Kids?
COVID-19 outbreak reported at Floresville nursing home
More than half of the residents at Prairie Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Floresville have tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the nursing home confirmed on Monday that 26 of the 48 residents were infected. We tested all residents and staff on June 3 and at that time everyone was negative, spokesperson Joe Gimenez said. Our goals are to manage risk and to enhance recovery, Gimenez said. The following protocols have worked at other facilities and will work at Prairie Meadows.Residents will be closely monitored and the staff will utilize telemedecine from physicians to assist in the recovery effort.
Arrest warrants issued for Floresville ISD board member accused of donkey theft
WILSON COUNTY, Texas A board member of the Floresville Independent School District is wanted on multiple misdemeanor charges in Wilson County after investigators said she and two other people stole a donkey from a pasture west of Floresville. Alena Berlanga, 49, will face charges of theft $100-$750 and criminal trespassing after she turns herself in or is taken into custody. A Wilson County Sheriffs investigator told KSAT 12 Wednesday that two other suspects wanted in connection to the case, Nicole Sullivan and Pamela Johnson, were working on arrangements to turn themselves in. The donkey was taken to a ranch in Wilson County but the foal did not survive the birth, the investigator said. A Floresville ISD spokesperson and Berlanga did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday morning.
Another veteran dies from COVID-19 at veterans home in Floresville
FLORESVILLE, Texas A fifth resident from the Frank N. Tejeda Veterans Home in Floresville has passed away due to COVID-19, according to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel. I had 102 fever and couldnt get tested: Floresville veterans home nurse aid positive for coronavirusThe first confirmed case of coronavirus inside the facility was reported by KSAT 12 on April 11. Fourth COVID-19 death reported at Floresville veterans home. Since then, 14 residents and nine staffers have tested positive. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
UHS girls take on Floresville in district soccer tomorrow
At Floresville tomorrow night, the Uvalde Lobos will play their final road soccer match of the regular season as they face battle the Floresville Jaguars. Kick-off time for the varsity match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while the junior varsity teams are set to play at 5 p.m.Last month, the Lobos scored in the last four minutes of the match to record a thrilling 4-3 win over the Jaguars in action at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Arissa Perez scored the match-winning goal off of a pass from Esmy-Angelee Garcia with four minutes left in the contest. Coach Amanda Albrechts Jaguars, 5-6-1 in district and 10-7-2 for season overall, were scheduled to play the Southside Lady Cardinals Friday night at Southside. Results from that contest were not available.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes play last home game Tuesday
The Uvalde Coyotes will play their final home basketball game of the season Tuesday night when they host the Floresville Tigers. Tip-off time for the District 28-5A varsity game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Kinchlow Gym. Preceding the varsity game will be a junior varsity game at 5 p.m., while the freshman teams will do battle beginning at 5 p.m. in Oscar Cruz Gym. In the first district varsity matchup between Uvalde and Floresville, the Tigers posted a 74-50 victory over the Coyotes in action at Floresville. Down 29-12, the Coyotes pretty much matched the Tigers point for point the rest of the way, but the Uvaldeans were unable to overcome that 17-point, first-period scoring deficit.uvaldeleadernews.com
Uvaldeans face long road trip tomorrow
The Uvalde Coyotes will make their longest District 28-5A basketball road trip of the season tomorrow night when they travel to Floresville to play the Floresville Tigers. Action in the varsity game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., while the two sub-varsity games will get going at 5 p.m.Coach Damon Liveretts Tigers, 2-3 in district and 9-10 for the season, knocked off the Southside Cardinals in a 93-92 district hoops thriller Tuesday. Prior to the Southside game, the Tigers lost a narrow 70-65 decision against the Somerset Bulldogs.uvaldeleadernews.com
'Dangerous' man accused of assaulting victim while on the run, Floresville police say
SAN ANTONIO - Floresville police are searching for a man accused of assaulting a previous victim while he's been on the run for months. Sergio Lara, 49, is wanted for assault family violence and a probation warrant, according to Det. George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department. Lara allegedly assaulted the same victim from previous assaults on Wednesday. RELATED: Teenage son takes plea deal in mother's murderOrtiz called Lara "very dangerous," as he has been a fugitive for three months.
Sheriff confirms death at Wilson County Jail after man's bizarre arrest at Walmart
Yumi Kimura via Wikimedia CommonsWILSON COUNTY, Texas - A man arrested by Floresville police died at the Wilson County Jail on Monday, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt confirmed Tuesday. The man, whose name has not been publicly released, was apprehended by Floresville police after someone called 911 to report that the man was attempting to enter a ladies dressing room at a Walmart, Tackitt said. When police arrived, the man was lying next to a checkout counter and screaming, Tackitt said. Tackitt said the man was supposed to be taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation but died before he could be taken. KSAT reached out to the Floresville police department for comment but has not heard back.