Go Medina County schedules workforce forums, approves online marketing budget

The Board and other members of county-wide non-profit economic development group Go Medina County met in the George S. Woods Community Center for their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, July 13, approving additional funds for online marketing and scheduling workforce forums in Devine and Hondo on August 15.
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Devine aims for park upgrades

An aerial view of Briscoe Park shows existing structures and trees. Possible locations of a splash pad and other additions including a pavilion, gazebo, horseshoe court, half-basketball court, and increased parking are outlined in yellow. Existing water and sewer lines are also shown.

The short but intense debate over whether to seek a grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPW) to add a splash pad and other amenities to Briscoe Park was put to rest on July 24 when the Devine City Council voted 4-1 to move ahead in its pursuit.
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County files lawsuit to remove Clerk, opposes bill raising property taxes

County Commissioners filed suit to remove County Clerk Lisa J. Wernette from office. Wernette was elected in 2007 and is in the midst of her third term.

A lawsuit was filed on Friday, July 21, 2017 by the County to have Lisa Wernette removed from her County Clerk’s position.
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Devine City Council renames alley, rejects variance request

The Devine City Council approved a request by Bonnie Mendoza to name the alley behind her house Mendoza Alley, and rejected Gabriel Hausauer’s request to replat 406 Monticello Circle and 1505 Libold Drive into two lots at the Special meeting held last Tuesday, July 11.
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Commissioners file suit to remove County Clerk from office

County Commissioners filed suit to remove County Clerk Lisa J. Wernette from office. Wernette was elected in 2007 and is in the midst of her third term.

Commissioners met with legal counsel in closed session on Monday, July 10, 2017 to discuss personnel matters involving County Clerk Lisa Wernette. Continue reading “Commissioners file suit to remove County Clerk from office”

Medina Valley student loses life in FM 471 wreck

A 17-year-old Medina Valley student was killed in an accident on July 10 after attempting to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone and colliding with a tractor trailer.

A Medina Valley High School student lost his life in a terrible accident last Monday, July 10 around 3:35 in the afternoon. Continue reading “Medina Valley student loses life in FM 471 wreck”