In Wilson County, Texas, Floresville is home to 6,500 people. It is part of the greater San Antonio area.
Floresville has been home to a number of influential figures, including former Governor John Bowden Connally, Jr., actor Merrill Connally and Wayne Connally, a former member of both houses of the State Legislature. The three brothers had four other siblings. The Connally Memorial Medical Center is named after all three of the brothers. It is also the hometown of civil rights activist Vicente T. Ximenes, a former member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The town has also been featured in a few films, with portions of Sugarland Express, The Big Brawl, and The Great Waldo Pepper all being filmed here.
Western settlement came to the area via Christian missions. A goat ranch was established near Floresville in the 1700s as a mission ranching operation. The original ranch was six miles northwest of present Floresville. This was a precursor of the Texas ranching industry, which continues to flourish today.
The city is served by the Floresville Independent School District, with 1,500 families residing in the city. It is a thriving community with a long and rich history and an excellent home for many people.