Veterans take in a turkey dinner
Residents from the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville enjoy their outing to St. Hedwig for a turkey dinner fund-raiser. More Featured Photos »

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BBQ Cook Off - Wilson County Show Barn

All Day / Wilson County Show Barn, 435 SH 97 E

Wilson County Show Barn BBQ Cook Off. Entry Fee $200.00 Per Team - Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken, Beans & Cooks Choice - Friday Night Camping available Thursday-Saturday. No hook-ups. All entries must be cooked on site and on the pit. There will be a washer tournament, $40 entry fee. Vendor spaces available for $40. *This is not a santioned cook off*

For more information call 830-391-4344 or or visit
Contact Person: Dawn P. Barnett
1st Annual Haunted Harvest Festival

4:00pm- 11:30pm / 1060 County Road 108, Floresville, Texas 78114

Spirit Wolf Equine & Therapeutic centers first annual Harvest Festival and Haunted hayride. Activities will include a haunted barn experiance, Haunted hayride through the woods, movies, Costume contest, Horseback riding, Food and drinks, and many many more activities for the whole family. Admission is free, and tickets are only .25. All proceeds will go to support Spirit wolf center which works with children and Adults with disabilities, and veterans in therapeutic riding and EAL & EAMH services in the surrounding area.

For more information call 210-386-2332 or or visit
Contact Person: Jeff Schnoor
1st Responders Appreciation Chicken BBQ

12:00 pm / El Mesias UMC Trail & 2nd Street

El Mesias is sponsoring a 1st Responders Appreciation Chicken BBQ Plate. All FREE for Floresville PD Officers, Fire Dept., Wilson County Sheriffs and jailers, EMT, in apprecaition for the work they do in serving our community unselfishly. Each plate includes; Chicken leg quarter, rice, beans, potato salad, drink and dessert. Pickup or dine in our activity hall. Our goal is to serve 200 plates.

For more information call 956-367-5983 or or visit
Contact Person: Pastor Gil Paredez
28th Annual Old Town Day Celebration

11 a.m. - 10 p.m. / 411 14th @ the corner of 4th

Join in the family fun...11a.m. Kids Costume Parade, Little Big Parade, festival foods, free entertainment, and much more all day!

For more information call 830-534-8563 or or visit
Contact Person: Alice Garcia
3rd Annual Fall Festival

10a to 2p / MAC Medspa/Be Beautiful boutique

We will have a free Trick or Treating with Vendor Booths, Music, Games and Costume Contest

For more information call 830-660-7039 or or visit
Contact Person: marilynn womack
7th Anual Chili Cook-Off and Costume Con

12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm / CB Cowboy Bar-2089 Standish Street (Hwy 97)

This event supports The Children of Wilson County. The entry fee for the Chili cook off is $20.00. No fee for the Costume Contest. Bowls of chili are $5.00. Auction, Baked goods, 50/50. Live Band Bimbo & Borderline 6-9pm

For more information call 210-913-3219 or .
Contact Person: Lynne Gribben
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Griffin 'Wookie'
This little guy is Griffin “Wookie.” He loves chasing squirrels, and snuggling up next to his family. He was the winner in this year’s Pet Parade contest.
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Carrying Old Glory coast to coast

Carrying Old Glory coast to coast

An early morning phone call Oct. 18 alerted this correspondent to the fact that a woman carrying a U.S. flag was running down U.S. 87 in Adkins toward La Vernia. The caller, Cheryl Horton, was concerned for the woman’s safety. After driving from La Vernia to discover why she was running, I was informed that Old Glory was being carried through La Vernia as part of a national relay. Full Story »

Vets sought to share military experience

La Vernia High School is seeking candid veterans with connections to the La Vernia community to share their experiences with its students, for its first-ever Veterans Day - Real People, Real Conversations event. Full Story »

Experiencing God’s mercy

Have you noticed the tenor of the gospel readings recently? This past Sunday, we heard of God’s deep love and great mercy (Luke 18:9-14), in the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Both entered the temple area to pray. One, haughty and self-righteous, lists all that he does to keep the law. The other, hesitant, stands in the distant shadows; he doesn’t even begin to list all he’s done wrong, only asks the Lord for His mercy. Full Story »

Bears seize last-minute win against Pleasanton

Bears seize last-minute win against Pleasanton

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Election dirty tricks and simple solution to voter fraud

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Make plans for Halloween fun and fall fests

Many events to celebrate the season are coming. Take your pick from this selection across the area. Full Story »

Lights, mulch, and more

Lights, mulch, and more

The walking path in La Vernia City Park has been approved by the city council. Full Story »

Storing treasures in our hearts

While going through some things in my house, I came across so many different containers. Small boxes, small jars, shoe and boot boxes, all used to save items that may be useful in the future, or keepsakes and pictures. The little jars I went through had an assortment of nails, screws, picture hangers, and cup hooks, most of which will probably never leave the jar. But it seems silly to go buy a box of something you only need one of. I am convinced this collection deserves some space. Full Story »

Tennis team places  second in district

Tennis team places second in district

The La Vernia tennis team competed in the District 27-4A tournament last week as the No. 2 seed, taking second place overall. Full Story »

Abbott, Patrick, Straus call for action by Child Protective Services

AUSTIN -- Texas’ top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to improve the protection of children at risk of abuse. Full Story »

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