Getting into the spirit
LV City Secretary Brittani Porter and some “Santa’s helpers” decorate the gazebo in the city park, preparing for the annual “Spirit of Christmas.” More Featured Photos »

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La Vernia Historical Assn.

7:00 p.m. / GVEC Community Room, 13849 U.S. Hwy 87 W

Everyone is welcome to attend our regular monthly meetings, held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at GVEC Community Room. Feel free to bring an item of local, historical interest for "Show and Tell." Light refreshments provided. Hope to see you soon! Note:We do not meet during June, July & August.

For more information call 210-392-3281 or or visit
Contact Person: Elaine or Susan
Trinkets and Treasures Resale Shop Sale

9:30am-2:30pm / San Antonio

The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital is opening their "Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop” on December 6, 2016 between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Many gently used items are available at a very favorable price. Women's, Men's, and Children's Clothing Accessories / Shoes / Handbags Bedroom and Kitchen Linens Home Decor Kitchen Items All proceeds benefit the patients at the San Antonio State Hospital (SASH). The Volunteer Service Council (VSC) of SASH is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life and support the rehabilitation and recreational needs of patients not funded through traditional government sources. Funds generated from this sale will support the various patient programs sponsored by the VSC of SASH.

For more information call 210-531-8004 or .
Contact Person: Stephanie Weimer
WCRSP monthly meeting

9:30 a.m. / Baldy's American Diner 8356 U.S. 87

The Wilson County Retired School Personnel will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Baldy's American Diner in La Vernia. Topics of discussion will include the Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) and music. Guest speakers will include Stockdale ISD Superintendent Paul Darilek and Carol Zidek. Arrive early to enjoy fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 10 a.m.

For more information call 830-393-4629.
Contact Person: Pris Kincaid
CANCELED!!! Christmas Tree Lighting

Starting at 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. / La Vernia City Park on

(Instead, the Boy Scouts will light the tree Tuesday evening without the traditional festivities. The park is too wet and muddy.) Spirit Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Date Changed to December 7th Due to the expected inclement weather this Saturday, December 3rd, officials have decided to reschedule the Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held in La Vernia City Park to Wednesday, December 7th. It will still begin at 5:30 p.m. and include all the usual expected fun activities, snow and of course Santa! We hope to see you at La Vernia City Park on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 and join in on the Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. ***************************************************************** This year, the City of La Vernia, in partnership with the La Vernia Parks Foundation, is hosting the annual lighting of the City’s Christmas tree at the 22nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting held in La Vernia City Park. This event is when our community comes together to celebrate Christmas, meet Santa, and enjoy family, friendly activities such as a train ride, movies, snow slide...yes, snow in south Texas, and cookie decorating, and so much more! Enjoy the hot cocoa or concessions. Check out our Facebook page @CityofLaVernia for more information.

For more information call 830-779-4541 or or visit www.
Contact Person: City of La Vernia
Greater LV Chamber of Commerce meeting

noon / Baldy's Diner, U.S. 87

Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, Baldy's Diner, U.S. 87 south of La Vernia. Includes election of officers for 2017.

For more information call 830-779-2244 or or visit
Contact Person: Chamber secretary
Wilson County 2 nd Responders / CERT

6:00-8:00 PM / Wilson County Office of Emergency Management, 800 Tenth Street, Courthouse Annex II, Bldg B, Floresville , Texas

Last meeting of 2016 for Wilson County 2 nd Responders / CERT Program. This will be an Awards & Recognition dinner ceremony. Please RSVP with Cynthia Stafford by November 18 th.

For more information call 830-393-8573 or .
Contact Person: Cynthia Stafford, Volunteer Coordinator
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This is Aria and she loves playing foosball and keeping other animals in line with her bossy attitude. Aria belongs to Lisa Poole. She was a contestant in this year’s Pet Parade contest.
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Cookies open the door for shy baker

Holiday baking is a tradition in many families at this time of year, and homes fill with the wonderful aroma of all manner of sweet treats to enjoy. Full Story »

La Vernia prepares to get festive!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- all over La Vernia! Full Story »

Learn how to identify the enemy

Today as I watered the plants on my porch I couldn’t help but chuckle when I looked at one of my tomato plants. It is only about 18 inches tall; not a leaf on it. A tomato worm got fat on it a couple of weeks ago and a few days later I noticed a tiny fruit on it near the top. So here is the plant; still has no leaves on it but there near the top is a tomato about golf-ball size. I guess you could say my crop failed this year. Squirrels have torn up the other two plants. Full Story »

LV SWAT wins gold ring in Shiner Tournament

LV SWAT wins gold ring in Shiner Tournament

La Vernia’s SWAT 12U select baseball team won first place at the 2016 Shiner Starplex Fall League Tournament! Full Story »

Texas African American History Memorial unveiled at Capitol

A crowd of citizens and dignitaries gathered on the south lawn of the state Capitol on Nov. 19 to witness the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial. Full Story »

Cayetano Villas near completion

Cayetano Villas near completion

Workers were busy all around the Cayetano Villas of La Vernia, carrying fixtures, moving tools, and operating equipment, when I visited the site a few weeks ago. Full Story »

A Texas Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is near, and the story of buckle-hatted pilgrims breaking bread with Native Americans in Plymouth, Mass., is being told all across America. Full Story »

Pondering on poi and thanksgiving

A happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you! Full Story »

Lady Bears compete at Jaguar Classic

Lady Bears compete at Jaguar Classic

Members of the La Vernia Lady Bear basketball team hold up their plaque for winning second place in the bronze bracket at the Nov. 17-19 Jaguar Classic Tournament in Floresville. The tournament puts their overall record at 4-3. Full Story »

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