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Wilson County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette and his wife, Barbara, with their Chihuahuas for the Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee. More Featured Photos »

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Family Story Time

10:00 am & 2:00 pm / Sam Fore, Jr. Public Library

Family Story Time featuring stories and crafts about community heroes.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit
Contact Person: Sheri Mantei
Maker Corps Stockdale

10:00 -11:00 am & 1:00 - 2:00 pm / Sarah Bain Chandler Public Library

Come learn something new with our makers in residence.

For more information call 830-996-3114 or or visit
Contact Person: Linda Downs
Virtual Bowling

8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Poth Branch Library

Join the Library's Virtual Bowling League this summer. You may bowl three games each day the Poth Branch Library is open. The individual with the best average at the end of the Summer Reading Program will win prize.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit
Contact Person: Nicki Stohr
Bible Study

7:00-8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

In depth Bible study. Understanding the Bible. From Genesis-Revelation

For more information call 830-200-6678.
Contact Person: Armand and Gina Huizar
Family Game Night

6:00 - 7:00 pm / Sam Fore, Jr. Public Library

Kids challenge your parents to participate in our Wii Tournament. Sign-in starts at 6:15 pm.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit
Contact Person: Sheri Mantei
Lego Free Build Day

2:00 pm / Sam Fore, Jr. Public Library

Come build a Lego creation of your own design with Ms. Becca.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit
Contact Person: Rebecca Upchurch
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Duke & Hoppy
Duke & Hoppy, both up for adoption through the Wilson County, TX Lost & Found Animals, Inc. (830-391-3596). Hurry! Last chance to vote for your favorite pet in the La Vernia News Pet Parade Pet Photo Contest. Vote in the La Vernia News office. Votes are $1 each and benefit the Wilson County, TX Lost & Found Animals, Inc. Voting ends June 27.
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Celebrating sacrifice and service

Celebrating sacrifice and service

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Brace for higher school-tax bills

Brace for higher school-tax bills

According to information presented by the La Vernia Independent School District, taxpayers here can expect to see an average increase of $164.59 in their tax bill. This will help to support the district’s 2015-16 budget, which was adopted June 25. The new fiscal year began July 1. Full Story »

Faith is living unafraid

In the late 1800s an outlaw began burglarizing the Wells Fargo stagecoach line. The bandit would wait in a narrow pass, and at just the right moment, would emerge dressed in black, a hood over his head, and brandishing a double-barreled shotgun. To match his appearance, he had a deep baritone voice that caused his victims to melt with fear. This terrifying gentleman bandit was nicknamed “Black Bart.” Full Story »

Barbecue and fireworks

Barbecue and fireworks

Here in Texas, we celebrate two holidays that commemorate freedom. June 19 (also known as Juneteenth) is the day slaves in Texas received the declaration of their emancipation from slavery. July 4 is the celebration of the hard-fought freedom and privileges we enjoy as Americans. Full Story »

Lady Bears set volleyball tryouts

Tryouts for the 2015 La Vernia Lady Bear volleyball team will begin Monday, Aug. 3, in the practice gym closest to the band hall. Full Story »

A little more time on the island

A little more time on the island

Last week, we shared with you the history of Galveston, the beaches, and several family-fun activities. But there’s so much more! Full Story »

Going on vacation? Secure your home!

Where are you going on vacation? Are you going to the ocean, mountains, or maybe the lake? Your relaxing getaway could be forgotten in an instant, when you walk back into your house and find that your home has been broken into while you were away. How do you prevent a scenario like this? It doesn’t take much time and costs very little. Full Story »

LVISD trustees approve expenditures

La Vernia Independent School District trustees approved several expenditures as parts of budget amendments at their June 15 meeting. They included: Full Story »

What is faith?

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Full Story »

In defense of okra

In defense of okra

The words “slimy,” “gelatinous” or “mushy” aren’t associated with very many vegetables ... except when one is discussing okra. Okra was introduced to America via African slave ships and was commonly known as gumbo, which means okra in some African dialects. African captives planted and prepared okra dishes from their native land and combined them with vegetables that grew in America. Full Story »

Tennis program heads to La Vernia

San Antonio Tennis Association is bringing the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) program to La Vernia, Floresville, and the East Central area. NJTL is a free program open to children ages 5-15, and will be held each Monday through Thursday, from June 29 through July 30. Full Story »

EPA, presidential race, and fathers

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Living on island time

Living on island time

Galveston Island will always be defined by the water, the beaches that go on forever, and the storms of the past, but if one looks beyond the typical beach-town atmosphere, you will find a world of art, museums, great restaurants, beautifully restored homes reflecting 19th-century elegance, and friendly people. Moving Galveston into a world-class vacation and conference destination are venues such as Moody Garden Hotel and Convention Center, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, the Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, the Pleasure Pier, and the famous Strand. Full Story »

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