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Members of the Charming Chatting Chicks women’s group gather July 28 for a breakfast chat at Mr. Tim’s Country Kitchen in La Vernia. More Featured Photos »

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3-6:30 PM; KITCHEN 2 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123

GERONIMO VFW 8456 SUNDAY COUNTRY DANCE Austin’s Jimmy Sims Band will be playing great traditional country dance music on August 2 at the Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo, 3-6:30 pm; doors & VFW kitchen at 2 pm. Admission is $8 donation benefits the Auxiliary programs. Reasonable drink prices & setups available. Info 830-305-8829/305-5478

For more information call 830-305-5478 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
To The Edge Vacation Bible School

5:30-8:20 / Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 Seguin Street La Vernia

Vacation Bible School for Children age 3 years old to completed 5th grade. Meal will be served from 5:30- 6:00pm and Bible School will be from 6:00 to 8:20pm. Registration forms are available at the Church Office.

For more information call 830-253-8121.
Contact Person: Sherrie Palan
Drama Kids International Summer Camps

9 am to 4 pm / Floresville

Paradise Summer Camp (Ages 5-12) Have you ever been stranded on a tropical island? Drama Kids International® will use a unique combination of creative and entertaining theater activities such as silent scenes, improvisation, dialogue development, and theater games that will help students explore how to survive on a tropical island. Using the props they have made, the characters will come to life through an end-of-the week performance for family and friends. Wilson County Area, 1 Week, Mon-Fri, Starting 8/3/2015 9:00AM-4:00PM. Enroll at:

For more information call 830-216-7222 or or visit
Contact Person: Sandy Detamore
Geronimo Gathering Country Music Show

7-10 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123


For more information call 830-303-9903 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
Mighty Tiger Band Booster Meeting

7:00 pm / Floresville High School Band Hall

The Floresville Mighty Tiger Band Boosters are gearing up for another exciting season! Please join us on Tuesday, August 4th at 7 p.m. in the high school band hall, for our first booster meeting of the school year. Information and membership forms will be available at the meeting.

For more information call 830-391-1151 or or visit
Contact Person: Jennifer Carpenter
Newcomer's/Community Fair

6:00pm to 7:30pm / La Vernia ISD Auditorium (located between the Junior High and the High School)

Come learn everything you want to know about LVISD AND the Community! Info on school programs AND Community Groups and Events! FREE admission! Local Nonprofits may inquire about a free display space by calling Dr. Fisher 830-779-6600. Welcome to La Vernia!

For more information call 830-779-6600.
Contact Person: Dr. Fisher
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Tucker is an 18 month old Blue tick Coon hound belonging to the Towns family of La Vernia. His personality is fun loving, care free, and he has one of the biggest hearts! He loves to chew on anything he can get in his mouth, including things that shouldn’t be chewed, and he loves to play, fetch, run around, and cuddle. He also likes to think he is a lap dog, and I would say his favorite place to be is on the bed! He has long legs he hasn’t quite got the hang of yet, so he can be a tad clumsy, and his favorite pastime is sleeping.
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School board taps Pruitt as vice principal

School board taps Pruitt as vice principal

The La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees, following a closed session at its July 27 meeting, has chosen Wendy Pruitt as the new assistant principal of the La Vernia Primary School. Full Story »

LV Stuff the Bus is Aug. 1

The La Vernia Lions Club wants your help to Stuff the Bus on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the H-E-B parking lot at 14414 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia. Full Story »

Through grace, there is enough

(Revised 7/30/15) Mass this past Sunday at 9:30 a.m. was full. It’s probably the service the most attended of our weekend services, but all services dwindle in the summer months, as folks go on vacation -- or, heaven forfend I say it -- give up their regular “routine,” which also includes church. Full Story »

Jerk pork fires up the grill

Jerk pork fires up the grill

Caribbean dishes reflect the influence of a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, including British, Dutch, French, Spanish, East Indian, West African, Portuguese and Chinese. The cooking technique that made Jamaica famous is the spicy jerk marinade that’s used for both meats and vegetables. The name is derived from the way the meat is poked or “jerked” with a sharp object to create the holes where spices are inserted. Full Story »

Texas team wins Little League regional

Texas team wins Little League regional

In an exciting Little League tournament held last week in La Vernia, the Big League division baseball team from South Garland knocked off the team from South Lake Charles, La., to advance to the 2015 Big League Baseball World Series. Full Story »

‘Live oaks and friendly folks’  Find both in the ‘Birthplace of the Cowboy’

‘Live oaks and friendly folks’ Find both in the ‘Birthplace of the Cowboy’

“Live Oaks and Friendly Folks” -- that’s the motto of Pleasanton, Texas, also known as the Birthplace of the Cowboy. You have to go back over five centuries to understand the how and the why of this title. Full Story »

China Grove chase ends in La Vernia

China Grove chase ends in La Vernia

James Edward Cheatham, 33, of San Antonio is free on bond awaiting consideration of his case by a grand jury following his July 18 arrest in La Vernia, according to Wilson County Jail records. According to Officer Anthony Martinez of the China Grove Police Department, Cheatham is charged with evading arrest or detention, criminal mischief, and a host of traffic violations. Full Story »

Historical goat ranch beckons  interest in Wilson County history

Historical goat ranch beckons interest in Wilson County history

When San Antonio’s historical Spanish missions received recognition July 5 as a World Heritage Site, so did a landmark in Wilson County. Full Story »

Remember the golden rule

As a child, I remember being told that we should treat others the way we would want them to treat us. As a child it is hard to understand that because a child really doesn’t stop to think, they just react to eminent threat. It became a truth when we had to memorize the verse in Sunday school. Luke 6:31 NLT says: “Do unto others as you would like them to do to you.” We recited it several times and the more times we recited it, I started to understand what I was saying. It wasn’t the memorization of it that made it truth; it was that God Himself, through His Word was speaking to my heart. Full Story »

Judo fighters excel in Corpus Christi tourney

Judo fighters excel in Corpus Christi tourney

During the Bushido Judo Tournament held June 18 in Corpus Christi, John Gill, a judo black belt, represented the Ronin Dojo of La Vernia quite well. Full Story »

America needs another ‘Great Awakening’

The “Great Awakening” was a powerful 25-year-long Christian revival that swept across the American colonies from Maine to Georgia between about 1725 and 1750. Historians and theologians often credit this awakening and its four important leaders, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and John and Charles Wesley, with having had a strong positive influence on America’s early historical foundation. Full Story »

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