Royal congratulations
Miss La Vernia 2015 Zoe Zamzow congratulates Allyson White, winner of the People’s Choice honor at the Miss La Vernia 2016 Scholarship Pageant. More Featured Photos »

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Camino Real Mental Health Awareness Mont

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Mental Health Office at 1005 B. Street Floresville TX

May has been declared as a National Observance of Mental Health awareness. You are invited to our Open House to learn of mental illness, tour office, participate in door prizes and meet staff. This will be an opportunity to network within our own community.

For more information call 830-216-4326 or .
Contact Person: Belma Antuna-Moreno
Senior Health & Fitness Day Event

10:00am-2pm / Humana Guidance Center, 803 Castroville Rd., San Antonio, Tex. 78237

To celebrate the 23nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness DayŽ -- the nation's largest older adult health promotion event -- health and well-being company Humana, the event sponsor in Texas, will host a health fair to showcase the importance of healthy lifestyles at the San Antonio Guidance Center on Wednesday, May 25th from 10a.m.-2p.m. The fair will kick off with a free fitness class by SilverSneakers at 10 a.m., followed by a nutrition demonstration, health information and community organization involvement courtesy of the National Park Service and Alzheimer’s Association for the remainder of the day. For more information, call (210) 424-6086.

For more information call 210-424-6086 or visit https://www.humana.com/about/guidance-center/tx/803-castroville-road-san-antonio.
Contact Person: Humana Guidance Center
The Business Plan

9:00 a.m. 12 / 13849 US Highway 87

The Business Plan - Whether you need a business plan to map out your plan for your business or are writing a plan because you want to expand, this is the class for you. At this workshop, our experienced instructors will teach you the components of a business plan. Walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for your business, a Business Plan template and resources to guide you through the process! Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis. Register today for The Business Plan http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/events/24909 May 26, 2016, 9 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. La Vernia GVEC

For more information call 830-779-2371 or visit www.http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/events/24909.
Contact Person: Jennifer Kolbe
La Vernia ISD Last Day of School

School Day / LVISD

Last Day of School: La Vernia

For more information call 830-779-6600.
Contact Person: Admin
Last Day of School

Early Release / School

Poth ISD

For more information call 830-484-3330.
Contact Person: Admin
Billy Ousley Fundraiser

All Day / CottonPatch

Friends and family are hosting this fundraiser for Billy, a former Karnes City Badger. He is on the list for a double transplant--heart and kidney. He has had several heart attacks and kidney cancer, so in order to save his life, a double transplant is needed. The benefit will include a bar-b-q meal, several different bands and singers, and a live auction later that afternoon. This is Memorial Day weekend, but if you have no plans, it will be a fun day for a good cause. From a fellow musician and friend: "If you can make it to Yorktown on the 28th, come on down and support my buddy, Billy. He's a good man, a good friend and could use a little return on the southern hospitality he's been dishing out to folks for years. There will be tons of food, live music, games, and a live auction. All to benefit a good cause for a good man". If you're unable to make it, you can always make a donation, if you choose to do so. You can make it out to Shirley Lopasky. She will see that it gets to the person in charge. Her address is 4402 Whickham Dr., Fulshear 77441.

For more information call 512-555-1212.
Contact Person: Shirley
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Lions Club honors Winona Alder as Bluebonnet Parade grand marshal

Lions Club honors Winona Alder as Bluebonnet Parade grand marshal

Winona Alder has been chosen by the La Vernia Lions Club to be the grand marshal for the 38th annual Bluebonnet Parade this Saturday, May 21, through La Vernia. Full Story »

Pageantry and personality

Pageantry and personality

Miss La Vernia 2016 Allyson Kizer (center) sports a winning smile May 13, after earning the title and the role of community ambassador in the La Vernia Lions Club’s scholarship pageant. Flanking her are her court (from left) Miss Congeniality Jillian Scullion, Second Runner-up Simona Buccigrossi, Third Runner-up Celestina-Anita Alejandro, and First Runner-up Allyson White, who also was selected by the audience for the People’s Choice honor, added for the first time to this year’s pageant. See more photos from the pageant and this year’s Bluebonnet Fest Parade on pages 8, 9, and 18. Full Story »

Trust in God to keep you away from ‘fences’

Walking my fence line is interesting most days. Last Saturday the walk was more of a mission. It seems my dog has found a few weak places in the fence and while I was mowing he decided to get acquainted with some neighbors. Full Story »

Bears finish as Bi-district champs!

Bears finish as Bi-district champs!

The La Vernia Bears have finished their baseball season as Bi-district champs, after falling to El Campo in their Area playoff series last weekend, two games to one. Full Story »

GOP, tax-free holiday, and NYT’s ‘trumped up’ story

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Voters axe $33.2 million school bond

Voters axe $33.2 million school bond

The $33.2 million bond proposed by the La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees has been turned down by voters in the school district. Full Story »

Layne leaves La Vernia for Dallas area

Layne leaves La Vernia for Dallas area

Boys Athletic Director Brandon Layne is leaving the La Vernia Independent School District for Ferris ISD near Dallas, after only a year at the helm here. But it’s not because he doesn’t like La Vernia, he assured the community in a letter shared by the district online May 4. His last day in La Vernia was May 6. Full Story »

Life of excellence

I believe that the first step toward living a glorious life of excellence is to make a quality decision to honor God’s Word. President George Washington, a man of excellence who honored God’s Word, said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” One of America’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, said, “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men.” No one could deny that each of these great American presidents were of excellent character. They honored God’s Word and it impacted their life and the lives of millions. Full Story »

Bears are bi-district champions!

Bears are bi-district champions!

Maybe it was first-game jitters or maybe Liberty Hill just had good hitters. One thing was clear. This Bear team had come too far to lose back-to-back games. After losing their May 6 bi-district game, 4-3, the Bears came home to regroup and ultimately claim the title of bi-district champions. Full Story »

Taking things for granted

Taking things for granted

The Tower of the Americas seems simply to have always “been there.” But it really hasn’t. Linda Perez recalls the impact of the Tower of the Americas on the San Antonio landscape. Full Story »

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