Grace Church inspires cyclists
Members of Grace Bible Church encourage riders with scripture and refreshments July 16, as cyclists participating in David’s Ride. More Featured Photos »

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3-6:30 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronimo 78115

Wrangler Country with Paul Sanchez will be playing your favorites at the Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronimo 78115, on July 31, 3-6:30 pm. Sandwiches served in the kitchen at 2 pm. $8 donation. Hall is open to all; cold hall/beverages, still BYOB. Info 830-379-0506/305-5478.

For more information call 830-305-5478 or or visit
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
Martinez Social Club

3-6:30pm / 4 miles E of 410 on St Hewig Rd, 1346 & FM 1516

Best dance floor around. BYOB. Setups available. Live entertainment featuring Nashville Sounds band.

For more information call 210-667-1336.
Contact Person: Martinez Social Club


Blended Worship Service

For more information call 210-573-4519 or or visit
Contact Person: Ellen Swetman
Pray for America

7:00 pm / Hope Church 313 W Chihuahua St La Vernia Texas 78121

Pray for America Prayer Rally

For more information call 830-391-6156 or .
Contact Person: Joel Odom
Humana Hosts Free Wellness Mobile Events

9am-2pm / Wonderland of the Americas Crossroads Malls, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, 78201

Humana invites San Antonio residents to participate in “Humana is Bringing Wellness to You,” a series of free mobile events open to Humana members and non-members in multiple communities throughout August. The event on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will take place at Wonderland of the Americas Crossroads Malls, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. in San Antonio, and will feature preventive health screenings to check body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, height and weight. Additionally, there will be educational seminars taking place twice a day on diabetes, maintaining a healthy heart and caregiving. Humana members can also make an appointment for mammogram screenings and will have access to at-home test kits for kidney function, colorectal cancer and glucose control for diabetes. To learn more or to RSVP, call 1-800-296-9411, TTY: 711, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

For more information call 800-296-9411.
Contact Person: Humana
San Antonio State Hospital

9:30am-2:30pm / San Antonio State Hospital - Logan Hall

The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital is opening their "Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop” on August 2, 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
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Breeze and Rain
Meet Breeze and her baby, Rain! They belong to Mary Winkler of La Vernia. The two recently participated in the La Vernia News’ Pet Parade Photo Contest to help raise funds for local animal rescue, God Bless Us Every One.
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Familiar faces lead athletes into season

Familiar faces lead athletes into season

La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) is looking forward to an exciting 2016-17 Athletic Season. Full Story »

Participate in the Newcomers Fair

Community groups are invited to participate in the La Vernia Independent School District Newcomers/Community Information Fair on Monday, Aug. 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Full Story »

A sheep or a goat?

“And before him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” Matthew 25:32-34. Full Story »

La Vernia Big Leaguers fall to Montgomery

La Vernia Big Leaguers fall to Montgomery

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Appellate court strikes down Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN -- Texas’ voter photo identification law is racially discriminatory, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled July 20. Full Story »

Student’s tragic death shakes community

Student’s tragic death shakes community

The La Vernia community is still reeling after receiving news of the death of student and star athlete Miguel De La Torre, who was killed in a car crash in Mexico over the weekend. Full Story »

La Vernia News awards Pet Parade winners

La Vernia News awards Pet Parade winners

There was a lot of tail wagging and fun July 14, as the finalists in the La Vernia News’ 2016 Pet Parade contest joined community members in the newspaper offices for an Open House and awards presentation. Members of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce attended to make this a chamber social and present door prizes, also. Full Story »

Pray for America

La Vernia Ministerial Alliance is calling on everyone in the community and beyond to attend and partake in a Pray for America Prayer Rally on Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. in Hope Church at 313 W. Chihuahua St. in La Vernia. Full Story »

Supplications, prayers, and intercessions

It feels like the political campaigns have been never-ending since the last presidential election. Unless you’ve been completely isolated from modern life, it’s been hard to miss the constant handshaking, baby-kissing, and mudslinging that’s prevailed recently. Full Story »

Stockdale football, cheer camp July 25

The CFPO Stockdale Youth Brahmas Football and Cheer Camp will be held Monday through Thursday July 25-28, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bryce Field at 33 Williams St. in Stockdale. Full Story »

‘Take backs,’ Fox News, Dinesh, and the Bushes

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