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Backyard Basics Expo

9 a.m.-3 p.m. / Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program facility, 5005 Stahl Road,

This all-day event will provide information, educational opportunities and hands-on demonstrations related to producing, preparing and preserving homegrown and homemade foods. Cost is $20.

For more information call 210-467-6575 or or visit
Contact Person: Dr. Connie Sheppard
Cemetery Cleaning

9am to 12pm / United States

Rescheduled cleaning of the Canary Islanders cemetery Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Grand Reopening of Book Kiosk

10:00 - 12:00 noon / HEB LaVernia

Visit the new location of the LaVernia Book Kiosk at the LaVernia HEB. Library staff will be on site to issue new library cards and invite you to use the machine.

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

7 P.M. and 2:00 p.m / TBA

LV Shoestring Stage Productions brings a homegrown comedy to the stage: BUBBA B'S B and B, a comedic murder mystery.

For more information call 210-415-3446 or or visit www.lvshoestring,com.
Contact Person: Shelley Henderson
Spring Fever Gardening Festival

10:30 am-1:30 pm / The Herff Farm at the Cibolo, 33 Herff Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

When winter gives way to spring, people who feel the urge to get outside and garden call it Spring Fever. This free Spring Fever Festival at the Cibolo Nature Center’s Herff Farm (33 Herff Road, Boerne) Inspiration Garden includes a series of workshops on gardening basics, native and drought-tolerant plants, permaculture, backyard chickens and more.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit
Contact Person: Cindy Glass
Spring Great Outdoors Days 2 at Cabela's

10:00am - 3:00pm / Cabelas 15570 S IH 35

Kick off spring with this fun, free event for the whole family. We will have a catch and release fish pond, bb gun range, kayak test drives, free seminars, and a visit from the Berkley Experience Trailer from Pure Fishing.

For more information call 512-295-1122 or or visit
Contact Person: Margaret Potyrala
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Reveille IX
Texas A&M University’s mascot-in-waiting has been selected — a female collie, is scheduled to assume her role May 9 as Reveille IX. Former owners, Marcy and Mike Fine describe her as a very outgoing crowd-pleaser.
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Dana Hyde receives Small Business Award

Dana Hyde receives Small Business Award

Hyde’s Hen House in La Vernia is the recipient of a 2015 Governor’s Small Business Award, following selection for this recognition by the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) board of directors. Full Story »

Business forum draws diverse crowd

Business forum draws diverse crowd

La Vernia’s population grew substantially on St. Patrick’s Day, as visitors from across the state descended on the La Vernia High School auditorium March 17 for the Governor’s Small Business Forum: Opportunities in the Eagle Ford Shale Region, hosted by the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD). The annual event offered resources and real-time information for small businesses and community leaders to stay resilient and diverse in today’s changing times. Full Story »

Take precautions before starting the fire

Several years ago one of my neighbors called me one day in a panic. She just said, “get up here I’ve got a fire.” It was a little windy that day and knowing my friend always used a little gasoline to start the fire when she burned trash in her burn barrel, I was concerned. It had been sort of dry at the time. I hurried out to my car and looked above the tree line for smoke but didn’t see much as I was driving out. When I got there I saw there was indeed a little fire and there was my friend in her housecoat with a shovel. I knew what she wanted to do and only had to watch a second to figure out she had a sharpshooter shovel sticking it straight into the ground and pulling it right straight out, picking up no sand to throw on the flames. Full Story »

Have an egg-cellent Easter

Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Lady Bears top Cuero

Lady Bears top Cuero

In varsity softball action last week, the La Vernia Lady Bears broke even last week, topping Cuero at home 12-9, and then falling to Wimberley by the final of 10-2. Full Story »

A morning cuppa joe in silence

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Vehicle ignites after crash at problem intersection

Vehicle ignites after crash at problem intersection

Charges are pending, according to Sgt. Danny Pitts of the La Vernia Police Department, following a two-vehicle crash March 13 at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 1346 here. Full Story »

La Vernia show March 26-28

La Vernia show March 26-28

On the heels of the conclusion of the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, volunteers continue to prepare the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce grounds for the 58th La Vernia Junior Livestock and Poultry Show. The show, sponsored by the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, will begin Thursday, March 26, and concludes Saturday, March 28, on the chamber grounds, located at 12301 U.S. 87 in La Vernia. Full Story »

Growing in faith through His passion

This Friday, at 7 p.m., the parish of St. Ann’s invites our community to walk with us as we pray and meditate on the passion and death of Jesus, called the Christ. Seating is limited; lawn chairs are recommended. If it rains, we’ll have an alternate plan! Full Story »

Pretty delicious in pink

Pretty delicious in pink

The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Bears win two out of three

It may not have gone exactly as they had hoped, but the Bear baseball team won two out of three games last week in La Grange. Full Story »

Challenger Learning Center offers an out-of-this-world experience

Challenger Learning Center offers an out-of-this-world experience

There are a total of 44 Challenger Learning Centers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. But the center at the Scobee Planetarium on the campus of San Antonio College is on the cutting edge in advanced technology. The amazing programs that they offer here are geared to engage young minds in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Full Story »

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