Faleana's memorial bench
Students taught by the late Faleana Gonzalez join the memorial bench ceremony May 5, on the Junior High School campus. More Featured Photos »

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Citizens Forum on Islam and Terrorism

Dinner 6 p.m.; Forum 7-9:30 / Lew's Patio & Grill

Citizens Forum on Islam and Terrorism This is the second in a series of educational forums sponsored by Wilson County Patriots and the Wilson County News. Lt. Col. Roy White and Dr. Jeffrey Addicott, terrorism expert from St. Mary's School of Law, will present in-depth information about Radical Islam and Terrorism. There will be some opportunity for audience participation and questions. (Dinner, which is being subsidized by several supporters, is $10 and includes tax and gratuity. Reservations needed. Menu consists of grilled chicken, rice pilaf, and grilled mixed vegetables with a beverage bar that includes coffee, ice tea, water ) The Forum at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public (Seating for dinner is limited to first 117 people) We just learned that the forum will be recorded and broadcast by http://www.ragingelephantsradio.com/

For more information call 734-652-6186 or .
Contact Person: JoAnn Juhasz
CMMC Stroke Support Group

2:00pm - 3:00pm / CMMC large conference room

A newly formed support group for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Guest speakers to include doctors, nurses, therapists.

For more information call 830-393-1584 or or visit www.connallymmc.org.
Contact Person: Martha Buford
Owlers & Growlers

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. / 140 City Park Rd.

It's Hoot Hour at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm on May 28. Enjoy beer, lemonade and light snacks while you enjoy a talk about the nature of owls. Then go on a guided "owl prowl" along Cibolo Creek at the nature center in Boerne. Admission is $10 for adults, and free for kids under 16.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit www.cibolo.org/calendar.
Contact Person: Cindy Glass
The Business Plan

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. / 207 W. Chihuahua, Suite 102

Ben Garza, UTSA SBDC Business Advisor, will teach the components of a business plan. Participants will walk away from this workshop with the start of a business plan written specifically for their own business, a template and resources folder. Topics discussed in this workshop include: business plan basics, feasibility process, business plan structure, and financial analysis.

For more information call 210-458-2746 or or visit http://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=23377.
Contact Person: Yanet Byrom
THE ROCK Adult-Kids Bible Study

6:00PM / 2210 E FM 1518 S #20

Dinner Adult/Children Bible Study Everyone is Welcome FREE OF CHARGE

For more information call 210-573-4519 or or visit www.therockumc.com.
Contact Person: Ellen Swetman
Teen Dance

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm / Wilson County Showbarn (435 SH 97E)

Dancing, Food, Door Prizes - Music by DJ: MoMusic. Admission $5.00. Parents welcome. Teen Dance for 18 and under only. No alcohol allowed.

For more information call 830-391-4344.
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Dominique chick
James Paul Weaver, 8-year-old son of Kristen and James Weaver of Floresville, snuggles one of the Dominique chicks he is raising.
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Wilson County cities vie to be YMCA site

The market study to determine whether a new YMCA will be in La Vernia or Floresville may soon have the funds to begin. Full Story »

Precipitation prompts postponements

Precipitation prompts postponements

April showers might bring May flowers, but May downpours meant the postponement of the city’s Bluebonnet Festival and parade that was set for May 16. Those events have been rescheduled to Saturday, June 13. Full Story »

Baptist service focuses on outreach

Sunday was an interesting and different kind of day at First Baptist. We heard a great report on the recent prison ministry our team attended. Stories of children having a day with their dads who are in prison, a day of talking, playing games, and having a meal with them, hugging them, some for the first time. There were very few eyes that didn’t well up with tears as we listened. You couldn’t help but realize that this was a very special time that the children, as well as their fathers, would remember all their lives. As will the workers who made it possible. They were definitely an extension of the hands of Christ that day at prison. Full Story »

Because it's June

Because it's June

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Olivia Hinojosa competes at state meet

Olivia Hinojosa competes at state meet

La Vernia senior Olivia Hinojosa closed out a stellar high school running career at Mike Meyers Stadium on the University of Texas at Austin last weekend. She ran a season-best time in the 3,200-meter run and finished fifth in state. Full Story »

The life of Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln, the first child of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, was born in 1843 in Springfield, Ill., and named for his maternal grandfather. He studied law, became a lawyer, and later served as Secretary of War under Presidents James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. Full Story »

La Vernia man, son among those hurt in crash

La Vernia man, son among those hurt in crash

LA VERNIA -- Darryl Dukes, 33, of La Vernia remains in University Hospital in San Antonio as of press time May 12, following a head-on crash on U.S. 87 in front of the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall five days earlier. A hospital spokesman said his condition had been upgraded to stable. Full Story »

Join us for grand re-opening May 21

Join us for grand re-opening May 21

Plan now to join us next Thursday, May 21, as the La Vernia News office celebrates its great new look! Full Story »

Is there an ‘order’ to best read the Bible?

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A memorable Memorial Day

A memorable Memorial Day

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Bears advance to area championship

Bears advance to area championship

After dropping the first game in a best-of-three series with Liberty Hill for the bi-district championship, the Bear baseball team got rolling last weekend to win the final two games and advance to the area championship. Full Story »

Step back in time at the Buggy Barn Museum

Step back in time at the Buggy Barn Museum

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the horse--drawn carriage was king. Carriages, designed for comfort and elegance, were reserved for the rich or businesses, such as funeral homes. A public passenger vehicle was called a stagecoach; working four-wheeled vehicles were wagons; and two-wheeled vehicles were carts. But the general terminology for all of these horse-drawn vehicles is “buggy.” Buggies started to disappear as steam engines began to generate interest. Steam power quickly won the battle against animal power and buggies have all but vanished from general use. There are, of course, exceptions, such as the Amish communities or ceremonial events. Full Story »

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