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Eulalia Wiatrek (left), a resident at Country Care Manor, horses around Nov. 9 during a visit with this miniature horse, held by Deana Phillips. More Featured Photos »

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Disabled American Veterans Mobile Svc.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. / Frank M. Tejeda TSVH - 200 Veterans Drive

The DAV mobile van will have two skilled National Service Officers to assist veterans and their families in filing claims and with general benefit information. This is at no cost

For more information call 210-699-5064 or .
Contact Person: Jennifer Sanchez
L.E.G.S. Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fun Walk!

Preregistration: 8:00 a.m. Race: 9:00 a.m. / Pleasanton High School Stadium

Students under 17 ($15.00) 18 and older ($20.00) T-shirts will be provided to all pre-registration runners/walkers. Those registering on race day will be on first- come first- serve basis.

For more information call 210-275-7479 or .
Contact Person: Martha Reyes
Pet Adoption/Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale

9am - 3pm / La Vernia Country Store, Hwy. 87, La Vernia 78121

Wilson County Tx. Lost & Found Animals is hosting a pet adoption event and Thanksgiving Bake Sale Fund Raiser. We have invited Waggin' Tailz and Momma Faiths Rescue to bring pets they have available for adoption from their rescues, too. Get your Thanksgiving pies, pecan, pumpkin, all the old favorites freshly home baked by local bakers. All bake sale proceeds benefit the Wilson County Texas Lost & Found Animals mission to offset medical costs and help feed homeless animals in foster care.

For more information call 830-779-5038 or .
Contact Person: Carmen Casey
Sacred Heart School Casino Night

6 p.m. / Floresville Event Center, Hwy. 97 W

Fundraising event to benefit Sacred Heart School. $50/ticket includes dinner, 2 free drink tickets, and $1,000 in chips. Purchase tickets at Sacred Heart School, 1007 Trail St. in Floresville.

For more information call 830-393-2117 or or visit www.shsfloresville.org.
Contact Person: Sacred Heart School
Snakes in the Park-CANCELED

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. / Jackson Nature Park, 9284 CR 401

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER......Free educational program featuring live snakes from the South Texas area, presented by the San Antonio River Authority and the South Texas Herpetology Assoc. Registration is required.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or .
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker
Beethoven Concert Band Casino Night

6-10:30pm / Beethoven Halle und Garten, 422 Pereida St.

The Beethoven Concert Band presents its second annual Casino Night fund-raiser at the Beethoven Halle und Garten, 422 Pereida St., San Antonio. Proceeds benefit the band, a nonprofit that promotes and preserves the performance of German music. The band performs more than 14 concerts per year at the Garten and in the community. The meal menu is roast pork tenderloin, rosemary potatoes, red cabbage, and a drink. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets start at $15, which includes a meal, one free drink, and entertainment, but no gaming. Full admission, $40 per person, includes the meal and drink, entertainment, and $1,000 in game chips, along with entry in a prize drawing. A no-meal option is available for $30, which includes $1,000 in game chips. Enjoy blackjack, roulette, and more.

For more information call 210-771-6094.
Contact Person: Jerry Hogue
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Mango, the newest addition to the Tamez family of La Vernia, has taken over the household! Don’t be fooled, he's not as angelic as he looks.
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Ritchey may get life in prison

Former Farmers Insurance agent Patsy Lynne Ritchey, 55, could be facing up to life in prison following her two-count indictment returned Nov. 14 by a Wilson County grand jury. She allegedly defrauded eight policyholders out of a total of $418,812.84, resulting in first-degree felony counts of theft of property worth more than $200,000 and misapplication of fiduciary property worth more than $200,000. Full Story »

Council OKs ‘Mayor for a Day’ program

Council OKs ‘Mayor for a Day’ program

The La Vernia City Council also will now act as the five-member board of the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD), following approval by the council during its Nov. 13 meeting. Full Story »

Must I be giving again?

“You know what you should write about?” my friend said. “You should write about giving. Tithing. Stewardship.” Full Story »

Citrus is part of holiday tradition

By Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Bears blow past Gators

Bears blow past Gators

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It’s time to take human trafficking seriously

(This originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News, Nov. 10, 2014.) Full Story »

La Vernia family takes pride in military service

La Vernia family takes pride in military service

Video to come Full Story »

Toilet Seat Art Museum intrigues, mystifies

Toilet Seat Art Museum intrigues, mystifies

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General rule seems simple ... on the surface

By Pastor Steve Curry Full Story »

The turkey isn't done!

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Full Story »

Bears dominate in final district game

Bears dominate in final district game

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Playing by the rules ... or not ...

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