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Karen and Otto Rakowitz respond to a shopper’s inquiry as she browses their booth May 16 at the Things Remembered Market Days in La Vernia. More Featured Photos »

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Movie in the Park

Dusk / Elmendorf City Park

A free and fun family night out!

For more information call 210-635-8210 or or visit
Contact Person: Roxanne De Leon
Benefit Shoot for Don Flint Newbury

8 am-6 pm / Bexar County Shooting Range

Benefit Shoot for Don Flint Newbury, of San Antonio, at Bexar County Shooting Range, 15391 Bexar Bowling, Marion. Registration starts at 8 am. Shoot starts at 9 am. Individual Shooter - $60. Team of 5 - $250. Bar-B-Que Plates, Washer Tournaments, Prizes, Live Auction starts at 8 am-1 pm, Silent Auctions starts at 1 pm, Fishing & Hunting Trips. All proceeds will provide additional Stem-Cell treatments to off set rehabilitation and medical expenses due to a debilitating spinal injury.

For more information call 210-872-4950.
Contact Person: Robert Stuart
Christian Concert 3 Bands

7pm-10pm / Grace Community Church

Howdy music lovers......join us Aug 29th in Universal City for 3 hours of music with 3 great artists. Grace CC is hosting a Coffee House Live event featuring: Jillian Edwards, The Purple Hulls and Rachael Nemiroff. Show starts at 7p. We are a quick drive up Loop 1604! A fun mix of foot-stomping bluegrass gospel, folk & contemporary all in one night. August is Fan Appreciation Month, so you can get 1 ticket for $10 or 2 tickets for $15 Buy and print your tickets online at: All ticket sale money goes back to pay the artists and support the events. We are a non profit organization that loves music & our community. Hope to see you on Aug 29th! You can call the church at 210.659.8200 with any event questions or to order tickets over the phone. General Admission $10 or Fan Appreciation Deal 2 Tickets for $15! All ages welcome....children 5 and under are FREE. We hope you'll make the drive up to Universal City and enjoy a great night of music. Join us on Facebook at:

For more information call 210-659-8200 or or visit
Contact Person: Chris Donahoe
Moondance Concert: La Tampiquena

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm / 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

Moondance Concert series at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in Boerne, Texas. Kids under 12 are free at this family-friendly concert at the nonprofit nature center’s outdoor stage. Bring your own lawn chairs, or spread out a blanket under the moonlight. The Little Texas Kitchen food truck will be on site. The gates open at 7 p.m. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. The Moondance concert series takes place each month through September on a Saturday night closest to a full moon. Concerts benefit the nature center’s education programs and outreach. Visit for this year’s complete lineup.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit
Contact Person: Cindy Glass

10:00AM-12:00PM / Art Attack, LaVernia


For more information call 210-744-4953.
Contact Person: Laurie Sherland
Warrior Cry Music Project Fundraiser

8pm-midnight, doors open at 7 / Saint Hedwig American Legion, 14290 FM 1346,

Traditional country dance with the Rocky King Band, $20 at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to the Warrior Cry Music Project. Warrior Cry is a group of volunteers who help wounded soldiers at bases around the country by giving them musical instruments and teaching them to play. Music is a great form of physical and mental therapy.

For more information call 210-896-2197 or or visit
Contact Person: Becky Riddle
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This is Larry the walking stick. He rides along with La Vernia News employee Nancy Tamez to the newspaper office sometimes. He also performs acrobatics on her truck’s antenna.
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They may make you shudder -- “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider,” Charlotte’s Web, Miss Spider, “Arachnophobia,” Anansi the Spider, even Aragog, Hagrid’s pet spider from Harry Potter, and Shelob, the giant spider from The Lord of the Rings. From the time we listened to fairy tales on our mother’s knee through adulthood, spiders have been eight-legged creatures of fascination, horror, and whimsy. Full Story »

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Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the eighth annual La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride set for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. in the La Vernia City Park. Full Story »

Overcoming the giants in your life

When faced with any crisis, people react with panic and anxiety. Small problems sometimes become giants because we are concentrating on how big and how powerful the problem is. Sometimes we panic because we do not know how to deal with it. When we panic, we let the problem control us instead of facing the problem with God on our side. Full Story »

An easy dish for Labor Day

An easy dish for Labor Day

The first Monday in September is Labor Day, a celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers, and their contributions to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. While the holiday has been celebrated nationwide since 1894, the original founder of Labor Day has long been a matter of debate. Full Story »

Bears to battle Texans this Friday

The wait is finally over! After many months without football, the high school season in Texas is set to kick off this week, and the La Vernia Bears will be at home against the Wimberley Texans. Full Story »

From rockpile to restful refuge

From rockpile to restful refuge

There is a beautiful but not extremely well known refuge from the summer heat and bustle of San Antonio, tucked away off I-35 near the San Antonio Zoo. Full Story »

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Giving children a future and a voice

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Get your kids on the bus Monday

The La Vernia Independent School District Transportation Department welcomes everyone back to the 2015-16 school year. Bus routes are ready and have been posted to the district website,, under the “bus routes” tab. Full Story »

Finding the lost

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Full Story »

Sandwich your summer

Sandwich your summer

A sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy a simple, yet filling meal on a hot summer day. If your taste buds are tired of traditional sandwich fare, it’s time to explore other cultures. A modern Vietnamese banh mi sandwich is a delicious melding of Asian spices and ingredients encased in a French baguette. Full Story »

Lady Bears play well in Austin

While the football team is still getting ready to begin its season, the La Vernia Lady Bear volleyball team has already played a number of matches. The team is looking good early, and building momentum as they play through a busy non-district season. Full Story »

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