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Floresville ISD Education Foundation

ALL DAY / Floresville

The Floresville ISD Education Foundation will be participating in this years BIG GIVE SA! This is a full day of giving to hundreds of non-profit groups in and around San Antonio. The foundation is seeking donors to participate in the BIG DAY! The minimum donation to give is $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit the Education Foundation. Monies will be used to fund Education Grants for teachers in the Floresville ISD school district. Go to on May 5th to make your donation. Help the youth in our community by donating to the foundation!

For more information call 210-262-6777 or .
Contact Person: Courtney Cantu
La Vernia Historical Assn. Meeting

7:00 p.m. / GVEC Community Room, 13849 US Hwy 87 W

Speaker, Nicki Stohr, Wilson Co. Library Director will demonstrate updates to the TexShare Databases which includes the changes with the HeritageQuest merge with She will also share her ideas for creating a County Historical Depository for archival material and genealogy center. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Find us on Facebook, too.

For more information call 210-392-3281 or visit
Contact Person: LVHA
Trinkets and Treasures Resale Shop Sale

9:30AM - 3:30PM / San Antonio State Hospital - Logan Hall

The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital is opening their "Trinkets & Treasures Resale Shop” on May 5, 2015 between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Many gently used items are available at a very favorable price.

For more information call 210-531-8004 or .
Contact Person: Stephanie Weimer
Floresville Opry

5:00-9:30 p.m. / 600 St Hwy 97 West

Make plans to attend the Floresville Opry, Thursday, May 7th, at the Floresville Event Center, 600 St. Hwy 97 West, next to the River Park. 6:00-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Come early for an $8.00 pork steak dinner by Outlaw Catering. Call Viola Henke for a $120.00 reserved table that seats 10. General Admission $10.00 tickets are also available at the door. It’s family-friendly entertainment that will have you tapping your toes and dancing to live classic country music provided by the “Playin’ To Win Country Band”; members Pat Fox-Bass, Kenny Penny-Lead Guitar, Kim Green-Fiddle, Diane Farley-Rhythm Guitar, Randy Reinhard-Steel Guitar, Eleanor Shore-Keyboard and Doug Mortenson-Drums. Featured singers for the May Opry are Billy Mata, Mike Carr, Curtis Richard, Archie Pawelek, Rich Orr, Marilyn Ebrom and Joyce Emily. Also, the Wilson County Officials will be honored with a Grand March. The Floresville Opry is held the first Thursday in February, May, August and November for a community benefit through the Wilson County Historical Society. For information about the Opry or if you would like to be a sponsor contact Viola Henke #830-393-6512. Thank you for helping to keep the Floresville Opry and Classic Country Music alive.

For more information call 830-393-6512 or or visit
Contact Person: Viola Henke
In-Depth Bible Study

7:00-8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

In Depth Bible study on The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand and Gina Huizar
Modern Pioneering Spring Workshop

2 - 5:30 p.m. / Herff Farm at the Cibolo, 33 Herff Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

Join Georgia Pellegrini and friends at the nonprofit Cibolo Nature Center & Farm for our Modern Pioneer Spring Workshop - the perfect Mother's Day gift. It’s an afternoon of wine, cheese, meats and breads, as well as workshops on clay herbs, flower lollipops and butter-making in Mason jars. Take home your handmade goodies. It’s at the nature center’s historic Herff Farm. Visit to register online in advance for this popular May event. Cost $150.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit
Contact Person: Cindy Glass
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Ralph the duck belongs to Jessie and Martha Peterson of Adkins. He is quite the character, always making a mess when he eats and drinks. He also loves to jump and splash in buckets of water for a quick swim.
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Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates seeking your vote in the May 9 La Vernia ISD school board election. Place 5 is the only contested race. Full Story »

Who will be Miss La Vernia 2015?

Who will be Miss La Vernia 2015?

The La Vernia Lions Club invites everyone to enjoy this year’s Miss La Vernia Scholarship Pageant Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the La Vernia High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for pre-schoolers. Full Story »

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Chicken quesadillas get a healthy makeover

Chicken quesadillas get a healthy makeover

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

Lady Bears win district title

Lady Bears win district title

With a 9-5 win over Canyon Lake last week, the La Vernia Lady Bear softball team completed the district season. The girls finished with a 9-3 district record, and are once again the district champs. Full Story »

San Francisco de Asís offers spiritual lift

San Francisco de Asís offers spiritual lift

Whenever we travel, we try to find a unique church to attend, and we have found some unusual ones in places and languages we didn’t expect. We once came upon a tiny church in the middle of nowhere, while on a camping trip. On the unlocked door was a sign that read, “Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m.” We went inside, took a seat on one of the four pews, and waited. Shortly before 11 a.m., a priest appeared at the door with a suitcase in hand. He proceeded to set up the altar and offered Mass for us and our children. What an experience. Full Story »

Team-roping event rescheduled

The Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SCTICA) Benefit Team Ropin’ set for Saturday, April 25, at the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce Arena in Stockdale, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 16, due to the weather. Full Story »

La Vernia dedicates new water well

La Vernia dedicates new water well

La Vernia dedicated a new municipal well April 17 with a ribbon-cutting at City Hall. Full Story »

Survey: La Vernia may be just the place!

Survey: La Vernia may be just the place!

La Vernia came in at number nine on the list of the 11 most affordable places to live near San Antonio, according to a press release sent out by Movoto. Full Story »

Fond memories of VBS

Hearing about the need for workers for Vacation Bible School (VBS) recently brought to mind those years my sister and I spent some of the summer with our great-grandmother in Kansas. Grandma, whose name was Ora Etta Cylinda Tredway, always took us to VBS. While she worked preparing and passing out the snacks we enjoyed all the fun games and learning about Jesus. There were no themes but learning was fun and we got to play some fun games outside. How different it is now. The one constant though has been teaching from the scriptures and making it fun. The planning is happening already and those who volunteer to help are always looking for more workers. I’m sure there are lots of young people who have fond memories from their VBS years. Full Story »

Cooking with seafood, a natural healthy choice

Since prehistoric times, man has seized a spear, fashioned a rod with string or tied a net together to pull a meal from streams and oceans. Even today, in some cultures, fishing is much more meaningful than just providing food. It’s a way of life, handed down and etched into the heredity. Taking food from the water was, and is, the most basic way to provide sustenance and survival. Full Story »

La Vernia teams top Wimberley

La Vernia teams top Wimberley

Things generally get heated up when La Vernia and Wimberley play each other, but the Bear baseball and Lady Bear softball teams had no trouble with the Texans and Lady Texans last week, as they rolled to a pair of wins. Full Story »

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