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Agency D3 VB

6:30 - 8:30 pm. / Bethel Christian Fellowship/ 868 FM 3432, LV 78121

FREE week of games, bible study, snacks, music,crafts, & lots of fun!

For more information call 210-296-8551 or .
Contact Person: Brenda Lindsey
Floresville Opry

6:00 p.m. / Floresville Convention Center

TBA

For more information visit http://www.wilsoncountyhistory.org.
Contact Person: Wilson County Historical Society
La Vernia ISD Newcomers' Fair

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. / LVISD Auditorium & Gym

The LVISD Newcomers’ Fair will be held on August 7, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 in the District Auditorium. Please plan to attend. As always, we will have a welcoming address for everyone complete with mini-performances by our band, choir, dance team and cheerleaders. Families new to LVISD will then have an opportunity to visit tables sponsored by individual campuses, departments, etc. This year our tables will be set up in the gym across from the auditorium. We are excited to announce that the City of La Vernia, La Vernia Historical Society, and other community groups will participate with important and useful information for our new families. Refreshments will be available after the initial meeting in the foyer (thanks to Vicki and staff).
Lunch & Learn- Dr. David Ekmark

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / CMMC Large Conference Room

Part of Connally Memorial Medical Center's "I Heart Health" program, join Dr. Ekmark for a free lunch and health discussion- "The Importance of Vaccinations Throughout the Life Span". Reservations are required.

For more information call 830-393-1311 or or visit www.connallymmc.org.
Contact Person: Lori Marroquin
La Vernia BBQ Cook-Off

All Day / La Vernia City Park

The Greater La Vernia Parks Foundation hosts its 13th annual IBCA-sanctioned barbecue cook-off in the La Vernia City Park. This 2-day family-friendly event has something for everyone. Not only do teams from across the state compete for the best barbecued chicken, beef, and ribs, but visitors can enjoy vendors, food, and fun, along with great music. Friday night will feature Johnny Kiser. Saturday, enjoy music by Natalie Rose and headliner Bleu Edmondson. Proceeds benefit the parks foundation, dedicated to improving the La Vernia City Park. Past efforts have included a playscape, butterfly garden, fencing, and a gazebo, among other improvements. For more information call 210-219-3984 or visit www.laverniabbq.com. Contact Person: Dennis Snow

For more information call 210-219-3984 or visit www.laverniabbq.com.
Contact Person: Dennis Snow
New Master Gardener Class Starting

5:00 pm / 216 East College Street

Are you interested in learning more about gardening and sharing the information you learn with others? If this peaks your interest, consider enrolling in Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Class #26. Classes will be held from 13 August through 10 December in Seguin, Texas on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. You will receive superior gardening instruction when you sign up for the Fall 2014 course. You will learn practical gardening techniques and values from faculty and staff of Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Extension, as well as from Certified Master Gardener Specialists. The cost is $190 and the registration deadline is 31 July 2014. For more information about Guadalupe County Master Gardeners visit our website at www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org and read our award winning newsletter to see what we are involved in. For more information, contact Cindy Waechter, Assistant Class Coordinator, at 830-624-1114 or email cindy.waechter@gmail.com.

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.
Contact Person: AgriLife Staff
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Phoebe
Phoebe is a Chihuahua Dauchshund mix and is 10 years old. She is Zachary Duelm’s dog, but her “Grandma” Cecil Zenner takes care of her while Zachary is at college. Phoebe is very protective of her grandma. She has a very long body like a dachshund, but perky ears like a chihuahua.
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Quirky, weird and  wonderful — Carhenge

Quirky, weird and wonderful — Carhenge

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Find what you need down at 'the mills'

Find what you need down at 'the mills'

It’s possible to miss it. La Vernia Mills sits on quiet Dry Hollow, a little off the beaten track near downtown La Vernia. Full Story »

Let go and let God do the driving

Video to come Full Story »

Zucchini  Bread

Zucchini Bread

Mary Ann Franckowiak Mays is a city girl from San Antonio who lives in the country. She and her husband Steve have been married 25 years. In addition to being a wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother, she is a very active volunteer in the La Vernia community. Full Story »

Bass Pro, PBR team for family event

The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, that will include free crafts, face painting, costume contests, bull roping, and free gifts. Full Story »

Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom still relevant today

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) fulfilled many important leadership responsibilities during the founding of America. Because of that he is recognized today as one of America’s seven “Key Founding Fathers” along with John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. Full Story »

Council talks crime rate

Council talks crime rate

A spate of burglaries of small businesses in La Vernia prompted discussion July 10 during a meeting of the La Vernia City Council. Full Story »

Prepare now for school schedule changes

The La Vernia Independent School District school day schedules will change for the 2014-15 school year, and the bus schedules will change to accommodate this. Full Story »

Be strong in the power of His might

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:10-12 Full Story »

Coconut Sour Cream Cake

Coconut Sour Cream Cake

Willie Mae Gates lives near China Grove adjacent to her children. She joined the La Vernia Garden Club about 20 years ago and has been an active member, serving as president and on various committees. She has hosted the Garden Club in her home many times. Willie’s hobbies include playing bridge every week with her friends, shopping, cooking, and spending time with grandchildren. Tuesdays are always reserved for lunch with her best friend, Cherry Pierdolla. She says this cake is a favorite among her many friends. Full Story »

La Vernia Little Leaguers take game to state

La Vernia Little Leaguers take game to state

It certainly wasn’t the way the team wanted to end its season, but after dropping a pair of games to Tyler in the Little League State Tournament, the Intermediate division team from La Vernia is out of World Series contention. Full Story »

Texans not toxic; OK to kill humans

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