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School board taps Pruitt as vice principal

School board taps Pruitt as vice principal

The La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees, following a closed session at its July 27 meeting, has chosen Wendy Pruitt as the new assistant principal of the La Vernia Primary School. Full Story »

LV Stuff the Bus is Aug. 1

The La Vernia Lions Club wants your help to Stuff the Bus on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the H-E-B parking lot at 14414 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia. Full Story »

Through grace, there is enough

Mass this past Sunday at 9:30 a.m. was full. It’s probably the service with the most attended of our weekend services, but all services dwindle in the summer months, as folks go on vacation -- or, heaven forfend I say it -- give up their regular “routine,” which also includes church. Full Story »

Jerk pork fires up the grill

Jerk pork fires up the grill

Caribbean dishes reflect the influence of a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, including British, Dutch, French, Spanish, East Indian, West African, Portuguese and Chinese. The cooking technique that made Jamaica famous is the spicy jerk marinade that’s used for both meats and vegetables. The name is derived from the way the meat is poked or “jerked” with a sharp object to create the holes where spices are inserted. Full Story »

Texas team wins Little League regional

Texas team wins Little League regional

In an exciting Little League tournament held last week in La Vernia, the Big League division baseball team from South Garland knocked off the team from South Lake Charles, La., to advance to the 2015 Big League Baseball World Series. Full Story »

‘Live oaks and friendly folks’  Find both in the ‘Birthplace of the Cowboy’

‘Live oaks and friendly folks’ Find both in the ‘Birthplace of the Cowboy’

“Live Oaks and Friendly Folks” -- that’s the motto of Pleasanton, Texas, also known as the Birthplace of the Cowboy. You have to go back over five centuries to understand the how and the why of this title. Full Story »

China Grove chase ends in La Vernia

China Grove chase ends in La Vernia

James Edward Cheatham, 33, of San Antonio is free on bond awaiting consideration of his case by a grand jury following his July 18 arrest in La Vernia, according to Wilson County Jail records. According to Officer Anthony Martinez of the China Grove Police Department, Cheatham is charged with evading arrest or detention, criminal mischief, and a host of traffic violations. Full Story »

Historical goat ranch beckons  interest in Wilson County history

Historical goat ranch beckons interest in Wilson County history

When San Antonio’s historical Spanish missions received recognition July 5 as a World Heritage Site, so did a landmark in Wilson County. Full Story »

Remember the golden rule

As a child, I remember being told that we should treat others the way we would want them to treat us. As a child it is hard to understand that because a child really doesn’t stop to think, they just react to eminent threat. It became a truth when we had to memorize the verse in Sunday school. Luke 6:31 NLT says: “Do unto others as you would like them to do to you.” We recited it several times and the more times we recited it, I started to understand what I was saying. It wasn’t the memorization of it that made it truth; it was that God Himself, through His Word was speaking to my heart. Full Story »

Judo fighters excel in Corpus Christi tourney

Judo fighters excel in Corpus Christi tourney

During the Bushido Judo Tournament held June 18 in Corpus Christi, John Gill, a judo black belt, represented the Ronin Dojo of La Vernia quite well. Full Story »