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‘Quaranteen’ — only their music is contagious!

‘Quaranteen’ — only their music is contagious!

Just a few short weeks ago, five teenagers who were taking lessons at The Music Loft did not even know each other, yet now, they’re making amazing music together. Full Story »

Newspapers are this dog’s best friend

Newspapers are this dog’s best friend

One afternoon in early June, Ginger -- no last name necessary; this story is about a dog! -- picked up her phone as she headed out the door for a trip out of town. One last check for messages and Facebook posts changed her plans and brought her home a little sooner than intended. It also was part of a series of events that saved the life of one lucky puppy. Full Story »

Humility, love, and kindness

The gospel readings Aug. 14 may have made us uncomfortable, with Jesus telling us He came not to bring peace, but division. Following Him, being a true disciple, sets us apart -- perhaps even from our nearest and dearest. Full Story »

Lady Bears take second in tourney

Congratulations to the La Vernia volleyball team, which competed in the Aug. 11-13 Jason Landers Invitational Tournament in Austin and placed second out of 38 teams! Full Story »

Internet giveaway, media rhetoric

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Military family settles into small-town Texas life

Military family settles into small-town Texas life

The Bard family has come “home” to Texas, after their military life took them other places. Full Story »

A new alternative for education

A new alternative for education

SMILEY -- If you’ve had a child in school, you’ve probably heard the term “alternative school.” It’s a place where kids who don’t conform to school policies and rules are sent to learn to obey the rules and laws. Until this year, students from La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) have been bussed to the alternative education center in Floresville. Full Story »

Count to 10 ... blessings, that is

This past weekend I talked on the phone with my younger sister. She lives in Zachary, La., the area that has flooded. She and her husband are with one of her daughters, who lives near, but on higher ground. I didn’t know there was a flood threatening their area because I haven’t been paying much attention to the news. I saw a brief update on the television and immediately called her. I learned they just had time to put on their shoes and gather a few things they needed before friends of their grandson came to rescue them. Her husband is an amputee and has some health problems so this had to be extra tough for them. He uses a motorized chair most of the time but does have a prosthetic leg he uses also. They were able to take both of those things. Full Story »

Mighty Bear Band gears up for season

Mighty Bear Band gears up for season

The La Vernia High School Mighty Bear Band, under the direction of second-year Band Director Patrick Atkins, is just under a week away from wrapping up summer band practice in preparation for this year’s marching season. Full Story »

Court relaxes Texas voter ID law in time for fall election

AUSTIN -- Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week. Full Story »