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Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

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 »

Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

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 »

Giving children a future and a voice

Giving children a future and a voice

Andrew Wortham, though his younger years belie the fact, marches to the beat of a different drummer. Full Story »

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, lvisd.org, 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 »