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Celebrating sacrifice and service

Celebrating sacrifice and service

What started as a family barbecue and anniversary celebration has become so much more, and has grown beyond the confines of the home place where it’s been hosted for the past seven years. Full Story »

Brace for higher school-tax bills

Brace for higher school-tax bills

According to information presented by the La Vernia Independent School District, taxpayers here can expect to see an average increase of $164.59 in their tax bill. This will help to support the district’s 2015-16 budget, which was adopted June 25. The new fiscal year began July 1. Full Story »

Faith is living unafraid

In the late 1800s an outlaw began burglarizing the Wells Fargo stagecoach line. The bandit would wait in a narrow pass, and at just the right moment, would emerge dressed in black, a hood over his head, and brandishing a double-barreled shotgun. To match his appearance, he had a deep baritone voice that caused his victims to melt with fear. This terrifying gentleman bandit was nicknamed “Black Bart.” Full Story »

Barbecue and fireworks

Barbecue and fireworks

Here in Texas, we celebrate two holidays that commemorate freedom. June 19 (also known as Juneteenth) is the day slaves in Texas received the declaration of their emancipation from slavery. July 4 is the celebration of the hard-fought freedom and privileges we enjoy as Americans. Full Story »

Lady Bears set volleyball tryouts

Tryouts for the 2015 La Vernia Lady Bear volleyball team will begin Monday, Aug. 3, in the practice gym closest to the band hall. Full Story »

A little more time on the island

A little more time on the island

Last week, we shared with you the history of Galveston, the beaches, and several family-fun activities (see http://lavernianews.com/1683). But there’s so much more! Full Story »

Going on vacation? Secure your home!

Where are you going on vacation? Are you going to the ocean, mountains, or maybe the lake? Your relaxing getaway could be forgotten in an instant, when you walk back into your house and find that your home has been broken into while you were away. How do you prevent a scenario like this? It doesn’t take much time and costs very little. Full Story »

LVISD trustees approve expenditures

La Vernia Independent School District trustees approved several expenditures as parts of budget amendments at their June 15 meeting. They included: Full Story »

What is faith?

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Full Story »

In defense of okra

In defense of okra

The words “slimy,” “gelatinous” or “mushy” aren’t associated with very many vegetables ... except when one is discussing okra. Okra was introduced to America via African slave ships and was commonly known as gumbo, which means okra in some African dialects. African captives planted and prepared okra dishes from their native land and combined them with vegetables that grew in America. Full Story »