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Views and hues and shades of blue

Views and hues and shades of blue

What do you think of when you think of Antarctica -- cold? Snow? Vast whiteness? During the dead of winter, would you go there instead of some warm, tropical clime? Full Story »

School board prepares for new tax, budget year

Despite being only a few weeks into the new year, the La Vernia Independent School District board of trustees is already taking steps toward its budget goals and tax planning for the coming academic year. Full Story »

Let go of the needless things

It was good to get back to church after being ill for over a week; I was ready to see people again. My dog was my constant companion while I felt out of sorts. He would hardly let me out of his sight. When I rested in the recliner he was there, if I laid on the couch he was there. Full Story »

Game-Day Favorite Panko Crusted Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Game-Day Favorite Panko Crusted Spinach and Artichoke Dip

By Janet Tharpe Full Story »

Lady Bears earn two district wins

Lady Bears earn two district wins

With wins last week over Yoakum and Gonzales, the La Vernia Lady Bear basketball team improves to 5-3 in District 26-4A play, and remains in third place in the standings behind Navarro and Wimberley. Full Story »

Truth or consequences

During the 1940s, NBC radio introduced Ralph Edwards’ game show, “Truth or Consequences.” The show became an instant hit and for 17 years was carried on their network. The show mixed the quiz element of a game show with crazy stunts. When the contestants failed to complete the “Truth” portion, they had to pay the “Consequences,” usually performing an embarrassing screwball stunt of some kind. Full Story »

La Vernia City Council considers water issues

La Vernia City Council considers water issues

The La Vernia City Council took no action Jan. 19 at a special meeting to consider and discuss the city’s future water requirements. Full Story »

Patsy Ritchey gets 28-year sentence

Patsy Ritchey gets 28-year sentence

Patsy Lynne Ritchey -- who formerly owned the now-defunct Patsy Ritchey Insurance Agency on U.S. 87 in La Vernia and once was the treasurer of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce -- has been sentenced to a 28-year prison term as part of a plea deal approved Jan. 14 in Wilson County District Court. Full Story »

No more excuses

In John Chapter 5: 1-15, Scripture tells us the story of a man whose excuses kept him on the sidelines of life and not experiencing his fullest blessings. The man, who was crippled for 38 years, would lie beside the Pool of Bethesda waiting for someone to help him into the water. An angel would stir the pool and the first person to get in would be healed of whatever disease he had. One day Jesus showed up and asked him, “Do you want to be made well?” (v. 6) Full Story »

Perfect time of year for chili

Perfect time of year for chili

By Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »