Pint-sized parade winner
Proving that everything isn’t necessarily bigger in Texas, this little entry garnered an award in the May 21 Bluebonnet Fest Parade. More Featured Photos »

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La Vernia ISD Last Day of School

School Day / LVISD

Last Day of School: La Vernia

For more information call 830-779-6600.
Contact Person: Admin
Last Day of School

Early Release / School

Poth ISD

For more information call 830-484-3330.
Contact Person: Admin
Billy Ousley Fundraiser

All Day / CottonPatch

Friends and family are hosting this fundraiser for Billy, a former Karnes City Badger. He is on the list for a double transplant--heart and kidney. He has had several heart attacks and kidney cancer, so in order to save his life, a double transplant is needed. The benefit will include a bar-b-q meal, several different bands and singers, and a live auction later that afternoon. This is Memorial Day weekend, but if you have no plans, it will be a fun day for a good cause. From a fellow musician and friend: "If you can make it to Yorktown on the 28th, come on down and support my buddy, Billy. He's a good man, a good friend and could use a little return on the southern hospitality he's been dishing out to folks for years. There will be tons of food, live music, games, and a live auction. All to benefit a good cause for a good man". If you're unable to make it, you can always make a donation, if you choose to do so. You can make it out to Shirley Lopasky. She will see that it gets to the person in charge. Her address is 4402 Whickham Dr., Fulshear 77441.

For more information call 512-555-1212.
Contact Person: Shirley
Wilson County Road Runners Group Run

8:00 AM / Twin Oaks Dr & Hwy 87 - Steak House Parking Lot

Join us for a run or walk! Group runs are FREE and open to the public, with water provided on the route. Both novice and experienced runners & walkers are welcome! Planned routes are 2 miles, 3.5 miles, 5 miles, and 7 miles, but as always, may be adjusted based on your needs. After the run we will meet for coffee or an after run snack.

For more information call 210-393-0714 or or visit www.facebook.com/WCRoadRunners.
Contact Person: Heather Smith
ALMOST PATSY CLINE DANCE FUNDRAISER

3-6:30 PM; KITCHEN 2 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123

The Almost Patsy Cline Band will be playing fantastic country dance music at the Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronimo. Kitchen opens at 2 pm. $10 advance sale & $12 AT DOOR. Hall is open to all. Tickets are on sale now. Call 830-379-0506/305-5478.

For more information call 830-305-5478 or or visit www.vfwpost8456.com.
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
American Legion Post 539 Memorial Day

1030-1130AM / 14400 FM 1346

Let us all remember our Veterans. Please Join American Legion Post 539 for our Memorial Day Observance.

For more information call 210-559-0000 or or visit http://cyberjag33.wix.com/alp539.
Contact Person: American Legion Post 539
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Elsa
This is Elsa and she belongs to Addy Meads of Stockdale. Addy’s granddaughter named the cat because she is pure white with ice blue eyes, like the Disney movie character, Elsa, from Frozen. Elsa was a contestant in last years Pet Parade contest.
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So shines a good deed

So shines a good deed

The Christmas rush was upon us last December and James Luna was finishing up his gift shopping on Christmas Eve after work. He works for the railroad in Victoria and stopped off at H-E-B, Subway, and Whataburger in La Vernia on his way home that night. As he was loading his purchases into his truck, he sat his “shopping wallet” on the railing of the back of his Ford F150. Someone else was waiting for his parking space, so he rushed to get into his truck and leave the space for them. The next day as he was going to make a purchase, he noticed that his black wallet was nowhere to be found. Full Story »

Former LV teacher arrested

The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) confirmed May 20 the district was notified that former La Vernia High School teacher Theodore De Aubrey, 57, had been arrested that morning on charges of child pornography. Full Story »

Encourage one another

This world would be so different if we would all learn to encourage others as well as ourselves. Encouragement is the key in accomplishing tasks, winning a game, building self-esteem, and so many other things. Without encouragement, this world would be a negative place to exist. The dictionary defines encouragement as: “The act of inspiring others with renewed courage, spirit or hope.” The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.” Full Story »

Bear basketball players receive district honors

Bear basketball players receive district honors

The La Vernia Bear basketball team had several players receive All-District honors this year. Full Story »

It’s weird and sometimes wonderful, but is it art?

It’s weird and sometimes wonderful, but is it art?

Graffiti isn’t new, not by a long shot. Possibly the first known graffiti were figure drawings on walls of the surface of rocks or boulders in Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia as early as the first century BC. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD) preserved graffiti in Pompeii, including Latin curses, magic spells, declarations of love, political slogans, and famous literary quotes, providing insight into ancient street life. Full Story »

Lions Club honors Winona Alder as Bluebonnet Parade grand marshal

Lions Club honors Winona Alder as Bluebonnet Parade grand marshal

Winona Alder has been chosen by the La Vernia Lions Club to be the grand marshal for the 38th annual Bluebonnet Parade this Saturday, May 21, through La Vernia. Full Story »

Pageantry and personality

Pageantry and personality

Miss La Vernia 2016 Allyson Kizer (center) sports a winning smile May 13, after earning the title and the role of community ambassador in the La Vernia Lions Club’s scholarship pageant. Flanking her are her court (from left) Miss Congeniality Jillian Scullion, Second Runner-up Simona Buccigrossi, Third Runner-up Celestina-Anita Alejandro, and First Runner-up Allyson White, who also was selected by the audience for the People’s Choice honor, added for the first time to this year’s pageant. See more photos from the pageant and this year’s Bluebonnet Fest Parade on pages 8, 9, and 18. Full Story »

Trust in God to keep you away from ‘fences’

Walking my fence line is interesting most days. Last Saturday the walk was more of a mission. It seems my dog has found a few weak places in the fence and while I was mowing he decided to get acquainted with some neighbors. Full Story »

Bears finish as Bi-district champs!

Bears finish as Bi-district champs!

The La Vernia Bears have finished their baseball season as Bi-district champs, after falling to El Campo in their Area playoff series last weekend, two games to one. Full Story »

GOP, tax-free holiday, and NYT’s ‘trumped up’ story

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