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Free Geology Hike at Jackson Nature Park

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 9284 County Road 401

Explore the fascinating history of Jackson Nature Park on a walk through time. FREE event. Limited number of participants. Register by calling Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or email kgasker@sara-tx.org. Deadline to register is October 23, 2014.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or or visit www.sara-tx.org.
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker
Free S.S. Old Town Day

All Day Free Entertainment / SS Community Building

26th annual Old Town Day benefits SS Community Bldg. Remodeling Projects & Scholarship Fund. Children's costume contest and Baked Food contest sign-in 10 a.m.,Parade at 11 a.m.; BBQ Chicken Plates $8; 11:30 Elora; 1 p.m. Pinto; 2 p.m. Cinco; 3:30 Pipes and Drums; 4 p.m. Serenatas by Letty with Pat & Wayne; 5 p.m. Cunjunto Puro Corazon; 7-10 p.m. Conrad & The Country Legends.

For more information call 210-289-3583.
Contact Person: Tambria Read
2014 Circle Fest - Halloween Celebration

4-8 p.m. / The Circle School, 217 Pershing Ave

This wonderful Halloween Celebration offers live music, delicious food, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and a raffle. The event features a unique Pumpkin Path, where children hear stories from costumed characters on a path lined with pumpkins and luminaries. This is an educational, fun-filled experience for the whole family!

For more information call 210-822-0461 or .
Contact Person: Blana Luna
Book Club Meeting

3:00 pm / Wilson County Public Library

Join us as we discuss "The Unseen" by Heather Graham.

For more information call 830-393-7361 or or visit www.wilsoncountylibrary.org.
Contact Person: Nicki Stohr
Family Fun Festival

Noon to 5 PM / 5056 HWY 87 West

BBQ Plates, Bounce House, Painting, Horse Painting, Silent Auction, Demonstrations by volunteers and former horse camp participants with the horses. All proceeds go to the care of the horses at Osborne Stables Equine Rescue, Inc. 210-827-3136

For more information call 210-827-3136 or or visit www.osbornestablesequinerescue.org.
Contact Person: Claudette Osborne
Free Family Halloween Party

7 p.m. to midnight / Quail Run subdivision, outside La Vernia

2nd annual Halloween Party hosted by Blue Moon Karaoke & DJ. Bring the family for this free outdoor event. Bounce house, costume contest, karaoke, ghost stories, game and prizes. Bring your coolers and lawn chairs for a safe, fun night for all ages. RSVP required. To RSVP or get more info and directions, email Boo@BlueMoonKaraoke-DJ.com or call 210-527-7401.

For more information call 210-527-7401 or or visit www.bluemoonkaraoke-dj.com.
Contact Person: Shane Dahlberg
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Daz, who belongs to Melissa Bridges of La Vernia, displays one of his best tricks by balancing a wine glass on his head.
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La Vernia loses historic  tree

La Vernia loses historic tree

Children across Texas have heard the story during history lessons, how Erastus “Deaf” Smith climbed a live oak tree in October 1835, spied on Mexican troops camped along the Cibolo Creek, and reported back to Stephen F. Austin’s army of Texians. His efforts are recorded in our history books. Full Story »

Offer prayers to God ... without the ‘claw marks’

I received an email of wise sayings sometime ago. One in particular was memorable: Too many people offer God prayers with claw marks all over them! We try to hold on to what we really want to rid ourselves of. Quite often when something is troubling me I will decide to just “give it to God.” Then a day or two later I find myself still trying to find a way to solve whatever was bothering me before. Full Story »

Fall in love with winter squash

By Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Cross-country teams look toward district titles

Cross-country teams look toward district titles

In their last meet before the district championships, La Vernia’s cross-country teams look like they will once again be among the favorites. Full Story »

Surprise endings

“Truth” defined: In accordance with the actual state of affairs; conformable to an essential reality; the state of being the case. Full Story »

Randy Leonard resigns from city council

Randy Leonard resigns from city council

La Vernia city Councilman Randy Leonard has re-signed, following a highly charged special council meeting Oct. 9. Full Story »

Crash claims La Vernia man

LA VERNIA -- The Texas Department of Public (DPS) Safety Highway Patrol is investigating an Oct. 13 crash on F.M. 2772 that claimed the life of a La Vernia man. Full Story »

The significance of belonging

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone” Ephesians 2:19-20. We belong! Full Story »

The spice world’s golden treasure

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Full Story »

Lady Bears enjoy winning week

Last week was a good one for the Lady Bear volleyball team, as it knocked off Yoakum and Gonzales, both in straight games -- on the road. Full Story »

Take to the skies in November with ‘Wings Over Houston’

Take to the skies in November with ‘Wings Over Houston’

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, the skies over southeast Houston at Ellington Field (just 202 miles from La Vernia) will become a crowded place with dozens of warbirds and aerobatic RVs (amateur-built aircraft) demonstrating their skills in high-powered performances. Full Story »

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