Making a toast
Marie Ortiz of La Vernia and her grandson, Jeffrey Jaramillo, make a toast to their family while enjoying a meal at Chez Alexandre in Paris. More Featured Photos »

Calendar of Upcoming Events

La Vernia Oaks Day Spa Grand Opening

10:30am / United States

Friday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. - LA VERNIA OAKS DAY SPA - Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting. La Vernia Oaks Day Spa is located in La Vernia Crossing at the corner of FM 1346 and Hwy 87.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit
Contact Person: Chamber Office
Stuff the Bus for LVISD

9:00am - 3:00pm / HEB Parking Lot, 14414 US Hwy 87 W

Help Us Stuff the Bus with School Supplies for LVISD Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9am - 3pm HEB Parking Lot 14414 US Hwy 87 W La Vernia Bring your Tax Deductible School Supply Donations to this Year’s Stuff the Bus Event. Meet the Miss La Vernia Court! All donated items go to the La Vernia Independent School District for needy students.

For more information call 830-779-3825 or or visit
Contact Person: Lion Mary Ann Mays
Greater LV Chamber of Comm. Mtg.

Noon / Blue Bird Cafe on Hwy 87 between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs

Dr. Jose Moreno, the new Superintendent for La Vernia Independent School District, will be the speaker at the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday, August 6 at Noon at the Blue Bird Caafe, 9356 US Hwy 87 W between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs. The public is welcome. For additional information about the GLVCC, visit or Facebook or call 830-253-2100.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit
Contact Person: Chamber
Hammerfest Volunteers Mtg.

6:30pm / Blue Bird Cafe on Hwy 87 between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs

All volunteers for Hammerfest are encouraged to attend these meetings for important information. Another meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, also at 6:30 pm / Blue Bird Cafe on Hwy 87 between La Vernia and Sutherland Springs. Dinner is optional at your expense but we encourage you to buy something to show our appreciation to Blue Bird who allows us to meet in their clean dining room.

For more information call 830-253-2100 or or visit
Contact Person: Elaine Stephens
Floresville Opry

6:00 p.m. / Floresville Convention Center

Join us in Floresville, Texas for an evening of LIVE music, dancing in a beautiful new center with a great dance floor, and great food! Plenty of free parking! Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Floresville Event Center, 600 Hwy 97 West. Tickets available at the Wilson County News and the door. Reserved tables available by calling 830-393-6512 or 830-393-2166.

For more information call 830-393-6512 or visit
Contact Person: Viola Henke
La Vernia ISD Newcomers' Fair

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. / LVISD Auditorium & Gym

The LVISD Newcomers’ Fair will be held on August 7, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 in the District Auditorium. Please plan to attend. As always, we will have a welcoming address for everyone complete with mini-performances by our band, choir, dance team and cheerleaders. Families new to LVISD will then have an opportunity to visit tables sponsored by individual campuses, departments, etc. This year our tables will be set up in the gym across from the auditorium. We are excited to announce that the City of La Vernia, La Vernia Historical Society, and other community groups will participate with important and useful information for our new families. Refreshments will be available after the initial meeting in the foyer (thanks to Vicki and staff).
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Abby Gail
Lee Ann Lenfest rescued Abby Gail from a very busy intersection at 4 weeks of age last May. Abby goes outside on supervised visits with a harness and leash.
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Don’t procrastinate when it comes to retirement

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Former POW ‘just tried to survive’

Former POW ‘just tried to survive’

When Raymond Bunte of La Vernia celebrated his 90th birthday in June, the top of his cake prominently featured a depiction of the iconic POW-MIA flag. Bunte never let his wartime confinement define his life, yet he carries a very real part of that experience with him. Full Story »

Convicted in faith

“... Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10). Full Story »

Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

Rosemary McEnery and husband Phil live in the Deer Ridge subdivision of La Vernia. Rosemary worked as a receptionist secretary and notary in the financial management, business development area of Frost Bank in San Antonio until she retired in 1996 and the family moved to La Vernia. Full Story »

Volleyball tryout set for Aug. 4

Volleyball tryout set for Aug. 4

Workouts and tryouts for the 2014 La Vernia Lady Bear volleyball team will begin Monday, Aug. 4, in the high school practice gym. Full Story »

Governor orders deployment of guard to southern border

AUSTIN -- Tensions continued last week, concerning the tens of thousands of Central Americans -- primarily unaccompanied minors and women with small children -- who cross into the Lone Star State, without documentation, to escape violence and poverty in their own countries. Full Story »

Quirky, weird and  wonderful — Carhenge

Quirky, weird and wonderful — Carhenge

Video to come Full Story »

Find what you need down at 'the mills'

Find what you need down at 'the mills'

It’s possible to miss it. La Vernia Mills sits on quiet Dry Hollow, a little off the beaten track near downtown La Vernia. Full Story »

Let go and let God do the driving

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Zucchini  Bread

Zucchini Bread

Mary Ann Franckowiak Mays is a city girl from San Antonio who lives in the country. She and her husband Steve have been married 25 years. In addition to being a wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother, she is a very active volunteer in the La Vernia community. Full Story »

Bass Pro, PBR team for family event

The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR) and Bass Pro Shops are teaming up to host a PBR family event Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, that will include free crafts, face painting, costume contests, bull roping, and free gifts. Full Story »

Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom still relevant today

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) fulfilled many important leadership responsibilities during the founding of America. Because of that he is recognized today as one of America’s seven “Key Founding Fathers” along with John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. Full Story »

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