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Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Worksh

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. / Floresville Event Center, 600 Hwy 97 W., Floresville Texas 78114

FREE CEU Opportunity..The San Antonio River Authority and Wilson County Extension Office will co host the workshop and the river authority and Wilson County are co sponsoring lunch. Instruction includes both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor field portion along the River to discover the role of riparian vegetation in properly functioning systems. A catered lunch will be available for free, but RSVP's are required by March 27, 2015. 3 CEU's (2 Gen & 1 IPM) will be offered.

For more information call 979-458-5915 or or visit
Contact Person: Nikki Dictson
Community Blood Drives

Community Blood Drives / La Vernia and Floresville

Spring into action! Celebrate life, donate blood. SAN ANTONIO -- Spring into action this April by helping save lives. It’s as easy as rolling up your sleeve and donating a pint of blood. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be visiting your area this month so you can take an hour or two of your day to donate. It’s a small sacrifice that makes a huge impact on the lives of your fellow community members. All eligible donors are encouraged to give, especially those with O-negative and O-positive blood. Celebrate your life and that of others by visiting a mobile blood drive in your area. All presenting donors in April will receive a T-shirt. Floresville Connally Memorial Medical Center 499 10th Street Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Floresville High School Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. La Vernia St. Ann's Catholic Church 14151 US Hwy 87 W. Sunday, April 12, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. La Vernia United Methodist Church 210 Bluebonnet Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Donors must present identification. Anyone who is 16 years old and weighs at least 120 pounds (with parental consent form), or 17 years old and weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health may donate blood. All donors receive a T-shirt, refreshments, a mini-physical and are encouraged to eat before and after donation. Learn more about blood donation at ### About the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a nonprofit community blood center providing blood, plasma, platelets and other blood components to 67 hospitals in 43 South Texas counties. STBTC has seven donor rooms in South Texas and conducts multiple mobile blood drives each week.

For more information call 210-731-5555 or visit www.southtexasblood,org.
Contact Person: South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
Easter Egg Hunt

10:00 AM / Pecan Park

Join the Knights of Columbus #6614 for their annual Easter Egg hunt at Pecan Park. Ages 0-12, begins promptly at 10 AM.

For more information call 210-313-3715.
Contact Person: Ronnie Pena
Mostly Native Plant Sale

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. / Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

Shop all things plants and gardens at the 25th annual Mostly Native Plant Sale at the Kendall County Fairgrounds at 1307 River Rd. in the heart of Boerne, Texas. This popular Texas Hill Country event by the nonprofit Cibolo Nature Center & Farm has native plants and well-adapted plants for landscapes and gardens. Meet growers, and attend demonstrations throughout the day. Shop locally produced foods, garden art and pottery, gardening tools, plant foods, natural products, art, jewelry and more. Plus, a Farmers Market will be on the premises. The annual pre-sale Members Only event is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the fairgrounds. You can become a member at the gate. Cost: Free members, $5 nonmembers.

For more information call 830-249-4616 or or visit
Contact Person: Cindy Glass
Rabies Clinic

2pm-4pm / Deason Animal Hospital

Wilson County 4H is a hosting a Rabies Clinic to support the Wilson County 4H Council.

For more information call 830-393-7357 or visit
Contact Person: Wilson County Extension Office
Special Easter performance

10 a.m. / La Vernia Christian Teaching Center

See gospel group, "The Telestials" live as they perform on Easter Sunday in the La Vernia Christian Teaching Center.

For more information call 830-779-6361.
Contact Person: Tamera Bounds
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Reveille IX
Texas A&M University’s mascot-in-waiting has been selected — a female collie, is scheduled to assume her role May 9 as Reveille IX. Former owners, Marcy and Mike Fine describe her as a very outgoing crowd-pleaser.
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Dana Hyde receives Small Business Award

Dana Hyde receives Small Business Award

Hyde’s Hen House in La Vernia is the recipient of a 2015 Governor’s Small Business Award, following selection for this recognition by the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) board of directors. Full Story »

Business forum draws diverse crowd

Business forum draws diverse crowd

La Vernia’s population grew substantially on St. Patrick’s Day, as visitors from across the state descended on the La Vernia High School auditorium March 17 for the Governor’s Small Business Forum: Opportunities in the Eagle Ford Shale Region, hosted by the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD). The annual event offered resources and real-time information for small businesses and community leaders to stay resilient and diverse in today’s changing times. Full Story »

Take precautions before starting the fire

Several years ago one of my neighbors called me one day in a panic. She just said, “get up here I’ve got a fire.” It was a little windy that day and knowing my friend always used a little gasoline to start the fire when she burned trash in her burn barrel, I was concerned. It had been sort of dry at the time. I hurried out to my car and looked above the tree line for smoke but didn’t see much as I was driving out. When I got there I saw there was indeed a little fire and there was my friend in her housecoat with a shovel. I knew what she wanted to do and only had to watch a second to figure out she had a sharpshooter shovel sticking it straight into the ground and pulling it right straight out, picking up no sand to throw on the flames. Full Story »

Have an egg-cellent Easter

Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Lady Bears top Cuero

Lady Bears top Cuero

In varsity softball action last week, the La Vernia Lady Bears broke even last week, topping Cuero at home 12-9, and then falling to Wimberley by the final of 10-2. Full Story »

A morning cuppa joe in silence

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Vehicle ignites after crash at problem intersection

Vehicle ignites after crash at problem intersection

Charges are pending, according to Sgt. Danny Pitts of the La Vernia Police Department, following a two-vehicle crash March 13 at the intersection of F.M. 775 and F.M. 1346 here. Full Story »

La Vernia show March 26-28

La Vernia show March 26-28

On the heels of the conclusion of the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, volunteers continue to prepare the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce grounds for the 58th La Vernia Junior Livestock and Poultry Show. The show, sponsored by the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, will begin Thursday, March 26, and concludes Saturday, March 28, on the chamber grounds, located at 12301 U.S. 87 in La Vernia. Full Story »

Growing in faith through His passion

This Friday, at 7 p.m., the parish of St. Ann’s invites our community to walk with us as we pray and meditate on the passion and death of Jesus, called the Christ. Seating is limited; lawn chairs are recommended. If it rains, we’ll have an alternate plan! Full Story »

Pretty delicious in pink

Pretty delicious in pink

The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Bears win two out of three

It may not have gone exactly as they had hoped, but the Bear baseball team won two out of three games last week in La Grange. Full Story »

Challenger Learning Center offers an out-of-this-world experience

Challenger Learning Center offers an out-of-this-world experience

There are a total of 44 Challenger Learning Centers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. But the center at the Scobee Planetarium on the campus of San Antonio College is on the cutting edge in advanced technology. The amazing programs that they offer here are geared to engage young minds in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Full Story »

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