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Bible Study

7:00-8:00 p.m. / Verdi Community Center

Understanding the Bible and in depth Bible study from Genesis to Revelation

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand & Gina Huizar
Master Gardeners Lunch & Learn

Noon to 1 p / AgriLife Extension Office, 210 Live Oak Street, Seguin, TX, 78155

LUNCH AND LEARN GARDENING PROGRAM Will be on Thursday September 3, 2015 from 12-1PM. The topic will be “Drip Irrigation for the Landscape and Garden” Presented by Jim Johnson and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners It will be held at the AgriLife Extension Office, 210 Live Oak Street, Seguin, TX, 78155 Topics will be: Drip Irrigation in your Landscape, Install an easy and inexpensive drip Irrigation system & Ways to save you money and make watering easier and more efficient. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and free handouts will be available. For more information, call 830-303-3889, AgriLife Extension Office, or

For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit
Contact Person: AgriLife Staaff
Take Off Pounds Sensibly TOPS

6:30-7:30 / EMS Training Room Hwy. 87

We are a fun group. We have a weekly weigh in and are welcoming new members and visitors.

For more information call 210-275-7854 or .
Contact Person: Judy Walden
Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Gates open at 1pm on the 4th / Quiet Valley Ranch

Kerrville Fall Music Festival Labor Day weekend announces lineup including many favorite songwriters, John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, Shake Russell The Kerrville Fall Music festival is Labor Day weekend September 4 - 6, 2015. Three days of songwriters from around the country including many favorites John Gorka, Peter Case, Eric Taylor, Dana Cooper, Chuck Pyle, Gretchen Peters, Shake Russell and some newcomers like Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds (daughter Ezra Idlet one half of the famed duo Trout Fishing in America. (They will both be playing with Dana as ‘the birds’). Returning after much time back in their home in Australia is Bluehouse, a duo with independent record sales exceeding 100,000 units and a self-sustaining and highly successful national and international touring circuit for over 20 years. The Tejas Brothers close out Friday night with fun Tex-Mex Honky Tonk get up and dance music. This event includes seminars and tasting booths for Texas wines and Texas Microbrews. The seminar for Texas wines and food pairings will be on Saturday from 3:30 - 5:30PM and the seminar for Microbrews on Sunday. The Crafts Booths in the Kennedy Theater Mainstage are staffed with wine makers and brew masters and a choice of tastings during the evening concerts. A VIP Party ticket package is also available. Included in the package are tickets for the 3 day Festival, heavy hors-d'oeuvres buffet and beverages all three nights and private access to a hosted area in the back of the main Kennedy Outdoor Theater. Also included is a gift bag with Festival memorabilia, new and historic. The full schedule for the Kennedy Theater Mainstage and all of the Fall Music Festival events is posted and tickets are already on sale at a discount online. Join the mailing list for updates and special offers at

For more information call 830-257-3600 or or visit
Contact Person: Rachel Brown
Labor Day Weekend Campout

6 p.m. check-in / John William Helton - San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775

Join the San Antonio River Authority for a special weekend campout! We're only opening the park for camping this weekend and will have plenty of games and activities for the whole family on Saturday. Campsites by reservation only. Contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or to reserve your site. Campsites are limited, register by Aug. 31.

For more information call 210-302-3259 or or visit
Contact Person: Kayla Gasker

9am - evening / Nixon Livestock Showbarn, Hwy 87 East of Stockdale

Come to Nixon's Featherfest! Morning Parade. Games/music throughtout the day. Fools of the Trade open for Cody Johnson. Chicken Flying Contest... Fun for the whole family!

For more information call 830-534-6682.
Contact Person: Harold Rice
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This is Larry the walking stick. He rides along with La Vernia News employee Nancy Tamez to the newspaper office sometimes. He also performs acrobatics on her truck’s antenna.
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Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

Weaving a wonderful web: Nature’s bug catchers at work

They may make you shudder -- “The Itsy, Bitsy Spider,” Charlotte’s Web, Miss Spider, “Arachnophobia,” Anansi the Spider, even Aragog, Hagrid’s pet spider from Harry Potter, and Shelob, the giant spider from The Lord of the Rings. From the time we listened to fairy tales on our mother’s knee through adulthood, spiders have been eight-legged creatures of fascination, horror, and whimsy. Full Story »

Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

Register now for Sept. 12 Hammerfest

The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the eighth annual La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride set for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. in the La Vernia City Park. Full Story »

Overcoming the giants in your life

When faced with any crisis, people react with panic and anxiety. Small problems sometimes become giants because we are concentrating on how big and how powerful the problem is. Sometimes we panic because we do not know how to deal with it. When we panic, we let the problem control us instead of facing the problem with God on our side. Full Story »

An easy dish for Labor Day

An easy dish for Labor Day

The first Monday in September is Labor Day, a celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers, and their contributions to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. While the holiday has been celebrated nationwide since 1894, the original founder of Labor Day has long been a matter of debate. Full Story »

Bears to battle Texans this Friday

The wait is finally over! After many months without football, the high school season in Texas is set to kick off this week, and the La Vernia Bears will be at home against the Wimberley Texans. Full Story »

From rockpile to restful refuge

From rockpile to restful refuge

There is a beautiful but not extremely well known refuge from the summer heat and bustle of San Antonio, tucked away off I-35 near the San Antonio Zoo. Full Story »

Giving children a future and a voice

Giving children a future and a voice

Andrew Wortham, though his younger years belie the fact, marches to the beat of a different drummer. Full Story »

Get your kids on the bus Monday

The La Vernia Independent School District Transportation Department welcomes everyone back to the 2015-16 school year. Bus routes are ready and have been posted to the district website,, under the “bus routes” tab. Full Story »

Finding the lost

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Full Story »

Sandwich your summer

Sandwich your summer

A sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy a simple, yet filling meal on a hot summer day. If your taste buds are tired of traditional sandwich fare, it’s time to explore other cultures. A modern Vietnamese banh mi sandwich is a delicious melding of Asian spices and ingredients encased in a French baguette. Full Story »

Lady Bears play well in Austin

While the football team is still getting ready to begin its season, the La Vernia Lady Bear volleyball team has already played a number of matches. The team is looking good early, and building momentum as they play through a busy non-district season. Full Story »

Trees falling, doctors against ACA, and Michael Brown

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