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H-E-Buddy gets a hug from chef Kyle Workman Sunday during the health fair at the grocery store. More Featured Photos »

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Rotary Club Meeting

6:30 pm / Lew's Patio and Grill at 101 Club Dr.

Meet and greet the Rotary Club members. You don't have to be a member to come to our meetings. See what we are all about.

For more information call 210-825-7244 or or visit
Contact Person: Norma Chavez
Blood Drive

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 200 Veterans Drive

Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home will be hosting a blood drive in their parking lot. All donors to receive a free T shirt and the satisfaction of helping to save lives.

For more information call 210-376-0072 or .
Contact Person: Sherry Wine
Multi County Winter Ag. Conference

8:30 a.m.-4 pm. / Stockdale Church of Christ, 633 CR 123 N., Stockdale Texas 78160

6 CEU's will be offered..$30 fee will be collected at the door. Catered lunch will be provided. Please call 830-393-7357 to RSVP by Jan. 23

For more information call 830-393-7357 or .
Contact Person: Bryan Davis
Job Fair at Floresville Event Center

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. / Floresville Event Center, 600 SH 97

The Floresville Event Center and Eventures will host a Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet with top recruiters and interview on the spot for great positions within top companies.

For more information call 830-391-2990.
Contact Person: Floresville Event Center
Film Screening of In Plain Sight

7-9pm / St. Ann Catholic Church

Film screening of a documentary about human trafficking in the large U.S. cities and aftercare programs for victims.

For more information call 210-413-8298 or .
Contact Person: Dr. Patrice M Broderick
Shine Your Light on Human Trafficking

7:00 p.m. / The R3V, 1918 Steves Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210

In Honor of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, numerous agencies throughout San Antonio will hold FREE informational events on human trafficking led by those locally active in the fight against it. Recommended for ages 13 & up.

For more information call 210-650-0428 or or visit
Contact Person: Crystal Calloway
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Lavern was a feral kitten living at the H-E-B in La Vernia. She took a few weeks to tame, but has been worth it. Lavern belongs to Pamula Reeves-Barker of Floresville.
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La Vernia City Council considers water issues

La Vernia City Council considers water issues

The La Vernia City Council took no action Jan. 19 at a special meeting to consider and discuss the city’s future water requirements. Full Story »

Patsy Ritchey gets 28-year sentence

Patsy Ritchey gets 28-year sentence

Patsy Lynne Ritchey -- who formerly owned the now-defunct Patsy Ritchey Insurance Agency on U.S. 87 in La Vernia and once was the treasurer of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce -- has been sentenced to a 28-year prison term as part of a plea deal approved Jan. 14 in Wilson County District Court. Full Story »

No more excuses

In John Chapter 5: 1-15, Scripture tells us the story of a man whose excuses kept him on the sidelines of life and not experiencing his fullest blessings. The man, who was crippled for 38 years, would lie beside the Pool of Bethesda waiting for someone to help him into the water. An angel would stir the pool and the first person to get in would be healed of whatever disease he had. One day Jesus showed up and asked him, “Do you want to be made well?” (v. 6) Full Story »

Perfect time of year for chili

Perfect time of year for chili

By Angela Shelf Medearis & Gina Harlow Full Story »

Soccer teams experience wins, struggles

Soccer teams experience wins, struggles

Still early in their first season of play, the Bear and Lady Bear soccer teams of La Vernia High School are building as teams ahead of the district seasons set to begin mid-February. Full Story »

Quinta Mazatlan  — a gift from a Renaissance man

Quinta Mazatlan — a gift from a Renaissance man

In the Texas Rio Grande Valley -- more specifically, McAllen, just a 240-mile drive from La Vernia -- is a place where adventure, history, opulence, and nature collided. Quinta Mazatlan is a World Birding Center, but once you learn its history, you will be intrigued and in awe of the man who built it and how it evolved into what it is today. Full Story »

LV stock show set for late March

The La Vernia Chamber of Commerce members invites everyone to mark their calendars for Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, for the 58th annual La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show. According to members of the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, the show has moved from its usual slot in late February, due to major show officials changing dates. Full Story »

School board OKs consultant contracts

School board OKs consultant contracts

The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees has authorized the district’s administration to enter into two consulting contracts. Full Story »

Critics around but faith abounds

By Rev. Steve Curry Full Story »

Sunchoke: more than skin deep

“What is that?” This is what someone is sure to ask you at the checkout counter when you load your Jerusalem Artichoke, better known as a Sunchoke, on the conveyor. You’ll proudly do a little promotional pitch for the vegetable. “You should try them. They’re delicious! Like a cross between an artichoke heart and a potato.” Full Story »

Soccer teams begin inaugural season

Soccer teams begin inaugural season

With the start of the New Year came the start of a new season for La Vernia. This is the first year for the high school to field soccer teams, and both the Bears and Lady Bears were in action last week. Full Story »

He leads the country — as a standup comedian

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