Evening in the park
Jim Henderson and his wife, Shelley, relax in the shade during the music and art event Sunday, sponsored by the La Vernia Foundation for the Arts. More Featured Photos »

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Citizens Forum on Border Security, Islam

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. / Floresville High School Auditorium

This event is an educational forum to inform the public about issues along the border and how radical Islam plays into the border security. Sheriff Joe Tackitt will introduce the event and welcome guests. Speakers are: Lt. Col. Roy White (Ret.) who speaks about radical Islam, Jim Gibson, spokesman for the Texas Border Volunteers, and Dr. Jeffrey Addicott, terrorism expert with St. Mary’s School of Law. The Citizens Forum on Border Security and Radical Islam is sponsored by the Wilson County News, the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, Texas Leadership Coalition, San Antonio Tea Party, and the Wilson County Patriots.

For more information call 830-393-9971 or or visit www.wcn-online.com.
Contact Person: James Jay
In-Depth Bible Study

7:00 - 8:00 pm / Verdi Community Center

Part II In-depth Bible Study on The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ

For more information call 830-200-6678 or .
Contact Person: Armand or Gina Huizar
Geronimo VFW 8456 Halloween Dance

7:30-11:30 PM / Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123 78115

Come on out for a real spooky Halloween dance and costume contest (if you dare) at the Geronimo VFW with GLEN COLLINS and Alibi Band playing traditional country dance music on October 31, 7:30-11:30 pm. $8 donation. Benefits veterans and military projects. Hall is smoke free and open to all. Info Resv 830-303-9903/379-1971.

For more information call 830-303-9903 or .
Contact Person: Barbara Owen
Chihuahua Trail Art Show & Sale

10am to 8pm / La Vernia Heritage Museum

The tenth annual Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale, hosted by the La Vernia Historical Association, will begin a special, extended anniversary exposition on Saturday, November 1, from 10am to 8pm at the La Vernia Heritage Museum, and will continue every weekend in November from Noon to 3pm, except Thanksgiving, and then open again on the first weekend in December from Noon to 3pm, and then wind up the season on the evening of Friday, December 12 when the show will be open from 5-7pm during the Chihuahua Street Wassail Walk. The popular art show features fine art for sale by local artists, including this year's lineup of 25 professional artists and 75 works of art. The art includes framed landscapes, still life, animals, abstracts and much more in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Admission is free. Show visitors may vote on their favorite for the People's Choice award. A professional judge will select winners for the show theme category, which is "The Art and Soul of La Vernia" and for the overall show in which artists may enter works of their own choice. Awards will be presented at a public reception on Nov. 1 from 6-8pm. Show proceeds benefit the individual artists and the La Vernia Heritage Museum. The LVHA is online at LaVerniaHistory.com and on Facebook.

For more information call 210-392-3281 or or visit www.LaVerniaHistory.com.
Contact Person: Susan Richter
Movies Under the Stars

8 p.m. / Riverbend Golf Course, Hole 9

Free Movie Event - All are Welcome!! This month's movie: Amazing Spider Man 2. Bring your blanket & lawn chair to Hole 9 to enjoy free popcorn & local vendors at a different family movie each month.

For more information call 830-570-1140 or or visit www.riverbendvillages.com.
Contact Person: Sarah Aniol
Pat Carroll Memorial Fundraiser

6 p.m. - midnight / Martinez Hall

Annual Fundraiser featuring Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition. $25 per person includes BBQ dinner from 6-8; Silent Auction 6-9; (Dance only $10 from 8-12) Proceeds benefit benevolent projects of the China Grove Lions Club. (Corporate tables $250) Lion Mike Blount 210-335-4950

For more information call 210-648-0448.
Contact Person: Lion Cathy Ripps
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Chihuahua Trail Art Show opens Nov. 1

A big change is in store for the upcoming Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale. In celebration of its 10th year, the popular La Vernia show will run for six weekends, instead of only one day! This year’s show will be held in the La Vernia Heritage Museum, at 13136 U.S. 87 W. in the old fire station. Full Story »

Small hands offer big help

Small hands offer big help

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Now is the time of salvation

Every day we wake up to news of disease and unrest in this world that can bring fear into our hearts. The uncertainty of what is happening around us is something we cannot control and it seems to grow worse with each passing day. In times like these, many are wondering if they are prepared for eternal life. Many Christians even question their own salvation. Going to church and living a good life does not save you. Now is the time to make sure we have salvation and will spend eternity in the presence of God. Full Story »

Flavor fall feast with red cabbage

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Full Story »

Bears remain perfect in district play

Bears remain perfect in district play

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Enjoy vibrant, giant LEGO sculptures in San Antonio Botanical Garden

Enjoy vibrant, giant LEGO sculptures in San Antonio Botanical Garden

It’s more than just plants in the San Antonio Botanical Garden. And what it is, is big. Full Story »

‘Loving’ Mia, politics, and calories

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Enjoy ‘Praise in the Park’ this Sunday

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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 »

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