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Featured Photos Archive
5/15: Jesse Rung and Bonnie Spacek get a hug from longtime Country Care Manor resident Maggie Brown.
5/8: Wayne Popham entertains during the La Vernia Junior HS PTO’s 7th-grader talent show.
5/1: Lions Janie Garza and Mary Ann Mays ham for the camera April 27 at the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.
4/24: Always and Forever owner Lisa Herbold is surrounded by blooms April 22.
4/17: Swing dancer Gloria Primera April 13 during the La Vernia Music Fest in the La Vernia City Park.
4/11: Members of La Vernia Girl Scout Troop 3013 plant and clean garden at St. Ann Catholic Church.
4/3: LV youth take a turn bearing the weight of the cross during the annual cross walk March 29.
3/27: Crosses they fashioned from the palm fronds distributed March 24 at a Palm Sunday service.
3/20: Keith Kolodziej joins his wife Kellie at the private viewing of The Ark at Cornerstone Church.
3/13: “The Wranglers” entertain folks attending the Aging Gracefully gathering in the family life center.
3/6: Haley Cone at the 56th annual La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show held last week.
2/28: Linda Kaye and Harry Perez enjoy the Sacred Heart School Wine & Art Festival Feb. 23.
2/20: Wilson County seniors Loyce McCarter and Sherry Rice take a break outside the Capitol in Austin.
2/15: Matthew Haight and his younger brother, Presley, Feb. 9 after filling up on pancakes.
2/6: Fellow Sam Houston State University BearKats Cody Box and Courtney Laskowski Jan. 31.
1/31: Carrol Sammons on lead guitar during a jam session at Witte’s.
1/24: Winona Rider, Terri & Randy Leonard, & artist Martin Salas visit at an artist reception Jan. 19.
1/16: Carrol Sammons adds some depth with his bass guitar.
1/9: Participants in the 2012 “Rise Up for Jesus” hayride and bonfire enjoy each other’s company.
1/2: Julie Smith with her children Kiana and Kevin Smith enjoy the weather at LV Park.
12/26: First Baptist Church of La Vernia congregation gathers to give thanks for their new electronic sign.
12/20: La Vernia ISD bands present their Christmas concert Dec. 8.
12/13: Bryce and Landon Bode visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 6 at State Farm Insurance.
12/5: Students of the Erin Jones School of Dance entertain the crowd in the La Vernia City Park Dec. 1.
11/28: Courtney Laskowski unravels lights for Gary Pursley as he decorates the La Vernia News office.
11/21: Ballerinas with Erin Jones School of Dance practice for the LV ShoeString Stage Productions show.
11/14: Richard McCombs of La Vernia plays and sings as his wife, Charlotte, holds the microphone Nov. 7.
11/7: Cameron and Bailey Clark, and Justin Pierce have fun on Halloween.
10/31: Miss La Vernia, her court, and friends during Old Town Day celebrations in Sutherland Springs.
10/24: LV Primary School teachers Kristi Childs, Julie McCracken, Mindi Scogin, and Julie Rodriguez.
10/17: Junior Duchess Taylor Ford, escorted by Blake Burns, during Homecoming festivities.
10/12: Claudette Osborne of Osborne Stables Equine Rescue visits with a Girl Scout Oct. 6.
10/3: La Vernia High School students meet at the flagpole outside the school as dawn breaks Sept. 26.
9/27: Contractor Ralph Fulton and his team works on the historic Brahan Masonic Lodge in La Vernia.
9/20: Marlin Tanneberger takes his granddaughter Kelly Kosub out for a spin around the neighborhood.
9/12: First day of school for Sean Wheland (from left),Wayne Popham,and Noe Popham.
9/5: LVHS 2011 graduate Nick Appling wears a different uniform these days.
8/29: Traffic builds during the afternoon Aug. 27, following the first day of classes in La Vernia.
8/22: LV Junior High cheerleaders pause after their afternoon practice Aug. 20, for a quick snapshot.
8/15: This little nipper cooling off in the horse trough enjoys the 11th annual La Vernia BBQ Cook-off.
8/8: This little shopper grabs a cookie during the grand opening of Piddlin Pooh’s in its new location.
8/1: Arthur Salinas, 85, unloading coastal hay at the Big Bear Home Center in La Vernia.
7/25: Rick Kramer and Pat Leushner display parts for Ford Model A and Model T cars
7/18: David Nowotny and his granddaughters Rainey and Cecily bow their heads in prayer
7/11: Clouds illuminated by lightning during July 9th storms
7/3: J. Earl Bridges and his wife, Charlene
6/27: Participants in the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce mixer June 21 enjoy the evening event.
6/20: The Miss La Vernia Court 2012 and La Vernia Lions Club members
6/13: The LVHS Wind Ensemble advanced to Area.
5/31: La Vernia 2012 Senior Class Officers
5/23: La Vernia Mighty Bear Band
5/16: Members of the 2012 Miss La Vernia court
5/10: Members of the community gather at La Vernia Heritage Museum May 5 during the classic cruise.
5/3: 1st graders Kailey Kotara and Mikalah Campbell display their art work at the LVPS annual art show.
4/25: 3 teams from La Vernia secured places in the world Odyssey finals by placing in state competition.
4/18: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven includes selections by Melissa Wootan of La Vernia.
4/11: One of the Easter parade entries sponsored by the Sunshine Ministry at St. Ann Catholic Church.
4/4: Deer graze in a field of bluebonnets. Photo by Ronnie Stephens.
3/28: Mary Lee Brietzke sent in this photo of Red Bonnets and Bluebonnets.
3/22: Members of the La Vernia Historical Assoc. admire a hand-dug well at the O.W. Linne house.
3/14: LV Heritage Museum accepts three family heirlooms donated by Doris Ann Adams.
3/8: Tracy Kaitner of La Vernia News visits with NIE mascot, Wilson, at the Wilson County Gardening Day.
3/1: Mario Garcia of Floresville entertain residents of Country Care Manor Feb. 14.
2/23: A few of County Line 4-H members making over 17 dozen cookies for Wilson Co. Meals for Wheels.
2/9: La Vernia Heritage Museum exhibits "Historical Valentines," La Vernia couples married 50+ years.
2/3: A rainbow appears over Chihuahua Street in La Vernia Feb. 2.
2/2: Women from St. Ann's Catholic Church In LV release a rosary made of balloons on Dec. 10.
1/26: Time for toe-tappin’ fun, Floresville Opry Feb. 2, featuring house band "Playin to Win."
1/19: The La Vernia Garden Club tour the "Shipwreck" exhibit at the Witte Museum Jan. 5.
1/6: Monsignor Franciszek Kurzaj honor Al & Elaine Kolodziej for helping promote Polish heritage.
12/29: City officials join Roger Rockowitz, during the grand opening of The Bear’s Den.
12/22: “The Nine,” a choral group from Lublin, Poland, sing during Mass Dec. 18 in St. Ann Catholic Church.
12/15: Local author Melissa Wootan signs
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Books at LVN open house Dec. 9.
12/9: Making snow angels Dec. 3 at the "Spirit of Christmas" tree-lighting event in the LV city park.
12/1: Drama Kids International La Vernia students prepare for their SA Rampage performance Dec. 3.
11/30: The LV Lions Club helping sort and prepare food boxes at the food pantry to help families in need.
11/23: LMS student send packages filled with Christmas cards and letters to our soilders serving overseas.
11/18: The Daily Grind celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 11.
11/10: Shelley Henderson paints an ornament for the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in Austin.
11/4: Members of Team Marilyn fund-raise for pancreatic cancer at Grandma’s House Child Care in La Vernia.
10/27: LV kicker Alec Dews kicks the winning field-goal. The winning kick is sailing through the uprights.
10/21: Sutherland Springs VFD members douse a grass fire Oct. 14 near the historic Polley Mansion.
10/14: Grand Champion out-of-town float honors in the Floresville Peanut Festival Parade.
10/6: La Vernia ISD students, participate in "see you at the pole" to pray for the community.
9/29: La Vernia Intermediate School celebrates Grandparents Day.
9/22: La Vernia ISD students celebrate Homecoming, kicking off with the “Lighting of the LV” Sept. 19.
9/15: St. Ann’s CYO flag football team give chase to an opposing ball carrier during a recent game.
9/8: La Vernia senior Dan Stevenson (44) gives chase toward a Canyon Lake ball carrier.
9/1: Kids take refuge from the scorching heat on the waterslide at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Festival.
8/18: Teams from all over competed in the La Vernia Parks Foundation's 10th Annual BBQ Cook-off.
8/10: The La Vernia Grizzlies cheerleaders practice Aug. 3 under the bleachers at Wiseman Field.
7/27: La Vernia Farmer's Market
7/20: Maggie Brown and Earl Bly exchange a hug during a music performance at Country Care Manor.
7/13: Rain clouds roll into La Vernia, bringing a most-welcome brief downpour.
7/6: Dusty Jonas of La Vernia wins silver at 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
6/29: Cody Doege and Teressa Cope Robles during the anniversary celebration.
6/23: Family gathers to celebrate her 90th birthday June 18 with Clydell Witte (seated).
6/15: Suzanne Moczygemba Sheppard and her granddaughter, Jordan Sheppard at the Texas Folklife Festival.
6/8: Graduates prepare to enter Bear Stadium June 3. (Photo by MARK WALTON/waltonpics.smugmug.com)
6/2: Sydney Martin delivers gifts and smiles to Country Care Manor Nursing Home residents.
5/25: A rodeo clown visits with a young spectator.
5/18: Sarah Wright (left), Miss La Vernia First Runner-Up, and Taylor Penshorn, Miss La Vernia 2011
5/12: Amber Lively (from left), and Adriane Runkle greet customers at the new AT&T store on Hwy. 87.
5/4: One Relay For Life participant takes a quiet moment, to remember a loved one.
4/28: Grace Burg, Katie Cavazos, and Nena Burg during the 5K run benefit for Sophie Sparks April 23.
4/20: Doug Dillingham and his grandson, Brayden, enjoy the Ride for the Cure April 16.
4/13: La Vernia ISD Band Director Stacy Clark and Wilson County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette
4/6: The La Vernia Lions Club participated in the "Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off" April 2.
3/30: Students at LaVernia Intermediate participate in the Triarco “Keep Your Eye on the Arts!” contest.
3/24: These kids enjoy a good story during reading time in class.
3/16: Children enrolled in Grandma’s House Day Care Center in La Vernia dress up to celebrate Mardi Gras.
3/9: A young stock show contestant relaxes after competing in the La Vernia Junior Livestock Show.
3/2: Korbin Snow enjoys a cold beverage as he watches the auction at the La Vernia Junior Livestock Show.
2/23: The La Vernia News staff waves to the camera during an open house Feb. 24.
2/16: Youngsters get a little crazy on the moon bounce.
2/9: Greek theater comes to the primary school
2/3: Fifth-grade students from the La Vernia Intermediate School after their UIL award ceremony.
1/28: A La Vernia culinary arts student serves dinner to Junior High Principal Maria Wildenstein.
1/21: Elia Feibelman is the first WOW! winner. Watch for the next WOW! (what or where) contest Jan. 27.
1/13: Kathi Posey and Sarah Posey welcome customers to the new Subway restaurant in La Vernia.
1/6: Cutter & Co. Hair and Nail Salon is now located next to Rye’s Flowers and Gifts on U.S. 87.
12/27: La Vernia receives some much-needed rain Christmas day.
12/23: Santa cradles an infant in his arms Dec. 18, during his visit to the La Vernia Food Pantry.
11/17: The Chihuahua Art Trail was held Nov. 6 in La Vernia.
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