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2018-04-05 E-Edition

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Church members find glass doors shattered



Members of the First Baptist Church of La Vernia discovered the morning of March 27 that the glass on two of the church’s entry doors had been shattered the previous night. The cost of replacing the glass is estimated to be at least $600. A person or persons apparently used a large brick found nearby to inflict the damage, but […]

Unsafe conditions force closure at Scull Crossing



The bridge on C.R. 347 at Scull Crossing near La Vernia is closed — indefinitely — until repairs can be made to the roads approaching it. The bridge on the Wilson County side of Cibolo Creek is 8 inches lower than the road, after March 29-30 rains. During the closure, drivers will have to use C.R. 345. “It’s the only […]

‘Firewalling’ their future



As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, there are some La Vernia students who are honing their skills as CyberPatriots, so that they might one day maintain and defend this network. “It’s just like it would be out in industry,” said the La Vernia team’s coach and former technology professional, Ron Kimball. Begun in 2009, Cyber-Patriot is part of […]

Recker is finalist for excellence award

Speech and debate coach Noah Recker’s students engage in dialogue during a class last week. The La Vernia teacher — highly regarded by coworkers, administrators, parents, and students — is among nominees statewide for the H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Leadership Award (Secondary). The winner, who will be announced in May, will net $10,000, and the same amount in grant funds for […]

Literary artist uses words


At times, a page is like a blank canvas on which I write. I cannot tell you beforehand the theme I am attempting, as it just kind of appears. My keyboard becomes like a spastic painter dipping the brush into this or that color, randomly throwing them here and there. Of course, there is my own editing or rewording as […]

Ernest Frank Hilbig

1926-2018 Ernest Frank Hilbig of La Vernia, Texas, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the age of 92. Ernest was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Bexar County to Bruno Anton and Mary Elizabeth (Stahl) Hilbig. On Aug. 13, 1955, Ernest married the love of his life, Betty Gene Schuwirth, in San […]

John Alford Kiser

1936-2018 John Alford Kiser of Kosciusko, Texas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the age of 81. John was born May 7, 1936, to Edwin and Myrna Alford Kiser in Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ella Mae Kiser; his son, Kirk Kiser and wife Dana; […]

Clayton R. ‘Earl’ Marx

1982-2018 Clayton R. “Earl” Marx of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Iraan at the age of 35. Clayton was born on July 7, 1982, in San Antonio to Robert and Debbie (Labenske) Marx. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary Burrell and Walter Labenske; and paternal grandparents Edgar and Clara Marx. […]