Dedicated to a life of service

La Vernia student honored for volunteering after Hurricane Harvey

From 7 p.m. the day he arrived in Rockport until 3 a.m. the next morning, 16-year-old John Goodwin dispatched for the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department (VFD). It was the day after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast, and everything was a mess. A member of both the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets and San Antonio Police Department Explorers, the La […]

‘Don’t let a few hundred people decide the fate of 10,000’

District 1 urges voter participation in EMS annexation

Early voting has begun to determine if District 3 EMS (Wilson County Emergency Services District 3) will annex the former La Vernia EMS coverage area and continue to provide emergency medical services (EMS) in and around La Vernia. Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) 1 shared information on its Facebook page, including: •A “yes” vote will keep District 3 EMS […]


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Crash near Centerpoint highlights need for light

“If they could figure out how to put a traffic light in here, that’d be great.” Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Lerma responded April 24 to a two-vehicle crash at Centerpoint Station near La Vernia. The female drivers of the two vehicles in the crash just after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning — one from Adkins and […]

Strey Insurance Agency

Studio 1426 Hair Salon

La Vernia Square Mini Mart

KC Custom Homes

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Four Star Storage

D&D Custom Homes

Cubs Country Child Care

Connally Memorial Medical Center

Boldtville Presbyterian Church

Big Bear Feed & Supply

Frank Louis Wiatrek

1930-2018 Frank Louis Wiatrek, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2018. Frank was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Stockdale to Louis H. and Hedwig P. (Ramzinski) Wiatrek. On Nov. 12, 1954, Frank married Ann Kortz in Panna Maria. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Brian Louis Wiatrek; and brother […]

Alice Adelene Robarts

1920-2018 Alice Adelene Robarts, 97, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Alice was born on July 14, 1920, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Arthur Hamilton and Ada Hattie (Ausemus) Armstrong. On Oct. 6, 1940, Alice married Leonard Edward Robarts in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard Robarts; son Larry […]

Betty Jean Kinard Carver

Betty Jean Kinard Carver, formerly of Adkins, Texas, was taken to Glory on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Betty was 61 years old. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 9-11 a.m. in the Kirby Baptist Church in Kirby. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the church. Interment will […]

Joseph Michael Stolowski Sr.

1935-2018 Joseph Michael Stolowski Sr., 82, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph was born on Aug. 13, 1935, in St. Hedwig to Joseph W. and Julia (Golla) Stolowski. Joseph served his country as a U.S. Marine and his community as a peace officer, retiring from the San Antonio Police Department after 21 years. He […]

Maybe it’s the shock that keeps us going

Periodically, we’re all amazed. Something happens so unexpectedly, so overwhelmingly out of the blue, so outside the realm of practical probabilities, that our minds dare not try to envision it happening. You know what I’m talking about — something so surprisingly sudden that we are in total bewilderment. Like after seeing the umpteenth commercial for Youth Restoring Libido and Total Body […]

2018-04-26 E-Edition

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