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Blood Drive at St. Ann Catholic Church

With only three percent of the U.S. population giving blood, donors are needed more than ever, especially during the summer months. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center will be in the parking lot of St. Ann Catholic Church in La Vernia on Sunday, July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. accepting donations. The church is located at 14151 […]

St. Ann’s Catholic Church Picnic

Drive out to Kosciusko to enjoy the annual St. Ann’s Catholic Church picnic on Sunday, Aug. 5, on the church grounds at 7975 F.M. 541 E. in Kosciusko. Grounds open at 10 a.m. Plates of barbecued beef and polish sausage with all the trimmings will be sold for $10 each from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can dine in […]

Porch Reveal at SS Historical Museum

Don’t miss the big “Porch Reveal” at the Sutherland Springs Historical Museum on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wilson County Car Club will showcase their vintage autos and San Antonio Pipes and Drums will perform from 10:30-11 a.m. followed by the “Double Barrel Band.” Free hot dogs and lemonade will be offered.

National Junior Tennis and Learning summer camp

NJTL is a summer camp designed to teach and challenge new and advanced tennis players. We have counselors from around the area ready to help kids from the community stay active and learn how to play tennis. Our summer program is cheap (only $10 per child) and is at the La Vernia tennis courts as well as other locations around […]

CASA of South Texas Color Run

CASA would like to invite you to our first annual Color Run! This event will be a fundraiser to support the tireless work that CASA volunteers do for the children in foster care in Karnes, Wilson, Atascosa, Frio and La Salle Counties. There will be a 5K to either run or walk, and kids under 10 can run free with […]

A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Tom Wetzler will don period attire and read the Declaration of Independence in an observance of the Fourth of July. The reading, sponsored by the Highland Park Neighborhood Association, will take place July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Schley Triangle at the intersection of Schley Avenue and Chandler Street in southeast San Antonio. There will be seating and […]

Hudson is 2018 Pet Parade winner!

Congratulations to Hudson, the winner of the La Vernia News 2018 “Virtual Pet Parade”! Hudson earned the most $1 votes in the annual contest sponsored by the newspaper. The young European bassett hound gets bragging rights and a prize package of two buckets filled with Tractor Supply goodies, collars from the La Vernia Country Store, and a four-night stay at […]

Sparks fly at power line meeting



“My biggest problem is the way it’s being handled,” said one property owner. “Why didn’t FELPS reach out to us?” He was talking about a new Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) power line that will cut across properties on F.M. 539, U.S. 87, C.R. 342, and Chihuahua Street that is intended to address expected growth in the La […]

Dangerous intersection to get a makeover



A year after one resident drew attention to a dangerous intersection in her community with a petition, work to fix the problem is finally set to begin this month. The junction of F.M. 775 and F.M. 3432 is known by many residents and emergency personnel to be a frequent site of accidents and close calls. It was when Jeannie Blankenship’s […]

City plans Fourth of July fireworks



Hello, La Vernia citizens. Starting off this installment, I’d like to say good luck to Father Stan Fiuk, who has been the priest at St. Ann parish for the last 10 years. Father Stan is moving on to Gonzales, so he’s not going to be too far away, but he is a true La Vernia treasure, and I just wanted […]

Stockdale ISD to talk arming staff

A town-hall meeting, sponsored by the Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Community Safety & Security Committee, will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 6-7 p.m. at the High School Food Court, located at 304 South Sixth St. in Stockdale. The purpose of this meeting is to communicate work that has been completed by the Safety & Security Committee and to […]

Rudy Itz Hansen

1946-2018 Rudy Itz Hansen of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the age of 72. Rudy was born in San Antonio on Jan. 30, 1946, to Ewald Albert and Esther Olga (Itz) Hansen. On May 29, 1982, Rudy married Linda Kay Baird in San Antonio. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; and brother […]

Danny Ortega

1959-2018 Danny Ortega, 59, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Danny was born on March 3, 1959, in Amarillo to Raymond and LaJean (Howard) Ortega. On April 20, 1985, Danny married the love of his life, Deborah D. Hart, in San Antonio. They thoroughly enjoyed spending time together on their Harley-Davidson. Deborah preceded him in death […]

Older people have stories about everything



An older writing from an old blog of mine: Life has a way of rushing past us all and at an accelerated rate once we pass sixty years of age. We have all noticed that there must be some physiological/psychological switch that’s flipped as old people start having a story about everything! A hard rain? “Oh, I remember back in […]

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