8th Annual Brick Fiesta a LEGO Fan Convention and Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Brick Fiesta is taking place in San Antonio, Texas and will be held at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel from 5 – 8 July 2018. Brick Fiesta has a track record of providing family focused fun since 2011. We have held our event in various venues including the Omni Austin Hotel at South Park, […]

Country Dance

Two full bands — Jarrett Akers & The Jarrett Akers Band AND Tom Teboe & The River City Ramblers

City plans big small-town Fourth of July celebration

“It can’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks!” La Vernia City Administrator Yvonne Griffin is excited about the city’s Red, White, & Boom Celebration in the Park Wednesday, July 4, in the La Vernia City Park. “La Vernia’s ‘gone dark’ on the Fourth of July for the last 10 to 15 years,” Mayor Robert Gregory said, ever since the […]

Project Talent reaches out to La Vernia alumni

In 1960, the students of La Vernia High School became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn on Tuesday, July 17, will win a prize package that includes a one-year subscription to the La Vernia News. Send entries — including your name, hometown, and a daytime telephone number — to WOW!, La Vernia News, 112 E. Chihuahua St., La Vernia, TX 78121, or email reader@lavernianews.com, putting […]

Erin S. Alexander

1968-2018 Erin S. Alexander went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 50 years, 5 months, and 8 days. He was born on Jan. 12, 1968, in Abilene to Charles Otha and Frances Viola Clark Alexander. He was a resident of La Vernia for one year and a former resident […]

Anton Leon Rakowitz

1944-2018 Anton Leon Rakowitz, 73, of Seguin, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, after a five-year battle with Parkinson’s and PSP disease. He was born July 31, 1944, to Anton and Cecilia Bronder Rakowitz. He was a union sheet metal worker for 35 years, of which the last 15 years he worked for Todd Ford. He was retired for […]

Patricio ‘Pat’ Rodriguez

1935-2018 Patricio “Pat” Rodriguez, 83, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Pat was born March 17, 1935, to Florentino and Pacita Rodriguez. He was a resident at Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Waco, Texas, where he passed away, and was a longtime resident of Sutherland Springs. Pat was preceded in death by his parents; […]

Richard C. Robare

1929-2018 Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Richard C. Robare of Adkins, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, in Floresville at the age of 88. Richard was born on Sept. 26, 1929, to William Frank and Leno May (Dano) Robare in Keeseville, N.Y. Richard retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973. He married Dorothy L. Reagan […]

How grocery-shopping trips sabotage tranquility

Are you a believer? Stay with me as we meander through the ever-restocking and rearranging grocery aisles of life. I believe there is a master plan in each grocery store. My preference is to focus on a positive master plan rather than merely believe everything is some demonic, common-sense-sabotaging, or twisted conspiracy to make us all nuts. As a scriptural […]

2018-06-28 E-Edition

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