Class of 78 High School Reunion

Our 40th class reunion

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office Stop

On November 13 Hankook Tire and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) are hosting a free Mobile Service Office (MSO) stop, at Espino Tire & Wheel in San Antonio. At the MSO stop, DAV’s claims specialists will be available in their “office on wheels” to counsel and assist veterans and educate them and their families on the benefits and services earned in […]

City OKs new shop offering cool treats

La Vernia is in for a treat! At least, that’s what the La Vernia City Council hopes for, after unanimously approving a specific-use permit for a drive-through lane for a new business on San Antonio Street. The owners plan a coffee and snow cone shop at 102 San Antonio St. Currently, the site is a vacant lot next to LV […]

Having a hot time in La Vernia

Have you noticed? It’s hot! Texas has been setting new records this summer with the excessive heat. At Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio, a new record was set with a temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday. That smoked the previous record — 104 degrees, set in 2017. The National Weather Service predicts the next few days’ highs to be […]

A hair-raising experience

Charis Reynolds, 5-1/2 years old, gets a hands-on lesson in electrical power from Katie Tankersley during a July 12 program by the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) in the La Vernia Public Library. Charis loves story time at the library — located in the La Vernia News office on Chihuahua Street — and attends faithfully each week with her “MiMi,” […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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, putting […]

Florence A. ‘Flo’ Kolodziej

May 19, 1928 – July 21, 2018 Florence A. “Flo” Kolodziej of San Antonio passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the age of 90. She was born May 19, 1928, in Cestohowa, Texas, to Frank J. and Julia Skrobarczyk Kolodziej. Her life revolved around education, music, church, and family. Education was always high on her list, starting school at […]

Melvin Allen ‘Sonny’ Howes

1930-2018 Melvin Allen “Sonny” Howes entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. He was born on March 24, 1930, in Martinez, Texas, to Marcus Lindsey and Della (Drzymalla) Howes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (Grams) Howes; son Glenn Howes; and his parents. Sonny is survived […]

Loise M. Rockowitz

1944-2018 Loise M. Rockowitz, 73, of La Vernia, Texas, went to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, July 15, 2018. She was born on Sept. 16, 1944, in Alvin to Haskell Clyde and Anna Mae (Zerby) Merritt. On June 12, 1965, Loise married James Martin Rockowitz in San Antonio. Loise worked for Cott Beverage in San Antonio for 25 […]

Edna Mae (White) Stahl

1928-2018 Edna Mae (White) Stahl, 89, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Floresville, Texas. She was born on Sept. 26, 1928, to Carl and Matilda Fischer White in Lockhart, Caldwell County. She married Elroy Stahl on March 2, 1947, in Floresville. They had a son, Carl, who they loved with all their heart. Edna loved to sew quilts […]

Settling in to a slower pace, and just wondering …

Here at La Grimm Ranchero of Amazement I’m settling into another adventure in living.  It’s a slower pace than I’ve been used to, but time and miles seem to have left their inevitable results on body and mind. On this particular morning, the coffee and I exit the AC-cooled house with two cats trailing behind me to enjoy the solitude […]

2018-07-26 E-Edition

Meet & Greet State and District Judicial Candidates

Come meet the Republican Candidates for the Statewide and District Judicial races in the November 6th General Election. The guest speaker will be Stephen Willeford, Sutherland Springs “Guardian Angel.”