District champs Bears head to playoffs

The La Vernia Bears defeated the Pleasanton Eagles Nov. 9 at Bear Stadium, 24-21, finding themselves in possession of the District 15-4A championship. The Eagles got the scoring started in the first quarter, but the Bears responded with a 13-yard touchdown run by junior Diego Mendoza. It was the only score La Vernia could muster throughout the first half, while […]

Ministering in Africa with … disc golf?

Mission trips come in all shapes and sizes, and an upcoming trip for one La Vernia resident is no exception. La Vernia United Methodist Church youth minister Phillip Higginbotham is leaving with nine other volunteers Jan. 16 to Zambia in Africa for a two-week mission trip — centered around disc golf. Phillip has been a fan of the sport since […]

In honor of all who serve

Veterans from all branches of the U.S. armed forces pack the stage of the La Vernia Independent School District auditorium Nov. 9, awaiting their personal recognition for their service during the Veterans Day program hosted by La Vernia Intermediate School students and staff. See more photos on page 10.

Stanley Leon Skrzycki Sr.

1930-2018 Stanley Leon Skrzycki Sr., 88, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Seguin. He was born on April 6, 1930, in Adkins, the son of Anton John and Louise (Malnowski) Skrzycki. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; and son James Skrzycki. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Adeline […]

Hollis Wade Pierdolla

1960-2018 Hollis Wade Pierdolla, 57, of New Berlin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Seguin. Hollis was born on Dec. 4, 1960, in San Antonio, the son of Cherry Everlyn (Le Nor-Dugan) and Fred L. Pierdolla Jr. He married Sharon Mauer on March 5, 1983, in La Vernia. Hollis thoroughly enjoyed traveling, hunting, and ranching, and had […]

Vera (Barr) Bunte

1931-2018 Vera (Barr) Bunte passed on to her eternal home on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, while surrounded by her loved ones at home. Vera was born on Sept. 13, 1931, in Lake City, S.C., the daughter of James Daniel and Ida Jane (Cantey) Barr. Vera married Edwin Lee Bunte on Feb. 17, 1950, in Sumter, S.C. She enjoyed cooking and […]

I am tired; and evidently other voters are, too

I am white, Republican, male, retired Army officer, former enlisted, former NCO, former grunt and paratrooper, voting, educated, non-denominational Christ-follower, ordained clergy, heterosexual, Bible student, gun owning, home owning, Harley riding, ethnic loving, gay and straight loving … and I am tired! I am tired of injustice at the cost of “progress.” I am tired of politicians being more concerned […]

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