Children’s Coloring Contest

Wilson County Meat Market

The Barn Antiques & More

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Southern Electric & Lighting

Rhew Orchard House

Murphy’s Tree Lot

Keepers Interior

L. Jansky’s Service Center

Hyde’s Hen House

Home Marketplace on 3rd

Herb’s Hat Shop

Floresville Flower Shop

David & Sons Heating & Air

Bard Craft Designs

Girls Basketball 2018

Boys Basketball 2018

Substitute superintendent

Dr. Toni Riester-Wood, associate superintendent of academic services with the La Vernia Independent School District, will undertake the superintendent’s duties, following a decision Nov. 18 by the district’s board of trustees to suspend Superintendent Trent Lovette, pending an investigation. See page 4 for more.

Flood out drama with positive news, thoughts

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As one of the few attendees of Sunday night’s school board meeting, I wanted to provide my thoughts about the recent situation that has come to light. Being a volunteer, graduate, and community member, I’ve come to realize that La Vernia has changed in many ways. But the core values, strengths, and positive attributes never change. What has […]

Man dies in U.S. 87 crash



“I’ve never seen anything like it before.” Elayna Rodriguez, 20, was describing the crash she witnessed last Friday afternoon, as she was driving on U.S. 87 toward La Vernia from Sutherland Springs. Suddenly, a car from the northbound side of the road careened into the 18-wheeler ahead of Elayna. The impact between the two vehicles sent the car spinning, and […]

Giving thanks!

Brothers Logan and Owen Cypert and their mother, Nicole, gather with the boys’ grandmother to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast Nov. 16, as the La Vernia United Methodist Church staff and Child Care Ministries celebrated with students and their families prior to Thanksgiving break. See more photos from this event on page 10 and 11. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Bears head to Area!



The La Vernia Bears took on Grulla Nov. 16 in Sinton in the first round of playoffs, beating the Gators, 55-28. La Vernia pulled ahead in the first quarter, 6-0, but Grulla put up a fight before the halftime whistle, pulling ahead 14-13. “We did not execute in the first half, and they hit some big plays,” said La Vernia […]

Ramiro R. Gonzales Jr.

1996-2018 Ramiro R. Gonzales Jr. entered eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the age of 22 in La Vernia, Texas. He was born on March 27, 1996, in San Antonio to Rosario (Rangel) and Ramiro R. Gonzales Sr. Ramiro was a graduate of La Vernia High School, class of 2016. He was preceded in death by his maternal […]

LaDonna J. Bloch

1933-2018 LaDonna J. Bloch entered eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the age of 85, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 31, 1933, in Avery, Texas, to Robert and Beulah (Wadley) Davis. LaDonna was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Bloch; and her parents. She is survived by her loving sister, Vahdean Terry; […]

Richard ‘Rick’ Caraway

1950-2018 Richard “Rick” Caraway, 68, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Rick was born on May 27, 1950, in Corpus Christi, the son of Jewell Harris and Alice Patricia Caraway. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Sandra K. Ramos, Cynthia Ann Caraway, and Jo Lynn Miller; and nephew Tyler Caraway. Rick will […]

The more things change, the more they … well, change



Change happens. Change is all about us. It’s an intricate part of our lives. For example, take a 20-dollar bill. Break it, and that change you get will disappear faster than a Tootsie Roll Pop! Another example is communities. At one time, for one reason or another, people found a place and put down roots. It’s theirs. It’s home. Eventually, […]

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