Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 1

Texas Commission of Environmental Quality

City of Karnes City

No serious injuries in six-vehicle crash



Audie Howell of La Vernia acted as quickly as he could. “I slammed on my brakes, but skidded into the truck ahead of me,” he said Aug. 29, as he surveyed the scene of a six-vehicle crash during morning drive time on U.S. 87 north of La Vernia. The 27-year-old was headed to work in San Antonio last Thursday morning, […]

Keeping up with LV in NYC!

“Even while in Central Park, I’ve got to check out what’s in the La Vernia News!” La Vernia Mayor Robert Gregory keeps in touch with hometown happenings during a recent visit to New York City. Watch coming issues of your La Vernia News for stories about local Junior Olympians Nazarene Kitcher, Jada Green, and Byron Green, along with Louise Duelm […]

A brief history of the La Vernia schools


As a new school year gets into full swing, the La Vernia Historical Association gives us a glimpse into public education through the years in our community. In 1853, our community was originally named Post Oak. In 1859, the U.S. Post Office discovered that a town already had that name, so it was changed to Lavernia. The spelling is traditionally […]

Jami Lynn Johnson

1981-2019 Jami Lynn Johnson of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at the age of 37. Jami was born on Dec. 31, 1981, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Michael Johnson and Lorry Weber. Jami was a beloved teacher in the East Central Independent School District and was extremely involved in the La Vernia community. She will […]

Mark Anthony Lyssy

1956-2019 Mark Anthony Lyssy entered eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at the age of 63. He was born on Feb. 23, 1956, in San Antonio, Texas, to Edward and Florence (Pollock) Lyssy. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Edward Lyssy. He is survived by his sons, Ryan Lyssy and Jonathan Lyssy (Stephanie); grandchildren Ella, Corbin, and […]

Words, written or spoken, are powerful



I am sure your home is one of consistent tranquility, calm interactions, and angels seen perched in joyful existence upon every window ledge.  Ours, too … not! Put two people together or any family in any building, and unless one has slipped some potent muscle relaxers in the other’s food or drink, there will be some tension. It might be […]

2019-09-05 E-Edition

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