Crystal Complete Estate Sales

2019-10-03 E-Edition

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LVISD continues ‘review’; superintendent takes leave

The La Vernia Independent School District will continue “to review details” of allegations against district Superintendent Trent Lovette, although one allegation has been “ruled out.” Following a closed session lasting almost an hour and a half at a special meeting Sept. 30, school board President Cynthia Buerkle read a statement from the trustees. While the statement did not specify any […]

Pastureland goes up in smoke

Smoke billows into the afternoon sky Sept. 25 as fires blaze across more than 10 acres of pasture and along the side of U.S. 87 just north of Sutherland Springs. Firefighters from District 1 Fire & Rescue, District 2 Emergency Services, Bexar County Emergency Services District 12 and the New Berlin and Floresville volunteer fire departments worked to extinguish the […]

Lainey Bullard is Homecoming Queen

Photos by MIKE STAHL/

La Vernia Homecoming 2019

Russell Alan Crawford

1981-2019 Russell Alan Crawford of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the age of 38. Russell was born on March 17, 1981, in San Antonio to Robert Wayne and Sheri (Deininger) Crawford. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Crawford; and grandfathers Arthur Deininger and Lowell Crawford. Russell is survived by his mother, […]

Mildred Louise (Mueller) Radtke

1921-2019 Mildred Louise (Mueller) Radtke entered eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the age of 98. She was born Feb. 4, 1921, in La Vernia, Texas, to Emil H. and Emma S. (Schievelbein) Mueller. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. Radtke; her parents; and siblings Eugene Mueller (Isabelle), Alma Tanneberger (Delbert), and Melvin A. […]

Billy Kaupert Jr.

1945-2019 Billy Kaupert Jr., 74, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Billy was born Aug. 8, 1945, in San Antonio to William and Marie Kaupert. He married his high school sweetheart and love, Deborah Williams, on June 8, 1968. He became a father in 1971 to his daughter, Melissa Doege, and in 1973 to […]

Remember who’s in charge

This morning I have again been greeted with a saturating sensation within me. It has been continually growing and intensifying over the last couple of weeks, and it is rather exhausting! Maybe it’s just my own physical issues crying out loud, even with medication. Couple this with the knowledge that some friends I hold dear are in their final minutes […]