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2019-11-07 E-Edition

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Walk the path on Veterans Day

The La Vernia Veterans Memorial is getting ready for the Veterans Day Ceremony, planned for Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the La Vernia City Park. Mike Hoffman and his crew of bricklayers are adding the latest orders of personalized bricks to the Patriot’s Pathway, where individuals and businesses commemorate not only veterans, but also anniversaries, holidays, and even […]

Lady Bears are perfect District champs

Public hearing to address Kicaster EMS petition



“We received a petition in August from citizens in ‘no man’s land’ — the area around Kicaster that isn’t included in service either by District 3 EMS or District 2 Emergency Services,” District 3 EMS Director David Rice told the La Vernia News. More than 100 signatures were received from property owners who also are registered voters, asking Wilson County […]

Benefit set for Skrobarcek, Noguez, and Kirkham families



Community members are rallying to help three families, following a fatal crash Oct. 31 in Sutherland Springs. The two-vehicle crash killed Josiah Skrobarcek, 20, of La Vernia, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his fiancée, Analiza Noguez. She and the driver of the second vehicle, Tyler Kirkham, were seriously injured. Noguez, 19, and Kirkham, 17 — both […]

Veterans Day, Christmas events coming to La Vernia City Park



Howdy, La Vernia Citizens! The first cold fronts have now passed through and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees. And aren’t the brisk mornings a welcome change from the dog days of summer, which really extended this year well into October? With the temperature change, we received some well-needed rain that helped the aquifer supplying the bulk […]

Josiah-David Nathaniel Skrobarcek

1999-2019 On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Josiah-David Nathaniel Skrobarcek went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 20. Josiah was born on Jan. 10, 1999, in Temple, Texas, to Cathé (Weyel) and Raymon Skrobarcek Jr. Josiah-David had a great love for his Savior, Jesus Christ, and worshipped Him daily through the music he wrote. Josiah-David also had […]

Jeffrey R. Perry

1963-2019 Jeffrey “Jeff” R. Perry of La Vernia, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the age of 56. Jeff was born March 1, 1963, in Hinton, Okla., to Joe and Marcia Perry. Jeff’s passion and joy in life came from family, art, guns, and hard work. Jeff proudly served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and he […]

Musing on medical miracles, menopause, and PTSD



Well, 5 a.m. Sunday was 6 a.m. the day before, but my internal alarm clock doesn’t easily accept this “fall back” time change! So, here I am sucking coffee, looking out at “oh-dark” and trying not to wake the missus. Some conflicts in life are avoidable, ya know! The two cats want to go outside, but they don’t know it’s […]