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Letters to Santa section hits newsstands

Santa Letters & Coloring Contest Winners inside this week’s La Vernia News on newsstands!

Merry Christmas to all!

“You’d better be good, for goodness’ sake!” Santa encourages an excited youngster who squeezed through the railings Dec. 7 at the La Vernia tree lighting to join the line of children waiting to whisper their Christmas wishes. The boy happily complied, eager to stay on the “nice” list to ensure a gift with his name makes it onto Santa’s sleigh […]

Churches invite all to Christmas services

Many churches are planning special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services to celebrate the Reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Following is a list of Christmas services in the local area, published as a service for readers seeking a place to worship. Services take place on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted. Adkins St. […]

Stay safe and enjoy happy holidays

’Tis the season to be jolly, but you should also be wary of burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and other holiday Grinches. Nothing can ruin the holiday spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime. Criminals see the holiday season as an opportunity to burglarize your home or car, looking for cash, credit cards, and holiday gifts under your Christmas tree. […]

Nelson Darrell Parsons

1932-2019 Retired USAF Master Sgt. Nelson Darrell Parsons entered eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at the age of 87. Nelson was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Spencer, W.V., to Gomer Guy and Mollie Gay (Brannon) Parsons. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary E. (Postalwait) Parsons; daughter Theresa Brewer; his parents; great-grandson Kaiden […]

Carl Xavier Richter

2019-2019 On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, Carl Xavier Richter, a most precious little angel of La Vernia, Texas, passed away. Carl was born on July 31, 2019, in San Antonio to Robert and Jessica (Humphries) Richter. In his short time here, the amount of love and joy he spread put smiles on the faces of all who met him. He […]

Patsy Sue (Pape) Smith

1943-2019 Patsy Sue (Pape) Smith of Nixon, Texas, entered eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at the age of 76. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Patsy was born in New Mexico on May 16, 1943, to Susie Baker Pape. She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Freddie Joseph “Joe” Smith […]

A ‘sign’ of love and affection



We started out in passionate love, Absolutely sure it was all from above. Each day was soon years that rolled by so fast. Now it just seems, she says I am always riding her … last nerve. There were times long ago we worked as a team, But through the years now, she just always seems steamed. My return from […]

2019-12-19 E-Edition

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