Homes for our Troops

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Help welcome Marine veteran Matthew Wheeler to La Vernia



The La Vernia community is invited to welcome a new neighbor, retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Matthew Wheeler. The disabled veteran will be receiving a new home near New Berlin, courtesy of Homes For Our Troops — and some dedicated volunteers! Sgt. Wheeler, deployed for a fourth time as an explosive ordnance (EOD) technician with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, […]

Tractor Tech team wins Area VII!

No more burn ban


There is no longer a burn ban in Wilson County. Wilson County Commissioners Court did not renew the burn ban, which they had extended last November, during their Feb. 10 regular meeting. County residents outside incorporated areas may burn brush piles and similar waste without a permit. However, burn piles must be attended at all times and must be extinguished […]

Planning some new adventures



Here at La Grimm Ranchero, we’re taking life on, living life to the fullest as much as over-the-counter medications and numerous doctor appointments allow. In our younger days, we were something else — a lot younger, for one thing! Back when I met the missus, she was a single mother, raising a teenage son, working three jobs, and totally mesmerizing! […]

Gary Aiken

1965-2020 Gary Aiken, 55, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in La Vernia, Texas. Gary was born Jan. 13, 1965, in San Antonio to Dale Vorphal and Joy (Schul) Aiken. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gary is survived by his wife of 28 years, Paige Aiken; son Jason Aiken; sister Deby Williams (Jacob De La Rosa); […]

Evelyn Dukes Long

1927-2020 Evelyn Dukes Long, 93, of Adkins, Texas, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in San Antonio. Evelyn was born Feb. 2, 1927, in San Antonio to Olga (Benold) and James Dukes Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Doris Harold “Johnny” Long; and siblings Wilma Jean Dukes, Calvin James Dukes, Betty Lou Dukes, Henry […]

Norma N. Greinke

1927-2020 Norma N. Greinke of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at the age of 92. Norma was born on June 1, 1927, in Texhoma to Ernest Otto and Irene Leona (Knuth) Meyer. Norma was a longtime member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Dale […]

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