Lady Bears take Bi-District volleyball title!

The La Vernia Lady Bears celebrate their 3-0 win Oct. 30 over Fredericksburg, making the Lady Bears the Bi-District champs! La Vernia continued volleyball playoff action Tuesday night, taking on Calhoun in Yoakum. Congratulations, ladies!

Hannah New Spivey to celebrate 110 years

Her life has included two pandemics, two world wars, 19 presidents, and 21 great-great-grandkids

Imagine living long enough to have witnessed the service of 19 presidents of the United States, and outliving 14 of them. Teddy Roosevelt had just left office and William Howard Taft was president in 1910 when Hannah New was born in Wilson County, Texas. Now Hannah New Spivey, she’ll celebrate her 110th birthday on Nov. 10. The things we take […]

La Vernia teen dies in Halloween crash; community offers prayers

The La Vernia community has been reaching out with sympathy to the family of 15-year-old Kailey Kotara, who died in an Oct. 31 vehicle accident. Kailey, a sophomore at La Vernia High School, lost her life after a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) in which she was a passenger rolled over at the intersection of Legacy Way Drive and Legacy Oaks […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn Tuesday, Nov. 24, will win a prize package that includes a one-year subscription to the La Vernia News. Send entries — including your name, hometown, and a daytime telephone number — to WOW!, La Vernia News, 112 E. Chihuahua St., La Vernia, TX 78121, or email, putting WOW […]

Carmen G. Strunk

1951-2020 Carmen G. Strunk passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 69. Carmen was born Sept. 27, 1951, in Hondo to Arthur and Lillian Evelyn (Rudinger) Lutz. Carmen married Samuel Lee Strunk on Nov. 7, 1970, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brothers […]

Pantaleon ‘Jr.’ R. Gonzales Jr.

1953-2020 Pantaleon “Jr.” R. Gonzales Jr. passed away in his home in La Vernia, Texas, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at the age of 67. Pantaleon was born Oct. 9, 1953, in La Vernia to Augustina (Rangel) and Pantaleon R. Gonzales Sr. Jr. was preceded in death by his wife of more than 40 years, […]

Herman N. Burg

1934-2020 Herman N. Burg passed away in Seguin, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at the age of 85. Herman was born Nov. 30, 1934, to Herman and Nena (Brandt) Burg in San Antonio. As a child, Herman grew up on the Eastside of San Antonio. He served in the U.S. Army. Herman married Jeanette Elley Burg on April 4, […]

Kailey Marie Kotara

•8-22-2005 — 10-31-2020 •Daughter of Larry and Dawn Kotara; granddaughter of Alvin and Rosemarie Warzecha and the late Ben and Dorothy Kotara; sister of Kyle Kotara •Visitation: Sunday, Nov. 8, 4-8 p.m., Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia •Rosary: Sunday, 6 p.m., in the funeral chapel •Funeral Mass: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, La Vernia •Interment: St. Jerome Catholic […]

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