City considers replacing Dominion voting machines



The city of La Vernia is considering the replacement of its two electronic voting machines. The proposal to replace them, at a cost of $9,385, elicited lengthy discussion during the Jan. 14 La Vernia City Council meeting, held virtually. City Secretary Brittani Porter presented a proposal to replace the city’s aging Dominion machines with new ones from Election Systems & […]

Lady Bears take sting out of Lady Hornets with home win

The 4A La Vernia Lady Bears have shown what they’re made of. The Lady Bears took on and defeated the neighboring 6A East Central Lady Hornets Jan. 12 at home, with a score of 2-1. La Vernia started out strong with senior Addie Fike scoring a quick goal within the first three minutes of the game, immediately applying the pressure. […]

Reckless driving results in three arrests



La Vernia police arrested a driver and his two passengers on possession charges Jan. 10, after reckless driving got officers’ attention. The police received reports of a white Toyota speeding on U.S. 87 toward La Vernia by way of Sutherland Springs, occasionally hitting things and frequently driving on the wrong side of the highway. After police stopped the vehicle in […]

Pikes’ commitment to country … it’s a family affair

U.S. Navy Chief Yeoman John Pike, formerly of La Vernia, re-enlists for continued service in America’s Navy on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Pike, the Navy Delayed Entry Program coordinator assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio, is a 1987 graduate of La Vernia High School and joined the Navy in 2004. The oath was administered by […]

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Sharon Puhlmann of La Vernia, the winner of our December WOW! photo contest. Her entry was selected at random from those correctly identifying the “Welcome to La Vernia” sign on U.S. 87 near the Big Bear Home Center from the image pictured in our Dec. 31 issue. Sharon’s prize package includes a one-year subscription to the La Vernia […]

Gerard T. ‘Buck’ Shodrock

1950-2020 Gerard T. “Buck” Shodrock was born Aug. 2, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Rosie (Stanush) and John Shodrock Sr. Buck went to be his Heavenly Father at the age of 70 after battling an acute illness. After high school, Gerard attended San Antonio College and joined the police academy when he turned 21, starting his career […]

Goldie M. Drzymala

1944-2020 Goldie M. Drzymala, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, slipped peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Goldie was born Dec. 29, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas, to Stanley Nevitt and Monta Goldie (Faist) Strub. Goldie was preceded in death by her parents; and son John Drzymala. She is survived by her children, Eugene Drzymala Jr. (Kelly), Robert […]

Peggy Joyce (Helms) Winn

1940-2020 Peggy Joyce (Helms) Winn entered eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the age of 80. Peggy was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Denver Harbor, Texas, to Douglas V. and Mildred (Butler) Albro. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Wendy Cleveland; and sister Patti Listi. Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Calvin W. Winn; […]

Charles Ray Wootan

1952-2020 Charles Ray Wootan entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at the age of 68. Charles was born June 3, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, to Louis W. and Joyce (Prewitt) Wootan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wootan; his mother, Joyce Wootan; mother-in-law Clara Hatch; and father-in-law Thomas Hatch. Charles is survived by his […]

H.P. Shadrock

1928-2020 Retired Chief Master Sgt. H.P. Shadrock, Texas Air National Guard, 149th Air Tactical Fighter Group, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. H.P. was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Bloomington, Calif., to Louis Joe and Cecilia (Mikolajczyk) Shadrock. H.P. was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie J. Shadrock; and brothers Anton Shadrock and Oscar Shadrock. […]

And let it begin with me



… And so it begins … Here at La Grimm Ranchero, we’ve learned that communication is so important in any relationship. Of course, it’s more than words. It’s respect, dignity, working at understanding … and listening for what has not been said. Often, the words used cannot convey the deepest meanings, but the tone of how it has been said. […]

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