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Bears wrap season as Area basketball champs

The La Vernia Bears have capped their 2020-21 basketball season with an Area championship, taking out West Oso Feb. 24, but falling to Boerne Feb. 26 in their Regional Quarterfinals bid. The Bears beat West Oso, 60-39, to win the Area Championship last Wednesday at Judson High School, bringing their season record to 18-6. La Vernia raced out to a […]

Burn pit sparks blaze on Post Oak Road

“We have pretty much had a fire get out of control each day since [the county burn ban] expired,” said District 1 Fire & Rescue Chief Chris Thompson. “People just need to pay attention to the weather, particularly the wind,” he continued. The burn ban, approved by Wilson County commissioners last November, expired Feb. 21. Although the recent snow and […]

Will there be fireworks in La Vernia for July 4?

La Vernia’s annual “Red, White & Boom” party in the park to celebrate Independence Day may simply be a fireworks display in July. La Vernia City Council members discussed options for the event during a special meeting Feb. 25. Deposits are still good for the fireworks provider and Texas Red Dirt musician Stoney LaRue from last year, when the event […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn Tuesday, March 23, 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 […]

Lambs, goats kick off La Vernia Junior Livestock Show

Caroline McFadin, 17, prepares her goat for competition Feb. 28, on the first day of the 2021 La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show. Lambs and goats were the first in the ring on Sunday. Action was set to pick up again Wednesday with the steer and heifer shows, and continues through Friday, March 5, in the La Vernia Chamber […]

La Vernia ISD approves to phase out dual-language program

The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) will phase out its dual-language program for grades 2-5 over a four-year period, following a decision Feb. 23 by district trustees. The program will not accept any new enrollments after the current school year. Students currently enrolled who complete the program will be allowed to earn a Spanish 1 high school credit. School […]

Savor the sweetness in life

The missus and I went to Tennessee to surprise my son, Army Sgt. Jeremy Grimm, before he was deployed overseas again. While we all got to visit, memories were shared, as he and I both have served in Iraq. How quickly time passes and memories are left like mere wrinkles in time! Of course, as the missus and I return […]

Donald Edward Mock

1951-2021 Donald Edward Mock passed from a short and vicious battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Donald spent most of his life in South Texas, although he never turned down the opportunity to adventure outside of his typical boundaries with anyone who had half a reason or a full tank of gas. Donald was born Sept. 1, […]

Gerald Patrick O’Rourke

1950-2021 Gerald Patrick O’Rourke entered eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the age of 70. Gerald was born July 22, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, to Jeremiah Joseph and Sella Faye (Wilkes) O’Rourke. Gerald was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and especially his grandchildren. […]

Brad Rumfield

1988-2021 Brad Rumfield passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at the age of 32. Brad was born Sept. 15, 1988, to Jerry and Diana (Brown) Rumfield in San Antonio, Texas. Brad graduated from La Vernia High School in 2007 and attended Tarleton State University. He adored spending time with his family and the great outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and […]

John W. Reynolds

1960-2021 John W. Reynolds passed away in his home in La Vernia, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. John was born Jan. 29, 1960, in Austin to Kelton and Elsie (Fielder) Reynolds. John served in the U.S. Navy, and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Kelton Reynolds; and stepfather Manuel Posas. John is survived […]

Gregory James Laskowski

1959-2021 Gregory James Laskowski, 61, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Gregory was born Dec. 17, 1959, in Kosciusko to Leonard and Annie (Lyssy) Laskowski. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Norbert Laskowski and Jerome “Jerry” Laskowski; and brother-in-law Flavian Moczygemba. Gregory is survived by his sisters, Jeraldine M. Polivchak, Lucille […]

Eugenio V. Vega

1939-2021 Eugenio V. Vega passed away in his home in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at the age of 81. Eugenio was born on Feb. 25, 1939, to Semplicia (Valdez) and Castuilo Vega Sr. One of his favorite things in life was spending time with his family. Eugenio was preceded in death by his parents; sons Lee and […]

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