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Chicks Sandwich Shop reopens, LV Market Days keeps growing



The winter storm in mid-February left Chicks Sandwich Shop at Hyde’s Hen House in La Vernia with busted pipes, but the good news is that the popular eatery has resumed dine-in and to-go options! The shop is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Popular items include the chicken salad sandwich and loaded baked potato soup, as well […]

La Vernia ISD to create DAEP program for next academic year



The La Vernia Independent School District will operate its own Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) for the 2021-22 school year. Trustees unanimously approved $99,255 to cover the first-year cost of the program during their March 15 meeting. Having its own DAEP will provide a savings compared to contracting with another district for the service, trustees heard, as well as allow […]

Waggin’ Trails Dog Park starts to take shape


Construction is underway at Waggin’ Trails Dog Park! Adkins Sun Cover LLC is installing the poles for the sunshade and the cover itself should be up by Friday, March 19. The city of La Vernia’s Public Works Department is positioning the water lines and will install a backflow device, as well as a drain-off French trench. Water fountains, sponsored by […]

District 1 Fire & Rescue reviews impact of Winter Storm Uri



Winter Storm Uri, that blanketed Texas with snow and brought power outages, traffic issues, and water woes across Texas, also impacted the ability of emergency services to respond. Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1), which provides fire-protection and first-responder services to the La Vernia, Kicaster, and Sutherland Springs areas, is budgeting for extra costs incurred during the mid-February […]

Joyce Marie Castiglione

1928-2021 Joyce Marie Castiglione, loving wife, beloved mother, and dear grandmother, was called home to God on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Joyce was born in Killeen, Texas, on April 5, 1928, to Walter Riley and Luda Mae (Wills) Young. She left for San Antonio when her father sought work there as World War II was about to begin. She grew […]

Sandra Diana Howard Beran

Sandra Diana Howard Beran passed away peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the age of 75. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Diana attended Highlands High School, class of ’63. After briefly attending Southwest Texas State, she graduated from Millersville College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. In 1984, she received her master’s degree […]

Cats are not like dogs



Note: I had dogs most of my formative years. I had one cat when I was about 5 or 6 years old — found it one morning by the road. Stiff as a board. Only cat I had. Forty-five years later, I married a cat lady. Now cats are her thing, and I — the lover of my wonderful wife, […]

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