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Brenley Stephenson takes aim at 4-H archery state events

La Vernia’s Brenley Stephenson is preparing to take his best shot at the upcoming 4-H Shooting Sports State Summer Games for Archery, which will be held July 18–24 in San Antonio. “I really like the challenge of trying to beat my own personal scores,” he shared, when asked what he enjoys about archery. At the Summer Games, Brenley, 11, will […]

Neighborhood safety: Speed bumps may not be the answer

“The extra police presence has been good for our neighborhood.” Kasie Tankersley was among several community members addressing speeding and unruly behavior during a May 12 meeting of the La Vernia City Council. Council members last month heard via teleconference from several residents of the neighborhoods that include McCoy, Dr. Martin, Mulberry, and Canfield streets, and also received a petition […]

Representing Sutherland Springs

The Sutherland Springs Old Town Day court members enjoy their opportunity to shine, as they participate May 15 in the Floresville Peanut Festival Parade and Spring Fest. Due to COVID-19, the Peanut Festival couldn’t take place last October as originally scheduled, so organizers created the spring event, instead. The Sutherland Springs court and community members are looking forward to celebrating […]

New fire engine approved for ESD 1

A new fire engine is in the works for Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1). The ESD 1 board approved the purchase from Pierce Manufacturing of a replacement for Engine 12 during a May 13 meeting. The total cost, including purchase price and equipment, is $820,000, with some funding to come from the proposed sale of reserve apparatus, […]

The power of encouragement

Here at La Grimm Ranchero Inspiring People Enterprise (or by leaving out the “L,” GRIPE, for short), we are taking action to boost encouragement. We want our home to be a place where anyone and everyone can just feel the encouragement oozing from the walls. Y’all have heard that colloquialism, “if these walls could talk”? Well, our walls may not […]

Frank Ray Hamilton

1930-2021 Frank Ray Hamilton went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the age of 91. Frank was born Jan. 30, 1930, to Alvin Cecil and Mary (Sears) Hamilton in Stephenville, Texas. He married his bride, Barbara Ann “Susie” Crow, in June of 1955 in San Antonio. After retirement, Ray enjoyed spending […]

Anita Louise Bryant Dockery

1934-2021 Anita Louise Bryant Dockery passed away from this earth on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the age of 87 years. Anita was born Jan. 3, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas, to Alice and Jerry D. Bryant. Anita graduated from Harlandale High School in 1951. She had a near-40-year career as an editor of training manuals at Fort Sam Houston. […]

Carl Commadore Rains Sr.

1941-2021 Carl Commadore Rains Sr. went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, May 15, 2021, at the age of 80. Carl was born Jan. 25, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, to Adrian and Florence (Theis) Rains. Carl grew up on the south side of San Antonio and graduated from South San High School in 1959. While growing up, […]

Bernie E. Ramzinski

1942-2021 Bernie E. Ramzinski passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Bernie was born Aug. 22, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas, to Ed and Adeline (Pierdolla) Ramzinski. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bernie is survived by his wife of more than 51 years, Laura; their two sons, Darin Ramzinski and wife Dawn and Wesley Ramzinski and […]

2021-05-20 E-Edition