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La Vernia graduation is Friday; guidelines announced

La Vernia High School graduation is set for Friday, May 28, at 8 p.m. in Bear Stadium; gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Each graduate is allocated two tickets for seating in the track area. Other guests — no limit — are welcome to sit in the stands; seating there is on a first-come, first-served basis. No gifts of any kind […]

Remembering La Vernia veterans

The most recent inscriptions ordered are being engraved on the La Vernia Veterans Memorial in time for Memorial Day, when the flags will be on display, weather permitting. No Memorial Day ceremony is planned for Monday, May 31, but members of the public are welcome to visit the memorial, inside the La Vernia City Park. For more information about the […]

La Vernia ISD proposes decrease in tax rate

The La Vernia Independent School District (ISD) is proposing a tax rate of $1.29320 per $100 taxable property value, 3.5 cents lower than the current rate. The proposed rate includes 89.8 cents toward maintenance and operations, and 39.5 cents to pay off district’s debts, such as bonds. However, some homeowners might see higher tax bills, due to increasing property values, […]


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Graduation 2021 Special Section

Be sure to pick up this week’s La Vernia News to get the Class of 2021 Graduation Special Section inside! On newsstands today and in the mail Thursday for subscribers. Subscribe and access the digital edition now at

We love each other like crazy

It finally happened. Y’all knew it would. Any good woman can take only so much before she goes bad. Here at La Grimm Ranchero Fun and Games, we’ve had a good run. Oh, sure, we had our moments of passion, personal growth, weight gain, varying hair styles and coloring, cat hair everywhere, dreams, nightmares, overseas war, in-home conflicts, fights over […]

Earl Nolan Blackburn

1948-2021 On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Earl Nolan Blackburn, loving brother, uncle, and great-uncle, passed away at the age of 73. Earl was born Jan. 13, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, to Nolan and Irene (Haby) Blackburn. Earl grew up in San Antonio, and after high school he found Austin to be his home. He attended the University of Texas […]

Gerald ‘Gene’ Johnson

1935-2021 Gerald “Gene” Johnson, 85, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021. Gene was born Oct. 31, 1935, to James and Merriam Clark Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. Gene graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1954 and attended Rice University on a football and track and field scholarship. He worked in the oil industry for most of his life, which […]

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