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Check it all out at the Jane Yelvington McCallum La Vernia Public Library


Calling all readers! Children, young adults, adults, movie watchers, audiobook listeners, and eBook lovers — Did you know that it is free to sign up for a library card at the Jane Yelvington McCallum La Vernia Public Library? For those 18 and older, all you need is a driver license and a recent piece of mail. Those under the age […]

Let’s get ready to wrestle!



La Vernia High School will offer a wrestling program to students, beginning this school year. The girls and boys wrestling coach is Jody Odom, who coached wrestling for five years at Lee High School in San Antonio, before coming to La Vernia. This is Odom’s first year in the school district. He will be a high school history teacher and […]

Back-to-School time is here!

It’s almost – Back-to-School time! Check out area businesses that are ready to help. See page 7 in this week’s La Vernia News. Subscribe today to access now at lavernianews.com/subscribe

Frank M. Ramzinski

1928-2021 Frank M. Ramzinski entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Adkins, Texas, at the age of 93. Frank was born Jan. 5, 1928, in St. Hedwig to Leon and Sophie (Strzelczyk) Ramzinski. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene (Javior) Ramzinski; and siblings Tony Ramzinski, Dominic Ramzinski, Pauline Moravitz, Julius Ramzinski, Mary […]

Harold Wayne Sowa

1937-2021 Harold Wayne Sowa passed away in his home in La Vernia, Texas, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the age of 84. Harold was born March 27, 1937, to George Alexander and Mary Magdalene (Gower) Sowa in Corpus Christi. Harold married Ramona Harms on Nov. 14, 1959. They were married for 56 years until her passing in 2015. Harold […]

Joe C. McMinn

1932-2021 Joe C. McMinn passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the age of 88. Joe was born Aug. 16, 1932, to Ethel (Nason) and Charles Preston McMinn. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and honorably retired in 1970. He was also a member of the Brahan Lodge No. 226 AF & AM. Joe was preceded in […]

Frank Isidore Shadrock

1935-2021 Frank Isidore Shadrock entered eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the age of 86. Frank was born on May 10, 1935, in St. Hedwig, Texas, to Emily Julia Wanat and Frank Valentine Shadrock. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara Joan (Collier) Shadrock; his parents; and […]

Loosen the grip of what you have been taught



What have you been taught? Some of us have been taught to complain, grumble, and demand. Too many of us are like the Queen of Hearts of Alice in Wonderland, demanding everyone and everything must go her way or “Off with their head!” In this person’s kingdom, there is no heart; therefore, this person cannot be taught otherwise. There’s a […]

2021-07-22 E-Edition

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