Iris Seale is honored as Texas Master Gardener Emerita

Iris Seale of La Vernia has been conferred with the distinguished honor of Texas Master Gardener Emerita by the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners. She was presented with the distinction July 9. According to the Texas Master Gardener Association, “Texas Master Gardener Emeritus/Emerita is an honorary title awarded to a retired Master Gardener volunteer for distinguished service to Texas AgriLife Extension […]

La Vernia council keeps pace with local growth

The residential population, commercial businesses, and community projects in La Vernia proper have been skyrocketing and La Vernia City Council and city staff are doing what they can to keep pace. Council members and the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) board conducted a joint budget workshop July 22; both budgets are in the preliminary stages. According to the City […]

Driver remains at large after pursuit through La Vernia

The driver of a stolen pickup truck remains at large after fleeing on foot from law-enforcement officers July 24, and crashing the vehicle into a ditch in St. Hedwig. Pursuit of the driver began after Wilson County sheriff’s deputies and La Vernia police responded to calls about a white Ford F250 pickup truck driving recklessly in the area of F.M. […]


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Billy Don Monroe

1936-2021 Billy Don Monroe, 85, of Adkins, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Billy was born June 23, 1936, in Carnegie, Okla., to John W. and Jewel C. (Walker) Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and three sisters. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara […]

Faye Baethge

1928-2021 Faye Baethge entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the age of 92. Faye was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Lubbock, Texas, to Edgar and Fannie (Owens) Ellett. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 70 years, Otto Baethge Jr.; her parents; sisters Thelma Raye and Rhudine West; and brother Jack Ellett (Jackie). […]

Nancy Adame

1954-2021 Nancy Adame entered eternal rest on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 67. Nancy was born April 4, 1954, in Lawton, Okla., to Bill and Leona (Branscum) Nicols. Nancy was greatly loved and will be forever missed, said her family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kara Henderson and […]

How cleaning the pool led to our search for a new church

The missus, Debie Grimm, is looking for some pool help. Years ago, we had us a little pool — well, really, it was one of those larger watering tubs. The missus wanted me to make it “jes’ like ’em city cement ponds.” So out I go to do what the missus commands. I tried to be ecologically or ergonomically minded […]

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