Pandemic pastime becomes cottage bakery



Remember when the pandemic first hit and there wasn’t a loaf of bread in sight? Owner of Wing and a Prayer Cottage Bakery Ed Fields and his wife, Kelly, saw an opportunity to help members of their community gain access to baked goods during a very tough time in early 2020. “We did this as a hobby when COVID-19 first […]

La Vernia facilitates building of The Texan store



The Texan is coming to La Vernia. In a joint meeting Aug. 16, the La Vernia City Council and the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD) took actions to enable the building of a new convenience store in the city by 2023. “It will be much earlier than that,” The Texan owner Brian Dlugosch said. The store will be one […]

La Vernia Historical Association plans anniversary book

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the La Vernia Historical Association invites local families to be included in an upcoming history book, scheduled for release in 2022. The book, Lavernia Legacies, the Family History Edition, will include contributed family histories and photos. “We want to commemorate our 20th anniversary by publishing this book to celebrate not only the families who […]

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Laddie J. Nemec

1932-2021 Laddie J. Nemec, 88, of Adkins, Texas, passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in Schertz. Laddie was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Corpus Christi, the oldest of six children, to John and Toney (Mikulec) Nemec. After graduating from Calallen High School in 1950, Laddie joined the U.S. Air Force and served as a B-26 aerial gunner during the […]

Michael ‘Mike’ Kenneth Jupe

1957-2021 Michael “Mike” Kenneth Jupe, 64, of Adkins, Texas, went to his final rest on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Mike was born Jan. 20, 1957, in San Antonio to William and Tillie Snokhous Jupe. Mike took over for his father, William Jupe, and became owner and operator of Jupe Trucking until he re-tired at the age of 62. After the […]

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Ronnie E. Whaley

1963-2021 Ronnie E. Whaley, 58, of Belton, Texas, passed away on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in his home in La Vernia. Ronnie was born June 18, 1963, in Conroe. Ronnie was a loving father, husband, and brother who devoted his life to his family and the ones he cared about. Many who knew him could agree that he was not […]

Thoughts about thinking — without permission



As the missus and I enter these remaining years, our conversations are often more meaningful. Since both of us have many experiences together, she often tells me she knows exactly what I’m thinking. Sadly, this too often leads to tension, simply because I have to try to think that what I was thinking was on the same train of thought […]

E-Edition 8/18/2021

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