Getting ready for Homecoming 2021

Get ready for Homecoming 2021!



Homecoming in La Vernia is right around the corner! Although football season for the La Vernia Bears just started with last Friday’s game in Cuero, it’s already time for Homecoming, set for next Friday, Sept 10. The Bears will host La Grange in Bear Stadium. Here’s how the community can join in the fun! Lighting of the LV La Vernia […]

Patsy Ritchey paroled after serving six years of 28-year sentence



A former La Vernia resident was released on parole from the state prison in Gatesville Aug. 25, after serving six and a half years of a 28-year jail sentence. Patsy Ritchey, who owned an insurance agency in La Vernia, pleaded guilty in January 2015 to multiple charges of theft, which included stealing more than $418,000 from eight of her insurance […]

Saved from the dump: Pantry receives 300 cases of food



It could have ended up in a landfill; instead, hundreds of pounds of canned goods will help Wilson County families in need. Doug Thomas — an Adkins resident and H2O Solutions construction manager — was told to throw away about 300 cases of non-perishables, after his crew completed a restoration job near the Dominion in San Antonio. “Don’t throw it […]

Growing in the shade of Twin Oaks

The ground has been cleared by the entrance to Twin Oaks on U.S. 87 near Melanie’s Bar & Grill, where North San Antonio Healthcare Associates is building a new clinic in La Vernia, to open in 2022; the satellite office has outgrown its current location next to The Emergency Clinic La Vernia, near the U.S. 87/F.M. 1346 intersection. Read more […]

Marjorie Frances (Burkett) Flores

1926-2021 Marjorie Frances (Burkett) Flores, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and family matriarch, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at the age of 95. Marjorie was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 24, 1926. Marjorie lived a full life, where she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends that she so passionately […]

Jerry Korzekwa

1951-2021 Jerry Korzekwa, 70, entered eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, in Stockdale, Texas. Jerry was born Aug. 6, 1951, in Bexar County to Frank and Virginia (Dugi) Korzekwa. He was preceded in death by his parents; and loving wife Shirley Mae (Milner) Korzekwa. Jerry is survived by his children, Gerald Korzekwa (Dawn), Clayton Duane Korzekwa, Frank Vincent Korzekwa, […]

Celestina Villanueva Kinslow

1965-2021 Celestina Villanueva Kinslow, 56, entered eternal rest in Floresville, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Celestina was born Feb. 26, 1965, in Corpus Christi to Gaston G. and Maria Armandina Gonzales Villanueva. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Corina Villanueva. Celestina is survived by her brother, Mario L. Villanueva Sr.; nephews Michael Villanueva (Crystal), […]

Laboring to enjoy Labor Day



Here at La Grimm Ranchero, we’re gearing up for the change of command. There was a time, I used to think that my career in Army uniform only empowered me, but as I’ve groaned under one misconception after another. The missus has again informed me of the error of my thinking. Time has taken its toll on my body, and […]

2021-09-02 E-Edition

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