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Lynette Best-Gray will walk, not run, to the Senior Games



A La Vernia resident is set to celebrate her Senior Games debut Sept. 14. Lynette Best-Gray of La Vernia qualified for the 2021 Texas Senior Games a year earlier than she anticipated, because the game dates were changed due to COVID-19 concerns. The delay allowed her to turn 50 and meet the age requirement to participate. “I may have just […]

La Vernia to get new EMS station on U.S. 87



“This will be our new Station 1.” District 3 EMS Director David Rice outlined plans for a site on U.S. 87 on La Vernia’s southern edge, following the approval Sept. 3 by Wilson County Emergency Services District 3 (ESD 3) board members to purchase the land and building, across from Melanie’s Bar & Grill, for just over $1.5 million. ESD […]

Enjoy Homecoming at First Baptist Church 10th annual tailgate event

For the past 10 years, the First Baptist Church of La Vernia has furnished tailgating food at every first home football game of the season for the La Vernia Bears. And community members can enjoy the 10th annual tailgating event this Friday, Sept. 10, before the Homecoming game! The sausage wraps are made and individually wrapped by First Baptist Church […]

Beverly J. Stansell

1951-2021 Beverly J. Stansell passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at the age of 70. Beverly was born in Abilene, Texas, on May 13, 1951, to Roy S. and Oleta Pauline (Higgins) Lanham. Beverly was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, as well as […]

Margaret Smith

1936-2021 Margaret Smith, 85, passed peacefully in her home on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Margaret was born April 29, 1936, to Amos and May Bradley. From attending a boarding school in England to riding on a trail ride in Houston, Margaret experienced and traveled around most of Europe, Africa, and Canada. A member of the San […]

Mary F. Smithey

1950-2021 Mary F. Smithey of Sutherland Springs, Texas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at the age of 71. Mary was born May 31, 1950, in San Antonio to J.W. and Annie Nell (Anderson) Wiley. Mary worked as a jailer for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office until her retirement. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. […]

Yep, September is here!



September is here! Many of us view this month differently. Some see it as the final weeks of summer. Some feel a delightful expectation of fall, already smelling and tasting the pumpkin spice that is soon to appear E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E, in everything. Maybe, you’re one who noticed already the displays of those mountains of Halloween candy and feel that urge to […]

2021-09-09 E-Edition

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