La Vernia cross country teams advance to Regionals

Varsity boys claim 12th straight district title

La Vernia High School’s varsity boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the Regional Meet Monday, Oct. 25, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, after a great showing in district competition. The boys team claimed their 12th straight district championship Oct. 12 at Starcke Park in Seguin, with Tyler Mills as the individual champion. The boys claimed the first […]

Plan your Halloween with these area tricks and treats

Halloween is almost here, and Wilson County (and beyond) is getting in the “spooky spirit” as area businesses, churches, and schools unveil their plans for a variety of trunk-or-treats, fall fests, and more! So find that perfect costume, grab your candy bags and buckets, and pick your poison … we mean outing … and make it a Halloween to remember! […]

Don’t miss the Polish Heritage Center grand opening!

Witness the grand opening in the oldest permanent Polish settlement in the United States of the Polish Heritage Center — the new 16,500-square-foot cultural, state-of-the-art, interactive museum in Panna Maria — on Saturday, Oct. 23, beginning at 11 a.m. The historic event will continue on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can gather around for the […]

La Vernia to host Drug Take Back event Oct. 23

The Drug Enforcement Agency and the La Vernia Police Department encourage county residents to turn in unused prescription medication for proper disposal on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. Area residents can turn in their prescription drugs that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of La Vernia City Hall, 102 E. Chihuahua St. […]

We have a winner!

Congratulations to David Cribb of La Vernia, the winner of our September WOW! photo contest. His entry was drawn from those correctly identifying the Bear Necessities Laundromat from the close-up photo of the new business, just off F.M. 775 between Bear Wash and The Den, published in the Sept. 30 La Vernia News. David’s prize package includes a one-year subscription […]

Timothy A. Murphy

1955-2021 Timothy A. Murphy passed away in his home in Seguin, Texas, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at the age of 66, surrounded by his loving wife, family, and dear friends. Timothy was born in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 2, 1955, to Michael J. and Harriett (McConnell) Murphy. Timothy joined the U.S. Air Force in 1973, and proudly served for […]

Bob Purcell

1931-2021 U.S. Air Force MSGT Bob Purcell (ret.) passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Adkins, Texas, at the age of 90. Bob was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Cleveland to James William and Pauline Lee (Bouery) Purcell. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a civil engineer for more than 25 years. He was […]

He’s left a rich legacy



For 67 of my nearing 70 years, my brother-in-law treated me as if I was just another one of his six boys who all grew up together. Of course, there were others, too; he had that powerful an influence. There’s a wedding picture of Mr. & Mrs. Ray Wayne Harper cutting their cake, with me as a little blond-haired boy […]

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