Serenity Memorials

Furred, Finned, & Feathered Friends

[Enjoy this article from this week’s La Vernia News – subscribe today!] No wrapping paper necessary! Tiny Noelle is a gift best unwrapped. She found her way to cool cat Speedy Ranchero’s yard on a cold night recently, and is now a happy indoor member of the Oscar household in La Vernia. ’Tis the … You must be an active […]

Holiday cookies the whole family will love

[Enjoy this article from this week’s La Vernia News – subscribe today!] Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Makes 5 dozen 1 cup sugar, plus extra for coating dough 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 cup Crisco Butter Flavor Shortening 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter 2 large eggs 1/4 … You must be an active subscriber to view […]

Christmas Cookie Recipes

[Enjoy this article from this week’s La Vernia News – subscribe today!] Many people enjoy baking come the holiday season, and perhaps no dish is more synonymous with holiday baking than cookies. Children leave cookies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while adults may indulge and enjoy an ext… You must be an active subscriber to view this page. […]

LV wrestlers compete in Russ Pederson Invitational

LA VERNIA ISDStudent-athletes in La Vernia High School’s first-ever wrestling program prepare Dec. 11 to compete in the Russ Pederson Invitational tournament at Johnson High School in San Antonio. [From this week’s La Vernia News – subscribe today at lavernianews.com/subscribe!%5D La Vern… You must be an active subscriber to view this page. Please login in below or click here to […]

Bear soccer racks up first win of 2021-22 season

LA VERNIA ISDLa Vernia junior forward Raul Rufino-Villa (7) outpaces King defenders Dec. 10 in Bear Stadium. He racked up 5 of the Bears’ 9 goals last Friday against the King Brahmas, with sophomore striker Cameron Martinez netting 3 and freshman John Mecke adding 1. The Bears will test their mettle… You must be an active subscriber to view this […]

Lady Bears take down Southside Cardinals

La Vernia sophomore Madison Whatley (22) goes up over a Southside defender to take a shot Dec. 10. The Lady Bears won, and were set to play Comfort Dec. 14. They’ll host Tuloso-Midway next Tuesday; game time is 3 p.m. (Photos by JASON EDWARDS/www.jaseedwardsphotography.com) Lady Bear senior Helan… You must be an active subscriber to view this page. Please login […]

As 2021 closes, so does La Vernia’s Busy Bear Café

NANNETTE KILBEY-SMITHIf you missed the chance to get your “fix” at Busy Bear Café, it’s too late now. The longtime restaurant on U.S. 87 announced it would be closing at the end of December, but closed to diners last weekend, after feeding folks for nearly four decades. You can still order and pick … You must be an active subscriber […]

Merry and bright — and caring!

Wanted: City resident to serve on FELPS board



The city of La Vernia wants you! As part of the city receives electricity through the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS), the city has representation on the utility’s governing board, in an advisory capacity — meaning it’s a non-voting role. The current board member, Sharon Tanneberger, is stepping down. The candidate, Mayor Robert Gregory told city council members Dec. […]

Celebrate Christmas season with worship and praise

Many churches are planning special Christmas and New Year’s services to celebrate the Reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Following is a list of Christmas services around the area, published as a service to our readers seeking a place to worship. La Vernia The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will hold a candlelight service on Dec. […]

Idea: Seven-period class day for LVHS



A new requirement by the Texas Legislature has sparked interest in a seven-period class day for La Vernia High School. House Bill 4545, passed last year during Texas’ 87th legislative session, requires public schools to provide 30 hours of “accelerated instruction” per subject to any student in grades 3 through 11 who fails to meet “approaches grade level” on the […]

Some thoughts on true giving, for better or for worse



Men! It’s getting mighty close to Christmas, and you know what that means:  Sacrificial giving! Yes, I know a woman is complicated, and each one is potentially dangerous in her own unique way. Yet, for some reason, we men are always looking at ’em … I mean, years ago was the last time any of us married men noticed any […]

2021-12-16 E-Edition

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