Sylvia Rodriguez for 81st District Judge

South Texas Home and Garden Show

Mauro Garza For Congress

La Vernia-area youth shine in Wilson County stock show

  Livestock & Poultry Show The 2022 La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show will take place March 3-5. Watch for more on this year’s show in a coming issue of the La Vernia News!

Firefighters recover body from house fire near Wilson County line

A La Vernia-area family is in mourning, following a Jan. 21 house fire near the Guadalupe/Wilson county line. Fire crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of F.M. 539 near F.M. 467 about 1:49 p.m. Friday, after a passerby spotted the blaze. “Upon our arrival, the entire building was on fire,” said District 1 Fire & Rescue Chief Chris Thompson. […]

Burn ban now in effect

A burn ban has been reinstated for Wilson County. Wilson County commissioners took action on the ban at their Jan. 24 meeting. County Fire Marshal Edwin Baker recommended the ban Monday morning, citing the number of recent roadside grass fires and “controlled” burns that got out of control. Permits will be required for agricultural and outdoor burning, starting Monday, Jan. […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn Tuesday, Feb. 15, will win a prize package that includes a one-year subscription to the La Vernia News. Send entries — including your name, hometown, and a daytime telephone number — to WOW!, La Vernia News, 112 E. Chihuahua St., La Vernia, TX 78121, or email, putting WOW […]

Dean Lukas Berry

1938-2022 Dean Lukas Berry of La Vernia, Texas, went to his heavenly home on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the age of 83. Dean was born July 12, 1938, in Whiting, Iowa, to Ulyses and Joyce Berry. He was raised in Jasper, Mo. Dean served his country for 20 years, working as a scientist and physicist, achieving the rank of […]

Bernice Waltisperger

1932-2022 Bernice Waltisperger passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in her home in La Vernia, Texas, at the age of 89. Bernice was born in La Vernia to Walter and Anita (Frederick) Bretzke on March 18, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Ruby Lee Moore. Bernice is survived by […]

Robert Joe Valerio Sr.

1943-2021 Robert Joe Valerio Sr. passed away in his home in La Vernia, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Robert was born Oct. 28, 1943, in San Antonio. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was also a very committed and essential employee of Watco Tanks for more than 42 years. After he retired, he loved […]

Meet Henry!

It looks as if Henry is asking, “Are you ready to play?” This 8-month-old pup was rescued and fostered by La Vernia City Councilwoman Amanda Hutchinson, before she found Henry his forever home with the Harper family of La Vernia. He is full of energy and loves to zoom around the yard. Share your … You must be an active […]

Paving the way for ‘V-Day’

We’ve all seen or heard “The end is near!” or “Prepare to meet thy Maker!” or “Don’t end up in a living hell because of stupid stuff where ya did some seriously shtoopid shtuff and seriously ticked off your wife big time!” I think we all know that divorce is expensive!  (This was the “opening paragraph.”) Well, men, this here […]

2022-01-27 E-Edition

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