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Continuing a family tradition


Fifth-generation La Vernian operates La Vernia Auto Center As the doors closed Jan. 31, an era ended and another began for one La Vernia business. La Vernia Auto Center opened Feb. 1, picking up where Snow’s Vehicle Center left off the previous day, as the business transferred from one La Vernia family to another. But it’s not a new venture. […]

Lynette Gray is off to National Senior Games!


And … she’s off! Lynette Gray of La Vernia is headed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to represent La Vernia and the state of Texas in the National Senior Games! The local businesswoman and parade announcer will compete in the age 50-54 group 1500-meter racewalk and powerwalk; her events take place May 10-11. “I’d love to bring home the gold for […]

La Vernia track athletes are headed to State!

Several La Vernia High School track and field athletes will compete in the State meet May 12-14 at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin! Congratulations to the following student-athletes, who placed in the Regional meet and will travel to Austin next week: •Jada Green — first place, 100-meter dash; second place, 200-meter dash •Tyler Miles — second place, 400-meter dash •Ashlynn Recknagel […]

LV Heritage Museum to unveil new exhibit May 15

The La Vernia Historical Association invites the public to the Grand Opening of the new exhibit at the La Vernia Heritage Museum, “The History of La Vernia Schools featuring Spirit & Sports from 1870 to 1999.” On display will be hundreds of photos, memorabilia, and historical artifacts covering a span of 120 years. The exhibit, the first in a series […]

Ballot proposals could affect property tax bills


Texas voters have two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the ballot May 7. Some folks have expressed confusion about what the amendments are for, and Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston), who filed the proposed amendments, has offered some explanations of each proposition, to help voters understand them “The Secretary of State has been sending calls to my office about […]

Musing on how the war began


What’s that you say? The war began on a day much like any other day. We were all busy going about our daily lives. Each of us had responsibilities that kept us preoccupied, but we ourselves did have plans to purposefully make time for a relaxed supper, and just reconnect. As our time drew closer, we were being open, transparent, […]

Harold E. Friederick

1938-2022 Harold E. Friederick, 83, of La Vernia, Texas, passed to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in La Vernia. Harold was born June 8, 1938, in La Vernia to Edwin “Boogie” and Julia (Lattka) Friederick. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 52 years, Sudie Wahl Friederick; daughter Kim Friederick; parents Edwin […]

James William Urban

1950-2022 James William Urban entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the age of 72. James was born April 25, 1950, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Wilbert and Mildred L. (Wolff) Urban. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, William James Urban; and granddaughter Kyley Brooke Wootan. James is survived by his wife of 47 years, […]

Manuel Naranjo Aguilar

1946-2022 Manuel Naranjo Aguilar, 75, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 2, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. Manuel was born Oct. 6, 1946, to Rafael and Maria (Naranjo) Aguilar. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 41 years, Rosalinda (Miramontez) Aguilar; and sisters Amelia Mendoza, Marina Chavez, and Gracie Aguilar. Manuel is survived by his daughters, […]