Blade — one year after ‘miraculous’ reunion, service dog is ‘his old self’




It’s been a year since his safe return to his girl, Katelynn Bovaird. And Blade — the service dog who went missing for six months, including the “Snow-vid” in February 2021 — is “back to his old self!” according to Katelynn’s mom, Pamela. The beautiful English Cream Golden Retriever won the hearts of community members, who scoured the countryside and prayed […]

La Vernia Graduation 2022

‘Welcome to the final show’ — Class of 2022 graduates

Congratulations, Class of 2022! Photos by Justin Hellman, Katherine Castillo, Destine Lachepell (LA VERNIA ISD). Access the “La Vernia Class of 2022 Special Section” – click here.

La Vernia Speech and Debate heads to Nationals!

La Vernia High School speech and debate coach Noah Recker (far left) is thrilled — the school’s Speech and Debate team claimed second place overall in UIL State competition! In Lincoln Douglas debate, Joel Robertson placed first, and Alena Zink earned third place; Barrett Hanselka also competed in the event. Joel also earned the silver medal in persuasive speaking, and […]

Cure loneliness with the best gift — yourself!



Usually, La Grimm Ranchero sits quietly as the two of us age rebelliously with four cats. We could just sit and dumb down in front of the TV, but we are looking at how we want to be remembered. We’ve learned how to give ourselves away. Truthfully, this takes planning to make this location transform from some “old folks’ home” […]

Adela Soto

1938-2022 Adela Soto, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, slipped peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Adela was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Floresville, Texas, to Alfredo and Isabel DeLeon Rivas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Balde Soto; daughter Stella Soto; and son Valde Soto Jr. Adela is survived by her 10 […]

2022-06-09 E-Edition

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