Fuel prices hammer EMS, fire services



La Vernia-area emergency services are feeling the pinch at the pump, just as local families are. Both District 3 EMS and Wilson County District 1 Fire & Rescue, which serve the La Vernia area, have taken steps to combat the impact of skyrocketing fuel prices on their budgets and services. District 3 EMS will install a 1,000-gallon diesel tank and […]

Two decades of providing therapy, relieving stress

Heavenly Touch Massage Therapy celebrates 20 years


It’s been a staple of the La Vernia business community since 2002, and Heavenly Touch Massage Therapy is celebrating two decades in business this month! Owner and licensed massage therapist Kandee St. John is excited to mark 20 years of serving La Vernia-area clientele. “We are a licensed massage establishment with highly trained licensed massage therapists providing customized therapeutic massage […]

Little League 11U softball team is bound for State

Congratulations to the La Vernia Little League 11U softball team, who will play in the State Championship Tournament in El Campo! The team claimed the Little League District 31 championship, triumphing over the New Braunfels Little League team to make it to the state tournament, which begins July 15. The championship best-of-three series against New Braunfels was decided in Game […]

Enduring until the end, together



We’ve all known couples who have “endured until the end,” some for over five or six decades. As they speak, there is an obvious impervious metal in shared personalities in these Wedded Bliss Warriors, as they’ve been hardened in the heat of battle in making their marriage survive. Their stories amaze and shock the younger couples.  However, as we listen, through […]

Nicolas ‘Nick’ Michael Santos

1935-2022 Nicolas “Nick” Michael Santos, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Thurs-day, June 16, 2022, in his home with his family by his side. Nick was born to parents Juanita and Atilano Santos on Sept. 8, 1935, in La Vernia. After living in Michigan for a short time as a toddler, Nick returned to La Vernia. His first […]

2022-06-23 E-Edition

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