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S.S. Water Supply repairs Kicaster-area well

The S.S. Water Supply Corp. well that was out of service in the Kicaster area near La Vernia has been repaired and is back in service. It had been out of service since the well pump failed and fell to the bottom of the well July 7. “This type of well casualty — where the pump shears off and falls […]

Mark your calendar for Back to School Bash

With the end of summer vacation upon us, that can only mean one thing: school time! Don’t miss your chance to start 2022-23 in style and “in the know” at the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce’s Back to School Bash on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5-7 p.m. in the La Vernia High School Auditorium. This free community event will […]

Casino night Aug. 6 will benefit cardiac care in Wilson County

Are you feeling lucky? Spin the wheel and roll the dice Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Consolata Healthcare Foundation’s Denim & Diamonds Casino Night fundraiser, and the big winner could be everyone in our community! The foundation, established in 2004, is endeavoring to raise $300,000, to help Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville to purchase a digital 64-slice CT scanner, […]


What or where (WOW) is this? The first correct guess drawn Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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 reader@lavernianews.com, putting WOW […]

Victoria ‘Vickie’ L. De Leon

1923-2022 Victoria “Vickie” L. De Leon of Stockdale, Texas, passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Monday, July 18, 2022. Victoria was born Dec. 23, 1923, to Francisco and Isabel (Riojas) Lopez. Victoria spent a full life in the Stockdale, Seguin, and San Antonio areas. She enjoyed being a mother to her 12 children and took great pride […]

Laurie Jonell Reid

1944-2022 Laurie Jonell Reid, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed to her heavenly home on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the age of 78. Laurie was born July 1, 1944, to Robert Dean and Lois Modell Humphery Archer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband George W. Reid. Laurie is survived by her children, James […]

The roots of my ‘frugality’

Hello again! I figured I would give you a little background on where my “frugality” started. Growing up in the east side of San Antonio and eventually moving to Wilson County in 1983, my family was never “well off,” so my brother and I didn’t always get designer duds like some of our friends, but my parents made do with […]

Selective hearing and fine-tuning in marriage

Here at La Grimm Ranchero we like hearing from people … well, most people. We have a few dear friends. Now and again we have people who call us or enter our driveway that we have never met, but they seem to know a lot about what they think we need. Anybody got that sign that says: “Notice: We have […]

2022-07-28 E-Edition