La Vernia welcomes Firstmark, McDonald’s

La Vernia police arrest fugitive from Mississippi

What started out as an attempt to pull over a speeding motorist in La Vernia Aug. 14 turned into a pursuit of a wanted fugitive into St. Hedwig. According to La Vernia police Chief Bruce Ritchey, the episode began when Officer Shawn Goolsby observed a gray Ford pickup truck speeding into the city on U.S. 87. Goolsby initiated a traffic […]

ESD 1 to add more firefighters, proposes tax-rate increase

The board of Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1) is proposing to increase its property-tax rate to 8.8216 cents per $100 of taxable valuation for the coming fiscal year. This is almost 1 cent higher than the current rate of 7.97 cents. Board members approved the proposed rate Aug. 12, and also set a public hearing for Friday, […]

A little advice: Treat her like a cherished gift from God

Men, let’s talk. Seriously talk. Based on an in-depth study of obvious sightings of “Now that was just stupid,” self-reporting surveys in women’s magazines (“Can This Marriage Be Saved?”), and decades of eavesdropping on conversations working around women (and they think men are crude!), coupled with some of the mail we never get from our readers — some of us […]

Atilano ‘Otto’ V. Santos Jr.

1943-2022 Atilano “Otto” V. Santos Jr. passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at the age of 79. Otto was born March 14, 1943, in Flint, Mich., to Atilano Santos and Juanita (Vega) Santos. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Chris Santos; sister Angelina Poland; brothers Nicolas Santos, Pete Santos, Johnny Santos, and Ervin Santos; and sister-in-law […]

2022-08-18 E-Edition