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La Vernia police Chief Bruce Ritchey retires


By the numbers, Bruce Ritchey’s life and career are amazing — •One of four brothers, three of whom became police officers; one (the rogue!) became a firefighter, and their sister became a teacher •35 years with the San Antonio Police Department, including serving on the city’s first SWAT team and creating the department’s first uniformed gang unit •12 years with […]

Thad Gaulke invites ‘nickels and dimes’ to help teachers



Town East Christian School senior Thad Gaulke has a confession. “When I first came to Town East, I was a bitter fifth-grader, and I was mean and vindictive,” he recalled. He got his first “Green Slip” — like detention or suspension — from a teacher who’s now one of his favorite teachers. “I used to curse her every breath, and […]

Anita A. Strey Ricks

1933-2022 Anita A. Strey Ricks, 89, of St. Hedwig, Texas, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Anita was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Guadalupe County to Pauline Emilie (Duelm) and Herbert Paul Strey. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Louie (Lou) Ricks and Henry Schultz Jr.; her parents; and her siblings, Esther Long (Ray), Velma Milam (Richard), […]

Marion Lloyd Colbath

1940-2022 Marion Lloyd Colbath went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at the age of 82. Marion was born Jan. 4, 1940, in San Antonio, Texas, and passed in his home in Seguin. Marion attended South San High School in San Antonio, where he played football and enjoyed track. He graduated in 1958, but still maintained […]

What is your reality — Grimm’s, or Mother Goose?



Many of our readers might think our home is unique, but you would be mistaken. Rest assured that La Grimm Ranchero is much like yours. We have many moments where dreams come alive and fairy tales burst forth as the hot passion flows. Of course, not every moment is so intense because, well, that would be unrealistic. Some of you […]

2022-10-06 E-Edition

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