Savana Kupper, Mackenzie Doty, and Annalee Powers sell cookies at their Girl Scout Troop No. 1165 booth during the La Vernia stock show.
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Texas Drought Project
7pm - 8 pm / St Johns Lutheran Church, FM 465
Guadalupe County Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas will host Alyssa Burgin, executive director of the Texas Drought Project since 2008, who will talk about the potential for future drought in Texas, and the measures being taken to alleviate this vulnerability. The Texas Drought Project addresses climate change and the state’s precious water resources in the face of perpetual drought. Meetings are open to the public and all visitors are welcome.
For more information call 830-865-3047 or .
Contact Person: Jennifer Wilson
SS Historical Museum Fish Fry
11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. / SS Historical Museum, 6556 US 87 W
$7 per plate: catfish, potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans and hush puppies and tea will be served. Baked goods will be available.
For more information call 830-305-1915.
Contact Person: Sandra Shaw
Rise and Shine 5K Run/Walk
Run starts at 9 am
/ La Vernia High School
Proceeds Benefit "The Alexander John- Cade Pugh Memorial Scholarship Foundation"
Date: Saturday, March 15th @ 9:00 am
Location: La Vernia High School Event Parking Lot
225 Bluebonnet Rd. La Vernia, Texas
Entry Fee $25.00 -- Adults and $15.00 - Children under 12
*MUST RECEIVE PAID ENTRY BY MARCH 5TH TO GUARANTEE SHIRT Make checks payable to:
ALEXANDER PUGH SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Race Day sign-up begins at 8:00am Fee will be 15.00
*NO SHIRTS AVAILABLE WITH RACE DAY SIGN-UP.
If you are unable to participate in the event but would like to purchase a shirt, the cost is $15. T-Shirt Order forms are available at the bottom of the entry forms.
Entry forms can be printed from the Fundraisers page at www.alexanderjohncadepugh.com
or you may Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have an entry form emailed to you.
You may also pick up and drop off entry forms and race fees at: Matt Brown State Farm Insurance located at 571 South FM1346 Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm M-F
Or mail completed entry form and checks ONLY to event organizer: Tesi Pugh 124 Rambling Trail Dr. La Vernia, TX 78121.
To learn more about Alex and this scholarship please visit www.alexanderjohncadepugh.com
For more information call 210-559-5857 or or visit www.alexanderjohncadepugh.com
Contact Person: Tesi Pugh
Battleship Texas Centennial Festival
Noon to 10 p.m.
/ San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 3523 Independence Pkwy.
Live music by Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robinson, and Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis.
Festival features educational exhibits, a WWI and WWII historical zone, ship tours, activities and concessions. Fireworks display at the end of the day.
For more information visit www.battleshiptexas.org
Contact Person: Battleship Texas Foundation
Lunch & Learn with Warm Springs Rehab
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
/ CMMC large conference room
Part of Connally Memorial Medical Center's "I Heart Health" series, join Warm Springs Rehabilitation for a free lunch and health discussion. Registration is required.
For more information call 830-393-1311 or or visit www.connallymmc.org
Contact Person: Lori Marroquin
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Guadalupe County Master Gardeners
/ 210 Justice Center
The meeting will start at 7:00 pm with the speaker, Marty Ruona on “Principles of Xeriscaping and Succulents.” Marty is a landscaper and Master Gardener. The meeting is free and open to the public.
There is a social event at 6:30 pm and the regular business meeting will be at the end of the program.
For more information call 830-303-3889 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org
Contact Person: AgriLife Staff
Lola, shown here being very cute, is a newly adopted La Vernian. Lola is 6 years old and was adopted from Hound Haven in Pleasanton. She enjoys running in the “back prairie” with owner, Marco Aluia, and uncle, Reuben Garcia. More Furred, Finned & Feathered Friends Photos »
A hankering for farm-fresh eggs has led Roger and Ashley Flores from a close neighborhood in Converse to a new life as small farmers in Wilson County. Full Story »
According to La Vernia City Secretary/Treasurer Angela Cantu, the following candidates have filed for places on the May 10 ballot for the city of La Vernia: Full Story »
In Proverbs 18:10, the Bible says: “The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” When I read this verse I think of a lighthouse. I’ve never had the privilege of seeing a real lighthouse but I love pictures of lighthouses. The scene is usually that of a lighthouse sitting on and surrounded by huge rocks at the edge of the ocean. Wild and crazy waves are beating on its sides and because of the waves the sky is foggy. The picture would be dull except for the bright light that shines through the fog and the storms. During a storm, it is the light that ships look for to help guide them and to prevent shipwrecks. Full Story »
Spring is in the air, and palates are tempted by lighter fare as temperatures warm up and the days lengthen. Full Story »
FLORESVILLE -- After finishing third in the Cuero Tournament the week prior, the varsity Bear baseball team was looking for more out of the Floresville Tiger tournament last week. The Bears took care of business en route to a perfect run through the competition, and returned to La Vernia as the tournament champs. Full Story »
Noah Webster was born in West Hartford, Conn., Oct. 16, 1758. Because of his lifelong passion for standardizing America’s grammar and spelling, he became a well-known American scholar and lexicographer -- dictionary compiler. Full Story »
A Governor’s Small Business Forum: Opportunities of the Eagle Ford Shale will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the La Vernia High School Auditorium, located at 221 F.M. 775. The La Vernia Municipal Development District has partnered with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, regional allies, and economic development agencies to host this event. Full Story »
An affordable housing complex proposed for La Vernia by Bridgeland Development LLC will not take shape this year, following a special meeting Feb. 20 of the La Vernia City Council. Full Story »
Lent is coming -- a season of penitence, preparation, and reconciliation. Full Story »
This week’s recipe for Crockpot Orange Chicken is shared by Cheryl L. Nelson. She and her husband, David, have two daughters, both grown, along with four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cheryl is retired from Hewlett Packard after a 30-year career. Full Story »
Basketball season may be over, but the baseball and softball teams are up and running in La Vernia. The Bears started their season with a win, and then went on to finish third in the Cuero Tournament. Full Story »
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AUSTIN -- Questions over where you may stand, what you can say, and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books. Full Story »