2008-04-02

Suspects sought in armed robbery




LA VERNIA (WEB POSTED 4/2/08) — The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is hoping someone will come forward with information about who might have taken nearly $1,500 cash in the armed robbery of a convenience store south of here March 31. Investigator Carlos Garza said at approximately 6:30 p.m., someone entered the Oak Hill Center convenience store on U.S. 87 near […]

First condos in county for sale




LA VERNIA — It could be described as small-town ambience with luxurious housing. But however you describe it, Micah Point Condominiums are now available for sale in La Vernia. Owners Brent McCallick and Mark Miksch saw an unfilled niche for busy career families and empty-nesters who want to downsize, minimize yardwork, and enjoy living in urban luxury in a friendly […]

Akeroyd, Mantei students of month at FHS



The Floresville High School March students of the month are Marissa Akeroyd and Cody Mantei. Marissa is an active member of numerous high school organizations. She serves as president of the Texas Association of Future Educators and is a member of the high school chapter of the Red Cross. As a leader among her peers, Marissa serves as president of […]

Robertsons celebrate 60 years of marriage



Earl and Lorraine Robertson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, March 28, 2008, at their home outside of San Antonio. The Robertsons were united in marriage on March 28, 1948, in Bandera, Texas. Celebrating the happy occasion with the Robertsons were the couple’s three children, Glen and his wife, Rosanna; Kathy and her husband, Jay; and Eric and his […]

LV students make all-region



MARION — Matthew Batey, JP Montgomery, Abigail Nixon, and AJ Ramon earned first chair in the Region 12 band tryouts March 25. Forty La Vernia Junior High School band students and one sixth-grade band member competed. Sixth-grader Connor House competed in the junior high contest, where he earned fourth chair in the concert band with his French horn. More than […]

Williams, Vasbinder plan May 17 wedding



Jerry and Vicky Williams of Floresville, Texas, proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Felicia Louise, to Walter Ray Vasbinder, the son of Rosie A. Vasbinder and the late Walter Murray Vasbinder. Felicia is the granddaughter of John and Joyce Schwab of Floresville and Leonard and Lois Felux of Floresville. Ray is the grandson of Irene Vasbinder of Elmendorf, […]

La Vernia High School band wins trophy



Contributed The La Vernia High School band traveled to Byron P. Steele High School in Cibolo March 11 to compete in the Region 12-3A band concert and sight-reading contest. All members of the band donned their marching uniforms to present a unified look and filed onto the stage in silence before performing. Judges were strategically placed in the auditorium audience […]

Cooper’s plans garden workshops



FLORESVILLE — Cooper’s Garden Place nursery will host two upcoming workshops in April. A “Cooking & Landscaping with Herbs” seminar will be held Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. in the nursery. Diane Lewis, a member of the San Antonio Herb Society, will demonstrate how to cook, as well as landscape, with herbs. A $5 admission fee will include a […]

La Vernia trustees discuss bus cameras, finances




LA VERNIA — Trustees of the La Vernia Independent School gathered March 24 to cover myriad subjects. After listening to students’ accomplishments and awards (see related story, page 5A), they settled in to discuss financial matters. Nancy Tefteller and Theo “Sonny” Gerlich opened the discussion as they reported on the pros and cons of purchasing new high-tech camera systems for […]

Quilting shows artistic spirit of growing popularity in Texas




Warm hospitality and even warmer weather are well-known Texas trademarks, but the Lone Star State is also a hotbed of artistic creativity. From music and handcrafted Southwestern décor to leatherwork and painting, Texans have a creative spirit all their own. For art with both practical and decorative applications, Texas quilts can be heartwarmingly unique and personal, and are often passed […]