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It's Homecoming week in La Vernia! | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

The La Vernia Independent School District is celebrating Homecoming this week, concluding Friday, Oct. 5, when the La Vernia High School Bears varsity ...



Second family sues La Vernia ISD over sexual assault allegations  San Antonio Express-News

A second family is suing La Vernia Independent School District over alleged widespread hazing at the high school, accusing a coach of failing to report their ...



La Vernia students confess to vaping | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

The La Vernia Independent School District has taken disciplinary action after 15 La Vernia High School students — including football players, cheerleaders, ...



Lawsuit: La Vernia ISD coach ignored screams of student as teammates sexually assaulted him  KSAT 12

A new lawsuit filed in federal court late last month alleges La Vernia Independent School District failed to investigate the repeated sexual assault of a student.



15 students disciplined following vaping incident on school bus  FOX 29

The La Vernia Independent School District announced it has developed a plan to "educate and inform LVISD students, parents, teachers and staff about the ...



Dedicated to a life of service  La Vernia News

From 7 p.m. the day he arrived in Rockport until 3 a.m. the next morning, 16-year-old John Goodwin dispatched for the Rockport Volunteer Fire Department ...



Robstown ISD's new supt. choice resigned from La Vernia ISD after sexual assault scandal  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

On Tuesday, Robstown ISD trustees chose La Vernia ISD's former superintendent as the lone finalist to replace Maria Vidaurri. The Caller-Times has since ...



La Vernia ISD names superintendent finalist  mySA

Several months after the resignation of its superintendent, La Vernia Independent School District has named a lone finalist to be the district's new leader.



Police make 2 more arrests in La Vernia High School hazing scandal  FOX 29

LA VERNIA - Police made two more arrests on Monday in a hazing scandal involving sexual assault at La Vernia High School.Two students were led out of the ...



La Vernia High School Teacher Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Pornography Charges  San Antonio Current

A former La Vernia High School math teacher has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. Theodore ...



Small town, big dreams lead to big honor for Jennifer Herron  La Vernia News

Jennifer Herron of La Vernia has been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame — the first female disc jockey to receive this honor. The gold plaque.



Texas Matters: La Vernia ISD And Sexual Assault Hazing Allegations  Texas Public Radio

It was in late March that Wilson County Sheriffs' deputies showed up at La Vernia High School and began making arrests. For weeks the community 30 miles.



Teacher, athletic staff knew of alleged assaults at La Vernia ISD but did nothing, lawsuit says  mySA

One of the accusers in the La Vernia High School sexual assault scandal has filed a new lawsuit against the school district that again claims school officials ...



La Vernia theater students prepare for 'Forgotten' | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

The La Vernia High School Theatre Arts Department invites the community to witness its production of “Forgotten,” by Altaire Gural — a Peter Pan fantasy that ...



High-School Coach 'Ignored' Boy's Screams as Teammates Raped Him, Lawsuit Claims  The Daily Beast

A second family is suing a Texas school district, claiming their minor athlete son was raped more than 30 times during sports team events—and the coaches did ...



La Vernia ISD Superintendent Resigns After High School Hit with Sexual Assault Allegations  San Antonio Current

The superintendent of La Vernia Independent School District has resigned after a year plagued with staggering sexual assault allegations out of La Vernia High ...



Lawsuit over hazing hits La Vernia School District  mySanAntonio.com

The parents of a high school football player sued the La Vernia Independent School District over their son's reported hazing, leveling an accusation Tuesday that ...



La Vernia ISD, employees file motions to dismiss lawsuit over allegations of sex assault at high school  mySanAntonio.com

La Vernia Independent School District, the superintendent and several former and current employees filed motions Monday to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by ...



La Vernia ISD to investigate employees’ connection with hazing scandal  mySanAntonio.com

La Vernia Independent School District will conduct an internal investigation of employees in connection with allegations of systemic hazing and sexual assault at ...



A La Vernia church and its pastor near the end of a hard year  San Antonio Express-News

The La Vernia United Methodist Church's Christmas Eve *service* for people who need comfort doesn't usually draw crowds, but in 2017, its pastor expected more ...



Police expect more arrests in La Vernia High School hazing incident  mySanAntonio.com

LA VERNIA — John Kinkead, 42, and his family of four were among 30 people praying for healing during a Mass on Friday after several La Vernia High School ...



Parker named All-Big 12 | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

La Vernia's Justus Parker was one of four Texas Tech University athletes to be named Second Team All-Big 12 by conference coaches. A 2015 graduate of La ...



Register to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 9 | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

LA VERNIA ISD Are you registered to vote in the coming election? Voters across the Wilson County News coverage area will weigh in on contests ranging from ...



'This Is Not Hazing. This Is Rape': Inside a Texas Town's Football Nightmare  The Daily Beast

How a varsity sex-abuse scandal threatened to tear apart Small Town, U.S.A..



Former La Vernia head football coaches tight-lipped  WOAI

La Vernia Independent School District officials are holding hearings to determine what will happen to 10 suspects charged with sexual assault in a hazing ...



La Vernia sexual assault victim files civil lawsuit against school district  WOAI

A lawsuit filed under the names John and Jane Doe Tuesday morning, details some of the brutal sexual assaults alleged to have happened in the La Vernia ...



La Vernia hazing civil trial postponed indefinitely  KENS 5 TV

A civil trial surrounding a horrific hazing scandal that took place in La Vernia in March and ended in the arrest of 13 high school students has been postponed ...



La Vernia tries to cope in wake of sexual assault arrests  San Antonio Express-News

So far, police have charged 10 student athletes with sexual assault in connection with allegations of hazing at La Vernia High School.



UPDATE: La Vernia ISD school board withdraws appeal, will release documents  WOAI

UPDATE on Tuesday, July 18, 2017: The superintendent of La Vernia ISD now says the district will reverse its course and release documents to the News 4 ...



Texas Rangers to take over La Vernia hazing, sex assault investigation  San Antonio Express-News

LA VERNIA — Paula Thompson wants the kids of La Vernia to be educated on sexual assault, because some in town do not seem to know what it is, she said.



La Vernia teen accused of filming alleged sexual assault, possessing child pornography  WOAI

LA VERNIA - According to police records obtained exclusively by News 4, a La Vernia High School student has been charged with child pornography.



Cultivating camaraderie and character | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

“I always had a basketball in my hand,” said La Vernia High School's new head basketball coach, Anthony Elizondo. Born and raised in San Antonio, this ...



La Vernia ISD upholds expulsion of 2 students accused of sexual assault  mySanAntonio.com

LA VERNIA — The La Vernia Independent School District upheld on Tuesday the expulsion of two students who have been accused of sexual assault, while two ...



Superintendent says ‘underground culture' led to sexual assault of student athletes  KSAT San Antonio

It has been a little more than four months since the La Vernia sex assault scandal rocked the small town and made national headlines.



Residents vote in La Vernia ISD's first board election since recent high school sex scandal  mySanAntonio.com

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.. All three incumbent candidates up for re-election in the La Vernia Independent School District's board election lost Saturday.



La Vernia's Chadwick and Johnson's Rodriguez named the E-N Athletes of the Week  Chron.com

La Vernia's Helena Chadwick and Johnson's Justin Rodriguez were named the Express-News Athletes of the Week, winning the online poll at MySa.com/Top ...



La Vernia ISD moves forward with Superintendent resignation agreement  WOAI

LA VERNIA – The Board of Trustees of La Vernia ISD held a Special Meeting Thursday night.After more than 2 hours in a closed session, La Vernia Board of ...



La Vernia ISD employees file motion to dismiss lawsuit claiming sexual assault, hazing  WOAI

Several current and former employees with the La Vernia Independent School District filed a motion on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a ...



La Vernia High School Hazing Incident: Family attorney speaks  KENS 5 TV

The family of the victim is now suing the school, administrators and the coaches. The family's attorney J.K. Ivey spoke on the phone with KENS 5 about the ...



La Vernia community mourns 26 killed in Texas church shooting  KSAT 12

LA VERNIA, Texas - This is the time to heal and soon there will be time to rebuild. That's the message hundreds heard during a vigil in La Vernia for the 26 killed ...



Former La Vernia teacher sentenced to 151 months in prison for child pornography  KENS 5 TV

Theodore De Aubrey, a former math teacher at La Vernia High School, was sentenced to 151 months in prison Thursday for possession and distribution of child ...



'Underground Culture' Blamed in Texas High School Sex Hazing Scandal  Breitbart News

The superintendent of a Texas school district blamed an “underground culture” for the high school hazing scandal that ripped apart the fabric of a suburban San ...



In a changed Sutherland Springs, the cowboys weep and worship  Dallas News

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS - Cowboys aren't supposed to cry, but in this rural South Texas town where 26 people were gunned down in their own church, they...



Alleged 'sadistic hazing rituals' lead to 13 arrests of male student athletes in small Texas town  The Washington Post

The small town of La Vernia has a population of 1,200 people, a police force of six full-time officers and, like most of Texas, a religious-like investment in its high ...



Texas high school anatomy teacher arrested for alleged sex with student in La Vernia  mySanAntonio.com

A teacher at La Vernia High School who was placed on administrative leave in January for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student ...



What Are The Hazards Of Hazing And Why Does It Happen?  Texas Public Radio

The death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge in San Marcos led Texas State University to suspend all Greek life activities this month.



Parker overcomes challenges of walk-on | Sports  The Daily Toreador

Sophomore defensive back Justus Parker made it his mission to overcome the challenges of not getting a collegiate scholarship offer while he was in high ...



Grandmother died shielding grandson in Sutherland Springs church shooting  Dallas News

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — As a gunman's bullets flew through the little church, Peggy Warden threw herself over her grandson. She was his shield.



Dreams cut short for high school student  mySA

Haley Krueger, 16, was a student at La Vernia High School who planned on becoming a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit one day. “She was a ...



A small town, numbed, takes stock after massacre  mySA

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — There was a time when Sutherland Springs was a resort, where women in white skirts and hats lounged at a spring-fed pool.



Texas hazing lawsuit says school enabled male athletes to sexually assault teammates  Outsports

The small Texas town of La Vernia has been rocked by a sexual-abuse hazing scandal that could turn the entire school district upside down. Now a lawsuit has ...



Grandmother sacrifices self to save grandson in Sutherland Springs shooting  mySA

As a shooter attacked parishioners in a Sutherland Springs church Sunday, a grandmother stepped in front of her 18-year-old grandson, absorbing the bullets ...



Nurse powered through gunshot wound to save lives in Texas church shooting aftermath - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Julie Workman gave herself one minute to holler the horror out of her mind. Then she got to work.



Coach, daughter relish final moments on the track  mySanAntonio.com

Coach, daughter relish final moments on the track Last week, Richard Hinojosa ran his daughter through her final track workout as she prepared for the state ...



San Antonio's Biggest News Stories of 2017  San Antonio Current

Let's not pretend 2017 wasn't a mildly devastating year. With a new President at the helm, conducting what Vox wisely called the "wholesale looting of...



Seven Bexar County Deputies Placed On Leave For Hazing  Texas Public Radio

Seven veteran Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies have been placed on administrative leave for ten days following a hazing ritual involving one of the deputies.



Gov. Abbott Asks Texas Rangers to Investigate Sexual Misconduct in Juvenile Facilities  San Antonio Current

Governor Greg Abbott has called on the Texas Rangers to investigate state juvenile facilities, following reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate ...



Schools help 18-year-old students register to vote | www.wilsoncountynews.com  Wilson County News

If you were too young to vote in the last election but turn 18 before Nov. 7, now is the time to register. Voter registration applications must be postmarked no later ...



Wiederstein-Koepp | Weddings  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

Dawn Renee Wiederstein and Christopher Michael Koepp were married on September 14, 2013, at the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, Texas.



Sexual Harassment Is More Common Than You Think, But Most Cases Aren't Reported  Texas Public Radio

At least 1 in 3 women in the United States experience some form of sexual harassment. Six million or more Texans experience some kind of sexual assault in.



HEB Vice President Found Guilty in Child Pornography Case  San Antonio Current

A jury has found the founder of HEB's Central Market grocery stores guilty of 48 counts of possession and promotion of child pornography. Former HEB...



Central Market Founder Charged with Possessing Child Pornography  San Antonio Current

The man behind HEB's Central Market stores, John Morgan Campbell, has been charged for possessing and sending pornographic images of minors in 2014.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Crane has more than 100 applicants for head football coach opening  Odessa American

Crane ISD interim superintendent Bill Boyd has received more than 100 applications from coaches around the country for the head football coach opening, with ...



Converse Is Making Limited Edition San Antonio Spurs Chuck Taylors  San Antonio Current

Now before you get too excited, realize that when I say limited edition, I mean limited edition. Converse, maker of the ever-classic Chuck Taylors, will...



Woman Arrested After Shooting Into Vigil Mourning San Antonio Man  San Antonio Current

On Wednesday evening, a woman fired shots into a crowd mourning the death of a San Antonio man under a Highway 281 overpass. According to...



2A-Division I: Refugio is Arlington bound  Texas Redzone Report

It has been a roller coaster football season for the town of Refugio, Texas. But for now, the roller coaster is still heading in an upwards trend as its football team ...



Gunman opens fire at Texas church, kills 26  USA TODAY

A black-clad gunman opened fire Sunday at a rural church outside San Antonio, killing at least 26 — including several children — and wounding at least 10, law ...



SA Lawyer Accused of Having Sex With Clients Says Others Do It "All the Time"  San Antonio Current

San Antonio defense attorney Mark Benavides was running for a local judge's seat in 2015 when he was arrested and charged with coercing women to have sex ...



One week later: Texas church members gather for first Sunday service after mass shooting  USA TODAY

Hundreds of people join members of FIrst Baptist Church at Sunday *service*.



Woman found with throat slashed in East Side apartment  mySanAntonio.com

The woman's boyfriend found her dead in the living room at about 9:45 p.m. in the Palms apartment complex, 3735 E. Commerce St., Berrigan said. “I just can't ...



A last peaceful Sunday before a congregation is consumed by violence  USA TODAY

We can't watch the last morning at Sandy Hook Elementary or the last evening at Windows on the World. But now, online for all to see, is the last Sunday *service* ...



Sutherland Springs family files civil claim against military  San Antonio Express-News

A survivor of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs last year that killed 26 people has filed a wrongful injury claim against the U.S. military to find out why the ...



SAPD releases dashcam video of Commissioner Kevin Wolff's arrest  KSAT San Antonio

The San Antonio Police Department released the dash cam video of Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff's arrest from July 2016.



Area volleyball teams sweep through matches  Gonzales Inquirer

After 14 matches, the Gonzales volleyball team is ready to start District 27-3A play tonight. The Lady Apaches go into district play with one of their best starts in ...



Loaded guns are OK in Texas churches following Sutherland Springs shooting, says AG  USA TODAY

Unless churches in Texas expressly forbid them, loaded guns can legally be taken into houses of worship by anyone licensed to the carry them in the state, ...



FBI database would get more info for gun background checks from feds, states under spending bill  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Federal agencies and state governments would get incentives to report information better to the FBI that would disqualify people from buying ...



Why mass shooters are increasingly using AR-15s  USA TODAY

AR-15 style rifles, the civilian equivalent to the military's M-16, have been commonly used at mass shootings including at the Texas Church on Sunday.



Jeff Flake working on bill to stop domestic abusers from buying guns  AZCentral.com

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich are crafting a bill to plug the loophole that let Texas shooter Devin Kelley buy a gun.



Bathroom Bill: Imagined Fears Versus Possible Discrimination  Texas Monthly

Senate takes testimony on controversial gender-designated bathroom restrictions.



After Sutherland Springs massacre, churches train for active shooters  USA TODAY

Sgt. Mike Gurley warned against thinking that worshippers licensed to carry handguns can offer reliable protection.



Texas church shooting: Gunman escaped from mental health facility in 2012  USA TODAY

The gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church this weekend had escaped from a behavioral health center in New Mexico in 2012 and allegedly made ...



'Domestic situation' linked to Texas church massacre  USA TODAY

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A lone gunman's gruesome assault on a rural church that killed 26 people and wounded 20 more appears to have stemmed ...



Texas church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight  USA TODAY

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — For nearly 25 years, Joe Tackitt Jr.'s career as Wilson County sheriff was about as quiet as the neighborhood streets in the ...



Texas gun laws are among most lax in the nation  USA TODAY

As nation looks with horror at church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, some call for a change to gun laws that are among most lax in the nation.



Harrowing moments inside Texas church: Gunman shouted 'everybody die,' fired at crying children  USA TODAY

The gunman who killed 26 people at a rural Texas church targeted churchgoers who made noise and shot crying children at point-blank range, survivors say.



Stephen Colbert, James Corden address 'horrifically sad' Texas church shooting, gun violence  USA TODAY

It was evident on their programs Monday that late night hosts Stephen Colbert and James Corden were still reeling from Sunday's mass shooting where 26 ...



FBI has Devin Kelley's iPhone. But it can't unlock it, obscuring clues to Texas shooter  USA TODAY

The FBI has Devin Kelley's iPhone and a search warrant allowing access but so far the agency has been been unable to unlock the phone.



Pence, community vow to overcome 'evil' with faith  Chron.com

FLORESVILLE - On a day the names of the 26 victims of the worst mass shooting in Texas history were publicly released, Vice President Mike Pence did his best ...



Texas law requires unborn child of shooting victim to be counted  USA TODAY

This and other laws that grant full rights to the unborn form some of the newest terrain in U.S. law and are highly controversial.



Delaware churches armed, ready for an attack  The News Journal

Finding a balance between sanctuary and safety in places of worship.



The Bubble: Prayer and good guys with guns fall short, liberals say  USA TODAY

Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives ...



Obama, Biden seek action on gun violence after Texas shooting  USA TODAY

"May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst," Obama said on Twitter.



Sen. Chris Murphy to Congress on Texas shooting: 'Do something' on gun control  USA TODAY

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy urged Congress to "shed its cowardly cover" and enact laws on gun control after a mass shooting at a church in Texas that left ...



Senators make bipartisan breakthrough on background check bill  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators led by GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas introduced legislation Thursday to boost compliance with the federal ...



How other countries can help us understand America's mass shooting crisis  USA TODAY

When Devin Kelley entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5 and shot and killed 26 people, it became the 308th mass shooting of ...



Gulf Breeze woman heads to Tallahassee to push for gun violence prevention  Pensacola News Journal

The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will advocate for gun violence prevention with state legislators.



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