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La Vernia ISD school board to hold meeting Wednesday to discuss superintendent  KSAT 12

The La Vernia Independent School District school board is holding a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss the superintendent's performance of his duties, ...

Man dies in U.S. 87 crash  La Vernia News

"I've never seen anything like it before." Elayna Rodriguez, 20, was describing the crash she witnessed last Friday afternoon, as she was driving on U.S. 87.

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

The Caller-Times has learned\u00a0José H. Moreno resigned from the La\u00a0Vernia ISD months\u00a0after a sexual assault scandal rocked the county near ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ramiro R. Gonzales Jr.  La Vernia News

1996-2018 Ramiro R. Gonzales Jr. entered eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the age of 22 in La Vernia, Texas. He was born on March 27, 1996, in San.

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 ...

Mugshots: La Vernia athletics hazing scandal arrests climb to 13

LA VERNIA — Three more students from La Vernia High School have been arrested in connection with a hazing scandal that officials say has involved three of ...

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 ...

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.

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 ISD to investigate employees’ connection with hazing scandal

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

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

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

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 ...

Police expect more arrests in La Vernia High School hazing incident

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 ...

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.

San Antonio Local & National News - March 12, 2019  KROV-FM San Antonio Community Radio

In a Fox News Report; Investigators confirmed on Friday that seven male students were arrested in connection with hazing allegations at La Vernia High School.

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.

'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..

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 ISD upholds expulsion of 2 students accused of sexual assault

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 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 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.

Superintendent says 'underground culture' led to sexual...  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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Texas School District Faces Two Lawsuits Over Sexual Assault

The La Vernia, Texas, Independent School District is facing two lawsuits from families who say their children were raped by high school athletes while adults ...

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 ...

Forrest Brian Pierdolla | Obituaries  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, Forrest Brian Pierdolla, age 59, of Seguin, went to be with our Lord in heaven after a hard fought ...

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 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 ...

'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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Coach, daughter relish final moments on the track

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 ...

13 teen football players arrested after sexual assault claims from teammates  LGBTQ Nation

The arrests of at least 13 students of La Vernia High School in Texas have sent shockwaves through this San Antonio suburb, reeling from accusations that not ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

4 Canyon Lake High students face disciplinary action after...  KSAT San Antonio

Four students from Canyon Lake High School are facing disciplinary action for taking prescription pills on campus and then overdosing.

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...

Brittani Boren and Cory Walton | Engagements  Herald Zeitung

Rusty and Tiffani Boren of La Vernia are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittani Nicole, to Cory Blake Walton, the ...

Texas church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight  USA TODAY

Until Sunday, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. had a relatively quiet, 25-year career.

Air Force failed four times to prevent Sutherland Springs church killer from buying guns  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – The Air Force failed four times to provide authorities with information that could have prevented mass murderer Devin Kelley from buying ...

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 ...

Texas shooting: Hero Johnnie Langendorff on chasing Devin Kelley in Sutherland Springs  USA TODAY

An unnamed hero who heard gunshots at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday, grabbed a gun from his home and started shooting at the ...

FOR HALEY: Students, faculty help victim's family | News  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

Several Barnes Middle School's teachers and students dug deep into their hearts — and on the volleyball court — for a former student who died in the ...

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 ...

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* ...

San Antonio high schools: From worst to best - November 2014

A 2015 list published by Niche ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of statistics and over 4 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.

Bathroom Bill: Imagined Fears Versus Possible Discrimination  Texas Monthly

Senate takes testimony on controversial gender-designated bathroom restrictions.

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.

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, ...

How was he missed? Menacing Texas church gunman left series of red flags  USA TODAY

Long before he walked into the First Baptist Church, victims of Devin Kelley's rage repeatedly told authorities he was a dangerous man.

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 ...

Gunman at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs kills at least 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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Delaware churches armed, ready for an attack  The News Journal

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

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.

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

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.

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