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  1. Former La Vernia high school students indicted for sodomizing former teammates  WOAI
  2. Indictments: Flashlight, shampoo bottle used in La Vernia HS sex assaults  KSAT 12
  3. Four Former La Vernia Students Given New Indictments in Sexual Assault Hazing Scandal  San Antonio Current
  4. La Vernia high school students indicted on organized criminal activity charges  KENS5.com
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Four Former La Vernia Students Indicted in Texas Town's High-School Mass Rape Case  The Daily Beast

The 2017 scandal, involving the alleged sexual abuse of at least 10 victims by varsity athletes, roiled the 1200-person Texas town.



La Vernia High School Athletes Raped Teammates With Shampoo Bottles, Cardboard Rods: Indictments  The Daily Beast

These were the instruments allegedly used by four former Texas high-school students to sexually assault six teammates a total of nine times, according to ...



Two years after hazing arrests, four former Texas high school students indicted  USA TODAY High School Sports

More than two years after hazing incidents led to the arrests and sexual assault-related charges of several Texas high school students, four were indicted Friday.



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 ...



Another family sues La Vernia ISD over alleged sexual assaults  mySA

Another family has filed suit against the La Vernia Independent School District over alleged widespread hazing at the high school, accusing a coach of failing to ...



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 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 ...



Mugshots: La Vernia athletics hazing scandal arrests climb to 13  mySanAntonio.com

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 ...



La Vernia welcomes Christmas this Saturday  La Vernia News

Christmas is coming to La Vernia! Welcome the festive season in true La Vernia fashion this Saturday, Dec. 1, with events throughout the day. And be sure to.



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 ...



Man dies in US 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.



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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.



Robstown ISD new superintendent served in La Vernia ISD  KIIITV.com

It was announced Monday that Moreno would step in a the new Robstown ISD superintendent.



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.



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.



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 ...



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. School board ...



'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..



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 ...



Texas School District Faces Two Lawsuits Over Sexual Assault  Advocate.com

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Maxine (Mueller) Wunderlich | Obituaries  Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

Maxine (Mueller) Wunderlich, born on August 1946, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 4, 2019. She was the youngest of two daughters ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Iraan-Sheffield ISD Hires Matthew Luddeke as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach  CBS7 News

Monday evening, Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District appointed Matthew Luddeke as the Iraan Braves head football coach. Luddeke will also serve as ...



'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 ...



4 Ex-Fraternity Members Sentenced In Pledge's Hazing Death  Texas Public Radio

Four former fraternity members were sentenced to jail time Monday in the 2013 hazing death of Chun Deng, a freshman at Baruch College in Manhattan. Deng.



Husband arrested in the 2009 murder of his wife  WOAI

A husband has been arrested and charged with the 2009 murder of his wife in Wilson County.We are driving the long road to the end of the block, the street and ...



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.



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...



Protesters calling for shutdown of Border Patrol detention facilities to rally in Austin  WOAI

Local activists in Austin advocating to shutdown Border Patrol detention facilities are rallying outside United States Senator John Cornyn's office on 6th Street.



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 ...



TV show looking for real people who have lost valuable items in Central Texas waterways  WOAI

Have you ever lost something valuable in a lake or river? If so, you could be part of a new TV series. The city of San Marcos shared a casting call notice on their ...



Stripes stores to sell commemorative Selena cups beginning Saturday  WOAI

Stripes Convenience Stores will release three new cups to commemorate Selena and the upcoming Fiesta de la Flor event in Corpus Christi. The 2019 ...



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.



Two teens killed in Kyle hit and run crash identified  WOAI

A suspect was arrested in connection to a crash in Kyle Saturday night ended with two teens dead. The City of Kyle reports that police responded to the crash ...



Man stabbed in the neck at San Marcos Christmas festival, suspects sought  WOAI

Police are investigating a reported stabbing at a Christmas festival event in San Marcos Wednesday night. It happened at the "Sights & Sounds of Christmas" ...



Pieniazek ran East Bexar County grocery for decades  mySanAntonio.com

The guiding light of her family, Mary Elizabeth Tudyk Pieniazek owned and operated Sayers Mercantile Co. grocery store, also known as Pieniazek's, for almost ...



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 ...



POLICE: Leander man injured while making homemade explosives  WOAI

A Leander man was hospitalized Saturday evening when the homemade explosives he was making exploded, authorities state. The Leander Police Department ...



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.



Deadly crash leads to Loop 410 shutdown at Harry Wurzbach Road  WOAI

Police are investigating a deadly crash that prompted the shutdown of the westbound lanes of Loop 410 at Harry Wurzbach Road on the northeast side.



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.



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...



Driver arrested after slamming car into house  WOAI

A driver faces DWI charges after he slammed his car into a home on the Northeast Side on Friday morning. The suspect claimed he was driving home near ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas!  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



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 ...



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...



Shooting in Atascosa County  WOAI

Atascosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at the 1000 block of Woodland Hills North of Poteet. The male victim has been taken to University ...



US Marshals searching for man involved in violent East Austin home invasion  WOAI

David Wayne Vance, 37, is wanted on two warrants for failure to appear and aggravated robbery. The robbery charge stems from a violent incident last ...



High-speed chase ends with arrest of suspected felon  WOAI

A wanted felon was arrested after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase from Floresville to San Antonio early Friday morning.According to officers ...



Texas ground beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination  WOAI

Frozen beef from Texas Natural Meats in Lott, Texas is recalling 489 pounds of frozen raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli (STEC) ...



Former real estate agent sentenced to 10 years in prison  KSAT San Antonio

Several former clients testified Monday during sentencing and explained how former real estate agent Cynthia Ortiz would collect cash, make promises and ...



Breckenridge man charged with capital murder in death of his parents  WOAI

A Breckenridge man is accused of killing his parents. Paxton Lee Sullivan, 28, was arraigned Sunday afternoon and charged with "capital murder of multiple ...



APD: Teen dead after one-vehicle crash in north Amarillo  WOAI

UPDATE 5:49 A.M.,Amarillo Police Department identify the teen as 18-year-old Fernando Guadalupe Garcia.Garcia had been northbound on Mirror St at a high ...



Salsa competition means scholarships at St. Philip's College  KENS5.com

SAN ANTONIO -- An hour to cook and half an hour to present. That's all the time 16 high school students got before local restaurant managers and chefs graded ...



Texas church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight  USA TODAY

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackett speaks to the media outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs the day after a shooting that left 26 dead, Nov.



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 ...



$5 million Mega Millions ticket sold in San Antonio; Jackpot grows to $868 million  WOAI

Someone in San Antonio is $5 million richer! The Texas Lottery announced on Wednesday that a $5 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in San Antonio. It was ...



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 ...



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 ...



Gov. Abbott announces grants for Sutherland Springs  mySanAntonio.com

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that the state is releasing $2.3 million in grants to six agencies offering assistance to the victims of the November ...



Police release photo of suspect who fled deadly pedestrian crash in South Austin  WOAI

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Police say a crash that killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning was a hit-and-run.The incident happened at the3800 block of S. 1st ...



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

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.



SWAT incident ends in 45-year-old man's suicide  WOAI

UPDATE: The Amarillo Police Department has released more information on the SWAT incident in the 4400 block of Tiffani.According to APD, at about 12:25 ...



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 ...



Man dies after falling at construction site in North Austin  WOAI

A man died after falling off a building at a construction site Tuesday morning, according to Austin Travis-County EMS.Officials responded to the call at the 11800 ...



Bathroom Bill: Imagined Fears Versus Possible Discrimination  Texas Monthly

Senate takes testimony on controversial gender-designated bathroom restrictions.



Texas saw boom in teacher-student sex scandals in 2016  Houston Chronicle

As 2016 ends, the trend of alleged sexual relationships between Texas teachers and students continues to grow. The number of investigations into inappropriate ...



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* ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



'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.



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 ...



Delaware churches armed, ready for an attack  The News Journal

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



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 ...



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