Quality of Life

Rich History Creates a Warm Community of People

La Vernia has a rich history based on hardworking and innovated settlers. People have flocked to La Vernia as early as the 1840s. The town, originally known as Post Oak, was colonized by German and the Polish immigrants as well as Mexican settlers. Upon hearing there was already a settlement with that name; the town was changed to La Vernia.

Over the years, La Vernia has grown into an eclectic community and thriving business hub yet has never lost its warmth. It’s still the place where natives affectionately tip their hats and say, “Howdy,” with a smile to fresh to strangers. Here, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and countless oak trees strewn throughout the countryside as well as the sea of bluebonnets that never fail to surface across the country roads in spring. La Vernia maintains that small town charm complimented with the convenience of a large urban area. Whether you come for the notable public school system (PreK-12), low crime rate, affordable housing or just the country living – La Vernia is one great place to call home.


Area Events:

  • Lions Club Bluebonnet Parade
  • Christmas in La Vernia Tree Lighting and Festivities
  • Lions Club Golf Tournament
  • Night in Ole La Vernia
  • Wilson County Youth Live Stock Show
  • La Vernia Youth Stock Show
  • Movie Nights in the La Vernia Park
  • National Night Out
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Back to School Bash
  • Easter Egg Hunt at the Park
  • La Vernia Market Days/Produce Days
  • Red, White & Boom 4th of July: Celebration in the Park


Places of Worship:

Nothing brings a community closer together than worship. La Vernia has numerous churches for many denominations that are warm and welcoming to all. Many of the City’s churches are very involved in the community and provide various activities and events throughout the year for all people to enjoy.  So be sure to come experience your church of choice and participate in your local congregation.

  • Grace Bible Church
  • La Vernia United Methodist Church
  • La Vernia Church of Christ
  • St. Ann Catholic Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Hope Church
  • Primitive Baptist Church



La Vernia Christian Food Pantry:

The Mission of the La Vernia Christian Food Pantry is to glorify God by serving our community through our local churches joining together to assist with food donations. They are located at Texas Loop 321 La Vernia, TX 78121.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the food pantry, you have several options.

  • Use Tithe.ly for online giving
  • Check: send to PO Box 121 La Vernia, TX 78121
  • Cash (see Roz Miller at the LV Food Pantry)

Or you can drop off non- perishable food ever Sat from 9:30am-11:00am. They also accept fresh eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables from gardens.

For more information please visit their facebook page



Jane Yelvington McCallum Public Library:

Mission: Our mission is to provide access to social and cultural ideas by offering a wide variety of materials and programs for educational, recreational and informational needs. The librarians have a special mission to encourage love of lifelong learning as well as developing broad community awareness of our services. It is the needs of our community that will drive our services as we take a personal interest in ensuring that those needs are delivered in a safe, welcoming, convenient and responsive manner. 

They are located at 112 E. Chihuahua St. (Old La Vernia News Building)

  • Library Director, Nicki Stohr
  • Phone: 830-253-1249
  • Email: librarian.jym@gmail.com
  • Hours: 8AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM (Monday-Friday)

For more information visit their website and facebook page



La Vernia Market Days:

Mission: "It is our hope to make this a very family-friendly Market where people can come and enjoy shopping locally. We have a lot of talented Craftsmen and Artisan in our area and will give them an opportunity to show off their work. Our family enjoys building and creating things and we love to see what the local Artisan in the are are creating. This is also a place where small businesses can come and get more exposure in the community." - Wayne Robbins, operator of LV Market days

Market Days are located at 131 Industrial Drive every other Saturday. To become a vendor or for more information on dates and times visit https://laverniamarketdays.com/

Market Day Director: Wayne Robbins
Phone: 713-487-7172