Lena “Marina” Garcia has announced that she will soon be publishing her second children’s book, “The Big Forest.” Following the release of her first book, “The Spiders Christmas,” her latest literary endeavor describes the experiences of a group of neighborhood friends. “Come and join Eugene and his two best friends, Jimmy Bells and Trey, in their summertime fun and adventures in the old clapboard house neighborhood,” Garcia said of the book. “Find out what happens when the boys try to smoke out the would-be wild animals in their playground...”
First State Bank of Uvalde is hosting an essay contest in recognition of financial literacy month. The contest is open to students in sixth through ninth grades who may or may not have a young savers account.
Following news of Uvalde Food Pantry being nominated by San Antonio Food Bank as Food Pantry of the Year, we offer a hearty congratulations on their continued efforts to feed those in need. We also echo the pantry’s call for increased volunteerism. According to Tru Hiatt, pantry director, there is a base of around 100 volunteers, but not all of these volunteers show up for each sacking and distribution activity.
Auditions for the fourth-annual Uvalde’s Got Talent competition will be held Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. in the John H. Harrell Auditorium at Uvalde High School. Auditions are free and open to all ages and talents from any area
The seventh-annual trail ride to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, led by South Cactus Trail Riders of Uvalde/La Pryor, will begin Saturday. The group will depart from the downtown plaza in Uvalde at 8 a.m. and head
toward La Pryor. Lunch will be served under the Nueces River Bridge on Highway 83 South
The first week of early voting in the constitutional amendment election ended Saturday, and as of Thursday morning only 101 ballots had been cast. There is 15,801 registered voters in Uvalde County. Nine mail-in ballots have been requested of the county elections office, with six of those having been returned. Also making up the 101 ballots cast were in-person voters totaling 34 on Thursday; 23, Wednesday; 26, Tuesday; and 12 on Monday.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Paul Flores, case manager at Crossroads Behavioral Health Services.
Depression awareness month is in October and brings to light a condition that is so often overlooked. The condition goes by many names: extreme sadness, loneliness and hopelessness, but medically it is called depression.
We don’t expect everyone to rush pell-mell to climb aboard this train, but what if we started a dialogue about the need to reduce the number of plastic bags that are clogging our yards, pastures, roadways and rivers? Clearly the sacks are an eyesore and at the same time useful. How does one visit a store – whether it be grocery, convenience, general merchandise or other – without needing a container for purchases?