Amid the cheer of the crowd and the nervous anticipation bubbling in her stomach, a 13-year-old girl is living her dream. That was the first time she’d ever seen an opera; and the love she felt in her heart then would lead to years of entertainment directing for the U.S. Army in West Berlin. Liz Welsh was a young woman when she decided to master in opera production at Texas Christian University, before she transferred to Northwestern University to get a bachelor’s degree. She was years older, but the butterflies that were in her stomach at her very first opera still fluttered at the mention. Welsh was drawn to production, and she worked on operas, shows, festivals, and rodeos every chance she got.
“Con Mis Manos” or “With These Hands” is a story set in the valley of Texas that follows a patriarch’s struggle as his wife is diagnosed with cancer. This moving and powerful story, told half in English and half in Spanish, has been the focus of Uvalde High School’s theatre students for the past month.
Judi Andreolli has been named Utopia Arts and Crafts Guild Artist of the Year. Her work will be featured at the annual Fall Fair scheduled Nov. 1. Andreolli dedicates her art to her mother, Louise, an artist with whom she shares her namesake. Her mother died when she was just 4 years old. Andreolli’s love for art started back in the 1950s when a basic high school art class in Missouri inspired her to pursue a relationship with art.
It was all coats and tails on Oct. 4 when the Humane Society of Uvalde held its annual Bark in the Park and Brian Faglie Memorial 5K Run at Uvalde Memorial Park. Event organizers said that as many as 300 attendees flocked to the park for the five-kilometer run and a slew of pet-centric contests, and that just under $16,000 was raised for HSU.
A border patrol agent fingerprints a young boy who was visiting the U.S Customs and Border Protection booth during National Night Out, held Tuesday in the Uvalde H-E-B Store parking lot at 201 E. Main St.
Delia Curry of Ft. Clark Springs is the El Progreso Library Artist of the Month for October. Her watercolor paintings will be on display in the library for the duration of the month. Curry was a promising artist at a young age, often being told by her teachers that she had a talent for the arts – especially drawing. She attended college at Sam Houston State University, where she majored in English, and was married in 1960 to Ken Curry who was in the military and later worked for the government.
Josie (Sanchez) and Ramon Garza of Fort Worth, formerly of Uvalde, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. A private party was given to the honorees by the family yesterday. Special out-of-town guests included Chris Ibarra of Wisconsin, Juan Sanchez of Illinois and Silvia Flores of Fort Worth.
Nikki Porras Aviles and Carlos Javier Rodriguez Jr. were united in holy matrimony on Oct. 4, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Valentine Gallegos of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.