After completing a trainingcourse on Aug. 14 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, 14 area teens are newly certified by the American Red Cross for babysitting. Taught by Pauline Garcia, clinical and community educator at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, the fast-paced class included hands-on activities, videos, role-plays, take-home training materials, and interactive discussion. The course is used to train and certify more than 120,000 babysitters nationwide each year and teaches young people ages 11-15 how to supervise children and infants and perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing. The course also teaches how to identify safety hazards and prevent injuries, care for common injuries and emergencies, and how to find and interview for babysitting jobs.
Mark Hoelscher, Ph.D, has been promoted to full professor at Illinois State University. He is the son of Mrs. Jo Lucas of Uvalde and the late I. L. Hoelscher of El Indio and Uvalde. Hoelscher is the director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for entrepreneurial studies and teaches in the entrepreneurship sequence in the management and quantitative methods department in the College of Business. Hoelscher started working at Illinois State University in 2002 after attaining a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Lubbock at the age of 47.
Inspired by nature and landscapes, artist Jill Lear traveled the state of Texas to visit 20 historical trees, learn their stories, and create painted representations of each for her most recent work, “Witness Trees of Texas.” The yearlong project will debut as a book available for purchase beginning Sept. 15 at www.JillLear.com. Uvalde’s “Tombstone oak,” which is located at John King Fisher’s grave site on North Park Street, is one of the featured trees.
Six-month-old Darma, pet of the month for the Humane Society of Uvalde, is described as a happy girl and affectionate with other dogs and cats.
“She loves other dogs and is very friendly with everyone she meets,” reads a press release from HSU. “Darma is completely vetted and ready for a home.”
Other animals available for adoption include kittens in a variety of colors and several dogs, including Morty, a jack russell/chihuahua mix; Yvette, white and brown retriever mix; Taffy, border collie mix; and Gigi, black/tan retriever mix.
The HSU office is located at the corner of North Camp and East Garden streets.
Are you retired or planning to retire from the education field? If so, you’ve probably considered many post-retirement options: Trips, time with family, much-needed timefor yourself, a different career path, a new hobby. Issues and questions that affect educators may not top your bucket list, but perhaps you still have questions or concerns about the changes, legislation, and other issues that impact you.
Cosmetology students recently participated in a build-your-own-salon project on the Uvalde campus.Winners of the competition were Maria Salazar, first place; Laura Arceo, second; and Alyssa Martinez, third. Students created a blueprint and model of their dream salon; participants were required to adhere to rules and regulations of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Charles Ligocky’s newest art exhibit demonstrates the best and worst things in life: love, lust, tragedy, and death.
The exhibition, titled “Till Death do us Part,” will be featured Friday, Aug. 14, at Art Lab Contemporary Art Space, 227 N. Getty St.
The show gets underway at 7 p.m. and should end around 10:30 p.m. It will not only feature Ligocky, but also four local musicians – Matthew Almendarez, Matthew Aaron Weed, Chris Muñoz and Veronica Fernandez – and one guest performer, poet Juan Antonio Menza.
Menza is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and a Pecan Grove Press-published poet. He is well known on the poetry slam circle and was named a first-place qualifying member of the National Poetry Slam team. He has performed in several venues across the U.S. and was selected and sponsored by the New York Mexican Cultural Arts Institute.
Members from the Uvalde Future Farmers of America chapter attended the 87th-annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Uvalde FFA members who attended the convention include Autumn Sheedy, Megan Ledesma and Kamree Stephens. More than $2 million in scholarships was awarded to FFA members, and more than 2,500 members received the Lone Star FFA degree. The Lone Star FFA degree is the highest degree of active membership bestowed by a state FFA association. Members also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events.