Uvalde High School has some promising young athletes such as Anthony Gracia, 16-year-old incoming sophomore, who is spending his summer vacation playing football on a national level. After attending a USA Football camp in Denver, Colorado, earlier this year, he was invited to be a part of the U.S. National Development Team program. He will compete in the National Development Games, which will be held in College Station from July 13-18.
Darlene Grace Hamed and Robert Darryl Speer were united in holy matrimony on June 13, 2015, at six o’clock in the evening in the prayer garden of The Club at ConCan in Concan. The Rev. Frank W. Jones III of Living Waters Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
Many teens are frightened when it comes to needles. But for Branndon Frail, having a needle injected in someone’s arm means saving someone else’s life. Frail is a recruiter for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center in San Antonio. He was at Uvalde High School before summer vacation began to recruit donors for the last blood drive of the school year.
The story of “The Lion King” transcends generations, and almost everyone who has seen the movie or play has a favorite quote, scene or character.
For the 90 children participating in the theater aspect of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s Summer Fine Arts Academy, their favorites vary from the humorous to the romantic.
“My favorite part is when Simba and Nala have a love scene,” Kaitlyn Wimberly said of the scene where the two lions reunite and dance. “It’s really romantic and looks really fun.”
Wimberly, who plays Shenzi, said she has found the help of the older cast members invaluable. She is still working on perfecting her hyena laugh, which she promises will be perfect for the first performance.
Josiah Carrizalez is one of the older cast members who plays Simba as an adult. He says the younger cast members really look to them for guidance and friendship.
Fifteen cadets received certificates of completion in basic peace officer training during the spring 2015 graduation ceremony for the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at SWTJC. The ceremony was held May 29 in the Tate Auditorium on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. Class president Manuel Avalos spoke at this year’s ceremony.
Southwest Texas Junior College will host the District 12 4-H Leadership Lab this week, beginning tomorrow and ending Friday, in Uvalde. The weeklong camp is an overnight camping experience for youth ages 12-19. The focus of the event is to provide 4-H members the opportunity to learn valuable leadership and life skills by participating in a variety of educationalactivities, team-building exercises, and learning sessions.
Green Thumb Garden Club has announced residential and business Yard of the Month honorees for June. The residential Yard of the Month is 146 Acacia Drive South, the residence of Carl Rasor and Patricia Rasor.
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Holloway of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Christine Holloway, to Daniel Vinson Younts II. The bride-elect is a 1997 Uvalde High School graduate. In 2002, she graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Holloway has taught math for 12 years in the Amarillo Independent School District. She is currently teaching Algebra II at New Tech Odessa.The prospective groom is the son of Mr. Daniel V. Younts of Odessa and the late Wendy Younts. He is a 1999 graduate of Permian High School. In 2005, he earned a Bachelor of Communication degree from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. By 2010, he received a Master of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Karalee Ann Ham andCody Ryan Stripling exchanged wedding vowson March 20, 2015, at six o’clock in the evening at Boulder Springs in New Braunfels. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Roy Joe Ham of Oklahoma. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ham of Uvalde. She is the granddaughter of the late Roy Lee and Alpha Ham, and Russell and Gloria Bookout. Karalee graduated from Uvalde High School in 2006. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She is an elementary teacher in San Antonio.
Sylvia and Johnny Muñoz of Uvalde celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple was blessed with three children, Michael ohn Muñoz and wife, Kathleen Tarbox Muñoz, of Dallas, John Eric Muñoz of Denton and Erica Michelle Muñoz and fiancé, Brandon James Garrett of San Marcos.Their children surprised them yesterday with a family dinner. Although the honorees don’t have any biological grandchildren, they do consider dogs Gizmo, Trixie and Nixon, as their honorary grandchildren. Sylvia is a second-grade teacher and has taught for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for 41 years