American Legion Post 479 and its auxiliary unit have unveiled the Cinco de Mayo queen candidates. This year, three young girls – all of whom love to dance – will be vying for the crown. The royal court includes 5-year-old Davinah Rosa Gomes, 6-year-old Kari Chapa, and 7-year-old Ameliaña M. Treviño.
Paul Noack, former Knippa resident, was the guest speaker at San Antonio’s John Igo Library on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the monthly meeting of the Igo Elderberries, a senior citizen group whose speakers present a wide variety of topics. Noack was invited to speak by Irene Meyer Scharf, also a former Knippa resident, who is the reference librarian at the Igo. Also in attendance were former Uvalde County residents Lola Bailey Hill, Wesley Kramer and Allene Saunders Mandry.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karen Collins of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter members, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Members of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 21 at El Progreso Library in Uvalde for a most interesting presentation from member Virginia Davis about preserving family historical documents.
Davis explained how families are losing their histories because pictures and personal papers are not archived for preservation. She told how the local library treats documents and pictures so that they will last for 100 years, and encouraged members to check into preserving their personal pictures and important papers so their history is not lost forever. Too many such records are stored in plain boxes where dampness and even insects and rodents destroy them over time. She displayed several properly archived boxes of records owned by the library.
Once the hub of neighborhood activity, the mom-and-pop grocery stores of the 1950s are now only memories for those who grew up in Uvalde. Those who once lived on the east side of Uvalde around Fourth and Nopal streets will not soon forget Smith’s Food Market at 701 E. Nopal.
When Concan resident Joanna Connor made the choice to better her health, she found herself on the path toward helping others as well.
Connor has a Bachelor or Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in counseling, human psychology and holistic health. She is licensed massage therapist and instructor in Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii, and a licensed public school teacher for grades K-12.
“My training, teaching, and practice in integrative healing extends over 30 years. Initially, like many of us, I was mostly seeking solutions to my own health issues,” said Connor, who has severe scoliosis and spinal curvature. “As a result, I was generally struggling to hold on to good health because of back and body pain.”
El Progreso Memorial Library director Mendell Morgan (right) accepts a $1,000 donation from South Texas Electric Cooperative representative Jose Ramirez. Ramirez and fellow STEC representative Justin Casas visited the library on Jan. 26. Although the official fundraising total for January has not yet been released, library director Mendell Morgan said Monday it surpassed the $50,000 goal