The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter members, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), meeting at The Huddle in Uvalde on Saturday, March 21, were reminded of the organization’s formation on Oct. 11, 1890, and early member Eugenia Washington’s words: “We want a society founded on service.” This report from Lynn F. Young, DAR president general, as read by Karen Collins, encouraged members to learn about the origins of their organization, the four strong women who founded it, and the 125th anniversary celebration activities being planned for next year.
The construction trades class at Uvalde High School not only saved the district $50,000 on a new playground at Anthon Elementary, but what they built will be accessible to every student, including those in wheelchairs. The $6,600 budget for wood, concrete and various other materials was raised entirely by the Anthon second-grade Parent Teacher Organization.
While Fallout just missed out on the $2,500 grand prize, they will still be opening on the main stage at the San Antonio Fiesta Oyster Bake on Saturday.
Gabriel Mariscal, Miguel Chavez and Albert Torres, who hail from Uvalde and San Antonio, took the stage last Saturday night for the final round of the 99.5 KISS Rocks San Antonio Bud Light Battle of the Bands.
Picked as a finalist after several rounds of competition at Papa Woody’s Roadhouse in San Antonio, Fallout competed against Black Heart Saints and The Uprising for the grand prize cash award and the prime opening act spot Saturday.
Mariscal said after Fallout performed the crowd reaction was so great that he was sure they were going to win. But in the end, it was Black Heart Saints who finished first, thanks to an incredibly strong Internet following that voted online over the KISS Rocks app.
Cole Kingsbery and Grant Kingsbery, Uvalde High School graduates, recently received their wings from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Cole Kingsbery completed combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and was presented with his wings at a ceremony held there Feb. 27. After additional flight training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Kingsbery will be stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where he will serve as the weapon systems officer on an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter.
Ensign Grant Kingsbery recently completed helicopter flight training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, and was designated a naval aviator, receiving his wings in a ceremony held there April 10.
Kingsbery was selected to fly the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter and will be stationed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where, after further flight training, he’ll join the fleet.
Mauro Avila is a person of many interests and passions, including art, boxing, animation, videography, songwriting and religion.
His faith in God is so devout that he is about to begin his fourth pilgrimage. It will take him to Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation in Texas, and “The Bible Mountain” in Juarez, Mexico.
He leaves April 13 and plans to return on April 29. Many people might have seen him making his way around town during Holy Week, carrying a wooden cross and a spirit cape with signatures of those who want to be a part of his journey but can’t physically make the trip.
Avila said a pilgrimage is most commonly defined as a journey for a religious purpose. He believes that life is a test and part of his journey includes these pilgrimages that take him on foot through desert wilderness and onto rocky terrain.
Susanna Steigerwald pulled out all the stops on her way to a $40,000 scholarship from Butler’s School of Music to study the organ. Steigerwald said there is only one word to describe how she felt after learning she had received the scholarship, and that word is “shocked.”
Regina Coleman of Crystal City announces the engagement of her daughter, Kallie Rae McCoy, to Hunter Lane Moffett. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Crystal City High School, and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is employed at Dimmit Regional Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Jo Beth and Brazos Moffett of Uvalde. He is a 2009 graduate of Uvalde High School and is employed with Anadarko Petroleum.
Members of Batesville School’s Green Thumb Club met in January to brainstorm ideas for their spring project and decided that a little color would be great. Fifty members comprise the group, which consists of students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The sponsor for the Green Thumb Club is Lynn Simpson.