Members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department and others sell shirts, bracelets and baked goods on Saturday during a brisket plate sale to benefit Jaxson Martinez, a 2-year-old who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Students at Flores Middle School are starting to think about their futures and interests outside of school this month as they sign up for various clubs and extra-curricular activities. Two to three times a week for 30 minutes, depending on scheduling, Flores students participate in club time. It is a designated time during the day for the clubs to meet and work on various projects. This is done in preparation for when they get to junior high and high school and join clubs that meet after or before school – and on occasional weekends.
Three Uvalde High School seniors will anxiously await the announcement of this year’s homecoming queen during halftime at Friday night’s homecoming football game. Queen candidates for 2014 are Juanita Aguilar, Iesha Ferguson and Alexandra Nevarez.
Uvalde High School homecoming queen candidates (left to right) Iesha Ferguson, Juanita Aguilar, and Alexandra Nevarez engage in a mock battle over the crown that one of the girls will receive Friday night.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the day in a real Old West Jailhouse? Here’s your chance to step back into time and see an authentic cell block while enjoying beautiful art. Join the Frontier Times Museum for its first art show and sale featuring the works of local artist Lauri McLean. The show will be held Saturday in Bandera County’s first jailhouse from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Old times are not forgotten as over 200 of La Pryor’s former students gathered Saturday afternoon for the final phase of the 2014 All-Class Reunion celebration. Three featured speakers, one former coach and two ex-students highlighted the afternoon event. Activities began Friday with a reception after the football game. The Bulldog football team that set the school’s record 26-game winning streak was introduced at halftime along with former homecoming queens. Saturday morning there was an impressive parade led by parade marshal David Easterling, former Bulldog football coach.
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.