Three hundred and ninety-six graduates participated in the 68thannual Southwest TexasJunior College commencement ceremony held May 16 before a standing-roomonlycrowd at the Uvalde Honey Bowl Stadium. Taking part in the ceremony were December 2014 graduates, May 2015 graduates and August 2015 candidates for graduation.
Calling all students who want to have no worries ver the summer and live the “hakuna matata” lifestyle. This year, participants in Uvalde ConsolidatedIndependent School District’s Summer Fine Arts Academy will learn the Lion King for their musical theatre performance. The academy will also once again feature violinlessons and a visual art showcase.The academy will run from June 8 to June 26, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.J. Hernandez was named recipient of the Good Eggs Scholarship for he second year in a row, earning $4,000 for college next year.The surprise came Friday during the annual Baubles and Bags luncheon fundraiser held at Uvalde Country Club. Hernandez, who wasthere to perform and announce this year’s recipient, was in shock as he started to read his own name out loud during the award’s ceremony. “This year’s winner is... wait, what?” he said in disbelief as he looked for confirmation from the Good Eggs. “This can’t be right. It says A.J. Hernandez.
Dolly Marie (Champaign) and Curtis White of Uvalde celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on May 7 with residents and staff at Veranda, an assisted living facility. Curtis brought guests to tears when he heard their wedding song, “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife,” playing and he started to cry. According to the staff, it’s so great to see how much love they both have for each other after 68 years. Mr. and Mrs. White were married on May 7, 1947, in Raymondville.
Ashton Jones and Nayelie Arellano are the recipients of the Oscar H. Cruz Math Scholarship, handed out April 24 in the McNelly Room of First State Bank of Uvalde. Ashton and Nayelie are in Jennifer Zamora’s kindergarten class at Dalton Early Childhood Center. Zamora and Deyanira Salazar, founder of tutoring service Math Rocks, chose the scholarship recipients.
Former city manager John Harrell and current assistant city manager Joe Cardenas (center, left to right) along with city staff, members of Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and local skaters pose for a picture during a ribbon cutting event. The event, which was held Saturday, was part of the grand opening for the city of Uvalde Skate Park. (Bottom) Two skaters are captured mid-air while performing during a demonstration.
President Rosemary Bendele opened the monthly meeting of the Huajilla Unit Texas Retired Teachers Association held at the St. Dominic’s Parish Hall in D’Hanis at 10 a.m. on April 27. Bendele led the group
Austin resident Jim Gideon won the grand prize of a custom-built barbecue pit and trailer donated by Jan Elliott in memory of her late husband, Tex Elliott. The item was built by Texas Best Pits and given away as part of an annual fundraiser for Community Health Development Inc. This year, the organization netted $10,000 to support the Center for
Community Wellness campus at 908 S. Evans St. in Uvalde.