Lifestyle

Wed
26
Aug

Fourteen graduate from babysitter training

After completing a trainingcourse on Aug. 14 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, 14 area teens are newly certified by the American Red Cross for babysitting. Taught by Pauline Garcia, clinical and community educator at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, the fast-paced class included hands-on activities, videos, role-plays, take-home training materials, and interactive discussion. The course is used to train and certify more than 120,000 babysitters nationwide each year and teaches young people ages 11-15 how to supervise children and infants and perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing. The course also teaches how to identify safety hazards and prevent injuries, care for common injuries and emergencies, and how to find and interview for babysitting jobs.

Wed
26
Aug

Hoelscher named professor at Illinois State University

Mark Hoelscher, Ph.D, has been promoted to full professor at Illinois State University. He is the son of Mrs. Jo Lucas of Uvalde and the late I. L. Hoelscher of El Indio and Uvalde. Hoelscher is the director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for entrepreneurial studies and teaches in the entrepreneurship sequence in the management and quantitative methods department in the College of Business. Hoelscher started working at Illinois State University in 2002 after attaining a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Lubbock at the age of 47.

Fri
21
Aug

Landscape artist Jill Lear debuts book about Texas trees

Inspired by nature and landscapes, artist Jill Lear traveled the state of Texas to visit 20 historical trees, learn their stories, and create painted representations of each for her most recent work, “Witness Trees of Texas.” The yearlong project will debut as a book available for purchase beginning Sept. 15 at www.JillLear.com. Uvalde’s “Tombstone oak,” which is located at John King Fisher’s grave site on North Park Street, is one of the featured trees.

Wed
19
Aug

Darma is pet of the month for local Humane Society of Uvalde

Six-month-old Darma, pet of the month for the Humane Society of Uvalde, is described as a happy girl and affectionate with other dogs and cats.
 
“She loves other dogs and is very friendly with everyone she meets,” reads a press release from HSU. “Darma is completely vetted and ready for a home.”
 
Other animals available for adoption include kittens in a variety of colors and several dogs, including Morty, a jack russell/chihuahua mix; Yvette, white and brown retriever mix; Taffy, border collie mix; and Gigi, black/tan retriever mix.
 
The HSU office is located at the corner of North Camp and East Garden streets.
 
To see more pets available at HSU, visit https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX833 or find the organization on Facebook by searching for “Humane Society of Uvalde.”
 
Fri
14
Aug

Huajilla unit offers retirement tips

Are you retired or planning to retire from the education field? If so, you’ve probably considered many post-retirement  options: Trips, time with family, much-needed timefor yourself, a different career path, a new hobby.  Issues and questions that affect educators may  not top your bucket list,  but perhaps you still have questions or concerns  about the changes, legislation, and other issues that  impact you.

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Fri
14
Aug

Cosmetology students compete in campus contest

Cosmetology students recently participated in a build-your-own-salon project  on the Uvalde campus.Winners of the competition were Maria Salazar,  first place; Laura Arceo, second; and Alyssa Martinez,  third. Students created a blueprint  and model of their dream salon; participants  were required to adhere to  rules and regulations of the Texas Department of  Licensing and Regulations.

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Wed
12
Aug

Love, lust, tragedy and death featured in art show

Charles Ligocky paints model Brezzy Lenae as part of the local artist’s “Till Death do us Part” exhibition.

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Charles Ligocky’s newest art exhibit demonstrates the best and worst things in life: love, lust, tragedy, and death.

The exhibition, titled “Till Death do us Part,” will be featured Friday, Aug. 14, at Art Lab Contemporary Art Space, 227 N. Getty St.

The show gets underway at 7 p.m. and should end around 10:30 p.m. It will not only feature Ligocky, but also four local musicians – Matthew Almendarez, Matthew Aaron Weed, Chris Muñoz and Veronica Fernandez – and one guest performer, poet Juan Antonio Menza.

Menza is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and a Pecan Grove Press-published poet. He is well known on the poetry slam circle and was named a first-place qualifying member of the National Poetry Slam team. He has performed in several venues across the U.S. and was selected and sponsored by the New York Mexican Cultural Arts Institute.

Fri
07
Aug

Uvalde FFA attends state convention in Corpus Christi

Members from the Uvalde Future Farmers of America chapter attended the 87th-annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Uvalde FFA members who attended the convention include Autumn Sheedy, Megan Ledesma and Kamree Stephens. More than $2 million in scholarships was awarded to FFA members, and more than 2,500 members received the Lone Star FFA degree. The Lone Star FFA degree is the highest degree of active membership bestowed by a state FFA association. Members also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events.

 
Fri
07
Aug

Hibdon paints away the stresses of the world

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Judith Hibdon of Uvalde has been a painter for more than 20 years. She believes God bestowed an artistic talent upon her to help combat various stressors in life.

In Hibdon’s case, art helps clear her mind. It also aids her in avoiding bouts of depression and the occasional panic attack.

Painting is something she does for fun, and while she might occasionally enter a local art contest, she has never been in it for the recognition or the money.

“I really enjoy painting,” Hibdon said. “I don’t care if I make a dime.”

Hibdon has been named the El Progreso Memorial Library artist of the month for August, and her work will be on display there until the beginning of September.

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