Lifestyle

Fri
31
Jul

The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion (left to right) played by Brenlie Villalobos, Aaron Whitehead, Anna Packer and Jackson Berkhouse, respectively, perform a scene from The Wizard of Oz.
 
Fri
31
Jul

Campos’ essay on Port Isabel Lighthouse earns state recognition

Delicia Campos of Flores  Middle School in Uvalde was one of 10 runners-up in the state for the Save Texas History 2015 Texas Travels essay contest. The contest is offered by the Texas General Land Office each year for children in fourth and seventh grade.
Wed
29
Jul

Stephanie Sieckenius cuts the ribbon

Stephanie Sieckenius cuts the ribbon in a ceremony that officially welcomes her business Lantana Realty into the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce. Sieckenius was joined Wednesday morning by other Lantana real estate agents, chamber members and civic groups for the special event 
 
Wed
29
Jul

Local student selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

Sofia Tomasini, daughter of Leonard Tomasini and Christina and Mark Busbee, has been selected to travel to Dallas/Fort Worth to participate in a summer 2015 Lone Star Leadership Academy
camp. 
 
Fri
24
Jul

Taco Bell, Peñas lauded for landscaping

Despite the blistering summer sun and lack of rain, local yards are still displaying bright greenturf and colorful garden blooms, which makes it difficult for the Green Thumb Garden Club to choose their business and residential Yard of the Month recipients. For July, garden club members selected the 114 S. Farrar St. home of Juanita and Oscar Peña as the residential Yard of the Month, and Taco Bell at 514 E. Main St. as the business Yard of the Month. ew additions of cenizo, roses, sego palm trees, and various  hrubs and grasses give the newly-remodeled Taco Bell a refreshed  look.

 

Fri
24
Jul

WEDDING

Juanita Victoria “Nini” Ybarra and Payton Tanner Andrews were united in marriage on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.The ceremony, officiated by the Rev. Valentine Gallegos of  acred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, started at 7 p.m. The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andres “June” Ybarra of Uvalde, was given in marriage by her father. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 2009 and attended Texas State University. She is presently attending Sul Ross University and is employed as an accounts receivable  clerk at Sanford Water Works. The groom is the son of Ms. Stacy Hunt and Mr. Johnny Andrews, both of Cameron  

 

Wed
22
Jul

Increased fees for landfill take effect Sept. 1

Increased rates for disposing of refuse at the city of Sabinal landfill were approved Monday night when Sabinal City Council met for a special meeting. The following rates, which take effect Sept. 1, apply only to city residential customers. Anyone who takes items to the landfill without a valid city utility bill will be subject to double the posted rates.

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Wed
22
Jul

YouPOP cast issues open invitation to meet Wizard of Oz

 

Uvalde Youth Players on the Plaza are off the see the wizard as they journey down the yellow brick road to Emerald City. They will be performing the Wizard of Oz four times over three days, beginning tomorrow, at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House.
Tomorrow, the show will go on at 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Reserved seating tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from 1 to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at the opera house.
The cast has been furiously rehearsing for opening night since the beginning of June. They meet Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the opera house.

AJ Hernandez

Fri
17
Jul

Multi-family reunion centers around veterans’ service

The Uvalde County Veterans Wall at the Fairplex was recently the site of a multi-family reunion and brick dedication. Members of the Quiroba, Quirova, Quiroga, Morales, and Juarez families were present as 20 bricks honoring family veterans were unveiled on July 4. Family members traveled from coast to coast and in between –from California, Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Dallas, Austin, and the lower Rio Grande Valley. Many came together to meet for the first time with their Uvalde family members.

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Fri
17
Jul

UHS cheerleaders win big at annual camp

Uvalde High School cheerleaders enjoyed a week packed full of fun and excitement at Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Cheer Camp in College Station on June 9-12. The varsity squad won the superior award and the junior varsity squad won the most improved award over 500 other cheerleaders who also competed for top honors.

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