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.
The moon is a powerful entity known for controlling the tides, providing light when it is darkest and – in Uvalde – giving a fresh perspective to the local art world. That perspective belongs to Jimmy Moon, the 32-year-old El Progreso Memorial Library’s May artist of the month.
Kay and Mike Harris of Navasota announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Valerie Harris, to Taylor Langford. The bride-elect graduated from Navasota High School and The University of Texas at Austin. She is a marketing and real estate associate at Carol Dochen Realtors in Austin.
A record number of visitors attended the open house of the long-awaited Dolph Briscoe exhibit at the Briscoe-Garner Museum. The event was held Saturday at 333 N. Park St. The museum was the former residence of JohnNance Garner and now serves to educate visitors about Uvalde’s two most influential political figures.
The Uvalde Jazz Ensemble will present A Special Night of Jazz X, featuring many top professional musicians from across the country, on May 2 at 7 p.m. at the John H. Harrell Auditorium at Uvalde High School.
Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students with identification card.
“We have one of the best concerts yet,” said Uvalde High School Jazz ensemble director Mark Lyon of this 10th anniversary show.
The UHS Jazz Ensemble and both jazz combos, “Shades of Blue” and “Duke’s Place,” will compete May 25 at St. Mary’s Fiesta Jazz Festival.
They will have a chance to perform this year’s pieces at the concert.
The professionals will perform a set by themselves, including Wally Minko’s arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia,” for which he received a Grammy nomination.
Kadie Light, a 10 yearold fifth-grade student from Barksdale who attends Nueces Canyon Elementary, will join other outstanding middle school students from across the United States in an extraordinary leadership development experience. The 2015 Junior National Young Leadership Conference (JrNYLC), and Envision program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st Century.
During a special gathering celebrating National Library Week, past librarians were invited to El Progreso Memorial Library for recognition and Susan Anderson was surprised with a tile commemorating 25 years of service to the library. The tile dedication took place April 15. People who attended the event also got to experience the new technology upgrades recently purchased by the library and were reminded about the Hidden Treasures Sale set next weekend.
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.