When it comes to addressing the state’s most pressing issues, sometimes it benefits to take in the opinions of young, fresh minds. This was the thinking when 70 high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership and five Pioneers alumni serving as counselors in the program participated in the Pioneers State Leadership Forum in Austin on Jan. 22- 23.
The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Huddle Restaurant in Uvalde. Members from Uvalde, Barksdale, Montell, Camp Wood, Pearsall, Christoval, Brackettville, and Del Rio were present. Regent Betty Lawrence called the meeting to order with assistance from Chaplin Francis Karasek.
Past and current officers of the Boales-Tandy Family Association (BTFA), together with members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) honored Captain Calvin Boales on Dec. 14 at the historic Floral Cemetery in Leakey. The honor was carried out through an official DRT Memorial Medallion dedication ceremony.
Three games remain on the Uvalde Lobos’ 2013-14 basketball schedule. Two of those three games will be played in Uvalde and one of those games is set for Tuesday when the Lobos will host the San Antonio McCollum Lady Cowboys. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 6:30 p.m., while the two subvarsity games will get under way at 5 p.m.
District staff and trustees for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District are not satisfied with the percentage of students labeled at-risk for performance when it comes to reading and reading comprehension. Jeanette Ball, superintendent, gave a presentation to trustees about the current state of the Accelerated Reader Program. All students in grades kindergarten through eighth are required to participate in accelerated reader.
Among the many students filing into classes at Southwest Texas Junior College last week – for the first classes of the spring semester – was Chance Garcia, the first recipient of a $500 scholarship from Uvalde Walk for Autism. Garcia, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, loves to sing and dance. His favorite colors are red, blue, and green, and he is determined to end the semester with an “A.”
The first of several historical workshops set at Fort Inge Historical Site is planned for Saturday, Jan. 25 at Fort Inge located three miles south of Uvalde just off FM140. The workshop will feature the preparation of meals, building the fire and proper care for cooking equipment and tools.
Andy Carr proves that it is never too late to dominate in a field usually monopolized by men half his age. Carr, a 48-year-old men's physique competitor who graduated from Uvalde High School in 1983, is preparing to go pro. He hopes to complete his goal by his 50th birthday.
Uvalde County has a rich history that is well-known to its citizens, and with the help of technological advances that knowledge is more far-reaching than ever. There is now an app for smartphones and tablets that will tell people exactly where any and all historical markers in Texas are located. The app, which is available only on Android operating systems, is called TX Markers and was released by Clownfeet Apps Solutions. It is available for download at no cost from the Google App Store.
The ninth annual Winter Texan event will be held at the Herby Ham Activity Center on Feb. 14. Over 250 people from at least 20 states, as well as Canada, are expected to attend, according to Kay Brieden, director at Herby Ham Activity Center. Brieden said the Uvalde community responds above and beyond all expectations to host this event.