Lifestyle

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.

Wed
05
Aug

Boy Scout Troop 181 goes to summer camp

Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 181 visited Lost Pines Scout Camp near Bastrop July 5-11. The seven scouts are Enrique Morales, Alex Jimenez, Rene Garcia, John Victorino, Adam Mirelez, Miguel Morales and Jesse Fernandez. They were accompanied by scout master Ramon Castro Jr. and assistant scout master Mario A. Morales.

 
Wed
05
Aug

Record numbers beat the heat at Hotter than Hell

by KIM EAGLE

LIFESTYLES EDITOR
Pickers, bargain shoppers and looky-loos braved the heat, traffic, and even an impromptu rain shower last weekendto attend the Hotter than Hell 100-mile yard sale. Numerous booths and tables were set up along Highway 90 last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as cities waived their garage sale fees and local business allowed community members to set up shop on their properties.
 
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  

 

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