Those attending the homecoming football game Friday night were treated to a blast from the past as the Uvalde High School cheerleaders dusted off an old tradition by erecting a large run-through sign for the Coyotes. “That is a tradition I knew alumni would appreciate, and we had a lot of fans comment about it,” said cheerleading sponsor Monica Velasquez. “Also, the JV squad cheering the entire game was another tradition that we brought back. I am very pleased with my girls, they have done an amazing job.”
Over 500 community members, students, faculty, and staff from the Medina Valley Independent School District, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College celebrated the grand opening of the Higher Learning Center last week.
“I saw the need and decided I needed to get something started.” These words were spoken by Renee Colvin of the Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Support Group to members of El Progreso Club during their Oct. 9 meeting. The need she spoke of was to start a year-round support group for all breast cancer patients and survivors in the area.
Over $6,000 was raised during the Uvalde Police Officer’s Association’s fifth-annual golf tournament put on Saturday at the Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. The team of Dean Sterling, Robbie Jones, Paul Kimble and George Dryer won first place.
Members of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department and others sell shirts, bracelets and baked goods on Saturday during a brisket plate sale to benefit Jaxson Martinez, a 2-year-old who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Students at Flores Middle School are starting to think about their futures and interests outside of school this month as they sign up for various clubs and extra-curricular activities. Two to three times a week for 30 minutes, depending on scheduling, Flores students participate in club time. It is a designated time during the day for the clubs to meet and work on various projects. This is done in preparation for when they get to junior high and high school and join clubs that meet after or before school – and on occasional weekends.
Three Uvalde High School seniors will anxiously await the announcement of this year’s homecoming queen during halftime at Friday night’s homecoming football game. Queen candidates for 2014 are Juanita Aguilar, Iesha Ferguson and Alexandra Nevarez.
Uvalde High School homecoming queen candidates (left to right) Iesha Ferguson, Juanita Aguilar, and Alexandra Nevarez engage in a mock battle over the crown that one of the girls will receive Friday night.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the day in a real Old West Jailhouse? Here’s your chance to step back into time and see an authentic cell block while enjoying beautiful art. Join the Frontier Times Museum for its first art show and sale featuring the works of local artist Lauri McLean. The show will be held Saturday in Bandera County’s first jailhouse from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Old times are not forgotten as over 200 of La Pryor’s former students gathered Saturday afternoon for the final phase of the 2014 All-Class Reunion celebration. Three featured speakers, one former coach and two ex-students highlighted the afternoon event. Activities began Friday with a reception after the football game. The Bulldog football team that set the school’s record 26-game winning streak was introduced at halftime along with former homecoming queens. Saturday morning there was an impressive parade led by parade marshal David Easterling, former Bulldog football coach.