Delia Curry of Ft. Clark Springs is the El Progreso Library Artist of the Month for October. Her watercolor paintings will be on display in the library for the duration of the month. Curry was a promising artist at a young age, often being told by her teachers that she had a talent for the arts – especially drawing. She attended college at Sam Houston State University, where she majored in English, and was married in 1960 to Ken Curry who was in the military and later worked for the government.
Josie (Sanchez) and Ramon Garza of Fort Worth, formerly of Uvalde, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. A private party was given to the honorees by the family yesterday. Special out-of-town guests included Chris Ibarra of Wisconsin, Juan Sanchez of Illinois and Silvia Flores of Fort Worth.
Nikki Porras Aviles and Carlos Javier Rodriguez Jr. were united in holy matrimony on Oct. 4, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Valentine Gallegos of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Submitted by Edgar on September 27, 2014 - 10:51pm
Sophie and Rex Jackson of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Jackson, to Jacob Mewhinney. The bride-elect is a 2008 Uvalde High School graduate. She also graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012, earning a degree in allied health.
Submitted by Edgar on September 20, 2014 - 11:52pm
Uvalde's Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps members are exemplary leaders who pride themselves in helping the community. On Sept. 6, 35 NJROTC students arrived at El Progreso Memorial Library to help the local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas with the implementation of a wildlife demonstration garden.
Submitted by Edgar on September 20, 2014 - 11:51pm
by KIM EAGLE
Teachers and administrators of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District were treated Monday evening to a free movie at Forum 6 Theatres. The viewing was part of a team-building activity funded by Kim Fulton and Sierra Industries.
Two Uvalde Memorial Hospital nurses visited Benson Elementary Sept. 12 to educate the students about germs and how children can help prevent germ transmission. Nurses Pauline Garcia and Dawn Scott stopped by during physical education classes to talk to the fifth-grade students about germs, hand washing and lice – all important topics in health education.
The younger generations of Uvalde are probably familiar with Garner Field, Garner State Park, and the Briscoe-Garner Museum, now housed where former vice-president John Nance Garner once lived. However, those born in the 1960s and later might not be familiar with the Garner houses. In fact, they may be living in one of these historical houses and not know it. I not only was born in one of these houses on Nopal Street, but my family lived in two different Garner houses in later years, one on North East Lane and another on East School Lane.