The Caddel-Smith Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas met on March 5 at the United Methodist Church in Leakey, with 13 members and 11 guests present. The meeting was called to order, the invocation presented, and the pledges to the United States and the Texas flags recited. The regular order of business was suspended.
Students from hospitality and restaurant management classes at Uvalde High School have been busy preparing food for their fellow students and the community as well. This is the first year that UHS has offered these types of hospitality and restaurant classes, but plans are to extend offerings in the future as popularity grows. This year, they have rolled out Flaming Grill, .which gives students another option once a week during lunch and also serves as a catering service that is available for hire to anyone in the community.
To eliminate more than $15,000 in rental fees to outside agencies each year, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will purchase two 2017 Ford Expeditions from Griffith Ford in Uvalde for just under $70,000. The primary use for these two vehicles is for district-wide use in lieu of rentals.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Briscoe Center for American History and Friends of the Briscoe-Garner Museum will present “An Evening in Old Uvalde” on Saturday, April 23. The evening is modeled after the gatherings that Ettie Garner was famous for organizing at her home, now the site of the museum.
The fifth-annual Cactus Jack bull riding competition is less than a month away, set for May 6-7 at Uvalde County Fairplex. Once again, the event is sanctioned by the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Velocity Tour. Bull riders will vie for over $40,000 in added prizes. Riders will not only compete for the lucrative prize money, they will be looking to add to their season point totals and move up in the world rankings.
Geraldine Stutte of Concan treats art like a family affair, collaborating with relatives and giving her work away for free when one of them compliments her. Stutte, along with her sister Kathy Klein and cousin, Curtis Scott, is the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for April.
Live music, paintings, sculptures and an edible depiction of Van Gogh’s Starry Night were the highlight of Knippa’s student art reception held March 23 at El Progreso Memorial Library.
Knippa ISD fine arts director Dawna Sutton and Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles worked together to promote and organize the reception with the help of library director Mendell Morgan.
Sutton brought dozens of pieces of art completed by Knippa students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She lauded the children of Knippa School, saying that it has been one of her favorite places to teach.
“I am so excited to see you here supporting your children,” Sutton said to the room full of parents. “Some kids are afraid of work, but not in Knippa. It’s a very special thing we have here.”