Karalee Ann Ham andCody Ryan Stripling exchanged wedding vowson March 20, 2015, at six o’clock in the evening at Boulder Springs in New Braunfels. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Roy Joe Ham of Oklahoma. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ham of Uvalde. She is the granddaughter of the late Roy Lee and Alpha Ham, and Russell and Gloria Bookout. Karalee graduated from Uvalde High School in 2006. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She is an elementary teacher in San Antonio.
Sylvia and Johnny Muñoz of Uvalde celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple was blessed with three children, Michael ohn Muñoz and wife, Kathleen Tarbox Muñoz, of Dallas, John Eric Muñoz of Denton and Erica Michelle Muñoz and fiancé, Brandon James Garrett of San Marcos.Their children surprised them yesterday with a family dinner. Although the honorees don’t have any biological grandchildren, they do consider dogs Gizmo, Trixie and Nixon, as their honorary grandchildren. Sylvia is a second-grade teacher and has taught for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for 41 years
Kennedy Thompson and Hannah Faith Smith won Best of Show at the 2015 District 10 4-H Photography Contest while Rebekah Ramirez was designated a category winner. The Texas 4-H Photography Contest is held each year and encourages elf-expression while allowing youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including he use of photographic equipment and processing of photographs.
Rain certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the 200-plus people who attended the Knippa All- Class Reunion on Saturday, May 23. Superintendent Jeff Cottrill was assisted in the planning of the reunion by Ted Sanderlin, Carolyn Niemeyer Reagan, Elda and Lee Alejandro, Joe Cordova, Shirley Werth Brice, Judy Sanderlin Newman, and Donna Ede Jones.
Patti and Mark Kruciak of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Kruciak, to Mišo Kezunovic. The bride-elect graduated from Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees. She is employed with Hugo Stolte and Associates in San Antonio as a certified public accountant.
A record-breaking 397 children attended the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery’s annual fishing derby last Saturday. Hatchery employee Mark Dietrich estimates that once family members and friends who helped the young fisherman were counted, 800 people came through the hatchery gates last weekend. He said drizzling rain started the day but that things quickly cleared by mid morning. “We opened the gates at 8 a.m. and the line of vehicles was nearly a half-mile long,” Dietrich said. “Record numbers of excited fishermen arrived. We actually registered 176 percent more fishermen than in previous years.”
The most recent inductees into the Nueces Canyon High School chapter of the National Honor Society include Cristian Franco, Mason Johnson, Joana Valenzuela, Nick DeLaRosa, Vanessa Galindo, Zenaida Galindo, Jordan Phillips, Caitlin Boatright, Haylee Chavez, Brandee Jones and Tyanna Schexnider.
Those who say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks have probably never attended the Uvalde County 4-H Dog Show. More than a dozen children and teenagers participated in the 2015 show held May 17 at Uvalde County Fairplex. The event was organized by project leaders Cheryl King, Katelyn King and Hanna Galan. Serving as master of ceremonies was Tracy O. King, and judges were Charlotte Brigman Kyle and Ruby Brigman. Best of show purebred honors went to Meaghann Cassin and best of show non-purebred was awarded to Joe Martinez.