A week away from turning 90 years old, World War II veteran and media journalist Charles Wiley stood in front of over 25 individuals who had gathered in the McNelly room at the First State Bank of Uvalde to present a lecture over WWII. The majority of people in the lecture were students from psychology professor Wesley Wynne’s Sul Ross State University Rio Grand College class, though there was the occasional history buff and two members of the media.
El Progreso Memorial Library’s Artist of the Month for November is Dorothy Redland of Uvalde. Formerly from Wyoming, Redland and her family moved to Uvalde in 1978. She and her husband were in the cattle business. They would purchase Mexican steers and run them in Texas during the winters. During the summer months, the couple would haul the steers up to Wyoming and run them there.
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell proclaimed the week of Oct. 17-21 as Native Plant Week in Uvalde County. The Native Plant Society was created with the vision of emphasizing the role of native plants in conservation efforts, as well as teaching school children about the importance of native plants.
Though having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the Candle Shop on North Getty is a humble building that doesn’t attract much attention. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District operation was originally named the Janey Briscoe Sheltered Workshop at its inception on April 13, 1975. It was later renamed the Cluster V Candle Shop.