Members of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Parent Volunteer Program assemble tamales and prepare to cook them at the Willie DeLeon Civic Center on Thursday morning. The volunteers are preparing for the 2013 UCISD Tamalada.
Friends and relatives filled the Uvalde High School auditorium on Dec. 14 to celebrate Sul Ross-Rio Grande College summer and fall graduates from the Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses. Paul Sorrels, Vice provost/dean of RGC served as host and Quint C. Thurman, interim president of the university, welcomed the guests.
A chance encounter with a young artist resulted in the creation of J Allen Carnes’ unique campaign logo. Carnes, who has filed as a Republican candidate for state agriculture commissioner, first met 15-year-old Elianna Paek over the summer at a Future Farmers of America convention in Dallas.
A total of 23 cadets received certificates of completion in basic peace officer training during the fall 2013 graduation ceremony for the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at SWTJC. The ceremony was held Friday, Dec. 6, in the Tate Auditorium on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.
At 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, a bulky 18-wheeler rolled up to the back door of the Weisman Museum in Uvalde and the exhibit installation crew began unloading and installing the Green Gold: Farming in the Winter Garden Region exhibit. This exhibit, which is two years in the making, tells the story of the hardy pioneers who came to this area to make their living off the abundant land and water.
The Uvalde de las Encinas chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 16 at the Huddle Restaurant in Uvalde. Members from Uvalde, Barksdale, Montell, Camp Wood, Pearsall, Christoval, Brackettville and Del Rio were present. Registrar Patsy Edwards certified new member Cathryn Calvert.
Surrounded by the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce Roadrunners and friends, Vela and Son Automotive owners David Vela Jr. (holding scissors) and father David Vela Sr. (center, right) cut the ribbon during a ceremony held Nov. 15 to celebrate the business' entry into the Chamber of Commerce. The business is located at 205 N. First St.
Sylvia and Joe DeLa Rosa (second from left and center) accept the award for Residential Yard of the Month, presented by Green Thumb Garden Club members Roberta Walden (far left), Shirley Grigg and Cheryl King (far right).
John F. Kennedy eloquently expressed the sentiment behind Thanksgiving when he said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Gratitude is the feeling people get when they are thankful for something, and this year the residents of Uvalde have a lot to be thankful for. Gathering with family and watching the Dallas Cowboys are two favorite activities people are looking forward to today as they each celebrate Thanksgiving.
Brush Country Republican Women and the Badlands Texas Rangers reenactment group participated in the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s 2013 Biennial Convention held Oct. 17-19 in San Antonio. The women’s group and their horse, George, along with the Rangers, received a lot of attention.