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.
The society of St. Teresa of Jesus will be celebrating 100 years of service in Uvalde with a special church service and gettogether on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Teresian Sisters Angeles and Isabelle recounted their experiences in Uvalde and gave the history on how their congregation ended up here in 1913. “The congregation is from Spain originally. We came to this country as refugees from Mexico, actually,” Sister Angeles said. “In 1910, the revolution in Mexico got real problematic, so the superiors, the big honchos from Spain, came to see how the conditions were in Mexico.”
From the Galapagos Islands to the Frio and Nueces rivers of southcentral Texas, Ron Sprouse has seen and photographed it all. Sprouse is the El Progresso Library Artist of the Month for November and December, and his work can be seen on display in the library through the end of the year. Sprouse has photographed everything over the course of his avocation, but his favorite subject matter includes architecture, landscape and wildlife.