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.”
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was owed $1,703,259 in back taxes as of February, according to tax attorney Albert Walker. While some of that money was paid within the last month, the school district is still owed well over $1 million in 2015 property taxes alone.
Students of the Uvalde Area Homeschool Co-op have perfected their British accents and mastered the art of anthropomorphism as they prepare their dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” as adapted by Don Quinn.
She may be small, but 8-year-old Hayden Pegues has a huge heart. A cancer patient herself, Hayden is rallying the Uvalde community to come together and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hayden is a San Antonio resident who was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 6 years old. She is the daughter of Lisa and John Pegues of San Antonio. Her extended family, Terry and Bobby Studer, Terri Studer, and Sharon Studer reside in Uvalde.