A blast from the past awaits visitors to the Briscoe-Garner Museum located at 333 N. Park St. The first floor is full of exhibits devoted to the political career and personal interests of John Nance Garner. John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner was born in 1868 in the horse-and-buggy era and died in 1967 in the space age.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital employees worked together to donate an array of toys, clothes, food and more for more than 60 children and a total of 26 families as part of the hospital’s annual Adopt-a-Family Christmas project.
A brother and sister duo brought the world of television and film to Uvalde High School broadcasting students in presentations held Dec. 19. They followed up with a hands-on filming experience for members of the broadcasting classes and for current students in the “Reach for the Stars” program. The siblings’ role at UHS was orchestrated by their mother, Margret Stypko, who coordinates the local Reach for the Stars program.
The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met Nov. 14 in the McNelly Room at the First State Bank of Uvalde. The meeting was called to order by President Judy Burleson, who also gave the invocation and led the pledges to the United States and Texas flags. Second vice president Jane Van Hoozer read the DRT Objectives.
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.