Chief Lambert top brass in Texas


by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Master Chief Calvin Lambert insists his success as a teacher is a direct result of his cadets’ commitment to the culture he has created during his 17 years at Uvalde High School.

Lambert’s work as a naval science instructor with the UHS Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps resulted in the beloved teacher winning the coveted Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Lambert’s family, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District representatives, and more than a dozen NJROTC students traveled April 29 to San Antonio to see Lambert win the 35th-annual Trinity Prize.

Lambert’s application, along with Carol Marie Hudson’s from Brauchle Elementary School in San Antonio, were chosen as winners out of a pool of 19 finalists in the greater Bexar County area. Lambert and Hudson each received $2,500, a plaque, and a crystal apple from Tiffany & Co.


Free transportation is big part of life-saving treatment

Little is known about the relationship between the financial burden of cancer and the physical and emotional health of cancer patients, but many believe that the less stress a person is under and the more positive their outlook is, the more likely it is that their treatments will be successful. Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, a local nonprofit, does more than provide transportation for cancer patients; it gives people hope and eases some of the financial and mental burdens cancer patients face.



Uvalde’s Got Talent performances don’t disappoint

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Uvalde High School teacher John Juhasz, who produces Uvalde’s Got Talent and Uvalde Idol shows. 

Singing Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing,” Uvalde High School student Thayiss Vasquez belted out an impeccable performance to capture first place in the over-14 singers’ category during the April 15 presentation of Uvalde’s Got Talent. The annual event was not without setbacks this year, due to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s lack of a sound technician, students who were forced to miss rehearsals due to other academic/extracurricular endeavors, and last-minute talent withdrawals. Ian Martinez, a junior, who had used the sound equipment in conjunction with plays at the high school stepped in to help save the day. Martinez did an admirable job and was there each and every time we needed him.



UMH volunteers lauded during annual luncheon

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications specialist for Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteer Week with over 60 volunteers and their guests on April 12 during their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted at Uvalde Country Club. Volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary, Uvalde Hospice, and Friends of Uvalde Hospice Thrift Store attended to celebrate the accomplishments of 2015.



Caliche-plaster expert will demonstrate Costa Rican technique


Many of the historical buildings in Southwest Texas were made of cedar posts and caliche plaster – a plaster made from cactus juice, sand, and ground limestone, or caliche as it is more commonly .known. The Montalvo House in Brackettville, also known as Texas Historic Landmark 3440, is a two-room .cedar post and caliche home constructed in 1887 and one of the historical sites that used this construction process.


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