Monica Muñoz Martinez, assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University and 2002 Uvalde High School graduate, is helping curate the “Life and Death on the Border” exhibit at The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
To celebrate the accomplishment of this UHS alumna, Jeanette Ball, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, is planning a trip to Austin this Saturday for several student groups to learn not only about the history of life on the border but also how people from Uvalde graduate and go on to do important things.
by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor Several authors will be at El Progreso Memorial Library this week for a book signing event. These special guests include E. Ruth Harder, Linda Gilleland, Ben Wilson, Marina Garcia, Leilani McClure, Russell Smith, Kenneth LaMascus, Tom Dubose and Frank Turkowski. They will be at the library on Thursday (Jan 21) from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Texas Underdogs, a local group of children and teens, recently won first place and $1,000 in the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival held in San Antonio. The group is donating their prize money to El Progreso Memorial Library.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create weird movies that follow the stories of Newbery-winning books.
The Texas Underdogs comprises Jimmie Alexander Luna (Uvalde High School junior), Isabella Luna (homeschooled fourth-grader), Anahi Garcia (Robb Elementary fourth-grader), A.J. Negrete (Anthon Elementary second-grader), Daniel Coronado (San Antonio first-grader), and Erasmo Vasquez (director and graphics), Grace Coronado and Cynthia Garcia (assistant directors), and Corina Luna (hair/makeup).
Jacob Zachary Albarado has not only grown exponentially taller since he was last interviewed for depicting superhero images, his artistic talent has flourished as well.
Albarado has been named the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for January. His work will be on display at the library, located at 301 W. Main St., from now through the end of February. He was last recognized as artist of the month when he was just 10 years old.
Albarado is now a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Flores Middle School. He is the son of Patricia and Jacob Albarado and brother to 7-year-old Jordan and 1.5-year-old Jayda.
He continues to work on his craft but says it is getting more difficult for him to devote time to creating art with all of his other obligations.