Stephanie Sieckenius cuts the ribbon in a ceremony that officially welcomes her business Lantana Realty into the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce. Sieckenius was joined Wednesday morning by other Lantana real estate agents, chamber members and civic groups for the special event
Despite the blistering summer sun and lack of rain, local yards are still displaying bright greenturf and colorful garden blooms, which makes it difficult for the Green Thumb Garden Club to choose their business and residential Yard of the Month recipients. For July, garden club members selected the 114 S. Farrar St. home of Juanita and Oscar Peña as the residential Yard of the Month, and Taco Bell at 514 E. Main St. as the business Yard of the Month. ew additions of cenizo, roses, sego palm trees, and various hrubs and grasses give the newly-remodeled Taco Bell a refreshed look.
Juanita Victoria “Nini” Ybarra and Payton Tanner Andrews were united in marriage on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.The ceremony, officiated by the Rev. Valentine Gallegos of acred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, started at 7 p.m. The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andres “June” Ybarra of Uvalde, was given in marriage by her father. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 2009 and attended Texas State University. She is presently attending Sul Ross University and is employed as an accounts receivable clerk at Sanford Water Works. The groom is the son of Ms. Stacy Hunt and Mr. Johnny Andrews, both of Cameron
Increased rates for disposing of refuse at the city of Sabinal landfill were approved Monday night when Sabinal City Council met for a special meeting. The following rates, which take effect Sept. 1, apply only to city residential customers. Anyone who takes items to the landfill without a valid city utility bill will be subject to double the posted rates.
Uvalde Youth Players on the Plaza are off the see the wizard as they journey down the yellow brick road to Emerald City. They will be performing the Wizard of Oz four times over three days, beginning tomorrow, at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. Tomorrow, the show will go on at 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Reserved seating tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from 1 to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at the opera house. The cast has been furiously rehearsing for opening night since the beginning of June. They meet Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the opera house.
The Uvalde County Veterans Wall at the Fairplex was recently the site of a multi-family reunion and brick dedication. Members of the Quiroba, Quirova, Quiroga, Morales, and Juarez families were present as 20 bricks honoring family veterans were unveiled on July 4. Family members traveled from coast to coast and in between –from California, Florida, Ohio, Kansas, Dallas, Austin, and the lower Rio Grande Valley. Many came together to meet for the first time with their Uvalde family members.
Uvalde High School cheerleaders enjoyed a week packed full of fun and excitement at Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Cheer Camp in College Station on June 9-12. The varsity squad won the superior award and the junior varsity squad won the most improved award over 500 other cheerleaders who also competed for top honors.
Because she so cherished her years spent growing up in the area, Mary Woodward has published a book, “Childhood Memories of Concan and Sabinal,” that she hopes will preserve her experience for the enjoyment of family. “It was mainly for my children and grandchildren so they would have a history of how I grew up,” Woodward said of the book, which she first began work on in January. “I grew up during the [Great] Depression, but I never knew there was a depression because we had our own eggs, milk and meat; we didn’t go hungry at all during the depression.”
Although the helicopter will have up to a 200-mile service area, Uvalde EMS has contracted with PHI Air Medical to station yet another emergency flight unit in Uvalde. “We think we’re bringing a level of service that hasn’t been seen in our county before,” said Stephen Stephens, Uvalde EMS director. He expanded on that thought yesterday morning, adding that the goal is to give Uvalde the highest level of service available anywhere. Uvalde EMS sends five to eight patients per month to another hospital via an emergency flight service.