The possibility of Uvalde High School starting a culinary arts program was the buzz Wednesday as members of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council met at First State Bank for an etiquette lesson with Olga Charles. Students learned the proper way to behave at a fine-dining establishment as well as how to converse with people of various ages, backgrounds and education levels.
Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Caddel-Smith Chapter visited Leakey, Utopia, and Nueces Canyon independent school districts to announce the top three fourth- and seventh-grade essays for the 2015 Texas history essay contest. The fourth-grade essaysubject was The Runaway Scrape. Twelve fourthgrade students from the aforementioned school districtssubmitted essays. Kylie Taylor of NuecesCanyon CISD wrote the first-place essay; Joseph Davis, Utopia ISD, second; and Chloe Davidson, Leakey ISD, third. The seventh-grade essay subject was The Legend of Jim Bowie. Eleven seventh- grade students from Leakey ISD and Utopia ISD submitted essays
Pioneers Youth Leadership members, made up of high school students from Hill Country area schools, attended the Pioneers State Leadership Forum in Austin recently. Over two days, the studentsworked with state agencies and elected officials to address the challenges faced by rural Texas communities regarding water conservation, youth leadership education, and economic development..
Books were signed, stories shared and old friends reacquainted during El Progreso Memorial Library’s recent meet-theauthor event. “Despite the weather, it appeared we had a success on every measure,” said Mendell Morgan, library director. He said nearly 50 attended the event, held Jan. 22, and enjoyed meeting the past Uvalde residents who were so successful in the field of literature.
Herby Ham Activity Center will host the 10th-annual “Love those Winter Texans” party for all Winter Texans on Feb. 13. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, which will be followed by entertainment from Nathan and Anna Lafrenz starting at 12:30 p.m. Over 250 people from over 20 states as well as Canada are expected to attend, said Kay Brieden, center director. “These ‘seasonal citizens’ add so much to our community – they volunteer, they attend church, and they shop,” Brieden said. “This event hopefully shows them how much we appreciate their presence in our area.”
Twila J. Harville loves flowers but finds them very hard to grow in the soils of South Texas, so she plants her garden on different canvasses and hangs them up on her walls. For her talent, Harville has been named the El rogreso
Memorial Library artist of the month for February. She began painting in 1980 under the guidance of Lucille Perryman, an artist from Quemado, which is a small community between Eagle Pass and Del Rio.
At their meeting in the McNelly Room of the First State Bank in Uvalde on Jan. 8, members of the Caddel-Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas were entertained with stories about the life and times of Charles Pinckney Spangler. Known as “Pink” to Uvalde County citizens and as “Granddad Spangler” to presenter Sharon Hubble, he served as county judge during the 1930s and was a prominent and successful businessman in his day.
Sylvia and Johnny Muñoz of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Michelle Muñoz, to Brandon James Garrett. The bride-elect graduated from Texas State University, where she received a degree in fashion merchandising. She is a supervisor for Kate Spade New York and visual merchandiser for True Vineyard Ministries, a non-profit based out of San Marcos and Rwanda.
The Uvalde High School NJROTC unit will come under the microscope as the U.S. Navy conducts the Annual Military Inspection of the unit on Feb. 6. Capt. Charles Mulroy, U.S. Navy retired, will serve as inspecting officer. Captain Mulroy is a 1965 graduate of UHS. UHS NJROTC instructor, Master Chief Calvin Lambert, will assist in the inspection process.