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.
The St. Henry De Osso Family Project Summer Camp is in full swing with area children getting a true feel for all the great things Uvalde has to offer.Susan Treviño, camp organizer, has been busy planning and taking the 14 children participating in the camp around to various Uvalde staples.The group also goes to the park almost daily for fresh air and exercise.
Lesley Louise Berry and Benefield Strickland Lomax were united in marriage on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Milton E. Black. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Glen Berry of Corpus Christi. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Earle Capt of Uvalde, and Mrs. Laura Berry and the late Mr. Marvin Lee Berry of Corpus Christi.
Though he didn’t get the call until later in life – after he earned a master’s and worked as a transportation consultant – Casey Berkhouse is now taking the position of assistant rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde. Berkhouse, a deacon with the church, was officially ordained as a priest on Tuesday and will now begin helping head rector Mike Marsh. “I spent two decades of being called to the ministry but not knowingwhat that really meant,” Berkhouse said. “I didn’t really think of it in terms of ordination.”
Shannon Reilly, violinist and Thomas Steigerwald, pianist, will give a free recital at First United Methodist Church of Uvalde on July 19 at 3 p.m. The recital will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms and Sergei Prokofiev. Uvaldean Thomas Steigerwald has won prizes in several international piano competitions, including the San Jose,the New York, the 62nd Wideman, and the Dallas Chamber Symphony.