Fall production weaves classic coming-of-age story


by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Uvalde High School theater students hope to weave a magical web as they perform “Charlotte’s Web” for their fall production.

The play, which has one private and two public shows planned, will feature students taking acting and technical classes.

The two public performances have been set for Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The students ask for a $3 donation to go towards costumes for University Interscholastic League competition next semester. Greater donations are always appreciated.

A free, private showing for all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District elementary students is tentatively planned for Friday, Nov. 6.

Isabella Hernandez, publicity manager, said another way they are trying to raise money is through selling advertisements for the official “Charlotte’s Web” program.


Trim-a-tree is back

Texas Home Furnishings will be conducting its fifth-annual trim-a-tree for charity food drive. Any non-profit organization is welcome to register to participate. The number of groups will be limited to 10, and participants will be selected by Texas Home Furnishings staff.

Vasquez faces fears, learns to push limits in Europe

Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor
Felicia Vasquez, a senior at Uvalde High School, recently returned from a trip of a lifetime that took her to England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland over the summer.
The trip is part of the People to People Ambassador Program which aims to give American students a fresh global perspective. In the People to People program, students don’t travel as tourists — they are immersed in local cultures and make meaningful connections to other students around the world. Ambassadors come home inspired, confident and more connected to the world and possibilities around them.
One of the most unique experiences Vasquez encountered that the average tourist would not was staying with a host family, which allowed her a first-hand account of how people in England live on a daily basis.
“It was scary at first, because I didn’t know anyone,” Vasquez said.

Artist of the month is master of all mediums

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor
Judith Ortiz is a teacher, mother, wife, student, painter and the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for October.
A former art teacher turned artist after retirement, Ortiz can do a little bit of everything when it comes to creating beautiful things.
She has experimented with acrylics, watercolors, stained glass mosaics, pastels, pen and ink, graphite pencil, charcoal, and oils, many of which can be seen on display at the library for the duration of the month.
“At the present time, I am working mostly with pencil drawings,” Ortiz said.


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