by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer The late Jesus G. “Jesse” Salazar, who was awarded a Silver Star medal for heroism during the Vietnam War, was passed over for promotion to platoon sergeant due to a lack of education, according to a fellow U.S. Army Ranger.
“He told me once at a reunion that he was passed over as a platoon sergeant. He had went to the company clerk, and the company clerk told him the reason was because he didn’t have enough education,” said Ray Armstrong, a Dallas resident who served under Salazar’s command in the Vietnam War. “And he told me right then and there, he said, ‘That will never happen to my kids.’”
Armstrong said Rusty and Jesse Salazar III are proof of that promise.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer National “Do Something Nice Day” will be observed on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Though the holiday doesn’t warrant a day off work or school, making a conscious effort to do something nice for other people may improve your day.
“People who engage in kind acts become happier over time,” said Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, who has been studying happiness for more than 20 years.
“When you’re kind to others, you feel good as a person; you feel more moral, optimistic, and positive.”
In an effort to understand the benefits of happiness, volunteers from Carol Kirkham’s kindergarten class at Dalton Early Childhood Center and Erika Esquivel’s Pioneer Leadership class at Uvalde High School were asked about what they could do for “Do Something Nice Day.”
A bass fishing tournament is slated Saturday Oct. 8, at Lake Amistad in Del Rio to benefit Marcus and Mariah Galindo. The Galindos are La Pryor siblings who were recently diagnosed with Krabbe disease, a rare and often fatal degenerative disorder. Marcus, 7, and Mariah, 5, are the son and daughter of Amy and Marcus Galindo Sr.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House will see its first look at Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes’ Mystery” at the 125 Years at the Opera House fundraiser. Rosie Whisenant, opera house manager and “Baskerville” director, has begun play rehearsals and the cast list has been announced.