The vegetable garden that flourishes outside Bistro on the Square in downtown Uvalde is one hint that Uvalde transplant Noel Peña’s fare might be a little different. The next hint is the menu, colorfully advertised on a chalkboard; last week, daily specials included a mango shrimp salad, cushaw squash and pork, and a chorizo burger topped with spinach and Swiss cheese, served with warm potato salad.
Uvalde Youth Players on the Plaza will perform “Alice in Wonderland” four times this weekend at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
THE FOLLOWING was written by Allene Saunders Mandry of Center Point.
Eleven miles east of Uvalde sits the town of Knippa. To the Highway 90 traveler, it’s just a wide spot in the road and a seemingly insignificant town, but to those who grew up there and roamed its graveled streets, it is a truly special place, filled with wonderful memories of carefree days and experiences that city dwellers will never know.
Saturday evening, July 19, in Wichita Falls, Sid Bonner and K.K. Bonner, former football stars at Nueces Canyon High School, will be inducted into the Texas Six-Man Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during half-time of the annual Texas Six-Man Coaches Association High School All-Star football game.
Garland W. Young is the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for July 2014. During his 70-plus years of life, Young estimates that he has spent about 10 years of it painting and drawing. He was raised in a small town in western Maryland and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17.
The McEwen family “takes it up a notch” with their innovative art made with unconventional materials that will be on display for the public to view and purchase this weekend. The family of Brenda Lee Gracia-McEwen, Armando Quiroz III and Robert McEwen will be hosting an art show tomorrow at Art Lab Gallery and Studio, located at 227 North Getty St.
Tony Rock never imagined his career would take him this far, but the University of Texas-San Antonio alum pinned on his third star June 19, right where his Air Force journey began 32 years ago. Rock is the husband of Kim Graves, a Uvalde native. The pair has been married for 34 years.
Dominique Lamontagne Harmon of Captivated Images in Lubbock was named Photographer of the Year for 2014 by the Texas Professional Photographers Association. She also won several individual awards in separate categories. Harmon is the daughter of Leo and Barbara Lamontagne of Leakey. She is a 1982 graduate of Uvalde High School.
On May 22, six students from Uvalde High School graduated from the Pioneers Youth Leadership Program and on May 30, nine students from Knippa High School graduated. These students went through an entire year of exercises for leadership and community and professional development while demonstrating their ability to be Uvalde’s next community leaders. They consistently exceeded expectations and set the bar high for students in Uvalde County. “The Uvalde County Pioneers are next community leaders that we need in local business and government,” said Travis Helm, Pioneers Program director.