Nine local wrestlers hope to take down competitors on Saturday when they travel to Round Rock to compete in a state wrestling tournament. Wrestlers participating are Diego Barrera, Stefany “Nini” Barrera, Adelyhda “Lala” Perez, Rafael Perez, Reynaldo Perez, Rogelio Perez, Alejandro Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez and George Rodriguez.
Local salon owner Kim Honakr and stylist Hailey Walsh recently traveled to Las Vegas for the 2015 Redken Symposium after Walsh was chosen as a Redken reporter for the event. In October 2014, Walsh entered an online contest by submitting a 30-secondvideo to American Salon. The video documented a humorous story that occurred in the salon (it involves voguing down the hallway) why Walsh loves the industry (improving customers’ self esteem), and her dream client (any redheads.)
El Progreso Memorial Library’s Music on Main series will feature a Gospel Sing on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is coordinated by Toni Hull, and a variety of talented performers will be featured. Acts include local talent Tom Dubose, Jimmy and Jackie Rutherford, Ken Rutherford, Darrell Zimmerman, Dusty Huddleston, Nathan and Anna Lafrenz, Jordan Burns, and Darren and Karen McCarty. Another group of performers will include Linda Hester, Roy and LaVayne Johnston, and Les Johnston. The Rev. Daryl Colvin and his wife, Rene Colvin, will also perform together. In addition, Jim Jackson, John Barnes, Paul Kimble and Steve Cox will round out the group of performers invited.
There are organizations, including the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, who strive to uplift, support, and demonstrate the importance of America through their patriotism. This chapter voted unanimously, at their January meeting, to place a display in the local libraries which would rotate from Brackettville, Camp Wood, Del Rio, Pearsall, Sabinal, Utopia, and Uvalde, and any other towns represented by DAR members.
Rio Frio resident Susan Allen Lynch will read excerpts from “Down And Dirty, Life As A French Peasant,” her novel in progress at the Saturday opening of Gemini Ink’s new offices in San Antonio. Lynch, editor of the Real County American at Leakey in the early 1980s, wrote media releases several years for non-profit organizations in the area.
Mary Cutler of Uvalde announces the marriage of her grandson, Joshua T. Fowler, to Amanda Russell. The couple married on Nov. 1, 2014, in Creve Coeur, Illinois, at the American Legion. They spent their honeymoon in Corpus Christi, Texas, and will make their home in Market Heights, Illinois.
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.