Pete Conrad, longtime regional sales manager at Sierra Industries Ltd. in Uvalde, has retired, according to company officials. Conrad joined the aviation company in February of 1987 as its first full-time sales associate and at the time of his retirement was the second most tenured employee in the company of 150 people. Over his 28 years of service to Sierra, Conrad developed many friends in the aviation industry and both sold and flew the aircraft Sierra worked on. Conrad’s extensive experience with Sierra’s products and services were well recognized with Pete being a “go-to” guy for aircraft owners and operators wanting technical service, according to company officials.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ham of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karalee Ann Ham, to Cody Ryan Stripling. The bride-elect graduated from Uvalde High School in 2006. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and is currently teaching in San Antonio.
Former players, coaches who worked with him and for him, school administrators, friends, and others showed up Thursday night at Littleton Gymnasium on the Blossom Athletic Center site to honor legendary coach and athletic director Jerry Comalander for his many years of service to the Northeast ISD. Comalander is closing the door on a 54-year career at the end of the month, a journey that began in 1961 at Devine High School under Marvin Gustafson.
Two Leakey residents were named to the president’s and dean’s lists at Schreiner University. Zoe Michelle Davis made the president’s list for the fall 2014 term.To qualify for the president’s list, full-time students must earn at
least a 3.75 grade point average and have at least 12 hours credit for the term.
Entry deadlines have been announced for the 34th-annual SouthwestTexas Junior College Creative Arts Contest. Literary entries should be submitted no later than Feb. 26, while Mar. 5 is the deadline for visual arts
Norma Jean (Buchanan) and Charles H. “Buddy” Norman of Uvalde celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 5. The couple was blessed with four daughters, Lynnett Caston, Diana Krall, Scheila Morgan and Lisa Arnim; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Charles is a locksmith and Norma is a homemaker. The couple are members of the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesus O. Prado of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hilary Monique Prado, to Marco Antonio Escamilla Jr. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Uvalde High School. She also graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013.
Come and support your local authors on Jan. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. as El Progreso Memorial Library holds a book signing and meet-the-author event. Six local authors will be featured including Paul Sturm, Donald Smith, Tom
Dubose, Kenneth LaMascus, Ben Wilson Jr., and Russell S. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher James Pappas of Houston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Georgea Christopher Pappas, to Hayden Griffin Haby III. The bride-elect graduated from The University of Virginia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She attended the French Culinary Institute and majored in culinary arts. She is employed with Pappas Restaurants.
Batesville School offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students with interests including writing, law enforcement, agriculture, environmental science, landscaping, news, and music. Lynn Simpson, who works at the school in several capacities including librarian, talked about the many options Batesville students have when it comes to their education, and the many teachers and employees who go out of their way to sponsor these clubs/activities.