Members from the Uvalde Future Farmers of America chapter attended the 87th-annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Uvalde FFA members who attended the convention include Autumn Sheedy, Megan Ledesma and Kamree Stephens. More than $2 million in scholarships was awarded to FFA members, and more than 2,500 members received the Lone Star FFA degree. The Lone Star FFA degree is the highest degree of active membership bestowed by a state FFA association. Members also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events.
Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 181 visited Lost Pines Scout Camp near Bastrop July 5-11. The seven scouts are Enrique Morales, Alex Jimenez, Rene Garcia, John Victorino, Adam Mirelez, Miguel Morales and Jesse Fernandez. They were accompanied by scout master Ramon Castro Jr. and assistant scout master Mario A. Morales.
Pickers, bargain shoppers and looky-loos braved the heat, traffic, and even an impromptu rain shower last weekendto attend the Hotter than Hell 100-mile yard sale. Numerous booths and tables were set up along Highway 90 last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as cities waived their garage sale fees and local business allowed community members to set up shop on their properties.
Delicia Campos of Flores Middle School in Uvalde was one of 10 runners-up in the state for the Save Texas History 2015 Texas Travels essay contest. The contest is offered by the Texas General Land Office each year for children in fourth and seventh grade.
Stephanie Sieckenius cuts the ribbon in a ceremony that officially welcomes her business Lantana Realty into the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce. Sieckenius was joined Wednesday morning by other Lantana real estate agents, chamber members and civic groups for the special event
Despite the blistering summer sun and lack of rain, local yards are still displaying bright greenturf and colorful garden blooms, which makes it difficult for the Green Thumb Garden Club to choose their business and residential Yard of the Month recipients. For July, garden club members selected the 114 S. Farrar St. home of Juanita and Oscar Peña as the residential Yard of the Month, and Taco Bell at 514 E. Main St. as the business Yard of the Month. ew additions of cenizo, roses, sego palm trees, and various hrubs and grasses give the newly-remodeled Taco Bell a refreshed look.
Juanita Victoria “Nini” Ybarra and Payton Tanner Andrews were united in marriage on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.The ceremony, officiated by the Rev. Valentine Gallegos of acred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, started at 7 p.m. The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andres “June” Ybarra of Uvalde, was given in marriage by her father. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 2009 and attended Texas State University. She is presently attending Sul Ross University and is employed as an accounts receivable clerk at Sanford Water Works. The groom is the son of Ms. Stacy Hunt and Mr. Johnny Andrews, both of Cameron