THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Uvalde High School teacher John Juhasz, who produces Uvalde’s Got Talent and Uvalde Idol shows.
Singing Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing,” Uvalde High School student Thayiss Vasquez belted out an impeccable performance to capture first place in the over-14 singers’ category during the April 15 presentation of Uvalde’s Got Talent. The annual event was not without setbacks this year, due to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s lack of a sound technician, students who were forced to miss rehearsals due to other academic/extracurricular endeavors, and last-minute talent withdrawals. Ian Martinez, a junior, who had used the sound equipment in conjunction with plays at the high school stepped in to help save the day. Martinez did an admirable job and was there each and every time we needed him.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications specialist for Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital celebrated National Volunteer Week with over 60 volunteers and their guests on April 12 during their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted at Uvalde Country Club. Volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary, Uvalde Hospice, and Friends of Uvalde Hospice Thrift Store attended to celebrate the accomplishments of 2015.
Many of the historical buildings in Southwest Texas were made of cedar posts and caliche plaster – a plaster made from cactus juice, sand, and ground limestone, or caliche as it is more commonly .known. The Montalvo House in Brackettville, also known as Texas Historic Landmark 3440, is a two-room .cedar post and caliche home constructed in 1887 and one of the historical sites that used this construction process.
Traffic lights are just a suggestion and the monkeys apparently can’t be trusted in the bustling cities of Vietnam, according to Anne Tarski, who just returned from an 18-day Asian adventure. Tarski was finally able to cross a dream off her bucket list last month when she traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a.
Gabriela Guedea of Uvalde High School and Laura Rodriguez and Brittany Reyes of Southwest Texas Junior College will represent Uvalde in the SkillsUSA National competition this summer. They accomplished this feat by placing first in their respective categories during the state meet held April 1-2 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
The Caddel-Smith Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas met on March 5 at the United Methodist Church in Leakey, with 13 members and 11 guests present. The meeting was called to order, the invocation presented, and the pledges to the United States and the Texas flags recited. The regular order of business was suspended.
Students from hospitality and restaurant management classes at Uvalde High School have been busy preparing food for their fellow students and the community as well. This is the first year that UHS has offered these types of hospitality and restaurant classes, but plans are to extend offerings in the future as popularity grows. This year, they have rolled out Flaming Grill, .which gives students another option once a week during lunch and also serves as a catering service that is available for hire to anyone in the community.