Twila J. Harville loves flowers but finds them very hard to grow in the soils of South Texas, so she plants her garden on different canvasses and hangs them up on her walls. For her talent, Harville has been named the El rogreso
Memorial Library artist of the month for February. She began painting in 1980 under the guidance of Lucille Perryman, an artist from Quemado, which is a small community between Eagle Pass and Del Rio.
At their meeting in the McNelly Room of the First State Bank in Uvalde on Jan. 8, members of the Caddel-Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas were entertained with stories about the life and times of Charles Pinckney Spangler. Known as “Pink” to Uvalde County citizens and as “Granddad Spangler” to presenter Sharon Hubble, he served as county judge during the 1930s and was a prominent and successful businessman in his day.
Sylvia and Johnny Muñoz of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Michelle Muñoz, to Brandon James Garrett. The bride-elect graduated from Texas State University, where she received a degree in fashion merchandising. She is a supervisor for Kate Spade New York and visual merchandiser for True Vineyard Ministries, a non-profit based out of San Marcos and Rwanda.
The Uvalde High School NJROTC unit will come under the microscope as the U.S. Navy conducts the Annual Military Inspection of the unit on Feb. 6. Capt. Charles Mulroy, U.S. Navy retired, will serve as inspecting officer. Captain Mulroy is a 1965 graduate of UHS. UHS NJROTC instructor, Master Chief Calvin Lambert, will assist in the inspection process.
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.