Ashton Jones and Nayelie Arellano are the recipients of the Oscar H. Cruz Math Scholarship, handed out April 24 in the McNelly Room of First State Bank of Uvalde. Ashton and Nayelie are in Jennifer Zamora’s kindergarten class at Dalton Early Childhood Center. Zamora and Deyanira Salazar, founder of tutoring service Math Rocks, chose the scholarship recipients.
Former city manager John Harrell and current assistant city manager Joe Cardenas (center, left to right) along with city staff, members of Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and local skaters pose for a picture during a ribbon cutting event. The event, which was held Saturday, was part of the grand opening for the city of Uvalde Skate Park. (Bottom) Two skaters are captured mid-air while performing during a demonstration.
President Rosemary Bendele opened the monthly meeting of the Huajilla Unit Texas Retired Teachers Association held at the St. Dominic’s Parish Hall in D’Hanis at 10 a.m. on April 27. Bendele led the group
Austin resident Jim Gideon won the grand prize of a custom-built barbecue pit and trailer donated by Jan Elliott in memory of her late husband, Tex Elliott. The item was built by Texas Best Pits and given away as part of an annual fundraiser for Community Health Development Inc. This year, the organization netted $10,000 to support the Center for
Community Wellness campus at 908 S. Evans St. in Uvalde.
The moon is a powerful entity known for controlling the tides, providing light when it is darkest and – in Uvalde – giving a fresh perspective to the local art world. That perspective belongs to Jimmy Moon, the 32-year-old El Progreso Memorial Library’s May artist of the month.
Kay and Mike Harris of Navasota announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Valerie Harris, to Taylor Langford. The bride-elect graduated from Navasota High School and The University of Texas at Austin. She is a marketing and real estate associate at Carol Dochen Realtors in Austin.
A record number of visitors attended the open house of the long-awaited Dolph Briscoe exhibit at the Briscoe-Garner Museum. The event was held Saturday at 333 N. Park St. The museum was the former residence of JohnNance Garner and now serves to educate visitors about Uvalde’s two most influential political figures.