If you like Christmas music and the sounds of an old organ, look no further than the El Progreso Memorial Library for your fix. Barbara Dillahunty is bringing 50 years of organplaying experience to the library as she performs for visitors and sets a merry Christmas atmosphere this holiday season.
As a former biology teacher, Glenda McDowell loves to paint the beauty she sees daily in nature. Her beautiful landscape and animals earned her the distinction of being El Progreso Memorial Library’s Artist of the Month for December. McDowell is a winter Texan splitting her time between Colorado and Texas, which gives her a first-person view of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States.
At Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, Uvalde natives Arthur Thomas and his daughter Christina Thomas will both cross the stage. Arthur will graduate with a Master of Education in general education. Christina graduated in the summer with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and is taking part in the winter ceremony.
The Huajilla Unit of Texas Retired Teachers Association met Nov. 17 at the Devine Methodist Church Hall. President Rosemary Bendele welcomed the 63 members and guest Mitch Harnell and led the group in the pledges to the U.S. and Texas Flags. Bendele thanked Marsha and Lewis Stroud for the work and support in setting up this meeting.
On April 22, 1999, two Uvalde parents were given a gift that only one in 726 couples will ever experience. Sandra and Robert Aguirre welcomed the arrival of triplets. Two of the three babies were identical, while the other was fraternal. The two identical girls are UHS sophomores Kyra and Alyssa Aguirre. The third member of the set is Ofelia.
Morgann Atlee McDonald and Charles Bradley Crawford were united in holy matrimony on Oct. 18, 2014, at six o’clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. The Rev. Tim Fahrenthold officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Glenn McDonald of Uvalde. She will continue her education at Sul Ross State University – Rio Grande College, where she is majoring in business. She also plans to further her barrel racing career.
Three insulin injections and a minimum of five finger pricks a day is the life of Katarina Castillo, age 15. You will never hear her complain about it, but diabetes has essentially taken over every aspect of her life. She is still able to do all of the things she enjoys, but she has to maintain a level of caution that only another diabetic can understand.