Monica Muñoz Martinez has been named professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University. Martinez is a 2002 Uvalde High School graduate who earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the American Studies Program at Yale University in 2012.
Dennis Yang took a break from running around the perimeter of the contiguous United States to talk to students at Robb Elementary on Wednesday afternoon. He spoke on the importance of reading, goal setting, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Uvalde Classical Academy waltzed its way to $14,000 Saturday with their inaugural “Dancing with our Stars” fundraiser. The winners of the dance competition and recipients of a Carnival Cruise were Cheryl and Paul Scholl.
They came from near and a far, members of the Uvalde High School Class of 1954, to reminisce, renew old friendships and share their life experiences for the past 60 years. Several still make Uvalde their home while others traveled from Colorado and California for the event. “Deeds, not words” was the class motto and they have certainly lived up to the challenge.
The Uvalde Porcelain Art Club – a group of talented area women – is the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for November. Porcelain art through generations has endured and evolved and is enjoyed by many artists who also work in other mediums.
Those attending the homecoming football game Friday night were treated to a blast from the past as the Uvalde High School cheerleaders dusted off an old tradition by erecting a large run-through sign for the Coyotes. “That is a tradition I knew alumni would appreciate, and we had a lot of fans comment about it,” said cheerleading sponsor Monica Velasquez. “Also, the JV squad cheering the entire game was another tradition that we brought back. I am very pleased with my girls, they have done an amazing job.”
Over 500 community members, students, faculty, and staff from the Medina Valley Independent School District, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College celebrated the grand opening of the Higher Learning Center last week.
“I saw the need and decided I needed to get something started.” These words were spoken by Renee Colvin of the Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Support Group to members of El Progreso Club during their Oct. 9 meeting. The need she spoke of was to start a year-round support group for all breast cancer patients and survivors in the area.