Are you retired or planning to retire from the education field? If so, you’ve probably considered many post-retirement options: Trips, time with family, much-needed timefor yourself, a different career path, a new hobby. Issues and questions that affect educators may not top your bucket list, but perhaps you still have questions or concerns about the changes, legislation, and other issues that impact you.
Cosmetology students recently participated in a build-your-own-salon project on the Uvalde campus.Winners of the competition were Maria Salazar, first place; Laura Arceo, second; and Alyssa Martinez, third. Students created a blueprint and model of their dream salon; participants were required to adhere to rules and regulations of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.
Charles Ligocky’s newest art exhibit demonstrates the best and worst things in life: love, lust, tragedy, and death.
The exhibition, titled “Till Death do us Part,” will be featured Friday, Aug. 14, at Art Lab Contemporary Art Space, 227 N. Getty St.
The show gets underway at 7 p.m. and should end around 10:30 p.m. It will not only feature Ligocky, but also four local musicians – Matthew Almendarez, Matthew Aaron Weed, Chris Muñoz and Veronica Fernandez – and one guest performer, poet Juan Antonio Menza.
Menza is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and a Pecan Grove Press-published poet. He is well known on the poetry slam circle and was named a first-place qualifying member of the National Poetry Slam team. He has performed in several venues across the U.S. and was selected and sponsored by the New York Mexican Cultural Arts Institute.
Members from the Uvalde Future Farmers of America chapter attended the 87th-annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Uvalde FFA members who attended the convention include Autumn Sheedy, Megan Ledesma and Kamree Stephens. More than $2 million in scholarships was awarded to FFA members, and more than 2,500 members received the Lone Star FFA degree. The Lone Star FFA degree is the highest degree of active membership bestowed by a state FFA association. Members also competed for state titles in public speaking and agriscience events.
Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 181 visited Lost Pines Scout Camp near Bastrop July 5-11. The seven scouts are Enrique Morales, Alex Jimenez, Rene Garcia, John Victorino, Adam Mirelez, Miguel Morales and Jesse Fernandez. They were accompanied by scout master Ramon Castro Jr. and assistant scout master Mario A. Morales.
Pickers, bargain shoppers and looky-loos braved the heat, traffic, and even an impromptu rain shower last weekendto attend the Hotter than Hell 100-mile yard sale. Numerous booths and tables were set up along Highway 90 last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as cities waived their garage sale fees and local business allowed community members to set up shop on their properties.
Delicia Campos of Flores Middle School in Uvalde was one of 10 runners-up in the state for the Save Texas History 2015 Texas Travels essay contest. The contest is offered by the Texas General Land Office each year for children in fourth and seventh grade.