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03
Sep
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Bat show, moon-viewing event is Saturday

Staff at Rocksprings’s award-winning Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library and Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area invite area residents to a free community picnic, evening bat emergence show, and NASA-led moon-viewing event. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Gilmer Memorial Library in Rocksprings. Attendees will caravan to the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area from there.
 
Sat
30
Aug
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Four students receive diploma during meeting

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Four students received their high school diplomas Wednesday after working tirelessly over the summer to recover credits and pass their end-of-course exams. The commencement took place during a special Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District school board meeting held at the Uvalde High School library.
 
Thu
28
Aug
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Music is hallmark of festival

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
One of the biggest draws to Palomino Fest each year is the professional music lineup, which always features a little bit for everyone. Few genres are left out of this year’s music lineup, which is headlined by local legends Los Palominos. All acts will perform on one of two stages: Bud Light Concert Stage or Southwest Junior College Community Stage.
 
Sat
23
Aug
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Four UHS cheerleaders head to London

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Uvalde High School cheerleaders Ashlyn Velasquez, Brandon Hernandez, Monica Vargas and Alyssa Aguirre will be heading to London this December to participate in the 2015 Varsity Cheer Tour, which includes performing in the London New Year’s Day parade. Each cheerleader was designated as an All-American at a recent summer camp, which allows them the opportunity to visit England.
 
Wed
20
Aug
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Texan teaches all cultures, faiths in Abu Dhabi

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
Three years ago, Iza Ybarra Marcrum ventured to the Middle East to teach and she is still enjoying her once-in-a-lifetime experience. Marcrum, a Uvalde High School graduate, taught for 24 years in Texas before moving to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to teach Arabian students.

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Sat
16
Aug
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Project Moon: Artists paint downtown

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
A mother seeking artistic inspiration for her teenage daughter led local artist Jimmy Moon to create Project Moon: Painting with Kids. Moon organized the program, which caters to anyone with a love for art, this summer after he was contacted by Gina Ozuna.
 
Wed
13
Aug
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VanMeter, Rodriguez punch up medals

Uvalde boxers were victorious in a three-day tournament held July 31 through Aug. 2 in College Station. John VanMeter won gold, for the second time in as many years, in the open division while Zachary Rodriguez claimed silver in the novice division during his first trip to the Games of Texas.
 
Sun
10
Aug
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‘Patriots from the Barrio’ out next month

“Patriots from the Barrio,” the true story of a Mexican American combat unit during World War II, will be released in early September. The book was written by San Jose author Dave Gutierrez, who was inspired to pursue this project when he began researching his relative, Ramon G. Gutierrez, from Del Rio, who served in the 36th Division.
 
Wed
06
Aug
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Buckner’s love for art shines at library exhibit

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Sarah Haby Buckner was born in Uvalde in September 1936, hailing from a pioneer ranching family, with a love for art that hasn’t wavered through her nearly 80 years of life. Buckner’s work is on display at the El Progreso Memorial Library for the month of August. She is a jackof-all-trades artist and is displaying drawings, paintings, and pottery pieces she has completed over the last few years.

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Sun
03
Aug
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Ybarra, wife celebrate anniversary at Holy Land

KIMBERLY RUBIO STAFF WRITER.
 
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, June Ybarra and his wife, Isabel, recently made a trip to the Holy Land where they renewed their vows. The couple stayed nearly two weeks, from June 30 until July 11, visiting various holy locations while on a pilgrimage with the Pilgrim Center of Hope from San Antonio.

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