Rain certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the 200-plus people who attended the Knippa All- Class Reunion on Saturday, May 23. Superintendent Jeff Cottrill was assisted in the planning of the reunion by Ted Sanderlin, Carolyn Niemeyer Reagan, Elda and Lee Alejandro, Joe Cordova, Shirley Werth Brice, Judy Sanderlin Newman, and Donna Ede Jones.
Patti and Mark Kruciak of Uvalde announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Kruciak, to Mišo Kezunovic. The bride-elect graduated from Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees. She is employed with Hugo Stolte and Associates in San Antonio as a certified public accountant.
A record-breaking 397 children attended the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery’s annual fishing derby last Saturday. Hatchery employee Mark Dietrich estimates that once family members and friends who helped the young fisherman were counted, 800 people came through the hatchery gates last weekend. He said drizzling rain started the day but that things quickly cleared by mid morning. “We opened the gates at 8 a.m. and the line of vehicles was nearly a half-mile long,” Dietrich said. “Record numbers of excited fishermen arrived. We actually registered 176 percent more fishermen than in previous years.”
The most recent inductees into the Nueces Canyon High School chapter of the National Honor Society include Cristian Franco, Mason Johnson, Joana Valenzuela, Nick DeLaRosa, Vanessa Galindo, Zenaida Galindo, Jordan Phillips, Caitlin Boatright, Haylee Chavez, Brandee Jones and Tyanna Schexnider.
Those who say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks have probably never attended the Uvalde County 4-H Dog Show. More than a dozen children and teenagers participated in the 2015 show held May 17 at Uvalde County Fairplex. The event was organized by project leaders Cheryl King, Katelyn King and Hanna Galan. Serving as master of ceremonies was Tracy O. King, and judges were Charlotte Brigman Kyle and Ruby Brigman. Best of show purebred honors went to Meaghann Cassin and best of show non-purebred was awarded to Joe Martinez.
Three hundred and ninety-six graduates participated in the 68thannual Southwest TexasJunior College commencement ceremony held May 16 before a standing-roomonlycrowd at the Uvalde Honey Bowl Stadium. Taking part in the ceremony were December 2014 graduates, May 2015 graduates and August 2015 candidates for graduation.
Calling all students who want to have no worries ver the summer and live the “hakuna matata” lifestyle. This year, participants in Uvalde ConsolidatedIndependent School District’s Summer Fine Arts Academy will learn the Lion King for their musical theatre performance. The academy will also once again feature violinlessons and a visual art showcase.The academy will run from June 8 to June 26, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.J. Hernandez was named recipient of the Good Eggs Scholarship for he second year in a row, earning $4,000 for college next year.The surprise came Friday during the annual Baubles and Bags luncheon fundraiser held at Uvalde Country Club. Hernandez, who wasthere to perform and announce this year’s recipient, was in shock as he started to read his own name out loud during the award’s ceremony. “This year’s winner is... wait, what?” he said in disbelief as he looked for confirmation from the Good Eggs. “This can’t be right. It says A.J. Hernandez.