by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor Ignoring peer pressure, boosting self esteem, and saying no to drugs, alcohol, and gangs are just a few of the messages that the Patsy Torres Positive Force Tour will bring to Uvalde on Wednesday.
The tour is free to the public – made possible by The Uvalde Good Eggs who are always looking for ways to promote the arts locally.
It will be held at the John H. Harrell Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Although the concert is free, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is asking for audience members to “pay it forward” by bringing a canned food item to benefit the Uvalde Food Pantry. Door prizes will also be given away.
The tour is considered a a high-energy professional musical program combining singing, dancing, dramatic skits, audience participation, and testimonials delivering messages of hope and inspiration with a Latin flare.
Monica Muñoz Martinez, assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University and 2002 Uvalde High School graduate, is helping curate the “Life and Death on the Border” exhibit at The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
To celebrate the accomplishment of this UHS alumna, Jeanette Ball, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, is planning a trip to Austin this Saturday for several student groups to learn not only about the history of life on the border but also how people from Uvalde graduate and go on to do important things.
by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor Several authors will be at El Progreso Memorial Library this week for a book signing event. These special guests include E. Ruth Harder, Linda Gilleland, Ben Wilson, Marina Garcia, Leilani McClure, Russell Smith, Kenneth LaMascus, Tom Dubose and Frank Turkowski. They will be at the library on Thursday (Jan 21) from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Texas Underdogs, a local group of children and teens, recently won first place and $1,000 in the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival held in San Antonio. The group is donating their prize money to El Progreso Memorial Library.
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create weird movies that follow the stories of Newbery-winning books.
The Texas Underdogs comprises Jimmie Alexander Luna (Uvalde High School junior), Isabella Luna (homeschooled fourth-grader), Anahi Garcia (Robb Elementary fourth-grader), A.J. Negrete (Anthon Elementary second-grader), Daniel Coronado (San Antonio first-grader), and Erasmo Vasquez (director and graphics), Grace Coronado and Cynthia Garcia (assistant directors), and Corina Luna (hair/makeup).