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Wed
15
Apr

SWTJC rodeo team hosts annual children’s rodeo Approximately 650 pre-K

Approximately 650 pre-K and kindergarten students attended the eighth-annual children’s rodeo hosted by the Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo team.

“My team members really did a good job this year,” coach Roy Angermiller said. “We even had our very own rodeo dogs out in the arena.”

The event held March 25 began with a prayer, followed by the playing of the National Anthem, as rodeo team member Rozlyn Reeves carried the American flag on horseback.

Prior to the first event, announcer John Paul Schuster gave a brief history of how rodeo began.

This year’s rodeo included calf roping, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Schuster introduced members of the team as they participated in the various events.

Schuster thanked the county for allowing the event to be staged at the County Fairplex Arena.

Wed
15
Apr

Kingsbery twins earn their wings

Cole Kingsbery and Grant Kingsbery, Uvalde High School graduates, recently received their wings from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.

Air Force 2nd Lt. Cole Kingsbery completed combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and was presented with his wings at a ceremony held there Feb. 27. After additional flight training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Kingsbery will be stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where he will serve as the weapon systems officer on an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter.

Ensign Grant Kingsbery recently completed helicopter flight training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, and was designated a naval aviator, receiving his wings in a ceremony held there April 10.

Kingsbery was selected to fly the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter and will be stationed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where, after further flight training, he’ll join the fleet.

Mon
13
Apr

Avila begins pilgrimage this week

by Kim Eagle, Staff writer

Mauro Avila is a person of many interests and passions, including art, boxing, animation, videography, songwriting and religion.

His faith in God is so devout that he is about to begin his fourth pilgrimage. It will take him to Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation in Texas, and “The Bible Mountain” in Juarez, Mexico.

He leaves April 13 and plans to return on April 29. Many people might have seen him making his way around town during Holy Week, carrying a wooden cross and a spirit cape with signatures of those who want to be a part of his journey but can’t physically make the trip.

Avila said a pilgrimage is most commonly defined as a journey for a religious purpose. He believes that life is a test and part of his  journey includes these pilgrimages that take him on foot through desert wilderness and onto rocky terrain.

Sun
12
Apr

Steigerwald receives $40,000 scholarship

by KIM EAGLE

STAFF WRITER
Susanna Steigerwald pulled out all the stops on her way to a $40,000 scholarship from Butler’s School of Music to study the organ. Steigerwald said there is only one word to describe how she felt after learning she had received the scholarship, and that word is “shocked.”

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Sat
11
Apr

McCoy-Moffett

Regina Coleman of Crystal City announces the engagement of her daughter, Kallie Rae McCoy, to Hunter Lane Moffett. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Crystal City High School, and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is employed at Dimmit Regional Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Jo Beth and Brazos Moffett of Uvalde. He is a 2009 graduate of Uvalde High School and is employed with Anadarko Petroleum.

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Wed
08
Apr

Green Thumb Club takes action to beautify school

Members of Batesville School’s Green Thumb Club met in January to brainstorm ideas for their spring project and decided that a little color would be great. Fifty members comprise the group, which consists of students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The sponsor for the Green Thumb Club is Lynn Simpson.  

 

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Wed
08
Apr

Hamilton’s book available for purchase tomorrow

by Kim Eagle, staff writer

 

Something sinister is at work in the Land of Unfading Beauty, a land that promises eternal youth and splendor, a land created by Sabinal author Katharine Hamilton.

The book is titled “The Unfading Lands,” and goes on sale Friday at all the major book outlets.

Sun
05
Apr

Caldwell-Turner showcases ‘pig-tastic’ artwork at library

by Kim Eagle, staff writer

Patricia Caldwell-Turner, El Progreso Memorial Library artist of the month, is well known for her pottery, but few people know that she is quite the “Pigasso” when it comes to painting.

Caldwell-Turner’s pig-themed work, aptly named “Hog Wild,” will be on display in the library for the duration of the month of April.

She has made a living using her artistic talents, working for just over 20 years with the Fine Arts Society of Kennesaw, Georgia. Over that time, she helped start an art program, taught pottery, and was the director of summer camps. She was also one of the founders of the clay department of Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department, where she instructed  adults and children.

Many of her former students can be found at different arts and crafts fairs and several have had their work highlighted in various publications.

Thu
02
Apr

Fallout wins Fiesta stage time

by Kim Eagle, Staff writer

Members of the Uvalde-based band Fallout received one of the biggest breaks of their career on March 20 when the band was named a finalist in a battle of the bands competition that features some great prizes.

When Fallout took the stage at the 99.5 KISS Rocks San Antonio Bud Light Battle of the Bands last weekend, they hadn’t even been in the same room to rehearse the required cover song.

Picked as a semi-finalist out of dozens of bands based on online voting, Fallout – which features local talent Gabriel Mariscal, Miguel Chavez and Albert Torres – competed live against the bands Haze and Rain on the Aftermath for a chance to open on the 99.5 KISS Main Stage at the San Antonio Fiesta Oyster Bake April 18.

By finishing first at the battle, which was held at Papa Woody’s Roadhouse in San Antonio, Fallout secured a spot on the main stage during one of the largest music events in the area.

Wed
01
Apr

Stations of the Cross at St. Philip’s may bring solace to many

by Kim Eagle

Staff writer
Anyone who has ever fallen or stumbled can find solace in the fact that not only have millions of people done the same over the course of history, but so has Jesus Christ. One good way to remember that – as well as celebrate Easter this year – might be by viewing the newly-finished Stations of the Cross at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

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