Because she so cherished her years spent growing up in the area, Mary Woodward has published a book, “Childhood Memories of Concan and Sabinal,” that she hopes will preserve her experience for the enjoyment of family. “It was mainly for my children and grandchildren so they would have a history of how I grew up,” Woodward said of the book, which she first began work on in January. “I grew up during the [Great] Depression, but I never knew there was a depression because we had our own eggs, milk and meat; we didn’t go hungry at all during the depression.”
Although the helicopter will have up to a 200-mile service area, Uvalde EMS has contracted with PHI Air Medical to station yet another emergency flight unit in Uvalde. “We think we’re bringing a level of service that hasn’t been seen in our county before,” said Stephen Stephens, Uvalde EMS director. He expanded on that thought yesterday morning, adding that the goal is to give Uvalde the highest level of service available anywhere. Uvalde EMS sends five to eight patients per month to another hospital via an emergency flight service.
The St. Henry De Osso Family Project Summer Camp is in full swing with area children getting a true feel for all the great things Uvalde has to offer.Susan Treviño, camp organizer, has been busy planning and taking the 14 children participating in the camp around to various Uvalde staples.The group also goes to the park almost daily for fresh air and exercise.
Lesley Louise Berry and Benefield Strickland Lomax were united in marriage on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Milton E. Black. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Glen Berry of Corpus Christi. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Earle Capt of Uvalde, and Mrs. Laura Berry and the late Mr. Marvin Lee Berry of Corpus Christi.
Though he didn’t get the call until later in life – after he earned a master’s and worked as a transportation consultant – Casey Berkhouse is now taking the position of assistant rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde. Berkhouse, a deacon with the church, was officially ordained as a priest on Tuesday and will now begin helping head rector Mike Marsh. “I spent two decades of being called to the ministry but not knowingwhat that really meant,” Berkhouse said. “I didn’t really think of it in terms of ordination.”
Shannon Reilly, violinist and Thomas Steigerwald, pianist, will give a free recital at First United Methodist Church of Uvalde on July 19 at 3 p.m. The recital will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms and Sergei Prokofiev. Uvaldean Thomas Steigerwald has won prizes in several international piano competitions, including the San Jose,the New York, the 62nd Wideman, and the Dallas Chamber Symphony.
In a candlelight ceremony on March 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Central Christian Church in Austin, Margaret Grace Allee and Dolph Briscoe lV were united in holy matrimony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Allee, of Carrizo Springs. She graduated from Carrizo Springs High School in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Baylor University in 2007. She is the corporate communications manager for Sport Clips Inc., an international franchise company based in Georgetown.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and because there aren’t many members of the “greatest generation” left – they are dying at a rate of hundreds per day – it is up to the younger generations to Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive. One of the biggest proponents of the Spirit of ’45 movement is Mary Virginia Pittman-Waller of Utopia, better known as MVP. Pittman-Waller spends her days traveling the world on behalf of the Navy League of the United States and other military organizations, promoting ways to honor the legacy of the WWII generation.
Uvalde High School has some promising young athletes such as Anthony Gracia, 16-year-old incoming sophomore, who is spending his summer vacation playing football on a national level. After attending a USA Football camp in Denver, Colorado, earlier this year, he was invited to be a part of the U.S. National Development Team program. He will compete in the National Development Games, which will be held in College Station from July 13-18.
Darlene Grace Hamed and Robert Darryl Speer were united in holy matrimony on June 13, 2015, at six o’clock in the evening in the prayer garden of The Club at ConCan in Concan. The Rev. Frank W. Jones III of Living Waters Church officiated the double ring ceremony.