Submitted by Edgar on September 20, 2014 - 11:52pm
Uvalde's Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps members are exemplary leaders who pride themselves in helping the community. On Sept. 6, 35 NJROTC students arrived at El Progreso Memorial Library to help the local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas with the implementation of a wildlife demonstration garden.
Submitted by Edgar on September 20, 2014 - 11:51pm
by KIM EAGLE
Teachers and administrators of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District were treated Monday evening to a free movie at Forum 6 Theatres. The viewing was part of a team-building activity funded by Kim Fulton and Sierra Industries.
Two Uvalde Memorial Hospital nurses visited Benson Elementary Sept. 12 to educate the students about germs and how children can help prevent germ transmission. Nurses Pauline Garcia and Dawn Scott stopped by during physical education classes to talk to the fifth-grade students about germs, hand washing and lice – all important topics in health education.
The younger generations of Uvalde are probably familiar with Garner Field, Garner State Park, and the Briscoe-Garner Museum, now housed where former vice-president John Nance Garner once lived. However, those born in the 1960s and later might not be familiar with the Garner houses. In fact, they may be living in one of these historical houses and not know it. I not only was born in one of these houses on Nopal Street, but my family lived in two different Garner houses in later years, one on North East Lane and another on East School Lane.
The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Sept. 17, 2014, and on Aug. 21 the observance was proclaimed at a signing headed by Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell in the county courthouse. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of the country’s least-known official observances.
Joel Morales, who works for Paul’s Drywall and Painting, added a little flair when asked to touch up some letters at the Honey Bowl, and the move got the attention of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District employees. Once they noticed his talent, his job went from painting letters to painting a Coyote head in the visitor’s area of the field house.
Pat Rogers is the El Progreso Memorial Library Artist of the Month for September. Her photographs will be on display for the duration of the month. She and her husband, Paul, her childhood sweetheart, have lived in Montell for the past seven years. In Montell, she finds inspiration for photographs everywhere she looks.
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.
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.