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Girl Scouts earn Catholic recognition

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Stephanie A. Finleon, chief development and communications officer for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
 
Three Uvalde Girl Scouts received faith awards from the national organization on March 16 at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. Nadia Gonzales and Rebekah Ramirez from Girl Scout Troop 4199 received the Marian Medal, which requires more than 16 hours of coursework, volunteer time and a witness project.
 
Wed
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May
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Rough River Band plans new performances

MEGHANN GARCIA MANAGING EDITOR.
 
With two new musicians and three founding members, Uvalde’s Rough River Band is tuning up for a 20-gig summer. With decades of cumulative experience behind them, the men who hail from Uvalde, Sabinal, D’Hanis, Leakey and Eagle Pass are more than ready to see people dancing to and enjoying their music.
 
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May
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Local artist finds outlet for Asperger’s

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
A lot of people exercise their bodies to stay in good physical shape, but Michael Ortiz of Uvalde exercises both sides of his brain daily as he finds a balance between his day job – being a math professor, and his night job – painting small, incredibly detailed works of art. Ortiz has taught math to students at Sul Ross University– Rio Grande College for the last five years. Originally from Castroville, Ortiz moved to Uvalde not long after finishing his doctorate at the University of Texas.
 
Wed
21
May
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Show goes to the dogs

Local dogs strutted their stuff during the Uvalde County 4-H Dog Show last Sunday at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Makenzie Mortensen won Best Junior Handler honors and Hanna Galan won Best Senior Handler honors. Galan also took home Best in Show with her dog Haley, and Best in Show non-purebred and the Novice Obedience award with her dog Stuart.
 
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May
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Protecting the innocent: Books spin family mystery into fiction

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
The Billy Penland books by writer Marylou Stewart are dedicated to the soldiers of the world. Stewart, a long-time resident and former teacher/counselor in Uvalde, says her books are for every man, woman and child who has ever placed themselves in harm’s way for the purpose of protecting the innocent.
 
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May
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Mike and Tammy Connor present a framed photograph of John Connor

Mike and Tammy Connor (far right), of Houston, present a framed photograph of John Connor to the Archives of Southwest Texas at El Progreso Library. John Connor, the first Uvalde Police Chief, was Mike Connor’s grandfather and one of the people honored at the Memorial for Fallen Officers held May 6 at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Others pictured include (left to right) El Progreso Memorial Library employees Olga Zamora and Belia Romo, and library archivist Virginia Davis.
 
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10
May
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BRAT: brats to bike through Uvalde

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
A group of eight healthand-wellness-minded students from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene will be making their way through Uvalde on Tuesday as part of their Bike Ride Across Texas. The ride begins Saturday, ends May 20, and will take the group 925 miles – from South Texas to South Kansas through Brownsville, Premont, Tilden, Uvalde, Eden, Abilene, Paducah, Wheeler, and Liberal, Kan.
 
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08
May
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Artist of the Month: Armbruster ‘hooked’ on painting

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Connie Armbruster of Uvalde has been named the El Progreso Library Artist of the Month for May. Kohni, as she signs all her work, will have her art on display at the library for the duration of the month. Armbruster has lived in Uvalde for the past 10 years.
 
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May
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Dozens of residents gather at the Downtown Square

Dozens of residents gather at the Downtown Square in Uvalde on Thursday evening to observe National Day of Prayer, an event that has been held since 1952 annually across the country.
 
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Apr
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Excel students’ green thumbs to bring in green cash

KIM EAGLE STAFF WRITER.
 
Excel Academy students have become experts on gardening. They have refurbished Uvalde High School’s old greenhouse as not only a learning tool for environmental science but as an interdisciplinary study tool that also corresponds with their business foundations class. The students have been planting and growing all year and now have over 600 plants and vegetables.
 

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