The annual Palomino Fest ends today at Uvalde County Fairplex. Single-day tickets cost $12. Admission for children 10 years old and younger is free when children are accompanied by an adult. Gates open today at 3 p.m. and close at midnight.
Hondo Sanchez (holding microphone) introduces himself at a community pep rally as fellow Coyote football teammates (left to right) Ernest Ortiz, Damien Mendoza, Michael Contreras, C.J. Holguin, David Rodriguez, Leo Trevino, and McCrae Rutledge laugh at something he said.
Start dove season off with a bang on Saturday at the 2015 Dove Expo. The annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oasis Outback, 2900 E. Main St. This is an opportunity for hunters to meet area guides and outfitters and plan hunting excursions. The expo will feature food, door prizes and prize drawings for a shotgun and other items.
The Uvalde County Fairgrounds will be rocking this weekend as 2015 Palomino Fest finally begins. Uvalde’s own Grammy Award-winning Los Palominos, a band celebrating 25 years in the music business, top a hot list of headliners. Fito Olivares y la Pura Sabrosura and Liberación are other headliners.
The Green Thumb Garden Club is ready for new and wonderful things this year. The first meeting will be the president’s tea, which will be served at 3 p.m. on Thursday in the annex of the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. Members are asked to wear fancy hats and bring a delicate teacup. Hostesses will serve items appropriate for a high tea. Members are encouraged to bring a prospective new member. Master gardener, Dr. Roy Ramirez, will be the featured speaker.
The Green Thumb Garden Club has chosen the home of Master Chief Petty Officer Calvin and Rachel Lambert, located at 808 Sunrise Avenue in Uvalde, as the residential yard of the month for August. “This beautifully landscaped yard features serpentine beds of boxwood, crepe myrtle, vinca, coleus, cenizo, dracaenas and palm in red cedar bark mulch which complements the lush green yard,” reads a press release issued by the garden club. “The landscaping is accentuated with two barrel planters of seasonal annuals.”
After completing a trainingcourse on Aug. 14 at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, 14 area teens are newly certified by the American Red Cross for babysitting. Taught by Pauline Garcia, clinical and community educator at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, the fast-paced class included hands-on activities, videos, role-plays, take-home training materials, and interactive discussion. The course is used to train and certify more than 120,000 babysitters nationwide each year and teaches young people ages 11-15 how to supervise children and infants and perform basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing. The course also teaches how to identify safety hazards and prevent injuries, care for common injuries and emergencies, and how to find and interview for babysitting jobs.