Geneva Sue Beavers, more affectionately known as “Aunt Sue,” by her family, is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Friends and family from all over the state and from as far away as Arkansas are flying in to commemorate this special day. Beavers was born in 1914, south of Uvalde on Old Pearsall Road, which was known back then as the Leona Ditch community.
THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Jennifer Durán, Uvalde High School journalism teacher.
The art of Uvalde High School senior Charles Ligocky was unveiled in an exhibit at the Falcon Art Gallery in Del Rio on Feb. 7. Ligocky’s work will be displayed all month in an exhibit at the gallery. The exhibit, titled “The Impractical Judgment of Emotion,” features 12 major pieces and a binder of small pieces, ranging from letter-size to nearly wall-size creations.
Texans love football and for those who can’t see the Super Bowl live, creating their own big game can be just as exciting. Claire Dillard, youth leader for First United Methodist Church, said that for the past decade youngsters from the First Baptist and First United Methodist churches have faced off in a flag football game on Super Bowl Sunday.
When it comes to addressing the state’s most pressing issues, sometimes it benefits to take in the opinions of young, fresh minds. This was the thinking when 70 high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership and five Pioneers alumni serving as counselors in the program participated in the Pioneers State Leadership Forum in Austin on Jan. 22- 23.
The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Huddle Restaurant in Uvalde. Members from Uvalde, Barksdale, Montell, Camp Wood, Pearsall, Christoval, Brackettville, and Del Rio were present. Regent Betty Lawrence called the meeting to order with assistance from Chaplin Francis Karasek.
Past and current officers of the Boales-Tandy Family Association (BTFA), together with members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) honored Captain Calvin Boales on Dec. 14 at the historic Floral Cemetery in Leakey. The honor was carried out through an official DRT Memorial Medallion dedication ceremony.
Three games remain on the Uvalde Lobos’ 2013-14 basketball schedule. Two of those three games will be played in Uvalde and one of those games is set for Tuesday when the Lobos will host the San Antonio McCollum Lady Cowboys. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 6:30 p.m., while the two subvarsity games will get under way at 5 p.m.
District staff and trustees for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District are not satisfied with the percentage of students labeled at-risk for performance when it comes to reading and reading comprehension. Jeanette Ball, superintendent, gave a presentation to trustees about the current state of the Accelerated Reader Program. All students in grades kindergarten through eighth are required to participate in accelerated reader.
Among the many students filing into classes at Southwest Texas Junior College last week – for the first classes of the spring semester – was Chance Garcia, the first recipient of a $500 scholarship from Uvalde Walk for Autism. Garcia, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, loves to sing and dance. His favorite colors are red, blue, and green, and he is determined to end the semester with an “A.”
The first of several historical workshops set at Fort Inge Historical Site is planned for Saturday, Jan. 25 at Fort Inge located three miles south of Uvalde just off FM140. The workshop will feature the preparation of meals, building the fire and proper care for cooking equipment and tools.