A record number of visitors attended the open house of the long-awaited Dolph Briscoe exhibit at the Briscoe-Garner Museum. The event was held Saturday at 333 N. Park St. The museum was the former residence of JohnNance Garner and now serves to educate visitors about Uvalde’s two most influential political figures.
The Uvalde Jazz Ensemble will present A Special Night of Jazz X, featuring many top professional musicians from across the country, on May 2 at 7 p.m. at the John H. Harrell Auditorium at Uvalde High School.
Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for all Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students with identification card.
“We have one of the best concerts yet,” said Uvalde High School Jazz ensemble director Mark Lyon of this 10th anniversary show.
The UHS Jazz Ensemble and both jazz combos, “Shades of Blue” and “Duke’s Place,” will compete May 25 at St. Mary’s Fiesta Jazz Festival.
They will have a chance to perform this year’s pieces at the concert.
The professionals will perform a set by themselves, including Wally Minko’s arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia,” for which he received a Grammy nomination.
Kadie Light, a 10 yearold fifth-grade student from Barksdale who attends Nueces Canyon Elementary, will join other outstanding middle school students from across the United States in an extraordinary leadership development experience. The 2015 Junior National Young Leadership Conference (JrNYLC), and Envision program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st Century.
During a special gathering celebrating National Library Week, past librarians were invited to El Progreso Memorial Library for recognition and Susan Anderson was surprised with a tile commemorating 25 years of service to the library. The tile dedication took place April 15. People who attended the event also got to experience the new technology upgrades recently purchased by the library and were reminded about the Hidden Treasures Sale set next weekend.
The Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter members, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), meeting at The Huddle in Uvalde on Saturday, March 21, were reminded of the organization’s formation on Oct. 11, 1890, and early member Eugenia Washington’s words: “We want a society founded on service.” This report from Lynn F. Young, DAR president general, as read by Karen Collins, encouraged members to learn about the origins of their organization, the four strong women who founded it, and the 125th anniversary celebration activities being planned for next year.
While Fallout just missed out on the $2,500 grand prize, they will still be opening on the main stage at the San Antonio Fiesta Oyster Bake on Saturday.
Gabriel Mariscal, Miguel Chavez and Albert Torres, who hail from Uvalde and San Antonio, took the stage last Saturday night for the final round of the 99.5 KISS Rocks San Antonio Bud Light Battle of the Bands.
Picked as a finalist after several rounds of competition at Papa Woody’s Roadhouse in San Antonio, Fallout competed against Black Heart Saints and The Uprising for the grand prize cash award and the prime opening act spot Saturday.
Mariscal said after Fallout performed the crowd reaction was so great that he was sure they were going to win. But in the end, it was Black Heart Saints who finished first, thanks to an incredibly strong Internet following that voted online over the KISS Rocks app.
Cole Kingsbery and Grant Kingsbery, Uvalde High School graduates, recently received their wings from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
Air Force 2nd Lt. Cole Kingsbery completed combat systems officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and was presented with his wings at a ceremony held there Feb. 27. After additional flight training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Kingsbery will be stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where he will serve as the weapon systems officer on an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter.
Ensign Grant Kingsbery recently completed helicopter flight training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, and was designated a naval aviator, receiving his wings in a ceremony held there April 10.
Kingsbery was selected to fly the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter and will be stationed at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where, after further flight training, he’ll join the fleet.
Mauro Avila is a person of many interests and passions, including art, boxing, animation, videography, songwriting and religion.
His faith in God is so devout that he is about to begin his fourth pilgrimage. It will take him to Guadalupe Peak, the highest elevation in Texas, and “The Bible Mountain” in Juarez, Mexico.
He leaves April 13 and plans to return on April 29. Many people might have seen him making his way around town during Holy Week, carrying a wooden cross and a spirit cape with signatures of those who want to be a part of his journey but can’t physically make the trip.
Avila said a pilgrimage is most commonly defined as a journey for a religious purpose. He believes that life is a test and part of his journey includes these pilgrimages that take him on foot through desert wilderness and onto rocky terrain.