On April 22, 1999, two Uvalde parents were given a gift that only one in 726 couples will ever experience. Sandra and Robert Aguirre welcomed the arrival of triplets. Two of the three babies were identical, while the other was fraternal. The two identical girls are UHS sophomores Kyra and Alyssa Aguirre. The third member of the set is Ofelia.
Morgann Atlee McDonald and Charles Bradley Crawford were united in holy matrimony on Oct. 18, 2014, at six o’clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. The Rev. Tim Fahrenthold officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Glenn McDonald of Uvalde. She will continue her education at Sul Ross State University – Rio Grande College, where she is majoring in business. She also plans to further her barrel racing career.
Three insulin injections and a minimum of five finger pricks a day is the life of Katarina Castillo, age 15. You will never hear her complain about it, but diabetes has essentially taken over every aspect of her life. She is still able to do all of the things she enjoys, but she has to maintain a level of caution that only another diabetic can understand.
The dulcet sounds of Christmas will fill the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Opera House on Dec. 6 when the Uvalde Christmas Gala gets underway at 7 p.m. The gala, which uses much of the same talent as last year’s Gospel Gala, will cost $10 to attend and tickets will only be sold in a reserve capacity from City Hall, located at 100 E. Main St.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sanders of Concan announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlyn Elizabeth, to Joe Dale Cumbie Jr. The bride-elect graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde and received an associate of applied science in radiologic technology.
Monica Muñoz Martinez has been named professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University. Martinez is a 2002 Uvalde High School graduate who earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the American Studies Program at Yale University in 2012.
Dennis Yang took a break from running around the perimeter of the contiguous United States to talk to students at Robb Elementary on Wednesday afternoon. He spoke on the importance of reading, goal setting, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Uvalde Classical Academy waltzed its way to $14,000 Saturday with their inaugural “Dancing with our Stars” fundraiser. The winners of the dance competition and recipients of a Carnival Cruise were Cheryl and Paul Scholl.