by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor Bulls, steers, cows, and heifers might look like the same animal to the untrained eye, but for those getting ready for the Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show and Sale the differences are as obvious as night and day.
Local 4-Hers Natalie Coleman, Baylee Grissom, Bailey Williams, Miles Williams, and Audrey Williams have been studying up on their knowledge of everything bovine, especially heifers, in preparation for the stock shows’ first commercial heifer sale.
The stock show starts today and runs through Saturday at the Uvalde County Fairplex. Commercial pen of three heifers activities will debut tomorrow morning with interviews at 9:30 a.m. followed by judging of the specimen and record books at 11 a.m.
by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s approval of a prisoner exchange program during World War II and America’s only family internment camp’s location in Crystal City will be the topic of a presentation at El Progreso Memorial Library next week.
The program is set to take place during the Friends of El Progreso annual meeting, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to all.
The presentation is based on a New York Times best seller titled, “The Train to Crystal City,” written by Jan Jarboe Russell. Russell will be at the library on Monday to talk about her book and bring to light the events of prisoner exchange programs and family internment camps in Crystal City during WWII.
by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor Ignoring peer pressure, boosting self esteem, and saying no to drugs, alcohol, and gangs are just a few of the messages that the Patsy Torres Positive Force Tour will bring to Uvalde on Wednesday.
The tour is free to the public – made possible by The Uvalde Good Eggs who are always looking for ways to promote the arts locally.
It will be held at the John H. Harrell Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Although the concert is free, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is asking for audience members to “pay it forward” by bringing a canned food item to benefit the Uvalde Food Pantry. Door prizes will also be given away.
The tour is considered a a high-energy professional musical program combining singing, dancing, dramatic skits, audience participation, and testimonials delivering messages of hope and inspiration with a Latin flare.
Monica Muñoz Martinez, assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University and 2002 Uvalde High School graduate, is helping curate the “Life and Death on the Border” exhibit at The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
To celebrate the accomplishment of this UHS alumna, Jeanette Ball, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, is planning a trip to Austin this Saturday for several student groups to learn not only about the history of life on the border but also how people from Uvalde graduate and go on to do important things.