Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo visits with students at Dalton Early Childhood Center. The Uvalde Police Department arranged to have Jacob Perez with Uvalde’s Entertainment Costumes speak to students on Thursday about the importance of education.
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer In the past six months, San Antonio-based Family Endeavors has assisted four local veterans considered homeless find a stable residence. Now, the non-profit organization is looking into whether a homeless veterans’ shelter is warranted.
Family Endeavors was founded in 1969 to meet the needs of the San Antonio community but now services several states with an array of programs in support of children, families, veterans, and individuals struggling with mental illness or other disabilities.
According to organization representative Ben Estrada, who is stationed in Del Rio and oversees a service area of nine counties than includes Uvalde, the number of homeless veterans here is high for a rural area. He also noted that not all veterans he has assisted are without a temporarily living arrangement.
“Some are jumping around between friends and family,” he said.
by Cheyenne Mueller, staff writer Master Chief Calvin Lambert is on a roll. Uvalde High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor is one of six finalists for the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year award.
Lambert received the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching in April and was awarded Region 20’s Texas Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators last month.
On Monday, at a back-to-school pep rally at the high school, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Jeanette Ball announced Lambert’s candidacy for the Texas Teacher of the Year award.