Wade Carpenter was named Uvaldean of the year and Eunice Sosa was recognized as Volunteer of the Year during the 97th annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards dinner, which was held Friday night at the Willie De Leon Civic Center.
“A leader has many attributes: engaged, a good listener, sympathy, awareness, persuasion...” said Jan Elliott, who introduced Carpenter. The pair previously hosted a morning radio show on KVOU. “The Uvaldean of the Year was born, reared and spent most of their life in Uvalde. Our honoree is invested here and has since their teen years. unselfishly contributed The love and devotion time and talent to Uvalde they have for their hometown is unquestionable.”
Uvalde Main Street and Uvalde Convention and Visitors Bureau hope business owners within the Uvalde Main Street district will take advantage of several facade grants that have recently been made available.
According to Uvalde Main Street manager Susan Rios, the organizations are seeking to improve the image of downtown Uvalde by stimulating historic preservation though the assistance of one $5,000 matching grant and two $2,500
The crescent moon as pictured through a 6-inch homemade reflector telescope. The photo was taken Jan. 30 when the moon and the planets Venus and Mars made for striking combination after sunset, according to amateur astronomer and Leader-News advertising executive Michael Robinson.
Challenge completed. For the past month, El Progreso Memorial Library staff and board members have been raising funds to meet a challenge from a contributor who offered up to $50,000 in a matching gift; the $451 that arrived in the day’s mail on Friday lifted the fundraising total to $73,415 – excluding the $50,000 gift.
A 30-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Friday after two Eagle Pass residents, who were passing through Uvalde, spotted him driving a Ford F-250 diesel truck they recognized as stolen from Eagle Pass.
The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. when Uvalde Police Department officers Jose Rodriguez and Leeann Cantu were flagged down by a motorist in the 200 block of North Getty Street.
In 2005, longtime Uvaldean Dr. John Barnes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. As his condition has worsened, Barnes is seeking donations that will allow him to attend a stem cell therapy program in San Diego, California.
Multiple sclerosis damages and disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of symptoms including physical, mental and psychiatric problems.
Symptoms can either occur in isolated attacks or attacks that build up over time. Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely.