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05
May

Suffolk-native Whisenant new opera house manager

 
 
 

by Logan Garnett, general manager

She’s visited the town many times over the past two decades, but it took an open position as manager at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House to finally convince Rosie

Whisenant to leave the more mild temperatures of England and relocate to Uvalde.

“My mom is actually originally from Uvalde,” Whisenant (pronounced wizzen-AHNT) said. “I went back and forth growing up but it was hard because I also have six siblings.”

Whisenant, 23, said that her mother, Katy, met her father, Steven, while both were studying architecture at Texas A&M University and the two were subsequently married in Uvalde, since Katy’s parents, Louis and Sue Capt, live here.

Thu
05
May

UHS athletes ousted for marijuana possession

Two Uvalde High School track and field regional qualifiers were caught in possession of marijuana and consequently were not allowed to compete during the Class 5A Region IV Track and Field Meet at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio last Friday. Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications 
Tue
03
May

Library, other non-profits hoping for Big Give coup

 

 

by Kim Eagle, lifestyles editor

Seven local organizations are hoping residents will open their wallets and empty their pockets for the third-annual Big Give S.A., which for the first time is expanding to include non-profits from Uvalde County.

The Big Give S.A., set for May 3, is part of a nationwide giving movement that brings together community members to support local non-profit organizations. This 24 hours of online giving unites donors with non-profits that make a difference in their community.

More than 1,000 organizations have signed up to participate in the Big Give S.A. 2016, including El Progreso Memorial Library, Community Health Development Inc., Elim Christian Fellowship, Keep Utopia Beautiful, Humane Society of Uvalde, Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation, and the Native Plant Society of Texas-Uvalde Chapter.

Sun
01
May

Man’s car troubles multiply when vehicle ignites

The Knippa Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire late Thursday night on U.S Highway 90, four miles east of Knippa. Uvalde and Sabinal fire departments were also dispatched the scene.
 
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01
May
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May
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01
May

Bees harrassing city homeowners

Although honeybees are critical to the pollination of food sources, they can become a nuisance to homeowners looking to enjoy the outdoors. In recent weeks, several city residents have phoned the city hall in reference to issues with honeybee hives on their 
Thu
28
Apr

Watson’s farm stores delightful treats

 

by Logan Garnett, general manager

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