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Mon
22
May

UCISD students are big winners in poster contest

by Charley Robinson, staff writer

What started as a mere Astronomy Day poster contest turned out to be a huge event for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District students, local stargazers and interested novices as people near and far got involved.

The Uvalde County Historical Commission, Inc., Fort Inge Stargazers, and the Uvalde Rotary Club hosted the poster contest, which was open to sixth- through 12th-grade students.

Poster themes were “Light Pollutions, Outdoor Lighting and Preserving the Night Sky” and “Spring Constellations and the Evening Sky.”

Sun
21
May

Makayla R. Barboza

Makayla R. Barboza celebrated her 15th birthday with a quinceañera on April 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. with a mass led by the Rev. Ralph Huerta and the Rev. Noe Rodriguez Sr. at First Baptist Church of Uvalde.

She is the daughter of Carolina M. and Isaac S. Barboza of Uvalde.

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Sun
21
May

Fowler, Ruhman lauded at SWTJC’s dean’s breakfast

April Ruhman and Landra Fowler were honored as top faculty members for the 2016- 2017 school year during Southwest Texas Junior College’s annual dean’s breakfast held May 12 in Uvalde.

Fowler received the SWTJC faculty association teaching excellence award. She is a physical education instructor and coordinator of the kinesiology department on the Uvalde campus.

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Thu
18
May

Musician Eddy Raven is Concan bound

Louisiana native Eddy Raven will bring his musical talent to Concan this month for a performance at House Pasture Cattle Co.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for the Saturday, May 27 show. Tickets, $25, are available online at www.housepasture.com.

Raven has a decades-long career in the music industry. According to his publicist, he has been writing and playing a mixture of rock, country, Cajun and blues since he was a teenager.

Thu
18
May

Barksdale-area resident Klein pens new paperback book

Barksdale-area resident Sonja Klein has written a new book. “Ambushed by America” is available in paperback on Amazon. com and at the Get N Go in Camp Wood. Amazon also offers the book in Kindle format.

“Buckle your seat belts and get ready for more riproaring adventures with the writer who’s been called the ‘West Texas version of Jack Kerouac,’” reads the press release issued in advance of the book’s release. “Author Sonja Klein, who won the hearts of countless fans with her previous books, ‘Honk If You Married Sonja’ and ‘Roundtrip from Texas,’ has done it again with her latest collection of essays...

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Thu
18
May

Local lawmen memorialized in advance of police week

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Last Friday, 10 fallen officers once tasked with policing Uvalde County were honored during the annual fallen officers’ memorial ceremony held at the Uvalde County Fairplex.

The ceremony, which preceded National Police Week, began with an invocation by Uvalde County jail administrator Matthew Mitton, followed by the presentation of the colors and the singing of the national anthem by Alexis Vera, daughter of Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Johnny Joe Vera.

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Sun
14
May

Blackburn’s Grocery: A High Street favorite remembered

Memories of Blackburn’s Grocery at 828 N. High St. date back to a time before World War II.

Dexter Stephens’ son Sam Stephens, born in 1934, remembers when his family lived on Black Street about two and a half blocks from the store.

“When I was about 4 or 5 years old, we were playing in the backyard and decided we wanted some candy, so we gathered up some marbles and other items. We went to the store and told Mr. Blackburn we wanted some candy. He asked about money and we showed him our treasure. When he said we had to have some money to buy candy, we tried to talk him into trading. He gave us some penny candy and then gave us a ride home.”

 

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Sun
14
May

Crowsey

Kelsey Yates and Brandon Crowsey were united in marriage on March 4, 2017, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Strawberry Pines in Poteet.

Judge Bill Mitchell officiated the double-ring ceremony, which was held indoors under a chandelier and a beautiful arch covered with hydrangeas, peonies, roses, wisteria, crystal strands and sheer voile draping. The couple assembled a unity cross during the wedding ceremony to represent how the two become one. The two crosses are locked together by the three pegs that represented the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

The bride is the daughter of Susan Yates and Edward Yates of Uvalde. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation studies from The University of North Texas. She presently works as a second-grade teacher at Anthon Elementary.

 

Sun
14
May

Guevara and Leal

Lucy and Carlos Guevara of Uvalde announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Alysse Guevara, to Reyes Leal III, son of Erma and Reyes Leal of Pearsall.

The bride-elect graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree, then from Sul Ross State University – Rio Grande College with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education degree. She is employed as a high school English teacher.

 

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Thu
11
May

Ligocky adds color to museum foundation

Uvalde resident Charles Ligocky recently accepted an invitation to be an international participant in the founding of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Ciudad Acuña.

Gustavo Ramos Rivera is the founder of the museum.

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