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Sun
25
Jun

‘High School Musical’ begins Friday at opera house

By LANE RIGGS

AJ Hernandez, YouPOP director, has worked with many of the same young actors for the past four years. For this summer’s production, Hernandez picked a hit that he hopes will be relatable for his young cast – Disney’s “High School Musical.”

Performances will be held at the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m.

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Thu
22
Jun

Visual Arts League open to new members

By LANE RIGGS

The Visual Arts League program meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Herby Ham Activity Center. At the center of this group are Delores West, Connie Armbruster and Bea Ybarra – all self-taught and award-winning artists from the area.

League membership costs $25 a year per person or $35 for a couple.

“There’s no instruction, but the group gets together every Tuesday to paint and have fun. We help each other with our projects,” West said. “Everybody is welcome to come and join us.”

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Sun
18
Jun

Daughters of the American Revolution honor good citizens

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Karen Collins of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Members of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at El Progreso Memorial Library in Uvalde on Saturday, May 20. They were encouraged in the President General’s message, read by Karen Collins, to attend the annual gathering of members in Washington, D.C., June 28 through July 2, and to be more aware of the duties of the President General as she travels through the United States promoting DAR activities and goals.

President General Ann Dillon also reminded all that it is customary to fly the United States flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day.

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Thu
15
Jun

Nueces River, traveling are focus of book presentations today

By LANE RIGGS

The summer reading program is coming to a library near you: the El Progreso Memorial Library. Other summer blockbusters, like book signings, will also take place.

The summer reading program is something the library staff looks forward to each year at the return of summer. The program started May 30, when readers of all ages were invited to sign in and pick up reading logs. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” The library has invited a number of guest readers who are helping to build a better world through various activities in the community and in the building trades.

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Thu
15
Jun

Retired teachers hold annual breakfast meeting

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Valjean Fountain of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association.

Almost 70 members and guests of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association met at Neal’s Cafe in Concan on May 9 for the annual breakfast buffet. Diana Bonnet, president, enthusiastically welcomed everyone. She stated that new members Joyce Allison, Karen Baen, Kathy Bendele, Shirley Brice, Mary Jane Jonsson and Vicki Watson had recently joined. Bonnet introduced the new co-presidents for the coming year: Sylvia Lent, who will chair the meetings; and Nancy Stockton, who will be in charge of organizational needs.

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Sun
11
Jun

Camp Wood mission site is focus of two events this week

By LANE RIGGS

The Texas Archeological Society and Texas Tech University are hosting two events in Camp Wood this week to review Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz and its history.

Events begin Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m. The two-day event will start at the Senior Citizen Building with a program led by Tamra Walter about the 2017 investigations. Walter will relate the results of the archeological investigations carried out beginning last month.

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Sun
11
Jun

Whyrick not ‘too old’ to be an emerging artist

By LANE RIGGS

Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Emerging Artist Britt Whyrick, who will have his own concert on June 23 at 7 p.m., initially heard about the program through an Instagram post.

“I first heard about Emerging Artists on an Instagram post,” Whyrick said. “I thought it looked like fun, so the day I saw the post, I stopped by the opera house to ask about it. My first question to the program’s members was, ‘Am I too old to be emerging?’”

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Thu
08
Jun

Students raise money through church for Heifer International

By LANE RIGGS

Heifer International has one goal: to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. In the same vein of this goal, Uvalde 4-H students partnered with First United Methodist Church of Uvalde to raise $5,000, which Heifer International then matched with $5,000, raising the grand total to $10,000. The students involved in this project received a plaque that credited them for the $10,000.

Students involved were Mackenzie Pitts, Morgan Dreyer, Anna Cate Walker, Brinlee Goggans, Koben Sanchez, Hannah Smith, McCoy Smith and Hope Smith.

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Sun
04
Jun

Del Rio art show features winners from Uvalde

By LANE RIGGS

Local artists Connie Armbruster, Delores West, and Bea Ybarra were recently named winners in the Del Rio Art League Annual Judged Art Show.

West was named first and Best in Show for her art piece titled, “Chickens Tenors.” Armbruster’s “Reflections of Solitude” was named second and People’s Choice, and Ybarra’s pastel “Innocence” won second as well.

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Thu
01
Jun

Ann Fleming recognized as honorary Good Egg

By LANE RIGGS

The Baubles and Bags scholarship luncheon hosted by Good Egg Enterprises on May 24 celebrated students pursuing the arts in college, and highlighted Ann Fleming by proclaiming her an honorary Good Egg.

Fleming graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in elementary education. After college, she taught in Tarrant County and in Dilley, and eventually earned a master’s degree in English. She then taught English at the Southwest Texas Junior College, and ever since has supported students in and out of the classroom.

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