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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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Thu
11
May

Barksdale home-schoooler is library’s artist of the month

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

Autumn Wooten has a love for art that extends past her paintbrush and canvas to encompass theatre and music. A self proclaimed perfectionist, Wooten said she can spend hours getting lost in her paintings, which are on display at El Progreso Memorial Library.

Wooten is the library’s featured artist for May. She is the daughter of Marsha and Dudley Wooten. She is originally from Wharton but now resides in Barksdale, where her family cares for Charis Canyon Conference and Retreat Center.

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Sun
07
May

SWTJC Catholic Club hosts mass for graduates

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by the Office of Public Information at Southwest Texas Junior College.

Approximately 100 graduates, faculty, staff and family member attended the second annual Southwest Texas Junior College graduation blessing, which was hosted by the SWTJC Catholic Club at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde on Wednesday.

“For this only being our second year, we were pleased with the turnout,” said Fernando Lombraña, Catholic club sponsor. “We hope we can keep this event going for many years and hope it continues to grow.”

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Sun
07
May

UCISD students are big winners in poster contest

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

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 contest, which was open to sixth- through 12th-grade students.

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Fri
05
May

The Trio School: Standing the test of time

Eight miles northwest of Sabinal off Highway 127 at the juncture of two county roads sits the abandoned ruins of the Trio School building. Even today, at 102 years old, the structure sits magnificently in the midst of overgrown brush. The only sign of life is a lone cactus plant which has anchored itself on a secondstory window. However, residents in the area say that if you listen carefully, you can hear the voices and laughter of children echoing against the red brick walls.

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Thu
04
May

Radiation transportation program seeking donors today, year-round

THE FOLLOWING was written by Sheri Rutledge, executive director of Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation.

Kate Marmion Rides to Radiation is participating in The Big Give S.A., a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on Thursday, May 4.

The purpose of this region-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving, connect people to the causes that move them the most and, of course, make giving fun.

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Thu
04
May

Colorful plantings catch garden club attention

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Shirley Grigg of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Uvalde.

Green Thumb Garden Club has announced residential and business yard of the month honorees for April.

The Camile and Win DuBose home at 236 Myrtle St. is the residential yard of the month. The front landscaping is diversely planted with sage, Knockout roses, blue plumbago, bulbine, bi-color iris, rosemary, Boston ferns, ornamental grasses and pots of colorful snapdragons.

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Sun
30
Apr

Robinson’s railroad-tie resale business prospered, for a time

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

Each of us live in our own time. Where we live, what we have, events of the day, our friendships, all make up the memories of our life experiences.

Most children would not have traded lives with me, nor I with them. Living at A.B. Junction, a place that many years later seems almost fictional, had everything a young child could envision.

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Thu
27
Apr

UCISD chooses four scholars of the month for March

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s scholars of the month for March include third-graders Abel Ortiz and Alyssa Torres, and fourth-graders Madison Hudgens and Kimberly Vasquez.

Ortiz and Hudgens represent Robb Elementary while Vasquez and Torres represent Batesville School.

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Sun
23
Apr

A.B Junction origination point of Asphalt Belt Railroad

THIS IS the third installment of a series of articles about A.B. Junction. The fi rst installment was in the March 26 edition of the Uvalde Leader-News and the second part was April 2. The fi nal installment will appear in a future edition.

By CHARLEY ROBINSON

A.B. Junction was the origination point of the Asphalt Belt Railroad. Although it was part of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, historians refer to it as the Asphalt Belt Railroad.

It was a 17.9-mile stretch through ranch land to the asphalt mines at Blewett and Dabney, both sites still distinguishable.

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