Lifestyle

Thu
30
Mar

Walk-, snuggle-loving dog seeks happy home

Cookie, a female hound mix, has been on the Humane Society of Uvalde’s rescue row for two of her five months of life.

Her brother Oreo is also waiting for an adopter.

“We are amazed these happy, sweet pups have not been scooped up yet,” said Heather Stunkel, a member of the Humane Society of Uvalde’s adoption committee. “Cookie is wonderful with other dogs and loves all people.”

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Sun
26
Mar

Palace Drug Store conjures up sweet memories

Journey back in time to the Palace Drug Store at 114 W. North St., which had an honest-to-goodness soda fountain, complete with those cute little round tables and wireback chairs where patrons could enjoy a 5 cent cup of coffee, or a chocolate shake, ice cream sundae, or banana split, treats all made with real ice cream. It was a different time and a different place, years before the large commercial drug stores and fast food restaurants came to Uvalde.

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Thu
23
Mar

Young essay writers celebrated at Caddel-Smith DRT meet

THE FOLLOWING was subitted by Billie Nast, publicity chairwoman of the Caddel-Smith Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met on Saturday, March 4, at the United Methodist Church in Leakey with 31 members and guests present.

The meeting was called to order by President Judy Burleson at 2 p.m., and the invocation was given by Pat Burrier. Jane Van Hoozer led the pledges to the United States and Texas flags. The regular order of business was suspended so that the Texas History Essay Contest winners could be recognized and honored.

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Sun
19
Mar

Knippa students are March featured artists at library

For the second year in a row, artwork from Knippa Independent School District students has been on display in the El Progreso Memorial Library.

The students’ creativity was celebrated at a special reception held Wednesday at the library, where their artwork will continue to be on display for the month of March.

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Sun
19
Mar

Judge proclaims April as Herby Ham Activity Center Month

April has been proclaimed as Herby Ham Activity Center Month by Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell. Mitchell signed the decree last week proclaiming April of 2017, and all Aprils to come as Herby Ham Activity Center Month.

The center is spearheading a fundraiser leading up to the April 20 Herby Ham birthday celebration. Tickets are available for $50, which includes a steak dinner plus entertainment. There will also be a silent auction as well as a regular auction.

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Thu
16
Mar

St. Philip’s has after-school program

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Suzie Castellaw of St. Philip’s Episcopal School.

In 2016, St. Philip’s Episcopal School launched an after-school enrichment program. The program consists of three six-week sessions throughout the school year.

Each session is staffed by teachers willing to share their time and expertise to enrich the education of St. Philip’s students. Tuition is $30 per each six-week session and open to students from 3-K through fourth grade.

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Thu
16
Mar

‘Befuddled Broadway’ event set March 31

Ten performers singing songs from a variety of Broadway hits are bound for the stage on March 31 when the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House in downtown Uvalde presents “Befuddled Broadway.”

General admission tickets are $10. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be split between the opera house renovation fund and the Uvalde High School theatre club’s May 2017 trip to New York City.

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Sun
12
Mar

Phi Theta Kappa inducts 63 new members in spring ceremony

Sixty-three new members were inducted into the Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held Thursday, March 2, at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde.

This was the largest group ever for the chapter.

Hector Gonzales, SWTJC president, addressed the new members on their induction.

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Thu
09
Mar

Black hawk keeps an eye on passing motorists

Perched near the north bound lane, a common black hawk keeps an eye on passing motorists in Knippa on Farm to Market Road 1049. A Uvalde Leader-News advertising executive snapped the photo on his way home recently.

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Thu
09
Mar

Uvalde Retired Teachers change name

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Valjean Fountain, second vice president of the Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association.

Following the meal at the annual Bingo Day Luncheon held Feb. 21, the Uvalde Retired Teachers Association during the business meeting voted to change its name to the “Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association.”

President Diana Bonnet explained, “Because the Uvalde unit of TRTA [Texas Retired Teachers Association] is blessed with members from a number of area school districts, the executive board decided that a change in the name was long overdue.”

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