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02
Mar

DRT members hear about Bush presidential libraries

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Billie Nast, publicity chairwoman for the Caddel-Smith chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

The Caddel-Smith chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met Thursday, Feb. 9 in the McNelly Room at First State Bank of Uvalde with 18 members and three guests present.

The meeting was called to order by President Judy Burleson at 10:30 a.m., and the invocation was given by chaplain Cheryl Ratcliff. Second vice president Jane Van Hoozer led the pledges to the United States and Texas flags and read the DRT objectives.

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Thu
02
Mar

SWTJC graduate preps Fifth Harmony for SA performance

By KIMBERLY RUBIO

San Antonio resident Jennifer Benavides attended cosmetology classes at Southwest Texas Junior College in 2008, graduating in 2009. She later returned to the school to obtain her instructor’s license. Benavides is now employed as a cosmetology instructor with Paul Mitchell, and her biggest accomplishment to date is performing hair services for three members of Fifth Harmony when the band performed in San Antonio on Feb. 20.

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Sun
26
Feb

Second 1950s-themed fundraiser set today

By MEGHANN GARCIA

What was planned today as the second and final 1950s-themed hamburger fundraiser at Hangar 6 might just be the second, according to Uvalde High School theatre teacher Tifani Pust.

One week ago today, the UHS theatre students raised $660 in sales from the $20-per ticket event, which gains the ticket holder entry to Hangar 6 where students and other UHS representatives will be decked out in retro attire and portraying past Hollywood stars.

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Sun
26
Feb

Uvalde robotics team advances to regional meet

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

Benson Elementary’s Uvalde WOTES advanced to the Alamo West Division Regional Championship during the First Lego League Animal Allies Challenge qualifier held Feb. 11 in Uvalde. WOTES stands for We Owe the Earth Support.

Team Tech Tacs from Robb Elementary School placed second in the research and project category.

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Thu
23
Feb

DRT donates books to Utopia library, honors Leakey students

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Billie Nast, publicity chairwoman for the Caddel-Smith chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Members of the Caddel-Smith chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have had a busy month donating books to the Utopia Memorial Library, choosing winners of the fourth- and seventh-grade essay contests, and conducting routine chapter activities.

LIBRARY DONATION

Each year, a local donor gives books in honor of the Caddel-Smith chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to the Utopia Memorial Library and to the Utopia fourthand seventh-grade Texas history classes.

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Sun
19
Feb

Cinco de Mayo queen candidates announced

American Legion Post 479 and its auxiliary unit have unveiled the Cinco de Mayo queen candidates. This year, three young girls – all of whom love to dance – will be vying for the crown. The royal court includes 5-year-old Davinah Rosa Gomes, 6-year-old Kari Chapa, and 7-year-old Ameliaña M. Treviño.

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Sun
19
Feb

Library hosts special Music on Main event

Approximately 100 spectators were present on Feb. 11 for a special Valentine’s Day-themed Music on Main event at El Progreso Memorial Library.

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Thu
16
Feb

Visit 1950s with theatre arts students

Join the Uvalde High School theatre arts students for two Nifty 50’s nights beginning this week, Feb. 19, at the Hangar 6 Air Cafe. The second night will be the following Sunday, Feb. 26.

Both night schedules are the same. Dinner service will begin at 6 p.m. for the first round of diners with a prompt second seating at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased for $20 at the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Central Office, 1000 N. Getty, or at the door of the event.

 

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Sun
12
Feb

Noack speaks about cattle trails

Paul Noack, former Knippa resident, was the guest speaker at San Antonio’s John Igo Library on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the monthly meeting of the Igo Elderberries, a senior citizen group whose speakers present a wide variety of topics. Noack was invited to speak by Irene Meyer Scharf, also a former Knippa resident, who is the reference librarian at the Igo. Also in attendance were former Uvalde County residents Lola Bailey Hill, Wesley Kramer and Allene Saunders Mandry.

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Sun
12
Feb

Herby Ham hosting Winter Texans event

Herby Ham Activity Center will host a Winter Texan’s luncheon and talent show on Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m. The center is located at 248 Farm-to-Market Road 3447.

The event is free to winter Texans and costs $8 for locals. The $8 entry fee will cover lunch, which will consist of a Santa Fe stew, cornbread and dessert.

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