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Thu
09
Feb

DAR members learn to preserve family historical documents

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

Members of the Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 21 at El Progreso Library in Uvalde for a most interesting presentation from member Virginia Davis about preserving family historical documents.

Davis explained how families are losing their histories because pictures and personal papers are not archived for preservation. She told how the local library treats documents and pictures so that they will last for 100 years, and encouraged members to check into preserving their personal pictures and important papers so their history is not lost forever. Too many such records are stored in plain boxes where dampness and even insects and rodents destroy them over time. She displayed several properly archived boxes of records owned by the library.

Sun
05
Feb

Mandry shares memories of Smith’s market on East Nopal

Once the hub of neighborhood activity, the mom-and-pop grocery stores of the 1950s are now only memories for those who grew up in Uvalde. Those who once lived on the east side of Uvalde around Fourth and Nopal streets will not soon forget Smith’s Food Market at 701 E. Nopal.
 
Thu
02
Feb

Integrative healing is Connor’s passion, livelihood

by KIMBERLY RUBIO 

When Concan resident Joanna Connor made the choice to better her health, she found herself on the path toward helping others as well.

Connor has a Bachelor or Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in counseling, human psychology and holistic health. She is licensed massage therapist and instructor in Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii, and a licensed public school teacher for grades K-12.

“My training, teaching, and practice in integrative healing extends over 30 years. Initially, like many of us, I was mostly seeking solutions to my own health issues,” said Connor, who has severe scoliosis and spinal curvature. “As a result, I was generally struggling to hold on to good health because of back and body pain.”

 

Thu
02
Feb

El Progreso Memorial Library

El Progreso Memorial Library director Mendell Morgan (right) accepts a $1,000 donation from South Texas Electric Cooperative representative Jose Ramirez. Ramirez and fellow STEC representative Justin Casas visited the library on Jan. 26. Although the official fundraising total for January has not yet been released, library director Mendell Morgan said Monday it surpassed the $50,000 goal

 

Sun
29
Jan

Women march for inclusion, rights

By MEGHANN GARCIA
 
Thu
26
Jan

Kevil plans to play softball in Colorado

Martin High School catcher Jenica Kevil of Arlington, the granddaughter of Uvalde residents Valjean and Dale Fountain, has signed a letter of intent to play National Junior College Athletic Association softball for Otero Junior College in Colorado. Kevil will be a threetime high school varsity letterman. During her sophomore year, Kevil earned All District first team honors while finishing in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Top 10 for batting average. She was also All Area honorable mention. She also obtained All Academic recognition in 2015 and 2016.

Thu
26
Jan

Singer Vasquez wins Uvalde’s Got Talent again

Uvalde’s Got Talent: While that’s a true statement, it’s also the name of the community-wide talent show staged Jan. 13 at Uvalde High School’s John H. Harrell Auditorium. In front of about 200 spectators, karate-enthusiast Janelle Aguilera and songstress Thayiss Vasquez wowed judges to claim first place in their respective divisions.

Sun
22
Jan

Smith discusses book publishing

THE FOLLOWING was submitted by Barbara Hogan of the El Progreso Club.

Kay Jungerman called the El Progreso Club’s meeting to order Jan. 12, and author and photographer Russell Smith told of the interviews and investigations and travels to write and publish his book “The Gun That wasn’t There.” Smith graduated from Uvalde High School and after college worked up to police chief in San Angelo. His interest in crime led to writing six books, which can all be checked out at El Progreso Memorial Library. He had many interesting stories of how people act when interviewed about a crime.

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