by KATARINA CASTILLO, KAYLA DE LA CRUZ AND MATTHEW MORENO
Tammy Coggins, Uvalde High School testing coordinator and former track and swim coach, discovered over the holiday season that she will be pitted against her biggest rival yet: breast cancer. But she’s facing it with her usual high spirits.
Always respected as a coach and testing guru, she’s gained a new level of respect from everyone on campus. Students, especially, have expressed amazement at her openness and candor in dealing with her illness.
Coggins was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s transitional study continues today at 5:30 p.m. in the Flores Middle School auditorium as the district continues to seek input from staff, parents and community member about proposed school changes for the 2017-2018 school year.
Staff meetings concluded last week, and the first parent/community session was held yesterday at the Benson Elementary cafeteria.
Approximately $39,000 in donations has made its way to El Progreso Memorial Library in recent weeks, following a plea for up to $50,000 that will be matched by a donor who does not want to be named. Library director Mendell Morgan hopes to use the donations to offset costs to replace the facility’s the building’s air conditioning and heating units.
When longtime H-E-B Uvalde employees Inocencio Ramos and Gilbert Sandoval clocked out of work on Tuesday it was the for the last time. The two men have retired after 42 and 32 years, respectively. The men were honored Friday with a retirement luncheon held at the store where they have established friendships and a lifetime of memories.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District transitional planning committee will hold its final campus meeting at Morales Junior High at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. One of the ideas being discussed is having two grade levels on each of the elementary campuses.
The 97th-annual Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards ceremony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. The theme for the event is “The Heart of Business.” Guest speaker for the night is Wilford Box, Southwest Texas Junior College Department of Management coordinator and professor.