Hero workout honors Robb teacher Eva Mireles

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Despite high temperatures, hundreds of people turned up on June 18 to work out at Shotgun CrossFit in honor of the late Eva Mireles, a Robb Elementary School teacher killed while attempting to protect her fourth-grade students in the May 24 school shooting. Since 2005, CrossFit, headquartered in Colorado, has posted workouts to honor the memories of late members, typically […]

Several free events planned at library

There are multiple interactive events planned for this weekend at El Progreso Memorial Library. There will be a free one-day cyber education summer camp for second- through fifth-graders today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. Activities include a cyber curriculum, games, and breakfast and lunch. On Friday from 1 to 4 […]

Black Belt Academy providing free lessons

Proprietor PJ Talavera invites second- through fifth-graders to The Black Belt Academy in Uvalde for five weeks of free karate classes beginning June 28. “Hands up for Robb” will take place three days each week, Tuesday through Thursday, from 4-5 p.m. Talavera said he has been involved with martial arts since 1987, offering training in the Uvalde area since the […]

Free Sahawe summer shows set for July

The Sahawe Dancers’ 62nd-annual summer shows, which will celebrate 72 years of group activities, will be provided free of charge this year. The summer ceremonials are usually a fundraiser for the group, dubbed Uvalde’s Goodwill Ambassadors, and proceeds help fund trips to other events and historical sites.  This year, the youth members are waiving admission costs in honor of the […]

Area ranch donates to SoulShine Industries

Trey Ganem, owner of SoulShine Industries, the company that created 19 custom caskets for the victims of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary, said owners of a local ranch in Kinney County have covered his costs. He said the donors do not wish to be publicly identified. In an interview with CNN, Ganem said he was contacted by the […]

Killeen woman crafts memorial piece for Uvalde

Julye Keeble 
Staff Writer

Author and artist Vickie Valladares of Killeen said it was partially the memory of the pain of her own losses that inspired her to create “It’s Beautiful Here,” a painting in memory of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting. The approximately 60- by 40-inch painting depicts a view from the back of the 19 students, and two teachers, […]

Several locations hosting blood drives

Applebees will host a blood drive on June 26 for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center and, as an incentive, they are offering donors a certificate for a free appetizer or dessert. The bloodmobile is set to be parked at the restaurant, 3060 E. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “There were a lot of donors who […]

Cookies and well wishes coming to Uvalde June 26

A group with ties to Monongahela, Pennsylvania, located about 17 miles southeast of Pittsburg, will be in Uvalde June 26-27 to give away thousands of cookies, stuffed animals, handwritten notes and 150 copies of the book “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss.” The group will set up a community cookie table in the banquet hall at Sacred Heart […]

SWTJC hosting children’s event Saturday

The community is invited to the Southwest Texas Junior College campus Saturday for a Wellness and Resource Fair set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The free event will include activities for children, such as an obstacle course, jumping castles, and corn hole contests.  There will also be four water slides, and approximately 20 food and information booths. Bike, toy, […]

Project Graduation celebration set June 24

Project Graduation, the annual all-night party for Uvalde High School graduating seniors, will take place June 24 following the 7 p.m. graduation ceremony at the Uvalde Honey Bowl.  The event allows students the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and spend their last night together in a fun and safe environment.  There will be games, food and drinks, fellowship, and prizes […]

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