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. Janie 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.
President Burleson recognized the fourth grade winners and their families. Winners included Anna Fortner, first place; Jayci Barfield-Vasquez, second place; and Cassidy Wooten, third place. They wrote their essays on Sam Houston.
Cakes and cookies, jellies and jams, bread and brittle – it was all on display during the annual La Salle County Fair Food Show March 10 as some 90 entries from cooks of all ages vied to be declared this year’s grand champions.
This week, we are pleased to share those judged “Best of the Best” in both the youth and adult competitions during the 2017 Wild Hog Weekend in Cotulla. Congratulations to all.
Las Palmas Nursing and Rehabilitation was named the Grand Champion of the 2017 La Salle County Fair and Wild Hog Cook-off on Saturday, March 11. Starting with the theme “Piggies in Paris”, residents then went to Entertainment Administrator Rosemary Vargas, gathered staff and residents and then began accumulating balloons and theme decals.
The La Salle County Fair court was recently named prior to the 2017 La Salle County Fair and Wild Hog Cook-Off. Celisia Danielle Cruz was crowned the La Salle County Fair Queen. She is the daughter of Cindy and Ernesto Cruz of Cotulla.
Sonia Medrano-Hernandez recently graduated with a Master of Science in Addition Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Hernandez previously earned her Bachelor of Social Work and a certification in Violence Prevention and Intervention from Our Lady of the Lake University. She is the daughter of the late Jose Medrano Jr. and Alicia Medrano of Dilley. Hernandez and her husband Jaime N. Hernandez live in Pearsall.
The Christian Women’s Club will host their next monthly luncheon on Tuesday, March 14 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church at 507 East San Antonio Street in Pearsall with guest speakers and music by Karen Shirer.
The “March Melodies” program will include a special feature from Cookie Hernandez. She is the owner of Cookie’s Creations, a quaint shop at 309 E. San Marcos in Pearsall that is uniquely styled in rustic décor and resembles the mercantile stores of yesteryear. They sell a variety of gifts and handcrafted clothing and home décor. The shot specializes in handmade door wreaths and arrangements crafted by Cookie.
Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter members, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), meeting at El Progreso Library in Uvalde on Saturday, February 18, heard a most interesting and enlightening presentation from Vietnam veteran David Ross, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a marksman and a sniper during his tour of duty. Ross received four presidential citations from both Presidents Johnson and Nixon, three purple hearts, a Silver Star, and is currently a candidate for a Medal of Honor. He told of the horrors of war, and impressed his audience with his tremendous patriotism and bravery. He received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the program.
Flight simulator, training drones used to drive cadets toward STEM fields The Pearsall High School Air Force JROTC team is re-energizing its flight-related activities. In an effort to drive more cadets and students towards science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, the JROTC family is rolling out a number of co-curricular activities related to aerospace science.
The Woman’s Club of Cotulla hosted its 57th Honors Banquet on February 16, at the Cotulla High School Betty Avant Cafetorium. The event was first proposed in 1960 by then Club President Nelda Watson who felt that there was a need to recognize students for their academic accomplishments. The main purpose of the banquet remains to honor the top three students in each CHS class; however, through the years the focus has broadened to include recognizing the members of the CHS Los Jefes Chapter of the National Honor Society and the Newman Middle School members of the National Junior Honor Society.